Monday, May 02, 2005

Night Quotes

Almost like spirit be, And give it some faint glimpses Of immortality. ~James Russell Lowell, Midnight 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 Is there not A tongue in every star that talks with man, And wooes him to be wise? nor wooes in vain; This dead of midnight is the noon of thought, And wisdom mounts her zenith with the stars. ~Anna Letitia Barbauld, A Summer Evening's Meditation Night is the blotting paper for many sorrows.  ~Author Unknown 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 In my age, as in my youth, night brings me many a deep remorse.  I realize that from the cradle up I have been like the rest of the race - never quite sane in the night.  ~Mark Twain To me at least was never evening yet But seemed far beautifuller than its day. ~Robert Browning, The Ring and the Book No sight is more provocative of awe than is the night sky.  ~Llewelyn Powys Night's black Mantle covers all alike.  ~Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas For the happiest life, rigorously plan your days, leave your nights open to chance.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 How like a queen comes forth the lonely Moon From the slow opening curtains of the clouds Walking in beauty to her midnight throne! ~George Croly, Diana How long the night seems to one kept awake by pain.  ~Bernard Joseph Saurin, Blanche et Guiscard, translated Whoever thinks of going to bed before twelve o'clock is a scoundrel.  ~Samuel Johnson Day hath put on his jacket, and around His burning bosom buttoned it with stars. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., "Evening" In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city, with its blaze of lights, it is unnatural, hostile and menacing.  It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers, biding its time.  ~Somerset Maugham Stars are the daisies that begem The blue fields of the sky. ~D.M. Moir For the night shows stars and women in a better light.  ~Lord Byron, Don Juan And the night shall be filled with music, And the cares that infest the day Shall fold their tents like the Arabs And as silently steal away. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Day Is Done How lovely are the portals of the night, When stars come out to watch the daylight die. ~Thomas Cole, Twilight The iron tongue of midnight hath told twelve. Lovers, to bed; 'tis almost fairy time. ~William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently; there is a whispering in distant chambers, an unearthly hand presses the snib of the window, the latch rises.  Ghosts were created when the first man awoke in the night.  ~J.M. Barrie, Little Minister 'Tis midnight now.  The bend and broken moon, Batter'd and black, as from a thousand battles, Hangs silent on the purple walls of Heaven. ~Joaquin Miller, Ina We wake in the night, to stereophonic silence.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960 That orbed maiden, with white fire laden, Whom mortals call the moon. ~Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Cloud Day, like a weary pilgrim, had reached


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