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

"In the dark night of the soul, bright flows the river of God." - John of the Cross

"To heal the wound, you have to go into the dark night of the soul." - Tori Amos

"Right now the whole world seems to be going through a dark night of the soul." - Flannery O'Connor

"You don't go through a deep personal transformation without some kind of dark night of the soul." - Sam Keen

"In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o clock in the morning, day after day." - Anonymous

"Sometimes you can't see your way out. The "dark night of the soul" - it's a reality for many, many people." - Mariel Hemingway

"Someone observed darkly that it is always two A.M. when one is in the 'dark night of the soul." - Robert A. Johnson

"In a real dark night of the soul, it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"The dark night of the soul is a journey into light, a journey from your darkness into the strength and hidden resources of your soul." - Caroline Myss

"Whether dark presages of the night proceed from any latent power of the soul during her abstraction, or from any operation of subordinate spirits, has been a dispute." - Joseph Addison

"Because the soul is like a flower that folds its petals when dark comes, and breathes not its fragrance into the phantoms of the night." - Khalil Gibran

"There can be no rebirth without a dark night of the soul, a total annihilation of all that you believed in and thought that you were." - Hazrat Inayat Khan

"There can be no rebirth without a dark night of the soul, a total annihilation of all that you believed in and thought that you were." - Vilayat Inayat Khan

"Being human is a complicated gig. So give that ol' dark night of the soul a hug. Howl the eternal yes!" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"If I believe in anything, it is in the dark night of the soul. Awe is my religion, and mystery is its church." - Charles Simic

"The face of the night will be an old wound that reopens each evening, impassive and living. The distant silence will ache like a soul, mute, in the dark. We'll speak to the night as it's whispering softly." - Cesare Pavese

"Designedly God covers in dark night the issue of futurity." - Horace

"For the night is dark and full of terrors." - George R R Martin

"If you have not clung to a broken piece of your old ship in the dark night of the soul, your faith may not have the sustaining power to carry you through to the end of the journey." - Rufus Jones

"Every spiritual teaching points to the possibility of the end of suffering - Now. It is true that most teachers have had to go through the "Dark Night of the Soul," although for one or two it was very, very quick." - Eckhart Tolle

"Proximity to the crowd, to the majority view, spells the death of creativity. For a soul can create only when alone, and some are chosen for the flowering that takes place in the dark avenues of night." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

"A lost election can have the jolt of a drop through the gallows door, leading to a dark night of the soul in which the future presses down like a cloud that will never lift." - James Wolcott

"My soul has gained the freedom of the night" - Elizabeth Bibesco

"I believe that the dark night of the soul is a common spiritual experience. I believe, too, that the answer is continued seeking and perseverance. It helps to know that others have endured a loss of faith." - Julia Cameron

"I believe that the 'dark night of the soul' is a common spiritual experience. I believe, too, that the answer is continued seeking and perseverance. It helps to know that others have endured a loss of faith." - Julia Cameron

"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it emotionally. A higher paradox confounds emotion as well as reason and there are long periods in the lives of all of us, and of the saints, when the truth as revealed by faith is hideous, emotionally disturbing, downright repulsive. Witness the dark night of the soul in individual saints. Right now the whole world seems to be going through a dark night of the soul." - Flannery O'Connor

"I'd read somewhere that nine out of ten adults in Alaska had a drinking problem. I could believe it. Snow, ice, sleet, wind, the dark night of the soul: what else were you supposed to do?" - T.C. Boyle

"I'd read somewhere that nine out of ten adults in Alaska had a drinking problem. I could believe it. Snow, ice, sleet, wind, the dark night of the soul: what else were you supposed to do?" - T. Coraghessan Boyle

"The night wind rises. Does my father live? Dark hangs upon the waters of the soul. My flesh is breathing slower than a wall. Love alters all. Unblood my instinct, love." - Theodore Roethke

"Won't You guide me through the dark night of the soul That I may better understand Your way... Let me purify my thoughts and words and deeds That I may be a vehicle for Thee... Give me my rapture today." - Van Morrison

"Many questions torment America in its dark night of the soul, questions more urgently pressing, and yet it must be asked: How did we get stuck with Piers Morgan? Who is he, why is he here, is he returnable?" - James Wolcott

"The dark night of the soul is when you have lost the flavor of life but have not yet gained the fullness of divinity. So it is that we must weather that dark time, the period of transformation when what is familiar has been taken away and the new richness is not yet ours." - Ram Dass

"The Russian soul is a dark place." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"The night is dark, the waters deep, Yet soft the billows roll; Alas! at every breeze I weep - The storm is in my soul." - Helen Maria Williams

"I wonder if, in the dark night of the sea, the octopus dreams of me." - N Scott Momaday

"The dark night was the first book of poetry and the constellations were the poems." - Chet Raymo

"It's that moon again, slung so fat and low in the tropical night, calling out across a curdled sky and into the quivering ears of that dear old voice in the shadows, the Dark Passenger, nestled snug in the backseat of the Dodge K-car of Dexter's hypothetical soul. That rascal moon, that loudmouthed leering Lucifer, calling down across the empty sky to the dark hearts of the night monsters below, calling them away to their joyful playgrounds." - Jeff Lindsay

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

"I'm afraid of the dark, so I have a lot of night-lights." - Lara Flynn Boyle

"I really love the dark of the night. It helps me to concentrate." - Bobby Fischer

"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

"And the Shadow of the Night and not Love was departed; I was sore, I was weary, yet Love lived to seek; So I scaled the dark mountains, and wandered sad-hearted Over wearier wastes, where e'en sunlight was bleak, With no rest of the night for my soul waxen weak." - William Morris

"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

"A boundless continent, Dark, waste, and wild, under the frown of night Starless expos'd." - John Milton

"Our troops are terrorizing women and children in the dark of night in Iraq." - John F Kerry

"On a starred night Prince Lucifer uprose. Tired of his dark dominion swung the fiend." - George Meredith

"I must become a borrower of the night, For a dark hour, or twain." - William Shakespeare

"The world at night, for much of history, was a very dark place indeed." - Bill Bryson

"What dark corner of the soul did you crawl out of?" - Jerry O'Connell

"Into the dark night Resignedly I go, I am not so afraid of the dark night As the friends I do not know, I do not fear the night above As I fear the friends below." - Stevie Smith

"Television knows no night. It is perpetual day. TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things." - Jean Baudrillard

"If you cheat in the dark of the morning, you'll get found in the bright lights of the night." - Joe Frazier

"His blue eyes were very dark...Will's were the colour of the sky just on the edge of the night..." - Cassandra Clare

"THESE are the desolate, dark weeks when nature in its barrenness equals the stupidity of man. The year plunges into night and the heart plunges lower than night." - William Carlos Williams

"These are the desolate, dark weeks when nature in its barrenness equals the stupidity of man. The year plunges into night and the heart plunges lower than night" - William Carlos Williams

"The streets were dark with something more then night." - Raymond Chandler

"He travels safest in the dark night who travels lightest." - Hernan Cortes

"The streets were dark with something more than night." - Raymond Chandler

"He travels safest in the dark night who travels lightest." - Hernando Cortes

"Life is a flash of lightning in the dark of night. It is a brief time of tremendous potential." - B. Alan Wallace

"Life is a flash of lightning in the dark of night. It is a brief time of tremendous potential." - Alan Wallace

"The night was gone. The morning star was shining in the sky. I too had become a completely different person. The student of the Talmud, the child that I was, had been consumed in the flames. There remained only a shape that looked like me. A dark flame had entered into my soul and devoured it." - Elie Wiesel

"The prayer of Ajax was for light; Through all that dark and desperate fight, The blackness of that noonday night." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Logic and sermons never convince, The damp of the night drives deeper into my soul." - Walt Whitman

"Logic and sermons never convince, The damp of the night drives deeper into my soul." - Walt Whitman

"At three o'clock in the morning, a forgotten package has the same tragic importance as a death sentence, and the cure doesn't work - and in a real dark night of the soul it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"I can see lights in the distance trembling in the dark cloak of night Candles and lanterns are dancing, dancing a waltz on All Souls Night." - Loreena McKennitt

"I can see lights in the distance Trembling in the dark cloak of night Candles and lanterns are dancing, dancing A waltz on All Souls Night." - Loreena McKennitt

"In community, where you have all the affection you could ever dream of, you feel that there is a place where even community cannot reach. That's a very important experience. In that loneliness, which is like a dark night of the soul, you learn that God is greater than community." - Henri Nouwen

"The soul of man is larger than the sky, Deeper than ocean, or the abysmal dark Of the unfathomed centre." - Hartley Coleridge

"I love it when the dark bottle of night spills out, and the Moon writes in chalk about us." - John J. Geddes

"Go not my horse the better, I must become a borrower of the night For a dark hour or twain." - William Shakespeare

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

"In order to be created, a work of art must first make use of the dark forces of the soul" - Albert Camus

"I was broken in body, soul, and spirit. My natural elasticity was crushed, my intellect languished, the disposition to read departed, the cheerful spark that lingered about my eye died; the dark night of slavery closed in upon me; and behold a man transformed into a brute!" - Frederick Douglass

"I was broken in body, soul and spirit. My natural elasticity was crushed, my intellect languished, the disposition to read departed, the cheerful spark that lingered about my eye died; the dark night of slavery closed in upon me; and behold a man transformed into a brute!" - Frederick Douglass

"Whenever Beauty looks, Love is also there; Whenever beauty shows a rosy cheek Love lights Her fire from that flame. When beauty dwells in the dark folds of night Love comes and finds a heart entangled in tresses. Beauty and Love are as body and soul. Beauty is the mine, Love is the diamond." - Rumi

"I've owned 41 airplanes. A few of them would talk with me. This little seaplane, though, we've had long conversations in flight. There's a spirit in anything, I think, into which we weave our soul. Not many pilots talk about it, but they think about it in the quiet dark of a night flight." - Richard Bach

"Sometimes in the dark of night I begin to think. And I wonder if Lee started all this violence." - Marina Oswald

"The day was dark as a lawyer's soul." - Stuart MacBride

"The dark night of the soul for me was one night in Florida, when I had been on the road for about four years and I realized that everybody around me was on my payroll, that my old friends hadn't been in touch with me and my family didn't know where to get me. I was a very unhappy guy and it was because I was really alone." - Barry Manilow

"I call the light and high aspects of my being spirit and the dark and heavy aspects soul." - Dalai Lama

"While there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I'll fight - I'll fight to the very end!" - William Booth

"Sing then the core of dark and absolute oblivion where the soul at last is lost in utter peace." - D H Lawrence

"There's a dark side to each and every human soul. We wish we were Obi-Wan Kenobi, and for the most part we are, but there's a little Darth Vader in all of us. Thing is, this ain't no either or proposition. We're talking about dialectics, the good and the bad merging into us. You can run but you can't hide. My experience? Face the darkness, stare it down. Own it. As brother Nietzsche said, being human is a complicated gig. Give that old dark night of the soul a hug! Howl the eternal yes!" - Stuart Stevens

"I love to smell flowers in the dark," she said. "You get hold of their soul then." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"Your soul is a dark forest. But the trees are of a particular species, they are genealogical trees." - Marcel Proust

"I learned that the search for God is a Dark Night, that Faith is a Dark Night. And that's hardly a surprise really, because for us each day is a dark night. None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, and yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith." - Paulo Coelho

"I learned that the search for God is a Dark Night, that Faith is a Dark Night. And that's hardly a surprise really, because for us each day is a dark night. None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, and yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith." - Paulo Coelho

"Daylight follows a dark night." - Proverbs

"But for the present I would lie there and know I didn't have to get up, and feel the holy emptiness and blessed fatigue of a saint after the dark night of the soul. For God and Nothing have a lot in common. You look either one of Them straight in the eye for a second and the immediate effect on the human constitution is the same." - Robert Penn Warren

"Awareness born of love is the only force that can bring healing and renewal. Out of our love for another person, we become more willing to let our old identities wither and fall away, and enter a dark night of the soul, so that we may stand naked once more in the presence of the great mystery that lies at the core of our being. This is how love ripens us -by warming us from within, inspiring us to break out of our shell, and lighting our way through the dark passage to new birth." - John Welwood

"I am Darkness. I am Shadow. I am the Ruler of the Night. I, alone, stand between mankind and those who would see mankind destroyed. I am the Guardian. The Soulless Keeper. Neither Human, nor Apollite, I exist beyond the realm of the Living, beyond the realm of the Dead. I am the Dark-Hunter. And I am Eternal...unless I find that one pure heart who will never betray me. The one whose faith and courage can return my soul to me and bring me back into the light. (Dark-Hunter Creed)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Dark the Night, with breath all flowers, And tender broken voice that fills With ravishment the listening hours,- Whisperings, wooings, Liquid ripples, and soft ring-dove cooings In low-toned rhythm that love's aching stills! Dark the night Yet is she bright, For in her dark she brings the mystic star, Trembling yet strong, as is the voice of love, From some unknown afar." - George Eliot

"The Witch can gaze clearly into the dark hidden corners of the human psyche just as the full moon can light up the darkness of night." - Raven Grimassi

"Now the standard cure for one who is sunk is to consider those in actual destitution or physical suffering-this is an all-weather beatitude for gloom in general and fairly salutary day-time advice for everyone. But at three o"clock in the morning, a forgotten package has the same tragic importance as a death sentence, and the cure does' work-and in a real dark night of the soul it is always three o"clock in the morning, day after day." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Now the standard cure for one who is sunk is to consider those in actual destitution or physical suffering-this is an all-weather beatitude for gloom in general and fairly salutary day-time advice for everyone. But at three o'clock in the morning, a forgotten package has the same tragic importance as a death sentence, and the cure doesn't work-and in a real dark night of the soul it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"The birds of night peck at the first stars that flash like my soul when I love you." - Pablo Neruda

"The weeping of the candle is not in mourning for the moth: the dawn is at hand, and it is thinking of its own dark night." - Saib Tabrizi

"Some men live their lives terrified. Terrified of the night and all that is dark. I will live my life eternally in fear of the light of day." - Barnabas

"There are tides of justice surging to the unknown shores of right; Stars of truth that seek a setting in the dark, untutored night." - Arthur Lynch

"And through a dark night of the soul, I came to realize that salvation happens through a mysterious, indefinable, relational interaction with Jesus in which we become one with Him. I realized Christian conversion worked more like falling in love than understanding a series of concepts of ideas. This is not to say there are no true ideas, it is only to say there is something else, something beyond." - Donald Miller

"the night of trouble is at times so dark that the interwoven gold with which Providence relieves the woof of calamity remains undiscovered." - Anna Leonowens

"It is good for a man to invite his ghosts into his warm interior, out of the wild night, into the firelight, out of the howling dark." - A S Byatt

"I was seized by the stern hand of Compulsion, that dark, unseasonable Urge that impels women to clean house in the middle of the night." - James Thurber

"I was seized by the stern hand of Compulsion, that dark, unreasonable Urge that impels women to clean house in the middle of the night." - James Thurber

"That night was a dark day. Of course, all nights are dark days, because night is simply a badly lit version of day, ..." - Daniel Handler

"Drink up, he said. Drink up. This night thy soul may be required of thee. -The judge." - Cormac Mccarthy

"In visions of the dark night I have dreamed of joy departed- But a waking dream of life and light Hath left me broken-hearted." - Edgar Allan Poe

"Twilight is like death; the dark portal of night comes upon us, to open again in the glorious morning of immortality." - James Ellis

"Sailing heart-ships through broken harbors out on the waves of the night, still the searcher must ride the dark horse racing alone in his fright." - Neil Young

"And if you are to love, love like the moon loves. It doesn't steal the night. it only unveils the beauty of the dark." - Unknown

"Cherries of the night are riper Than the cherries pluckt at noon... In the cherry pluckt at night, With the dew of summer swelling, There's a juice of pure delight, Cool, dark, sweet, divinely smelling..." - Robert Graves

"Light our fire and protect us from the dark, blah blah, light our way and keep us toasty warm, the night is dark and full of terrors, save us from the scary things, and blah blah blah some more." - George R R Martin

"I'm embarrassed to admit that I'm still scared of the dark. I have to have a light on all night. It's completely irrational, and my son is the same. I just hate the dark." - Louise Nurding

"We like to think we live in daylight, but half the world is always dark, and fantasy, like poetry, speaks the language of the night." - Ursula K Le Guin

"Suddenly a pair of searchlights lanced out from the frigate. They swept across the dark expanse - bright knives slicing the night into pieces." - Scott Westerfeld

"And the heavy night hung dark, The hills and waters o'er, When a band of exiles moored their bark On the wild New England shore." - Felicia Hemans

"I think of the flower in the bud: huddled, compressed, dark. Yet somehow it feels the night, knows moon from sun. It waits...waits." - Jerry Spinelli

"THE HEIR OF NIGHT by Helen Lowe is a richly told tale of strange magic, dark treachery and conflicting loyalties, set in a well realized world." - Robin Hobb

"She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that's best of dark and bright Meet in her aspect and her eyes..." - Lord Byron

"I sung of Chaos and Eternal Night, Taught by the heav'nly Muse to venture down The dark descent, and up to reascend..." - John Milton

"As like the sacred queen of night, Who pours a lovely, gentle light Wide o'er the dark, by wanderers blest, Conducting them to peace and rest." - James Thomson

"Wake in the deepest dark of night and hear the driving rain. Reach out a hand and take a paw and go to sleep again." - Charlotte Gray

"It was going to be a long, dark night but not quite as dark as it was in the abyss of his heart where there was nothing but hollowness, yet it felt heavy, almost as if someone still resided there." - Faraaz Kazi

"I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day. What hours, O what black hours we have spent This night!" - Gerard Manley Hopkins

". . . she dreamed of nothing, for she hoped for nothing and expected nothing. It was as cold and dark inside her as out in the frosty night." - Karen Cushman

"How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?" - Doug Larson

"Faith allows us to enter peacefully into the dark night which faces every one of us at one time or another." - Catherine Doherty

"The home is the center of your soul; it's a total reflection of your inner life. If you have a dreary home, it means you are dark inside." - Alexandra Stoddard

"I've had my share of dark days of the soul. I try not to focus on it too much so it doesn't get to me." - Annie Lennox

"I've had some dark nights of the soul, of course, but giving in to depression would be a sellout, a defeat." - Christopher Hitchens

"It takes more courage to examine the dark corners of your own soul than it does for a soldier to fight on the battlefield." - Cornel West

"All the dark, malevolent Passions of the Soul are roused and exerted; its mild and amiable affections are suppressed; and with them, virtuous Principles are laid prostrate." - Charles Inglis

"Dancing in the dark. Does fortune wait or just the black hand of fate, It'll take your God filled soul. Fill it with devils." - Bruce Springsteen

"I like the night. Without the dark, we'd never see the stars." - Stephenie Meyer

"Even across the dark, even across the loss, even across the emptiness, soul will speak to soul" - Catherine Fisher

"Every storm runs out of rain, just like every dark night turns into day." - Gary Allan

"The night whose sable breast relieves the stark, White stars, is no less lovely being dark" - Countee Cullen

"It's dark already and I'm out here again, talking, telling the story to the quiet night." - Tim Winton

"I like the night, I have clearer ideas in the dark." - Serge Gainsbourg

"However dark the night, however dim our hopes, the light will always follow darkness." - Louis Zamperini

"Leave me in the night but please don't leave me in the dark" - Tom Robbins

"There was nothing, just this deathly, terrible silence in the dark night with the stars overhead." - Eva Hart

"As bronze may be much beautified by lying in the dark damp soil, so men who fade in dust of warfare fade fairer, and sorrow blooms their soul." - Wilfred Owen

"Dark Angel, with thine aching lust To rid the world of penitence: Malicious Angel, who still dost My soul such subtile violence!" - Lionel Johnson

"O dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon, Irrecoverably dark, total eclipse Without all hope of day!" - John Milton

"All night long if you want. We'll tell our secrets to the dark." - Gayle Forman



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