A paraphrase of Section 10 of the Sutra of 42 Sections, a Chinese text.
I look before me at my lighted candles, I don’t want to turn around and see with horror How quickly the dark line is lengthening, How quickly the candles multiply that have been put out.constantine p. cavafy
This well may be The Day of Judgment which the world awaits; But be it so or not, I only know my present duty, and my Lord’s command to occupy till He come. So at the post where He hath set me in His providence, I choose, for one, to meet Him face to face, no faithless servant frightened from my task, but ready when the Lord of the harvest calls; and therefore, with all reverence, I would say, let God do His work, we will see to ours. Bring in the candles.abraham davenport
The days of the future stand in front of us Like a line of candles all alight Golden and warm and lively little candles.constantine p. cavafy
The candles burned The moon went down The polished hill The milky town Transparent, weightless, luminous Uncovering the two of us On that fundamental ground Where love's unwilled, unleashed, unbound And half the perfect world is found.leonard cohen
We spent all our time lighting candles in the churches and praying for father's safe return. But even then [1961 and 1962], as a little girl, I knew that he was really in prison and that God had nothing to do with it. Since then I have never had any belief in religion.gloria estefan
To see a candle’s light, one must take it into a dark place.ursula k. le guin
Tell me how it is that in this room there are three candles and but one light, and I will explain to you the mode of the Divine existence.john wesley
Oh, Laura, Laura, I tried to leave you behind me, but I am more faithful than I intended to be! I reach for a cigarette, I cross the street, I run into the movies or a bar, I buy a drink, I speak to the nearest stranger anything that can blow your candles out! for nowadays the world is lit by lightning! Blow out your candles Laura and so goodbye…tennessee williams
I wonder if that's the reason insects are so fond of flying into candles - because they want to turn into Snap-dragon-flies!Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass (1871), Chapter 3.
The candles all grew up to the ceiling, looking something like a bed of rushes with fireworks at the top.Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, Chapter 9.
"This well may be The Day of Judgment which the world awaits; But be it so or not, I only know My present duty, and my Lord's command To occupy till He come. So at the post Where He hath set me in His providence, I choose, for one, to meet Him face to face, No faithless servant frightened from my task, But ready when the Lord of the harvest calls; And therefore, with all reverence, I would say, Let God do His work, we will see to ours. Bring in the candles." And they brought them in.John Greenleaf Whittier, quoting or paraphrasing Abraham Davenport in his poem "Abraham Davenport" (May 1866).
There's husbandry in heaven; Their candles are all out.William Shakespeare Macbeth Banquo, Scene I
"Yes, nowadays everything is being mortgaged, or is going to be." This said, Kostanzhoglo's temper rose still further. "Out upon your factories of hats and candles!" he cried. "Out upon procuring candle-makers from London, and then turning landowners into hucksters! To think of a Russian pomiestchik, a member of the noblest of callings, conducting workshops and cotton mills! Why, it is for the wenches of towns to handle looms for muslin and lace."Nikolai Gogol, Dead Souls, available at gutenberg.org
We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles.Thomas Edison, in a statement to a reporter during the first public demonstration of his incandescent (31 December 1879), as quoted in Chronology of Americans and the Environment (2011) by Chris J. Magoc, p. 46.
Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops.william shakespeare
People who intuitively perceive 2,500-year-old Chinese and Greek concepts, while nodding to California's detached hippie philosophy and quoting droll lines from The Big Lebowski , which turns 15 this year, are joining a revelatory religion that has illuminated its U.S. founder in northern Thailand. Dubbed "Church of the Latter-Day Dude," the group also invites "mellow, unflashy chicks who hang around in their bathrobes and take baths with candles and whale sounds," says the religion's Dudely Lama, Oliver Benjamin.Richard S. Ehrlich, as quoted in "The man who founded a religion based on The Big Lebowski" at CNN (August 2011; updated 20 March, 2013)
There's husbandry in heaven; Their candles are all out.william shakespeare
How gently rock yon poplars high Against the reach of primrose sky With heaven's pale candles stored.jean ingelow
When the candles are out all women are fair.Conjugal Precepts.
They say rather than cursing the darkness, one should light a candle. They don't mention anything about cursing a lack of candles.George Carlin, When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? (2004)
Look around. She's got to have a flashlight, or candles.Who: Jimmy Cody
There's [husbandry]] in heaven; Their candles are all out.Macbeth Banquo, Scene I
These blessed candles of the night.Bassanio, scene i
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