Light Quotes

Beauty is excrescence, superabundance, random ebulience, and sheer delightful waste to be enjoyed in its own right.
Donald Culross Peattie
Oscar wilde - beauty is a form of genius - - is higher, indeed,...

A man should not leave this earth with unfinished business. He should live each day as if it was a pre - Flight check. He should ask each morning, am I prepared to lift - Off.
Andrew Schneide
As I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity. I collected some of their Proverbs.
William Blake, "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell", 1790
Sexual enlightenment is justified insofar as girls cannot learn too soon how children do not come into the world.
Karl Kraus
Kahlil gibran - and forget not that the earth delights to feel...

As the light changed from red to green to yellow and back to red again, I sat there thinking about life. Was it nothing more than a bunch of honking and yelling Sometimes it seemed that way.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
My candle burns at both ends It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends - It gives a lovely light.
Edna St. Vincent Millay, "A Few Figs from Thistles", 1920
Maasai prove - daylight follows a dark night....
The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible.
Albert Einstein
What I give form to in daylight is only one per cent of what I have seen in darkness.
M. C. Escher, Quoted in Comic Sections, D. MacHale (Dublin 1993)
Love, free as air at sight of human ties, Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies.
Alexander Pope
Los Angeles seems endlessly held between these extremes: of light and dark - Of surface and depth. Of the promise, in brief, of a meaning always hovering on the edge of significance.
Graham Clarke
The adventitious beauty of poetry may be felt in the greater delight with a verse given in a happy quotation than in the poem.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight... The truly wise person is colorblind.
Albert Schweitze
If I ever do a book on the Amazon, I hope I am able to bring a certain lightheartedness to the subject, in a way that will tell the reader we are going to have fun with this thing.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
Albert Einstein
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
William Butler Yeats
Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
Joseph Addison
What great delight it is to see the ones we love and then to have speech with them.
Vincent McNa
Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle.
Edna Ferbe
The fight is won or lost far away from witnessesbehind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.
Muhammad Ali
People are like stained - Glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beuty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Elizabeth Kubler - Ross
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
Old Chinese Prove
Death is not extinguishing the light It is simply putting out the lamp Because the dawn has come.
Rabindranath Tagore
The real distinction is between those who adapt their purposes to reality and those who seek to mold reality in the light of their purposes.
Henry Kissinge
All sanity depends on this that is should be a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones are moving easily under the flesh.
Doris Lessing
Happiness is a butterfly which when pursued is just out of grasp... But if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Dylan Thomas
Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
Margaret Mead
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self - Seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Bible, 1 Corinthians 13: 4 - 7
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace where there is hatred, let me sow love where there is injury, pardon where there is doubt, faith where there is despair, hope where there is darkness, light and where there is sadness, joy.
Unknown
What torture, this life in society! Often someone is obliging enough to offer me a light, and in order to oblige him I have to fish a cigarette out of my pocket.
Karl Kraus
Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, and a dark side, and it holds the universe together...
Carl Zwanzig
My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But, ah, my foes, and oh, my friends, It gives a lovely light.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
Maxwell Planck
I suddenly discovered the delight of rebellion.
Jack Kerouac
Life is like and ever - Shifting kaleidoscope - A slight change, and all patterns alter.
Sharon Salzberg
Put yourself on view. This brings your talents to light.
Baltasar Gracian
Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Dylan Thomas, Collected poems (1952)