“Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace; it may serve to cast a gleam of light on those that are without, while the inhabitant sits in darkness”
“While the light burning within may have been divine, the outer case of the lamp was assuredly cheap enough. Whitman was, from first to last, a boorish, awkward poseur.”
Rebecca Harding Davis
“The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime”
“Get a sun lamp to keep you looking as if you have just come back from somewhere expensive”
“An apt quotation is like a lamp which flings its light over the whole sentence.”
“The wise become as the unwise in the enchanted chambers of Power, whose lamps make every face the same colour.”
Walter Savage Landor
“Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.”
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