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The 46 Best Quotes About Night

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There is something very romantic about the night – the moon overhead, the stars in the sky, quiet darkness all around you…

To celebrate it’s beauty, here’s a list of the best quotes about nighttime.

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day. Vincent Van Gogh

The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night. Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance

Night With Her Stars

A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders. Edward Plunkett

Night is purer than day; it is better for thinking and loving and dreaming. Elie Wiesel

The things of the night cannot be explained in the day, because they do not then exist. Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

That was the only decision there was once upon a time: what to do with the night. Harry Crews

For the night shows stars and women in a better light. Lord Byron

I love the silent hour of night,
For blissful dreams may then arise,
Revealing to my charmed sight
What may not bless my waking eyes. Anne Brontë

Night is the other half of life, and the better half. Goethe

In The Middle Of Night

What a nice night for an evening. Steven Wright

I might as well open the window and kiss the night air. Franz Kafka

Time moves in it special way in the middle of the night. Haruki Murakami, After Dark

Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn. Mahatma Gandhi

I have been one acquainted with the night. Robert Frost, Acquainted with the Night

Night falling on the city
Quite something to behold
Don’t it just look so pretty
This disappearing world David Gray

Strangers At Night

There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope. Bernard Williams

What hath night to do with sleep? John Milton

Through the blackest night, morning gently tiptoes, feeling its way to dawn. Robert Brault

The night walked down the sky with the moon in her hand. Frederick L. Knowles

Night Hath A Thousand Eyes

On nights like this when the air is so clear, you end up saying things you ordinarily wouldn’t. Without even noticing what you’re doing, you open up your heart and just start talking to the person next to you—you talk as if you have no audience but the glittering stars, far overhead. Banana Yoshimoto, Goodbye Tsugumi

Metaphor for the night sky: a trillion asterisks and no explanations. Robert Brault

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

Night is good. Appearances loose their meaning and get swallowed up by darkness. Unknown

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise. Victor Hugo

I'll Always Be I Am Tonight

For the happiest life, rigorously plan your days, leave your nights open to chance. Mignon McLaughlin

Night is the mother of thoughts. John Florio

In the light, we read the inventions of others; in the darkness we invent our own stories. Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night

Night time is really the best time to work. All the ideas are there to be yours because everyone else is asleep. Catherine O’Hara

The night is the hardest time to be alive and 4am knows all my secrets. Poppy Z. Brite

Don’t try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night. Philip K. Dick

Thank Heaven, the sun has gone in, and I don’t have to go out and enjoy it. Logan Pearsall Smith

When I look out on such a night as this, I feel as if there could be neither wickedness nor sorrow in the world; and there certainly would be less of both if the sublimity of Nature were more attended to, and people were carried more out of themselves by contemplating such a scene. Jane Austen

Night Comes Alive

No sight is more provocative of awe than is the night sky. Llewelyn Powys

Night always comes. Sissy Boyd

Most glorious night! Thou wert not sent for slumber! Lord Byron

No one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they had plenty of sleep. Unknown

Night, a more perfect day. Arthur Symons

She danced all night and all the way home. Unknown

The night is still waiting. Dejan Stojanovic

Only night can make us whole again… Nicholas Gordon

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