170 Uplifting Light Quotes [Best Quotes About Light!]

Searching for inspiring light quotes to lift your mood? Here are 170 of the best quotes about light to help.

Quotes about light can help refocus the mind when life feels dismal.

They remind you things could be worse.

They give you a nudge to find the positives.

And, ultimately, they help combat the creeping darkness.

In other words, they’re useful things to have up your sleeve! Here are 170 of the best light quotes I could find online.

I hope they help!


Here we go, then: 160 uplifting be the light quotes!

My Favourite Light Quotes

1. “It’s better to light a candle than curse the dark.” – Unknown

2. “May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

3. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King Jr

4. “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” ― Plato

5. “Pointing to another world will never stop vice among us; shedding light over this world can alone help us.” ― Walt Whitman

6. “How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” ― William Shakespeare

7. “Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory.” ― Jim Carrey

8. “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” ― Og Mandino

9. “Life starts now, live, love, laugh and let your light shine!” ― Rob Liano

10. “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.” ― Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man


“No one lights a lamp in order to hide it behind the door: the purpose of light is to create more light, to open people’s eyes, to reveal the marvels around.” – Paulo Coelho

12. “And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.” ― The Holy Bible: King James Version

13. “Don’t turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That’s where the light enters you.” ― Rumi

14. “When you find out that there was never anything in the dark side to be afraid of…Nothing is left but to love.” ― Alan Watts

15. “Just remember, a dark shadow need light to exist but light doesn’t need darkness to be luminous.” ― Gwen Hayes

16. “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

17. “Love is a weapon of Light, and it has the power to eradicate all forms of darkness. That is the key. When we offer love even to our enemies, we destroy their darkness and hatred…” ― Yehuda Berg

18. “It’s not in the book or in the writer that readers discern the truth of what they read; they see it in themselves, if the light of truth has penetrated their minds.” ― Augustine of Hippo

19. “The language of light can only be decoded by the heart.” ― Suzy Kassem

20. “Light can devour the darkness but darkness cannot consume the light.” ― Ken Poirot

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Next up: some short and sweet quotes about light!

Short Quotes on Light

21. “Love is not consolation. It is light.” – Simone Weil

22. “O, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.” ― Roman Payne

23. “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” ― Leonard Cohen

24. “Light flooded in. And with it, hope.” ― Traci Medford-Rosow

25. “Light attracts light.” – Warsan Shire

26. “In Light there is Dark, and in Dark there is Light.” ― Kami Garcia

27. “When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin

28. “Light up the darkness.” – Bob Marley

29. “The incandescence is you.” ― Jeanette LeBlanc

30. “There will always be a door to the light.” ― Shiro Amano


“It’s hard to be a bright light in a dim world.” – Gary Starta

32. “Surrounded by darkness yet enfolded in light.” ― Alan Brennert

33. “We must bring our own light to the darkness.” ― Charles Bukowski

34. “Light is easy to love. Show me your darkness.” ― R. Queen

35. “Stars and shadows ain’t good to see by.” ― Mark Twain

36. “The sun does not abandon the moon to darkness.” ― Brian A. McBride

37. “I’m only running forward, lighting up the dark within.” ― Lee Felix

38. “Light is good company, when alone.” ― Aimee Bender

39. “It’s up to you to find the light in my words.” ― Charles Lee

40. “So much light, sweet girl, begins in the dark.” ― Catherynne M. Valente


Looking for some light quotes to commit to memory? Here are 20 that could do the trick…

Be a Light Quotes

41. “She was bendable light: she shone around every corner of my day.” ― Jerry Spinelli

42. “The Sun will rise and set regardless. What we choose to do with the light while it’s here is up to us. Journey wisely.” ― Alexandra Elle

43. “Circles of life, born from pulses of light, vibrate to breathe, while spiraling outwards for infinity through the lens of time, and into a sea of stars and lucid dreams.” ― Suzy Kassem

44. “Light, Light, The visible reminder of Invisible Light.” ― T.S. Eliot

45. “If a man is to shed the light of the sun upon other men, he must first of all have it within himself.” ― Romain Rolland

46. “Darkness will always try to extinguish the light. The light will always try to repress the darkness.” ― Morgan Rhodes

47. “I am part of a light, and it is the music. The Light fills my six senses: I see it, hear, feel, smell, touch and think. Thinking of it means my sixth sense.” ― Nikola Tesla

48. “Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost

49. “The most precious light is the one that visits you in your darkest hour!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

50. “The people who love you will guide you like bright lights into the other worlds.” ― Josephine Angelini


“Most of us are imprisoned by something. We’re living in darkness until something flips on the switch.” – Wynonna Judd

52. “My first memory is of light – the brightness of light – light all around.” ― Georgia O’Keefe

53. “Remember that each light between sunrise and sunset is worth dying for at least once.”
― Tad Williams

54. “Do not give them a candle to light the way, teach them how to make fire instead. That is the meaning of enlightenment.” ― Kamand Kojouri

55. “Just as a painter needs light in order to put the finishing touches to his picture, so I need an inner light, which I feel I never have enough of in the autumn.” ― Leo Tolstoy

56. “The dark and the light, they exist side by side, sometimes overlapping, one explaining the other. The darkened path is as illuminated as the lightened, only the fear of the dark keeps us from seeing our way.” ― Raven Davies

57. “Like most hearts, it was complicated, shaded with dark and dappled with light.” ― Kate DiCamillo

58. “I warn you, the trip will not be easy. Once you choose to walk in the light, your path will lead you places you do not want to go.” ― Dave Wolverton

59. “Praise God who has set the stars to give light at night.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

60. “He carries stars in his pockets because he knows she fears the dark.” ― Alaska Gold


if you want to feel inspired, then check out this next section of be a light quotes!

Inspiring Light within Quotes

61. “To shine your brightest light is to be who you truly are.” ― Roy T. Bennett

62. “Whatever you are physically…male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy–all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside.” ― Cassandra Clare

63. “There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.” ― Bram Stoker, Dracula

64. There’s no point dwelling in the dark and ignoring the light of the stars.” ― Carrie Hope Fletcher

65. “What if I’m in charge of my own damn light switch?” ― Jandy Nelson

66. “The Warrior of the Light is a believer. Because he believes in miracles, miracles begin to happen. Because he is sure that his thoughts can change his life, his life begins to change. Because he is certain that he will find love, love appears.” ― Paulo Coelho

67. “You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world.” ― Oprah Winfrey

68. “Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.” ― Roy T. Bennett

69. “I used to cover my windows in heavy curtains, never drawn. Now I danced in the sunlight on my hardwood floors.” ― Kimberly Novose

70. “’Everybody’s got the seam of goodness in them, Kit,’ said Grandpa. ‘Just a matter of whether it can be found and brought out into the light.’” ― David Almond


“No man can walk so long in the Shadow that he cannot come again to the Light.” – Robert Jordan

72. “It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but that you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it.” ― Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

73. “Being the light of the world is about being a broken, exploding, scarred star and shining a light of hope and inspiration to everyone around you.” ― Ricky Maye

74. “I want to know what you see in the darkness other than stars.” ― Anthony T. Hincks

75. “A warrior of the Light is never in a hurry. Time works in his favor; he learns to master his impatience and avoids acting without thinking.” ― Paulo Coelho

76. “You cannot defeat darkness by running from it, nor can you conquer your inner demons by hiding them from the world. In order to defeat the darkness, you must bring it into the light.” ― Seth Adam Smith

77. “If God created shadows it was to better emphasise the light.” ― Pope John XXIII

78. “Many times in life it’s not about turning on the light. Rather, it’s about refusing to pull the shades.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

79. “Darkness invites you to create a light show.” ― Shunya

80. “When you’re older, you will realise the only thing that matters, the only thing, is that you had courage and honour. Lose those things and you won’t die any quicker, but you’ll be less than the dirt on our boots. You’ll still be dust, but you’ll have wasted your short time in the light.” ― Conn Iggulden

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Some of the best quotes for light are enlightening! Here are 20 of them:

Insightful Quotes about Lighting Up

81. “Numb the dark and you numb the light.” ― Brené Brown

82. “Light is more important than the lantern. The poem more important than the notebook.” ― Nizar Qabbani

83. “The brighter the light, the deeper the shadow.” ― Jay Kristoff

84. “There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.” ― Aaron Lauritsen

85. “You were born a child of light’s wonderful secret — you return to the beauty you have always been.” ― Aberjhani

86. “Fear can only grow in darkness. Once you face fear with light, you win.” ― Steve Maraboli

87. “Accept your dark side, understanding it will help you to move with the light. Knowing both sides of our souls, helps us all to move forward in life and to understand that, perfection doesn’t exist.” ― Martin R. Lemieux

88. “I’m sorry, Gemma. But we can’t live in the light all of the time. You have to take whatever light you can hold into the dark with you.” ― Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty

89. “As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.” ― Mary Anne Radmacher

90. “Light is shallow; darkness is infinitely deep. Light is always bounded, it has boundaries. Darkness has no boundaries, it is unbounded. Light comes and goes; darkness always is. When there is light you cannot see it. When light is not there you can see it. But it is always there; you cannot cause it. Light has a cause. You burn the fire, you put on wood. When the wood is finished the light will be gone. It is caused, hence it is an effect. But darkness is not caused by anything, it is not an effect. It is uncaused eternity.” ― Osho


“I had forgotten how much light there is in the world, till you gave it back to me.” – Ursula K. Le Guin

92. “The light of day showed you the limits of possibility. But walk through the dark, the absolute, total darkness, and the possibilities were limitless.” ― Michael Grant

93. “No, you don’t shoot things. You capture them. Photography means painting with light. And that’s what you do. You paint a picture only by adding light to the things you see.” ― Katja Michael

94. “The darkest hours bring the most light.” ― Dominic Riccitello

95. “It requires no special talent to be a shadow; but to be a light, you need to be burning inwardly!” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan

96. “The path of light is the quest for knowledge.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

97. “There is only one perpetrator of evil on the planet: human unconsciousness. That realization is true forgiveness. With forgiveness, your victim identity dissolves, and your true power emerges -the power of Presence. Instead of blaming the darkness, you bring in the light.” ― Eckhart Tolle

98. “He who does not see the light in others does not see the light in himself.” ― Doreen DeVore

99. “Light is important to us humans. It influences our moods, our perceptions, our energy levels. A face glimpsed among trees, dappled by the shadows and the green-tinged light reflected from the forest, will seem quite different to the same face seen on a beach in hard, dry, sunlight, or in a darkening room at twilight, with the shadows of a venetian blind striped across it like a convict’s uniform.” ― John Marsden

100. “Bringing joy to another lights a thousand suns within.” ― Amy Leigh Mercree


Next up: 20 light within quotes that stand out for their poetic nature!

Beautiful Quotations on Light

101. “The light teaches you to convert life into a festive promenade.” ― Dejan Stojanovic

102. “In the depth a light will grow, a silver shine no shadows know, like wings unfolding in the sky, that circle ’round a gleaming eye, turning darkness all away, even depths will know their day, for every shadow has its end, in light! Life will return again!” ― Robert Fanney

103. “And when the dawn comes creeping in, cautiously I shall raise myself to watch the daylight win.” ― D.H. Lawrence

104. “Dark, light, dark, light, dark-I swung and missed.” ― Daniel Handler

105. “Life isn’t just about darkness or light, rather it’s about finding light within the darkness.”
― Landon Parham

106. “What would be the significance of the candlelight, if there were no darkness? What would be the power of the stars over our minds, if there were no night?” ― C. JoyBell C.

107. “Baby you’re the only thing in this whole world that’s pure and good and right and wherever you are and wherever you go there’s always gonna be some light.” ― Meat Loaf

108. “Love lights the way.” ― Adrienne Posey

109. “Give light and people will find the way.” – Ella Baker

110. “It is in the darkest hour, when we are faced with our deepest most wrenching fears, that we are given the greatest strength. The choice is whether we succumb to the fear or rise with courage to face our truth and shine our brilliance as our sword of valour.” ― Monika Zands


“It will be tough before the light appears. Relish the dark path anyway.” – Hiral Nagda

112. “Remember who you are at the deepest level of your Soul, as you embrace the Light and Love of God within you.” ― Heidi M. Morrison

113. “Following the light of the sub, we left the Old World.” – Christoper Columbus

114. “We’re just bits of light, Trying to illuminate, We’re just sound vibrations, With a unique pace, Wading in the waves, oh, Sailing through this sea, Making divine consecrations, Of the life we live.” ― Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr

115. “Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” – Madeline L’Engle

116. “Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark…Make some light.” ― Kate DiCamillo

117. “See the light in others, and treat them as if that is all you see.” – Wayne Dyer

118. “There is no darkness so dense, so menacing, or so difficult that it cannot be overcome by light.” – Vern P. Stanfill

119. “Listen to the inner light; it will guide you. Listen to the inner peace; it will feed you. Listen to the inner love; it will transform you.” – Sri Chinmoy

120. “Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.” – Helen Keller

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Want some quotes about lighting up from the inside? This next section should do the trick…

Let your Light Shine Quotes

121. “Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” Maya Angelou

122. “When you go home you ought to go like a ray of light—so that it will, even in the night, burst out of the doors and windows and illuminate the darkness.” ― Robert G. Ingersoll

123. “The Light is always there. How much light comes to you depends on you.” ― Master Choa Kok Su

124. “The cracks in your heart are there so the light can shine through.” ― Elizabeth Noble

125. “It’s not that we fear the place of darkness, but that we don’t think we are worth the effort to find the place of light.” ― Hugh Prather

126. “When I feel the heat, I see the light.” ― Everett Dirksen

127. “We fear many kinds of darkness, and we often feel that we don’t deserve any kind of light.”
― Craig D. Lounsbrough

128. “To do? Lad, there is but one thing to do. Live your light. Everything else shall fall into place.” ― David Paul Kirkpatrick

129. “If you find your way out of the dark,” said Bear. “Remember to return with the light so that others might find their way out too.” ― Tara Shannon

130. “Did you know, when you left that room, you took all the light with you?” ― Courtney Milan

131. “That is what you meant to me: a light that shone through the darkness.” ― Chimnese Davids

132. “Within you is the light of a thousand suns.” – Robert Adams

133. “An empty lantern provides no light. Self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly.” – Unknown

134. “When you possess light within, you see it externally.” – Anais Nin

135. “Look at light and admire its beauty. Close your eyes, and then look again: what you saw is no longer there; and what you will see later is not yet.” – Leonardo da Vinci

136. “You can overcome whatever is going on around you if you believe in the light that lives within you.” ― Justine Edward

137. “A candle loses nothing when it lights another candle.” – Thomas Jefferson

138. “If we only look within, we will see the Light as if we were seeing our own image in a mirror.” – Sri S. Satchidananda

139. “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer

140. “Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” – Kahlil Gibran


“A man who refuses light will remain in the darkness even by the side of light!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

142. “Out of the darkness comes light, just as day always follows night.” – Karen Hackel

143. “The brightest light casts the darkest shadow.” – Jess C. Scott

144. “[A] person whose head is bowed and whose eyes are heavy cannot look at the light.” – Christine de Pizan

145. “The light within the darkness- you’ve lost sight of it.” – Shiro Amano

146. “Even though it’s dark and cold there is always a shade of light.” – Angela Bernabe

147. “When you live in love and light, you will not go unseen; ignite the world with every flame of your being.” – Alexandra Elle

148. “Darkness is just light turned inside out.” – Beelzebub

149. “Love, I’m pretty sure, is light.” – Jan Zwicky

150. “The difference between darkness and brightness is how you thrive on those moments and how you use such circumstances with goodwill in your spirit.” – Angelica Hopes

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Last but not least, here are 20 captions about light to use online.

Captions about Light

151. Be a well of light, quenching the thirst for all those in darkness around you.

152. Sometimes the brightest light comes from within, not without.

153. Do not curse the dark. Without it, you’d never notice the light.

154. Be the light that inspires the rest.

155. All the light you could ever need is already within you.

156. Golden light melts from my eyes as I see the world in its almighty glory.

157. When darkness is everywhere, light is everything. Don’t let yours go out.

158. It’s said that you have to know the darkness to appreciate the light.

159. A daydream, a smile, a light. Let poetry drip from your lips and darkness dissipate in the depth of your love.

160. Be a spark of light that no depth of darkness can hide.


“Alight, my love, and see with my eyes the fire within your soul.”

162. Light the lantern of love within you.

163. As Debbie Dewey once said, “When there is a thirst for hope, light has no choice but to shine.”

164. Behind the darkest clouds, there’s always light.

165. When the blackest night hits its darkest point, the light of dawn is soon to come.

166. Light up the world with your smile, energy, and beauty.

167. You are the light of my life.

168. See the light at the end of the tunnel.

169. Treasure the light. It leads the way.

170. As Victor Hugo once said, “To love beauty is to see light.”

On Dark Days, Remember These Quotes About Light.

On dark and gloomy days, it always helps to seek out sources of light.

I hope these quotes about light will serve that purpose for anyone looking for a lift today.

Commit one or two of these light quotes to memory, and with any luck, they’ll provide a pick-me-up when you need it most.

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Author: Danny Newman

Title: Writer and Content Creator

Expertise: Travel, Digital Nomadry, Outdoors, Blogging

Danny Newman is a writer, content creator, and digital nomad from the UK. He founded the travel and lifestyle blog What’s Danny Doing, a popular resource for people seeking more adventure, self-discovery, and purpose. A nationally syndicated writer, Danny’s work features in dozens of online publications, including MSN.com and news sites across the US.