“We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand, and it is no good moving from place to place to save things; because the shadow always follows. Choose a place where you won’t do harm – yes, choose a place where you won’t do very much harm, and stand in it for all you are worth, facing the sunshine.”
―    E.M. Forster,    A Room with a View

Faith

Faith (Photo credit: Ojie Paloma)

“I’m sorry, Gemma. But we can’t live in the light all of the time. You have to take whatever light you can hold into the dark with you.”
―    Libba Bray,    A Great and Terrible Beauty

“When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for you to stand upon or you will be taught to fly.”
―    Patrick Overton,    The leaning tree: [poems]

“When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow.”
―    Ursula K. Le Guin

“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”
―    Anne Frank

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” ―    Mary Oliver

“Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.”
―    Mark Twain

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
―    Martin Luther King Jr.,    A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

“There is darkness inside all of us, though mine is more dangerous than most. Still, we all have it—that part of our soul that is irreparably damaged by the very trials and tribulations of life. We are what we are because of it, or perhaps in spite of it. Some use it as a shield to hide behind, others as an excuse to do unconscionable things. But, truly, the darkness is simply a piece of the whole, neither good nor evil unless you make it so. It took a witch, a war, and a voodoo queen to teach me that.” ―    Jenna Maclaine,  Bound By Sin

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#morningview {light has come//standing firm//ready to fly} (Photo credit: stargardener)

“In the depth a light will grow,
A silver shine no shadows know,
Like wings unfolding in the sky,
That circle ’round a gleaming eye,
Turning darkness all away,
Even depths will know their day,
For every shadow has its end,
In light!
Life will return again!”
―    Robert Fanney

And life is veiled and hidden, even as your greater self is hidden and veiled. Yet when Life speaks, all the winds become words; and when she speaks again, the smiles upon your lips and the tears in your eyes turn also into words. When she sings, the deaf hear and are held; and when she comes walking, the sightless behold her and are amazed and follow her in wonder and astonishment.”
―    Kahlil Gibran,    The Garden of The Prophet

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I hope you all liked these quotes.

Please see these other posts of mine on darkness and light:

A Night Song When You Are Feeling Down

Darkness Is Not A Thing

A Split Soul: Darkness and Light

What Inspires You?

Hope Quotations For Depression

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