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Quotations About / On: SUN

  • 21.
    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.)
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  • 22.
    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[1], 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 Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883.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.)
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  • 23.
    Up a lazy river by the old mill run, that lazy, lazy river in the noonday sun.
    (Sidney Arodin, U.S. songwriter. "Lazy River," Peer International Corp. (1931). Music composed by Hoagy Carmichael (1899-1981).)
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  • 24.
    On neither the sun, nor death, can a man look fixedly.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Maximes, no. 26 (1678).)
  • 25.
    Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1809).)
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  • 26.
    He had a whole heaven and horizon to himself, and the sun seemed to be journeying over his clearing only the livelong day.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Ktaadn" (1848) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, pp. 23-24, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 27.
    These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no good to us.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Gloucester, in King Lear, act 1, sc. 2, l. 103-4. "Late" means recent.)
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  • 28.
    When I could not see the light with my blind eyes, I blamed not my eyes, but the sun.
    (Jerome (c. 340-420), Roman church father. Epistulae, XXII, 30.)
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  • 29.
    The Sun, the hearth of affection and life, pours burning love on the delighted earth.
    (Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891), French poet. "Soleil et Chair," sct. 1, Collected Poems, ed. Oliver Bernard (1962).)
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  • 30.
    Talk to me not of blasphemy, man; I'd strike the sun if it insulted me.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Moby-Dick (1851), ch. 36, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 6, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1988). Spoken by Captain Ahab.)
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