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Quotations About / On: NIGHT

  • 41.
    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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  • 42.
    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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  • 43.
    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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  • 44.
    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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  • 45.
    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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  • 46.
    When wilt thou leave fighting o' days and foining o' nights, and begin to patch up thine old body for heaven?
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Doll Tearsheet, in Henry IV, Part 2, act 2, sc. 4, l. 231-3. To Falstaff, who has just driven Ancient Pistol out of doors; "foining" means fornicating.)
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  • 47.
    Invariably our best nights were those when it rained, for then we were not troubled with mosquitoes.
    (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. 265, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 48.
    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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  • 49.
    who scribbled all night rocking and rolling over lofty incantations which in the yellow morning were stanzas of gibberish.
    (Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Howl (l. 51). . . Allen Ginsberg: Collected Poems 1947-1980 (1984) Harper and Row.)
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  • 50.
    Television knows no night. It is perpetual day. TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things.
    (Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. Cool Memories, ch. 4 (1987, trans. 1990).)
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