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41 Lighthouse Quotes for When You’re Lost in Life

Dayna Remus
Feb 02, 2023
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Imagining a lighthouse blinking on from the rocks on a night elicits a sense of nostalgia and romanticism; great for metaphors and putting forth opinions and feelings through them. Read the 41 quotes below to explore this.

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As many are aware, a lighthouse is there to guide those out at sea away from any possible danger and help them find their way safely to the harbors. This is done with the beacon at the tower top. It emits the light used to guide seafarers.

For the most part, lighthouses are not used in today's modern society. However, they are not entirely obsolete. Kaleigh Rogers from Vice wrote that, in some cases, they are still being used.

This includes D'Entremont, New England, where lighthouses serve as backup for those at sea whose location and electronic devices that do the usual work might fail.

Otherwise, lighthouses are mainly used as romanticized historical buildings and have been used as literary devices to express many emotions and opinions. Read the following 41 quotes to find out more.

Erin Forbes’ quote: “Some people are destined to be a lighthouse for a lost comrade.” | Image: AmoDays

Erin Forbes’ quote: “Some people are destined to be a lighthouse for a lost comrade.” | Image: AmoDays

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Lighthouse Quotes on Being There for Others

"Friends are like Lighthouses, with the sources of light coming from their hearts." ― Tom Baker

"An awake heart is like a lighthouse helping others to find a safe way home." ― Rolf van der Wind

"Some people are destined to be a lighthouse for a lost comrade." — Erin Forbes

"You will finally have dignity when you realize that you are not on the path, but have become the path for others." ― Shannon L. Alder

"Some people in our life are like a lighthouse. They guide us to safety as we navigate the coast." — Mohammed Sekouty

Tiffany Aurora’s quote: “Let these eyes be a lighthouse. Let these arms be a safe harbor. Let this heart be a long-awaited shore.” | Image: AmoDays

Tiffany Aurora’s quote: “Let these eyes be a lighthouse. Let these arms be a safe harbor. Let this heart be a long-awaited shore.” | Image: AmoDays

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"Man must behave like a lighthouse; he must shine day and night for the goodness of everyman." — Mehmet Murat Ildan

"A lighthouse doesn't save the ships; it doesn't go out and rescue them; it's just this pillar that helps to guide people home." — Lea Michele

"I feel that we're all lighthouses, and my job is to shine my light as brightly as I can to the darkness." — Jim Carrey

"Let these eyes be a lighthouse. Let these arms be a safe harbor. Let this heart be a long-awaited shore." —Tiffany Aurora

"When I write songs, I try to write in a way to reach as many people as I can, to be a lighthouse versus a flashlight." — Chris Tomlin

Lighthouse Insights, Metaphors, and Philosophical Quotes

Chris Tomlin’s quote: “When I write songs, I try to write in a way to reach as many people as I can, to be a lighthouse versus a flashlight.” | Image: AmoDays

Chris Tomlin’s quote: “When I write songs, I try to write in a way to reach as many people as I can, to be a lighthouse versus a flashlight.” | Image: AmoDays

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"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must also be present." — Francis Bacon

"Once the lighthouse is seen, the rest of the sea is ignored." — Terri Guillemets

"If you want to help a lighthouse, just don't block its light; that's the greatest help!" ― Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Lighthouses are endlessly suggestive signifiers of both human isolation and our ultimate connectedness to each other." — Virginia Woolf

"A good book is a lighthouse; a wise man is a lighthouse; conscience is a lighthouse; compassion is a lighthouse; science is a lighthouse! They all show us the true path! Keep them in your life to remain safe in the rocky and dark waters of life!" ― Mehmet Murat ildan

Francis Bacon’a quote: “In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must also be present.” | Image: AmoDays

Francis Bacon’a quote: “In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must also be present.” | Image: AmoDays

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"If you are a lighthouse, you cannot hide yourself; if you hide yourself, you cannot be a lighthouse!" — Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Don't ever let anyone put out your light because they are blinded by it." ― Shannon L. Alder

"If you open your eyes very wide and look around you carefully, you will always see a lighthouse which will lead you to the right path! Just watch around you carefully!" ― Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Scepticism is a barren coast, without a harbor or lighthouse." ― Henry Ward Beecher

"Grief does not expire like a candle or the beacon on a lighthouse. It simply changes temperature." ― Anthony Rapp

Virginia Woolf’s quote: “Lighthouses are endlessly suggestive signifiers of both human isolation and our ultimate connectedness to each other.” | Image: AmoDays

Virginia Woolf’s quote: “Lighthouses are endlessly suggestive signifiers of both human isolation and our ultimate connectedness to each other.” | Image: AmoDays

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"Lighthouses are more helpful than churches." — Benjamin Franklin

"It's about how you're like a lighthouse, always searching far into the distance. But the thing you're looking for is usually close to you and always has been. That's why you have to look within yourself to find answers instead of searching beyond." — Susane Colasanti

"The dip of the light meant that the island itself was always left in darkness. A lighthouse is for others; powerless to illuminate the space closest to it." — M.L. Steadman

"Stop turning every other's battle into yours. Sometimes amidst all the wars, all you need to become is the lighthouse, not the sword." ― Akshay Vasu

"I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were built only to serve." — George Bernard Shaw

Akshay Vasu’s quote: “Stop turning every other’s battle into yours. Sometimes amidst all the wars, all you need to become is the lighthouse, not the sword.” | Image: AmoDays

Akshay Vasu’s quote: “Stop turning every other’s battle into yours. Sometimes amidst all the wars, all you need to become is the lighthouse, not the sword.” | Image: AmoDays

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"Grief does not expire like a candle or the beacon on a lighthouse. It simply changes temperature." — Anthony Rapp.

Lighthouse Quotes and the Mind

"Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time." — Edwin Percy Whipple

"Are you looking for a lighthouse? Let me give you an advice: when you improve your own mind, you become your very own lighthouse!" Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Without books, the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are the engines of change, windows on the world, 'Lighthouses,' as the poet said, 'erected in the sea of time.' They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind; books are humanity in print." — Arthur Schopenhauer

"By spreading knowledge, you can live forever. You can be the lighthouse that guides people to safety, a light in the darkest of times." ― Zachariah Renfro

Edwin Percy Whipple’s quote: “Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.” | Image: AmoDays

Edwin Percy Whipple’s quote: “Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.” | Image: AmoDays

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"Seek not a lighthouse greater than the human mind! Believe not the existence of an emotion nobler than the compassion!" — Mehmet Murat Ildan

More Lighthouse Quotes

"In the distance, I see a lighthouse. The light washes over us and continues on its rotation. This time, I don't know where the light will guide us." — Lauren DeStefano

"Every lighthouse knows that when the giant waves come, no one will help! And when you know that no one will help you, you fight more seriously!" ― Mehmet Murat ildan

"She is like a revolving lighthouse; pitch darkness alternating with a dazzling brilliancy!" — Henry James

"Look to the lighthouse of the Lord. There is no fog so dense, no night so dark, no gale so strong, no mariner so lost but what its beacon light can rescue." — Thomas S. Monson

Anthony Rapp’s quote: “Grief does not expire like a candle or the beacon on a lighthouse. It simply changes temperature.” | Image: AmoDays

Anthony Rapp’s quote: “Grief does not expire like a candle or the beacon on a lighthouse. It simply changes temperature.” | Image: AmoDays

"He slept that night thinking of loves and lighthouses. That one love might shine to bring all loves home." – Jamie O'Neill

"It's like all my life I've been this tower standing at the edge of the ocean for some obscure purpose, and only now, almost eighteen years in, has someone thought to flip the switch that reveals that I'm not a tower at all. I'm a lighthouse. It's like waking up. I am incandescent." ― Laini Taylor

"I wish to spend a lifetime near a lighthouse where loneliness will be the glimmer of luminous prancing upon ocean waves… rising and falling only for my breathing." ― Munia Khan

Lauren DeStefano’s quote: “In the distance, I see a lighthouse. The light washes over us and continues on its rotation. This time, I don’t know where the light will guide us.” | Image: AmoDays

Lauren DeStefano’s quote: “In the distance, I see a lighthouse. The light washes over us and continues on its rotation. This time, I don’t know where the light will guide us.” | Image: AmoDays

"I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were built only to serve." — George Bernard Shaw

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"A lighthouse is not interested in who gets its light! It just gives it without thinking! Giving light is its nature!" — Mehmet Murat Ildan

"A fallen lighthouse is more dangerous than a reef." — Navjot Singh Sidhu

George Bernard Shaw’s quote: “I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were built only to serve.” | Image: AmoDays

George Bernard Shaw’s quote: “I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were built only to serve.” | Image: AmoDays

Lighthouses constantly turn up in stories. Some of the most notable ones include "The Phantom Light," "The Seventh Survivor," "The Light Between Oceans," and "Tower of Evil."

The most recent film that had a lighthouse at the center of its narrative was the film starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe called "The Lighthouse." The movie won many awards and was nominated for one Oscar.

To jump deeper into a significantly lighter movie, read these 58 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' quotes.

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