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Darkness Quotes

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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.
- Marianne Williamson

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It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
- Chinese proverb often quoted by Eleanor Roosevelt PHOTO

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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

Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light
is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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There can be no transforming of darkness into light
and of apathy into movement without emotion.
- Carl Jung

All the darkness of the world cannot
extinguish the light of a single candle,
yet one candle can illuminate all the darkness.
- Jewish Hanukah Prayer

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.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

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.

Beyond a doubt, truth bears the same relation
to falsehood as light to darkness.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Know that darkness is merely the absence of light.
You can be the small candle that defeats the vast darkness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The unknown is like the darkness of a cave -
it can be illuminated by the brief light
of one adventurer's small candle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I will gather myself around my faith,
for light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

Sadness is nothing more than the absence of joy
in the same way that darkness
is nothing more than the absence of light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Affirmation:
I shine my light of happiness into the darkness of negativity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light,
but by making the darkness conscious.
- Carl Jung

If I could tell the world just one thing
it would be we're all okay,
and not to worry cause worry is wasteful
and useless in times like these.
I won't be made useless.
I won't be idle with despair,
I will gather myself around my faith.
Light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

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

I shine my light of happiness
into the darkness of negativity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded.
It's a relationship between equals.
Only when we know our own darkness well
can we be present with the darkness of others.
Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron

Shine your Light of God wherever you see darkness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I will greet this day with love in my heart.
And how will I do this?
Henceforth will I look on all things with love and be born again.
I will love the sun for it warms my bones;
yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit.
I will love the light for it shows me the way;
yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars.
I will welcome happiness as it enlarges my heart;
yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul.
I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due;
yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.
- Og Mandino

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

Faith:
When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
...
There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
or, you will be taught how to fly
- Patrick Overton - from his book of poems: The Leaning Tree, 1975
[Widely mis-attributed to Barbara J. Winter, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and others]

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.
- Carl Jung

Bold Light of Spirit:
Out of the darkness and into the light,
Open our eyes and behold such a sight.
Brilliance of day takes the place of the night,
Boldness and courage are swords of His Might.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True friendship can afford true knowledge.
It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
- Henry David Thoreau

Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit,
who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth,
and without light nothing flowers.
- May Sarton

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

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

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

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.
- Helen Keller

We fear the unknown,
perhaps more than we fear anything else,
and yet we are, at heart, adventurers.
We seek to expand our realm of knowledge and dominion.
Perhaps we are attempting to overcome and crush the unknown,
but our duel with the unknown is such a one-sided clash
that we must know in our hearts
that our adventure is no more than a child's game.
Perhaps we hope that the unknown
is like the darkness of a cave
and that the brief light of our adventurer's candle
can illuminate the entire cave.
Nonetheless, the path of the adventurer
is a path of joy, while the way of fear is one of suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man dies of cold, not of darkness.
- Miguel de Unamuno

To send light into the darkness of men's hearts -
such is the duty of the artist.
- Robert Schumann

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

Education is the movement from darkness to light.
- Allan Bloom

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.
- Kevin Bacon

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.
- C. S. Lewis

The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- although attributed to St. Francis of Assisi,
this prayer first appeared (written in French) in 1912

I like their darkness but I also like the pop-side
of the Velvet Underground.
- Martin Gore

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

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.
- Sarah McLachlan

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

Only the person who has experienced light and darkness,
war and peace, rise and fall, only that person has truly experienced life.
- Stefan Zweig

It's a discovery of a story when I write a book,
a case of inching ahead on each page and discovering
what's beyond in the darkness,
beyond where you're writing.
- Michael Ondaatje

On the last morning of Virginia's bloodiest year since the Civil War,
I built a fire and sat facing a window of darkness
where at sunrise I knew I would find the sea.
- Patricia Cornwell

See you in the darkness.
- Gary Gilmore

When I do a novel, I don't really use the script,
I use the book; when I did Apocalypse Now,
I used Heart of Darkness.
Novels usually have so much rich material.
- Francis Ford Coppola

We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened.
But when we are in true spiritual darkness,
we do not even know that we have fallen.
- Thomas Merton

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

There is no such thing as darkness; only a failure to see.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

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

The fear of burglars is not only the fear of being robbed,
but also the fear of a sudden and unexpected clutch out of the darkness.
- Elias Canetti

I actually think sadness and darkness can be very beautiful and healing.
- Duncan Sheik

You can't study the darkness by flooding it with light.
- Edward Abbey

But what is all this fear of and opposition to Oblivion?
What is the matter with the soft Darkness,
the Dreamless Sleep?
- James Thurber

I try to be a guide for people, to make their darkness
bright and to make the pathway light,
and never to condemn or control or criticize.
- Little Richard

But I notice that there is a lack of darkness in my
movies and I don't know where that comes from.
- Lasse Hallstrom

There was a darkness, a melancholy, that people had trouble accepting.
Maybe now, it would work better.
- Alain Resnais

There is a good principle which created order,
light, and man, and an evil principle which created chaos,
darkness, and woman.
- Pythagoras

That taxes may be the ostensible cause is true,
but that they are the true cause is as far remote from
truth as light from darkness.
- Henry Knox

The rising sun can dispel the darkness of night,
but it cannot banish the blackness of malice,
hatred, bigotry, and selfishness from the hearts of humanity.
- David O. McKay

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.
- Henry David Thoreau

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.
- Horace

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.
- Meister Eckhart

You feel quite distant by playing at huge stadiums year after year,
where you only can see a great darkness in front of you.
- Robert Plant

To him that waits all things reveal themselves,
provided that he has the courage not to deny,
in the darkness, what he has seen in the light.
- Coventry Patmore


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