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.

Think of your own faults the first part of the night when you are awake, and the faults of others the latter part of the night when you are asleep.     

Chinese Proverbs

The quenchless stars, so eloquently bright, untroubled sentries of the shadow'y night.     

James Montgomery

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

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

Yet, behind the night, Waits for the great unborn, somewhere afar, Some white tremendous daybreak.     

Rupert Brooke

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

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

And one by one the nights between our separated cities are joined to the night that unites us.     

Pablo Neruda

Things are as they are. Looking out into it the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.     

Alan Watts

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 has become painful for me. It brings to light the regrets of the day.     

Grey Livingston

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.     


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

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. Mickle

Our limitations serve, our wounds serve, even our darkness can serve.     

Rachel Naomi Remen

Not till the fire is dying in the grate, Look we for any kinship with the stars.     

George Meredith

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.     


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

The longest way must have its close - the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning.     

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.     

Dylan Thomas