Quotes: darkness

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  • Martin Luther King
    Martin Luther King
    American preacher 1929-1968
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    Darkness can not drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
  • Louis Aragon
    Louis Aragon
    French poet 1897-1982
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    Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.
  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    Hindu scripture in Sanskrit
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    Out of compassion I destroy the darkness of their ignorance. From within them I light the lamp of wisdom and dispel all darkness from their lives.
  • 'Frankenstein' was all about the idea that, through electricity and the destruction of night, man creating light and darkness, we took on god-like powers and then abused them like gods, and we are only men. That's a story about man making a man in his own image. The inversion of natural order.
  • Anish Kapoor
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    A work will only have deep resonance if the kind of darkness I can generate is something that is resident in me already.
  • Marguerite Duras
    Marguerite Duras
    French author and filmmaker 1914-
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    Alcohol is barren. The words a man speaks in the night of drunkenness fade like the darkness itself at the coming of day.
  • Alan Thicke
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    And introduce an element of cynicism and darkness into it and just realize that we're all vulnerable. We are humans. There is a finite end to this life and we're all going to face it and a little silliness can help.
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
    English poet 1809-1892
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    And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro' nature, moulding men.
  • Carl Gustav Jung
    Carl Gustav Jung
    Swiss psychiatrist 1875-1961
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    As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
  • Bill Hicks
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    As long as one person lives in darkness then it seems to be a responsibility to tell other people.
  • Carl Jung
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    At the moment I am looking into astrology, which seems indispensable for a proper understanding of mythology. There are strange and wondrous things in these lands of darkness. Please, don't worry about my wanderings in these infinitudes. I shall return laden with rich booty for our knowledge of the human psyche.
  • Iris Murdoch
    Iris Murdoch
    Anglo-Irish novelist and philosopher 1919-1999
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    Bereavement is a darkness impenetrable to the imagination of the unbereaved.
  • Ovid
    Ovid
    Roman poet 43 BC - 17 AD
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    Blemishes are hid by night and every fault forgiven; darkness makes any woman fair.
  • James Thurber
    James Thurber
    American cartoonist 1894-1961
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    But what is all this fear of and opposition to Oblivion? What is the matter with the soft Darkness, the Dreamless Sleep?
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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    Can there be joy and laughter When always the world is ablaze? Enshrouded in darkness Should you not seek a light?
    Source: Dhammapada
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