Leo Tolstoy Page

“Just as one candle lights another and can light thousands of other candles, so one heart illuminates another heart and can illuminate thousands of other hearts.”

- Leo Tolstoy

Source/Notes: November 26. - A Calendar of Wisdom (1908)
Bob Hope Page

“You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.”

- Bob Hope

Margaret Fuller Page

“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.”

- Margaret Fuller

Sandra Lee Page

“When I'm really stressed out, I go to church. I light candles and sit and pray. And I'll ask myself, What's the lesson? Why am I going through this? There's got to be a reason I'm here. What am I supposed to learn?”

- Sandra Lee

James Keller Page

“What this country needs is more people to inspire others with confidence, and fewer people to discourage any initiative in the right direction more to get into the thick of things, fewer to sit on the sidelines, merely finding fault more to point out what's right with the world, and fewer to keep harping on what's wrong with it and more who are interested in lighting candles, and fewer who blow them out.”

- James Keller


François de La Rochefoucauld Page

“Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.”

- François de La Rochefoucauld

Jack Kerouac Page

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes 'Awww!'”

- Jack Kerouac

Source/Notes: On the Road (1957), Part 1, Chapter 1
Traci Bingham Page

“I can't live without my beauty products. I love to be in my bathroom with my candles lit, morning, noon and night. I like taking hot baths and hot showers, using my body scrubs and lotions.”

- Traci Bingham

Traci Bingham Page

“I love to be in my bathroom with my candles lit, morning, noon and night. I like taking hot baths and hot showers, using my body scrubs and lotions.”

- Traci Bingham

Joan Collins Page

“I mean, even my dressing room at the studio has candles and cushions and cashmere rugs and things.”

- Joan Collins


Jean Ingelow Page

“How gently rock yon poplars high Against the reach of primrose sky With heaven's pale candles stored.”

- Jean Ingelow

Nicole Kidman Page

“I always wanted to get married with just candles! I think candlelight is the most beautiful light there is and there's something very spiritual about it.”

- Nicole Kidman

Sandra Lee Page

“I like doing food as a focal point on my table. It is not like going out and buying flowers or candles, which are expensive.”

- Sandra Lee

Jennifer Lopez Page

“You know, maybe I was just born in the wrong time, but I love all things romantic. Puffy understands that. For my last birthday, he covered my hotel room floor with rose petals and had flowers and candles all over the room.”

- Jennifer Lopez

Maria Monk Page

“The manufacture of wax candles was another important branch of business in the nunnery.”

- Maria Monk

Source/Notes: Awful disclosures of Maria Monk, a narrative of her sufferings in the Hotel Dieu nunnery at Montreal (1837 edition)


Jane Porter Page

“Imparting knowledge is only lighting other men's candles at our lamp without depriving ourselves of any flame.”

- Jane Porter

Irwin Shaw Page

“People who light up like Roman candles come down in the dark very quickly.”

- Irwin Shaw