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

—Sarah Williams, 1868

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

—William Blake, c. 1803

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

In my dreams I sleep with everybody.

—Anaïs Nin, 1933

To know the abyss of the darkness and not to fear it, to entrust oneself to it and whatever may arise from it—what greater gift?

—Ursula K. Le Guin, 1975

The day unravels what the night has woven.

—Walter Benjamin, 1929

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

—Carl Sandburg, 1934

Darkness endows the small and ordinary ones among mankind with poetical power.

—Thomas Hardy, 1874

At night comes counsel to the wise.

—Menander, c. 300 BC

Our entire history is merely the history of the waking life of man; nobody has yet considered the history of his sleeping life.

—Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, c. 1780

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

—Samuel Johnson, c. 1770

By night an atheist half believes a God.

—Edward Young, c. 1745

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

—L.M. Montgomery, 1927