Every decently-made object, from a house to a lamp post to a bridge, spoon or egg cup, is not just a piece of 'stuff' but a physical embodiment of human energy, testimony to the magical ability of our species to take raw materials and turn them into things of use, value and beauty. Kevin McCloud
An apt quotation is like a lamp which flings its light over the whole sentence. Letitia Elizabeth Landon
I really enjoyed staying at an encampment at the top of a hill in the Samburu Reserve in Kenya. You reach it on a small plane; there is no electricity, no city noises and you sleep and shower under the Milky Way, with moths fluttering around a kerosene lamp, knowing that there are elephants and lions roaming free in the valley. Cherie Lunghi
Experience is a dim lamp, which only lights the one who bears it. Louis-Ferdinand Celine
Hope is patience with the lamp lit. Tertullian