A busy man who can keep up a daily journal resembles a Steel person preparing for bed with the shades up? When such a man publishes parts of his journal, the reader must conclude he always knew the lights were on.
Soon as the evening shades prevail, the moon takes up the wondrous tale. And nightly to the listening earth repeats the story of her birth.joseph addison
Want a towel on a chair In the sand by the sea, Want to look through my shades, And see you there with me.Kenny Chesney
We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes.Paul Laurence Dunbar
I would that with sleepy, soft embraces The sea would fold mewould find me rest In luminous shades of her secret places, In depths where her marvels are manifest; So the earth beneath her should not discover My hidden couchnor the heaven above her As a strong love shielding a weary lover, I would have her shield me with shining breast.Adam Lindsay Gordon
The choice in politics isn't usually between black and white. It is between two horrible shades of grey.Lord (George Edward) Peter Thorneycroft
The people of your world became so stupid and rude that my companions and I no longer enjoyed teaching them. You must surely have heard of us: we were called oracles, nymphs, spirits, fairies, household gods, lemures, larvas, lamias, sprites, water-nymphs, incubi, shades, spirits of the dead, specters and ghosts.cyrano de bergerac
Christ whose glory fills the skies,Christ, the true, the only light,Sun of Righteousness, arise,Triumph o'er the shades of night;Day-spring from on high, be near,Day-star in my heart appear.augustus montague toplady
In such green palaces the first kings reign'd,Slept in their shades, and angels entertain'd;With such old counsellors they did advise,And by frequenting sacred groves grew wise.Edmund Waller
No living man can send me to the shades Before my time; no man of woman born, Coward or brave, can shun his destiny.homer
We bear our shades about us; self-deprived Of other screen, the thin umbrella spread, And range an Indian waste without a tree.william cowper
In tears I tossed my coin from Trevi's edge. A coin unsordid as a bond of love And, with the instinct of the homing dove, I gave to Rome my rendezvous and pledge. And when imperious Death Has quenched my flame of breath, Oh, let me join the faithful shades that throng that fount above.
To the Christian, these shades are the golden haze which heaven's light makes, when it meets the earth, and mingles with its shadows.
Fairies, black, grey, green, and white, You moonshine revellers, and shades of night.william shakespeare
Careless, unsocial plant! that loves to dwell 'Midst skulls and coffins, epitaphs and worms: Where light-heel'd ghosts and visionary shades, Beneath the wan, cold Moon (as Fame reports) Embodied, thick, perform their mystic rounds. No other merriment, dull tree! is thine.robert blair
A dungeon horrible, on all sides round, As one great furnace, flamed; yet from those flames No light, but rather darkness visible Serv'd only to discover sights of woe, Regions of sorrow, doleful shades, where peace And rest can never dwell, hope never comes That comes to all; but torture without end.john milton
The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.haruki murakami
I'm the decider, and I decide what is best. Peter, are you going to ask that question with shades on?
As for myself, I confess to a preference for clear-cut situations, for radical and even extreme positions. But I also feel a secret and very strong attraction to ambiguous situations.. ..for example, that hovering moment when it is no longer day and not yet night, the shades of emotion between indifference and friendship … (they) are so fascinating because they are so indefinable. That which is pure transition, is all the more appealing to the mind because of its elusiveness.
"It is a refiner as well as a purifier of the heart; it imparts correctness of perception, delicacy of sentiment, and all those nicer shades of thought and feeling which constitute elegance of mind."