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Shadows Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Shadows

Please enjoy these Shadows Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Choose what lies in the shadows to be a matter
for discovery and adventure, rather than fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Most of the shadows of life are caused
by standing in our own sunshine.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In faith there is enough light for those who want to
believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't.
- Blaise Pascal

Love and business and family and religion and art and
patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving!
- O. Henry

 

Every where the years bring to all enough of sin and sorrow;
but in slavery the very dawn of life is darkened by these shadows.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty,
just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light.
- John Ruskin

I have spent much of my adult life flinching with pain
as I tried to pull out the threads that bound the shadows of my past to me.
- Lorna Luft

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The movie wasn't really derived from Dark Shadows -
they developed a whole new script for that particular one.
- David Selby

There's something about shadows because you make your
own mind up about what's lurking in them.
- Richard O'Brien

I wear my shadows where they're harder to see,
but they follow me everywhere.
I guess that should tell me I'm travelling toward light.
- Bruce Cockburn

Manners are like the shadows of virtues,
they are the momentary display of those qualities which
our fellow creatures love and respect.
- Sydney Smith

A child can escape the shadows.
- Steve Largent

Life itself is but the shadow of death,
and souls departed but the shadows of the living.
- Thomas Browne

Every murder turns on a bright hot light,
and a lot of people...
have to walk out of the shadows.
- Albert Maltz

Liza is in the tabloids almost as much as our mother was.
She has struggled with her own ghosts and shadows.
- Lorna Luft

American teachers have one indisputable advantage over foreign ones;
they understand the American temperament and can judge its unevenness,
its lights and its shadows.
- John Philip Sousa

I do not say think as I think, but think in my way.
Fear no shadows, least of all in that great spectre
of personal unhappiness which binds half the world to orthodoxy.
- Thomas Huxley

There are dark shadows on the earth,
but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
- Charles Dickens

There are infinite shadings of light and shadows and colors...
it's an extraordinarily subtle language.
Figuring out how to speak that language is a lifetime job.
- Conrad Hall

Earlier lives drift by on silver soles,
and the shadows of the damned descend into these sighing waters.
- Georg Trakl

When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;
How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim Soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;
And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.
- William Butler Yeats

Afflictions are but the shadows of God's wings.
- George MacDonald

It was still quite light out of doors,
but inside with the curtains drawn and the smouldering fire sending out a dim,
uncertain glow, the room was full of deep shadows.
- Kate Chopin

One is forever throwing away substance for shadows.
- Jennie Churchill

In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.
- August Sander

Below us the Thames grew lighter, and all around below were the shadows -
the dark shadows of buildings and bridges that formed
the base of this dreadful masterpiece.
- Ernie Pyle

Man is a substance clad in shadows.
- John Sterling

Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows,
the light and dark which that thing provides.
- Junichiro Tanizaki

If coming events are said to cast their shadows before,
past events cannot fall to leave their impress behind them.
- H. P. Blavatsky

Love is a trap.
When it appears, we see only its light,
not its shadows.
- Paulo Coelho

But it's amazing how many people think that gay men
should slink off into the shadows when it comes to
having friendships with children.
- Armistead Maupin

I'm always shy in front of an audience,
so I'm always at the back, in the shadows,
just doing it.
I don't like the front, the adulation.
- Bill Wyman

You can disguise any set with lights and shadows.
- Allan Dwan

Keep your face always toward the sunshine -
and shadows will fall behind you.
- Walt Whitman

We Orientals find beauty not only in the thing itself
but in the pattern of the shadows,
the light and darkness which that thing provides.
- Junichiro Tanizaki

Nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants currently live within our borders.
That's 11 million people living in the shadows whom
we know next to nothing about.
- Steve Israel

Hell, covering all with its gloomy vapors,
has cast shadows on even the holiest eyes.
- Jean Racine

In talking, shyness and timidity distort the very meaning of my words.
I don't pretend to know anybody well.
People are like shadows to me and I am like a shadow.
- Gwen John

In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender
shadows which our sorrows cast.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Shadows cannot see themselves in the mirror of the sun.
- Evita Peron

They say that shadows of deceased ghosts Do haunt the
houses and the graves about,
Of such whose life's lamp went untimely out,
Delighting still in their forsaken hosts.
- Joshua Sylvester

Manipulating shadows and tonality is like writing music or a poem.
- Conrad Hall

Our acts our angels are, for good or ill,
our fatal shadows that walk by us still.
- John Fletcher

Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself,
are doomed to fade away into mere shadows,
and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality.
- Hermann Minkowski

Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows,
and of lending existence to nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth.
While truths, on which eternal things depend,
can hardly find a single friend.
- William Cowper

Words are mere shadows cast by ideas.
But the ideas they represent are real.
- Roy H. Williams

Most people think that shadows follow,
precede or surround beings or objects.
The truth is that they also surround words,
ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories.
- Elie Wiesel

When walking through the "valley of shadows,"
remember,
a shadow is cast by a Light.
- Austin O'Malley

I have come to believe that there are infinite passageways out of the shadows,
infinite vehicles to transport us into the light.
- Martha Beck

What are kings, when regiment is gone,
but perfect shadows in a sunshine day?
- Christopher Marlowe

I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of
the shadows and the different greens in the trees,
but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene.
- Grandma Moses

It's important to know that if you are dealing with shadows.
- Conrad Hall

Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean.
Little audible links, they are, chaining together great
inaudible feelings and purposes.
- Theodore Dreiser

I'll often rush out from Dark Shadows,
having made a 5.30PM appointment, working for a couple of hours.
- Thayer David

How many people make themselves abstract to appear profound.
The most useful part of abstract terms are the shadows
they create to hide a vacuum.
- Joseph Joubert

The light of lights looks always on the motive,
not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone.
- William Butler Yeats

One of the reasons I think Dark Shadows still runs
is that it's dependent on nothing else other than a story.
- David Selby

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
- Charlotte Whitton

It was once said that the moral test of government
is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life,
the children; those who are in the twilight of life,
the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life,
the sick, the needy and the handicapped.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

It is, then, by those shadows of the hoary Past and
their fantastic silhouettes on the external screen
of every religion and philosophy,
that we can, by checking them as we go along,
and comparing them, trace out finally the body that produced them.
- H. P. Blavatsky

Not the torturer will scare me, nor the body's final fall,
nor the barrels of death's rifles, nor the shadows on the wall,
nor the night when to the ground the last dim star of pain,
is hurled but the blind indifference of a merciless,
unfeeling world.
- Roger Waters

So that godly sorrow may be discerned by this train
of graces wherewith it is accompanied,
that worldly sorrow wants, at least in the truth of them,
though it may have some shadows of them.
- Thomas Hooker

Human rights are not a privilege granted by the few,
they are a liberty entitled to all, and human rights,
by definition, include the rights of all humans,
those in the dawn of life, the dusk of life,
or the shadows of life.
- Kay Granger

The repose of sleep refreshes only the body.
It rarely sets the soul at rest.
The repose of the night does not belong to us.
It is not the possession of our being.
Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms.
In the morning we must sweep out the shadows.
- Gaston Bachelard

I'll fill those canyons in your soul,
like a river lead you home.
And I'll walk a step behind, in the shadows so you shine.
Just ask, it will be done and I will prove my love,
until you're sure that I'm the one.
- Gary Allan

Suffering has roused them from the sleep of gentle life,
and every day fills them with a terrible intoxication.
They are now something more than themselves;
those we loved were merely happy shadows.
- Georges Duhamel

The glories of our blood and state, Are shadows,
not substantial things; There is no armour against fate,
Death lays his icy hand on kings.
Scepter and crown must tumble down, And,
in the dust, be equal made With the poor crooked scythe and spade.
- James Shirley

News is so often a report of conflict,
an account of problems, a thing of the day and even of the minute,
that sometimes I think we make the background darker
and the shadows deeper than they actually are.
- Arthur H. Sulzberger

For centuries, the world has heard the oppressed,
the downtrodden and the vulnerable cry out for their freedoms,
for their rights and for a chance to emerge from the
shadows of the tyranny and bloodshed that they had lived with.
- Ginny B. Waite

When you are old and gray and full of sleep,
and nodding by the fire, take down this book and slowly read,
and dream of the soft look your eyes had once,
and of their shadows deep.
- William Butler Yeats


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