quotations about Yin & Yang

Yin/Yang quote

The yin & the yang are opposite forces. Yet, they exist together in the harmony of a perfect orb.

R. A. WISE, Wise Quotes of Wisdom


For you are more than just a thought. You are my everything. You are my Yin as I am your Yang. Together we make the world go round.

ANGELIA BAILEY, Old Memories, New Beginnings


Man hovers
Light & Darkness
Woman between
Darkness & Light
When the twain meet
Time stood still
in suspended
And stars gasp
in silence

FULAN, "Yin Yang", The New Millennium Poems


The circle that represents the whole is divided into Yin (black) and Yang (white) halves--two polar complements in harmonious balance. The two smaller circles in the centers (the eyes), shaded in the opposite color, illustrate that within Yin there is Yang, and vice versa. Yin and Yang contain within themselves, at their very centers, the seeds of change. The curve dividing them indicates that this change is dynamic and continuous. Each half invades the other half and establishes itself in the center of its opposite.

SIMMONE KUO, Yin-Yang in Tai-Chi Chuan and Daily Life


Our bodies pressed together, our breaths synchronising, we plunged into a void, suspended in time. It was then I knew where I had seen your face before, heard your voice before. It was then that I knew for certain we had shared at least a previous lifetime together. And nothing could have prevented what happened between us that night in Beijing. Nothing in this life, nor in our previous lives. And it was as if it was all linked: the destruction of so many lives on that night and the union of your yang energy and my yin. It was as if so many senseless deaths must be atoned by the energy of love created by someone, somewhere, somehow.

MONI LAI STORZ, Yin Yang of Loving


There's eternal opposition between yin and yang. No third party at all, but treason occurs sometimes.

TOBA BETA, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut


She probably had to wield the yang side of her personality more often than maybe she felt comfortable with to make up for my dad's weakness. This left me with a negative mistrust of my yang power and a dependence on the yin for survival.

R. J. COLE, The Dragon's Treasure


The world is, was, will always be filled with good and evil, because good and evil is the yin and yang of the human condition.

PHILIP ZIMBARDO, TED talk, Sep. 2008


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A round of Yin, then
A round of Yang, that equals the Tao.

PADRAIC FALLON, A Look in the Mirror and Other Poems


It is yin and yang. Light is the left hand of darkness ... how did it go? Light, dark. Fear, courage. Cold, warmth. Female, male. It is yourself ... both and one. A shadow on snow.

URSULA K. LE GUIN, The Left Hand of Darkness


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Often, the truly great and valuable lessons we learn in life are learned through pain. That's why they call it "growing pains." It's all about yin and yang. And that's not something you order off column A at your local Chinese restaurant.

FRAN DRESCHER, Cancer, Schmancer


When we practice sacred sexuality we are working with cosmologically rooted principles, balancing the heavenly yang (male energy) of the universe with the all-knowing, life-giving yin (feminine energy) of the earth within ourselves.

JOHN MAXWELL TAYLOR, Eros Ascending: The Life-Transforming Power of Sacred Sexuality


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The motion of yin and yang generates all things in nature.

MEH JIUZHANG & GUO LEI, A General Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine


Every society in the history of the world has seen that yin and yang--the masculine and the feminine--are not limited to humans or even just to animals. Every language that I know of, except English, has masculine and feminine nouns. The sun is always he; the moon is always she. The day is always he; the night is always she. The water is she; the rocks are he. Most of us today think that's projection of our own sexuality into the universe. That makes us strangers to the universe. The shore is the most popular place on earth. Waterfront property is the most expensive property anywhere in the world. Why? Because that's where the sea and the land meet. That's where man and woman meet. The land without the sea is kind of boring. Desert. The sea without the land is kind of boring. "When are we going to land the ship?" But the place where they meet--that's where all the action is.

PETER KREEFT, attributed, "We are witnessing the death of unconditional love, and the result is catastrophic", LifeSite, March 15, 2017


The Pentacle -- The ancients envisioned their world in two halves -- masculine and feminine. Their gods and goddesses worked to keep a balance of power. Yin and Yang. When male and female were balanced, there was harmony in the world. When they were unbalanced there was chaos.

DAN BROWN, The Da Vinci Code


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Yin and Yang are one vital force -- the primordial aura.

YANGMING WANG, The Philosophy of Wang Yang-Ming


Yin and Yang in themselves are of course opposites, so we use Yin and Yang to generalise opposing elements such as up and down, left and right, day and night, water and fire, male and female, inside and outside. But Yin and Yang do not exist in separated and independent forms. Yin and Yang are two faces of a whole, or, it may be said, Yin and Yang join together and combine into a whole.

JINGHAN HE, Bagua Daoyin: A Unique Branch of Daoist Learning, A Secret Skill of the Palace


Yang is known to be more will-oriented, and dynamic in nature. It is eternal motion and cosmic action. Yin on the other hand is receptive, supportive and magnetic. It is eternally stabilizing and of cosmic potentiality. Both Yin and Yang possess the needed qualities for creation and evolution. In terms of natural law, no sex is above the other. Whenever one is generally overemphasized, the natural harmony is thrown out of balance. This is still the case today in the Western male (Yang) dominance of society. This excess of Yang on a global level, is a cause of much of the world's problems today. The same would be true of an excess of Yin energy. Both of these forces and their associated qualities must stay in perpetual balance.

S. K. PAUL, The Complete Poems of Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali


Yin is stronger and more abundant than Yang, but Yang is more obvious and active. There is more water on earth than fire, for example, but fire phenomena such as lightning are more exciting and attract more attention. Still, ever since the term Yin/Yang first appeared in China, the word "Yin" has always preceded the word "Yang", and in Chinese this indicates a position of Yin superiority that long antedates the advent of patriarchy in Chinese society.

DANIEL REID, The Tao Of Health, Sex And Longevity


Toned down too much, a female's natural yin is not apparent enough for the yang-meisters who control our politics, and they whisper the "L" word a lot and think they know what's what.

LEN HOLMAN, "Sarah Seeks Yang", Cosmoetica, Nov. 5, 2010