„Darkness is drawn to light, but light does not know it; light must absorb the darkness and therefore meet its own extinguishment.“

Origine: In the Forest

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„All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.“

—  Francis of Assisi Catholic saint and founder of the Franciscan Order 1182 - 1226

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„St. John said, "And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not." The light shines in the darkness and the darkness does not understand it, and cannot extinguish it ( I need the double meaning here of comprehend). This is the great cry of affirmation that is heard over and over again in our imaginative literature, in all art.“

—  Madeleine L'Engle American writer 1918 - 2007

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„However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.“

—  Stanley Kubrick American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and editor 1928 - 1999

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Contesto: The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent; but if we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death — however mutable man may be able to make them — our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.

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„As the area of light expands, so does the perimeter of darkness.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

Variante: As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of darkness surrounding it.

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„Here are two kinds of light, the light on the hither side of the darkness and the light beyond the darkness.“

—  Felix Adler German American professor of political and social ethics, rationalist, and lecturer 1851 - 1933

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Contesto: Here are two kinds of light, the light on the hither side of the darkness and the light beyond the darkness. We must press on through the darkness and the terror of it if we would reach the holier light beyond.
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„Darkness is absence of light. Shadow is diminution of light.“

—  Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519

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„Suddenly there was a great burst of light through the Darkness. The light spread out and where it touched the Darkness the Darkness disappeared.“

—  Madeleine L'Engle, libro A Wrinkle in Time

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Contesto: Suddenly there was a great burst of light through the Darkness. The light spread out and where it touched the Darkness the Darkness disappeared. The light spread until the patch of Dark Thing had vanished, and there was only a gentle shining, and through the shining came the stars, clear and pure.

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—  Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519

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„There is no light for those who do not know darkness.“

—  Takehiko Inoue Japanese artist 1967

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