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

Dreams have always been my friend, full of information, full of warnings.

—Doris Lessing, 1994

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

—L.M. Montgomery, 1927

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

—William Blake, c. 1803

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

The twilight is the crack between the worlds.

—Carlos Castaneda, 1968

I curse the night, yet doth from day me hide.

—William Drummond, 1616

Living is an ailment that is relieved every sixteen hours by sleep. A palliative. Death is the cure.

—Sébastien-Roch Nicolas Chamfort, c. 1790

By night an atheist half believes a God.

—Edward Young, c. 1745

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

—Carl Sandburg, 1934

I’ve dreamed enough to have a drink.

—François Rabelais, 1546

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

—Sophocles, c. 450 BC

The law is not the same at morning and at night.

—George Herbert, c. 1633