Night Owls, a few quotations to lift your spirits when facing condemnation from chirping larks, aka early-birds, about your sublime love of the night.
I always had this fantasy of doing a very very late-night radio show . . . I can almost picture myself just being able to talk to people at night like that, just ramble on, half a dream, half not. And also I love listening to music at that time of night. It seeps into you in a way. That is a magic time. ~Laurie Anderson New York Times
Whoever thinks of going to bed before twelve o’clock is a scoundrel. ~Samuel Johnson Quote Garden
“Dawn: When men of reason go to bed.” ~Ambrose Bierce Systems Thinker
12:35 P.M. — The phone rings. I am not amused. This is not my favorite way to wake up. ~Fran Lebowitz Belladonna
I read, much of the night, and go south in winter. ~T.S. Eliot Belladonna
I fell in love with the darkroom, and that was part of being a photographer at the time. The darkroom was unbelievably sexy. I would spend all night in the darkroom. ~Annie Leibovitz Brainy Quote
I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day. ~Vincent Van Gogh Brainy Quote
Most glorious night!
Thou wert not sent for slumber!
~Lord Byron, Childe Harold Quote Garden
I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does. ~Jorge Luis Borges Quote Garden
No one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they got plenty of sleep ~Unknown Thought Catalog
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 Thought Catalog
Know the mind of your adversary, owls—and their fearmongering ways! Here is some anti-night owl propaganda: dialog from Night of the Living Dead, a film created by and for larks.
Johnny: [in a creepy voice] They’re coming to get you, Barbara!
Barbara: Stop it! You’re ignorant!
Johnny: They’re coming for you, Barbara!
Barbara: Stop it! You’re acting like a child!
Johnny: They’re coming for you!
[points to the cemetery zombie]
Johnny: Look, there comes one of them now!
Barbara: He’ll hear you!
Johnny: Here he comes now! I’m getting out of here!
You mean that the girl’s Mom who said “Only the sleep one gets before midnight counts as rest.” was wrong? Good thing I didn’t wind up with her!
Mitch: thank you for these memorable quotes — each of them truer than any daylight truth could ever be… Ed