- "Turn your face to the sun…" – Maori Proverb
- "You see you wouldn’t ask why the rose that grew from the concrete had damaged petals. On the contrary we would all celebrate its tenacity. We would all love its will to reach the sun. Well; we are the roses, this is the concrete, and these are my damaged petals." – Tupac Shakur
- "If you want to shine like the sun, first you have to burn like it"
- "Do yourself a favor, become your own savior. Don’t let the sun go down on your grievance." – Daniel Johnston
- People are like stained – glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross