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140 Darkness Quotes Exploring The Absence Of Light

140 Darkness Quotes Exploring The Absence Of Light

Darkness, in its essence, is not just the absence of light but a space for imagination. Let’s see what these darkness quotes also suggest!

My Favorite Darkness Quotes

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., A Testament of Hope

Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that.

2. “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

3. “Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.” ― Mark Twain

4. “Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” ― Anne Frank

5. “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

6. “To fight evil, you have to understand the dark.” ― Nalini Singh, Heart of Obsidian

7. “The Russian soul is a dark place.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot

8. “Some people are in such utter darkness that they will burn you just to see a light. Try not to take it personally.” ― Kamand Kojouri

9. “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 AS

10. “What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.” ― Rumi

See also: 150 Deep Dark Quotes About Life, Death, Pain & Love

Captivating Quotes About Darkness

1. “A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness.” ― Jean Genet

A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness.

2. “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.” ― Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man

3. “There are different kinds of darkness,” Rhys said. I kept my eyes shut. “There is the darkness that frightens, the darkness that soothes, the darkness that is restful.” I pictured each. “There is the darkness of lovers, and the darkness of assassins. It becomes what the bearer wishes it to be, needs it to be. It is not wholly bad or good.” ― Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury

4. “It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,

Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt,

It lies behind stars and under hills,

And empty holes it fills,

It comes first and follows after,

Ends life, kills laughter.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

5. “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” ― Og Mandino

See also: Brilliant List Of 120 Light Quotes To Awaken Your Mind

6. “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

7. “Even so, there were times I saw freshness and beauty. I could smell the air, and I really loved rock ‘n’ roll. Tears were warm, and girls were beautiful, like dreams. I liked movie theaters, the darkness and intimacy, and I liked the deep, sad summer nights.” ― Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance

8. “This is. And thou art. There is no safety. There is no end. The word must be heard in silence. There must be darkness to see the stars. The dance is always danced above the hollow place, above the terrible abyss.” ― Ursula K. LeGuin, The Farthest Shore

9. “In the heartfelt mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will visit us, to shine on those sitting in darkness, in the shadow of death, to guide our feet to the way of peace.” ― The Holy Bible: King James Version

10. “There is no denying that there is evil in this world but the light will always conquer the darkness.” ― Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

11. “The most precious light is the one that visits you in your darkest hour!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

12. “If the light in our hearts can brighten up the darkness in the mindset of our neighbors, we liberate them from a prison of distrust and prejudice. The healing glow unshackles the frozen atoms of their minds.” ― Erik Pevernagie

13. “Most of us are imprisoned by something. We’re living in darkness until something flips on the switch.” ― Wynonna Judd

14. “I had learned early to assume something dark and lethal hidden at the heart of anything I loved. When I couldn’t find it, I responded, bewildered and wary, in the only way I knew how: by planting it there myself.” ― Tana French, In the Woods

15. “You must learn to be strong in the dark as well as in the day, else you will always be only half brave.” ― George MacDonald, The Day Boy and the Night Girl

16. “Life isn’t just about darkness or light, rather it’s about finding light within the darkness.” ― Landon Parham, First Night of Summer

17. “I was alone again in the unquiet darkness.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

18. “Darkness promotes speech.” ― Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

19. “I see a bright


under the overhead light

that shades into


and then into darker


and I can’t see beyond that.” ― Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense

20. “Light is easy to love. Show me your darkness.” ― R.Queen, Darkchylde

Darkness Short Quotes

1. “When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin

When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow

2. “Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.” ― William Shakespeare, Macbeth

3. “When you spend so long trapped in darkness, you find that the darkness begins to stare back.” ― Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury

4. “How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also If I am to be whole.” ― C.G. Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul

5. “What makes night within us may leave stars.” ― Victor Hugo, Ninety-Three

6. “Ten years of shadows, but no longer. Light up the darkness, Majesty.” ― Sarah J. Maas, Queen of Shadows

7. “She wears strength and darkness equally well,

The girl has always been half goddess, half hell” ― Nikita Gill, Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul

8. “One need not be a chamber to be haunted.” ― Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

9. “I am terrified by this dark thing

That sleeps in me;

All day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity.” ― Sylvia Plath, Ariel

10.  “The moon will guide you through the night with her brightness, but she will always dwell in the darkness, in order to be seen.” ― Shannon L. Alder

11. “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, My Heart and Other Black Holes

12. “If there be light, then there is darkness; if cold, heat; if height, depth; if solid, fluid; if hard, soft; if rough, smooth; if calm, tempest; if prosperity, adversity; if life, death.” ― Pythagoras

13. “Use the wings of the flying Universe,

Dream with open eyes;

See in darkness.” ― Dejan Stojanovic

14.  “Darkness does not leave us easily as we would hope.” ― Margaret Stohl

15. “How terrible this darkness was, how bewildering, and yet mysteriously beautiful!” ― Stefan Zweig, The Burning Secret and other stories

16. “Real things in the darkness seem no realer than dreams.” ― Murasaki Shikibu, The Tale of Genji

17. “POZZO:

I am blind.



Perhaps he can see into the future.” ― Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot

18. “All I know is a door into the dark” ― Seamus Heaney

19. “Carry the fire.” ― Cormac McCarthy, The Road

20. “Darkness will always try to extinguish the light. The light will always try to repress the darkness.” ― Morgan Rhodes, Rebel Spring

See also: 200 Most Toxic Instagram Captions To Show Your Dark Side

Darkness And Light Quotes

1. “You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun.” ― Shaun Hick

2. “We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows. Choose a place where you won’t do harm – yes, choose a place where you won’t do very much harm, and stand in it for all you are worth, facing the sunshine.” ― E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

See also: 310 Sunshine Quotes To Help You Radiate Happiness

3. “Everybody has a little bit of the sun and moon in them. Everybody has a little bit of man, woman, and animal in them. Darks and lights in them. Everyone is part of a connected cosmic system. Part earth and sea, wind and fire, with some salt and dust swimming in them. We have a universe within ourselves that mimics the universe outside. None of us are just black or white, or never wrong and always right. No one. No one exists without polarities. Everybody has good and bad forces working with them, against them, and within them.” ― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

See also: 270 Best Work Quotes That Will Motivate You To Prosper

4. “Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Tell Gregory a story. Make some light.” ― Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux

5. “Too much of anything could destroy you, Simon thought. Too much darkness could kill, but too much light could blind.” ― Cassandra Clare, City of Lost Souls

6. “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.” ― Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory

7. “After a lifetime of darkness, I want to leave something behind that is made of light.” ― Marie Lu, The Midnight Star

8. “Richard began to understand darkness: darkness as something solid and real, so much more than a simple absence of light. He felt it touch his skin, questing, moving, exploring: gliding through his mind. It slipped into his lungs, behind his eyes, into his mouth…” ― Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere

9. “People often believed they were safer in the light, thinking monsters only came out at night. But safety – like light – is a façade.” ― C.J. Roberts, Captive in the Dark

10. “All great beginnings start in the dark, when the moon greets you to a new day at midnight.” ― Shannon L. Alder

11. “It’s not easy to be Light when you’ve been Dark. It’s almost too much to ask anyone.” ― Margaret Stohl, Beautiful Darkness

12.  “But hope is no less realistic than despair. It is still our choice whether to live in light or lie down in darkness.” ― Rick Yancey, The Isle of Blood

13. “As Hamlet said to Ophelia, ”God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.” The battle between these two halves of identity…Who we are and who we pretend to be, is unwinnable. “Just as there are two sides to every story, there are two sides to every person. One that we reveal to the world and another we keep hidden inside. A duality governed by the balance of light and darkness, within each of us is the capacity for both good and evil. But those who are able to blur the moral dividing line hold the true power.” ― Emily Thorne

14. “As light splinters into darkness, new thoughts may take over in the mind and allow upbeat views to gain power. Thus and so, thoughtfulness readily opens a blistering sky in the faltering shadow of unawareness. (“Absence of Desire”)” ― Erik Pevernagie

15. “Surrounded by darkness yet enfolded in light” ― Alan Brennert, Moloka’i

16. “Fear may oust people into the dimness of disruption. Let us instead transcend darkness and create room for light to shine. Now is the moment, and the “now” is the stepping stone that allows us to forge ahead, with abundance of awareness and understanding, and without obtrusive egos. (“Fear of the white page”)” ― Erik Pevernagie

17. “I laugh, and it’s laughter, not light, that casts out the darkness building within me, that reminds me I am still alive, even in this strange place where everything I’ve ever known is coming apart.” ― Veronica Roth, Allegiant

See also: 220 Inspiring Quotes About Laughter Celebrating Its Magic

18. “He would not fear the darkness. He was the darkness.” ― Hafsah Faizal, We Hunt the Flame

19. “There were a billion lights out there on the horizon and I knew that all of them put together weren’t enough to light the darkness in the hearts of some men.” ― Michael Connelly, The Scarecrow

20. “we must bring

our own light
to the

darkness.” ― Charles Bukowski

See also: 130 Genius Charles Bukowski Quotes On Life And Beyond

21. “For, in life, it is in the darkest zones one finds the brightest beauty and the most luminous wisdom.” ― Adam Gidwitz, A Tale Dark & Grimm

22. “The secret to being unafraid of the darkness is to challenge the darkness to fear you, to raise your eyes sharp to those few souls who stagger by, daring them to believe that you are not, in fact, more frightening than they are.” ― Claire North, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

23. “A beetle will chase after an opening of light, while a cockroach will scatter at a crack of it. How are we different from insects? Nobody is purely good or purely evil. Most of us are in-between. There are moths that explore the day and butterflies that play at night. Polarity is an integral part of nature — human or not human.” ― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

24.  “I believe that men are generally still a little afraid of the dark though the witches are all hung, and Christianity and candles have been introduced.” ― Anaïs Nin

25. “When darkness is at its darkest, a star shines the brightest.” ― Louise Philippe

26. “Darkness dwells within even the best of us. In the worst of us, darkness not only dwells but reins.” ― Dean Koontz, Strange Highways

27. “The only darkness we should allow into our lives is the night, for even then, we have the moon.” ― Warsan Shire, Our Men Do Not Belong To Us

28. “You know how the sun rises and sets at a certain time each day? In the same way, all of our lives have a day and night. But it’s not set like it is with the sun. Some people walk forever in the sunlight, and some people have to walk through the darkest night their whole lives. When people talk about being afraid, what they’re afraid of is that their sun will set. That the light they love will fade.” ― Keigo Higashino, Journey Under the Midnight Sun

29. “It’s funny how, when things seem the darkest, moments of beauty present themselves in the most unexpected places.” ― Karen Marie Moning, Dreamfever

30. “I preach darkness. I don’t inspire hope—only shadows. It’s up to you to find the light in my words.” ― Charles Lee

Wise Darkness Quotes

1. “I do not speak as I think, I do not think as I should, and so it all goes on in helpless darkness.” ― Franz Kafka

2. “I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

3. “People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” ― Carl Jung, Psychology and Alchemy

4. “Yet, no matter how deeply I go down into myself, my God is dark, and like a webbing made of a hundred roots that drink in silence.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke, The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke

5. “You see, there are no pretty pink flowers in the woods at night.” ― J.K. Franko, Eye for Eye

6. “You see, some people are born with a piece of night inside, and that hollow place can never be filled – not with all the good food or sunshine in the world. That emptiness cannot be banished, and so some days we wake with the feeling of the wind blowing through, and we must simply endure it as the boy did.” ― Leigh Bardugo, The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

7.  “One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefore not popular.” ― C.G. Jung

8.  “Darkness… When everything that you know and love… is taken from you so harshly… all you can think about is anger, hatred, and even revenge… and no one can save you.” ― Orochimaru

9. “I mean only that I hope they find darkness or paradise without fear of it, if they can.”

― Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus

10. “When the Sun of compassion arises darkness evaporates and the singing birds come from nowhere.” ― Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

See also: 130 Inspiring Bird Quotes To Embrace The Wings Of Wisdom

11. “The people dreamed and fought and slept as much as ever. And by habit they shortened their thoughts so that they would not wander out into the darkness beyond tomorrow.” ― Carson McCullers, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

12. “Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.” ― Charles Caleb Colton

13. “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. Although the two are identical twins, man, as a rule, views the prenatal abyss with more calm than the one he is heading for.” ― Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory

14. “Your darkness is a symphony

Played in explosions of silence to a crowd that has fallen in love with noise

If they refuse to applaud you

It isn’t because your music isn’t beautiful

It is because they have no idea how to love what they don’t understand

And that, my darling, is the most horrific flaw in this mixed up world” ― Christopher Poindexter

15. “Walking through darkness with thoughts full of colors.” ― Prajakta Mhadnak

16. “What strange places our lives can carry us to, what dark passages.” ― Justin Cronin, The Passage

17. “Darkness always had its part to play. Without it, how would we know when we walked in the light? It’s only when its ambitions become too grandiose that it must be opposed, disciplined, sometimes—if necessary—brought down for a time. Then it will rise again, as it must.” ― Clive Barker, Abarat

18. “Here then at long last is my darkness. No cry of light, no glimmer, not even the faintest shard of hope to break free across the hold.” ― Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

19. “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” ― Life Application Study Bible: NIV

20. “The sun does not abandon the moon to darkness.” ― Brian A. McBride, Dominion

21.  “The night belongs to beasts of prey, and always has. It’s easy to forget that when you’re indoors, protected by light and solid walls.” ― Cornelia Funke, Inkheart

22.  “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.” ― Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way

23. “The exceeding brightness of this early sun

Makes me conceive how dark I have become.” ― Wallace Stevens, The Palm at the End of the Mind: Selected Poems and a Play

24. “There is only what you want and what happens. There is only grabbing on and holding tight in the darkness.” ― Lauren Oliver, Hana

25. “You can’t study the darkness by flooding it with light.” ― Edward Abbey, The Best of Edward Abbey

26.  “It is not depression or anxiety that truly hurts us. It is our active resistance against these states of mind and body. If you wake up with low energy, hopeless thoughts, and a lack of motivation – that is a signal from you to you. That is a sure sign that something in your mind or in your life is making you sick, and you must attend to that signal. But what do most people do? They hate their depressed feelings. They think “Why me?” They push them down. They take a pill. And so, the feelings return again and again, knocking at your door with a message while you turn up all the noise in your cave, refusing to hear the knocks. Madness. Open the door. Invite in depression. Invite anxiety. Invite self-hatred. Invite shame. Hear their message. Give them a hug. Accept their tirades as exaggerated mistruths typical of any upset person. Love your darkness and you shall know your light.” ― Vironika Tugaleva

27. “There is a season for everything under the sun—even when we can’t see the sun.” ― Jared Brock, A Year of Living Prayerfully

28. “The darkness makes everything disappear but it makes nothing go away.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

29.  “A man who refuses light will remain in the darkness even by the side of light!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

30. “Just remember, a dark shadow needs light to exist but light doesn’t need darkness to be luminous.” ― Gwen Hayes, Dreaming Awake

Inspirational Darkness Quotes

1. “Numb the dark and you numb the light.” ― Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

2. “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.” ― Dean Koontz, Midnight

3. “There is darkness inside all of us, though mine is more dangerous than most. Still, we all have it—that part of our soul that is irreparably damaged by the very trials and tribulations of life. We are what we are because of it, or perhaps in spite of it. Some use it as a shield to hide behind, others as an excuse to do unconscionable things. But, truly, the darkness is simply a piece of the whole, neither good nor evil unless you make it so. It took a witch, a war, and a voodoo queen to teach me that.” ― Jenna Maclaine, Bound By Sin

See also: 270 Inspirational Soul Quotes That Will Nourish Your Spirit

4. “By night, Love, tie your heart to mine, and the two

together in their sleep will defeat the darkness” ― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

5. “Darkness approaches from outside. I feel no light inside me strong enough to resist it.” ― Christopher Pike, The Last Vampire

6. “The strongest trees are rooted in the dark places of the earth. Darkness will be your cloak, your shield, your mother’s milk. Darkness will make you strong.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

7.  “Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.” ― L.R. Knost

8. “No one but Night, with tears on her dark face, watches beside me in this windy place.” ― Edna St. Vincent Millay

9. “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.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Tales of a Wayside Inn

10. “Fear can only grow in darkness. Once you face fear with light, you win.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

11. “Once upon a time,” he said out loud to the darkness. He said these words because they were the best, the most powerful words that he knew and just the saying of them comforted him.” ― Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux

12. “Accept your dark side, understanding it will help you to move with the light. Knowing both sides of our souls, helps us all to move forward in life and to understand that, perfection doesn’t exist.” ― Martin R. Lemieux

13. “You are not what you are;

You are darkness

Looking for light within.” ― Dejan Stojanovic, Circling: 1978-1987

14. “A song and a smile from someone I cared about could be enough to distract me from all that darkness, if only for a little while.” ― Ransom Riggs, Hollow City

15. “Let us not focus on the chink in the canvas of the darkness but look at the light piercing through it.” ― Erik Pevernagie

See also: 190 Focus Quotes To Help You Stay On The Right Target

16. “When walking alone in a jungle of true darkness,

there are three things that can show you the way:

instinct to survive, the knowledge of navigation,

creative imagination. Without them, you are lost.” ― Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

17. “Into your darkest corner, you are safe in my love, you are protected. I am the openess you seek, I am your doorway. Come sit in the circular temple of my heart, & let yourself be calm.” ― Agapi Stassinopoulos

18. “I used to cover my windows in heavy curtains, never drawn. Now I danced in the sunlight on my hardwood floors.” ― Kimberly Novosel, Loved

19. “Shadows go in front of you, leading into your future, and trail behind you, leaving a part of you in the past. They are clearest when we are in the light, and disappear when we lose ourselves in darkness.” ― Kiersten White, Illusions of Fate

20. “I’m not afraid of the darkness outside. It’s the darkness inside I don’t like.” ― Shelagh Delaney

21. “As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air – however slight – lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.” ― William O. Douglas (ed.), The Douglas letters: Selections from the private papers of Justice William O. Douglas

22. “The human ego is the ugliest part of man. We lift up men who only show us darkness, and put down those brave enough to show us the light. Likewise, people engage in darkness when it is light outside, and acknowledge the light only when it is dark. We abandon those fighting for us to cheer behind those fighting against us. And, we only remember good people and God when it is convenient for us, and take them for granted because their doors are always open – only to chase after closed doors and personalities void of substance and truth.” ― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

23.  “Light is shallow; darkness is infinitely deep. Light is always bounded, it has boundaries. Darkness has no boundaries, it is unbounded. Light comes and goes; darkness always is. When there is light you cannot see it. When light is not there you can see it. But it is always there; you cannot cause it. Light has a cause. You burn the fire, you put on wood. When the wood is finished the light will be gone. It is caused, hence it is an effect. But darkness is not caused by anything, it is not an effect. It is uncaused eternity.” ― Osho

24. “There is only one perpetrator of evil on the planet: human unconsciousness. That realization is true forgiveness. With forgiveness, your victim identity dissolves, and your true power emerges–the power of Presence. Instead of blaming the darkness, you bring in the light.” ― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

25. “Life is like coffee, the darker it gets, the more it energizes.” ― Ankita Singhal

26. “Your partner may have injuries that you can’t repair. Your partner may be trapped in a dark room without windows. Your life narrative might bring him more relief than an opiate. Some people make better windows than windows. Your kind words and enlightened perspective is a window of wonders to someone living in pain.” ― Michael Ben Zehabe, Song of Songs: The Book for Daughters

27. “When you’re scared – and I mean really scared, not just hearing a noise in the night, or standing toe to toe with someone twice your size who wants to pound you into the earth – it feels as if you’re being injected with darkness. It’s like black water as cold as ice settling in your body where your blood and marrow used to be, pushing every other feeling out as it fills you from your feet to your scalp. It leaves you with nothing.” ― Alexander Gordon Smith, Solitary

28. “When you find out that there was never anything in the dark side to be afraid of … Nothing is left but to love.” ― Alan Watts

29. “There’s light and joy, but there’s also darkness all around and we can be lost in it.” ― David Almond, Kit’s Wilderness

30. “No matter how dark and hopeless a situation may seem, always hold on and never give up your dream.” ― Mouloud Benzadi مولود بن زادي

Final Word

These darkness quotes have shown us that darkness is not something to be feared, but rather embraced as a source of wisdom, peace, and introspection.

In darkness, we find a quietude that the daylight often overshadows. It’s a time for reflection, growth, and understanding the deeper aspects of our existence. 

The night sky, in its vastness and beauty, reminds us of the endless possibilities that lie in the unknown. Each quote we’ve explored is a beacon that guides us to appreciate the serene and profound moments that only darkness can bring.

As you step away from this article, carry with you the new perspectives and insights gained. Let them be a gentle reminder that even in the darkest of times, there is beauty to be found, lessons to be learned, and a stillness that brings clarity to our lives. 

Embrace the darkness with a newfound appreciation, and let it guide you to the stars of your own life’s journey.
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