Quotations About / On: NIGHT

  • 41.
    There's no twilight in the tropics. Night falls like a curtain.
    (Waldemar Young, U.S. screenwriter. Erle C. Kenton. Dr. Moreau (Charles Laughton), Island of Lost Souls, to his guests, who are thinking of leaving (1933). From a novel by H.G. Wells (1866-1946).)
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  • 42.
    An illicit love affair seems sweetly old-fashioned in the age of one night stands and orgies.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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  • 43.
    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).)
  • 44.
    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).)
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  • 45.
    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).)
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  • 46.
    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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  • 47.
    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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  • 48.
    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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  • 49.
    ... given a choice between hearing my daughter say "I'm pregnant" or "I used a condom," most mothers would get up in the middle of the night and buy them herself.
    (Joycelyn Elders (b. 1933), U.S. pediatrician and medical educator; first woman (and second African American) Surgeon General. As quoted in the New York Times, p. 6 (July 24, 1993). Testifying before the U.S. Senate's Labor and Human Resources Committee following her designation by President Clinton as his candidate for Surgeon General. Elders was explaining her support for sex education in the schools.)
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  • 50.
    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).)
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