Quotations About / On:
Saturday night was for wives, but Friday night at the Copa was always for the girlfriends.
(Nicholas Pileggi, U.S. screenwriter, and Martin Scorsese. Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), GoodFellas, voiceover as gangsters and girlfriends take in the show at the Copacabana (1990).)
Speaking of my Thai wife, her smile melts away the dark nights
(I found my wife, the love of my life in Thailand and we have been very happy together these past 39 years.)
the moon is high
the night is cool
the pool inviting
for a moonlight swim
Venus can see at night without eyes.
(Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. For Love Alone, ch. 3 (written 1944, published Virago, n.d.).
Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.)
Every single night I'm nervous.
(Vivien Leigh (1913-1967), British actor; born in India. As quoted in Famous Actors and Actresses on the American Stage, vol. 2, by William C. Young (1975).
From an interview first published in Actors Talk About Acting, edited by Lewis Funke and John E. Booth (1961). The experienced screen and stage actress was referring to the stage fright that afflicted her before every performance; at the time, she was in her tenth month of performing in the play, Duel of Angels.)
When he urinated, it sounded like night prayer.
(F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. The Crack-Up, "Notebook M," ed. Edmund Wilson (1945).)
As night falls, every joy glows brighter.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
All the animals come out at night.
(Paul Schrader (b. 1946), U.S. screenwriter, and Martin Scorsese. Travis Bickle (Robert DeNiro), Taxi Driver, of New York (1976).)
If they take you in the morning, they will be coming for us that night.
(James Baldwin (1924-1987), U.S. author. New York Review of Books (Jan. 7, 1971). "Open Letter to my Sister, Angela Davis.")
The night is a skin pulled over the head of day that the day may be in torment.
(Djuna Barnes (1892-1982), U.S. author, poet, columnist. Doctor, in Nightwood, ch. 5 (1936).)