„To you, comrades, near and far, to you, other suns.
in other worlds, to all your souls on fire,
to all you burning fires,
to you burnished spirits
who light this untamed darkness called life, and death,
to you all who are sacrificed for the sake of light,
„“You exist: without name, without form. You cannot see the light of day; you cannot see the dark. You sold the green earth and the sun and stars to save yourself. But you have no self. All that which you sold, that is yourself. You have given everything for nothing. And so now you seek to draw the world to you, all that light and life you lost, to fill up your nothingness. But it cannot be filled. Not all the songs of earth, not all the stars of heaven, could fill your emptiness.”“
— Ursula K. Le Guin American writer 1929
Chapter 12, "The Dry Land"
„Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.“
— Stephen R. Covey American educator, author, businessman and motivational speaker 1932 - 2012
— Rainer Maria Rilke Austrian poet and writer 1875 - 1926
„All that you see was and is for your sake. The numerous books, uncanny markings, and beautiful thoughts are the ghosts of souls who preceded you.“
— Khalil Gibran Lebanese artist, poet, and writer 1883 - 1931
Context: All that you see was and is for your sake. The numerous books, uncanny markings, and beautiful thoughts are the ghosts of souls who preceded you. The speech they weave is a link between you and your human siblings. The consequences that cause sorrow and rapture are the seeds that the past has sown in the field of the soul, and by which the future shall profit.
„You whom the soldiers beat,
You who are all but dead,
How the gods love you
And I, alone in the dark,
I was promised the light.“
— Archilochus Ancient Greek lyric poet -680 - -645 до н.э.
„Yes, Lord, you are innocence itself: how could you conceive of Nothingness, you who are plenitude? Your gaze is light and transforms all into light: how could you know the half-light in my heart?“
— Jean Paul Sartre French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary cri… 1905 - 1980
Act 3, sc. 6
— Tamora Pierce, Tortall and Other Lands: A Collection of Tales
— James N. Frey, How to Write a Damn Good Novel: A Step-by-Step No Nonsense Guide to Dramatic Storytelling
— John Wesley Christian theologian 1703 - 1791
As quoted in The Peaceful Path of Prosperity : Practical and Spiritual Approaches to Enrich Your Life with Your Inner Wealth (2001) by Danny Babineaux; not found in any record of Wesley before 2001.
„You have dreamed of setting the world ablaze, and you have not even managed to communicate your fire to words, to light up a single one!“
— Emil M. Cioran Romanian philosopher and essayist 1911 - 1995
„Love, infusing with light all who share Your splendor,
You teach us the true light
Is not to be found in the light of this world.
Light that enlightens, light that teaches,
He who is not illumined by You
Does not reach the fullness of love.
Love, You give light
To the intellect in darkness
And illumine the Object of love. Love, Your ardor,
Which enflames the heart,
Unites it with the Incarnate One.“
— Jacopone da Todi Italian Franciscan mystic 1236 - 1306