Quotations About / On:
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.)
Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Night and Moonlight" (1863), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 323, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
Sometimes I wake at night in the White House and rub my eyes and wonder if it is not all a dream.
(Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), U.S. president. Allan Nevins, Grover Cleveland: A Study in Courage, ch. 13 (1932).)
Listen to them. Children of the night, what music they make.
(Garrett Fort (1900-1945), U.S. screenwriter. Tod Browning. Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi), Dracula, in his castle, when he hears wolves howling (1931).
From the play adapted by Hamilton Deane and John Balderston (1899-1954).)
Birth control that really works: Every night before we go to bed we spend an hour with our kids.
(Roseanne Barr Arnold (20th century), U.S. actor and comedian. As quoted in Woman to Woman, by Julia Gilden and Mark Riedman (1994).)
They give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more.
(Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Pozzo, in Waiting for Godot, p. 57a, Grove Press (1954).
"They" refers to women who become mothers.)
It's one of the tragic ironies of the theater that only one man in it can count on steady workthe night watchman.
(Tallulah Bankhead (1903-1968), U.S. actress. Tallulah, ch. 1 (1952).)
Fasten your seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
(Joseph L. Mankiewicz, U.S. screenwriter. Margo Channing (Bette Davis), in All About Eve (film), anticipating a rocky party (1950).)