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Sunrise Sunset

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2013 by stevemccurry

There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free.
Don’t miss so many of them.

-  Jo Walton

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India

 

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Yemen

Sunrise and Sunset
I’ll tell you how the sun rose,
A ribbon at a time.

The steeples swam in amethyst,
The news like squirrels ran.
 The hills untied their bonnets,
The bobolinks begun.
Then I said softly to myself,
That must have been the sun!”
But how he set, I know not.
There seemed a purple stile
Which little yellow boys and girls
Were climbing all the while
 Till when they reached the other side,
A dominie in gray
Put gently up the evening bars,
And led the flock away.
- Emily Dickinson

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Morocco

We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness.

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Italy

Soon it got dusk, a grapy dusk, a purple dusk over
tangerine groves and long melon fields; the sun the
color of pressed grapes, slashed with burgandy red,
the fields the color of love and Spanish mysteries.”
- Jack Kerouac, On the Road

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Burma

Happiness is the light on the water. The water is cold and dark and deep.
-  William Maxwell

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India

 

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India

From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and
makes us aware that we are nothing,  but the light is all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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India

How sweet the morning air is!
See how that one little cloud floats like a pink feather from some gigantic flamingo.
How small we feel with our petty ambitions and strivings in the presence of the great elemental forces of nature.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

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Ethiopia

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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New York, United States

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon,
my soul expands in the worship of the creator.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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Mumbai, India

Moonlight is sculpture.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Yugoslavia

There is nothing more musical than a sunset.
- Claude Debussy

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Thailand

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Italy

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Thailand

There is only one day left, always starting over:
it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

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Italy

 

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Mali

 

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Burma

 

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Nepal

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
- George Washington Carver

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Bamiyan Province, Afghanistan

 

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Tanzania

 

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Honduras

 

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Morocco

Even
After
All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,
“You owe me.”
Look
What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.
- Hāfez, 12th century Persian poet and mystic

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India

Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence.
Everything is transfixed, only the light moves.
-  Leonora Carrington

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Slovenia

If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years,
how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the
remembrance of the city of God which had been shown!
But every night come out these envoys of beauty,
and light the universe with their admonishing smile.
-  Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature and Selected Essays

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Italy

 

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South Africa

 

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Kashmir

 

Just Write

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2012 by stevemccurry

Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Without words, without writing and without books
there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.
- Hermann Hesse

Baluchistan, Pakistan

Writing  is one of the grand, free human activities.
-  Thomas E. Cronin

Yemen

Writing is both mask and unveiling.
- E.B. White

Mali

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
– William Wordsworth

Kegalla, Sri Lanka

 Burma

Writing is thinking on paper.
- William Zinsser

 Kabul, Afghanistan

The maker of a sentence launches out into the infinite…
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Honduras

Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted.
- Jules Renard, Journal, 10 April 1895

India

Like most—maybe all— writers, I learned to write by writing and,
by example, by
reading books.
– Francine Prose

Bruce Duffy, writer and author, working on an article for Life Magazine, Afghanistan

The pen is mightier than the sword.
- Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Dith Pran, survivor of Cambodia’s killing fields, photojournalist, and author of
Children of Cambodia’s Killing Fields: Memoirs by Survivors

Paul Theroux, writer and novelist, Costa Rica

Words so innocent and powerless as they are,
as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil
they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne

Paraguay

Creative writing begins with creative thinking
- K. Earle

Colombia

Afghanistan

It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by.
– Vita Sackville-West

Thailand

Writing left by visitors to a pilgrimage site in Burma

Peru

The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought,
this in turn makes
us think more deeply about life … 
- Norbet Platt

Young Sikh boys in classroom, Afghanistan

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the
difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
– Mark Twain

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