41+ Best Darkness Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational darkness quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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

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

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

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

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

So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money. – Ayn Rand

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

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

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

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

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

Let my enemies devour each other. – Salvador Dali

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

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

I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality. – Frida Kahlo

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

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

People tend to associate anyone who looks and behaves differently with illegal or immoral activity. – Marilyn Manson

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

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

Women have very little idea of how much men hate them. – Germaine Greer

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

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

We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves. – Marilyn Manson

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

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

I have no dress except the one I wear every day. If you are going to be kind enough to give me one, please let it be practical and dark so that I can put it on afterwards to go to the laboratory. – Marie Curie

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

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

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

I am no longer sure of anything. If I satiate my desires, I sin but I deliver myself from them; if I refuse to satisfy them, they infect the whole soul. – Jean Paul Sartre

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

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

Darkness and night are mothers of thought. – Dutch Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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