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Dark Place Quotes


"When it comes to our integrity: one moment in a dark place can cast a shadow for a lifetime." - Steven Furtick

"Prague is a dark place." - Fred Durst

"If you're going into a very dark place, then you should take a bright light, and shine it on everything. If you don't want to see, why in God's name would you dare the dark at all?" - Stephen King

"If you're ever in a dark place, don't resort to violence. Talk to someone; whether it be a therapist, teacher, parent, or just someone you can trust. We all have our dark places and it's important that you get help." - Gerard Way

"Theres something in human nature that says we need to have at least one symbolic place where chaos and dark desires can live." - Andrew Pyper

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

"Always store beer in a dark place." - Robert A Heinlein

"All comedy comes from a dark place." - Katt Williams

"This would be...a book that would be a trapdoor down into some place dark. A place only you could go, alone, when you opened the cover. Because only books have that power." - Chuck Palahniuk

"I want to take you to a place of pure magic... It's the place athletes call the "zone". Buddhists call "satori" and ravers call "trance". I call it the Silver Desert. It's a place of pure light that holds the dark within it. It's a place of pure rhythm." - Gabrielle Roth

"If there's a heaven, it's a cold place. A dark place. A lonely place." - Hiroshi Sakurazaka

"The edge is a great place to be. Inside the box is too dark. Outside the box, there's no leverage. But on the edge of the box, you can get things done!" - Seth Godin

"The Mosaic religion had been a Father religion; Christianity became a Son religion. The old God, the Father, took second place; Christ, the Son, stood in His stead, just as in those dark times every son had longed to do." - Sigmund Freud

"For some, the past is a chain, each day a link, raveling backward to one ringbolt or another, in one dark place or another, and tomorrow is a slave to yesterday." - Dean Koontz

"The human heart is a mysterious and sometimes dark place." - Emily Yoffe

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

"I think good art does come from a dark place." - Rick Springfield

"Maybe we all have a dark place inside of us, a place where dark thoughts and darker dreams live, but it doesn't have to become who we are." - Mary E. Pearson

"The place of true healing is a fierce place. It's a giant place. it's a place of monstrous beauty and endless dark and glimmering light." - Cheryl Strayed

"Now everyday ain't gonna be no picnic Love ain't no walk in the park All you can do is make the best of it now Can't be afraid of the dark Just know that you're not in this thing alone There's always a place in me that you can call home." - Cheryl Cole

"Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of a void, but out of chaos; the materials must in the first place be afforded; it can give form to dark, shapeless substances, but cannot bring into being the substance itself." - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

"If you should look for this place after a handful of lifetimes: Perhaps of my planted forest a few May stand yet, dark-leaved Australians or the coast cypress, haggard With storm-drift; but fire and the axe are devils. Look for foundations of sea-worn granite, my fingers had the art To make stone love stone, you will find some remnant." - Robinson Jeffers

"Forth from his dark and lonely hiding-place, (Portentous sight!) the owlet Atheism, sailing on obscene wings athwart the noon, drops his blue-fringed lids, and holds them close, and hooting at the glorious sun in Heaven, cries out, 'Where is it?'" - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Since most of our fears are based on dark imaginings, it is vital for us to dwell on our magnificent obsessions and desired results - to look at where we want to go, as opposed to that troubled place where we may have been or may still be hiding." - Denis Waitley

"In all the years when I did not know what to believe in and therefore preferred to leave all beliefs alone, whenever I came to a place where living water welled up, blessedly cold and sweet and pure, from the earth's dark bosom, I felt that after all it must be wrong not to believe in anything." - Sigrid Undset

"Mystery fiction is, after all, a substitute for tranquilizers, strong drink, and bad, if diverting, companions. One slips into bed ... onto the train ... into the chair in the sickroom ... and is suddenly transported to a place where light fights dark and wins. When the story's over, one is left without a hangover, without remorse. Can any other opiate make that claim?" - Mary Cantwell

"n the dark everyone felt the same: the edges blurred. When I think of myself then, what I was like two years ago, I feel like a wound in a bad place, prone to be bumped on corners or edges. Never able to heal." - Sarah Dessen

"When I'm wasted, I can almost forget who I am," he said, his smile fading slightly. "I know I'm still there, but only barely. It's a good place to be." He tipped back the thermos, eyes on the dark sea straight ahead" - Becca Fitzpatrick

"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

"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

"If you're looking for a place to rest Cold Mountain is good for a long stay The breeze blowing through the dark pines Sounds better the closer you come And under the trees a white haired man Mumbles over his Taoist texts Ten years now he hasn't gone home He's even forgotten the road he came by" - Hanshan

"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

"You are in a place that has not been seen for tens of thousands of years, because it was so sealed off. There is such silence that when you hold your breath you can hear your own heartbeat. Everything is so fresh that you have the sensation that the painters have merely retreated deeper into the dark and that they are looking at you." - Werner Herzog

"To see a candle's light one must take it into a dark place." - Ursula K Le Guin

"Place your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark." - Robert A Heinlein

"High school is a dark place; I hung out with 'freaks.'" - Jared Leto

"Honestly, the world can be a dark enough place. Light it up." - John Barrowman

"Without a dream to light your way, the word is a very dark place." - Marion Zimmer Bradley

"High school is a dark place; I hung out with "freaks."" - Jared Leto

"All human relations untouched by love take place in the dark" - Richard Rorty

"To see a candle's light, one must take it into a dark place." - Ursula K Le Guin

"The place where light and dark begin to touch is where miracles arise." - Robert A. Johnson

"I think a sense of humor will help get a girl out of a dark place." - Twyla Tharp

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

"What shall we do my darling, when trial grows more, and more, when the dim, lone light expires, and it's dark, so very dark, and we wander, and know not where, and cannot get out of the forest - whose is the hand to help us, and to lead, and forever guide us? ... Where do you think I've strayed and from what new errand returned. I have come from to and fro, and walking up and down the same place that Satan hailed from when God asked where he'd been." - Emily Dickinson

"I feel like a lot of comedians do have that deep, dark thing. I have my stuff, but I don't go to that dark place." - Kaley Cuoco

"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

"Haiti is the kind of place that grabs your heart, and never lets go ... When you arrive in Port-au-Prince, the first thing that strikes you is how vibrant the colors are. Buses, buildings, fences, clothing, everything is brightly painted in primary hues. On closer inspection, you see the reality behind this brightly colored landscape: a dark, grinding poverty, the worst in the Western hemisphere." - Andrea Mitchell

"Yet however comforting and peaceful beach-combing is, it ends up like the sea, as disturbing as it is reassuring. In dark moments I believe that walking on a beach at low tide is to be looking for death, or at least anticipating it. You will only find the dead, the spilled and the cast-off. Things torn free of their life or their place." - Tim Winton

"It would be erroneous to say Sohrab was quiet. Quiet is peace. Tranquility. Quiet is turning down the volume knob on life. Silence is pushing the off button. Shutting it down. All of it. Sohrab's silence wasn't the self imposed silence of those with convictions, of protesters who seek to speak their cause by not speaking at all. It was the silence of one who has taken cover in a dark place, curled up all the edges and tucked them under." - Khaled Hosseini

"I think I connect to people who could be written off as wild or dark, or who are just full of fire and looking for a place to put that fire. It's an important lesson to learn, and it's something I did learn: you live on behalf of others and you're happier and you have purpose. And you have a great excuse to have all that fire." - Angelina Jolie

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

"We all have a dark place in us. It's what we do with it and the choice we make." - Mary E. Pearson

"There is only one way to come out of that dark place, and that is through the power of prayer." - Tracy Martin

"I was in a very dark place for a long time. It's just so hard to have normalcy." - Kelly Clarkson

"I saw your heart, And altered there in its dark some place Were the tongues of flame the ancients knew..." - Anne Spencer

"No one but Night, with tears on her dark face, watches beside me in this windy place." - Edna St Vincent Millay

"Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads." - Erica Jong

"My goal would be trying to bring some light to the world, which is often a dark and violent place." - Leila Josefowicz

"I've always been attracted to things that are taboo. I've never been afraid to go to that dark place." - Ricky Williams

"I do stand up sometimes out of anger. Sometimes the greatest stuff comes from a dark place." - Tracy Morgan

"It's always harder to maintain raw enthusiasm or joy than to go into a really dark place." - Carey Mulligan

"Sometimes when you're in a dark place you think you've been buried, but you've actually been planted." - Christine Caine

"Love didn't grow very well in place where there was only fear, just as plants didn't grow very well in a place where it was always dark." - Stephen King

"Society's dark hull drifts further and further away. It is this place - the place of our separation, our distinction - that much of his poetry occupies." - Tomas Transtromer

"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

"In the dark that followed - Lucy said; "where I was born, the trees were always in the sun. And I left that place because it was intolerant of rain. Now, we are here in a place where there are no trees and there is only rain. And I intend to leave this place - because it is intolerant of light. Somewhere - there must be somewhere where darkness and light are reconciled. So I am starting a rumour, here and now, of yet another world. I don't know when it will present itself - I don't know where it will be. But - as with all those other worlds now past when it is ready, I intend to go there." - Timothy Findley

"The cave is a dark, shadowy place. It's a place that's very close and yet distant at the same time, and it's a place of revelation and isolation. Your form, your body, your writing is your confinement." - Gerald Stern

"Man's Place in Nature." - Thomas Huxley

"The internet is a dark, dark place. I wouldn't be surprised if somewhere, someone has this file that says, "Scott Foley, on March 13, 2012, was searching for how to dispose of a body for 48 hours."" - Scott Foley

"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

"That's what being shy feels like. Like my skin is too thin, the light too bright. Like the best place I could possibly be is in a tunnel far under the cool, dark earth. Someone asks me a question and I stare at them, empty-faced, my brain jammed up with how hard I'm trying to find something interesting to say. And in the end, all I can do is nod or shrug, because the light of their eyes looking at me, waiting for me, is just too much to take. And then it's over and there's one more person in the world who thinks I'm a complete and total waste of space." - Carol Rifka Brunt

"The best thing would be to break your neck, but you'd probably just break your leg and then you couldn't do a thing. You'd yell at the top of your lungs, but nobody;d hear you, and you couldn't expect anybody to find you, and you'd have centipedes and spiders crawling all over you, and the bones of the ones who died before are scattered all around you, and it's dark and soggy, and way overhead there's this tiny, tiny circle of light like a winter moon. You die there in this place, little by little, all by yourself." - Haruki Murakami

"Of all the ruinous and desolate places my uncle had ever beheld, this was the most so. It looked as if it had once been a large house of entertainment; but the roof had fallen in, in many places, and the stairs were steep, rugged, and broken. There was a huge fire-place in the room into which they walked, and the chimney was blackened with smoke; but no warm blaze lighted it up now. The white feathery dust of burnt wood was still strewed over the hearth, but the stove was cold, and all was dark and gloomy." - Charles Dickens

"Forgetting your Self is the greatest injury; all the calamities flow from it. Take care of the most important, the lesser will take care of itself. You do not tidy up a dark room. You open the windows first. Letting in the light makes everything easy. So, let us wait with improving others until we see ourselves as we are/ and have changed. There is no need to turn round and round in endless questioning; find yourself and everything will fall into its proper place." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"As a kid, I imagined lots of different scenarios for my life. I would be an astronaut. Maybe a cartoonist. A famous explorer or rock star. Never once did I see myself standing under the window of a house belonging to some druggie named Carbine, waiting for his yard gnome to steal his stash so I could get a cab back to a cheap motel where my friend, a neurotic, death-obsessed dwarf, was waiting for me so we could get on the road to an undefined place and a mysterious Dr. X, who would cure me of mad cow disease and stop a band of dark energy from destroying the universe." - Libba Bray

"I'm a writer and this is what I do no matter what name we put to it. Year by year, the world is turning into a darker and stranger place than any of us could want. This is the only thing I do that has potential to shine a little further than my immediate surroundings. For me, each story is a little candle held up to the dark of night, trying to illuminate the hope for a better world where we all respect and care for each other." - Charles De Lint

"Our ancestors, when about to build a town or an army post, sacrificed some of the cattle that were wont to feed on the site proposed and examined their livers. If the livers of the first victims were dark-coloured or abnormal, they sacrificed others, to see whether the fault was due to disease or their food. They never began to build defensive works in a place until after they had made many such trials and satisfied themselves that good water and food had made the liver sound and firm. ...healthfulness being their chief object." - Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

"A scary movie puts a lot of people, a mob, in one place. There are advantages to that because the panic runs through the audience. If it's a good movie, the fear jumps from one person to the next. You can find yourself screaming just because everybody around you is screaming. There's a real atmosphere of terror. It's also visual, which means that you can't look away from this thing - it's happening. You're in the dark. It's like a nightmare. It's like a dream. It's very, very visual. It works on all those levels." - Stephen King

"I want to leave something behind when I go; some small legacy of truth, some word that will shine in a dark place." - Nellie L. McClung

"There is a dark place calling to me, but I will not go just yet. I know I can't return from it." - Lauren Destefano

"It doesn't take skill to stand in a place were no bullets find you, or to fire into the dark and hit a man you didn't see." - Veronica Roth

"There's a place in the middle of the wine-dark sea called Crete, a lovely, fruitful land surrounded by the sea." - Homer

"Mine the long night The secret place Where lovers meet In long embrace In purple dark In silvered kiss Forget the world And grasp your bliss" - A S Byatt

"Dark is a way and light is a place, Heaven that never was Nor will be ever is always true "Poem on His Birthday" - Dylan Thomas

"For always in her there was a dark place full of despair and a great dividing force to make meaning because there was none." - Anne Rice

"Store spices in a cool, dark place, not above your stove. Humidity, light and heat will cause herbs and spices to lose their flavor." - Rick Tramonto

"The eye which turns from a white object in the light of the sun and goes into a less fully lighted place will see everything as dark." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"We emphasized the creativeness that happens at the moment of seeing over the kind that takes place in the dark room." - Minor White

"If you could see the earth illuminated when you were in a place as dark as night, it would look to you more splendid than the moon." - Galileo Galilei

"Committee meetings are always held at inconvenient times and usually take place in dark, dusty rooms the temperatures of which are unsuited to the human body." - Virginia Graham

"Clinton said he feels safe in Harlem. It's the only place in the state Hillary is scared to look for him after dark." - Craig Kilborn

"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

"It was a dark place, with malodorous chambers, miserable food, and a lobby ceiling decorated with as much gilt and gesso as the Vatican chapels." - John Cheever

"The world is a dark place, and yet the coming of Jesus Christ shows us no one and nothing is hopeless." - Timothy Keller

"Walk with care in dark places, and do not put your faith in anyone who promises you the forgiveness of the Lord or a certain place in Paradise." - Clive Barker

"Give up the idea of 'color' for awhile! Consider masses - values, only... One dark and one light place in every picture." - William Morris Hunt

"There's something in human nature that says we need to have at least one symbolic place where chaos and dark desires can live." - Andrew Pyper

"The Comedy Store in LA, it's a really loose room and it's really dark and creepy and a great place to explore your own thoughts onstage." - Joe Rogan

"The political world is a dark place. If you want to portray it accurately, authentically, you've got to turn out the lights from time to time." - Beau Willimon

"Skateboarding and that whole industry just became so far away. I was trying to find that ultimate place, that place of contentment but I couldn't. I didn't find it in pushing the dark things of life to the limit either." - Christian Hosoi

"It was their way of defying that tricky place Earth. That place will hurt you if you let it get the hop on you. They spooked the Earth spooks away with their stories. They whistled in the dark." - R. A. Lafferty

"It was a place without a single feature of the space-time matrix that he knew. It was a place where nothing yet had happened - an utter emptiness. There was neither light nor dark: there was nothing here but emptiness." - Clifford D Simak

"Well, life is dark. We live in a very dark world. When they call them "dark films" it annoys me, because they're very real stories. They're stories I have seen or experienced or witnessed, and coming from that place, that is the hope of humanity." - Charlize Theron

"Greed has been with human beings forever. We have a number of things in our species that you would call 'the dark side,' and greed is one of them. If you don't put certain structures in place or restrictions on those parts of our being that come from that dark place, then it gets out of control." - Michael Moore

"There's always light after the dark. You have to go through that dark place to get to it, but it's there, waiting for you. It's like riding on a train through a dark tunnel. If you get so scared you jump off in the middle of the ride, then you're there, in the tunnel, stuck in the dark. You have to ride the train all the way to the end of the ride." - Han Nolan

"There's no place like home, there's no place like home" - John Howard Payne

"This planet is a wonderful place, but a vulnerable place." - Assata Shakur



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