Quotations on Night

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Sometimes when I get home at night in Washington I feel as though I had been in a great traffic jam.
- Grace Abbott
(Keywords: Home, Night, Washington)

When they talk of ghosts of the dead who wander in the night with things still undone in life, they approximate my subjective experience of this life.
- Jack Henry Abbott
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Night, Talk)

I went to dance classes from 9 in the morning until 1, then to school from 3 to 10 at night, always under the threat that if I failed a single course I could forget about dancing.
- Victoria Abril
(Keywords: Dance, Dancing, Forget, Night, School)

No place is boring, if you've had a good night's sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film.
- Robert Adams
(Keywords: Film, Night, Sleep)

The fate of the singers who, like my songs, went up in flame was also the fate of the books which I later wrote. All of them went up in flame to Heaven in a fire which broke out one night at my home in Bad Homburg as I lay ill in a hospital.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Keywords: Home, Books, Fate, Fire, Heaven, Night, Songs)

I suppose I will go on selling newspapers until at last will come the late night final.
- William Maxwell Aitken
(Keywords: Selling, Newspapers, Night, Will)

We made them drink poison last night and Saddam Hussein's soldiers and his great forces gave the Americans a lesson which will not be forgotten by history. Truly.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Keywords: History, Americans, Night, Poison, Soldiers, Will)

The candidate was required to prepare himself by confession, fasting, and passing the night in prayer.
- Horatio Alger
(Keywords: Confession, Night, Prayer)

Leisure time is that five or six hours when you sleep at night.
- George Allen, Sr.
(Keywords: Time, Leisure, Night, Sleep)

I just try to do as good job with the material as I can and play some jazz as well, some improvised music, and do that every night. Just see where it goes.
- Mose Allison
(Keywords: Music, Jazz, Job, Night, Play)

Pizza Express has been a real godsend for me. I've been working there for several years, six weeks a year. You can go to work every night and play. It's a nice little club. It's just about the right size for me, about 150 people.
- Mose Allison
(Keywords: Work, People, Night, Play, Right, Years)

I saw 'Food, Inc.' last night - it was like a horror movie. I'm definitely thinking about my food supply now and how I want to grow my own.
- Lauren Ambrose
(Keywords: Food, Horror, Night, Now, Thinking, Want)

I got to spend all of my time every day at work reading and editing papers about cutting-edge technical research and getting paid for it. Then I'd go home at night and turn what I learned into science fiction stories.
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Keywords: Home, Science, Time, Work, Day, Fiction, Night, Reading, Research)

Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.
- Isaac Asimov
(Keywords: Being, Night, Sound)

It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night, and the voice on the other end asking for someone he was not.
- Paul Auster
(Keywords: End, Night, Voice, Wrong)

Look out into the universe and contemplate the glory of God. Observe the stars, millions of them, twinkling in the night sky, all with a message of unity, part of the very nature of God.
- Sai Baba
(Keywords: Nature, God, Glory, Night, Sky, Stars, Unity, Universe)

The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. In the morning we must sweep out the shadows.
- Gaston Bachelard
(Keywords: Soul, Being, Body, Night, Possession, Rest, Shadows, Sleep)

Every night we all felt grateful to be there, stunned at the amount of people that are there, and stunned at their reactions. They go crazy; they know every lyric from eight years of age to eighty. It's unbelievable.
- Randy Bachman
(Keywords: Age, People, Night, Years)

I listened to it last night for the first time since we started this project. I went out to my car and put it in and went to an empty parking lot and just listened and read the little pamphlet that came with it. After two or three songs I burst into tears.
- Randy Bachman
(Keywords: Car, Time, First, Night, Project, Songs, Tears)

A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the last to awake in the morning.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Husband, First, Night, Sleep)

It's one of the tragic ironies of the theatre that only one man in it can count on steady work - the night watchman.
- Tallulah Bankhead
(Keywords: Work, Man, Night, Theatre)

These flowers, which were splendid and sprightly, waking in the dawn of the morning, in the evening will be a pitiful frivolity, sleeping in the cold night's arms.
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
(Keywords: Dawn, Evening, Flowers, Night, Waking, Will)

I live in Spain. Oscars are something that are on TV Sunday night. Basically, very late at night. You don't watch, you just read the news after who won or who lost.
- Javier Bardem
(Keywords: News, Night, Spain)

The night is a skin pulled over the head of day that the day may be in torment.
- Djuna Barnes
(Keywords: Day, May, Night, Skin)

I mean, I guess I realized subconsciously that this is what I should be doing before I realized it, consciously. Verbally, I don't think I had committed to it, even though I was driving everywhere, every night, just trying to get on stage.
- Todd Barry
(Keywords: Driving, Night, Trying)

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
(Keywords: Fear, Day, Night, Television)

The reward is every night. The 90 minutes is such a payoff for us every night; it makes it all worth it to us. The fans who come to the shows know how much we enjoy this.
- Gerry Beckley
(Keywords: Fans, Night, Reward, Worth)

Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Day, Laughter, Night, Smile, Twilight)

I think everybody has to be better, right from me out. Everybody has to step up their games for us to be successful here. I've been lucky to be on some good teams over the years and that's what it takes, everybody contributing night after night.
- Ed Belfour
(Keywords: Successful, Games, Night, Right, Years)

In my opinion butlers ought To know their place, and not to play The Old Retainer night and day.
- Joachim du Bellay
(Keywords: Day, Night, Old, Opinion, Play)

So many people are working in vaudeville today that I looked for three weeks to book enough acts for an hour bill and didn't have them until the night before we opened in Buffalo and money was no object!
- Edgar Bergen
(Keywords: Money, People, Night, Today)

The Steve Allen Sunday night show had the right to two options after my first performance.
- Shelley Berman
(Keywords: Performance, First, Night, Options, Right)

A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.
- Leonard Bernstein
(Keywords: Day, Future, Infinite, Liberal, Man, Night, Woman)

Learn to reverence night and to put away the vulgar fear of it, for, with the banishment of night from the experience of man, there vanishes as well a religious emotion, a poetic mood, which gives depth to the adventure of humanity.
- Henry Beston
(Keywords: Experience, Fear, Adventure, Emotion, Humanity, Night, Religious)

I used to be hung up on my figure, but it's a waste of time. I don't believe in diets. Have four pints one night, be healthy the next.
- Sophie Ellis Bextor
(Keywords: Time, Night, Waste)

The Beliebers have done some pretty crazy stuff. Last week, the night before I was due to do a show in Germany, four girls went into a dumpster so they could sneak into the building. They climbed in and hid. When the guys working on the truck started getting the garbage they found them straight away. It was crazy.
- Justin Bieber
(Keywords: Building, Germany, Girls, Night, Pretty)

There are two sighs of relief every night in the life of an opera manager. The first comes when the curtain goes up The second sigh of relief comes when the final curtain goes down without any disaster, and one realizes, gratefully, that the miracle has happened again.
- Rudolf Bing
(Keywords: Life, Manager, Disaster, First, Night, Opera)

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.
- William Blake
(Keywords: Act, Evening, Night, Sleep)

I started out mopping floors, waiting tables, and tending bar at my dad's tavern. I put myself through school working odd jobs and night shifts. I poured my heart and soul into a small business. And when I saw how out-of-touch Washington had become with the core values of this great nation, I put my name forward and ran for office.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Business, Dad, Soul, Heart, Values, Jobs, Name, Nation, Night, Office, School, Waiting, Washington)

With Zeppelin, I tried to play something different every night in my solos. I'd play for 20 minutes but the longest ever was 30 minutes. It's a long time, but whenI was playing it seemed to fly by.
- John Bonham
(Keywords: Time, Night, Play)

I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.
- Jorge Luis Borges
(Keywords: Memory, Night, Solitude, Thinking)

Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night.
- Hal Borland
(Keywords: Autumn, Moon, Night, Summer)

It's like night and day... to do business, in Europe, there is no bull, they are pretty straightforward.
- Caprice Bourret
(Keywords: Business, Day, Europe, Night, Pretty)

The sky hides the night behind it, and shelters the people beneath from the horror that lies above.
- Paul Bowles
(Keywords: People, Horror, Lies, Night, Sky)

I think A Midsummer Night's Dream would be terrific because of the transformations that occur. Or The Tempest, things like that. Extraordinary larger than life or supernatural element.
- Kenneth Branagh
(Keywords: Life, Dream, Night, Supernatural)

We're introducing separate rooms with double beds in all of our planes so people can actually go with their partner and have a proper night's sleep.
- Richard Branson
(Keywords: People, Beds, Night, Sleep)

The genius of America is that we are still a land of undiscovered shores, and we are at our best when we open our hearts and allow the night winds to bring renewed visions of great deeds.
- Phil Bredesen
(Keywords: Genius, America, Deeds, Land, Night, Open, Visions)

The problem with the designated driver programme, it's not a desirable job. But if you ever get sucked into doing it, have fun with it. At then end of the night drop them off at the wrong house.
- Jeff Bridges
(Keywords: End, Fun, Job, Night, Wrong)

My delight and thy delight Walking, like two angels white, In the gardens of the night.
- Robert Bridges
(Keywords: Angels, Delight, Gardens, Night, Walking)

The old idea of a composer suddenly having a terrific idea and sitting up all night to write it is nonsense. Nighttime is for sleeping.
- Benjamin Britten
(Keywords: Idea, Night, Nonsense, Old)



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