71 Darkness Quotes and Sayings To Inspire Courage

The natural state of night, darkness, is very important to all living organisms, including people, animals and plants.

This lack of light, which engulfs the planet as the sun sets below the horizon, is a necessary element of the daily cycle that rules life on Earth.

Darkness can trigger emotions of terror or anxiety in certain people, yet it is fundamentally a serene and relaxing phenomena.

The silence of the night, free of the harsh glare of artificial lights, can serve as a haven for relaxation and reflection.


Furthermore, darkness frequently represents difficult times in our lives.

It’s a metaphor for adversity or sadness, reminding us of moments when our path seems veiled or overwhelming.

However, just as the night gives way to the dawn, these dark periods in our lives are frequently precursors to personal growth and enlightenment.

Best Darkness Quotes

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

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.


When the darkness of death closes in, then you’ll see the light. ~ P.W. Imel.

You were in the darkness until God’s Will was done completely by any part of the Sonship. ~ Gene Skaggs Jr.


The darkness declares the glory of light. ~ T. S. Eliot.

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.

There isn’t enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle. ~ Robert Alden.


What is light without dark? ~ William Hjortsberg.

Attract light not to thwart the darkness but to illuminate your path. ~ Sandeep Ravidutt Sharma.

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.

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Powerful Darkness Quotes

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


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

When things get really hard, people pray. ~ Eric Greitens.

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

Don’t be negative about negativity. Don’t sit in the dark with them. Turn on the light. ~ Jon Gordon.

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.


Love challenges because they make you stronger. ~ Jon Gordon.

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

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.

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

Adventure is just hardship with an inflated sense of self. ~ Jenji Kohan.


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

Top Darkness Quotes

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

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.

To prejudge other men’s notions before we have looked into them is not to show their darkness but to put out our own eyes. ~ John Locke.

Fear grows in darkness; if you think there’s a bogeyman around, turn on the light. ~ Dorothy Thompson.


Only in the darkness can you see the stars. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Our membership has its pleasure, its hardship, and sometimes its pain. ~ John Pogue.

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.

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


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

Some people fear the darkness of night when they should fear the darkness of the human heart. ~ P.W. Imel.

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

I’ll make that darkness show me the way. ~ Daisuke Watanabe.

Famous Darkness Quotes

You cannot maintain the illusion of loneliness if you are not alone. ~ Gene Skaggs Jr.


You must bear your privations and hardships bravely. ~ Charles Beaumont.

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

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

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.


There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights. ~ Bram Stoker.

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.

Wise Darkness Quotes

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

Love the struggle because it makes you appreciate your accomplishments. ~ Jon Gordon.

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

Darkness of slumber and death, forever sinking and sinking. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.


You can’t study the darkness by flooding it with light. ~ Edward Abbey.

Fruitful times are waiting those who are patient in the hard times. ~ Jonathan H. Wilson.

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

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

I don’t wanna be alone In the darkness anymore. ~ Eminem (Darkness).

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.


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

Darkness craves to meet the light and is eager to see wonderful world. ~ Sandeep Ravidutt Sharma.

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

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

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


When darkness falls, beauty is lit from within. ~ Johnathan Jena.

Focus on the cloud of positivity and you can ignore the dark and gloomy nature of mankind. ~ Sandeep Ravidutt Sharma.

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

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


All darkness vanished, when I saw the lamp within my heart. ~ Kabir.

Without struggle, there would be no triumph. ~ Jon Gordon.

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

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. ~ William L. Watkinson.

What hurts you blesses you. Darkness is your candle. Your boundaries are your quest. ~ Rumi.

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


By running from what we fear, we feed the inner darkness! ~ Tara Brach.

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

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.

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

So these were the 71 quotes about Darkness.

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