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I guess darkness serves a purpose: to show us that there is redemption through chaos. I believe in that. I think that's the basis of Greek mythology.
When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness.
When you start hiding things away, that's when the darkness creeps up. Sunlight is the best disinfectant.
When autumn darkness falls, what we will remember are the small acts of kindness: a cake, a hug, an invitation to talk, and every single rose. These are all expressions of a nation coming together and caring about its people.
I think that Poe is so resonant because he represents that part of us that is in misery or sorrowful or wants to explore the darkness. He wrote a great story called 'The Imp of the Perverse' about the instinct towards self-destruction. Poe is the godfather of Goth literature and that whole movement.
We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened. But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen.
God is not a hypothesis derived from logical assumptions, but an immediate insight, self-evident as light. He is not something to be sought in the darkness with the light of reason. He is the light.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I cannot think that we are useless or God would not have created us. There is one God looking down on us all. We are all the children of one God. The sun, the darkness, the winds are all listening to what we have to say.
Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.
I say there is no darkness but ignorance.
Sometimes it is better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness.
There have to be moments when you glimpse something decent, something life-affirming even in the most twisted character. That's where the real art lies. See, I always suspect characters who are painted as lovely, decent human beings. I would always question where the darkness lies.
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.
My journey is so similar to everyone else's journey, because we all are human. We all have been defeated by the powers of darkness, and we all find redemption in the light of Christ.
I have warned many times about the guaranteed dangers of betting with your heart instead of your head - big darkness, soon come - but every once in a while you get a fair chance to have it both ways, and the annual NCAA basketball Tournament is one of them.
Hunter S. Thompson
In complete darkness we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us, don't let your eyes deceive you.
All the things that I find beautiful have a darkness about them.
Understanding does not cure evil, but it is a definite help, inasmuch as one can cope with a comprehensible darkness.
You can't study the darkness by flooding it with light.
Only the person who has experienced light and darkness, war and peace, rise and fall, only that person has truly experienced life.
Gratitude's not a natural posture. The prince of darkness is ultimately a spoiled ingrate, and I've spent most of my life as kin to the fist-shaker.
Dear sisters and brothers, we realize the importance of light when we see darkness.
I have come to regard November as the older, harder man's October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer's death as winter tightens its grip.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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