122 Best Deep and Motivational Darkness Quotes

Darkness is often feared by people because we really do not know what will happen in complete darkness. However, the darkness is not always a bad thing because it is only when things are dark that we get to shine. Situations might be difficult in the middle of dark times, but the best people come out the strongest and most appreciative after experiencing the darkness.
If you yourself are in the middle of dark times, here are some motivational quotes that might help you get yourself out of it:

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Stained glass windows are truly better when there is no light. It is similar to people in the sense that we can show how truly beautiful we are when times are at their toughest.

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

Martin Luther King, Jr.

If the times are truly tough and dark, you cannot remedy the situation by becoming just as dark. Instead, be the light that can help clear the darkness. Be a better person.

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

Bram Stoker

Even when there are darknesses all over, you do not have to be as dark as they are. Instead, be the light.

Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.

Madeline L’Engle

Darkness and light are two sides of the same spectrum. There can never be one without the other. That means that you can never really appreciate the good you have in life until you have seen how bad things are during dark times.

A work will only have deep resonance if the kind of darkness I can generate is something that is resident in me already.

Anish Kapoor

The work that you do will only have enough meaning if you are doing it using the darkness that has driven you to make your work even more meaningful.

Go with your faith, but not beyond. Beyond leads to dark places.

Mary Renault

If you have to go somewhere, carry your faith with you. But not beyond where your faith can carry you as there are still limits to wherever faith can carry anyone.

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

If someone meaningful in your life shows you a dark side, see it as a gift because of how that person was willing enough to show you a side he or she was not willing to show to anyone else.

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

Mark Twain

Frankly speaking, everyone has a dark side. And just like the moon, this dark side does not show itself to anybody just so easily. You have to be someone special to see someone’s dark side.

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.


It is quite normal for children to be afraid of what the darkness has to offer. But what should not be acceptable is when men are afraid of what the light offers them and would rather stay in the darkness.

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

Terry Pratchet

Light and goodness might be quick to act, but you should never forget that, wherever they travel, darkness has always been there first. That is why light should be wary of the darkness.

There is no darkness but ignorance better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.”

If you are in the middle of a tough moment, you should never be too ignorant to not use any kind of inspiration and goodness to make the best out of the moment instead of cursing whatever situation you are in.

But without the dark, we’d never see the stars.

Truth be told, we need to be able to be in the darkness for us to see the bright stars just as how we need to be in the middle of troublesome times to see the good in all of it.

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

Anne Frank

Even when we are in pitch-black darkness, lighting one candle up can instantly change things in the same way as seeing the good in any kind in a situation can brighten it up.

There is nothing in the dark that isn’t there when the lights are on.

Rod Serling

We do not always have to be afraid of the darkness because there really is not a lot of differences between it and when the lights are on.

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

Jean Genet

We must have dreams if we want to do something grand in the future. However, what you also have to consider is that dreaming usually happens when we are in the middle of tough and dark times.

When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow.

Ursula K. Le Guin

A candle might brighten up a dark room, but you also have to consider that when there is light, there is shadow. When there is something good, there will always be bad.

What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.


Every kind of darkness or trouble you experience is a chance for you to get better. Think of those times as blessings in your life.

What another dungeon is so dark as one’s own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one’s self!

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Darkness lies in your own heart instead of some dungeon. And no other jailer is worse than your own self. That means that you only have yourself to blame for whatever darkness you have in you.

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.

Marthin Luther King, Jr.

Every decision we make, whether bad or good, is all up to what we decide for ourselves.

I am ravaged, but spirited damaged, but still deserving.

Segovia Amil

No matter how tough times are and no matter how damaged you may be, there is still no doubt that you are deserving of whatever good life has to offer you.

Education is the movement from darkness to light.

Allan Bloom

Educate yourself, and you will be able to see the light in any kind of situation. Failing to educate yourself means that you are choosing to stay in the dark.

Those who fear the darkness have no idea what the light can do.

Katasai Rakshasa

If you are afraid of the tough times, then you probably do not know what it is like to be strong and resilient in such situations.

It is often in the darkest skies that we see the brightest stars” –Richard Evans

It is during the toughest of times that it is easier for us to see the blessings and the good things happening in our lives.

People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own souls. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.

Carl Jung

It is only when we face our own demons, our own dark consciousness that we will be able to enlighten ourselves.

There was a darkness, a melancholy, that people had trouble accepting. Maybe now, it would work better.

Alain Resnais

Accepting the darkness is a part of life, no matter how difficult it might be for you to do so. It is only when you understand how important the darkness is that you would begin to actually try to accept it.

When the darkness comes, keep an eye on the light – whatever that is for you – no matter how far away it seems.

Jan Berry

When you are about to enter a tough time, always keep an eye on the good in all of it, even if it might seem too far and too simple.

Life is one long struggle in the dark.


Life, as we know it, is as tough and as difficult as any other we have experienced. It is essentially the longest struggle in the dark we can ever go through.

Time takes it all whether you want it to or not; time takes it all. Time bares it away, and in the end, there is only darkness. Sometimes we find others in that darkness, and sometimes we lose them there again.

Stephen King

We cannot help but lose things to time. But we cannot say the same about darkness because we can either lose people in it or gain new friends in the middle of such a dark time.

And I was in darkness, so darkness I became.

The longer you stay in the darkness, the more you would associate yourself with it.

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.

Desmond Tutu

Hope is a powerful thing because of how it allows us to see the good in all of the bad. It is what keeps us going, no matter how tough the times can get.

Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light.

John Milton

The tougher the path is, the more you would realize that getting out of it is similar to seeing the light after being in Hell for so long.

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.

Aristotle Onassis

When the moments are at their toughest, we should also be just as tough or even tougher so that we would be able to see the good in all of it.

I actually think sadness and darkness can be very beautiful and healing.

Duncan Sheik

Going through times that are sad and dark can actually be a beautiful experience to have because of how it helps heal your soul.

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

Sarah J. Maas

The longer you stay in times that are difficult, the easier it is for you to see the bad moments instead of the good. The darkness essentially stares back at you.

How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also If I am to be whole.

Carl Jung

For you to be complete and whole, you need to have a dark side and accept it wholeheartedly.

Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Tell Gregory a story. Make some light.

Kate DiCamillo

Stories are what can make people feel the good and the light in a world that is full of evil, darkness, and trouble. Tell stories to people so that they would understand it is still good in this world.

Weather forecast for tonight: dark.

George Carlin

Well, we all know what is coming. There will always be darkness. It is up to you to prepare for that forecast.

You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun.

Shaun Hick

There needs to be a time in every person’s life that he needs to stay in the shadows, in the darkness alone for a long time so that he could learn how to stand up on his own in any kind of situation.

Until we have seen someone’s darkness, we don’t really know who they are. Until we have forgiven someone’s darkness, we don’t really know what love is.

Marianne Williamson

The only time we can really get to know a person is for us to see his dark side. And if we accept him during the darkest of times, that is when we would truly understand what it is to love.

Character like a photograph develops in darkness.

Yousuf Karsh

You can never develop your character in the light. You have to be able to experience the darkness for your character to truly grow and develop.

The darkness that surrounds us cannot hurt us. It is the darkness in your own heart you should fear.


What we really should fear is the darkness we have in our hearts instead of the darkness we see all over the world.

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

Carl Jung

If you can understand your own darkness, your own bad side, it will be easier for you to understand the bad side of every person around you.

Normal people have no idea how beautiful the darkness is.”

There is beauty in darkness because of how we can get to see the things that really matter. This is not something that normal people who have not experienced the darkness will not understand.

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

Deborah Norville

Even if the situations are at their darkest, we can always see the light and the positive parts of our lives. It is up to you to see the good in such situations.

One need not be a chamber to be haunted.

Emily Dickinson

You do not need to be in a dark place for you to feel haunted. Darkness lives in our hearts. It is up to us if we want our darkness and our past to haunt us forever.

It’s so strange that autumn is so beautiful, yet everything is dying.”

The autumn is indeed the time when everything is dying. But what makes it so beautiful is the fact that beauty will soon come from that darkness when spring comes along after a long winter.

What makes the night within us may leave stars.

Victor Hugo

Even within us, there is night. And when there is darkness in us, we can always leave stars that shine so bright.

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.

Brendan Fraser

The darkness has always been there for a good purpose. We would never see and understand how to redeem ourselves without that chaotic darkness in our lives.

Sometimes, there is no darker place than our thoughts, the moonless midnight of the mind.

Dean Koontz

Our thoughts can be the darkest of places because there is no moon that can light up our minds.

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.

Jasmin Warga

The only way for darkness in our lives to win is if we allow it to trap us within its clutches. But if we allow it to leave, there is no way for it to win.

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.

Francis Bacon

There is no way for us to see the light at its brightest except for when the darkness is also there. This is the same way as seeing beauty and goodness in the middle of chaos and ugliness.

The sin is not in darkness. The sin is in not respecting both the light and the dark as their role in our (and others’) personal evolution. The sin is in judgment, in pride and in separation.”. – Amy Larson

Darkness in itself is not wrong. What is wrong is when we refuse to let both it and the good parts of life play a role in how we develop ourselves for the better.

Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.

Hellen Keller

The times when you have someone with you helping you out of that dark time will always be better than the times when you have to enjoy the good times alone by yourself.

It’s always been said that comedy comes mostly out of the dark side anyway.

Alan Thicke

Comedy and real laughter exist because people know what it is like to be in the dark and to be in a sad and lonely place.

The world outside existed in a kind of darkness, and we inquired about nothing.” V.S. Naipaul

Everything outside of the world we know is actually dark. And we would never learn anything outside of our world if we did not try to inquire more about it.

Hear one side, and you will be in the dark. Hear both, and all will be clear.

Lord Chesterfield

There will always be two sides to the same coin. You need to understand both sides of a situation for things to be as clear as they should be.

Too much of anything could destroy you, Simon thought. Too much darkness could kill, but too much light could blind.

Cassandra Clare

In the same way, as too much of a bad thing will eventually consume and kill you, too much of a good thing can leave you blind to the troubles of society.

There is no denying that it is evil in this world, but the light will always conquer the darkness.

Idowu Koyenikan

There are always bad and evil things in the world. But what we know is that, at the end of the night, the light will consume the darkness and bring in a new day full of hope and goodness.

The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.

Jean Paul

When we see things during the evening, they appear to look lovelier and better than when we see them during the day. The same could be said about things that die. Whenever someone or something dies, we see it in a better light than we did when it was still alive.

We are never the same with others as when we are alone. We are different, even when we are in the dark with them.

Maurice Maeterlinck

Being with others in a very difficult time brings an entirely different side to us.

By night, Love, tie your heart to mine, and the two together in their sleep will defeat the darkness.

Pablo Neruda

Being with someone and tying your heart close to that person will allow you to get through the darkness and the tough times better.

Never be dependent on anyone in this world because even your own shadow leaves you when you’re in darkness.”

We should never depend on our happiness to any other person because everyone and everything leaves us when we are in total darkness.

Light is the left hand of darkness and darkness the right hand of light. Two are one, life and death, lying together like lovers in kemmer, like hands joined together, like the end and the way.

Ursula K. Le Guin

Light and darkness always go together and are two sides to the same coin. Understand that they will always coexist with one another as there can never be bad times without good times.

We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on that’s who we really are.

J.K. Rowling

We all have good and bad sides in us. However, it is always up to us to decide which between the two we want to act on. Whichever between the two we choose reveals who we truly are.

Everybody has darkness in them; it’s just how much you let out.”

There is no one in the world without a dark side in them. It really only depends on how much darkness a person let’s out.

The strongest trees are rooted in the dark places of the earth. Darkness will be your cloak, your shield, your mother’s milk. Darkness will make you strong.

George R.R. Martin

Everything strong in this world is strong precisely because of how they were able to grow out of the darkness and the tough times. It is up to you to use your own personal darkness to grow stronger than you ever were in the past.

All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.

Swami Vivekananda

In truth, we already have everything we need in this world. But it was us who decided for our world to be dark by covering our eyes to the things that bring us light and happiness.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep. But I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep.

Robert Frost

It may be too tempting to stay in the dark because of how lovely and deep it can be. However, always think about the things that made you want to traverse the dark in the first place and keep yourself focused on such goals.

Some of the greatest blues music is some of the darkest music you’ve ever heard.

Bruce Springsteen

There is also sadness and darkness in music. It is that same darkness that has allowed it to be beautiful. That is why it is called the blues in the first place.

Darkness does not leave us easily, as we would hope.

Margaret Stohl

The funny thing about darkness is that it is easy for us to get into a dark place, but it will be very difficult for us to get ourselves out of that dark time in our lives.

After a lifetime of darkness, I want to leave something behind that is made of light.

Marie Lu

When we have lived our entire lives in the darkness, the best thing we can do is to at least leave something good behind if we want to leave something worthwhile.

People often believed they were safer in the light, thinking monsters only came out at night. But safety – like light – is a façade.

C.J. Roberts

The light and the best times in our lives our not as safe as we think they are because there can still be monsters that can hurt us just as easily as they could in the dark.

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

The main purpose we have in our lives is not to live for ourselves but to make sure that we leave a light for others to use to fight the darkness.

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.

Rabindranath Tagore

When we are in the middle of a tough time, having faith is what will keep us going until the light finally lights up the darkness.

Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.

Desiderius Erasmus

When you give people light and goodness, they will be able to make the darkness and their troubles disappear.

Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other.

Laurence Sterne

Pleasure comes with the pain the same way as light exists because the darkness is there. There can never be one without the other.

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.

Louis Aragon

What can be said is that the good times are only just as meaningful as the bad times. We will never truly appreciate how great the times are until we have experienced the darkness. And we probably only exist to try to balance out this conflict between light and darkness.

And then when all around grows dark, when we feel utterly alone, when all men right and left pass us by and know us not, a forgotten feeling rises in the breast.

Max Muller

When we experience the worst of times, and when there is no one there to help us get out of the pit we are in, the feeling we get in our chest is the sadness and loneliness of being on our own.

Character is what a man is in the dark.

Dwight L. Moody

A man’s true character does not show during the good times. Instead, we see it shine brighter than ever when the times are dark and tough.

The definition of DARKNESS is the absence of LIGHT. You cannot see DARKNESS. Darkness cannot exist with LIGHT. Darkness cannot be explained. Darkness only comes when everything else is gone. DARKNESS is nothing, then DARKNESS IS EVERYTHING.

This is to stress out that light and darkness can never exist without the other because of how they depend on one another.

To fight evil, you have to understand the dark.

Nalini Singh

The only way for you to truly be able to fight off all of the evil in this world is for you to immerse yourself in the darkness and to understand what it is like to be in it.

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.

Hendry David Thoreau

Friendship is something that relies on knowledge instead of on ignorance.

Life throws challenges and every challenge comes with rainbows and lights to conquer it.

Amit Ray

The challenges and darkness you encounter in life come with an opportunity for you to conquer them so that you will be able to see the rainbows and butterflies that life has to offer you.

Going to the darkest place you can to make yourself really upset and adding that with the physicality and running around, you can work yourself into the hysteria that way.

Alexandra Daddario

Never try to put yourself in the darkest place possible because of how it can be too tiring for you to the point that you will be placing yourself in hysteria.

I don’t believe there’s any inherent darkness at the center of religion at all. I think religion actually is a morally neutral force.

Ian McEwan

We are taught in religion that there is a darkness that we have to fight. However, that might not always be the case because of how religion can actually be the neutral force that divides the light and the darkness.

When you’re a kid you fear the darkness as it is the unknown. As you grow older you fear that darkness is the only certain thing that will be known.”

It is sad to think that, as kids, we feared the darkness because of how we do not know what it is in it but, as adults, we begin to embrace it more because of many times we have been in the middle of dark times.

What we call evil is simply ignorance bumping its head in the dark.

Henry Ford

Not every evil we see in this world is really evil, but they may actually be just our ignorance.

Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark which that thing provides.

Junichiro Tanizaki

Whenever we are looking at something and appreciating its beauty, we also have to look at everything about it. That includes its shadows and the ugliness in it.

Flowers grow out of dark moments.

Corita Kent

If you are doubting what the darkness can bring, always remember that even flowers grow during the dark times.

Real things in the darkness seem no real than dreams.

Murasaki Shikibu

Do not let the darkness fool you into thinking that everything you see under its shroud is true because it might actually be just your eyes playing tricks on you.

Some people are in such utter darkness that they will burn you just to see the light. Try not to take it personally.

Kamand Kojouri

There are people in the world that are actually in very tough situations that the only way for them to see the light is to burn everything before them even if it takes lighting up other people as well.

Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you.

John Ruskin

As much as possible, try to walk when there is still some light because of how the darkness may take you if you try to walk in the shadows.

In the time of darkest defeat, victory may be nearest.

William McKinley

When you are in the middle of what seems to be a tough loss for you, do not fret because there is still a chance that victory is at its nearest if try and look hard enough to attain it.

How terrible this darkness was, how bewildering, and yet mysteriously beautiful!

Stefan Zweig

Darkness is indeed a terrible place to be in, but what you also have to understand is that it is still as mysterious and as beautiful as anything else in the world.

The light shines in the darkness and the darkness can never extinguish it.

John 1:5

When you see light or hope in the middle of darkness, what you should know is that no darkness can ever extinguish that light that keeps you moving forward.

The future is hidden by a dark impenetrable veil, and yet we struggle to pierce through it.

Joseph Barber Lightfoot

The future is dark and unknown and it can be too mysterious for us to know. Yet, despite that, we are trying to push ourselves forward no matter how dark the future may be.

The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.

Joseph Conrad

We do not have to look at the supernatural if we want to know where evil comes from. Instead, evil can be seen in all of us humans as we are just as capable of doing wicked things as we are doing good deeds.

The joys we expect are not so bright, nor the troubles so dark as we fancy they will be.

Charles Reade

We should never try to expect the joyful things to be so bright just the same as we should not expect the dark times to be so sad. There should be a balance between the two.

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.

Erica Jong

We are born with the talent and the skills to do anything we want so long as we are determined enough to try to push through the darkness no matter where it might lead us.

Exposing your dark side doesn’t frighten me, hiding it does.”

The dark side of our lives is not the scariest part. Instead, what is truly scary is when we try to hide whatever darkness we have.

Even in the darkest regions, people have discovered their right of freedom.

Javier Bardem

No matter where you go, and no matter how dark times maybe, people are so resilient that they are still able to find their own freedom despite.

The darkness around us might somewhat light up if we would first practice using the light we have in the place we are.

Henry S. Haskins

If we are looking for a source of goodness or of light to clear the darkness around us, why not start with the light that we have from where we are?

Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness yet become something beautiful.”

Butterflies, before they become butterflies, spend a great deal of time inside the darkness of their cocoons. And when they do come out of the darkness, they emerge as beautiful as ever. You may want to use the darkness to turn yourself into a beautiful butterfly as well.

You can’t study the darkness by flooding it with light.

Edward Abbey

The only way for you to understand darkness and everything associated with it is to actually be in it. There is no way for you to learn more about it if you try to flood it with light and everything good in the world.

Color is born of the interpenetration of light and dark.

Sam Francis

The gray areas between good and bad are all born out of how we interpret the good and the bad themselves.

The rising sun can dispel the darkness of night, but it cannot banish the blackness of malice, hatred, bigotry, and selfishness from the hearts of humanity.

David O. McKay

This is to point out that all of the evil in the world starts with us. We cannot use any external light source to banish the darkness that is hidden in us. It is up to us to light up whatever evil we have in our hearts instead of relying on whatever good is around us.

All great beginnings start in the dark, when the moon greets you to a new day at midnight.

Shannon L. Alder

Beginnings do not start when the sun rises, but when the moon appears to tell you that you still have a tomorrow to look forward to.

A song and a smile from someone I cared about could be enough to distract me from all that darkness, if only for a little while.

Ransom Riggs

If you have someone who makes you happy and lights up a smile on your face, treasure that person especially when you are in the middle of the darkest times in your life.

Fear can only grow in darkness. Once you face fear with light, you win.

Steve Maraboli

The only time when you get to fear anything is when you are in dark times. But, at the same time, you can face your fears using the light you have in you. That is the only way for you to win.

It is a dark, dark world. If you’re going to be in a dark world, I can’t think of any better one to be in. I still think I’m very lucky to be in it.

James Gandolfini

The world we live in is indeed dark, but it is the only world we know. It is up to us to brighten the goodness in your hearts.

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

Marshall McLuhan

There are a lot of similarities between darkness and silence—both of which can put us in a tough spot.

A few vices are sufficient to darken many virtues.


The world has many vices. Even a few of those will be enough to give us a darker outlook in life and for us to forget our virtues.

It’s not easy to be Light when you’ve been Dark. It’s almost too much to ask anyone.

Margaret Stohl

Once you have been in the dark and have understood everything in it, it will be much more difficult to move on to the light. Yet, it is still very much possible.

He travels safest in the dark night who travels lightest.

Hernando Cortez

If you must travel and move on during the toughest moments in your life, make sure you do with a light load. Leave all of the heavy baggage behind.

Accept your dark side, understanding it will help you to move with the light. Knowing both sides of our souls, helps us all to move forward in life and to understand that, perfection doesn’t exist.

Martin R. Lemieux

This is to reiterate that we have to accept that there is both good and bad in our souls and that we have to accept both for what they are for us to move on and live a happy and fulfilled life.

I’m afraid of the dark, so I have a lot of night-lights.

Lara Flynn Boyle

Darkness is indeed as scary as anything can be. If you fear the darkness, make sure you have a lot of things that can help light it up just as how you would use the goodness in you to try to dispel the evil around you.

Carry the fire.

Cormac McCarthy

Wherever you go, carry the fire for it is the only way for you to light up the path and dispel the darkness around you.

There is no greater mystery to me than that of light traveling through darkness.

Alexander Volkov

It is indeed difficult to understand how light is able to travel amidst all of the darkness around it. But it is what it is, and we must live with the fact that we too can be the light that is traversing all of the darkness surrounding us.

There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.

Charles Dickens

Wherever you go, everything casts a shadow. But you have to remember that, for a lot of shadows to exist, there must be strong sources of lights. In the same way, for there to be plenty of evil in the world, the goodness surrounding us must be greater and stronger.

Creativity – like human life itself – begins in darkness.

Julia Cameron

The creativity in our souls does not comes out of nowhere. Instead, it is something that we cultivate in the darkest times in our lives.

I say there is no darkness but ignorance.

William Shakespeare

Ignorance might be bliss, but it is one of the biggest sources of darkness in the world. If we know nothing of the world, then we have no means to provide the light it needs. We are left in darkness and bliss of ignorance.

The more we deny that we have a dark side, the more it has power over us.

Sheryl Lee

Darkness plays a role in all of our lives, but we should never deny that there is even a bit of darkness in all of us as it will only grow stronger the more we refuse to acknowledge it.

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