30 Dark Quotes: Finding the Light from Within

Darkness, the absence of light. Take it literally or the other way, it basically means one thing — the inability to find your way. In this life, getting lost in the dark is inevitable. It’s up to us to overpower the gloom with a flicker comprised of courage, hope, and faith.

Because no matter how vast the darkness is, how much it renders us blind and lost, even the tiniest glow proves strong enough to restore your vision, your sense of direction. As long as you’re alive, there’s always that ember within you that refuses to die. It shines and it burns. And you’re reminded that there’s always a way out of the dark.

These 30 dark quotes can inspire you to seek for that light to brighten your path.

Dark quotes

Dark Quotes

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

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

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Flowers grow out of dark moments. – Corita Kent

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

It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright. – Stephen King

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There’s a bright spot in every dark cloud. – Bruce Beresford

Always do what you are afraid to do. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your path, and don’t worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest.

Darkness approaches from outside. I feel no light inside me strong enough to resist it. -Christopher Pike

All great and beautiful work has come of first gazing without shrinking into the darkness. -John Ruskin

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Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness. – Yousuf Karsh

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

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

No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible. – George Chakiris

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Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody. – Mark Twain

Every moment of light and dark is a miracle. – Walt Whitman

There’s a dark side to everything. – Prince

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

Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. – Edna St. Vincent Millay

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

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

Fear grows in darkness; if you think there’s a bogeyman around, turn on the light. -Dorothy Thompson

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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

When darkness falls, beauty is lit from within. – Johnathan Jena

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Character is what a man is in the dark. – Dwight Moody

There is a dark side of me – it’s the side people don’t really get to see. I think everyone has that. – Bishop Briggs

Share these 30 Dark Quotes with others to remind us that darkness doesn’t blind us, it only drives us to find the light.