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Quotations About / On: NIGHT

  • 31.
    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.)
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  • 32.
    May dawn, as the proverb goes, bring happy tidings coming from her mother night.
    (Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 264.)
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  • 33.
    It's one of the tragic ironies of the theater that only one man in it can count on steady work—the night watchman.
    (Tallulah Bankhead (1903-1968), U.S. actress. Tallulah, ch. 1 (1952).)
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  • 34.
    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).)
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  • 35.
    The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.
    (Gabriel García Márquez (b. 1928), Colombian writer. repr. In Penguin edition (1988). Dr. Urbino, in Love in the Time of Cholera, p. 09 (1985).)
  • 36.
    It's a perfect night for mystery and horror. The air itself is filled with monsters.
    (William Hurlbut (1883-?), U.S. screenwriter, and James Balderston. James Whale. Mary W. Shelley (Elsa Lanchester), Bride of Frankenstein, in the prologue scene (1935). Suggested by the original story written in 1816 by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and adapted by William Hurlbut, James Balderston.)
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  • 37.
    We can travel longer, night and day, without losing our spirits than almost any persons we ever met.
    (Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. III, p. 557, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Diary (June 6, 1879). Called "Rutherford the Rover," Hayes traveled more and publicized his pet policies by speaking to the people than did his predecessors.)
  • 38.
    Bob, it's the second night of violence in this normally quiet, yet generally swinging, Casino Capital of the East.
    (John Guare (b. 1938), U.S. screenwriter, and Louis Malle. "Newswatcher" Connie Bishop (Connie Collins), Atlantic City, reporting from a crime scene (1981).)
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  • 39.
    "Man's incurable loneliness" is tolerable. But nowhere to go on a Saturday night is not.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 40.
    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.)
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