quotations about light
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
BIBLE, Genesis 1:3
I think that people generally don't understand that light is a drug. Just like drugs, light can change the timing and abundance of chemicals in your body, hormones, neurotransmitters -- all those sorts of things. That's exactly what drugs do.
TRAVIS LONGCORE, "Boulder scientists contribute to global light pollution atlas", Daily Camera, June 20, 2016
There are two kinds of light -- the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.
JAMES THURBER, Lanterns and Lances
Light (God's eldest daughter!).
THOMAS FULLER, The Holy State and the Profane State
Let Heaven's light be our guide.
PRINCE ALBERT, attributed, Day's Collacon
Children always turn toward the light. O that grown-up people in this would become like little children!
JULIUS CHARLES HARE, Guesses at Truth
Light is a reality. Darkness is the absence of that reality. Light is a positive force. Darkness is not a force or a presence or a quantity of any kind. It appears only when light disappears. Light is not dependent upon darkness, but darkness is totally dependent upon light.
JOHN W. SLOAT, A Handbook for Heretics
There might not be so much of a difference between the side of Light and the side of Dark as you suppose. After all, without the Dark, there is nothing for the Light to burn away.
CASSANDRA CLARE, City of Fallen Angels
Long is the way
And hard, that out of hell leads up to light.
JOHN MILTON, Paradise Lost
Light is the first phenomenon of the world.
STAN PLACE & BOBBI RAY MADRY, The Art and Science of Professional Makeup
Colors are the deeds and sufferings of light.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE, Goethe's Approach to Colour
Light is God's first law.
VEDA, attributed, Day's Collacon
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
PLATO, attributed, Remarks of Famous People
An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.
JAMES A. MICHENER, Space
No creature hath the like resemblance to the divine nature, as light hath. He doth not only dwell in light, but he is light. Light is a pure, bright, clear, spiritual, unmixed substance. God is infinitely so.
MATTHEW HENRY, The Life of the Rev. Philip Henry
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., A Testament of Hope
At the darkest moment comes the light.
JOSEPH CAMPBELL, The Power of Myth
Light is a matter of experience, and it stays in play as experience even as we do our best to reduce it to rule and explanation.
DAVID A. GRANDY, The Speed of Light: Constancy and Cosmos
Light is light, though the blind man see it not.
SALIS, attributed, Day's Collacon
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
BIBLE, Genesis 1:4-5