Quotations About / On: NIGHT

  • 61.
    I have been up this hour, awake all night.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Brutus, in Julius Caesar, act 2, sc. 1, l. 88. Greeting Cassius and the conspirators against Caesar.)
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  • 62.
    Nor night, nor day, no rest.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Leontes, in The Winter's Tale, act 2, sc. 3, l. 1.)
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  • 63.
    In the dead waste and middle of the night.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Horatio, in Hamlet, act 1, sc. 2, l. 198. The time when Horatio saw the ghost of Hamlet's father; the waste (barren period), waist (middle), and perhaps vast (emptiness).)
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  • 64.
    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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  • 65.
    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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  • 66.
    The dragon wing of night o'erspreads the earth.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Achilles, in Troilus and Cressida, act 5, sc. 8, l. 17. Suggesting doom as well as darkness; he has just killed Hector.)
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  • 67.
    Here's a night pities neither wise men nor fools.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Fool, in King Lear, act 3, sc. 2, l. 12-3.)
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  • 68.
    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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  • 69.
    We can travel longer, night and day, without losing our spirits than almost any persons we ever met.
    (Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. III, p. 557, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Diary (June 6, 1879). Called "Rutherford the Rover," Hayes traveled more and publicized his pet policies by speaking to the people than did his predecessors.)
  • 70.
    Listen, Ange, I've been looking for a girl every Saturday night of my life. I'm 34 years old, I'm just tired that's all.
    (Paddy Chayefsky (1923-1981), U.S. author, screenwriter. Marty (Ernest Borgnine), Marty (1955).)
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