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Quotes About Shadow

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George R.R. Martin
“The brightest flame casts the darkest shadow.”
George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

Sylvia Plath
“I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Chuck Palahniuk
“Maybe the only thing each of us can see is our own shadow.

Carl Jung called this his shadow work. He said we never see others. Instead we see only aspects of ourselves that fall over them. Shadows. Projections. Our associations.

The same way old painters would sit in a tiny dark room and trace the image of what stood outside a tiny window, in the bright sunlight.

The camera obscura.

Not the exact image, but everything reversed or upside down.”
Chuck Palahniuk

Horace
“Pulvis et umbra sumus. (We are but dust and shadow.)”
Horace, The Odes of Horace: Bilingual Edition

Marilynne Robinson
“To crave and to have are as like as a thing and its shadow. For when does a berry break upon the tongue as sweetly as when one longs to taste it, and when is the taste refracted into so many hues and savors of ripeness and earth, and when do our senses know any thing so utterly as when we lack it? And here again is a foreshadowing -- the world will be made whole. For to wish for a hand on one's hair is all but to feel it. So whatever we may lose, very craving gives it back to us again.”
Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping

Louisa May Alcott
“Some people seemed to get all sunshine, and some all shadow…”
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Robert Fanney
“A song she heard
Of cold that gathers
Like winter's tongue
Among the shadows
It rose like blackness
In the sky
That on volcano's
Vomit rise
A Stone of ruin
From burn to chill
Like black moonrise
Her voice fell still...”
Robert Fanney

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“There is strong shadow where there is much light.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Götz von Berlichingen

Mikhail Bulgakov
“What would your good do if evil didn't exist, and what would the earth look like if all the shadows disappeared?”
Mikhail Bulgakov

Robert Fanney
“May your feet ever walk in the light of two suns... and may the moonshadow never fall on you... ”
Robert Fanney

Tite Kubo
“I have always been afraid... Always been pretending to follow you closely, alwyas been pretending to sharpen my teeth, when the truth is, I am ... scared to death just treading on your shadow.”
Tite Kubo

C.G. Jung
“How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also If I am to be whole”
C.G. Jung

C.G. Jung
“Be silent and listen: have you recognized your madness and do you admit it? Have you noticed that all your foundations are completely mired in madness? Do you not want to recognize your madness and welcome it in a friendly manner? You wanted to accept everything. So accept madness too. Let the light of your madness shine, and it will suddenly dawn on you. Madness is not to be despised and not to be feared, but instead you should give it life...If you want to find paths, you should also not spurn madness, since it makes up such a great part of your nature...Be glad that you can recognize it, for you will thus avoid becoming its victim. Madness is a special form of the spirit and clings to all teachings and philosophies, but even more to daily life, since life itself is full of craziness and at bottom utterly illogical. Man strives toward reason only so that he can make rules for himself. Life itself has no rules. That is its mystery and its unknown law. What you call knowledge is an attempt to impose something comprehensible on life.”
C.G. Jung, The Red Book: A Reader's Edition

Marilynne Robinson
“I hated waiting. If I had one particular complaint, it was that my life seemed composed entirely of expectation. I expected — an arrival, an explanation, an apology. There had never been one, a fact I could have accepted, were it not true that, just when I had got used to the limits and dimensions of one moment, I was expelled into the next and made to wonder again if any shapes hid in its shadows.”
Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping

“Stop in somebody's shadow to rest and cool down, and you are lost. No one can make anyone else happy.”
Peter Deunov

E.M. Forster
“... there are shadows because there are hills.”
E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

W.H. Auden
“Every man carries with him through life a mirror, as unique and impossible to get rid of as his shadow.”
W.H. Auden, The Dyer's Hand

Pramoedya Ananta Toer
“Tak ada satu hal pun tanpa bayang-bayang, kecuali terang itu sendiri.”
Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Child of All Nations

Jarod Kintz
“I’m 30-years-old, and I still can’t get out from under my father’s shadow. He’s really tall, so maybe I’ll just ask him to move over a few feet.”
Jarod Kintz, The Titanic would never have sunk if it were made out of a sink.

Clarissa Pinkola Estés
“This explosive psychological 'sneaking' occurs when a woman suppresses large parts of self into the shadows of the psyche. In the view of analytical psychology, the repression of both negative and positive instincts, urges, and feelings into the unconscious causes them to inhabit a shadow realm. While the ego and superego attempt to continue to censor the shadow impulses, the very pressure that repression causes is rather like a bubble in the sidewall of a tire. Eventually, as the tire revolves and heats up, the pressure behind the bubble intensifies, causing it to explode outward, releasing all the inner content.

The shadow acts similarlyY We find that by opening the door to the shadow realm a little, and letting out various elements a few at a time, relating to them, finding use for them, negotiating, we can reduce being surprised by shadow sneak attacks and unexpected explosions.”
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

“Though no one notices at the time, in-loveness obliterates the humanity of the beloved. One does a curious kind of insult to another by falling in love with him, for we are really looking at our own projection of God, not at the other person. If two people are in love, they tread on star dust for a time and live happily ever after—that is so long as this experience of divinity has obliterated time for them. Only when they come down to earth do they have to look at each other realistically and only then does the possibility of mature love exist. If one person is in love and the other not, the cooler one is likely to say, "We would have something better between us if you would look at me rather than at your image of me.”
Robert A. Johnson, Owning Your Own Shadow: Understanding the Dark Side of the Psyche

Jarod Kintz
“A whisper is like the shadow of a shout. My shout’s a little too green if I let it grow in my neighbor’s yard.”
Jarod Kintz, This is the best book I've ever written, and it still sucks

Oscar Wilde
“What men call the shadow of the body is not the shadow of the body, but is the body of the soul.”
Oscar Wilde, A House of Pomegranates

Neil Gaiman
“So," he asked. "How's death?"
"Hard," she said. "It just keeps going.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Jarod Kintz
“If I die, who’s going to take care of my shadow? Or will it return to the night, from whence it came? While I sleep at night I keep my shadow folded neatly in my underwear drawer.”
Jarod Kintz, A Story That Talks about Talking Is Like Chatter to Chattering Teeth, and Every Set of Dentures Can Attest to the Fact That No..

L.M. Montgomery
“I am quite likely to re-act to the opposite extreme - to feel rapturously that the world is beautiful and mere existence something to thank God for. I suppose our 'blues' are the price we have to pay for our temperament. 'The gods don't allow us to be in their debt.' They give us sensitiveness to beauty in all its forms but the shadow of the gift goes with it.”
L.M. Montgomery, My Dear Mr. M: Letters to G.B. Macmillan from L.M. Montgomery

Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
“I don't know how long we stay that way, but we watch the sun go down together. The giant, burnt-orange sphere sinks towards the horizon, coloring the rock layers until it's gone and the canyon is covered in shadow.”
Jennifer Salvato Doktorski, How My Summer Went Up in Flames

Michael Scott
“She's in the Catskill," Shopie began, but Scathach reached over and pinched her hand. "Ouch!"
I just wanted to distract you," Scathach explained. "Don't even think about Black Annis. There are some names that should never be spoken aloud."
That like saying don't think of elephants, Josh said, "and then all you can think about is elephants."
Then let me give you something else to think about," Scathach said softly. "There are two police officers in the window staring at us. Don't look," she added urgently.
Too late. Josh turned to look and whatever crossed his face--shock, horror, guilt or fear--bought both officers racing into the cafe, one pulling his automatic from its holster, the other speaking urgently into his radio as he drew his baton.”
Michael Scott

Jean Rhys
“One realized all sorts of things. The value of an illusion, for instance, and that the shadow can be more important than the substance. All sorts of things.”
Jean Rhys, Quartet

Jarod Kintz
“What’s blacker than black? Does summer shade have a shadow? Is that how loneliness looks and where it lurks?”
Jarod Kintz, $3.33

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