Quotes containing word "light"

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Sell also: alight, brightness, clean, clear, colored, easy, fall, flimsy, free, headed, idle, ignite, illuminate, illumination, lighter, lightheaded, lighting, lightly, lightness, loose, luminosity, perch, promiscuous, Sandy, scant, short, spark, sparkle, tripping, twinkle, unclouded, wakeful, wanton, weak

Definitions and meanings of word "light"

• Noun: (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; example: "the light was filtered through a soft glass window"

• Noun: any device serving as a source of illumination; example: "he stopped the car and turned off the lights"

• Noun: a particular perspective or aspect of a situation; example: "although he saw it in a different light, he still did not understand"

• Noun: the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light; example: "its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun"

• Noun: an illuminated area; example: "he stepped into the light"

• Noun: a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination; example: "follow God's light"

• Noun: the visual effect of illumination on objects or scenes as created in pictures; example: "he could paint the lightest light and the darkest dark"

• Noun: a person regarded very fondly; example: "the light of my life"

• Noun: mental understanding as an enlightening experience; examples: "he finally saw the light", "can you shed light on this problem?"

• Noun: having abundant light or illumination; examples: "they played as long as it was light", "as long as the lighting was good"

• Noun: public awareness; example: "it brought the scandal to light"

• Noun: merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance; examples: "he had a sparkle in his eye", "there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes"

• Noun: a divine presence believed by Quakers to enlighten and guide the soul

• Noun: a visual warning signal; examples: "they saw the light of the beacon", "there was a light at every corner"

• Noun: a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires; example: "do you have a light?"

• Verb: make lighter or brighter; example: "This lamp lightens the room a bit"

• Verb: begin to smoke; example: "After the meal, some of the diners lit up"

• Verb: to come to rest, settle; example: "Misfortune lighted upon him"

• Verb: cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; examples: "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter", "Light a cigarette"

• Verb: fall to somebody by assignment or lot; examples: "The task fell to me", "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims"

• Verb: get off (a horse)

• Adj: of comparatively little physical weight or density; examples: "a light load", "magnesium is a light metal--having a specific gravity of 1.74 at 20 degrees C"

• Adj: (used of color) having a relatively small amount of coloring agent; examples: "light blue", "light colors such as pastels", "a light-colored powder"

• Adj: of the military or industry; using (or being) relatively small or light arms or equipment; examples: "light infantry", "light cavalry", "light industry", "light weapons"

• Adj: not great in degree or quantity or number; examples: "a light sentence", "a light accent", "casualties were light", "light snow was falling", "light misty rain", "light smoke from the chimney"

• Adj: psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles; example: "a light heart"

• Adj: characterized by or emitting light; examples: "a room that is light when the shutters are open", "the inside of the house was airy and light"

• Adj: used of vowels or syllables; pronounced with little or no stress; examples: "a syllable that ends in a short vowel is a light syllable", "a weak stress on the second syllable"

• Adj: easily assimilated in the alimentary canal; not rich or heavily seasoned; example: "a light diet"

• Adj: (used of soil) loose and large-grained in consistency; example: "light sandy soil"

• Adj: (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims; examples: "efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings", "clear laughter like a waterfall", "clear reds and blues", "a light lilting voice like a silver bell"

• Adj: moving easily and quickly; nimble; examples: "the dancer was light and graceful", "a lightsome buoyant step", "walked with a light tripping step"

• Adj: demanding little effort; not burdensome; examples: "light housework", "light exercise"

• Adj: of little intensity or power or force; examples: "the light touch of her fingers", "a light breeze"

• Adj: (physics, chemistry) not having atomic weight greater than average; example: "light water is ordinary water"

• Adj: weak and likely to lose consciousness; examples: "suddenly felt faint from the pain", "was sick and faint from hunger", "felt light in the head", "a swooning fit", "light-headed with wine", "light-headed from lack of sleep"

• Adj: very thin and insubstantial; examples: "thin paper", "flimsy voile", "light summer dresses"

• Adj: marked by temperance in indulgence; examples: "abstemious with the use of adverbs", "a light eater", "a light smoker", "ate a light supper"

• Adj: less than the correct or legal or full amount often deliberately so; examples: "a light pound", "a scant cup of sugar", "regularly gives short weight"

• Adj: having little importance; example: "losing his job was no light matter"

• Adj: intended primarily as entertainment; not serious or profound; examples: "light verse", "a light comedy"

• Adj: silly or trivial; examples: "idle pleasure", "light banter", "light idle chatter"

• Adj: designed for ease of movement or to carry little weight; examples: "light aircraft", "a light truck"

• Adj: having relatively few calories; examples: "diet cola", "light (or lite) beer", "lite (or light) mayonnaise", "a low-cal diet"

• Adj: (of sleep) easily disturbed; examples: "in a light doze", "a light sleeper", "a restless wakeful night"

• Adj: casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; examples: "her easy virtue", "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women", "wanton behavior"

• Adv: with few burdens; example: "experienced travellers travel light"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "light"

Conrad Hall
7 quotes about light
American Artist
Monday 21 June 1926 - Saturday 4 January 2003
Victor Hugo
4 quotes about light
French Writer, Novelist, Poet, Author, Dramatist
Friday 26 February 1802 - Friday 22 May 1885
Albert Schweitzer
4 quotes about light
German Philosopher, Theologian
Thursday 14 January 1875 - Saturday 4 September 1965
Dan Flavin
4 quotes about light
American Artist, Sculptor
Saturday 1 April 1933 - Friday 29 November 1996
Robert Delaunay
4 quotes about light
French Artist
Sunday 12 April 1885 - Saturday 25 October 1941
Abraham Joshua Heschel
3 quotes about light
Polish Philosopher, Theologian, Educator
Friday 11 January 1907 - Saturday 23 December 1972
Galen Rowell
4 quotes about light
American Photographer
Friday 23 August 1940 - Sunday 11 August 2002
Helen Keller
4 quotes about light
American Author, Activist, Lecturer
Sunday 27 June 1880 - Saturday 1 June 1968
William Cavendish
3 quotes about light
British Public Servant
1505 - Friday 25 October 1557
Henri Matisse
2 quotes about light
French Artist
Friday 31 December 1869 - Wednesday 3 November 1954
Francis Bacon
4 quotes about light
English Statesman, Philosopher, Author, Scientist
Saturday 21 January 1561 - Thursday 9 April 1626
Marianne Williamson
4 quotes about light
American Author, Activist, Lecturer
Born Tuesday 8 July 1952

Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.

George Eastman

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Of all creatures in this visible world, light is the most glorious; of all light, the light of the sun without compare excels the rest.

William Gurnall

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God is not a hypothesis derived from logical assumptions, but an immediate insight, self-evident as light. He is not something to be sought in the darkness with the light of reason. He is the light.

Abraham Joshua Heschel

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A picture must possess a real power to generate light and for a long time now I've been conscious of expressing myself through light or rather in light.

Henri Matisse

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It was not simply out of a spirit of contradiction that I exposed a light source to magnetic forces. The idea came to me during an investigation of the effect discovered by Kerr on light reflected by magnetic mirrors.

Pieter Zeeman

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Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.

Terry Pratchett

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Beauty deprived of its proper foils and adjuncts ceases to be enjoyed as beauty, just as light deprived of all shadows ceases to be enjoyed as light.

John Ruskin

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You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered.

Lyndon B. Johnson

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Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies; for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone and leave it alone.

Thomas de Quincey

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So if I want to buy a light in a shop and I don't find a light that I like, I think to myself what would I like? What would I like to buy? Then I started to imagine and design it for myself a lot of the time.

Marc Newson

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My cameraman and I devised a method, which we started using from my second film, which applies mainly to day scenes shot in the studio, where we used bounced light instead of direct light. We agreed with this thing of four or five shadows following the actors is dreadful.

Satyajit Ray

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For me, the summer will be pure gray - mother-of-pearl gray, very pale gray. To me, this is the big statement for summer. Then we have light blue, light turquoise, lots of pink.

Gianni Versace

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We must learn to regard people less in light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself.

Edward Steichen

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And God said, 'Let there be light' and there was light, but the Electricity Board said He would have to wait until Thursday to be connected.

Spike Milligan

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Oh leave the Wise our measures to collate. One thing at least is certain, light has weight. One thing is certain and the rest debate. Light rays, when near the Sun, do not go straight.

Arthur Eddington

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Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.

Meister Eckhart

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Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.

Albert Schweitzer

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We made it known that we were trying to show the reality of France. People think of Paris as the city of love or the city of light, but where you got love you got hate, where you got light you got darkness.

Mathieu Kassovitz

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

Paul Cezanne

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