Nighttime is a period of rest for our bodies and minds, possesses a unique allure reflected in this collection of thoughtful night quotes.
The calming darkness, the stars shining against the black sky and the magic of the hours after sunset have always attracted people.
History showcases the importance of night, with pivotal events such as the first moon landing.
Today, the night continues to be a time for social interaction and shared experiences, creating special moments between friends or chance encounters with strangers.
Like nocturnal animals such as owls and nightingales, people find a special love for the darkness.
The curated list of night quotes serves as an inspiration, encouraging reflection and appreciation for the blessings received each day.
Best Night Quotes
Night is the other half of life, and the better half. ~ Goethe.
The summer demands and takes away too much. But night, the reserved, the reticent, gives more than it takes. ~ John Ashbery.
You can’t stand up to the night until you understand what’s hiding in its shadows. ~ Charles De Lint.
Night hath a thousand eyes. ~ John Lyly.
Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn. ~ Mahatma Gandhi.
The darker the night, the brighter the stars, the deeper the grief, the closer is God! ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky.
Some nights are made for torture, or reflection, or the savoring of loneliness. ~ Poppy Z. Brite.
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.
And the night shall be filled with music, and the cares, that infest the day, shall fold their tents like the Arabs, and silently steal away. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Hope is a helium balloon. It is a wish lantern set out into the dark sky of night. ~ Sharon Weil.
What hath night to do with sleep? ~ John Milton.
The night has a thousand eyes and the day but one yet the light of the bright world dies with the dying sun. ~ Francis William Bourdillon.
The dawn of beauty always comes after night. ~ Sorin Cerin.
Down the hill I went, and then, I forgot the ways of men, for night-scents, heady and damp and cool wakened ecstasy. ~ Sara Teasdale.
Famous Night Quotes
Some nights are made for torture, or reflection, or the savoring of loneliness. ~ Poppy Z. Write.
Night is a world lit by itself. ~ Antonio Porchia.
There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope. ~ Bernard Williams.
I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars. ~ Stephenie Meyer.
Nature and nature’s laws lay hid in the night. God said, Let Newton be! and all was light! ~ Alexander Pope.
The night is the hardest time to be alive and 4am knows all my secrets. ~ Poppy Z. Write.
A cool breeze stirred my hair at that moment, as the night wind began to come down from the hills, but it felt like a breath from another world. ~ Francis Marion Crawford.
The night breeze is blowing through my hair and the soft touch reminds me of your kisses. I wish I didn’t have to miss you this much. ~ Unknown.
In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing. ~ Robert Green Ingersoll.
Night has become painful for me. It brings to light the regrets of the day. ~ Grey Livingston.
Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light. ~ Dylan Thomas.
No one but Night, with tears on her dark face, watches beside me in this windy place. ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay.
The longest way must have its close – the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe.
The night is a skin pulled over the head of day that the day may be in torment. ~ Djuna Barnes.
This is the ending. Now not day only shall be beloved, but night too shall be beautiful and blessed and all its fear pass away. ~ J.R.R. Tolkien.
Popular Night Quotes
The moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one moon. ~ Jean Ingelow.
Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars – mere globs of gas atoms. I, too, can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more. ~ Richard P. Feynman.
Shadow owes its birth to light. ~ John Gay.
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night. ~ Sarah Williams.
It looked as if a night of dark intent was coming, and not only a night, an age. Someone had better be prepared for rage. ~ Robert Frost.
Heed not the night; a summer lodge amid the wild is mine ‘Tis shadowed by the tulip-tree, ’tis mantled by the vine. ~ William Cullen Bryant.
When stars are in the quiet skies, Then most I pine for thee; Bend on me, then, thy tender eyes, As stars look on the sea. ~ Baron E. G. Bulwer-Lytton.
There is a loveliness to life that does not fade. Even in the terrors of the night, there is a tendency toward grace that does not fail us. ~ Robert Goolrick.
Night is certainly more novel and less profane than day. ~ Henry David Thoreau.
Whoever thinks of going to bed before twelve o’clock is a scoundrel. ~ Samuel Johnson.
Top Night Quotes
Yet, behind the night, Waits for the great unborn, somewhere afar, Some white tremendous daybreak. ~ Rupert Brooke.
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.
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.
That’s because it’s from the night, and the night keeps secrets. ~ Maggie Stiefvater.
She wanted none of those days to end, and it was always with disappointment that she watched the darkness stride forward. ~ Markus Zusak.
The moon will guide you through the night with her brightness, but she will always dwell in the darkness, in order to be seen. ~ Shannon L. Alder.
Ceaseless as the interminable voices of the bell-cricket, all night till dawn my tears flow. ~ Murasaki Shikibu.
The day is for honest men, the night for thieves. ~ Euripides.
Blessed be the night, which conceals and protects things fair and foul with the same indifferent mantle. ~ José Saramago.
Powerful Night Quotes
The dews of summer night did fall, The moon, sweet regent of the sky, Silver’d the walls of Cumnor Hall, And many an oak that grew nearby. ~ William J. Nicole.
The darker the night, the brighter the stars, the deeper the grief, the closer is God! ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
The day is done, and the darkness falls from the wings of night, as a feather is wafted downward from an eagle in his flight. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
The nearer the dawn the darker the night. ~ Henry Wadsworth.
I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day. ~ Vincent Van Gogh.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. ~ Edgar Allan Poe.
The quenchless stars, so eloquently bright, untroubled sentries of the shadowy night. ~ James Montgomery.
All the glories of the sunset; In the sunrise one may see; That which others call the dawning is the night for you and me. ~ Sarah Morgan & Bryan Piatt.
It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright. ~ Stephen King.
By night the skyscraper looms in the smoke and the stars and has a soul. ~ Carl Sandburg.
Change always involves a dark night when everything falls apart. Yet if this period of dissolution is used to create new meaning, then chaos ends and new order emerges. ~ Margaret Wheatley.
The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night. ~ Haruki Murakami.
Not till the fire is dying in the grate, Look we for any kinship with the stars. ~ George Meredith.
Our limitations serve, our wounds serve, even our darkness can serve. ~ Rachel Naomi Remen.
Amazing Night Quotes
Night is a time of rigor, but also of mercy. There are truths which one can see only when it’s dark. ~ Isaac Bashevis Singer.
Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star. ~ L. M. Montgomery.
Every night is different, you never know what it’s going to be like. I remember every night. I don’t like to compare them. ~ Lenny Kravitz.
Night is longer than day for those who dream and day is longer than night for those who make their dreams come true. Good Night and Sweet Dreams. ~ Unknown.
And one by one the nights between our separated cities are joined to the night that unites us. ~ Pablo Neruda.
Night is the mother of thoughts. ~ John Florio.
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 Bront.
Every star was once darker than the night, before it awoke. ~ Dejan Stojanovic.
Night is the blotting paper for many sorrows. ~ Unknown.
The night hath been to me a more familiar face than that of man; and in her starry shade of dim and solitary loveliness I learned the language of another world. ~ Lord Byron.
No place is boring, if you’ve had a good night’s sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film. ~ Robert Adams.
All shadows of clouds the sun cannot hide like the moon cannot stop oceanic tide; but a hidden star can still be smiling at night’s black spell on darkness, beguiling. ~ Munia Khan.
So these were the 75 quotes about Night.