Dark Quotes

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

Dark    Stars

Go then, there are other worlds than these.

The Gunslinger

Stephen King

The Gunslinger

You are a manipulator.
I like to think of myself more as an outcome engineer.

Brothers    Comedy    Dark    Euphemism    Label    Manipulation

We are all like the bright moon, we still have our darker side.

Bright    Dark    Moon

I envy people that know love. That have someone who takes them as they are.

It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.

Age    Dark    Dreaming    Dreams    Future    Inspirational    Past    Time

Make it dark, make it grim, make it tough, but then, for the love of God, tell a joke.

Dark    Humour    Joke    Perspective    Stories    Writing

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

Bright    Dark    Day    Night

I knew nothing but shadows and I thought them to be real.

I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me.

Dark    Sleep    Soul    Sylvia plath

There were once two sisters
who were not afriad of the dark
because the dark was full of the other's voice
across the room,
because even when the night was thick
and starless
they walked home together from the river
seeing who could last the longest
without turning on her flashlight,
not afraid
because sometimes in the pitch of night
they'd lie on their backs
in the middle of the path
and look up until the stars came back
and when they did,
they'd reach their arms up to touch them
and did.

Dark    Night    Sisters

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

Dark    Darkness    Light    Stories    Story

In a futile attempt to erase our past, we deprive the community of our healing gift. If we conceal our wounds out of fear and shame, our inner darkness can neither be illuminated nor become a light for others.

Dark    Healing    Light    Spiritual life    Wounds

The baby bat
Screamed out in fright,
'Turn on the dark,
I'm afraid of the light.

Bat    Dark    Fear    Humor    Light

In Light there is Dark, and in Dark there is Light.

Dark    Light

A child weaned on poison considers harm a comfort.

Sharp Objects

Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects

Vengeance was one hell of a roommate.

Dark Lover

J.R. Ward

Dark Lover
Black    Dagger    Dark    Lover    Wrath

We live in a dark and romantic and quite tragic world.

Dark    Designer    Fashion    Karl lagerfeld    Life    Live    Living    Love    Romance    Tragic    World

People often believed they were safer in the light, thinking monsters only came out at night.

That country where it is always turning late in the year. That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and midnights stay. That country composed in the main of cellars, sub-cellars, coal-bins, closets, attics, and pantries faced away from the sun. That country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts. Whose people passing at night on the empty walks sound like rain.

Autumn    Dark    Fall    Quiet

But we never get back our youth… The pulse of joy that beats in us at twenty becomes sluggish. Our limbs fail, our senses rot. We degenerate into hideous puppets, haunted by the memory of the passions of which we were too much afraid, and the exquisite temptations that we had not the courage to yield to.

The place is also big enough. We could all live there without killing each other." -Rhage
"That depends more on your mouth than any floorplan." -Phury

Dark Lover

J.R. Ward

Dark Lover

The villains were always ugly in books and movies. Necessarily so, it seemed. Because if they were attractive—if their looks matched their charm and their cunning—they wouldn't only be dangerous.
They would be

Falling into ruin was a bit like falling in love: Both descents stripped you bare and left you as you were at your core. And both endings are equally painful.

Lover Unbound

J.R. Ward

Lover Unbound
Brother    Dark    Endings    Love    Phury    Ruin

It's not fair. It's not fair that he lets his rage take over, that he lets it rule him. I don't know why he has to let it rule him. I don't know why he has to be two people.
I don't know why he gets to be two people, and I only get to be me, the one who is here to take what he has to give, and who is here to pick pu the pieces afterward.

Abuse    Dark    Love    Teen    Ya

The more fucked up you are, the more I like you. As long as you've managed to hold onto your identity through all the shit, then it won't matter how twisted you are. I will love you more for it.

Dark    Experiences    Fucked up    Humor    Identity    Love    Passion    Twisted

In the light, we read the inventions of others; in the darkness we invent our own stories.

The Library at Night

Alberto Manguel

The Library at Night
Dark    Light    Read    Stories    Write

Now it's the dark's turn to be afraid.

Curse of the Bane

Joseph Delaney

Curse of the Bane

The only way to truly be safer, was to accept the dark, to walk in it with eyes wide open, to be a part of it. To keep your enemies close.

Caleb    Dark    Revenge

In my own worst seasons I've come back from the colorless world of despair by forcing myself to look hard, for a long time, at a single glorious thing: a flame of red geranium outside my bedroom window. And then another: my daughter in a yellow dress. And another: the perfect outline of a full, dark sphere behind the crescent moon. Until I learned to be in love with my life again. Like a stroke victim retraining new parts of the brain to grasp lost skills, I have taught myself joy, over and over again(15).

High Tide in Tucson

Barbara Kingsolver

High Tide in Tucson
Barbara    Dark    High    Joy    Kingsolver    Life    Love    Rebirth    Taught    Tide    Times    Tucson

You can make it dark, but I can't make it light.

My Sister's Keeper

Jodi Picoult

I’m writing this because you begged. You know how I love the begging

Caleb    Chapter one    Dark    Epilogue    Livvie    Romance

Disappear Here.
The syringe fills with blood.
You're a beautiful boy and that's all that matters.
Wonder if he's for sale.
People are afraid to merge. To merge.

Less Than Zero

Bret Easton Ellis

Less Than Zero
Dark    Disturbing    Ellis    Nihilism

Without darkness, nothing comes to birth, As without light, nothing flowers.

Birth    Dark    Flowers    Life

One hand was behind his back, and he held it out, presenting a bouquet of white and smoky purple lilies.
They’re straight from the underworld, by the way. They are everlasting. They won’t die.

Dark times call for dark choices. Choose me.

Carnal apple, Woman filled, burning moon,
dark smell of seaweed, crush of mud and light,
what secret knowledge is clasped between your pillars?
What primal night does Man touch with his senses?
Ay, Love is a journey through waters and stars,
through suffocating air, sharp tempests of grain:
Love is a war of lightning,
and two bodies ruined by a single sweetness.
Kiss by kiss I cover your tiny infinity,
your margins, your rivers, your diminutive villages,
and a genital fire, transformed by delight,
slips through the narrow channels of blood
to precipitate a nocturnal carnation,
to be, and be nothing but light in the dark.

Dark    Light    Love    Sensual

In the kingdom of glass everything is transparent, and there is no place to hide a dark heart.

Clarity    Clear    Dark    Disguise    Glass    Heart    Hide    Honest    Honesty    Kingdom    Privacy    Transparency    Transparent

And a beautiful world we live in, when it is possible, and when many other such things are possible, and not only possible, but done-- done, see you!-- under that sky there, every day.

A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities
Angry    Dark    Defarge    Inspirational    Ironic

The brightest light casts the darkest shadow.

Author    Books    Cyberpunk    Dark    Dark elves    Ego    Elves    Fantasy    Fiction    Future    Future present    Life    Light    Philosophy    Series    Urban fantasy    Wisdom

Once upon a time, there was a naïve and innocent girl who thought she could tame the beast and live happily ever after. But the beast did not want to be tamed, for he was a beast and beasts care not for such things, and the girl died along with her dreams.
From childhood's grave sprang a young woman, jaded before her years, who knew that beasts could wear the skins of men, and that evil could exist in sunlight, as well as darkness.
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

Angst    Change    Dark    Depression    Fairy tales    Life    Maturity    Sadness

Darkness will always try to extinguish the light. The light will always try to repress the darkness.

Rebel Spring

Morgan Rhodes

Rebel Spring
Dark    Darkness    Extinguish    Light

Unhappiness. There are all kinds of unhappy people in the world. I suppose it would be no exaggeration to say that the world is composed entirely of unhappy people. But those people can fight their unhappiness with society fairly and squarly, and society for its part easily understands and sympathizes with such struggles. My unhappiness stemmed entirely from my own vices, and I had no way of fighting anybody.

He was abominable...and the most alluring, tortured soul I'd ever met.

It touched me to be trusted with something terrible.

The Historian

Elizabeth Kostova

The Historian
Atmospheric    Dark    Dracula    European    Fiction    Historian    Historical    Horror    Moody    Vampire    Vlad the impaler

Did you follow me here?"
"Something like that."
I let out a frustrated groan. "Can't anyone just talk to me straight? Why is everyone avoiding my damn questions tonight?"
Bishop's brows went up. "Okay, fine. Yes, I followed you here. Better?"
"Yes. Stalkery, but better."
"I'm not stalking you."
"Spoken like a true stalker

Bishop    Dark    Kiss    Samantha

Keep me rather in this cage, and feed me sparingly, if you dare. Anything that brings me closer to illness and the edge of death makes me more faithful. It is only when you make me suffer that I feel safe and secure. You should never have agreed to be a god for me if you were afraid to assume the duties of a god, and we know that they are not as tender as all that. You have already seen me cry. Now you must learn to relish my tears.

Cage    Cruelty    Dark    Faith    God    Love    Sacrifice    Slavery    Submission    Suffering    Undying devotion    Unfreedom

All right I think we've been down here in the dark long enough. There's a whole other world upstairs. Take my hand, Constant Reader, and I'll be happy to lead you back into the sunshine. I'm happy to go there because I believe most people are essentially good. I know that I am. It's you I'm not entirely sure of.

Dark    Funny    Good and evil    Light

Stare at the dark too long and you will eventually see what isn’t there.

Dark    Fear    Scary

It looked as if a night of dark intent was coming, and not only a night, an age. Someone had better be prepared for rage...

Dark    Night    Rage



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