Good Night Sayings and Quotes

They say the best bridge between hope and despair is a good night’s sleep. Take a load off. Get some rest and recharge to tackle another day with the list of wise and humorous good night quotes below.

Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

All I wish a sheet of clouds for your bed and bright crystals for the stars. While you sleep, may the angels play sweet songs that bring you bright dreams.     


Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.     

Catherine Drinker Bowen

As the night gets dark, let your worries fade. sleep peacefully knowing you've done all you can do for today.     

Roald Dahl

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep.     

E. Joseph Cossman

The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home.     

Christopher Columbus

It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards.     

Baltasar Gracian

I just want to say, good night, sweet prince, may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.     

Harry Dean Stanton

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

Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.     

William Shakespeare

The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.     

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Good night - may you fall asleep in the arms of a dream, so beautiful, you'll cry when you awake.     

Michael Faudet

As the moonlight dims and the world goes quiet, give yourself some rest. Here's to hoping that your sleep is as sweet as you are.     


Always end the day with a positive thought. No matter how hard things were, tomorrow's a fresh opportunity to make it better.     

Harry Dean Stanton

Never let the darkness or negativity outside affect your inner self. Just wait until morning comes and the bright light will drown out the darkness.     

Haruki Murakami

The longest way must have its close — the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning.     

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.     

Charlotte Bronte

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 Bronte

Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Don't fight with the pillow, but lay down your head and kick every worriment out of the bed.     

Edmund Vance Cooke

Day is over, night has come. today is gone, what's done is done. embrace your dreams, through the night, tomorrow comes with a whole new light.     

George Orwell

Night is a time of rigor, but also of mercy.     

Isaac Bashevis Singer

You are the reason why I have sleepless nights. You are the reason why I tend to hold my pillow tight. And you are the reason I can't sleep without saying goodnight.     


Night is always darker before the dawn and life is the same, the hard times will pass, every thing will get better and sun will shine brighter then ever.     

Ernest Hemingway

Disappointment always arrives before hope and the darkness of night comes before the dawn. Don't lose hope now because things will brighter with the new day.     

Henry Rollins

This is the end of the day, but soon there will be a new day.     

Bernard Williams

This is the end of the day, but soon there will be a new day. Keep your spirits up because there are always more chances.     


The stars and moon arrive just to wish you a good night. Let the light of the moon guide your dreams as you pass the night away.     


You can't change everything in one night, but one night can change everything.     

John Updike

Silently, one by one, / in the infinite windows of heaven, / Blossomed the lovely stars, / the forget-me-nots of the angels.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Night's the better half of life.     


No more words. In the name of this place / we drink with our breathing, / stay quiet like a flower. / So the nightbirds will start singing.     


Empty yourself of everything. / Let the mind rest at peace.     


Good night now, and rest. / Today was a test. / You passed it, you're past it. / Now breathe till unstressed.     

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Good night! / Good night! / Let's make some new mistakes! / Let's stumble toward success and pack some snacks for little breaks!     

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Good night. / Courage. / Even when fear is at the foot of your bed, courage. / Let's go.     

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Good night. / I'm tired. I bet you're tired. / But we're awake and alive and that's enough. Cmon. / Cmon.     

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Good night. / Take care of each other. / Take care of yourself. / Repeat.     

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Hush! my dear, lie still and slumber; / Holy angels guard thy bed! / Heavenly blessings without number / Gently falling on thy head.     

Isaac Watts

Oft in the stilly night / E'er slumber's chain has bound me, / Fond Memory brings the light / Of other days around me.     

Thomas Moore

I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say. A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep to dream my dreams of you.     

Roy Orbison

Send me the words 'Good night' to put under my pillow.     

John Keats

Some people forget that love is / tucking you in and kissing you / “Good night” / no matter how young or old you are     

Nikki Giovanni

We are such stuff / As dreams are made on, and our little life / Is rounded with a sleep.     

William Shakespeare

When the sun goes down, the birds on the trees / Are singing sweet for the night / When the sun says good night to the mountain / I am dreaming of the sun / Say good night     

Joseph Shabalala

Lullaby and good night / In the sky stars are bright / 'Round your head / Flowers gay / Set you slumbers till day     

Johannes Brahms, Brian Kim, John Charles Edward Swihart

Lullaby / And good night / In the skies stars are bright / May the moon's silvery beams / Bring you sweet dreams     

Johannes Brahms, Laura Karpman

So fill to me the parting glass / And drink a health whate’er befalls / And gently rise and softly call / Good night and joy be to you all     

Kirk Jones, Shaun Davey

Lullaby and good night, with roses bestride, / With lilies bedecked. 'neath Baby's sweet bed. / May thou sleep, may thou rest, may thy slumber be blest. / May thou sleep, may thou rest, may thy slumber be blest.     

David Downes, Johannes Brahms

Close your eyes and I'll close mine / Good night sleep tight / Now the sun turns out his light / Good night sleep tight / Dream sweet dreams for me / Dream sweet dreams for you.     

John Lennon, Paul McCartney

Good night, my love / Pleasant dreams and sleep tight my love / May tomorrow be sunny and bright / And bring you closer to me     

John Marascalco, George Motola

Good night, my love, the tired old moon is descending. / Good night, my love, my moment with you is now ending. / It was so heavenly, holding you close to me. / It will be heavenly to hold you again in a dream.     

Harry Revel, Mack Gordon

Good night, sweetheart, tho' I'm not beside you / Good night, sweetheart, still my love will guide you / Dreams enfold you, in each one I'll hold you / Good night sweetheart, good night     

Jimmy Campbell, Ray Noble, Reg Connelly

Sleep well, my love, on night's dark breast, / And ease thy soul with slumber bright; / Be joy but thine and I am blest. / Good-night, my love, good-night, good-night.     

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Good-night? ah! no; the hour is ill/ Which severs those it should unite; / Let us remain together still, / Then it will be good night.     

Percy Bysshe Shelley

To hearts which near each other move / From evening close to morning light, / The night is good; because, my love, / They never say good-night.     

Percy Bysshe Shelley

My lips no other words can say, / But still they murmur and repeat / To you, who slumber far away, / Good night, my love! / good night, my sweet!      

Robert Fuller Murray

Thy head lies pillowed on my breast— / My cheek upon thy brow— / Dear love, good night! Thou art at rest / From Past and Future now.      

Ada Cambridge

Good-night! Now dwindle down and low / The embers of the afterglow, / And slowly over leaf and lawn / In twilight's dewy curtain drawn.      

Alfred Austin

Forsaken love, its last tear shed, / On the lone pillow lays its head, / And all our woes are respited: / Good-night!     

Alfred Austin