From the masters themselves: A list of some #darkquotes. #melville #conrad #poe #hawthorne #frankherbert

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty. -Frank Herbert

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To attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood. It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing the Darkness. It cannot be. -Frank Herbert

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for there is no folly of the beast of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of men. -Herman Melville

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Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind. -Nathaniel Hawthorne

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What other dungeon is so dark as one’s own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one’s self! -Nathaniel Hawthorne

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The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness. -Joseph Conrad

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It was written I should be loyal to the nightmare of my choice.” -Joseph Conrad

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Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. -Edgar Allen Poe

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Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality. -Edgar Allen Poe

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Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven. -Mark Twain