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     


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.     


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     


I'll make that darkness show me the way.     

Daisuke Watanabe

What is light without dark?     

William Hjortsberg

I need to figure out a way to lift the darkness and break whatever's binding these people to that planet.     

Jerry Siegel

Only after he found the strength to turn away from the darkness, even though that meant turning away from his father.     

Jerry Siegel

Forsake the darkness you once embraced, or the light will find no hold. Vanquish the dark knight! You and he are one no more!     

Yuri Lowenthal

You don't see it. The darkness is the past. And you hold onto it. You dwell. You punish yourself and everyone around you for past mistakes.     

Jerry Siegel

But Felicity, I'm telling you that the only way I know how to fight the darkness is to be darkness. That is why I left, and I don't wanna be that type of person anymore.     

Greg Berlanti

You must bear your privations and hardships bravely.     

Charles Beaumont

Adventure is just hardship with an inflated sense of self.     

Jenji Kohan

I became a marine for the hardship, to be hammered on the anvil of life. I told myself I can pass any test a man can pass.     

James Cameron

Nobody's really happy. And as soon as society realises that you can't trust anyone and that hardship is a natural part of existence, the sooner the therapists will realise that they are worthless.     

Brian Hargrove

Our membership has its pleasure, its hardship, and sometimes its pain.     

John Pogue

The room is dark, but our eyes gradually adjust to the darkness.     

Haruki Murakami

All you can do is go on living alone down there in the darkness.     

Haruki Murakami

Since that is the only Voice Jesus listened to, he was a light into a world where darkness seems to exist.     

Gene Skaggs Jr

You cannot maintain the illusion of loneliness if you are not alone.     

Gene Skaggs Jr

The light becomes ours, and you cannot abide in darkness any more than darkness can abide wherever you go.     

Gene Skaggs Jr

You were in the darkness until God's Will was done completely by any part of the Sonship.     

Gene Skaggs Jr

When God said, 'Let there be light,' there was light. Can you find light by analyzing darkness as the psychotherapist does, or like the theologian, by acknowledging darkness in yourself and looking for a distant light to remove it.     

Gene Skaggs Jr

Darkness succeeds painting the Moon as black for a day but that doesn't stop the Moon to peel of the black paint and glow again.     

Sandeep Ravidutt Sharma

Darkness craves to meet the light and is eager to see wonderful world.     

Sandeep Ravidutt Sharma

Attract light not to thwart the darkness but to illuminate your path.     

Sandeep Ravidutt Sharma

Focus on the cloud of positivity and you can ignore the dark and gloomy nature of mankind.     

Sandeep Ravidutt Sharma

Without struggle, there would be no triumph.     

Jon Gordon

All those struggles you've been through, those times when everything seemed hopeless, when you didnt know how to continue on. They made you stronger, wiser, and better.     

Jon Gordon

Love the struggle because it makes you appreciate your accomplishments.     

Jon Gordon

Love challenges because they make you stronger.     

Jon Gordon

Don't be negative about negativity. Don't sit in the dark with them. Turn on the light.     

Jon Gordon

Do not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be know to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hears and your minds in Christ Jesus.     

Porchia Danielle

The choice is ours. We can either continue to let worry control us or control our worry.     

Porchia Danielle

Some people fear the darkness of night when they should fear the darkness of the human heart.     

P.W. Imel

Tis not the darkness of the night one should fear but the darkness of our minds that should terrify us.     

P.W. Imel

When the darkness of death closes in, then you'll see the light.     

P.W. Imel

Do not fail in life, do not disappoint yourself, seek to know the hidden treasures of life; and you will live longer than your ancestors.     

Chukwuemeka E. Onyejinduaka

When the bitterness of life covers a man, his sweet words become very bitter to his people.     

Chukwuemeka E. Onyejinduaka

Sometimes life is hard. How do you hang on when things seem hopeless? You can tackle your problems as you would climb a mountain.     

Andrew Matthews

Through hard times. It puts your life into perspective. It will get you back on track.     

Andrew Matthews

Fruitful times are waiting those who are patient in the hard times.     

Jonathan H. Wilson

When things get really hard, people pray.     

Eric Greitens

Those who do not have worthy struggles in their lives neve enjoy the pleasure of celebrating a hard-won victory.     

Eric Greitens

Hard times spreading just like the flu / Watch out homeboy, don't let it catch you     

Joseph Simmons

Prices go up, don't let your pocket go down / When you got short money you're stuck on the ground     

Joseph Simmons

Hard times are coming to your town / So stay alert, don't let them get you down.     

Joseph Simmons

They tell you times are tough, you hear that times are hard / But when you work for that ace you know you pulled the right card     

Joseph Simmons

The hard times are dead and gone / But the hard times have made me strong.     

Christopher Bridges

Hard times have made me see / That the hard times ain't where I wanna be     

Christopher Bridges

Well, I recall days in the city / And I think back, 'Oh what a pity' / Remembering how it wasn't pretty / Every day life in the city     

Christopher Bridges

Out in the street we had to take it / With friends around, couldn't it / What wasn't there, we had to make it / Hanging out down in the city     

Christopher Bridges

Hard times / Blue and sad / Don't you cross the line / Run, run make it fun / Freeing up the time     

Malcolm Mitchell

Cause hard times they come and they go / Most of the time they're in the middle of the road / It's the same pain in different ways / Don't your know, Son, when it pours it rains     

Ryan Bingham