„Light up the darkness.“

—  Bob Marley

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Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

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„Darkness is drawn to light, but light does not know it; light must absorb the darkness and therefore meet its own extinguishment.“

—  Edna O'Brien Novelist, memoirist, biographer, playwright, poet and short story writer 1930

Source: In the Forest

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„Here are two kinds of light, the light on the hither side of the darkness and the light beyond the darkness.“

—  Felix Adler German American professor of political and social ethics, rationalist, and lecturer 1851 - 1933

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Founding Address (1876), Life and Destiny (1913)
Context: Here are two kinds of light, the light on the hither side of the darkness and the light beyond the darkness. We must press on through the darkness and the terror of it if we would reach the holier light beyond.
We are here — no matter who put us here, or how we came here — to fulfil a task. We cannot afford to go of our own volition until the last item of our duty is discharged.

„Suddenly there was a great burst of light through the Darkness. The light spread out and where it touched the Darkness the Darkness disappeared.“

—  Madeleine L'Engle, book A Wrinkle in Time

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Context: Suddenly there was a great burst of light through the Darkness. The light spread out and where it touched the Darkness the Darkness disappeared. The light spread until the patch of Dark Thing had vanished, and there was only a gentle shining, and through the shining came the stars, clear and pure.

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„But dreams come through stone walls, light up dark rooms, or darken light ones, and their persons make their exits and their entrances as they please, and laugh at locksmiths.“

—  J. Sheridan Le Fanu, book Carmilla

Variant: Thus fortified I might take my rest in peace. But dreams come through stone walls, light up dark rooms, or darken light ones, and their persons make their exists and their entrances as they please, and laugh at locksmiths.
Source: Carmilla

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„Light does not come from light, but from darkness.“

—  Mircea Eliade Romanian historian of religion, fiction writer and philosopher 1907 - 1986

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„Darkness is absence of light. Shadow is diminution of light.“

—  Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519

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„Light is the chaser away of darkness. Shade is the obstruction of light.“

—  Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519

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Context: Light is the chaser away of darkness. Shade is the obstruction of light. Primary light is that which falls on objects and causes light and shade. And derived lights are those portions of a body which are illuminated by the primary light. A primary shadow is that side of a body on which the light cannot fall.

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„Light came into the darkness, but the darkness didn't understand it," Susan said. "Look to the light. Only the light can save you from yourself.“

—  Ted Dekker, book House

Variant: The light came into the darkness, and the darkness did not understand it, but that no longer mattered because the light was now obliteration the darkness.
Source: House

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„Which was first, is it darkness, is it light?“

—  Taliesin Welsh bard 534 - 599

Context: Which was first, is it darkness, is it light?
Or Adam, when he existed, on what day was he created?
Or under the earth’s surface, what the foundation?
He who is a legionary will receive no instruction.

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„It is light that defeats the dark.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin American writer 1929 - 2018

Source: Earthsea Books, A Wizard of Earthsea (1968), Chapter 7 (Ged)

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