Don't it seem so far away?
Oh, we're traveling light today,
In the eye of the storm.
In the eye of the storm.Home,
To a new and a shiny place.
Make our bed and we'll say our grace.
Freedom's light burning warm.
Freedom's light burning warm.“
Of this new morning,
Clear, bright and warming.
The Earth adorning…
A New Age is dawning….“
— Mike Oldfield English musician, multi-instrumentalist 1953
Song lyrics, The Millennium Bell (1999)
— Thomas Gray, The Bard
The Bard (1757), I. 3. lines 39-40
so young to die.
No, no, not I,
I love the warm sunny skies,
light, song, shining eyes,
I want no war, no battle cry,
No, no, not I.“
— Hannah Senesh Jewish poet and anti-nazi fighter in World War II 1921 - 1944
— Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Current President of Egypt 1954
2013, El-Sisi addressing the Egyptians in a common Arabic expression of love to show how much the Egyptian Armed Forces love the Egyptians. As reported in Al Arabiya, 20 Dec 2013 http://english.alarabiya.net/en/perspective/features/2013/12/20/Egypt-Leaks-help-not-hurt-el-Sissi-s-image.html
„Cause I live and breathe this Philadelphia freedom.
From the day that I was born I've waved the flag.
Philadelphia freedom took me knee-high to a man.
Yeah gave me peace of mind my daddy never had.Oh Philadelphia freedom shine on me, I love you.
Shine a light through the eyes of the ones left behind.
Shine a light, shine a light
Shine a light, won't you shine a light.
Philadelphia freedom I love you, yes I do.“
— Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947
Song lyrics, Singles, Philadelphia Freedom (1975)
„There is no need to carry me to another prison. My life is already ebbing away. I suggest that you nail me to a cross and burn me alive. My flaming body will be a torch to light my people on their path to freedom.“
— Gavrilo Princip Bosnian assassin 1894 - 1918
Said to the prison warden on being moved to another prison; as quoted by Borivoje Jevtic (1914) http://wwi.lib.byu.edu/index.php/The_Assassination_of_Archduke_Franz_Ferdinand
„The light of love, the purity of grace,
The mind, the music breathing from her face, 19
The heart whose softness harmonized the whole,—
And oh, that eye was in itself a soul!“
— George Gordon Byron, buch The Bride of Abydos
The Bride of Abydos (1813), Canto I, Stanza 6; this can be compared to: "The bloom of young Desire and purple light of Love", Thomas Gray, The Progress of Poesy I. 3, line 16; also: "Oh, could you view the melody / Of every grace / And music of her face", Richard Lovelace, Orpheus to Beasts; "There is music in the beauty, and the silent note which Cupid strikes, far sweeter than the sound of an instrument", Thomas Browne, Religio Medici, Part ii, Section ix.
„Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.“
— Maria Montessori Italian pedagogue, philosopher and physician 1870 - 1952
„That question is so big that there is no end [Albers refers here to the relationship between colors and the source of light]. You see, they have just you cannot participate with it if you have not lubricated your eyes very thoroughly to see the little changes produced in our eye that has another action than any optical apparatus like photography. We must know that we have two ways of seeing. For instance, when we are indoors another part of the retina is engaged compared with when we are outdoors. If we are in warm light or cool light, in higher light or lower light.“
— Josef Albers German-American artist and educator 1888 - 1976
Homage to the square' (1964)
„my candle burns at both ends it will not last the night but arh my friends and oh my foes it gives a lovely light“
— Roald Dahl, Boy
Misattributed, Edna St. Vincent Millay, in "First Fig" from A Few Figs from Thistles (1920); said to be a motto Roald Dahl lived by.
„The eye which turns from a white object in the light of the sun and goes into a less fully lighted place will see everything as dark.“
— Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519
I Prolegomena and General Introduction to the Book on Painting
„We're being trained through our incarnations--trained to seek love, trained to seek light, trained to see the grace in suffering.“
— Ram Dass American contemporary spiritual teacher and the author of the 1971 book Be Here Now 1931