quote by Henri Nouwen

Hope is willing to leave unanswered questions unanswered and unknown futures unknown. Hope makes you see God's guiding hand not only in the gentle and pleasant moments but also in the shadows of disappointment and darkness.

— Henri Nouwen

Gorgeous Dark Moments quotations

Your soul is a seeker, lover and artist;

shape-shifting through archetypal energy, between your darkness and fields of light, your body and spirit, your heaven and hell, until you land in the moment of sweet surrender; when you, as a dancer, disappear into the dance.


Dark moments quote To trust God in the light is nothing, but to trust him in the dark, that is fait
To trust God in the light is nothing, but to trust him in the dark, that is faith.

Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.

Dark moments quote Be where you are, otherwise you will miss your life.
Be where you are, otherwise you will miss your life.

EACH DAY OF HUMAN life contains joy and anger, pain and pleasure, darkness and light, growth and decay. Each moment is etched with nature’s grand design-do not try to deny or oppose the cosmic order of things.

At the moment I am looking into astrology, which seems indispensable for a proper understanding of mythology. There are strange and wondrous things in these lands of darkness. Please, don't worry about my wanderings in these infinitudes. I shall return laden with rich booty for our knowledge of the human psyche.

Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward.


Dark moments quote Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going.
Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.

Laughing can serve you in dark moments and even help you crawl your way back out.

There is a God of awesome grace who meets his children in moments of darkness and difficulty. He is worth running to. He is worth waiting for. He brings rest when it seems like there is no rest to be found.

Dark moments quote Every minute spent worrying about "The way thing were" is a moment stolen from c
Every minute spent worrying about "The way thing were" is a moment stolen from creating the way things can be.

New Year's eve is like every other night;

there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights.

No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.


At the darkest moment comes the light.

Dark moments quote When it rains, look for rainbows. When it's dark, look for stars.
When it rains, look for rainbows. When it's dark, look for stars.

The dark moments of our life will last only so long as is necessary for God to accomplish His purpose in us.

Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.

Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how.

The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.

Dark moments quote I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for
I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars.

I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.


Todd Glass has amazing energy on stage.

Dave Attell is one of my favorites because he's a one liner comic who is always incredibly in the moment with the audience. As for newer people, I think Adrienne Iapalucci writes some great, dark jokes and Sean Patton has a hilarious voice on stage.

The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

Dark moments quote When you can't look on the bright side I will sit with you in the dark.
When you can't look on the bright side I will sit with you in the dark.
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She had always lived her best life in dreams.

She knew no greater pleasure than that moment of passage into the other place, when her limbs grew warm and heavy and the sparkling darkness behind her lids became ordered and doors opened; when conscious thought grew owl's wings and talons and became other than conscious.

The moment you enlist in the army of God, you personally become a target.

You need to remember that if you're living for and walking with Jesus Christ, the powers of darkness are aligned against you.

You see, in their last moments people show you who they really are.


Dark moments quote Be mindful of the future... But not at the expense of the moment.
Be mindful of the future... But not at the expense of the moment.
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Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed.

We are unraveling our navels so that we may ingest the sun.

We are not afraid of the darkness. We trust that the moon shall guide us. We are determining the future at this very moment. We know that the heart is the philosopher's stone. Our music is our alchemy.

As with men, it has always seemed to me that books have their own peculiar destinies. They go towards the people who are waiting for them and reach them at the right moment. They are made of living material and continue to cast light through the darkness long after the death of their authors.

Dark moments quote What I always wanna tell young people now: Pay attention. This isn't gonna happe
What I always wanna tell young people now: Pay attention. This isn't gonna happen again.

The years, the months, the days, and the hours have flown by my open window.

Here and there an incident, a towering moment, a naked memory, an etched countenance, a whisper in the dark, a golden glow these and much more are the woven fabric of the time I have lived.

Man's life seems to me like a long, weary night that would be intolerable if there were not occasionally flashes of light, the sudden brightness of which is so comforting and wonderful, that the moments of their appearance cancel out and justify the years of darkness.


Flowers grow out of dark moments.

Dark moments quote Embarrassment lasts a moment, regrets last a lifetime.
Embarrassment lasts a moment, regrets last a lifetime.

There comes a moment in every life when a choice must be made between right and wrong, between good and evil, between light and darkness. These decisions are made in an instant, but with repercussions that last a lifetime.

You and I have a rendezvous with destiny.

We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail, at least let our children and our children’s children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.

When you start to crack open, don't waste a moment gathering your old self up into something like you knew before. Let your new self splash like sunlight into every dark place and laugh and cry and make sounds you never made & thank all that is holy for the gift.

Dark moments quote Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory

This idea of perpetual happiness is crazy and overrated, because those dark moments fuel you for the next bright moments; each one helps you appreciate the other.


The witching hour, somebody had once whispered to her, was a special moment in the middle of the night when every child and every grown-up was in a deep deep sleep, and all the dark things came out from hiding and had the world all to themselves.

If I stop being on good behaviour for a moment, my dark little secret is that I don't actually believe many people in the art world have much feeling for art and simply cannot tell a good artist from a weak one, until the artist has enjoyed the validation of others - a received pronunciation.

The moment when a limit is reached, when there is nothing ahead but darkness: something comes in to help that is not real. Another way all this is like madness: a mad person not helped out of his trouble by anything real begins to trust what is not real because it helps him and he needs it because real things continue not to help him.

A man who falls straight into bed night after night, and ceases to live until the moment when he wakes and rises, will surely never dream of making, I don't say great discoveries, but even minor observations about sleep. He scarcely knows that he is asleep. A little insomnia is not without its value in making us appreciate sleep, in throwing a ray of light upon that darkness.