A Quote by Ann Radcliffe on darkness, deed, and fate

Fate sits on these dark battlements and frowns, And as the portal opens to receive me, A voice in hollow murmurs through the courts Tells of a nameless deed.

Ann Radcliffe (1764 - 1823)

Source: "The Mysteries of Udolpho"

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A Quote by Andrew Warnick on darkness

The pen may be stronger than the sword . . . but I'd rather have a sword in a dark alley.

Andrew Warnick

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A Quote by Anna Letitia (Aikin) Barbauld on chaos, college, darkness, planning, and water

Forgotten rimes, and college themes, Worm-eaten plans, and embryo schemes; A mass of heterogeneous matter. A chaos dark, nor land nor water.

Aikin Barbauld (1743 - 1825)

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A Quote by Agnes de Mille on art, darkness, death, and life

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.

Agnes de Mille (1908 -)

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A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on darkness, earth, and peace

We now to peace and darkness And earth and thee restore Thy creature that thou madest And wilt cast forth no more.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: More Poems, 1936, 47 (For My Funeral), st. 3

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A Quote by 'Abd al-Kader on darkness, failure, good, grace, justice, peace, and prophets

His light spreads out and this operation expresses nothing other than the ordered unfolding of His attributes over the non-being. What is called "the possibles" are those things which show themselves capable of receiving that light and those which are called "the impossibles" are those which are unable to receive the light. It is to just this that the Prophet - upon Him be Grace and Peace! - alluded when He said, "Allah created the creatures in the darkness, then He sprinkled them with His light. Those who were touched by some of this light are on the good way; and those who failed to be touched by it are astray."

'Abd al-Kader (1807 - 1883)

Source: The Spiritual Writings of 'Abd al-Kader, 1995, Kitab al-Mawaqif, 287, p. 86

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