— Bob Hope American comedian, actor, singer and dancer 1903 - 2003
„You know what I think? I think that if a young woman doesn't engage in the act of occasionally wishing on a star or a flower or a birthday cake full of candles, then we're forfeiting one of the sweetest whimsies of our youth.“
— Robin Jones Gunn American writer 1955
Quelle: On a Whim
„I light a candle for you
and pray for your return,
ask God to lead you back,
'cause I can't find the words
to break through your palace wall,
and make you clearly see
it's safe to take my hand and fall
with me in that great deep.“
Music lyrics, Great Deep (2021) —"Great Deep"
— Beverly Sills opera soprano 1929 - 2007
Billy Graham, as quoted in The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Book of Revelation (2001) by Stan Campbell and James S. Bell, p. 54
„I can sculpt a birthday cake out of shit and insist that I obviously mean cake, that my real intent is to wish you a happy birthday, but my intentions and protestations cannot turn crap into a delicious dessert.“
— Laura Penny Canadian journalist 1975
Quelle: More Money than Brains (2010), Chapter Seven, If You're So Smart, Why Ain't You Rich?, p. 212
— Margaret Fuller American feminist, poet, author, and activist 1810 - 1850
— Ben Harper singer-songwriter and musician 1969
Diamonds On The Inside
Song lyrics, Diamonds on the Inside (2003)
— Dylan Thomas Welsh poet and writer 1914 - 1953
— Raymond Chandler Novelist, screenwriter 1888 - 1959
— Wallace Stevens American poet 1879 - 1955
The Man With the Blue Guitar (1937)
— Algernon Sidney British politician and political theorist 1623 - 1683
Quelle: Discourses Concerning Government (1689), Ch. 2, Sect. 18; comparable to: "Like his that lights a candle to the sun", John Fletcher, Letter to Sir Walter Aston; "And hold their farthing candle to the sun", Edward Young, Satire vii. line 56.
— Isaac Bickerstaffe Irish playwright and librettist 1733 - 1812
The Maide of the Mill (1765), Act i, scene 2.
Light up like a candle burnin when he calls me up
Melt down like a candle burnin everytime we touch
Oh say what you will
He does me wrong and I should be gone
Be lovin you baby and it's much too much“
— Macy Gray American singer-songwriter and actress 1967
Still" (co-written with Jeremy Ruzumna, Bill Esses, Jeff Blue) - YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CntzOovlkmo
On How Life Is (1999)
— Roald Dahl, buch Boy
Edna St. Vincent Millay, in "First Fig" from A Few Figs from Thistles (1920); said to be a motto Roald Dahl lived by.
Variante: 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.
Quelle: Boy: Tales of Childhood
— Edna St. Vincent Millay, buch A Few Figs from Thistles
Quelle: Edna St. Vincent Millay, in "First Fig" from A Few Figs from Thistles (1920); said to be a motto Roald Dahl lived by.