Shadow quotes

By | 09.11.2021

Shadow owes its birth to light. John Gay

The brightest flame casts the darkest shadow. George R.R. Martin

Shadow quotes: Light is the shadow of god. Plato

One of the greatest gifts we can give people is the hope that their death is nothing to fear – you know, not that it has no fear in it, but the promise of scripture is that God will lead us through the valley of the shadow of death. Max Lucado

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there’s shadow – no, not just shadow, but fullness. You’ve got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to create something that’s real. Amy Grant

Pulvis et umbra sumus. (We are but dust and shadow.) Horace

Don’t be afraid of the shadows, it only means there’s a light nearby. Amy Lee

Like a shadow, I am and I am not. Rumi

Famous shadow quotes

I don’t pretend to know anybody well. People are like shadows to me and I am like a shadow. Gwen John

Even the purest cast a black shadow. Kaitlyn Jones

I decided long ago never to walk in anyone’s shadow; if I fail, or if I succeed at least I did as I believe. Whitney Houston

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

I think the healthy way to live is to make friends with the beast inside oneself, and that means not the beast but the shadow. The dark side of one’s nature. Have fun with it and you know, is to accept everything about ourselves. Sir Anthony Hopkins

The shadow that hidden, repressed, for the most part inferior and guilt – laden personality whose ultimate ramifications reach back into the realm of our annual ancestors. C.G. Jung

We all have a dark side. Most of us go through life avoiding direct confrontation with that aspect of ourselves, which I call the shadow self. There’s a reason why. It carries a great deal of energy. Lorraine Toussaint


I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow. Sylvia Plath

Be kind to your shadow. Rebecca Lawless

It is only through shadows that one comes to know the light. St. Catherine of Siena

If you don’t have any shadows you’re not in the light. Lady Gaga

I am about as detailed as a shadow. Lynda Barry

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

Shelter in your shadow. Lailah Gifty Akita

There is strong shadow where there is much light. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual`s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is. Carl Jung

Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind. Nathaniel Hawthorne

Some people seemed to get all sunshine, and some all shadow…Louisa May Alcott

The brighter the sun the darker are the shadows.

From the ashes, a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring…J. R. R. Tolkien

To confront a person with his shadow is to show him his own light. Carl Jung

To light a candle is to cast a shadow. Ursula K. Le Guin

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

Always shoot from the shadow side. Ted Grant

Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see. Martin Luther King Jr.

I define a ‘good person’ as somebody who is fully conscious of their own limitations. They know their strengths, but they also know their ‘shadow’ – they know their weaknesses. In other words, they understand that there is no good without bad. Good and evil are really one, but we have broken them up in our consciousness. We polarize them. John Bradshaw

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


Everything that is, casts a shadow. Neil Gaiman

To any white body receiving the light from the sun, or the air, the shadows will be of a bluish cast. Leonardo da Vinci

Life is a mixture of light and shadow, calm and storm, and it’s all good. Susan W. Krebs

Light and shadow are opposite sides of the same coin. We can illuminate our paths or darken our way. It is a matter of choice. Maya Angelou

Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow. Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

Love is the pursuit of shadows. Margaret Atwood

A luminous body will appear more brilliant in proportion as it is surrounded by deeper shadow. Leonardo da Vinci

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection. Michelangelo

I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. Plutarch

The brighter the light, the deeper the shadow. Jay Kristoff

I like my shadow; it reminds me that I exist. Mehmet Murat Ildan

Poetry is the shadow cast by our streetlight imaginations. Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. Carl Sandburg

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 Shadow quotes

Life is but a walking shadow. William Shakespeare

Best shadow quotes

Befriend your shadow and life will be easier. Robert Jabert

Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun. Hilaire Belloc

A human being is only breath and shadow. Sophocles

Perhaps a man’s character was like a tree, and his reputation like its shadow; the shadow is what we think of it, the tree is the real thing. Abraham Lincoln

We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand. E. M. Forster


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

A light here required a shadow there. Virginia Woolf

I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul. Pablo Neruda

There is no light without shadow, just as there is no happiness without pain. Isabel Allende

Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life. Jean de La Fontaine

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

Light is easy to love. Show me your darkness. R. Queen

Somethings can only be seen in the shadows. Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. Abraham Lincoln

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

The mind is the shadow of the light it seeks. Jim Dodge

Events cast long shadows before. One such event would be a war. But how are shadows to be seen When total darkness fills the screen? Bertolt Brech

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 brighter the light, the darker the shadow. Carl Jung

Capture a shadow, dance with the wind, stand in a rainbow, begin at the end. Mary Anne Radmacher

Every light has its shadow, and every shadow hath a succeeding morning. Nicolaus Copernicus

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

Shadow work is the path of the heart warrior. Carl Jung

Some there be that shadow kiss; Such have but a shadow’s bliss. William Shakespeare

We think not in words but in shadows of words. Vladimir Nabokov

I’m not saying that everyone should swim with sharks, but sometimes you have to jump over your own shadow in order to learn something that you will never forget for the rest of your life. Then you know you can conquer your fears. Heidi Klum

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

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. Charles Swain

Every man carries with him through life a mirror, as unique and impossible to get rid of as his shadow. W.H. Auden

Follow thy fair sun, unhappy shadow. Thomas Campion


A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines. Benjamin Franklin

Seek happiness for its own sake, and you will not find it; seek for duty, and happiness will follow as the shadow comes with the sunshine. Tryon Edwards

The shadow escapes from the body like an animal we had been sheltering. Gilles Deleuze

That’s not my shadow, that’s my darkness. S.L. Jennings

My shadow serves as the friend I crave. Anna Akhmatova

Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two tones. Paul Cezanne

The heart has a yearning for the unknown, a longing to penetrate the deep shadow and the winding glade, where, as it seems, no human foot has been. Richard Jefferies

What men call the shadow of the body is not the shadow of the body, but is the body of the soul. Oscar Wilde

The shadows: some hide, others reveal. Antonio Porchia

False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade. John Christian Bovee

My shadow in my art is one way I trace who I was and where I have been. My shadow and I have been on a journey for quite a while now! Angela Cartwright

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

One can live in the shadow of an idea without grasping it. Elizabeth Bowen

The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone. William Butler Yeats

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

Some illusions…are the shadows of great truths. Nathaniel Hawthorne

Life is short, and time is swift; Roses fade, and shadows shift. Ebenezer Elliott

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

We never see others. Instead, we see only aspects of ourselves that fall over them. Shadows. Projections. Our associations. Chuck Palahniuk

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

When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. Gautama Buddha

Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain. Christopher Morley

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

Prestige is the shadow of money and power. C. Wright Mills

The dearest friend on earth is but a mere shadow compared with Jesus Christ. Shadow quote by Oswald Chambers

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 ne moment, I was expelled into the next and made to wonder again if any shapes hid in its shadows. Marilynne Robinson

A shadow on the wall, yet shadows can kill. And oftentimes a very small man can cast a very large shadow. George R. R. Martin

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