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Dark Mind Quotes


"Dark matter is needed to hold galaxies together. Your mind is a Galaxy. More dark than light. But the light makes it worthwhile." - Matt Haig

"Hypocrisy can plunge the mind of a man into a dark abyss, when he believes his own self-flattery instead of God's verdict." - John Calvin

"I don't mind telling a dark side." - Clint Eastwood

"In case there is any question in your mind," he said, cupping her face with his hands. "What I want, what I most desire, the loveliest sight on this dark earth, is you." - Eloisa James

"I love the dark hours of my being. My mind deepens into them. There I can find, as in old letters, the days of my life, already lived, and held like a legend, and understood." - Rainer Maria Rilke

"grows like a seed in the dark out of the leaf-mould of the mind: out of all that has been seen or thought or read, that has long ago been forgotten, descending into the deeps." - J R R Tolkien

"They miss the whisper that runs any day in your mind, "Who are you really, wanderer?"- and the answer you have to give no matter how dark and cold the world around you is: "Maybe I'm a king." - William Stafford

"Something about the howling of a wolf took a man right out of his here and now and left him in a dark forest of the mind, running naked before the pack." - George R R Martin

"When a strong wind blows, the clouds vanish and blue sky appears. Similarly, when the powerful wisdom that understand the nature of the mind arises, the dark clouds of ego disappear." - Thubten Yeshe

"The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark." - Thomas Paine

"In a dark time, the mind begins to see." - Theodore Roethke

"Devote the mind to confusion and we know only too well, if we're honest, that it will become a dark master of confusion, adept in its addictions, subtle and perversely supple in its slaveries. Devote it in meditation to the task of freeing itself from illusion, and we will find that, with time, patience, discipline, and the right training, our mind will begin to unknot itself and know its essential bliss and clarity." - Sogyal Rinpoche

"It is one of the secrets of Nature in its mood of mockery that fine weather lays heavier weight on the mind and hearts of the depressed and the inwardly tormented than does a really bad day with dark rain sniveling continuously and sympathetically from a dirty sky." - Muriel Spark

"I'll walk you back, Jace said. "As for Simon, he can manage his own way back in the dark-can't you Simon?" "Of course he can, Alec said indignantly, as if eager to make up for his earlier slighting of Simon. "He's a vampire-and," he added, "I just realized that you were probably joking. Never mind me." - Cassandra Clare

"As an artist, even if you are putting out something really dark and disturbing, that's good because it's opening a discussion. Always in the back of my mind is this thought that the world has to be a better place with you in it." - Shaun Tan

"Prowling the meanings of a word, prowling the history of a person, no use expecting a flood of light. Human words have no main switch. But all those little kidnaps in the dark. And then the luminous, big, shivering, discandied, unrepentant, barking web of them that hangs in your mind when you turn back to the page you were trying to translate..." - Anne Carson

"Things can be seen better in the darkness," he said, as if he had just seen into her mind. "But the longer you spend in the dark, the harder it becomes to return to the world aboveground where the light is" - Haruki Murakami

"In El-harim, there lived a man, a man with yellow eyes. To me, he said, "Beware the whispers, for they whisper lies. Do not wrestle with the demons of the dark, Else upon your mind they'll place a mark; Do not listen to the shadows of the deep, Else they haunt you even when you sleep." - Christopher Paolini

"Kids made fun of me because I was dark skinned, had a wide nose, and was dyslexic. Even as an actor, it took me a long time to realize why words and letters got jumbled in my mind and came out differently." - Danny Glover

"I sit cross-legged on the rock The valleys and streams are cold and damp Sitting quietly is beautiful The cliffs are lost in mist and fog I rest happily in this place At dusk the tree shadows are low I look into my mind A white lotus emerges from the dark mud" - Hanshan

"Obscure shadows on the mind are much scarier than the dark shadows of the night." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Among the questions we have in mind: dark matter, antimatter, and matter symmetry." - Fabiola Gianotti

"A great leap in the dark" - Thomas Hobbes

"I am sunlight slicing the dark." - Rumi

"When it's dark enough men see stars." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"All things are dark to sorrow." - Augusta Jane Evans

"Why look in the dark for light?" - Henry David Thoreau

"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

"no light no dark no you no me know light know dark know you know me" - Kami Garcia

"You're awfully dark, brother," he said. "You don't know how dark." - Ernest Hemingway

"Any comedian who tells you how dark and dangerous they are, they're not dark and dangerous." - Patton Oswalt

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

"There is trouble in my mind There is dark, there's dark and there is light There is no order, and there is chaos, and there is crime There is no one home tonight, in the empire of my mind" - Jakob Dylan

"What an abyss of uncertainty, whenever the mind feels overtaken by itself; when it, the seeker, is at the same time the dark region through which it must go seeking and where all its equipment will avail it nothing. Seek? More than that: create. It is face to face with something which does not yet exist, which it alone can make actual, which it alone can bring into the light of day." - Marcel Proust

"Life is too short to waste . . . 'Twill soon be dark; Up! mind thine own aim, and God speed the mark!" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Wake the sleeper must, and confront his fears, or risk being lost in the dark places of the mind forever." - Juliet Marillier

""Lawyers Are": By law's dark by-ways he has stored his mind with wicked knowledge on how to cheat mankind." - George Crabbe

"Some girls are bright as the morning / And some girls are blessed with a dark turn of mind." - Gillian Welch

"In the drowsy dark cave of the mind dreams build their nest with fragments dropped from day's caravan." - Rabindranath Tagore

"Regardless of how dark and heavy the character is the actor has to approach it with that frame of mind." - Tom Mison

"Our mind is dark in some way, and so we use rhetoric as a kind of prop or foil." - Martha Ronk

"In the dark, I like to read his mind But I'm frightened of the things I might find." - Aimee Mann

"In the drowsy dark caves of the mind dreams build their nest with fragments dropped from day's caravan." - Rabindranath Tagore

"Insights and perceptions pass through the mind like fleet fireflies. Lit for an instant, then gone back into the dark." - Leonard Bishop

"From my childhood I had been intended for the clergy. This prospect hung like a dark cloud on my mind." - Nikola Tesla

"The nobility of Teresa Leo's poems is that they are not disposed to hide from the dark-rather, they display a mind that tends toward obsession and brooding, that works against fatality like fingers at a knot. The firm, attentive mind on display and the lucid unfolding of the poems are the life instinct seeking and finding its way through again and again. Love and beauty are the argument, but they don't win easily. Bloom in Reverse works through elegy toward survival with moving persistence, both driven and compelling." - Tony Hoagland

"Small mind competes, big mind collaborates and great mind encompasses." - Amit Ray

"Mind your till, and till your mind." - Charles Spurgeon

"Creative action plays with the unknown. But as the child fears the dark... the adult child will be fearful too, faced with the dark world of the unknown mind, with vast concepts looking enormous just beyond the front yard." - Arthur J. Deikman

"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

"Dying for dark - the darker the worse. Strange." - Samuel Beckett

"Twilight whippoorwill... Whistle on, sweet deepener Of dark loneliness" - Matsuo Basho

"Old dark sleepy pool... Quick unexpected frog Goes plop! Watersplash!" - Matsuo Basho

"Never underestimate the power of the dark side." - Tom Angleberger

"Every marriage has two hearts, one light and one dark" - Stephen King

"Every virtuous act is inspired by a dark secret." - Gregory David Roberts

"Dark money has turned our elections into auctions" - Fred DuVal

"My childhood years were a balance of dark and light." - Martha Graham

"This is intimacy: the trading of stories in the dark." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"Life is a message scribbled in the dark." - Vladimir Nabokov

"Your heart is like the ocean, mysterious and dark." - Bob Dylan

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

"Each small candle lights a corner of the dark." - Roger Waters

"I love you as one loves certain dark things." - Pablo Neruda

"Through every dark night, there's a bright day after that." - Tupac Shakur

"In difficult times, in dark times, some people shine." - Cassandra Clare

"Against a dark sky, all flowers look like fireworks." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Some creatures are made to see in the dark." - Henry David Thoreau

"Doom is dark and deeper than any sea-dingle." - W H Auden

"Faith lights us through the dark to Deity." - William Davenant

"Dark master of sin, now my soul is yours." - John Petrucci

"Enticing hope is like lighting candle in the dark room" - Aftab Alam

"It gets really dark before it gets light." - Oliver Sykes

"The dark has to be contained in the light or the light will be contained in the dark." - Nancy Hale

"And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too I'll see you on the dark side of the moon." - Roger Waters

"In the depths of every heart, there is a tomb and a dungeon, though the lights, the music, and revelry above may cause us to forget their existence, and the buried ones, or prisoners whom they hide. But sometimes, and oftenest at midnight, those dark receptacles are flung wide open. In an hour like this, when the mind has a passive sensibility, but no active strength; when the imagination is a mirror, imparting vividness to all ideas, without the power of selecting or controlling them; then pray that your grieves may slumber, and the brotherhood of remorse not break their chain." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"In my mind, I gave the woman gifts. I gave her a candle stub. I gave her a box of wooden kitchen matches. I gave her a cake of Lifebuoy soap. I gave her a ceilingful of glow-in-the-dark planets. I gave her a bald baby doll. I gave her a ripe fig, sweet as new wood, and a milkdrop from its stem. I gave her a peppermint puff. I gave her a bouquet of four roses. I gave her fat earthworms for her grave. I gave her a fish from Roebuck Lake, a vial of my sweat for it to swim in." - Lewis Nordan

"A hush of expectancy descended in the chamber as all waited to hear the request. What treasure could he want? Laren inventoried in her mind all the precious trappings of the castle she could think of -jewels, weapons, art-and she saw that the others must be doing the same. What did the Sacoridians possess that would be good enough for the Eletian prince? "My brother," Graelalea said, "requires many pounds of dark chocolate fudge and Dragon Droppings. We must visit the Master of Chocolate." - Kristen Britain

"Each state of the human mind has some parable in the physical creation by which it is shadowed forth; nor is it only artists and poets, but even the most abstract thinkers that have drawn from this source. Lively activity we name fire; time is a stream that rolls on, sweeping all before it; eternity is a circle; a mystery is hid in midnight gloom, and truth dwells in the sun. Nay, I begin to believe that even the future destiny of the human race is prefigured in the dark oracular utterances of bodily creation." - Friedrich Schiller

"I surrender myself to everything. I love, I feel pain, I struggle. The world seems to me wider than the mind, my heart a dark and almighty mystery." - Nikos Kazantzakis

"Nothing whets the intelligence more than a passionate suspicion, nothing develops all the faculties of an immature mind more than a trail running away into the dark." - Stefan Zweig

"Be hole, be dust, be dream, be wind/Be night, be dark, be wish, be mind,/Now slip, now slide, now move unseen,/Above, beneath, betwixt, between." - Neil Gaiman

"Your humble light the fire of your mind blinds you: If you walk with a lantern in the dark you won't see the stars." - Hans Borli

"Night had come-night that she loved of all times, night in which the reflections in the dark pool of the mind shine more clearly than by day." - Virginia Woolf

"Technologies for stimulating the brain and controlling the mind can have benefits, but they have a dark side that military and intelligence planners have been exploiting for decades" - Nick Begich

"Hence, viper thoughts, that coil around my mind,Reality's dark dream!I turn from you, and listen to the wind,Which long has raved unnoticed." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Until writing was invented, man lived in acoustic space: boundless, directionless, horizonless, in the dark of the mind, in the world of emotion..." - Marshall Mcluhan

"Paint right into the darkness. While painting in these conditions the mind shifts gears, engaging the unconscious. Unique 'insights' happen in the dark." - Allison Mackie

"I decided to do a comedy. It's a good mind-set to go into work and be happy every day instead of being in a dark place." - Mila Kunis

"If the mind is illumined, there is clear blue sky in a dark room. If the thoughts are muddled, there are malevolent ghosts in broad daylight." - Zicheng Hong

"I definitely am afraid of the dark. Somehow, in my mind I can always come up with some horrific stuff to worry about." - Joanna Garcia

"Where music thundered let the mind be still, Where the will triumphed let there be no will, What light revealed, now let the dark fulfill." - May Sarton

"Long, dark, and lovely she had been, in those days before her mind broke and the parts scattered and she let them go." - Daniel Woodrell

"Faith is not a leap in the dark. Faith is not a "hope so." Faith is substance and evidence - substance for a scientific mind, and evidence for a legal mind." - J. Vernon McGee

"What I personally gravitate toward tends to be fantasy, medium dark - not too dark - fairy tales and sci fi. Stop-motion takes something on the page thats really dark and adds a little sweetness to it, a living toys realm." - Henry Selick

"If you're not dark inside and you come to this world, it'l turn you dark... and if you really have Sunshine inside you, it's not good to play in the dark. It's just gonna extinguish your fire." - Tupac Shakur

"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

"Once Europe existed in a Dark Age and Islam carried the torch of learning. Now we Muslims live in a Dark age." - Mahmud Tarzi

"If you are protected from dark things then you have no protection of, knowledge of, or understanding of dark things when they show up." - Neil Gaiman

"Shuttles in the rocking loom of history, the dark ships move, the dark ships move, their bright ironical names like jests of kindness on a murderer's mouth" - Robert Hayden

"What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind." - George Berkeley

"Travel doesn't merely broaden the mind. It makes the mind." - Bruce Chatwin

"The unwilling mind is not a teachable mind." - Ellen Swallow Richards

"Peace of mind! All we need is peace of mind!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"The eyes envy the mind." - Zhuangzi

"What is matter? Never mind." - Bertrand Russell

"Mind only thinks, meditation lives." - Rajneesh

"Body does what mind prefers." - Lenny Krayzelburg

"Education forms the common mind." - Alexander Pope

"Mind is memory, not intelligence." - Rajneesh

"Finite mind cannot comprehend infinity." - Jeremiah Seed

"Religion stills a thinking mind." - Greg Erwin

"Stretch your mind and fly." - Whitney M Young

"Chance favours a prepared mind." - Louis Pasteur

"Your mind is your religion." - Thubten Yeshe

"Mind is the antithesis of reflex, and only mind could discover mind" - R Buckminster Fuller

"Perhaps, the answer is that my ravaged mind rails against the idea of God, but something deeper in me calls out as if God might answer. 'There are not foxholes,' I guess, and depression is the deepest and deadliest foxhole I've been in. It may be the 'dark night of the soul' that the mystics talk about but in depression it is not so much that one becomes lost in the dark as one becomes the dark." - Parker J. Palmer

"Avice for a human. 87. Dark matter is needed to hold galaxies together. Your mind is a Galaxy. More dark than light. But the light makes it worthwhile. 88. Which is to say: don't kill yourself. Even when the darkness is total. Always know that life is not still. Time is space. You are moving through that galaxy. Wait for the stars." - Matt Haig

"One really ought to be afraid of self-torture. But it tempted me. It begged. The dark place that my mind was fast becoming blends, in my memory, with the dark womb of church: the chant, the fugue of prayer, the strange erotic energy that carving a very small cross into my thigh with a nail had brought." - Marya Hornbacher

"The incestuous relationship between government and big business thrives in the dark.." - Jack Anderson

"I can see in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden." - Helen Keller

"There will always be those who must look into the dark in order to see." - Alan McGlashan

"Expect the dawn of a new beginning in the dark nights of life." - Lloyd John Ogilvie

"Among the thousand white persons, I am a dark rock surged upon, and overswept." - Zora Neale Hurston

"The good chip allows you to whistle while you walk in the dark alleys of golf." - Tommy Bolt

"Among the planets of the arts, architecture is the dark side of the moon." - Bruno Zevi

"What freezings I have felt, what dark days seen, What old December's bareness everywhere!" - William Shakespeare

"If you're going through a dark period, remember that you're not alone." - Demi Lovato

"Is listening to Pink Floyd in the dark a medical condition?" - Jon Stewart

"Kindness is gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"Judgement of beauty can err, what with the wine and the dark." - Ovid

"Nothing should be permanent except struggle with the dark side within ourselves." - Shirley Maclaine

"Happiness is the light on the water. The water is cold and dark and deep." - William Maxwell

"If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room, would you trust it?" - Kendrick Lamar

"I see a very dark cloud on America's horizon, and that cloud is coming from Rome." - Abraham Lincoln

"Bullies enjoy dark happiness; these are the blank parts that eventually fill their minds with nothingness." - Emily Shanks

"And how to paint your lovely hands, fluttering over the silks like two dark birds?" - Elizabeth Borton de Trevino

"Night clubs scare me. They're dark and they stink and they're dangerous and everybody's drunk." - David Letterman

"In the cold dark days of the winter, dream about the flowers to get warmed up!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Always follow your dreams, even if they lead you down a few dark alleys." - Teresa Mummert

"The heart hid still in the dark, hard as the Philosophers Stone." - Paul Celan



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