Top 435 Lights Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Lights Quotes from famous people such as Christie Brinkley, Michael Morpurgo, Bojan Bogdanovic, Zacky Vengeance, Tom Hanks, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Smile. It instantly lifts the face, and it just lights

Smile. It instantly lifts the face, and it just lights up the room.
Christie Brinkley
You get to about 65 or 70 and you lose friends and the world does seem to be an endlessly difficult place and tragic place, so it’s more and more difficult for me to find the bright lights.
Michael Morpurgo
I had a lot of green lights, and I showed other teams in the league what I was capable of doing.
Bojan Bogdanovic
We wanted to incorporate lights and the like to really accentuate the music. We play mostly small venues, so we don’t use it overboard by any means. The most important thing is the music. I think we do a good job of letting that show.
Zacky Vengeance
Now, learning how to make a movie is something you can figure out in about an afternoon. The physics of it, the marks, the lights, etc. What’s hard to do is to suspend your own feelings of self consciousness. The natural actors can do that; they can become part of a characterization and learn how to maintain it.
Tom Hanks
I just love the process of working with other actors. It’s like jamming with a musician, except it takes a little more effort to get to that place as an actor, because you have the cameras and lights and everything. But I love jamming with these people.
John Cusack
Yes, I was the child who would sneak into her closet and read ‘Nancy Drew’ for hours after the designated ‘lights out’ time of night.
Rachel Nichols
There was my name up in lights. I said, ‘God, somebody’s made a mistake.’ But there it was, in lights. And I sat there and said, ‘Remember, you’re not a star.’ Yet there it was up in lights.
Marilyn Monroe
It’s kind of weird – I get shy when I’m around new people, still, even when I’m onstage. I come from not really wanting to be in lights or known or in front of people.
Leon Bridges
I am going to notice the lights of the earth, the sun and the moon and the stars, the lights of our candles as we march, the lights with which spring teases us, the light that is already present.
Anne Lamott
From my first fight, I loved being in the ring. I tune everything out – the lights, the smells, the noise – so I’m in this zone where I’m performing only for myself.
Claressa Shields
I remember looking out into the sea of phone lights as Chris Martin belted ‘Yellow’ on the piano and deciding that that was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
The political world is a dark place. If you want to portray it accurately, authentically, you’ve got to turn out the lights from time to time.
Beau Willimon
I’m just a skinny kid from Glennville, Georgia – 3,500 people, two traffic lights – going to the Hall of Fame.
Shannon Sharpe
Cyclists need to obey the Highway Code, not run red lights, and not ride with iPods on, and motorists need to be more respectful and look out for cyclists.
Lizzie Armitstead
You take a plug and put it in a socket, and that’s what the theatre is-it lights up right away. You speak, and they respond immediately.
Chita Rivera
My understanding is that a book becomes a best seller only when it is pirated, sold on footpaths and at traffic lights.
Ravi Subramanian
Under the lights, there’s a lot of pressure, my first big show. The mental pressure drained me out a bit. I was fit and healthy, but I was thinking, ‘Why am I tired?’ There are so many things that go on in there.
Dillian Whyte
If I drink coffee, I have to turn the lights off and lay down. I can’t handle it.
Perfume Genius
I’ve kinda been an off-Broadway sensation. There aren’t a lot of lights or big marquees around my name or my work, yet my core audience knows exactly where I am.
Mara Brock Akil
I’m a portrait photographer that’s used to shooting celebrities, and I usually need time and all kinds of lights and a studio to set up my shots.
I don’t know any kid that’s not afraid at some point going to bed with the lights off, totally. That’s why they make nightlights.
Chris Pine
I spar in the gym, and I take pride in my sparring. But I’m a better fighter when the lights come on because it’s right now – there is no tomorrow.
Andre Ward
Dance is my passion, and I feel so strongly about it that just watching people dance lights up my face and makes me come alive.
Urmila Matondkar
I would like to go to Iceland to see the northern lights.
Art Malik
Just living longer and being sick is the worst. But the idea that you could have fewer diseases, and just have a healthy life and then turn out the lights, that’s a good vision to have. And I think what we know about some of these pathways suggests that might be possible.
Cynthia Kenyon
In sum, we took energy for granted, assuming when we flipped the switch, the lights would go on and assuming that there would always be plenty of cheap fuel for our vehicles.
Mac Thornberry
I remember going to the theatre when I was little and the lights going down and just getting really scared about what was going to happen up there.
Paul Dano
People often think of New York as a city, a concrete jungle with soaring skyscrapers and yellow taxis and the bright lights of Times Square. And it is that, in part. But beyond that, it’s rolling hills of fruit orchards and fields of grain and ice-cold waters brimming with oysters.
Daniel Humm
We often take for granted that our lights will come on when we flip the light switch, but the reality is that our reliability standards and the current state of the transmission grid leave us all vulnerable to blackouts.
Richard Burr
I always wear my Lip Lights gloss from the Karl Lagerfeld and ModelCo line. I like this brownish pink called St. Tropez Sunset. It’s like a take on your own lip colour but not too heightened. If I’m going out, I do the red.
Stella Maxwell
With 'Friday Night Lights,' we were encouraged to make

With ‘Friday Night Lights,’ we were encouraged to make it our own and improvise as much as we wanted.
Jesse Plemons
I remember from the very beginning when I walked out at UFC 40, when we had the big lights, the flames, everything. Fans want to see entertainment.
Tito Ortiz
In the past I’d always felt like ‘the girl’ in the show or the movie. On ‘Friday Night Lights’ there were a bunch of girls, and I was the woman. Initially there was a little struggle with my identity around that. But now there’s a sense of ease.
Connie Britton
I have a lot of experience with the lights on bright – a lot of people watching and performing on live television.
Jake Hager
I met Sade! I performed ‘Blue Lights’ at one of Drake’s shows in London, and I met her backstage. She told me her son is a big fan. That was a moment when I was like, ‘Wow.’
Jorja Smith
No one can fathom that the top 200 pro street skaters run from cops on the weekends and use a generator and lights to light up a handrail at 2 in the morning to get a trick that’s going to be in an advertisement that will be shown around the world.
Rob Dyrdek
Food is the only snobbery allowed. Imagine pulling up in your expensive car alongside somebody at the lights with a cheap car and saying, ‘Is that all you’ve got?’ But people do it with food.
Gregg Wallace
I remember driving the tractor on our farm, and Tim McGraw would be on the radio. I’d find myself walking out of class, singing his songs. And then Tim ended up playing my father in ‘Friday Night Lights.’ It was surreal.
Garrett Hedlund
Remember folks stop lights timed for 35 mph are also timed for 70 mph.
Jim Samuels
Motorists in London have got to be immensely careful of cyclists. At the same time, cyclists in London are too often unwilling to obey the road signs. I’ve seen regular examples of people who just bolt through red lights.
Chris Grayling
Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes, and men grow better as the world grows old.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Once I started to write, it was like all the lights came on. I was always making up stories in my head. I was a daydreamer. I didn’t start as a child, but once I started, I couldn’t stop. It was compulsive.
Sandra Brown
You always hear actresses talk about how unromantic it is to act a love scene or a sex scene – which it is. You’re doing it with all these lights on and cameras flying around and people on the set.
Sheryl Lee
You can’t fool television viewers with dancing girls and flashing lights.
Bob Barker
When you come into my pieces, it’s not an intellectual experience, it’s a physical experience. It’s coming at your body. There’s light, there’s sound, the lights in some pieces are going on and off. There’s loud roaring sound happening.
Bill Viola
We need to make power a public utility to end man-made energy disasters and ensure that no family ever has to choose between keeping the lights on or feeding their kids.
Jamaal Bowman
Something that I learned from ‘Friday Night Lights,’ sometimes if you have four or five scenes in an episode, it’s not having less than having 10. It’s what you do with those scenes.
Jason Katims
In the commercial music world, the folk world, we sell records and concert tickets – this is the way I make a living. You go out, you make your art and hopefully people will put their money down for it. But it’s getting hard. I have to be on the road so much to keep the lights on.
Rhiannon Giddens
Any society that could come here could pick up the lights from New York. What should we do about that? Should we darken New York from now until the last human expires? Would we want to turn off all the radars at JFK airport?
Seth Shostak
The President then proceeded to read his Emancipation Proclamation, making remarks on the several parts as he went on, and showing that he had fully considered the whole subject, in all lights under which it had been presented to him.
Salmon P. Chase
I’m passionate about actors, and I’m passionate about showing actors in different lights.
Ryan Murphy
My mom always makes the whole family pile into the car and drive around to look at the Christmas lights. My brother and I never want to do it, but my mom just loves it!
Debby Ryan
I love Future. ‘Turn on the Lights’ is the best song ever. You can cry to it. You can relate to it.
Yung Lean
I’m pretty skeptical about a lot of the toys on the market, especially for young kids. Most of them just add these new technologies just to make more flashing lights.
Mitchel Resnick
You get to bring your own sound system when you play an arena, all the lights and visual stuff, which I think is really cool. There’s something about those old arenas, where it feels larger than life.
Dan Auerbach
Consumers don’t need to be forced to pay billions for so-called smart technology to know how to reduce their utility bills. We know to turn down the heat or air conditioning and shut off the lights.
Lisa Madigan
No acting, no production, could take the place of that moment when you come out in the dark on to the stage and the drummer plays four beats on the hi-hat and then lights and music. It just takes your breath away. No words can do what music can.
Ken Stott
I was told I’d never work again, but once you come out, it’s like someone turns on the lights, and your life will be different.
Zoey Tur
I am not a big horror freak. I’m a bit of a scaredy-cat in general. I can’t handle scary movies unless I am at home with the lights on and the doors locked or it is in the morning.
Billie Lourd
But you are alone. Yet I never tell what you are. And if your face lights up my world as no other can – well, this feeling too, when viewed as the mere psychologist has to view it, appears to be simply what all the other friends report about their friends.
Josiah Royce
Well, after the divorce, I went home and turned all the lights on!
Larry David
Basically what I'm trying to tell you is that it's almo

Basically what I’m trying to tell you is that it’s almost impossible to drive a jet ski at night time unless you’re in a city with lights lit up so you can navigate. Besides being pitch black, that water turn black at night. Listen, I don’t recommend it.
DJ Khaled
In all honesty, at that time, I never saw myself as an author… I was just a Mom in a state of panic, trying to enter a short story contest to win the prize money in order to keep the lights on in my home.
Leslie Banks
Frank Capra, Hollywood’s Horatio Alger, lights with more cinematic know-how and zeal than any other director to convince movie audiences that American life is exactly like the ‘Saturday Evening Post’ covers of Norman Rockwell. ‘It’s A Wonderful Life,’ the latest example of Capracorn, shows his art at a hysterical pitch.
Manny Farber
You can disguise any set with lights and shadows.
Allan Dwan
The task of an American writer is not to describe the misgivings of a woman taken in adultery as she looks out of a window at the rain but to describe four hundred people under the lights reaching for a foul ball. This is ceremony.
John Cheever
When someone speaks to an introvert, her brain responds with a high level of activity. It is as if several lights start flashing on a control panel.
Laurie Helgoe
We lost our jobs at ‘Heart and Lights’ at one-o’clock that day. At two-o’clock, I got the call from Telsey telling me I was cast in ‘Hamilton.’
Anthony Ramos
The lights go down, you hear the applause and you’re up there, and then everything else is forgotten.
Warren Cuccurullo
I played with a band in Austin when I was doing ‘Friday Night Lights.’ It was a blast.
Jesse Plemons
I say what’s on my mind and have a good time. I try to give people a show. It’s all about giving people a good time once you get out under those lights.
Al Jarreau
Being around some of the bright lights of the technology world and having them expect great things helps you sit down and do it seriously.
Aaron Swartz
I am a pop culture person. And car people have clearly contributed to pop culture, which is how I knew about purple French tail lights and 30-inch fins without exactly knowing what they were.
Rachel Sklar
Nothing lights a fire under you like somebody saying, ‘You’re not going to be able to do it.’
Ashley McBryde
The Smith Center is a theater where you want to keep the lights on. The acoustics are amazing, and this is a stage that was built for sound.
Ace Young
Well, I go to the theater today, and its curtain – there is no curtain in this play; the lights go down and go up – and we start. And I live this character for two hours. There are only two of us in the play. And It’s a complete experience.
Eli Wallach
I grew up in the suburbs, so I remember arriving at Waterloo and seeing Big Ben and the coloured lights on top of the Southbank Centre and thinking, ‘Wow!’
Martin Freeman
I needed more stuff that glowed so when the lights went out, you could actually see me the whole time. So I slowly built it from there. I wanted everything to glow. I want my hair to glow, I want my nails to glow, I want my eyes to glow, I want my lips to glow, you know?
Sometimes I wake up before dawn, and I love sitting up in the middle of the bed with all the lights off, pitch-black dark, and talking to the Father, with no interruptions and nothing that reminds me that there’s anything in life but me and Him.
Charles R. Swindoll
I like playing. Guitar… on a loud rock stage… with colored lights. Everything sounds better with colored lights!
Nancy Wilson
The fly that doesn’t want to be swatted is most secure when it lights on the fly-swatter.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
I don’t want the big flashing lights and red carpet, like, ‘Here comes another Bon Iver album!’ I just want it to be my bedroom-y thing. But that’ll take a while to figure out.
Justin Vernon
It gets to the point where, by the time you’re underneath the arena lights and you’re staring at your opponent, that’s the best time. That’s the best feeling in the world, because all the other stuff goes away.
Tito Ortiz
Mostly, I would like people to ask other writers about the craft of their writing so we could learn from one another. We ask movie directors why they chose to use certain lights and angles and speeds of film, but most of the time, we ignore the craft of a writer.
Alexandra Fuller
Ten flashing lights are a nuisance but 500 are fantastic.
Christoph Waltz
That part, that internal dialogue that has a lot of ups and downs and darks and lights and stuff – that, I think, is where music comes from. I think the face that you put on when you’re talking to people and making small talk, I don’t think that’s where music comes from.
I turned the Gloucester Christmas lights on and our local Newent lights on, so everyone recognises me now. It is a completely different life for me.
Charlotte Dujardin
I keep my skin clean and moisturised. While shooting, my skin has to put up with severe make up and lights for hours at a stretch. So I am obsessive about taking my make-up off as soon as I am done.
Neha Dhupia
I’m a family man now. I don’t need no distractions; I don’t need no big cities, no big lights, at this point in my career.
Paul George
As a young woman, I wanted nothing more than to see my name in lights.
Barbra Streisand
After college, I was an intern at the New York Theater Workshop. In the mornings, I would build sets and hang lights, and in the afternoon, I would be the reader for auditions.
Corey Stoll
Ever since Mike Tyson was champ, twenty-something dudes have microwaved nachos, popped opened Natty Lights, watched sharks do unspeakable things on TV, and whispered a billion ‘Whoa, dudes.’
Stephen Rodrick
I grew up in a very 'Friday Night Lights,' sports-focus

I grew up in a very ‘Friday Night Lights,’ sports-focused town. I did not play the sports. I was never bullied physically, but I was called names. I was also an overweight kid. I knew what it’s like to feel like the other, to feel written off for things that were not in my control – my appearance, my interests.
Robin Lord Taylor
Anytime I float by a window, I can tell whether the outside is lit or if it’s dark outside. When we’re working it’s just day for us with the lights on inside.
Kevin A. Ford
I’m normally a player that plays well under the TV lights, the cameras and everything, I normally do produce quite well.
Kurt Maflin
My experience is, I do a table reading, and it’s literally like it’s written in colossal neon lights what’s wrong with the screenplay.
Peter Morgan
The quality of festival Q&As is often a matter of chance. Sometimes the lights come up on movies I loved, and not a single meaningful question is asked. Sometimes it’s the opposite.
Yance Ford
You have to have at least some kind of baseline coverage under the studio lights. It’s not like normal makeup; it’s like walking around with a wet coat of paint on your face.
Alex Wagner
When the days start to get shorter, I want to be in some nice brick building on the East Coast with the lights glowing in the windows. When the daylight starts changing, I want to be out West.
Ian Frazier
I had a chance to get used to the lights and the camera without all that pressure to… emote.
Kerri Green
I’ve endured humiliating experiences trying to get a cab in the various cities I’ve visited and lived in. Available taxis – as indicated by their roof lights – locked their doors with embarrassingly loud clicks as I approached. Or they’ve just ignored my hail altogether.
Jenna Wortham
I act because I have to, because I need to find out whether I can do it or not – that’s what drives me and excites me and lights me up.
Kelly Reilly
I need to have something else going on. I’m able to write a lot if I have an episode of ‘Friday Night Lights’ going on my computer.
Hannibal Buress
Every Diwali, the excitement sets in with all the decorations, lights and Puja. Even if busy schedule of shoots does not allow time to enjoy all the celebrations or perform rituals, I make sure to do whatever I can.
Amrapali Gupta
Experience is a dim lamp, which only lights the one who bears it.
Louis-Ferdinand Celine
There were times I’d be nervous walking home from elementary school, thinking, ‘If that red tag from the power company saying our lights are turned off is on the door handle, I don’t know what I’ll do.’
Chrissy Metz
Everyone is slowly catching on to this one – and I know everyone says this – but we need to make a little more effort with the environment. Everyone says they turn off their lights, but do they really?
Jamie Bell
I don’t really know Hollywood, but living and shooting in L.A. was very motivating, inspiring. The lights, the extras, their American faces, the energy, the Orpheum Theatre. It was all very inspiring.
Jean Dujardin
I certainly wanted my name in lights. I wanted my name on a marquee. I wanted recognition on Broadway.
Stephen Sondheim
Sammy was the only one that looked like me, so I naturally gravitated to him. Sammy made it cool to be black at a time when, let’s just say it, it wasn’t very cool to be black. His name was on the front of the building in lights, and he had to go in the back. But you never saw him sweat.
I’m actually not an exhibitionist at all. When you get onstage and you get under the lights playing music, I feel more hidden and more alone than anywhere else. You hide behind your music and let your emotions come out through the music.
Tim McGraw
I switch off lights like a maniac. I drive at reasonable speeds so that I don’t waste petrol.
Joanna Lumley
Abjure all accretions and turn off the lights. Put on some music – Leonard Cohen, say, perhaps his ‘Various Positions’ – and let your mind cool down. Soon you’ll forget there’s a word called ‘stress.’
Pico Iyer
If Paris is a city of lights, Sydney is the city of fireworks.
Baz Luhrmann
I guess I’m crazy. If everything was easy-peasy and green lights all the time, it’d be kind of boring.
Rose Namajunas
I find airports to be purgatorial in many ways. I mean, even from the basics of the design: you know, this sort of – this muted gray and the fluorescent lights.
Jonathan Miles
As Mick Jagger will tell you, performing is an aerobic work-out. I’ve got the bass guitar, which is the heaviest of all the instruments, and I’m a little girl, in boiling-hot leather under the lights. You have to keep the fitness level up if you want to look good up there.
Suzi Quatro
I moved to New York last year and I love it. It’s a huge change and I’ve always wanted to spend time there. It’s like a more intense London, and everything’s up a few notches. The lights are brighter, the pace is faster and the food’s better.
Rachel Weisz
If you have kids, you feel everything stronger. It’s like someone turning the lights on in your inner room.
Casey Affleck
The movies were so healing for me because I had such an isolated, lonely childhood. Going to the movies and having the lights go down, you disappear. If you have esteem issues, suddenly you’re in a void where nobody can see you. You are just by yourself in that darkness, and your loneliness is cured.
Michael De Luca
A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother’s love.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
There is nothing in the dark that isn’t there when the lights are on.
Rod Serling
Considering the regular use of make-up and the fact that I’m under the glare of the harsh shooting lights practically all the time, I’m adamant about using really strong cleansing milk to get the make-up off my skin, and I never sleep with make-up on, however tired I am.
Genelia D’Souza
You're blinded by lights and you see all these people w

You’re blinded by lights and you see all these people who come out, and it’s exciting. It’s scary and it’s exciting all rolled into one.
Vanessa Kerry
In some ways any film that you do has an artificiality about it. Even when you’re doing the most kitchen-sinky, gritty, realistic scene you’ve still got 50 people standing around watching you with cameras and lights and things.
Michael Sheen
I think the thing that keeps us motivated is challenging ourselves to see if we can be better than we’ve been before and seeing if we can stumble upon a magic that wasn’t there before – whether it’s a song, a performance, or a track that lights us up the way the first few records did.
Jay DeMarcus
A man sits in his car at the traffic lights, waiting for them to go green.
Michael Frayn
I used to be something of an obsessive when it came to research. When I first began writing the Thorne novels, I would drive to a set of traffic lights in the early hours of the morning to make sure you could turn left. I thought it was important to get even the most trivial details right.
Mark Billingham
Usually I start with a beat, I start making a beat, and my producer side is making the beat. And on a good day, my rapper side will jump in and start the writing process – maybe come up with a hook or start a verse. Sometimes it just happens like that. A song like ‘Lights Please’ happens like that.
J. Cole
The great challenge working on this show for me is wearing polyester all day long and having the worst haircut known to man at the top of my head and sitting under fluorescent lights. That is America, people. Polyester, bad haircuts, under fluorescent lights.
Rainn Wilson
When you move handheld, and the director of photography has the courage to shoot with no lights, the set becomes a space of creativity and freedom where actors can move wherever they want to move.
Jean-Marc Vallee
The criterion for racism is either objective or it’s meaningless: If liberals get to decide for themselves who is or isn’t a racist according to their political lights, conservatives will be within their rights to ignore them.
Bret Stephens
I write in my house, at my desk, where I have Christmas lights strung over it to try and convince me that I’m having a good time. I can’t really write anywhere else.
Kate DiCamillo
The Viennese wash everything. Where else in the world does the government hire public servants to wash public telephone booths and the glass over traffic lights? Every time I see someone doing these things, I smile like a child.
Jonathan Carroll
You can’t remember the plot of the Dr Who movie because it didn’t have one, just a lot of plot holes strung together. It did have a lot of flashing lights, though.
Terry Pratchett
Diwali is really a happy time. It’s a festival of lights. That’s the only time when the entire family comes together and celebrates together.
Shamita Shetty
Let each dawn find us courageous, brought closer, heeding the lights before the fight is over.
Amanda Gorman
I fancy the romantic image of myself being soothed and inspired by music and the sweet aroma and flickering lights of candles.
Mary Balogh
When you listen to a Yes album, you should listen to the whole thing through headphones with the lights off.
Trevor Rabin
When I made a breakthrough as an actor, people started to say, ‘Who’s that bloke with the funny name?’ They advised me to change it, saying it would never be put up in lights outside theaters because they couldn’t afford the electricity. But I would never contemplate changing it. It’s who I am.
Pete Postlethwaite
I’m afraid of the dark, but I choose to sleep in the dark. I can fall right to sleep with the lights on. But I want to be someone who can sleep in the dark, so that’s the choice that I make.
Amanda Lindhout
I’m drawn to scenes in movies where you just see characters turning off lights in a room or putting the groceries away; it’s like, ‘I understand that.’ We all have to get ready for bed, and we all do it in a different way, and yet it’s all strangely familiar and strangely human.
Abigail Spencer
In terms of ‘American Horror Story’ and ‘Nashville,’ what attracted me to those, and ‘Friday Night Lights,’ for that matter, is that they felt like something innovative and something that we hadn’t seen before. As an actor, that’s exciting.
Connie Britton
The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It’s part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy.
Bob Schieffer
I’ve been to Vietnam and mainland China. Even though the Vietnamese are seemingly poor, they always stop in front of red traffic lights and walk in front of green ones. Even though mainland China’s GDP is higher than that of Vietnam, if you ask me about culture, the Vietnamese culture is superior.
Ko Wen-je
My days, my years, my life has seen up and downs, lights and darknesses. If I wrote only and continually of the ‘light’ and never mentioned the other, then as an artist, I would be a liar.
Charles Bukowski
I love having candles, especially when you get downtime. I could just pass out seeing the flame flicker with the lights off.
Kellan Lutz
The stadium here in Munich is the best of the lot for me. It is absolutely fantastic, especially the way it lights up a different colour according to who is playing. It’s superb.
Claudia Schiffer
At night, what you see is a city, because all you see is lights. By day, it doesn’t look like a city at all. The trees out-number the houses. And that’s completely typical of Seattle. You can’t quite tell: is it a city, is it a suburb, is the forest growing back?
Jonathan Raban
I went on to Cincinnati. I had got a taste of the big cities and them bright lights. I stayed there until I was about 18 or 19 and then I went on to Detroit.
John Lee Hooker
It’s true that I’ve driven through a number of red lights on occasion, but on the other hand, I’ve stopped at a lot of green ones but never gotten credit for it.
Glenn Gould
If you take the ’70s with Blaxploitation pictures, there was a proliferation of black-content films and motion pictures, television, stage plays and so forth at a time when Hollywood was in trouble financially, and it was cheaper to do black films to keep the lights on until they could reestablish themselves.
Glynn Turman
The end of ‘City Lights’ makes me cry every time I see it – when Charlie Chaplin walks by the shop window and the once-blind girl brings him a flower and pins it to his lapel.
Emma Stone
I wanted to be an entertainer; I wanted to be on the big screen. I loved the cameras and the lights.
Brits and Americans have hundreds of different phrases

Brits and Americans have hundreds of different phrases for the same thing. Luckily, it’s usually a source of amusement rather than frustration. A flashlight by any other name is still a torch. My personal favourite is ‘fairy lights,’ which we boringly refer to as ‘Christmas lights.’
Sloane Crosley
Our after-dinner entertainment would be a little family party. We’d string up twinkling fairy lights, put on some music and dance around in the glow of the fire.
Helen Baxendale
I’ve been… chased by paparazzi, and they run lights, and they chase you and harass you the whole time. It happens all over the world, and it has certainly gotten worse. You don’t know what it’s like being chased by them.
Tom Cruise
The inconvenience, the glaring lights, the long hours of waiting, and the repetition of every scene are all calculated to defeat anything more than a real mastery of love technique.
Ivor Novello
As soon as he hit it, I thought I had it. But I lost it when it went into the lights. I did my best.
Danny Bautista
My earliest memory is nursing and struggling to see the colored lights making up the map of the world, the famous backdrop for Larry King’s TV show. There’s an ‘I-want-to-do-all-things-at-once’ kind of theme to it.
Ronan Farrow
The living experience of film only happens when a film is seen, and only within the spectator, because they project their own fears, desires, and fantasies upon those lights and shadows.
Sebastian Lelio
I have not been diagnosed with epilepsy. I did have an MRI of the brain, and they found no abnormalities in my brain. Now, there are people with epilepsy who have completely normal MRI’s, too. I just think also, you know, epileptic seizures can be triggered by emotional stress, by all kinds of things, lights.
Siri Hustvedt
I had this vision of shooting a great white in the studio with all the edge lights I use for movie posters. I knew that I couldn’t bring the great white to the studio, so I had to bring the studio to the great white.
Michael Muller
Turn up the lights. I don’t want to go home in the dark.
O. Henry
As teenagers, we used to listen to entire Rush albums, entire Pink Floyd albums and shut down the lights and it was great.
John Petrucci
I loved all those classic figures from the ’30s and ’40s… Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Humphrey Bogart, Rita Hayworth. They had such glamour and style. I loved the movies of those times too – so much attention paid to details, lights, clothing, the way the studios would develop talent.
Grace Jones
In New York, lights are on the whole night; there are offices where not a single person is working, but all lights are on. The street lights at the White House are lit all the day. Why? And we are being told not to use coal.
Piyush Goyal
What’s a bigger mystery box than a movie theater? You go to the theater, you’re just so excited to see anything – the moment the lights go down is often the best part.
J. J. Abrams
Every day we are paying more for energy than we should due to poor insulation, inefficient lights, appliances, and heating and cooling equipment – money we could save by investing in energy efficiency.
Bernie Sanders
The way I see it, I can either cross the street, or I can keep waiting for another few years of green lights to go by.
Camryn Manheim
We don’t want A.I. to engage in cyberbullying, stock manipulation, or terrorist threats; we don’t want the F.B.I. to release A.I. systems that entrap people into committing crimes. We don’t want autonomous vehicles that drive through red lights, or worse, A.I. weapons that violate international treaties.
Oren Etzioni
We came from nothing really. One house. Ten people. Even days the lights was off. The worst days was not eating. Surviving off rice and toast.
Lil Durk
If you’re still in a bar when the lights go on, you are a loser.
Jessica Cutler
I came from the country, and when I came to the city, I was ridin’ high, you know. I was seeing more lights than I ever dreamed to shine in the world. ‘Cos where I came from, there wasn’t too many lights. Bugs made a lot of light, but after that there wasn’t no lights.
John Hunter
I had great luck with Tim McGraw twice in ‘Friday Night Lights’ and ‘The Kingdom.’ I love finding off-beat casting and finding someone you know in one way and you reinvent them in another way. I like doing that as a director.
Peter Berg
Just growing up on ‘Friday Night Lights,’ other dramas, that kind of shaped my childhood. The fact that I can have one talking about my life – it’s insane.
Spencer Paysinger
I don’t watch TV series, but I watched ‘Friday Night Lights’ because I’m a sports head.
Rosie Perez
If you’re setting up lights and tripods, and you’ve got three assistants running around, people will want to get you out as fast as they can. But if you go the opposite way, if you make the camera the least important thing in the room, then it’s different.
D. A. Pennebaker
If you’ve never feared the police – if you don’t get a dull ache in the pit of your stomach when you see red and blue flashing lights, even when you know you’re not doing anything wrong – consider yourself lucky.
Joy Reid
Our problem right now is that we’re so specialized that if the lights go out, there are a huge number of people who are not going to know what to do. But within every dystopia there’s a little utopia.
Margaret Atwood
To me, music is a luminous experience. Whenever I’m immersed in it, life lights up for me, no matter what else is going on.
Anat Cohen
That connectivity with the audience that I get to enjoy, that’s my church. It’s not one of ego or anything like, ‘I’m on the stage and the lights.’ It’s just this connectivity, and it’s always been that way for me.
Duff McKagan
Sometimes I have to shut off the omnipresent disco ball and flashing lights that are always in my head. It’s a part of maturing, I guess – just learning that it’s not just always about a quick, easy fix of getting people to dance.
Mark Ronson
Politics is its own world. It is a court and if the king’s eye lights on you, you are a powerful figure. If the king’s eye wanders elsewhere, you are out, whatever your title.
Maurice Saatchi
I am a guy who likes those who drive through red lights.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
A new laboratory technique, positron emission tomograph

A new laboratory technique, positron emission tomography, uses radioactively labeled oxygen or glucose that essentially lights up specific and different areas of the brain being activated when a person speaks words or sees words or hears words, revealing the organic location for areas of behavioral malfunction.
Floyd Skloot
In October, a maple tree before your window lights up your room like a great lamp. Even on cloudy days, its presence helps to dispel the gloom.
John Burroughs
No, what I should really like to do right now, in the full blaze of lights, before this illustrious assembly, is to shower every one of you with gifts, with flowers, with offerings of poetry – to be young once more, to ride on the crest of the wave.
Knut Hamsun
There’s a lot of progress happening in TV. You have amazing shows like ‘How to Get Away With Murder.’ You have people like Shonda Rhimes, Lee Daniels with ‘Empire,’ and Jason Katims with ‘Friday Night Lights’ and ‘Parenthood.’ You have people behind the scenes writing complex women.
Jurnee Smollett-Bell
Sometimes it doesn’t hurt to talk around a little and see what lights people’s eyes up and what makes them cloud over.
John P. Kotter
But, when you have to resort to turntables, trick lights, flashing lights, fire and all that, you’re actually saying, I need this because what I do is not all that together.
Buddy Rich
The point is that life for me is not going to be the way it is for everyone else. I have a fog machine and movie lights in my bedroom.
Marilyn Manson
Blackfoot was one of the ultimate live bands… there was no pretense, no gimmickry; it was sound, lights, and rock and roll. Our whole goal was to be terrifying… to strike fear and cause havoc in a closing band’s minds.
Rickey Medlocke
Donna Tartt blows me away – that impeccable writing, so rich you could eat it and so luminous that it lights up the whole room, and the way she brings her characters to life so completely and in such fine detail that you know them as intimately as your dearest friends.
Tana French
My son, who is five, was adopted from Ethiopia. My daughter was adopted from Guatemala. Her parents died of typhoid and malaria. We got her from an orphanage. They are the lights of my life.
Lisa Kristine
It is up to me whether I continue to stay a Premier League player or just get caught up in the lights and fall back but I am sure that will not be the case.
Ivan Toney
The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights.
Giotto di Bondone
I had been in the gym training for many, many years, but I definitely stepped it up when it was time to get into shape to play ‘Lights’. I began trying to live the life of a boxer, and that means everything that you would expect.
Holt McCallany
For me, I try as much as possible to just think about being in the movie theatre, having the lights dim, and what would I want to see on the screen. That puts me in the frame of mind that made me want to be in the movie business to begin with.
Brad Bird
Dating is hard enough in the light, so I can’t wait to see what unfolds when the lights are off!
Sarah Harding
I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I’m the only one moving.
Steven Wright
In Hollywood, the cameraman lights the star. In Europe, he lights the set.
King Vidor
What we do every day onstage, there’s lights, there’s lots of other musicians, there’s an audience, there’s a microphone and mic stands – layers of the onion we have to kind of hide behind.
Black Thought
I think people just think I am crazy because they see me doing stand-up, but I am generally not. I am very sad. I’m one of those guys that lights candles and listens to Rachmaninoff.
Bobby Lee
We celebrated Christmas. Not religiously, but we did the tree and the lights. Hannukah always seemed not quite as thrilling – Sorry to my Jewish brothers and sisters! But when you’re a kid, Santa and all that, you know, that really trumps the menorah. So we did Christmas.
Matthew Broderick
I think the more yellows, the more lights, the better. It alerts everybody. I mean, I guess I’m always a little bit afraid when the yellow comes out, we all get out of it, that someone won’t notice it, pile into the back of you.
Danica Patrick
I love Christmas. I really do love Christmas. I love being with my family and I love snow. I love the music and the lights and all of it.
Christina Applegate
There is nothing wrong with dedication and goals, but if you focus on yourself, all the lights fade away and you become a fleeting moment in life.
Pete Maravich
Knowing how much was sacrificed to give me the opportunity to find the thing that lights me up isn’t lost on me, and it’s something I know a lot of people can relate to, whether their parents arrived here in Australia recently or not.
Melissa Leong
Cyclists need to help themselves and should not jump red lights. I would ride in London, but I certainly wouldn’t ride like that; you just have to be careful. I can understand going down the outside of traffic, but you should obey the rules of the road because we’re all road users.
Laura Trott
I like to read in the dark. I like to go into the bathtub, turn out all the lights, and in the dark, read my books.
Penn Jillette
I’d like to think I’m a hybrid to where, if you had to pick, where would you say I’m weak? I can outwrestle guys; I can outgrapple guys. I can put your lights out, and I have a gas tank for days. I can do it all.
Kamaru Usman
‘Beyond the Lights’ was my fourth film. I gained a lot of knowledge, and I’m excited to share that with young filmmakers because I know how lost I was coming out of film school with that question of ‘What’s next?’
Gina Prince-Bythewood
The stage is our pulpit, and you can use all of that energy and that music and the lights and the colors and the sound. But you know, you’ve got to be careful.
I’ve always seen music as colours, with basses maybe translating to dark blues, and trebles as yellows and ochres and a general sense of lights coming through.
My mom would always over decorate the house to the point where she’d switch like soap dispensers and all the towels. We would blow fuses in our house all the time because we have too many lights going on and I just feel like we did Christmas right around the Bristowe residence.
Kaitlyn Bristowe
For the most part, any serious magic show is not using

For the most part, any serious magic show is not using very much technology newer than theatrical lights.
Penn Jillette
Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star; one of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
We may forget it, among the glitz of the Christmas lights, but capitalism can be a profoundly moral force.
Grant Shapps
Learning operatic roles is ongoing, and I find that I can learn on the train or subway, during a manicure, getting my hair done, and even while driving if I only look at the score at red lights.
Renee Fleming
We look at life from the back side of the tapestry. And most of the time, what we see is loose threads, tangled knots and the like. But occasionally, God’s light shines through the tapestry, and we get a glimpse of the larger design with God weaving together the darks and lights of existence.
John Piper
I’m working as hard as I can for West Virginia and its people to continue to provide the coal that keeps the lights on in our country.
Jim Justice
There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
Charles Dickens
A graphic representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding.
William Gibson
We always go to downtown Oklahoma City to look at all the Christmas lights that have been put up… We go to the Christmas Eve service at church, and we always beg my parents to open a present – just one present – on Christmas Eve. We get them to cave.
Darci Lynne Farmer
We need to bring sustainable energy to every corner of the globe with technologies like solar energy mini-grids, solar powered lights, and wind turbines.
Ban Ki-moon
Ever since I was a little kid, I always dreamed of being a Big City kid, because I grew up in a very small town up north in Canada. I have to say I just love the city lights at night.
Dustin Milligan
I’m really proud of ‘Bright Lights’ because I was still in the mind frame of my first album when I was putting it together, but next time I want to display something different. I don’t want to be as young, immature and all about boys!
Ellie Goulding
When you go into the theatre and the lights dim, you want to entertain people from beginning to end. You want them to be swept up in your story, on the edge of their seats, unable to wait to see what happens next, be blown away and afterwards just go, ‘Wow!’
John Lasseter
I liked in television that you do some work, then you perform, then you stop and you have a break because they have to set up lights, and then you do some more work. I really liked the pace of it; it really agreed with me. I enjoyed it.
Allison Tolman
I love Coldplay. The lights, and the sound quality They really play their instruments. Sometimes, during the show, they’ll make a mistake and stop. I think they do it intentionally just to show you they’re really playing it live.
‘True Blood’ is amazing. I have to give a shout out to ‘Melrose Place’ because I do watch. I love ‘Entourage.’ One of my favorite shows back in the day was ‘Friday Night Lights.’
Tristan Wilds
When someone tells me they’ve never been to a race, I tell them that the first one they should go to is Bristol, Tennesee. The shape of the track, the energy, and excitement under the lights is similar to what you might get at a stick-and-ball game in college football or the NFL.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
I’d sneak out and work on my game at midnight. The neighbors would call and say, turn the lights off. I went from the worst player to the first guy off the bench to the best player on my ninth-grade team, and then it took off.
Austin Rivers
If you are the kind of person who is waiting for the ‘right’ thing to happen, you might wait for a long time. It’s like waiting for all the traffic lights to be green for five miles before starting the trip.
Robert Kiyosaki
When the lights did come on in Georgia and the electricity did come on – you know, ’cause they did for about one hour during the day – we would watch Hollywood films and we’d listen to music from America and the West.
Katie Melua
A single Dallas Cowboys football game uses up as much electricity as the entire nation of Liberia in those same three hours – one reason the globe, if looked at from a certain height, is a cluster of lights surrounded by enormous patches of dark.
Pico Iyer
‘Friday Night Lights’ was never a break-out hit; I’ll never regret doing that show.
Kevin Reilly
I collect chairs and lights, which obviously means I want to sit in the light – not surprising for an actor I suppose.
Udo Kier
Red is one of the strongest colors, it’s blood, it has a power with the eye. That’s why traffic lights are red I guess, and stop signs as well… In fact I use red in all of my paintings.
Keith Haring
When I get back with band, the lights, and the whole production, that’s me with the full artillery. A quick radio performance keeps me sharp for the big show.
Andy Grammer
The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone.
William Butler Yeats
It is very remarkable, that in the book of life, we find some almost of all kinds of occupations, who notwithstanding served God in their respective generations, and shone as so many lights in the world.
George Whitefield
I don’t have lights, I don’t have assistants, I just go and meet somebody and take a photograph. That’s really basic, and that’s how I used to work when I was 17 or 18 in Holland.
Anton Corbijn
Untangling Christmas lights is the true tragedy of ‘Stranger Things.’
David Harbour
What I loved about ‘Goodfellas’ is that it’s a film about bad behavior – but told with great energy and without judgment – but it doesn’t actually shy away from the consequences of that behavior in the characters’ lives, which I think is similar in ‘Keep the Lights On.’
Ira Sachs
I loved the idea of playing quarterback on Friday Night Lights in high school, that whole experience. I wanted to be a Division I quarterback, that became my goal growing up, other than being a professional hockey player.
Davis Webb
July is high burglary season because so many people lea

July is high burglary season because so many people leave town. To help avoid making that obvious, suspend your newspaper subscription and have your mail held. Another clear indication is if all your lights are off for an extended period. To fix that, you can buy a timer for about $30.
Jean Chatzky
I’ve faced the undefeated, young up-and-comers, everybody counting me out before, on a big card, with big lights, TV.
Shayna Baszler
For myself, anyway, I think that recurring has been such a gift, because I’ve been able to work on a lot of shows that I’ve really had a lot of respect for before I went in, shows like ‘Friday Night Lights’ and ‘Nip/Tuck,’ for example.
Jessalyn Gilsig
My uncle is an actor, my dad is a producer, so they asked me if I was interested, and I was like, ‘How can someone act in front of so many people with lights and emote.’
When I play under bright lights on TV, the reflection off the dart barrel could be distracting. It’s not high-tech stuff but I use the flame from the gas cooker at home to blacken the metal and dull them.
Adrian Lewis
I have not much love for the bright lights – unless it’s the sun creeping up over the horizon.
Michael Leunig
Being under the lights makes any race track that much better.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Hip hop is the strongest form of protest there is, and it doesn’t always have to be a violent protest. It can be romantic, also. When you listen to Kanye West’s ‘Street Lights’ for example, there’s romance, there’s pain – you feel the essence. I get the same thing from Drake and 2 Chainz.
Giuseppe Zanotti
Pessimism and optimism are slammed up against each other in my records, the tension between them is where it’s all at, it’s what lights the fire.
Bruce Springsteen
In the hierarchy of public lands, national parks by law have been above the rest: America’s most special places, where natural beauty and all its attendant pleasures – quiet waters, the scents of fir and balsam, the hoot of an owl, and the dark of a night sky unsullied by city lights – are sacrosanct.
Michael Shnayerson
I think broadband is to the twenty-first century what electricity and electric lights were to the 20th century.
Raphael Warnock
Many people say that my positive energy lights up the room, but I think it’s the people around me who give me strength.
Lee Hye-ri
I like something simple and traditional, like dinner and a movie. The best way to get to know someone is to have a conversation over dinner. And steak houses have a nice atmosphere – the lights are dim, and they usually have a band playing.
Kevin Durant
The darkness of clubs makes me feel much more secure, and you can hide behind smoke and lights.
Oliver Sim
With my plays, when the lights go down, at least the audience isn’t thinking, ‘Oh, God, two more hours of this.’
David Ives
We survived on natural resources, so we should take care of the earth. When I leave home, I do things like switching off the heat and lights.
Alek Wek
For me, inspiration isn’t a sort of spark which lights the fire of the story. It’s more like a thread, one of many, which you can tease out of a story once it’s written, if you feel so inclined.
Michelle Paver
Since developing my blog and YouTube channel in 2013, Little Lights of Mine, I’ve connected with some of the most passionate people around the world.
Ayesha Curry
I think that if you know people who are performers on stage and actresses or whatever it may be, the bottom line is what you do on stage. You just take on a different persona – that’s what makes her so successful. Lights come on, and suddenly, it’s Britney Spears, and the lights go off, and she’s just Britney.
Su-chin Pak
My mother told me it’s better to start using anti-aging products even at a young age. Especially since I’m an actress, and I’m constantly under stage lights or exposed to a lot of sunlight.
Song Hye-kyo
It doesn’t matter if you have a desperate heart when you have to sing about joy; it doesn’t matter if you’re scared to death when the lights go on.
Mireille Mathieu
I’m not saying that photographers are dumber than other people, but they are the folks who walk around with brilliant white lights in nighttime riots.
John Sandford
Many people are in the dark when it comes to money, and I’m going to turn on the lights.
Suze Orman
I always say, if I tell you a joke right now and it’s funny, you laugh. Now, we set the lights, and I tell you the joke again, it’s hard to find it funny the second time.
Martin Landau
In ‘Friday Night Lights,’ the relationship between the coach and his wife, that marriage was something that you couldn’t really understand until you actually saw it exist on film.
Jason Katims
My hair is brown with a tinge of red. The lights in NBA arenas are extremely bright, and that makes my hair look red.
Blake Griffin
I am a late discoverer of ‘Friday Night Lights.’ I cry every episode at least once. I love to cry – happy, emotional tears. I just love it.
Andy Cohen
In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city, with its blaze of lights, it is unnatural, hostile and menacing. It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers, biding its time.
W. Somerset Maugham
The most frustrating thing to me is when I tell people I work on ‘Friday Night Lights,’ they’ll say, ‘Oh, I hear that’s a really good show.’ They never watched it.
Jason Katims
He just was being four. He just was being a child. He wasn’t interested in what my agenda was. He wanted to do what he wanted to do and it started because he saw the lights on in Toys R Us.
Nia Long
As a child, I loved being onstage. I loved singing, I loved the lights, I loved the adrenaline. I even loved learning lines. I was completely obsessive.
Emma Watson
As a child, I felt that Hallowe'en was a time when crea

As a child, I felt that Hallowe’en was a time when creatures of the night suddenly came to life – we would turn off all the lights in the house and let flickering candlelight conjure up scary shadows and create the effect of imaginary figures lurking in dark corners.
Pippa Middleton
Police in Washington D.C. are now using cameras to catch drivers who go through red lights. Many congressmen this week opposed the use of the red light cameras incorrectly assuming they were being used for surveillance at local brothels.
Dennis Miller
I know people think I’m just the Diego Sanchez from the Gilbert Melendez fight. Hook, hook, hook. A crazy brawler. But I realized the best possible fighter would not get hit. He’d close the distance and minimize the chances of the lights going out. I want to fight as long as I can and be as healthy as I can.
Diego Sanchez
I used to live above Manganaro’s, when old Times Square was still peaking, and it still had a lot of diners and theaters on the forty deuce, as they used to call it. It was full of character. And it wasn’t Disneyland. Now it’s so touristy and full of bright lights, I can’t stand it. It’s like going to a big mall.
Debi Mazar
I’m not going to be the one who turns out the last lights of the last conglomerate. So we need to reinvent ourselves all the time.
Joe Kaeser
TV kind of worked out naturally for me. I was fortunate to do a show like ‘Breaking Bad’ and then go straight into something like ‘Friday Night Lights.’ It’s not something I focus on, but when they’re great projects, I can’t pass them up.
Emily Rios
If I could have my kids be great when the lights are on, whatever the moment is, to be accountable and then fix it, they’re going to be fine.
Steve Young
I’ve always felt I perform best under the brightest lights and the biggest moments.
Caleb Plant
In Denver, I was a homebody, and that’s a life I’d chosen with great happiness. I wanted that break from the arc lights and focus on building a lovely home, have some fun, look after my kids and do things that I had missed out on while pursuing my dream.
Madhuri Dixit
There’s actually a song called ‘Vegas Lights,’ which I wanted to be an anthem for Vegas, that represented how I felt when I went to the clubs. I felt this weird energy where everybody was having a good time, and it didn’t matter. Dancing like nobody’s watching. It was kind of beautiful.
Brendon Urie
I have a constitutional weakness in which I am very easily distracted by flashing lights. If there is a TV on in the room, I can’t have a conversation with you. I won’t eat, I won’t sleep, I’ll just meld with my couch.
Rachel Maddow
When they see those fourteen lights, they’re looking at a miracle. And deep down, they feel that whatever’s going to happen, there will be someone there to help them. And that fills them with hope.
M. Night Shyamalan
Our educational system is like an automobile which has strong rear lights, brightly illuminating the past. But looking forward things are barely discernible.
Hermann Oberth
Being home alone at night makes me a bit nervous. If I’m at home alone, I have to sleep on the sofa – I can’t face going to bed. I’m there with the TV on and all the lights on. I’m not very brave about anything in life. In tennis, yes. In everything else, not very.
Rafael Nadal
It’s weird to think I’m in a show in Vegas with my name in lights. It’s crazy, like a dream.
Darci Lynne Farmer
Every human society has its lights and its shadows. That’s the reality of existence.
Sebastian Lelio
My mother taught me to drive using the ‘Detroit Method,’ where speed limits and traffic lights are taken as cute suggestions.
W. Bruce Cameron
In the movies, Bette Davis lights two cigarettes and hands the second one to James Cagney. It was just so glamorous and romantic.
Loni Anderson
I loved ‘Friday Night Lights’ because it was totally committed to every facet of its storytelling. Incredible actors, story lines that weren’t easy or predictable. It made me laugh, and it broke my heart over and over again.
Molly O’Keefe
Getting on stage and performing and standing under lights is such an unsettling experience – in a good and bad way – but it’s the only place I can go to feel comfortable.
Matt Berninger
I think 2014 for me is going to give me the possibility to do even bigger things than anyone has done. I want to change the party scene – like, stop just being a DJ with lights, a big LED screen, and oh-look-at-me speakers. There’s way more to a party, and I think everyone knows it. I want to make it special.
Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window.
Peter Drucker
On Mir, the lights kept going out because it had developed so many electrical problems.
Helen Sharman
I like to dim the lights and talk about the ghosts I’ve known and invite other people to tell me their stories.
Jenna Wortham
It’s odd, because I used to see pictures, on telly or wherever, of what I now know to be Shaftesbury Avenue and I used to wonder what that amazing street with all the lights was. Well, now I know. I think when you get a wee taste of something, it maybe isn’t what you thought it was.
Shirley Henderson
I used to have visions of flashing lights and red carpets.
Lil Yachty
I like looking at the negative stuff. Because it fuels me. It lights a fire that’s going to be burning for a long time.
Khalil Mack
I like the stage lights to be bright so I can’t see people because I will inevitably only see the ones who aren’t laughing.
Michael McIntyre
That’s what I want to do with my life. Be a good person when all the lights are off. When everybody doesn’t need to see you, shine and know that you know you did the right thing at the end of the day.
Jabari Parker
When I was growing up in the ’80s and working in the theater, David Mamet exploded with a whole new reworking of what dialogue should sound like. It was punchy and raw and repetitive, bursting with dynamic. I remember that switching on a lot of lights for me.
Anthony McCarten
I’ve been under the lights since my freshman year of high school.
Johny Hendricks
God requires his people to shine as lights in the world

God requires his people to shine as lights in the world. It is not merely the ministers who are required to do this, but every disciple of Christ. Their conversation should be heavenly.
Ellen G. White
I know what I want, and I know what needs to be done to make my performance better. So I do these little askings, about the lights and costumes. It’s not the diva speaking. It’s the artist who knows how it has to be done.
Anna Netrebko
My photos would not be as high quality without my dad. He’s a contractor, and together we converted an area in our basement into a makeup studio with a desk, a mirror lined with dimmable lights, and storage areas.
James Charles
I wanted to play drums because I fell in love with the glitter and the lights, but it wasn’t about adulation. It was being up there playing.
Charlie Watts
Most movies, you have to try and forget you’re making a movie, because there are trailers and booms and lights and marks, and it’s everywhere.
Ryan Gosling
In filming, you’re waiting – you’re waiting for lights, you’re waiting for people to set things up – and when you’re not waiting, you’re repeating.
Colin Firth
I basically hit the deck running as soon as I wake up and don’t turn my brain off till long after the lights are out.
Bonnie Hammer
I want to light the lights of patriotism.
Lech Walesa
Ever since I dated a woman, I know what it is to grab a curve on a woman’s body. Skinny’s not fine when the lights are low.
Angelina Jolie
As much as I thought the end of ‘Friday Night Lights’ was a really great ending, I was one of those people who wanted to make it into a movie. Even though it ultimately didn’t work to do that movie, I did work with some of the other writers and by myself writing a script for that.
Jason Katims
Paris will give bicyclists more rights when it installs 4,300 signs throughout the city, allowing them to barrel though red lights and turn right on red.
Elaine Sciolino
My favorite thing about the holiday season is the lights! I love walking around with family, friends, and a cup of peppermint hot chocolate to look at all the beautiful lights and decorations.
Caroline Sunshine
We barely had lights, but my mom always made sure we had food on the table and somewhere to sleep.
Deshaun Watson
One of the things you see in New York is that offices keep their lights on at night. They’re proud of their building. Great. But they must find another way to be proud without draining energy.
Richard Rogers
When ‘Friday Night Lights’ finished, I cried for a day. I have a problem.
Bojana Novakovic
Putting up the festive lights outdoors is my husband’s responsibility and he really jazzes it, managing to attract everyone’s attention in the neighborhood!
Amrapali Gupta
My first artist bus was Jason Aldean’s old bus, with deer antlers over the lights and cowhide on the back of the couches. It was such an absolute dude bus.
Kelsea Ballerini
There were people who said the Society of Cincinnati in the American revolution, of which George Washington was one of the shining lights, was a branch of the Illuminati.
Carroll Quigley
The rom-com genre is not something that necessarily lights my jets.
Domhnall Gleeson
Musicians keep playing when the lights go out, when people are suffering, confused, or angry.
Stephen Hough
I’m really good at turning off lights, it’s a working-class thing.
Sara Cox
The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.
Muhammad Ali
As we put autonomous cars on the road, connect Alexas to our lights and our thermostats, put ill-protected Internet-connected video cameras on our houses, and conduct our financial lives over our cell phones, our vulnerabilities expand exponentially.
David E. Sanger
With COBE, we can see things before the lights came on. While we probably will not rewrite the book of cosmology with this mission, we will write another chapter.
John C. Mather
I’ve enjoyed it, I have seen it once at the premiere in London and it was very nice to be invited there. But I do want to see it again now. I want to sit and watch it as a fan rather than being there at the premiere with all the lights and such.
Jeremy Bulloch
We were a Doordarshan household… with a curfew. So after lights out at 10 P.M., we could barely keep up with the latest films of the time. So even thinking about becoming an actress was unfathomable.
Kirti Kulhari
I’m sponsored by the solar company Goal Zero, and they were gracious enough to install panels on my van and a nice battery system for the inside. I have lights and a fridge inside the van. And of course I had panels installed on my mom’s house.
Alex Honnold
Obviously there are times with acting when exactly what is required is just going through the motions, and when doing nothing is the best thing. But at other times, you have to make that leap beyond the immediate environment of people putting up lights on the set.
Christian Bale
Most people don’t know where their food comes from. We’re confused about the fundamentals. How does our food wind up on our plates? How exactly is it that, when I flick the switch, the lights come on?
Mike Rowe
It’s funny: being green to me was ingrained because my parents were always trying to save money, save water, turn off the lights, or arrange a carpool. I don’t think my parents even know what it means to be green, but they were.
Su-chin Pak
We used Chaplin’s formula in all my pictures. Make ’em laugh for five and a half reels, and then make ’em cry in the last half reel. But give ’em a chance to dry their eyes before the lights come up.
Jackie Coogan
One part puzzle mixed with one part racer with just a d

One part puzzle mixed with one part racer with just a dash of art and music just to blend everything together, ‘Dyad’ takes you on a fast-paced trip down a tunnel filled with lights and a shifting list of rules to keep your neurons nimble.
Rob Manuel
American teachers have one indisputable advantage over foreign ones; they understand the American temperament and can judge its unevenness, its lights and its shadows.
John Philip Sousa
I have always had a certain aversion to heat. And for me, the name of the game on the stage is ‘beat the heat.’ It’s always July under the lights.
Bob Weir
True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.
Erich Segal
Storytelling is what lights my fire.
Hope Davis
When the lights in the arena turn on, I’m Mickie James all the time.
Mickie James
New York City is so big with all the lights and the people and it just makes me feel like I’m living in a dream when I’m there.
Tate McRae
Right after ‘Friday Night Lights’ ended, I was in sort of an existential crisis.
Jesse Plemons
When they see you on the street, I was at the bottom of Highgate West Hill the other day and the police came down the hill with blue lights and screeched to a halt and went, ‘Oi, ‘Line Of Duty!’
Adrian Dunbar
My Barbies were usually naked. Once, I took their heads off, cut their hair, drew on their short, spiky hair with some markers, then stuck the heads on Christmas lights. Every year, we’d string our tree with those Barbie heads. It looked demonic. My parents were so cool – they saw it as a form of self-expression.
Jessica Biel
I liked in television that you do some work, then you perform, then you stop and you have a break because they have to set up lights, and then you do some more work. I really liked the pace of it; it really agreed with me.
Allison Tolman
If you’ve seen ‘Friday Night Lights’ – that was just like my town.
Chris Crutcher
You know, I’m willing to dim my light so that somebody else can shine because, like, we all have to find our inner lights, and shine in one world.
Tierra Whack
Low lights signal to our senses that the workday may be over and it’s time for sleep, making it hard for an audience to pay careful attention. When we stand behind a big wooden podium, it can feel as if there’s a shield between us and the audience.
John P. Kotter
When it comes time to write the book itself I’ll shut the lights out, picture the scene I’m about to write then close my eyes and go at it. Yes, I can touch type.
Jeffery Deaver
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
Earl Nightingale
I love TV. I know all the theme songs from the shows I watch. I’m not one of those who’d rather be a movie star. I prefer TV because of the rushed way of working-on a movie set, you sit around and wait and wait to do a scene because they’re adjusting the lights.
Dana Hill
Monsters aren’t as scary if you start shining lights on them.
Wyatt Cenac
As beautiful as Oklahoma is, it doesn’t have big lights and none of that. But that’s fine… I’m a low-maintenance, low-key, chill guy.
Paul George
When you are doing a show, it can get really dull. You are sitting so long while they set up the lights, then you say a couple of lines, then they tear down the lights again. At least stunts are something that uses your physical energy a great deal.
Yvonne Craig
I’ve always liked street lights, and I’ve always photographed them. I probably have a collection of two to three thousand photographs of them, just around the city, mainly at night.
Harmony Korine
One of the first things electric I ever saw was a guitar. I was living in a house with no electricity until, at 7, we moved to a house that had it. It had electric lights, but the previous owners had even taken the light bulbs with them when they moved.
George Benson
We got spoiled with ‘Friday Night Lights.’ Not every show is like that, and on other shows, if you try to bring that same truth or that same approach, the system of television doesn’t always allow for that level of collaboration, which is unfortunate because the work would be richer.
Jurnee Smollett-Bell
Art is inspiring. Walking into a gallery, or when the lights go up on a stage; that thrill of getting something that has nothing to do with acquisition.
Sadie Jones
Although I have two good Anglepoise lights, I much prefer to work by daylight.
Anthony Browne
I extend my greetings and good wishes to all our citizens on the joyous occasion of Deepawali. The festival of lights, celebrated with gaiety and enthusiasm all over the country, signifies the victory of good over evil and is an appropriate occasion for us to resolve to follow the high ideals in life.
Mohammad Hamid Ansari
I don’t like traffic cameras. In fact, I hate them. But that doesn’t mean I can break the speed limit and run red lights to get to a New Orleans Saints game.
John Kennedy
You can drive an SUV, but there’s a balance. If you do that, maybe use energy-efficient light bulbs at home or just be conscious of switching off lights. If you can afford to drive an SUV, maybe you can afford to make a donation to a wind farm or plant some trees. It’s all about balance.
Orlando Bloom
We’re going to need oil and gas and coal for a long time if America wants to keep the lights on.
John S. Watson
It’s much more fun to be the person who comes into the room and lights the match. I get to be the force, the girl who always says or does something completely outrageous, and leaves everyone thinking, ‘What was that?’
Jessalyn Gilsig
We say God and the imagination are one… How high that highest candle lights the dark.
Wallace Stevens
The frustrating thing about 'Friday Night Lights' is I

The frustrating thing about ‘Friday Night Lights’ is I know a lot more people would respond to the show if they saw it.
Jason Katims
I was early taught by sorrow to shed tears, and now when sudden joy lights up, or any unexpected sorrow strikes my heart, I find it difficult to repress the full and swelling tide of feeling.
Dorothea Dix
Remove all the traffic lights, yellow lines, one-way systems and road markings, and let blissful anarchy prevail. I imagine it would produce a kind of harmony.
Sadie Jones
The real reason why people are going with digital is that it’s extraordinarily mobile, and it’s cheaper, and it has a great image, and you just can’t beat it at night. It’s pulling in variations of colors; it’s pulling in lights from 40 miles away – a candle would be seen.
Dan Gilroy
I took classes and performed and did improv and sketch and wrote sketches and did lights and sound for other people’s shows just so I could be around the theater. That was about seven nights a week for seven years.
Rob Riggle
When you do an arena show, and the lights have to sync up to the sound, and the sound has to sync up to the music, and all of that – things are really mapped out, and you lose some of that spontaneity.
Jay DeMarcus
Lights became so hot they melted mascara on women’s faces in early television.
Johnny Olson
To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illuminate only the track it has passed.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
One of my favorite albums that I’ve been listening to lately is ‘Midnight Machines’ by Lights.
Kiana Madeira
I’m often in Venice in November and December, when it’s foggy and wintry, and the decorations in the shops and the lights in the churches make the place feel both Christmassy and melancholic.
Juergen Teller
I love Christmas, not just because of the presents but because of all the decorations and lights and the warmth of the season.
Ashley Tisdale
Christmas lights may be the loneliest thing for me, especially if you mix them up with reindeers and sleighs. I feel alone. I feel isolated. I feel I do not belong.
Mira Nair
I knew early on that I was a nerd and that films were my refuge. Those first few minutes before the lights went off, and you’re alone in the theater waiting, were really pleasurable.
Alfonso Cuaron
When I was on the ice, in the lights, with the music and the motion, there was a certain kind of flirtation that gave great energy and expressiveness to my performance.
Peggy Fleming
I agree completely with my son James when he says ‘Internet is like electricity. The latter lights up everything, while the former lights up knowledge’.
Kerry Packer
Strip makeup lights just don’t give you a fighting chance no matter how good looking you are. Light sconces that flank the mirror illuminate your entire face evenly.
Candice Olson
If you start off as a fearsome figure in pop culture, it’s almost axiomatic that at some point, years under the lights softens you into a cuddly family figure.
Elvis Mitchell
With film, there’s a consistency to it, but what I like about the TV shows that I’ve been fortunate to do, like ‘Friday Night Lights’ and ‘True Blood,’ is that it feels like you’re doing a film.
Jurnee Smollett-Bell
A good president needs a big comfort zone. He should be able to treat enemies as opportunities, appear authentic in joy and grief, stay cool under the hot lights.
Nancy Gibbs
I’ve really learned over the years how to control my adrenaline and let it all out when they shoot the gun versus letting the crowd and the lights and the camera get to me.
Tyson Gay
What I find fascinating about Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights we celebrate at this time of the year, is the way its story was transformed by time.
Jonathan Sacks
I was able to see the lights coming from China. If maybe I could go where the lights are I could find something to eat, that’s why I escaped.
Park Yeon-mi
Movies will always be movies, and you can never replace that feeling of when the lights go down and the image comes up.
Ralph Macchio
That’s what the internet is: it’s like bombarding your eyeballs with these myriad blinking colour lights. It’s like trying to watch a movie on your phone in the middle of Times Square.
Michel Gondry
Big game, under the lights – these are the games you live for.
Khalil Mack
In a theater experience, the words and the feelings are the most important – the lights coming on and off are the only equipment.
Amy Landecker
I sort of was inspired by ‘Friday Night Lights,’ where it was a very different show, but similar in that they were both large ensemble dramas where you had many stories going on at once. I wanted to do a show that shared that element, and that’s really why I wanted to develop ‘Parenthood’ as a series.
Jason Katims
Become a worry-slapper. Treat frets like mosquitoes. Do you procrastinate when a bloodsucking bug lights on your skin? ‘I’ll take care of it in a moment.’ Of course you don’t! You give the critter the slap it deserves. Be equally decisive with anxiety.
Max Lucado
Let us not curse the darkness. Let us kindle little lights.
Dada Vaswani
My best birth control now is just to leave the lights on.
Joan Rivers
I like indoor Christmas trees. And I like people who decorate their homes with lights and all that crap. I think it’s a healthy outlet for them. If they weren’t covering their lawns with twinkling lights, they’d be doing something that was really, really creepy.
Lewis Black
My name is real, which probably explains why I never be

My name is real, which probably explains why I never became a superstar… how would that look in lights?
Mercedes McCambridge
I think history would say that medical research has, throughout many changes of parties, remained as one of the shining lights of bipartisan agreement, that people are concerned about health for themselves, for their families, for their constituents.
Francis Collins
I played Chang here under the lights here. I think that was ’91. Another good match. I’ve played a lot more good matches under the lights than I played bad. You tend to remember some of the bad ones unfortunately.
Stefan Edberg
I was always a big fan of Charlie Chaplin movies. I love ‘The Great Dictator’ and ‘City Lights.’
Jack Reynor
When you see people who are really good at game shows, the one common attribute is a cool head under pressure: an ability to perform as well in the studio, surrounded by lights and noise, as you do on your couch.
Ken Jennings
I’m adamant about recycling in my house, and I’m always making sure to turn off the lights.
Matt Lanter
There’s something about a podcast that feels like two people in a closet with the lights off.
Pete Holmes
Campaigns are so much more expensive than people think they are. Just to keep the lights on is several thousand dollars a month.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
My mother is looking forward to it even more than me! I’ll be showing her the bright lights of New York.
Tom Felton
I actually share her view and understand her frustration when any government attempts to ban secular symbols like Santa Claus or Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer or Christmas lights.
Steve Israel
There’s something special about big midweek games at Easter Road, under the lights, that makes us have that little bit extra about us.
John McGinn
Love is so confusing – you tell a girl she looks great and what’s the first thing you do? Turn out the lights!
Robert Orben
You come in off the street, through the doors of the theater. You sit down. The lights go down and the curtain goes up. And you’re in another world.
Robert Caro
Speaking only for myself, the ideal finale to me is ‘Friday Night Lights,’ where you have loved and worshipped a show for all these years, you get to come back, celebrate the characters, finish up their journeys, and send everyone out with a feeling of, ‘My God, I’m so grateful that I got to know these people.’
Julie Plec
Schools unable to keep their lights on and their doors open for the full working week is just the latest bleak instalment of a long-running show. The age of austerity returns for its ninth miserable year; always in the background, the common denominator in everything from the Brexit vote to knife crime.
David Olusoga
Yeah, Kubrick’s a big influence. In something like ‘A Clockwork Orange,’ he is trying to use the practical light – I mean, at least he says that in his interviews, like they’re not using traditionally Hollywood lights. In ‘Elephant’ we basically used no lights; we never really adjusted.
Gus Van Sant
Once I was walking with teammate Joy Fawcett in a hotel in Haiti. We were barefoot, and the lights went out to save electricity. Joy felt something crunch beneath her feet, and she felt the need to shine her flashlight on the floor. It was, I swear, a five-foot cockroach.
Julie Foudy
Evil comes in through the cable and through the Internet. We look forward to the advent of driverless cars. But they can be hacked. You could be riding along, and some 14-year-old in Romania takes over your car, so you end up running the lights and losing your brakes or, worse, listening to Eminem. What’s the purpose?
Richard Cohen
Nature is economical. She puts her lights and darks only where she needs them.
William Morris Hunt
As a dad, you are the Vice President of the executive branch of parenting. It doesn’t matter what your personality is like, you will always be Al Gore to your wife’s Bill Clinton. She feels the pain and you are the annoying nerd telling them to turn off the lights.
Jim Gaffigan
My office doubles as a karaoke den for the neighborhood. There are strobe lights and Rock Band plastic guitars, a disco ball and a fog machine and some other things. I have a really long work day, and you might find me doing karaoke by myself late at night.
Jeff Kinney
I think my father kept struggling to get us into better neighborhoods, better schools. One of the worst jobs he had was folding shirts under these fluorescent lights all day at the equivalent of a Kmart. I remember visiting him at work, thinking, ‘When I grow up, I’ve got to do anything else.’
Terry Zwigoff
About forty miles away from Paris, I began to see the old trench flares they were sending up at Le Bourget. I knew then I had made it, and as I approached the field with all its lights, it was a simple matter to circle once and then pick a spot sufficiently far away from the crowd to land O.K.
Charles Lindbergh
There is the myth that writing books for children is easier than writing books for grownups, whereas we know that truly great books for children are works of genius, whether it’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ or the ‘Gruffalo’ or ‘Northern Lights.’ When it’s a great book, it’s a great book, whether it’s for children or not.
Michael Morpurgo
‘Friday Night Lights’ was an incredible show.
Chad Michael Murray
I’m a firm believer that lighting affects mood, and twinkly lights on strings bring something magical to occasions ranging from concerts to weddings, though I’m fond of using them as year-round home decor.
Erin Morgenstern
Some of my favorite records growing up were Christmas albums. The ones I liked best were the albums that you could listen to from start to finish. You could put them on while you’re decorating the tree or driving around looking at Christmas lights.
Chris Young
I like to wear something I can move in, and light colors because of the stage lights.
Sophie Hawley-Weld
I grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and went to a big high school called Douglas McArthur where there was a lot of track and a lot of football. It was a bit like ‘Friday Night Lights.’ I used to spend a lot of time at the track.
Norah O’Donnell
I remember just weeping my way through the ‘Friday Night Lights’ finale with my best friend and just being so happy all the way through because it was so beautiful.
Julie Plec
But I really felt that, something about the lights going down, and the sense of community. I saw this movie at one festival, and there were 1700 people.
Paul Reiser
I started shooting 'The Defenders' two days after I wra

I started shooting ‘The Defenders’ two days after I wrapped’ Friday Night Lights.’ I was doing research for ‘The Defenders’ throughout – interviewing lawyers and sitting in courtrooms just to watch – but there’s something fun about throwing yourself in the water and learning by doing.
Jurnee Smollett-Bell