Quotations About / On:
The sun of a prince's good graces resembles that in the skies in that it shines most kindly upon the blackest people.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1811-1816).)
Sun, I come to see you for the last time.
(Jean Racine (1639-1699), French playwright. Phaedra, in Phaedra, act 1, sc. 3 (1677).
Phaedra is considering killing herself (or dying of grief).)
The best sun we have is made of Newcastle coal, and I am determined never to reckon upon any other.
(Horace Walpole (1717-1797), British author. Letter, June 15, 1768. Correspondence, vol. 10, Yale edition (1937-1983).)
The sun has not yet set for all time.
(Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXXIX, 26.)
There is no gilding of setting sun or glamor of poetry to light up the ferocious and endless toil of the farmers' wives.
(Hamlin Garland (1860-1940), U.S. author. "Melons and Early Frost," Boy Life on the Prairie (1899).)
One mustn't ask apple trees for oranges, France for sun, women for love, life for happiness.
(Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Pensées de Gustave Flaubert, p. 3, Conard (1915).)
I recoil, overcome with the glory of my rosy hue and the knowledge that I, a mere cock, have made the sun rise.
(Edmond Rostand (1868-1918), French poet, playwright. Chantecler, in The Chantecler, act 2, sc. 3 (1910).)
Freedom and whores are the most cosmopolitan items under the sun.
(Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act IV (1835).)
A black sun has appeared in the sky of my motherland.
(Wuer Kaixi, Chinese student leader. Quoted in Independent (London, June 29, 1989).
Said about the events in Tiananmen Square, Beijing.)
Look not into the sun! Even the moon is too bright for your nocturnal eyes!
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 196, selection 5, number 81, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883.
Originally meant to be attributed to Zarathustra in Thus Spoke Zarathustra.)