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Quotes About Lighthouse

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Benjamin Franklin
“Were I a Roman Catholic, perhaps I should on this occasion vow to build a chapel to some saint, but as I am not, if I were to vow at all, it should be to build a light-house.

[Letter to his wife, 17 July 1757, after narrowly avoiding a shipwreck; often misquoted as "Lighthouses are more helpful than churches."]”
Benjamin Franklin, Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin

Thomas S. Monson
“Anxiously you ask, 'Is there a way to safety? Can someone guide me? Is there an escape from threatened destruction?' The answer is a resounding yes! I counsel you: Look to the lighthouse of the Lord. There is no fog so dense, no night so dark, no gale so strong, no mariner so lost but what its beacon light can rescue. It beckons through the storms of life. It calls, 'This way to safety; this way to home.”
Thomas S. Monson

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Man must behave like a lighthouse; he must shine day and night for the goodness of everyman.”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“The dip of the light meant that the island itself was always left in darkness. A lighthouse is for others; powerless to illuminate the space closest to it.”
M.L. Steadman

Mehmet Murat ildan
“A good book is a lighthouse; a wise man is a lighthouse; conscience is a lighthouse; compassion is a lighthouse; science is a lighthouse! They all show us the true path! Keep them in your life to remain safe in the rocky and dark waters of life!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“If you open your eyes very wide and look around you carefully, you will always see a lighthouse which will lead you to the right path! Just watch around you carefully!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“A lighthouse is not interested in who gets its light! It just gives it without thinking! Giving light is its nature!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“If you are a lighthouse, you cannot hide yourself; if you hide yourself, you cannot be a lighthouse!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Elinor Dewire
“Lighthouses are not just stone, brick, metal, and glass. There's a human story at every lighthouse; that's the story I want to tell.”
Elinor Dewire

Munia Khan
“If lighthouse becomes a burning candle,
flickered upon ocean's insanity.
Your sailing heart there anchors to handle
the obsessed breeze towards sand dune's vanity.”
Munia Khan

James Michael Pratt
“We have a light upon our house, and it gives hope to all who sail upon the stormy seas. Do ya know what it means to have a light burning atop your home? It is safety, a place of refuge, seen by all that as a signal that ye stand for something greater than this world, greater than us all.”
James Michael Pratt, The Lighthouse Keeper

“There are times when the ocean is not the ocean - not blue, not even water, but some violent explosion of energy and danger: ferocity on a scale only gods can summon. It hurls itself at the island, sending spray right over the top of the lighthouse, biting pieces off the cliff. And the sound is a roaring of a beast whose anger knows no limits. Those are the nights the light is needed most.”
M. L. Stedman - The Light Between Oceans

“The isolation spins its mysterious cocoon, focusing the mind on one place, one time, one rhythm - the turning of the light. The island knows no other human voices, no other footprints. On the Offshore Lights you can live any story you want to tell yourself, and no one will say you're wrong: not the seagulls, not the prisms, not the wind.”
M. L. Stedman - The Light Between Oceans

Amber Silvia
“And with that, I’m going to crawl into bed and try to erase all that has happened today.”
Amber Silvia, Unspoken

Mariecor Ruediger
“Beacon, beacon, lonesome on a hill—
Waves run aground, pound ‘round, what a thrill!
Water water everywhere crashes,
Shore’s not lazy for it mashes, bashes…..
Summer’s when tourists traipse o’er to see you,
Offering to wipe-wash your dust and mildew;
Summer painters place you with dinghy and gull,
Historians have you as subject o’er which to mull.
When feline Fog drifts gently or is heavy,
Your bright light’s followed by boat bevy;
And during those calm, clear days and nights
You’re that upright nautical dream exciting tiny tykes.”
Mariecor Ruediger, HOT STUFF: Celebrating Summer's Simmer and Sizzle

Erin Farwell
“Black met black on the distant horizon, the stars alone distinguishing sky from lake. On the sand below, Silver Beach glittered at the water's edge while on the north side of the river the lighthouse's beacon signaled safe harbor.”
Erin Farwell, Shadowlands

Lisa Wingate
“What does a lighthouse do? I ask myself. It never moves. It cannot hike up its rocky skirt and dash into the ocean to rescue the foundering ship. It cannot calm the waters or clear the shoals. It can only cast light into the darkness. It can only point the way. Yet, through one lighthouse, you guide many ships. Show this old lighthouse the way.”
Lisa Wingate, The Prayer Box

Virginia Woolf
“Gently the waves would break (Lily heard them in her sleep); tenderly the light fell (it seemed to come through her eyelids). And it all looked, Mr. Carmichael thought, shutting his book, falling asleep, much as it used to look years ago.”
Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

Gina Marinello-Sweeney
“I would travel far and wide...seeing, listening, creating. I would weave tales for an enthralled audience. A song would be heard throughout the kingdom, and I would be a part of that. You would normally think that a bard would pick up his tales from stories heard in his travels or, perhaps, from personal observation of these events. Perhaps some bards would create the stories themselves or, at least, adapt the original versions heard...

But what if the bard were really more than a bard? What if he were once a gallant knight or an old sea captain...perhaps even a forgotten prince? What if the stories he told, what if the characters brought to life in his stories, were really of his comrades and himself? Stories from long ago that he finally wished to be heard? What if those who listened to his tales, all the while assuming that they were far disconnected from their communicator, were really listening to the narrative of a wanderer intimately connected to it all? And where would such an individual go when his final days as an “official” bard were spent? Perhaps he would decide to retire in a lighthouse. For, surely, no place would be more fitting for the hero emeritus. He would gaze upon the glorious sea in recollection...guiding others with the beacon of light atop his home as he had once been shepherded. The adventurer became the storyteller...and then the Sentinel of the Sea.”
Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

Yu-Mei Balasingamchow
“She remembered the way the damp, coarse sand had clumped to her legs and hands, and burrowed beneath her nails and into the folds of her clothes, and she had wondered why the British children in her storybooks were always excited about going to the beach—just as now she wondered why the light from the lighthouse seemed to be coming from the landward side of the expressway. “I thought a lighthouse is out at sea.”
Yu-Mei Balasingamchow, The Epigram Books Collection of Best New Singaporean Short Stories: Volume One

Gina Marinello-Sweeney
“Many a year I told her tales. And then the time came for me to watch. And watch I have.”
Gina Marinello-Sweeney, I Thirst

“Jesus will keep you steady in the storms, He is the light house guiding us through the high waters. _ Bryan Guras”
Bryan Guras facebook group Following Jesus One Step At A Time

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