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40 Darkness Quotes

List Of 40 Darkness Quotes That Will Change You (Forever):

#1 Sarah J. Maas

“When you spend so long trapped in darkness, you find that the darkness begins to stare back.”

#2 Anne Frank

“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”

#3 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.”

#4 Bram Stoker

“There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”

#5 John F. Kennedy

”We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light the candle that can guide us thru that darkness to a safe and sane future.”

#6 Jasmine Warga

“I wonder if that’s how darkness wins, by convincing us to trap it inside ourselves, instead of emptying it out. I don’t want it to win.”

#7 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

”Problems will disappear as darkness disappears with the onset of light.”

#8 Murasaki Shikibu

“Real things in the darkness seem no realer than dreams.”

#9 Rainer Maria Rilke

“Yet, no matter how deeply I go down into myself, my God is dark, and like a webbing made of a hundred roots that drink in silence.”

#10 Stephen King

“Time takes it all whether you want it to or not, time takes it all. Time bares it away, and in the end, there is only darkness. Sometimes we find others in that darkness, and sometimes we lose them there again.”

#11 Francis of Assisi

”Great and glorious God, and Thou Lord Jesus, I pray you to shed abroad your light in the darkness of my mind. Be found of me, Lord, so that in all things I may act only in accordance with Thy holy will.”

#12 Helen Keller

”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.”

#13 Werner Herzog

”Civilization is like a thin layer of ice upon a deep ocean of chaos and darkness.”

#14 Jenna Maclaine

“There is darkness inside all of us, though mine is more dangerous than most. Still, we all have it—that part of our soul that is irreparably damaged by the very trials and tribulations of life. We are what we are because of it, or perhaps in spite of it.”

#15 Idowu Koyenikan

“There is no denying that there is evil in this world but the light will always conquer the darkness.”

#16 Margaret Stohl

“Darkness does not leave us easily as we would hope.”

#17 Shaun Hick

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

#18 Edgar Allan Poe

”Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.”

#19 Franz Kafka

“I do not speak as I think, I do not think as I should, and so it all goes on in helpless darkness.”

#20 Carl Jung

“People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”

#21 Pablo Neruda

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

#22 Sylvia Plath

“I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me; all day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity.”

#23 Og Mandino

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.”

#24 Jean Genet

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

#25 Friedrich Nietzsche

“I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.”

#26 Mother Teresa

”Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.”

#27 Anthony Hopkins

”Relish everything that’s inside of you, the imperfections, the darkness, the richness and light and everything. And that makes for a full life.”

#28 Cassandra Clare

“Too much of anything could destroy you, Simon thought. Too much darkness could kill, but too much light could blind.”

#29 Terry Pratchett

“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.”

#30 Mark Twain

“Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.”

#31 Anthony Carmona

”You must stand for something! It does not have to be grand, but it must be a positive that brings light to someone else’s darkness.”

#32 Jan Berry

” When the darkness comes, keep an eye on the light – whatever that is for you – no matter how far away it seems.”

#33 Leonardo da Vinci

”The beginnings and ends of shadow lie between the light and darkness and may be infinitely diminished and infinitely increased. Shadow is the means by which bodies display their form. The forms of bodies could not be understood in detail but for shadow.”

#34 Plato

“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.”

#35 Martin Luther King Jr.

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

#36 Henry David Thoreau

”True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.”

#37 Jeff Bridges

”Imperfection and perfection go so hand in hand, and our dark and our light are so intertwined, that by trying to push the darkness or the so-called negative aspects of our life to the side… we are preventing ourselves from the fullness of life.”

#38 Carl Jung

”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 to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.”

#39 Kirk Cameron

”Every candle that gets lit in the darkroom must feel a little rejection from the darkness around it, but the last thing I want from those who hold a different world view to me is to accept me.”

#40 Francis Bacon

”In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.”

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