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Take Back The Night Quotes


"Take back the night? How can women take back the night when they've never had it?" - Ellen Willis

"Take back the smile and the night, take it all back, I wish I could." - Daniel Handler

"We're taking back the night" - Karen Marie Moning

"You can never take the violence back." - Ozzy Osbourne

"Why should a deserter take the trouble to light Rutupiae Beacon?" Aquila demanded, and his voice sounded rough in is own ears. "Maybe in farewell, maybe in defiance. Maybe to hold back the dark for one more night." - Rosemary Sutcliff

"As the water pounded on my back, I reflected that I must be pretty simple. It didn't take much to make me happy. A long night with a dead guy had done the trick." - Charlaine Harris

"Jason patted me on the back. "Tomorrow night we'll take you out chasing deer." "I thought you'd chase cars," I said. He grinned. "What fun is that? Cars don't bleed." - Laurell K Hamilton

"Our biggest moral debt is to the environment. Take-take-take, nothing given back." - Margaret Atwood

"Night Train Lane was the best defensive back to ever play the game. I tried to pattern my game after him because he was the best. He could have played any one of the four (secondary) positions. I've never seen a defensive back hit the way he hit - I mean take them down, whether it be Jim Taylor or Jim Brown." - Herb Adderley

"He's won't push me back on the night and he certainly wasn't going to push me back up there." - Ricky Hatton

"Take the back roads instead of the highways." - Minnie Pearl

"The sense of a long last night over civilization is back again." - Norman Mailer

"When I met you last night baby Before you opened up your gap I had respect for ya lady But now I take it all back" - Nate Dogg

"Chatting on the phone, can't take back those hours..." - Kate Nash

"And take back ill-polished stanzas to the anvil." - Horace

"You have the power to take our country back." - Howard Dean

"I'll go back and take what the people owe me." - Mike Tyson

"The loneliness of a one night stand is hard to take." - Stevie Nicks

"If they take you in the morning, they will be coming for us that night." - James Baldwin

"Do you think it will ever take the place of night baseball?" - Deborah Kerr

"Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night." - Dave Barry

"Perhaps if Death is kind, and there can be returning, We will come back to earth some fragrant night, And take these lanes to find the sea, and bending Breathe the same honeysuckle, low and white. We will come down at night to these resounding beaches And the long gentle thunder of the sea, Here for a single hour in the wide starlight We shall be happy, for the dead are free." - Sara Teasdale

"Then I got a gig with an older friend who had the equipment and he played in this bar. They would bring me in the bar through the backdoor and I would DJ in the back room most of the night. Then they'd take me out the backdoor, so I was never really in the bar." - Jam Master Jay

"Lone at night, when I was twelve years old, I looked at the planet Mars and I said, 'Take me home!' And the planet Mars took me home, and I never came back. So I've written every day in the last 75 years. I've never stopped writing." - Ray Bradbury

"In the photograph by my bed my mother is perpetually smiling on me. I guess I have forgiven us both, although sometimes in the night my dreams will take me back to the sadness, and I have to wake up and forgive us again." - Sue Monk Kidd

"You can sail in the desert with a ship of fools. You can smuggle in Moses and his book of rules. But you can't take a mother and give her back her son. What kind of freedom is bought with a gun? People like to build their prison walls when they're afraid to look inside... a thousand points of light are the muzzle flashes in the night. And the freedoms you profess to hold won't bring the dead back from the cold." - Bruce Dickinson

"And when night comes, and you look back over the day and see how fragmentary everything has been, and how much you planned that has gone undone, and all the reasons you have to be embarrassed and ashamed: just take everything exactly as it is, put it in God's hands and leave it with Him." - Edith Stein

"I like a spirituality with a God that knows how to drive a car, that knows how to take his girl to the dance club, dance all night, have a little drink, kiss the kid when they come back in and go to sleep. God doesn't need a chauffeur- he needs to drive himself." - Jeff Buckley

"Nihilism in American comedy came along way before 'The Simpsons.' There was a fairly nihilistic point of view to 'Saturday Night Live,' for instance, back in the beginning, and a lot of really dark comedy had a really anti-sentimental take on life." - Matt Groening

"That experience with 'Rent' went by so fast. I was younger. I didn't even really know what opening night was. And now I'm thinking back on the times I went to Broadway as a kid and the excitement I felt... And I'm realizing that I'm actually a part of that, so I'm learning to take it in, 'cause so often I shrug it away." - Idina Menzel

"Yes, - rather plunge me back in pagan night, And take my chance with Socrates for bliss, Than be the Christian of a faith like this, Which builds on heavenly cant its earthly sway, And in a convert mourns to lose a prey." - Thomas Moore

"If I have a weakness, it's probably ice cream. That's where I get lax, sloppy. I'll sneak into the refrigerator at night and take two or three bites and put it back. Butter pecan. Only two or three bites, but it shows." - Jack Nicklaus

"I used to work as a volunteer in a hospice, but I don't have any nursing skills or cooking skills or anything, so I was what they call an escort. I would take people to the support groups every night, and I would have to sit sort of on the sidelines so I could take them back to hospice at the end of the meeting." - Chuck Palahniuk

"Out of the unreal shadows of the night comes back the real life that we had known" - Oscar Wilde

"Every night I was going back to the strands of our memories and some nights, no every night, I would surrender to the fabric of you, because one night was not enough. I always found myself wanting more." - Robert M. Drake

"The flowers take the tears of the weeping night And give them to the sun for the day's delight." - Joseph Seamon Cotter, Jr.

"Take it back, Ed. Take it all back." - Daniel Handler

"Guys, gals, now hear this: No one wants to take away your hunting rifles. No one wants to take away your shotguns. No one wants to take away your revolvers, and no one wants to take away your automatic pistols, as long as said pistols hold no more than ten rounds. If you can't kill a home invader (or your wife, up in the middle of the night to get a snack from the fridge) with ten shots, you need to go back to the local shooting range." - Stephen King

"'One Night Only,' the words I'll be hearing from my agents when I tell them I'm coming back to Broadway." - Hugh Jackman

"The night is given to us to take breath, to pray, to drink deep at the fountain of power." - Florence Nightingale

"Tell the truth and read story books;it will take you to the magical moment in a glory night." - H G Wells

"One night I asked a cabbie to take me where the action is, he took me to my house." - Rodney Dangerfield

"Take all the time you need It's a lovely night If you decide to come You're gonna do it right." - Brian Wilson

"One night she told me to put out the garbage. I told her "you cooked it, you take it out"." - Rodney Dangerfield

"Do you remember the time darlin' when everything made more sense in the world? Oh I remember, I remember... when life made more sense... Take me back, take me back, take me way back... to when life made more sense." - Van Morrison

"Take back your picture in a frame. Take back your singing in the rain. I just hope you understand sometimes the clothes do not make the man." - George Michael

"After 7 long years, Finally, FINALLY, FINALLY, The Rock has come back to Anaheim! Which means FINALLY, The Rock has come back to Monday Night Raw! Which means FINALLY, The Rock HAS COME BACK... home." - Dwayne Johnson

"Take good care of your employees, and they'll take good care of your customers, and the customers will come back." - J. Willard Marriott

"Fools take criticism and dish it back. The wise take it and turn it to their advantage." - Michael Hyatt

"When they begin the beguine It brings back the sound of music so tender, It brings back a night of tropical splendor, It brings back a memory ever green." - Cole Porter

"The night plays games" - Ryan Adams

"Every single night our soul is taken, and every single night the Angel asks before bringing it back, "Ya Allah what about this one?" "Do You want to send it back?" Do You want to pull the plug or should we keep the Ruh (soul)?" And every night Allah gives permission to the Angel to let us live one more time.#29;"#29;" - Nouman Ali Khan

"...We're allotted a little space on earth and that we survive in that wilderness that can take back what it has given, as easily as blowing its breath on us or sending the sea to tell us we are not so big. When we forget how close the wilderness is in the night, my grandpa said, someday it will come in and get us, for we will have forgotten how terrible and real it can be." - Ray Bradbury

"If you write something in the evening or at night, look back over it the next morning. I tend to be less self-critical at night; sometimes, I've looked back at things I wrote the night before, and realized they were no good at all." - Mark-Anthony Turnage

"The sovereign people have declared they want to take back the reins of their Destiny." - Marine Le Pen

"Never take a seat in the back of the room. Winners sit up front." - E. Lockhart

"I remember that night as a magical night, and the way the city looked. I always meant to go back there, but maybe it would be better not to, for things are never the same the second time." - Maxwell Perkins

"Talking about the all night concerts, I did some of the first all night concerts back in the 60's with this little harmonium, and I also had saxophone taped delays." - Terry Riley

"I'll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry's come back." - Mitt Romney

"Now is the time to take back your energy, your power, and your peace." - Debbie Ford

"Wealth is what you take from the world; worth is what you give back." - Mark Goulston

"Design principle: Take things away until the design breaks, then put that last thing back in." - Alan Cooper

"Relax, ease back in your seats and let the music take you wherever it does." - John Denver

"If the thrill is gone, it's time to take it back." - Meat Loaf

"After practice, I would have to go back to the dorm and take a nap." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"Hey, don't take this the wrong way, but don't come back, ok?" - Cornelia Funke

"What you take from the earth, you must give back. That's nature's way." - Chris d'Lacey

"Cherish the people you love, because you never know when Allah will take them back." - Boonaa Mohammed

"Give Ireland back to the Irish, don't make them have to take it away." - Paul Mccartney

"Take back the web because it is a situation that really isn't working for anyone." - Tim Wu

"I think the American people ought to take their democracy back." - James Carville

"I hope we answer the alarm clock and take this nation back for Christ." - Mike Huckabee

"It is unpleasant to turn back, though it be to take the right way." - John Lancaster Spalding

"I don't think the Taliban will ever come back to take Afghanistan, no." - Hamid Karzai

"I cannot take back one word or action; the past does not change for anyone." - Charles Van Doren

"I take back all I ever said about the Old Masters. They give great lessons." - Howard Pyle

"After practice, I would have to go back to the dorm and take a nap." - Kareem Abduljabbar

"I am the world's laziest shopper, but very rarely have I had to take anything back." - Erin O'Connor

"I am the world's laziest shopper, but very rarely have I had to take anything back." - Erin Oconnor

"Listen Wanderlei, I will do a home invasion on you. I will cut the power to your house and the next thing you'll hear is me climbing up your stairs in a pair of night vision goggles I bought in the back of Soldier of Fortune magazine. I'll pick the lock to the master room door, take a picture of you in bed with the Nogueira brothers working on your 'jiu-jitsu'. I'll take said quote unquote photograph, post it at, password - not required, username - not required. That, Wanderlei, is how you threaten someone. Dummy." - Chael Sonnen

"Still, the image haunted his dreams throughout the night: a lovely girl gazing at the stars, and the stars who gazed back." - Sarah J. Maas

"Hark! Hark to the wind! 'Tis the night, they say, When all souls come back from the far away- The dead, forgotten this many a day!" - Virna Sheard

"Whether you win or not, the night the Oscars are over, the curtain goes down and you go back to the grind. Period." - Marcia Gay Harden

"Just because 50,000 people on the Internet know me, I'm not patting myself on the back at the end of the night." - Theophilus London

"He who take cookie to bed have crummy night ahead." - Confucius

"Like a fiend in a cloud, With howling woe After night I do crowd And with night will go; I turn my back to the east, From whence comforts have increased; For light cloth seize my brain With frantic pain." - William Blake

"As a player you can have a bad game and come back for the next game. As a coach you really can't do that. You have to dissect games night in and night out and figure what you did wrong." - John Starks

"Like a fiend in a cloud, With howling woe, After night I do crowd, And with night will go; I turn my back to the east, From whence comforts have increased; For light doth seize my brain With frantic pain." - William Blake

"By the time they got to Denholm Street, day had been beaten back and the night was soaking through the city." - Derek Landy

"After a gig I always head back to the hotel, remembering granny's words of wisdom. I cancel the late-night pizza and watch the Jonathan Ross show instead." - Jimmy Carr

"I think girls are surprised when you actually really listen and then you call it back at the end of the night." - Miles Teller

"In the morning, you tear up the pages of your fever, but every word naturally leads you back to its color, its night." - Edmond Jabes

"The human race is doomed to sink back farther and farther into the primitive night ere again it begins its bloody climb upward to civilization." - Jack London

"At night, lying on your back and staring at the falling snow, it's easy to imagine oneself soaring through the stars." - Craig Thompson

"My house used to be haunted, but the ghosts haven't been back since the night I tried on all my wigs." - Phyllis Diller

"I also watched boxing all the time and Tuesday Night Fights on USA and just kept hitting my heavy back in the garage." - Robbie Lawler

"I have been one acquainted with the night. I have walked out in rain - and back in rain. I have outwalked the furthest city light...." - Robert Frost

"My wife and I went back to the hotel where we spent our wedding night. Only this time, I stayed in the bathroom and cried." - Henny Youngman

"True wisdom gives the only possible answer at any given moment, and that night, going back to bed was the only possible answer." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"Out of the unreal shadows of night comes back the real life that we had known. We have to resume it where we had left off... p 207" - Oscar Wilde

"Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." - Peter Drucker

"It would be nice to have someone to go back to, a girl to call at the end of the night after a long day." - Nicholas Braun

"Oh sure, the songs have all totally evolved. I mean, when you're playing the same songs night in night out, they take on a life of their own. I can't even remember what I wrote some of them about now!" - Gary Jules

"I knew I wanted to go to college and I wanted to study it acting, so I just looked for the best school that I could get into. Luckily, I had very supportive parents. I went to a conservatory that is basically drama school. You take one English class and one history class for four years but you don't take any other science or anything like that. It's strictly, from 7am until night, all acting. It's a lot. Some people find it too much, but for me I was preparing for a career and I never really looked back." - Patrick Wilson

"By the end of high school, I would do shows at the theater at night and then take the train home and go to school the next morning." - Zach Woods

"The best kisses in the world take place at night, in the ocean, with two naked bodies coiled around one another, only the stars to keep them company." - Hugh Howey

"He was not in the house. He did not come back that night. Days went by, and at last she understood that he would not return at all." - Audrey Niffenegger

"Love you always, miss you always... running day and night, leaving the place of sun and moon, of ice and snow. Never look back, never forget." - Jessica Day George

"When I sleep I turn into a wolf. Bran turned his face away and looked back out into the night. Do wolves dreams?" - George R R Martin

"She turned so they were face-to-face and gave him back the words he'd offered her their first night together: "I survived. Isn't that what matters?" - Melissa Marr

"If you're feeling low, don't despair. The sun has a sinking spell every night, but it comes back up every morning." - Dolly Parton

"No," said a voice, "the only thing wrong on a night like that is that there is a world and you must come back to it." - Ray Bradbury

"We went back, afterward, after the show was over that night, I took my kids backstage and said, You know what? I know my dad's songs..." - Arlo Guthrie

"We went back, afterward, after the show was over that night, I took my kids backstage and said, "You know what? I know my dad's songs..." - Arlo Guthrie

"Writers are often alone when they work. Hours pass in silence as one long moment; light fades as day turns back to face the coming night." - Simon Van Booy

"If you look back on the breakups that you've had, whether it's a long relationship or a one-night stand, it's always awkward." - Patrick Wilson

"Civilization has fallen out of touch with night. With lights, we drive the holiness and the beauty of night back to the forests and the seas; the little villages, the crossroads even, will have none of it. Are modern folk, perhaps, afraid of the night? Do they fear the vast serenity, the mystery of infinite space, the austerity of stars?" - Henry Beston

"The whole night had been a mistake. It's not going to let me rewind. Or unmake the mistakes I've made.Or the promises I've mad. Or have her back. Or have me back." - Gayle Forman

"Back in 2011, when the weekend maintenance disruptions got more aggressive, we were told that the work on weekends and at night and midday would be enough to get the system back to a state of good repair." - Robert James Thomson

"Our civilization has fallen out of touch with night. With lights, we drive the holiness and beauty of night back to the forests and the sea; the little villages, the crossroads even, will have none of it. Are modern folk, perhaps, afraid of night? Do they fear that vast serenity, the mystery of infinite space, the austerity of stars?" - Henry Beston

"I've tried it, and I've never been that girl. I'm always going to be the girl you want to take home to your parents, not for the night." - Selena Gomez

"I laughed from the time I arrived at the studio until I left at night. I was almost ashamed to take a paycheck." - Patsy Kelly

"Happy Birthday To Steph, You're a Hoe with Big Breasts, so take the Night off from Hooking... If ya Smell what The Rock's cooking!" - Dwayne Johnson

"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

"Off to bed. If squirrels take over in the night, I, for one, welcome our new bushy-tailed scampering overlords, & I know where the nuts are." - Neil Gaiman

"Wake in the deepest dark of night and hear the driving rain. Reach out a hand and take a paw and go to sleep again." - Charlotte Gray

"We have to get families back in the game, get back where Saturday night, everything stops. A case of beer comes out and a bottle of rye and anyone who comes to the house, they better want to watch hockey." - Bobby Hull

"Jesus has made Himself the Bread of Life to give us life. Night and day, He is there. If you really want to grow in love, come back to the Eucharist, come back to that Adoration." - Mother Teresa

"The sense of a long last night over civilization is back again; it has perhaps not been here so intensely in thirty years, not since the Nazis were prospering, but it is coming back." - Norman Mailer

"The night destroys the sun" - Ryan Adams

"All through the night, she battled herself. Or battled to know herself. She fell apart and then put herself back together and then she fell apart again and put herself back together, over and over." - Nnedi Okorafor

"'Tis the night - the night Of the grave's delight..." - Arthur Cleveland Coxe

"Remember this: When I am gone, only love can take my place. Be absorbed night and day in the love of God, and give that love to all." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"I don't want someone to squeeze me, that might take away my life. Just want someone to hold me, and we'll rock through the night." - Tracy Chapman

"There's always a sense of pride you take out on the field to play your best every night. Sometimes your best stinks." - Clint Hurdle

"I never take a nap after dinner but when I have had a bad night, and then the nap takes me." - Samuel Johnson

"I never take a nap after dinner but when I have had a bad night, and then the nap takes me." - Samuel Johnson

"Never take ecstasy, beer, baccardi, weed, pepto bismol, vivarin, tums, tagamet hb, xanax, and valium in the same day. It makes it difficult to sleep at night." - Eminem

"Personally, I enjoy working about 18 hours a day. Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night." - Thomas A Edison

"The biggest thing I have learned is you can't take anything for granted. You have to work as hard as you can every night, regardless." - Martin St. Louis

"I think the best beauty trick is to take good care of your skin. Wash your face at night, wear sunscreen, and hydrate." - Sophia Bush

"Then take me on your knee, mother; And listen, mother of mine. A hundred fairies danced last night, And the harpers they were nine." - Mary Howitt

"I always take Scotch whiskey at night as a preventive of toothache. I have never had the toothache; and what is more, I never intend to have it." - Mark Twain

"When I was a child, I had wax in my ears. Dad didn't take me to the doctor, he used me as a night light." - Les Dawson

"I enjoy making films, but my heart is in the stage. Every night you have to be on. There's no second take." - Fiona Shaw

"Sleep more at night. If it's allowed at work or home, take a nap in the afternoon. You'll be amazed at how much better you'll feel." - Ben Stein

"You can't take the heat, get ya ass out the kitchen Matter fact, take ya ass back in there and wash the dishes." - Ryan Montgomery

"You let me throw the bricks through the front window. You go in at the back and take the swag." - Ezra Pound

"You should always take the best from the past, leave the worst back there and go forward into the future." - Bob Dylan

"Press close, bare-bosomed Night! Press close, magnetic, nourishing Night! Night of south winds! Night of the large, few stars! Still, nodding Night! Mad, naked, Summer Night!" - Walt Whitman



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