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- In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.
- Aaron Rose
- You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in.
- Arlo Guthrie (1947 - )
- In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.
- Ellen DeGeneres, (attributed)
- There are two kinds of light--the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures.
- James Thurber (1894 - 1961)
- What I give form to in daylight is only one per cent of what I have seen in darkness.
- M. C. Escher (1898 - 1972), Quoted in Comic Sections, D. MacHale (Dublin 1993)
- Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine.
- Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), O Magazine, January 2004
- Any one who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eyes are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light, which is true of the mind's eye, quite as much as of the bodily eye; and he who remembers this when he sees any one whose vision is perplexed and weak, will not be too ready to laugh; he will first ask whether that soul of man has come out of the brighter light, and is unable to see because unaccustomed to the dark, or having turned from darkness to the day is dazzled by excess of light.
- Plato (427 BC - 347 BC), The Republic
- We burn daylight.
- William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "The Merry Wives of Windsor", Act 1 scene 4