— Ursula K. Le Guin American writer 1929
Chapter 2 (Ogion)
„He mingled with the multitude. I saw their brows were crowned and bright,
A light around the shadowy heads, a shadow round the head of light.“
— George William Russell Irish writer, editor, critic, poet, and artistic painter 1867 - 1935
Context: We cannot for forgetfulness forego the reverence due to them Who wear at times they do not guess the sceptre and the diadem. As bright a crown as this was theirs when first they from the Father sped; Yet look with deeper eyes and still the ancient beauty is not dead. He mingled with the multitude. I saw their brows were crowned and bright, A light around the shadowy heads, a shadow round the head of light.
— St. Vincent (musician) American singer-songwriter 1982
"The Apocalypse Song"
„You are the stream, the fish, the light,
the pulsing shadow.
You the unchanging presence, in whom all
moves and changes.“
— Denise Levertov Poet 1923 - 1997
Context: You are the stream, the fish, the light, the pulsing shadow. You the unchanging presence, in whom all moves and changes. How can I focus my flickering, perceive at the fountain's heart the sapphire I know is there?
„Even in art, there is no light without shadows, and no shadows are cast without some light. Even the shadow of Adolf Hitler is accompanied by some light.“
— Hans Frank German war criminal 1900 - 1946
To Leon Goldensohn, July 20, 1946, from "The Nuremberg Interviews" by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004 - Page 37
„"Time was," he said, "when it was well to watch even your rising little star, and know in what quarter there were clouds, to shadow you if needful. But a planet has arisen, and you are lost in its light."“
— Charles Dickens English writer and social critic and a Journalist 1812 - 1870
„All shadows have their light, each shadow being an autonomous unit forming a new individuality with its own chiaroscuro: it is no longer a form that is half-shadow, half-light, as hat hitherto been the case.“
— Umberto Boccioni Italian painter and sculptor 1882 - 1916
In 'Dynanisme plastique' 1914, Boccioni; as quoted in Futurism, ed. Didier Ottinger; Centre Pompidou / 5 Continents Editions, Milan, 2008, p. 132
— Algernon Charles Swinburne English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic 1837 - 1909
Context: Before the beginning of years There came to the making of man Time with a gift of tears, Grief with a glass that ran, Pleasure with pain for leaven, Summer with flowers that fell, Remembrance fallen from heaven, And Madness risen from hell, Strength without hands to smite, Love that endures for a breath; Night, the shadow of light, And Life, the shadow of death. Second chorus, lines 1-12.
— Lionel Richie American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actor 1949
Running with the Night, co-written with Cynthia Weil.
— Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519