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darkness Quotes

100+ of the best book quotes about darkness
  1. #1
    “Suddenly the King leaned hard on his friend’s neck and bowed his head.
    ‘Jewel,’ he said, ‘what lies before us? Horrible thoughts arise in my heart. If we had died before today we should have been happy.’
    ‘Yes,’ said Jewel. ‘We have lived too long. The worst thing in the world has come upon us.’ They stood like that for a minute or two and then went on.”
  2. #2
    “Holy men tell us life is a mystery.
    They embrace that concept happily.
    But some mysteries bite and bark
    and come to get you in the dark.”
  3. #3
    “Only when we’re brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
  4. #4
    ″‘The city of Ember was made for us long ago by the Builders,’ the book said. ‘It is the only light in the dark world. Beyond Ember, the darkness goes on forever in all directions.‘”
  5. #5
    “You told the truth to the mayor on Assignment Day. I didn’t want to believe it, but then came the long blackout, and I knew-I knew things were as bad as you said.”
  6. #6
    “When the lights were off, as they were between nine at night and six in the morning, the city was so dark that people might as well have been wearing blindfolds.”
  7. #7
    “The darkness outside is what the old folks have been talking about. It’s what they’ve come from. It’s what they endure. The child knows that they won’t talk any more because if he knows too much about what’s happened to them, he’ll know too much too soon, about what’s going to happen to him.”
  8. #8
    “I feel like a man who’s been trying to climb up out of some deep, real deep and funky hole and just saw the sun up there, outside. I got to get outside.”
  9. #9
    “You see, I want a lot.
    Perhaps I want everything
    the darkness that comes with every infinite fall
    and the shivering blaze of every step up.”
  10. #10
    “She was seeking herself and finding herself in just such sweet, half-darkness which met her moods. But the voices were not soothing that came to her from the darkness and the sky above and the stars. They jeered and sounded mournful notes without promise, devoid even of hope.”
  11. #11
    “Sailing lower into the pale green sea, he sought everywhere for the reddish glint of her scales, until the water became dense and dark green and then everything gradually got so black he lost all sight of where he was.”
  12. #12
    “As a youngster I was frightened of the dark—used to wake up sobbing in it, as if it were water and I were drowning—but you will observe that I have disciplined myself so thoroughly against that fear, that I much prefer a dark to a lit room”
  13. #13
    “There is in the darkness a unity, if you will, that cannot be achieved in any other environment, a blending of self with what the self perceives, an exquisite mystical experience.”
  1. #14
    “I am an act of kneading, of uniting and joining that not only has produced both a creature of darkness and a creature of light, but also a creature that questions the definitions of light and dark and gives them new meanings.”
  2. #15
    “The dead air shapes the dead darkness, further away than seeing shapes the dead earth.”
  3. #16
    “The shepherds opened the door and told them to look in. They looked in and it was very dark and smoky. From within the darkness they also thought they heard the rumbling sound of fire accompanied by tormented cries. And the smell of brimstone wafted from the door. Christian turned to the shepherds and asked, ‘What does this mean?’ The shepherds told them, ‘This is a byway to hell, where hypocrites enter in.‘”
  4. #17
    “I did not know that he had put into my hands the secret that would open far darker rooms than this- places where there was not, on a human level, anything to love at all.”
  5. #18
    “I ... feel an omen calling out to me, like a dark, omnipresent pool of water.”
  6. #19
    “And then the room went very dark and somehow, despite the chaos that followed, Bruno found that he was still holding Shmuel’s hand in his own and nothing in the world would have persuaded him to let go.”
  7. #20
    “For some reason, you will no longer be the person you believed you once were. You’ll detect slow and subtle shifts going on all around you, more importantly shifts in you. Worse, you’ll realize it’s always been shifting, like a shimmer of sorts, a vast shimmer, only dark like a room. But you won’t understand why or how.”
  8. #21
    “It is a great privilege, and if you will, you also may learn the lesson of the furnace and of the great darkness just as surely as did those before you. Those who come down to the furnace go on their way afterwards as royal men and women, princes and princesses of the Royal Line.”
  9. #22
    Where the Jedi courted power, the Sith lusted after it; where the Jedi believed they knew the truth, the Sith possessed it. Owned by the dark side, they ultimately became their knowledge.
  10. #23
    “The blacker the night around us grew, the brighter and truer and more beautiful burned the word of God.”
  11. #24
    “God, do not lose your equilibrium.
    Even he who loves you and discerns your face
    in darkness, when he trembles like a light
    you breathe upon, — he cannot own you quite.”
  12. #25
    “We must be willing to encounter darkness and despair when they come up and face them, over and over again if need be, without running away or numbing ourselves in the thousands of ways we conjure up to avoid the unavoidable.”
  13. #26
    “Worse, you’ll realize it’s always been shifting, like a shimmer of sorts, a vast shimmer, only dark like a room. But you won’t understand why or how.”

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  1. #27
    “He looked up at the skies, and although they were still very dark he thought the day had probably had enough rain”
  2. #28
    “I couldn’t shake the feeling that there was always a dark, sinister shape lurking just underneath the surface.”
    author
    Laura Resau
    book
    Red Glass
    character
    Sophie
    concepts
    darknessfear
  3. #29
    “All in vain; because Death, in approaching him had stalked with his black shadow before him, and enveloped the victim.”
  4. #30
    “I saw the world I had walked since my birth and I understood how fragile it was, that the reality I knew was a thin layer of icing on a great dark birthday cake.”
  5. #31
    “God said, ‘Let there be light.’ I like to imagine that light replied, saying, ‘God, I have to wait for my twin brother, darkness, to be with me. I can’t be there without the darkness.’ God asked, ‘Why do you need to wait? Darkness is there.’ Light answered, ‘In that case, then I am also already there.”
  6. #32
    “Gradually I got used to the silence and darkness that surrounded me and forgot that it had ever been different, until she came—my teacher—who was to set my spirit free.”
  7. #33
    “Now it was coming to an end, and it was like he was watching the last flicker of light wink out in the darkness of an endless tunnel.”
  8. #34
    “That place of true healing is a fierce place. It’s a giant place. It’s a place of monstrous beauty and endless dark and glimmering light. And you have to work really, really, really hard to get there, but you can do it.”
  9. #35
    “No, we should go forward, groping our way through the darkness, stumbling perhaps at times, and try to do what good lay in our power.”
  10. #36
    “Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.”
  11. #37
    “Her abode is concealed in the lowest recesses of a cave, wanting sun, and not pervious to any wind, dismal and filled with benumbing cold; and which is ever without fire, and ever abounding with darkness.”
  12. #38
    “Achilles’ eyes were bright in the firelight, his face drawn sharply by the flickering shadows. I would know is in dark or disguise, told myself. I would know it even in madness.”
  13. #39
    “Their feelings about blackness were tied to feelings...about putrefaction and death.”
  1. #40
    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”
  2. #41
    “No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more. Within, walls continued upright, bricks met neatly, floors were firm, and doors were sensibly shut; silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone.”
  3. #42
    ″‘I don’t stay after I set out dinner,’ Mrs. Dudley went on. ‘Not after it begins to get dark. I leave before dark comes.‘”
  4. #43
    “Say! In the dark? Here in the dark! Would you, could you, in the dark?”
    “I would not, could not, in the dark.”
  5. #44
    “I would not, could not, in the rain. Not in the dark. Not on a train. Not in a car. Not in a tree. I do not like them, Sam, you see.”
  6. #45
    “Firstly, that God moves in extremely mysterious, not to say, circuitous ways. God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players,* to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won’t tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.”
  7. #46
    “The trouble with trying to find a brown-covered book among brown leaves and brown water at the bottom of a ditch of brown earth in the brown, well, grayish light of dawn, was that you couldn’t.”
  8. #47
    “He’d had a nightmare. Well, not a nightmare. The nightmare. The one he’d been having a lot lately. The one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming. The one with the hands slipping from his grasp, no matter how hard he tried to hold on.”
  9. #48
    “Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness.”
  10. #49
    Wait a few minutes, our lantern will be lit, and, if you like light places, you will be satisfied.
  11. #50
    “This horror will grow milde, this darkness light.”
  12. #51
    “What in me is dark illumine.”
  13. #52
    “Did I request thee, Maker, from my Clay
    To mould me Man, did I sollicite thee
    From darkness to promote me.”

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  1. #53
    “Dark phrases of womanhood of never havin been a girl half-notes scattered without rhythm/no tune distraught laughter fallin over a black girl’s shoulder it’s funny/it’s hysterical the melody-lesslness of her dance don’t tell nobody don’t tell a soul she’s a dancin on beer cans and shingles
    this must be the spook house another song with no singers lyrics/ no voices and interrupted solos unseen performances
    are we ghouls? children of horror? the joke?...”
  2. #54
    “Here ends the SILMARILLION. If it has passed from the high and the beautiful to darkness and ruin, that was of old the fate of Arda Marred; and if any change shall come and the Marring be amended, Manwë and Varda may know; but they have not revealed it, and it is not declared in the dooms of Mandos.”
  3. #55
    “When we so fear the dark that we demand light around the clock, there can be only one result: artificial light that is glaring and graceless and, beyond its borders, a darkness that grows ever more terrifying as we try to hold it off.”
  4. #56
    “Who’s to say that my light is better than your darkness? Who’s to say death is better than your darkness? Who am I to say?”
  5. #57
    “The notion that our lives are like the eternal cycle of the seasons does not deny the struggle or the joy, the loss or the gain, the darkness or the light, but encourages us to embrace it all-and to find in all of it opportunities for growth.”
  6. #58
    “If you are the light, if your enemies are darkness, then there’s nothing that you cannot justify. There’s nothing you can’t survive, because there’s nothing that you will not do.”
  7. #59
    “Let him not vow to walk in the dark, who has not seen the nightfall.”
  8. #60
    “You can’t always see God’s plan.”
  9. #61
    “Bunch together a group of people deliberately chosen for strong religious feelings, and you have a practical guarantee of dark morbidities expressed in crime, perversion, and insanity.”
  10. #62
    “Mankind was not absolutely alone among the conscious things of earth, for shapes came out of the dark to visit the faithful few.”
  11. #63
    “There is false Knowledge: that which blindly clings
    To one as if ‘twere all, seeking no Cause,
    Deprived of light, narrow, and dull, and ‘dark.‘”
  12. #64
    “Please boss, don’t put that thing over my face, don’t put me in the dark. I’s afraid of the dark.”
  13. #65
    “Ignorance, begot
    Of Darkness, blinding mortal men, binds down
    Their souls to stupor, sloth, and drowsiness.”
  1. #66
    “She wears strength and darkness equally well, the girl has always been half goddess, half hell.”
  2. #67
    “You forget that, in the dark, we must move closer together in order to see each other. You were never alone.”
  3. #68
    “I left the library. Crossing the street, I was hit head-on by a brutal loneliness. I felt dark and hollow. Abandoned, unnoticed, forgotten. I stood on the sidewalk a nothing, a gathering of dust.”
  4. #69
    “I close my eyes and let the darkness grow and spread until it morphs from a feeling of sadness into something worse: a memory, a flashback.”
  5. #70
    “Suicide only precipitates a darker continuation of the same conditions from which escape was sought. A condition under circumstances so much more painful.”
  6. #71
    “Perhaps without the lows, the highs could not be reached. Were the souls the exception to that rule? Could they have the light without the darkness of the world?”
  7. #72
    “If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be a word without meaning.”
  8. #73
    “Today I’m five. I was four last night going to sleep in Wardrobe, but when I wake up in Bed in the dark I’m changed to five, abracadabra. Before that I was three, then two, then one, then zero. ‘Was I minus numbers?‘”
  9. #74
    “I know that my life will only ever be a battle against the darkness - a darkness that is infinite and eternal in its very nature - and it will remain that way until the inevitable day when the darkness takes my last breath.”
  10. #75
    “Love..It can be romantic, platonic, familial, fleeting, everlasting, conditional, unconditional, imbued with sorrow, stoked by sex, sullied by abuse, amplified by kindness, twisted by betrayal, deepened by time, darkened by difficulty, leavened by generosity, nourished by humor and “loaded with promises and commitments” that we may or may not want or keep.
  11. #76
    “I could not, would not, on a boat. I will not, will not, with a goat. I will not eat them in the rain. I will not eat them on a train. Not in the dark! Not in a tree! Not in a car! You let me be! I do not like them in a box. I do not like them with a fox. I will not eat them in a house. I do not like them with a mouse. I do not like them here or there. I do not like them ANYWHERE!”
  12. #77
    “The death of my childhood naivety had come to pass. I trusted no one and I feared nothing, not even death itself, for everything I loved in this world had already been taken away from me. Ripped from my heart like a bandage. There was nothing left inside but darkness... darkness breeding darkness, and I was at one with it now.”
  13. #78
    “Darkness will be your cloak, your shield, your mother’s milk. Darkness will make you strong.”

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  1. #79
    “To know the darkness is to love the light,
    to welcome dawn and fear the coming night.”
  2. #80
    “Darkness devours every shining day.
    Darkness demands and always has its way.
    Darkness listens, watches, waits.
    Darkness claims the day and celebrates.
    Sometimes in silence darkness comes.
    Sometimes with a gleeful banging of drums.”
  3. #81
    In the cold and the darkness, a poor little girl, with bare head and naked feet, roamed through the streets.
  4. #82
    “We live in the flicker -- may it last as long as the old earth keeps rolling! But darkness was here yesterday.”
  5. #83
    “We penetrated deeper and deeper into the heart of darkness.”
  6. #84
    “Like a running blaze on a plain, like a flash of lightning in the clouds. We live in the flicker.”
  7. #85
    “It seems to leave the darkness rather blacker than before.”
  8. #86
    “Honestly, for an evil god of darkness, he certainly can be dull.”
  9. #87
    “The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”
  10. #88
    “Steams like black clouds, and the groves of trees growing out over their lake are all covered with frozen spray, and wind down snakelike roots that reach as far as the water and help keep it dark. At night that lake burns like a torch. No one knows its bottom, no wisdom reaches such depths.”
  11. #89
    “Even when the dark comes crashing through, when you need someone to carry you, when you’re broken on the ground, you will be found.”
  12. #90
    “We aren’t bodies at all; who we are is the love inside us, and it is that love alone that determines our value. When our minds are filled with light, there is no room for darkness.”
  13. #91
    “[Pride and power] are the same except that pride leaves the lights on and power can do it in the dark.”
  1. #92
    “At times everything grows misty and dark before my eyes, and I feel that the strength of my whole body is oozing away through my finger tips.”
  2. #93
    “He can be the husband and father Hoyt’s dirty work has never permitted him to be. He can be a whole new man. He can be free.”
  3. #94
    “Look deeper through the telescope and do not be afraid when the stars collide towards the darkness, because sometimes the most beautiful things begin in chaos.”
  4. #95
    “Once she told me I looked like the sun to her, because of my hair. I asked her if I shined like the sun, and she told me, ‘No, Daddy, you shine more like the moon, when it’s dark outside.”
  5. #96
    “YOUR FATE IS NOT YET SEALED.
    EVEN IN THE DARKEST NIGHT, A STAR WILL SHINE,
    A BELL WILL CHIME, A PATH WILL BE REVEALED.”
  6. #97
    “I am anti-life, the Beast of Judgment. I am the dark at the end of everything. The end of universes, gods, worlds…of everything. And what will you be then, Dreamlord?”
  7. #98
    “Because, he thought, if the scanner sees only darkly, the way I myself do, then we are cursed, cursed again and like we have been continually, and we’ll wind up dead this way, knowing very little and getting that little fragment wrong too.”
  8. #99
    “They leave Omelas, they walk ahead into the darkness, and they do not come back. The place they go towards is a place even less imaginable to most of us than the city of happiness. I cannot describe it at all. It is possible that it does not exist.”
  9. #100
    “There’s no way you’re going to make it out of this world without spending some time down in the valley or in a dark place. But this isn’t the time to give up. This is the time to understand that God is trying to lead you to your purpose and to your gift.”
  10. #101
    “I did not depend upon the great vision as I should have done; I depended upon the two sticks that I had seen in the lesser vision. It is hard to follow one great vision in this world of darkness and of many changing shadows. Among those shadows men get lost.”
  11. #102
    “Where does ‘darkness’ leave off, and ‘light’ begin?”
  12. #103
    “The evil genius of darkness presided at its birth, it came forth under the veil of mystery, its true features being carefully concealed, and every deceptive art has been and is practicing to have this spurious brat received as the genuine offspring of heaven-born liberty.”
  13. #104
    “When things are darkest, God shines his light the brightest.”
  14. #105
    “I wish I could show you,
    When you are lonely or in darkness,
    The Astonishing Light
    Of your own being!”
  15. #106
    “I didn’t want to be in hell, even for a moment. I sure as hell wasn’t going there just to spit in the face of the Prince of Darkness, whoever he might be!”
  16. #107
    “They thought that it would be a disgrace to go forth as a group. Each entered the forest at a point that he himself had chosen, where it was darkest and there was no path. If there is a path it is someone else’s path and you are not on the adventure.”
  17. #108
    “At the bottom of the steps she stands waiting, with a smile of ineffable joy, an attitude of matchless grace and dignity. [...] As he is about to clasp her he feels a stunning blow upon the back of the neck; a blinding white light blazes all about him with a sound like a the shock of a cannon - then all is darkness and silence!”
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