100+ Good Night Quotes And Sayings To Lull You Straight To Sleep

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

February 12, 2020 Updated June 16, 2021

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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.

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 103 good night quotes for when you’re all tucked in.

  1.  “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
  2. “Some nights are made for torture, or reflection, or the savoring of loneliness.” — Poppy Z. Brite
  3. “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. Goodnight!” — Unknown
  4. “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
  5. The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.” — Haruki Murakami
  6. Touch your heart and shut your eyes, dream sweet dreams and sleep tight.” — Unknown
  7. “Each day I wish that my dreams will come true. Then I remember that I am now with you.” — Unknown
  8. “It was the possibility of darkness that made the day seem so bright.” — Stephen King
  9. “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
  10. “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
  11. “Melancholy were the sounds on a winter’s night.” — Virginia Woolf
  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

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  16. “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
  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! Goodnight!” — Unknown
  20. “The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home.” — Christopher Columbus
  21. “A good night sleep and beautiful dream are the best things to charm your tomorrow.” — Unknown
  22. “Before you fall asleep every day, say something positive to yourself.” — Enid Bagnold
  23. “Only a peaceful good night sleep can help you to start afresh tomorrow with new positive energy.” — Unknown
  24. “Let your mind weave into your subconscious. Your dreams will be filled with the beautiful castles your mind creates.” — Unknown
  25. “The night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.” — Vincent van Gogh
  26. “Life begins at night.” — Charlaine Harris, Dead Until Dark
  27.  “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
  28. “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
  29. “If someone wishes you goodnight every day, you’re happier than so many people.” — Unknown
  30. “My idea of a good night out is staying in.” — Martin Freeman
  31. “May you dream of lovely things and to find them real.” — Unknown
  32. “Let go of every trouble that bothers your heart and mind tonight, and you shall wake up feeling refreshed tomorrow. Good night.” — Unknown
  33. “Goodnight. Sleep awaits those of us who dare to dream.” — Anthony T. Hincks
  34. “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
  35. “Star light, star bright, you are the 1st and last I think of tonight. Goodnight, my true love.” — Unknown
  36. “Goodnight. Let the stars light the way to where your dreams can be found awaiting your arrival.” — Anthony T. Hincks
  37. “Goodnight, moon. Goodnight, stars. Goodnight, closet. Goodnight, clothes. Goodnight, TV. Goodnight, kitchen. Goodnight, book on my nightstand. Goodnight, everyone and everything everywhere.” — Unknown
  38. “Good night, and good luck.” — Edward R. Murrow
  39.  “May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the window and kiss the night air.” — Franz Kafka

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  40. “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
  41. “Sleep is such a luxury, which I can’t afford (suffering from Insomnia).” — Robin Sika war
  42. “Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  43.  “A good night in is a series of documentaries.” — Elizabeth Debicki
  44. “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
  45. “This is the end of the day, but soon there will be a new day.” — Bernard Williams
  46. “The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.” — E. Joseph Cossman
  47. “Think of all the good moments of this day and keep a smile for tomorrow! Good night!” — Unknown
  48. “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
  49. “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
  50. “Don’t worry about tomorrow, because God’s already been there.” — Unknown
  51. “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
  52. “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
  53. “Life always offers you a second chance. is called tomorrow.” — Dylan Thomas
  54. “I dream of the day when each night will end with good night and not goodbye. That day will come soon.” — Unknown
  55. “Dreams are the powerhouse of inspiration. Go on to dreamland, knowing that you are embarking on a new adventure each time.” — Unknown
  56. “Remember this: An ending is always the start of something new. Good night!” — Unknown
  57. “Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight, What more is there to say than goodnight? We’ve had a lot of fun and it’s time to toodle-oo. Au revoir, auf wiendersehn and Inka, dinks doo. Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight.” — Jimmy Durante
  58. “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
  59. “Life is full of new beginnings, and a new day tomorrow brings, sleep well.” — Catherine Pulsifer
  60. “Good-night dear friend! I say good-night to thee. Across the moonbeams, tremulous and white, bridging all space between us!” — Hester A. Benedict
  61. “May the good memories of today lull you to sleep.” — Kate Summer
  62. “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
  63. “Listen to the nightsky, the Mockingbird always sing you my lullaby.” — Jmemo
  64. “Lay your head down and go to sleep. Think good thoughts and begin to dream.” — Unknown
  65. “Goodnight, goodnight. 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
  66. “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
  67. “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
  68. “Don’t fight with the pillow, but lay down your head and kick every worriment out of the bed.” — Edmund Vance Cooke
  69. “I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” — Sarah Williams
  70. “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
  71. “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
  72.  “Sleep is the best meditation.” — Dalai Lama
  73. “Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
  74. “Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night.” —  Napoleon Bonaparte
  75. “The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie
  76. “Goodnight stars, goodnight air, goodnight noises everywhere.” — Margaret Wise Brown
  77. “And I start sleeping and dreaming and I think I’ll dream about you, all through the night.” — John Mayer
  78. “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
  79. “Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made.” — Tyler Kent
  80. “I wish for you a good night of sleep, sweet dreams, and a smiling morning.” — Debasish Mridha
  81. “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
  82. “The time between good night to good morning, all poetries are mentioned by her with his love and their good memories.” — Vaishal Sheth
  83. “The day has passed, it is already the night, the angels shall come and will visit you, bringing the sweetest dreams.” — Unknown
  84. “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
  85. “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
  86. “Keep your worries aside and follow the night with new thoughts. Good Night!” — Unknown
  87. “Night is a world lit by itself.” — Antonio Porchia
  88. “I wish for you a good night, a good sleep, and when you awake with energy and passion you will abound.” — Kate Summers
  89. “You can’t change everything in one night, but one night can change everything.” — John Updike
  90. “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
  91. “We need good quality, restful sleep to feel our best and maintain health; to renew and restore physically as well as psychologically.”— Howard VanEs
  92. “Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.” — Maya Angelou
  93. “To all, to each, a fair good night, And pleasant dreams and slumbers light.” — Sir Walter Scott
  94. “Good night now, and rest. Today was a test, You passed it, you’re past it. Now breathe till unstressed.” — Lin-Manuel Miranda
  95. “Good night! Ah, good the night that wraps thee in its silver light.” — Unknwon
  96. Good night! No night is good to me that does not bring a thought of thee.” — Unknown
  97. “Sleep is the golden chain that binds health and our bodies together.” ― Thomas Dekker
  98. “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
  99. “We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” — William Shakespeare
  100. “May tonight be a lovely and serene bridge that will lead you to a wonderful tomorrow.” — Unknown
  101. “Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, has earned a night’s repose.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  102. “O bed! O bed! Delicious bed! That heaven upon earth to the weary head.” — Thomas Hood, Miss Kilmansegg
  103. “Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.” — William Shakespeare
  104. “Good night, slept tight, awake full of joy at the morning light.” — Theodore Higgingsworth
  105. “Good night—may you fall asleep in the arms of a dream, so beautiful, you’ll cry when you awake.” — Michael Faudet

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