Night Quotes

Jerry coleman - houston has its largest crowd of the night here...
D. h. lawrence - i want to live my life so that my nights are not...

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
I see America, not in the setting sun of a black night of despair ahead of us, I see America in the crimson light of a rising sun fresh from the burning, creative hand of God. I see great days ahead, great days possible to men and women of will and vision.
Carl Sandburg
With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.
Abraham Lincoln
Human consciousness arose but a minute before midnight on the geological clock. Yet we mayflies try to bend an ancient world to our purposes, ignorant perhaps of the messages buried in its long history. Let us hope that we are still in the early morning of our April day.
Stephen Jay Gould

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
When he stood up, it was a very complicated motion. If the deck chairs on the Ship to the Sea of Night had opened up, they would have done so like that. It was like he was unfolding himself forever.
Neil Gaiman, Good Omens
Kahlil gibran, the prophet - you shall be free indeed when your days are not...
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
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".
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
The gates of Hell are open night and day Smooth the descent, and easy is the way But, to return, and view the cheerful skies In this, the task and mighty labor lies.
John Dryden
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
Good night, good night parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good night till it be morrow.
William Shakespeare
The gates of hell are open, night and day Smooth the descent, and easy the way.
Virgil
We are no other than a moving row Of Magic Shadow - Shapes that come and go Round with the Sun - Illumined Lantern held In Midnight by the Master of the Show.
Omar Khayym
To all, to each, a fair good night, And pleasing dreams, and slumbers light.
Sir Walter Scott
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.
T. E. Lawrence
Weather forcast for tonight: dark. Continued dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning.
George Carlin
Your problems and mine, they are nothing new. They are all just another small part of the generic nightmare.
Lewis Ward
History is a nightmare from which we are trying to awaken.
James Joyce
True love is night jasmine, a diamond in darkenss, the heartbeat no cardiologist has ever heard. It is the most common of miracles, fashioned of fleecy clouds, a handful of stars tossed into the night sky.
Jim Bishop
The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Contrary to popular belief, English women do not wear tweed nightgowns.
Hermione Gingold
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)
We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose.
Charles Baudelaire
It takes 20 years to make an overnight success.
Eddie Canto
Love, unrequited, robs me of my rest Love, hopeless love, my ardent soul encumbers Love, nightmare - Like, lies heavy on my chest, And weaves itself into my midnight slumbers.
William S. Gilbert
For the night was not impartial. No, the night loved some more than others, served some more than others.
Eudora Welty
Now cracks a noble heart. Good night sweet prince And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.
William Shakespeare
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
I want to live my life so that my nights are full of regrets.
Fitzgerald
It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents - - Except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets for it is in London that our scene lies, rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.
Edward Bulwer - Lytton, Paul Clifford
Many brave men lived before Agamemnon; but all are overwhelmed in eternal night, unwept, unknown, because they lack a sacred poet.
Horace, Odes
How sweet and soothing is this hour of calm! I thank thee, night! for thou has chased away these horrid bodements which, amidst the throng, I could not dissipate; and with the blessing of thy benign and quiet influence now will I to my couch, although to rest is almost wronging such a night as this.
Lord Byron
Ya know, if you treat every comic the way you treated me tonight, You would never see a bad show.
Buddy Hackett
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
George Weiss
I think somebody should come up with a way to breed a very large shrimp. That way, you could ride him, then after you camped at night, you could eat him. How about it, science.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.
James Barrie