140 Best Darkness Quotes To Help You Find The Light

Quotes about darkness include many quotes on a candle

Darkness is the absence of light.

Though darkness is absolute, the themes of darkness have been interpreted in different and beautiful ways. There are many works based on darkness and shadow that we cannot help but appreciate.

So, without much further delay, let us take a look at darkness quotes that tell us more about the relation between darkness and light and darkness and evil. Light a candle and don't be afraid to read these dark quotes because after all we are in search of light itself in the dark!

If you like these beautiful darkness quotes, take a look at light at the end of the tunnel quotes and [night sky quotes].

Illuminating Darkness Quotes

Quotes on darkness are self-motivating.

Go through these darkness quotes that we are sure you will appreciate.

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

2. "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.

3. "I don't wanna be alone

In the darkness anymore."

- Eminem, 'Darkness'.

4. "The darkness declares the glory of light."

- T. S. Eliot.

5. 'There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights."

- Bram Stoker.

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

- Christopher Pike.

7. "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.

8. "I know a thing or two about pain and darkness."

- Twenty One Pilots, 'Lane Boy'.

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

- Dante.

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

- Kabir

11. "It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness."

- William L. Watkinson.

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

- Rumi.

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

- Deborah Norville.

14. "No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it."

- Terry Pratchett

15. "Education is the movement from darkness to light."

- Allan Bloom.

16. "Faith is seeing light with your heart when all your eyes see is darkness."

- Barbara Johnson.

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

- Carl Jung.

18. "The Prince of Darkness is a gentleman!"

- William Shakespeare, 'King Lear'.

19. "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.

20. "Hello darkness, my old friend! I've come to talk with you again!"

- Simon & Garfunkel, 'Sound Of Silence'.

21. "I walk in the darkness so that others may see the light."

- Unknown.*

22. "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'.

23. "Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness."

- Anne Frank.

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

- Carl Jung.

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

- Edgar Allan Poe.

Light And Darkness Quotes

Light and darkness are two sides of the same coin. Take a look at these deep darkness quotes:

26. "Will you love me?

Even with my dark side?"

- Kelly Clarkson, 'Dark Side'.

27. "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.

28. "Fear grows in darkness; if you think there's a bogeyman around, turn on the light."

- Dorothy Thompson.

29. "I'm afraid of the dark, so I have a lot of night-lights."

- Lara Flynn.

30. "Once I knew only darkness and stillness... my life was without past or future... but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living."

- Helen Keller.

31. "Night never had the last word. The dawn is always invincible."

- Hugh B. Brown.

32. "Listen, the obvious thing to remember is without dark, there is no light, and without light, there is no dark."

- Jessica Capshaw.

33. "Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself."

- Desiderius Erasmus.

34. "I think we all have light and dark inside us."

- Sean Penn.

35. "It's so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone."

- John Steinbeck.

36. "I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light."

- Helen Keller.

37. "On the wide and silent plain, darkening the bright daylight, she turns midday into darkness."

- Enheduanna.

38. "You want it darker

We kill the flame!"

- Leonard Cohen.

39. "All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle."

- Francis of Assisi.

40. "I sometimes have a tendency to walk on the dark side."

- J. K. Rowling.

41. "At the darkest moment comes the light."

- Joseph Campbell.

42. "It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright."

- Stephen King.

43. "The night is darkest just before dawn!"

- Harvey Dent, 'The Dark Knight'.

44. "Once you conquer your selfish self, all your darkness will change to light."

- Rumi.

45. "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."

- J. K. Rowling.

46. "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.

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

- John Ruskin.

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

- Francis Bacon.

49. "It's always been said that comedy comes mostly out of the dark side anyway."

- Alan Thicke.

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

- Mark Twain.

Inspirational Darkness Quotes

Light a candle and read these inspirational darkness quotes.

51. "Creativity - like human life itself - begins in darkness."

- Julia Cameron

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

- Carl Jung.

53. "When you spend so long trapped in darkness, you find that the darkness begins to stare back."

- Sarah J. Maas

54. "I wonder if that's how darkness wins, by convincing us to trap it inside ourselves, instead of emptying it out. I don't want it to win."

- Jasmine Warga.

55. "By running from what we fear, we feed the inner darkness!"

- Tara Brach.

56. "Only in the darkness can you see the stars."

- Martin Luther King Jr.

57. "Every moment of light and dark is a miracle."

- Walt Whitman.

58. "When it is dark enough, you can see the stars."

-  Ralph Waldo Emerson.

59. "I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars."

- Og Mandino.

60. "It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us."

- Marianne Williamson.

61. "Color is born of the interpenetration of light and dark."

- Sam Francis.

62. "He whom love touches not walks in darkness!"

- Plato.

63. "I’m afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery."

- Aldοus Huxley

64. "Faith is a leap into the light, not a step into the darkness."

- Reinhard Bonnke.

65. "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it."

- The Bible, John 1:5

66. "My music is a little dark, and my lyrics are a little darker. Every day, I'm fighting towards the light."

- Bebe Rexha.

67. "Lo! darkness bends down like a mother of grief

On the limitless plain, and the fall of her hair

It has mantled a world."

- Joaquin Miller.

68. "It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."

- Aristotle Onassis.

69. "Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark."

- Rabindranath Tagore.

70. "For every single dark night there is a brighter day."

- Tupac Shakur.

71. "When you look ahead and darkness is all you see, faith and determination will pull you through."

- Drake.

72. "Yet from those flames

No light, but rather darkness visible."

- John Milton.

73. "Remember, darkness does not always equate to evil, just as light does not always bring good."

- P.C. Cast.

74. "Don’t fight darkness—bring the light, and darkness will disappear."

- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

75. "Darkness soothed. It softened the sharp edges of the world, toned down the too-harsh colors."

- Dean Koontz.

Best Quotes Related To And About Darkness

Read through these darkness quotes and appreciate what great authors and personalities have said about the dark.

76. "If we are completely honest with ourselves, everyone has a dark side to their personalities."

- Isabella Rossellini.

77. "Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

78. "If I must die, I will encounter darkness as a bride, and hug it in mine arms."

- William Shakespeare, "Measure For Measure'.

79. "By night, beloved, tie your heart to mine and let them both in dreams defeat the darkness."

- Pablo Neruda, '100 Love Sonnets'.

80. "Darkness of slumber and death, forever sinking and sinking."

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

81. "Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety, after all it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly."

- Ali Ibn Abi Talib.

82. "Love is to fear as light is to dark; in the presence of one, the other cannot exist. So wherever there is a place of fear in your life, think of one thing - even if it's just a thought you can think-where you can generate love to cast out the fear."

- Marianne Williamson.

83. "The tension is, at bottom, between justice and injustice, between the forces of light and the forces of darkness."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

- Helen Keller.

85. "We come from a dark abyss; we end up in a dark abyss; the bright space in between is called Life."

- Nikos Kazantzakis.

86. "Once you realize you deserve a bright future, letting go of your dark past is the best choice you will ever make."

- Roy T. Bennett.

87. "For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness."

- Reba McEntire.

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

- Leonardo da Vinci.

89. "In anything, there has to be dark and light. There's a lot of joy in my paintings and a lot of darkness."

- Gloria Vanderbilt.

90. "Creation does not cease

just because there is darkness!"

- Suman Pokhrel.

91. "We've all got darkness inside us. And I've got quite a lot of darkness."

- Antony Sher.

92. "What I was chasing in circles must have been the tail of the darkness inside me."

- Haruki Murakami.

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

- Erica Jong.

94. "Only the person who has experienced light and darkness, war and peace, rise and fall, only that person has truly experienced life."

- Stefan Zweig.

95. "Excessive brightness drove the poet into darkness."

- Martin Heidegger.

96. "A basement in your soul. And that place can sometimes be dangerous to the human mind. I can open the door and enter that darkness, but I have to be very careful."

- Haruki Murakami.

97. "In complete darkness, we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us, don't let your eyes deceive you."

- Janet Jackson.

98. "No matter how dark and gloomy it looks in your life right now, if you'll release the weight of those burdens, you will see the sun break forth."

- Joel Osteen.

99. "Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

100. "I buried my head under the darkness of the pillow and pretended it was night."

- Sylvia Plath.

Bright Quotes On Lights

Lights are synonymous with darkness. Here are some quotes on light.

101. "There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in."

- Leonard Cohen.

102. "A day without sunshine is like, you know, night."

- Steve Martin.

103. "Nothing in the universe can travel at the speed of light, they say, forgetful of the shadow's speed."

- Howard Nemerov.

104. "Warriors of light are not perfect.Their beauty lies in accepting this fact and still desiring to grow and to learn."

- Paulo Coelho.

105. "Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass."

- Anton Chekhov.

106. "You will fear the darkness only to the extent that you yourself are not providing light."

- Marianne Williamson.

107. "Light is precious in a world so dark."

- Kate DiCamillo.

108. "Love is the only game that is not called on account of darkness."

- Thomas Carlyle.

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

- Laurence Sterne

110. "O, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth."

- Roman Payne.

111. "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will by no means walk in darkness, but will possess the light of life."

- Jesus, John 8:12.

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

- Mother Teresa.

113. "No situation is so dark that there is not a ray of light!"

- Norman Vincent Peale.

114. "Genius is not so much a light as it is a constant awareness of the surrounding gloom."

- Stanisław Lem.

115. "She was bendable light: she shone around every corner of my day."

- Jerry Spinelli

116. "There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion."

- Carl Jung

117. "There's no point dwelling in the dark and ignoring the light of the stars."

- Carrie Hope Fletcher.

118. "The wound is the place where the Light enters you."

- Rumi.

119. "It is impossible to travel faster than light, and certainly not desirable, as one’s hat keeps blowing off."

- Woody Allen.

120. "There are two kinds of light - the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures.!"

- James Thurber.

Beautiful Shadow Quotes

Darkness quotes include many quotes on shadows.

Where there is darkness, there will be shadows. Hope you are not too scared and afraid to read through these shadow quotes.

121. "Life is a mixture of light and shadow, calm and storm, and it's all good."

- Susan W. Krebs.

122. "Before my birth there was infinite time, and after my death, inexhaustible time. I never thought of it before: I'd been living luminously between two eternities of darkness."

- Orhan Pamuk

123. "Light and shadow are opposite sides of the same coin. We can illuminate our paths or darken our way. It is a matter of choice."

- Maya Angelou.

124. "All the masterpieces of art contain both light and shadow. A happy life is not one filled with only sunshine, but one which uses both light and shadow to produce beauty."

- Billy Graham.

125. "Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you."

- Walt Whitman.

126. "Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two tones."

- Paul Cezanne.

127. "All this had always been and he had never seen it; he was never present. Now he was present and belonged to it. Through his eyes he saw light and shadows; through his mind he was aware of moon and stars."

- Hermann Hesse.

128. "Shadows are like plants. They need sunlight simply to exist."

Thomas M. Disch

129. "I think that light and shadow have exactly the same duality that exists between life and death."

- Manuel Alvarez Bravo.

130. "I'm interested in the landscape of the face, the way in which light and shadow fall across the forms. That's really my subject matter."

- Paul Emsley.

131. "An important memory is like a gravitational field - the mind is compelled to return to it again and again. It is like a moon; it lives in light and shadow."

- Rikki Ducornet.

132. "The true moment of shadow is the moment in which you see the point of light in the sky."

- Thomas Pynchon.

133. "There are infinite shadings of light and shadows and colors... it's an extraordinarily subtle language. Figuring out how to speak that language is a lifetime job."

- Conrad Hall.

134. "Shadows are in reality, when the sun is shining, the most conspicuous thing in a landscape, next to the highest lights."

- John Ruskin.

135. "There are no shadows in the dark. Shadows are the servants of light, the children of fire. The brightest flame casts the darkest shadows."

- George R. R. Martin.

136. "Our job is to record, each in his own way, this world of light and shadow and time that will never come again exactly as it is today."

- Edward Abbey.

137. "There is strong shadow where there is much light."

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

138. "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.

139. "I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,

in secret, between the shadow and the soul."

- Pablo Neruda, '100 Love Sonnets'.

140. "The eye is always caught by light, but shadows have more to say."

- Gregory Maguire.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for darkness quotes then why not take a look at [damaged quotes], or lightning quotes?

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