„Don't loaf and invite inspiration; light out after it with a club.“
„Lange was hosting a reception at Vogel House for the Chinese politician Hu Yao Bang when the lights went out. Lange immediately asked all the guests to raise their hands because "many hands make light work." The audience complied, and to their amazement the lights immediately came back on. Lange was invited to visit China.“
— David Lange New Zealand politician and 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand 1942 - 2005
Anecdotes, Source: Dominion, 23 March 1992, p. 6.
— Blaise Pascal French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer, and Christian philosopher 1623 - 1662
The Art of Persuasion, Context: God only pours out his light into the mind after having subdued the rebellion of the will by an altogether heavenly gentleness which charms and wins it.
„But also I say this: that light is an invitation to happiness, and that happiness, when it’s done right, is a kind of holiness.“
— Mary Oliver American writer 1935 - 2019
Blue Iris (2004), "Poppies"
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
Song lyrics, Never for Ever (1980), Context: Put out the light, then, put out the light. Vibes in the sky invite you to dine. Dust to dust, Blow to blow.
„If you don't know the exact moment when the lights will go out, you might as well read until they do.“
— Clive James Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist 1939 - 2019
— Robert Hunter American musician 1941 - 2019
Song lyrics, (1977), "Terrapin Station"
„It's a failure only if you don't get anything out of it, Thomas Edison said he knew 999 ways that a light bulb did not work; yet we have lights today.“
— Ben Carson 17th and current United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; American neurosurgeon 1951
Take The Risk (2008), p. 36
„[Y]our country, and particularly your conservative movement, is a light and an inspiration to people in this country and across the world.“
— Stephen Harper 22nd Prime Minister of Canada 1959
1990s, Speech to the Council for National Policy (1997)
— Confucius Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher -551 - -479 v.Chr
„Painting is very private and personal. There's an emotional content, but I'm more involved in the light and color and drawing of a painting. I don't set out to portray an emotion.“
— Helen Frankenthaler American artist 1928 - 2011
1970s - 1980s, Quote from an interview in 'The Post', 1972; as cited in 'Helen Frankenthaler, noted abstract painter, dies at 83' https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/helen-frankenthaler-noted-abstract-painter-dies-at-83/2011/12/27/gIQAwr0dLP_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.08d9ecdb8773, Matt Schudel, December 27, 2011
— Willem Maris Dutch landscape painter of the Hague School (1844-1910) 1844 - 1910
version in original Dutch / origineel citaat van Willem Maris: Ik schilder geen koeien, maar licht. 2 short Quotes of Willem Maris, c. 1880; as cited in 'Schilder Maris' http://www.wittebrugpark.nl/wittebrugpark/schilders/maris/maris.htm (translation from original Dutch, Fons Heijnsbroek, 2018)
„Seen in the light of evolution, biology is, perhaps, intellectually the most satisfying and inspiring science. Without that light it becomes a pile of sundry facts -- some of them interesting or curious but making no meaningful picture as a whole.“
— Theodosius Dobzhansky geneticist and evolutionary biologist 1900 - 1975
"Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution" (1973)
— David Zindell, buch Neverness
Neverness (1988), p88
— Ted Dekker American writer 1962
— Robert Southey British poet 1774 - 1843
Ode written during the War with America (1814).