A Quote by James Baldwin on earth, life, light, and place

One must say Yes to life, and embrace it wherever it is found - and it is found in terrible places...  For nothing is fixed, forever and forever, it is not fixed; the earth is always shifting, the light is always changing, the sea does not cease to grind down rock.  Generations do not cease to be born, and we are responsible to them because we are the only witnesses they have.  The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us.  The moment we cease to hold each other, the moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

Source: Fumbling Toward Divinity: The Adoption Scriptures

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on earth, light, and stars

Earth-treading stars
that make dark heaven light

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Romeo & Juliet

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A Quote by Danish Proverb on light


A ship on the beach is a lighthouse to the sea.

Danish Proverb

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A Quote by jonathan lockwood huie on life, light, lightly, dance, and today

Today, I dance lightly with life.

jonathan huie


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A Quote by Dave Matthews on light and search

When I step into the light
My arms are open wide
When I step into the light
My eyes searching wildly

Dave Matthews

Source: Lie In Our Graves

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A Quote by L. P. Jacks on light and spirit

Spirit is matter seen in a stronger light.

L. P. Jacks

Source: Widowhood: The Death of a Spouse

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A Quote by Edna St. Vincent Millay on light, memory, moon, and trees

Should at that moment the full moon
Step forth upon the hill,
And memories hard to bear at noon,
By moonlight harder still,
Form in the shadows of the trees,---
Things that you could not spare
And live, or so you thought, yet these
All gone, and you still there,
A man no longer what he was,
Not yet the thing he planned...

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)

Source: Wine from These Grapes

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A Quote by Dave Matthews on light, moon, and time

For a moment this good time would never end
You and me
Just wasting time
I was kissing you
You were kissing me love
From good day into a moonlight

Dave Matthews

Source: Stay (Wasting Time)

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A Quote by Robert Browning on light, perception, and self

Truth is within ourselves; it takes no rise
From outward things, whate'er you may believe.
There is an inmost centre in us all,
Where truth abides in fulness; and around,
Wall upon wall, the gross flesh hems it in,
This perfect, clear perception-which is truth.
A baffling and perverting carnal mesh
Binds it, and makes all error: and to know
Rather consists in opening out a way
Whence the imprisoned splendour may escape,
Than in effecting entry for a light
Supposed to be without.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: Paracelsus

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A Quote by Peter Gabriel on light and time


Climbing up on Solsbury Hill
I could see the city light
Wind was blowing, time stood still
Eagle flew out of the night
He was something to observe
Came in close, I heard a voice
Standing stretching every nerve
I had to listen, had no choice

Peter Gabriel

Source: Solsbury Hill

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