Yin and yang in Culture (definition)
Two forces in the universe, according to a Chinese theory: yin is the passive, negative force, and yang the active, positive force.*
Pshaw! We think we’re both active, positive forces!
* From The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Quotes of the Day
The dance between darkness and light will always remain—the stars and the moon will always need the darkness to be seen, the darkness will just not be worth having without the moon and the stars. (C. JoyBell C.)
It’s found on Earth, and on Hain-Davenant, and on Chiffewar. It is yin and yang. Light is the left hand of darkness… how did it go? Light, dark. Fear, courage. Cold, warmth. Female, male. It is yourself, Therem. Both and one. A shadow on snow. (Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness)
There’s eternal opposition between yin and yang. No third party at all, but treason occurs sometimes. (Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut)