shadows Quotes

35 of the best book quotes about shadows
“Some there are among us who sing that the Shadow will draw back, and peace shall come again. Yet I do not believe that the world about us will ever again be as it was of old, or the light of the Sun as it was aforetime.”
“My shadow calleth me? What matter about my shadow! Let it run after me! I—run away from it.”
“Will he not fancy that the shadows which he formerly saw are truer than the objects which are now shown to him?”
“The most dangerous enemy is not the one who lingers behind you in the shadows, but the one who walks beside you as a friend.”
“I felt myself melting into the shadows like the negative of a person I’d never seen before in my life.”
“Thy soul is by vile fear assail’d, which oft So overcasts a man, that he recoils From noblest resolution, like a beast At some false semblance in the twilight gloom.”
“In front of him he distinguished a shadowy figure, motionless. ‘Wilbur Mercer! Is that you?’ My god, he realized; it’s my shadow.”
“I am not so infatuate as to grasp The shadow when I hold the substance fast.”
“Swift as a deer. Quiet as a shadow. Fear cuts deeper than swords. Quick as a snake. Calm as still water.”
“This was a place of deep silence and brooding shadows, and the gods who lived here had no names.”
“The most dangerous kind of person ... is one who is afraid of his own shadow.”
“God is love, I said, but art’s the possibility of forms, and shadows are the source of identity.”
“There is no sun without the shadow, and it is essential to know the night. The absurd man says yes and his efforts will henceforth be unceasing.”
“If a man speak or act with a good thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.”
″ ‘I’ve brought you the Biggest Lantern of Them All!’ he told Little Bear. ‘That’s to keep you from being scared!’ ‘Thank you, Big Bear,’ said Little Bear, curling up in the glow and watching the shadows dance.”
“I felt as if there was nothing to count on or touch, nothing except echoes and shadows and disappearances. Life had turned to quicksand and the faint yellow light in the kitchen spread out toward me like the ghostly breath of lives that had left.”
“Our feet crunched over the crisp snow and little gray footprints followed. Pa made a long shadow, but mine was short and round. I had to run after him every now and then to keep up and my short, round shadow bumped after me.”
“I knew then that I could talk, I could even laugh out loud. But I was a shadow as we walked home.”
“All of a sudden, an owl shadow, part of the big tree shadow, lifted off and flew right over us.”
“We can hardly bear to look. The shadow may carry the best of the life we have not lived. Go into the basement, the attic, the refuse bin. Find gold there. Find an animal who has not been fed or watered. It is you!! This neglected, exiled animal, hungry for attention, is a part of your self.”
“Know that that which is referred to as other-than-Allah, or the universe, is related to Allah as the shadow is related to the person. The universe is the shadow of Allah.”
“It’s dark where I am and I cannot find the light. There are shadows all around me and my heart is full of fright.”
″ When suddenly out of the shadows they saw Scarface Claw the toughest Tom in town.”
“As the wedding party moved through the forest, brightly plumed birds darted about in the cool green shadows beneath the trees. Though anxious about her sister, Nyasha was soon filled with excitement about all there was to see.”
“What would your good be doing if there were no evil, and what would the earth look like if shadows disappeared from it?”
“Now that she knew where the prince lived, the little mermaid spent many evenings and nights looking at the splendid palace. She swam nearer to the land than any of her sisters had dared. There was a marble balcony that cast its shadow across a narrow canal, and beneath it, she hid and watched the young prince.”
“Everything about the school was dark and shadowy. There were long, narrow corridors and winding staircases- and of course there were the girls themselves, dressed in black gymslips, black stockings, black hob-nailed boots, grey shirts and black-and-grey ties. Even their summer dresses were black-and-grey checked.”
“But in Australia a model child is - I say it not without thankfulness- an unknown quantity. It may be that the miasmas of naughtiness develop best in the sunny brilliancy, of our atmosphere. It may be that the land and the people are young-hearted together, and the children’s spirits not crushed and saddened by the shadow of long years’ sorrowful history.”
No one goes near the place. It stands in the shadows...dark, crumbling, and forbidding. At night, smoke curls from beneath its doors, and an old man toils in secret.
“Have you never thought how danger must surround power as shadow does light?”
“To light a candle is to cast a shadow.”
“Dauntless Little John was a wealthy youth indeed with all those gold pieces, and he lived happily in his palace. Then one day what should he do but look behind him and see his shadow: he was so frightened he died.”
“Randal lay on his back, lapping up the sunshine until he felt that it was pouring right through him so that if he got up he would have no shadow.”
“All these scents and sounds are part of the story I have to tell, with light and darkness, shadows and tragedy interwoven.”
“Billy sat on his tricycle in the shadows of the staircase, listening to the footsteps of passers-by on the road and the rush of traffic along Catherine Street.”

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