Darkness and Light

There is Dark and there is Darkness. I find the distinction of these two concepts to be crucial and yet very subtle. For me, Darkness is the absence of light. There is a beauty and importance in Darkness because that is needed to see the stars at night, that is when we can truly appreciate the warmth of candle light and that is from which a seed germinates. When I use the word Dark, I refer to lower energies of fear and hate. I believe that it is our fear of the Dark that gives Dark its only power. May we all shine our Heart Light brightly so that it displaces all Dark within us so that we know no fear but that of not being true to the Light our Hearts.

With some of my favourite quotes on Light, Dark and Darkness below, you will see that the words are used differently by different people. I will leave it to you, the reader, to decide on the sense of the word that was intended.

Please send Wendy quotes that you would like to add to this list.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Just as one candle lights another and can light thousands of other candles, so the heart illuminates another heart and can illuminate thousands of other hearts. —  Leo Tolstoy

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” — Desmond Tutu

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” — Og Mandino

“Faith is seeing light with your heart when all your eyes see is darkness.” — Barbara Johnson

“We are not here to curse the darkness, but to light the candle that can guide us thru that darkness to a safe and sane future.” — John F. Kennedy

“The darkness around us might somewhat light up if we would first practice using the light we have on the place we are.” — Henry S. Haskins

“Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.” — Desiderius Erasmus

“There is no darkness but ignorance better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.” — Unknown

“There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.” — Bram Stoker

“When the darkness comes, keep an eye on the light – whatever that is for you – no matter how far away it seems.” — Jan Berry

“Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.” — Walt Whitman

“I walk in the darkness so that others may see the light!” — Unknown

“The dance between darkness and light will always remain — the stars and the moon will always need the darkness to be seen, the darkness will just not be worth having without the moon and the stars.” — C. JoyBell C.

“Stars can’t shine without darkness” — D.H. Sidebottom

“There is no darkness but ignorance.” — William Shakespeare

“It matters not how fast light may travel, darkness shall always be there awaiting its arrival.” — Mark W. Boyer

“Those who fear the darkness have no idea what the light can do.” — Unknown

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.” — Unknown

“Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.” — Carl Jung

“Every human being is a mixture of light and darkness, trust and fear, love and hate.” — Jean Vanier

“The darkness that surrounds us cannot hurt us. It is the darkness in your own heart you should fear.” — Silvertris

“All stars are born in the dark and all darkness dies in the light.” — Unknown

“Life isn’t just about darkness or light, rather it’s about finding light within the darkness.” — Landon Parham

“There is a wide, yawning black infinity. In every direction, the extension is endless; the sensation of depth is overwhelming. And the darkness is immortal. Where light exists, it is pure, blazing, fierce; but light exists almost nowhere, and the blackness itself is also pure and blazing and fierce.” — Carl Sagan

“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” — Carl Jung

“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.” — Helen Keller

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.” — Marianne Williamson

“I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.” — Anna Quindlen (Theme of WMJ)