Night Sayings and Quotes

The night is usually associated with sadness and gloom. However, you can’t see the brightness of the stars without darkness, and can’t appreciate the light day brings without experiencing darkness first. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful night quotes.

I like the night. Without the dark, we'd never see the stars.     

Stephenie Meyer

I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.     

Sarah Williams

The darker the night, the brighter the stars, the deeper the grief, the closer is God!     

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright.     

Stephen King

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

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

Bernard Williams

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 often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.     

Vincent Van Gogh

Night is a world lit by itself.     

Antonio Porchia

Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star.     

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Night is the blotting paper for many sorrows.     


Night hath a thousand eyes.     


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


The day is for honest men, the night for thieves.     


Night is the mother of thoughts.     


You can't stand up to the night until you understand what's hiding in its shadows.     

Charles De Lint

The night is a skin pulled over the head of day that the day may be in torment.     

Djuna Barnes

Shadow owes its birth to light.     

John Gay

Night's deepest gloom is but a calm; that soothes the weary mind: The labored days restoring balm; the comfort of mankind.     

Leigh Hunt

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


Shadows fall on even the brightest hours.     

Bryan Waller Proctor

Night is a stealthy, evil Raven, Wrapt to the eyes in his black wings.     

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

The man who has seen the rising moon break out of the clouds at midnight has been present like an archangel at the creation of light and of the world     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

After winter comes the summer. After night comes the dawn. After every storm, there comes clear, open skies.     

Samuel Rutherford

In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men.     


Night's black Mantle covers all alike.     

Guillaume De Salluste Du Bartas

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.     

Oscar Wilde

Night has brought to those who sleep, only dreams they can not keep.     


Night hovers all day in the boughs of the fir tree.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Llewelyn Powys