In the total darkness, poetry is still…

To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts – such is the duty of the artist.

Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)

The darkness of death is like the evening twilight; it makes all objects appear more lovely to the dying.

Jean Paul (1763 – 1825)

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

Carl Jung (1875 – 1961)

Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness.

Yousuf Karsh (1908 – 2002)

In complete darkness we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us, don’t let your eyes deceive you.

Janet Jackson (b. 1966)

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

Terry Pratchett (1948 – 2015)

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.

Brendan Fraser (b. 1968)

Relish everything that’s inside of you, the imperfections, the darkness, the richness and light and everything. And that makes for a full life.

Anthony Hopkins (b. 1937)

It is a mistake to fancy that horror is associated inextricably with darkness, silence, and solitude.

H. P. Lovecraft (1890 – 1937)

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

Abbas Kiarostami (1940 – 2016)

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