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It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.

Tags: Candle, Light  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.

Tags: Creative, Light  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education.

Tags: Education, Mind  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

I say there is no darkness but ignorance.

Tags: Ignorance  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

There is no darkness but ignorance.

Tags: Ignorance  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.

Tags: Light, Order  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

The fear of burglars is not only the fear of being robbed, but also the fear of a sudden and unexpected clutch out of the darkness.

Tags: Fear, Unexpected  ✍ Author: Elias Canetti

Love is the only game that is not called on account of darkness.

Tags: Game, Love  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

Painting is concerned with all the 10 attributes of sight; which are: Darkness, Light, Solidity and Colour, Form and Position, Distance and Propinquity, Motion and Rest.

Tags: Light, Rest  ✍ Author: DMX

Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.

Tags: Light, Sympathy  ✍ Author: Aaron Eckhart

So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.

Tags: Light, Shall  ✍ Author: T. S. Eliot

Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.

Tags: Give, Light  ✍ Author: Desiderius Erasmus

All the things that I find beautiful have a darkness about them.

Tags: Beautiful  ✍ Author: Paloma Faith

I think we both have some darkness in us. But when we are together, we tend to concentrate more on the light.

Tags: Light, Together  ✍ Author: Bobby Farrelly

When I have clarified and exhausted a subject, then I turn away from it, in order to go into darkness again.

Tags: Again, Away  ✍ Author: Carl Friedrich Gauss

From a good book, I want to be taken to the very edge. I want a glimpse into that outer darkness.

Tags: Book, Good  ✍ Author: Mark Haddon

But I notice that there is a lack of darkness in my movies and I don't know where that comes from.

Tags: Lack, Movies  ✍ Author: Lasse Hallstrom

Science has explained nothing; the more we know the more fantastic the world becomes and the profounder the surrounding darkness.

Tags: Fantastic, Science  ✍ Author: Aldous Huxley

In complete darkness, it is only knowledge and wisdom that separates us.

Tags: Knowledge, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Janet Jackson

I'm intrigued by the dark. Out of darkness comes creation.

Tags: Creation, Dark  ✍ Author: Famke Janssen

Understanding does not cure evil, but it is a definite help, inasmuch as one can cope with a comprehensible darkness.

Tags: Evil, Help  ✍ Author: Carl Jung

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.

Tags: Best, Knowing  ✍ Author: Carl Jung
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What interests me is the sense of the darkness that we carry within us, the darkness that's akin to one of the principal subjects of the sublime - terror.

Tags: Sense, Within  ✍ Author: Anil Kapoor

A work will only have deep resonance if the kind of darkness I can generate is something that is resident in me already.

Tags: Deep, Work  ✍ Author: Anil Kapoor

Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness.

Tags: Character, Photograph  ✍ Author: Yousuf Karsh

The real meaning of enlightenment is to gaze with undimmed eyes on all darkness.

Tags: Eyes, Real  ✍ Author: Nikos Kazantzakis

The unsaved people will be cast into utter darkness forever.

Tags: Forever, Utter  ✍ Author: Tim LaHaye

We, of course, have the power of hindsight in our arsenal, but people living in Berlin in that era didn't. What would that have been like as this darkness fell over Germany?

Tags: Living, Power  ✍ Author: Erik Larson

Despotism can only exist in darkness, and there are too many lights now in the political firmament to permit it to remain anywhere, as it has heretofore done, almost everywhere.

Tags: Done, Political  ✍ Author: James Madison

At the dawn of his administration, President Obama opined: 'A democracy requires accountability, and accountability requires transparency.' Magical rays of white-hot sunlight emanated from his media-manufactured halo. And then bureaucratically engineered darkness settled over the land.

Tags: Democracy, President  ✍ Author: Michelle Malkin

We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened. But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen.

Tags: Spiritual, True  ✍ Author: Thomas Merton

The world outside existed in a kind of darkness; and we inquired about nothing.

Tags: Existed, Outside  ✍ Author: V. S. Naipaul

Criticism is the windows and chandeliers of art: it illuminates the enveloping darkness in which art might otherwise rest only vaguely discernible, and perhaps altogether unseen.

Tags: Art, Criticism  ✍ Author: George Jean Nathan

Even so, one step from my grave, I believe that cruelty, spite, The powers of darkness will in time, Be crushed by the spirit of light.

Tags: Light, Time  ✍ Author: Boris Pasternak

Sometimes it is better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness.

Tags: Light, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Terry Pratchett

He's meant to be that classic Homer, Ulysses, Hercules - a character who goes out or has some gift of some kind. He goes on a journey of discovery and part of that is falling into darkness - the temptations of life.

Tags: Character, Life  ✍ Author: Robert Redford

Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you.

Tags: Light, While  ✍ Author: John Ruskin

I grew up with a lot of fairy tales. And they had an essence of darkness to them.

Tags: Essence, Fairy  ✍ Author: Rupert Sanders

We Orientals find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and darkness which that thing provides.

Tags: Beauty, Light  ✍ Author: Junichiro Tanizaki

And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro' nature, moulding men.

Tags: Men, Nature  ✍ Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson

When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.

Tags: Future, Past  ✍ Author: Alexis de Tocqueville

Man dies of cold, not of darkness.

Tags: Cold, Death  ✍ Author: Miguel de Unamuno

Let us not curse the darkness. Let us kindle little lights.

Tags: Curse, Lights  ✍ Author: Dada Vaswani

To morrow, I believe, is to be an eclipse of the sun, and I think it perfectly meet and proper that the sun in the heavens, and the glory of the Republic should both go into obscurity and darkness together.

Tags: Sun, Together  ✍ Author: Benjamin F. Wade

I've never believed that pop music is escapist trash. There's always a darkness in it, even amidst great pop music.

Tags: Great, Music  ✍ Author: Thom Yorke

If you have an issue with homosexuality, then it comes to your own fear and your own darkness.

Tags: Fear, Issue  ✍ Author: Tori Amos

Minority is about being an individual. It's like you have to sift through the darkness to find your place and be that individual you want to be your entire life.

Tags: Life, Place  ✍ Author: Billie Joe Armstrong

Dramatically, I like darkness, I like conflict - but I don't see the world as defined by them.

Tags: Conflict, Defined  ✍ Author: Andrea Arnold

Education is the movement from darkness to light.

Tags: Education, Light  ✍ Author: Allan Bloom

It is like visiting one's funeral, like visiting loss in its purest and most monumental form, this wild darkness, which is not only unknown but which one cannot enter as oneself.

Tags: Cannot, Loss  ✍ Author: Harold Brodkey

Words are really beautiful, but they're limited. Words are very male, very structured. But the voice is the netherworld, the darkness, where there's nothing to hang onto. The voice comes from a part of you that just knows and expresses and is.

Tags: Beautiful, Words  ✍ Author: Jeff Buckley

I do tend to divide my childhood into darkness and light, and the first seven years were certainly the darkness.

Tags: Childhood, Light  ✍ Author: Robert Carlyle

Television news is like a lightning flash. It makes a loud noise, lights up everything around it, leaves everything else in darkness and then is suddenly gone.

Tags: Else, Makes  ✍ Author: Hodding Carter

I definitely gravitate towards quality genre projects and genre of any kind whether it's science fiction, horror or really anything. I'm just drawn to quality. I don't think 'Darkness Falls' is horror; there isn't any gore by any stretch of the imagination.

Tags: Science, Whether  ✍ Author: Emma Caulfield

Through every rift of discovery some seeming anomaly drops out of the darkness, and falls, as a golden link into the great chain of order.

Tags: Great, Order  ✍ Author: William Ellery Channing

I feel like there's so much darkness in all of my books.

Tags: Books  ✍ Author: Rachel Cohn

I find that the older I get, the more I see that there really aren't huge zeniths of happiness or a huge abyss of darkness as much as there used to be.

Tags: Happiness, Used  ✍ Author: Paula Cole

The older I get, the more I see that there really aren't huge zeniths of happiness or a huge abyss of darkness as much as there used to be. I tend to walk a middle ground.

Tags: Happiness, Used  ✍ Author: Paula Cole

When you grow up in one town and your life revolves around it, you are very aware of any darkness on the edge of town. That's because it's scary and it's inviting.

Tags: Grow, Life  ✍ Author: Melissa Etheridge

I'm really an inner spirit that only makes itself known through the music. A lot of people think I'm an introvert, or quiet and moody. I've even heard some people say that there's a certain mystery or darkness about me. I'm not that way. I'm just really into what I do.

Tags: Makes, Music  ✍ Author: Faith Evans

I think that there's a hidden darkness in all of us!

Tags: Hidden  ✍ Author: Matthew Fox

An increase in light gives an increase in darkness.

Tags: Increase, Light  ✍ Author: Sam Francis

I guess darkness serves a purpose: to show us that there is redemption through chaos. I believe in that. I think that's the basis of Greek mythology.

Tags: Purpose, Show  ✍ Author: Brendan Fraser

A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness.

Tags: Dream, Time  ✍ Author: Jean Genet

See you in the darkness.

 ✍ Author: Gary Gilmore

As adults, when we attend to something in the world we are vividly conscious of that particular thing, and we shut out the surrounding world. The classic metaphor is that attention is like a spotlight, illuminating one part of the world and leaving the rest in darkness.

Tags: Attention, Leaving  ✍ Author: Alison Gopnik

I like their darkness but I also like the pop-side of the Velvet Underground.

Tags: Velvet  ✍ Author: Martin Gore

Civilization is like a thin layer of ice upon a deep ocean of chaos and darkness.

Tags: Deep, Ocean  ✍ Author: Werner Herzog

Generally in my films like 'Hearts of Darkness' or 'Picture This,' I try not to make myself a presence in the film.

Tags: Film, Try  ✍ Author: George Hickenlooper

As long as one person lives in darkness then it seems to be a responsibility to tell other people.

Tags: Lives, Tell  ✍ Author: Bill Hicks

When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home.

Tags: Home, Mind  ✍ Author: S. E. Hinton

We think of medieval England as being a place of unbelievable cruelty and darkness and superstition. We think of it as all being about fair maidens in castles, and witch-burning, and a belief that the world was flat. Yet all these things are wrong.

Tags: Place, Wrong  ✍ Author: Terry Jones

I still don't feel I know Hitchcock at all. I find that the more one looks, the more elusive he becomes. But my admiration for Hitchcock the filmmaker remains undiminished. He is a giant of the cinema and the darkness in him informs his cinematic language. You can't separate one from the other.

Tags: Him, Language  ✍ Author: Toby Jones

Most of us are imprisoned by something. We're living in darkness until something flips on the switch.

Tags: Living, Until  ✍ Author: Wynonna Judd

For feel-good fiction to work, there has to be an element of darkness.

Tags: Fiction, Work  ✍ Author: Marian Keyes

In the total darkness, poetry is still there, and it is there for you.

Tags: Poetry, Total  ✍ Author: Abbas Kiarostami

This world is very dark, but in Heaven there is no darkness.

Tags: Dark, Heaven  ✍ Author: Thomas Kinkade

My son - and what's a song? A thing begot within a pair of minutes, thereabout, a lump bred up in darkness.

Tags: Son, Song  ✍ Author: Thomas Kyd

Clouds and darkness surround us, yet Heaven is just, and the day of triumph will surely come, when justice and truth will be vindicated.

Tags: Justice, Truth  ✍ Author: Mary Todd Lincoln

From the world of darkness I did loose demons and devils in the power of scorpions to torment.

Tags: Demons, Power  ✍ Author: Charles Manson

I'm not interested in blind optimism, but I'm very interested in optimism that is hard-won, that takes on darkness and then says, 'This is not enough.'

Tags: Enough, Optimism  ✍ Author: Colum McCann

Darkness is to space what silence is to sound, i.e., the interval.

Tags: Silence, Space  ✍ Author: Marshall McLuhan

I don't believe there's any inherent darkness at the center of religion at all. I think religion actually is a morally neutral force.

Tags: Actually, Religion  ✍ Author: Ian Mcewan

Confusion heard his voice, and wild uproar Stood ruled, stood vast infinitude confined; Till at his second bidding darkness fled, Light shone, and order from disorder sprung.

Tags: Confusion, Light  ✍ Author: John Milton

And if, happy in the lot of no created thing, he withdraws into the center of his own unity, his spirit, made one with God, in the solitary darkness of God, who is set above all things, shall surpass them all.

Tags: God, Happy  ✍ Author: Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

I don't share lots of the phobias that horror movies tap into. I don't mind spiders or snakes or darkness.

Tags: Mind, Movies  ✍ Author: Helen Mirren

'Darkness' is a subjective word; it depends what your viewpoint is and how you live life.

Tags: Life, Word  ✍ Author: Taylor Momsen

There is no such thing as darkness; only a failure to see.

Tags: Failure  ✍ Author: Malcolm Muggeridge

A lot of the listeners don't realize that the Daytona 24 Hours is the most difficult race in the world. It's 24 hours, a lot of darkness because it's held at the end of January, so you're talking about 13-14 hours of darkness.

Tags: Difficult, End  ✍ Author: Scott Pruett

The depth of darkness to which you can descend and still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach.

Tags: Measure, Reach  ✍ Author: Robin Wright

There was a darkness, a melancholy, that people had trouble accepting. Maybe now, it would work better.

Tags: Trouble, Work  ✍ Author: Alain Resnais

This is an area you always need to address when you're dealing with Dracula is the fact that there is something kind of attractive in his darkness - which there isn't in other horror characters.

Tags: Attractive, Fact  ✍ Author: Richard Roxburgh

I don't think we can sit on the fence anymore. We have to make up our minds. And if one wants to choose the path of darkness, then so be it, but be conscious of what it is you're doing.

Tags: Minds, Path  ✍ Author: Seal

A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.

Tags: Solitude, Sweet  ✍ Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley

I believe God has called His people to be a light in darkness.

Tags: God, Light  ✍ Author: Sherri Shepherd

We've all got darkness inside us. And I've got quite a lot of darkness.

Tags: Inside, Quite  ✍ Author: Antony Sher

All the characters I play are all inside of me in a way, and they're all different, the darkness, the lightness, whatever that is.

Tags: Inside, Whatever  ✍ Author: Alexander Skarsgard

Sometimes when you're overwhelmed by a situation - when you're in the darkest of darkness - that's when your priorities are reordered.

Tags: Priorities, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Phoebe Snow

Well, darkness with humor... I'm not an extremely suicidal or sad person.

Tags: Humor, Sad  ✍ Author: Peter Steele

Is it not evident that the Canadas, as well as the other colonies, have been left in a great measure to grope their way as they could through the darkness which surrounds them, almost totally unaided by the parent state?

Tags: Great, State  ✍ Author: John Strachan

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