Quotations About / On: NIGHT

  • 31.
    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.)
  • 32.
    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).)
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  • 33.
    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).)
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  • 34.
    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).)
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  • 35.
    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.)
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  • 36.
    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.)
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  • 37.
    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).)
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  • 38.
    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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  • 39.
    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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  • 40.
    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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