The night has a special mystery . It is in this phase of the day that exceptional things happen. We fall in love, we kiss, we go crazy… something about the night makes us feel life with a strange halo of unreality.

Many writers and thinkers have spoken about the night and its idiosyncrasies. What is it about the night that changes people?

Phrases about the night

In today’s article we will discover the best phrases about the night that have been written by thinkers, poets and philosophers from all historical periods.

If you think we’ve forgotten a famous quote about the night that deserves to appear in this post, don’t hesitate to add it in the comments section. Are you ready?

1. The night is not less wonderful than the day, it is not less divine; at night the stars shine, and there are revelations that the day ignores. (Nikolaj Berdjaev)

It’s at that moment that the galaxy makes an appearance.

2. The days appear different from each other, but the night has a single name. (Elias Canetti)

The darkness makes one night indistinguishable from another.

3. The day has eyes, the night has ears. (Proverb)

A proverb about the night that can make us think.

4. I love the night, because at night all the colors are the same and I am the same as the others… (Bob Marley)

A phrase from the great reggae artist, alluding to racism.

5. Who are you that I hide at night and you enter into my secret thoughts? (William Shakespeare)

Famous love quote.

6. And I like to listen to the stars at night, which sound like half a billion bells. (Antoine de Saint Exupéry)

From the author of The Little Prince.

7. The night is warm, the night is long, the night is great for listening to stories. (Antonio Tabucchi)

A special climate for dreaming.

8. It is at night that the roar of the heart, the ringing of anxiety, the murmur of the impossible, and the silence of the world are best perceived. (Fabrizio Caramagna)

A chance to show your feelings.

9. Who knows why the night, like rubber, is of infinite elasticity and softness, while the morning is so cruelly sharp? (Banana Yoshimoto)

An accurate comparison between these phases of the day.

10. At night everything assumes lighter, more nuanced, almost magical forms. Everything is sweetened and attenuated, even the wrinkles on the face and those on the soul. (Romano Battaglia)

The mystical appearance in the dark.

11. The day is panting urgently. Only the night is allowed to breathe. (Fabrizio Caramagna)

About the deep calm of the night.

12. I know little of the night but the night seems to know about me, and moreover, it assists me as if it loved me, it covers my conscience with its stars. Perhaps the night is life and the sun is death. Perhaps the night is nothing and the conjectures about it nothing and the beings who live it nothing. (Alejandra Pizarnik)

A great poetic phrase.

13. There is a deadlock in the night, the blackest and coldest hour, when the world has forgotten about the sunset and the dawn is not yet a promise. A time when it is too early to get up, but so late that going to bed makes no sense. (Robin Hobb)

Along the lines of the previous one, a famous quote about the night that can make us think.

14. The darker the night, the brighter the stars. The deeper the pain, the closer God is. (Fëdor Dostoyevsky)

A metaphor to apply to life.

15. Nights when all the letters of the alphabet return to their burrows. There is nothing left but silence. (Fabrizio Caramagna)

Phrase of the Italian philosopher.

16. I often think that the night is more alive and more colourful than the day. (Vincent van Gogh)

From the great Dutch painter.

17. Night is really the best time to work, all the ideas are there for you, because everybody is sleeping. (Catherine O’Hara)

A moment to give free rein to creativity.

18. Man’s greatest sin is to sleep at night, when the universe is willing to let itself be watched. (Lilaschon, Twitter)

Are you nocturnal?

19. Attention to the fears of the day, they love to steal the dreams of the night. (Fabrizio Caramagna)

Incredible phrase full of poetry.

20. When I feel a need for religion, I go out at night to paint the stars. (Vincent van Gogh)

Perhaps the most certain religion.

21. I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night, without thinking that it graces us because it suppresses idle details, such as memory. (Jorge Luis Borges)

Famous quote full of melancholy.

22. And I hope that beyond the night the taste of a new blue awaits me, I hope… (Nazim Hikmet)

A wishing sentence.

23. Night, the beloved. Night, when words disappear and things come to life. When the destructive analysis of the day is over and what is really important becomes whole again and resonates. When man mendeth his fragmented self and grows with the calm of the tree. (Antoine de Saint Exupéry)

Another reflection of the brilliant French author.

24. The moon: there are nights that seem to produce a white honey of dreams, loneliness and silence. (Fabrizio Caramagna)

The mystical side of the moon.

25. The night is half of life, and the better half. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

A time slot full of positive things.

26. The silence of the night, which remodels the confusion of the day. As if the night were light. (Don Dino Pirri)

Famous paradox.

27. In your life I wish you at least a blackout on a clear night. (Mario Rigoni Stern)

In these cases the birth rate usually rises after nine months.

28. The night is the quietest time to work. It helps to think. (Alexander Graham Bell)

About the creativity that darkness generates.

29. It’s the night that’s good for believing in the light. (Edmond Rostand)

One of those phrases about the night that we must remember.

30. In the heart of every winter lives a palpitating spring, and behind every night, comes a smiling aurora. (Khalil Gibran)

There’s always a fair and beautiful ending.

31. Don’t try to solve serious things in the middle of the night. (Philip K. Dick)

Maybe it’s not the best time to make decisions.

32. The night is shaped like what you’re missing. (iBlulady)

It can give us things we don’t have.

33. And after a day full of colors scattered here and there and roads that intersect in a thousand directions comes the calm night, like forgiveness for a heresy. (Fabrizio Caramagna)

A great line with poetic overtones.

34. Sometimes at night I lie awake in bed and wonder, “Where did I fail?” Then a voice tells me, “It will take you more than one night to do this. (Charles M. Schulz)

The night can be used to reflect on our failures.

35. A man is a very small thing, and the night is very long and full of wonders. (Edward Plunkett)

Life at your feet.

36. The day is the father of work and the night is the mother of thoughts. (Proverb)

A good way to describe it.

37. It seemed that the streets were absorbed by the sky, and that the night occupied all the air. (Charles Dickens)

A great line of English literature.

38. The moon and the Pleiades have set; it is now midnight; the hours advance, but I sleep alone. (Sappho)

Reflection from Ancient Greece.

39. The night conceals the defects and is indulgent with all the imperfections; at that hour, every woman seems beautiful. (Ovid)

The goodness of the shadows.

40. At night, an atheist half believes in God. (Edward Young)

His mysticism changes us.

41. Come, you, with your black brow, sweet, loving night, give me my Romeo; and when he dies, make him yours and share him in little stars: the face of the sky will be so beautified by him that the whole world will fall in love with the night and will no longer worship the splendid sun. (William Shakespeare)

Phrase about the night of the British writer.

42. Walking at night in the open air, under the silent sky, beside a river of calm waters is always mysterious and stirs up the depths of the soul. In those moments we are closer to our origins, we feel our proximity to animals and plants, we awaken memories of a primitive life, when houses and cities had not yet been built and wandering man, without a fixed ground, could love and hate the forest, the river, and the mountain, the wolf and the goshawk as his fellow men, as friends or enemies. (Hermann Hesse)

The German philosopher talks like this about nighttime experiences.

43. You can’t change everything in one night but one night can change everything. (John Updike)

And nothing will ever be the same again.

44. The night is longer than the day for those who dream and the day is longer than the night for those who realize their dreams. (Jack Kerouac)

A great reflection on longing.

45. I’m convinced that when you think you have all the answers, the night changes all the questions. (Charlie Brown, Charles M. Schulz)

Just play by different rules.

46. If you think of a thing at three o’clock in the morning and then repeat it the next day at noon, you come to different conclusions. (Charlie Brown)

Who hasn’t?

47. The darkest hour is the one before the sun rises. (Paulo Coelho)

Reflection of the Brazilian writer.

48. Think in the morning, work at noon, eat in the afternoon and sleep at night. (William Blake)

A recommendation for better organization.

49. The night has a thousand eyes, the day only one. (Francis William Bourdillon)

The differences between phases of the day.

50. You can sleep wrapped up like a sheet, floating gently down, tickling your skin and eliminating all worries. Remembering to consider only this moment. (Jeb Dickerson)

Poetry in its purest form.

51. I think we dream so that we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we are in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time. (A. A. Milne)

A way to bring hearts closer together.

52. You know you are in love when you cannot sleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. (Dr. Seuss)

Emotional and vital ecstasy.

And if tonight my soul can find its peace in sleep, and sink into the goodness of oblivion, and in the morning wake up like a new flower just opened, I will have drunk from God again, and will be recreated. (D. H. Lawrence)

About the divine figure.

54. I dreamt about you last night. I was alone on a dark night and you came to me like a firefly. I knew it was you because you were the brightest. (Crystal Woods)

A phrase of love related to the night and its magic.

55. I like the night. Without the darkness, we’d never see the stars. (Stephenie Meyer)

Nice thought, as well as true.

56. If the stars appeared one night in a thousand years, how men would believe in them and worship them, and preserve for many generations the memory of the city of God that was shown to them! Nevertheless, these emissaries of beauty arrive night after night and illuminate the universe with their admonishing smile. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

About the stars.

57. Good night, may you fall asleep in the arms of a dream so beautiful that you will cry when you wake up. (Michael Faudet)

A beautiful wish.

58. I love the silent hour of the night, for happy dreams may arise, revealing to my enchanted eye. What to my awake eyes may not bless. (Anne Brontë)

At this point, unique things are likely to happen.

59. My beauty sleeps, have sweet dreams. You are the only one who has touched my heart. I will always be yours. Sleep my only love. (Stephenie Meyer)

A declaration of love.

60. Good night. Good night! Farewell is such a sweet pity that I’ll say good night until tomorrow. (William Shakespeare)

A way of not resigning yourself to saying goodbye.

61. The moon will guide you through the night with its brightness, but she will always live in darkness, to be seen. (Shannon L. Alder)

A paradox as real as it is beautiful.

62. I’ve loved the stars too much to be afraid of the night. (Sarah Williams)

The extreme emotions generated by the night.

63. “This is the end.” Now not only will the day be loved, but the night will also be beautiful and blessed, and all your fear will pass. (JRR Tolkien)

From the author of The Lord of the Rings.

64. During the night, the world rests. Trees, mountains, fields and faces are released from the prison of form and visibility. Under the cover of darkness, everything takes refuge in its own nature. Darkness is the ancient matrix. The night is the time of the womb. Our souls go out to play. Darkness absolves all; the struggle for identity and impression ceases. We rest during the night. (John O’Donohue)

A phrase for Mother Nature.

65. Those who dream by day have knowledge of many things that escape those who only dream by night. (Edgar Allan Poe)

About creative minds, which are capable of dreaming while awake.

66. Today I wish to say good night to the one who makes me happy with a simple smile, to the one who looks into my eyes and understands me, and to the one who makes me go up to heaven with a simple word. (Haruki Murakami)

From the Japanese writer.

67. The longest road has its end; the darkest night ends with the arrival of morning. (Harriet Beecher Stowe)

The waters always return to their course.

68. The stars can’t shine without the darkness. (Esther Dean)

A beautiful reality.

69. The night suggests, not teaches. The night finds us and surprises us by its strangeness; it releases in us the forces which, during the day, are dominated by reason. (Brassai)

About the characteristics of the night.

70. Night much more night: love is already a fact. (Jorge Guillén)

A love poem.