16 Quotes from literature about finding light in darkness

Here are 16 quotes from books about finding light in the darkest of places.

1. “There is no denying that there is evil in this world but the light will always conquer the darkness.”
Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

2. “Not a bad thing to know something about darkness. You can’t talk about light without some knowledge of darkness. Like your buddy Nietzsche said, ‘He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.’ Keep that in mind.”
Kazuki Kaneshiro, Go

3. “For every item that carries the darkness of humanity there’s one that holds the light. And that light is worth believing in. Not just in others, but in yourself as well.”
C.M. Rayne, The Forbidden Land of Andara

4. “There’s always going to be bad stuff out there. But here’s the amazing thing — light trumps darkness, every time. You stick a candle into the dark, but you can’t stick the dark into the light.”
Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart

5. “But if I’ve learned anything, it is that goodness prevails, not in the absence of reasons to despair, but in spite of them. If we wait for clean heroes and clear choices and evidence on our side to act, we will wait forever, and my radio conversations teach me that people who bring light into the world wrench it out of darkness, and contend openly with darkness all of their days. […] They were flawed human beings, who wrestled with demons in themselves as in the world outside. For me, their goodness is more interesting, more genuinely inspiring because of that reality. The spiritual geniuses of the ages and of the everyday simply don’t let despair have the last word, nor do they close their eyes to its pictures or deny the enormity of its facts. They say, “Yes, and …,” and they wake up the next day, and the day after that, to live accordingly.”
Krista Tippett, Speaking of Faith

6. “Harmony will prevail. After darkness, there will be light. The light cannot come without the darkness. Better days are bound to come now.”
Sook Nyul Choi, Year of Impossible Goodbyes

7. “Fear can only grow in darkness. Once you face fear with light, you win.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

8. “Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.”

Sarah Williams, Twilight Hours: A Legacy Of Verse

9. “Myths are different than fairy tales or legends. Legends are stories based in history and are more or less true. Myths, on the other hand, are stories containing a deeper truth—stories that transcend time. If you were to travel the world, you would find myths that are remarkably similar to one another—stories of heroes fighting the darkness with the light.”
Seth Adam Smith, Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern

10. “No matter how hard Evil tries, it can never quite match up to the power of Good, because Evil is ultimately self-destructive. Evil may set out to corrupt others, but in the process corrupts itself.”
John Connolly, The Infernals

11. “That is what you meant to me: a light that shone through the darkness.”
Chimnese Davids, Muses of Wandering Passions

12. “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

13. “I laugh, and it’s laughter, not light, that casts out the darkness building within me, that reminds me I am still alive, even in this strange place where everything I’ve ever known is coming apart.”
Veronica Roth, Allegiant

14. “There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”
Bram Stoker, Dracula

15. “Evil cannot and will not be vanquished by evil. Dark will only swallow dark and deepen. The good and the light are the keenest weapons.”
Nora Roberts, Heaven and Earth

16. “You cannot defeat darkness by running from it, nor can you conquer your inner demons by hiding them from the world. In order to defeat the darkness, you must bring it into the light.”
― Seth Adam Smith, Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern

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