„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, livro A Few Figs from Thistles, Misattributed, Edna St. Vincent Millay, in "First Fig" from A Few Figs from Thistles (1920); said to be a motto Roald Dahl lived by.
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„my candle burns at both ends it will not last the night but arh my friends and oh my foes it gives a lovely light“

—  Roald Dahl, Boy
Misattributed, Edna St. Vincent Millay, in "First Fig" from A Few Figs from Thistles (1920); said to be a motto Roald Dahl lived by.

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„My candle burned alone in an immense valley.
Beams of the huge night converged upon it,
Until the wind blew.“

—  Wallace Stevens, livro Harmonium
Harmonium (1923), Context: My candle burned alone in an immense valley. Beams of the huge night converged upon it, Until the wind blew. Then beams of the huge night Converged upon its image, Until the wind blew. "Valley Candle"

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„I light my candle from their torches.“

—  Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy
The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), Part III, Section 2, member 5, subsection 1.

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„I have lit my treasured candles,
one by one, to hallow this night.“

—  Anna Akhmatova Russian modernist poet 1889 - 1966
Poem without a Hero (1963), Context: I have lit my treasured candles, one by one, to hallow this night. With you, who do not come, I wait the birth of the year. Dear God! the flame has drowned in crystal, and the wine, like poison, burns Old malice bites the air, old ravings rave again, though the hour has not yet struck.

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„Upon a darkened night the flame of love was burning in my breast
And by a lantern bright I fled my house while all in quiet rest.“

—  Loreena McKennitt Canadian musician and composer 1957
The Mask and Mirror (1994), The Dark Night of The Soul, Context: Upon a darkened night the flame of love was burning in my breast And by a lantern bright I fled my house while all in quiet rest. Shrouded by the night and by the secret stair I quickly fled. The veil concealed my eyes while all within lay quiet as the dead.

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John Oldham (poet) photo

„Ah, dearer than my soul…
Dearer than light, or life, or fame.“

—  John Oldham (poet) English satirical poet and translator 1653 - 1683
Lament for Saul and Jonathan; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922).

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