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Radiant Quotes by Sergei Prokofiev, Ramana Maharshi, Linda Tucker, Aimee Bender, Coleman Barks, Sark and many others.

In my view, the composer,
just as the poet, the sculptor or the painter,
is in duty bound to serve Man, the people.
He must beautify life and defend it.
He must be a citizen first and foremost,
so that his art might consciously extol human life
and lead man to a radiant future.
Sergei Prokofiev
Mind is but a poor reflection of the radiant Heart.
Ramana Maharshi
The symbol of the lion, throughout history, throughout cultures, is one pure, radiant symbol and that is leadership, kingship
Linda Tucker
Light is good company, when alone; I took my comfort where I found it, and the warmest yellow bulb in the living-room lamp had become a kind of radiant babysitter all its own.
Aimee Bender
The mystics always say that the experience they’re talking about is ineffable, that you can’t say it. Rumi was asked one time why he talked so much about silence. He said, “The radiant one inside me has never said a word.”
Coleman Barks
Learn to be a radiant human, and then shine on others.
When you rest in quietness and your image of yourself fades, and your image of the world fades, and your ideas of others fade, what’s left? A brightness, a radiant emptiness that is simply what you are.
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
Sigmund Freud
I am a tomb robber who is robbing my own tomb. Things from my tomb are exhibited under the radiant sun. Every time it happens I feel crude.
Kim Hyesoon
I hate the word feminine! I mean, there is a woman and a man and when I say “woman” it suggests all that is radiant, tender, fascinating, gentle, demoniac, exaggerated! Feminine makes me think of somebody who is spindly and over-sweet: I don’t like that!
Sonia Rykiel
The subtle physical body protects the body’s physical health. It is the radiant life force that is you. When you get sick, it is because there is a problem with your subtle physical body.
Frederick Lenz
A radiant fellowship of the fallen.
Joshua Chamberlain
How often I admire the taste shown in the garden which, within the house, may be indifferent. Here is an art which is today probably more perfect than at any previous time, one which does not break with the past, while it brings a sense of comely order, and a radiant beauty, to cottage and manor alike.
William Rothenstein
Beyond the world of thought and sensorial impressions, there are planes and dimensions of perfect light, knowledge, and radiant perfection.
Frederick Lenz
It gives one a sudden start in going down a barren, stoney street, to see upon a narrow strip of grass, just within the iron fence, the radiant dandelion, shining in the grass, like a spark dropped from the sun.
Henry Ward Beecher
You cannot be too gentle, too kind. Shun even to appear harsh in your treatment of each other. Joy, radiant joy, streams from the face of one who gives and kindles joy in the heart of one who receives.
Seraphim of Sarov
Only trust in God can transform doubts into certainty, evil into good, night into radiant dawn.
Pope Francis
Everywhere across whatever sorrows of which our life is woven, some radiant joy will gaily flash past.
Nikolai Gogol
I naturally believe there will be a future, but I do not waste my time imagining its radiant beauty. … It seems to me that we ought to think first about the present. Even if the present is desperately dark, I do not wish to leave it. Will tomorrow be free from darkness? We’ll talk about that tomorrow.
Lu Xun
Real Christianity is lovely. There is a quality about a Spirit-filled, radiant Christian that draws and attracts others and causes them to enjoy favor with all the people. The truth is that the gospel is not nearly as offensive as some of its proponents!
O. S. Hawkins
Romance makes a radiant sunrise out of every moment.
Thomas Kinkade
The stairway is not
a thing of gleaming strands
a radiant evanescence
for angels’ feet that only glance in their tread, and need not
touch the stone.
Denise Levertov
Praised be You, my Lord, with all Your creatures, especially Sir Brother Sun, Who is the day through whom You give us light. And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendour; of You, Most High, he bears the likeness.
Francis of Assisi
If you are seeking power and knowledge, you need to go to places that are healthy and happy and radiant. Avoid places that aren’t.
Frederick Lenz
Far happier he, who, young and full of pride And radiant with the glory of the sun, Leaves earth before his singing time is done. All wounds of Time the graveyard flowers hide, His beauty lives, as fresh as when he died.
Kobo Abe
Love has the tendency of pressing together all the lights – all the rays emitted from the beloved object by the burning-glass of fantasy, – into one focus, and making of them one radiant sun without any spots.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
[I’ve gone to big stadium rock concerts at some artist’s invitation], and eventually you find yourself in the room with the Radiant Being around whom all this is revolving. It’s very bizarre, and it’s quasi-religious, or possibly genuinely religious. Spooky. It’s a spooky and interesting thing.
William Gibson
When we keep claiming the light, we will find ourselves becoming more and more radiant.
Henri Nouwen
The essential premise of Buddhism is that there is enlightenment, there is nirvana. Beyond this world, beyond all worlds, there’s something radiant, perfect and eternal.
Frederick Lenz
The coming and going of the seasons give us more than the springtimes, summers, autumns, and winters of our lives. It reflects the coming and going of the circumstances of our lives like the glassy surface of a pond that shows our faces radiant with joy or contorted with pain.
Gary Zukav
This first glance of a soul which does not yet know itself is like dawn in the heavens; it is the awakening of something radiant and unknown.
Victor Hugo
One beautiful day, a radiant day, Mr Roman Abramovich introduced himself to me and said I should put a shopping list together.
Claudio Ranieri
Colors are forces, radiant energies that affect us positively or negatively, whether we are aware of it or not.
Johannes Itten
The glorious lamp of heaven, the radiant sun, Is Nature’s eye.
John Dryden
Proposition IX. Radiant light consists in Undulations of the Luminiferous Ether.
Thomas Young
And he could not tell why the struggle was worthwhile, why he had determined to use the utmost himself and his heritage from the personalities he had passed… He stretched out his arms to the crystalline, radiant sky. I know myself,” he cried, “But that is all.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, of the manifestations of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty – it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute the truly religious attitude; in this sense, and in this alone, I am a deeply religious man.
Albert Einstein
Pleased be you, my Lord, with all your creatures, especially Sir Brother Sun, who is the day and through whom you give us light. And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendours and bears likeness of you, Most High One.
Francis of Assisi
The sun,–the bright sun, that brings back, not light alone, but new life, and hope, and freshness to man–burst upon the crowded city in clear and radiant glory. Through costly-coloured glass and paper-mended window, through cathedral dome and rotten crevice, it shed its equal ray.
Charles Dickens
My beauty ethos? Well, I’d love to tell you it’s something like ‘less is more,’ but honestly, it all starts with happiness. If only someone could bottle that up – when I’m happy, I’m at my most radiant and glowing. It does me better than any product ever could. And I stand by how cheesy and cliched that sounds.
Solange Knowles
Well, it’s a day-to-day thing. I don’t feel comfortable in my body today at all. Any woman will tell you she has her good and bad days and today I did not feel like I looked my best or felt radiant inside or outside.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Behind every myth lies a truth; beyond every legend is reality, as radiant (sometimes as chilling) as the story itself.
Phyllis McGinley
In the pure mathematics we contemplate absolute truths which existed in the divine mind before the morning stars sang together, and which will continue to exist there when the last of their radiant host shall have fallen from heaven.
Edward Everett Hale
In the dream state, the mind and soul are set free to create as they please, to imagine vast worlds not tied to gross sensory realities but reaching out, almost magically, to touch other souls, other people and far-off places, wild and radiant images cascading to the rhythm of the heart’s desire.
Ken Wilber
The radiant sun sends from above ten thousand blessings down, nor is he set so high for show alone.
George Granville, 1st Baron Lansdowne
I believe a radiant, light-filled tomorrow should be normal to the experience of living.
Thomas Kinkade
Hail, gentle Dawn! mild blushing goddess, hail!Rejoic’d I see thy purple mantle spreadO’er half the skies, gems pave thy radiant way,And orient pearls from ev’ry shrub depend.
William Somervile
Remember, meditation will bring you more and more intelligence, infinite intelligence, a radiant intelligence. Meditation will make you more alive and sensitive; your life will become richer
The best pictures are always those one dreams of when one is smoking a pipe in bed, but which never get done. But still one ought to try, however incompetent one may feel before the unspeakable perfection and radiant splendour of nature.
Vincent Van Gogh
The acid test for any theology is this: Is the God presented one that can be loved, heart, soul, mind, and strength? … If it fails to set a lovable God–a radiant, happy, friendly, accessible, and totally competent being–before ordinary people, we have gone wrong
Dallas Willard
Conservatives like Palin and Reagan and others do seem to love the series, but so do people of all political stripes and backgrounds. I speak about the series’ “radiant simplicity.”
Judith Thurman
One of my style commandments is to always have beautifully radiant skin.
Brad Goreski
While the 2013 color of the year, PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination.
Leatrice Eiseman
Let us never forget that authentic power is service, which has its radiant culmination on the Cross.
Pope Francis
I first met Solange at a party for her gorgeous and inspiring website, Saint Heron. I’d already had so many phases of listening exclusively to 2012’s ‘True’ and admired her activism and radiant style.
Tavi Gevinson
Commitment creates a powerful radiant energy that activates all sorts of “miracles” within and around you.
Susan Jeffers
The warm and radiant yes of the heart is perfect, like the sun, in bringing all things to life and nourishing all that is truly human.
John Welwood
Be as radiant as the sun, as healing as the rain, as generous as a tree.
Michael Franti
Up and down our lives obedient
Walk, dear Christ, with footsteps radiant,
Till those garden lives shall be
Fair with duties done for Thee;
And our thankful spirits say,
“Christ arose on Easter Day.”
Phillips Brooks
Virtue could see to do what Virtue would by her own radiant light, though sun and moon where in the flat sea sunk.
John Milton
Mother’s life flowed radiant. Flourescent-tipped waves on incoming tides.
Maya Angelou
Consider the stars. Among them are no passions, no wars. They know neither love nor hatred. Did man but emulate the stars, would not his soul become clear and radiant as they are? But man’s spirit draws him like a moth to the ephemera of this world, and in their heat he is consumed entire.
Sarah Monette
Light to me is perhaps the most profound truth in the universe. My thinking has been deeply affected by the belief everything is some form of radiant energy.
Wynn Bullock
The Gospel, radiant with the glory of Christ’s cross, constantly invites us to rejoice.
Pope Francis
Deep within us all there is an amazing inner sanctuary of the soul, a holy place, a Divine Center, a speaking Voice. . . . Life from the Center is a life of unhurried peace and power. It is simple. It is serene. It is amazing. It is radiant.
R. Kelly
They are the chosen ones
who have surrendered …
Once they were particles of light
now they are the radiant sun!
Sometimes people say, ‘Walter, you are egocentric or narcissistic.’ No matter how much money it costs, I always say, ‘You have to be radiant. You have to be Walter.’
Walter Mercado
I love snow, snow, and all the forms of radiant frost.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Meditate upon all the perfect light within your own mind! Do this repeatedly and the radiant Bodhisattvas of Wisdom and Laughter will visit you and change your karma forever!
Frederick Lenz
Meditation is coming back to your original self, if we can use self without a sense of self. It’s perfect, clear light, radiant, infinite mind of the universe, as it is, without identifying with qualities
Frederick Lenz
All that is necessary to awaken to yourself as the radiant emptiness of spirit
is to stop seeking something more or better or different,
and to turn your attention inward to the awake silence that you are.
There are times of great beauty on a coffee farm. When the plantation flowered in the beginning of the rains, it was a radiant sight, like a cloud of chalk, in the mist of the drizzling rain.
Isak Dinesen
Do not economize on the hymeneal rites; do not prune them of their splendor, nor split farthings on the day when you are radiant. A wedding is not house-keeping.
Victor Hugo
Ada girl, adored girl, […] I’m a radiant void. I’m convalescing after a long and dreadful illness. You cried over my unseemly scar, but now life is going to be nothing but love and laughter, and corn in cans. I cannot brood over broken hearts, mine is too recently mended.
Vladimir Nabokov
Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever-fresh and radiant possibility.
Kate Douglas Wiggin
Debate is angular, conversation circular and radiant of the underlying unity.
Amos Bronson Alcott
My life shines with God’s radiant blessings when my heart is the color of joy
Thomas Kinkade
The radiant one in me has never said a word.
The technology for radiant stories in ‘Skyrim’ is phenomenal. We tried and pared it back.
Todd Howard
Thou fair-hair’d angel of the evening, Now, whilst the sun rests on the mountains, light Thy bright torch of love; thy radiant crown Put on, and smile upon our evening bed!
William Blake
Why should we live halfway up the hill and swathed in the mists, when we might have an unclouded sky and a radiant sun over our heads if we would climb higher and walk in the light of His face?
Alexander MacLaren
No radiant pearl which crested Fortune wears,
No gem that twinkling hangs from Beauty’s ears,
Not the bright stars which Night’s blue arch adorn,
Nor rising suns that gild the vernal morn,
Shine with such lustre as the tear that flows
Down Virtue’s manly cheek for others’ woes.
Erasmus Darwin
Woven into our lives is the very fire from the stars and the genes from the sea creatures, and everyone, utterly everyone, is kin in the radiant tapestry of being. This relationship is not external or extrinsic to our identity but wells up as the defining truth from our deepest being.
Elizabeth A. Johnson
To the degree you experience God’s love towards you – seeing you as beautiful and radiant – to that degree sex won’t ruin your life.
Timothy Keller
Do not pollute your beautiful, radiant Being nor the Earth with negativity. Do not give unhappiness in any form whatsoever a dwelling place inside you.
Eckhart Tolle
Elizabeth Peyton, the artist known for tiny, dazzling portraits of radiant youth, is now painting tiny, dazzling portraits of radiant middle age.
Jerry Saltz
Yes, aging can be tough and rough… But it is possible to approach the ultimate without staggering and even with a kind of glow, like a radiant sunset.
Norman Corwin
Rise above… cultivate the light you have within you, and it will shine through as a radiant expression that will be seen by others.
Gordon B. Hinckley
I drank that Wine of which the Soul is its vessel.
Its ecstasy has stolen my intellect away.
A Light came and kindled a Flame in the depth of my Soul.
A Light so radiant that the sun orbits around it like a butterfly.
Perhaps not,” said Will, who had ears like a bat’s. “But I would make a radiant bride.
Cassandra Clare
The lion-as proud as the diamond bright, Though the spell may be clouding that radiant light-in the death of the sun what’s amiss will then mend, while the raven is dying discloses the end.
Kerstin Gier
Lady, the sun’s light to our eyes is dear, And fair the tranquil reaches of the sea, And flowery earth in May, and bounding waters; And so right many fair things I might praise; Yet nothing is so radiant and so fair As for souls childless, with desire sore-smitten, To see the light of babes about the house.
Rebirth is almost impossible without the darkness…..I tell myself I am experiencing the death of myself as mother, the death of myself as a younger woman — precious old lives going by the wayside. Of course, I should let myself grieve. To deny the grief is to squander a transforming and radiant possibility.
Sue Monk Kidd
We teach mental literacy and radiant thinking; a revolution in human thought.
Tony Buzan
The probity that scintillizes in the superfices of your persons informs my ratiocinating faculty, in a most stupendous manner, of the radiant virtues latent within the precious caskets and ventricles of your minds.
Francois Rabelais
The contemplation of beauty, whether it be a uniquely tinted sunset, a radiant face, or a work of art, makes us glance back unwittingly at our personal past and juxtapose ourselves and our inner being with the utterly unattainable beauty revealed to us.
Vladimir Nabokov
In some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The child is endowed with unknown powers, which can guide us to a radiant future. If what we really want is a new world, then education must take as its aim the development of these hidden possibilities.
Maria Montessori
There are persons so radiant, so genial, so kind, so pleasure-bearin g, that you instinctively feel in their presence that they do you good; whose coming into a room is like bringing a lamp there.
Henry Ward Beecher