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That, of course, is nonsense. Good lighting exists any time of the day or night if you look hard enough for it. It's just that at midday good light is less prevalent and less obvious. But it does exist. And since good lighting exists when the sun is high, there is no reason to put your camera away at midday.
Some photographers will not capture images outside of the golden hour. When the sun is close to the horizon is when one will find the most obvious and most plentiful quality light for photography. That's an excellent time to be out photographing.
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Photography is painting with light. Good light is required for good images. You have to seek it out. You have to actively look for it. Don't just assume that it doesn't exist just because of the time of day. If you are not finding it you just need to look a little harder.
Don't put your camera away when the sun is high. If you do than you are giving up the opportunity to capture some good photographs.