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Torch Quotes

We’ve collected the best Torch Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Mel Brooks, Ted DiBiase Sr., Yakov Smirnoff, Angela Stanton-King, Christian Coleman. Use them as an inspiration.

I don’t have a mission. I don’t have a torch to burn.
You’ve got to have new stars and you need people to pass the torch to build those stars.
My father described this tall lady who stands in the middle of the New York harbor, holding high a torch to welcome people seeking freedom in America. I instantly fell in love.
This race is not about me trying to beat John Lewis. It is about carrying the torch and picking up the fight.
To be looked up to as one of the Americans that’s supposed to carry the torch, go to the major championships and get medals, that’s a huge honour.
Nationalism of the Irish type is often regarded as reactionary. With the World Revolution and the Classless Society waiting for the midwife, why take a torch to the stable to assist at the birth of a puppy? Even if the puppy is pedigree. On this question I am unable to make up my mind.
The ‘Soul Train’ legacy and brand are of the utmost importance to me and to ‘Soul Train’s’ millions of fans. After years of offers, I feel the time is now finally right to pass the torch.
Don Cornelius
I feel like it’s my job to carry the torch.
Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.
We just say things differently in Australia – like torch. I’d ask, ‘Can I have the torch?’ It seems to fall flat when I say, ‘Can I have the flashlight?’
Anna Torv
I think there are certain events that would be an amazing torch for a turn in how the world is getting on, and the Ryder Cup would be one of them that is like a shining light at the end of the tunnel.
When I’m struck by things, I want to hear more and find out more. I remember when Lana Del Rey was on ‘SNL,’ this supposedly disastrous performance. She’s doing this pretentious torch song, and I thought, ‘I don’t know what she‘s doing, but it’s really moving me.’
We pay homage to the people who came before, doing satires, like Mel Brooks; we’re just carrying the torch.
Shawn Wayans
To me, I always felt like I was carrying a torch for women of any size to be themselves – it doesn’t matter whether you’re a size 2 or a 22, just be who you are.
They declaim against the passions without bothering to think that it is from their flame philosophy lights its torch.
May joy and good fellowship reign, and in this manner, may the Olympic Torch pursue its way through ages, increasing friendly understanding among nations, for the good of a humanity always more enthusiastic, more courageous and more pure.
I was mad about the theatre growing up, really mad. We had a local theatre, the Torch, and I used to usher there. I would see the shows over and over again.
All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people.
Adolf Hitler
Thus the sum of things is ever being reviewed, and mortals dependent one upon another. Some nations increase, others diminish, and in a short space the generations of living creatures are changed and like runners pass on the torch of life.
A young imagination is bold, likes to make bigger leaps. It likes to, well, imagine that the dustbuster is a dinosaur; that the computer mouse is a hotrod; that the box is a cave; that the rawhide is a torch… or a baton… or something.
G is Grace, the Flaming Star is the Torch of Reason. Those who possess this knowledge are indeed Illuminati.
Adam Weishaupt
As humans, we’ve always innovated our way out of problems, whether it was the first torch to light a dark cave or the steam engine that sparked a revolution.
Praise the Lord, O England‘s Jerusalem: and Netherland’s Zion, praise ye the Lord! He hath secured your gates, and blessed your possessions with peace, even here, where the threatened torch of war was lighted.
Peter Stuyvesant
If you play a part that’s been done before, on stage for instance, you feel like you’re carrying a torch and staggering under the weight of it for a bit and then passing it on to somebody else.
Samuel West
Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans – born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace.
‘Game of Thrones’ has never much concerned itself with shining a torch on the powerless. Their hunger and suffering in a land ravaged by war is of little concern to the story‘s most powerful characters, whose antics bring so much pain to the people.
The torch America carries is one of decency and hope. It is not America’s torch alone. But it is America’s duty – and honor – to hold it high enough that all the world can see its light.
I loved reading. I was one of those kids who was supposed to go to bed but had a torch under the duvet. That love of reading stayed with me.
Whoever lights the torch of war in Europe can wish for nothing but chaos.
Adolf Hitler
Truth is the torch that gleams through the fog without dispelling it.
Claude Adrien Helvetius
It is dangerous for mortal beauty, or terrestrial virtue, to be examined by too strong a light. The torch of Truth shows much that we cannot, and all that we would not, see.
You still stand watch, O human star, burning without a flicker, perfect flame, bright and resourceful spirit. Each of your rays a great idea – O torch which passes from hand to hand, from age to age, world without end.
I also taught myself how to blow glass using a propane torch from the hardware store and managed to make some elementary chemistry plumbing such as tees and small glass bulbs.
Robert B. Laughlin
Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.
Louis Pasteur
I was a torch carrier in the 2012 Paralympics and every time I thought ‘I can’t do this’ I would look at the blade runners and the athletes and wheelchairs think, okay, I can run.
Voltaire lighted a torch and gave to others the sacred flame. The light still shines and will as long as man loves liberty and seeks for truth.
I had a longing for ritual, something I could cling to, a routine to make me feel well and contented. I hoped that reading Bible commentaries and theological critiques would nudge me closer to some kind of absolute that I could hold up as a torch to light my way.
I used to hate old-timers who didn’t praise the younger wrestlers, but you’ve got to pass the torch sometime. If you’re old, that torch gets too heavy for you and you can’t carry it, so it won‘t do you any good.
Randy Savage
It is one thing that I get a lot of joy out of, and that is passing the torch. Some stuff I show young wrestlers, people haven‘t seen in 15 years. I show it to them and the gratification I get is when I see them do it out there in a match.
Truth, like a torch, the more it’s shook it shines.
William Hamilton

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