Quotations About / On: NIGHT

  • 41.
    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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  • 42.
    "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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  • 43.
    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.)
  • 44.
    Night is falling: at dusk, you must have good eyesight to be able to tell the Good Lord from the Devil.
    (Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French novelist, dramatist, philosopher, political activist. The Devil and the Good Lord, act 10, sc. 2, Gallimard (1951).)
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  • 45.
    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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  • 46.
    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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  • 47.
    I believe in the forest, and in the meadow, and in the night in which the corn grows.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Walking" (1862), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 225, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
  • 48.
    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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  • 49.
    We should meet each morning, as from foreign countries, and spending the day together, should depart at night, as into foreign countries.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Manners," Essays, Second Series (1844).)
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  • 50.
    It is natural not to care about a sister certainly not when she is four years older and grinds her teeth at night.
    (Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Everybody's Autobiography, ch. 3, Random House (1937).)
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