Quotations About / On: NIGHT

  • 1.
    Saturday night was for wives, but Friday night at the Copa was always for the girlfriends.
    (Nicholas Pileggi, U.S. screenwriter, and Martin Scorsese. Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), GoodFellas, voiceover as gangsters and girlfriends take in the show at the Copacabana (1990).)
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  • 2.
    Venus can see at night without eyes.
    (Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. For Love Alone, ch. 3 (written 1944, published Virago, n.d.). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.)
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  • 3.
    Every single night I'm nervous.
    (Vivien Leigh (1913-1967), British actor; born in India. As quoted in Famous Actors and Actresses on the American Stage, vol. 2, by William C. Young (1975). From an interview first published in Actors Talk About Acting, edited by Lewis Funke and John E. Booth (1961). The experienced screen and stage actress was referring to the stage fright that afflicted her before every performance; at the time, she was in her tenth month of performing in the play, Duel of Angels.)
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  • 4.
    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).)
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  • 5.
    As night falls, every joy glows brighter.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 6.
    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).)
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  • 7.
    The sun goes away at night and leaves you your sorrows, and it does not rise any quicker when you are joyful.
    (Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. The Bridge of Beyond, p. 114, Éditions du Seuil (1972).)
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  • 8.
    Thinking about suicide is a potent consolation: it helps us to get through many a bad night.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 100, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 157 (1886).)
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  • 9.
    If they take you in the morning, they will be coming for us that night.
    (James Baldwin (1924-1987), U.S. author. New York Review of Books (Jan. 7, 1971). "Open Letter to my Sister, Angela Davis.")
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  • 10.
    The night is a skin pulled over the head of day that the day may be in torment.
    (Djuna Barnes (1892-1982), U.S. author, poet, columnist. Doctor, in Nightwood, ch. 5 (1936).)
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