„… such speculation is like staring into the hot white sun. you know the sun is there but you can't see a thing.“
— Joyce Carol Oates American author 1938
Source: Invisible Woman: New & Selected Poems, 1970-1982
„… know you not that you are my sun by day, and my star by night? By my faith! I was in deepest darkness till you appeared and illuminated all.“
— Alexandre Dumas French writer and dramatist, father of the homonym writer and dramatist 1802 - 1870
Source: Queen Margot, or Marguerite de Valois
„Every day, thought Stone, is a revelation. At night it seems that you will never see it again, that it has been lost in the darkness. But with the sun, you hold your breath and look, and there it is. Just as it was; as you could never quite remember it.“
— Christopher Wood (writer) English writer 1935 - 2015
Wood, Christopher. "Terrible Hard", Says Alice. London: Constable. 1970. (chapter 8)
— Sean O`Casey Irish writer 1880 - 1964
Source: Three More Plays: The Silver Tassie, Purple Dust, Red Roses For Me
— Steve Martin American actor, comedian, musician, author, playwright, and producer 1945
„"The reason I like night time is simple. At night you see what you want. During the day, you are forced to see everything"“
— Romário Brazilian association football player 1966
Se você me perguntar por que eu gosto da noite, é simples: é que à noite você vê só o que quer. De dia, é obrigado a ver tudo.
Source: Veja Magazine; 1992 Edition. February 18th, 2005.
„Light beyond metaphor,
Why did You deign to come into this darkness?
Your light does not illumine those who think they see You
And believe they sound Your depths.
Night, I know now, is day,
Virtue no more to be found.
He who witnesses Your splendor
Can never describe it.“
— Jacopone da Todi Italian Franciscan mystic 1236 - 1306
„You can't know what it is like for us now--you will always be one step behind.
Be thankful for that.
You can't know what it was like for us then--you will always be one step ahead.
Be thankful for that, too.“
— David Levithan American author and editor 1972
Source: Two Boys Kissing
„Ishta-devata and Guru are aids - very powerful aids on this path. But an aid to be effective requires your effort also. Your effort is a sine qua non. It is you who should see the sun. Can spectacles and the sun see for you? You yourself have to see your true nature. Not much aid is required for doing it!“
— Ramana Maharshi Indian religious leader 1879 - 1950
Abide as the Self
„Friendship: A true friend will always listen to you patiently, assist you readily, stand with you boldly, advise you wisely, heal your wounds tenderly, and help you transform your pain effectively.“
— Thich Nhat Tu Vietnamese philosopher 1969
Engaged Buddhism, Social Change and World Peace (2014)
„All I know is the dark, the night underground. And that’s all there really is. That’s all there is to know, in the end. The silence, and the dark. You know everything, wizard. But I know one thing — the one true thing!“
— Ursula K. Le Guin American writer 1929 - 2018
Source: Earthsea Books, The Tombs of Atuan (1971), Chapter 7, "The Great Treasure" (Arha)
„I decided to look around for something else to worship. Something I could really count on. And immediately, I thought of the sun. Happened like that. Overnight I became a sun-worshiper. Well, not overnight, you can't see the sun at night. But first thing the next morning, I became a sun-worshiper. Several reasons. First of all, I can see the sun, okay? Unlike some other gods I could mention, I can actually see the sun. I'm big on that. If I can see something, I don't know, it kind of helps the credibility along, you know?…“
— George Carlin American stand-up comedian 1937 - 2008
You Are All Diseased (1999)
„How thick the fog is. I can't see the road. All the people in the world could pass by and I would never know. I wish it was always that way. It's getting dark already. It will soon be night, thank goodness.“
Page 104 (Act 3)
Long Day's Journey into Night (1955)
— John Marsden author 1950
Source: Circle of Flight