Darkness Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old darkness quotes, darkness sayings, and darkness proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.     

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Edgar Allan Poe

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

Carl Jung

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

Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.     

Anne Frank

Darkness approaches from outside. I feel no light inside me strong enough to resist it.     

Christopher Pike

There isn't enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle.     

Robert Alden

Darkness of slumber and death, forever sinking and sinking.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Dorothy Thompson

In darkness one may be ashamed of what one does, without the shame of disgrace     

Sophocles

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

Edward Abbey

In the Darkness, who would answer for the color of a rose, Or the vestments of the May moth and the pilgrimage it goes?     

Nathalia Crane

I wake to a Darkness in which I must follow myself endlessly, hating the I who so eternally pursues and confronts me. If we could rise from our misery, seek each other once more, and find again the solace of each other's lips and eyes.     

Malcolm Lowry

The depth of darkness to which you can descend and still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach.     

Author Unknown

If I must die, I will encounter darkness as a bride, And hug it in mine arms.     

William Shakespeare

I have learned things in the dark that I could never have learned in the light, things that have saved my life over and over again, so that there is really only one logical conclusion. I need darkness as much as I need light.     

Barbara Brown Taylor

My darkness has been filled with the light of intelligence, and behold, the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness     

Hellen Keller

Dark, dark! The horror of darkness, like a shroud, wraps me and bears me on through mist and cloud.     

Sophocles

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

From the world of darkness I did loose demons and devils in the power of scorpions to torment.     

Charles Manson

When darkness falls, beauty is lit from within.     

Johnathan Jena

I said to my soul, be still, and wait...So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.     

T.S. Eliot

A stranger's soul is like a dark forest.     

Russian Proverb

Darkness and night are mothers of thought.     

Dutch Proverb

It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright.     

Stephen King

Only in the darkness can you see the stars.     

Martin Luther King Jr.

Darkness is to space what silence is to sound; i.e., the interval.     

Marshall McLuhan

Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.     

Stephen King

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

Malcolm Muggeridge

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

Yoda