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There’s no better time to let someone know you’re thinking about them than in those final moments before they close their eyes and drift off to sleep. Maybe it's because you know that they, like you, are snuggled up in their beds, making you feel so much closer to one another even when you’re apart. If you're looking for a meaningful way to say "goodnight" to someone you care about, surprise them with a bedtime quote that will give them something to dream about tonight.

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Romantic good night quotes

“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.”

– Unknown

“Good night. May you fall asleep in the arms of a dream, so beautiful, you’ll cry when you awake.”

– Michael Faudet

“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

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Inspiring good night quotes

“Always remember to fall asleep with a dream and wake up with a purpose.”

- Unknown

“Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

“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

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

– John Updike

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

– Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Funny good night quotes

“There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.”

– Homer Simpson

“I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.”

– W.C. Fields

“Laugh and the world laughs with you. Snore, and you sleep alone.”

– Anthony Burgess

“Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.”

– Phyllis Diller

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Long distance good night quotes

"As long as we're under the same moon, I'll feel close to you."

– Mia Sheridan

“I hate the stars because I look at the same ones as you do, without you.”

- Unknown

“Morning without you is dwindled dawn.”

– Emily Dickinson

“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

“If the only place where I could see you was in my dreams, I’d sleep forever."

- Unknown

"One day, we'll never have to say goodbye, just goodnight."

- Unknown

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Comforting good night quotes

“Empty yourself of everything. Let the mind rest at peace.”

– Lao-Tzu

“Night is always darker before the dawn and life is the same, the hard times will pass, everything will get better and the sun will shine brighter than ever.”

– Ernest Hemingway

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

– E. Joseph Cossman

“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

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

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.

– Charlotte Bronte

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

– Edmund Vance Cooke

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Spiritual good night quotes

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

– Mahatma Gandhi

“Sleep is the best meditation.”

– Dalai Lama

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”

– Edgar Allan Poe

“The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God!”

– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“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

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Cute good night quotes

“I’m in my bed, you’re in your bed. One of us is in the wrong place.”

- Unknown

“Here is a short line to keep in touch because you’re always on my mind so very much.”

- Unknown

“Read me a story then tuck me in tight. Tell me you love me and kiss me goodnight.”

- Unknown

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

– Johannes Brahms / Laura Karpman

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8. Poetic good night quotes

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“The moon will guide you through the night with her brightness, but she will always dwell in the darkness, in order to be seen.”

– Shannon L. Alder

I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.

– Sarah Williams

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

– Shakespeare

“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

“Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

– Dylan Thomas

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”

– Edgar Allen Poe

“The night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.”

– Van Gogh

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Beautiful good night quotes

“The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.”

– Haruki Murakami

"Music is love, love is music, music is life, and I love my life. Thank you and good night."

– A. J. McLean

"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

“We love the night and its quiet; and there is no night that we love so well as that on which the moon is coffined in clouds.”

– Fitz James O'Brien

“Night is purer than day; it is better for thinking, loving, and dreaming. At night everything is more intense, more true. The echo of words that have been spoken during the day takes on a new and deeper meaning.”

– Elie Wiesel

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How to say good night in different languages

Goedenacht — “Good night” in Dutch

Bonne nuit — “Good night” in French

Gute Nacht — “Good night” in German

Namaste — “Good night” in Hindi

Góða nótt — “Good night” in Icelandic

おやすみなさい (oyasumi nasai) — “Good night” in Japanese

Oíche mhaith — “Good night” in Irish Gaelic

Buonanotte — “Good night” in Italian

God natt — “Good night” in Swedish

Usiku mwema — “Good night” in Swahili

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