Shadow Quotes About Light And Darkness

Looking for quotes about shadows? We have rounded up the best collection of shadow quotes, sayings, captions, proverbs (with images and pictures) to inspire you to think about the beauty and symbolic meaning of shadows.

The world is all about happiness and sadness coexisting together. It is often said that even your shadow leaves you when its too dark symbolizing that people and friends leave you in tough times.

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But life is all about learning to focus on the positive and finding the good in every situation. In order to cause a shadow to disappear, you must shine light on it. These inspirational quotes on shadows will reflect how joy and sorrow, love and hate exist side by side.

Don’t forget to read our post on light and dark quotes to illuminate all the darkness from life.

Shadow Quotes And Sayings

  1. “Light is the shadow of god.” — Plato
    Shadow Quotes
    Shadow Quotes

  2. “Like a shadow, I am and I am not.” — Rumi
    Light And Shadow Quotes
    Light And Shadow Quotes

  3. “Shadow owes its birth to light.” — John Gay
    Shadow Sayings
    Shadow Sayings

  4. “Be kind to your shadow.” — Rebecca Lawless

  5. “Shelter in your shadow.” — Lailah Gifty Akita

  6. “The brighter the sun the darker are the shadows.” — Unknown
    Words About Shadows
    Words About Shadows

  7. “Always shoot from the shadow side.” — Ted Grant

  8. “Everything that is, casts a shadow.” — Neil Gaiman

  9. “Both light and shadow are the dance of love.” — Rumi
    Short Shadow Quotes Rumi
    Short Shadow Quotes Rumi

  10. “Love is the pursuit of shadows.” — Margaret Atwood

  11. “Even the purest cast a black shadow.” — Kaitlyn Jones

  12. “Life is but a walking shadow.” — William Shakespeare

  13. “A human being is only breath and shadow.” — Sophocles

  14. “A light here required a shadow there.” — Virginia Woolf

  15. “A dream itself is but a shadow.” — William Shakespeare

  16. “Light is easy to love. Show me your darkness.” — R. Queen

  17. “The mind is the shadow of the light it seeks.” — Jim Dodge

  18. “The brighter the light, the darker the shadow.” — Carl Jung

  19. “Shadow work is the path of the heart warrior.” — Carl Jung

  20. “To light a candle is to cast a shadow.” — Ursula K. Le Guin

  21. “Follow thy fair sun, unhappy shadow.” — Thomas Campion

  22. “That’s not my shadow, that’s my darkness.” — S.L. Jennings
    Sad Shadow Quotes
    Sad Shadow Quotes

  23. “The shadows: some hide, others reveal.” — Antonio Porchia

  24. “There is strong shadow where there is much light.” — Goethe

  25. “Come back. Even as a shadow, even as a dream.” — Euripides

Famous Quotes About Shadows

  1. “The brighter the light, the deeper the shadow.” — Jay Kristoff

  2. “Befriend your shadow and life will be easier.” — Robert Jabert

  3. “Prestige is the shadow of money and power.” — C. Wright Mills
    Dark Shadow Quotes
    Dark Shadow Quotes

  4. “Pulvis et umbra sumus. (We are but dust and shadow.)” — Horace

  5. “We are linked by our shadows, not by our light.” — Jun Mochizuki

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

  7. “Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.” — Swedish Proverb

  8. “Somethings can only be seen in the shadows.” — Carlos Ruiz Zafon

  9. “All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.” — Leo Tolstoy
    Sunshine And Shadow Quotes
    Sunshine And Shadow Quotes

  10. “We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand.” — E. M. Forster

  11. “I like my shadow; it reminds me that I exist.” — Mehmet Murat ildan

  12. “The brightest flame casts the darkest shadow.” — George R.R. Martin

  13. “The flickering candle casts liquid shadows.” — Khang Kijarro Nguyen

  14. “Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero

  15. “Love is like a shadow, one can only catch it by falling into it.” — Ambrose

  16. “I love to chase my shadow to feel how it rests in the dark.” — Munia Khan

  17. “The most reliable friend you have is your shadow.” — Matshona Dhliwayo

  18. “Wherever this is light, look for the shadow. The shadow is me.” — Anaïs Nin

  19. “Every shadow of doubt is cast from a candle of hope.” — Samuel M. Griffin

  20. “Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.” — Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Quotes About Shadows
    Quotes About Shadows

  21. “The shadow is the greatest teacher for how to come to the light.” — Ram Das

  22. “Sometimes you grow to love the shadow that follows.” — Donna Lynn Hope

  23. “You can only come to the morning through the shadows.” — J. R. R. Tolkien

  24. “If you face the light, shadow will always be behind you.” — Sukant Ratnakar

  25. “The end of the day is near when small men make long shadows.” — Confucius

  26. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” — Helen Keller
    Shadow Inspirational Quotes
    Shadow Inspirational Quotes

  27. “The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.” — Michelangelo

  28. “Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.” — Aesop

  29. “One can live in the shadow of an idea without grasping it.” — Elizabeth Bowen

  30. “Don’t be afraid of the shadows, it only means there’s a light nearby.” — Amy Lee
    Shadow Quotes Images
    Shadow Quotes Images

  31. “Nobody can rest in the coolness of their own shadow!” — Mehmet Murat ildan

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

  33. “Shadow is not an umbrage only but the proof of our Existence.” — Samar Sudha

  34. “But only he who, himself enlightened, is not afraid of shadows.” — Immanuel Kant

  35. “I’ve seen George Foreman shadow boxing, and the shadow won.” — Muhammad Ali

  36. “Some people have an identity. I have an alibi. I have a shadow self.” — Andre Aciman

  37. “A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines.” — Benjamin Franklin

  38. “For every light there was a shadow, for every dream, a nightmare.” — Amber R. Duell

  39. “The eye is always caught by light, but shadows have more to say.” — Gregory Maguire

  40. “Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six.” — Leo Tolstoy

  41. “Some people seemed to get all sunshine, and some all shadow…” — Louisa May Alcott

  42. “There is no sun without shadow, and it is essential to know the night.” — Albert Camus

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

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

  45. “Life is a mixture of light and shadow. Calm and storm, and it’s all good.” — Susan W. Krebs

  46. “May the dark remain in your shadow and the light shine upon you.” — Giovannie de Sadeleer

  47. “There is no light without shadow, just as there is no happiness without pain.” — Isabel Allende

  48. “The dearest friend on earth is a mere shadow compared to Jesus Christ.” — Oswald Chambers

  49. “I’ve been trying to convince my shadow that I’m someone worth following.” — Rudy Francisco

  50. “Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in one’s own sunshine.” — Unknown

  51. “There is a time, when passing through a light, that you walk in your own shadow.” — Keri Hulme

  52. “The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.” — William Shakespeare

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

  54. “All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.” — Leo Tolstoy

  55. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” — Walt Whitman

  56. “To speak with the shadow, you must know the language of the darkness!” — Mehmet Murat ildan

  57. “No man can walk so long in the Shadow that he cannot come again to the Light.” — Robert Jordan

  58. “Your identity is like your shadow: not always visible and yet always present.” — Fausto Cercignani

  59. “Every light has its shadow, and every shadow hath a succeeding morning.” — Nicolaus Copernicus

  60. “Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby.” — Ruth E. Renkel

  61. “These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow.” — Sam Snead

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

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

  64. “Success is like your own shadow. If you try to catch it you will never succeed. Ignore it and it will follow you.” — Unknown

  65. “In life have a friend that is like a mirror and shadow; mirror doesn’t lie and shadow never leaves.” — Unknown

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These shadow quotes compel us to think about the meaning of shadows. Our shadows follow us everywhere we go – they are our eternal companions in this life.

Symbolically, shadows represent the dark side of things. We all have imperfections and flaws – these are the shadows of our characters.


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