We’ve collected the best Dark Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Brian Krause, Arthur Erickson, Bebe Rexha, Travis Kalanick, Tyler Perry. Use them as an inspiration.
I’m doing something called ‘Olivia Twisted,’ that will start next year. There may be something in between, but right now, that’s the one that I’m slated to do next year. That’s a very ultra-modern version of ‘Oliver Twist,’ and it’s female-driven. It’s an action film, and it’s kind of dark and gritty.
People are composed of many things, and in my work, what influences me is the complexity of people – the chiaroscuro of dark and light. When I play a strong guy, I try to find, where is he weak? And, conversely, when I play a weak guy, where is he strong?
What other people call dark and despairing, I call funny.
Character is what a man is in the dark.
I had a wonderful time making ‘Dark Shadows.’
I’m really enamored with the idea of a reformed society, and I’ve always been fascinated with the Dark Ages as well as the power vacuum that followed the fall of the Roman Empire.
Self-knowledge is essential not only to writing, but to doing almost anything really well. It allows you to work through from a deep place – from the deep, dark corners of your subconscious mind.
Sometimes you’re trying your best and you still can’t find a solution, but I try not to waste my life living in a dark place.
There is a dark side of me – it’s the side people don’t really get to see. I think everyone has that.
Where I come from, all of us wanted to be footballers. We played all the time; that’s all we did at school or wherever until it went dark and you couldn’t see the ball.
Look, I happen to still like really dark, dramatic, fractured characters.
The prejudice was so bad in the United States at that time that a dark person with a white person would not be served in a restaurant. My father, mother, and I would try it occasionally. We would sit there, and the food would never come.
Anyone who saw Nagasaki would suddenly realize that they’d been kept in the dark by the United States government as to what atomic bombs can do.
We went all dark and grimy for ‘Riverdale.’
It’s the word ‘artful’; it’s such a great word, with its dark and its light side, its art and its cunning, the craft and the crafty of it – I’ve been preoccupied with the word ‘artful’ and the twin notions of ‘cornucopia’ and ‘pickpocket’ it suggests for quite some time.
Romantic love, or sex, is the only good thing in a life that is being lived in a dark way.
Everybody has a dark side. It’s just we are very in touch with it.
Overcoming challenges by learning something in a game is a very rewarding feeling, and that’s what I wanted to prioritise in ‘Dark Souls’ and ‘Demon’s Souls.’
That’s what I love about sketch comedy: a sketch is five minutes, then it goes dark, and there’s the potential for something else.
We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.
I think we all have light and dark inside us.
More information is always better than less. When people know the reason things are happening, even if it’s bad news, they can adjust their expectations and react accordingly. Keeping people in the dark only serves to stir negative emotions.
I’m not a very dark person.
I think that no matter how dark a person is, the more you learn about them, the more you understand about their life, the more you can sympathize with them or even root for them.
I want to have an epic life. I want to tell my life with big adjectives. I want to forget all the grays in between, and remember the highlights and the dark moments.
Los Angeles was great fun because it was the polar opposite of Moscow in 1980. It was sunny and bright, lots of colours around, whereas Moscow was dark and oppressive.
After a dark, violent age, the Piscean, we are entering a millennium of love and light in the words of the popular song the ‘Age of Aquarius,’ the time of the mind’s true liberation.
‘The Burning Dark’ needs a certain kind of soundtrack – something dark and moody, electronic, weird. One of my favourite bands is Ladytron, and I think they’d fit the bill quite well.
When you’re thirteen and listening to punk, the aggressive nature of music can sway you to the dark side.
We are never the same with others as when we are alone. We are different, even when we are in the dark with them.
She was not a white woman. She was not a Greek… Until the emergence of the doctrine of white superiority, Cleopatra was generally pictured as a distinctly African woman, dark in color.
I was having such a hard time when I made Sylvia. I gave everything I had for that role. It’s one or two or three things I’m most proud of in terms of my work. But it was very dark.
It gives us a look into a world that’s very much like ‘Traffic’ was for drugs, this movie is for gun running. Dark at times, but I think Nic Cage is an incredible person to watch and very entertaining.
Fairy tales to me are never happy, sweet stories. They’re moral stories about overcoming the dark side and the bad.
I definitely feel like there’s a lot of terrible things on the Internet, obviously. You can really pretty much find anything on there. It’s pretty awful. And the crazy thing is that we don’t even access that much of it – it’s like the dark web or whatever. It’s the other Internet that we don’t even access.
I have an internal protectiveness where it’s like, if it comes to just me, as frightened as I am of losing someone I love or things going sour or simply being alone, there is a dark place in my brain where I’m like, It could happen and I’m okay, I’m prepared.
For me, ‘Amy’ is a very dark film about love.
I have to be careful because there is something destructive within me, I think, and I can have a tendency to just search for the kicks. I can’t really get too close to someone who’s too destructive, or too dark, because then I might go down the rabbit hole myself.
Before I was ever in high school, I had dark circles under my eyes.
Popeye was right about spinach: dark green, leafy vegetables are the healthiest food on the planet. As whole foods go, they offer the most nutrition per calorie.
Barack Obama would not be President if he were dark skin. You know what I mean? That’s just the truth. I might not be as successful as I am now if I was dark skin.
Poetry operates by hints and dark suggestions. It is full of secrets and hidden formulae, like a witch’s brew.
I like dark places.
You live these three months in this reality, in this dark reality. You don’t want to do those films every year because they’re taxing. I started smoking a lot of cigarettes.
You don’t always have to sing dark things to be thoughtful.
I have a very dark sense of humor.
I’m so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.
A good many things go around in the dark besides Santa Claus.
We spent a few days up Ben Nevis, which is the biggest mountain in the U.K., and there was one day when we had to make a decision whether we were going to go to the summit or not. It was already getting dark, but we made the call to go and made the summit, but as soon as we got there, this blizzard just hit.
Sometimes the only way to deal with horrific things in life is through a dark sense of humor.
The Dark Side of the Moon is a fine album with a textural and conceptual richness that not only invites, but demands involvement. There is a certain grandeur.
When you’re surrounded by a world of constant lies, manipulation, and deceit, that dark energy is bound to seep into you eventually.
I’ve had my share of dark days of the soul. I try not to focus on it too much so it doesn’t get to me.
I never thought being famous would be wonderful, but my limited exposure to celebrity has shown me the dark side big-time.
Prison hosts a lot of normal people, a lot of family men who were caught in a tight situation or in a dark place.
I wouldn’t recommend young kids see ‘Speedway Junkie.’ It’s definitely an age-appropriate movie – dark and realistic and edgy. If young kids want to see me, go see the Christmas movie.
I think there’s a dark and twisted idea of democracy that everybody is as interesting as everybody else. So we mustn’t make anybody too interesting. There’s an ironing out of edges and eccentricities, idiosyncrasies in people and situations.
I didn’t feel the need for anonymous affection, for people in the dark applauding. To me, it would be like writing a novel and then getting up every night and reading your novel.
Confidence is at the root of so many attractive qualities, a sense of humor, a sense of style, a willingness to be who you are no matter what anyone else might think or say and it’s true, I do have a certain fondness for women that have dark hair.
As soon as I go into a dark subject, like discussing the people I’ve loved and lost, I off-road into absurdist comedy perversion. It’s both a means of protection and a kind of denial, a blessing and a curse. Wait, it’s not a blessing at all. I guess it would be a bad habit and a curse.
If you’re gay, that doesn’t mean I want to discriminate against you, belittle or bully you, abuse or offend you. Not at all. I don’t want to go back to the dark days of criminalisation and the imprisonment of gay men and women; of Section 28 and legalised discrimination.
Girls should be made aware of the dark reality of human trafficking, right from a young age. High schools and colleges should provide this education, too.
People think we’re always dark and gloomy, and we’re not.
Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.
Imperfection and perfection go so hand in hand, and our dark and our light are so intertwined, that by trying to push the darkness or the so-called negative aspects of our life to the side… we are preventing ourselves from the fullness of life.
I’m not interested in parts where they are looking for a good-looking guy. I want to be a weird little sidekick in a crazy comedy and then play like a dark drama or a thriller.
I don’t know anyone who actually likes the dark or night-time. I don’t care how much they say it doesn’t bother them. That’s why we used to huddle in caves and light fires when the sun went down.
I think it is important to communicate how serious climate change is – it would be a disservice not to. But I’m not sure that emphasizing how scared we should all be is the best way to get people to care – I know it makes me want to crawl into a dark hole and never come out.
I do love a dark movie.
People are apprehensive about finding ‘The Leftovers‘ funny because it’s such a dark circumstance, but I think, really, what the show is about is examining how different people deal with loss. There are elements of humour and levity and irony in that… just like in real life.
One reason I think I am able to work with such dark material is the fact I was never really discouraged from making this kind of work.
Basically, we are a whole world of people desperately trying to figure out what is the dark side of our natures and how much can we explore without becoming something else.
I remember the ’80s being about the Cold War and Reagan and the homeless problem and AIDS. To me, it was kind of a dark, depressing time.
Those who oppressed us described us as the Dark Continent!
OK, so what’s the speed of dark?
So while it is true that I find really dark stuff funny sometimes, it’s also true that as a writer of books I want to have the whole range of human emotions.
The dark side is when you are with family and friends, and you have paparazzi screaming at you – that’s been hard to deal with.
Maybe there is something specifically Scandinavian that comes out of the long, dark winters – you have to learn to laugh at misery, in a way.
Israel is a lighthouse and the only democracy in a dark and tyrannical region. It’s part of us, of our European identity.
I have a dark sense of humor.
The most interesting thing about acting is when you go to the dark places, that’s a lot of energy. When you go to the happiest places, it’s also a lot of energy.
My family has very strong women. My mother never laughed at my dream of Africa, even though everyone else did because we didn’t have any money, because Africa was the ‘dark continent‘, and because I was a girl.
This dark brightness that falls from the stars.
I think Batman is a great character in that he has a lot of internalization, and his heroics come from a dark place.
These are not dark days: these are great days – the greatest days our country has ever lived.
Whatever I’m feeling, whatever I’m going through, whatever mood I’m in… If I’m feeling like dancing or clubbing, then it will be reflected in the music. If I’m feeling dark and vulnerable, then it will reflect in the music, too.
I’m afraid of the dark. I’m not kidding.
I’m just kind of odd. There are dark forces in the world, and if you pay attention to what’s going on around you, you end up incorporating it into the storytelling. Maybe it’s some aspect of myself that’s coming through that people are seeing, that I am in fact a quiet psycho.
I really like ‘Batman.’ Not the TV show, but the dark ‘Batman.’
The heart hid still in the dark, hard as the Philosopher‘s Stone.
Exploring the dark side of my characters’ personality is my forte.
I went through two pretty dark years being fed up with the system and frustrated with my own party after two disastrous elections in 2006 and 2008.
Some people are too prideful to go out and reach out to people to help them in that situation because it’s just such a dark time.
Wit is the only wall between us and the dark.
I hate going out for lunch during a workday because it slows down my pace and ruins my rhythm. I prefer to eat at my desk. Actually, I wander around the design studio with a plate in my hand as I dine on, for example, salmon sashimi and a salad of tomatoes and mozzarella. I often have a bit of dark chocolate after lunch.
Acting is an art form and you want to take roles that are challenged and it’s more of a challenge I think to play dark characters. Not that I want to always play those, but it is a challenge and challenges are rewarding and fun.
In a relationship when things are really great you don’t need to say anything and just enjoy the other person. Sometimes with a couple, it gets dark and you don’t know what to say and that silence can last all day. Other times you don’t want to stop talking because you don’t want to lose one another.
On the contrary, if they are treated with justice and humanity, proper example and the advantages of education given them, the coming years will be as bright and prosperous to the unfortunate race as the past has been dark and painful.
There’s a series of children’s books called A Series of Unfortunate Events, which is like an incredibly dark version of Roald Dahl. I hope to start directing it.
You can hit the lowest low and face the darkest dark, but you can always get back up and get in the light. All of this is what actually makes life worth living.
Before vampires were aesthetically appealing, they were physical anomalies and ostracized outsiders whom we banished to the dark, and they didn’t have the appeal that they do now.
Perhaps naively I thought people understand what humor was, that it was invented by the human race to cope with the dark areas of life, problems and terrors.
Color is born of the interpenetration of light and dark.
The promos with all of the beautiful women probably attracted some men, but the mystery story line is pretty cool. It’s got that dark edge, and people will watch anything funny.
A writer should express criticism and indignation at the dark side of society and the ugliness of human nature, but we should not use one uniform expression.
To me, death is dark, pain, grief.
There’s more to light than the opposite of dark.
I have no dress except the one I wear every day. If you are going to be kind enough to give me one, please let it be practical and dark so that I can put it on afterwards to go to the laboratory.
It’s never easy with characters in these dark and grave circumstances but that’s my job.
You kinda don’t know what’s going to make a good song. You’ve got to shoot around in the dark for a little while.
We use art to combat the dark side of capitalism.
Personally, I prefer the dark side.
All the dark, malevolent Passions of the Soul are roused and exerted; its mild and amiable affections are suppressed; and with them, virtuous Principles are laid prostrate.
Never fear to deliberately walk through dark places, for that is how you reach the light on the other side.
Your soul is a dark forest. But the trees are of a particular species, they are genealogical trees.
Dark witches focus on dark magic, black magic and all kinds of horrible things. I don’t believe white witches have warts on them either, or pointy noses.
There’s also some element of coming of age during the Reagan administration, which everybody has painted as some glorious time in America, but I remember as being a very, very dark time. There was apocalypse in the air; the punk rock movement made sense.
I didn’t feel the need for anonymous affection, for people in the dark applauding. To me, it would be like writing a novel and then getting up every night and reading your novel. Everything I did is on the record and, if you want to hear it, just listen to the record.
It is a dark, dark world. If you’re going to be in a dark world, I can’t think of any better one to be in. I still think I’m very lucky to be in it.
I was a strange, dark little dude. I fell in love with horror movies, at a very early age. Somehow, as a first grader, I was able to convince my parents to let me go see stuff like ‘An American Werewolf in London‘ in theaters, so I was headed in that direction anyway.
And only the photographer himself knows the effect he wants. He should know by instinct, grounded in experience, what subjects are enhanced by hard or soft, light or dark treatment.
I am not the most courageous guy in the world outside of the court. Being alone in the dark is something I don’t like.
‘Dark Blue’ is ultimately a gritty crime drama, at its core. I don’t think that is ever going to change.
It’s everywhere, really. It’s between the galaxies. It is in this room. We believe that everywhere that you have space, empty space, that you cannot avoid having some of this dark energy.
Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him, penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with its spirit of divine discontent and longing.
I’m not at all funny. I can do dark comedy pretty well, but straight-up comedy, I don’t know. I’m much darker. I’ve been like that since I was 3 years old.
Every once in awhile I like to play dark ladies, crazy ladies, but most often I look for characters that are strong, intelligent, caring – usually earth women, because that’s basically how I see myself.
We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light.
I hate this quality, but I can go to dark levels when we lose. It’s not a panic attack, but there’s anxiety. I’m inconsolable. I’m a train wreck. I’m being myself. Then I get this crazy, intense focus, where I get desperate not to be embarrassed again. That dark spot is what I tap into. Creativity comes from there.
No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.
Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
I like dark humor. My favorite movie of all time is ‘Harold and Maude.’
Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.
If we are completely honest with ourselves, everyone has a dark side to their personalities.
What other dungeon is so dark as one’s own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one’s self!
When I was on the bestseller list with the first book, everyone who knows me knows that every week it continued to be on the list was a very dark week for me. Everyone knows that all I wanted was to be off that list.
The streets were dark with something more than night.
Flamenco is dark – it’s about tragedy and intensity.
I have any number of completely dark obsessions and fascinations, and none of this was present in my profile or my growing profile as a writer.
I sometimes wonder if I might be a bit of a disappointment to people, because they are expecting all these ’80s hits and what they get is a dark industrial wall of noise.
And I always think of life like a giant wave. You know, it rises and it crests and it flies, and it’s just magnificent, and then it crashes. And for a lot of people, when it crashes, that’s the end, and they go down the deep, dark hole of depression.
Cities have always been the fireplaces of civilization, whence light and heat radiated out into the dark.
I went through a soul-searching period. I went to a place that was a little bit more reflective and dark. I began to look at who I am, who I was, where I come from, what my culture is, and who I am as an African-American person in America.
Human knowledge is dark and uncertain; philosophy is dark, astrology is dark, and geometry is dark.
I adore dark chocolate.
People desire to separate their worlds into polarities of dark and light, ugly and beautiful, good and evil, right and wrong, inside and outside. Polarities serve us in our learning and growth, but as souls we are all.
I’ve always had a fascination with vampires. It’s not that I’m exactly fascinated with the dark side. It’s the human struggle with it. How we deal with those two aspects of who we are. We all have those elements.
I’m always going to do whatever I think is funniest. If something’s dark, I’ll do it.
When I was little, I didn’t like being left on my own in the dark.
I like all sorts of chocolate. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, anything.
Reality is not always dark or positive. It is somewhere in-between.
The world is full of people with different characters and temperaments. We all have a dark side, a tendency to manipulate, and aggressive desires. The most dangerous types are those who repress their desires or deny the existence of them, often acting them out in the most underhanded ways.
I love dark chocolate – I could eat it ’til I puke.
My beliefs encompass all religions. But I never show my religious inclination in my films. My characters have dark sides; they aren’t the god-fearing characters. It wasn’t a conscious decision. I’m a very lazy and emotional person who connects with the common man.
It’s unfortunate when people say you can’t wear skirts or do item numbers, or a girl can’t dress in a certain way. Are we going back to dark ages?
I definitely fell in love with ‘Dracula‘ when I was 13. I found it so fascinating and so dark and romantic.
When you look on the bright side, you’re acknowledging that there is a dark side at which you are choosing not to gaze. If you think that the darkest hour is before the dawn, you accept that you are moving from darkness to light.
Rationalism and Newtonian science has lured us into dark woods, but a new metaphysics can rescue us.
I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark.
Some people ask why people would go into a dark room to be scared. I say they are already scared, and they need to have that fear manipulated and massaged. I think of horror movies as the disturbed dreams of a society.
I am a passionate believer that comedy is a way of tackling some of the most dark and difficult aspects of being a human being.
On stage, I am in the dark.
Digging down and finding out where your head is at when a fight is about to come, I used to get to a dark place and that’s not really a place I want to go anymore. I got kids, I enjoy my life and I’m having a good time. I don’t feel like I need to go there anymore.
Political consultants are pugilists, masters in the dark art of negativity. Which is why it’s surprising to hear Democrats such as Steve McMahon and Republicans like Rich Galen urging their presidential candidates to be more, well, positive.
Many people are in the dark when it comes to money, and I’m going to turn on the lights.
Afflictions are but as a dark entry into our Father’s house.
Christopher Nolan’s astounding third Batman feature, ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ represents the true maturation of the superhero movie – and provides the key to understanding the bottomless craving moviegoers have for these films, 34 years after the Christopher Reeve Superman gave birth to the genre.
It’s about a young girl who will stop at nothing to be the valedictorian of her class. It’s very dark and very wicked, but it’s got a great part for a kid, and a great part for an older woman.
I think life without spirit is in the dark, it is absurd.
Sometimes in the dark of night I begin to think. And I wonder if Lee started all this violence.
Eventually, when the universe expands enough, all that will be left is the dark energy.
It’s time to pull the bandage off America’s foreclosure problem. The economy is ready to emerge from its recent dark period, but to make it happen soon we need to speed the resolution of millions of troubled home loans. Six years have passed since the crisis began, yet instead of accelerating, foreclosures have slowed.
Hawthorne has given us a tradition that some people refer to as Yankee Magic Realism, and I do think there is a certain quality to the landscape that definitely leads into the dark woods.
A dark cloud is no sign that the sun has lost his light; and dark black convictions are no arguments that God has laid aside His mercy.
This possibility bothered me as I thought it was not advisable to remain in one academic environment, and the long dark winters in Edinburgh could be rather dismal.
The purposeful restriction of knowledge has been at the heart of untold misery and hardship in this world. Serfs were kept illiterate so as to not jeopardize the feudal system. Slaves were kept in the dark on a variety of subjects so as to not provide them the possibility of escape.
I’m very protective of my energy. You have to protect your energy around outside sources because your positive energy can be canceled out by someone’s dark energy.
Everyone has a dark cloud hovering over them at some point, but then there is sunshine.
It is absolutely necessary, for the peace and safety of mankind, that some of earth’s dark, dead corners and unplumbed depths be let alone; lest sleeping abnormalities wake to resurgent life, and blasphemously surviving nightmares squirm and splash out of their black lairs to newer and wider conquests.
Everyone goes down a road that they’re not supposed to go down. You can do two things from it. You can keep going down that road and go to a dark place. Or you can turn and go up the hill and go to the top – try to go to the top.
Being Southern and being the guy I’ve been all my life, I’ve lived more on the lighter side of life. I have a dark side, but that’s not where I come from. A lot of artists like to come from that.
We’ve always lived in dark times. There has always been a range of human experience from the sublime to the brutal, and stories reflect it. It’s no less brutal now; each age has its horrors.
I like movies about longing and desperation, and dark and light things, stories about people struggling to raise children, and to have relationships and be intimate with each other.
The dark outside world of Paris under German occupation exerted a strong containing pressure.
If you’re in a dark place, you’re there for a reason. And the only way to get through to those kids or to other people going through the same thing is really to meet them in that dark place and then slowly bring them to the light.
When shooting in the dark, it is a good idea to use a machine gun.
As a child, I felt that Hallowe’en was a time when creatures of the night suddenly came to life – we would turn off all the lights in the house and let flickering candlelight conjure up scary shadows and create the effect of imaginary figures lurking in dark corners.
Being a nocturnal creature myself, I often find myself in dark alleys or strange places late at night. If there were werewolves around, I’d be likely to run into them, being the night owl that I am.
I remember acting in a school play about the melting pot when I was very little. There was a great big pot onstage. On the other side of the pot was a little girl who had dark hair, and she and I were representing the Italians. And I thought: Is that what an Italian looked like?
I just don’t think there are any rules to color. You have a small space with no windows? Put lamps in there, make it dramatic, paint the ceiling black. Do something with it. If it’s dark, accentuate the darkness.
Sound is often talked about in a very subjective way, as if it had a colour. This is a bright sound, this is a dark sound. I don’t believe in that because I think that is much too subjective.
Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark.
Society’s dark hull drifts further and further away. It is this place – the place of our separation, our distinction – that much of his poetry occupies.
People say to me, ‘Why do you do these ugly parts?’ And it’s because at the end of the day, I’m an actress, and I crave the dark and the light within one job.
The girl-next-door image is a sort of joke; for years, I couldn’t get any roles other than as somebody dark.
A lot of interviewers are looking for the dark side. They want to know about the depths of your despair and fear.
I have always been fascinated by dark and mysterious stuff. I guess I have a pretty dark and gloomy side. Writing songs saves me from going completely gonzo.
I regret those times when I’ve chosen the dark side. I’ve wasted enough time not being happy.
The woman’s perspective is like the dark side of the moon: it always exists, but it is never exposed, at least not in my culture.
Yes, I’m blonde. When I started as an actor, because of the accent and my body and my personality, it was not what the stereotype of the Latina woman in Hollywood is, so they didn’t know where to put me. The blond hair wasn’t matching. The moment I put my hair dark, it was better for my work.
The underbelly of the human psyche, what is often referred to as our dark side, is the origin of every act of self-sabotage. Birthed out of shame, fear, and denial, it misdirects our good intentions and drives us to unthinkable acts of self-destruction and not-so-unbelievable acts of self-sabotage.
Certain periods in history suddenly lift humanity to an observation point where a clear light falls upon a world previously dark.
I have very little fashion sense, and to tell you the truth, I give it very little thought. I dress to be as comfortable as I possibly can. Most of my clothing is either black, grey, or dark blue, and I don’t really wear a lot of colours. But I do like jackets. I have a little bit of an obsession with them.
‘The Dice Man’ is an anti-establishment cult novel, and you don’t normally make studio films from such dark comedy material.
Our records, if you have a dark sense of humor, were funny, but our records weren’t about comedy. They were about protests, fantasy, confrontation and all that.
I love my complexion, but like so many of us, in the early years at primary school, I grew up thinking that my dark skin wasn’t a great thing. I’ve found freedom in music and songwriting, which has given me a freedom in how I present myself. I’m glad I’ve got makeup to celebrate that with.
When we settled our country, the dark forest was considered in some ways evil and something that you needed to plow or, later, bulldoze. We now have a new understanding of the interconnectedness of ecosystems and the need for bird flyways and why all species matter.
I always wrote poetry as a teenager and it was always so dark, but it made me feel good to get it out.
It’s the opposite journey from what I’ve usually done with films. I find it very easy to go from, say, a lit, pleasurable environment, like what you see outside there, to a very dark place. But the opposite journey, which is what this movie takes, is much more complicated.
I like a movie that brings out many discussions. From my experience, every time I have done movies, they create this kind of situation. Like ‘Irreversible,’ ‘The Passion of the Christ,’ ‘Malena’; it’s so interesting. I like to explore the dark side of humanity. That’s why I’m an actor.
The dark comedies tend to be in a non-releasable area. There can be romantic comedies. There can be dramas. But there’s no ‘dark comedy’ inbox for the advertising.
My stepfather is a baron. He has a castle in Belgium that’s been in his family for hundreds and hundreds of years. It’s not fancy; it’s really sort of brimstone and dark. It’s got a moat and a drawbridge.
Anything that gets to the more emotional and dark side of music, I always enjoy.
Storms and darkness scared me, but somehow it encouraged me to learn about nature and I think nothing’s dark, dark is beautiful too.
Heath Ledger’s performance in ‘The Dark Knight’ quite simply changed the game. He raised the bar not just for actors in superhero films, but young actors everywhere; for me. His performance was dark, anarchic, dizzying, free, and totally, thrillingly, dangerous.
When you lose everything, and I mean everything, you sit there in this empty room in the dark, and the only person who can get you out is you.
I’ve always been misrepresented. You know, I could dress in a clown costume and laugh with the happy people but they’d still say I’m a dark personality.
Everyone asks me about why I care about anime and football so much, but that’s because anything dark that happened in my life, those two things would make me feel better. I just used to sit in front of the TV and watch football and breathe a sigh of relief. You know what I mean? It’s another world. An escape.
I disapprove of lots of decisions made by George Bush: the war, the meddling in the affairs of other countries, the conversations with dictators; it was a dark time.
When I was doing research on the M.C.s and spending time with these cats, one of the things that struck me and made me realize that I could deliver this world to an audience was their really dark and acute sense of humor.
Flowers grow out of dark moments.
My darlings, if I can’t write dark, epic music, I can’t live!
What started it all was the Kanye album, ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.’ We started listening to that and just fell in love with it, fell in love with his production style.
What is filmmaking but groping in the dark?
I love chocolate. I like milk and dark chocolate, but definitely not white.