Five or eleven quotes about darkness and light for the longest night...
First a quick note regarding this photo. I came across this on my hard-drive today; I had forgotten about it. It's a photo I had taken from my front porch last winter of what I thought was the moon and a star. A reader emailed to tell me the star was in fact the planet Venus. You can see those posts here and here. Anyhow, when I stumbled upon the photo today I thought it was perfect for these quotes. To read more in the Five Quotes series, click here.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."
~Martin Luther King jr.
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”
“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.”
“There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”
“When you light a candle, you also cast a shadow.”
~Ursula K. LeGuin
“What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.”
“What makes night within us may leave stars.”
“How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also If I am to be whole”
“Just remember, a dark shadow need light to exist but light doesn't need darkness to be luminous.”
“When darkness is at its darkest, a star shines the brightest.”