A Quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne on light and music

In the depths of every heart there is a tomb and a dungeon, though the lights, the music, and revelry above may cause us to forget their existence, and the buried ones, or prisoners whom they hide.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864)

Source: Twice-Told Tales

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A Quote by Mary Chapin Carpenter on light and mystery

Was it a light only she could see?
A gypsy's spell?  A mystery?

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Source: Luna's Gone

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A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on childhood, dream, light, and magic

Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new-created in all the freshness of childhood.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie

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A Quote by Mary Chapin Carpenter on light and search

And I can tell by the way you're searching
For something you can't even name
That you haven't been able to come to the table
Simply glad that you came
And when you feel like this try to imagine
That we're all like frail boats on the sea
Just scanning the night for that great guiding light
Announcing the Jubilee

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Source: Jubilee

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A Quote by Sue Patton Thoele on light


Wolves together stand
howling soft and loud at light,
singing family songs.

Sue Patton Thoele

Source: Freedoms After 50

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A Quote by Ursula K. LeGuin on light


To light a candle is to cast a shadow.

Ursula K. LeGuin

Source: Understanding Ursula K. Le Guin

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A Quote by Cat Stevens on light and moon


I'm being followed by a moon shadow
Leaping and hopping on a moon shadow...
Did it take long to find me, I asked the faithful light
...and are you going to stay the night?

Cat Stevens

Source: Moonshadow

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A Quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning on light


Light tomorrow with today.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Source: The Book of Positive Quotations

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A Quote by Gaius Sallustius Crispus on ancestors and light

Distinguished ancestors shed a powerful light on their descendants, and forbid the concealment either of their merits or of their demerits.

Gaius Sallustius Crispus

Source: Dictionary of Quotations

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A Quote by James Baldwin on earth, life, light, and place

One must say Yes to life, and embrace it wherever it is found - and it is found in terrible places...  For nothing is fixed, forever and forever, it is not fixed; the earth is always shifting, the light is always changing, the sea does not cease to grind down rock.  Generations do not cease to be born, and we are responsible to them because we are the only witnesses they have.  The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us.  The moment we cease to hold each other, the moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

Source: Fumbling Toward Divinity: The Adoption Scriptures

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