Darkness Quotes

Haruki Murakami

For darkness terrifies. It swallows you, warps you, nullifies you. Who alive can possibly profess confidence in darkness? In the dark, you can't see.

Effy Stonem

If you close your eyes you see darkness. But if you keep them closed for long enough.. you'll see light.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

Mary Oliver

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.

Jess C. Scott

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

C.G. Jung

How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also If I am to be whole

Scott Hastie

The light needs only our trust
And, of course, the darkness
To work its eternal alchemy.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

Follow the path that leads to understanding. Only then, will you illuminate the way for others. Once you open your mind and gain knowledge, truth, you'll leave the darkness and enter into the light of wisdom.

Ryan Adams

I no longer know the author of this book, for simply stopping long enough and writing it down was where I changed from a boy with his eyes squeezed shut to a man with his eyes wide open so that the sunlight might reach my heart despite all that darkness.

William T. Vollmann

The hospital bulked darkly in the darkness.

Simona Panova

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

Brian A. McBride

The sun does not abandon the moon to darkness.

Brian A. McBride

Light or Death!

Brian A. McBride

Such a distant, forgotten thing, this Light.

Brian A. McBride

This was a Darkness born of fire.

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.

Shayne Azad

I don't like the darkness but I want to live in it, I don't want to have pains but I always have it, I want to live in good way, happy and very normal life but I just can't. Because it's not that thing which some one gave me and I didn't took from anybody or anything that's just my destiny.

LeeAnn Taylor

Love is the light by which all are brought forward out of darkness.

Santosh Kalwar

O holy Sunday, let your darkness not come along my way. Let her nurture internal and external world, as I start my personal day.

Jasmine Kiyani

The World is full of lights and people full of darkness.

Brian A. McBride

With every fall of the sun and rise of the moon, I can hear it. The Prophecy. It echoes through the halls of time. It is written on the surface of every star. Even the sun and moon cannot withhold the news of the second coming. I hear it. And I fear it.

Stephanie Roberts

You fill a hungry place shaped like your darkness.

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.

L.J. Smith

I don't need to kill goats to say things. I CAN talk.

Cormac McCarthy

When he woke in the woods in the dark and the cold of the night he'd reach out to touch the child sleeping beside him. Nights dark beyond darkness and the days more gray each one than what had gone before. Like the onset of some cold glaucoma dimming away the world.

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.

E.M. Forster

We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows. Choose a place where you won't do harm - yes, choose a place where you won't do very much harm, and stand in it for all you are worth, facing the sunshine.

Hazrat Ali Ibn Abu-Talib A.S

Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety, after all it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.

Shaun Hick

You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun.

Jeanette Winterson

The continuous narrative of existence is a lie. There is no continuous narrative, there are lit-up
The continuous narrative of existence is a lie. There is no continuous narrative, there are lit-up moments, and the rest is dark.


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.

Justin Cronin

What strange places our lives can carry us to, what dark passages.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Don't call anyone a devil, because within you, you can experience hell and the devil, and the devil is nothing, but you!

Toba Beta

The truth is in the heart;
out there is true darkness.

Maverick Hill

Still haunted by the love, light and darkness we shared. encumbered to smile and breathing becomes an art; when you don’t fucking feel anything.

Maverick Hill

Is there a silent song in your heart, that is screaming to be heard?

Maverick Hill

You can lie but you can't re-write history. Even if you could, what would you say to those who lived it and helped you thru, some of the darkest periods of your life?

Tanna Marie Angers

Love being the only flower that opens and reaches for the light. Light will always come, because it longs to be reached for, and darkness is put away.

Ron Rash

It’s ever been the way of the man of science or philosophy. Most folks stay in the dark and then complain they can’t see nothing.” – Snipes (185)

R. N. Prasher

What is knowledge but a lucid enunciation of ignorance of yesterday. If there is no darkness to dispel, there can be no light.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely.

Unknown Author

In the heartfelt mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will visit us, to shine on those sitting in darkness, in the shadow of death, to guide our feet to the way of peace.

Claire Lunette

If you fall in darkness, there will be light. If your fall enter depression, there is some sort of happiness. Fall but get up. Weak but be strong. Life is just beginning

Yvonne Woon

When darkness falls and eyes stay shut
A chain of voices opens up.
Let wax not wane give breath to death.

p.s. Shhh" -Yvonne Woon(Dead Beautiful)

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.

George Sterling

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”)

Rae Hachton

I was made to rule the darkness.

Lionel Johnson

While death and darkness girdle me
I grope for immortality.

Lee Argus

Where death follows, there’s life. When darkness surrounds you in a world of chaos, search and you’ll eventually find the light.

Colum McCann

Rather he consoled himself with the fact that, in the real world, when he looked closely into the darkness he might find the presence of a light, damaged and bruised, but a little light all the same.

Ray Comfort

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.

Jim Anderson

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?

Craig D. Lounsbrough

When will I realize that without God my world is draped in shadows between which there is not a single ray of light? And when will I recognize that with God, my world is deluged in light between which there is not a single thread of darkness?

Brittany L. Engels

If darkness was meant to rule it wouldn’t be chased away by the Light.” -Sheelagh

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.

Margaret Stohl

Darkness does not leave us easily as we would hope.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

What makes a hero? Courage, strength, morality, withstanding adversity? Are these the traits that truly show and create a hero? Is the light truly the source of darkness or vice versa? Is the soul a source of hope or despair? Who are these so called heroes and where do they come from? Are their origins in obscurity or in plain sight?

Cormac McCarthy

Carry the fire.

Landon Parham

Life isn't just about darkness or light, rather it's about finding light within the darkness.

Rick Yancey

But hope is no less realistic than despair. It is still our choice whether to live in light or lie down in darkness.

Sandip Bantawa

Thinking beyond everthing
I raise myself
raise my head
just to see those
those hope in darkness...
Its moon in me...

J.E.B. Spredemann

It would still be a long way until she was completely free, but the door had been cracked open and a smidgen of hope broke through the darkness.

Helen Keller

Once I knew the depth where no hope was, and darkness lay on the face of all things... 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.

Lisa See

وعندما أنامُ ليلًا أعرفُ أنني سأنهضُ مجددًا ، ولكن لن يكون هناك فجر بل ظلام فقط

Anthony Liccione

Faith is, believing there is still a star out there to wish on, just for you, tucked away behind dark clouds.

Beth Turner

Sometimes the darkness finds us, that will always be inevitable. If one chooses to manifest such feelings creatively, then it really isn't darkness at all.

Dana Arcuri

If you're facing a season of trials, don't allow the enemy to have a field day by putting negative thoughts in your mind. Let go of stinking thinking. Instead of turning away from God in anger or confusion, run into His loving arms where He will comfort you.

Samuel Beckett

I am blind.
Perhaps he can see into the future.

Mary Oliver

The Uses Of Sorrow

(In my sleep I dreamed this poem)

Someone I loved once gave me
a box full of darkness.

It took me years to understand
that this, too, was a gift.

Emily Dickinson

One need not be a chamber to be haunted.

Sylvia Plath

I am terrified by this dark thing
That sleeps in me;
All day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

No one but Night, with tears on her dark face, watches beside me in this windy place.

Seamus Heaney

All I know is a door into the dark

Denise Levertov

In the dark I rest,
unready for the light which dawns
day after day,
eager to be shared.
Black silk, shelter me.
I need
more of the night before I open
eyes and heart
to illumination. I must still
grow in the dark like a root
not ready, not ready at all.

Wallace Stevens

The exceeding brightness of this early sun
Makes me conceive how dark I have become.

Chimnese Davids

That is what you meant to me: a light that shone through the darkness.” (Your smile, p. 56)

Pablo Neruda

By night, Love, tie your heart to mine, and the two
together in their sleep will defeat the darkness

Charles Bukowski

we must bring
our own light
to the

George Gordon Byron

for the night
Hath been to me a more familiar face
Than that of man, and in her starry shade
Of dim and solitary loveliness
I learned the language of another world.

Steven Erikson

Shadow is ever besieged, for that is its nature. Whilst darkness devours, and light steals. And so one sees shadow ever retreat to hidden places, only to return in the wake of the war between dark and light.

Marty Rubin

Bring a song with you into the darkness.

Toba Beta

When walking alone in a jungle of true darkness,
there are three things that can show you the way:
instinct to survive, the knowledge of navigation,
creative imagination. Without them, you are lost.

Monika Zands

It is in the darkest hour, when we are faced with our deepest most wrenching fears, that we are given the greatest strength. The choice is whether we succumb to the fear or rise with courage to face our truth and shine our brilliance as our sword of valor.

LeAnne Mechelle

My lifesaver has always been the hazel iris of your soul. It never fails. When the world plunges me deep into the darkness, one look from you is all it takes to save me.

Louise Philippe

When darkness is at its darkest, a star shines the brightest.

Tim Fargo

When there is silence,
Give your voice.
When there is darkness,
Shine your light.
When there is desperation,
Offer hope.

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.

Patrick Overton

When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for you to stand upon or you will be taught to fly.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Walk in the light while you have the light.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Walk in the light before the dawn of darkness.

Wayne Chirisa

That which is dark to one's eye, is relative to the level of purity within.

Enock Maregesi

Maombi yako yasipojibiwa usikate tamaa, Mungu alishakusikia na tayari alishaandaa malaika wa kukuletea jibu. Jibu wakati mwingine huchelewa kufika kwa sababu ya nguvu za giza. Usiwe na haraka, muda wako ukifika utajibiwa.

Jean Genet

A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness.


We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

Tana French

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.

Wynonna Judd

Most of us are imprisoned by something. We're living in darkness until something flips on the switch.

Joseph R. Lallo

Many people believe they know true darkness, but until it has been experienced it cannot be imagined. Without even a flicker of light, the mind begins to play tricks. There is a constant feeling that there is a wall before you, that you must stop. The eyes open as wide as they can, hungry for light. The only thing that helps is to shut them tight.

Markelle Grabo

Ah, Zora, you are so naive," the fire fairy said with a hearty chuckle. "You have no idea what happened to them, do you? You have no clue as to what happened to your parents.

Tahir Shah

There can be few situations more fearful than breaking down in darkness on the highway leading to Casablanca. I have rarely felt quite so vulnerable or alone.

Elin Hilderbrand

Fear gripped her like hands around the neck, the way it could only happen in an unfamiliar room in the pitch black of night.

Caroline Hanson

The calmness was fracturing, tendrils of fear seeping through her mind like ivy. Once the fear consumed her, she'd run.

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