Quotes and Sayings about Darkness



"Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash."
- Louis Aragon
(Related: Life, Truth, People, Conflict, Darkness, Error, Light, Opposites, Zone)

"In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Darkness, Light, Order, Present)

"I really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don't think that's only reserved for people who have horrible upbringings. I think it really exists and is part of the human condition. I think in the course of your life you figure out ways to deal with that."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Life, Anger, People, Fear, Darkness, Sadness)

"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
(Related: Anger, Actor, Challenge, Darkness, Sadness)

"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
(Related: Funny, Experience, Darkness, Fans, Feeling, Trying)

"When the darkness comes, keep an eye on the light - whatever that is for you - no matter how far away it seems."
- Jan Berry
(Related: Darkness, Eye, Light)

"Education is the movement from darkness to light."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Education, Darkness, Light)

"The best translations cannot convey to us the strength and exquisite delicacy of thought in its native garb, and he to whom such books are shut flounders about in outer darkness."
- Edwin Booth
(Related: Thought, Strength, Books, Darkness)

"It is like visiting one's funeral, like visiting loss in its purest and most monumental form, this wild darkness, which is not only unknown but which one cannot enter as oneself."
- Harold Brodkey
(Related: Darkness, Loss)

"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
(Related: Darkness, Rules, Space, Windows)

"Creativity - like human life itself - begins in darkness."
- Julia Cameron
(Related: Life, Creativity, Darkness)

"The fear of burglars is not only the fear of being robbed, but also the fear of a sudden and unexpected clutch out of the darkness."
- Elias Canetti
(Related: Fear, Being, Darkness)

"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
(Related: Soul, Darkness, Free will, Light, Necessity)

"Love is the only game that is not called on account of darkness."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Love, Darkness)

"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
(Related: Darkness, News, Television)

"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
(Related: Darkness, Discovery, Order)

"The older I get, the more I see that there really aren't huge zeniths of happiness or a huge abyss of darkness as much as there used to be. I tend to walk a middle ground."
- Paula Cole
(Related: Happiness, Darkness)

"Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Wisdom, Darkness, Folly, Ignorance, Infatuation, Passion, Purity)

"When I do a novel, I don't really use the script, I use the book; when I did Apocalypse Now, I used Heart of Darkness. Novels usually have so much rich material."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Heart, Darkness, Now)

"On the last morning of Virginia's bloodiest year since the Civil War, I built a fire and sat facing a window of darkness where at sunrise I knew I would find the sea."
- Patricia Cornwell
(Related: War, Darkness, Fire, Sea)

"Alcohol is barren. The words a man speaks in the night of drunkenness fade like the darkness itself at the coming of day."
- Marguerite Duras
(Related: Alcohol, Darkness, Day, Man, Night, Words)

"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
(Related: Darkness, Light, Sorrow)

"The depth of darkness to which you can descend and still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach."
- Pliny the Elder
(Related: Darkness, Measure)

"I have always felt that laughter in the face of reality is probably the finest sound there is and will last until the day when the game is called on account of darkness. In this world, a good time to laugh is any time you can."
- Linda Ellerbee
(Related: Time, Darkness, Day, Laughter, Reality, Sound, Will, World)

"I always seem to have a vague feeling that he is a Satan among musicians, a fallen angel in the darkness who is perpetually seeking to fight his way back to happiness."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Happiness, Darkness, Feeling, Fight, Musicians, Satan)

"Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Darkness, Light, Will)

"I think we both have some darkness in us. But when we are together, we tend to concentrate more on the light."
- Bobby Farrelly
(Related: Darkness, Light)

"Strange, is it not? That of the myriads who Before us pass'd the door of Darkness through, Not one returns to tell us of the Road Which to discover we must travel too."
- Edward Fitzgerald
(Related: Travel, Darkness, Road)

"Love and memory last and will so endure till the game is called because of darkness."
- Gene Fowler
(Related: Love, Darkness, Memory, Will)

"I saw also that there was an ocean of darkness and death, but an infinite ocean of light and love, which flowed over the ocean of darkness."
- George Fox
(Related: Death, Love, Darkness, Infinite, Light, Ocean)

"From the first place of liquid darkness, within the second place of air and light, I set down the following record with its mixture of fact and truths and memories of truths and its direction toward the Third Place, where the starting point is myth."
- Janet Frame
(Related: Darkness, Direction, Fact, First, Light, Memories, Myth)

"An increase in light gives an increase in darkness."
- Sam Francis
(Related: Darkness, Light)

"I guess darkness serves a purpose: to show us that there is redemption through chaos. I believe in that. I think that's the basis of Greek mythology."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Chaos, Darkness, Mythology)

"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
(Related: Work, Darkness, Effect, Eye, First, Light, May, Spirit)

"When I have clarified and exhausted a subject, then I turn away from it, in order to go into darkness again."
- Carl Friedrich Gauss
(Related: Darkness, Order)

"A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness."
- Jean Genet
(Related: Time, Dream, Act, Darkness, Man, Order)

"I cannot think that we are useless or God would not have created us. There is one God looking down on us all. We are all the children of one God. The sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to what we have to say."
- Geronimo
(Related: God, Children, Darkness, Listening, Sun)

"See you in the darkness."
- Gary Gilmore
(Related: Darkness)

"I like their darkness but I also like the pop-side of the Velvet Underground."
- Martin Gore
(Related: Darkness)

"From a good book, I want to be taken to the very edge. I want a glimpse into that outer darkness."
- Mark Haddon
(Related: Darkness, Want)

"But I notice that there is a lack of darkness in my movies and I don't know where that comes from."
- Lasse Hallstrom
(Related: Movies, Darkness)

"Although I had arrived in total darkness the light of truth at once burst upon my mind and I perceived most clearly that the republicans had overreached themselves."
- Francis Bond Head
(Related: Truth, Darkness, Light, Mind, Republicans)

"To attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood. It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing the Darkness. It cannot be."
- Frank Herbert
(Related: Truth, Darkness, Falsehood, Light)

"God is not a hypothesis derived from logical assumptions, but an immediate insight, self-evident as light. He is not something to be sought in the darkness with the light of reason. He is the light."
- Abraham Joshua Heschel
(Related: God, Darkness, Light, Reason, Self)

"As long as one person lives in darkness then it seems to be a responsibility to tell other people."
- Bill Hicks
(Related: People, Darkness, Responsibility)

"When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home."
- S. E. Hinton
(Related: Home, Darkness)

"Strange - is it not? That of the myriads who Before us passed the door of Darkness through, Not one returns to tell us of the road Which to discover we must travel too."
- Horace
(Related: Travel, Darkness, Road)

"The three great problems of this century; the degradation of man in the proletariat, the subjection of women through hunger, the atrophy of the child by darkness."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Women, Darkness, Hunger, Man, Problems)

"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
(Related: Life, Character, Darkness, Light)

"Science has explained nothing; the more we know the more fantastic the world becomes and the profounder the surrounding darkness."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Science, Darkness, Nothing, World)

"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
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Darkness, Eyes)

"To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Education, Clouds, Darkness, Mind)

"Most of us are imprisoned by something. We're living in darkness until something flips on the switch."
- Wynonna Judd
(Related: Darkness, Living)

"Understanding does not cure evil, but it is a definite help, inasmuch as one can cope with a comprehensible darkness."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Cure, Darkness, Evil, Help, Understanding)

"As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Purpose, Being, Darkness, Existence, Light)

"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
(Related: Life, Darkness, Meaning, Measure, Patience, Sadness, Word)

"Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people."
- Carl Jung
(Related: People, Darkness)

"What interests me is the sense of the darkness that we carry within us, the darkness that's akin to one of the principal subjects of the sublime - terror."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Darkness, Sense, Terror)

"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
(Related: Work, Darkness, Deep, Will)

"Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness."
- Yousuf Karsh
(Related: Character, Darkness)

"We made it known that we were trying to show the reality of France. People think of Paris as the city of love or the city of light, but where you got love you got hate, where you got light you got darkness."
- Mathieu Kassovitz
(Related: Love, People, Darkness, France, Hate, Light, Paris, Reality, Trying)

"The real meaning of enlightenment is to gaze with undimmed eyes on all darkness."
- Nikos Kazantzakis
(Related: Darkness, Eyes, Meaning)

"Once I knew only darkness and stillness... my life was without past or future... but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Life, Heart, Darkness, Future, Living, Past, Word)

"Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Habit, Bible, Darkness, Light, Moments, Trouble)

"Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Content, Darkness, May, Silence, State, Wonders)

"Overseas, America's fighting men and women have been waging war against those who would attack America and plunge the world into a period of darkness, and their success can easily be seen."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Men, Success, War, Women, America, Darkness, Fighting, World)

"The patriot who feels himself in the service of God, who acknowledges Him in all his ways, has the promise of Almighty direction, and will find His Word in his greatest darkness."
- Francis Scott Key
(Related: God, Darkness, Direction, Promise, Service, Will, Word)

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Love, Darkness, Hate, Light)

"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.
(Related: Altruism, Darkness, Light, Man, Selfishness, Will)

"That taxes may be the ostensible cause is true, but that they are the true cause is as far remote from truth as light from darkness."
- Henry Knox
(Related: Truth, Cause, Darkness, Light, May, Taxes)

"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Beauty, People, Darkness, Light, Sun, Windows)

"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
(Related: Darkness, Feeling, Monument, Right)

"My son - and what's a song? A thing begot within a pair of minutes, thereabout, a lump bred up in darkness."
- Thomas Kyd
(Related: Son, Darkness, Song)

"The unsaved people will be cast into utter darkness forever."
- Tim LaHaye
(Related: People, Darkness, Will)

"A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: God, Glory, Man, Sun, Word, Worship)

"Clouds and darkness surround us, yet Heaven is just, and the day of triumph will surely come, when justice and truth will be vindicated."
- Mary Todd Lincoln
(Related: Truth, Clouds, Darkness, Day, Heaven, Justice, Will)

"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
(Related: Men, Darkness, Eyes)

"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
(Related: Life, Darkness, Night, Ocean, Ships, Silence, Voice)

"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
(Related: Vision, Appearance, Building, Darkness, Example, Obscurity)

"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
(Related: Darkness, Now)

"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
(Related: Peace, Darkness, End)

"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
(Related: Love, Darkness, Light, Stars, Will)

"From the world of darkness I did loose demons and devils in the power of scorpions to torment."
- Charles Manson
(Related: Power, Darkness, World)

"I think seeing Pryor's first movie, Live In Concert, when I was in high school changed my life. Pryor really put the heart in darkness for me."
- Marc Maron
(Related: Life, Heart, Darkness, First, School)

"The moment you enlist in the army of God, you personally become a target. You need to remember that if you're living for and walking with Jesus Christ, the powers of darkness are aligned against you."
- Walter Martin
(Related: God, Army, Christ, Darkness, Living, Walking)

"In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city, with its blaze of lights, it is unnatural, hostile and menacing. It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers, biding its time."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Time, Country, Darkness, Night)

"For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness."
- Reba McEntire
(Related: Darkness, Healing, Hurt, Light, Open, Singing, Songs)

"The rising sun can dispel the darkness of night, but it cannot banish the blackness of malice, hatred, bigotry, and selfishness from the hearts of humanity."
- David O. McKay
(Related: Bigotry, Darkness, Hatred, Humanity, Malice, Night, Selfishness, Sun)

"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
(Related: Love, Darkness, Hurt, Light)

"Darkness is to space what silence is to sound, i.e., the interval."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Darkness, Silence, Sound, Space)

"We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened. But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: Darkness, Spiritual)

"Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined; Till at his second bidding darkness fled, Light shone, and order from disorder sprung."
- John Milton
(Related: Confusion, Darkness, Disorder, Light, Voice)

"And if, happy in the lot of no created thing, he withdraws into the center of his own unity, his spirit, made one with God, in the solitary darkness of God, who is set above all things, shall surpass them all."
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
(Related: God, Darkness, Spirit, Unity)

"Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace; it may serve to cast a gleam of light on those that are without, while the inhabitant sits in darkness."
- Hannah More
(Related: Religion, Genius, Darkness, Light, May)

"There is no such thing as darkness; only a failure to see."
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Related: Failure, Darkness)

"The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness."
- Vladimir Nabokov
(Related: Common sense, Darkness, Existence, Light)

"The world outside existed in a kind of darkness; and we inquired about nothing."
- V. S. Naipaul
(Related: Darkness, Nothing, World)

"Criticism is the windows and chandeliers of art: it illuminates the enveloping darkness in which art might otherwise rest only vaguely discernible, and perhaps altogether unseen."
- George Jean Nathan
(Related: Art, Criticism, Darkness, Rest, Windows)

"It's a discovery of a story when I write a book, a case of inching ahead on each page and discovering what's beyond in the darkness, beyond where you're writing."
- Michael Ondaatje
(Related: Darkness, Discovery, Writing)

"Blemishes are hid by night and every fault forgiven; darkness makes any woman fair."
- Ovid
(Related: Darkness, Fault, Night, Woman)

"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
(Related: Time, Cruelty, Darkness, Grave, Light, Spirit, Will)

"To him that waits all things reveal themselves, provided that he has the courage not to deny, in the darkness, what he has seen in the light."
- Coventry Patmore
(Related: Courage, Darkness, Light)

"The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Death, Darkness, Dying, Evening, Twilight)

"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
(Related: Darkness)

"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Dreams, Darkness, Deep)

"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
(Related: Darkness, First, Light, Waiting, Wrong)

"Sometimes it is better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness."
- Terry Pratchett
(Related: Darkness, Light)

"There is a good principle which created order, light, and man, and an evil principle which created chaos, darkness, and woman."
- Pythagoras
(Related: Chaos, Darkness, Evil, Light, Man, Order, Woman)

"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
(Related: Change, Life, Beach, Darkness, Mind, Night, Writing)

"He's meant to be that classic Homer, Ulysses, Hercules - a character who goes out or has some gift of some kind. He goes on a journey of discovery and part of that is falling into darkness - the temptations of life."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Life, Character, Darkness, Discovery, Journey, Temptations)

"I am often on guard over the Russians. In the darkness one sees their forms move like stick storks, like great birds. They come close up to the wire fence and lean their faces against it. Their fingers hook round the mesh."
- Erich Maria Remarque
(Related: Birds, Darkness, Faces)

"There was a darkness, a melancholy, that people had trouble accepting. Maybe now, it would work better."
- Alain Resnais
(Related: Work, People, Darkness, Melancholy, Now, Trouble)

"I try to be a guide for people, to make their darkness bright and to make the pathway light, and never to condemn or control or criticize."
- Little Richard
(Related: People, Control, Darkness, Light)

"I think I would cope like anyone copes with any tragedy. I'm sure I would be very upset for a while and then there would come a point where I would either have to stay in this place of darkness and anger, or I'd have to accept that it happened."
- Jason Ritter
(Related: Anger, Darkness, Tragedy)

"It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Darkness, Light)

"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
(Related: Darkness, Fact, Horror)

"Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Darkness, Light)

"All great and beautiful work has come of first gazing without shrinking into the darkness."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Work, Darkness, First)

"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
(Related: Darkness, Flowers, Help, Light, Nothing, Spirit)

"To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist."
- Robert Schumann
(Related: Men, Artist, Darkness, Duty, Light)

"There is no darkness but ignorance."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Darkness, Ignorance)

"I say there is no darkness but ignorance."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Darkness, Ignorance)

"Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: God, Comfort, Darkness, Despair, Light, Now)

"I actually think sadness and darkness can be very beautiful and healing."
- Duncan Sheik
(Related: Darkness, Healing, Sadness)

"A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Darkness, Solitude)

"These are ideas. I could say that they just came to me, but it would be more accurate to say that I went to them. Ideas - and new connections between ideas - lead you away from commonly held perceptions of reality. Ideas lead you out here. Ideas lead you into the darkness."
- Dave Sim
(Related: Ideas, Darkness, Perceptions, Reality)

"Well, darkness with humor... I'm not an extremely suicidal or sad person."
- Peter Steele
(Related: Humor, Darkness)

"Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other."
- Laurence Sterne
(Related: Darkness, Light, Pain, Pleasure, Succeed)

"In a World where people are surrounded by darkness, ignorance and fear, it is a sign of hope to be celebrating Islam's message of peace and light, and the last great Messenger, born and chosen to deliver them to all mankind."
- Cat Stevens
(Related: Peace, People, Fear, Hope, Islam, Darkness, Ignorance, Light, Mankind, World)

"Is it not evident that the Canadas, as well as the other colonies, have been left in a great measure to grope their way as they could through the darkness which surrounds them, almost totally unaided by the parent state?"
- John Strachan
(Related: Darkness, Measure, State)

"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
(Related: Actions, Darkness, Deep, Evil, Improvement, Ruin, Self, Spirits, Vices)

"We Orientals find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and darkness which that thing provides."
- Junichiro Tanizaki
(Related: Beauty, Darkness, Light, Shadows)

"And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro' nature, moulding men."
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
(Related: Men, Nature, Darkness)

"Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness."
- Mother Teresa
(Related: Christ, Darkness, Light, Words)

"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
(Related: Life, Cynicism, Darkness, End, Help)

"The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Darkness, Dawn, Day, Eyes, Light, Sun)

"True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Friendship, Knowledge, Darkness, Ignorance)

"But what is all this fear of and opposition to Oblivion? What is the matter with the soft Darkness, the Dreamless Sleep?"
- James Thurber
(Related: Fear, Darkness, Opposition, Sleep)

"When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Darkness, Future, Past, Spirit)

"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
(Related: Truth, Idea, Community, Darkness, Deep, Fact, Light, Man, Sight)

"Man dies of cold, not of darkness."
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Related: Darkness, Man)

"Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness."
- Leonardo da Vinci
(Related: Truth, Darkness, Doubt, Falsehood, Light)

"There is no greater mystery to me than that of light traveling through darkness."
- Alexander Volkov
(Related: Darkness, Light, Mystery, Traveling)

"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
(Related: Darkness, Glory, Obscurity, Sun)

"One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying."
- Morris West
(Related: Acceptance, Conflict, Court, Darkness, Doubt, Dying, Existence, Living, Needs, Pain, Will)

"The best I can say is that it's better for me to write about despair and darkness than to be incapable of getting off the sofa. It's better to write about suicide than to contemplate it too heavily."
- Paul Westerberg
(Related: Darkness, Despair, Suicide)

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us."
- Marianne Williamson
(Related: Fear, Darkness, Light, Measure)

"This book, conceived in sorrow, composed in grief, and constructed at the brink of despair, contains my mind's best thoughts, and my soul's triumph over the powers of darkness."
- Isaac Mayer Wise
(Related: Soul, Thoughts, Darkness, Despair, Grief, Mind, Sorrow)

"In Sleep we lie all naked and alone, in Sleep we are united at the heart of night and darkness, and we are strange and beautiful asleep; for we are dying the darkness and we know no death."
- Thomas Wolfe
(Related: Death, Lie, Heart, Darkness, Dying, Night, Sleep, United)

"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
(Related: Life, Darkness, Echo, Fight, Hunger, March, Sense, Words)

"I've never believed that pop music is escapist trash. There's always a darkness in it, even amidst great pop music."
- Thom Yorke
(Related: Music, Darkness)

"If we got into a situation where people start burning our records, then bring it on. That's the whole point. The gloaming has begun. We're in the darkness. This has happened before. Go read some history."
- Thom Yorke
(Related: History, People, Darkness)

"Only the person who has experienced light and darkness, war and peace, rise and fall, only that person has truly experienced life."
- Stefan Zweig
(Related: Life, War, Peace, Darkness, Light)