„I have lit my treasured candles,
one by one, to hallow this night.“

Poem without a Hero (1963)
Kontext: I have lit my treasured candles,
one by one, to hallow this night.
With you, who do not come,
I wait the birth of the year.
Dear God!
the flame has drowned in crystal,
and the wine, like poison, burns
Old malice bites the air,
old ravings rave again,
though the hour has not yet struck.

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Anna Andrejewna Achmatowa
russische Dichterin und Schriftstellerin 1889 - 1966

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„Everybody is a candle, true. But not everybody is lit.“

—  Harbhajan Singh Yogi Indian-American Sikh Yogi 1929 - 2004

The Eight Human Talents (2001)

Gautama Buddha Foto

„Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, And the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.“

—  Gautama Buddha philosopher, reformer and the founder of Buddhism -563 - -483 v.Chr

From The Teaching of Buddha http://www.bdk.or.jp/english/about/popularization/buddhist-scriptures.html, by Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (Society for the Promotion of Buddhism), Pg 132. It is a paraphrased version of Section 10 of the Sutra of Forty-two Sections
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Philip José Farmer Foto

„Now we have lit a candle to the power
Of atoms; now we know we're heirs of light
Itself…“

—  Philip José Farmer American science fiction writer 1918 - 2009

Sestina of the Space Rocket (1953)

Tennessee Williams Foto

„For nowadays the world is lit by lightning! Blow out your candles, Laura -- and so goodbye….“

—  Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie

Tom, Scene Seven
Quelle: The Glass Menagerie (1944)
Kontext: Oh, Laura, Laura, I tried to leave you behind me, but I am more faithful than I intended to be! I reach for a cigarette, I cross the street, I run into the movies or a bar, I buy a drink, I speak to the nearest stranger — anything that can blow your candles out! — for nowadays the world is lit by lightning! Blow out your candles Laura — and so goodbye…

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Roald Dahl Foto

„my candle burns at both ends it will not last the night but arh my friends and oh my foes it gives a lovely light“

—  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.
Misattributed
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.
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Edna St. Vincent Millay Foto

„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.“

—  Edna St. Vincent Millay, buch A Few Figs from Thistles

Misattributed
Quelle: Edna St. Vincent Millay, in "First Fig" from A Few Figs from Thistles (1920); said to be a motto Roald Dahl lived by.

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„In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.“

—  Robert Louis Stevenson, buch A Child's Garden of Verses

Bed in Summer, st. 1.
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Wallace Stevens Foto

„My candle burned alone in an immense valley.
Beams of the huge night converged upon it,
Until the wind blew.“

—  Wallace Stevens, buch Harmonium

"Valley Candle"
Harmonium (1923)
Kontext: My candle burned alone in an immense valley.
Beams of the huge night converged upon it,
Until the wind blew.
Then beams of the huge night
Converged upon its image,
Until the wind blew.

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„We have shared out, like thieves, the amazing treasures of days and nights.“

—  Jorge Luis Borges Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature 1899 - 1986

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„I found the candles—atrocious air freshening ones that smelled like fake pine.“

—  Richelle Mead, buch The Golden Lily

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