Friday, November 02, 2007


10. (Not really a candle quote, but I just had to throw my buddy, HH in here.)
"The awakening mind is also compared to the sun because when the sun has risen, not only is darkness unable to obscure it, but even a single ray of sunlight can dispel darkness." H.H. the Dalai Lama

9. It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
Chinese Proverb

8. A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.
James Keller

7.Religion is a candle inside a multicolored lantern. Everyone looks through a particular color, but the candle is always there.
Mohammed Naguib

6.How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good dead in a naughty world.
William Shakespeare

5.There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton

4.Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

3.We say God and the imagination are one... How high that highest candle lights the dark.
Wallace Stevens

2.Christians should never fail to sense the operation of an angelic glory. It forever eclipses the world of demonic powers, as the sun does a candle's light.
Beverly Sills

1. To light a candle is to cast a shadow.
Ursula K. Le Guin


Anonymous said...

Check out number six. Did annonymous help with this one.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Dear Anonymous,

No, I don't find Anonymous to be all that helpful, he/she cannot even spell his/her name right!

Suzy said...

11. No one can hold a candle to Carrie Link's top 10 lists.
Suzy Pafka

Jerri said...

Ursula's so right about those shadows. Just can't have one without the other.

Still love the candles, though. And your lists.

Nancy said...

Does it help that a candle burns in the Jack-0-Lantern?

kario said...

Love #4 - I'm keeping that in mind today and all days.

Anonymous said...

This is a really beautiful list! When I first saw the title, I wasn't sure where it was going, but I LOVE it. It made me smile and reflect. I keep trying to live in the light!!

Deb said...

I love how you put all of these together. Wondering what the inspiration/itch/urge was to do so.

I appreciate the reminder about light and shadow going together - at least I think I do. =)