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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Night hath a thousand eyes.

JOHN LYLY, Maides Metamorphose

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

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Romeo and Juliet

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Night, when words fade and things come alive.

ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY, Flight to Arras

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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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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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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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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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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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Never greet a stranger in the night, for he may be a demon.

TALMUD

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Press close bare-bosom'd night -- press close magnetic nourishing night!
Night of south winds -- night of the large few stars!
Still nodding night -- mad naked summer night.

WALT WHITMAN, When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd

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

GOETHE, Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship

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Night is falling: at dusk, you must have good eyesight to be able to tell the Good Lord from the Devil.

JEAN-PAUL SARTRE, The Devil and the Good Lord

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