Look! The massy trunks are cased in the pure crystal. Each light spray, nodding and tinkling in the breath of heaven, is studded with its trembling water-drops, that glimmer with an amethystine light.
A glimmer of light is better than no illumination at all.john james cowperthwaite
I am willing to believe that my unobtainable sixty seconds within a sponge or a flatworm might not reveal any mental acuity that I would care to call consciousness. But I am also confident […] that vultures and sloths, as close evolutionary relatives with the same basic set of organs, lie on our side of any meaningful (and necessarily fuzzy) border and that we are therefore not mistaken when we look them in the eye and see a glimmer of emotional and conceptual affinity.stephen jay gould
Cease, every joy, to glimmer in my mind, But leave, oh! leave the light of Hope behind!thomas campbell
The flaming rose gloomed swarthy red; The borage gleams more blue; And low white flowers, with starry head, glimmer the rich dusk through.George MacDonald
Just this weird note I found taped to these rocks we passed: "Don't look, or it takes you." (glimmer: Well, that's strange.) What do you think it means?
Why hold ye so my heart, nor dimly letThrough your deep leaves the light of yesterday,The faded glimmer of a sunshine set?Is it that in your darkness, shut from strife,The bread of tears becomes the bread of life?Far from the roar of day, beneath your boughsFresh griefs beat tranquilly, and loves and vowsGrow green in your gray shadows, dearer farEven than all lovely lights and roses are?frederick goddard tuckerman