With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.
Things are as they are. Looking out into it the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.
A man can do only what he can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day.
Nature and nature's laws lay hid in the night. God said, Let Newton be! and all was light!
I grew up in the South under segregation. So, I know what terrorism feels like when your father could be taken out in the middle of the night and lynched just because he didn't look like he was in an obeying frame of mind when a white person said something he must do. I mean, that's terrorism, too.
I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumors to my dogs.
I've been invited to the White House about five times. I think the greatest thing would be if they actually invited everybody to the White House every night... they'd just take about 500 people a night. Everybody would just love this country because it's so thrilling to go there. It really is.
When I was a kid, our family used to watch 'Bonanza.' I really liked having a Sunday night TV ritual.
Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.
I have to be alone very often. I'd be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That's how I refuel.
I do the dishes every night other people volunteer, but I like the way I do it.
There is absolutely no one, apart from yourself, who can prevent you, in the middle of the night, from sneaking down to tidy up the edges of that hunk of cheese at the back of the fridge.
I loved 'Saturday Night Fever' when I was a kid. I couldn't believe people talked that way. It was just a whole new culture I didn't understand. I snuck into it. It was an R rated film. So it holds a special place.
I have to write and play. If I became an electrician tomorrow, I'd still come home at night and write songs.