64 Lighthouse Quotes To Light Your Path in Life

Luca Demetriou
Dec 12, 2023 By Luca Demetriou
Originally Published on Feb 11, 2021
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A lighthouse is a tower that emits bright light from its top and is considered a sign of positivity as it guides the people in the right direction.

In the earlier days, ships relied a lot on lighthouses to find their directions in the dark when they are exploring the ocean. Since then, lighthouses have evolved into a symbol of hope and guidance in the lives of others.

At any point in life, all of us refer to a quote about lighthouses for motivation especially something like a beacon of light quote. Many individuals also have lighthouse tattoo quotes drawn on their skin for constant motivation.

Lighthouse quotes are unique in the sense that they motivate one to explore for strength within rather than depending on someone else.

There are so many sayings, things, quotes and poems about lighthouse, and in this article, you will find some very famous and interesting sayings and quotes related to lighthouse. Read on to enjoy and also get some guidance in your life.

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Best Quotes About Lighthouse

A lighthouse has always been considered as a symbol of guidance and strength. This is the motivation behind some of the best quotations on guidance ever. Let’s start with some of the best lighthouse leadership quotes and lighthouse beacon quotes.

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1. “Lighthouses are endlessly suggestive signifiers of both human isolation and our ultimate connectedness to each other.”

- Virginia Woolf.

2. “Lighthouses are not just stone, brick, metal, and glass. There’s a human story at every Lighthouse; that’s the story I want to tell.”

- Elinor Dewire.

3. “Inside my empty bottle, I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships.”

- Charles Simic.

4. “Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.”

- Anne Lamott.

5. “If you close your eyes, no lighthouse can help you!”

- Mehmet Murat Ildan.

6. “Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.”

- E.P. Whipple.

7. “Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.”

- Benjamin Franklin.

8. “The lighthouse that stands unintentionally stoic and tall and lights the way for those out at sea”.

- Buffy Sammons.

9. “God built lighthouses to see people through storms. Then he built storms to remind people to find lighthouses.”

- Shannon L. Alder.

10. “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.

11. “We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine.”

- Dwight L. Moody.

12. “Is the beam from a lighthouse affected by howling wind and rain? It remains perfectly steadfast and unaffected by the storm. Your true self is like that...Nothing can ever harm you once you are consciously aware that it is so.”

- Vernon Howard.

13. “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.

14. “I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were built only to serve.”

- George Bernard Shaw.

15. “The lighthouse of the Lord beckons to all as we sail the seas of life.”

- Thomas S Monson.

16. “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.

17. “Once the lighthouse is seen, the rest of the sea is ignored.”

- Terri Guillemets.

18. “A ship on the beach is a lighthouse to the sea.”

- Dutch Proverb.

19. “A True Friend, who leaves heartfelt messages, can be a lighthouse to others, sharing light and truth, which comes from their heart.”

- Tom Baker.

20. “Friends are like lighthouses, with the sources of light coming from their hearts.”

- Tom Baker.

Inspirational Lighthouse Quotes

Many people use Lighthouse as a source of inspiration, lighthouse quotes from the Bible being an example. Here are some of the most motivating lighthouse poems quotes and motivational lighthouse sayings  which will reflect the inspirational aspect of Lighthouse.


(Lighthouses have been the source of motivation for many.)

21. “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.

22. “To be a lighthouse, you must be strong enough to resist every kind of storm, to every kind of loneliness and you must have a powerful light inside you!”

- Mehmet Murat Ildan.

23. “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.

24. “Man must behave like a lighthouse; he must shine day and night for the goodness of everyman.”

- Mehmet Murat Ildan.

25. “Stop turning every other battle into yours. Sometimes amidst of all the wars, all you need to become is the Lighthouse, not the sword.”

- Akshay Vasu.

26. “Like a simple little lighthouse, my true ideal is to just be…having no trace of seeking, desiring, imitating, or striving, only light and peace.”

- Bodhi Smith.

27. “A lighthouse is not interested in who gets its light! It just gives it without thinking! Giving light is its nature!”

- Mehmet Murat Ildan.

28. “We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine.”

- Dwight L. Moody.

29. “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.

30. “If you can’t survive in this world, you had better make a world of your own.”

- Jeanette Winterson, ‘Lighthouse Keeping’.

31. “Is the beam from a lighthouse affected by howling wind and rain? It remains perfectly steadfast and unaffected by the storm. Your true self is like that. Nothing can ever harm you once you are consciously aware that it is so.”

- Vernon Howard.

32. “She is like a revolving lighthouse; pitch darkness alternating with a dazzling brilliancy!”

- Henry James.

33. “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.

34. “If you are a lighthouse, you cannot hide yourself; if you hide yourself, you cannot be a lighthouse!”

- Mehmet Murat Ildan.

35. “The lighthouse does great service to humanity; yet it is the slave of those who trim the lamps.

- Alice Wellington Rollins.

36. “He slept that night thinking of loves and lighthouses. That one love might shine to bring all loves home.”

- Jamie O’Neill.

37. “Open your eyes and look around carefully at the moments when you think you have failed, because the lighthouse of the success mysteriously appears amongst the fog at those very moments!”

- Mehmet Murat Ildan.

38. “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.

39. “The love within them shone as brightly as the lighthouse beam on the darkest, stormiest night. It broke through her confusion and heartache and filled her with a warm glow.”

- Jody Hedlund.

Interesting Lighthouse Quotes

Here are some really interesting lighthouse quotes for you.

40. “A fallen lighthouse is more dangerous than a reef.”

- Navjot Singh Sidhu.

41. “Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse.”

- Charles Dickens.

42. “Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck.”

- Immanuel Kant.

43. “Anything’ for a quiet life, as the man said when he took the situation at the Lighthouse.”

- Charles Dickens.

44.  “Let these eyes be a lighthouse. Let these arms be a safe harbor. Let this heart be a long awaited shore.”

- Tiffany Aurora.

45. “What pioneer ever had chart and a lighthouse to steer by?”

- Navjot Singh Sidhu.

46. “A lighthouse keeps sailors from danger, to navigate from danger out there. The light is a comforting thing to see.”

- Catherine Drinker Bowen.

47. “Unbelievable scenery, with the backdrop of the Lighthouse and the boats. Great place to come out and enjoy some good times with friends.”

- Merv Adams.

48. “Skepticism is a barren coast, without a harbor or lighthouse.”

- Henry Ward Beecher.

Famous Lighthouse Quotes

There are many lighthouse quotes from movies and books. In this section, you will find such famous quotes.

49. “And it was a most remarkable, a most moving glance, as if for a moment a lighthouse had looked at me.”

- Ford Madox Ford.

50. “She pulled off Virginia Woolf’s 'To the Lighthouse' and settled down in a comfortable leather chair by the fire to read.”

- Lucinda Riley.

51. “About here, she thought, dabbling her fingers in the water, a ship had sunk, and she muttered, dreamily half asleep, how we perished, each alone.”

- Virginia Wolfe.

52. “He lay on his chair with his hands clasped above his paunch not reading, or sleeping, but basking like a creature gorged with existence.”

- Virginia Wolfe.

53. “The light is mine.”

- 'The Lighthouse' (2019).

54. “It’s the calm before the storm, Winslow.”

- Thomas, ‘The Lighthouse’ (2019).

55. “You think you’re so high and mighty just because you’re a damned lighthouse keeper?”

- ‘The Lighthouse’ (2019).

56. “Just like any man – Trying to settle down quiet-like with some earnings.”

- ‘The Lighthouse’ (2019).

57. “How long have we been on this rock? Five weeks? Two days? Where are we?”

- ‘The Lighthouse’ (2019).

58. “The Witch’ was very well planned, but ‘The Lighthouse’ was so much more so.”

- Robert Eggers.

59. “The Lighthouse’ isn’t scary. A few people have said it is, but I don’t think it is.”

- Robert Eggers.

The Best Lighthouse Love Quotes

Here are some sweet love lighthouse quotes for you. Which lighthouse quotes are your favorite?

60. “Some people in our life are like a lighthouse. They guide us to safety as we navigate the coast.”

- Mohammed Sekouty.

61. “Let hope be your Lighthouse, beckoning you through stormy seas.”

- Jessica De La Davies.

62. “He’s the One I always run to...The lighthouse that I turn to.”

- Mario William Vitale.

63. “You were my lighthouse when I was lost at sea without you, I would never have found me.”

- Gemma Troy.

64. “Some people are destined to be a lighthouse for a lost comrade.”

- Erin Forbes.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotesfor everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Lighthouse quotes, then why not take a look at boat quotes, or [sunshine quotes].

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Written by Luca Demetriou

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English and Drama, Master of Arts specializing in Performance: Design and Practice

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Luca DemetriouBachelor of Arts specializing in English and Drama, Master of Arts specializing in Performance: Design and Practice

Experienced in writing and sub-editing, Luca holds a Bachelor's in English Literature and Drama from the University of Birmingham, where he served as the culture editor at Redbrick Paper. He is currently pursuing a Master's in Performance: Design and Practice at the University of the Arts in London, showcasing his passion for the arts, performance, and history. With a keen interest in traveling, Luca enjoys exploring new cultures and experiencing diverse perspectives.

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