„You meaner beauties of the night,
That poorly satisfy our eyes
More by your number than your light;
You common people of the skies,
What are you when the sun shall rise?“
„How shallow is this mere that gleams!
Its depth of blue is from the skies;
And from a distant sun the dreams
And lovely light within your eyes.“
— George William Russell Irish writer, editor, critic, poet, and artistic painter 1867 - 1935
„The light will not shame you, if it shows you your own ugliness, and that ugliness so offends you that you perceive the beauty of the light.“
— Aurelius Augustinus early Christian theologian and philosopher 354 - 430
First Homily, as translated by John Burnaby (1955), p. 262
— Sophia Loren Italian actress 1934
„You move me, you move me.
with your buildings and your eyes
Autumn woods and Winter skies.
You move me, you move me.
Open sea and city lights, busy streets and dizzy heights.
You call me, you call me.
-- The Analog Kid (1982)“
— Neil Peart Canadian-American drummer , lyricist, and author 1952
„I call on the Libyan people, men and women, to go out into the squares and the streets in all the cities in their millions. … Go peacefully… be courageous, rise up, go to the streets, raise our green flags to the skies. … Don't be afraid of anyone. You are the people. You have right on your side. You are the rightful people of this land.“
— Muammar Gaddafi Libyan revolutionary, politician and political theorist 1942 - 2011
Audio message broadcast on the pro-Gaddafi Syrian Al Rai TV on 20 September 2011, as quoted in Libya conflict: Muammar Gaddafi urges mass protests http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-15206478, BBC World News, 6 October 2011
„Bring us hither your sun and your summers;
And renew our world as of yore;
You shall teach us your song's new numbers,
And things that we dreamed not before:
Yea, in spite of a dreamer who slumbers,
And a singer who sings no more.“
— Arthur O'Shaughnessy British poet 1844 - 1881
Context: Great hail! we cry to the comers From the dazzling unknown shore; Bring us hither your sun and your summers; And renew our world as of yore; You shall teach us your song's new numbers, And things that we dreamed not before: Yea, in spite of a dreamer who slumbers, And a singer who sings no more.
„Will you remember my name or at the end of the night is it all a game
Or will you hold on to my hand together forever we will stand
Or the sun will rise and you’ve had your prize
And you don’t even know the color of my eyes“
— Michelle Lambert American singer-songwriter and violinist 1985
"I'm Just a Girl" (2015)
„When you think that you are beautiful, you are liable to think that you are more beautiful than others, and such a thought is not a beautiful thought. To recognize or criticise ugliness and inferiority in others is to create the inferior and the ugly in yourself, and what you create in yourself will sooner or later be expressed through your mind and personality.“
— Christian D. Larson Prolific author of metaphysical and New Thought books 1874 - 1962
Chapter 7, p. 115–116
„Cause when I'm with him,
I am thinking of you,
Thinking of you.
What you would do if
You were the one
Who was spending the night?
Oh I wish that I
Was looking into your eyes.“
— Katy Perry American singer, songwriter and actress 1984
Thinking of You, written by Katy Perry