Night Quotes

To be nobody - But - Yourself - - In a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - - Means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
E e cummings
H. l. mencken - no man of genuinely superior intelligence has...

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe, "Eleonora".
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
The summer night is like a perfection of thought.
Wallace Stevens
Edna st. vincent millay - my candle burns at both ends; it will not last...

He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle to steady his fellow countrymen and hearten those Europeans upon whom the long dark night of tyranny had descended.
Edward R. Murrow, On Winston Churchill, 1954
History is a nightmare from which we are trying to awaken.
James Joyce
T. e. lawrence - all men dream, but not equally. those who dream...
Last night I dreamed I ate a ten - Pound marshmallow, and when I woke up the pillow was gone.
Tommy Coope
Tonight we are launching an effort which holds the promise of changing the course of human history.
Ronald Reagan
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight and never stop fighting.
E e cummings
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)
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
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)
The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils; The motions of his spirit are dull as night, And his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted.
William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
What is life? It is a flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
Crowfoot
The enemy came. He was beaten. I am tired. Goodnight.
Vicomte Turenne, Message sent after the battle of Dunen, 658
At the opera in Milan with my daughter and me, Needleman leaned out of his box and fell into the orchestra pit. Too proud to admit it was a mistake, he attended the opera every night for a month and repeated it each time.
Woody Allen
I have no trouble with my enemies. But my goddam friends,... they are the ones that keep me walking the floor nights.
Oscar Levant
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster. Your life will never be the same again.
Og Mandino, The Greatest Miracle in the World
Wait until it is night before saying that is has been a fine day.
French Prove
There is a budding morrow in midnight.
John Keats
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
I want to live my life so that my nights are full of regrets.
Fitzgerald
Houston has its largest crowd of the night here this evening.
Jerry Coleman
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
The great thing about television is that if something important happens anywhere in the world, day or night, you can always change the channel.
From "Taxi".
The man who does not learn is dark, like one walking in the night.
Chinese Prove
Daylight follows a dark night.
Maasai Prove
Many brave men lived before Agamemnon but all are overwhelmed in eternal night, unwept, unknown, because they lack a sacred poet.
Horace
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
People sleep peacably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
George Orwell
Contrary to popular belief, English women do not wear tweed nightgowns.
Hermione Gingold
A good idea will keep you awake during the morning, but a great idea will keep you awake during the night.
Marilyn Vos Savant
Wait until it is night before saying that it has been a fine day.
French Prove
A vision without action is called a daydream; but then again, action without a vision is called a nightmare.
Jim Sorensen
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
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