Dark Quotes

Stephen King

Quiet people have the loudest minds.. Stephen King
Quiet people have the loudest minds.

Enna Snow

Goths do not hate the world. They just learned to accept the world that refuses to understand them.

Jess C. Scott

I envy people that know love. That have someone who takes them as they are.

Karl Lagerfeld

We live in a dark and romantic and quite tragic world.

Ashly Lorenzana

The more fucked up you are, the more I like you. As long as you've managed to hold onto your identity through all the shit, then it won't matter how twisted you are. I will love you more for it.

Joss Whedon

Make it dark, make it grim, make it tough, but then, for the love of God, tell a joke.

Simona Panova

Have a look around, my pretty, we are surrounded by Death in all forms – just the two of us are still alive –

Mark R. Brand

For every guy who loves being a dad, there’s another who realizes too late that he’s created something his wife loves more than him.

Mother Teresa

The moment passed - but the darkness is so dark, and the pain is so painful. – But I accept whatever He gives and I give whatever He takes.

Richard P. Denney

The great thing about writing fiction is that you can do whatever the fuck you want, go as far as you are willing to go, and laugh at the people who take it seriously.

Whitney Barbetti

Words could bite. When I spoke to strangers, I wanted my words to have fangs.

Blue Balliett

What was a little dark, anyway? Just no sun, [Petra] reminded herself as her sneakers pounded toward the opening. Just dark, all three fine, she whispered to herself again and again, spinning the words outward into a mobile in her mind. They floated into dark-three, all-just-fine and then into all-fine, dark-just-three.

Denis Diderot

I picture the vast realm of the sciences as an immense landscape scattered with patches of dark and light. The goal towards which we must work is either to extend the boundaries of the patches of light, or to increase their number. One of these tasks falls to the creative genius; the other requires a sort of sagacity combined with perfectionism.

Munia Khan

Slogans seem to be dead; this world is now busy chanting fears of lost democracy

Danny Maximus

I used to live my life at night in the shadow of my dark past, I lived in shadows for so long until the dark became my world, but then you came and flipped on a light, at first I was blinded, It was so bright, but over time my eyes adjusted and I could see and now whats in focus is our future, bright, brighter than it's ever been

Morgan Rhodes

Darkness became her world...

Simona Panova

The unknown grayish mystifying forest was benumbed into frost-covered cold, and the tremendous pines towering above the dark marshy soil resembled a gathering of severe mute brothers from a forbidden ancient order worshiping forgotten gods no one had ever heard of outside of the world of secret occult visions.

Amanda Grace

It's not fair. It's not fair that he lets his rage take over, that he lets it rule him. I don't know why he has to let it rule him. I don't know why he has to be two people.

I don't know why he gets to be two people, and I only get to be me, the one who is here to take what he has to give, and who is here to pick pu the pieces afterward.

Shel Silverstein

The baby bat
Screamed out in fright,
'Turn on the dark,
I'm afraid of the light.

Edgar Allan Poe

It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.

Oscar Wilde

But we never get back our youth… The pulse of joy that beats in us at twenty becomes sluggish. Our limbs fail, our senses rot. We degenerate into hideous puppets, haunted by the memory of the passions of which we were too much afraid, and the exquisite temptations that we had not the courage to yield to.

Holly Black

This, the language of deception, we both understand. We were born to it, along with the curses.

Kelli Jae Baeli

You have to be able to recognize your truths in the daylight before you can find them in the dark.

Mike Norton

For a man who walks in the light, to stay humble is not to walk in the dark; you don't need to project yourself to be thought an honest man.

Kurt Vonnegut

What he meant, of course, was that there would always be wars, that they were as easy to stop as glaciers. I believe that, too.

And even if wars didn't keep coming like glaciers, there would still be plain old death.

Jess C. Scott

The brightest light casts the darkest shadow.


He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby becomes a monster.

Jess C. Scott

Follow your heart, Ithilnin," Albirich repeated. "Time is precious. Don't waste it living someone else's life.

Christina Dodd

Pray as if all things depend on God, and work as if all things depend on you.

Lee Argus

Through the darkest hours of the night
and through the dreamers realm I seek,
Far beyond the starry sky
and beyond galaxies I am free.

Through the grimmest memories
and past a seasons air I cannot breathe,
Far beyond this mortal world
in an afterlife we shall meet.

Gwenn Wright

My heart, for unknown reasons, seems to freeze in motion in my chest. I can see he senses it and he holds his pause to enjoy my suffering, prolonging my ignorance. “Viktor, what?

Pepper Winters

Sometimes, the only way to make your dreams come true is to shatter them.

Jess C. Scott

One hand was behind his back, and he held it out, presenting a bouquet of white and smoky purple lilies.

“They’re straight from the underworld, by the way. They are everlasting. They won’t die.

Kimberly Perry

A penny for my thoughts, oh no, I'll sell them for a dollar
They're worth so much more after I'm a goner
And maybe then you'll hear the words I been singin'
Funny when you're dead how people start listenin

Mike Norton

The best way to be appreciative for your life is to live it; don't die for any other reason but love. Dreams are what guide us, art is what defines us, math is makes it all possible, and love is what lights our way.

Craig D. Lounsbrough

In the deepest darkness God tenderly grasps my hand and whispers that darkness is nothing more than a place that He is preparing for the arrival of light.

Anne Stuart

I lied. I do that, you know, when it suits me. I would have thought you'd realized that by now.

Stephen King

All right I think we've been down here in the dark long enough. There's a whole other world upstairs. Take my hand Constant Reader and I'll be happy to lead you back into the sunshine. I'm happy to go there because I believe most people are essentially good. I know that I am. It's you I'm not entirely sure of.

L.J. Smith

People Die...
Beauty Fades...
Love Changes...
And You Will Always Be Alone

Aleksandra Ninkovic

Fog is more dangerous than dark, as it gives the illusion of seeing.

Nenia Campbell

Knowledge is a rope, and you're weaving a noose out of it. Leave some slack for the enemy.

Stephen King

The woman who preaches has poison religion. Let the respectable ones go

Slade Combs

Believe that you are someone worth saving.

Slade Combs

There is no place so dark that light cannot lead the way.

Slade Combs

Healing cannot occur by refusing to listen to the truth, unsettling as it may be.

Slade Combs

The difference in our potential as angels or demons is the effect of time on the decisions we make.

Casey Renee Kiser

I can't get his bones
to go down the fucking drain.
I try to stuff the tiny holes,
too tiny for this pain.

I can't get his bones
to break any way for my gain.
Break them back a little too far,
never too far for the sake of sane.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Tej seemed such a sunny personality, much of the time-these flashes of dark were like a crack in the sky, shocking and wrong. Reminding him that the daylight was the illusion, the scattering of light by the atmosphere, and the endless night was the permanent default behind it all.

Derek Landy

Skul-man!' he exclaimed as he rushed forward to shake his hand. 'Last I heard you were trapped on a dead world overrun by evil trans-dimensional superfiends!'
Skulduggery nodded. 'Just got back.

Carla H. Krueger

Without pride, man becomes a parasite – and there are already too many parasites.

Carla H. Krueger

Don’t mock my suggestions, Ridley – one day in the near future, they might just save your life.” Maxwell D. Kalist.

Carla H. Krueger

Shame comes in different doses.

Carla H. Krueger

It’s late and most of the clerks are at home in their beds, dreaming of swimming in pools filled with real money.

Carla H. Krueger

He’s in a side room alone with her and it’s far too fucking hot.

Carla H. Krueger

Every time I so much as blink you get an erection.

Carla H. Krueger

I hate working with sexy women.” Dimitri Pissec.

Carla H. Krueger

A black-haired bitch with man’s hands, widow Liza Van der Bruggenziltch-Finch makes all the important decisions. She is a power-hungry dominatrix. Orwell is her slave. (No one ever sees him.)

Carla H. Krueger

Do I need to fire the little prat yet?” Liza Van der Bruggenziltch-Finch.

Carla H. Krueger

The beagles are partying under Geiger’s desk.

Carla H. Krueger

I’m warning you because you’re young and vulnerable. He’s a dirty, lying, conniving piece of shit and he’s dangerous.” Gottfried Baumauer.

Carla H. Krueger

Secrets are dangerous.” Gottfried Baumauer.

Carla H. Krueger

Men circle like bees around honey, buzzing to communicate their sexual despair.

Carla H. Krueger

His manhood sways briefly, then comes to a standstill.

Carla H. Krueger

You are a more powerful person than you might have ever imagined.” Maxwell D. Kalist.

Carla H. Krueger

Are there not times, Ridley, when you yourself wish only to hear the best in people – and not to be dragged downwards into the underworld we all regularly inhabit?

Carla H. Krueger

You need a father figure in your life.

Carla H. Krueger

Kalist brings out his best for the clincher. “You’ve never really loved your wife, have you, Ridley?

Carla H. Krueger

Obelmäker always suspected Kalist of being a driven man with a determined selfishness that verged on sociopathic, but he actually appears to be suffering for once, in a humane way, like one who has been driven and selfish previously, but has slowly started to see the gigantic error of his ways.

Carla H. Krueger

Baumauer wants a life in which he cannot be belittled, judged or controlled by worse men.

Carla H. Krueger

To Kalist, Baumauer’s just a timber bridge in need of a good hot fire.

Carla H. Krueger

Only men with intelligence, confidence and absolutely no empathy at all can progress upstairs.

Carla H. Krueger

Kalist is in his office with the door shut, secretly adding the final touches to his new Brichacek doll; she’s got rosy, plaster cheeks and his nose hairs for pubes, although he thinks he might die them blond to go with her hair.

Carla H. Krueger

Kalist likes to listen to the collective voices swell as more individuals in his colony arrive.

Carla H. Krueger

Obelmäker is a deeply fearful person and terribly indecisive. Even when he makes a choice, it’s usually bad.

Carla H. Krueger

An overnight bag with the company logo – a white silhouette of a finch (which once perched on the curved back of a stallion representing cofounder, Orwell, but has now been ‘adjusted’) – sits motionless beside him on the carpet, sucking up bedbugs.

Carla H. Krueger

You’re a fat cunt and you can’t add up to save your life.” Dimitri Pissec.

Carla H. Krueger

Opposite Pissec sits ghoulish Gottfried Baumauer, a tall, skinny workaholic with dark-ringed eye sockets and long, yellowing smoker’s fingers. He’s thirty-eight. He doesn’t say much. He drinks a lot of tea – likes it strong as tar. He lines up the strained, dry bags on his desk like dead, tailless voles.

Carla H. Krueger

Obelmäker is eating at his desk, a habit both Baumauer and Pissec find repulsive.

Carla H. Krueger

As Baumauer hangs his shit-coloured coat up on a hook he takes clandestine pleasure in engulfing Obelmäker’s less impressive attire with his own. Privately, he warns the inferior coat, “Don’t suffocate in there.

Carla H. Krueger

Baumauer secretly fears Kalist – and Kalist knows it.

Carla H. Krueger

Pissec approaches Pamela Geiger’s cubicle, itching in rhythm with her. He wants to ask her a question while Kalist is out of earshot. She’s not a grass, he’s sure, but stupid people die first.

Markus Zusak

It is early, early morning. It's that time when it's still dark but you know the day is coming. Blue is bleeding through black. Stars are dying.

Munia Khan

You can learn things from a heart so bleeding
When love bargains with deceitful pleading
Hours soar from dawn to dawn splitting your time
Don’t hear melody from a soundless chime

Haruki Murakami

Samsa certainly had no idea what lay ahead. He was in the dark about everything: the future, of course, but the present and the past as well . What was right, and what was wrong? Just learning how to dress was a riddle.

China Miéville

Shadows fell on them like predators as the light went out.

Simona Panova

Strength and victory... What he would never praise himself for, but whose loss was his most obsessive fear.

R. Scott Bakker

I remeber asking a wise man, once . . . 'Why do Men fear the dark?' . . . 'Because darkness' he told me, 'is ignorance made visable.' 'And do Men despise ignorance?' I asked. 'No,' he said, 'they prize it above all things-all things!-but only so long as it remains invisible.

Vera Nazarian

Don't be afraid of the dark. Shine!

Cameron Jace

Stare at the dark too long and you will eventually see what isn’t there.

C.S. Friedman

All about us were people. Perhaps a hundred. Men. Experience had taught me that humans were cruelest when segregated by sex, and the cold feeling in the pit of my stomach became led. What had I let myself in for?

Rosmarie Waldrop

Why do we fear the dark as unavoidable defeat when it alone is constant, and we'd starve if it stopped watering the lawn of dreams.


When we are young we fear we are not alone in the dark, When we grow up we fear we are

Nenia Campbell

Death was not the scariest thing out there; no, the denial of it could be far worse.

Dan Wells

People are always afraid of other things, they are never afraid of themselves.

Heather R. Blair

The future might be dark, but darkness shared wasn't a thing to be feared.
It was to be embraced.

Munia Khan

The colour of fear is never dark or black; it has the colour of thunderbolt; usually white, but can appear in different hues depending on how the fear travels through to get inside your heart

Rebecca Donovan

I can push everything into the dark.But it leaves me empty.And the dark always ends up finding me in my sleep

Sanhita Baruah

After torturing our adrenaline by watching a horror movie for a couple of hours the places we are most afraid of are the doors and windows of the room even though they are the only ways for us to escape in case of occurrence such an event.

Nenia Campbell

She had come into the garden expecting summer roses and had instead been caught in a bank of twisted, thorny, frostbitten vines.


Don't be afraid of the dark
Look inside
Grab your heart
Let it shine

If it's dark outside
Shine your light

Susann Cokal

In the darkness, fear my light.

Sylvain Reynard

Everyone is pretty enough in the dark,”
she whispered.
“No, they are not.” He kissed her before
pulling back abruptly, willing himself to stop.

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