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Darkness Quotes

Unusually defined as the absence of light, darkness is usually associated with anything that is evil or malefic. Darkness has more of a negative import and is often connected to shadows, depression and death. Darkness, as a symbol has multiple implications, ranging from power to peace and more. The effect of darkness on human psyche is significant. It not only clouds the mood and provokes a sense of fear but also actuates a sense of all-pervasive gloom all around. Trail down these famous darkness quotations and sayings to explore more on this.

'Frankenstein' was all about the idea that, through electricity and the destruction of night, man creating light and darkness, we took on god-like powers and then abused them like gods, and we are only men. That's a story about man making a man in his own image. The inversion of natural order.

Brendan Fraser

I guess darkness serves a purpose: to show us that there is redemption through chaos. I believe in that. I think that's the basis of Greek mythology.

H. P. Lovecraft

It is a mistake to fancy that horror is associated inextricably with darkness, silence, and solitude.

Edgar Allan Poe

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

Dreams Dreams
Salvador Dali

Let my enemies devour each other.

Francis Bacon

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.

Terri Guillemets

I used to love the darkness But the sun is my new best friend As soon as I embraced him He put my misery to an end.

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.

Desmond Tutu

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

Vladimir Nabokov

The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.

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 take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.

Laurence Sterne

Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other.

I think that Poe is so resonant because he represents that part of us that is in misery or sorrowful or wants to explore the darkness. He wrote a great story called 'The Imp of the Perverse' about the instinct towards self-destruction. Poe is the godfather of Goth literature and that whole movement.

You've got to be one that, wherever you are, like a flower, you've got to blossom where you're planted. You cannot eliminate darkness. You cannot banish it by cursing darkness. The only way to get rid of darkness is light and to be the light yourself.

Alexis de Tocqueville

When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.

Carl Jung

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

Denis Villeneuve

I have joy. Canadians have the reputation of making dark movies because we are in this society where we have the space to explore darkness. That's the way I see it.

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.

Thomas Hobbes

Now I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark.

Alexander Skarsgard

All the characters I play are all inside of me in a way, and they're all different, the darkness, the lightness, whatever that is.

Carl Jung

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

Thomas More

If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable.

Helen Keller

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

Carl Jung

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.

T. S. Eliot

So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.

Malala Yousafzai

Dear sisters and brothers, we realize the importance of light when we see darkness.

John Milton

Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined; Till at his second bidding darkness fled, Light shone, and order from disorder sprung.

C. S. Lewis

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.

God Sun
Robert Redford

He's meant to be that classic Homer, Ulysses, Hercules - a character who goes out or has some gift of some kind. He goes on a journey of discovery and part of that is falling into darkness - the temptations of life.

Mother Teresa

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

Nicolas Cage

I'll speak for myself, but there's a lot of humor to be found in sarcasm and darkness. You talk to any paramedic, they survive by developing a pretty off-kilter sense of humor.

Humor
Alfred Lord Tennyson

And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro' nature, moulding men.

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.

John Ruskin

All great and beautiful work has come of first gazing without shrinking into the darkness.

R. Kelly

If I'm going to be a leader then I have to go places that other people are afraid to go to. That's what makes a leader. To be not afraid to step out and go over the frontline. To stare darkness right in the face.

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.

Lady Gaga

The darkness, the loop of negative thoughts on repeat, clamours and interferes with the music I hear in my head.

We have a choice about how we take what happens to us in our life and whether or not we allow it to turn us. We can become consumed by hate and darkness, or we're able to regain our humanity somehow, or come to terms with things and learn something about ourselves.

John Ruskin

Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you.

Vladimir Putin

The point of conservatism is not that it prevents movement forward and upward, but that it prevents movement backward and downward, into chaotic darkness and a return to a primitive state.

Katee Sackhoff

I love playing characters who are multilayered and multidimensional and have a darkness to them, which makes them more realistic and more fun to play.

Pope Francis

From my point of view, God is the light that illuminates the darkness, even if it does not dissolve it, and a spark of divine light is within each of us.

Kevin Bacon

I think we all have a lot of darkness in our bellies. As an actor, the challenge of tapping into that, reaching down into that sadness or anger, is very therapeutic.

Leonardo da Vinci

Beyond a doubt truth bears the same relation to falsehood as light to darkness.

I have a very large shoebox overflowing with lyrics I've been writing and collecting since my teen years and into my late 20s, with lyrics from all walks of my life. Darkness, being in love, being heartbroken, finding yourself... and lyrics that I've been sitting on for, like, seven years, that I haven't done anything with.

Leonardo da Vinci

Painting is concerned with all the 10 attributes of sight; which are: Darkness, Light, Solidity and Colour, Form and Position, Distance and Propinquity, Motion and Rest.

Light Rest Painting
Henry David Thoreau

The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.

Eyes Light Morning
Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Comedian sort of enjoys the darkness because, essentially, he's a thug. He's just not a nice guy.

Horace

Strange - is it not? That of the myriads who Before us passed the door of Darkness through, Not one returns to tell us of the road Which to discover we must travel too.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Bruce Springsteen

'Darkness on the Edge of Town' came out of a huge body of work that had tons of very happy songs.

Matthew Perry

To be a comedian, you have to have some darkness behind it. I certainly draw on my past, and it helps.

William Shakespeare

Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.

Grimes

I need to be able to work for 20 or 30 hours in one go in complete darkness, alone with just the computer glow.

Work Lonliness

As you get older, it's good to open up and acknowledge that everybody has their scary moments, their negative moments. And in order to move on and find comfort and hope, you have to stop running from the darkness and face it. And when you face it, it's not that scary at all, and sometimes it actually turns around and runs away.

Helen Keller

Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.

James Madison

Despotism can only exist in darkness, and there are too many lights now in the political firmament to permit it to remain anywhere, as it has heretofore done, almost everywhere.

Aldous Huxley

Science has explained nothing; the more we know the more fantastic the world becomes and the profounder the surrounding darkness.

There's a darkness to Riddick that I think allows people to want him to do bad things because you know Riddick is going to do bad things: that's just the way it is. But I think that at his core, who he is and what he's fighting for is something that everybody can identify with.

People Fighting
Monica Bellucci

Do you know who I would love to play? Morticia Addams - then I could use all that darkness to be funny.

Luke Evans

Vampires were always able to transform into creatures of the night. The dark creatures like bats have always been associated with vampires and using the darkness to their own advantage.

It's not only a Jewish message but a universal message of hope in the face of tyranny and darkness.

Let us vow to lead the world from darkness to light, from falsehood to truth, and from wrong to right