Dark quotes

  • God’s jewels are often sent us in rough packages and by dark liveried servants, but within we find the very treasures of the King’s palace and the Bridegroom’s Love.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Kings #Dark #Jewels

  • Think of negative speech as verbal pollution. And that's what I've been doing: visualizing insults and gossip as a dark cloud, maybe one with some sulfur dioxide. Once you've belched it out, you can't take it back. As grandma said, if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. The interesting this is, the less often I vocalize my negative thoughts, the fewer negative thoughts I cook up in the first place.
    -- A. J. Jacobs

    #Nice #Grandma #Dark

  • They took to silence. They touched each other without comment and without progression. A hand on a hand, a clothed arm, resting on an arm. An ankle overlapping an ankle, as they sat on a beach, and not removed. One night they fell asleep, side by side... He slept curled against her back, a dark comma against her pale elegant phrase.
    -- A. S. Byatt

    #Beach #Dark #Night

  • I'm not sure how to describe my style. A lot of my work is dark and looks a bit sad, which is strange because I'm such a smiley, over-the-top positive guy who wears gold shoes most days.
    -- Aaron Huey

    #Dark #Shoes #Guy

  • If you can socialize from the privacy of your desk at night in a dark room, you can be a smoother, cooler, funnier, sexy, more everything person than you actually are in real life.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Sexy #Real #Dark

  • But all of this action goes on in the dark, hidden underground. It’s called stealing or piracy, as if sharing a wealth of knowledge were the moral equivalent of plundering a ship and murdering its crew. But sharing isn’t immoral - it’s a moral imperative. Only those blinded by greed would refuse to let a friend make a copy.
    -- Aaron Swartz

    #Dark #Greed #Ships

  • I love love stories, no matter how dark.
    -- Abbie Cornish

    #Dark #Stories #Matter

  • I love nothing more than a good, rich, dark chocolate. It exhilarates. It satisfies.
    -- Abigail Spencer

    #Dark #Chocolate #Rich

  • And while one is brought up with luxury and caresses, and is thrown bewildered and despairing into a dark pit, another is lifted from the pit and raised to a throne where a jeweled crown is placed on his head. The world has no shame in doing this; it is prompt to hand out both pleasure and pain and has no need of us an our doings.
    -- Abolqasem Ferdowsi

    #Pain #Dark #Luxury

  • The purely righteous do not complain of the dark, but increase the light; they do not complain of evil, but increase justice; they do not complain of heresy, but increase faith; they do not complain of ignorance, but increase wisdom.
    -- Abraham Isaac Kook

    #Ignorance #Dark #Light

  • The Holy Scripture is like a diamond: in the dark it is like a piece of glass, but as soon as the light strikes it the water begins to sparkle, and the scintillation of life greets us.
    -- Abraham Kuyper

    #Dark #Glasses #Light

  • The political horizon looks dark and lowering; but the people, under Providence, will set all right.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Dark #People #Political

  • There are five dark matters and five lamps. Love of this world is darkness, and the fear of Allaah is its lamp. Sin is darkness, and its lamp is repentance. The grave is darkness, and its lamp is 'none has the right to be worshipped but Allaah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allaah.' The hereafter is darkness, and its lamp is the good deed. The Siraat is darkness, and its lamp is certainty of faith.
    -- Abu Bakr

    #Islamic #Dark #World

  • Death to a good man is but passing through a dark entry, out of one little dusky room of his Father's house into another that is fair and large, lightsome and glorious, and divinely entertaining.
    -- Adam Clarke

    #Death #Father #Dark

  • The light, the sky, the water, they were all things you looked *through* during the day. At night, they were things you looked *into*. You looked *into* the stars, you looked *into* dark rollers and the surprising platinum flash of their caps.
    -- Adam Johnson

    #Stars #Dark #Night

  • George Bush is just as much in the dark as I am, and it scares me.
    -- Adam Levine

    #Dark #Scare

  • As a rule, dictatorships guarantee safe streets and terror of the doorbell. In democracy the streets may be unsafe after dark, but the most likely visitor in the early hours will be the milkman.
    -- Adam Michnik

    #Freedom #Dark #Democracy

  • Dark energy is incredibly strange, but actually it makes sense to me that it went unnoticed, because dark energy has no effect on daily life, or even inside our solar system.
    -- Adam Riess

    #Dark #Energy #Strange

  • It's everywhere, really. It's between the galaxies. It is in this room. We believe that everywhere that you have space, empty space, that you cannot avoid having some of this dark energy.
    -- Adam Riess

    #Believe #Dark #Space

  • Until the 1990s, there were few reliable observations about movement at the scale of the entire universe, which is the only scale dark energy effects. So dark energy could not be seen until we could measure things very, very far away.
    -- Adam Riess

    #Dark #Movement #Energy

  • Time that is moved by little fidget wheels Is not myTime, the flood that does not flow. Between the double and the single bell Of a ship's hour, between a round of bells From the dark warship riding there below, I have lived many lives, and this one life Of Joe, long dead, who lives between five bells.
    -- Adam Skirving

    #Time #Dark #Long

  • Sister Maria Martinez whom I believe I've mentioned before has been giving me cooking classes. Today I learned how to bake mean banana bread. The secret apparently is half a cup of dark rum.
    -- Adele Griffin

    #Believe #Mean #Dark

  • I see little hope for a nation that values the health of its livestock more than that of its people....Farmers are not criticized for routinely giving their (live)stock nutritional supplements....superior to any sold for humans...Millions of families could plant home gardens if they truly wanted health. Refined food are practically unknown in Russia. The life expectancy of the 40-year-old American is near the lowest in the world.
    -- Adelle Davis

    #Home #Dark #Garden

  • Someone asked me...how it felt and I was reminded of a story that a fellow townsman of ours used to tell--Abraham Lincoln. They asked him how he felt once after an unsuccessful election. He said he felt like a little boy who had stubbed his toe in the dark. He said that he was too old to cry, but it hurt too much to laugh.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #Hurt #Dark #Boys

  • When You Are In The Light, Everything Follows You, But When You Enter Into The Dark, Even Your Own Shadow Doesn't Follow You.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Dark #Light #Shadow

  • I have given orders to my Death units to exterminate without mercy or pity men, women and children belonging to the Polish speaking race...After all, who remembers today the extermination of the Armenians?
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Children #Dark #Men

  • Sometimes we smile at a child thats afraid of the dark. I think more ridiculous is a man or woman afraid of the light.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Children #Dark #Men

  • Do you know my friend that each one of us is a dark mystery, a maze of conflicting passions and desire and aptitudes?
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Passion #Dark #Desire

  • She had been wrong to think it wouldn't matter that much to him, yes,He took her for granted, of course he did , but he took her for granted - not like an old coat in the corner of a dark cupboard, as she'd put it to herself , but like the very air that he breathed .
    -- Ahdaf Soueif

    #Dark #Thinking #Air

  • Just don't keep me in the dark about things. Otherwise, why am I with you?
    -- Ai Yazawa


  • Trust God in the dark until the light returns.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Dark #Light #Return

  • With my hand in his, I looked at all the apartment buildings with rushes of love, peering in the wide streetside windows that revealed living rooms painted in dark burgandies and matte reds.
    -- Aimee Bender

    #Dark #Hands #Rooms

  • Iwas a sculptor.Butthat'sreallydrawinga drawing you fall over in the dark, a three-dimensional drawing.
    -- Al Hirschfeld

    #Fall #Dark #Drawing

  • Curiosity takes ignorance seriously - and is confident enough to admit when it's in the dark. It is aware of not knowing. And then it sets out to do something about it.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Ignorance #Dark #Knowing

  • Crony capitalism is essentially a condition in which... public officials are giving favours to people in the private sector in payment of political favours.
    -- Alan Greenspan

    #Dark #People #Giving

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

    #Dark #Order #Vision

  • 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

    #Sex #Philosophy #Dark

  • When I was working upon the ABC books, I wanted to show different ways that mainstream comics could viably have gone, that they didn't have to follow 'Watchmen' and the other 1980s books down this relentlessly dark route. It was never my intention to start a trend for darkness. I'm not a particularly dark individual.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Book #Dark #Different

  • The Dark Side of the Moon has flash - the true flash that comes from the excellence of a superb performance.
    -- Alan Parsons

    #Dark #Moon #Excellence

  • The Dark Side of the Moon is a fine album with a textural and conceptual richness that not only invites, but demands involvement. There is a certain grandeur.
    -- Alan Parsons

    #Dark #Moon #Albums

  • In the deserted harbour there is yet water that laps against the quays. In the dark and silent forest, there is a leaf that falls. Behind the polished panelling the white ant eats away the wood. Nothing is ever quiet, except for fools
    -- Alan Paton

    #Fall #Dark #White

  • It's always been said that comedy comes mostly out of the dark side anyway.
    -- Alan Thicke

    #Dark #Sides #Comedy

  • I did a couple songs with this hip-hop guy named Tim Dark. He was working in the same studio I've been working in, he heard my music and he said, aw man, I've got to do something with you.
    -- Alan Vega

    #Song #Couple #Dark

  • And I learned a lot from working with this kid, and I think he's gonna be a big star. Remember the name, Tim Dark, because he has something about his voice that's different from all the other rappers, even though his style is similar.
    -- Alan Vega

    #Stars #Kids #Dark

  • However much I may be impressed by the difference between a star and the dark space around it, I must not forget that I can see the two only in relation to each other, and that this relation is inseparable.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Stars #Dark #Two

  • I always think, if I were an editor, and I was invited to a show, and I would have to wait for 45 minutes in the dark or in the cold or in the heat, maybe I would like to have a fresh drink or a piece of chocolate.
    -- Alber Elbaz

    #Dark #Thinking #Editors

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

    #Art #Dark #Order

  • The American Cancer Society tried to ruin my research foundation.
    -- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

    #Cancer #Dark #Age

  • It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly my darling...
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Children #Dark #Self

  • I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Sunset #Dark #Obscurity

  • Every guild and trade has its own...private patriotism, which makes it resent all rebellion from within and all competition or criticism from without. ...Vested Interests. The manufacture of optical glass...
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Dark #Glasses #Competition

  • ... I had to depend on Braille for my reading and guide for my walking...I am now wearing no glasses, reading and all without strain...by taking lessons in seeing...optometrists hate the method...
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Hate #Reading #Dark

  • I believe that true beauty comes from inside you and that always shows through. I have no problem with whatever the next look is, whether it's big blonde hair and blue eyes or green hair and dark eyes. That's fine so long as there isn't just one ideal image.
    -- Alek Wek

    #Believe #Eye #Dark

  • We have become aware of the responsibility for our attitude towards the dark pages in our history. We have understood that bad service is done to the nation by those who are impelling to renounce that past.
    -- Aleksander Kwasniewski

    #Attitude #Responsibility #Dark

  • A day without a dark cloud. Almost a happy day. There were three thousand six hundred and fifty-three days like that in his stretch. From the first clang of the rail to the last clang of the rail. Three thousand six hundred and fifty-three days. The three extra days were for leap years.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Dark #Clouds #Years

  • There is nothing that can, in the dark become true
    -- Alessandro Baricco


  • My understanding – of course, I’m not a philosopher or a scientist – of an aspect of Goethe’s theory of color is that he felt that color came out of tension between light and dark. I think that is very appropriate when you think about the kind of color that I shoot.
    -- Alex Webb

    #Dark #Thinking #Light

  • Penicillin sat on a shelf for ten years while I was called a quack.
    -- Alexander Fleming

    #Dark #Years #Age

  • "Oh, when we are journeying through the murky night and the dark woods of affliction and sorrow, it is something to find here and there a spray broken, or a leafy stem bent down with the tread of His foot and the brush of His hand as He passed; and to remember that the path He trod He has hallowed, and thus to find lingering fragrance and hidden strength in the remembrance of Him as "in all points tempted like as we are," bearing grief for us, bearing grief with us, bearing grief like us."
    -- Alexander MacLaren

    #Grief #Dark #Night

  • People find my things sometimes aggressive.  But I don't see it as aggressive.  I see it as romantic, dealing with a dark side of personality.
    -- Alexander McQueen

    #Dark #People #Personality

  • What is filmmaking but groping in the dark?
    -- Alexander Payne

    #Dark #Filmmaking

  • Calm, thinking villains, whom no faith could fix, Of crooked counsels and dark politics.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Dark #Thinking #Calm

  • Some men's wit is like a dark lantern, which serves their own turn and guides them their own way, but is never known (according to the Scripture phrase) either to shine forth before men, or to glorify their Father in heaven.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Father #Dark #Men

  • Atheists put on false courage and alacrity in the midst of their darkness and apprehensions, like children who, when they fear to go in the dark, will sing for fear.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Atheist #Children #Dark

  • I have to be careful because there is something destructive within me, I think, and I can have a tendency to just search for the kicks. I can't really get too close to someone who's too destructive, or too dark, because then I might go down the rabbit hole myself.
    -- Alexander Skarsgard

    #Dark #Thinking #Rabbits

  • I'm not interested in parts where they are looking for a good-looking guy. I want to be a weird little sidekick in a crazy comedy and then play like a dark drama or a thriller.
    -- Alexander Skarsgard

    #Crazy #Drama #Dark

  • And in any case, to the old man, when the world becomes trite, the triteness arises not so much from a cessation as from a transference of interest. What is taken from this world is given to the next. The glory is in the east in the morning, it is in the west in the afternoon, and when it is dark the splendour is irradiating the realm of the under-world. He would only follow.
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Morning #Taken #Dark

  • How beautiful the yesterday that stood Over me like a rainbow! I am alone, The past is past. I see the future stretch All dark and barren as a rainy sea.
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Beautiful #Dark #Past

  • No part of you is dark or ugly,' I said sharply, squeezing his hand. 'Not to me, not ever. Do you understand?
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Dark #Hands #Ugly

  • Dreaming led to disappointment, and disappointment to a kind of depressed funk that wasn’t easy to shake. Better to stay in the gray than get eaten by the dark.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Dream #Disappointment #Dark

  • Viper: "The dark wizard and I had a mild disagreement." Dante: "What sort of disagreement?" Viper: "I thought he should be dead and he disagreed.
    -- Alexandra Ivy

    #Dark #Wizards #Vipers

  • There's a part of me that still hates everything, and my natural view default setting is still very cynical and dark
    -- Alexei Sayle

    #Hate #Dark #Views

  • Patients have been cured almost instantaneously of...lupus...,cancer ...,ulcers..., tuberculosis ...In a few seconds, at most a few hours, the symptoms disappear and the anatomic lesions mend. The miracle is characterized by extreme acceleration of the normal process of healing.
    -- Alexis Carrel

    #Cancer #Healing #Dark

  • Enormous amounts of money are spent for publicity. As a result, large quantities of alimentary and pharmaceutical products, at the least useless, and often harmful, have become a necessity for civilized men.
    -- Alexis Carrel

    #Dark #Men #Age

  • The modern city consists of...dark, narrow streets full of gasoline fumes, coal dust, and toxic gasses, torn by the noise...
    -- Alexis Carrel

    #Dark #Dust #Cities

  • ...the influence of the factory upon the physiological and mental state of the workers has been completely neglected.
    -- Alexis Carrel

    #Dark #Age #Medical

  • ...in recognition of his work on vascular suture and the transplantation of blood-vessels and organs.
    -- Alexis Carrel

    #Dark #Blood #Age

  • More than half of all great remedies known to medical history have come from empiricists...'irregulars'...of no or little scientific training. There is no reason to believe that conditions have essentially changed.
    -- Alexis Carrel

    #Believe #Dark #Training

  • Public television goes dark only in two circumstances: when a country is occupied by foreign forces or when there is a coup.
    -- Alexis Tsipras

    #Country #Dark #Two

  • So I find every pleasant spot In which we two were wont to meet, The field, the chamber, and the street, For all is dark where thou art not
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Art #Dark #Two

  • ...the self-satisfied dogmatism with which mankind at each period of its history cherishes the delusion of the finality of existing modes of knowledge.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Dark #Self #Age

  • The dark side of life, and the horror of it, belonged to a world that lay remote from his own select little atmosphere of books and dreamings.
    -- Algernon Blackwood

    #Dream #Book #Dark

  • Life is the lust of a lamp for the light that is dark till the dawn of the day that we die.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Dark #Light #Lust

  • I've been reading scripts where they've been doing a lot of singing now, but within the dark, realistic story line. I would love, love, love, love to do that. But not a musical on Broadway, I don't have that kind of energy or stamina.
    -- Alia Shawkat

    #Reading #Dark #Musical

  • Even when I’m in the dark I’m in the dark with you.
    -- Alice Fulton


  • When the cold comes to New England it arrives in sheets of sleet and ice. In December, the wind wraps itself around bare trees and twists in between husbands and wives asleep in their beds. It shakes the shingles from the roofs and sifts through cracks in the plaster. The only green things left are the holly bushes and the old boxwood hedges in the village, and these are often painted white with snow. Chipmunks and weasels come to nest in basements and barns; owls find their way into attics. At night,the dark is blue and bluer still, as sapphire of night.
    -- Alice Hoffman

    #Husband #Dark #Night

  • ... I am dark but fair, / Black but fair.
    -- Alice Meynell

    #Dark #Black

  • The sea has this contradictory quality, that the more you see of it, the more it overwhelms the eye and disappears in its own brightness. Like a flame, whose meaning is light but whose centre is dark, it demands to be undefined.
    -- Alice Oswald

    #Eye #Dark #Light

  • But I know I would not go out. I had taken this time to fall in love instead — in love with the sort of helplessness I had not felt in death — the helplessness of being alive, the dark bright pity of being human — feeling as you went, groping in corners and opening your arms to light - all of it part of navigating the unknown.
    -- Alice Sebold

    #Falling In Love #Taken #Dark

  • Laughter isn't even the other side of tears. It is tears turned inside out. Truly the suffering is great, here on earth. We blunder along, shredded by our mistakes, bludgeoned by our faults. Not having a clue where the dark path leads us. But on the whole, we stumble along bravely, don't you think?
    -- Alice Walker

    #Laughter #Mistake #Dark

  • I love chocolate. I like milk and dark chocolate, but definitely not white.
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #Dark #White #Chocolate

  • What difference, being a pawn for the Light or a pawn for the Dark?" "There is a great difference. One difference is that for the Dark, certainly, you are a pawn. For the Light, you are a free human being, free to make mistakes, to do wrong, even. You are free to choose, whether or not you believe it.
    -- Alison Croggon

    #Mistake #Believe #Dark

  • Your future is uncertain, and I can tell you nothing that can help you. You are singular and dangerous, and so it is that you are sought by both the Dark and the Light.
    -- Alison Croggon

    #Dark #Light #Helping

  • People often remain in the dark, not due to lack of light but of failure to open their eyes.
    -- Allen Johnson

    #Eye #Dark #Light

  • 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

    #Dark #Unique #Mind

  • I suppose you should her it from me that I met your mother" he smiled a litte sadly. "well. . . When I say met I mean one time I tried to kill her." "Do me a favor" Zach's voice was low and dark and dangerous. "Next time don't just try
    -- Ally Carter

    #Mother #Mean #Dark

  • I wonder what kinds of songs Preston's father sang to him." Zach raised his eyebrows. "I wonder if he's in a cell humming them to himself right now." I should have said something-done something. He was in a dark place, there in the moonlight. But before I could say a word, Zach took a deep breath and looked up at the fortress. "I wonder if I should join him.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Song #Father #Dark

  • Hence life, as through a cloud, for me I see Vanish, and to the past's dark shade 'tis chas'd; As a grand image love remains to me-- Sole remnant of a dream, by morn effac'd.
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #Dream #Dark #Past

  • 'Outlaw Cook' was a revelation. Folks like Jeff Smith and Marcella Hazan got me interested in cooking, but John Thorne pushed me into the path that I follow to this day. This is the only cookbook I've ever read that understands how men really eat: over the sink, in the dark, greasy to the elbows.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Dark #Men #Cooking

  • I was a complete tomboy. I loved wandering out in storms or walking on the beaches in the dark. It was a very free upbringing, and I'm grateful to my parents for that.
    -- Amanda Burton

    #Beach #Grateful #Dark