"I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumours to my dogs."
- Andy Warhol
"And New York is the most beautiful city in the world? It is not far from it. No urban night is like the night thereâ€¦.
Squares af ter squares of flame, set up and cut into the aether. Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down
the stars to our will."
- Ezra Pound
"The secret parts of this city never ceased to amaze me."
- Nicholas Kaufmann, Die and Stay Dead
"I miss New York terribly. There is no place like the city. I miss people-watching. I miss the nightlife. I miss the food.
There are so many options in New York City. "
- Regina Hall
"After Andy Warhol died, it left a dark cloud over N.Y.C. nightlife. "
- Theophilus London
"I was reading my son some fables; it made for good nighttime reading. These stories were very vivid and very strange and occasionally
bizarrely violent. It was a very free landscape."
- Patrick deWitt
"There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the dispassionateness
of a disembodied soul, and something of its inconceivable mystery. "
- Joseph Conrad
"The night is the hardest time to be alive and 4am knows all my secrets."
- Poppy Z. Brite
"To me at least was never evening yet But seemed far beautifuller than its day."
- Robert Browning, The Ring and the Book
"Moon hangs, almost full pieces of cloud scatter, glide in soft, summer breeze. We lay in our meadow listening to the sound of night...."
- Daniel James Burt, Meadow Again
"Everything was an adventure, at night, when you were where you shouldn't be, even if it was somwhere you could go perfectly well in daylight,
and it was then only ordinary."
- Robin McKinley, Pegasus
"A day without sunshine is like, you know, night."
- Steve Martin
"Ash? Get bent and die."
- L.J. Smith, Daughters of Darkness
"I love the silent hour of night, For blissful dreams may then arise, Revealing to my charmed sight What may not bless my waking eyes."
- Anne BrontÃ«, Best Poems of the BrontÃ« Sisters
"Whoever thinks of going to bed before twelve o'clock is a scoundrel."
- Samuel Johnson
"There were a few nighttime pedestrians on the block, but they continued on their way, dutifully ignoring the zombie vomiting blood out of the back of my car. Good old New Yorkers. They really couldn't care less."
- Nicholas Kaufmann, Dying Is My Business
"A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders. "
- Edward Plunkett
"Out of the wood of thoughts that grows by night To be cut down by the sharp axe of light,"
- Edward Thomas, Cock-crow
"Night time is really the best time to work. All the ideas are there to be yours because everyone else is asleep."
- Catherine O'Hara
"L.A., it's nice, but I think of sunshine and people on rollerblades eating sushi. New York, I think of nighttime, I think of Times Square and Broadway and nightlife and the city that never sleeps."
- Jimmy Fallon
"May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the window and kiss the night air."
- Franz Kafka
"Night is a time of rigor, but also of mercy. There are truths which one can see only when itâ€™s dark"
- Isaac Bashevis Singer, Teibele And Her Demon
"Some nights are made for torture, or reflection, or the savoring of loneliness."
- Poppy Z. Brite
"I like the night. Without the dark, we'd never see the stars."
- Stephenie Meyer, Twilight
"I like to call it nighttime brain: the way your mind seems to function on a different frequency than it does during daylight hours - which can be good or bad but also can lead to unexpected epiphanies or experiences that wouldn't be the same at any other time of day."
- Erin Morgenstern
"No one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they got plenty of sleep. "
"The world you once knew is no more for you."
- Travis Luedke, The Nightlife: New York
"On daytime they continue to revisit a lot of the same stuff while nighttime does move on and show development."
- Ted Shackelford
"The cloud shadows of midnight possess their own repose..."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
"You can't stand up to the night until you understand what's hiding in its shadows."