NIGHT QUOTES

quotations about night

Night quote

We wait all day
For night to come
And it comes like a hunter

U2, "Red Hill Mining Town"

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I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.

SARAH WILLIAMS, "The Old Astronomer to His Pupil"

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Night hath a thousand eyes.

JOHN LYLY, Maides Metamorphose

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Night, when words fade and things come alive.

ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY, Flight to Arras

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Come, civil night,
Thou sober-suited matron, all in black.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Romeo and Juliet

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Each evening, the medieval community prepared itself for dark like a ship's crew preparing to face a gathering storm. At sunset, people began to retreat indoors, locking and bolting everything behind them. First the city gates, which had been opened at sunrise, were closed. The same thing happened in individual houses. They were locked and often the city authorities took the keys for safekeeping overnight.

WOLFGANG SCHIVELBUSCH, Disenchanted Night: The Industrialization of Light in the Nineteenth Century

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The night
Hath been to me a more familiar face
Than that of man; and in her starry shade
Of dim and solitary loveliness
I learned the language of another world.

LORD BYRON, Manfred

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Night is the other half of life, and the better half.

GOETHE, Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship

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By night an atheist half believes in God.

EDWARD YOUNG, Night Thoughts

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The day is for honest men, the night for thieves.

EURIPIDES, Iphigenia in Tauris

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Beware of the night, child. All cats are black in the dark.

JEAN GENET, The Blacks

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Mysterious Night! when our first parent knew
Thee from report divine, and heard thy name,
Did he not tremble for this lovely frame,
This glorious canopy of light and blue?

JOSEPH BLANCO WHITE, To Night

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At night we are all strangers, even to ourselves.

ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

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Night kneels at your feet like a gypsy glistening with jewels.

TRACY K. SMITH, "Speed of Belief"

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The things of the night cannot be explained in the day, because they do not then exist.

ERNEST HEMINGWAY, A Farewell to Arms

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A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.

STEVE MARTIN, attributed, Words from the Wise

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Night is chaos, the realm of dreams, teeming with ghosts and demons as the oceans teem with fish and sea monsters.

WOLFGANG SCHIVELBUSCH, Disenchanted Night: The Industrialization of Light in the Nineteenth Century

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Some nights are made for torture, or reflection, or the savoring of loneliness.

POPPY Z. BRITE, attributed, A Thousand Fireflies

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O thievish Night,
Why shouldst thou, but for some felonious end,
In thy dark lantern thus close up the stars,
That nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps
With everlasting oil, to give due light
To the misled and lonely traveller?

JOHN MILTON, Comus

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All is well, tho' faith and form
Be sunder'd in the night of fear.

ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON, In Memoriam

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