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Quotations About / On: DARK

  • 1.
    What visions in the dark of light!
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator, in Company, p. 59, Grove Press (1980).)
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  • 2.
    Why look in the dark for light?
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 161, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 3.
    It has been so written, for the most part, that the times it describes are with remarkable propriety called dark ages. They are dark, as one has observed, because we are so in the dark about them.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 163, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 4.
    Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings—always darker, emptier, simpler than they are.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 502, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Gay Science, first edition, "Third Book," aphorism 179, "Thoughts," (1882).)
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  • 5.
    Clear to me at last that the dark I have always struggled to keep under is in reality my most—
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. First edition, 1958. Krapp, in Krapp's Last Tape, p. 21, Grove Press (1960). Krapp is playing back a tape recording he made some years ago; the quoted sentence is interrupted when he angrily turns off the tape machine.)
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  • 6.
    Vader was seduced by the dark side of the Force.
    (George Lucas (b. 1944), U.S. director, screenwriter. Obi Wan Kenobi (Alec Guiness), Star Wars, explaining why Darth Vader became evil (1977).)
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  • 7.
    One of the darkest evils of our world is surely the unteachable wildness of the Good.
    (H.G. (Herbert George) Wells (1866-1946), British author. repr. In The Works of H.G. Wells, vol. 9 (1925). A Modern Utopia, ch. 2, sct. 6 (1905).)
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  • 8.
    In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day.
    (F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. The Crack-Up, ed. Edmund Wilson (1945). Handle With Care, first published in Esquire (New York, March 1936). The article constituted the second part of Fitzgerald's Crack-Up series. The Dark Night of the Soul is the title of a poem and commentary by the 16th-century Spanish mystic San Juan de la Cruz (St. John of the Cross).)
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  • 9.
    How it infuriates a bigot, when he is forced to drag out his dark convictions!
    (Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Other People," Afterthoughts (1931).)
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  • 10.
    In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day.
    (F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. The Crack-Up, ed. Edmund Wilson (1945). Handle With Care, first published in Esquire (New York, March 1936). The article constituted the second part of Fitzgerald's Crack-Up series. The Dark Night of the Soul is the title of a poem and commentary by the 16th-century Spanish mystic San Juan de la Cruz (St. John of the Cross).)
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