Top 116 Dawn Quotes

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“When I did ‘Venice Dawn,’ there were times where people would cry after listening to it.”

― Adrian Younge

“The evening sings in a voice of amber, the dawn is surely coming.”

― Al Stewart

“In 1861, Bachofen published his radical thesis that the Amazons were not a myth but a fact. In his view, humanity started out under the rule of womankind and only switched to patriarchy at the dawn of civilization.”

― Amanda Foreman

“Crowdfunding as an idea itself isn’t new – bands have been doing it since the dawn of time.”

― Amanda Palmer

“Dawn: When men of reason go to bed.”

― Ambrose Bierce

“What keeps me up at night? Waking up to a scoop at another newspaper or on TV. I’m probably competitive, almost too much so. I will stay up till the Web sites at night roll over. And if they don’t roll over, I’ll stay up until it’s done. I’ll wake up at the crack of dawn, or in the middle of the night even, just to go and check and see.”

― Andrew Ross Sorkin

“I’m a shockingly bad sleeper. In bed very late. Awake at the crack of dawn.”

― Andy Serkis

“I’ve had many ups and downs before, and I think it’s always darkest before dawn.”

― Angelique Kerber

“I’m up at the crack of dawn. If I’m filming, then I’ll wake at 5 A.M. so that I can get on set and made up before the cameras start rolling.”

― Anita Dobson

“I must confess I love female writers: Jane Austen, Isak Dinesen, Colette, Willa Cather, Dawn Powell, Joan Didion. I grew up on the Bronte sisters, and Daphne du Maurier.”

― Anjelica Huston

“I’d always been extremely fascinated by the French Nuit Blanche, which is a weekend that they have in Paris where they keep all the museums open until dawn. You can go and hang out in Versailles in the middle of the night and watch the sun come up.”

― Anna Wintour

“A blend of fact and fiction has been used in various forms since the dawn of creative writing, starting with sagas and epic poems.”

― Antony Beevor

“It is at the time of dawn that we must commune with the gods.”

― Apollonius of Tyana

“And that will increasingly dawn on people. The demand for controlling the commanding heights will grow.”

― Barbara Castle

“I talked to Carolyn Dawn Johnson about doing a duet with her a few times, and we just haven’t gotten it done.”

― Blake Shelton

“I’m loving every second working with the brilliant Kayvan Novak; it’s a hoot from dawn to dusk!”

― Bradley Walsh

“Mystical groups such as the Theosophical Society and the Rosicrucians turned tarot into an American fad during the early 1900s. Many American tarot practitioners use a set of cards known as the Waite-Smith deck, created in 1909 by A.E. Waite, a British member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and the artist Pamela Colman Smith.”

― Brendan I. Koerner

“You haven’t partied until you’ve partied at dawn in complete silence with Buddhist monks.”

― Cameron Diaz

“I think Dawn has done an amazing job showing that asteroids aren’t just hunks of rock. They’re worlds – they’re places an astronaut can explore. I think the Rosetta mission also did an amazing job of that.”

― Carrie Nugent

“So the idea that there is nothing essential, in the sense that there are no human universals, is dogma. Ask most anyone who is going to be shot at dawn.”

― Catharine MacKinnon

“Of course I went and got ‘Breaking Dawn’ at midnight the night it came out and read it instantly. I was like, ‘Yes!’”

― Catherine Hardwicke

“’Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ was really well done.”

― Christopher Miller

“A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.”

― Claude Debussy

“Skateboarding was the only thing I was ever good at. Growing up, I was doing that from, like, dusk till dawn.”

― D. J. Cotrona

“Since the dawn of recorded music, every generation has felt shocked by the musical tastes of the next.”

― Dan Hill

“I mean, it is an extraordinary thing that a large proportion of your country and my country, of the citizens, never see a wild creature from dawn ’til dusk, unless it’s a pigeon, which isn’t really wild, which might come and settle near them.”

― David Attenborough

“I’ve always wanted to be able to paint the dawn.”

― David Hockney

“Born in 1966, I came of age at the dawn of a revolution. The past was gone; we would move on and get over it!”

― Deborah Copaken Kogan

“Since the dawn of the Internet, I have always operated under the assumption that if the government or corporations have technological capability to do something, they are doing it – whatever the laws we happen to know about might say.”

― Douglas Rushkoff

“’2001′ used a lot of what’s called ‘front projection.’ You project an image onto this giant reflective screen, and the image bounces back and comes back to the lens and seems to be in the background behind the actors. The whole ‘dawn of man’ sequence in ‘2001’ was projected eight-by-ten photographs of the African savannah.”

― Douglas Trumbull

“Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.”

― Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Oft when the white, still dawn lifted the skies and pushed the hills apart, I have felt it like a glory in my heart.”

― Edwin Markham

“I wouldn’t be surprised if tomorrow was the Final Dawn, the last sunrise before the Earth and Sun are reshaped into computing elements.”

― Eliezer Yudkowsky

“From the very dawn of time until now and well into the future… human-animal companionship is at the very core of our instincts not only for mutual survival, but mutually rewarding relationships.”

― Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

“Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience – unless they are still up.”

― Ellen Goodman

“I think we are at the dawn of a new era in commercial space exploration.”

― Elon Musk

“Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door.”

― Emily Dickinson

“Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.”

― Emily Dickinson

“’Dawn (Go Away)’ is a sad lyric, but the melody is so happy and fun.”

― Erich Bergen

“I walk my dog at dawn because I don’t like people to be around.”

― Fiona Apple

“I may have the ‘Twilight: Breaking Dawn’ soundtrack, which I’ve been told is embarrassing, but come on, there are some good songs on there.”

― Floriana Lima

“I want ‘Dawn’ to play like a cowboys and Indians movie.”

― George A. Romero

“The ‘Dead’ films allow me to talk about things that a drama, say, won’t. ‘Dawn Of The Dead,’ which was set in a shopping mall, is on one level about consumerism; ‘Land Of The Dead’ is a response to Bush.”

― George A. Romero

“I didn’t much care for the ‘Dawn’ remake. It was a well-made action movie but really wasn’t anything like my ‘Dawn Of The Dead.’”

― George A. Romero

“’Night of the Living Dead,’ then ‘Dawn of the Dead’ is a few weeks later, ‘Day of the Dead’ months later, and ‘Land of the Dead’ is three years later. Each one spoke about a different decade and was stylistically different.”

― George A. Romero

“It is not time for mirth and laughter, the cold, gray dawn of the morning after.”

― George Ade

“One may not reach the dawn save by the path of the night.”

― Germaine Greer

“When I wrote ‘Before The Dawn,’ I made it quite clear that there are lots of people involved in my life who I can’t talk about simply because I’d put them at risk.”

― Gerry Adams

“Feminism began to dawn on my brain belatedly in life.”

― Gloria Steinem

“’Break of Dawn,’ musically, is still soulful and eclectic, but I think I opened up a little bit more vocally. It’s a little more intimate. It’s a little more sensual than before – and pensive.”

― Goapele

“The past is the beginning of the beginning and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.”

― H. G. Wells

“Every where the years bring to all enough of sin and sorrow; but in slavery the very dawn of life is darkened by these shadows.”

― Harriet Ann Jacobs

“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“The nearer the dawn the darker the night.”

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“The dawn is not distant, nor is the night starless; love is eternal.”

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Since the dawn of civilization, markets have been ubiquitous. Many of us have benefited from their focus and efficiency. Yet two widely held beliefs – that markets are best left unregulated and that markets are inherently benign – are naive and outdated.”

― Howard Gardner

“I don’t think about Norfolk as I write songs, sadly no! But things like ‘High’ is a song about watching the dawn come up over the sea, and I’ve had many of those situations.”

― James Blunt

“On a per capita basis, Britain is responsible for more of the carbon dioxide now in the atmosphere than any other nation on Earth because it has been burning it from the dawn of the Industrial Revolution.”

― James Hansen

“There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.”

― Jean-Paul Sartre

“Well, I would definitely give up performing… But I would still sit down in an office and pretend to write with Dawn, even if we never produced anything, because it’s just hilarious. I would miss that.”

― Jennifer Saunders

“There were lots of songs that were on ‘It Still Moves’ that I had written, and we had played – rehearsed, but also played live a couple of times – that could’ve gone on ‘At Dawn’, but we always knew we wanted to make a record that was more quote-unquote ‘rock n’ roll.’”

― Jim James

“We wanted ‘At Dawn’ to be what it was: kinda spaced-out.”

― Jim James

“Of your own indefatigable labor from early dawn and of your explicit instructions, that the batteries should reserve their ammunition, until the grand charge should commence, for which the enemy were undoubtedly preparing.”

― John Bigelow

“When they thought of me, they always remembered the vacuous Billie Dawn. It was as simple as that.”

― Judy Holliday

“Human rights are not a privilege granted by the few, they are a liberty entitled to all, and human rights, by definition, include the rights of all humans, those in the dawn of life, the dusk of life, or the shadows of life.”

― Kay Granger

“I don’t want to be known as the guy who always takes his shirt off… I’ve done a lot of photo shoots lately for the press coming up with ‘Immortals’ and ‘Breaking Dawn,’ and every photographer wants to get the topless shot. We’ve really had to be choosy and not do that for every magazine. I’ve actually been trying to keep my clothes on more.”

― Kellan Lutz

“I don’t want to be guy that almost climbed Dawn Wall.”

― Kevin Jorgeson

“My mum used to work in New York in Spike Lee’s shop; she did the outfits for the video for P.M. Dawn’s ‘Set Adrift on Memory Bliss.’”

― King Krule

“I’m about to play an emaciated pregnant vampire, so I’ve stopped using as much butter as Paula Deen – just until ‘Breaking Dawn’ is over.”

― Kristen Stewart

“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.”

― Kurt Eichenwald

“It began to dawn on me that perhaps my country needed me more at home than overseas.”

― Larry David

“The thriller is not a recent invention. It probably goes back to the dawn of storytelling.”

― Lee Child

“The narrative of so many fairy tales are timeless in so many different cultures, and they have been since the dawn of man. They represent escapism, but they all feature themes that have such poignancy in a modern world.”

― Lily Cole

“When I found out about the audition, I knew that I was going in for ‘From Dusk Till Dawn,’ but I actually didn’t know that I was going to be reading with Robert Rodriguez.”

― Madison Davenport

“In the midst of each epoch, I fully realize that a new epoch will dawn.”

― Marcel Duchamp

“I’m up at dawn. I practically fall asleep at dinner.”

― Margaret Stohl

“Even though it was six o’clock, there was no sense of approaching dawn.”

― Mary Higgins Clark

“An actor gets to take a nap, but the director is working hard from dawn till midnight. I’m kind of lazy.”

― Michael Horse

“Throughout the United States, at the dawn of the Progressive era, dozens of laws and regulations were established to empower police officers, public-health officials, and even the armed forces to vaccinate at will, and, if necessary, at gunpoint.”

― Michael Specter

“At the dawn of his administration, President Obama opined: ‘A democracy requires accountability, and accountability requires transparency.’ Magical rays of white-hot sunlight emanated from his media-manufactured halo. And then bureaucratically engineered darkness settled over the land.”

― Michelle Malkin

“The market came with the dawn of civilization and it is not an invention of capitalism. If it leads to improving the well-being of the people there is no contradiction with socialism.”

― Mikhail Gorbachev

“One thing about liberals: It doesn’t even occur to them that there is another side to an argument. They are so convinced of the righteousness of their own position that it doesn’t dawn on them that a reasonable person might have a different viewpoint.”

― Monica Crowley

“I was so young, and making movies, going to the studio every morning at dawn was magic.”

― Natalie Wood

“The big missing part of the jig-saw is to get the assembly back up and running here in Northern Ireland, to get shared government back in business, that is my objective, and we await the IRA statement to see if this will trigger a new dawn.”

― Peter Hain

“The abuse of civilians and combatants has existed since the dawn of time.”

― Peter Maurer

“I feel like my lyrics are just dark and scathing. I feel like the lyrics on ‘Darkest Before Dawn’ are uncompromised hip-hop and really speaking to my core fan base. Basically what’s been known in my discography the entire time.”

― Pusha T

“’Darkest Before Dawn,’ the short film, is basically the film of a man who faces the darkness when his back is against the wall and just about how miracles come in all forms, and even in your darkest times, it comes.”

― Pusha T

“Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.”

― Rabindranath Tagore

“Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.”

― Rabindranath Tagore

“Longing is like the rosy dawn. After the dawn out comes the sun. Longing is followed by the vision of God.”

― Ramakrishna

“Each time dawn appears, the mystery is there in its entirety.”

― Rene Daumal

“I don’t love getting up at the crack of dawn and having makeup put on my face for three hours – like, I really don’t like it – and then having a part that’s just not that challenging.”

― Rene Russo

“’Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ while not nearly the masterpiece proclaimed by many critics, is certainly a fascinating cross-species: a big-budget summer action fantasy with a sylvan, indie-film vibe, and a war movie that dares ask its audience to root for the peacemakers.”

― Richard Corliss

“After I had been working as a cap maker for three years it began to dawn on me that we girls needed an organization. The men had organized already, and had gained some advantages, but the bosses had lost nothing, as they took it out on us.”

― Rose Schneiderman

“Chavez Ravine is the dawn of Chicano consciousness.”

― Ry Cooder

“So it’s conceivable I’ll do something insane, or more insane than Dawn of the Dead. If that’s possible.”

― Sarah Polley

“I think what HQ Trivia’s done is taken the old-school idea of a trivia show – a quiz show – which has been around since the dawn of television, even radio, and made it a participatory event versus a spectator sport.”

― Scott Rogowsky

“It has been recognized since the dawn of microbiology that the soil is inhabited by a living microscopic population which is responsible for the numerous reactions that take place in the soil and that affect the life and economy of man in many ways.”

― Selman Waksman

“Web searching and cellphone use both flourish in the wee hours. Before the dawn of the web, I would stay up watching television. But there is something soporific about television: I would often nod off. Not so when I’m online. As technologies expand, these problems may only worsen.”

― Sendhil Mullainathan

“Any big televised event that starts at the crack of dawn is worth getting up for. I’ve done it all my life: big boxing matches, royal weddings, even TV-A.M.’s inaugural episode was enjoyed in pyjamas in my house.”

― Sharon Horgan

“This is the beginning, and the dawn of a new era of transportation.”

― Shervin Pishevar

“Many of the crises we see in the 21st century, I would argue, have their roots in the dawn of the Neolithic.”

― Spencer Wells

“Marriage has been in a constant state of evolution since the dawn of the Stone Age. In the process, it has become more flexible – but also more optional.”

― Stephanie Coontz

“24 isn’t like other shows, where you set the look once and you’re done. The show started at midnight, then moved to a pre-dawn look, and now we’re at dawn and we’re warming up the day.”

― Stephen Hopkins

“The first sequel thing I wrote was this ‘Forever Dawn’ thing that will never get out, because it’s horrid. But it’s a really good outline for ‘Breaking Dawn’ – it’s very similar. I knew what I was doing, which is good, because I think if I hadn’t, there might have been a lot of pressure.”

― Stephenie Meyer

“Like the early days of the Internet, the dawn of personal genomics promises benefits and pitfalls that no one can foresee.”

― Steven Pinker

“In my last scene in ‘Breaking Dawn,’ Bella has just died and I run outside and crumple to the ground and just lose it. I’m bawling. That was my last scene of ‘Twilight’ ever and I definitely had some extra motivation.”

― Taylor Lautner

“As we enter 2015, we are faced with overwhelming challenges. However, the dawn of 2015 also promises unlimited potential and the opportunity to begin rebuilding America.”

― Ted Yoho

“For what human ill does not dawn seem to be an alleviation?”

― Thornton Wilder

“I’m so horny the crack of dawn better watch out.”

― Tom Waits

“The Dawn Wall and the Fitz Traverse were super-satisfying climbs. But I will always be searching for the next thing – the need to accomplish and explore are just woven into the fabric of who I am.”

― Tommy Caldwell

“Every climb is different. The Dawn Wall was so dry and aggressive that my fingers would dry out to the point where they would crack. So I actually had to add as much moisture as possible.”

― Tommy Caldwell

“Climbs like the Dawn Wall don’t come around every day.”

― Tommy Caldwell

“Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup.”

― Wendell Berry

“Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.”

― William Arthur Ward

“To go back, the mistake that Universal Studios made with ‘Dawn of the Dead’ was that they didn’t have enough money or cared enough to make a soundtrack.”

― Zack Snyder
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