They may as well have called the sun a ball of flaming joy. ~Terri Guillemets
Light, when suddenly let in, dazzles and hurts and almost blinds us: but this soon passes away, and it seems to become the only element we can exist in. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827
In the beginning there was nothing. God said, “Let there be light!” And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better. ~Ellen DeGeneres
Light is good from whatever lamp it shines. ~Author Unknown
Light can be gentle, dangerous, dreamlike, bare, living, dead, misty, clear, hot, dark, violet, springlike, falling, straight, sensual, limited, poisonous, calm and soft. ~Sven Nykvist
Someday perhaps the inner light will shine forth from us, and then we’ll need no other light. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What is to give light must endure burning. ~Viktor Frankl
A sensitive plant in a garden grew,
And the young winds fed it with silver dew,
And it opened its fan-like leaves to the light,
and closed them beneath the kisses of night.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley, “The Sensitive Plant,” 1820
Love is not consolation. It is light. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t. ~Blaise Pascal
For light I go directly to the Source of light, not to any of the reflections. ~Peace Pilgrim
A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind. ~Annie Dillard
Joy requires one to be awake,
Adjusting the heart’s ambience to bright.
Some prefer the dark, as is their right,
On grounds of agony, and to forsake
Not only bliss, but all that’s blessed by light.
~Nicholas Gordon, poemsforfree.com
I think you might dispense with half your doctors if you would only consult Dr. Sun more. ~Henry Ward Beecher
Where there is sunshine the doctor starves. ~Flemish Proverb
Sun spreads through the treetops like an epidemic. ~Dave Bonta, from The Morning Porch blog at www.morningporch.com/post/96792742/orange-tabby
Light comes to us unexpectedly and obliquely. Perhaps it amuses the gods to try us. They want to see whether we are asleep. ~H.M. Tomlinson
Sunshine is my quest. ~Winston Churchill
Light, God’s eldest daughter… ~Thomas Fuller
Alas! must it ever be so?
Do we stand in our own light, wherever we go,
And fight our own shadows forever?
~Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton
We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light. ~Earl Nightingale
Into my heart’s night
Along a narrow way
I groped; and lo! the light,
An infinite land of day.
Sometimes just looking up and seeing the light is enough. ~Terri Guillemets
Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won’t come in. ~Alan Alda
Keep your flame lit, and you will never feel darkness. ~J. Parker
What is true by lamplight is not always true by sunlight. ~Joseph Joubert
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson