Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.
How do you define a good night? Is it something you have to spend with someone? Maybe a loved one? Is it the kind of night you get to spend on your own?
We all have our own definitions of good night. Night is one of the best times each day where we get to dive into silence, when we can finally tell ourselves it’s time to be silent and still. When we can tell our bodies they did good for today and now they can lie down and rest.
Night is when we pay extra attention to our minds, spirit and subconscious and allow our mind and body to be one with the silent night. A sound sleep sounds like an easy thing to do but you don’t actually sleep well until your mind and body puts the tiring responsibilities aside and enters dreamland.
These are the best 31 good night quotes…
Good night. May you fall asleep in the arms of a dream, so beautiful, you’ll cry when you awake. – Michael Faudet
Nights are for beautiful, exquisite dreams that take us on impossible journeys. With each dream, we go further into our imagination and soul. As we fall asleep at night, we lose ourselves into new worlds.
∴ I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night. – Sarah Williams
∴ Or rather, finding reasons not to fear it. Okay, this is not about being afraid of the dark or feeling depressed when dark clouds start rolling in. This is more metaphorical and not metaphorical at the same time. confused? Well, to put in simply, Sarah Williams just want to remind us that there’s a lot to love about the night for us to dread it. We all have those days when we feel like we need more day time to accomplish things. That may be a fact, but there’s beauty in the night as well. And we need to cherish it.
∴ I like the night. Without the dark, we’d never see the stars. – Stephenie Meyer
∴ Also, Stephanie Meyer wants us to remember the same thing – that just because night is known to be dark doesn’t mean everything about it is gloomy as well. It just means we need to use a different lens, or look at it in a different angle to see its true beauty. To see the stars and be reminded that regardless of how our day went, it is a good night. Or at least it depends on how you want it to be.
∴ I love the silent hour of night. For blissful dreams may then arise. – Anne Brontë
∴ Yes and yes. We cannot stop reading this Anne Bronte quote and we can’t express just how much we love it. If you don’t know Anne Bronte then please, do yourself a favour and Google her because she is one fine poet, folks. And this quote is only one of the many proofs. Fact is, night time is for reading poetry, and maybe novels. It’s also time to welcome your blissful dreams and let your conscious mind rest.
∴ The longest way must have its close – the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning. – Harriet Beecher Stowe
∴ This took me quite a while to digest because it is so impactful. See, there are moments in life when nights don’t feel like good nights. When it feels like the Grim Reaper (or a leprechaun) decided to stay with us for an indefinite time. On these dark moments, keep in mind that you have to keep going. Mornings don’t always have to feel like night – gloomy. You just have to start fresh if you want to get rid of the reaper.
∴ I think the best way to get a good night sleep is to work hard throughout the day. – William H. McRaven
∴ This is definitely on point. I’m not saying spend your days doing all the physical hard work you can do. I’m saying in order to say it’s a good night, it’s wise to spend your days productive. This will spare you from thinking too much at night. And when there’s nothing to worry about, you get to give yourself more time to embrace the silence. You can give yourself good sleep. No stress, no leftover major issues. Just you and sleep.
∴ Some nights are made for torture, or reflection, or the savoring of loneliness. – Poppy Z. Brite
∴ Admit it, you guys… there have been countless moments in your life where you spend night time thinking about the most major decisions in your life. Rewinding to the moments you wish you could go back to. Even nights where you lay in bed with loneliness, or asking life what the heck is going on or where the heck does it plan to take you. This is very normal. This is called being human. Do not despise yourself for it.
∴ The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night. – Haruki Murakami
∴ What would you think of me if I say night comes in different colors? Maybe you’ll think of me as a non-reliable writer. But this Haruki Murakami quote is a gem and it says pretty much what I’m trying to say – that night comes in various shades. If you want to look at it as something deep and dark, that’s how your night is going to be. If you see it as this white, pristine time of the day, it’s going to be white and pristine.
The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
We are frightened by deep darkness, yet only on deep darkness stars are able to shine the brightest. Life is duality and contrast, and this is especially true for our feelings. Deep sorrows unravel the gentle touch of the divine love.
∴ Before you fall asleep every day, say something positive to yourself. – Enid Bagnold
∴ Many people swear by the positive effects of starting the day with a short mantra or saying something positive before you even begin the day. This is quite effective to most of us. But aside from morning mantras, we also have night mantras. Why? Do you think it’s only in the mornings when you have to set your mood into a positive one? Telling yourself positive thing before you sleep can also greatly affect your sleeping positively.
∴ I’m chasing my dreams straight to the top into a sky that has no limits. – Peter Handke
∴ This may sound silly but try to spend a few moments at night imagining yourself physically chasing your dreams. Imagine you’re actually running for it, flying, swimming – everything. Do this for a few minutes with your eyes closed and you’ll soon realize even in imaginations, it’s not easy to chase dreams. You’ll end up imagining your own hurdles and setbacks. This is one of the most effective way to remind yourself chasing dreams isn’t easy, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.
∴ Night is longer than day for those who dream and day is longer than night for those who make their dreams comes true. – Jack Kerouac
∴ I need this quote tacked on my wall. Someone needs to make a poster of this. Because Jack Kerouac nailed it. If you look at it in a literal way, you’ll get it in a snap. Nights sure are longer for people who dream; and for those who work their butts off making their dreams come true, days are longer. But this doesn’t mean you need to work and make your days longer. this means you need to cherish night time, the dreaming time. That’s when bright ideas come alive.
∴ The night is more alive and more richly colored than the day. – Vincent van Gogh
∴ Remember the quote mentioned earlier about how nights come in whatever color you want it to be, well this quote is another confirmation of it. Van Gogh may be an artist but this quote is more than art of words. See, if you see night as something gloomy and cold… if you depict it as something black and dark, that’s how night would mean to you, possibly your whole life. Consider thinking in a different way and make nights more colourful.
∴ Life always offers you a second chance. It’s called tomorrow. – Dylan Thomas
∴ It is understandable that you may think there’s no such thing as second chances. But as long as you’re waking up and as long as you’re given the chance to live another day, that’s already a second chance. So instead of spending mornings planning for the day or wondering how you can make things better, spend your nights doing that instead. Allow the silence of the night get guide you to better thinking and better planning. And make your mornings more carefree.
∴ It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. – Shakespeare
∴ Okay, so many of us spend countless nights stargazing. Maybe because the stars are beautiful or maybe because stargazing is the best way for us to think. Yes, there are those kinds of people. But, however you want to see these stars, keep in mind that destiny is within you. You take control of it and while you cannot control every single aspect of it, you’re the one in the driver’s seat. The stars are just there to guide.
∴ Life begins at night. – Charlaine Harris
∴ Well, for me, life begins with coffee. But for many people, life sure does begin at night. There are so many individuals out there who spend long hours at night thinking and planning and chatting with their subconscious. I’m not saying turn yourself into a zombie just so you can have a longer chat with that tiny voice in your head and come up with bright ideas. I’m saying allow yourself to be caressed by the silence and coolness of the night. And this is when life begins. With the coolness.
∴ Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn. – Mahatma Gandhi
∴ It takes a strong human to admit she dies at night and is reborn on day time. See, the thing about rebirth is that it’s all brand new. It’s about throwing away who you were yesterday and starting fresh today. That’s not easy. It may sound easy but it’s the total opposite of easy. However, when you start thinking this way, it becomes easier for you to shift your mindset from thinking about yesterday’s failures to today’s new beginnings.
∴ It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright. – Stephen King
∴ This Stephen King quote is so on point. Have you ever thought of day and night this way? Have you ever realized that days won’t be as bright as we see it if it wasn’t for the dark nights? See, life is all about domino effects and opposites. If you see night time as this dark nemesis you fight endlessly (yes there are people who actually see night this way), then remember that it won’t be this dark if it wasn’t for the bright mornings.
∴ As the night gets dark, let your worries fade. Sleep peacefully knowing you’ve done all you can do for today. – Roald Dahl
∴ For most of us, sleeping is all about closing your eyes and resting out body. It’s about doing something to gain energy for another busy tomorrow. While those are accurate, keep in mind that there’s more to sleeping than actually just, well, sleeping. It’s necessary that we sleep peacefully to have better mornings. And there’s no such thing as sleeping peacefully if you keep on dwelling on things you can no longer control. Why don’t you just pat yourself for a job well done, instead?
∴ You can’t change everything in one night, but one night can change everything. – John Updike
This is one tricky quote but pretty accurate. When doing something or embarking on a new project, we often mistake success as something that happens overnight. We hate it when we’ve exerted so much effort but still, nothing happens. It’s not that easy, my friends. Because there’s no such thing as overnight success. There’s no such thing as changing something overnight. But there sure is such thing as one night changes everything. That is, if you value your nights enough.
∴ This is the end of the day, but soon there will be a new day. – Bernard Williams
∴ Do you ever see night time as the end of day? Do you ever think to yourself, ‘okay, I’ve done a good job today. Now it has come to an end and I did good”? I don’t think so. Because for most of us, night time is simply part of our day. But if you try to look at it as the end of your day rather than a mere part of it, you’ll make a better outlook in life. You’ll have a better grasp on achieving things and accomplishing things before the day ends.
∴ Stars can’t shine without darkness. – Ester Dean
∴ A good night is all about seeing the beauty of darkness. It’s about appreciating what you can see in the dark; what you can come up with at night. And because we often forget about this, this Ester Deann quote will remind us time and time again. You will see what you wish to see in the dark. If you see it as plain black, then that’s it. If you look closely and see the stars that shine only because of the darkness, then smile because you’re seeing beauty.
∴ Never fear shadows. They simply mean there is some light nearby. – Dr. Seuss
∴ Fine, maybe not seeing, exactly, but knowing it is there. Perhaps that one of the common things about night – people see it as something dark, period. Again and again, please remember that there’s more to nights than darkness and nothingness. And in this Dr. Seuss quote, we are reminded that without the dark night, we won’t appreciate the beauty of the light, and everything else that it brings, like the shadows. There are many beautiful things that we don’t see unless at night.
∴ Just believe in your dreams. – Rebecca Romijn
∴ I just love how simple and straight to the point this Rebecca Romijin quote is. In case you’ve forgotten, good night also means sweet dreams. Always sweet, people. Always sweet. Yes, we know, we don’t always have sweet dreams. And more than the mere act of dreaming, which we can’t really control anyway, Rebecca also wants to remind us that we need to believe in these dreams. There’s no such thing as just dreaming. We gotta believe.
∴ Success is like stars; the darker the night, the brighter they shine. – David Nicholas
∴ The night sure is good, my friends. Especially if there are stars in the night and you get to watch them sparkle even just for a while. I mean, who doesn’t like stars? Who doesn’t like a little sparkle in the dark? And like this David Nicholas quote, dark stars that sparkle more, success that is built in our subconscious through the night – they both shine bright in the day. Success doesn’t happen overnight but when it happens, it bursts in bright lights.
∴ Dreams are like stars; you may never touch them but if you follow them they will lead you to your destiny. – Dalai Lama
∴ I’m not sure about following stars but I’m a big fan of Dalai Lama and a bigger fan of following one’s dreams. See, this life is overcrowded with signs. There are signs literally everywhere, which is why when the sign that points us to our dream arrives, we often confuse it for any other typical sign. Sounds insane but true. With this Dalai Lama quote, you will know which signs – which stars – you should consider following. And which dream you should focus on, because that dream is probably a big one.
∴ Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. – Edgar Allan Poe
∴ If you’re not familiar with Edgar Allan Poe then you should really start reading his work. It’s not every day that you read someone who speaks so metaphorically, so deep yet still so on point. Breaming by day, it’s fun. Most people call it daydreaming and believe it or not, many people are ashamed to admit that they are daydreaming. But these day dreams are just as important as dreams at night. Because they stick with you. They don’t escape.
∴ The perfect day is going to bed with a dream and waking up with a purpose. – A. J. McLean
∴ I have to be honest, I cannot stop reading this quote. A. J. McLean is a genius, y’all. There’s definitely a better way to wake up than to wake up with a purpose. And you won’t really be able to do that until you spend your nights contemplating about tomorrow’s purpose. Spend a few minutes at night thinking about what you want to achieve tomorrow. Or better yet, build a plan for your tribe, your community. Believe it or not, tomorrow would feel so much better.
∴ Never say dreaming is useless, because life is useless if you can’t dream. – Stephen King
∴ Night time is probably one of the most amazing time of the day. If you consider day time as the best time of the day because it’s when you’re most productive (aren’t we all productive by day?), try to reconsider. Because at night, when you chat with your subconscious or when you start dreaming, that’s when you fill your soul with immense energy. That’s when life flourishes. Productive mornings are great, but a night of building what to produce, what to work on, that’s better.
∴ Night is the wonderful opportunity to take rest, to forgive, to smile, to get ready for all the battles that you have to fight tomorrow. – Allen Ginsberg
∴ In as short as 25 words, Allen Ginsberg just summed up a powerful night for us. And yes, I need to mention powerful because not all nights are powerful. For some, nights are just time to rest, period. For others, it’s the time to digest everything that happened through their day, cheer themselves for a job well done, and smile because they made it. So tonight, smile in front of the mirror and be proud of how you did.
∴ Sleep is such a luxury, which I can’t afford. – Robin Sikarwar
∴ While this is a list of good night quotes, we can’t skip this very truthful line of Robin Sikarwar. Sleep sure is a luxury. It is something we can take advantage of anytime we want and we don’t even have to ask for it. Sleep is given to us for free every single day. However, it’s a luxury that we sometimes forget, or we sometimes don’t enjoy. Especially on nights when things are a little tough. Thus, acknowledging the luxurious nights is a must.
∴ Night is a time of rigor, but also of mercy. – Isaac Bashevis Singer
∴ Yes, this is another cheesy quote, but what else is night about if not compassion and consistency? By consistency, I mean consistent care and attention. It’s when we need to pay extra attention to ourselves, our bodies, and allow it to rest. Just as how we allow our mind to rest with the silence of the night. I mean, who can consider a night a good one when our mind is still all over the place?
My idea of a good night has always been having a lovely meal and a proper conversation. ~ Kirsty Gallacher
We all have our individual definitions of good night. For some, it is spending long hours, cuddling with their loved one. For others, it means movie marathon or doing their side hustle or maybe even meditation or yoga. Whatever your definition of good night is, keep in mind that that is yours to keep. And it’s your responsibility as a human being to allow yourself to enjoy night time. Whether you’re alone or not, enjoying nights is definitely going to result to a good night.