“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
“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.”
“There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”
“Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.”
“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.”
“Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”
“I envy people that know love. That have someone who takes them as they are.”
“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.”
“A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness.”
“When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow.”
“What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.”
“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.”
“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.”
“Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. ”
“The Uses Of Sorrow
(In my sleep I dreamed this poem)
Someone I loved once gave me
a box full of darkness.
It took me years to understand
that this, too, was a gift.”
“When you spend so long trapped in darkness, you find that the darkness begins to stare back.”
“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.”
“Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light.”
“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.”
“I do not speak as I think, I do not think as I should, and so it all goes on in helpless darkness.”
“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.”
“This fall I think you’re riding for—it’s a special kind of fall, a horrible kind. The man falling isn’t permitted to feel or hear himself hit bottom. He just keeps falling and falling. The whole arrangement’s designed for men who, at some time or other in their lives, were looking for something their own environment couldn’t supply them with. Or they thought their own environment couldn’t supply them with. So they gave up looking. They gave it up before they ever really even got started.”
“You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun.”
“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.”
“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 to fly.”
“Ten years of shadows, but no longer. Light up the darkness, Majesty.”
Darkness And Light Quotes
“There is no denying that there is evil in this world but the light will always conquer the darkness.”
“All shadows of clouds the sun cannot hide
like the moon cannot stop oceanic tide;
but a hidden star can still be smiling
at night’s black spell on darkness, beguiling”
“The dance between darkness and light will always remain— the stars and the moon will always need the darkness to be seen, the darkness will just not be worth having without the moon and the stars.”
“You will always be a monster – there is no turning back from it. But what kind of monster you become is entirely up to you.”
“Life throws challenges and every challenge comes with rainbows and lights to conquer it.”
“When the Sun of compassion arises darkness evaporates and the singing birds come from nowhere.”
“I preach darkness. I don’t inspire hope—only shadows. It’s up to you to find the light in my words.”
“The sun does not abandon the moon to darkness.”
“I’m your phantom dance partner. I’m your shadow. I’m not anything more.”
“Surrounded by darkness yet enfolded in light”
“Evil cannot and will not be vanquished by evil. Dark will only swallow dark and deepen. The good and the light are the keenest weapons.”
“Light is easy to love. Show me your darkness.”
“The most precious light is the one that visits you in your darkest hour!”
“You cannot defeat darkness by running from it, nor can you conquer your inner demons by hiding them from the world. In order to defeat the darkness, you must bring it into the light.”
“In our day and age, global society has been saturated with the wrong teaching of false positivity. The denial of darkness never equates the abundance of light. And the denial of your actual character never equates to the reality of your best character. People today are afraid to work on themselves and on their actual realities, they believe that outward appearances are enough. Outward appearances have become everything in our current day and age. People don’t see what they are actually like, nor who they actually are, in reality. They live in a phantasmic version of reality. It has to stop. In the phantasmic version of reality, there is no chance to experience true love, true goodness, and true metamorphosis. The caterpillar does not become a butterfly by telling everybody it has wings. It actually buries itself in darkness and grows those wings.”
“It matters not how fast light may travel, darkness shall always be there awaiting its arrival.”
“I was made to rule the darkness.”
“For every item that carries the darkness of humanity there’s one that holds the light. And that light is worth believing in. Not just in others, but in yourself as well.”
“The Nelazan believed that there was beauty in darkness, and that the daylight was more profane. They saw the stars as the Thousand Eyes of Trell watching them. The sun was the single, jealous eye of Trell’s brother, Nalt. Since Nalt only had one eye, he made it blaze brightly to outshine his brother. The Nelazan, however, were not impressed, and preferred to worship the quiet Trell, who watched over them even when Nalt obscured the sky.”
“A man who refuses light will remain in the darkness even by the side of light!”
“We all have thorns in our flesh. All of us. Love is when we stay and help someone pluck out their thorns one-by-one and they do the same for us. Love is also when we pluck the thorns out of our own flesh, one-by-one. But today, the world teaches us that we shouldn’t even see those thorns, that we should only see the petals. As a result, we don’t know how to love ourselves and we don’t know how to love others. Stay with the darkness, and bring that darkness into the light. It’s there, look at it.”
“What would be the significance of the candlelight, if there were no darkness? What would be the power of the stars over our minds, if there were no night?”
“Conversation between Jem and Ethan on Sean:
‘”… Has it never occurred to you that maybe your brother brings out the worst in people?”
“Or the best,” he said, “depending on which way you look at it.”
“You’re as bad as he is.”
“Actually, I’m much worse.”
“Not a bad thing to know something about darkness. You can’t talk about light without some knowledge of darkness. Like your buddy Nietzsche said, ‘He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.’ Keep that in mind.”
“we were never here nor there, never allowed to be happy or allowed to be sad.
Darkness and light, black and white, good and evil. Memories and new experiences were polar opposites requiring the same host: you.”
“If you want to rule the darkness, you must first rule the light!”
“You are the light of the world, and it is your duty to save the darkness.”
“When the darkness comes to visit you, if you have lights in your mind that you can take shelter in, the darkness will go away without doing any harm to you!”
“Do not fear the darkness; Because it is as beautiful as the light. And do not fear the light; Because it is as beautiful as the darkness. These two are each others mothers, and each others fathers.”
“Inside the forest, in my dreams…”
Light And Dark Sayings and Quotes
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.
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.
Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.
Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow.
I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.
What makes night within us may leave stars.
Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.
If you believe in light, you’ll be in light, you don’t have to face darkness.
Don’t fight darkness – bring the light, and darkness will disappear.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
The issue is now clear. It is between light and darkness and everyone must choose his side.
Though the light shines on things unclean, yet it is not thereby defiled.
Every human being is a mixture of light and darkness, trust and fear, love and hate.
Peace and negativity cannot coexist just as light and darkness cannot coexist.
You can’t discover light, by analyzing the dark.
Where there is much light the shade is deepest.
The light of the day is followed by night, as a shadow follows a body.
Just remember, a dark shadow need light to exist but light doesn’t need darkness to be luminous.
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
Life isn’t just about darkness or light, rather it’s about finding light within the darkness.
In the light we read the inventions of others in the darkness we invent our own stories.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
There’s light and joy, but there’s also darkness all around and we can be lost in it.
Even though it’s dark and cold there is always a shade of light.
Where death follows, there’s life. When darkness surrounds you in a world of chaos, search and you’ll eventually find the light.
Why not dare yourself to become a shinning positive light where darkness is the only thing known?
23 Quotes about Darkness and Light to Help You Appreciate Both
- “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…”
- “Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.”
- “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”
- “However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.”
- “A visionary is one who can find his way by moonlight and see the dawn before the rest of the world.”
- “The darkness around us might somewhat light up if we would first practice using the light we have in the place we are.” 7. “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.”
- “Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.”
- “Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.”
- “In the midst of darkness, light persists.”
- “It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars.”
- “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
- “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.”
- “What makes night within us may leave stars.”
- “Why not dare yourself to become a shining positive light where darkness is the only thing known?”
- “Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”
- “I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.”
- “Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.”
- “Don’t fight darkness—bring the light, and darkness will disappear.”
- “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
- “You can’t discover light, by analyzing the dark.”
- “Peace and negativity cannot coexist just as light and darkness cannot coexist.”
- “Life isn’t just about darkness or light, rather it’s about finding light within the darkness.”