— Richard Brautigan American novelist, poet, and short story writer 1935 - 1984
„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.
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.
— Harbhajan Singh Yogi Indian-American Sikh Yogi 1929 - 2004
The Eight Human Talents (2001)
— 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
— Philip José Farmer American science fiction writer 1918 - 2009
Sestina of the Space Rocket (1953)
— 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…
„Harmony: A single candle can lit a thousand candles without losing anything. It is the multitude of trees that make a forest. Let us be like those shining candles and useful trees benefitting all sentient beings.“
— Thich Nhat Tu Vietnamese philosopher 1969
Inner Freedom: A Spiritual Journey for Prison Inmates (2008)
— 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.
— Susan Elizabeth Phillips American writer 1948
Quelle: Call Me Irresistible
— Robert Louis Stevenson, buch A Child's Garden of Verses
Bed in Summer, st. 1.
A Child's Garden of Verses (1885)
— Wallace Stevens, buch Harmonium
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.
— Jorge Luis Borges Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature 1899 - 1986
— Loreena McKennitt Canadian musician and composer 1957
The Visit (1991), All Souls Night
„I have only one friend, and that is echo. Why is it my friend? Because I love my sorrow, and echo does not take it away from me. I have only one confidant, and that is the silence of night. Why is it my confidant? Because it remains silent.“
— Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855
Quelle: Entweder / Oder
— Richelle Mead, buch The Golden Lily
Quelle: The Golden Lily
„The conception of freedom in our country was one so precious, so hallowed, it has been obtained as the result of such age-long struggles, that I felt convinced that in no other country, whatever advantages in other respects they may have over us—in no other country was freedom treasured and regarded as it was in this country, and in its attainment there was no country in the world that had anything which in all circumstances it could teach us.“
— Stanley Baldwin Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1867 - 1947
Speech to the thirtieth anniversary of the Junior Imperial League in Kingsway Hall (19 June 1926), quoted in Our Inheritance (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1938), p. 19.
„"Noelle's Treasure Tale" is based on the historical fact that three Spanish galleons full of treasure sunk off Florida's treasure coast and have never been recovered. I have a beach house on the Treasure Coast, and I'm out there with my snorkel looking for the treasure.“
— Gloria Estefan Cuban-American singer-songwriter, actress and divorciada 1957
comment to audience at book signing at Macy's in New York City (November 21, 2006)