90+ Best Candle Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational candle quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Candle Quotes

Right now I’m just focused on getting healthy and feeling good. It’s a bummer. Going through what I went through last year, I burned the candle at both ends. It caught up to me. — Matt Birk

Youth must be wanton, youth must be quick, Dance to the candle while lasteth the wick. — Tennessee Williams

We’re still three-to-four weeks away from second-quarter earnings reports and there’s nothing really to light a candle under stocks. — Alan Ackerman

The human relationship to combustion is as mysterious as it is fraught with madness. From the candle flame to the nuclear blast, it has lit up the human imagination with fear and fascination. — Michael Leunig

It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open . . . — Mary Shelley

What do you think of when alone at night?Do not the things your mothers spoke about,Before they took the candle from the bedside,Rush up into the mind and master it,Till you believe in them against your will? — William Butler Yeats

God and the imagination are one. — Wallace Stevens

Keep in mind that all fires start small. You have everything you need in a candle to lose your apartment or house. — Stephen McInerny

Evening after evening during this time I read by the light of a candle on deck. There was no wind at all, and the sea became smooth and monotonous. — Joshua Slocum

Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked: / For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out. — Bible Bible

My biggest problem, like most, is burning the candle on both ends. — Eric Olson

Really, everybody sometimes will think about Christmas, Christmases past, like it was a Currier & Ives print, you know, the candle in the window, the snow on the sill, and isn’t this wonderful? But the truth was Uncle Harry got drunk, the kids were fighting over the toys, there wasn’t enough money, you overate. — Phil McGraw

Initiative is to success what a lighted match is to a candle. — Orlando Aloysius Battista

If God lights the candle, none can blow it out. — Charles Spurgeon

The real reason why people are going with digital is that it’s extraordinarily mobile, and it’s cheaper, and it has a great image, and you just can’t beat it at night. It’s pulling in variations of colors; it’s pulling in lights from 40 miles away – a candle would be seen. — Dan Gilroy

A million candles burnt in him without his being at the trouble of lighting a single one. — Virginia Woolf

Remember, it is better to light one little candle than to curse the darkness. — Frank Gorshin

I am still amazed today at how much we influenced America with lighting the candle here in Atlanta on affirmative action. — Maynard Jackson

My sister had blown out the candle in our breath.That meant our wishes were definitely going to come true — Sara Shepard

You can blow out a candle, but you can’t blow out a fire. — Peter Gabriel

Thy modesty ‘s a candle to thy merit. — Henry Fielding

The next day they noticed that there was a blanket in the sheep barn and some sticks. A candle was found yesterday afternoon on top of a heater in the barn. — Mark Shaw

If you have a candle, the light won’t glow any dimmer if I light yours off of mine. — Steven Tyler

I continue to create because writing is a labor of love and also an act of defiance, a way to light a candle in a gale wind: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God, and the Word was God. — Alice Childress

Perhaps a candle fell over and started a fire. Whether that’s intentional or not is to be determined. — Doug Gay

A candle loses nothing of its light by lighting another candle. — James Keller

And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick? / For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad. — Bible Bible

I was eating beans by candle light for a decade. — Eric Andre

Conscience is that candle of the Lord which was not quite put out. — Matthew Henry

If we are not staffed appropriately we will continue to work as hard as we can to meet the responsibilities of the office. We don?t let the candle fall. — Jim Carey

Oh Diamond! Diamond! Thou little knowest the mischief done! (Said to a pet dog who knocked over a candle and set fire to his papers — Isaac Newton

Sir, it is burning a farthing candle at Dover, to shew a light at Calais — Samuel Johnson

It was on a dreary night of November that I beheld the accomplishment of my toils. With an anxiety that almost amounted to agony, I collected the instruments of life around me, that I might infuse a spark of being into the lifeless thing that lay at my feet. It was already one in the morning; the rain pattered dismally against the panes, and my candle was nearly burnt out, when, by the glimmer of the half-extinguished light, I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard, and a convulsive motion agitated its limbs. — Mary Shelley

I am but as the spark that gleams for a moment,His burning candle consumed me – the moth;His wine overwhelmed my goblet,The master of Rum transmuted my earth to goldAnd set my ashes aflame — Allama Iqbal

When I was seven, I decided to buy all my friends some ice cream, but the problem was where to get the money. Sneaking into church, I went to the side of the altar where you can light a candle for your loved ones and took the money from the collection boxes. — Suzi Quatro

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

Man’s best candle is his understanding. — James Howell

In my intellect, I may divide (faith and works), just as in the candle I know there is both light and heat; yet put out the candle, and both are gone — John Selden

Like his that lights a candle to the sun. — Andrew Fletcher

If we see a candle that’s lit, it will be removed. — Angela Brown

When all candles be out, all cats be grey. — John Heywood

Time drops in decay,Like a candle burnt out,And the mountains and woodsHave their day, have their day; — William Butler Yeats

It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness. — Eleanor Roosevelt

My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends It gives a lovely light! Edna St — Vincent Millay

It is a poor sport that is not worth a candle. — George Herbert

I don’t hold any candle for drama versus comedy. — Jo Brand

In light of recent horrible events, we decided to expand the scope of our memorial to include those who have suffered so much on the Gulf Coast. We invite everyone in the Louisville area to join us, sit in silence, and light a candle to honor the memory of those who have died in terrorist activities or in natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina. — Terry Taylor

Carry a candle in the dark, be a candle in the dark, know that you’re a flame in the dark. — Ivan Illich

I burned what end of the candle I had to burn, — Joe Schmidt

Each small candle lights a corner of the darkWhen the wheel of pain stops turning And the branding iron stops burningWhen the children can be children When the desperados weaken When the tide rolls into greet themAnd the natural law of science Greets the humble and the mighty And a billion candles burning Lights the dark side of every human mind — Roger Waters

ORTHOGRAPHY, n. The science of spelling by the eye instead of the ear. Advocated with more heat than light by the outmates of every asylum for the insane. They have had to concede a few things since the time of Chaucer, but are none the less hot in defence of those to be conceded hereafter.A spelling reformer indicted For fudge was before the court cicted. The judge said: Enough — His candle we’ll snough, And his sepulchre shall not be whicted. — Ambrose Gwinett Bierce

The music paled like a candle and went out … — Stella Benson

Judge the moth by the beauty of the candle — Rumi

We had to move everything out, … I have a candle maker now in Alabama. I’m sorry we had to quit making them here, but we’re going to be able to concentrate on growing the business. — Virginia Anderson

To enlarge and illustrate this – is to set a candle in the sun. — Robert Burton

It is not necessary to light a candle to the sun — Algernon Sidney

Nothing you’ll read as breaking news will ever hold a candle to the sheer beauty of settled science. Textbook science has carefully phrased explanations for new students, math derived step by step, plenty of experiments as illustration, and test problems. — Eliezer Yudkowsky

The manufacture of wax candles was another important branch of business in the nunnery. — Maria Monk

Your life was cut short by those who could not hold a candle to you. — Stephen Lawrence

Shams, my body is a candle touched with fire. — Rumi

It’s better to light a candle then to curse the darkness. — Carl Edward Sagan

Everybody is a candle, true. But not everybody is lit. — Harbhajan Singh

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life. — Buddha

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

The painful Preacher, like a candle bright, Consumes himself in giving others Light. — Benjamin Franklin

The best way to see divine light is to put out thy own candle — Thomas Fuller

Remembrance, like a candle, burns brightest at Christmastime. — Charles Dickens

I went to the store to bye a candle holder. They didn’t have one so I got a cake. — Mitch Hedberg

She is very fond of him and he still holds a candle for her. You could say that the calls were of sexual nature. — Faria Alam

When the candles are out all women are fair. — Plutarch

I acknowledge the four elements. Water in the North; incense to recognize the air in the East; flowers for the earth in the South; a candle for light from the West. It helps me keep perspective. — Laura Esquivel

It’s really my being lucky enough to bag an inch of candle that incites me to this pitch of punctual epistolary. I must measure my letter by the light. — Isaac Rosenberg

Life’s no brief candle-it’s a splendid torch! — George Bernard Shaw

Never leave a candle unattended keep it one foot away from combustibles and don’t place it near windows or doorways where drafts can occur. Of course keep candles away from any sort of flammable liquids. — William Valentine

He hasn’t made the strides that I’d like to see in the weight room. That’s impossible. He’s burning the candle at both ends. It’s important that he has a very good summer in the weight room and get a little bit stronger. — Ron Zook

At night a candle’s brighter than the sun — Sting

Why would anyone walk through life satisfied with the light from the candle of their own understanding when, by reaching out to our Heavenly Father, they could experience the bright sun of spiritual knowledge that would expand their minds with wisdom and fill their souls with joy? — Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Logic ignores the almost, just as the sun ignores the candle. — Victor Hugo

Commonsense is the wick of the candle. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who lights his [candle] at mine receives light without darkening me. — Thomas Jefferson

Why don’t you light that candle ? — Alan Shepard

A thousand candles can be lit from one candle, however the life of the original candle is not shortened in the least. — Dalai Lama

When you choose one way out of many, all the ways you don’t take are snuffed out like candles, as if they’d never existed. — Philip Pullman

It was on a bitterly cold night and frosty morning, towards the end of the winter of ’97, that I was awakened by a tugging at my shoulder. It was Holmes. The candle in his hand shone upon his eager, stooping face, and told me at a glance that something was amiss. — Arthur Conan

One begins to realize that one is getting old when the birthday candles weigh more than the cake. — Bette Davis

We had to put three months (of preparation) into one, … We were going night and day, burning the candle on both ends of the stick. — Mark Snyder

This is just one small candle we’re lighting, but I think it’s a nice thing for Canada-U.S. relations. — Dennis Mills

A Candle never Loses any of its Light while Lighting up another candle. — Rumi

It appears as if a candle left on a wooden china hutch ignited the top of the hutch and spread to some curtains, — Larry Phillips

Last week the candle factory burned down. Everyone just stood around and sang Happy Birthday. — Stephen Wright

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