Quotations About / On: NIGHT

  • 51.
    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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  • 52.
    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.)
  • 53.
    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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  • 54.
    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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  • 55.
    Fortune, good night; smile once more, turn thy wheel.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Kent, in King Lear, act 2, sc. 2, l. 173. Recalling the proverbs, "Fortune's wheel is ever turning," and "Fortune can both smile and frown.")
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  • 56.
    For precious friends hid in death's dateless night.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. "Sonnet 30.")
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  • 57.
    Who comes so fast in silence of the night?
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Lorenzo, in The Merchant of Venice, act 5, sc. 1, l. 25. Hearing the sound of a messenger.)
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  • 58.
    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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  • 59.
    It was night, in the lonesome October
    (Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), U.S. poet. Ulalume (l. 4). . . Complete Poems and Selected Essays [Edgar Allan Poe]. Richard Gray, ed. (1993) Everyman.)
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  • 60.
    A little touch of Harry in the night.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Chorus, in Henry V, act 4, l. 47 (1600). Referring to Henry's eve-of-battle tour of his army's camp, rallying his men: "The royal captain of this ruined band/Walking from watch to watch, from tent to tent,/... /That every wretch, pining and pale before,/Beholding him, plucks comfort from his looks.")
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