Quotations About / On:
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).)
May dawn, as the proverb goes, bring happy tidings coming from her mother night.
(Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 264.)
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).)
There dwell the children of the dark Night, the dread gods Sleep and Death.
(Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Theogony, 603.)
Many men walk by day; few walk by night.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Night and Moonlight" (1863), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 326, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
It is darker in the woods, even in common nights, than most suppose.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 188, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
Few, if any, creatures are equally active all night.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Allegash and East Branch" (1864) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 311, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
A great cause of the night is lack of the sun.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Corin, in As You Like It, act 3, sc. 2, l. 28.
The shepherd's homespun philosophy.)
Such night in England ne'er had been, nor e'er again shall be.
(Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859), British poet. The Armada (l. 34). . .
Faber Book of Children's Verse, The. Janet Adam Smith, comp. (1953; paperback 1963) Faber and Faber.)