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Light Quotes

One of the basic facts about light is that it reflects off surfaces and this reflection helps you see that object or surface. For example, it allows you to see your reflection in the mirror! And the reflection emits radiance and brightness depending on the amount of light reflecting from the mirror. While studying light, it is appropriate that you start from the Sun, the source of all the natural light we see around us. Following quotes about light will make you wonder how important light is for us!

Christopher Columbus

Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.

Frederick Douglass

It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.

Annie Leibovitz

Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.

William Gibson

A graphic representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding.

Helen Keller

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.

Woodrow Wilson

One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.

Isaac Asimov

There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.

The way of fortune is like the milkyway in the sky; which is a number of small stars, not seen asunder, but giving light together: so it is a number of little and scarce discerned virtues, or rather faculties and customs, that make men fortunate.

Stars Togetherness
William Gibson

Language is to the mind more than light is to the eye.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Light tomorrow with today!

Rabindranath Tagore

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.

Aristotle

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.

Plato

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

David Lee Roth

The light you see at the end of the tunnel is the front of an oncoming train.

Francis Bacon

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.

Thomas More

The light, that lies In woman's eyes, Has been my heart's undoing.

John Milton

He that has light within his own clear breast May sit in the centre, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself his own dungeon.

Bill Bryson

We forget just how painfully dim the world was before electricity. A candle, a good candle, provides barely a hundredth of the illumination of a single 100 watt light bulb.

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.

Kurt Cobain

The sun is gone, but I have a light.

Sun
Helen Keller

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.

Friendship Lonliness
Desmond Tutu

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.

Vladimir Nabokov

The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.

Thomas Merton

Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of a chill from within the marrow of your own life.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

And each man stands with his face in the light. Of his own drawn sword, ready to do what a hero can.

George H. W. Bush

We are a nation of communities... a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.

Laurence Sterne

Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other.

Charles Dickens

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.

Sun
Mia Hamm

I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.

William Wordsworth

Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.

Blaise Pascal

In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't.

Paul Klee

Beauty is as relative as light and dark. Thus, there exists no beautiful woman, none at all, because you are never certain that a still far more beautiful woman will not appear and completely shame the supposed beauty of the first.

Albert Schweitzer

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.

Thomas Jefferson

Always take hold of things by the smooth handle.

Rabindranath Tagore

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.

Thomas Hobbes

The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame.

Anton Chekhov

Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.

Mitch Albom

I believe the biggest themes of life are put into the best focus when held up against the very sharp light of mortality.

Dwight L. Moody

We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - they just shine.

Attention
George Carlin

Electricity is really just organized lightning.

George Washington

Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.

Denis Waitley

A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.

George H. W. Bush

I will keep America moving forward, always forward, for a better America, for an endless enduring dream and a thousand Points of Light. This is my mission, and I will complete it.

Taylor Swift

Relationships are like traffic lights. And I just have this theory that I can only exist in a relationship if it's a green light.

Walt Whitman

The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.

Omar Khayyam

The Worldly Hope men set their Hearts upon Turns Ashes - or it prospers; and anon; Like Snow upon the Desert's dusty face Lighting a little Hour or two - is gone.

Leo Buscaglia

I've always thought that people need to feel good about themselves and I see my role as offering support to them, to provide some light along the way.

Ronald Reagan

When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.

Albert Schweitzer

Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.

Douglas MacArthur

Like the old soldier of the ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Goodbye.

William Butler Yeats

The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone.

Lonliness
Robert Downey Jr.

If you're doing a drama that has some comedic elements you can't forget that it's primarily a very serious film that has some light relief.

Carl Jung

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.

T. S. Eliot

So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.

Audre Lorde

The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and upon the changes which we hope to bring about through those lives.

Nancy Pelosi

America must be a light to the world, not just a missile.

William Makepeace Thackeray

An evil person is like a dirty window, they never let the light shine through.

John Mason Brown

Charm is a glow within a woman that casts a most becoming light on others.

Joaquin Phoenix

I feel like everything you learn as an actor growing up is wrong. You're supposed to hit your mark, find your light and know your lines. Those are all things that just make things wooden, dull and boring.

Helen Keller

Knowledge is love and light and vision.

Victor Hugo

To love beauty is to see light.

Lord Byron

Yes, love indeed is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared, by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire.

Albert Schweitzer

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.

My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is.

Walt Whitman

Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.

Bruce Lee

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.

John Milton

Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined; Till at his second bidding darkness fled, Light shone, and order from disorder sprung.

John Milton

The stars, that nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps with everlasting oil, give due light to the misled and lonely traveller.

Horace

Time will bring to light whatever is hidden; it will cover up and conceal what is now shining in splendor.

I don't think anyone is ever writing so that you can throw it away. You're always writing it to be something. Later, you decide whether it'll ever see the light of day. But at the moment of its writing, it's always meant to be something. So, to me, there's no practicing; there's only editing and publishing or not publishing.

Paulo Coelho

Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows.

Steven Wright

If you are in a spaceship that is traveling at the speed of light, and you turn on the headlights, does anything happen?

There's a poignancy to being with someone older. I think there's a greater appreciation of time and what you have together and what's important, and it can make the little things seem very small. It puts a kind of sharp light mixed with a sort of diffused light on something.

Time Togetherness
Nora Fatehi

It is an honour to be spreading Moroccan music and dance in India while integrating some of my favourite things about India, including the beautiful, talented, carefree children, who just light up the screen the minute they start dancing.

Music Children
Audre Lorde

I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell.

Denis Waitley

A life lived with integrity - even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shining star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.

Mother Teresa

Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.

John Milton

Virtue could see to do what Virtue would by her own radiant light, though sun and moon where in the flat sea sunk.

Sea Moon Sun
Bill Bryson

Open your refrigerator door, and you summon forth more light than the total amount enjoyed by most households in the 18th century. The world at night, for much of history, was a very dark place indeed.

The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.

Horace Mann

Scientific truth is marvelous, but moral truth is divine and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light has found the lost paradise.

James Russell Lowell

Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.

Woodrow Wilson

You cannot, in human experience, rush into the light. You have to go through the twilight into the broadening day before the noon comes and the full sun is upon the landscape.

Napolean Hill

Edison failed 10,000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.

The beginnings and ends of shadow lie between the light and darkness and may be infinitely diminished and infinitely increased. Shadow is the means by which bodies display their form. The forms of bodies could not be understood in detail but for shadow.

Henry Ward Beecher

Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.

The killer app that got the world ready for appliances was the light bulb. So the light bulb is what wired the world. And they weren't thinking about appliances when they wired the world. They were really thinking about - they weren't putting electricity into the home. They were putting lighting into the home.

Kylie Jenner

I like to have fun, I'm silly, and I keep the mood light.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Smokers, male and female, inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a cigarette.

John F. Kennedy

We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light the candle that can guide us thru that darkness to a safe and sane future.

Nicole Kidman

I always wanted to get married with just candles! I think candlelight is the most beautiful light there is and there's something very spiritual about it.

Victor Hugo

To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.

James Russell Lowell

Death is delightful. Death is dawn, The waking from a weary night Of fevers unto truth and light.

T. S. Eliot

It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind.

John Ruskin

Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you.

James Russell Lowell

Light is the symbol of truth.

Johnny Depp

I made odd noises as a child. Just did weird things, like turn off light switches twice. I think my parents thought I had Tourette's syndrome.

Francis Bacon

Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.

Charles Bukowski

My days, my years, my life has seen up and downs, lights and darknesses. If I wrote only and continually of the 'light' and never mentioned the other, then as an artist, I would be a liar.

Life Liars
Robin Williams

Tweets? That stuff kills conversation. And people taking pictures with their phone or recording you, sometimes surreptitiously, is creepy. They come up and just start talking to you, and you can see the red light on their phone.