Night Quotes

George orwell, (attributed) - people sleep peaceably in their beds at night...
Hermione gingold - contrary to popular belief, english women do not...

The timid and fearful first failures dismay, but the stout heart stays trying by night and by day. He values his failures as lessons that teach The one way to get to the goal he would reach.
Edgar Albert Guest
Tomorrow night I appear for the first time before a Boston audience of 4000 critics.
Mark Twain
My candle burns at both ends It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends - It gives a lovely light.
Edna St. Vincent Millay, "A Few Figs from Thistles", 1920
Now cracks a noble heart. Good night sweet prince And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.
William Shakespeare

Ya know, if you treated every comic the way you treated me tonight. You would never see a bad show.
Buddy Hackett
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight, very clean. When it arrives it is perfect. It puts itself in our hands. It hopes we learned something from yesterday.
Unknown, Epitaph on headstone of actor John Wayne (author unknown)
Dylan thomas, collected poems (1952) - do not go gentle into that good night, old age...
My fellow Americans, I must speak to you tonight about a mounting danger in Central America that threatens the security of the United States. This danger will not go away it will grow worse, much worse, if we fail to take action now.
Ronald Reagan
Daylight follows a dark night.
Maasai Prove
Everyone who gets sleepy at night should have a simple decent place to lay their heads, on terms they can afford to pay.
Millard Fuller, founder and president, Habitat for Humanity International
A councilor ought not to sleep the whole night through, a man to whom the populace is entrusted, and who has many responsibilities.
Homer, The Iliad
Tis the witching hour of night, Orbed is the moon and bright, And the stars they glisten, glisten, Seeming with bright eyes to listen For what listen they?
John Keats
However long the night, the dawn will break.
African Prove
I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams.
Dr. Jonas Salk
The enemy came. He was beaten. I am tired. Goodnight.
Vicomte Turenne, Message sent after the battle of Dunen, 658
How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares if there seemed any danger of their coming true!
Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts (1931) "Life and Human Nature".
The Night has a thousand eyes, And the Day but one; Yet the light of the bright world dies With the dying sun. The mind has a thousand eyes, And the heart but one; Yet the light of a whole life dies When love is done.
Francis William Bourdillon
Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.
William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 1 scene 3
The tradition of all the dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brain of the living.
Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte (by Karl Marx)
I think wholeness comes from living your life consciously during the day and then exploring your inner life or unconscious at night.
Margery Cuyle
Vision without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare.
Japanese Prove
History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.
James Joyce
Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.
Confucius
Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, Where have I gone wrong? Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.
Charles M. Schulz, Charlie Brown in "Peanuts".
Nature gets credit which should in truth be reserved for ourselves: the rose for its scent, the nightingale for its song; and the sun for its radiance. The poets are entirely mistaken. They should address their lyrics to themselves and should turn them into odes of self congratulation on the excellence of the human mind.
Alfred North Whitehead
Were I a nightingale, I would act the part of a nightingale were I a swan, the part of a swan.
Epictetus
Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.
William Dement
Walking women want to see the southern cross at night And so they set aside a sock, and tie their laces tight Yes mournful is the melody that echoes in their heads Without a beat they march along, believing Bach is dead.
The Residents "Duck Stab": Bach is Dead
To accomplish our destiny it is not enough to merely guard prudently against road accidents. We must also cover before nightfall the distance assigned to each of us.
Alexis Carrel
You must read, you must persevere, you must sit up nights, you must inquire, and exert the utmost power of your mind. If one way does not lead to the desired meaning, take another; if obstacles arise, then still another; until, if your strength holds out, you will find that clear which at first looked dark.
Giovanni Boccaccio, Leitch, Vincent B. ed. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. New York: Norton, 2001.
Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith makes one fine pillow.
Philip Gulley
At night always carry in your heart something from Holy Scriptures to bed with you, meditate upon it like a ruminant animal, and go softly to sleep; but this must not be too much, rather a little that may be well pondered and understood, that you may find a remnant of it in your mind when you rise in the morning.
Martin Luthe
The good people sleep much better at night than the bad people. Of course, the bad people enjoy the waking hours much more.
Woody Allen
Thought is only a flash between two long nights, but this flash is everything.
Henri Poincare
Goodnight.
Lord Byron, last words
Houston has its largest crowd of the night here this evening.
Jerry Coleman
I want to live my life so that my nights are full of regrets.
Fitzgerald
My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. On succeeding Richard M Nixon as president.
Gerald R. Ford