— Ezra Pound American Imagist poet and critic 1885 - 1972
— Jones Very American poet and essayist 1813 - 1880
From The Light Within
— Alice Borchardt American fiction writer 1939 - 2007
— Madeleine L'Engle American writer 1918 - 2007
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The Crosswicks Journal, A Circle of Quiet (1972)
Context: Chronology, the time which changes things, makes them grow older, wears them out, and manages to dispose of them, chronologically, forever.
Thank God there is kairos too: again the Greeks were wiser than we are. They had two words for time: chronos and kairos.
Kairos is not measurable. Kairos is ontological. In kairos we are, we are fully in isness, not negatively, as Sartre saw the isness of the oak tree, but fully, wholly, positively. Kairos can sometimes enter, penetrate, break through chronos: the child at play, the painter at his easel, Serkin playing the Appassionata are in kairos. The saint in prayer, friends around the dinner table, the mother reaching out her arms for her newborn baby are in kairos. The bush, the burning bush, is in kairos, not any burning bush, but the particular burning bush before which Moses removed his shoes; the bush I pass by on my way to the brook. In kairos that part of us which is not consumed in the burning is wholly awake.
„Once time is lit, it will burn whether or not you're breathing it in. Even after smoke becomes air, there is the memory of smoke. I am seeing as if by the light of a match, a glimpse of my life and having it feel right.“
Source: The Realm of Possibility
— Guru Angad Dev The second Guru of Sikhism 1504 - 1552
Guru Granth Sahib p. 89
— Richard Brautigan American novelist, poet, and short story writer 1935 - 1984
Source: My Sister's Keeper
— Philip José Farmer American science fiction writer 1918 - 2009
Sestina of the Space Rocket (1953)
— Peter Greenaway British film director 1942
Rosa: The Death of a Composer
Query 30 : Are not gross bodies and light convertible into one another, and may not bodies receive much of their activity from the particles of light which enter into their composition?
Fahrenheit 451 (1953), Coda (1979)
Context: There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches. Every minority, be it Baptist/Unitarian, Irish/Italian/Octogenarian/Zen Buddhist, Zionist/Seventh-day Adventist, Women's Lib/Republican, Mattachine/FourSquareGospel feels it has the will, the right, the duty to douse the kerosene, light the fuse. Every dimwit editor who sees himself as the source of all dreary blanc-mange plain porridge unleavened literature, licks his guillotine and eyes the neck of any author who dares to speak above a whisper or write above a nursery rhyme.
— George William Russell Irish writer, editor, critic, poet, and artistic painter 1867 - 1935
By Still Waters (1906)
— Plutarch ancient Greek historian and philosopher 46 - 127
Life of Romulus
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
Source: Clockwork Angel
„Present and past—what had Dr. Orme said about that? The light was most fully in the present when, flaring up, it met John's eye directly. Whatever else he saw must have been lit up before and now shone only within his own eye—a light of the past.“
The Discovery of Slowness (1983, 1987)
— Alberto Manguel writer 1948
Source: The Library at Night