101+ Best Shadow Quotes and Sayings

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Instead of watching the bird as it flies above our heads, we chase his shadow along the ground; and, finding we cannot grasp it, we conclude it to be nothing.

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.

Even the purest cast a black shadow.

Shadow Quotes

The brightest flame casts the darkest shadow.

Like a shadow, I am and I am not.

It was no mean trick doing the wiring with those mittens on. But I managed it and crawled out, batting spiders into the shadows. I could hear a thud as they hit the floor joists, then a scuttling sound, then, worst of all, the silence of spiders.

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

Unless you learn to face your own shadows, you will continue to see them in others, because the world outside you is only a reflection of the world inside you.

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.

Shadow owes its birth to light.

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.

The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong.

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.

Befriend your shadow and life will be easier.

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

Be kind to your shadow.

But only he who, himself enlightened, is not afraid of shadows.

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

Shelter in your shadow.

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

I’m partly somebody else trying to fit in and say the right things and do the right thing and be in the right place and wear what everybody else is wearing. Sometimes I think we’re all trying to be shadows of each other, trying to buy the same records and everything even if we don’t like them. Kids are like robots, off an assembly line, and I don’t want to be a robot

We think not in words but in shadows of words.

Some people seemed to get all sunshine, and some all shadow.

The brighter the sun the darker are the shadows.

The shadows: some hide, others reveal.

Once there was a man who was afraid of his shadow. Then he met it. Now he glows in the dark.

From the ashes, a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring.

To light a candle is to cast a shadow.

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?

Always shoot from the shadow side.

There was a man that hated his footprints and his shadow, so one day he thought that if he ran fast enough, his footprints and shadow would not be able to follow him and then he never ever had to look at them again. He ran and he ran as fast as he could, but the shadow and the footprints had no problems keeping up to him. And he ran even faster and all of a sudden he fell dead to the ground. But if he been standing still there hadn’t been any footprints and if he had been resting under a tree his shadow had been swallowed of the trees shadow.

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

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 anything 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.

Both light and shadow are the dance of love.

Go! I shall walk in the shadows by your side: I will be your spirit, you will be my beauty.

Error is but the shadow of the truth.

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

Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.

The brighter the light, the deeper the shadow.

Love is the pursuit of shadows.

Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.

Remember, light and shadow never stand still.

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

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

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

Life is but a walking shadow.

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

There were shadows galore in the dim light, but there was one shadow that did not correspond to any object in the room. It lurked next to the fireplace, a formless, undulating darkness.

I like my shadow; it reminds me that I exist.

It is only through shadows that one comes to know the light.

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.

A human being is only breath and shadow.

Darkness is absence of light. Shadow is diminution of light.

This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affectations glow and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at any moment we may see the unicorn.

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

Where there is much light, the shadow is deep.

Not the exact image, but everything is reversed or upside down.

A light here required a shadow there.

The life of a human being is like a shadow.

Let’s pursue a walk with God so close that the spotlights of this world-be they for us or against us-are eclipsed by His enormous shadow cast on our path.

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.

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

Self Shadow Quotes

There is a strong shadow where there is much light.

Light is easy to love. Show me your darkness.

Between the idea And the reality Between the motion And the act Falls the Shadow.

In this world everything changes except good deeds and bad deeds; these follow you as the shadow follows the body.

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?

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

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.

The mind is the shadow of the light it seeks.

Steven Wright, I got a new shadow. I had to get rid of the other one – it wasn’t doing what I was doing.

I see my subject as an orchestration of shapes, patterns, shade, cast shadows, tonal groupings, and aerial perspective.

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

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

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.

Shadow work is the path of the heart warrior.

Man is the dream of a shadow.

When we see the shadow on our images, are we seeing the time 11 minutes ago on Mars? Or are we seeing the time on Mars as observed from Earth now? It’s like time travel problems in science fiction. When is it now; when was it then?

I’m always shy in front of an audience, so I’m always at the back, in the shadows, just doing it. I don’t like the front, the adulation.

Light is the shadow of a god.

We are linked by our shadows, not by our light.

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.

That’s not my shadow, that’s my darkness.

Life is but a shadow: the shadow of a bird on the wing.

As before the collapse, the setting sun brushed the tiles, brought out the warm brown glow on the wallpaper, and hung the shadow of the birch on the wall as if it were a woman’s scarf.

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

Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.

She was carrying quality blades.” One 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.

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

Why is it, my shadow-striding friend, that we don’t fear dreams? We lose consciousness, lose control, things happen with no apparent logic and abiding by no apparent rules…. We don’t fear dreams, but we do fear madness, and death terrifies us.

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.

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.

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.

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