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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Most Famous Darkness Quotes
When faced with the pull of darkness, choose light.
Only when we’re brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.
It’s futile to curse the darkness; why not instead light a candle?
The city of Ember was made for us long ago by the Builders, the book said. ‘It is the only light in the dark world. Beyond Ember, the darkness goes on forever in all directions.
You have the power to bring light to life from darkness.
You told the truth to the mayor on Assignment Day. I didn’t want to believe it, but then came the long blackout, and I knew-I knew things were as bad as you said.
Without darkness, how would you know how much to appreciate brighter days?
When the lights were off, as they were between nine at night and six in the morning, the city was so dark that people might as well have been wearing blindfolds.
Darkness follows light. Remind yourself that, without darkness, there would be no more light.
The darkness outside is what the old folks have been talking about. It’s what they’ve come from. It’s what they endure. The child knows that they won’t talk any more because if he knows too much about what’s happened to them, he’ll know too much too soon, about what’s going to happen to him.
No matter how dark things seem right now, stay strong in your knowledge that there are better days ahead.
I feel like a man who’s been trying to climb up out of some deep, real deep and funky hole and just saw the sun up there, outside. I got to get outside.
Darkness provides an opportunity to prove what you’re made of so you can better rise to face the challenges of tomorrow
She was seeking herself and finding herself in just such sweet, half-darkness which met her moods. But the voices were not soothing that came to her from the darkness and the sky above and the stars. They jeered and sounded mournful notes without promise, devoid even of hope.
When darkness causes you to mope, remind yourself that there is always hope
Sailing lower into the pale green sea, he sought everywhere for the reddish glint of her scales, until the water became dense and dark green and then everything gradually got so black he lost all sight of where he was.
God’s light is more powerful than darkness. Kelly Lorencin
As a youngster I was frightened of the dark used to wake up sobbing in it, as if it were water and I were drowning but you will observe that I have disciplined myself so thoroughly against that fear, that I much prefer a dark to a lit room
Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light. A Ring of Endless Light, Madeline L’Engle
There is in the darkness a unity, if you will, that cannot be achieved in any other environment, a blending of self with what the self perceives, an exquisite mystical experience.
And if the band you’re in starts playing different tunes I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon. Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd
I am an act of kneading, of uniting and joining that not only has produced both a creature of darkness and a creature of light, but also a creature that questions the definitions of light and dark and gives them new meanings.
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. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling
The dead air shapes the dead darkness, further away than seeing shapes the dead earth.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I did not know that he had put into my hands the secret that would open far darker rooms than this places where there was not, on a human level, anything to love at all.
Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it. Martin Luther King, Jr
I feel an omen calling out to me, like a dark, omnipresent pool of water.
Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. Helen Keller
And then the room went very dark and somehow, despite the chaos that followed, Bruno found that he was still holding Shmuel’s hand in his own and nothing in the world would have persuaded him to let go.
It is always darkest just before the Day sic dawneth. Thomas Fuller
For some reason, you will no longer be the person you believed you once were. You’ll detect slow and subtle shifts going on all around you, more importantly shifts in you. Worse, you’ll realize it’s always been shifting, like a shimmer of sorts, a vast shimmer, only dark like a room. But you won’t understand why or how.
Where there is hatred let me sow love Where there is darkness, light Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi
It is a great privilege, and if you will, you also may learn the lesson of the furnace and of the great darkness just as surely as did those before you. Those who come down to the furnace go on their way afterwards as royal men and women, princes and princesses of the Royal Line.
When the road you walk is dark, may you always hear, even in your hour of sorrow, the gentle singing of the lark. Unknown, Irish blessing
Where the Jedi courted power, the Sith lusted after it; where the Jedi believed they knew the truth, the Sith possessed it. Owned by the dark side, they ultimately became their knowledge.
If darkness is in one’s nature, there’s a difficult choice to be made
The blacker the night around us grew, the brighter and truer and more beautiful burned the word of God.
You can love someone who’s in despair without falling into their darkness
We must be willing to encounter darkness and despair when they come up and face them, over and over again if need be, without running away or numbing ourselves in the thousands of ways we conjure up to avoid the unavoidable.
Darkness is like a window to the unknown, or at least what is not known to you
Worse, you’ll realize it’s always been shifting, like a shimmer of sorts, a vast shimmer, only dark like a room. But you won’t understand why or how.
During the darkest of days, that’s when you’ll discover who you really are.
Finding your way through darkness is part of the journey toward discovering your truth
He looked up at the skies, and although they were still very dark he thought the day had probably had enough rain
The power of darkness is like a powerful magnet
I couldn’t shake the feeling that there was always a dark, sinister shape lurking just underneath the surface.
Don’t lose your true self to the power of darkness
All in vain; because Death, in approaching him had stalked with his black shadow before him, and enveloped the victim.
But I know a thing or two about pain and darkness Lane Boy, Twenty One Pilots
I saw the world I had walked since my birth and I understood how fragile it was, that the reality I knew was a thin layer of icing on a great dark birthday cake.
Ahh, hard to see, the Dark Side is. Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, Yoda
Gradually I got used to the silence and darkness that surrounded me and forgot that it had ever been different, until she came my teacher who was to set my spirit free.
I’ll stay awake Cause the dark’s not taking prisoners tonight Ode to Sleep Twenty One Pilots
There are two forces at work in the world: the power of light and the power of darkness. Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern, Seth Adam Smith
Now it was coming to an end, and it was like he was watching the last flicker of light wink out in the darkness of an endless tunnel.
Taking something as the darkness draws me in This is not my way Not my way! Darkness Draws Me In, Babylon Fire
That place of true healing is a fierce place. It’s a giant place. It’s a place of monstrous beauty and endless dark and glimmering light. And you have to work really, really, really hard to get there, but you can do it.
It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright. Wolves of the Calla, Stephen King
No, we should go forward, groping our way through the darkness, stumbling perhaps at times, and try to do what good lay in our power.
I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough, can you see the stars. Martin Luther King
Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
And the clouds perished; Darkness had no need Of aid from them She was the Universe. Darkness, Lord Byron
Her abode is concealed in the lowest recesses of a cave, wanting sun, and not pervious to any wind, dismal and filled with benumbing cold; and which is ever without fire, and ever abounding with darkness.
Darkness of slumber and death, forever sinking and sinking. Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Achilles eyes were bright in the firelight, his face drawn sharply by the flickering shadows. I would know is in the dark or disguise, told myself. I would know it even in madness.
As one great furnace flamed; yet from those flames No light; but rather darkness visible Served only to discover sights of woe, Paradise Lost, John Milton
Their feelings about blackness were tied to feelings about putrefaction and death.
A misfortune never makes me uneasy provided I know what it consists of; but it is my nature to be afraid of darkness. The Confessions of Jean Jacques Rousseau, Jean Jacques Rousseau
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.
There is no greater beauty than the night sky filled with twinkling stars and planets.
I don’t stay after I set out dinner, Mrs. Dudley went on. Not after it begins to get dark. I leave before dark comes.
In the darkness, when it’s just you and your thoughts, you can let your true self shine through in all its glory
Say! In the dark? Here in the dark! Would you, could you, in the dark?
What could be more beautiful and relaxing than an evening stroll in the moonlight?
I would not, could not, in the rain. Not in the dark. Not on a train. Not in a car. Not in a tree. I do not like them, Sam, you see.
Darkness is where the magic of moonlight lives
Firstly, that God moves in extremely mysterious, not to say, circuitous ways. God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players,* to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won’t tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.
In the darkest times, that’s where you’ll find your greatest strength
The trouble with trying to find a brown covered book among brown leaves and brown water at the bottom of a ditch of brown earth in the brown, well, grayish light of dawn, was that you couldn’t.
Darkness separates fair-weather friends from those who will see you through the storm
He’d had a nightmare. Well, not a nightmare. The nightmare. The one he’d been having a lot lately. The one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming. The one with the hands slipping from his grasp, no matter how hard he tried to hold on.
Want to feel free and alive? Go to the forest and dance in the moonlight
Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness.
Let night fold over you like the warm embrace of an old friend
Wait a few minutes, our lantern will be lit, and, if you like light places, you will be satisfied.
As the sun fades to darkness, the stage is set for the dawning of a new day
This horror will grow milde, this darkness light.
No matter how dark things feel right now, you will be happy again
Here ends the SILMARILLION. If it has passed from the high and the beautiful to darkness and ruin, that was of old the fate of Arda Marred; and if any change shall come and the Marrying be amended, Manwë and Varda may know; but they have not revealed it, and it is not declared in the dooms of Mandos.
What joy can come from weathering the storm of darkness to emerge into the light again
When we so fear the dark that we demand light around the clock, there can be only one result: artificial light that is glaring and graceless and, beyond its borders, a darkness that grows ever more terrifying as we try to hold it off.
There is something to be said for the night. The darkness holds a sense of promise, as if anything could happen. Fear University, Meg Collett
Who’s to say that my light is better than your darkness? Who’s to say death is better than your darkness? Who am I to say?
I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars. Twilight, Stephenie Meyer
The notion that our lives are like the eternal cycle of the seasons does not deny the struggle or the joy, the loss or the gain, the darkness or the light, but encourages us to embrace it all-and to find in all of it opportunities for growth.
I think it’s great when stories are dark and strange and weirdly personal. Robin Williams
If you are the light, if your enemies are darkness, then there’s nothing that you cannot justify. There’s nothing you can’t survive, because there’s nothing that you will not do.
Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody. Following the Equator, Mark Twain
Let him not vow to walk in the dark, who has not seen the nightfall.
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content. The Story of My Life, Helen Keller
You can’t always see God’s plan.