Night Quotes

Wallace stevens - the summer night is like a perfection of thought....
Francis william bourdillon - the night has a thousand eyes, and the day but...

I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.
D. H. Lawrence
The moment we indulge our affections, the earth is metamorphosed there is no winter and no night all tragedies, all ennuis, vanish, - All duties even.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Each suburban wife struggled with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffered Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night - She was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question - Is this all.
Betty Naomi Friedan
The man who does not learn is dark, like one walking in the night.
Chinese Prove

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
Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling into at night. I miss you like hell.
Edna St. Vincent Millay, Letters, 1952
William shakespeare,
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
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
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
Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.
James Barrie
Tonight we are launching an effort which holds the promise of changing the course of human history.
Ronald Reagan
Were I a nightingale, I would act the part of a nightingale were I a swan, the part of a swan.
Epictetus
I had a dream last night that a hamburger was eating ME!
Jerry Seinfeld, Seinfeld episode "The Van Buren Boys" - Broadcast on February 6, 1997
In the vast reaches of the dry, cold night, thousands of stars were constantly appearing, and their sparkling icicles, loosened at once, began to slip gradually toward the horizon.
Albert Camus
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
It is not growing like a tree in bulk doth make man better be Or standing long an oak, three hundred year, To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere, A lily of a day is fairer in May Although it fall and die that night, It was the plant of flower and light, In small proportions we just beauties see And in short measures, life may perfect be.
Benjamin Johnson
History is a nightmare from which we are trying to awaken.
James Joyce
You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without a want and a grief, But rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound.
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
If the day and the night are such that you greet them with with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet - Scented herbs, more elastic, more starry, more immortal - - That is your success.
Henry David Thoreau
Goodnight.
Lord Byron, last words
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
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 out their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.
Lawrence of Arabia, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, Suppressed introductory chapter, first published 1939, Penguin edition p. 23
Everybody winds up kissing the wrong person good night.
Andy Warhol
I think wholeness comes from living your life consciously during the day and then exploring your inner life or unconscious at night.
Margery Cuyle
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
Houston has its largest crowd of the night here this evening.
Jerry Coleman
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
Tomorrow night I appear for the first time before a Boston audience of 4000 critics.
Mark Twain
My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. On succeeding Richard M Nixon as president.
Gerald R. Ford
I have no trouble with my enemies. But my goddam friends,... they are the ones that keep me walking the floor nights.
Oscar Levant
Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Dylan Thomas
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
Not snow, no, nor rain, nor heat, nor night keeps them from accomplishing their appointed courses with all speed.
Herodotus, The Histories of Herodotus
It is a rather pleasant experience to be alone in a bank at night.
Willie Sutton
Many brave men lived before Agamemnon but all are overwhelmed in eternal night, unwept, unknown, because they lack a sacred poet.
Horace
To all, to each, a fair good night, And pleasing dreams, and slumbers light.
Sir Walter Scott
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe, "Eleonora".