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"The last election just laid the foundation of the next 500 years of Dark Ages." - Frank Zappa

"There once was a time when all people believed in God and the church ruled. This time was called the Dark Ages." - Richard Lederer

"Our use of phrase 'The Dark ages' to cover the period from 699 to 1,000 marks our undue concentration on Western Europe..." - Bertrand Russell

"When the planes still swoop down and aerial spray a field in order to kill a predator insect with pesticides, we are in the Dark Ages of commerce." - Paul Hawken

"I sometimes wonder how we spent leisure time before satellite television and Internet came along...and then I realise that I have spent more than half of my life in the 'dark ages'!" - Arthur C Clarke

"You want to know something? We are still in the Dark Ages. The Dark Ages-they haven't ended yet." - Kurt Vonnegut

"You want to know something? We are still in the Dark Ages. The Dark Ages - they haven't ended yet." - Kurt Vonnegut

"There were some ages in Western history that have occasionally been called Dark. They were dark, it is said, because in them learning declined, and progress paused, and men labored under the pall of belief. A cause-effect relationship is frequently felt to exist between the pause and the belief." - Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk

"Creeds made in Dark Ages are like drawings made in dark rooms" - Joseph Mccabe

"Creeds made in Dark Ages are like drawings made in dark rooms." - Joseph Mccabe

"The Dark Ages may return-the Stone Age may return on the gleaming wings of Science; and what might now shower immeasureable material blessings upon mankind may even bring about its total destruction. Beware! I say. Time may be short. Referring to the discovery of atomic energy." - Winston Churchill

"Today, in the Twenty-First Century, an age of jet aircraft, personal computers, wireless telecommunications, laser surgery, and incipient space travel, the mentality with which many presumably educated, intelligent people approach matters of economics and business is, however astonishing it may seem, still that of the Dark Ages." - George Reisman

"I don't know video games.The last video game I played, apart from Dance Dance Revolution at Jeremy's house, which I was very good at - Scarlett [Johansson] and I will always have "Billie Jean" - was Super Mario Kart on the Super Nintendo. I'm from the Dark Ages." - Joss Whedon

"Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own." - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

"There was a time when religion ruled the world. It is known as the Dark Ages." - Ruth Hurmence Green

"I see myself and many artists like me as the torchbearers through these dark ages." - John Zorn

"I don't know when network executives will get out of the Dark Ages." - Connie Chung

"Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"There is something dark and wintry about the atmosphere of the later Middle Ages." - Lytton Strachey

"Kriya is an ancient science," Yogananda writes. Mahavatar Babaji rediscovered and clarified the technique after it had been lost in the Dark Ages. Babaji revealed to Lahiri Mahasaya: "The Kriya Yoga which I am giving to the world through you in this nineteenth century is a revival of the same science which Krishna gave, millenniums ago, to Arjuna, and which was later known to Patanjali, and to Christ, St. John, St. Paul, and other disciples." - Lahiri Mahasaya

"We are powerfully imprisoned in these Dark Ages simply by the terms in which we have been conditioned to think." - R Buckminster Fuller

"But how can we know that dragons did not exist? We have never actually BEEN to the Dark Ages." - Cressida Cowell

"When we read history we find that in all ages people have thought, this is the dark age." - Tenzin Palmo

"Throughout the world Dark Ages have scrawled finis to successions of cultures receding far into the past." - Jane Jacobs

"Patton was living in the Dark Ages. Soldiers were peasants to him. I didn't like that attitude." - Bill Mauldin

"We're living in a Dark Age of macroeconomics. Remember, what defined the Dark Ages wasn't the fact that they were primitive the Bronze Age was primitive, too. What made the Dark Ages dark was the fact that so much knowledge had been lost, that so much known to the Greeks and Romans had been forgotten by the barbarian kingdoms that followed." - Paul Krugman

"We're living in a Dark Age of macroeconomics. Remember, what defined the Dark Ages wasn't the fact that they were primitive ? the Bronze Age was primitive, too. What made the Dark Ages dark was the fact that so much knowledge had been lost, that so much known to the Greeks and Romans had been forgotten by the barbarian kingdoms that followed." - Paul Krugman

"I like dark places." - James Gandolfini

"It has been so written, for the most part, that the times it describes are with remarkable propriety called dark ages. They are dark, as one has observed, because we are so in the dark about them." - Henry David Thoreau

"Sexually progressive cultures gave us literature, philosophy, civilization and the rest, while sexually restrictive cultures gave us the Dark Ages and the Holocaust." - Alan Moore

"Is it not possible that we are still living in the Dark Ages, still mocking the suggestion of 'mystical' forces that we cannot see or comprehend." - Dan Brown

"National security rests on the credible threat of a form of warfare universally condemned since the Dark Ages, the wholesale slaughter of noncombatants." - George Will

"I became exclusively an American League fan when they instituted the DH rule, and will remain so until the National League moves out of the dark ages." - W P Kinsella

"No, they said they do not believe in evolution, then they said the biggest threat to America: religious radicals living in the Dark Ages." - Jay Leno

"Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity." - L Frank Baum

"The punishment of shaving a woman's head had biblical origins. In Europe, the practice dated back to the Dark Ages with the Visigoths." - Antony Beevor

"I'm more into the Spawn toys. They're really cool. They're coming out with a Techno Spawn series and another series, The Dark Ages, which are really cool." - Jason Mewes

"We're in the dark ages if J-Lo can have a music career because of her ass. And let's face it, that's it." - Jack Black

"You can celebrate the female form in comfort. We left corsets behind in the dark ages, so why bring them back now?" - Lwren Scott

"Everybody thinks that this civilization has lasted a very long time but it really does take very few grandfathers' granddaughters to take us back to the dark ages." - Gertrude Stein

"Chemotherapy is just medieval. It's such a blunt instrument. We're going to look back on it like we do the dark ages." - Eric Topol

"A sage is the instructor of a hundred ages." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Smoking ages you quicker than almost anything else." - Polly Bergen

"We'll blast them back into the stone ages!" - William Westmoreland

"It is pain that ages us, not years." - Bonnie Prudden

"Our approach to medicine is very 19th-century. We are still in the dark ages. We really need to get to the molecular level so that we are no longer groping about in the dark." - Anne Wojcicki

"Personally, I like a chocolate-colored sky, dark, dark chocolate." - Markus Zusak

"The dark ages still reign over all humanity, and the depth and persistence of this domination are only now becoming clear. This Dark Ages prison has no steel bars, chains, or locks. Instead, it is locked by misorientation and built of misinformation." - R Buckminster Fuller

"The desktop computer industry is dead. Innovation has virtually ceased. Microsoft dominates with very little innovation. That's over. Apple lost. The desktop market has entered the dark ages, and it's going to be in the dark ages for the next 10 years, or certainly for the rest of this decade." - Steve Jobs

"The dark ages still reign over all humanity, and the depth and persistence of this domination are only now becoming clear. This Dark Ages prison has no steel bars, chains, or locks. Instead, it is locked by misorientation and built of misinformation. Caught up in a plethora of conditioned reflexes and driven by the human ego, both warden and prisoner attempt meagerly to compete with God. All are intractably skeptical of what they do not understand. We are powerfully imprisoned in these Dark Ages simply by the terms in which we have been conditioned to think." - R Buckminster Fuller

"In western civilization, the period ruled by mysticism is known as the 'Dark Ages' and the 'Middle Ages'. I will assume that you know the nature of that period and the state of human existence in those ages. The Renaissance broke the rules of the mystics. "Renaissance" means the "rebirth". Few people today will care to remind you that it was a rebirth of reason - of man's mind." - Ayn Rand

"I sometimes wonder how we spent leisure time before satellite television and Internet came along...and then I realise that I have spent more than half of my life in the "dark ages"!" - Arthur C Clarke

"Movies are one of the bad habits that have corrupted our century. They have slipped into the American mind more misinformation in one evening than the Dark Ages could muster in a decade." - Ben Hecht

"The critical question is how a religious tradition is interpreted. Is it interpreted in ways that are pro-human rights or in ways that are a throwback to the Dark Ages?" - Khaled Abou El Fadl

"The entire sweep of human history from the dark ages into the unknown future was considerably less important at the moment than the question of a certain girl and her feelings toward him." - Arthur C Clarke

"In my day we let the wolfswans incapable of birthing our young die. (Markus) Then it's a good thing we"re in the twenty-first century and not the Dark Ages, is' it? (Fang)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"In my day we let the wolfswans incapable of birthing our young die. (Markus) Then it's a good thing we're in the twenty-first century and not the Dark Ages, isn't it? (Fang)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"The church may go through her dark ages, but Christ is with her in the midnight; she may pass through her fiery furnace, but Christ is in the midst of the flame with her." - Charles Spurgeon

"Religious mysticism is intellectual garbage. It's a vestige of the old superstitious Dark Ages when nobody knew anything...It is one of those delusions that isn't called insane only because there are so many people involved." - Robert M Pirsig

"It happened very providentially, to the honor of the Christian religion, that it did not take its rise in the dark illiterate ages of the world, but at a time when arts and sciences were at their height." - Joseph Addison

"If you lived in the Dark Ages, and you were a catapult operator, I bet the most common question people would ask is, "Can't you make it shoot farther?" No. I'm sorry. That's as far as it shoots." - Jack Handey

"Until America, door to door, takes every handgun, this is what you're gonna have. It's pathetic. It really is pathetic. It's sad. We're living in the Dark Ages over there." - Sylvester Stallone

"Religious mysticism is intellectual garbage. It's a vestige of the old superstitious Dark Ages when nobody knew anything...It is one of those delusions that is' called insane only because there are so many people involved." - Robert M Pirsig

"Once there was a time when all people believed in God and the church ruled. This time is called the Dark Ages. He who can, does. He who cannot teaches." - George Bernard Shaw

"I think that the world is really in very dark ages. In America this could have never been showed, we are even more lost over there than in Europe. We are very lost!" - David Lachapelle

"These were African-Arab-Asian values. The only section of Europe that had a high value system during the Dark Ages was the, were those on the Iberian Peninsula in the Spanish-Portuguese area, southern France." - Malcolm X

"Sexually progressive cultures gave us mathematics, literature, philosophy, civilization and the rest, while sexually restrictive cultures gave us the Dark Ages and the Holocaust. Not that I'm trying to load my argument, of course." - Alan Moore

"There had been many times when man had been forced to adopt the only right opinion. Each time man's forward thrust had slackened, vegetated, and died. Once, through the dark ages, the period had lasted almost a thousand years." - Mark Clifton

"Sustainable farms are to today's headlong rush toward global destruction what the monasteries were to the Dark Ages: places to preserve human skills and crafts until some semblance of common sense and common purpose returns to the public mind." - Gene Logsdon

"Religious mysticism is intellectual garbage. It's a vestige of the old superstitious Dark Ages when nobody knew anything...It is one of those delusions that isn't called insane only because there are so many people involved." - Robert M Pirsig

"We live in the dark ages. If an intelligent society can destroy itself in large numbers and places the largest amount of revenues in instruments of destruction, it is certainly not an evolved society or an intelligent society." - Frederick Lenz

"Faith is a personal matter, and should never be a cudgel to stifle inquiry. We tried that approach about 1,200 years ago. The experiment was called the Dark Ages." - Seth Shostak

"Vodka has a huge history in Russia, in that it's almost like a currency. It's the one thing that keeps the country in the dark ages and having a rollicking good time." - Gary Shteyngart

"If, for some reason, we make some big mistake and IBM wins, my personal feeling is that we are going to enter a computer Dark Ages for about twenty years." - Steve Jobs

"It's unfortunate when people say you can't wear skirts or do item numbers, or a girl can't dress in a certain way. Are we going back to dark ages?" - Sonam Kapoor

"It was called the Middle Ages, the Dark Ages. If not for the monks, everything the world had ever learned would have been lost. Well, we live in a similar time, when we're losing the vast majority of what we do and see and learn. But it doesn't have to be that way." - Dave Eggers

"What matters at this stage is the construction of local forms of community within which civility and the intellectual and moral life can be sustained through the new dark ages which are already upon us. And if the tradition of the virtues was able to survive the horrors of the last dark ages, we are not entirely without ground for hope. This time however the barbarians are not waiting beyond the frontiers; they have already been governing us for quite some time." - Alasdair MacIntyre

"A great leap in the dark" - Thomas Hobbes

"When in doubt, blame the dark elves." - Kevin Hearne

"Silly dark elves. Earth is for Druids." - Kevin Hearne

"I will steal your dreams tonight. Dark" - Yukiru Sugisaki

"Don't be afraid of the dark. Shine!" - Vera Nazarian

"I really like dark, politically incorrect humor." - Marina Abramovic

"All colors will agree in the dark." - Francis Bacon

"I've always been into dark colours." - Jeremy Irvine

"I like playing dark, offbeat, quirky characters." - Mischa Barton

"Flowers grow out of dark moments." - Corita Kent

"I have always been a dark writer." - George R R Martin

"There are only three ages for women in Hollywood-Babe, District Attorney, and Driving Miss Daisy." - Goldie Hawn

"You've heard of the three ages of man - youth, age, and you are looking wonderful." - Francis Spellman

"Beauty comes in all ages, colors, shapes, and forms. God never makes junk." - Kathy Ireland

"To each of man's ages the Lord gives its own anxieties." - Paulo Coelho

"In all ages, hypocrites, called priests, have put crowns upon the heads of thieves, called kings." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"..It's not about age...I believe women of all ages can wear anything." - Ralph Lauren

"Few things look as unstable as the rock-solid certainties of previous ages." - Geoff Nicholson

"Time is made up of various ages; and each thinks its own a novelty." - Herman Melville

"The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation." - Isaac D'Israeli

"The information highway will transform our culture as dramatically as Gutenberg's press did the Middle Ages." - Bill Gates

"Nothing ages like laziness." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Don't go looking in dark places, because dark things live there." - Robin Wasserman

"Lord, I fashion dark gods, too, Daring even to give You Dark despairing features" - Countee Cullen

"Tonight's forecast: DARK. Continued mostly dark tonight, turning to wildly scattered light in the morning" - George Carlin

"Dark wings, dark words." - George R R Martin

"I'm playing dark history. It's beyond black. I'm dealing with the dark things of the cosmos." - Sun Ra

"I am not a dark person and I don't consider myself dark." - Tim Burton

"You might be afraid of the dark, but the dark is not afraid of you. That's why the dark is always close by." - Daniel Handler

"If it is the great delusion of moralists to suppose that all previous ages were less sinful than their own, then it is the great delusion of intellectuals to suppose that all previous ages were less sick." - Louis Kronenberger

"Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own sin and not to judge my brother, for You are blessed from all ages to all ages. Amen" - Ephrem the Syrian

"All the great ages have been ages of belief." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The religious persecution of the ages has been done under what was claimed to be the command of God." - Susan B Anthony

"Human life is reduced to real suffering, to hell, only when two ages, two cultures and religions overlap." - Hermann Hesse

"I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone." - Liv Tyler

"So far as I can see the atomic bomb has deadened the finest feeling that has sustained mankind for ages." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The members of the Mystery school, during the time of Atlantis, had psychically seen the subsequent ages of darkness." - Frederick Lenz

"love is that burning fire which devours everything and shall never, never cease in all the endless ages to come." - Hadewijch

"witch-hunting misogyny is fiercely recurrent in this nation, even if its forms vary with the ages." - Patricia J. Williams

"So easy it is to see the errors of past ages, so difficult to acknowledge our own!" - Lydia M Child

"I just think perfection and lasting through the ages is for Greek statues, not us mere humans." - Mary E. Pearson

"Children, behold the Chimpanzee: He sits on the ancestral tree From which we sprang in ages gone." - Oliver Herford

"Prejudice comes from being in the dark; sunlight disinfects it." - Muhammad Ali

"Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night..." - Sun Tzu

"Houses - the dark side silhouetted on flashes of moonlight!" - William Carlos Williams

"What trifles colour life and make it dark as night." - Rose O'Neal Greenhow

"No day so clear but hath dark clouds." - George Herbert

"The dark night of the soul comes just before revelation." - Joseph Campbell

"We're all moons. Sometimes our dark sides overshadow our light." - Richard Paul Evans

"For every single dark night there is a brighter day." - Tupac Shakur

"In man's most dark extremity Oft succour dawns from Heaven." - Walter Scott

"You have a dark heart in you, Valentine's daughter." - Cassandra Clare

"It's not dark yet But it's getting there" - Bob Dylan

"You shine like a beacon in a dark world." - Neil Gaiman

"Numb the dark and you numb the light." - Brene Brown

"To fight evil, you have to understand the dark." - Nalini Singh

"Come to the Dark Side. We have chocolate." - Cheyenne McCray

"Close your eyes and stare into the dark." - Cecelia Ahern

"There are no dark sinister reasons for my resignation." - Mike Hargrove

"I've always been drawn to dark, disturbing characters." - Chad Lindberg

"I believe nakedness shouldn't be kept in the dark." - Faye Resnick

"In rain during a dark night, enter that darkness." - Rajneesh

"Character is what you do in the dark." - Dwight L Moody

"The Victorian world is extremely dark and extremely bright." - Harry Treadaway

"I get pretty dark sometimes, pretty bleak. But that passes." - Mel Gibson

"There's a bright spot in every dark cloud." - Bruce Beresford

"Comedy doesn't always have to come from a dark place." - Craig Kilborn

"I like cluttered, old, dark-wood antiques. I like character." - Martha Plimpton

"What other people call dark and despairing, I call funny." - David Sedaris

"I like playing people with a dark side." - Corey Sevier

"I'm afraid of the dark. I'm not kidding." - Tom Sizemore

"I like showing the gritty truthful dark side of humanity." - Jake Busey

"Every country has a dark side of their history." - Miyavi



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