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  • 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


  • 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


  • Whoever thinks of going to bed before twelve o'clock is a scoundrel.
    * Samuel Johnson


  • 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


  • 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


  • Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.
    * Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


  • Night brings our troubles to the light, rather than banishes them.
    * Seneca