„How small life is here
and how big nothingness.
The sky, tired of light,
has given everything to the snow.
The two trees bow
their heads to each other.
Clouds cross the world’s
silence in a circle dance“
Zdroj: Oppressive Light: Selected Poems by Robert Walser
„No matter how dim the light filtering through the trees is, you can still try your best to grasp it. -Kaien Cross“
— Matsuri Hino Japanese manga artist
Zdroj: Vampire Knight, Vol. 16
— Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016
The Future (1992)
Varianta: There is a crack in everything.
That's how the light gets in.
Zdroj: Selected Poems, 1956-1968
Kontext: Ring the bells that still can ring.
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything.
That's how the light gets in.
„Eve Moira had been a child of London, fascinated by the natural world, but drawn to the city. So, Kath Two looked to the bright lights of the big city.
Here, that meant gazing up into the sky.“
— Neal Stephenson, kniha Seveneves
"Five Thousand Years Later"
Seveneves (2015), Part Three
— Mary Oliver American writer 1935 - 2019
Blue Pastures (1995)
Kontext: I stood willingly and gladly in the characters of everything — other people, trees, clouds. And this is what I learned, that the world's otherness is antidote to confusion — that standing within this otherness — the beauty and the mystery of the world, out in the fields or deep inside books — can re-dignify the worst-stung heart.
„Take a good look at this world, how riddled it is with huge, gaping holes, how full of Nothingness, the Nothingness that fills the bottomless void between the stars, how everything about us has become lined with it, how it darkly lurks behind each shred of matter. This is your work, envious one! And I hardly think the future generations will bless you for it…“
— Stanisław Lem, kniha The Cyberiad
In "How The World Was Saved"
The Cyberiad (1967)
„Each snowflake was a sigh heard by an aggrieved woman somewhere in the world. All the sighs drifted up the sky, gathered into clouds, then broke into tiny pieces that fell silently on the people below. As a reminder of how women suffer.“
— Khaled Hosseini, kniha A Thousand Splendid Suns
Zdroj: A Thousand Splendid Suns
— Mike Scott songwriter, musician 1958
"Always Dancing, Never Getting Tired"
Universal Hall (2003)
„Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I:
But when the trees bow down their heads
The wind is passing by.“
— Christina Rossetti English poet 1830 - 1894
Who Has Seen the Wind? http://www.repeatafterus.com/title.php?i=1191, st. 2 (1872).
„Yes, Lord, you are innocence itself: how could you conceive of Nothingness, you who are plenitude? Your gaze is light and transforms all into light: how could you know the half-light in my heart?“
— Jean Paul Sartre, kniha The Devil and the Good Lord
Act 3, sc. 6
The Devil and the Good Lord (1951)
„Everything that has been created, the macrocosm as well as the microcosm, consequently the big and the small world have been achieved by the effect of the elements.“
— Franz Bardon, kniha Initiation Into Hermetics
Zdroj: Initiation Into Hermetics (1956), p. 9
„We reached for each other, and I thought of how many nights I had lain awake loving him in silence.“
— Madeline Miller, kniha The Song of Achilles
Zdroj: The Song of Achilles
— Steve Maraboli 1975
Zdroj: Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 116
„I spent uncounted hours sitting at the bow looking at the water and the sky, studying each wave, different from the last, seeing how it caught the light, the air, the wind; watching patterns, the sweep of it all, and letting it take me.
— Gary Paulsen American writer and musher 1939
Zdroj: Caught by the Sea
„How wonderful is Cold Mountain
Climbers are all afraid
The moon shines on clear water twinkle twinkle
Wind rustles the tall grass
Plum trees flower in the snow
Bare twisted trees have clouds for foliage
A touch of rain brings it all alive
Unless you see clearly do not approach“
— Han-shan Chinese monk and poet
Cold Mountain Transcendental Poetry
„The cold north wind which bows to earth
The lightness of the willow's birth
Bends not the mountain cedar trees;
Folding their branches from the breeze,
They stand as if they could defy
The utmost rage of storm and sky.“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
The Troubadour (1825)
„A light snow, a snow so faint and small-bodied that it seems nothing more than a manifestation of the cold.“
— James Salter, kniha A Sport and a Pastime
A Sport and a Pastime (1967)