Candlelight Quotes

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Henry Miller
“I wanted a metamorphosis, a change to fish, to leviathan, to destroyer. I wanted the earth to open up, to swallow everything in one engulfing yawn. I wanted to see the city buried fathoms deep in the bosom of the sea. I wanted to sit in a cave and read by candlelight. I wanted that eye extinguished so that I might have a chance to know my own body, my own desires. I wanted to be alone for a thousand years in order to reflect on what I had seen and heard - and in order to forget.”
Henry Miller, Tropic of Capricorn

Hope Mirrlees
“You should regard each meeting with a friend as a sitting he is unwillingly giving you for a portrait - a portrait that, probably, when you or he die, will still be unfinished. And, though this is an absorbing pursuit, nevertheless, the painters are apt to end pessimists. For however handsome and merry may be the face, however rich may be the background, in the first rough sketch of each portrait, yet with every added stroke of the brush, with every tiny readjustment of the "values," with every modification of the chiaroscuro, the eyes looking out at you grow more disquieting. And, finally, it is your own face that you are staring at in terror, as in a mirror by candlelight, when all the house is still.”
Hope Mirrlees, Lud-in-the-Mist

Alexander McCall Smith
“This was a townscape raised in the teeth of cold winds from the east; a city of winding cobbled streets and haughty pillars; a city of dark nights and candlelight, and intellect.”
Alexander McCall Smith, The Sunday Philosophy Club

Damon Knight
“During the four days of the storm, I became accustomed to the soft light of lamps and candles and grew to like it. When the power came on again, I discovered that I was actually disappointed. The electric lights seemed cold and impersonal; they revealed too much.”
Damon Knight, One Side Laughing: Stories Unlike Other Stories

Amit Ray
“Light the candle of love. Spread the rays of happiness in every direction in every breath.”
Amit Ray, Walking the Path of Compassion

Mehmet Murat ildan
“What distinguishes candle from other lights is that it appeals to our soul, not our eyes!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Jan Karon
“When his flock thronged into the midnight service, there was wonder on every face at the newly hung greens and the softly flickering candles on each windowsill. To the simple beauty of the historic church was added fresh, green hope, the lush scent of flowers in winter, and candle flame that cast its flickering shadows over the congregation like a shawl.”
Jan Karon, These High, Green Hills

John Fowles
“She had only a candle's light to see by, but candlelight never did badly by any woman.”
John Fowles, The French Lieutenant's Woman

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Every candle deserves great respect because they light us by burning their bodies and destroying themselves!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Mehmet Murat ildan
“We think that the time machine was not invented, but the candle is actually a time machine! Light a candle and get out of the moment you are in, travel to other times!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Sarvesh Jain
“Whole worlds’ darkness is not enough to dark the blaze of a candle..”
Sarvesh Jain

Robert Coover
“Their wedding night was in all truth a thing of beauty: the splendor of the celebrations, the hushed intimacy of a private walk under the cryptic light of a large moon, the unexpected delight discovered in the reflection of a candle's flicker in a decanter of aged wine, finally the silent weeping in each other's arms through a night that seemed infinite in its innumerable dimensions.”
Robert Coover, Pricksongs and Descants

Tim Farrington
“The first one to bed always lit the candle, and the last one turned out the lamp....The tradition had seen them through quite a bit by now, and Rebecca had come to love the candlelight, not only because it meant that Mike loved to see her just the way she was, which was incredibly liberating once you began to actually believe it, but also because the light just felt holy to her. It made the end of the day into a kind of prayer, whether they made love or just lay in each other's arms and chewed over the day's portion of craziness; and there was that beautiful little puff of "Amen" when they blew the candle out and settled into sleep.”
Tim Farrington, The Monk Upstairs

Sarah Jio
“Just before six, Bee pulled three wineglasses out of the cabinet and uncorked the bottle of white that Greg had selected for us.
"Light the candles, dear, will you please?"
I reached for the matches and thought about the dinners at Bee's house during my childhood. Bee never served a meal without candles. "A proper supper requires candlelight," she'd told my sister and me years ago. I though it was elegant and exciting, and when I asked my mom if we could start the same tradition at home, she said no. "Candles are for birthday parties," she said, "and those only come once a year.”
Sarah Jio, The Violets of March

Suman Pokhrel
“This ambiance of candlelight reminds of nights that traveled its way, in entangled embrace of yours and mine.”
Suman Pokhrel, मलाई जिन्दगी नै दुख्दछ

Elizabeth Goudge
“There were lights in the nave but they could do no more than splash pools of gold here and there, they could not illumine the shadows above or the dim unlighted chantries and half-seen tombs. The great pillars soared into darkness and the aisles narrowed to twilight. Candles twinkled in the choir and the high altar with its flowers was ablaze with them, but all the myriad flames were no more than seed pearls embroidered on a dark cloak.”
Elizabeth Goudge, The Dean's Watch

Tracy Anne Warren
“The garden shimmered with candlelight from dozens of sweetly scented beeswax tapers set around to illuminate the space. In the center stood her painting table, now neatly draped in a crisp, white linen tablecloth and laid with her best china, crystal and silver.
More lighted candles were arranged on the table, a small vase of flowers set in the middle, tender petals of red, pink and ivory adding a pleasing burst of color. More color glowed in the sky, sunset turning the horizon a glorious golden apricot.”
Tracy Anne Warren, Seduced by His Touch

Katherine McIntyre
“Lana intertwined her fingers through his. “That’s all we can ever do. Try,” she responded, her voice hushed. “Try to hold on to those moments that flicker like candlelight with the people we care about. You and I both know they don’t always last.”
Katherine McIntyre, Forged Futures

“The stars, like candlelights of the angels, chose not to hide that night, and watched over our uncertain sleep.”
-Milan Sime Martinic, Ironway: Watching Over Benjamin Hill -

C. JoyBell C.
“The darkness occupying the night is not going to remove itself from the nighttime. So what benefits your existence, as a candle, if you are a light that moves itself out of the darkness? Is it not the destiny of the candle to be unafraid of the night?”
C. JoyBell C.

Marjane Satrapi
“We give meaning to life based on our point of view. Only wisdom, like the light of the candle, can bring us a complete view of existence. The key to wisdom is doubt! If you doubted a little, you would definitely be less arrogant.”
Marjane Satrapi, Chicken with Plums