A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
A sudden dart when a little over a hundred feet from the end of the track, or a little over 120 feet from the point at which it rose into the air, ended the flight.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Doubt everything. Find your own light.
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Friendship makes prosperity more brilliant, and lightens adversity by dividing and sharing it.
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
I know a lot about cars, man. I can look at any car's headlights and tell you exactly which way it's coming.
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
If you have a candle, the light won't glow any dimmer if I light yours off of mine.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadow for those who don't.
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
Love is not consolation. It is light.
Moonlight is sculpture.
No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead he puts it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light.
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.
Sunlight is painting.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The delight of opening a new pursuit, or a new course of reading, imparts the vivacity and novelty of youth even to old age.
The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted.
The only victory over love is flight.
The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.
Truth, like light blind. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity.
What is to give light must endure burning.
Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it, a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.
Your inner world has its own taste, has its own fragrance, has its own light. And it is utterly silent.