A paraphrase of Section 10 of the Sutra of 42 Sections, a Chinese text.
Each diploma is a lighted match? Each one of you is a fuse.
I despise the kind of existence that clings to the miserly trifles of comfort and self-interest. I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate , when the flame that lighted the brightest movement of his life has weakened.
We've come full circle but the best remains the heart of the city, the greatest center of the greatest city, our Acropolis, where our Christmas tree is lighted.Daniel Patrick Moynihan
If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools. With mushrooms it is so simple — you salt them well, put them aside and have patience. But with love, you have no sooner lighted on anything that bears even the remotest resemblance to it than you are perfectly certain it is not only a genuine specimen, but perhaps the only genuine mushroom ungathered.katherine mansfield