There are two ways of spreading light:
to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton, 1862-1937

 

Remember to keep the sun inside of you at all time, against the darkness; for there will come a great and terrible darkness.

from The Tightrope Walker by Dorothy Gilnan

 

Life without books is meaningless;
they are light in the darkness."
Kate DiCamillo