Sunday, April 14, 2013

L is for Light

Like most people, I love  the light. The "light" can mean so many things, all positive. There is sunlight, moonlight, lamplight, candle light. Your face lights up when you see certain people. A great smile or a great personality can light up a room. And then there is the proverbial light at then end of the tunnel. 

Here are some great quotes about light:

"14You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." - Matthew 5:14-16

"When they have a choice, people will always gravitate to those rooms which have light on two sides, and leave the rooms which are lit only from one side unused and empty." - Christopher Alexander

"A light exists in spring 
Not present on the year
At any other period." - Emily Dickinson

"People press toward the light not in order to see better but in order to shine better.--We are happy to regard the one before whom we shine as light." - Friedrich  Nietzsche

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that; hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." - Martin Luther King Jr.

"The book should be a ball of light in one's hand." - Ezra Pound

"May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out." - J.R.R. Tolkien, from The Fellowship of the Ring

"How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world." - William Shakespeare

"I'm sorry, Gemma. But we can't live in the light all of the time.You have to take whatever light you can hold into the dark with you." - Libba Bray, from A Great and Terrible Beauty

"Love is not consolation. It is light." - Simone Weil

"Stars and shadows ain't good to see by." - Mark Twain

Do you have a quote you like about the light? What does light mean to you? 

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  1. Just stopping by from the A-Z Challenge list to say "Hi" :)

    What a great topic for L! My favourite light is sunlight.

    Good luck with the rest of the challenge.


  2. The quote that you included, by Emily Dickinson, is my favorite.

    Hi, I am your newest follower from the A to Z challenge. I am number 528 on the list.

  3. I like "Your word is a lamp to guide me and a light for my path." Psalm 119:105 God's Word can give us direction and can show us how to avoid stumbling. Good post!