"My father could be very witty, even if the humor was always on the darker side of irony."
"One of the things that makes Hamlet unique among Shakespeare's characters is his courage to face up to the darker elements of his personality."
"What none of the critics, positive or negative, grasped was that 'The Searchers' was a different kind of Western, something much darker and more disturbing than the usual fare."
"Any film which views the darker side of life, which is death with a sense of humor, is very much to my taste."
"Loki in 'Thor' is the most incredible springboard into a sort of excavation of the darker aspects of human nature. So that was thrilling, coming back knowing that I'd built the boat and now I could set sail into choppier waters."
"Music is an extraordinary vehicle for expressing emotion - very powerful emotions. That's what draws millions of people towards it. And, um, I found myself always going for these darker places and - people identify with that."
"I'm a light sleeper. I've never been one of those people who can put their head down and suddenly everything disappears. Nighttime is the time I get most scared, anxious or worried. In those darker moments before waking or sleeping is when I feel most, I don't know, I can turn on myself, and my imagination can take me dark places."
"The Wreckoning is a darker song. But the record is positive."
"I've always been really dark, and drawn to darker humor. Nothing has been forced, and I don't say anything for shock value."
"The darker the film, the more vital everyone's sense of humor is on set."