Candles

Famous quotes containing the word candles:

    Night’s candles are burnt out, and jocund day
    Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops.
    I must be gone and live, or stay and die.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Both nuns and mothers worship images,
    But those the candles light are not as those
    That animate a mother’s reveries,
    But keep a marble or a bronze repose.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    how seasonably
    leaf and blossom uncurl
    and living things arrange their death,
    while someone from afar off
    blows birthday candles for the world.
    Irving Layton (b. 1912)