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Shadow Quotes

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

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

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, Modern Man in Search of a Soul

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

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

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

Euripides
“Come back. Even as a shadow, even as a dream.”
Euripides

Rainer Maria Rilke
“So don't be frightened, dear friend, if a sadness confronts you larger than any you have ever known, casting its shadow over all you do. You must think that something is happening within you, and remember that life has not forgotten you; it holds you in its hand and will not let you fall. Why would you want to exclude from your life any uneasiness, any pain, any depression, since you don't know what work they are accomplishing within you?”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

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

Jay Kristoff
“The brighter the light, the deeper the shadow.”
Jay Kristoff, Nevernight

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

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

Munia Khan
“All shadows of clouds the sun cannot hide
like the moon cannot stop oceanic tide;
but a hidden star can still be smiling
at night's black spell on darkness, beguiling”
Munia Khan

C.G. Jung
“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefore not popular.”
C.G. Jung

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
“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

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Among the tales of sorrow and of ruin that came down to us from the darkness of those days there are yet some in which amid weeping there is joy and under the shadow of death light that endures. And of these histories most fair still in the ears of the Elves is the tale of Beren and Lúthien”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion

Leigh Bardugo
“Tell me about Dunyasha,” he said.

“She was carrying quality blades.” Inej took the shears from the table of the vanity and began cutting fresh strips of cloth from one of the towels. “I think she may be my shadow.”

“Pretty solid shadow if she can throw knives.”

“The Suli believe that when we do wrong, we give life to our shadows. Every sin makes the shadow stronger, until eventually the shadow is stronger than you.”

“If that were true, my shadow would have put Ketterdam in permanent night.”

“Maybe,” Inej said, turning her dark gaze to his. “Or maybe you’re someone else’s shadow.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

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

Gilles Deleuze
“The shadow escapes from the body like an animal we had been sheltering.”
Gilles Deleuze, Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation

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

Fyodor Dostoevsky
“I sometimes have moments of such despair, such despair … Because in those moments I start to think that I will never be capable of beginning to live a real life; because I have already begun to think that I have lost all sense of proportion, all sense of the real and the actual; because, what is more, I have cursed myself; because my nights of fantasy are followed by hideous moments of sobering! And all the time one hears the human crowd swirling and thundering around one in the whirlwind of life, one hears, one sees how people live—that they live in reality, that for them life is not something forbidden, that their lives are not scattered for the winds like dreams or visions but are forever in the process of renewal, forever young, and that no two moments in them are ever the same; while how dreary and monotonous to the point of being vulgar is timorous fantasy, the slave of shadow, of the idea...”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, White Nights

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

Amit Ray
“Do not live in the shadow of the masters for ever. Learn to live in the light of your soul. Life deserves full expression.”
Amit Ray

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

Haruki Murakami
“No matter how far you travel, you can never get away from yourself. It’s like your shadow. It follows you everywhere. -Komura”
Haruki Murakami, After the Quake

Erik Pevernagie
“People may implant their footprints in our walk of life and engrave their seal in our thinking; and their shadow may escort us throughout our whole life, remaining steady companions or permanent witnesses. They can, then, become points of reference that we can consult at any time. ("Not without you")”
Erik Pevernagie

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

Gillian Flynn
“How confusing to live in the shadow of a shadow.”
Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects

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