120+ Best Darkness Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Darkness is the quality of being without light, or a situation in which there is little or no light. Inspirational darkness quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Powerful Collection of Most Famous Darkness Quotes

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

You can appreciate the light but before that you have to know the darkness. Anonymous

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

There is no darkness but ignorance. So it is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness. Anonymous

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

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

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

Sometimes the darkness knows my feelings. Anonymous

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

Darkness and night are mothers of thought. Dutch Proverb

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

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

There isn’t enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle. Robert Alden

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

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Darkness of slumber and death, forever sinking and sinking. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I love the darkness in you. Anonymous

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

Most people have no idea how beautiful the darkness is. Anonymous

In darkness one may be ashamed of what one does, without the shame of disgrace Sophocles

Without the dark we’d never see the stars. Anonymous

You can’t study the darkness by flooding it with light. Edward Abbey

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. Yoda

In the Darkness, who would answer for the color of a rose, Or the vestments of the May moth and the pilgrimage it goes? Nathalia Crane

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

I wake to a Darkness in which I must follow myself endlessly, hating the I who so eternally pursues and confronts me. If we could rise from our misery, seek each other once more, and find again the solace of each other’s lips and eyes. Malcolm Lowry

Don’t ever try to get inside my head because it is too dark for you. Anonymous

The depth of darkness to which you can descend and still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach. Author Unknown

When you’re in darkness, even your own shadow leaves you. So never be dependent to anyone in this world. Anonymous

Deep Darkness Quotes

If I must die, I will encounter darkness as a bride, And hug it in mine arms. William Shakespeare

Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides. Junichiro Tanizaki

I have learned things in the dark that I could never have learned in the light, things that have saved my life over and over again, so that there is really only one logical conclusion. I need darkness as much as I need light. Barbara Brown Taylor

Everybody has darkness in them but you see just how much they let out. Anonymous

My darkness has been filled with the light of intelligence, and behold, the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness Hellen Keller

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

Dark, dark! The horror of darkness, like a shroud, wraps me and bears me on through mist and cloud. Sophocles

Even with my dark side, will you love me from the heart? Anonymous

Truly, it is in the darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us Meister Eckhart

Faith means living with uncertainty – feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark. Dan Millman

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

Faith is when you see light with your heart even in darkness everywhere. Anonymous

When darkness falls, beauty is lit from within. Johnathan Jena

Go with your fate, but not beyond. Beyond leads to dark places. Mary Renault

I said to my soul, be still, and wait…So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. T.S. Eliot

The real fact is that the monster in the dark gets us all eventually. Anonymous

A stranger’s soul is like a dark forest. Russian Proverb

I have learned things in the dark that I could never have learned in the light, things that have saved my life over and over again, so that there is really only one logical conclusion. I need darkness as much as I need light. Barbara Brown Taylor

Darkness and night are mothers of thought. Dutch Proverb

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

It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright. Stephen King

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. Erica Jong

Only in the darkness can you see the stars. Martin Luther King Jr.

When you’re a kid you fear the darkness as it is the unknown. But when you grow older you fear it because darkness is the only certain thing that will be known. Anonymous

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

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

Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win. Stephen King

Bring our own light to the darkness is the mandatory thing we should do. Anonymous

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

Sometimes there is no darker place than our thoughts, the moonless midnight of the mind. Dean Koontz

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering Yoda

Surprisingly exposing your dark side doesn’t frighten me, but hiding your darkness makes me frighten most. Anonymous

I’ll make that darkness show me the way. Daisuke Watanabe

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

What is light without dark? William Hjortsberg

A stranger’s soul is like a dark forest. Russian Proverb

I need to figure out a way to lift the darkness and break whatever’s binding these people to that planet. Jerry Siegel

The depth of darkness to which you can descend and still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach. Anonymous

Only after he found the strength to turn away from the darkness, even though that meant turning away from his father. Jerry Siegel

The darkness that surrounds us cannot hurt us. It is the darkness in your own heart you should fear. Silvertris

Forsake the darkness you once embraced, or the light will find no hold. Vanquish the dark knight! You and he are one no more! Yuri Lowenthal

The rule to be a star – you must shine your own light, follow your path, and don’t worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest. Anonymous

You don’t see it. The darkness is the past. And you hold onto it. You dwell. You punish yourself and everyone around you for past mistakes. Jerry Siegel

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

But Felicity, I’m telling you that the only way I know how to fight the darkness is to be darkness. That is why I left, and I don’t wanna be that type of person anymore. Greg Berlanti

Inspirational Darkness Quotes

You must bear your privations and hardships bravely. Charles Beaumont

Stars can’t shine without darkness. Anonymous

Education is the movement from darkness to light. Allan Bloom

Adventure is just hardship with an inflated sense of self. Jenji Kohan

I became a marine for the hardship, to be hammered on the anvil of life. I told myself I can pass any test a man can pass. James Cameron

I said to my soul, be still, and wait…So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. T.S. Eliot

In darkness one may be ashamed of what one does, without the shame of disgrace. Sophocles

Nobody’s really happy. And as soon as society realises that you can’t trust anyone and that hardship is a natural part of existence, the sooner the therapists will realise that they are worthless. Brian Hargrove

Our membership has its pleasure, its hardship, and sometimes its pain. John Pogue

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

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

The room is dark, but our eyes gradually adjust to the darkness. Haruki Murakami

All you can do is go on living alone down there in the darkness. Haruki Murakami

Since that is the only Voice Jesus listened to, he was a light into a world where darkness seems to exist. Gene Skaggs Jr

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

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. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

You cannot maintain the illusion of loneliness if you are not alone. Gene Skaggs Jr

The light becomes ours, and you cannot abide in darkness any more than darkness can abide wherever you go. Gene Skaggs Jr

As long as we have seen someone’s darkness, we don’t really know who they are. As long as we have forgiven someone’s darkness, we don’t really know what love is. Marianne Williamson

Even in the darkest regions, people have discovered their right of freedom. Javier Bardem

You were in the darkness until God’s Will was done completely by any part of the Sonship. Gene Skaggs Jr

When God said, ‘Let there be light,’ there was light. Can you find light by analyzing darkness as the psychotherapist does, or like the theologian, by acknowledging darkness in yourself and looking for a distant light to remove it. Gene Skaggs Jr

I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again. Sylvia Plath

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

Darkness succeeds painting the Moon as black for a day but that doesn’t stop the Moon to peel of the black paint and glow again. Sandeep Ravidutt Sharma

Darkness craves to meet the light and is eager to see wonderful world. Sandeep Ravidutt Sharma

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

Don’t underestimate the allure of darkness. Even the purest hearts are drawn to it. Klaus Mikaelson

Attract light not to thwart the darkness but to illuminate your path. Sandeep Ravidutt Sharma

Focus on the cloud of positivity and you can ignore the dark and gloomy nature of mankind. Sandeep Ravidutt Sharma

We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on that’s who we really are. Sirius Black

Only in the darkness you can see the stars. Martin Luther King Jr.

Without struggle, there would be no triumph. Jon Gordon

All those struggles you’ve been through, those times when everything seemed hopeless, when you didnt know how to continue on. They made you stronger, wiser, and better. Jon Gordon

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

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

Love the struggle because it makes you appreciate your accomplishments. Jon Gordon

Love challenges because they make you stronger. Jon Gordon

Don’t be negative about negativity. Don’t sit in the dark with them. Turn on the light. Jon Gordon

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

No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible. George Chakiris

Do not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be know to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hears and your minds in Christ Jesus. Porchia Danielle

The choice is ours. We can either continue to let worry control us or control our worry. Porchia Danielle

Some people fear the darkness of night when they should fear the darkness of the human heart. P.W. Imel

Tis not the darkness of the night one should fear but the darkness of our minds that should terrify us. P.W. Imel

I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being. Persia

I remember looking at the sky and thinking that the universe is so big and it’s all chaos. I call it ‘the dark fear.’ At any moment, the dark fear could come in. St. Vincent

When the darkness of death closes in, then you’ll see the light. P.W. Imel

Do not fail in life, do not disappoint yourself, seek to know the hidden treasures of life; and you will live longer than your ancestors. Chukwuemeka E. Onyejinduaka

When the bitterness of life covers a man, his sweet words become very bitter to his people. Chukwuemeka E. Onyejinduaka

Sometimes life is hard. How do you hang on when things seem hopeless? You can tackle your problems as you would climb a mountain. Andrew Matthews

Hear one side and you will be in the dark. Hear both and all will be clear. Lord Chesterfield

Through hard times. It puts your life into perspective. It will get you back on track. Andrew Matthews

Fruitful times are waiting those who are patient in the hard times. Jonathan H. Wilson

When things get really hard, people pray. Eric Greitens

Those who do not have worthy struggles in their lives neve enjoy the pleasure of celebrating a hard-won victory. Eric Greitens

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