We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Nights Quotes from Tristan Thompson, John Hagel III, Rosalynn Carter, Jared Dudley, David Wain. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I come from a family where some nights you don’t know where food’s going to come from. There’s nights where you’re going to have go to bed hungry.
Executives will talk about the importance of passion, but what they really mean is finding somebody who will work nights and weekends on their assigned task but predictably and reliably follow orders and just work harder.
Being a caregiver requires infinite patience, physical and emotional strength, health care navigation skills, and a sense of humor – which can be hard to come by after sleepless nights and demanding days.
You know how you toilet paper and egg somebody’s house? I did it, right? But I did it back-to-back nights, Saturday and Sunday. They called the police. Good thing nobody got arrested but that was something embarrassing and stupid. Why would you do the same house twice? It was ridiculous.
We thought we were going to go up against SNL on Saturday Nights – that would have changed things so much that it’s almost impossible to speculate what might have happened.
I had the little Radio Shack crystal radio, and then my aunt Judy bought me a shortwave radio. It was amazing to me: like on these really clear nights – I lived in Ohio – I could get Texas or Florida. You felt like the world was a smaller place.
As the summer moves on, there are Saturday nights when I come home and find friends I haven’t even been out with sitting up in the hot tub.
I work nights on a farm in the summer when harvest starts. I work on a civil engineering site down the Humber Docks where all the refineries are. So that’s my day job from seven to four. And then I build engines at night.
My father was an actor. Both of my older brothers are actors. My younger sister is an actress. For me, that’s my job; that’s my craft. But then all through school and through drama school, I was gigging and running nights and playing in bands, and I just didn’t want to let that go.
There are Depeche Mode parties around the world where people listen to our music all night long. The more remixes we can give them, the more interesting those nights have got to be.
Like you and your woman ain’t gettin’ along and you’re in love. You can’t sleep at nights. Your mind is on her – on whatever. You know, that’s the blues. You can’t hug that money at night. You can’t kiss it.
I screamed and cried, but no one ever came. No doubt it was in one of those scream-filled nights in which my strong singer lungs and my crazy voice were born.
I’m introverted, and all my friends make fun of me because all I do is work out and play golf. I’m a grandma: stay in most nights and asleep by 9:30.
I was one of those kids who tended to stay in on Saturday nights. My mother used to come and say, ‘Why don’t you go to the dance with the boys?’ And I’m going, ‘No, I’m perfectly happy.’ I think my parents thought I was definitely weird.
On any given night – there are nights that you feel better. There are nights that you are vocally better. There are nights that you are not as vocally good. No question about it.
I’m gonna perform on one of the nights. Good clean fun; we’re not going to jail. For the record.
If you’re going to choose to do something like the Paleo Diet, then you choose not to enjoy your nights out.
When I’m working, I look forward to weekends. Film sets give your time a structure; otherwise, one day can run into another. I often find myself in unusual locations, so Friday nights I might head out with some of the cast and crew to explore the town.
I did the coffee house thing – we have coffee houses where people play, or we used to – and when I was 14, I started there. Just played all the time. Every weekend I had a show, or every Thursday. Open-mic nights, the whole thing.
I love Saturday nights with my best friend and a big bowl of pasta, wanting a good scare, something that will say, ‘Listen, your life is not as bad as this. Your life can be so much worse.’
The first day I walked into prison, and he slammed that door, I knew the magnitude of the decision that I made, and the poor judgment, and what I allowed to happen to the animals. And, you know, it’s no way of explaining the hurt and the guilt that I felt. And that was the reason I cried so many nights.
I started out in 1989 doing open mic nights. The first 10 years, I was literally all about I’m going to be a star. I want leather pants, I want a kangaroo, I want to be on ‘MTV Cribs,’ I want to go to the mall with a pet monkey and I want everyone to go, ‘Wow, that guy’s huge, he’s successful.’
One of my favourite scents in the world is the ‘Brown’ candle from Hotel Costes in Paris. It smells like naughty nights in corners of clubs.
Will Ferrell in ‘Talladega Nights.’ He’s a very generous performer. He’s kind of just one of the guys, but his name happens to be above the title.
As a species, we are most animated when our days and nights on Earth are touched by the natural world. We can find immeasurable joy in the birth of a child, a great work of art, or falling in love.
I did a film called ‘Days and Nights,’ which is a modern-day retelling of and inspired by Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull.’
It started back in 2002, when there was hardly any reality television. ‘Survivor’ had just started. My hope and dream was that ‘The Bachelor’ would last one or two nights on network TV, so I might meet somebody in the network and then I could get a real job.
The crowd is a performer. En masse, a crowd has its own personality, its own character. And there are going to be nights when the crowd delivers a great performance. And there are going to be nights when the crowd bombs.
I’ve been a part of a couple of Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia nights, and watching the Dead’s fan base be so passionate reminds me of what Jerry was so much about, making the community a better place.
I don’t spend sleepless nights over getting very bad reviews.
During my second draft pass on my last book I made 20,000 words happen in a week, which is practically supernatural for me, and it would never have been possible without three nights in a hotel in my own city.
Some nights, you want to be George Jetson, and other nights, you want to be sexy.
I spent four days and four nights just covered in blood, falling in the water.
‘At Random’ ran on Saturday nights for as long as the conversation was still lively. Sometimes, I’d finish way after midnight, then hop a plane for whatever city I was working a football game that Sunday.
My dad was a presence, of course, but he worked nights a lot, and I would only see him one day a week.
Whenever I feel like the hustle of Mumbai is suffocating me, I just hop on a plane and jet off to Goa for three to four nights.
I don’t have a perfect meal on the table most nights. Any night!
We didn’t really have television when I was a kid. Around 30, I discovered films and started systematically catching up. I collect interesting documentaries and films, and watch a few nights a week.
I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you.
Anytime you can start the season off with a new organization and see all the work they put in – guys in the shop that I don’t even know are working late nights.
Impossible to spend sleepless nights and accomplish anything: if, in my youth, my parents had not financed my insomnias, I should surely have killed myself.
Sleepless nights I’m not a big fan of to be honest.
Back at the beginning of my career, I had to make all these sacrifices – sleeping in a car on nights where I’d wrestle in front of 20,000 people – because I wasn’t making any money.
To me, the special parts of the day – and also the ones that fit with a full-time job – are bedtime and wake-up time. So I try really hard to be there for my kids as many of those nights and mornings as I can.
I DJ a lot of night events – sometimes I may work 3 nights a week, and some weeks I don’t work at all; other times, I’m working every night.
I don’t do the same show on any two nights.
I could probably make another series of ‘Phoenix Nights’ or ‘Max And Paddy,’ but that would just feel like a safe bet.
At 15 I auditioned for 42nd Street in Australia. Dein Perry was in that show. I actually got the job but I couldn’t do it because I was only 15. Legally I needed to have another 15-year-old to cover consecutive nights.
When I look back at my first few seasons in the NBA, we didn’t dominate as a team. There were a lot of nights where we took a beating and got whacked across the head. But we got better along the way, and we started to taste the success. With that came the pressure and expectations to be successful.
‘Wicked Nights’ is the story of Zacharel, the new leader of the Army of Disgrace – heavenly warriors in danger of falling from grace – and Annabelle, a human who has spent the last four years locked in an institution for the criminally insane.
I hate being recognised on nights out.
We need the fans to win games. We need the energy from them to win a lot of games and we need that every night, not just certain nights.
Growing up with my brothers all boxing has stood me in good stead for nights like these. You should have seen some the fights we used to have in our front room.
The one thing I’m not tempted to ever do is stop working. Retirement would be too tough for me. As a workaholic and an insomniac, I identified with my subject, General Dumas, who, according to field reports, would ride on patrols without sleep sometimes for two nights on end before going into battle – and winning.
I like to get more than my normal 10 hours of sleep nights before a game.
What I learned from this movie, 40 Days and 40 Nights: Abstinence can be a very good thing. Especially from box offices where this film is playing.
As a doctor, you are out on call most nights, so you don’t get continuous sleep, and that becomes something that is familiar to you. So, working hard doesn’t bother me.
There’s no off nights. When you think it’s an off night, it’s not.
I spent two years playing open mic nights in Brighton, and I heard more and more people saying, ‘You should give it a go in London.’
I went to a performance-art high school, and a teacher there was signing me up for open-mic nights at the comedy club. I think about it now, and I think, ‘Well, that may be inappropriate,’ but it was great!’
I used to go with my dad to wash windows at a grocery store on Sunday nights when it was closed because they didn’t want anyone to be washing the windows when it was open.
Awards nights are a part of our modern culture; they’re part of what we do.
For me to have a cheeky little biscuit, it’s not going to hurt. But I need to control those indulgences. I can’t just be scoffing cakes and biscuits five nights a week.
You know, I used to say, when people say, ‘How do you think about what to write about in the poems every week?’ And I say, ‘Well, I have to turn it in on Monday, so on Sunday nights I turn the shower to iambic pentameter and it sort of works out that way.’
I loved writing ‘Two Brothers’ more than anything else I have written. It’s the first book I’ve written that I’ve always known I wanted to write. Having said that, it also kept me awake at nights.
Being an all-around player, you have to find some kind of balance because there are going to be nights where something isn’t on. You’ve got to make sure the other part is on. That’s what I concentrate on.
Now on Friday nights, if I want to go hang out with friends, I go hang out with friends. If I want to stay in and be in the hot tub and have people over to watch movies, I do that.
Rubbing meat or vegetables with sweet and savoury spices before roasting or sizzling on a grill is what summer nights are all about.
I had a mouse in my apartment and I couldn’t sleep for two nights. I hate mice. They move so fast.
The European nights at Anfield are brilliant.
I’m kind of boring – I like to watch the ‘Newshour’ on Friday nights.
My parents immigrated from Italy and spent 40 days and 40 stinking nights on a boat so we didn’t have to eat things like gizzards.
I think summer has become a venue for TV like it hasn’t been in years past, especially on Sunday nights. I know that when I’m winding down at the end of the weekend, just a really great TV show or movie is exactly what the doctor ordered.
We do not know what love is. We know the symptoms of it, the pleasure, the pain, the fear, the anxiety and so on. We try to solve the symptoms, which becomes a wandering in darkness. We spend our days and nights in this, and it is soon over in death.
We were making new ones the second year. We were in syndication the second year. So we were on Saturday nights, prime time, every morning, and then they put it on Sunday evenings too. So it was all over the place.
I live alone, so I don’t really talk to anyone once I’m home. I have some silent nights.
You can’t play for Everton if you can’t handle the expectation because the fans love the club so much and I have played in some tough European away nights at a young age when things have not gone very well.
My character has got its own individuality after the ‘Comedy Nights.’ People recognize me as Palak. I’m quite happy that Palak has attained such an identity.
Well, I had started a program which is even longer running than this one in 1967 which was a jazz program called The Best of Jazz and that still goes out on Monday nights. That’s been going for 33 years or something.
During the Second World War, we lived in a flat on Whitechapel Road in the East End of London. At one point during the blitz, the air-raid sirens went off every night for 30 nights, and each time, my parents would grab my sister and me and take us to the shelter beneath Whitechapel underground station.
There are nights when you can feel stale because you’ve fallen into a pattern by touring too much, but it’s easy to get out of it by deliberately getting in trouble and playing yourself into a corner to then see if you can get out of it.
Anfield comes alive on big European nights.
I find the term ‘workaholic’ to be distasteful because it reminds me of the harried-looking lawyers I recall chained to their desks through nights and weekends during my lawyer days years ago.
For the first time in my life I tried whale. It was very chewy and quite fatty. My friend had had whale before, so I knew it would be quite blubbery. It was delicious. I loved it. It was smoked, so it had a lovely kind of tangy taste to it. We had it a couple of nights. I was won over. It was very yummy.
When I think back to some of the most fun nights of my life, it was just me out dancing without a care in the world. It’s a release, an outlet.
Your Friday and Saturday nights are sacred. When a new guy asks for a prime-time date early on, suggest drinks and make him the warm-up.
I realized I was a gamer when I didn’t sleep three consecutive nights playing EverQuest, which was a popular MMORPG sold at retail.
I am a traveler. I am a nomad. I rarely sleep in the same bed more than three or four nights. And I know hotel life better than anyone.
My son is 14, and I only have this time with him. True, it’s not like before when I couldn’t explain to a little boy why I can’t read him his bedtime story six nights a week. And he’s even said to me, ‘Mom, if you want to do a show somewhere, you should go.’
Justin Hayward was a teenager when he was drafted into the Moody Blues in 1966. He brought with him one song he had written for his girlfriend. This was called ‘Nights in White Satin,’ which subsequently made a fortune for a lot of people.
As a medical student, you have to study every day. You can’t cover the syllabus by studying for a few nights before your exam.
The worst job I ever had was working nights in the Chrysler Building. I was part of a team of about five guys, and we polished the leather furniture.
I work during the days and have night classes on Wednesday and Thursday and live with my partner, who is in school during the days and works Wednesday through Saturday nights. Monday and Tuesday are therefore our nights, and we both get our work out of the way so we can actually spend time together.
All of Vegas is false. There’s a false Paris, a false Venice, a false Baghdad – in fact, all of the early Vegas aesthetic is Baghdad, which is also the irony. It’s ‘Aladdin,’ the sands, ‘One Thousand and One Nights.’
I’ve been able to do pretty well. I don’t work as many consecutive nights as I used to, but I’m still working over 100 nights a year, so that’s good for me.
I started doing little amateur nights at the comedy club that was right next to the restaurant that I waitressed in when I was in university. I was probably 22 years old. I didn’t do it with any intention of making a career out of it; I had just always valued comedy.
I work on quiet call nights in the hospital, on airplanes and on my sailboat when I have a bit of time – I cram it into wherever it will fit.
It’s lonely being stuck in a hotel in London for two nights. Even a couple of nights away from the children is awful.
I couldn’t sleep for nights on end, as my brain felt like there were thoughts colliding within it; I obsessed over small details, from saving pennies and polishing each one of them to washing my clothing over and over in the washing machine.
I don’t know about you, but I lie awake nights worrying about Canadian uranium. I know these people. I grew up there. You have no idea what they’re capable of doing. If Sidney Crosby hadn’t scored that goal to win the Olympic gold medal, there’s no telling what might have ensued.
I don’t love plays. I don’t love doing the same thing, every night, for 100 nights in a row.
I once met a person three nights in a row and she told me the same story three times over. Unless you’re discovering a new continent, there is no way you have anything new to tell people you bump into serially.
I knew I needed to move away when I was 15, but when I got to Norwich, I spent nights crying myself to sleep with homesickness. For any young kid moving away from home, that is the biggest thing you have to deal with.
I decided I would open this little actors’ workshop I always told actors to look for. That gave me something to do on Wednesday nights, and after about a year of that, I realized that some of the things I was saying to actors probably had broader application. I ran into a magazine called ‘Speakers For Free.’
My dad worked 12-hour shifts in the Kodak factory – I remember creeping about when he was on nights – but he was also lead singer in a band playing in British Legion and working men’s clubs. My earliest memories are of being sat at the back of a pub, falling asleep on the bench while my dad played.
I feel like being a door person was like college in a sense. I could watch comedy on a professional level seven nights a week without paying, and they would pay me a nominal amount of money to be there.
Some nights I’m funny with the between-song commentary, some nights I’m not. I have no control over this. I pace the stage a lot and struggle with the mic stand in a ridiculous way.
There are certain nights you and your image just aren’t in the same bed.
‘The Stand’ came out in May of ’94 and was seen by 60 million people a night for four nights, and then two months later, ‘Forrest Gump’ opened. So within a very short time, I went from being depressed about not getting any work to being in two of the most popular shows of the year.
Well, PT Anderson sent me a script of Boogie Nights which I let lay around my house for about three months, then one day I’m cleaning my office and decided that I’d better read this before the guy calls me back. I never put it down, bro.
I was bartending in Boston five, six nights a week, living in my grandmother’s condo. By the way, I’m a really good bartender – that’s the only skill I can confidently say I have.
I went into science, ending up with a Ph.D. in cell biology, but along the way I found out that experimental science involves many hours and days and nights of laboratory work, which is a lot like washing dishes, only a little more challenging. I was too impatient, and maybe a little too sloppy, for it.
I woke up nights, worrying that Lotus was out of control – that no one would know what to do.
I just waited tables three nights a week to cover the bases.
You’re an example as a kids’ presenter, so there is a responsibility there. But they got lucky with me – I’m not into heavy nights out.
I remember when we were shooting ‘Boogie Nights,’ all of my stand-ins were wiping out all the time. I’d practice before I got to the set, but they’d just show up and put on the roller-skates, and they’d be skating over these wires and cables, so they would all fall over. It was totally dangerous.
I’ve had some dark nights of the soul, of course, but giving in to depression would be a sellout, a defeat.
If I had a pull on ‘One of These Nights,’ on the first high note on ‘One of These Nights,’ that was just a tiny hair flat or something, I could just feel Henley’s eyes scouring into the back of my head. No mistakes were allowed, and it really kept the quality at a high level.
The first year I moved to Nashville, I started playing these songwriter nights with people like Nickel Creek, Duncan Sheik, and even Ryan Adams… That was the first place I really started playing music, and I had to really step up my game. Really quick. Or get kicked off the stage.
I have spent more nights with Roberto Carlos than all of the women I have been married to put together.
Real estate is my life. It is my day job, if you will. But it consumes my nights and weekends, too.
Over the years, it’s funny: my guys will tell you and anyone that I have a problem not giving 100 percent. Because there are some nights where I probably shouldn’t actually say everything or do everything I think I should do.
Some nights, you’re tired. But I just like to go out there and help my team win and not let my team down. It’s the least I can do.
Most nights I end up wearing a wife beater T-shirt and boxers.
We’ve got to rediscover the Manchester United way of playing, and I don’t think many teams enjoy their nights at Old Trafford when we’re on song.
I remember playing six nights at Wembley in the 80s. I partied for three of those straight, with our friends Duran Duran. Back then, the fun was about the after-show – who was coming to the party and whether they had a guest list pass.
Before ‘Jersey Shore,’ I was a DJ struggling to promote, deejaying six nights a week and hustling to pack clubs.
Well, every nights gonna be different. I dont even know what were going to play the next two nights. But thats the exciting part of it.
I think every entertainer’s had nights when things go wrong. I mean you can’t remember everything all the time, and especially if you’re having hard times personally, things going on that you – you know, and then people make it worse. And that makes you feel worse.
My shoes are an expression of me, how I’m feeling. Some nights I might wear some crazy stuff. Some nights I might be more regular.
These guys were always saying, ‘The minute you get onstage, it’s great, no matter how much you’re hurting.’ But that didn’t work for me. There were some nights I did not want to get out there.
When I was in college, I would go out, and I would go to these open mic nights at Stitches and Nick’s Comedy Stop, so I was going to classes during the day, and then at night, I would be signing up on the lists.
I like to do Italian food on Sunday nights. We’ll either go somewhere, and the whole family will go, or we’ll stay in our apartment and watch a movie and enjoy one of the huge perks of living in New York City, which is that you can have anything delivered.
No matter how bad you make the torture scenes, the reality was much worse. Because you cannot put on screen 70 days and nights with no sleep. And this is the easiest part of the torture.
If you can’t pay for a thing, don’t buy it. If you can’t get paid for it, don’t sell it. Do this, and you will have calm and drowsy nights, with all of the good business you have now and none of the bad. If you have time, don’t wait for time.
We did two nights at a place in Southern California that only holds about 500 people. It was really intimate… Everyone was in lingerie… OK, every time someone says a show was intimate, my head always goes there.
I once sang ‘Summer Nights,’ from ‘Grease,’ at a bar in Melbourne with John Travolta, who’s a good friend of mine. He looked cool singing the part of Danny – sitting in an armchair, smoking a cigar – while I got stuck playing Sandy.
It’s kind of like Silence of the lambs meets Boogey Nights.
In my whole career, in fact, I can remember only two first nights when a show was at its peak on the first night. And I just wish we could devise a system where critics came not on a single evening but were given a choice of performances to attend.
A schedule so tight that it would only work if I didn’t sleep on Monday nights.
I do have a personal life. I spend half of the week at home. One of those nights, I’ll go out with some friends and have a good time. I have a day and a half at home, and love to just sit on my backyard by my pool, read a book, or do some writing. That’s my vacation.
Remember, you must not sleep at the Seder. If you do, Elijah the Prophet will come with a bag on his shoulders. On the two first nights of Passover, Elijah the Prophet goes about looking for those who have fallen asleep at the Seder, and takes them away in his bag.
SRK is a gem of a person. He told me that he is a keen viewer of ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ and his family records those episodes which he misses during shooting schedules.
Wasted Days and Wasted Nights, it’s about days very wrongly invested in a love affair.
In the early days of the Libertines, we used to put on Arcadian cabaret nights. There’d be some girl climbing out of an egg; we’d try and get a couple of mates to tell a few jokes, performance poets, and then we’d play in the middle of it all. More people were on stage than in the crowd.
I started wrestling when I was 15 years old, and back when I was world champion, I was wrestling 7 nights a week.
A TV touchstone for me is ‘The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd.’ That series was whimsical and smart and had the mix of comedy and drama that I now trade in – but with a dash of magical realism. I wanted to be Molly Dodd, but more than that, I wanted to be Jay Tarses, who created the show.
I’ve got a pretty wide range of stuff that I’m interested in in life. But producing… it gives me a lot more time at home to spend with my family as opposed to being away on location shooting nights for months at a time.
Some nights, I try to play-make and some nights it’s my time to be aggressive.
I had actually hurt my neck, and because I went a while without getting it taken care of – it was pushing up against the back of my heart – and because I have heart issues, they thought it was this whole big deal. So I spent a good three days in the hospital, two nights in the ICU.
Emotions always play a part, especially on Champions League nights at the Bernabeu.
We’ve had those experiences as a band and you fast forward to just the crazy rock ‘n’ roll nights, where you’d try to outlast each other and see who could drink the most. Fast forward to now and it really is amazing and nice how family-friendly Vegas has become.
After school, instead of going into the restaurant scene, I very consciously took my guitar around everywhere I could, to Irish pubs and restaurants, and I played four nights a week to make ends meet.
It’s a political and manipulative industry. Actors vie for the same roles, movies are snatched away. Have I ever been manipulated? Yes. But I haven’t manipulated anyone because if you think from the heart, you cannot be calculative. I have spent nights crying.
We went to Baptist church as a family, and that took up so many nights a week.
I watch football all the time. I enjoy getting home on Monday nights and watch ‘Monday Night Football,’ and ‘Sunday Night Football’ when we get home early enough on Sunday nights.
We have stay-in date nights where we make a plan to watch certain TV shows together. ‘Survivor,’ for example, is our favorite show. And I make a healthy dinner and we sit down and it’s our date. I love it.
I was very happy working in ‘Comedy Nights’ with Kapil.
I would be up until 3 or 4 o’clock in the morning on nights I was facing a wall. Because when I walked into WWE, I was told I was going to be fired ten times because I’m the smallest guy around.
The biggest difference between college and pros is a lot more games and better competition day in, day out. You don’t really have any nights off.
I will be honest, I’ve had a couple of restless nights thinking, I cannot go and look stupid!’
Discover the times when you’re most creative – mornings, nights, afternoons – and clear the time to work then. Many writers find the mornings are best, and the afternoons are only good for editorial corrections, or getting the washing done. Others can only work through the night, drunk.
There were definitely dark nights when you’re like, ‘Maybe joining the military wasn’t such a good idea.’ But, in a way, it was the best training to be an actor.
Love is cheap. You can buy it anywhere. Lives are cheap. It’s money that’s dear. You have to work days and sit up nights thinking how to make money.
But my most favourite pursuit, after my daily exertions at the Foundry, was Astronomy. There were frequently clear nights when the glorious objects in the Heavens were seen in most attractive beauty and brilliancy.
I’m not playing a fixed character on ‘Comedy Nights Live;’ in fact I would be seen portraying various characters.
When I was working at Teleflora, I got booked to do ‘Talladega Nights,’ so I went and did that. That was really my first big break ev-er. I made as much from my per diem during the three-month shoot as I did for the entire previous year.
What sets ‘Some Nights’ apart from anything we’ve ever done is the hip-hop influence. Not so much the actual sound of hip-hop, but more the vibrato and the artistry that comes with it. Right now, the artists that seem to be pushing to be the greatest artists and are trying to change the world are hip-hop artists.
Some nights, I wear my cape, and I go out on the pier. It is foggy… I look for… Riddler.
I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I’m like, ‘My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don’t have it. I just want to chill.’ We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.
I’m Jewish, but not overly religious, and have certainly never formally observed the Fourth Commandment, other than via the tradition of wearing white on Friday nights at summer camp, which never seemed to dovetail with the fact that Fridays were also the night for grape juice.
But only a brief moment is granted to the brave one breath or two, whose wage is the long nights of the grave.
Our house was bombed, and the roof fell in. We were sitting under the stairs of the basement, and we were quite safe, but it brought home the realization. In two nights 400 people were killed in small town.
Well, as you know, there are 24 hours in every day. And if that’s not enough, you’ve always got the nights!
As my marriage was slowly dissolving into silent meals and awkward nights of avoiding conversation, I started pondering an unmarried future and wondered if I’d ever be able to hack being single again.
Now, on nights that I can’t sleep, I play video games alone until the morning.
Manchester is a sensational venue for football but an awful place to live… the winter, the cold and the dark nights. It’s very hard for a young Brazilian.
There are many problems with being a comedian: the travel, the late nights, the pressure, the fear of running out of funny things to say.
One of my most exciting Saturday nights was just me and a bottle of wine and a crochet book.
I know I was a businessman for years, and I stayed up countless nights worrying about having to let one person go. It’s a terrible thing to do.
I have lived pain, and my life can tell: I only deepen the wound of the world when I neglect to give thanks the heavy perfume of wild roses in early July and the song of crickets on summer humid nights and the rivers that run and the stars that rise and the rain that falls and all the good things that a good God gives.
Some nights it was a melee, literally, where I’d be standing trying to defend myself for what I was doing. People would be screaming at me to do my old act, and getting actually violent and angry at me.
Though I have never thought of myself as a book collector, there are shelves in our house browsed so often, on so many rainy winter nights, that the contents have seeped into me as if by osmosis.
It’s tough being a dictator, but I’ve always thought it must be tougher being a hanger-on to a dictator. The late nights spent listening to his crazed ranting, the weary rictus grin from smiling at bad jokes, the draining knowledge that one misjudged comment could land you on the chopping block.
I’ve also learned to no longer feel guilty if I’m invited out and don’t want to go. If I start to say to myself, ‘What’s wrong with you that you’re staying in five nights in a row to watch ‘Forensic Files’ instead of going out with your friends’ I remind myself that it’s what I need to do for myself at that point.
No one ever sees the sleepless nights, the years of studying and 14-hour days earning your dues. I spent three years isolated in an academic environment to be the best actor I could.
Do not miss your children’s childhood. Do not be away 200 nights a year as I was. Do not put strains on your marriage or family.
But, yes, I learned everything working in theater. I learned the importance of community – I was constantly going to play readings, stand-up nights, improv. nights.
Monday nights, it wasn’t like, ‘Mom, I want to watch Monday Night Raw.’ It was like, ‘Mom, put on Shawn Michaels.’
My feeling is that no series should run over five years, but I’m glad that ‘Bonanza’ went as long as it did. I do resent the fact that in the last year, the network switched us from our old slot on Sunday nights to Tuesdays without much of a promotional campaign.
There is a myth that Rahman sir only works at night. He works through the day and night, so it depends what time slot you end up working with him. Besides nights, I have sung for him in the morning and at noon, too. I think he’s the first composer to work at night, and that’s why it’s spoken about so much.
The Skynyrds and I go back to the ’70s and the days and nights at the Hyatt House on Sunset in L.A., aka the Riot House.
Being hydrated is a key thing for a singer, especially if you’re spending three hours on stage five nights a week, and wine dehydrates me faster than beer.
Performing my father’s songs at the Led Zeppelin O2 reunion concert in 2007 was an honor that I will forever remember as one of the most bittersweet, yet greatest nights of my life.
We live a life that is often spent in crowds – parties, festivals and first nights – so it’s nice to avoid them.
A lot of late nights in the gym, a lot of early mornings, especially when your friends are going out, you’re going to the gym, those are the sacrifices that you have to make if you want to be an NBA basketball player.
Way before we got a record deal, we were playing clubs seven nights a week, three one-hour sets a night. Then we got the record deal, and we took off on the road and stayed out.
On the nights the Lakers played, I wouldn’t miss a second of the game. Every timeout, every commercial, I’d run to the front yard to imitate my favorite Laker, Kobe.
I often find myself feeling that filming music is somehow the purest form of filmmaking. This crazed collision of sound and images, the intense collaboration, these incredibly cinematic performances. And for the nights you’re filming, a non-player like me gets to feel somehow part of the band.
When I was 22, I had the opportunity to work as a bouncer. I only had to work one or two nights and could make enough money to spend the rest of my time training.
I didn’t want to chase movies. It’s too hard. You’ve got to work at it – opening nights, photo shoots, publicity people, managers. I never wanted to do that. I’m too lazy.
When NBC switched the series in September to Tuesday nights opposite ‘Maude’ it died. ‘Bonanza’ had become too familiar with a Sunday audience. Tuesday just wasn’t the day for it.
My bedtime was 8 P.M. But on ‘Cosby’ nights, I got to stay up until 8:30. Real big deal. This is when they could afford to do a completely different title sequence in TV every year. I always looked forward to that. It was like a mini musical at the top of the show. My favorite was the Top Hat fancy version.
Like a blazing comet, I’ve traversed infinite nights, interstellar spaces of the imagination, voluptuousness and fear.
Why shouldn’t I fly from New York to Paris? I have more than four years of aviation behind me. I’ve barnstormed over half of the 48 states. I’ve flown my mail through the worst of nights.
I love the novel as a form, as an adventure of mind and soul. Really, I absolutely love writing them; they consume my days and nights – what can I say? But I am an avid film student, too: I watch a movie every night.
I miss London on nights in June or in October.
As I was growing up, I did a lot of talent shows. I won fifteen Sunday nights straight in a series of talent shows in Macon. I showed up the sixteenth night, and they wouldn’t let me go on any more. Whatever success I had was through the help of the good Lord.
‘Passione’ is a selection of the music moments that have accompanied my youth; a collection of cherished memories, of moments, of fleeting emotions, of sleepless nights.
I grew up in Oklahoma and Missouri, and I just loved film. My folks would take us to the drive-in on summer nights, and we’d sit on the hood of the car. I just had this profound love for storytelling.
I took classes and performed and did improv and sketch and wrote sketches and did lights and sound for other people’s shows just so I could be around the theater. That was about seven nights a week for seven years.
I stay up nights and fiddle with my opera designs. It’s a bit obsessive. That’s why I can’t do it all the time.
You bet I arrived overnight. Over a few hundred nights in the Catskills, in vaudeville, in clubs and on Broadway.
Arnold Schwarzenegger didn’t become Mr. Universe because he went to the gym every now and then. He did it on a regular basis. It’s the same thing with comedy. I try to perform seven nights a week.
When the holidays approach and the weather turns cold, you spend your nights watching and rewatching saccharine movies until you fall asleep, hoping for some gleam of happiness or catharsis that never comes, a version of life that looks like a Hallmark movie or where your idealized prince finally shows up.
We came to Portland because there was a good alternative public school. Friends who lived there told me about it, and my son loved it. I left his dad and went to work slinging hash in a breakfast diner and working nights tending bar in a biker tavern.
There used to be times when I used to be bothered about box office, director, producer, the actress… If those ticks were marked, I used to say ‘yes’ to a film. Later on, my focus absolutely changed. Now if a character stays with me for two to three nights, I say ‘yes’ to the film.
When I started in the business, getting in the ring, most nights I’d look across at a 15-20 year veteran. And every night, he would take me to school.
Everybody is going to have tough shooting nights. It’s natural.
Maine out of season is unmistakably a great destination: hospitable, good-humored, plenty of elbow room, short days, dark nights of crackling ice crystals.
It doesn’t happen every day, but many nights my dreams are like a movie. I don’t see normal movement – I see things in very complicated shots. That’s why I do remember many of them.
I hope that if you’re cooking two nights a week, you can try for three.
56 Nights’ one of the best mixtapes ever.
I rarely went to the mosque, I never fasted, and I only prayed namaaz on the holy nights because my mom bugged me about it.
In ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil,’ we had fixed characters and we were under a contract that we could not work for other channels. But it’s not the same with ‘TKSS.’ I can do shows on any channel.
I want to be known for this character on TV two nights a week, and then I want to go away and live my life in private.
I saw tough times, and there were many nights when I would just cry out aloud.
When my shoes are killing me, I take a maxi pad and put it in the bottom of my shoe. It is better than any Dr. Scholl’s insert. That fashion tip has saved me through some long nights.
My favorite nights out are the most random ones – when they start at a bowling alley and end up someplace you don’t even know where. Those are my favorite – the most random ones that you don’t plan, when you meet up with friends, and you’re supposed to do something and end up doing something else.
Of course, I’d like to earn Jonathan Ross’s money, but I don’t have sleepless nights wondering when someone’s going to knock on my door with sacks of cash.
Most nights of the week I make it a point to get home in time to have dinner with my wife. It’s a simple routine to maintain my work-life balance.
You’re playing games every two or three nights, so there’s no real time off.
One of my early money mistakes was getting fired from the first acting job I ever had. I was cast in a play as the lead, and I got fired three nights after the open.
I don’t if I can handle not being on the sideline and being part of a team trying to win a football game on Friday nights.
I’ve never had one of those middle of the nights when I go, ‘Why me?’ or ‘I don’t know if I can keep fighting like this.’ No. Those thoughts don’t even enter my mind.
Today, when you look at social media, you see that the narrative can be overtaken by people just from Twitter and Instagram. I know when Ferguson was going down those first few nights, I was watching feeds on the ground on Twitter, not CNN.
I’m not one of those rapper guys that spend nights in the studio. I hate being in the studio.
The best times to visit the Gobi and Three Camel Lodge are June, and September through October. By the beginning of November, it is ferociously cold, while October can swing surreally between warm days and clear, chilly nights and frosty mornings dusted with snow – perfect.
Thought is only a flash between two long nights, but this flash is everything.
In ‘Angels in America,’ I got to fulfill a lifelong dream. I was in the air eight nights a week for two years, and I just loved it.
In the old days, variety turns like me learned how to cope with failure – we all had nights when we ‘died’ on stage – but today’s youngsters simply don’t have that experience. For them, it really is instant make or break time – hence, all the tears and, hence, all the potential emotional damage.
My best friends are just girls who go to school. They’re not in the industry, and we have dinner nights and learn how to cook together and go on hiking trails and the beach.
Peoples do not defy repression and death, nor do they remain for nights on end protesting energetically, just because of merely formal matters.
St. Benedict said to take care of your mind, body and soul. I swim for an hour every morning, do 15 minutes of Tibetan stretching and breathing exercises, and play soccer with friends four or more nights a week.
On weekends, we slow it down. Friday nights, we bust out a movie, and there is popcorn all over the place.
I find it more challenging to do something new. But I would love to do a third series of ‘Phoenix Nights.’
Our days and nights have sorrows woven with delights.
I spend my nights just sitting and reading a book and drinking my tea and walking my dog. That’s about as exciting as my life gets.
Many families are planning summer vacations and in Canada, camping is a very popular way to spend those long summer nights!
I take off my makeup with coconut oil some nights. It sounds like it would clog your pores, but I swear it’s saved my skin.
I have had some pretty wild nights! I think the media keeps a very close eye on what people are up to these days. I was out with George Clooney a few nights ago and we had a great time.
Some nights, I was so good that I could have become an egotist.
Those five Rogers Cup matches were physically tough, and there were late nights, up until 2 or 3 A.M. – how could I fall to sleep after beating some of my heroes?
I’m sometimes skeptical about Netflix – for no reason that I can put my finger on – but when you stumble upon a series and it delights you for ten nights in a row, that’s a good feeling for a week and a half and a bit.
Let’s face it: when we were crazy into wrestling, there were 20 million people on Monday nights watching wrestling. So what you have are 17 million lagged wrestling fans. People who connect to it somewhere, but haven’t really found an inspiration or a cultural connection to it.
I went over a year without playing baseball. At 39, not playing for a year, a year and a half, there were a lot of nights I was saying, ‘This is going to be tough.’
Yeah, I was a local hero. It was great for me, ‘cos I had a full house every night all night seven nights a week for five years that I played. The next five years I just played five days a week, but I still had a full house every night.
We stitch together our days and edit out our nights.
I have played on cold, wet nights at the end of the earth in midweek, and it is character-building stuff, but I wouldn’t have had it any other way.
Others may prefer mindless entertainment, but on Sunday nights, you’ll find me parked right in front of my television, munching popcorn and improving my intellect by watching ‘Masterpiece Classic.’
My husband, Sal, and I put date nights on the calendar once a week. I know that doesn’t sound romantic, but otherwise it won’t get done.
I didn’t see my son the entire time I did ‘Dancing With the Stars.’ The only time I saw Jeffrey was when he came to the show Monday and Tuesday nights to watch me dance. You literally rehearse six to eight hours every single day – 40 to 50 hours a week.
When the energy is really high, I feed off it. Those are the nights where I really take a left turn and we just go.
I wouldn’t want to go out six nights a week and watch somebody’s reserves playing to check out a footballer to see if we’re going to buy him.
The set for ‘Blade Runner’ was maybe the hardest set I’ve ever worked on because I think we worked 50 nights in a row, and it was always raining.
This is my greatest regret – that my music is not being played, and more people aren’t seeing Chubby Checker. That’s very painful for me. Many nights, I have tears in my eyes about that.
I live in Indiana and teach at Purdue University, a wonderful school with some of the brightest students I have ever had the privilege of working with. My colleagues are powerful and intelligent and kind. The cost of living is low, the prairie is wide, and on clear nights, I can see all the stars in the sky above.
When I first ran for Congress, I went to my daughter Alexandra, who was going to be a senior in high school, and said: ‘I have a chance to run. I may not win, but I’d be gone three nights a week. So, if you want me to stay, I’ll be happy to.’ And do you know what she said to me? ‘Mother, get a life!’
In ‘Garden Party’ or ’40 Days and 40 Nights,’ I played characters who people don’t necessarily like; I just find some humanity in them.
If you’re an actor and you don’t get cast in stuff a lot, then put together a show or hold play-reading nights at your apartment. Make your own opportunities.
The Champions League nights are special for the fans, too. You can feel it on the streets.
I make sure I have ample sleep, so no late nights out, as sleep is so important for a healthy mind and body.
Most of my characters are an amalgamation of people that I’ve met, my family, or myself. Being a writer, you can draw only from what you know. I am lucky to have really rich and interesting people in my family for, you know, interesting family nights and great characters.
We used the Western style to express our own themes and stories. But don’t forget that our heritage includes The Thousand and One Nights.
A simple leather jacket… has gotten me through cocktail parties in New York and cold nights in Afghanistan.
I work late nights catching up on emails, and then, in the mornings, I just hop on my laptop right away. Then, every other day, I’ll hop into the shower! My husband is horrified that I don’t shower every day.
My buddies are like, ‘You live the most amazing life!’ Well, I’m working like a dog. I come home most nights and pass out on the couch.
I sleep at 6 P. M. most nights from depression.
Where I grew up in the middle of Georgia, hip-hop is king, and on Friday and Saturday nights, local DJs do mixes. It’s a great mix of local stuff and then some of the bigger hits and remixes of the hits, and it just has this nice flow with a dirty-South sound to everything.
As winter approaches – bringing cold weather and family drama – we crave page-turners, books made for long nights and tryptophan-induced sloth.
I don’t like this young crudeness now which is supposed to be comedy on Friday nights.
My first place in Nashville was like ‘Animal House.’ The whole band lived under one roof, and most nights the jam sessions ended close to sunrise.
I have busy nights.
My first real television-watching experience was when I watched ‘L.A. Law,’ like, at 10 o’clock Thursday nights with my parents. They would let me stay up late.
Anyone who has spent a few nights in a tent during a storm can tell you: The world doesn’t care all that much if you live or die.
LeBron is a great post-up player, but if you get him to settle for the jumper on some nights, you might be able to slow him down if his shot is off.
My first time alone in Spain playing basketball – that kind of made me tougher, especially for my character and my personality. It’s not easy when you’re alone. Some nights you have bad games or bad days and it’s not easy. I think that is the one thing that changed me, to make me a better person, a tougher guy.
I went to Fulham for the project they explained to me – but it didn’t really work out. I might have been playing at a high level for the national team, but I was starting to miss those European nights and challenging for titles.
Some nights I might wear some crazy stuff. Some nights I might be more regular. I’ll wear shoes that no one knows and is a sleeper, but it might be something that I really love.
You have to win games by scoring points, of course, so that’s important. But when you’re having nights against a good defensive team, you have to win in a different manner. You have to win a defensive-type game.
No, I never really set out to be a stand up. I wanted to be a writer of some sort. I thought I’d do a bit of stand up and hopefully that will lead to stuff and little did I know it kind of snowballed. Before I knew it I was doing stand up 300 nights a year.
I would lay awake nights and cry a lot thinking, is my dad gonna come home? Is he gonna go to jail again? Is he going to get killed?
My family and I are very close, and they mean more than anything to me, but I’m also the kind of guy who likes to go out with my friends and have a good time on Friday nights.
To show my quarterbacks how much I believe in them, I let them pick their favorite plays that we’ll run in the game. On the nights before a game we’ll sit down in a hotel conference room and we’ll have six third-down calls for certain distances.
There are some nights where I don’t get enough sleep, or we’re traveling a lot. And then I’ll go do a radio show, and the DJs are usually so energetic. And they’re like, ‘Why aren’t you excited?’ I say, ‘I am excited. I’m just Swedish. This is my excited. I can’t get to an American excitement level.’
Anfield is a unique place to play on European nights.
I became popular as Bua because of ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil.’
I’m an entrepreneur, so I’ve got to be ruthless about ‘me’ time if I want to have any left to myself! I make myself leave the office by 8 or 9 P.M. most nights, even if I do curl up with my laptop and a glass of wine at home to get through email.
I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t fun to go to these nights out, like the opening of a film or something, but I dip in and out of it.
I want it all: I want the attention and live for the glory nights.
By the dawn of the millennium, the hallways at Microsoft were no longer home to barefoot programmers in Hawaiian shirts working through nights and weekends toward a common goal of excellence; instead, life behind the thick corporate walls had become staid and brutish.
No doubt about it. For every player. Thursday nights are very tough for us because it is a short turnaround.
You cannot wipe out Dalit’s poverty just by embracing poor children and spending nights in their huts.