Darkness Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Darkness

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But what is all this fear of and opposition to Oblivion? What is the matter with the soft Darkness, the Dreamless Sleep?
~By James Thurber ~


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.
~By Richard Wright ~


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


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


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. ~


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


The real meaning of enlightenment is to gaze with undimmed eyes on all darkness.
~By Nikos Kazantzakis ~


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.
~By David O. McKay ~


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


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 ~


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.
~By James Madison ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By Paula Cole ~


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


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.
~By Carl Jung ~


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.
~By Linda Ellerbee ~


Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
~By Edgar Allan Poe ~


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 ~


Blemishes are hid by night and every fault forgiven; darkness makes any woman fair.
~By Ovid ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By Louis Aragon ~


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.
~By Boris Pasternak ~


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 ~


When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.
~By Alexis de Tocqueville ~


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.
~By Mark Kennedy ~


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By William Manchester ~


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.
~By Patricia Cornwell ~


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


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 ~


When I have clarified and exhausted a subject, then I turn away from it, in order to go into darkness again.
~By Carl Friedrich Gauss ~


A work will only have deep resonance if the kind of darkness I can generate is something that is resident in me already.
~By Anish Kapoor ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


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 ~


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.
~By William Kunstler ~


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?
~By John Strachan ~


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.
~By Dave Sim ~


Education is the movement from darkness to light.
~By Allan Bloom ~


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


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.
~By Thomas Merton ~


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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By Henry Ellis ~


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.
~By Ernst Toller ~


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 ~


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.
~By Reba McEntire ~


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 ~


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.
~By Marianne Williamson ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By Cat Stevens ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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. ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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.
~By Terry Pratchett ~


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 ~


There is no darkness but ignorance.
~By William Shakespeare ~


An increase in light gives an increase in darkness.
~By Sam Francis ~


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 ~


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.
~By Edwin Hubbel Chapin ~


But I notice that there is a lack of darkness in my movies and I don't know where that comes from.
~By Lasse Hallstrom ~


My son - and what's a song? A thing begot within a pair of minutes, thereabout, a lump bred up in darkness.
~By Thomas Kyd ~


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 ~


Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other.
~By Laurence Sterne ~


The unsaved people will be cast into utter darkness forever.
~By Tim LaHaye ~


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.
~By Meister Eckhart ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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.
~By Caspar David Friedrich ~


Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
~By Helen Keller ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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.
~By Little Richard ~


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 ~

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