Find wisdom, solace, and a deeper understanding of the human condition through our curated selection of darkness quotes.
Darkness, both metaphorical and literal, has long held a mysterious and captivating allure for humanity. It is a canvas upon which our deepest emotions, thoughts, and fears are painted.
In this collection of darkness quotes, we invite you to explore the rich tapestry of emotions that this theme encompasses. They serve as both a mirror and a lantern, reflecting our fears and uncertainties while also providing guidance and solace.
Derived from various voices, they offer a glimpse into the complex tapestry of human emotions, thoughts, and reflections. Whether you seek solace or a deeper understanding of life’s shadows, these darkness quotes provide a rich mosaic of insights.
Join us on this exploration as we navigate the intricate interplay between light and shadow, fear and courage, and vulnerability and strength. Witness our darkness quotes offer a unique lens through which to contemplate the complexities of life.
Darkness of life quotes
A mind now clouded by the illusions of the innate darkness of life is like a tarnished mirror, but when polished, it is sure to become like a clear mirror, reflecting the essential nature of phenomena and the true aspect of reality.
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.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
Each day human life contains joy and anger, pain and pleasure, darkness and light, growth and decay. Each moment is etched with nature’s grand design–do not try to deny or oppose the cosmic order of things.
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.
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.
Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
When you’re sad, you’re not sad. You are merely oblivious to the good things in your life. There is always a crack of light in the darkness. Find it.
The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.
Only the person who has experienced light and darkness, war and peace, rise and fall, only that person has truly experienced life.
Love in darkness quotes
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
If you love large, you’ve got to hurt large. If you’ve got a lot of light, you’ve probably got an equal amount of darkness.
Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.
If light can come out of darkness, then alone can love emerge from hatred.
This is our world. Aye, there’s more than enough of darkness in it. But over everything there’s all this joy, Kit. There’s all this lovely, lovely light.
The ones who love your dark are the only light you’ll ever need.
Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies – or else? The chain reaction of evil – hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars – must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.
Love is a weapon of Light, and it has the power to eradicate all forms of darkness. That is the key. When we offer love even to our enemies, we destroy their darkness and hatred.
Fear of darkness quotes
Most of us are imprisoned by something. We’re living in darkness until something flips on the switch.
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. Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
By running from what we fear, we feed the inner darkness.
You will fear the darkness only to the extent that you yourself are not providing light.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
Fear can only grow in darkness. Once you face fear with light, you win.
But what is all this fear of and opposition to Oblivion? What is the matter with the soft Darkness, the Dreamless Sleep?
Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
A child’s fear is a world whose dark corners are quite unknown to grownup people; it has its sky and its abysses, a sky without stars, abysses into which no light can ever penetrate.
Fear grows in darkness; if you think there’s a bogeyman around, turn on the light.
Inspirational darkness quotes
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.
Pliny the Elder
When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Criticism is the windows and chandeliers of art: it illuminates the enveloping darkness in which art might otherwise rest only vaguely discernible, and perhaps altogether unseen.
George Jean Nathan
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
When I have clarified and exhausted a subject, then I turn away from it, in order to go into darkness again.
Carl Friedrich Gauss
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.
Put light against light – you have nothing. Put dark against dark – you have nothing. It’s the contrast of light and dark that each give the other one meaning.
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.
That we may merge into the deep and dazzling darkness, vanish into it, dissolve in it forever in an unbelievable bliss beyond imagination, for absolute nothingness represents absolute bliss.
Gregory of Nyssa
Through every rift of discovery some seeming anomaly drops out of the darkness, and falls, as a golden link into the great chain of order.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Beauty in darkness quotes
When darkness falls, beauty is lit from within.
Sadness flies on the wings of the morning, and out of the heart of darkness comes the light.
The darkness declares the glory of light.
T. S. Eliot
I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.
There is no greater magic than meditation. To transform the negative into the positive. To transform darkness into light–that is the miracle of meditation.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
Francis of Assisi
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.
If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door– or i’ll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
Why not dare yourself to become a shining positive light where darkness is the only thing known?
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Faith is seeing light with your heart when all your eyes see is darkness.
It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright.
How terrible this darkness was, how bewildering, and yet mysteriously beautiful.
Your soul is the light that sees my dark, and loves me all the same.
Angie Weiland– Crosby
Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light.
Yet from those flames No light, but rather darkness visible.
After darkness comes the light.
There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.
I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
Vincent Van Gogh
Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.
Darkness quotes for Instagram
It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
I say there is no darkness but ignorance.
All darkness vanished, when I saw the Lamp within my heart.
We dreamt of light, but hoped for darkness.
The nearer the dawn the darker the night.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.
Surrounded by darkness yet enfolded in light.
You can’t study the darkness by flooding it with light.
Only in the darkness can you see the stars.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness.
Quotes about darkness
The flowers in my arms have dried up / White doves are parading home / Fly through the storm / High in the clouds / Disappeared in the black sky.
There is something to be said for the night. The darkness holds a sense of promise as if anything could happen.
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.
To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist.
The morning steals upon the night / Melting the darkness.
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
When you look ahead and darkness is all you see, faith and determination will pull you through.
Don’t underestimate the allure of darkness. Even the purest hearts are drawn to it.
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.
There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle.
Out of the darkness quotes
A visionary is one who can find his way by moonlight and see the dawn before the rest of the world.
To trust God in the light is nothing, but to trust him in the dark, that is faith.
Darkness is only driven out with light, not more darkness.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Once you conquer your selfish self, all your darkness will change to light.
While looking for the light, you may suddenly be devoured by the darkness and find the true light.
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.
The dark and the light, they exist side by side. Sometimes overlapping, one explaining the other. The darkened path is as illuminated as the lightened…
Your path is illuminated by the light, yet darkness lets the stars shine bright.
Happiness in darkness quotes
The happiness in our hearts is there for we dare to dream in light when the world tells us to scream in the darkness.
I can see, and that is why I can be happy, in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden. I can see a God–made world, not a manmade world.
Stars whisper secrets, darkness conceals, happiness is the treasure that night reveals.
Darkness, whether in mood or in night, is natural. So if we flow with the black bile of melancholia and endure the terrible darkness of depression, eventually we will break through into the light of joy.
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
Happiness is always there. You just have to choose to see it. There’s no point dwelling in the dark and ignoring the light of the stars.
The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
Amidst the shadows, a heart’s delight, happiness blooms like stars in the night.
The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
It is in the shadows that we often find inner strength to face our fears and the resilience to overcome adversity. Through our selection of darkness quotes, we gain insight to navigate life’s complexities.
Darkness, as we have discovered, is not solely a realm of despair; it is also a canvas for perseverance, growth, and introspection. Through these darkness quotes, empower us to finds our true strength to emerges more stronger.
By incorporating the insights they offer, we gain a deeper understanding of the shadows that sometimes envelop our lives. So, keep these darkness quotes close to your heart, for in them, you’ll find the illumination needed to navigate life’s twists and turns.
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Thank you joining us exploring the realm of darkness quotes. Remember that even in the darkest of moments, there is the potential for growth, transformation, and the emergence of a brighter dawn.