quotations about morning
Morning brings back the heroic ages. There was something cosmical about it; a standing advertisement, till forbidden, of the everlasting vigor and fertility of the world.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU, Walden
A day! It has risen upon us from the great deep of eternity, girt round with wonder; emerging from the womb of darkness; a new creation of life and light spoken into being by the word of God.
E. H. CHAPIN, Living Words
No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear to his heart and eye the morning can be.
BRAM STOKER, Dracula
The light of morning decomposes everything.
HARUKI MURAKAMI, A Wild Sheep Chase
Day is a snow-white Dove of heaven that from the East glad message brings.
THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH, "Day and Night"
Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day
Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Romeo and Juliet
Outside the open window
The morning air is all awash with angels
RICHARD WILBUR, "Love Calls Us to the Things of This World", Collected Poems
Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet,
With charm of earliest birds.
JOHN MILTON, Paradise Lost
Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?
J. R. R. TOLKIEN, The Hobbit
Rise early, that by habit it may become familiar, agreeable, healthy, and profitable. It may, for a while, be irksome to do this, but that will wear off; and the practice will produce a rich harvest forever thereafter; whether in public or private walks of life.
GEORGE WASHINGTON, letter to George Washington Parke Custis, January 7, 1798
DAWN! thou hast every possibility of life! What canst thou not reveal to man in thy flaming sky?
ELISE PUMPELLY CABOT, "Arizona"
The sky rejoices in the morning's birth.
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, Resolution and Independence
There are few of us that are not rather ashamed of our sins and follies as we look out on the blessed morning sunlight, which comes to us like a bright-winged angel beckoning us to quit the old path of vanity that stretches its dreary length behind us.
GEORGE ELIOT, Mr. Gilfil's Love Story
The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day. It is a blessed baptism which gives the first waking thoughts into the bosom of God.
HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit
Daylight is nobody's friend.
God comes in like a landlord
and flashes on his brassy lamp.
ANNE SEXTON, "You All Know the Story of the Other Woman"
These hours before first light were merciless. You could not go back to sleep and it was too early to get up and the things you had done or not done lay in your mind immovable as misshapen things you'd erected from stone.
WILLIAM GAY, Provinces of Night
And sudden day unbuttoned her blouse.
JOHN ASHBERY, "The Suspended Life", The Tennis Court Oath: A Book of Poems
It is early, early morning. It's that time when it's still dark but you know the day is coming. Blue is bleeding through black. Stars are dying.
MARKUS ZUSAK, Underdog
Each morning is a new beginning in our life. Each day is a finished whole. The present day marks the boundary of our cares and concerns. It is long enough to find God or lose Him, to keep faith or to fall into disgrace. God created day and night for us so that we need not wander without boundaries, but may be able to see in every morning the goal of the evening ahead.
DIETRICH BONHOEFFER, Meditations on the Word
Oh, some scholar! Oh, some sailor!
Oh, some wise man from the skies!
Please to tell a little pilgrim
Where the place called morning lies!
EMILY DICKINSON, "Out of the Morning"