Night

Quotes



The true joy of a moonlit night is something we no longer understand. Only the men of old, when there were no lights, could understand the true joy of a moonlit night.

Palm-of-the-Hand Stories
The darkness is my cultural broth. The enchanted darkness. I go on speaking to you, risking disconnection: Iím subterraneously unattainable because of what I know.

The Stream Of Life
I know the night is not the same as the day: that all things are different, that the things of the night cannot be explained in the day, because they do not then exist, and the night can be a dreadful time for lonely people once their loneliness has started.

A Farewell to Arms
It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night it is another thing.

The Sun Also Rises
Night brings our troubles to the light, rather than banishes them
Three sleepless nights I passed in sounding on,
Through words and things, a dim and perilous way.

The Borderers
The night can sweat with terror as before
We pieced our thoughts into philosophy,
And planned to bring the world under a rule,
Who are but weasels fighting in a hole.

The Tower, 1928. Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen
I have been one acquainted with the night.

Acquainted with the Night, 1928
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.

The Day is Done
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