Quotes and Sayings about Shadow



"Alas for the affairs of men! When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow; and if they are unfortunate, a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Shadow)

"Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow."
- Aesop
(Related: Shadow)

"Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow."
- Aesop
(Related: Shadow)

"I'll fill those canyons in your soul, like a river lead you home. And I'll walk a step behind, in the shadows so you shine. Just ask, it will be done and I will prove my love, until you're sure that I'm the one."
- Gary Allan
(Related: Home, Love, Soul, Shadows, Will)

"Mr. Speaker, our Nation must no longer be complacent about underage drinking and its alarming consequences. We must bring this national public health crisis out of the shadow and into the bright light of a national priority."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Health, Consequences, Crisis, Drinking, Light, Nation, Public, Shadow)

"Michael Ralph brilliantly plays the street prophet, a West Indian who foreshadows the Harlem riot."
- Debbie Allen
(Related: Riot)

"David has asked me, a number of people have asked me and said, What performance do you like best or what's the best film you've made and so on and I don't really have any hesitation that the film I'm least embarrassed by and ashamed of or uneasy about is Shadowlands."
- Richard Attenborough
(Related: People, Performance, Film, Hesitation)

"The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. In the morning we must sweep out the shadows."
- Gaston Bachelard
(Related: Soul, Being, Body, Night, Possession, Rest, Shadows, Sleep)

"The best history is but like the art of Rembrandt; it casts a vivid light on certain selected causes, on those which were best and greatest; it leaves all the rest in shadow and unseen."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Art, History, Causes, Light, Rest, Shadow)

"What is life? A madness. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story. And the greatest good is little enough; for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams."
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
(Related: Dreams, Life, Illusion, Madness, Shadow)

"The goal is always to make a nice tableau painting with the voice. The more color I can find, the more shadow I can find - the goal is always to make more nuance and colors."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Goal, Colors, Painting, Shadow, Voice)

"To love someone is to isolate him from the world, wipe out every trace of him, dispossess him of his shadow, drag him into a murderous future. It is to circle around the other like a dead star and absorb him into a black light."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Love, Future, Light, Shadow, World)

"You can make yourself feel better about yourself if you project your shadow side, if you project your own potential for evil onto someone else. By annihilating them and, therefore, your shadow, you bring yourself into some state of purity or reformation."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Evil, Potential, Project, Purity, Shadow, State)

"I have come to believe that there are infinite passageways out of the shadows, infinite vehicles to transport us into the light."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Infinite, Light, Shadows)

"In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Shadows, World)

"Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Death, Life, Loss, Possession, Shadow, Sun)

"I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods."
- Wendell Berry
(Related: Day, Healing, Public, Shadow, Trees)

"Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is - it is her shadow."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Truth, Doubt, Shadow)

"The whole shadow of Man is only as big as his hat."
- Elizabeth Bishop
(Related: Man, Shadow)

"Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow."
- William Blake
(Related: Imagination, Shadow, Universe, World)

"It is, then, by those shadows of the hoary Past and their fantastic silhouettes on the external screen of every religion and philosophy, that we can, by checking them as we go along, and comparing them, trace out finally the body that produced them."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Religion, Body, Past, Philosophy, Shadows)

"If coming events are said to cast their shadows before, past events cannot fall to leave their impress behind them."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Events, Past, Shadows)

"We stand in the shadow of Jefferson who believed that a society founded upon the rule of law and liberty was dependent upon public education and the diffusion of knowledge."
- Matt Blunt
(Related: Education, Society, Knowledge, Law, Liberty, Public, Shadow)

"False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Friends, Shadow)

"One can live in the shadow of an idea without grasping it."
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Related: Idea, Shadow)

"Well, I was lucky in that my being an actress totally overshadowed my having some kind of a... legacy at Yale, so that was kind of great."
- Jordana Brewster
(Related: Being)

"Life itself is but the shadow of death, and souls departed but the shadows of the living."
- Thomas Browne
(Related: Life, Death, Living, Shadow, Shadows)

"Race prejudice is not only a shadow over the colored it is a shadow over all of us, and the shadow is darkest over those who feel it least and allow its evil effects to go on."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Evil, Prejudice, Race, Shadow)

"We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them."
- Buddha
(Related: Thoughts, Act, Joy, Shadow)

"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."
- Buddha
(Related: Thoughts, Joy, Mind, Shadow)

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him."
- Buddha
(Related: Happiness, Thought, Evil, Man, Pain, Result, Shadow)

"Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows, and of lending existence to nothing."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Art, Poetry, Existence, Nothing, Shadows)

"My dark side, my shadow, my lower companion is now in the back room blowing up balloons for kids' parties."
- Gary Busey
(Related: Balloons, Kids, Now, Shadow)

"The United States and our allies are determined: we refuse to live in the shadow of this ultimate danger."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Danger, Shadow, states, United)

"And in the afternoon they entered a land - but such a land! A land hung in mourning, darkened by gigantic cypresses, submerged; a land of reptiles, silence, shadow, decay."
- George Washington Cable
(Related: Land, Mourning, Shadow, Silence)

"Follow thy fair sun, unhappy shadow."
- Thomas Campion
(Related: Shadow, Sun)

"Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two tones."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Light, Shadow)

"The dearest friend on earth is a mere shadow compared to Jesus Christ."
- Oswald Chambers
(Related: Friend, Christ, Earth, Shadow)

"My children, as long as you live, the shadow of the Hiss Case will brush you. In every pair of eyes that rests on you, you will see pass, like a cloud passing behind a woods in winter, the memory of your father - dissembled in friendly eyes, lurking in unfriendly eyes."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Father, Children, Eyes, Memory, Shadow, Will, Winter)

"I will give you three days to seek your shadow. Return to me in the course of that time with a well-fitted shadow, and you shall receive a hearty welcome; otherwise, on the fourth day - remember, on the fourth day - my daughter becomes the wife of another."
- Adelbert von Chamisso
(Related: Time, Wife, Daughter, Day, Shadow, Will)

"Because it appears to me a hazardous thing to exchange my soul for my shadow."
- Adelbert von Chamisso
(Related: Soul, Shadow)

"A person without a shadow should keep out of the sun, that is the only safe and rational plan."
- Adelbert von Chamisso
(Related: Shadow, Sun)

"It was still quite light out of doors, but inside with the curtains drawn and the smouldering fire sending out a dim, uncertain glow, the room was full of deep shadows."
- Kate Chopin
(Related: Deep, Fire, Light, Shadows)

"One is forever throwing away substance for shadows."
- Jennie Churchill
(Related: Shadows)

"Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Virtue, Glory, Shadow)

"No nude, however abstract, should fail to arouse in the spectator some vestige of erotic feeling, even if it be only the faintest shadow - and if it does not do so it is bad art and false morals."
- Kenneth Clark
(Related: Art, Feeling, Morals, Shadow)

"Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration."
- DeWitt Clinton
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Wealth, Enjoyment, Pleasure, Shadow, Space, Vanity)

"An easily accessible and transparent database of contract information will bring sunshine into the confusing and sometimes shadowy practice of government contracting."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Government, Contracting, Information, Practice, Will)

"I wear my shadows where they're harder to see, but they follow me everywhere. I guess that should tell me I'm travelling toward light."
- Bruce Cockburn
(Related: Light, Shadows)

"Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows."
- Paulo Coelho
(Related: Love, Light, Shadows)

"Every man ought to be inquisitive through every hour of his great adventure down to the day when he shall no longer cast a shadow in the sun. For if he dies without a question in his heart, what excuse is there for his continuance?"
- Frank Moore Colby
(Related: Heart, Adventure, Day, Man, Question, Shadow, Sun)

"We are involved in youth testing internationally. We want to try to prove without a shadow of a doubt the relationship between physical fitness and health, not just physical fitness and ability to perform."
- Kenneth H. Cooper
(Related: Fitness, Health, Ability, Doubt, Shadow, Testing, Want, Youth)

"The earth together with its surrounding waters must in fact have such a shape as its shadow reveals, for it eclipses the moon with the arc of a perfect circle."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Earth, Fact, Moon, Shadow)

"As for the Pope, I am too old to be frightened by his shadow, and am quite sure his shadow or Substance will do less harm to the liberties of my country than will a party, who seek to acquire political power by exciting religious bigotry in the minds of their duped followers."
- Ezra Cornell
(Related: Power, Bigotry, Country, Followers, Harm, Old, Party, Religious, Shadow, Will)

"Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth. While truths, on which eternal things depend, can hardly find a single friend."
- William Cowper
(Related: Friend, Ceremony, Fight, Shadows, Worth)

"I'll often rush out from Dark Shadows, having made a 5.30PM appointment, working for a couple of hours."
- Thayer David
(Related: Shadows)

"A free and stable Iraq will be a shining light against the shadow of Islamic extremism."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: Extremism, Iraq, Light, Shadow, Will)

"There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Contrast, Earth, Shadows)

"Our sexual lives are maintained by the shadow side and the light side, so the more we can understand and embrace enlightenment, the less need there is for chemical enhancement."
- Kyan Douglas
(Related: Light, Shadow)

"The sound of the mandolin is a very curious sound because it's cheerful and melancholy at the same time, and I think it comes from that shadow string, the double strings."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Time, Melancholy, Shadow, Sound)

"Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes."
- Theodore Dreiser
(Related: Feelings, Shadows, Words)

"Suffering has roused them from the sleep of gentle life, and every day fills them with a terrible intoxication. They are now something more than themselves; those we loved were merely happy shadows."
- Georges Duhamel
(Related: Life, Day, Now, Shadows, Sleep, Suffering)

"You can disguise any set with lights and shadows."
- Allan Dwan
(Related: Disguise, Shadows)

"Seek happiness for its own sake, and you will not find it; seek for duty, and happiness will follow as the shadow comes with the sunshine."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Happiness, Duty, Shadow, Will)

"The act of writing requires a constant plunging back into the shadow of the past where time hovers ghostlike."
- Ralph Ellison
(Related: Time, Act, Past, Shadow, Writing)

"What difference is there, do you think, between those in Plato's cave who can only marvel at the shadows and images of various objects, provided they are content and don't know what they miss, and the philosopher who has emerged from the cave and sees the real things?"
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Content, Difference, Shadows)

"Our acts our angels are, for good or ill, our fatal shadows that walk by us still."
- John Fletcher
(Related: Angels, Shadows)

"Getting out from under the shadow of Henry Fonda was difficult."
- Peter Fonda
(Related: Shadow)

"Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Friendship, Life, Evening, Shadow, Sun)

"Books are only the shadow and life the real thing. I believe this as strongly as any belief I hold."
- Esther Forbes
(Related: Life, Belief, Books, Shadow)

"I've seen George Foreman shadow boxing and the shadow won."
- George Foreman
(Related: Boxing, Shadow)

"We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Shadow)

"Evil is the shadow of angel. Just as there are angels of light, support, guidance, healing and defense, so we have experiences of shadow angels. And we have names for them: racism, sexism, homophobia are all demons - but they're not out there."
- Matthew Fox
(Related: Angels, Defense, Evil, Guidance, Healing, Light, Names, Racism, Sexism, Shadow, Support)

"Twice I had been stopped by these jobs, and I thought the role on Dark Shadows would go on for about three or four weeks. And then, the phenomenon began, the role caught on, the mail started to flood in."
- Jonathan Frid
(Related: Thought, Jobs, Mail, Shadows)

"Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and adventures are the shadow truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgotten."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Facts, Shadow, Will)

"Shadow owes its birth to light."
- John Gay
(Related: Light, Shadow)

"Power may be at the end of a gun, but sometimes it's also at the end of the shadow or the image of a gun."
- Jean Genet
(Related: Power, End, May, Shadow)

"Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance."
- Arnold H. Glasow
(Related: Fear, Ignorance, Shadow)

"Human rights are not a privilege granted by the few, they are a liberty entitled to all, and human rights, by definition, include the rights of all humans, those in the dawn of life, the dusk of life, or the shadows of life."
- Kay Granger
(Related: Life, Dawn, Rights, Human rights, Liberty, Privilege, Shadows)

"Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there's shadow - no, not just shadow, but fullness. You've got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to create something that's real."
- Amy Grant
(Related: Shadow, Want)

"All their sport in the park is but a shadow to that pleasure that I find in Plato; alas good folk, they never felt what true pleasure meant."
- Jane Grey
(Related: Folk, Pleasure, Shadow)

"To light a candle is to cast a shadow."
- Ursula K. Le Guin
(Related: Light, Shadow)

"But on this show, it's a good question because in the 35 shows that we've done now, I've really made a consistent effort to really shadow the directors because in many ways they have to be more prepared than feature directors."
- Anthony Michael Hall
(Related: Effort, Now, Question, Shadow)

"There are infinite shadings of light and shadows and colors... it's an extraordinarily subtle language. Figuring out how to speak that language is a lifetime job."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: Colors, Infinite, Job, Language, Light, Shadows)

"It's important to know that if you are dealing with shadows."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: Shadows)

"Manipulating shadows and tonality is like writing music or a poem."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: Music, Shadows, Writing)

"The myths have always condemned those who "looked back." Condemned them, whatever the paradise may have been which they were leaving. Hence this shadow over each departure from your decision."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Decision, Departure, Paradise, May, Myths, Shadow)

"I'd come from the bottom of the barrel. Just Owen Hart getting out of the shadow of Bret Hart's little brother. Everyone figured, this is a joke, Owen's going to get squashed."
- Owen Hart
(Related: Brother, Shadow)

"Time flies over us, but leaves it shadow behind."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Time, Flies, Shadow)

"Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving!"
- O. Henry
(Related: Art, Business, Family, Love, Patriotism, Religion, Man, Nothing, Shadows, Words)

"Ronald Reagan used to alarm other constituencies by speaking freely about the End Times foreshadowed in the Bible."
- Christopher Hitchens
(Related: Bible, End)

"Shadows sometimes people don't see shadows. The Chinese of course never paint them in pictures, oriental art never deals with shadow. But I noticed these shadows and I knew it meant it was sunny."
- David Hockney
(Related: Art, People, Deals, Shadow, Shadows)

"I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence."
- Thomas Hood
(Related: Autumn, Listening, Old, Silence)

"So that godly sorrow may be discerned by this train of graces wherewith it is accompanied, that worldly sorrow wants, at least in the truth of them, though it may have some shadows of them."
- Thomas Hooker
(Related: Truth, May, Shadows, Sorrow)

"I decided long ago never to walk in anyone's shadow; if I fail, or if I succeed at least I did as I believe."
- Whitney Houston
(Related: Shadow, Succeed)

"Such a prostitution of judicial power can never occur again under the shadow of the British law, for no jury within the wide circle of the empire would submit to such an infraction of their privilege, even if a judge could be found daring enough to attempt it."
- Joseph Howe
(Related: Power, Jury, Law, Privilege, Prostitution, Shadow)

"To think of shadows is a serious thing."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Shadows)

"To contemplate is to look at shadows."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Shadows)

"Under the ominous shadow which the second World War and its attendant circumstances have cast on the world, peace has become as essential to civilized existence as the air we breathe is to life itself."
- Cordell Hull
(Related: Life, Peace, War, Circumstances, Existence, Shadow, World, World war)

"It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Government, Life, Children, Dawn, Elderly, Shadows, Twilight)

"I do not say think as I think, but think in my way. Fear no shadows, least of all in that great spectre of personal unhappiness which binds half the world to orthodoxy."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Fear, Shadows, Unhappiness, World)

"My early influences were the Shadows, who were an English instrumental band. They basically got me into playing and later on I got into blues and jazz players. I liked Clapton when he was with John Mayall. I really liked that period."
- Tony Iommi
(Related: English, Jazz, Shadows)

"Nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants currently live within our borders. That's 11 million people living in the shadows whom we know next to nothing about."
- Steve Israel
(Related: People, Living, Nothing, Shadows)

"Freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter mush. That would be a mere shadow of freedom. The test of its substance is the right to differ as to things that touch the heart of the existing order."
- Robert Jackson
(Related: Heart, Freedom, Order, Right, Shadow)

"Every where the years bring to all enough of sin and sorrow; but in slavery the very dawn of life is darkened by these shadows."
- Harriet Ann Jacobs
(Related: Life, Dawn, Shadows, Sin, Slavery, Sorrow, Years)

"Like their personal lives, women's history is fragmented, interrupted; a shadow history of human beings whose existence has been shaped by the efforts and the demands of others."
- Elizabeth Janeway
(Related: History, Women, Existence, Shadow)

"Time is but the shadow of the world upon the background of Eternity."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Time, Eternity, Shadow, World)

"In talking, shyness and timidity distort the very meaning of my words. I don't pretend to know anybody well. People are like shadows to me and I am like a shadow."
- Gwen John
(Related: People, Meaning, Shadow, Shadows, Shyness, Talking, Timidity, Words)

"How many people make themselves abstract to appear profound. The most useful part of abstract terms are the shadows they create to hide a vacuum."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: People, Shadows)

"Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Love, Power, Rules, Shadow, Will)

"Bad leadership during the past years has cast on our Party the shadow of great and grave burdens."
- Janos Kadar
(Related: Leadership, Grave, Party, Past, Shadow, Years)

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Shadow)

"For 24 hours a day, for 10 years, all I thought about was being in a band. That's all I did. I had no other social life. I don't want my life to be like that now. I've spent the past 10 years having a real life as well. But Spandau Ballet is such a difficult shadow to outrun."
- Gary Kemp
(Related: Life, Thought, Ballet, Being, Day, Now, Past, Shadow, Want, Years)

"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Shadow)

"A people always ends by resembling its shadow."
- Rudyard Kipling
(Related: People, Shadow)

"I am not the flag: not at all. I am but its shadow."
- Franklin Knight Lane
(Related: Shadow)

"Propaganda must appeal to mankind's better judgment and to the necessary belief in a better future. For this belief, the valley of the shadow of death is but a war station on the road to the blessed summit."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Death, War, Belief, Future, Judgment, Mankind, Propaganda, Road, Shadow)

"A child can escape the shadows."
- Steve Largent
(Related: Shadows)

"I have been sitting watching that ever since I came back, the continuous variations of light and shadow."
- Laurie Lee
(Related: Light, Shadow)

"A lover may be a shadowy creature, but husbands are made of flesh and blood."
- Amy Levy
(Related: Blood, Husbands, May)

"Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Day, Fact, Grief, Living, Misery, Shadow, Thinking)

"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Character, Reputation, Shadow)

"Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Heart, Fear, Future, Past, Present)

"Some men by ancestry are only the shadow of a mighty name."
- Lucan
(Related: Men, Ancestry, Name, Shadow)

"There stands the shadow of a glorious name."
- Lucan
(Related: Name, Shadow)

"Liza is in the tabloids almost as much as our mother was. She has struggled with her own ghosts and shadows."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Mother, Shadows)

"I have spent much of my adult life flinching with pain as I tried to pull out the threads that bound the shadows of my past to me."
- Lorna Luft
(Related: Life, Pain, Past, Shadows)

"Afflictions are but the shadows of God's wings."
- George MacDonald
(Related: God, Shadows)

"Do we not all spend the greater part of our lives under the shadow of an event that has not yet come to pass?"
- Maurice Maeterlinck
(Related: Shadow)

"Every murder turns on a bright hot light, and a lot of people... have to walk out of the shadows."
- Albert Maltz
(Related: People, Light, Murder, Shadows)

"There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires."
- Nelson Mandela
(Related: Death, Freedom, Shadow, Will)

"I have designed my style pantomimes as white ink drawings on black backgrounds, so that man's destiny appears as a thread lost in an endless labyrinth. I have tried to shed some gleams of light on the shadow of man startled by his anguish."
- Marcel Marceau
(Related: Destiny, Light, Man, Shadow, Style)

"No failure in America, whether of love or money, is ever simple; it is always a kind of betrayal, of a mass of shadowy, shared hopes."
- Greil Marcus
(Related: Love, Money, Failure, America, Betrayal)

"What are kings, when regiment is gone, but perfect shadows in a sunshine day?"
- Christopher Marlowe
(Related: Day, Kings, Shadows)

"Maybe the preoccupation with technological progress has overshadowed our concern with human progress."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: Progress, Concern)

"The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms, under the shadow of cosmic boredom."
- Guy de Maupassant
(Related: Life, Boredom, Shadow, Smile)

"But it's amazing how many people think that gay men should slink off into the shadows when it comes to having friendships with children."
- Armistead Maupin
(Related: Men, People, Children, Gay, Shadows)

"I have stood on the front lines of the health care system as a doctor, patient and concerned parent. Those experiences have served as my guideposts throughout the struggle to reform America's health care system. And it's those same experiences that tell me that fear and election hysteria should not overshadow the reality of reform."
- Jim McDermott
(Related: Health, Fear, America, Care, Reality, Reform, Struggle)

"For me it's even more interesting, because my character comes out of the shadow. It's a chance to really act emotionally, because the situation is an extreme one."
- Ian McDiarmid
(Related: Character, Chance, Extreme, Shadow)

"I think people would actually be surprised by what we put out. Unfortunately the shadow that the original founders cast was that they were just artists that can't write books so people swept the whole of Image with that paintbrush."
- Todd McFarlane
(Related: People, Artists, Books, Shadow)

"Nations, like plants and human beings, grow. And if the development is thwarted they are dwarfed and overshadowed."
- Claude McKay
(Related: Development, Nations, Plants)

"The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection."
- Michelangelo
(Related: Art, Work, Perfection, Shadow)

"Prestige is the shadow of money and power."
- C. Wright Mills
(Related: Money, Power, Shadow)

"Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality."
- Hermann Minkowski
(Related: Time, Reality, Shadows, Space, Will)

"I thank Heaven every summer's day of my life, that my lot was humbly cast within the hearing of romping brooks, and beneath the shadow of oaks."
- Donald G. Mitchell
(Related: Life, Brooks, Day, Hearing, Heaven, Shadow, Summer)

"The way of a man's heart will be foreshadowed by what goodness lies in him - coming from above, and from around; but a way foreshadowed is not a way made."
- Donald G. Mitchell
(Related: Heart, Goodness, Lies, Man, Will)

"The world is all a carcass and vanity, The shadow of a shadow, a play And in one word, just nothing."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Nothing, Play, Shadow, Vanity, Word, World)

"Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain."
- Christopher Morley
(Related: Beauty, Grief, Lonely, Mind, Pain, Shadow)

"I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of the shadows and the different greens in the trees, but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene."
- Grandma Moses
(Related: Eyes, Shadows, Trees)

"Sexism, like racism, goes with us into the next century. I see class warfare as overshadowing both."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Class, Racism, Sexism)

"Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed."
- Howard Nemerov
(Related: Travel, Light, Nothing, Shadow, Universe)

"Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Feelings, Thoughts, Shadows)

"When we see the shadow on our images, are we seeing the time 11 minutes ago on Mars? Or are we seeing the time on Mars as observed from Earth now? It's like time travel problems in science fiction. When is now; when was then?"
- Bill Nye
(Related: Science, Time, Travel, Earth, Fiction, Now, Problems, Shadow)

"There's something about shadows because you make your own mind up about what's lurking in them."
- Richard O'Brien
(Related: Mind, Shadows)

"When walking through the "valley of shadows," remember, a shadow is cast by a Light."
- Austin O'Malley
(Related: Light, Shadow, Shadows, Walking)

"There is a shadow on every page."
- Eugene Ormandy
(Related: Shadow)

"When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Men, Liberty, Privilege, Shadow, Thinking, Yield)

"It was a rich and gorgeous sunset - an American sunset; and the ruddy glow of the sky was reflected from some extensive pools of water among the shadowy copses in the meadow below."
- Francis Parkman
(Related: American, Sky, Sunset, Water)

"In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Faith, Blind, Light, Shadows, Want)

"Shadows cannot see themselves in the mirror of the sun."
- Evita Peron
(Related: Shadows, Sun)

"Well actually, some weeks they'll write that I'm jealous of living in her shadow. Then other weeks, they'll write that all I want to do is loaf around on her money! It's ridiculous!"
- Ryan Phillippe
(Related: Living, Shadow, Want)

"Men are the dreams of a shadow."
- Pindar
(Related: Dreams, Men, Shadow)

"I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better."
- Plutarch
(Related: Change, Friend, Shadow)

"The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?"
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Death, Life)

"Wherefore the mere practical architect is not able to assign sufficient reasons for the forms he adopts; and the theoretic architect also fails, grasping the shadow instead of the substance."
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Related: Shadow)

"Below us the Thames grew lighter, and all around below were the shadows - the dark shadows of buildings and bridges that formed the base of this dreadful masterpiece."
- Ernie Pyle
(Related: Shadows)

"Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself."
- Pythagoras
(Related: Light, Shadow)

"Hell, covering all with its gloomy vapors, has cast shadows on even the holiest eyes."
- Jean Racine
(Related: Eyes, Hell, Shadows)

"My cameraman and I devised a method, which we started using from my second film, which applies mainly to day scenes shot in the studio, where we used bounced light instead of direct light. We agreed with this thing of four or five shadows following the actors is dreadful."
- Satyajit Ray
(Related: Actors, Day, Film, Light, Shadows)

"If you could say of any one individual that the court as an institution is the length and shadow of that individual, surely it would be John Marshall."
- William Rehnquist
(Related: Court, Shadow)

"Within two hours of where I live, you have mountains and desert as location. I like the natural elements that abstract into light, texture, shape and shadow."
- Herb Ritts
(Related: Light, Mountains, Shadow)

"My paranoia never ends, but I haven't been paranoid about being spied on my shadowy forces for some time now."
- Jon Ronson
(Related: Time, Being, Now, Paranoia)

"Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Age, Life, Evening, Middle age, Shadows, Youth)

"Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Beauty, Light, Shadows)

"Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: Poetry, Dance, Echo, Shadow)

"In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated."
- August Sander
(Related: Photography, Shadows)

"It's very easy to say that something is a shadow of itself, and it may be true in some senses."
- Sydney Schanberg
(Related: May, Senses, Shadow)

"Negotiations are a euphemism for capitulation if the shadow of power is not cast across the bargaining table."
- George Schultz
(Related: Power, Shadow)

"Many miles away there's a shadow on the door of a cottage on the Shore of a dark Scottish lake."
- Walter Scott
(Related: Shadow)

"The movie wasn't really derived from Dark Shadows - they developed a whole new script for that particular one."
- David Selby
(Related: Shadows)

"One of the reasons I think Dark Shadows still runs is that it's dependent on nothing else other than a story."
- David Selby
(Related: Nothing, Shadows)

"There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition."
- Rod Serling
(Related: Science, Infinity, Light, Man, Shadow, Space, Superstition)

"Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Life, Nothing, Poor, Shadow, Sound, Walking)

"The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Dream, Shadow)

"Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Pain, Pleasure, Shadow, Tragedy)

"The glories of our blood and state, Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no armour against fate, Death lays his icy hand on kings. Scepter and crown must tumble down, And, in the dust, be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade."
- James Shirley
(Related: Death, Blood, Fate, Kings, Poor, Shadows, State)

"You're like the girl who left her shadow in the drawer, but when she went to get it, it wasn't there."
- Wayne Shorter
(Related: Shadow)

"Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us."
- Samuel Smiles
(Related: Hope, Burden, Journey, Shadow, Sun)

"How do you grow up in the shadow of a guy - I want to talk about the movie in a second - but how do you grow up in the shadow of a guy who really is a legend in his own time?"
- Tavis Smiley
(Related: Time, Shadow, Talk, Want)

"Manners are like the shadows of virtues, they are the momentary display of those qualities which our fellow creatures love and respect."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Love, Manners, Respect, Shadows)

"That the God-man died for his people, and that His death is their life, is an idea which was in some degree foreshadowed by the older mystical sacrifices."
- William Robertson Smith
(Related: Death, Life, People, Idea, God)

"The greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow."
- Sam Snead
(Related: Shadow)

"These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow."
- Sam Snead
(Related: Shadow)

"A human being is only breath and shadow."
- Sophocles
(Related: Being, Shadow)

"I see that all of us who live are nothing but images or insubstantial shadow."
- Sophocles
(Related: Nothing, Shadow)

"I see the state of all of us who live, nothing more than phantoms or a weightless shadow."
- Sophocles
(Related: Nothing, Shadow, State)

"American teachers have one indisputable advantage over foreign ones; they understand the American temperament and can judge its unevenness, its lights and its shadows."
- John Philip Sousa
(Related: American, Shadows, Teachers, Temperament)

"The memory of my own suffering has prevented me from ever shadowing one young soul with the superstition of the Christian religion."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
(Related: Religion, Soul, Christian, Memory, Suffering, Superstition)

"The ordinary man casts a shadow in a way we do not quite understand. The man of genius casts light."
- George Steiner
(Related: Genius, Light, Man, Shadow)

"You don't get to cut that chain of evidence and start over. You're always going to be pursued by your data shadow, which is forming from thousands and thousands of little leaks and tributaries of information."
- Bruce Sterling
(Related: Information, Shadow)

"Man is a substance clad in shadows."
- John Sterling
(Related: Man, Shadows)

"I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me, And what can be the use of him is more than I can see."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Shadow)

"The black shadow cares for itself, not for you."
- Julius Streicher
(Related: Shadow)

"News is so often a report of conflict, an account of problems, a thing of the day and even of the minute, that sometimes I think we make the background darker and the shadows deeper than they actually are."
- Arthur H. Sulzberger
(Related: Conflict, Day, News, Problems, Shadows)

"They say that shadows of deceased ghosts Do haunt the houses and the graves about, Of such whose life's lamp went untimely out, Delighting still in their forsaken hosts."
- Joshua Sylvester
(Related: Life, Houses, Shadows)

"Although I am basically self taught, I consider Debussy my teacher - the most important elements are colour, light and shadow."
- Toru Takemitsu
(Related: Light, Self, Shadow)

"The reputation of a man is like his shadow, gigantic when it precedes him, and pigmy in its proportions when it follows."
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
(Related: Man, Reputation, Shadow)

"Ones reputation is like a shadow, it is gigantic when it precedes you, and a pigmy in proportion when it follows."
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
(Related: Reputation, Shadow)

"Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides."
- Junichiro Tanizaki
(Related: Beauty, Light, Shadows)

"We Orientals find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and darkness which that thing provides."
- Junichiro Tanizaki
(Related: Beauty, Darkness, Light, Shadows)

"In the domain of cops and robbers, an interdiction serves to structure a black market and a shadow economy."
- William Irwin Thompson
(Related: Economy, Shadow)

"Every man casts a shadow; not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit. This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will, it falls opposite to the sun; short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?"
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Body, Grief, Man, Shadow, Spirit, Sun, Will)

"Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: Death, Shadow)

"Earlier lives drift by on silver soles, and the shadows of the damned descend into these sighing waters."
- Georg Trakl
(Related: Shadows)

"A little man often cast a long shadow."
- G. M. Trevelyan
(Related: Man, Shadow)

"The dark shadow we seem to see in the distance is not really a mountain ahead, but the shadow of the mountain behind - a shadow from the past thrown forward into our future. It is a dark sludge of historical sectarianism. We can leave it behind us if we wish."
- David Trimble
(Related: Future, Past, Shadow)

"Because everything we say and do is the length and shadow of our own souls, our influence is determined by the quality of our being."
- Dale Turner
(Related: Quality, Being, Influence, Shadow)

"When virtue is lost, benevolence appears, when benevolence is lost right conduct appears, when right conduct is lost, expedience appears. Expediency is the mere shadow of right and truth; it is the beginning of disorder."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Truth, Virtue, Beginning, Benevolence, Disorder, Expediency, Right, Shadow)

"The higher the sun ariseth, the less shadow doth he cast; even so the greater is the goodness, the less doth it covet praise; yet cannot avoid its rewards in honours."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Goodness, Praise, Shadow, Sun)

"How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted."
- Voltaire
(Related: Father, Man, Oak, Shadow)

"For centuries, the world has heard the oppressed, the downtrodden and the vulnerable cry out for their freedoms, for their rights and for a chance to emerge from the shadows of the tyranny and bloodshed that they had lived with."
- Ginny B. Waite
(Related: Chance, Rights, Shadows, Tyranny, World)

"Not the torturer will scare me, nor the body's final fall, nor the barrels of death's rifles, nor the shadows on the wall, nor the night when to the ground the last dim star of pain, is hurled but the blind indifference of a merciless, unfeeling world."
- Roger Waters
(Related: Death, Blind, Body, Indifference, Night, Pain, Shadows, Will, World)

"There is no question but that the laws and principles which Solon laid down both foreshadowed and prepared the way for all republics of later ages, including our own."
- Robert Welch
(Related: Laws, Principles, Question)

"What are Raphael's Madonnas but the shadow of a mother's love, fixed in permanent outline forever?"
- Thomas Wentworth
(Related: Love, Mother, Shadow)

"Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you."
- Walt Whitman
(Related: Shadows, Will)

"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you."
- Charlotte Whitton
(Related: Shadows, Sun)

"Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories."
- Elie Wiesel
(Related: Truth, People, Ideas, Deeds, Impulses, Memories, Shadows, Words)

"Words are mere shadows cast by ideas. But the ideas they represent are real."
- Roy H. Williams
(Related: Ideas, Shadows, Words)

"Black people are inferior to Caucasians. Blacks constitute a totally distinct group; they overshadow the country with the germ... of evil."
- David Wilmot
(Related: People, Country, Evil)

"Whether the family goes on a spiritual basis or not, the alcoholic member has to if he would recover. The others must be convinced of his new status beyond the shadow of a doubt. Seeing is believing to most families who have lived with a drinker."
- William Griffith Wilson
(Related: Family, Doubt, Shadow, Spiritual)

"Go, forget me - why should sorrow, O'er that brow a shadow fling? Go, forget me - and tomorrow, brightly smile and sweetly sing. Smile - though I shall not be near thee; Sing - though I shall never hear thee."
- Charles Wolfe
(Related: Forget, Shadow, Smile, Sorrow, Tomorrow)

"The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope."
- Frank Lloyd Wright
(Related: Hope, Lies, Present, Shadow, Tomorrow, Yesterday)

"I'm always shy in front of an audience, so I'm always at the back, in the shadows, just doing it. I don't like the front, the adulation."
- Bill Wyman
(Related: Shadows)

"The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Deed, Light, Motive, Shadow, Shadows)

"When you are old and gray and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, take down this book and slowly read, and dream of the soft look your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Dream, Deep, Eyes, Fire, Old, Shadows, Sleep)