76 Darkness Quotes and Sayings for Inspiration

Looking for the best darkness quotes and sayings? We’ve made a list of the top quotes about darkness to overcome challenges in your life.

You will find below our best collection of darkness sayings and quotes for you to read, implement and share with others.

Darkness Quotes and Sayings

Hard times are coming to your town, so stay alert, don’t let them get you down. ~ Joseph Simmons.

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

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


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

What is light without dark? ~ William Hjortsberg.

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

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

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

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

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

I don’t wanna be alone In the darkness anymore. ~ Eminem, ‘Darkness’.

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

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 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.

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

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

Best Darkness Quotes and Sayings

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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.

Top Darkness Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Popular Darkness Quotes and Sayings

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.


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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Famous Darkness Quotes and Sayings

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it. ~ Terry Pratchett.

At the darkest moment comes the light. ~ Joseph Campbell.

I wonder if that’s how darkness wins, by convincing us to trap it inside ourselves, instead of emptying it out. I don’t want it to win. ~ Jasmine Warga.

Education is the movement from darkness to light. ~ Allan Bloom.

There is something in even the darkest situations that we can make a positive in our lives. ~ Deborah Norville.

When you spend so long trapped in darkness, you find that the darkness begins to stare back. ~ Sarah J. Maas.

I do not speak as I think, I do not think as I should, and so it all goes on in helpless darkness. ~ Franz Kafka.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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