“My mother might find a thin gold chain at the back of a drawer, wadded into an impossibly tight knot, and give it to me to untangle. It would have a shiny, sweaty smell, and excite me: Gold chains linked you to the great fairy tales and myths, to Arabia, and India; to the great weight of the world, but lighter than a feather.
– Anne Lamott.
“Whenever I gaze up at the moon, I feel like I’m on a time machine. I am back to that precious pinpoint of time, standing on the foreboding – yet beautiful – Sea of Tranquility. I could see our shining blue planet Earth poised in the darkness of space.”
– Buzz Aldrin.
“Writers are magpies by nature, always collecting shiny things, storing them away and looking for connections of things.”
– John Connolly.
“A company shouldn’t get addicted to being shiny, because shiny doesn’t last.”
– Jeff Bezos.
“When there’s light shining on a tree, that tree takes on different meaning. If there’s no light at all it just looks dead. If you look at light as godly meaning, the world comes alive in a certain way.”
“White… is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black… God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.”
– Gilbert K. Chesterton.
“What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself – life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose.”
– Willa Cather.
“I just start with a pencil and paper. I don’t want something too trendy, too fashion-forward. I don’t want to make something I consider a regular person couldn’t wear with blue jeans. But I don’t want to make something that other people make, either – like a skinny black suit in a shiny material that you can buy anywhere.”
– John Malkovich.
“Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shining qualities beneath a rough exterior.”
“Time will bring to light whatever is hidden; it will cover up and conceal what is now shining in splendor.”