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Quotations

Ralph Waldo EmersonWhen it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

Sylvia PlathI am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me.

—  Sylvia Plath, 1932-1963, American poet & writer

Antonio PorchiaEverything is a little bit of darkness, even the light.

—  Antonio Porchia, 1885-1968, Italian-Argentinian poet

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

—  Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, English philosopher

Martin Luther KingOnly in the darkness can you see the stars.

—  Martin Luther King, 1929-1968, American leader in the Civil Rights Movement

Karl JungOne does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious.

—  Karl Jung, 1875-1961, Swiss psychiatrist

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

—  Karl Jung, 1875-1961, Swiss psychiatrist

Victor HugoI see a black light.

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

     (his last words)

Bob MarleyTrue friends are like stars; you can only recognize them when it's dark around you.

—  Bob Marley, 1945-1981, Jamaican singer

DanteI have come to lead you to the other shore; into eternal darkness; into fire and into ice.

—  Dante, 1265-1321, Italian poet

Martin Luther KingDarkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

—  Martin Luther King, 1929-1968, American leader in the Civil Rights Movement


Quotes in Verse

Wallace StevensThrow away the light, the definitions, and say what you see in the dark.

—  Wallace Stevens, 1879-1955, American poet

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Funny Quotes

Steven WrightWhat is the speed of dark?

—  Steven Wright, 1955-, American comedian

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George CarlinWeather forecast for tonight: dark.

—  George Carlin, 1936-2008, American comedian

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George CarlinThey say that instead of cursing the darkness, one should light a candle. Nothing is mentioned, though, about cursing a lack of candles

—  George Carlin, 1936-2008, American comedian

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Proverbs

Chinese proverbBetter to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

—  Chinese proverb

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