1. its luminosity is measured relative to that of our sun
1. "Dazzled by the luminosity of logic, she leans back, closing her eyes. She loses herself, she is lost."
- Joseph Roth, The Hotel Years
2. "The sweetness that all longed for night and day. Some tragedy might be idly guessed at--loss or illness. She had the luminosity of those about to die."
- Shirley Hazzard, The Transit of Venus
3. "And in the evening concealed fluorescent tubes light the room so evenly that it is no longer illuminated, it is a pool of luminosity."
- Quote by Joseph Roth
4. "The fact is that I find in the day's light, in this diffused, pale, almost shadowless luminosity, a darkness deeper than the night's."
- Italo Calvino, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
5. "He says, "I would walk around the township and I could point them out, which girls had been abused. You could see it in them. There's a luminosity to incest. The taboo is so strong and the damage so great. Luminosity--do you understand? It travels across oceans and down generations. They shine with it."
- Emma Brockes, She Left Me the Gun: My Mother's Life Before Me
6. "The immense light. A state of inner emergency and waiting...This luminosity does not negate reason or any rational sense. It simply exists. A kind of poetic sensibility open to the world. To everything--grand and small."
- Anna Kamieńska, Astonishments: Selected Poems
7. "While weak hope leaves us at the mercy of our moods and events, ‘brightness of hope’ produces illuminated individuals. Their luminosity is seen, and things are also seen by it!"
- Quote by Neal A. Maxwell
8. "I believe that there is luminosity hiding in the shadow of the mundane. And things that hover at the periphery of our vision. If that’s magic, then I believe in it."
- Quote by Natasha Mostert
9. "Certein bodies... become luminous when heated. Their luminosity disappears after some time, but the capacity of becoming luminous afresh through heat is restored to them by the action of a spark, and also by the action of radium."
- Quote by Marie Curie
10. "Even though life may have moved wearily and painfully through such a person, they have still managed not to let it corrode their soul. In such a face a lovely luminosity shines out into the world. It casts a tender light that radiates a sense of wholeness and wholesomeness."
- John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom