Dark Side Quotes

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Friedrich Nietzsche
“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Nora Ephron
“When I buy a new book, I always read the last page first, that way in case I die before I finish, I know how it ends. That, my friend, is a dark side.”
Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally

Eliezer Yudkowsky
“I don't want to rule the universe. I just think it could be more sensibly organised.”
Eliezer Yudkowsky, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Gillian Flynn
“I’ve grown quite weary of the spunky heroines, brave rape victims, soul-searching fashionistas that stock so many books. I particularly mourn the lack of female villains — good, potent female villains. Not ill-tempered women who scheme about landing good men and better shoes (as if we had nothing more interesting to war over), not chilly WASP mothers (emotionally distant isn’t necessarily evil), not soapy vixens (merely bitchy doesn’t qualify either). I’m talking violent, wicked women. Scary women. Don’t tell me you don’t know some. The point is, women have spent so many years girl-powering ourselves — to the point of almost parodic encouragement — we’ve left no room to acknowledge our dark side. Dark sides are important. They should be nurtured like nasty black orchids.”
Gillian Flynn

Erik Pevernagie
“Let us not be our own worst enemy by enduringly looking on the dark side of things. ("Being my best friend" )”
Erik Pevernagie

Naomi Novik
“Was I starting to feel evil? Yes. Now I was worrying I'd be turned to the dark side by too much crochet.”
Naomi Novik, A Deadly Education

Eliezer Yudkowsky
“You couldn't changed history. But you could get it right to start with. Do something differently the FIRST time around.
This whole business with seeking Slytherin's secrets... seemed an awful lot like the sort of thing where, years later, you would look back and say, 'And THAT was where it all started to go wrong.'
And he would wish desperately for the ability to fall back through time and make a different choice.
Wish granted. Now what?”
Eliezer Yudkowsky, Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Shunya
“If you want to help a guilt-ridden person, don’t act holy and pure around them. Everyone has a dark side, Be true, Be vulnerable. Be normal. Be human.”
Shunya

Marie Montine
“It enables me to survive and to think of tomorrow. You cannot survive in my world if you will care too much for the ones today who could perish tomorrow. I only speak of experience. You still have time before it is too late. Just consider the consequences. Do us all a favor by not letting us all suffer from it”
Marie Montine, Mourning Grey: Part One: The Guardians Of The Temple Saga

Marie Montine
“Come on, Wind Dancer, it’s time to go. It’ll be just you and me asking for the night’s companionship.”
Marie Montine, Mourning Grey: Part One: The Guardians Of The Temple Saga

Marie Montine
“I called you a fool for a reason: it would probably take an eternity before the temple stops playing with you and another eternity before you realize it.”
Marie Montine, Mourning Grey: Part Three The Guardians Of The Temple Saga

Emilyann Allen
“I think we all have a dark side if we're truly honest with ourselves. If we don't acknowledge it then it's just a predator waiting to attack in the darkest moments.”
Emilyann Allen (pseudonyms Emilyann Phoenix and Emilyann Girdner)

Shunya
“To detach from your character, you should first know it fully -the dark side as well as bright side. It doesn’t mean that you should try everything in the world. To know itself, a tree doesn’t need to get hit by an axe at every inch of its being. The air around it can make it feel how far its branches go. When you are in a position to do something and do it, you only get to know one side of you. When you don’t do it, you get to know two sides of you -the one that wanted to do it and the other that didn’t.”
Shunya

Marie Montine
“Do you see the river of truth, Lharkin? Do you understand that two are one?”
Marie Montine, Mourning Grey: Part Two

Marie Montine
“The army of men that will come for us will be our sustenance.”
Marie Montine, Mourning Grey: Part Two

Marie Montine
“We are all monsters.”
Marie Montine, Mourning Grey: Part Three The Guardians Of The Temple Saga

Marie Montine
“I just worry you may pay too much attention to what you’re running from to see what you’re running to.”
Marie Montine, Mourning Grey: Part One: The Guardians Of The Temple Saga

Cathy Dobson
“I’m not a strong virgin any more, I’m a mighty woman. I’m no longer just the ghost of a human being, I’m solid. But how could I be real if I never cast a shadow? I need my darker side in order to be whole.”
Cathy Dobson, The Devil's Missal

“I have been skating on the dark side of the moon.
The stars glance down at me like cold, gleaming panther eyes.
Even though there is no oxygen I can still breathe.”
Vytautas Pliura, Tenderness in Hell: Collected Poems by Vytautas Pliura

“Het is zoals alles in het leven. Hoe fantastisch en wonderbaarlijk iets ook is, er zit altijd een donkere kant aan.”
Anna Ruhe, Die Duftapotheke

Todd Kashdan
“You cannot banish the devilish, unflattering qualities of your personality. Nor would doing so be healthy or useful. Suppressing experiences is psychologically destructive because it divorces us from the full richness of real life. To progress on your journey of personal growth, love, and meaning and purpose in life, you need to become aware of all aspects of yourself, including your darker tendencies, and be agile enough to integrate them into your behavioural repertoire as needed. Do not repress, ignore, or hide the darker gifts. Be aware of them, appreciate them, and when you're ready harness them. When you do this, you'll find that you've gained greater access to well-being. To do otherwise is to be enslaved by fear, to set an artificial limit on what you experience and accomplish in this, the one and only life we know for sure that you'll have. Make the most of it. Become whole.”
Todd Kashdan

Marie Montine
“You humans destroyed my life, my family’s life, everything I loved and treasured. It was because of your ancestor that my kind fell. And then, the one thing I could still love in the shadows of the Night Realm was Oliara. When that was taken away from me, I became empty. So do not tell me you love me; even if I could give it back – which would never be given to a human – I could not: I no longer know how to.”
Marie Montine, Mourning Grey: Part Two

Sai Pradeep
“One must accept and understand their dark side to be able to strengthen their integrity.”
Sai Pradeep

Ehsan Sehgal
“Love is beautiful; however, it also has a dark side since it can cause one self-isolation.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Lynne Ewing
“He held the ribbon that tied her bodice. "You like to read about vampires but your mother thinks its unhealthy. Do you really want so desperately to become aligned with the night?"
She frantically shook her head.
"I can show you a more ancient evil," he promised in a soothing voice. He tugged on the ribbon, untying the bow. "One that has existed since the beginning of time."
"Right." She tried to force the word out with a sarcastic tone, but failed.
"Not many people know about the Atrox and its Followers, but you will," he assured her.
"You're not being funny anymore," she answered with more whimper than anger.
He let his finger trace up her body to her chin and lifted her face until she was forced to look in his eyes. "I was never trying to be. I was only trying to explain what I am."
She looked quickly behind her as if searching for a way to escape.
He paused for a moment, hoping she would run. When she didn't, he continued, "I can dissolve into shadow. Stay that way for days if I want. It's one of my powers."
"Stop teasing me," she whined. "You're scaring me now."
He leaned closer. "I can also enter your mind and take you into mine. Do you want me to show you?"
"No," she pleaded. It wasn't the strange light in the graveyard that gave her face such an unnatural pallor now. The true beauty of fear shimmered in her eyes.
"Let me show you." He seeped into her mind and brought her back into his. He could feel her struggle and then stop. He let her feel what he was, the emptiness and evil.”
Lynne Ewing, The Sacrifice

Lynne Ewing
“The night pulsed through him. He knew she saw something different in his eyes by the way she jerked back. He held her tight. "Don't you know when a guy wants to kiss you?"
She swallowed and seemed unsure.
"Put your arms around me," he ordered softly.
Her hands slipped tentatively up his chest and clasped his neck. He pulled her body next to his and she closed her eyes in anticipation.
What little resistance remained inside him slipped down into a cold abyss where his soul had once been. He eased into her mind with a suddenness that surprised her. Her eyes burst open with a shock and she stared at him. He saw the astonishment on her face and cherished the sensuous fear exploding inside her. She tried to break away from him.
"Too late," he whispered and held her with his eyes. Each time she tried to pull away, he drew her to him until he had her spellbound.
He could hear her whimpering, but it was as if she was far away.
Now sweet one, turn and face the Atrox. She struggled against his caressing, but soon she stopped fighting and her fear left her. The lies of the Atrox soothed her and filled her with promises.
Stanton smiled triumphantly and pressed his hand over her mouth so she couldn't cry out when she finally saw the black future that awaited her.
Her communion with the Atrox filled his emptiness, but he knew the ecstasy he felt from devouring her luxurious hope would only last for a short time. Soon, the aching need would return, but for now it was satisfied. He wondered now why he had denied himself for so long. He was a creature of the night and he relished his evil existence.”
Lynne Ewing, The Sacrifice

Lynne Ewing
“When he was hidden in shadows, he looked up at the night sky. He had no choice. He pressed his hands against his forehead, trying to think of another possibility. There was none.
He wiped at the hot tears stinging his eyes, then slowly he lifted his arms to the fathomless black sky. He could endure anything if he knew Serena was safe. Anything.
"Father of night and evil, I call you." A primitive vibration trembled in the air. He knew the Atrox was near.
"Allow me to cross over and become your servant again."
A deadly cold throbbed through him with the ancient rhythm of evil.
"I come freely," Stanton added and felt something collapse inside him. "Take me back to the night."
Spears of lightning crackled across the sky and a concussion boomed through the earth, releasing the sulfurous smells of hell. Then a raven-black cloud seeped up from the ground and hovered around him.
Stanton held an image of Serena's face deep inside him as he breathed the icy spirit of the Atrox back into his body. The chill seeped deep inside him, wintry tentacles reaching down to his bones. The Atrox embraced him and welcomed him back to its congregation. Its raw power surged through him and when Stanton opened his eyes, he again ruled the night.
The world around him seemed sharper now, as if he could see in the dark. His pain was gone and in its place he felt a dark joy. He grinned as the wild rapture seized him. This time he was no longer invitus. Evil pulsed through him without guilt or worry, consequence or remorse. He breathed in the feel of it, then leaned back and became a black mist, hissing into the air.”
Lynne Ewing, The Sacrifice

“I have been skating on the dark side of the moon..
My blades are sharp. My shoelaces are tight.
It is deathly quiet on the dark side of the moon.”
Vytautas Pliura, Tenderness in Hell: Collected Poems by Vytautas Pliura

Soroosh Shahrivar
“And I'm on the cusp — might flip and switch any minute.
Thrust myself to the dark side ‘cause I've reached my limit.
Can no longer stand the murders and the deception;
Time is running slim for a divine intervention.”
Soroosh Shahrivar, Letter 19

Jen Calonita
“No one should cross the dark side.”
Jen Calonita, Flunked

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