How does one kill fear, I wonder? How do you shoot a specter through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by its spectral throat?
— Joseph Conrad

Modern thought has transferred the spectral character of Death to the notion of time itself. Time has become Death triumphant over all.
John Berger spectral quote

The movement of the emitters of the spectral lines may be deduced on the basis of the Doppler principle.
— Johannes Stark

We can in fact first place the beam of rays of moving positive atomic ions in a plane perpendicular to the axis in which we see the spectral lines emitted by them.
— Johannes Stark

Thus at the beginning of 1906 it seemed to be established that the emitters of the spectral series of chemical elements are their positive atomic ions.
— Johannes Stark