Darkness Quotes (59) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Definition of Darkness. Darkness, as polar to brightness, is understood to be an absence of visible light. It is also the appearance of black in a colored space. Humans are unable to distinguish color when either light or darkness predominate. In the absence of light, perception is achromatic and ultimately, black. The emotional response to darkness has metaphorical connotations in many cultures


"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 and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s 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’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." 
~ Marianne Williamson 

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

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

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

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

"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

"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."
~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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

"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

"I cannot think that we are useless or God would not have created us. There is one God looking down on us all. We are all the children of one God. The sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to what we have to say."
~ Geronimo

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

"Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness."
~ Desmond Tutu

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

"The most sacred place dwells within our heart, where dreams are born and secrets sleep, a mystical refuge of darkness and light, fear and conquest, adventure and discovery, challenge and transformation. Our heart speaks for our soul every moment while we are alive. Listen... as the whispering beat repeats: be...gin, be...gin, be...gin. It's really that simple. Just begin... again."
~ Royce Addington      

"There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle."          
~ Robert Alden 

"Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to live, make haste to be kind." 
~ Henri-Frederic Amiel 

"Burn brightly without burning out."   
~ Richard Biggs

"Creativity – like human life itself – begins in darkness."        
~ Julia Cameron

"Let thy light shine, then, in dark places."        
~ Edgar Cayce  

"Just as light brightens darkness, discovering inner fulfillment can eliminate any disorder or discomfort. This is truly the key to creating balance and harmony in everything you do."        
~ Deepak Chopra          

"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."
~ Dalai Lama     

"You need a room with no view so imagination can meet memory in the dark."         
~ Annie Dillard 

"Truly, it is in the darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us."           
~ Meister Eckhart          

"I said to my soul, be still, and wait...So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing."       
~ T.S. Eliot        

"The stillness shall be the dancing and the darkness the light."
~ T.S. Eliot        

"Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine."  
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson           

"I’ve loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night."     
~ Galileo

"One may not reach the dawn save by the path of the night." 
~ Kahlil Gibran 

"Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity; it would just be... a prudent insurance policy."
~ Elizabeth Gilbert        

"We all need to look into the dark side of our nature - that’s where the energy is, the passion. People are afraid of that because it holds pieces of us we’re busy denying."    
~ Sue Grafton   

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

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

"Enlightenment is not imagining figures of light, but making the darkness conscious."          
~ Carl Jung        

"I have always thought it would be a blessing if each person could be blind and deaf for a few days during his early adult life. Darkness would make him appreciate sight, silence would teach him the joys of sound."
~ Helen Keller   

"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light." 
~ Helen Keller   

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

"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.          

"Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not. Time takes it all, time bears 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

"People are like stained glass windows, the true beauty can be seen only when there is light from within. The darker the night, the brighter the windows."  
~ Elizabeth Kubler-Ross           

"Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up."    
~ Anne Lamott  

"No matter how dark the night, somehow the sun rises once again and all shadows are chased away."       
~ David Matthew          

"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           

"All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience."           
~ Henry Miller   

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

"No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities - always see them, for they're always there." 
~ Norman Vincent Peale           

"It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness." 
~ Chinese proverb         

"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby."  
~ Ruth E. Renkel          

"Dare to reach out your hand into the darkness, to pull another hand into the light." 
~ Norman B. Rice         

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

"Be a full bucket, pulled up the dark way of a well, then lifted out into the light."    
~ Rumi  

"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy."          
~ Saint Francis of Assisi           

"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    

"Nothing right can be accomplished in art without enthusiasm. To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts, such is the duty of the artist." 
~ Robert Schumann      

"I have become my own version of an optimist. 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."      
~ Rabindranath Tagore 

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

"From delusion lead me to truth. From darkness lead me to light. From death lead me to immortality."       
~ Brihad-Aranyaka Upanishad 

"Growth is a detox process, as our weakest, darkest places are sucked up to the surface in order to be released…often, it is not a change in partners but rather a change in perception that delivers us to the love we seek."           
~ Marianne Williamson 

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

"Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering."     
~ Yoda  

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