Quotes about darkness

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

“There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”

Bram Stoker

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

Plato

“Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.”

Mark Twain

“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

“Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.”

Terry Pratchett

“Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.”

William Shakespeare

“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”

Anne Frank

“I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness.”

Jean Genet