Quotations About / On: NIGHT

  • 11.
    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.")
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  • 12.
    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).)
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  • 13.
    For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance.
    (Mignon McLaughlin (b. c. 1915), U.S. author, editor. Atlantic (Boston, July 1965).)
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  • 14.
    In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day.
    (F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. The Crack-Up, ed. Edmund Wilson (1945). Handle With Care, first published in Esquire (New York, March 1936). The article constituted the second part of Fitzgerald's Crack-Up series. The Dark Night of the Soul is the title of a poem and commentary by the 16th-century Spanish mystic San Juan de la Cruz (St. John of the Cross).)
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  • 15.
    In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day.
    (F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. The Crack-Up, ed. Edmund Wilson (1945). Handle With Care, first published in Esquire (New York, March 1936). The article constituted the second part of Fitzgerald's Crack-Up series. The Dark Night of the Soul is the title of a poem and commentary by the 16th-century Spanish mystic San Juan de la Cruz (St. John of the Cross).)
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  • 16.
    I've always been more afraid of being left alone or left out than of things that go bump in the night.
    (Nelson Gidding (b. 1919), U.S. screenwriter, and Robert Wise. Eleanor Vance (Julie Harris), The Haunting, comparing fear of the supernatural to fears of things that truly exist (1963).)
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  • 17.
    I can see this is going to be a long fuckin' night, convict.
    (Roger Spottiswoode, U.S. screenwriter, Walter Hill, and Larry Gross. Jack Cates (Nick Nolte), 48 Hours (1983).)
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  • 18.
    Last night, I dreamt I went to Manderlay again.
    (Robert E. Sherwood (1896-1955), U.S. screenwriter, and Joan Harrison (1911-1994), British screenwriter. Mrs. de Winter (Joan Fontaine), Rebecca, this is the first line of the movie (1940). Manderlay was the de Winter family estate.)
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  • 19.
    A mistress should be like a little country retreat near the town, not to dwell in constantly, but only for a night and away.
    (William Wycherley (1640-1716), British dramatist. repr. In Plays of William Wycherley, ed. W.C. Ward (1888). Dorilant, in The Country Wife, act 1 (1675).)
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  • 20.
    If Men and Women took their Pleasures as noisily as the Cats, what Londoner could ever hope to sleep of nights?
    (Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British novelist. The Fifth Earl of Gonister, in After Many a Summer Dies the Swan, pt. II, ch. 4 (1939). This witticism is found in the diaries of the Fifth Earl of Gonister, Huxley's invention of an eighteenth-century aristocrat of almost superhuman cynicism.)
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