Darkness Quotes

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It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
[Darkness] [Strong Women] [Chinese Proverb]

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Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
[Darkness] [Violence] [Martin Luther King Jr]

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Where there is love, there is no darkness.
[Darkness] [Proverb]

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Darkness is only driven out with light, not more darkness.
[Darkness] [Martin Luther King Jr]

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Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.
[Darkness] [Anne Frank] [Illumination] [Candle]

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I don't need to kill goats to say things. I CAN talk.
[Darkness] [Night] [L.J. Smith] [Daughters] [Smith] [Redfern]

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Time takes it all whether you want it to or not, time takes it all. Time bares it away, and in the end there is only darkness. Sometimes we find others in that darkness, and sometimes we lose them there again.
[Stephen King] [Darkness]

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Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely.
[Poetry] [Wisdom] [Darkness] [Metaphor] [Edna St. Vincent Millay]

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Station is the paradox of the world of my people, the limitation of our power within the hunger for power. It is gained through treachery and invites treachery against those who gain it. Those most powerful in Menzoberranzan spend their days watching over their shoulders, defending against the daggers that would find their backs. Their deaths usually come from the front." -Drizzt Do'Urden
[War] [Power] [Darkness] [Danger] [R.A. Salvatore]

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In the depth a light will grow, A silver shine no shadows know, Like wings unfolding in the sky, That circle 'round a gleaming eye, Turning darkness all away, Even depths will know their day, For every shadow has its end, In light! Life will return again!
[Life] [Darkness] [Magic] [Light] [Wings] [Eye] [Robert Fanney] [Luthiel]

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I mean only that I hope they find darkness or paradise without fear of it, if they can.
[Darkness] [Paradise] [Erin Morgenstern]

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From that point of view, I realized that my hole was not miles deep after all. My father, in fact, could stand on the bottom and it only reached up to his chest. Darkness, you know, is relative.
[Jodi Picoult] [Father] [Darkness] [Relative] [Hole] [Brian Fitzgerald] [Jesse Fitzgerald]

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Most of us are imprisoned by something. We're living in darkness until something flips on the switch.
[Fear] [Freedom] [Darkness] [Light] [Imprisonment] [Wynonna Judd]

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Even as a child, she had preferred night to day, had enjoyed sitting out in the yard after sunset, under the star-speckled sky listening to frogs and crickets. Darkness soothed. It softened the sharp edges of the world, toned down the too-harsh colors. With the coming of twilight, the sky seemed to recede; the universe expanded. The night was bigger than the day, and in its realm, life seemed to have more possibilities.
[Darkness] [Dean Koontz] [Stars] [Midnight] [Possibilities] [Koontz]

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The mind of man is capable of anything
[Heart] [Mind] [Darkness] [Apocalypse] [Now] [Joseph Conrad] [Conrad] [Joseph]

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This is not written for the young or the light of heart, not for the tranquil species of men whose souls are content with the simple pleasures of family, church, or profession. Rather, I write to those beings like myself whose existence is compounded by a lurid intermingling of the dark and the light; who can judge rationally and think with reason, yet who feel too keenly and churn with too great a passion; who have an incessant longing for happiness and yet are shadowed by a deep and persistent melancholy?those who grasp gratification where they may, but find no lasting comfort for the soul.
[Darkness] [Vampire] [Gothic] [Gothic Fiction] [B.E. Scully]

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We sometimes choose the most locked up, dark versions of the story, but what a good friend does is turn on the lights, open the window, and remind us that there are a whole lot of ways to tell the same story.
[Life] [Darkness] [Story] [Perspective] [Friendships] [Shauna Niequist]

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How terrible this darkness was, how bewildering, and yet mysteriously beautiful!
[Darkness] [Beautiful] [Stefan Zweig] [Terrible] [Bewildering]

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And in his heart, I think, he's now learned what I came to believe, which is, as I've said all along, that the sun may burn brightly, and the faces of children may be plump and achingly sweet, but in the air we breathe, in the water we drink and in the food we share, there will always be darkness in this world.
[Darkness] [Douglas Coupland] [Hey Nostradamus]