Light Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Light quotes and Light sayings, and Light proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"In one way, I suppose, I have been ‘in denial’ for some time, knowingly burning the candle at both ends and finding that it often gives a lovely light."

Christopher Hitchens

"The astronomer will believe that the most erratic comet will yet accomplish its journey and revisit our sphere; but we give up those for lost who have not wandered one-half the distance from the centre of light and life. "

Charles Spurgeon

"A dark cloud is no sign that the sun has lost his light; and dark black convictions are no arguments that God has laid aside His mercy."

Charles Spurgeon

"The first fresh hour of every morning should be dedicated to the Lord, whose mercy gladdens it with golden light. "

Charles Spurgeon

"My days, my years, my life has seen up and downs, lights and darknesses. If I wrote only and continually of the ‘light’ and never mentioned the other, then as an artist, I would be a liar. "

Charles Bukowski

"I’m light skinned, and I used to lean on that because that’s something a lot of black people pride themselves on, and it’s weird. "

Chance The Rapper

"I went to a doctor and told him I felt normal on acid, that I was a light bulb in a world of moths. That is what the manic state is like. "

Carrie Fisher

"When you make the finding yourself – even if you’re the last person on Earth to see the light – you’ll never forget it. "

Carl Sagan

"Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. "

Carl Sagan

"As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. "

Carl Jung

"Some people write heavily, some write lightly. I prefer the light approach because I believe there is a great deal of false reverence about. There is too much solemnity and intensity in dealing with sacred matters; too much speaking in holy tones. "

C. S. Lewis

"If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning. "

C. S. Lewis

"Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue."


"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."

Bruce Lee

"In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t."

Blaise Pascal

"A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning."

Benjamin Disraeli

"The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and upon the changes which we hope to bring about through those lives."

Audre Lorde

"I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell."

Audre Lorde

"There are two kinds of light – the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures."

James Grover Thurber

"Sometimes the best lighting of all is a power failure."

Doug Coupland

"Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you."

John Ruskin

"You can’t have a light without a dark to stick it in."

Arlo Guthrie

"It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness."

Eleanor Roosevelt

"We are indeed the light of the world–but only if our switch is turned on."

John Hagee

"It’s not necessary to blow out your neighbor’s light to let your own shine."

M.R. Dehaan

"Light is the symbol of truth."

James Russell Lowell

"The light shines in the darkness and the darkness comprehended it not."


"We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine."

Dwight L. Moody

"The light at the end of the tunnel may be an oncoming train."


"To light a candle is to cast a shadow."

Ursula K. Le Guin

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