„When small men begin to cast big shadows, it means that the sun is about to set.“

—  Lin Yutang

As quoted in Hard-to-Solve Cryptograms (2001) by Derrick Niederman, p. 96

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chinesischer Schriftsteller 1895 - 1976

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John Dewey Foto

„As long as politics is the shadow cast on society by big business, the attenuation of the shadow will not change the substance.“

—  John Dewey American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer 1859 - 1952

Quoted in John Dewey and American Democracy by Robert Westbrook (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991), p. 440; cited in Understanding Power http://www.understandingpower.com/Chapter9.htm#f16| (2002) by Noam Chomsky, ch. 9, footnote 16; originally from "The Need for a New Party" (1931) by John Dewey, Later Works 6, http://books.google.com/books?id=0xPFJ2uwpbIC&lpg=PA163&ots=dd3ciwpXoJ&dq=%22shadow%20cast%22%20dewey&pg=PA163#v=onepage&q&f=false| p. 163. (Via Westbrook.)
Misc. Quotes

Chinua Achebe Foto

„When there is a big tree small ones climb on its back to reach the sun.“

—  Chinua Achebe, buch No Longer at Ease

Quelle: No Longer at Ease (1960), Chapter 10 (p. 95)

Rumi Foto

„Reason is like an officer when the King appears;
The officer then loses his power and hides himself.
Reason is the shadow cast by God; God is the sun.“

—  Rumi Iranian poet 1207 - 1273

As translated in Masnavi I Ma'navi : The Spiritual Couplets of Maulána Jalálu-'d-Dín Muhammad Rúmí (1898) edited by Edward Henry Whinfield Book IV, Story IV : "Bayazid and his impious sayings when beside himself" <!-- also quoted in The Perennial Philosophy (1945) by Aldous Huxley -->

Jean De La Fontaine Foto
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Jonathan Safran Foer Foto

„In the morning, when the nothing vase casts a something shadow, like the memory of someone you've lost, what can you say about that?“

—  Jonathan Safran Foer, buch Extrem laut und unglaublich nah

Quelle: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Jonathan Swift Foto

„Men nowadays Worship the Rising Sun, and not the Setting.“

—  Jonathan Swift Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, and poet 1667 - 1745

A Tritical Essay upon the Faculties of the Mind (1707)
Kontext: ALL Rivers go to the Sea, but none return from it. Xerxes wept when he beheld his Army, to consider that in less than a Hundred Years they would be all Dead. Anacreon was' Choakt with a Grape-stone, and violent Joy Kills as well as violent Grief. There is nothing in this World constant but Inconstancy; yet Plato thought that if Virtue would appear to the World in her own native Dress, all Men would be Enamoured with her. But now since Interest governs the World, and Men neglect the Golden Mean, Jupiter himself, if he came on the Earth would be Despised, unless it were as he did to Danae in a Golden Shower. For Men nowadays Worship the Rising Sun, and not the Setting.

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Bertolt Brecht Foto

„Events cast long shadows before.
One such event would be a war.
But how are shadows to be seen
When total darkness fills the screen?“

—  Bertolt Brecht German poet, playwright, theatre director 1898 - 1956

"Alphabet" [Alfabet] from "Five Children's Songs" (1934), trans. John Willett in Poems, 1913-1956, p. 239
Poems, 1913-1956 (1976)

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„To interpret is to impoverish, to deplete the world—in order to set up a shadow world of "meanings."“

—  Susan Sontag American writer and filmmaker, professor, and activist 1933 - 2004

Quelle: Against Interpretation and Other Essays (1966), p. 7

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„To my mind, faith is like being in the sun. When you are in the sun, can you avoid creating a shadow?“

—  Yann Martel Canadian author best known for the book Life of Pi 1963

Quelle: Beatrice & Virgil (2010), p. 103
Kontext: To my mind, faith is like being in the sun. When you are in the sun, can you avoid creating a shadow? Can you shake that area of darkness that clings to you, always shaped like you, as if constantly to remind you of yourself? You can't. This shadow is doubt. And it goes wherever you go as long as you stay in the sun. And who wouldn't want to be in the sun?

Rick Riordan Foto
George Chapman Foto

„Our hopes, I see, resemble much the sun,
That rising and declining cast large shadows;
But when his beams are dressed in's midday brightness,
Yields none at all: when they are farthest from
Success, their guilt reflection does display
The largest shows of events fair and prosperous.“

—  George Chapman English dramatist, poet, and translator 1559 - 1634

Revenge for Honour (1654), Act II, scene i. Attributed, probably falsely, to Chapman. The play may have been written by Henry Glapthorne.

John Ruskin Foto

„Let every dawn of morning be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close.“

—  John Ruskin English writer and art critic 1819 - 1900

Quelle: The Two Paths

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„Poetry is the shadow cast by our imaginations.“

—  Lawrence Ferlinghetti American artist, writer and activist 1919

These Are My Rivers: New & Selected Poems, 1955-1993 (New Directions) ISBN: 0-0112-1273-4 0-0112-1252-1

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