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What a man does abroad by night requires and implies more deliberate energy than what he is encouraged to do in the sunshine.

—Henry David Thoreau, 1852

Night affords the most convenient shade for works of darkness.

—John Taylor, 1750

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

—Sarah Williams, 1868

I’ve dreamed enough to have a drink.

—François Rabelais, 1546

When night in her rusty dungeon has imprisoned our eyesight, and that we are shut separately in our chambers from resort, the devil keeps his audit in our sin-guilty consciences.

—Thomas Nashe, 1594

At night comes counsel to the wise.

—Menander, c. 300 BC

The twilight is the crack between the worlds.

—Carlos Castaneda, 1968

In my dreams I sleep with everybody.

—Anaïs Nin, 1933

The day unravels what the night has woven.

—Walter Benjamin, 1929

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

—Sophocles, c. 450 BC

Never greet a stranger in the night, for he may be a demon.

—Babylonian Talmud, c. 600

By night an atheist half believes a God.

—Edward Young, c. 1745

I proclaim night more truthful than the day.

—Léopold Sédar Senghor, 1956