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)

37 thoughts on “In the total darkness, poetry is still…”

  1. “All shadows of clouds the sun cannot hide
    like the moon cannot stop oceanic tide;
    but a hidden star can still be smiling
    at night’s black spell on darkness, beguiling” ― Munia Khan

      1. I am a fan of quotes and store those I am most fond of in a word document and others I bookmark in my browser. I am glad you enjoyed it. 😊

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

    I’m quite overwhelmed reading this quote today. I felt it not too long ago…

    Wonderful reflections about darkness
    I could hug each one of them just to say thank you for sharing their walk in darkness. Each word placing is so tender, kind and gentle…
    Enlightening and also comforting

    1. ❤ Abi ❤ ~ There were so many other quotes about darkness that I didn't share… I might do another round of "darkness" quotes…

      Yours,
      David

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

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

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

      “Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness.”

      Wonderful quotes David, in particular the ones I’ve copied here! 😁 My favourite has to be though: “that poetry is there for us in the darkness…” Love this because it’s true! 😁👏❤️

  3. Every one of these spoke to me in such hopeful earnestness. Thanks, David! Your quotes posts are always enlightening. 🙂

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