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Some nights are like honey—and some like wine—and some like wormwood.

—L.M. Montgomery, 1927

The twilight is the crack between the worlds.

—Carlos Castaneda, 1968

It is not right for a ruler who has the nation in his charge, a man with so much on his mind, to sleep all night.

—Homer, c. 750 BC

For most of us, nighttime dreaming brings us closer to our identities and our power than any activity in the waking world.

—Walter Mosley, 2000

Whoever thinks of going to bed before twelve o’clock is a scoundrel.

—Samuel Johnson, c. 1770

Some are born to sweet delight,
Some are born to endless night.

—William Blake, c. 1803

Each night’s new terror drives away the terror of the night before.

—Sophocles, c. 450 BC

Night is torment. That is why people go to sleep. To avoid clear sight and torment.

—Dorothy M. Richardson, 1923

I proclaim night more truthful than the day.

—Léopold Sédar Senghor, 1956

The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.

—Carl Sandburg, 1934

After each night we are emptier: our mysteries and our griefs have leaked away into our dreams.

—E.M. Cioran, 1949

In my dreams I sleep with everybody.

—Anaïs Nin, 1933

The great difficulty lies in trying to transpose last night’s moment to a day which has no knowledge of it.

—Zora Neale Hurston, 1942