Darkness Quotes

Darkness Quotes by Colum McCann, Hubert Selby, Jr., Frank Peretti, Victor Hugo, Jesmyn Ward, Tilopa and many others.

This is not my life. These are not my cobwebs. This is

This is not my life. These are not my cobwebs. This is not the darkness I was designed for.
Colum McCann
An extraordinary writer….It is the vastness of Nick Tosches’ heart that makes it possible to reveal the darkness.
Hubert Selby, Jr.
When I first started out writing the ‘Darkness’ books, there was, at least in my mind, a certain sort of rulebook we had to follow.
Frank Peretti
If the soul is left in darkness, sins will be committed. The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but the one who causes the darkness.
Victor Hugo
There is power in naming racism for what it is, in shining a bright light on it, brighter than any torch or flashlight. A thing as simple as naming it allows us to root it out of the darkness and hushed conversation where it likes to breed like roaches. It makes us acknowledge it. Confront it.
Jesmyn Ward
One torch can dissipate the accumulated darkness of a thousand aeons.
Tilopa
There is a dreadful Hell, And everlasting pains; There sinners must with devils dwell In darkness, fire, and chains.
Isaac Watts
In Ixion music and party are our only beliefs. Darkness is our comfort. We have few rules but they are absolute. Your endocrine systems have been altered by changes to your hypothalamus. You no longer need to sleep or see sunlight.
Marianne de Pierres
That is the conviction we must come to in our meditation, that the darkness cannot quench the light.
John Main
Real courage is not to give up hope, even in the most terrible darkness, and to carry on. That if courage and love is deep as despair, deeper, then light may come again
David Clement-Davies
Little minds try to solve the matters through violence and darkness; great minds try to solve the matters through love and light!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
He that has his chains knocked off, and the prison doors set open to him, is perfectly at liberty, because he may either go or stay, as he best likes; though his preference be determined to stay, by the darkness of the night, or illness of the weather, or want of other lodging.
John Locke
Sound–
That stealeth ever on the ear of him
Who, musing, gazeth on the distance dim,
And sees the darkness coming as a cloud–
Is not its form–its voice–most palpable and loud?
Edgar Allan Poe
I had never seen a woman in such despair before. It was worse than death, it was a constant longing for death and a constant rejection of life. She lived like darkness in her own day.
Philippa Gregory
Like civil-rights protesters who sang rousing hymns as they were carried off to jail, Twitterers are bearing witness to what’s happening around them, and calling out into the darkness of cyberspace for confirmation. I’m here. You’re here, too. We are present.
Douglas Rushkoff
The light of love drives away the darkness of guilt.
Paulo Coelho
Only what we have lost forever do we possess forever. Only when we have drunk from the river of darkness can we truly see. Only when our legs have rotted off can we truly dance. As long as there is death, there is hope
Brother Theodore
The vision seemed to enter the house with me-the stretcher, the phantom-bearers, the wild crowd of obedient worshippers, the gloom of the forests, the glitter of the reach between the murky bends, the beat of the drum, regular and muffled like the beating of a heart-the heart of a conquering darkness.
Joseph Conrad
Life is the coexistence of all opposite values. Joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain, up and down, hot and cold, here and there, light and darkness, birth and death. All experience is by contrast, and one would be meaningless without the other.
Deepak Chopra
Darkness may cover light, but that is not the same thing as putting it out. Whereas, to overcome darkness, all light need do is to exist.
Cameron Dokey
All other days have either disappeared into darkness and oblivion or not yet emerged from it. Today is the only day there is.
Frederick Buechner
Without darkness, nothing comes to birth, As without light, nothing flowers.
May Sarton
Most of us, myself included, have forgotten what real darkness is like. We live in a world where light is inescapable. It comes from street lamps, headlights, security floodlights, and even the faint glow of our alarm clocks.
Jake Halpern
There comes a moment in every life when a choice must be made between right and wrong, between good and evil, between light and darkness. These decisions are made in an instant, but with repercussions that last a lifetime.
Jenna Jameson
There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife.
Neil Gaiman
I hate darkness. Claude Monet once said that painting in general did not have light enough in it. I agree with him. We painters, however, can never reproduce sunlight as it really is. I can only approach the truth of it.
Joaquin Sorolla
The sense of crisis is everything for Trump – even if it’s largely invented. His depiction of darkness justifies his candidacy, the need to violently shake the system. His ability to conjure fear is what distinguished him from all those career pols he has vanquished. And it suits his ego.
Franklin Foer
We move in and out of darkness and light all our lives. Right now I’m pleased to be in the light.
Neal Shusterman
That is when you need faith the most. Not when everything is going your way, not when you have much to be thankful for, but when there is darkness all around.
Alexandra Adornetto
The darkness is a holy of holies of which no one can rob me. In the darkness I meet God face to face.
Toyohiko Kagawa
I like darkness and confusion and absurdity, but I like to know that there could be a little door that you could go out into a safe life area of happiness.
David Lynch
There’s a certain darkness to Slipknot, but at the same time, there’s a very strong dose of positivity. Stone Sour is the same way. There’s a certain melancholy that comes with the slower stuff, but at the end of the day there’s also that other side that is very positive. It’s all how you deliver.
Corey Taylor
Success always calls for greater generosity – though most people, lost in the darkness of their own egos, treat it as an occasion for greater greed. Collecting boot is not an end itself, but only a means for building an empire. Riches would be of little use to us now – except as a means of winning new friends.
Cyrus the Great
[On the Democratic Party:] Its leaders are always troubadors of trouble; crooners of catastrophe … A Democratic President is doomed to proceed to his goals like a squid, squirting darkness all about him.
Clare Boothe Luce
It’s a dark, cool, quiet place. A basement in your soul. And that place can sometimes be dangerous to the human mind. I can open the door and enter that darkness, but I have to be very careful. I can find my story there. Then I bring that thing to the surface, into the real world.
Haruki Murakami
Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it.
Charles Dickens
Obscurity in writing is commonly an argument of darkness in the mind. The greatest learning is to be seen in the greatest plainness.
John Wilkins
I couldn’t see who swam in the darkness, who wore shadows like a second skin.
Rachel Vincent
The dreams of men, the seed of commonwealth, the germs of empires.
Joseph Conrad
No, every person on this planet has darkness inside them. Buried so deep that only you know it’s there when your world is coming to an end. Oh, but it’s there. It’s always there.
Alexander Gordon Smith
Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.
Cyril Connolly
At the moment I am looking into astrology, which seems indispensable for a proper understanding of mythology. There are strange and wondrous things in these lands of darkness. Please, don’t worry about my wanderings in these infinitudes. I shall return laden with rich booty for our knowledge of the human psyche.
Carl Jung
Life is too short. It’s too precious. We have to live in this world, but we don’t have to wallow in it. We don’t have to fill our lives with all of this darkness.
Dan Wells
The dreadful fear of hell is to be driven out, which disturbs the life of man and renders it miserable, overcasting all things with the blackness of darkness, and leaving no pure, unalloyed pleasure.
Lucretius
Because love was a light that wouldn’t allow darkness to reign in his soul.
Karen Kingsbury
But he said Blanket Hill should be a national monument. And so we came out of his chambers feeling, though while we had lost to the powers of darkness, we had at least shown one Federal Judge what the right path would have been.
William Kunstler
There are those who labor in the darkness, that the rest of us might live in the light.
Rick Yancey
I’ve been sleeping through my life Now I’m waking up And I want to stand in the sunshine I have never been ecstatic Had a flower but it never bloomed In the darkness of my wasted youth It was hiding in the shadows Learning to become invisible Uncover me
Juliana Hatfield
Obscurity is dispelled by augmenting the light of discernment, not by attacking the darkness.
Socrates
Sam, clinging to Frodo’s arm, collapsed on a step in the black darkness. ‘Poor old Bill!’ he said in a choking voice. ‘Poor old Bill! Wolves and snakes! But the snakes were too much for him. I had to choose, Mr. Frodo. I had to come with you.
J. R. R. Tolkien
Iloved Ashley Hope Perez’s heartbreaking Out of Darkness set in late the 1930s in a small town Texas. It should win all the YA awards.
Justine Larbalestier
Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers.
May Sarton
It doesn’t matter if a cave has been in darkness for 10,000 years or half an hour, once you light a match it is illuminated.
Paramahansa Yogananda
Writers write about what obsesses them. You draw those cards. I lost my mother when I was 14. My daughter died at the age of 6. I lost my faith as a Catholic. When I’m writing, the darkness is always there. I go where the pain is.
Anne Rice
So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.
T. S. Eliot
I think it’s increasingly hard to have deep self-knowledge without entering the darkness in some way.
Sam Keen
Sometimes to find the light, you have to go through the deepest darkness.
Jared Leto
I always loved movies, especially watching some of my mom’s films when I was younger, like ‘Out of Darkness,’ where she played a schizophrenic.
Evan Ross
Hecate teaches us that the way to the vision that inspires renewal is to be found in moving through the darkness.
Demetra George
Out of the darkness came Mr Carsington’s deep voice, cool and calm. ” Pray don’t trouble yourselves, gentlemen. It is merely a villain come to cut our throats, rob our stores and ravish our women. No need for alarm. Mrs Pembroke has the matter in hand.
Loretta Chase
A sensitive plant in a garden grew,
And the young winds fed it with silver dew,
And it opened its fan
like leaves to the light,
and closed them beneath the kisses of night.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Fear cannot touch me…
It can only taunt me,
It cannot take me,
Just tell me where to go…
I can either follow,
Or stay in my bed…
I can hold on
To the things that I know…
The dead stay dead,
They cannot walk.
The shadows are darkness.
And darkness cannot talk
Christopher Rice
A dungeon horrible, on all sides round, As one great furnace, flamed; yet from those flames No light, but rather darkness visible Serv’d only to discover sights of woe, Regions of sorrow, doleful shades, where peace And rest can never dwell, hope never comes That comes to all; but torture without end.
John Milton
The ego is nothing but condensed unawareness. When you become aware by and by that condensed unawareness we call ‘ego’ disappears. Just as if you bring a lamp into the room – and the darkness disappears. Awareness is the lamp, the lamp we were talking about the first day. Be a lamp unto yourself.
Rajneesh
Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.
Anna Quindlen
I want very much to be back in the caul, on my back in the dark forever.
Samuel Beckett
Close your bodily eye, that you may see your picture first with the eye of the spirit. Then bring to light what you have seen in the darkness, that its effect may work back, from without to within.
Caspar David Friedrich
Imagination inspires you to look at everything with fresh eyes, as though you had just come forth from a dark tunnel into the light of day. Imagination becomes for you a magic lamp with which to search the darkness of the unknown, that you may discover new goals or chart more productive paths to old goals.
Wilferd Peterson
The Gita distinguishes between the powers of light and darkness and demonstrates their incompatibility.
Mahatma Gandhi
I’m at the age where I just want to experiment. You know, play a crime investigator one week, a pregnant girl one week, an angel of darkness another week. I don’t want to define myself by any category, or age, or role.
Leven Rambin
I am learning that in life it is OK to travel in darkness, not knowing what your next move is.
Cobie Smulders
I think Roald Dahl had the rarest combination of talking to kids about complex emotions, and he was able to show you that the world of kids was sophisticated, complex, and had a lot more darkness than adults ever want to remember.
Guillermo del Toro
How is a man fortunate to live in the darkness, brother?” “Why do you wonder?” asked Blaise. “For only he who has lived in darkness truly knows and values the light.
Stephen R. Lawhead
Out of the darkness comes light like a flash
You think you can, you think you can
Sometimes that is the problem
Dream little darling dream
Dave Matthews
I am the Angel of the Sun
Whose flaming wheels began to run
When God’s almighty breath
Said to the darkness and the Night,
Let there be light! and there was light.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A silent dark…as black as a moonless lake, as a ravine’s wings, darkness there and nothing more, merely this and nothing more.
Dean Koontz
He is beauty, inside and out. He is the silver lining in a world of darkness. He is my light.
Marie Lu
In complete darkness we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us, don’t let your eyes deceive you.
Janet Jackson
Anyway, The Snack really helps me to understand that death is a part of our life. There is life, and there is darkness, always together.
Aviv Alush
No matter what, you must let your inner
light guide you out of the darkness.
Bruce Lee
Vote bank politics has put the future of our youth in darkness.
Narendra Modi
Among the mysteries of the creative ego is how the transcendence of what artists do is their own response to the darkness of who they are, and the same personal darkness that is at odds with the art is what propels artists to the light of what they create.
Steve Erickson
Creativity – like human life itself – begins in darkness.
Julia Cameron
I always thought my questions were wrong questions because no one else asked them. Maybe no one thought of them. Maybe darkness got there first. Maybe I am the first light touching a gulf of ignorance… Maybe my questions matter.
Elizabeth Moon
She is close enough to me that I can see her, because even now there is the outward sign of visible light, even at night in this parking lot on the outskirts of Algoe. After we kiss, our foreheads touch as we stare at each other. Yes, I can see her almost perfectly in this cracked darkness.
John Green
If you want to know how much darkness there is around you, you must sharpen your eyes, peering at the faint lights in the distance.
Italo Calvino
On land off an ice covered sea the traveler can, for example, detect the presence of open water, simply because it reflects less light than land or ice. The open sea’s telltale sign is thus a darkness on the underside of the clouds.
Harold Gatty
a happy birthday this evening, I sat by an open window and read till the light was gone and the book was no more than a part of the darkness. I could easily have switched on a lamp, but I wanted to ride the day down into night, to sit alone, and smooth the unreadable page with the pale gray ghost of my hand
Ted Kooser
My magic. That was at the heart of me. It was a manifestation of what I believed, what I lived. It came from my desire to see to it that someone stood between the darkness and the people it would devour.
Jim Butcher
Let me light my lamp”, says the star, “And never debate if it will help to remove the darkness
Rabindranath Tagore
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
You have to have the darkness for the dawn to come.
Harrison Ford
Withhold no part of the precious truth, but speak what you know and declare what you have seen. Do not allow the toil or darkness or possible unbelief of your friends to dissuade you. Let us rise and march to the place of duty, and there declare what great things God has shown to our soul.
Alistair Begg
I have moments of darkness, of anger, and moments of rage. They do creep up at the most inopportune times. Not to recognize that in my music would give people a sense of sainthood that I don’t necessarily have or even want to have.
K’naan
I will bring order from chaos and light from darkness.
William Makepeace Thackeray
There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle.
Robert Alden
A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently; there is a whispering in distant chambers, an unearthly hand presses the snib of the window, the latch rises. Ghosts were created when the first man awoke in the night.
James M. Barrie
Why are the heavens not filled with light? Why is the universe plunged into darkness?
Edward Robert Harrison
Now it was coming to an end, and it was like he was watching the last flicker of light wink out in the darkness of an endless tunnel.
Nicholas Sparks
I definitely road test music. I’ll drive in the car and look up at the sky and that often makes it more clear, like what’s good and what’s not. Driving in darkness is amazing, because you really feel the energy and what has presence, spirit to it, and what doesn’t.
Tim Hecker
The folk that you get on Radio 1 isn’t the sort of thing that I’m into: it’s kind of too uptempo and jaunty for me. I prefer a bit of atmosphere and a bit of darkness.
Matt Berry
The truth of Nature is a part of the truth of God; to him who does not search it out, darkness; to him who does, infinity.
John Ruskin
Of all men living [priests] are our greatest enemies. If it were possible, they would extinguish the very light of nature, turn the world into a dungeon, and keep mankind for ever in chains and darkness.
George Berkeley
So shall we join the disciples of our Lord, keeping faith in Him in spite of the crucifixion, and making ready, by our loyalty to Him in the days of His darkness, for the time when we shall enter into His triumph in the days of His light.
Phillips Brooks
The essence of the divine being is not power but compassion and love. And it’s this love, and this love only, that whispers to me in defiance of the darkness: all will be well, all manner of things will be well.
Giles Fraser
Things can be seen better in the darkness,” he said, as if he had just seen into her mind. “But the longer you spend in the dark, the harder it becomes to return to the world aboveground where the light is
Haruki Murakami
Religions are like fireflies. They require darkness in order to shine.
Arthur Schopenhauer
Memory was that woman on the train. Insane in the way she sifted through dark things in a closet and emerged with the most unlikely ones – a fleeting look, a feeling. The smell of smoke. A windscreen wiper. A mother’s marble eyes. Quite sane in the way she left huge tracts of darkness veiled. Unremembered.
Arundhati Roy
Humor needs to come in under cover of darkness, in disguise, and surprise people.
Garrison Keillor
You must also realize that the stuff of excellence-truth, real scientific truth-can be elusive… It is too often covered by the heavy fog of fear and hidden by the darkness of your detractors.
Daniel Goldin
I prefer complete darkness while sleeping at my house. If I’m staying in a hotel, I keep the lights on.
Kirti Kulhari
False teammates are like our shadows. They keep close to us when we are all walking in the sunshine, but they are gone the instant we just go into the shade, let alone the darkness.
John Kessel
There’s power in the night. There’s terror in the darkness. Despite all our accumulated history, learning, and experience, we remember. We remember times when we were too small to reach the light switch on the wall, and when darkness itself was enough to make us cry out in fear.
Jim Butcher
For the ones who are called saints by human opinion on earth may very well be devils, and their light may very well be darkness
Thomas Merton
How do you plan a rebirth? I’m not sure you do. You just stand in the darkness until you can’t endure it any long, and then you move forward until you’re standing in the light.
Questlove
Even in that time of utter darkness, somewhere deep inside me the memory of love and goodness had stayed alive.
Juliet Marillier
Love is photogenic. It needs darkness room to develop
H. L. Mencken
Sir. My lord. Master Roydon.” The young man blurted out most available titles except for “Your Majesty” and “Prince of Darkness.” These were implied nonetheless.
Deborah Harkness
Sadness flies on the wings of the morning, and out of the heart of darkness comes the light.
Jean Giraudoux
I did some pretty crazy stuff that I never thought I would do, for the sake of a movie, like surfing in eight-foot waves in pitch-black darkness, where I can’t see anything. That still haunts me, kind of, in my nightmares, but it was worth it, it was fun.
Leven Rambin
That part of us that is meant to lead us in life, from which we are meant to lead, and from which we are meant to have guidance. The very thing that compels us to breathe, compels us to find hope in the midst of darkness – that part of us gets buried and overshadowed by fear.
Rod Stryker
Oh, to realize that souls, precious, never dying souls, are perishing all around us, going out into the blackness of darkness and despair, eternally lost, and yet to feel no anguish, shed no tears, know no travail! How little we know of the compassion of Jesus!
Oswald J. Smith
It seems to me that the darkness that has troubled you … comes from one very serious source. Without wanting to be in conflict with the truth and with the will of God, we are actually going against God’s will and His teaching.
Thomas Merton
When you start hiding things away, that’s when the darkness creeps up. Sunlight is the best disinfectant.
Steve Kazee
When you look at the teachings of the Bible, it’s pretty dark with Revelations, the Holy Ghost and everything, so hence the darkness upon me on my records.
Tech N9ne
Moments like this are buds on the tree of life. Flowers of darkness they are.
Virginia Woolf
Farewell, farewell to thee, Araby’s daughter! Thus warbled a Peri beneath the dark sea.
Charles Lamb
Joy is based on the spiritual knowledge that, while the world in which we live is shrouded in darkness, God has overcome the world.
Henri Nouwen
The ignorant one does not see his ignorance as he basks in its darkness; nor does the knowledgeable one see his own knowledge, for he basks in its light
Ibn Arabi
Don’t think you can attain total awareness and whole enlightenment without proper discipline and practice. This is egomania. Appropriate rituals channel your emotions and life energy toward the light. Without the discipline to practice them, you will tumble constantly backward into darkness.
Laozi
Darkness got you like Shelob gor Frodo, only worse.
P. C. Cast
Honestly, I would never say, ‘Oh, I’ve decided not to read ‘The Left Hand of Darkness’ because I’ve seen ‘Blade Runner.’ I’ve decided not to read ‘Neuromancer’ because I’ve seen ‘Blade Runner.”
Laeta Kalogridis
The pervasive brutality in current fiction – the death, disease, dysfunction, depression, dismemberment, drug addiction, dementia, and dreary little dramas of domestic discord – is an obvious example of how language in exploitative, cynical or simply neurotic hands can add to the weariness, the darkness in the world.
Tom Robbins
Blessed be God, that we live in these latter times – the latter times of the reign of darkness and imposture. Great is our privilege, precious our opportunity, to cooperate with the Saviour in the blessed work of enlarging and establishing his kingdom throughout the world.
Adoniram Judson
Secrecy of design, when combined with rapidity of execution, like me column that guided Israel in the deserts, becomes the guardian pillar of light and fire to our friends, a cloud of overwhelming and impenetrable darkness to our enemies.
Charles Caleb Colton
The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy… In fact, violence merely increases hate. So it goes. Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
In every generation there is a chosen one. She alone will stand against the vampires the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer.
Joss Whedon
I falter where I firmly trod, And falling with my weight of cares Upon the great world’s altar-stairs That slope thro’ darkness up to God, I stretch lame hands of faith, and grope, And gather dust and chaff, and call To what I feel is Lord of all, And faintly trust the larger hope.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Shadow is the diminution alike of light and of darkness, and stands between darkness and light.
Leonardo da Vinci
Darkness is the only path to light. It is not our wonderful gifts that make us closer to God: it’s using our garbage to transform ourselves. This is the key that unlocks the door that opens to God.
Yehuda Berg
Besides, do you think you would have come if I’d just popped into your tattoo shop one night around closing and said, ‘Hello, I’m the Prince of Darkness. Think you could help me out with a little war next Tuesday, say, sixish?
Richard Kadrey
Im inspired by throwing out any darkness that is inside of me. For me, art cures.
Jordi Molla
If each day falls
inside each night,
there exists a well
where clarity is imprisoned.
We need to sit on the rim
of the well of darkness
and fish for fallen light
with patience.
Pablo Neruda
To morrow, I believe, is to be an eclipse of the sun, and I think it perfectly meet and proper that the sun in the heavens, and the glory of the Republic should both go into obscurity and darkness together.
Benjamin F. Wade
Once upon a time,” he said out loud to the darkness. He said these words because they were the best, the most powerful words that he knew and just the saying of them comforted him.
Kate DiCamillo
Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.
BrenГ© Brown
When you’re sitting in a dark room, you can either sit and curse the darkness—or you can light a candle.
Leonard Ravenhill
Because we managed to keep our heart open, despite the pain. Because we realized that the person who left us did not take the sun with them or leave darkness in their place.
Paulo Coelho
It is the responsibility of each human being today to choose between the force of darkness and the force of light. We must therefore transform our attitudes, and adopt a renewed respect for the superior laws of Divine Nature.
Maurice Strong
When you’re walking through the darkness, you can’t depend on anything or anyone else to light your way. You have to rely on whatever sparks you’ve got inside you. Or you’re going to get lost.
Lisa Kleypas
I once asked a bird, how is it that you fly in this gravity of darkness? She responded, ‘love lifts me.’
Hafez
When autumn darkness falls, what we will remember are the small acts of kindness: a cake, a hug, an invitation to talk, and every single rose. These are all expressions of a nation coming together and caring about its people.
Jens Stoltenberg
Just as darkness is born of the absence of light, the shadow side of our collective experience is born of ignorance of the underlying truth of the unity of life.
John Hagelin
Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Each time a new baby is born there is a possibility of reprieve. Each child is a new being, a potential prophet, a new spiritual prince, a new spark of light precipitated into the outer darkness.
R. D. Laing
I’ve been accused of darkness
by my inner light.
Alison Hawthorne Deming
Who ignores the time walks in darkness, and who explores it is illumined by a great light.
Moses ibn Ezra
We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light the candle that can guide us thru that darkness to a safe and sane future.
John F. Kennedy
He bent down to her; their mouths met again, and the shock of sensation was so strong, so overpowering, that she shut her eyes against it as if she could hide in the darkness. He murmured and gathered her against him.
Cassandra Clare
He whom loves touches not walks in darkness.
Plato
I write horror because I enjoy it. I’m endlessly fascinated by the supernatural, by death, by darkness. And, to be honest, I don’t have much choice. This is the way my mind works.
Bentley Little
This is. And thou art. There is no safety. There is no end. The word must be heard in silence. There must be darkness to see the stars. The dance is always danced above the hollow place, above the terrible abyss.
Ursula K. Le Guin
How much does great prosperity overspread the mind with darkness.
Seneca the Younger
I’m a musician. I write songs. I just hope when the day is done I’ve been able to tear a little corner off of the darkness.
Bono
If I had a life with Woods to look forward to I knew I could fight whatever darkness that tried to take me. Before Woods, I didnt know what I was living for. In my search to find myself, Id found so much more. I knew now why I wanted to live. I understood love. I had found it.
Abbi Glines
I will rain down silver and gold for you. I will shatter the black night, break it open, and pour out a million stars. Turn away from the darkness, the madness, the pain. Open your eyes and know that I am here. That I remember and hope. Open your eyes and look at the light.
Jennifer Donnelly
You feel quite distant by playing at huge stadiums year after year, where you only can see a great darkness in front of you.
Robert Plant
Grace strikes us when we are in great pain ….Sometimes at that moment a wave of light breaks into our darkness, and it is as though a voice were saying, ‘You are accepted.’
Paul Tillich
Because I’m a Thunderclan cat like you,” she replied, ad darker shadow in the darkness of the tunnel. “My name is Hollyleaf
Erin Hunter
The America we all know has been a story of the many becoming one, uniting to preserve liberty, uniting to build the greatest economy in the world, uniting to save the world from unspeakable darkness.
Mitt Romney
But it is true that sometimes an enveloping darkness aids one to clearer vision; as in a panorama building, for example, where the obscurity about the entrance prepares one better for the climax, and gives the scene depicted a more real and vivid appearance.
Pierre Loti
I have warned many times about the guaranteed dangers of betting with your heart instead of your head – big darkness, soon come – but every once in a while you get a fair chance to have it both ways, and the annual NCAA basketball Tournament is one of them.
Hunter S. Thompson
A person knows when they’re in darkness, even when they can’t see. -Nightblood
Brandon Sanderson
Many of the tribal reservations today remain mired in poverty and alcoholism because many native [sic] Americans continue to cling to the darkness of indigenous superstition instead of coming into the light of Christianity and assimilating into Christian culture.
Bryan Fischer
Those who love, friends and lovers, know that love is not only a blinding flash, but also a long and painful struggle in the darkness for the realization of definitive recognition and reconciliation.
Albert Camus
You may chain my hands, you may shackle my feet; you may even throw me into a dark prison; but you shall not enslave my thinking, because it is free!
Khalil Gibran
It is the same with understanding as with eyes; to a certain size and make, just so much light is necessary, and no more. Whatever is beyond brings darkness and confusion.
Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury
Archbishop Milingo is a good Bishop and his contention that there are satanists in Rome is completely correct. Anybody who is acquainted with the state of affairs in the Vatican in the last 35 years is well aware that the prince of darkness has had and still has his surrogates in the court of St. Peter in Rome.
Malachi Martin
There’s something about sitting alone in the dark that reminds you how big the world really is, and how far apart we all are. The stars look like they’re so close, you could reach out and touch them. But you can’t. Sometimes things look a lot closer than they are.
Kami Garcia
The best pop music is the songs that a group of people can dance to, but you can also listen to in your bed and cry. That’s something obviously that The Beatles started and… so having that darkness there opens another door.
Jack Antonoff
Today is the great day of one of the revelations of this world. The interrelationships of these individual realms were illumined as by a flash of lightning; they burst unexpected, frightening, and joyous out of the darkness. Never were they so strongly tied together and never so sharply divided.
Wassily Kandinsky
If when I am able to discover something which has baffled others, I forget Him who revealeth the deep and secret things, and knoweth what is in the darkness and showeth it to us; if I forget that it was He who granted that ray of light to His most unworthy servant, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
Amy Carmichael
When you close your doors, and make darkness within, remember never to say that you are alone, for you are not alone; nay, God is within, and your genius is within. And what need have they of light to see what you are doing?
Epictetus
When you’re writing about difficult things and darker issues, it’s nice to offer some sort of light at the end of the tunnel. Some sense of hope. Sometimes, the best way to do that is by offering it in the music, so that you can dance your way out of the darkness.
Jens Lekman
Do good to the people for the sake of God or for the peace of your own soul that you may always see what is pure and save your Heart from the darkness of hate
Rumi
Man is like an island set in isolation in a fathomless sea enveloped by darkness, saying that the loneliness his self knows is so utterly absolute because even he knows not his self completely.
Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas
The firefly is an unassuming insect in the daytime. If you didn’t know what it was, you’d think it was nothing special. But at night, the firefly glows with its own light source. The darkness brings out its most beautiful gift. That’s an extraordinary talent for an ordinary-looking creature, isn’t it?
Lisa Kleypas
Moscow had this incredible, intense atmosphere of intrigue and darkness and secrecy.
Alan Furst
Oh, rather give me commentators plain, Who with no deep researches vex the brain; Who from the dark and doubtful love to run, And hold their glimmering tapers to the sun.
George Crabbe
The darkness
is the deepening shadow
of your presence; the silence a
process in the metabolism
of the being of love.
R. S. Thomas
Hope not ever to see heaven. I come to lead you to the other shore; into the eternal darkness; into fire and ice.
Dante Alighieri
At times, I feel overwhelmed and my depression leads me into darkness.
Dorothy Hamill
Self-destruction would be a brief, almost autoerotic free-fall into a great velvet darkness
Mark Mirabello
It’s a fantastic mirror to us to engage with art, to engage with paintings that are about tragedy, to go see Shakespearean comedies, to read a Greek play… We have always investigated the lightness and darkness of the human soul, in all these forms. So why not do it on television?
Holly Hunter
Have you, in truth, ever seen something so heartbreakingly lovely? What are we to make of a world where stars shine bright in the midst of so much darkness and gloom?
Kate DiCamillo
Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail.
Robert Motherwell
I wonder about silence. Also about darkness. I love the idea that city lights are a “conspiracy” against higher thoughts.
Terry Tempest Williams
I don’t flinch from darkness, but I’ve always been bothered by what I call gore-nography.
Benjamin Percy
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
Carl Jung
There is no such thing as darkness; only a failure to see.
Malcolm Muggeridge
I wondered vaguely if this was when it would end, whether I would pull up tonight’s darkness like a quilt and be dead and at peace evermore.
William Manchester
When I was working upon the ABC books, I wanted to show different ways that mainstream comics could viably have gone, that they didn’t have to follow ‘Watchmen’ and the other 1980s books down this relentlessly dark route. It was never my intention to start a trend for darkness. I’m not a particularly dark individual.
Alan Moore
I think we all have a lot of darkness in our bellies. As an actor, the challenge of tapping into that, reaching down into that sadness or anger, is very therapeutic.
Kevin Bacon
With Christ, darkness cannot succeed. Darkness will not gain victory over the light of Christ.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
After rain comes sunshine; After darkness comes the glorious dawn. There is no sorrow without its alloy of joy; there is no joy without its admixture of sorrow. Behind the ugly terrible mask of misfortune lies the beautiful soothing countenance of prosperity. So, tear the mask!
Obafemi Awolowo
Alone of human beings the good and wise mother stands on a plane of equal honor with the bravest soldier; for she has gladly gone down to the brink of the chasm of darkness to bring back the children in whose hands rests the future of the years.
Theodore Roosevelt
You may burn my body to ashes, and scatter them to the winds of heaven; you may drag my soul down to the regions of darkness and despair to be tormented forever; but you will never get me to support a measure which I believe to be wrong, although by doing so I may accomplish that which I believe to be right.
Abraham Lincoln
For the crown of our life as it closes Is darkness, the fruit thereof dust; No thorns go as deep as a rose’s, And love is more cruel than lust. Time turns the old days to derision, Our loves into corpses or wives; And marriage and death and division Make barren our lives.
Algernon Charles Swinburne
I mean only that I hope they find darkness or paradise without fear of it, if they can.
Erin Morgenstern
I am always talking about the human condition and about American society in particular: what it is like to be human, what makes us weep, what makes us fall and stumble and somehow rise and go on from darkness into darkness and that darkness carpeted.
Maya Angelou
Human nature is divided; it contains both darkness and light. You can choose to accept the darkness and lament it, or you can choose to expand the light until the darkness no longer dominates.
Deepak Chopra
Still others commit all sorts of evil deeds, claiming karma doesn’t exist. They erroneously maintain that since everything is empty, committing evil isn’t wrong. Such persons fall into a hell of endless darkness with no hope of release. Those who are wise hold no such conception.
Bodhidharma
The thoughts of all men arise from the darkness. If you are the movement of your soul, and the cause of that movement precedes you, then how could you ever call your thoughts your own? How could you be anything other than a slave to the darkness that comes before?
R. Scott Bakker
I want as much time in the darkness as I can possibly have. The darkness provides cover, the darkness provides places to hide and the darkness provides comfort. Darkness usually comes around dinner, but dinner would be too obvious.
James Frey
If our constitution had followed the style of Saint Paul, the First Amendment might have concluded: “But the greatest of these is speech.” In the darkness of tyranny, this is the key to the sunlight. If it is granted, all doors open. If it is withheld, none.
Robert Kennedy
Through every rift of discovery some seeming anomaly drops out of the darkness, and falls, as a golden link into the great chain of order.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
I have my own demons, my own pain and darkness, but I choose to embrace them and look at them head-on and deal with them. Then it doesn’t hurt, and you learn from it.
Evan Rachel Wood
Every luminary in the constellation of human greatness, like the stars, comes out in the darkness to shine with the reflected light of God.
Mary Baker Eddy
Now, as never before, hundreds of millions of men and women-who had formerly believed that stoic resignation in the face of hunger and disease and darkness was the best one could could do-have come alive with a new sense that the means are at hand with which to make for themselves a better life.
John F. Kennedy
Prince of Darkness?’ I don’t know what the hell I was doing.
Big Daddy Kane
All miracles are promised to faith, and what is faith except the audacity of will which does not hesitate in the darkness, but advances towards the light in spite of all ordeals, and surmounting all obstacles?
Eliphas Levi
How rare were the tears of a dragon. We once lived in paradise and because of the corruption of an angel disgused as a dragon, all the world was cast into darkness. Now, as humans, we shed many tears-for what was lost, for what might of been, and for the end of friendships. Goodbye my true friends.
Bryan Davis
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
Helen Keller
Knowledge does away with darkness, [anxiety], and doubt; for these cannot exist where knowledge is.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
You, darkness, of whom I am born- I love you more than the flame that limits the world to the circle it illumines and excludes the rest.
Rainer Maria Rilke
The measure of human character is our reaction to dark times. No one can sidestep darkness. It is the throne upon which light sits. If a soul has not known sadness and struggle, there is no chance of overcoming, no cherishing the dawn.
David Wolpe
Help me reach a friend in darkness; Help me guide him through the night. Help me show thy path to glory By the Spirit’s holy light. . . .
Lorin F. Wheelwright
Forgiveness allows us to live in the sunlight of the present, not the darkness of the past. Forgiveness alone, of all our human actions, opens up the world to the miracle of infinite possibility.
Kent Nerburn
For woman is yin, the darkness within, where untempered passions lie. And man is yang, bright truth lighting our minds.
Amy Tan
The valley of the shadow of death holds no darkness for the child of God. There must be light, else there could be no shadow. Jesus is the light. He has overcome death.
Dwight L. Moody
I feel like there’s so much darkness in all of my books.
Rachel Cohn
We’ve got to know the Word of God. That is our absolute stability. That is our offensive weapon against the kingdom of darkness.
Beth Moore
Comedian sort of enjoys the darkness because, essentially, he’s a thug. He’s just not a nice guy.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Light works most effectively in darkness.
Christine Caine
If you surround me with darkness, suddenly, I am “somewhat fun.”
Bob Odenkirk
Once to every man and nation, comes the moment to decide,
In the strife of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side;
Some great cause, some great decision, offering each the bloom or blight, And the choice goes by forever, ’twixt that darkness and that light.
James Russell Lowell
The fear factor was my greatest challenge with The Whispering Town. How could I portray danger without really frightening the youngest readers and without diluting the story?
Jennifer Elvgren
God is in the water of the lake; he is also in the cracked bed of the lake when the lake has dried up. God is in the abundant harvest; he is also in the famine that occurs when the harvest fails. God is in the lightning; he is also in the darkness when the lightning has faded.
Mansur Al-Hallaj
As if she had summoned them, a flurry of stones flew out of the darkness, striking his mail, pinging off his helm. One hit his unprotected leg and he yelped and clutched it. That was a mistake. The second barrage was entirely directed at his legs.
Hilari Bell
In anything there has to be dark and light. There’s a lot of joy in my paintings and a lot of darkness.
Gloria Vanderbilt
They all wait impatiently for the blessed cloak of darkness to cover their wretched little deeds, but the sun will not be hurried by the whims of men.
Karen Maitland
Saffy could tell by the feel of the darkness that Caddy was awake. She said, “Caddy, how far back can you remember?” “Oh,” said Caddy, “ages. I can remember when I could only lie flat. On my back. I can remember how pleased I was when I learned to roll over.
Hilary McKay
I come from a place of darkness when I write because I’m always trying to figure things out. It’s kind of like my own therapy when I write music. It’s me working through my own problems hopefully. And putting it into a song.
Skylar Grey
Blindness brought with it a million adjustments and losses and emotions. But, there really was this unshakeable sense, deep within me, that God had already prepared me for the darkness. And he did it through his Word.
Jennifer Rothschild
But hope is no less realistic than despair. It is still our choice whether to live in light or lie down in darkness.
Rick Yancey
Our power knows no limits, yet we cannot find food for a starving child, or a home for a refugee. Our knowledge is without measure and we build the weapons that will destroy us. We live on the edge of ourselves, terrified of the darkness within. We have harmed, corrupted and ruined, we have made mistakes and deceived.
John le Carre
All great and beautiful work has come of first gazing without shrinking into the darkness.
John Ruskin
No matter what our personal circumstances may be, if we ourselves become a source of light, then there will be no darkness in the world.
Daisaku Ikeda
Sometimes we have to go to the darkness alone, before we can see the light.
Charles Winninger
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
Marianne Williamson
Actors are cave dwellers in a rich darkness which they love and hate.
Iris Murdoch
I think my life in general, like that of any human being, has highs and lows, has moments of great light and moments of great darkness.
Thalia
We’ve all heard that in life, when one door is closed, another is opened. Unfortunately, many of us are so focused on the darkness left by what has been lost, we never see the light coming through the newly opened door.
Bill Crawford
I even see the cinema itself as a woman, with its alternation of light and darkness, of appearing and disappearing images
Federico Fellini
Who would not be pleased at carrying lamps helpfully through the darkness?
F. Scott Fitzgerald
She did not know if her gift came from the lord of light or of darkness, and now, finally finding that she didn’t care which, she wad overcome with almost indescribable relief, as if a huge weight, long carried, had slipped from her shoulders.
Stephen King
We’re losing film, especially in projection, we’re losing a great achievement of civilization. A still image and darkness make up 50% of the experience. The still images become movement in your head. That’s the magic of cinema.
Laszlo Nemes
Bomb Disposal Is a face off with your own mortality. Don’t let the fear get to you. When you give in to the fear, the Darkness Comes.
Peter Stillman
Real love and Sun have something in common; they are so bright that they don’t have shadows, they are free of darkness…
Mehmet Murat Ildan
At that moment I remembered something Cal had told me: that there is beauty in darkness in everything. Sorrow in joy, life and death, thorns on the rose. I knew then that I could not escape pain and torment any more than I could give up joy and beauty
Cate Tiernan
The candle flame gutters. Its little pool of light trembles. Darkness gathers. The demons begin to stir.
Carl Sagan
There can be no darkness where I provide the light.
Marianne Williamson
We realize the importance of light when we see darkness. We realize the importance of our voice when we are silenced. In the same way when we were in Swat, we realized the importance of pens and books when we saw the guns.
Malala Yousafzai
When the souls rise up in glory, yours shall not be shunned nor sunderered, but shall be the prize of the gods’ gardens. Even your darkness shall be treasured then, and all your pain made holy.
Lois McMaster Bujold
The current perception I get from the evening news is that the world is dominated by human failure, crime, catastrophe, corruption, and tragedy. We are all tuning in to see how the human mind is evolving, but the media keeps hammering home the opposite, that the human mind is mired in darkness and folly.
Deepak Chopra
Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness; on the confines of the two everlasting empires, necessity and free will.
Thomas Carlyle
Your soul is a seeker, lover and artist; shape-shifting through archetypal energy, between your darkness and fields of light, your body and spirit, your heaven and hell, until you land in the moment of sweet surrender; when you, as a dancer, disappear into the dance.
Gabrielle Roth
You can always meet stupid people in your life journey; you should treat them like the way candle treats darkness: Illuminate them!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
When you cannot joke about the darkness of life, that’s when the darkness takes over.
Amanda Palmer
You want to put out good vibes for the viewers, even if so many stories that have to be told and that need to be told have a lot of darkness in them, because the world has a lot of darkness in it.
Maya Hawke
People should never worship images. The spread of mental darkness is due to the prevalence of idolatry.
Dayananda Saraswati
‘Frankenstein’ was all about the idea that, through electricity and the destruction of night, man creating light and darkness, we took on god-like powers and then abused them like gods, and we are only men. That’s a story about man making a man in his own image. The inversion of natural order.
Benedict Cumberbatch
The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile but that it is indifferent, but if we can come to terms with this indifference, then our existence as a species can have genuine meaning. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.
Stanley Kubrick
We can shed some light on the possibility of the fall, but the transition to the actuality of it remains shrouded in darkness. Scripture makes not so much a single effort to render this transition understandable
Herman Bavinck
Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.
Mother Teresa
Until we have seen someone’s darkness, we don’t really know who they are. Until we have forgiven someone’s darkness, we don’t really know what love is.
Marianne Williamson
I have always dressed according to certain Basic Guy Fashion Rules,including: Both of your socks should always be the same color, Or they should at least both be fairly dark.
Dave Barry
It was all so clear now. Like everything had been lost in darkness, and then the sun came out. Some moments are like that.
Kami Garcia
When he laughed in his throat, the butterfly laughed at me too. It’s obscene fluttering corrupted me into darkness.
Kazuya Minekura
It’s called ‘Miles Davis, Prince of Darkness,’ and it’s about Miles Davis, the genius, and why he was the way he was, and how he changed music so many times. He changed music six times. So, I’m excited about that movie.
George Tillman, Jr.
Being in darkness and confusion is interesting to me. But behind it you can rise out of that and see things the way the really are.
David Lynch
When I cannot see words curling like rings of smoke round me I am in darkness—I am nothing.
Virginia Woolf
Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.
Meister Eckhart
You are right that a man needs light like he needs bread, but a man needs a little
darkness, too, if only so that he can sleep, and dream.
Ned Beauman
The light is too painful for someone who wants to remain in darkness.
Eckhart Tolle
When everything is lost, and all seems darkness, then comes the new life and all that is needed.
Joseph Campbell
It’s twilight. It’s the safest time of day for us. The easiest time. But also the saddest, in a way…the end of another day, the return of the night. Darkness is so predictable, don’t you think?
Stephenie Meyer
Until the culture recognizes the legitimacy of growing down, each person in the culture struggles blindly to make sense of the darkness that the soul requires to deepen into life.
James Hillman
Could you understand the meaning of light if there were no darkness to point the contrast? Day and night, life and death, love and hatred, since none of these things can have any being at all apart from the existence of the other, you can no more separate them than you can separate the two sides of a coin.
Elizabeth Goudge
Toil on, son, and do not lose heart or hope. Let nothing you dismay. You are not utterly forsaken. I, too, am here–here in the darkness waiting, here attentive, here approving of your labor and your dream.
Thomas Wolfe
As he glided stealthily along, creeping beneath the shelter of the walls and doorways, the hideous old man seemed like some loathsome reptile, engendered in the slime and darkness through which he moved: crawling forth, by night, in search of some rich offal for a meal.
Charles Dickens
Remember that every guilty compliance with the humors of the world, every sinful indulgence of our own passions, is laying up cares and fears for the hour of darkness; and that the remembrance of ill-spent time will strew our sick-bed with thorns, and rack our sinking spirits with despair.
Reginald Heber
I encounter a lot of prejudice and a lot of darkness. I have to negotiate constantly through situations that are uncomfortable or difficult or strange.
Andrew Solomon
The darkness that had come in from the Mediterranean covered the city so detested by the procurator.
Mikhail Bulgakov
Everything I’ve tried to do at Laika, searching for an artful blend of darkness and light, intensity and warmth, humour and heart, I wanted to bring to the Transformers franchise.
Travis Knight
The tram can run over you only if you are on the tram way! The darkness can run over you only if you are on the ignorance way!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
God is Light, not darkness. God is Love, not hate. God is truth, not untruth. God alone is great.
Mahatma Gandhi
After darkness comes the light.
Cornelius Nepos
Getting to know someone in blind darkness changes your impression of them.
Neal Shusterman
But I know what darkness is, it accumulates, thickens, then suddenly bursts and drowns everything.
Samuel Beckett
Otherwise, all I remember of the denizens of the Nocturama is that several of them had strikingly large eyes, and the fixed inquiring gaze found in certain painters and philosophers who seek to penetrate the darkness which surrounds us purely by means of looking and thinking.
W. G. Sebald
Where reasons are given, we don’t need faith. Where only darkness surrounds us, we have no means for seeing except by faith.
Elisabeth Elliot
Oh darkness, I feel like letting go.
Sarah McLachlan
Women are so strangely constructed that they have in them darkness as well as light, though it be but a little curtain hung across the sun. And love is the hand that takes the curtain down, a stronger hand than fear, which hung it up. For all the ill that is in us comes from fear, and all the good from love.
Eleanor Farjeon
Death, with funereal shades in vain surrounds me, My reason through his darkness seeth light: ‘Tis the last step which brings me close to Thee: ‘Tis the veil falling, ‘twixt Thy face and mine.
Alphonse de Lamartine
Fly without wings; Dream with open eyes; See in darkness.
Dejan Stojanovic
Sometimes, a flame can be utterly extinguished. Sometimes, a flame can shrink and waver, but sometimes a flame refuses to go out. It flares up from the faintest ember to illuminate the darkness, to burn in spite of overwhelming odds.
Karen Hesse
Even in the darkness, every color can be found. And every day of rain brings water flowing to things growing in the ground.
Joss Whedon
Inside that darkness, i saw rain falling on the sea. Rain softly falling on a vast sea, with no one there to see it. The rain strikes the surface of the sea, yet even the fish don’t know it is raining.
Haruki Murakami
Man dies of cold, not of darkness.
Miguel de Unamuno
Rebirth is almost impossible without the darkness…..I tell myself I am experiencing the death of myself as mother, the death of myself as a younger woman — precious old lives going by the wayside. Of course, I should let myself grieve. To deny the grief is to squander a transforming and radiant possibility.
Sue Monk Kidd
To become attached to the experience of peace is to threaten the true and essential and vital union of our soul with God above sense and experience in the darkness of a pure and perfect love.
Thomas Merton
Of all the things that oppress me, this sense of the evil working of nature herself -my disgust at her barbarity -clumsiness -darkness -bitter mockery of herself -is the most desolating.
John Ruskin
I truly believe that recovery requires some kind of stasis where you have to sit and internalize and lick your wounds and confront that darkness. I think that being hurt and recovering from that hurt is important in building character.
Justin Rutledge
In the beginning, we’re told, was the word.В Every once in a while someone shows up on the planet who is word-obsessed and word-gifted; and the light and darkness get named again. In our day, that someone is Buechner.
John Ortberg
I will do what I promised.” He whispered. “No matter what. I will not send you into the darkness alone.
Cormac McCarthy
The happiness in our hearts is there for we dare to dream in light when the world tells us to scream in the darkness.
David Paul
Ignorance may be bliss, but it certainly is not freedom, except in the minds of those who prefer darkness to light and chains to liberty. The more true information we can acquire, the better for our enfranchisement.
Robert Hugh Benson
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Carl Jung
We are writing stories with light and darkness, motion and colors. It is a language with its own vocabulary and unlimited possibilities for expressing our inner thoughts and feelings.
Vittorio Storaro
A work will only have deep resonance if the kind of darkness I can generate is something that is resident in me already.
Anish Kapoor
We are born seekers, calling strange names into the darkness from our earliest days because we know we are not meant to be alone, and because we know that we await someone whom we cannot always see.
Barbara Brown Taylor
When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow.
Ursula K. Le Guin
Even so, one step from my grave, I believe that cruelty, spite, The powers of darkness will in time, Be crushed by the spirit of light.
Boris Pasternak
When the Sun of compassion arises darkness evaporates and the singing birds come from nowhere.
Amit Ray
Martin Buber suggested that evil prevailed because of the inability of man to imagine the real. Yet human beings do have that capacity. Lord Byron, a poet favored by Alfred Nobel, captured the stark essence of a post-nuclear world in his poem Darkness.
Bernard Lown
Being engaged is a way of doing life, a way of living and loving. It’s about going to extremes and expressing the bright hope that life offers us, a hope that makes us brave and expels darkness with light. That’s what I want my life to be all about – full of abandon, whimsy, and in love.
Bob Goff
To speak with the shadow, you must know the language of the darkness!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Our appearance belongs to others, we live in the darkness of the body-part of all darkness but felt.
Antony Gormley
Even if the forces of darkness appear to prevail, those who believe in God know that evil and death do not have the final say.
Pope John Paul II
Yet you shall not deplore having known blindness, nor regret having been deaf. For in that day you shall know the hidden purposes in all things. And you shall bless darkness as you would bless light.
Khalil Gibran
Horror serves a cathartic role in human society, all throughout the world. It is a way of confronting the darkness, both within and without.
Nancy A. Collins
Who’s to say that my light is better than your darkness? Who’s to say death is better than your darkness? Who am I to say?
Daniel Keyes
Dark clouds outside are no match to the bright smiles of volunteers at the GK relief center. Hope shines brightest in darkness. Miracles of solidarity can help a nation walk on water.
Tony Meloto
I can’t let darkness be what guides my decisions. I can’t let that be what guides how I treat people. I can’t let that be what drives my art, either.
Flying Lotus
Sometimes the best map will not guide you,
you can’t see what’s round the bend.
Sometimes the road leads through dark places,
sometimes the darkness is your friend
Bruce Cockburn
Maybe they did what they had to do to live, and tried to get a little love and have a little fun before the darkness took them.
Poppy Z. Brite
I loved ‘Dumbo.’ I watched Bugs Bunny time and again. The Muppets were big, too. All of those, they have this real, not darkness but poignancy, that’s what makes it stick with you.
Pete Docter
Remember that in a hall of perfect darkness, totally dark, if you light one small candle, its light will be seen from afar; its precious light will be seen by everyone.
Menachem Mendel Schneerson
I do not believe this darkness will endure.
J. R. R. Tolkien
Everyone has kind of done something that is bad and everyone has shades of good, but everyone has that darkness. There’s always that little twinkle of darkness in everyone’s eye.
Emma Roberts
Don’t be afraid of your dark places. … If you can shine a light on them, you’ll find treasure there.
Jeannette Walls
I took no pride in my solitude; but I was dependent on it. The darkness of the room was like sunlight to me.
Charles Bukowski
If we try to deny the darkness in our souls then we’ll become completely dark.
Ray Bradbury
A day without laughter is like living in darkness; you try to find your way around, but you can’t see clearly.
Emily Mitchell
But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough, can you see the stars.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
And the propensity of weak and empty people to follow a leader into the darkness from which there is no return is still flourishing, as ever.
Mary McGrory
I’m a great aficionado of history. I was deeply affected by seeing the disintegration of any chance of democracy coping with fascism in the Weimar republic, where woolly-minded, well-meaning liberalism actually allowed the forces of darkness to use democracy, to exploit democracy, to overturn democracy.
David Blunkett
When the wayfarer whistles in the dark, he may be disavowing his timidity, but he does not see any the more clearly for doing so.
Sigmund Freud
The thing is with these members, especially Omar and Tlaib, honestly, I feel like their hearts are filled with darkness. AOC’s heart might be filled more with cotton candy and unicorns.
Lee Zeldin
I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realms of men.
George R. R. Martin
A sensible man will remember that the eyes may be confused in two ways – by a change from light to darkness or from darkness to light; and he will recognize that the same thing happens to the soul.
Plato
Each of us, Leonard Read said, must become candles of liberty in the darkness of collectivist ideas. The brighter we each shine through our understanding and ability to articulate the meaning of freedom, the more we will be beacons that can attract others.
Richard Ebeling
When you’re sad, you’re not sad. You are merely oblivious to the good things in your life. There is always a crack of light in the darkness. Find it.
Dianna Agron
We have seen when the earth had to be prepared for the habitation of man, a veil, as it were, of intermediate being was spread between him and its darkness, in which were joined in a subdued measure, the stability and insensibility of the earth, and the passion and perishing of mankind.
John Ruskin
The world [is] tired of ideology [and] is opening itself to the truth. The time has come when the splendor of this truth has begun anew to illuminate the darkness of human existence.
Pope John Paul II
I make sure I have a smile every day for everybody because our stories within it have a darkness and we don’t need to bleed it into real life because people have got their own issues going on. So I’d always come in and be the biggest idiot on set.
Aaron Pedersen
Sometimes the darkness lives inside you, and sometimes it wins.
Alexandra Bracken
To be silent; to be alone. All the being and the doing, expansive, glittering, vocal, evaporated; and one shrunk, with a sense of solemnity, to being oneself, a wedge-shaped core of darkness, something invisible to others.
Virginia Woolf
This is such a cynical world. The way the world is, there’s so much going on and so much stress in the world and so much darkness and craziness and imbalance.
Ann Wilson
In the true spirit of the holidays, let the darkness of your moods lead you back up to the light, and when New Year’s rolls around, your resolution will be tinged with new authenticity and power.
Elizabeth Lesser
A large drop of sun lingered on the horizon and then dripped over and was gone, and the sky was brilliant over the spot where it had gone, and a torn cloud, like a bloody rag, hung over the spot of its going. And dusk crept over the sky from the eastern horizon, and darkness crept over the land from the east.
John Steinbeck
Don’t cry, you crybaby! When you think things are hard, that’s the time you are maturing as a person. If you get over the darkness, a wonderful new day will come. The bright morning will be filled with light and the birds will be singing . There’ll be white roses with a lovely fragrance.
Aya Kito
Man dies. Come from darkness, into darkness he returns, and is reabsorbed, without a trace left, into the illimitable void of time.
Leonid Andreyev
At times the truth shines so brilliantly that we perceive it as clear as day. Our nature and habit then draw a veil over our perception, and we return to a darkness almost as dense as before. We are like those who, though beholding frequent flashes of lightning, still find themselves in the thickest darkness of the night.
Maimonides
And togheter, holding hands, he and Annabeth fell into the endless darkness
Rick Riordan
I’m obsessive about the kind of melodrama of getting through the days and trying to make them good and funny and a happy experience. But my feeling towards the fans is that they delivered me from darkness.
Tom Baker
Darkness had fallen upon everything for him; but just because of this darkness he felt that the one guiding clue in the darkness was his work, and he clutched it and clung to it with all his strength.
Leo Tolstoy
I cannot believe that my illness is natural. I suspect Satan, and therefore I am the more inclined to take it lightly.
Martin Luther
Fate weaves the darkness, which is perhaps why she weaves so badly.
Max Beerbohm
The original ‘Edge of Darkness’ was fantastic, a fabulous series. It was of its time, but this film version shows that times really haven’t changed.
Ray Winstone
See the land, her Easter keeping, Rises as her Maker rose. Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping, Burst at last from winter snows. Earth with heaven above rejoices.
Charles Kingsley
In this sleepless night, as the darkness advances, look up at the sky and somehow remember that somewhere in this wide world, there are always people who love you, and people who need you. Because every person can’t go on living alone.
Ai Yazawa
Reach me a gentian, give me a torch! Let me guide myself with the blue, forked torch of a flower down the darker and darker stairs, where blue is darkened on blueness even where Persephone goes, just now, from the frosted September to the sightless realm where darkness is awake upon the dark.
D. H. Lawrence
Sometimes Dustfinger thought Basta’s constant fear of curses and sudden disaster probably arose from his terror of the darkness within himself, which made him assume that the rest of the world must be exactly the same.
Cornelia Funke
Skywhale is ambiguous. I think she is beautiful, but a lot of people think she is grotesque. You are drawn in and repelled at the same time, and it has to have that dynamic. My work has a certain element of abject mutation, uncertainty and darkness. Even she is dark – I mean she has ten breasts.
Patricia Piccinini
There is no such things as darkness, only a failure to see.
Malcolm Muggeridge
The space between things is important to me. The projections, that darkness between the words or the images is very important.
Robert Barry
You have to pull all your energy back to the present moment. And the moment the whole energy becomes a pool, here and now, the explosion of light happens and you are, for the first time, absolutely yourself – an eternal being, an immortal being, who knows nothing of death, who has never come across any darkness.
Rajneesh
If I play a villain, I try to find his lightness and his good side. And if I play a hero or a good guy, I’ll try to find his darkness or his flaws. Because I don’t believe in good and evil. I believe in grays.
Joel Kinnaman
Healing comes when we move away from the darkness and walk towards the light.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
A library implies an act of faith which generations, still in darkness hid, sign in their night in witness of the dawn.
Victor Hugo
Put on light-coloured clothes and some perfume, take care of your body and do everything you can to fight against the forces of darkness. It is not an easy struggle, but it is worthwhile.
Jean Vanier
Laughter was the shape the darkness took around the first appearance of the light.
W. S. Merwin
I’m just going to stay here, in the darkness under the arch. I can hear you all out there, trip-trapping, trip-trapping over my bridge. Oh yes, I can hear you. But I’m not coming out.
Neil Gaiman
‘Session 9’ used light and darkness to create atmosphere.
Brad Anderson
She groped forward, hands and feet, in search of darkness, distance and solitude.
Kristin Cashore
So much pain. So many lives. Their darkness must end.
Adam Jensen
Everyone has darkness inside them, however hidden.
Marie Lu
Around the outskirts of the city, cut off from town by the black oval of the river, everything was in darkness. Everyone ugly was in bed by now.
Scott Westerfeld
There’s something about the darkness that I find unavoidably intoxicating. The knowledge that other people are sleeping and, therefore, unavailable to ruin my solitude, makes me more peaceful than I am during the day.
Rachel Nichols
If you look at the Qur’an with the eyes of a sound heart, you will see that its six aspects are so brilliant and transparent that no darkness, no misguidance, no doubt or suspicion, no trickery could enter it or find a fissure through which to enter and violate its purity.
Said Nursi
When night falls people become as lonely as snowflakes floating down from a gray city sky. Now and again we fall past a streetlamp and are visible, a brief moment apart, REAL– we can be seen. We exist. Then we vanish into the gray darkness and the earth draws us to it.
Erik Fosnes Hansen
It is one thing to be blind, and another to be in darkness.
Coventry Patmore
The mind creates with thoughts and logic, but it sees with light. The heart creates with the emotions and feelings and dreaming, but it sees with darkness.
Drunvalo Melchizedek
They want you to think that darkness or evil is only something that gets inflicted on you by the outside world, but I know better, and I think the freak does, too. Sometimes the darkness lives inside you, and sometimes it wins.
Alexandra Bracken
When we choose to live authentically we chip away at others prisons of pretend and create an opportunity for them to walk out of darkness into freedom.
Anthony Venn-Brown
Art that arises out of the inner landscape, and is connected to our lived experience, illuminates the darkness and heals the soul.
Daria Halprin
Christmas is the beachhead of God’s campaign against sin and sadness, darkness and death, fear and frustration.
Tullian Tchividjian
I say there is no darkness but ignorance.
William Shakespeare
Since many years, I realized that I have a darker side in me, even though I still believe I’m a very positive person. But still, there is still darkness that makes me write music and create in general, and it affects everything that I do. I believe it’s a beautiful darkness.
Tarja Turunen
Where there is darkness, let there be light.
Francis of Assisi
I think it’s darkness before the dawn, because the next evolution is going to be a consciousness evolution instead of a communication revolution.
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Ram Dass
We have had some great shows this summer, the Jammin Against the Darkness event was pretty incredible and it was good to see everyone at the festivals. Today we head to South Dakota for the start of the tour with Falling Up, The Wedding and Mainstay.
John Reuben Zappin
I definitely gravitate towards quality genre projects and genre of any kind whether it’s science fiction, horror or really anything. I’m just drawn to quality. I don’t think ‘Darkness Falls’ is horror; there isn’t any gore by any stretch of the imagination.
Emma Caulfield
Angels are visible to those who accept the light and break the pact made with darkness.
Paulo Coelho
Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness on the confines of two everlasting empires, – Necessity and Free Will.
Thomas Carlyle
Todd Solondz is a film maker I’ve always loved because of how he balances darkness, humour and surrealism in his films.
Zawe Ashton
The world…is full of resurrections… Every night that folds us up in darkness is a death; and those of you that have been out early, and have seen the first of the dawn, will know it – the day rises out of the night like a being that has burst its tomb and escaped into life.
George MacDonald
It is a mistake to fancy that horror is associated inextricably with darkness, silence, and solitude.
H. P. Lovecraft
For by doing these things the gates of hell shall not prevail against you; yea, and the Lord God will disperse the powers of darkness from before you, and cause the heavens to shake for your good, and his name’s glory
Harold B. Lee
Outside major darkness where the circle is complete there’s no fear that lovers born will ever fail to meet
Robert Hunter
I was a pretty dark person to begin with. I have always been more drawn to darkness
Rooney Mara
Sometimes it seemed that the human heart, this side of Eden, feared life more than death, light more than darkness, freedom more than surrender.
Dean Koontz
What I write is different from what I say, what I say is different from what I think, what I think is different from what I ought to think and so it goes further into the deepest darkness.
Franz Kafka
The reaches opened before us and closed behind, as if the forest had stepped leisurely across the water to bar the way for our return. We penetrated deeper and deeper into the heart of darkness.
Joseph Conrad
When I was in school, the first song I learned was of Simon and Garfunkel and The Beatles. I couldn’t even pronounce their names but I was singing ‘Hello Darkness my old friend’ and ‘Yellow Submarine.’
Neha Bhasin
Can the darkness condemn the light?
El Greco
The martyrs shook the powers of darkness with the irresistible power of weakness.
John Milton
It is a press, certainly, but a press from which shall flow in inexhaustible streamsThrough it, God will spread His Word. A spring of truth shall flow from it: like a new star it shall scatter the darkness of ignorance, and cause a light heretofore unknown to shine amongst men.
Johannes Gutenberg
The unsaved people will be cast into utter darkness forever.
Tim LaHaye
The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd winds slowly o’er the lea, The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me.
Thomas Gray
When you look up. Do you see the blue sky of what might be? Or the darkness of what will never be? Do you see me?
Kami Garcia
And I tell myself, a moon will rise from my darkness.
Mahmoud Darwish
There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.
Carl Jung
Throughout history, every period of enlightenment has been accompanied by darkness, pushing in opposition. Such are laws of nature and balance.
Dan Brown
There’s also this weirdness to California, this darkness, it’s a place where people come to follow their dreams and sometimes don’t make it.
Mark Hoppus
The darkness which clings to every personality is the door into the unconscious and the gateway of dreams, from which those two twilight figures, the shadow and the anima, step into our nightly visions or, remaining invisible, take possession of our ego-consciousness.
Carl Jung
To break out of the chaos of my darkness Into a lucid day is all my will. My words like eyes in night, stare to reach A centre for their light: and my acts thrown To distant places by impatient violence Yet lock together to mould a path of stone Out of my darkness into a lucid day.
Stephen Spender
If it’s darkness we’re having, let it be extravagant.
Jane Kenyon
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
Edgar Allan Poe
And silence, like darkness, can be kind; it, too, is a language.
Hanif Kureishi
… while I am Death’s daughter and walk in His dark shadow, surely the darkness can give way to light sometimes.
R.L. LaFevers
I have joy. Canadians have the reputation of making dark movies because we are in this society where we have the space to explore darkness. That’s the way I see it.
Denis Villeneuve
I had learned early to assume something dark and lethal hidden at the heart of anything I loved. When I couldn’t find it, I responded, bewildered and wary, in the only way I knew how: by planting it there myself.
Tana French
Once you conquer your selfish self, all your darkness will change to light.
Rumi
i want to stay with you.” it was easier to say in the darkness, knowing as i spoke my voice would betray me, my hopeless addiction to him.
Stephenie Meyer
“Yes, the Gorgon has dried your tears,” he said. “Well, she opened my eyes too; it’s a delusion to say that she blinds people. What she does is just the contrary — she fastens their eyelids open, so that they’re never again in the blessed darkness.”
Edith Wharton
In paganism light is mixed with darkness, and religion and truth are blended with superstition and error.
Lindley Murray
The brilliance of morning is in sharp contrast with the darkness of night” – Woman thou art loosed
T. D. Jakes
A great man is a torch in the darkness, a beacon in superstition’s night, an inspiration and a prophecy.
Robert Green Ingersoll
This horror will grow mild, this darkness light; Besides what hope the never-ending flight Of future days may bring, what chance, what change Worth waiting–since our present lot appears For happy though but ill, for ill not worst, If we procure not to ourselves more woe.
John Milton
To lead others out of darkness, let them see your light.
Tristan Bernard
I’ve always had a little bit of darkness, and I’ve always been someone who was grieving. I had kind of had a tumultuous upbringing living in an abusive home, so for me, writing has always been a point of catharsis.
Mary Lambert
Boredom, that silent spider, was spinning its web in the darkness in every corner of her heart.
Gustave Flaubert
When you realize no one else on this earth can be like you… that no other soul may know the beauty, sorrow, light and darkness you alone are given to see… then you will, at last, be the fearless individual your Heart of hearts has called you to be.
Guy Finley
The moment where the fisherman catches the fish, happiness and agony, light and darkness, joy and death come face to face!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
I just don’t think there are any rules to color. You have a small space with no windows? Put lamps in there, make it dramatic, paint the ceiling black. Do something with it. If it’s dark, accentuate the darkness.
David Bromstad
All around me darkness gathers, Fading is the sun that shone, We must speak of other matters, You can be me when I’m gone Flowers gathered in the morning, Afternoon they blossom on, Still are withered in the evening, You can be me when I’m gone.
Neil Gaiman
This is a world that defines everything backwards, a world in which good is called bad, brightness is called darkness, up is called down, enlightenment is called abnormal behavior and abnormal behavior is applauded as reason.
Frederick Lenz
I was the owner of my own darkness.
Pablo Neruda
Darkness has the ability to cover up; light has the ability to uncover! Darkness is the enemy of truth; light is the friend of truth!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
From that point of view, I realized that my hole was not miles deep after all. My father, in fact, could stand on the bottom and it only reached up to his chest. Darkness, you know, is relative.
Jodi Picoult
They do not need the sun. Who needs the sun when the eyes glow? Darkness. A woolen fog has wrapped the earth, has dropped a heavy curtain. From far away, from beyond the curtain, comes the sound of drops falling on stone. Far, far away – the autumn, people, tomorrow. (“The North”)
Yevgeny Zamyatin
[Those who accept] the Americanized, Constantinian paradigm [say:] We are of God; they are of the Devil. We are the light; they are the darkness. Our wars are therefore “holy” wars. With all due respect, this is blatant idolatry.
Gregory A. Boyd
No culture has yet solved the dilemma each has faced with the growth of a conscious mind: how to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in all life, when one finds darkness not only in one’s own culture but within oneself.
Barry Lopez
It is only after the deepest darkness that the greatest light can come; it is only after extreme grief that the greatest joy can come.
Malcolm X
Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathom’d caves of ocean bear: Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air.
Thomas Gray
When awful darkness and silence reign Over the great Gromboolian plain, Through the long, long wintry nights.
Edward Lear
Men sunk in the greatest darkness imaginable retain some sense and awe of the Deity.
John Tillotson
Despotism can only exist in darkness, and there are too many lights now in the political firmament to permit it to remain anywhere, as it has heretofore done, almost everywhere.
James Madison
Do I have YOUR permission to be a Supernatural God? If I want to open heaven, and in a moment in time, touch the heart of a daughter and supernaturally break all the darkness, shame, and torment in her life, MAY I DO THAT?
Jim Anderson
We must understand how to hide in darkness in order to escape the gnat-swarms of utterly annoying admirers.
Friedrich Nietzsche
If you are talented, don’t sit in the darkness, light a candle so that others can see you.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Light for some time to come will have to be called darkness.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The more a nation gets into darkness, the more it’s going to hate the light. The more it’s going to run from the light. And we have a generation of people who have given themselves to darkness, and they’ve embraced atheism, because it gets them away from moral responsibility to God.
Ray Comfort
Faith walks simply, childlike, between the darkness of human life and the hope of what is to come.
Catherine Doherty
There exists an infinite universe between the boundaries of light and darkness; the photographer explores this chasm in a ship of the imagination, that is the camera.
David Travis
Start being brave about everything. Drive out darkness and spread light. Don’ look at your weaknesses. Realize instead that in Christ crucified you can do everything.
St. Catherine of Siena
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
Terry Pratchett
the darkness is a cresting wave. It sweeps me up out of my body until I float among the stars, those tine bright pores on the sky’s skin. If only I could pass through them, I would end up on the other side, the right side, shadowless, perfectly illuminated, beyond the worries of this mundane world
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Within the universe there is a pure light. It is a light that is beyond all darkness. It does not give way to anything. It is the light of existence, the dharmakaya.
Frederick Lenz
Truly I have looked in the very heart of darkness and refused to yield to its paralyzing influence, but in spirit I am one of those who walk the morning.
Helen Keller
We have to rethink the way we light our cities. We have to think again about light as a default solution. Why are all these motorways permanently lit? Is it really needed? Can we maybe be much more selective and create better environments that also benefit from darkness? Can we be more gentle with light?
Rogier van der Heide
Grief’s darkness fades in the sunlight of thanksgiving.
Billy Graham
Let us not curse the darkness. Let us kindle little lights.
Dada Vaswani
When the invocation descends into the heart, if there is darkness within, it illuminates it; and if there is already light, the invocation increases the light and intensifies it.
Ibn Ata Allah
For feel-good fiction to work, there has to be an element of darkness.
Marian Keyes
Now that I look back, it seems to me that in all that deep darkness a miracle was preparing. So I am right to remember it as a blessed time, and myself as waiting in confidence, even if I had no idea what i was waiting for.
Marilynne Robinson
Now the world has gone to bed, Darkness won’t engulf my head, I can see by infrared, How I hate the night. Now I lay me down to sleep, Try to count electric sheep, Sweet dream wishes you can keep, How I hate the night. -Marvin
Douglas Adams
Photography by nature is spiritual, considering it comes from the darkness to show the light.
Kevin Russo
A thinking man is the worst enemy the Prince of Darkness can have; every time such an one announces himself, I doubt not there runs a shudder through the nether empire; and new emissaries are trained with new tactics, to, if possible, entrap and hoodwink and handcuff him.
Thomas Carlyle
To drive out the darkness, bring in the light.
Henri Bergson
I want to believe that I’m not wrong. I want to believe that life isn’t full of darkness. Even if storms come to pass, the sun will shine again. No matter how painful and hard the rain may beat down on me.
Natsuki Takaya
I definitely like a little bit of darkness, a little edge. I get a little bored when things are maybe too simple or too… expected.
Deborah Ann Woll
I don’t know what God has planned for me or you or anyone, but I do know that in darkness, you discover an indistinguishable light.
Cory Booker
Some reviewer might be out there saying, obviously Edge of Darkness didn’t come off because of the script, blah blah blah, but everybody has read the script, except the journalist attacking it.
William Monahan
In the beginning Marvel created the Bullpen and the Style. And the Bullpen was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the Artists. And the Spirit of Marvel said, Let there be The Fantasic Four. And there was The Fantasic Four. And Marvel saw The Fantasic Four. And it was good.
Stan Lee
I said to my soul, be still, and let the dark come upon you Which shall be the darkness of God. . . . So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.
T. S. Eliot
I believe in hope, in what is something called ”radical hope.” I believe there is hope for all of us, even amid the suffering. And that’s why I write fiction, probaby. It’s my attempt to keep that fragile strand of radical hope, to buld a fire in the darkness.r
John Green
And introduce an element of cynicism and darkness into it and just realize that we’re all vulnerable. We are humans. There is a finite end to this life and we’re all going to face it and a little silliness can help.
Alan Thicke
The degradation which characterizes the state into which you plunge him by punishing him pleases, amuses, and delights him. Deep down he enjoys having gone so far as to deserve being treated in such a way.
Marquis de Sade
She pulled the bedclothes up as far as they would go and suppressed a perverse wish to have her old nurse come to chase away the darkness, perverse because she didn’t know if she wanted the shadows to be empty or not.
Megan Whalen Turner
You are not what you are; You are darkness Looking for light within.
Dejan Stojanovic
I think that most people would rather face the light of a real enemy than the darkness of their imagined fears.
Max Brooks
My darkness has been filled with the light of intelligence, and behold, the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness.
Helen Keller
The media network has its idols, but its principal idol is its own style which generates an aura of winning and leaves the rest in darkness. It recognizes neither pity nor pitilessness.
John Berger
Hug your children…Kiss your mothers and fathers, your brothers and sisters. Tell them how much you love them, every day. Because every day is the last day. Every light casts a shadow. And only the gods know when the darkness will find us.
Seth Grahame-Smith
A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them. As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Carl Jung
Who will see you through the darkness? “Me,” I key in the answer. “I’ll find my own way.
Julie Anne Peters
I hoped to get instruction in Yoga, expected wonderful teachings, but what the teacher did was mainly to force me to face the darkness within myself and it almost killed me…. I was beaten down in every sense until I had to come to terms with that in me which I kept rejecting all my life.
Irina Tweedie
What were the glories of the sun, if we knew not the gloom of darkness?
Frances Wright
Men are not in hell because God is angry with them. They are in wrath and darkness because they have done to the light , which infinitely flows forth from God , as that man does to the light who puts out his own eyes .
William Law
No one in the final analysis really fails to become a Christian because of lack of arguments; he fails to become a Christian because he loves darkness rather than light and wants nothing to do with God.
William Lane Craig
Pain and darkness have been our lot since the Fall of Man. But there must be some hope that we can rise to a higher level … that consciousness can evolve to a plane more benevolent than its counterpoint of a universe hardwired to indifference.
Dan Simmons
Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you.
John Ruskin
Reincarnation is not necessarily linear. Sometimes people actually become more immersed in darkness or illusion than they were in previous lifetimes.
Frederick Lenz
I think that there’s a hidden darkness in all of us!
Matthew Fox
There was a darkness, a melancholy, that people had trouble accepting. Maybe now, it would work better.
Alain Resnais
The traditional manner of taking psilocybin is to take a very healthy dose, in the vicinity of 15 mg. on an empty stomach in total darkness.
Terence McKenna
Go to the family where darkness and suspicion and jealousy and disorder reign, and if they will but receive Christ, mark how light and confidence and order and peace spring up. Go to the regions of superstition and idolatry, and see what transformations are effected by Jesus.
Edward Thomson
Paint right into the darkness. While painting in these conditions the mind shifts gears, engaging the unconscious. Unique ‘insights’ happen in the dark.
Allison Mackie
I would write my editorials using a manual typewriter in pitch-black darkness… I would produce the whole thing without having seen the text.
Charles Krauthammer
You must not mistake passing local cloud cover, for general darkness.
Neal A. Maxwell
Oh you who are born of the gods, easy is the descent into Hell. The door of darkness stands open day and night. But to retrace your steps, and come back out into the brightness above, that is the work, that is the labor.
Virgil
She is like a revolving lighthouse; pitch darkness alternating with a dazzling brilliancy!
Henry James
It’s important, when you see darkness, to understand that there’s light ahead of that, and I’m the living testimony of that, you dig?
Wyclef Jean
I naturally believe there will be a future, but I do not waste my time imagining its radiant beauty. … It seems to me that we ought to think first about the present. Even if the present is desperately dark, I do not wish to leave it. Will tomorrow be free from darkness? We’ll talk about that tomorrow.
Lu Xun
I do see the good in people, but I also see the bad — I see it in myself. I know what I’m capable of. Good and bad. It’s very imnportant that we make that clear. Just because I often find a way around the darkness doesn’t mean tjat I don’t know it’s there. (Bono)
Bono
The way to get rid of darkness is with light; the way to overcome cold is with heat; the way to overcome the negative thought is to substitute the good thought. Affirm the good, and the bad will vanish.
Joseph Murphy
Sanitising stories, leaching out all of the sense of danger and the darkness out of the stories, actually reduces them and stops them from doing what they’re supposed to do, which is teach us how to manage our lives.
Kate Forsyth
Hope works in these ways: it looks for the good in people instead of harping on the worst; it discovers what can be done instead of grumbling about what cannot; it regards problems, large or small, as opportunities; it pushes ahead when it would be easy to quit; it lights the candle instead of cursing the darkness.
Tony Robbins
There are books like Darkness at Noon, which from the prose standpoint I don’t think is a perfect book. It has flaws. But for its time, it was very politically courageous.
David Bezmozgis
You have to go through the darkness to truly know the light. This may sound like a cliche, but it’s true nonetheless. Often the greatest doubts occur just before a breakthrough.
Surya Das
The Lantos Human Rights Prize is intended to serve as a beacon of hope, justice and human decency in a world too often covered in a shroud of darkness.
Joshua Wong
I became at peace with the darkness or the personality that I have. I am usually pretty funny and happy.
Matt Berninger
Once you have the light of God within you, you see things within yourself that you did not know existed. Things that were hidden in darkness are now in light. I see myself as able to forgive… to love… I even see talents in myself that I didn’t see before.
Tasha Smith
As you pass from sunlight into darkness and back again every hour and a half, you become startlingly aware how artificial are thousands of boundaries we’ve created to separate and define. And for the first time in your life you feel in your gut the precious unity of the Earth and all the living things it supports.
Rusty Schweickart
Returning hate, adding deeper darkness to a night that is already void of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
My mum taught me how to read before I went to kindergarden, I always thought that being able to read provided lightness, help to dispel darkness, ignorance and stupidity.
Michael Moore
If no pain, then no love. If no darkness, no light. If no risk, then no reward. It’s all or nothing. In this damn world, it’s all or nothing.
Glennon Doyle Melton
Even so, one step from my grave,
I believe that cruelty, spite,
The powers of darkness will in time
Be crushed by the spirit of light.
Boris Pasternak
I love playing characters who are multilayered and multidimensional and have a darkness to them, which makes them more realistic and more fun to play.
Katee Sackhoff
We cannot arrive at the perfect possession of God in this life, and that is why we are travelling and in darkness. But we already possess Him by grace, and therefore in that sense we have arrived and are dwelling in the light. But oh! How far have I to go to find You in Whom I have already arrived!
Thomas Merton
Life is a hard battle anyway. If we laugh and sing a little as we fight the good fight of freedom, it makes it all go easier. I will not allow my life’s light to be determined by the darkness around me.
Sojourner Truth
Bad artists ignore the darkness of human existence. Good artists often get stuck there. Great artists embrace the full catastrophe of our condition and find beyond it an even deeper truth of peace, healing, and redemption.
Martha Beck
What could a child know of the darkness of God’s plan? Or how flesh is so frail it is hardly more than a dream
Cormac McCarthy
If you strive only to avoid the darkness or to cling to the light, you cannot live in balance. Try striving to be conscious of all that you are.
Gary Zukav
Ah! that Senate is a world of ice and darkness! It votes the destruction of peoples as the simplest and wisest thing; for its members themselves are moribund.
George Sand
To prejudge other men’s notions before we have looked into them is not to show their darkness but to put out our own eyes.
John Locke
I’m not afraid of the darkness outside. It’s the darkness inside houses I don’t like.
Shelagh Delaney
Darkness, real darkness, was more than just a lack of light.
Kami Garcia
It is always possible that society you live in might go backwards, towards the land of ignorance and darkness! While this tragedy and stupidity happening, you must move forward! You must walk forward, towards the light and wisdom, to the land of reason!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
The biggest surprise for most people in dying is to realize that dying does not end life. Whether darkness or light comes next, or some kind of event, be it positive, negative, or somewhere in between, expected or unexpected, the biggest surprise of all is to realize you are still you.
P. M. H. Atwater
Under every guilty secret there is hidden a brood of guilty wishes, whose unwholesome infecting life is cherished by the darkness.
George Eliot
Fear not, nor be dismayed at the appearance that is darkness, at the disguise that is evil, at the empty cloak that is death, for you have picked these for your challenges. They are stones on which you choose to whet the keen edge of your spirit.
Richard Bach
I have come to regard November as the older, harder man’s October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer’s death as winter tightens its grip.
Henry Rollins
As an actor, I’m constantly striving to find the darkness in the lighter characters and the lightness in the darker characters.
Joel Edgerton
I feel the happiest when I can light my American cigarettes with Soviet matches.
Mohammed Daoud Khan
On a starred night Prince Lucifer uprose, Tired of his dark dominion swung the fiend . . . He reached a middle height, and at the stars, Which are the brain of heaven, he looked, and sank. Around the ancient track marched, rank on rank, The army of unalterable law.
George Meredith
The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees, The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas, The road was a ribbon of moonlight, over the purple moor, And the highwayman came riding– Riding–riding– The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door.
Alfred Noyes
It was harder to drown at sunrise than in darkness.
Edith Wharton
stop the darkness and its amputations
and find the real McCoy
in the private holiness
of my hands.
Anne Sexton
Perhaps she was both child and woman, darkness and light, past and present, life and death – all the opposites contained and reconciled in her.
Paule Marshall
Night’s darkness is a bag that bursts with the gold of the dawn.
Rabindranath Tagore
Darkness approaches from outside. I feel no light inside me strong enough to resist it.
Christopher Pike
Meditation is a refocusing on symbols. It’s not emptiness. We are using symbols, doorways to step from one world to another, from darkness into light, from death to immortality.
Frederick Lenz
[Arthur Koestler] wrote some other very interesting books, but that book – I mean, if I were teaching, I don’t care what the course is, I would say you really have to read “Darkness at Noon”.
Nat Hentoff
And from the phlox and mignonette Rich attars drift on every hand; And when star-vestured twilight comes The pale moths weave a saraband. And crickets in the aisles of grass With their clear fifing pierce the hush; And somewhere you many hear anear The passion of the hermit thrush.
Clinton Scollard
Spring seems far off, impossible, but it is coming. Already there is dusk instead of darkness at five in the afternoon; already hope is stirring at the edges of the day.
Kathleen Norris
There is in God – some say – A deep, but dazzling darkness; as men here Say it is late and dusky, because they See not all clear. O for that Night! where I in Him Might live invisible and dim!
Henry Vaughan
And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro’ nature, moulding men.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Understand your darkness and it will vanish; then you will know what light is. Understand your nightmare for what it is and it will stop; then you will wake up to reality. Understand your false beliefs and they will drop; then you will know the taste of happiness.
Anthony de Mello
I think a broader audience is really amazing. If there’s no need for curse words or darkness, why go there? Why not make it PG?
Allison Schroeder
We live in the flicker — may it last as long as the old earth keeps rolling! But darkness was here yesterday.
Joseph Conrad
Day full-blown and splendid-day of the immense sun, action, ambition, laughter, The Night follows close with millions of suns, and sleep and restoring darkness.
Walt Whitman
Life is a spark between two identical voids, the darkness before birth and the one after death.
Irvin D. Yalom
My dad never really wrote what he thought. None of his inner rage and darkness and problems, which we all have, made it on to the page. For him, writing was a process of making everything appear funny.
Giles Coren
Perhaps our imagination needs crime stories to fulfill some craving we have, as a way to assuage a darkness in ourselves.
James Nesbitt
I’m intrigued by the dark. Out of darkness comes creation.
Famke Janssen
God made you to love him supremely, but he lost you. He returned to get you back, but it took the cross to do it. He absorbed your darkness so that one day you can finally and dazzlingly become your true self and take your seat at his eternal feast.
Timothy Keller
Judas is neither a master of evil nor the figure of a demoniacal power of darkness but rather a sycophant who bows before the anonymous power of changing moods and current fashions. But it is precisely this anonymous power that crucified Jesus, for it was anonymous voices that cried ‘away with him! Crucify him!’
Pope Benedict XVI
Don’t probe darkness to understand light. Don’t dwell on sickness to be healthy. Don’t indulge in thoughts of lack to have supply.
Lester Levenson
I’m not so sure about this wind and howling darkness business,” Jace went on, “smells more like landfill to me. You sure you’re not from Staten Island?
Cassandra Clare
Go forth in every direction- for the happiness, the harmony, the welfare of the many. Offer your heart, the seeds of understanding, like a lamp overturned and re-lit, illuminating the darkness.
Gautama Buddha
The funniest people I know always seem to be the ones surrounded by darkness. And that’s probably why they’re the funniest. The deeper the pit, the more humor you need to dig yourself out of it.
Jim Norton
As it somehow always manages before the winter solstice, but never after, the early darkness was cheerful and promising, even for those who had nothing.
Mark Helprin
When I have clarified and exhausted a subject, then I turn away from it, in order to go into darkness again.
Carl Friedrich Gauss
One of the hardest things to do is to paint darkness which nonetheless has light in it.
Vincent Van Gogh
It is said that as many days as there are in the whole journey, so many are the men and horses that stand along the road, each horse and man at the interval of a days journey; and these are stayed neither by snow nor rain nor heat nor darkness from accomplishing their appointed course with all speed.
Herodotus
Anyone who has become entranced by the sound of water drops in the darkness of a ruin can attest to the extraordinary capacity of the ear to carve a volume into the void of darkness. The space traced by the ear becomes a cavity sculpted in the interior of the mind.
Steven Holl
And suddenly, like light in darkness, the real truth broke in upon me; the simple fact of Man, which I had forgotten, which had lain deep buried and out of sight; the idea of community, of unity.
Ernst Toller
It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.
John Steinbeck
Most people think happiness is about gaining something, but it’s not. It’s all about getting rid of the darkness you accumulate.
Carolyn Crane
You make choices every day and almost every hour that keep you walking in the light or moving away toward darkness.
Henry B. Eyring
The very meaninglessness of life forces man to create his own meaning. If it can be written or thought, it can be filmed.
Stanley Kubrick
I’ve never been in those places where I’ve never been and never will be, I have no share in the infinity of light-years and dark-years, but the darkness is mine, and the light, and my time is my own.
Yehuda Amichai
I wondered what it was like to be inside her, just a curl of flesh swimming in the darkness, the quiet things that had passed between us.
Sue Monk Kidd
It is not darkness you are going to, for God is Light. It is not lonely, for Christ is with you. It is not unknown country, for Christ is there.
Charles Kingsley
If you love large, you’ve got to hurt large. If you’ve got a lot of light, you’ve probably got an equal amount of darkness.
Sarah McLachlan
We must pass through the darkness, to reach the light.
Albert Pike
Marry Gentry Swallowing Darkness (Laurell K. Hamilton):Pick any fairy tale that’s based on older stories, and the heroine of the piece has a miserable, dangerous, nightmarish time of it.
Laurell K. Hamilton
Childhood is the world of miracle and wonder; as if creation rose, bathed in the light, out of the darkness, utterly new and fresh and astonishing. The end of childhood is when things cease to astonish us.
Eugene Ionesco
Darkness has completely descended onto the landscape and I stood up and stretched my arms above my head and I wondered what it would be like if it were a perfect world. Only god knows. And he is dead.
David Wojnarowicz
Where we find hate and darkness, may we bring love and hope, in order to give a more human face to society.
Pope Francis
The world is darkness; knowledge is light; but knowledge without truth is a mere shadow.
Ali ibn Abi Talib
Healing comes when we choose to walk away from darkness and move towards a brighter light.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
I have not been part of an active counterculture movement, as it is not the approach that I have personally pursued to create a qualitatively beneficial and meaningful impact on society. Perhaps, my belief is along the old saying that ‘it is always better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.’
Al Seckel
If you know the dark, you find it has a light of its own to let you see.
Leslie Ford
First, never go against the best light you have; second, take care that your light be not darkness.
Thomas Wilson
Darkness is only light’s absence.
Andrew Clements
Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay To mould me man? Did I solicit thee From darkness to promote me?
John Milton
There is a light within each person, and it lights up the whole universe. If it does not shine, there is darkness.
Elaine Pagels
Oh, you think the darkness is your ally, but you merely adopted the dark. I was born in it. Molded by it.
Helen Keller
The women I know with strong personalities, the ones who might have become generals or the heads of companies if they were men, become teachers. Teaching is a calling, too. And I’ve always thought that teachers in their way are holy-angles leading their flocks out of the darkness.
Jeannette Walls
It is not given to us to know what difference we can make, and perhaps we can make no difference at all. But that is no reason not to make the attempt,” said Saliman quietly. “The Light shines more brightly in the darkness.
Alison Croggon
Our lives are like islands in the sea, or like trees in the forest. The maple and the pine may whisper to each other with their leaves … But the trees also commingle their roots in the darkness underground, and the islands also hang together through the ocean’s bottom.
William James
For thousands of years, we’ve insisted that art can make us better people. Unless a brief can be fashioned that, by its very nature, art appeals only to the best in people and never the darkness, which defies both logic and intuition, then we have to acknowledge that art can make some of us worse.
Steve Erickson
I want find to beauty in the world but to do so requires you to acknowledge and confront the darkness.
Ed Gass-Donnelly
My history of the Jesuits is not elegantly written, but is supported by unquestionable authorities, is very particular and very horrible. Their restoration is indeed “a step toward darkness,” cruelty, perfidy, despotism, death and I wish we were out of danger of bigotry and Jesuitism.
John Adams
In Buddhist culture, offering food to the monk symbolizes the action of goodness, and if you have no opportunity to support the practice of spirituality, then you are somehow left in the realm of darkness.
Nhat Hanh
Love and memory last and will so endure till the game is called because of darkness.
Gene Fowler
It is impious to say that evil has its origin from God, because naught contrary is produced by the contrary. Life does not generate death, nor is darkness the beginning of light, nor is disease the maker of health, but in the changes of conditions there are transitions from one condition to the contrary.
Saint Basil
For me, when I ‘discover’ a story, there is a feeling of buoyancy and clarity, perhaps similar to early morning out on a prairie highway, when darkness lifts and reveals the outline of farmhouses and copses of trees in the distance.
David Bergen
Even though my angel has forgiven me and rescued me, who on earth will save him, who cannot be allowed into the light of the sun, who has lost his name, who can only hide himself in the world of darkness?
Mizuki Nomura
We are unraveling our navels so that we may ingest the sun. We are not afraid of the darkness. We trust that the moon shall guide us. We are determining the future at this very moment. We know that the heart is the philosopher’s stone. Our music is our alchemy.
Saul Williams
I don’t think we can sit on the fence anymore. We have to make up our minds. And if one wants to choose the path of darkness, then so be it, but be conscious of what it is you’re doing.
Seal
I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.
Og Mandino
What we`re seeing in so many of the counterprotests. We`re seeing America rise in a way that it did not in the `60s, which I think is powerful and symbolic to the rest of the world, that we reject the darkness and we embrace the light.
Tim Scott
Home, home — a few small rooms, stiflingly over-inhabited by a man, by a periodically teeming woman, by a rabble of boys and girls of all ages. No air, no space; an understerilized prison; darkness, disease, and smells.
Aldous Huxley
It is time to give ourselves to the Master and allow Him to lead us into fruitful fields where we can enrich a world filled with darkness and misery. Each of us, no matter who we are, no matter where we serve, must arise and make the most of each opportunity that comes.
Mary Ellen W. Smoot
Like all her friends, I miss her greatly…But…I am sure there is no case for lamentation…Virginia Woolf got through an immense amount of work, she gave acute pleasure in new ways, she pushed the light of the English language a little further against darkness. Those are facts.
E. M. Forster
Darkness is good. Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That’s power.
Steve Bannon
Faith has this excellency, that it is able to bring life out of death, light out of darkness. It has a kind of creating virtue.
Jeremiah Burroughs
There’s light and joy, but there’s also darkness all around and we can be lost in it.
David Almond
The ability to make fire at will. It allowed us light to see in the darkness, warmth against the cold, a tool to cook our food.’ He gestured vaguely in the direction of the Delta’s engines. ‘Fire is what eventually led to travel across the black beyond, the ability to start a new life on a New World.
Patrick Ness
Fear is a lack of love, just as darkness is a lack of light.
Bijan
Running the big rapids is like sex: half the fun lies in the anticipation. Two thirds of the thrill with the approach. The remainder is only ecstasy-or darkness.
Edward Abbey
Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change
Iyanla Vanzant
…you found you were saying yes when you meant no, and “We’ve got to be together in this thing” when you meant the very opposite … and then you were face to face, in total darkness, with the knowledge that you didn’t know who you were. And how could anyone else be blamed for that?
Richard Yates
Forgetting offences is a sign of sincere repentance. If you keep the memory of them, you may believe you have repented but you are like someone running in his sleep. Let no one consider it a minor defect, this darkness that often clouds the eyes even of spiritual people.
John Climacus
Don’t fight darkness. Bring the light, and darkness will disappear.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Embracing our dark side gives us a new found freedom to be with the darkness in others. For when I can love all of me, I will love all of you.
Debbie Ford
Hazel always used to say There’s not enough darkness in the entire universe to snuff out the light of just one little candle.
Fannie Flagg
Science is the art of creating suitable illusions which the fool believes or argues against, but the wise man enjoys for their beauty or their ingenuity, without being blind to the fact that they are human veils and curtains concealing the abysmal darkness of the unknowable
Carl Jung
Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay small acts of kindness and love.
Peter Jackson
May the father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths, and make us in all our several vocations useful here, and in His own due time and way everlastingly happy.
George Washington
Life is as the current spark on the miner’s wheel of flints; While it spinneth, there is light; stop it, all is darkness.
Martin Farquhar Tupper
Knowledge does away with darkness, suspense, and doubt; for these cannot exist where knowledge is . . . In knowledge there is power.
Joseph Smith, Jr.
I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all.
Richard Wright
The Bible talks about everlasting fire and eternal darkness when it describes hell… We do know that hell is real and forever.
Pat Robertson
In the midst of death life persists, in the midst of untruth, truth persists, in the midst of darkness light persists.
Mahatma Gandhi
Katsa sat in the darkness of the Sunderan forest and understood three truths. She loved Po. She wanted Po. And she could never be anyone’s but her own.
Kristin Cashore
Being that rare sort of old girl that she receives Good to her arms without a hint that it might be Better and catches light from any little spot of darkness near her.
Charles Dickens
Oblivion is the dark page, whereon Memory writes her light-beam characters, and makes them legible; were it all light, nothing could be read there, any more than if it were all darkness.
Thomas Carlyle
At evening casual flocks of pigeons make
Ambiguous undulations as they sink
Downward to darkness, on extended wings.
Wallace Stevens
We must enhance the light, not fight the darkness.
A. D. Gordon
To prevent contact with the entrapped spirits of darkness, you must practice loving all things unconditionally and seek to make contact with your Higher Self, your Soul. When you vibrate with the highest form of love, contact with your Soul is quite easy, for both of you are vibrating on a similar frequency.
Brad Steiger
Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.
Norm Rice
I like stories about people who have to go into darkness for a good reason and then have to figure out how to deal with the darkness that seeps into their souls.
Michael Connelly
It happens just because we need to want and to be wanted too, when love is here or gone to lie down in the darkness and listen to the warm.
Rod McKuen
Once the light of our awareness is cast on any darkness, then it cannot hide and it cannot remain. Such is the law of consciousness.
Marianne Williamson
Whenever you see something going well – whenever light begins to chase back the darkness that threatens to engulf our world – look closely. There stands a leader who is holding that candle.
Bill Hybels
The offing was barred by a black bank of clouds, and the tranquil water-way leading to the uttermost ends of the earth flowed somber under an overcast sky–seemed to lead into the heart of an immense darkness.
Joseph Conrad
Faith is not a light which scatters all our darkness, but a lamp which guides our steps in the night and suffices for the journey.
Pope Francis
Dark with excessive bright.
John Milton
The light has gone out of our lives and there is darkness everywhere following Gandhi’s assassination.
Jawaharlal Nehru
I ascend from darkness
And depart on the winds of space for I know not where;
My watch is wound, a key is in my pocket,
And the sky is darkened as I descend the stair.
Conrad Aiken
This world is very dark, but in Heaven there is no darkness.
Thomas Kinkade
All earthly suns have their spots: the fair world itself has its wilderness. We cannot love the whole of most lovely things: but Christ Jesus is gold without alloy-light without darkness- glory without cloud. ‘Yea, He is altogether lovely.’
Charles Spurgeon
There’s a darkness under ‘The Hangover’ because ultimately there’s a missing person and it’s not really that funny. There’s a sort of darkness under it that I love, and still people are laughing as hard if not harder than they did in ‘Old School.’
Todd Phillips
It was a really lucky childhood and while, yeah, there were bits of darkness, which is known about because my mother has made no bones about her struggle with depression, the overriding memory of it is a very happy, good one.
Sophie Dahl
Generally in my films like Hearts of Darkness or Picture This, I try not to make myself a presence in the film.
George Hickenlooper
Even lost in the darkness, my heart will find you.
Kami Garcia
The moon has nothing to be sad about,
Staring from her hood of bone.
She is used to this sort of thing.
Her blacks crackle and drag.
Sylvia Plath
The grace of God is abundant. It is for all lands, for all ages, for all conditions. It seems to undergird everything. Pardon for the worst sin, comfort for the sharpest suffering, brightest light for the thickest darkness.
Thomas De Witt Talmage
Darkness… When everything that you know and love is taken from you so harshly, all you can think about is anger, hatred, and even revenge. And no one can save you.
Masashi Kishimoto
God is light, we are told, and Hell is outer darkness. But look at a desert mountain stripped bare by the sun, and you learn only geography. Watch darkness claim it, and for a moment you may grasp why God had to create Satan—or man to create both.
Colin Fletcher
When people have light in themselves, it will shine out from them. Then we get to know each other as we walk together in the darkness, without needing to pass our hands over each other’s faces, or to intrude into each other’s hearts.
Albert Schweitzer
Emergencies have always been necessary to progress. It was darkness which produced the lamp. It was fog that produced the compass. It was hunger that drove us to exploration. And it took a depression to teach us the real value of a job.
Victor Hugo
Pure love is matchless in majesty; it has no parallel in power and there is no darkness it cannot dispel.
Meher Baba
My primary object is to defend and advance a principle in which I see the only possible relief from much that enthralls and degrades and distorts, turning light to darkness and good to evil, rather than to gage a philosopher or weigh a philosophy. Yet the examination I propose must lead to a decisive judgment upon both.
Henry George
Some people say their life is full of darkness and I wonder why they don’t just try and switch the lights on.
William H. Gass
Poets have to keep pushing, pushing, against the darkness, and write their way out of it as well.
Anne Waldman
You’re allowed to grant people into the darkness, but you must allow them to come out again.
Terry Pratchett
I certainly had this fascination with monsters and vampires as did Tim and whatever this darkness, this mystery, this intrigue. And then, as you get older, you recognize the erotic nature of the vampire and the idea of the undead.
Johnny Depp
How adversity doth ope the eye! A moon can be seen by day as well as by night; but, to see the stars, you must be in darkness.
Ivan Panin
And starward drifts the stricken world, Lone in unalterable gloom Dead, with a universe for tomb, Dark, and to vaster darkness whirled. (“The Testimony of the Suns”)
George Sterling
How deep and sticky is the darkness of childhood, how rigid the blades of infant evil, which is unadulterated, unrestrained by the convenient cushions of age and its civilizing anesthesia.
Katherine Dunn
The old river in its broad reach rested unruffled at the decline of day, after ages of good service done to the race that peopled its banks, spread out in the tranquil dignity of a waterway leading to the uttermost ends of the earth.
Joseph Conrad
When the red star bleeds and the darkness gathers, Azor Ahai shall be born again amidst smoke and salt to wake dragons out of stone.
George R. R. Martin
Flaubert called himself a human pen; I would say that I am a human ear. When I walk down the street and catch words, phrases, and exclamations, I always think – how many novels disappear without a trace! Disappear into darkness.
Svetlana Alexievich
Weeping for Anna Karenina and being terrified by Hannibal Lecter, entering the heart of darkness with Mistah Kurtz, having Holden Caulfield ring you up – some things should happen on soft pages, not cold metal.
Harper Lee
Well, darkness with humor… I’m not an extremely suicidal or sad person.
Peter Steele
I have only a small flickering light to guide me in the darkness of a thick forest. Up comes a theologian and blows it out.
Denis Diderot
Joseph Conrad and Heart of Darkness loom huge in my development as a writer. I think I’m always trying to write Heart of Darkness – trying to explode an abstraction in concrete terms, although I am aware that Conrad’s story has a bit of baggage that I’d rather avoid in my work.
Sabina Murray
As a writer, I will tell you that darkness is so easy to make interesting. It is so easy because you’re allowed to do anything you want.
Nicholas Sparks
…losing through you what seemed myself, i find selves unimaginably mine; beyond sorrow’s own joys and hopings very fears yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: yours is the darkness of my soul’s return… you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.
e. e. cummings
As a songwriter, I was always mining my own depths, which were filled with confusion and darkness.
Mary Gauthier
Night comes, world-jewelled, . . . The stars rush forth in myriads as to wage War with the lines of Darkness; and the moon, Pale ghost of Night, comes haunting the cold earth After the sun’s red sea-death–quietless.
Philip James Bailey
I’m really an inner spirit that only makes itself known through the music. A lot of people think I’m an introvert, or quiet and moody. I’ve even heard some people say that there’s a certain mystery or darkness about me. I’m not that way. I’m just really into what I do.
Faith Evans
The sky is changed,-and such a change! O night And storm and darkness! ye are wondrous strong, Yet lovely in your strength, as is the light Of a dark eye in woman! Far along, From peak to peak, the rattling crags among, Leaps the live thunder.
Lord Byron
Night. Heavenly delicious sweet night of the desert that calls all of us to love her. The night is our comfort with her coolness and darkness. On wings, on feet, on our bellies, out we all come to glory in the night.
Leslie Marmon Silko
Whatever alleged ‘truth’ is proven by results to be but an empty fiction, let it be unceremoniously flung into the outer darkness, among the dead gods, dead empires, dead philosophies, and other useless lumber and wreckage!
Anton Szandor LaVey
How terrible this darkness was, how bewildering, and yet mysteriously beautiful!
Stefan Zweig
To consider mankind other than brethren…plainly supposes a darkness of understanding.
John Woolman
We, of course, have the power of hindsight in our arsenal, but people living in Berlin in that era didn’t. What would that have been like as this darkness fell over Germany?
Erik Larson
It’s in the darkness of men’s eyes that they get lost.
Black Elk
God spoke to me.” Don’t let the voice of the darkness, tell you that you are not worth that God would not speak to you. Don’t let him tell you, you don’t matter. God spoke to you.
Louie Giglio
When he sat alone in the darkness and cried and was done, all done with it, nothing had changed. His leg still hurt, it was still dark, he was still alone and the self-pity had accomplished nothing.
Gary Paulsen
The memories of childhood have a strange shuttling quality, and areas of darkness ring the spaces of light. The memories of childhood are like clear candles in an acre of night, illuminating fixed scenes from surrounding darkness.
Carson McCullers
The heavy is the root of the light. The tranquil is the ruler of the hasty.
Laozi
I will gather myself around my faith, for light does the darkness most fear.
Jewel
When I’m writing, the darkness is always there. I go where the pain is.
Anne Rice
Nudes are the greatest to paint. Everything you can find in a landscape or a still life or anything else is there: darkness and light, character dimension, texture. I painted heads too, of course.
John Hurt
However dark the night, however dim our hopes, the light will always follow darkness.
Louis Zamperini
My journey is so similar to everyone elses journey, because we all are human. We all have been defeated by the powers of darkness, and we all find redemption in the light of Christ.
Ted Dekker
In the midst of darkness, light persists.
Mahatma Gandhi
Let me see if I’ve got this Santa business straight. You say he wears a beard, has no discernible source of income and flies to cities all over the world under cover of darkness? You sure this guy isn’t laundering illegal drug money?
Tom Armstrong
When I am in the darkness, I want to think of it in the light, with you. – James Carstairs
Cassandra Clare
I am a firm believer in living as if there were no such thing as a secret. If we hide our sins and live in darkness, we will never get the healing we so desperately need; in fact, if it is hidden so well that we don’t even recognize it, we may never even find forgiveness.
Ted Haggard
Meditation is not doing anything directly to your violence, not doing anything to your jealousy, to your hate. It
is simply brining light into your house, and the darkness disappears.
Rajneesh
The instruments of darkness tell us truths.
William Shakespeare
Imperfection and perfection go so hand in hand, and our dark and our light are so intertwined, that by trying to push the darkness or the so-called negative aspects of our life to the side… we are preventing ourselves from the fullness of life.
Jeff Bridges
Darkness within darkness. The gateway to all understanding.
Laozi
Later, in the afternoon, I read what I did that morning. It’s almost always a surprise. But I can read it rationally; edit, polish, re-write, and think what I might do tomorrow in the early darkness.
Jeff Lindsay
This is an area you always need to address when you’re dealing with Dracula is the fact that there is something kind of attractive in his darkness – which there isn’t in other horror characters.
Richard Roxburgh
Strange: how when a light is extinguished, it’s immediately as if it has never been. Darkness fills in again, complete.
Joyce Carol Oates
No more shall ye behold such sights of woe, deeds I have suffered and myself have wrought; henceforward quenched in darkness shall ye see those ye should ne’er have seen; now blind to those whom, when I saw, I vainly yearned to know.
Sophocles
History gives us a kind of chart, and we dare not surrender even a small rushlight in the darkness. The hasty reformer who does not remember the past will find himself condemned to repeat it.
John Buchan
If the universe has an end, it means we are captive fishes in an aquarium! If it has no end, we are lost sheep in the eternal darkness!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Some knowledge and some song and some beauty must be kept for those days before the world again plunges into darkness.
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Waiting for the Lord in a season of darkness should not be a time of inactivity. We should do what we can do. And doing is often God’s appointed remedy for despair.
John Piper
I reached this turning point where I was either going to dwell in the darkness or I was just going to slap myself around the face a few times and say, ‘Wake up; you’re incredibly blessed. Focus on all the great things.’
Ant Anstead
What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.
Rumi
‎It isn’t enough to stand up and fight darkness. You’ve got to stand apart from it, too. You’ve got to be different from it.
Jim Butcher
‘Southcliffe’ is an anthem to ordinary people’s ability to reinvent themselves in the face of ultimate darkness.
Joe Dempsie
If you dwell in the darkness, you can see in the dark and look into the light.
But in choosing the darkness, you know you are destined to walk alone.
Colin Bateman
Which meant his only assets were one whiny imprisoned goddess, one sort-of-girlfriend with a dagger, and Leo, who apparently thought he could defeat the armies of darkness with breath mints.
Rick Riordan
Yet in this my stars were not Mercury as morning star in the angle of the seventh house, in quartile with Mars, but they were Copernicus, they were Tycho Brahe, without whose books of observations everything which has now been brought by me into the brightest daylight would lie buried in darkness.
Johannes Kepler
It feels really good to be the bad guy, and ‘The Darkness’ is as bad as it gets.
Mike Patton
Night is real. Night is not an absence of light, but in fact, it is daytime that is a brief respite from the looming darkness.
Guillermo del Toro
Believing is nothing other than, in the darkness of the world, touching the hand of God, and in this way, in silence, hearing the Word, seeing love.
Pope Benedict XVI
And then a new screen, one I had never seen before, never even heard of popped up. It gave me a choice. I could become the new Lord of Darkness myself, or I could take a gamble and be reincarnated. I chose wisely.
Laurie Halse Anderson
The Self is self-luminous without darkness and light, and is the reality which is self-manifest. Therefore, one should not think of it as this or as that. The very thought of thinking will end in bondage.
Ramana Maharshi
The beginning of every war is like opening the door into a dark room. One never knows what is hidden in the darkness.
Adolf Hitler
The problem is not in the clarity of the revelation. The problem is in the darkness of the human mind.
Sinclair B. Ferguson
New every morning is the love Our waking and uprising prove, Through sleep and darkness safely brought, Restored to life and power and thought.
John Keble
In the universe, there is darkness and light. We call this duality. When you seek knowledge and power, there are forces and people that will oppose you.
Frederick Lenz
He has to live in the midst of the incomprehensible, which is also detestable.
Joseph Conrad
In a virtuous action, I properly am; in a virtuous act, I add to the world; I plant into deserts conquered from Chaos and Nothing, and see the darkness receding on the limits of the horizon.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don’t be made useless or idle with despair. Gather yourself around your strength for light does the darkness most fear.
Jewel
Thorne blinked at her, then down at the sewage he could barely make out in the darkness. “Don’t you have some tool in that fancy hand of yours that can get us across?” Cinder glared, light-headed from her body’s instinctively short breaths. “Oh, wow, how could I have forgotten about my grappling hook?
Marissa Meyer
And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.
Edgar Allan Poe
My broken brilliance will shine a light in the darkness.
Matt Hardy
If we turn to early Irish literature, as we naturally may, to see what sort of people the Irish were in the infancy of the race, we find ourselves wandering in delighted bewilderment through a darkness shot with lightning and purple flame.
Sean O Faolain
When I think of the standing, the importance and the erudition of all these people who see nothing about racism in Heart of Darkness, I’m convinced that we must really be living in different worlds.
Chinua Achebe
And also those to whom these commandments were given, might have power to lay the foundation of this church, and to bring it forth out of obscurity and out of darkness, the only true and living church upon the face of the whole earth.
Joseph Smith, Jr.
Among the tales of sorrow and of ruin that came down to us from the darkness of those days there are yet some in which amid weeping there is joy and under the shadow of death light that endures. And of these histories most fair still in the ears of the Elves is the tale of Beren and LГєthien
J. R. R. Tolkien
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness.
Carl Jung
My characters are always unlucky in love. It’s annoying, but perhaps there is something in me that is suited to characters that have a darkness. Maybe it’s why I play such damaged people when I’m not particularly damaged myself, I would say.
Vanessa Kirby
Creativity – like human life itself – begins in darkness… bright ideas are preceded by a gestation period that is interior, murky, and completely necessary.
Julia Cameron
The new light above my table is a great improvement. With all this darkness around me I feel less alone. (Pause.) In a way. (Pause.) I love to get up and move about in it, then back here to… (hesitates) …me. (Pause.)
Samuel Beckett
I always think of it like this: Rather than be the sun to someone and light up everything around them, I want to be the moon and light the way just a little in front of them when they are lost or uncertain in the darkness, and always be there with them when they look up. That’s my way of living.
Gackt
He said,’Trust yourself, mon ami. You are not your friend with his so-sad tale. And Anita is not human. Through us she is more than that. Both of us huddle around her humanity like it is the last candle flame in a world of darkness. But by our very love, we make her less human, and more.
Laurell K. Hamilton
I think we both have some darkness in us. But when we are together, we tend to concentrate more on the light.
Bobby Farrelly
Affliction comes to us all, not to make us sad, but sober; not to make us sorry, but to make us wise; not to make us despondent, but by its darkness to refresh us as the night refreshes the day; not to impoverish, but to enrich us
Henry Ward Beecher
I don’t know how else to tell the story except to utilise that vocabulary: the rain, the darkness, the mansions, the framing, etc, the lighting and that sort of thing.
Martin Scorsese
Nor public flame, nor private, dares to shine; Nor human spark is left, nor glimpse divine! Lo! thy dread empire, Chaos! is restored; Light dies before thy uncreating word: Thy hand, great Anarch! lets the curtain fall; And universal darkness buries all.
Alexander Pope
There is a power now slumbering within us, which is awakened would do to evil what light does to darkness.
Mahatma Gandhi
He felt that the darkness was full of unimaginable horrors – and the trouble with unimaginable horrors was that they were only too easy to imagine.
Terry Pratchett
An inner darkness is darker than an outer darkness.
Ben Okri
A day! It has risen upon us from the great deep of eternity, girt round with wonder; emerging from the womb of darkness; a new creation of life and light spoken into being by the word of God.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
The truth of love is the truth of the universe: it is the lamp of the soul that reveals the secrets of darkness
Kabir
Relish everything that’s inside of you, the imperfections, the darkness, the richness and light and everything. And that makes for a full life.
Anthony Hopkins
We need to give Christ a chance to make use of us, to be His word and His work, to share His food and His clothing in the world today. If we do not radiate the light of Christ around us, the sense of the darkness that prevails in the world will increase.
Mother Teresa
He has a spirit-a soul- and therfore a choice. I will belive that Aurox will chose Light, even if Darkness resides within him. None of us is entirely good. Or evil.
P. C. Cast
I sometimes like to sit in the silence and darkness and listen to my heart shine.
Frank D. Gilroy
We have a responsibility to stand watch over one another, we are watchers, all of us, watchers, guarding against the darkness.
Dean Koontz
I make all my decisions on intuition. But then, I must know why I made that decision. I throw a spear into the darkness. That is intuition. Then I must send an army into the darkness to find the spear. That is intellect.
Ingmar Bergman
There’s a darkness that everyone must face, it wants to take what’s good and fair and lay it all to waste. And that darkness covers everything in sight, until it meets a single point of light.
Randy Travis
I think for something to be beautiful, it has to have some darkness in it; otherwise, it’s just pretty. And pretty does not interest me at all.
Johan Renck
Even for a moment do not think that you are the body. Give yourself no name, no shape. In the darkness and the silence reality is found.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
If there be light, then there is darkness; if cold, heat; if height, depth; if solid, fluid; if hard, soft; if rough, smooth; if calm, tempest; if prosperity, adversity; if life, death.
Pythagoras
Hope lights up our darkness.
Celia Fremlin
The Earth loves us through its gravity and this love is ideal: It neither sticks to us nor let us to fly to the unknown darkness!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Deep in the darkness of passions insanity, I felt taken by lust’s strange inhumanity.
Michael Jackson
I do tend to divide my childhood into darkness and light, and the first seven years were certainly the darkness.
Robert Carlyle
Take it from me, there’s nothing like a job well done, except the quiet enveloping darkness at the bottom of a bottle of Jim Beam after a job done any way at all.
Stephen Colbert
Light refused increases darkness.
Adrian Rogers
A certain kind of shittiness, a certain kind of stagnation, a certain kind of darkness, goes on propagating itself by its own power in its own self-contained cycle. And once it passes a certain point, no one can stop it-even if the person himself wants to stop it.
Haruki Murakami
Clear moments are so short.
There is much more darkness. More
ocean than terra firma. More
shadow than form.
Adam Zagajewski
Remain alert about your blindness, about your fear, about your ignorance, and just your alertness will dispel
the whole darkness of blindness, of fear, of ignorance.
Rajneesh
We have to realize that science is a double-edged sword. One edge of the sword can cut against poverty, illness, disease and give us more democracies, and democracies never war with other democracies, but the other side of the sword could give us nuclear proliferation, biogerms and even forces of darkness.
Michio Kaku
Voices in the darkness scream away my mental health, can I ask a question to help me save me from myself?
Ozzy Osbourne
Television news is like a lightning flash. It makes a loud noise, lights up everything around it, leaves everything else in darkness and then is suddenly gone.
Hodding Carter
A darkness different from Ember’s, but just as frightening.
Jeanne DuPrau
He who busies himself with things other than improvement of his own self becomes perplexed in darkness and entangled in ruin. His evil spirits immerse him deep in vices and make his bad actions seem handsome.
Ali ibn Abi Talib
Ann Winder-Boyle’s small-scale encaustic pictures always reward a second look – theyВ have an intriguing edge of darkness about them.
Andrew Graham-Dixon
It is the measure of my individual struggle from darkness toward some measure of light.
Dylan Thomas
Bina, thank you. Bina, listen, this guy. His name wasn’t Lasker. This guy-‘ She puts a hand to his mouth. She has not touched him in three years. It probably would be too much to say that he feels the darkness lift at the touch of her fingertips against his lips. But it shivers, and light bleeds in among the cracks.
Michael Chabon
Education is the movement from darkness to light.
Allan Bloom
A nonviolent struggle necessarily involves construction on a small scale. It cannot therefore lead to tamas or darkness or inertia.
Mahatma Gandhi
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.
Charles Dickens
We must be willing to encounter darkness and despair when they come up and face them, over and over again if need be, without running away or numbing ourselves in the thousands of ways we conjure up to avoid the unavoidable.
Jon Kabat-Zinn
Once the concentration camps and the hell-holes of the world were in darkness. Now they are lit by the light of the Amnesty candle; the candle in barbed wire. When I first lit the Amnesty candle, I had in mind the old Chinese proverb: ‘Better light a candle than curse the darkness.’
Peter Benenson
Don’t be afraid of the darkness; just carry a light with you!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Life is the journey between darkness of the womb and darkness of the grave.
Ala Bashir
Faith is seeing light with your heart when all your eyes see is darkness.
Barbara Johnson
The modern city hardly knows a pure darkness or true silence anymore, nor does it know the effect of a single small light or that of a lonely distant shout.
Johan Huizinga
Light does not come from light, but from darkness.
Mircea Eliade
The cloud of caring for nothing, which overshadowed him with such a fatal darkness, was very rarely pierced by the light within him.
Charles Dickens
You can’t blame things for being dark if the light bulbs aren’t working. So we’re complaining about the darkness when the bulbs aren’t working, and the Bible says that we are the light of the world.
Tony Evans
Don’t be impressed by darkness. Jesus didn’t do the opposite of whatever the devil did. He did what He saw the Father doing… The moment I have a lesser sense of Him and a greater sense of the problem, I will live in reaction to the problem.
Bill Johnson
One of the signs that you are walking in the light is that you are honest about having walked in the darkness.
Kevin DeYoung
You must be vulnerable to be sensitive to reality. And to be vulnerable is just another way of saying that one has nothing more to lose. I don’t have anything but darkness to lose.
Bob Dylan
To preserve the silence within–amid all the noise. To remain open and quiet, a moist humus in the fertile darkness where the rain falls and the grain ripens–no matter how many tramp across the parade ground in whirling dust under an arid sky.
Dag Hammarskjold
You start with a darkness to move through but sometimes the darkness moves through you.
Dean Young
With the Savior’s power and light we will be enabled to push back the darkness of the world.
Neill F. Marriott
‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’ came out of a huge body of work that had tons of very happy songs.
Bruce Springsteen
I found light in the darkness … or it found me.
Frederick Lenz
Darkness bound them closer than light.
Orson Scott Card
You can’t always be like ‘sunshine and roses’. I like a little bit of darkness.
Ladyhawke
We dreamt of light, but hoped for darkness.
Aleksandar Hemon
He knew these last lines by heart and mouthed them now in the darkness. My reason for life. Not living, but life. That was the touch. And she was his reason for life, and why he must survive.
Ian Mcewan
It is a time of darkness, of faith. We shall not see Christ’s radiance in our lives yet; it is still hidden in our darkness; nevertheless, we must believe that He is growing in our lives; we must believe it so firmly that we cannot help relating everything, literally everything, to this almost incredible reality.
Caryll Houselander
When I use the word ‘Satan,’ it doesn’t stand for a guy with horns. To me, that word means the powers of the unknown, the powers of darkness.
King Diamond
The trains roared by like projectiles level on the darkness, fuming and burning, making the valley clang with their passage. They were gone, and the lights of the towns and villages glittered in silence.
D. H. Lawrence
Peace and negativity cannot coexist just as light and darkness cannot coexist.
S. N. Goenka