I was a pretty dark person to begin with. I have always been more drawn to darkness
— Rooney Mara
Be still my tongue, for i know not what to say; My life is lived in darkness and here i will remain.
— Ronnie Radke
Even in its darkness, it has this picturesque element. It's something about the human condition. It's not the water itself-it's humanity's relationship to water, because that's almost a human need, that water be a positive force.
— Roni Horn
In the mirrors of the many judgments, my hands are the color of blood. I sometimes fancy myself an evil which exists to oppose other evils; and on that great Day of which the prophets speak but in which they do not truly believe, on the day the world is utterly cleansed of evil, then I too will go down into darkness, swallowing curses. Until then, I will not wash my hands nor let them hang useless.
— Roger Zelazny
But that's not to say that the potential for the sun to shine doesn't exist. You know? Walk down the path towards the light, rather than walk into the darkness.
— Roger Waters
Here is a children's film made for the world we should live in, rather than the one we occupy. A film with no villains. No fight scenes. No evil adults. No fighting between the two kids. No scary monsters. No darkness before the dawn. A world that is benign. A world where if you meet a strange towering creature in the forest, you curl up on its tummy and have a nap.
— Roger Ebert
That part of us that is meant to lead us in life, from which we are meant to lead, and from which we are meant to have guidance. The very thing that compels us to breathe, compels us to find hope in the midst of darkness - that part of us gets buried and overshadowed by fear.
— Rod Stryker
It happens just because we need to want and to be wanted too, when love is here or gone to lie down in the darkness and listen to the warm.
— Rod McKuen
Let there be more darkness
— Robyn Hitchcock
I walk alone in the darkness and wonder how a person would begin to determine the circumference of the earth. I have no idea. I'd probably just google it.
— Robin Sloan
To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.
— Robert Schumann
He's meant to be that classic Homer, Ulysses, Hercules - a character who goes out or has some gift of some kind. He goes on a journey of discovery and part of that is falling into darkness - the temptations of life.
— Robert Redford
You feel quite distant by playing at huge stadiums year after year, where you only can see a great darkness in front of you
— Robert Plant
Every wise workman takes his tools away from the work from time to time that they may be ground and sharpened; so does the only-wise Jehovah take his ministers oftentimes away into darkness and loneliness and trouble, that he may sharpen and prepare them for harder work in his service.
— Robert Murray M'Cheyne
Whatever can be threatened, whatever can be shaken, whatever you fear cannot stand, is destined to crash. Do not go down with the ship. Let that which is destined to become the past slip away. Believe that the real you is that which beckons from the future. If it is a sadder you, it will be a wiser one. And dawn will follow the darkness sooner or later. Rebirth can never come without death.
— Robert M. Price
I will catch Christ with a greased worm,And when the Prince of Darkness stalksMy bloodstream to its Stygian term . . .On water the Man-Fisher walks.
— Robert Lowell
If our constitution had followed the style of Saint Paul, the First Amendment might have concluded: "But the greatest of these is speech." In the darkness of tyranny, this is the key to the sunlight. If it is granted, all doors open. If it is withheld, none.
— Robert Kennedy
Outside major darkness where the circle is complete there's no fear that lovers born will ever fail to meet
— Robert Hunter
Ignorance may be bliss, but it certainly is not freedom, except in the minds of those who prefer darkness to light and chains to liberty. The more true information we can acquire, the better for our enfranchisement.
— Robert Hugh Benson
Runs falls rises stumbles on from darkness into darknessand the darkness thicketed with shapes of terrorand the hunters pursuing and the hounds pursuingand the night cold and the night long and the riverto cross and the jack-muh-lanterns beckoning beckoningand blackness ahead
— Robert Hayden
I never got tired of watching the radar echo from an aircraft as it first appeared as a tiny blip in the noise on the cathode-ray tube, and then grew slowly into a big deflection as the aircraft came nearer. This strange new power to "see" things at great distances, through clouds or darkness, was a magical extension of our senses. It gave me the same thrill that I felt in the early days of radio when I first heard a voice coming out of a horn.
— Robert Hanbury Brown
My heart was filled with gratitude, with thankfulness, and went out in love to all the heroes, the thinkers who gave their lives for the liberty of hand and brain... to all the wise, the good, the brave of every land, whose thoughts and deeds have given freedom to the sons of men. And then I vowed to grasp the torch that they had held, and hold it high, that light might conquer darkness still.
— Robert Green Ingersoll
I hate above all things a cross man. What right has he to murder the sunshine of a day? What right has he to assassinate the Joy of life? When you go home, you ought to go like a ray of light-so that it will, even in the night, burst out of the doors and windows and illuminate the darkness.
— Robert Green Ingersoll
There are really only two stories the coal industry tells: "Coal keeps the lights on, and by implication, you'll live in medieval, soul-shattering darkness if you don't let us do whatever the hell we want with the landscape and drinking water you public health, because there's no alternative."
— Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Over the souls of men spread the condor wings of colossal monsters and all manner of evil things prey upon the heart and soul and body of Man. Yet it may be in some far day the shadows shall fade and the Prince of Darkness be chained forever in his hell. And till then mankind can but stand up stoutly to the monsters in his own heart and without, and with the aid of God he may yet triumph.
— Robert E. Howard
Wits and swords are as straws against the wisdom of the Darkness.
— Robert E. Howard
Light and darkness cannot occupy the same space at the same time.
— Robert D. Hales
Agency used righteously allows light to dispel the darkness and enables us to live with joy and happiness.
— Robert D. Hales
There is nothing that we are enduring that Jesus does not understand, and He waits for us to go to our Heavenly Father in prayer. If we will be obedient and if we are diligent, our prayers will be answered, our problems will diminish, our fears will dissipate, light will come upon us, the darkness of despair will be dispersed, and we will be close to the Lord.
— Robert D. Hales
Moon, moon, when you leave me alone all the darkness is an utter blackness, a pit of fear, a stench, hands unreasonable never to touch. But I love you. Do you love me. What to say when you see me.
— Robert Creeley
I do tend to divide my childhood into darkness and light, and the first seven years were certainly the darkness.
— Robert Carlyle
Darkness, that here surrounds our purblind understanding, will vanish at the dawning of eternal day.
— Robert Boyle
The space between things is important to me. The projections, that darkness between the words or the images is very important.
— Robert Barry
O how the darkness do crowd up, one against the other, in ye hearts! What fear ye more that what ye have wroughten?
— Robert Anton Wilson
There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle.
— Robert Alden
The "Kumulipo" is an old Hawaiian prayer chant that poetically describes the creation of the world. The word literally means "beginning-in-deep-darkness." Here darkness doesn't connote gloom and evil. Rather, it's about the inscrutability of the embryonic state; the obscure chaos that reigns before germination.
— Rob Brezsny
When the lab rats hear the bell ringing, they freeze. That's what fear does to you - fear stops you dead in your tracks. Fear can keep you from harm, but fear can also rob you of your potential. Fear can rob you of an experience. Fear can rob you of happiness. Fear can rob you of real life... Darkness has a way of scaring us.
— Rob Bell
If our children are unable to voice what they mean, no one will know how they feel. If they can't imagine a different world, they are stumbling through a darkness made all the more sinister by its lack of reference points. For a young person growing up in America's alienated neighborhoods, there can be no greater empowerment than to dare to speak from the heart - and then to discover that one is not alone in ones feelings.
— Rita Dove
In the times of darkness, the Glory will stand out even more.
— Rick Joyner
Against the darkness outer God's light his likeness takes, And he from the mighty doubter The great believer makes.
— Richard Watson Gilder