150+ Good Night Quotes That Will Have You Off To Dreamland In No Time

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As we grow older we tend to regret all those naps we turned down as kids (what were we thinking!). But thank goodness for bedtime right? Sadly, sometimes, it’s hard to fall asleep even after a long day. Sleep is a precious thing and sometimes putting yourself to bed can be a challenge. Laureates, poets, and intellectuals know your struggle, which is why we have a bunch of quotes about the beauty and art of good night. Our kids aren’t the only ones who can all use a soothing hand or word around bedtime.

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Whether you’re at an age where you count down the minutes until bedtime, or you’re dreading being put down for the night, we could all use some inspiration when it comes to falling asleep. Before heading off to bed, why not pull up some of these soothing nighttime quotes to get you in the mood for ZZZs. So put down the melatonin or warm milk. We got you, Mama. Here are 150+ good night quotes for when you’re all tucked in.

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Inspirational Good Night Quotes

  1. “Good night — may you fall asleep in the arms of a dream, so beautiful, you’ll cry when you awake.” — Michael Faudet
  2. “Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.” — William Shakespeare
  3. “Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, has earned a night’s repose.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  4. “May tonight be a lovely and serene bridge that will lead you to a wonderful tomorrow.” — Unknown
  5. “Melancholy were the sounds on a winter’s night.” — Virginia Woolf
  6. “Positive thoughts breed a positive life, so close your eyes, hoping for a brighter future. Have a blessed good night sleep and sweet dreams!” — Unknown


  1. “I hope you fall asleep softly and sleep soundly. Tomorrow, you will surely wake up full of energy and positivity to face a new day.” — Unknown
  2. “Sleep is the golden chain that binds health and our bodies together.” — Thomas Dekker
  3. “Good night! Ah, good the night that wraps thee in its silver light.” — Unknwon
  4. “Good night now, and rest. Today was a test. You passed it, you’re past it. Now breathe till unstressed.” — Lin-Manuel Miranda
  5. “Listen to the nightsky, the mockingbird always sing you my lullaby.” — Jmemo
  6. “Lay your head down and go to sleep. Think good thoughts and begin to dream.” — Unknown
  7. “Good night, good night. The time has come to close your eyes. Everything needs rest to be their best. Tomorrow will be here in the blink of an eye and a shake of a dog’s tail.” — Unknown
  8. “We need good quality, restful sleep to feel our best and maintain health; to renew and restore physically as well as psychologically.” — Howard VanEs
  9. “I wish for you a good night, a good sleep, and when you awake with energy and passion, you will abound.” — Kate Summers
  10. “Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made.” — Tyler Kent
  11. “I love the silent hour of the night, For blissful dreams may then arise, Revealing to my charmed sight — what may not bless my waking eyes.” — Anne Brontë
  12. “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 Brontë
  13. “Some nights are made for torture, or reflection, or the savoring of loneliness.” — Poppy Z. Brite
  14. “God’s guidance is like a small lamp in a dark forest… doesn’t show everything at once… but gives enough light for the next step to be safe. Good night!” — Unknown
  15. “Here is to hoping that angels will guard you while you dream and the gentle breezes of the night will keep you cool. If it is too cold, may your blankets be warm as you drift on to a gentle rest.” — Unknown
  16. “The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.” — Haruki Murakami
  17. “As the night gets dark, let your worries fade. Sleep peacefully knowing you’ve done all you can do for today.” — Roald Dahl
  18. “Let the sheep jump over the moon as you count them until your eyes close shut, knowing tomorrow is filled with adventure.” — Unknown
  19. “Tomorrow is a new day and a new start to make things the best they can be! Let someone know what they mean to you! Good night!” — Unknown
  20. “Remember this: An ending is always the start of something new. Good night!” — Unknown
  21. “Good night, good night, good night, What more is there to say than good night? We’ve had a lot of fun and it’s time to toodle-oo. Au revoir, auf wiendersehn and Inka, dinks doo. Good night, good night, good night.” — Jimmy Durante
  22. “Never go to sleep with anger in your heart. Lie down and let the darkness lift the pain and bitterness away before you fall asleep. You will wake up refreshed and ready.” — Unknown
  23. “Life is full of new beginnings, and a new day tomorrow brings, sleep well.” — Catherine Pulsifer
  24. “Good night, dear friend! I say good night to thee. Across the moonbeams, tremulous and white, bridging all space between us!” — Hester A. Benedict
  25. “May the good memories of today lull you to sleep.” — Kate Summer
  26. “Forget about your troubles and let the sweetness of this lovely night lull you to a blissful sleep. Tomorrow is a new beginning. Good night.” — Unknown
  27. “The moon embalms me with her love and she kisses me good night. The nightingale sings her song of love when I take rest in the arms of darkness in the night!” — Avijeet Das
  28. “Slow down your thoughts. Focus on your breaths. Get rid of the clutter in your mind. Prepare your mind and body for rest. It is time to go to sleep and wake up refreshed and rejuvenated in the morning.” — Unknown
  29. “Don’t fight with the pillow, but lay down your head and kick every worriment out of the bed.” — Edmund Vance Cooke
  30. “I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” — Sarah Williams
  31. “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
  32. “Night is always darker before the dawn and life is the same, the hard times will pass, everything will get better and sun will shine brighter than ever.” — Ernest Hemingway
  33. “Sleep is the best meditation.” — Dalai Lama
  34. “Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
  35. “Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

Good Night Quotes for Him

  1. “The time between good night to good morning, all poetries are mentioned by her with his love and their good memories.” — Vaishal Sheth
  2. “The sea will grant each man new hope and sleep will bring dreams of home.” — Christopher Columbus
  3. “A good night sleep and beautiful dream are the best things to charm your tomorrow.” — Unknown
  4. “You are the first thing that comes to mind when I wake up and the last thing when I sleep. Thank you for always making me happy. I hope to hear your angelic voice tomorrow. Goodnight, my love.” — Unknown
  5. “Knowing I will spend the rest of my night dreaming with you is enough to get me sleepy. I never want to lose what we have. Sleep well, dear one.” — Unknown
  6. “Sweet lady, have a blissful night ahead. I hope you will wake up feeling as majestic and beautiful as ever. Never let anything put you down.” — Uknown
  7. “Goodnight, dear girlfriend. I think about you all the time, and I know you have what it takes to face your fears. May this night be peaceful and restful. Get enough sleep because you need the energy to glow tomorrow.” — Unknown
  1. “I wish for you a good night of sleep, sweet dreams, and a smiling morning.” — Debasish Mridha
  2. “A really good night is when neighbours are calm and their dog is not barking all night long. I wish that nothing could interrupt your precious sleep until the morning sun shows up. Good night!” — Unknown
  3. “The night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.” — Vincent van Gogh
  4. “Life begins at night.” — Charlaine Harris, Dead Until Dark
  5. “Each night, I hope that the moon is large and bright and you will be happy and right. When you turn off the light, keep in mind that I am dreaming of you.” — Unknown
  6. “May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the window and kiss the night air.” — Franz Kafka


Good Night Quotes for Her

  1. “Good night! No night is good to me that does not bring a thought of thee.” — Unknown
  2. “All I do each day is wait to be with you again. My entire day revolves around the hope that I can spend my evenings in your arms again.” — Unknown
  3. “Touch your heart and shut your eyes, dream sweet dreams and sleep tight.” — Unknown
  4. “Each day I wish that my dreams will come true. Then I remember that I am now with you.” — Unknown
  5. “It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright.” — Stephen King
  6. “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.” — Unknown
  7. “Every night I catch my sleep with the thought of you. I wonder how my life will be if you are not a part of it. I love you. Good night.” — Unknown
  8. “I am so grateful for the time that I can spend with you. You are the best girlfriend ever. I love you. Sleep well and have wonderful dreams.” — Unknown
  9. “I sleep with the hope that when I wake up in the morning, You will be in my Reality. I love you. Good night.” — Unknown
  10. “Want to live that beautiful moment with you by looking at a shooting star and holding your hand.” — Unknown
  11. “No matter how far away you are, you will always be in my thoughts. Each day that we are together is the best day of my life.” — Unknown
  12. “There may be a billion yesterdays and a trillion tomorrows, but there is only ever one today. I would never let one day pass without letting you know that I am thinking of you.” — Unknown
  13. “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” — Edgar Allan Poe
  14. “Rose, thanks for the lovely prayer. Now shut up and get into bed.” — Dorothy Zbornak
  15. “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.” — Unknown

Funny Good Night Quotes

  1. “O bed! O bed! Delicious bed! That heaven upon earth to the weary head.” — Thomas Hood, Miss Kilmansegg
  2. “Good night sweetheart! Don’t look at the window at night. Also, don’t look under the bed. There may be something! Just kidding! Have a sweet dream my love!” — Unknown
  3. “If you feel lonely don’t worry. I am here to disturb you all the time. Now sleep well. Good night dear. Have a wonderful scary dream!” — Unknown
  4. “When I say good night, I actually want you to be a good boy at night. So don’t think about any girl except me. Good night handsome.” — Unknown
  5. “The quietness of this beautiful night reminds me of you. How can I sleep peacefully at this night without disturbing you?” — Unknown
  6. “I wish I could be the moon. I would give anything to watch you sleep. Your beauty is unparalleled and makes the North star seem dim. May your dreams be wonderful and your rest be plentiful.” — Unknown
  7. “Feel free to let your toes peek out from under the covers. No boogeyman will dare to come out with me right beside you. Bed bugs? Not with me around. Sleep well, my lovely!” — Uknown
  8. “The sun has gone down, the moon and stars are out. It’s time to have all your troubles, worries, and cares melt away. Lay your head down and drift off to sleep.” — Unknown
  9. “Star light, star bright, let’s count the sheep tonight. 1-2-3 there goes 3. 4-5-6 there goes 4. 7-8-9 close your eyes. 10-11-12 sweet dreams and goodnight.” — Unknown
  10. “As you hit the hay today, I requested bats to watch you tight. I disclosed to certain apparitions to move in white and to ensure you are OK, I’ll request that the Dracula kiss your neck. Good night.” — Unknown
  11. “Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone. Good night, sleepy head!” — Unknown
  12. “Do not sleep so tight until you can’t hear. When I was at your house earlier I saw bed bugs. Be on the lookout. Goodnight my friend.” — Unknown
  13. “I have been receiving different types of slaps, but the one your grandma gave me last sent me to heaven alive. Goodnight.” — Unknown
  14. “From a sleepy friend, For a sleepy reason, At a sleepy time, On the sleepy day, In a sleepy mood, To say please sleep well.” — Unknown
  15. “Whenever I look into the ceiling, I see you, whenever I look into the mirror, only you I see, but whenever I am eating my food, I hate to see you. If I see you, will I be satisfied? Good night sis.” — Unknown
  16. “I love sleep. My life has a tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?” — Ernest Hemingway
  17. “My day won’t certainly be over for I have something left to do. I just couldn’t sleep yet without saying I love you.”
  18. “Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.” — Albert Camus
  19. “Dear sleep, I know we had problems when I was younger, but I love you now.” — Unknown Author
  20. “Sleep is like the unicorn it is rumored to exist, but I doubt I will see any.” — Unknown
  21. “Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.” — St. Jerome
  22. “Do not go gentle into that good night.” — Dylan Thomas
  23. “I’m not asleep… but that doesn’t mean I’m awake.” — Unknown Author
  24. “People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.” — Leo J. Burke
  25. “The good people sleep much better at night than the bad people. Of course, the bad people enjoy the waking hours much more. Good night!” — Unknown
  26. “Even if the size of your bed is not as big as you, do not stop yourself from dreaming king size. Good night. Sleep tight.” — Unknown
  27. “So it is that time again, time to leave WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram. So I say ‘Goodnight, but do not worry I’ll be back soon! Till then sleep tight.'” — Unknown
  28. “Do you know the difference between horror and beautiful night? A beautiful night is when you hug your teddy bear and sleep but horror is when it hugs you back! Sweet Dreams Darling! Have a wonderful sleep.” — Unknown
  29. “Hold your phone very tightly because this text message is a hug in disguise from me. Wishing you a lovely night. Sleep tight.” — Unknown
  30. “Auuuchhhh!! Oops! Ouch I fell from bed trying to reach my phone just to say sweet dreams and good night to you.” — Unknown
  31. “I would not take any selfies for the next 12 hours… not because it’ll be dark but because they’ll be without friends like you. Wishing you a lovely night my dear friend. Sweet dreams.” — Unknown
  32. “When you hear some weird popping noise of your pet from under your bed… yeah, I need some sleep. Goodnight!” — Unknown
  33. “A very original and authenticated good night wish only for you. Please beware of cheap duplicates I am the only authorized dealer for good night wishes. Good night, Sweet dreams.” — Unknown
  34. “Let the prettiest and the most beautiful dream come to you tonight. Let the sweetest person come in your dream tonight, but don’t make it a habit because I am not free every night. Good Night!” — Unknown
  35. “I wish God made me an SMS, so that I can reach you in Seconds, Cost you nothing, you will read me and I could see you smiling, which is worth millions for me! Good Night.” — Unknown
  36. “My dear friend, just do not be worried about tomorrow, I will always be there to set things right. Good night. Have a tight sleep. Sweet dreams.” — Unknown
  37. “Goodnight to y’all, and to y’all a good night.” — Unknown
  38. “Sleep is for the weak, So I’m going to bed, goodnight.” — Unknown

Cute Good Night Quotes

  1. “Good night, slept tight, awake full of joy at the morning light.” — Theodore Higgingsworth
  2. “Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.” — Maya Angelou
  3. “To all, to each, a fair good night, And pleasant dreams and slumbers light.” — Sir Walter Scott
  4. “You can’t change everything in one night, but one night can change everything.” — John Updike
  5. “When I go to bed and cannot sleep, I don’t waste time by counting sheep; I count all my blessings, one by one.” — Eldred Herbert
  6. “Night is a world lit by itself.” — Antonio Porchia
  7. “I realize that the sun has set. I understand that you are tired, but I can‘t understand how could you fall asleep if you haven’t wished good night for somebody. Sleep well.” — Unknown
  8. “Keep your worries aside and follow the night with new thoughts. Good Night!” — Unknown
  9. “The day has passed, it is already the night, the angels shall come and will visit you, bringing the sweetest dreams.” — Unknown
  10. “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
  11. “Before you fall asleep every day, say something positive to yourself.” — Enid Bagnold
  12. “Only a peaceful good night sleep can help you to start afresh tomorrow with new positive energy.” — Unknown
  13. “Let your mind weave into your subconscious. Your dreams will be filled with the beautiful castles your mind creates.” — Unknown
  14. “Star light, star bright, you are the first and last I think of tonight. Good night, my true love.” — Unknown
  15. “Good night. Let the stars light the way to where your dreams can be found awaiting your arrival.” — Anthony T. Hincks
  16. “Good night, moon. Good night, stars. Good night, closet. Good night, clothes. Good night, TV. Good night, kitchen. Good night, book on my nightstand. Good night, everyone and everything everywhere.” — Unknown
  17. “Good night, and good luck.” — Edward R. Murrow
  18. “The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie
  19. “Good night stars, good night air, good night noises everywhere.” — Margaret Wise Brown
  20. “And I start sleeping and dreaming and I think I’ll dream about you, all through the night.” — John Mayer
  21. “Night falls. Or has fallen. Why is it that night falls, instead of rising, like the dawn? Yet if you look east, at sunset, you can see night rising, not falling; darkness lifting into the sky, up from the horizon, like a black sun behind cloud cover. Like smoke from an unseen fire, a line of fire just below the horizon, brushfire or a burning city. Maybe night falls because it’s heavy, a thick curtain pulled up over the eyes. Wool blanket.” — Margaret Atwood
  22. “If someone wishes you good night every day, you’re happier than so many people.” — Unknown
  23. “My idea of a good night out is staying in.” — Martin Freeman
  24. “May you dream of lovely things and to find them real.” — Unknown
  25. “Let go of every trouble that bothers your heart and mind tonight, and you shall wake up feeling refreshed tomorrow. Good night.” — Unknown
  26. “Good night. Sleep awaits those of us who dare to dream.” — Anthony T. Hincks
  27. “As you go to bed tonight, sleep with the knowledge that God sees your plights and hears your cries, and in due time will grant you the desires of your heart. Good night.” — Unknown
  28. “Sleep is such a luxury, which I can’t afford (suffering from Insomnia).” — Robin Sika war
  29. “Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  30. “A good night in is a series of documentaries.” — Elizabeth Debicki
  31. “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.” — Unknown
  32. “This is the end of the day, but soon there will be a new day.” — Bernard Williams
  33. “The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.” — E. Joseph Cossman
  34. “Think of all the good moments of this day and keep a smile for tomorrow! Good night!” — Unknown
  35. “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
  36. “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
  37. “Don’t worry about tomorrow, because God’s already been there.” — Unknown
  38. “The day is over, it’s time for rest. Sleep well, my dear, you gave it your best. Tomorrow comes, oh so soon, close your eyes and awake before noon.” — Catherine Pulsifer
  39. “The night is longer than a day for those who dream & day is longer than night for those who make their dreams comes true.” — Jack Kerouac
  40. “Life always offers you a second chance. It’s called tomorrow.” — Dylan Thomas
  41. “I dream of the day when each night will end with good night and not goodbye. That day will come soon.” — Unknown
  42. “Dreams are the powerhouse of inspiration. Go on to dreamland, knowing that you are embarking on a new adventure each time.” — Unknown

Flirty Good Night Messages For Your Crush

  1. I wish I could fall asleep in your arms.
  2. “My hopes for us is that we should never be apart and that our love keeps flourishing till the end of our time. Good night.”
  3. “My pillow has been my companion for nights, since you are not here to show me your feelings am sending my own through message. I love you. Good night.”
  4. “So many people have come into my life, some with right intention and other with bad intentions. But no one have ever give me this amount of Joy. I’m happy to have you. Good night.”
  5. “Thank you so much for the wonderful night we had. I hope that you sleep well and that you have dreams as beautiful as you are.”
  6. Sweet dreams, babe/darling/sweetheart/my love.
  7. Goodnight. I love you!
  8. Goodnight. Dream beautiful dreams tonight.
  9. Just texting to say I love you before bed.
  10. I miss you every passing second that you are not around.
  11. Everything feels wonderful with you in my life and when you are around.
  12. My dreams are incomplete without you in them.
  13. At the end of the day, all I want is to see your face and your smile. It makes my day.
  14. I hope you had a wonderful day, my darling/my love/sweetheart, and that you have the sweetest night.
  15. Even after spending the entire day with you, I can’t seem to get enough of you.
  16. You mean the world to me, and I can’t wait to see you again.
  17. I have you in my heart.
  18. very day I spend with you is the new best day of my life. Can’t wait for the morning. Good night baby.
  19. When we are apart in sleep, the dream of you keeps me company. So for you, I leave this persisting message: even in the darkest night, the light of your love shows me the way. Good night my sweetheart.
  20. I wonder how well you sleep at night, and what kind of dreams you have. I wish I could step into them as you step into mine. Goodnight my beautiful.
  21. The brightest thing in this world are your two eyes when you look at me, I don’t want to see stars at night but your eyes. Good night my love.
  22. Goodnight my love, pleasant dreams, sleep tight my love, may tomorrow be sunny and bright and bring you closer to me.
  23. Tonight I fall asleep with you with you present in my heart. Good night my love!

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