Quotations About / On: NIGHT

  • 21.
    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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  • 22.
    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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  • 23.
    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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  • 24.
    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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  • 25.
    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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  • 26.
    When Brad doesn't come nights, you'll know the blonde he's sitting up with is a giraffe.
    (Fredric M. Frank (1911-1977), U.S. screenwriter, Barre Lyndon (1896-1972), British, and Theodore St. John (1907-1956), U.S. screenwriter. Angel (Gloria Grahame), The Greatest Show On Earth, telling Holly (Betty Hutton) that she shouldn't be jealous of Brad's (Charleton Heston) devotion to the circus (1952).)
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  • 27.
    The trouble with Freud is that he never played the Glasgow Empire Saturday night.
    (Ken Dodd (b. 1931), British comic. Television interview, The Laughter Makers. quoted in Times (London, Aug. 7, 1965).)
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  • 28.
    St. Teresa of Avila described our life in this world as like a night at a second-class hotel.
    (Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990), British broadcaster. Quoted in Observer (London, March 20, 1983).)
  • 29.
    There's no twilight in the tropics. Night falls like a curtain.
    (Waldemar Young, U.S. screenwriter. Erle C. Kenton. Dr. Moreau (Charles Laughton), Island of Lost Souls, to his guests, who are thinking of leaving (1933). From a novel by H.G. Wells (1866-1946).)
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  • 30.
    An illicit love affair seems sweetly old-fashioned in the age of one night stands and orgies.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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