Darkness Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Darkness

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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.
~By Kevin Bacon ~


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


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.
~By Hodding Carter ~


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.
~By Geronimo ~


To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.
~By Robert Schumann ~


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.
~By Francis Scott Key ~


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.
~By Thom Yorke ~


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.
~By Brendan Fraser ~


It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
~By Eleanor Roosevelt ~


The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.
~By Jean Paul ~


Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.
~By Desiderius Erasmus ~


You feel quite distant by playing at huge stadiums year after year, where you only can see a great darkness in front of you.
~By Robert Plant ~


Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
~By Carl Jung ~


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.
~By Vladimir Nabokov ~


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.
~By Mathieu Kassovitz ~


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.
~By Richard Roxburgh ~


The world outside existed in a kind of darkness; and we inquired about nothing.
~By V. S. Naipaul ~


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.
~By Alan Thicke ~


You can't study the darkness by flooding it with light.
~By Edward Abbey ~


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.
~By Hannah More ~


There was a darkness, a melancholy, that people had trouble accepting. Maybe now, it would work better.
~By Alain Resnais ~


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.
~By Helen Keller ~


Love and memory last and will so endure till the game is called because of darkness.
~By Gene Fowler ~


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.
~By Jason Ritter ~


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.
~By Sarah McLachlan ~


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.
~By Walter Martin ~


Love is the only game that is not called on account of darkness.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


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.
~By S. E. Hinton ~


I think we both have some darkness in us. But when we are together, we tend to concentrate more on the light.
~By Bobby Farrelly ~


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.
~By John Locke ~


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.
~By Ali ibn Abi Talib ~


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.
~By Francis Ford Coppola ~


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.
~By Paul Westerberg ~


Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


Darkness is to space what silence is to sound, i.e., the interval.
~By Marshall McLuhan ~


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.
~By Erich Maria Remarque ~


Only the person who has experienced light and darkness, war and peace, rise and fall, only that person has truly experienced life.
~By Stefan Zweig ~


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.
~By Benjamin F. Wade ~


Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
~By Martin Luther King, Jr. ~


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.
~By Coventry Patmore ~


To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


I say there is no darkness but ignorance.
~By William Shakespeare ~


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.
~By Morris West ~


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.
~By John Hurt ~


There is no such thing as darkness; only a failure to see.
~By Malcolm Muggeridge ~


See you in the darkness.
~By Gary Gilmore ~


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.
~By George Jean Nathan ~


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.
~By Junichiro Tanizaki ~


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.
~By Abraham Joshua Heschel ~


As long as one person lives in darkness then it seems to be a responsibility to tell other people.
~By Bill Hicks ~


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.
~By Robert Redford ~


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.
~By Elisabeth Kubler-Ross ~


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.
~By Elias Canetti ~


Creativity - like human life itself - begins in darkness.
~By Julia Cameron ~


Sometimes it is better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness.
~By Terry Pratchett ~


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.
~By Marc Maron ~


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.
~By George Fox ~


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.
~By Janet Jackson ~


Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you.
~By John Ruskin ~


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.
~By Henry Knox ~


Man dies of cold, not of darkness.
~By Miguel de Unamuno ~


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.
~By Anish Kapoor ~


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.
~By Michael Ondaatje ~


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.
~By Victor Hugo ~


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.
~By Anna Quindlen ~


When the darkness comes, keep an eye on the light - whatever that is for you - no matter how far away it seems.
~By Jan Berry ~


And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro' nature, moulding men.
~By Alfred Lord Tennyson ~


Clouds and darkness surround us, yet Heaven is just, and the day of triumph will surely come, when justice and truth will be vindicated.
~By Mary Todd Lincoln ~


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.
~By C. S. Lewis ~


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.
~By David Bromstad ~


Well, darkness with humor... I'm not an extremely suicidal or sad person.
~By Peter Steele ~


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.
~By Pierre Loti ~


I like their darkness but I also like the pop-side of the Velvet Underground.
~By Martin Gore ~


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.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


Alcohol is barren. The words a man speaks in the night of drunkenness fade like the darkness itself at the coming of day.
~By Marguerite Duras ~


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.
~By John Milton ~


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.
~By Harold Brodkey ~


Science has explained nothing; the more we know the more fantastic the world becomes and the profounder the surrounding darkness.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


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.
~By Giovanni Pico della Mirandola ~


Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers.
~By May Sarton ~


In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
~By Francis Bacon ~


Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness.
~By Leonardo da Vinci ~


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.
~By Helen Keller ~


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.
~By W. Somerset Maugham ~


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.
~By Edwin Booth ~


I actually think sadness and darkness can be very beautiful and healing.
~By Duncan Sheik ~


True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.
~By Cyril Connolly ~


There is no greater mystery to me than that of light traveling through darkness.
~By Alexander Volkov ~


Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.
~By William Shakespeare ~


From a good book, I want to be taken to the very edge. I want a glimpse into that outer darkness.
~By Mark Haddon ~


A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.
~By Percy Bysshe Shelley ~


Understanding does not cure evil, but it is a definite help, inasmuch as one can cope with a comprehensible darkness.
~By Carl Jung ~


Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness.
~By Yousuf Karsh ~


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.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


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.
~By Edward Fitzgerald ~


I've never believed that pop music is escapist trash. There's always a darkness in it, even amidst great pop music.
~By Thom Yorke ~


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.
~By Janet Frame ~


From the world of darkness I did loose demons and devils in the power of scorpions to torment.
~By Charles Manson ~


Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.
~By Mother Teresa ~

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