Darkness Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Darkness quotes and Darkness sayings, and Darkness proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"Understanding does not cure evil, but it is a definite help, inasmuch as one can cope with a comprehensible darkness. "

Carl Jung

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

Carl Jung

"As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. "

Carl Jung

"‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’ came out of a huge body of work that had tons of very happy songs."

Bruce Springsteen

"Darkness and night are mothers of thought."

Dutch Proverb

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

Marshall McLuhan

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

Malcolm Muggeridge

"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

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

T.S. Eliot

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


"A stranger’s soul is like a dark forest."

Russian Proverb

"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

"When darkness falls, beauty is lit from within."

Johnathan Jena

"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."


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

William Shakespeare

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

Charles Manson

"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

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

Stephen King

"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

"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

"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

"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

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