quotations about the sun
Bring me the sunset in a cup.
EMILY DICKINSON, "Bring me the sunset in a cup"
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right.
THE BEATLES, "Here Comes the Sun"
Busy old fool, unruly Sun,
Why dost thou thus,
Through windows, and through curtains call us?
Must to thy motions lovers' seasons run?
JOHN DONNE, The Sun Rising
Black hole sun
Won't you come
And wash away the rain
Black hole sun
Won't you come
Won't you come (Won't you come)
SOUNDGARDEN, "Black Hole Sun"
Although the semicircle of the Moon is placed above the circle of the Sun and would appear to be superior, nevertheless we know that the Sun is ruler and King. We see that the Moon in her shape and her proximity rivals the Sun with her grandeur, which is apparent to ordinary men, yet the face, or a semi-sphere of the Moon, always reflects the light of the Sun.
JOHN DEE, Monas Hieroglyphica
It may be objected that a man cannot subsist in the sun; but does it follow from thence, that God cannot or has not constituted a nature peculiar to that fiery region, and caused it to be as natural and necessary for it to suck in and breathe out flames of fire, as it is for us to do the like in air.
ETHAN ALLEN, Reason: The Only Oracle of Man
In the sun I feel as one.
KURT COBAIN, "All Apologies"
The sun shineth upon the dunghill, and is not corrupted.
JOHN LYLY, Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit
The sun shines upon good and bad alike.
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN, "A Picture from the Ramparts"
How sickly grow,
How pale, the plants in those ill-fated vales
That, circled round with the gigantic heap
Of mountains, never felt, nor ever hope
To feel, the genial vigor of the sun!
JOHN ARMSTRONG, The Art of Preserving Health
I'd rather chase the sun than wait for it.
MARKUS ZUSAK, I Am the Messenger
I am alive, and drunk on sunlight.
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN, A Storm of Swords
That orbed continent the fire
That severs day from night.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Twelfth Night
This is the end
The world we suggest is of a new wild west.
A sensuous evil world.
Strange and haunting, the path of the sun, you know?
JIM MORRISON, artistic manifesto, Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend
The fabled wonders of Aladdin's lamp are as nothing when compared with the real wonders of the great lamp of nature, the all-beholding sun.
ALBERT TAYLOR BLEDSOE, "The Sun of Righteousness: A Sermon", The Southern Review, January 1876
The rising sun is a leader of an orchestra, at whose bidding all nature joins in one harmonious song.
DRAPER, attributed, Day's Collacon
What were all the realms of this world but a dungeon of darkness without the beams of the sun?
G. W. HERVEY, attributed, The Saturday Magazine, October 5, 1844
The Sun never repents of the good he does, nor does he ever demand a recompense.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Poor Richard's Almanack, 1735
I'm not the only one
Staring at the sun
Afraid of what you'd find
If you take a look inside.
Not just deaf and dumb
I am staring at the sun
Not the only one
Who's happy to go blind.
U2, "Staring at the Sun"
The earth at early dawn seems a dreary waste, an undistinguishable chaos, till the glowing sunrise unbars the gates of light, and lets forth the morn.
J. C. ADAMS, attributed, Day's Collacon