Dark quotes

By | 28.07.2022

The dark and the light, they exist side by side. Sometimes overlapping, one explaining the other. The darkened path is as illuminated as the lightened… Raven Davies

Best dark quotes: The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. Robert Frost

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. Martin Luther King Jr.

One who conquers the sea today is ready to conquer the ocean tomorrow. Matshona Dhliwayo

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. Plato

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark. Rabindranath Tagore

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. Helen Keller

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. John Locke

Tough times never last, but tough people do. Robert H Schuller

Ten years of shadows, but no longer. Light up the darkness, Majesty. Sarah J. Maas, Queen of Shadows

It is easy to go down into Hell; night and day, the gates of dark Death stand wide; but to climb back again, to retrace one’s steps to the upper air – there’s the rub, the task. Virgil

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

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. Khalil Gibran

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

Everyone goes down a road that they’re not supposed to go down. You can do two things from it. You can keep going down that road and go to a dark place. Or you can turn and go up the hill and go to the top – try to go to the top. Julian Edelman

There is a dark side of me – it’s the side people don’t really get to see. I think everyone has that. Bishop Briggs

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

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. Desmond Tutu

The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity. Ulysses S. Grant

I don’t wanna be alone In the darkness anymore. Eminem, Darkness

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. Kenji Miyazawa

There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights. Bram Stoker, Dracula

However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light. Stanley Kubrick

Nobody on this earth is perfect. Everybody has their flaws; everybody has their dark secrets and vices. Juice Wrld

The darkness declares the glory of light. T. S. Eliot

Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men. Martha Graham

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

A visionary is one who can find his way by moonlight and see the dawn before the rest of the world. Oscar Wilde

When life hits you pretty hard, you can go into a dark corner. Sylvester Stallone

Life keeps throwing me stones. And I keep finding the diamonds. Ana Claudia Antunes

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. Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man

The darkness around us might somewhat light up if we would first practice using the light we have in the place we are. Henry S. Haskins

Weather forecast for tonight: dark. George Carlin

Darkness approaches from outside. I feel no light inside me strong enough to resist it. Christopher Pike

As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people. Joseph B. Wirthlin

Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires. William Shakespeare, Macbeth

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. Victor Hugo

I’m so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark. Muhammad Ali

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. Carl Jung

Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing. L.M. Montgomery

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. Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

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

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. Carl Sagan

I know a thing or two about pain and darkness. Twenty One Pilots, Lane Boy

Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Tell Gregory a story. Make some light. Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux

Character is what a man is in the dark. Dwight L. Moody

Fear grows in darkness; if you think there’s a bogeyman around, turn on the light. Dorothy Thompson

He who doesn’t want to face his challenges shall always face challenges! Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

One need not be a chamber to be haunted. Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

The world is full of people with different characters and temperaments. We all have a dark side, a tendency to manipulate, and aggressive desires. The most dangerous types are those who repress their desires or deny the existence of them, often acting them out in the most underhanded ways. Robert Greene

I’m afraid of the dark, so I have a lot of night-lights. Lara Flynn

Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit.  Napoleon Hill

A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it. Ray Davis

There are different kinds of darkness,” Rhys said. I kept my eyes shut. “There is the darkness that frightens, the darkness that soothes, the darkness that is restful.” I pictured each. “There is the darkness of lovers, and the darkness of assassins. It becomes what the bearer wishes it to be, needs it to be. It is not wholly bad or good. Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury

Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light. Madeline L’Engle

Love myself I do. Not everything, but I love the good as well as the bad. I love my crazy lifestyle, and I love my hard discipline. I love my freedom of speech and the way my eyes get dark when I’m tired. I love that I have learned to trust people with my heart, even if it will get broken. I am proud of everything that I am and will become. Johnny Weir

I have come to lead you to the other shore; into eternal darkness; into fire and into ice. Dante

A problem is a chance for you to do your best. Duke Ellington

Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness. Anne Frank

In the midst of darkness, light persists. Mahatma Gandhi

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind. Henri Frederic Amiel

All darkness vanished, when I saw the lamp within my heart. Kabir

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. Robert Kennedy

I envy people that know love. That have someone who takes them as they are. Jess C Scott, The Devilin Fey

It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars. Richard Evans

Exploring the dark side of my characters’ personality is my forte. Vijay Deverakonda

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. William L. Watkinson

All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me…. You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. Walt Disney

It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt,
It lies behind stars and under hills,
And empty holes it fills,
It comes first and follows after,
Ends life, kills laughter. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

There’s, like, a dark needle or a nail that lives at the back of all of our heads, and that’s your fear. Sandra Oh

What hurts you blesses you. Darkness is your candle. Your boundaries are your quest. Rumi

And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about. Haruki Murakami

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

There is something in even the darkest situations that we can make a positive in our lives. Deborah Norville

Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity. Lou Holtz

When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow. Ursula K. Le Guin

What makes night within us may leave stars. Victor Hugo

Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read. Groucho Marx

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. Chinese Proverb

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. Carl Jung, Psychology and Alchemy

Why not dare yourself to become a shining positive light where darkness is the only thing known? Edmond Mbiaka

All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark. Swami Vivekananda

Education is the movement from darkness to light. Allan Bloom

Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are. Bernice Johnson Reagon

What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle. Rumi

When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer. Corrie Ten Boom

Faith is seeing light with your heart when all your eyes see is darkness. Barbara Johnson

The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests. Epictetus

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

Don’t fight darkness—bring the light, and darkness will disappear. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows. John Betjeman

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

You’re going to go through tough times – that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events. Joel Osteen

Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. Edna St. Vincent Millay

Every moment of light and dark is a miracle. Walt Whitman

The Prince of Darkness is a gentleman! William Shakespeare, King Lear

We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. Barbara De Angelis

When you spend so long trapped in darkness, you find that the darkness begins to stare back. Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5

A mirror reflects what you see, and a black mirror shows the dark side of it. Madeline Brewer

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

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. C.G. Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul

You can’t discover light, by analyzing the dark. Wayne Dyer

In a real dark night of the soul, it is always three o’clock in the morning, day after day. F. Scott Fitzgerald

Hello darkness, my old friend! I’ve come to talk with you again! Simon & Garfunkel, Sound Of Silence

You start with a darkness to move through, but sometimes the darkness moves through you. Dean Young

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. Stephen King

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

There’s a bright spot in every dark cloud. Bruce Beresford

Oh, you think darkness is your ally. But you merely adopted the dark; I was born in it, molded by it. I didn’t see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but blinding. Tom Hardy as Bane, The Dark Knigh Rises

Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. John Wooden

Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light. John Milton, Paradise Lost

Never fear to deliberately walk through dark places, for that is how you reach the light on the other side. Vernon Howard

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it. Jacques Prevert

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

There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast. Charles Dickens

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

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions. Louisa May Alcott

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