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Have you understood the vast expanse of the earth? Tell me, if you know all of this. In which direction does the light reside? And where is the place of darkness?
~ Book of Job 38: 18-19, NWT

Darkness is the opposite of brightness, and is a relative absence of visible light.


  • I see skies of blue and clouds of white
    The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
    And I think to myself what a wonderful world.
  • In brightest day, in blackest night
    No evil shall escape my sight
    Let those who worship evil's might
    Beware my power...Green Lantern's light!
    • Hal Jordan's oath, created by John Broome and Gil Kane
  • Dark as pitch.
  • The waves were dead; the tides were in their grave,
    The Moon, their Mistress, had expired before;
    The winds were wither'd in the stagnant air,
    And the clouds perish'd; darkness had no need
    Of aid from them—she was the Universe.
  • Darkness which may be felt.
    • Exodus, 10:21.
  • There was an old woman who lived in a room. And, like all of us, was frightened of the dark. But who discovered in a minute last fragment of her life that there was nothing in the dark that wasn't there when the lights were on. Object lesson for the more frightened amongst us, in or out, of the Twilight Zone.
    • As spoken by Rod Serling in Twilight Zone Nothing in the Dark written by George Clayton Johnson
  • Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
    • Martin Luther King, Jr., 'Where Do We Go From Here?" as published in Where Do We Go from Here : Chaos or Community? (1967), p. 62.
  • Darkness of slumber and death, forever sinking and sinking.
  • Lo! darkness bends down like a mother of grief
    On the limitless plain, and the fall of her hair
    It has mantled a world.
    • Joaquin Miller, From Sea to Sea, Stanza 4; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 160-61.
  • Yet from those flames
    No light, but rather darkness visible.
  • Once there was only dark. If you ask me, the light's winning.
  • Brief as the lightning in the collied night,
    That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth,
    And ere a man had power to say, Behold!
    The jaws of darkness do devour it up.
  • The charm dissolves apace,
    And as the morning steals upon the night,
    Melting the darkness, so their rising senses
    Begin to chase the ignorant fumes that mantle
    Their clearer reason.
  • Raven: It's dark magic! You've been teaching me dark magic!
Malchior: Is it dark, or is it simply misunderstood...like you?
    • Teen Titans, Spellbound, written by William Slack
  • One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
    One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
    In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.]]


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