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Morning

  • My general attitude toward life when I first get up is of deep suspicion, verging on hatred. ... I am simply basted together until after breakfast.

  • ... the average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.

  • I don't grasp things this early in the day. I mean, I hear voices, all right, but I can't pick out the verbs.

  • The morning is like the inside of a snow-apple.

  • Morning is sweeter / For her voice.

  • Day's sweetest moments are at dawn.

  • ... I lay awake jumping like a newly-killed trout till 5 or six, when out of the dark I suddenly heard the comforting noises of the milk being set down on the door-step.

  • How beautiful, how buoyant, and glad is morning!

  • Good manners are very important, particularly in the morning.

  • The morning is the best time, there are no people around. My pleasant disposition likes the world with nobody in it.

  • Sad soul, take comfort, nor forget / that sunrise never failed us yet!

  • See in the east, the illustrious king of day! / His rising radiance drives the shades away ...

    • Phillis Wheatley,
    • "Hymn to Morning" (1773), Memoir and Poems of Phillis Wheatley ()
  • Up came the sun, and drank the dew.

  • Statistically speaking, the Cheerful Early Riser is rejected more completely than a member of any other subculture, save those with boot odor.

  • Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience — unless they are still up.

  • There is a moment of each dawn that appears disguised as dusk, Lourdes decides, and for that brief moment the day neither begins nor ends.

  • Marmalade in the morning has the same effect on taste buds that a cold shower has on the body.

  • [When asked how she liked to wake up in the morning:] I like to wake up feeling a new man.

  • Early risers are conceited in the morning, and stupid in the afternoon.

  • I have never been exactly hilarious in the early hours, often going through an entire divorce and marrying Howard Hughes while I am waiting for the coffee to boil.

  • There was this to be said about the enforced early rising: you saw the unbelievable dawn whether you wished to or not. It unfolded like a vast flower over the edge of the horizon.

  • Why do early risers always take that self-righteous tone?

  • Morning has broken / Like the first morning, / Blackbird has spoken / Like the first bird.

    • Eleanor Farjeon,
    • "A Morning Song (For the First Day of Spring)," The Children's Bells ()
  • Raise with elation, / Praise every morning / Spring's re-creation / Of the First Day!

    • Eleanor Farjeon,
    • "A Morning Song (For the First Day of Spring)," The Children's Bells ()
  • Mine is the sunlight! / Mine is the morning ...

    • Eleanor Farjeon,
    • "A Morning Song (For the First Day of Spring)," The Children's Bells ()
  • Mornings, she felt, were quite a test of affection.

  • It is odd how one can feel like someone else early in the morning — bigger, cleaner, so much more alive.

  • Morning: such long shadows / Like low-bellied cats / Creep under parked cars / And out again, stealthily / Flattening the grasses.

  • Monday mornings were God's revenge.

  • I have nothing against mornings. Both sunrises I've personally witnessed were no less than spectacular ...

  • At night I am never afraid of life; only in the morning.

  • I have always felt that the moment when first you wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours. No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that, during the day that lies before you, absolutely anything may happen. And the fact that it practically always doesn't, matters not one jot. The possibility is always there.

  • Oh, my, the less I behave like Whistler's Mother the night before, the more I look like her the morning after.

    • Tallulah Bankhead,
    • in Margaret Case Harriman, The Vicious Circle: The Story of the Algonquin Round Table ()
  • All my life I've hated getting up in the morning; it makes me sick to my stomach.

  • Get up early in the morning before everybody has breathed up all the good air.

  • Mornings come much too early in the day.

    • Lea Rush,
    • in Lisa Cofield, Debbie Dingerson, and Lea Rush, Mrs. Murphy's Laws ()
  • There should be a rule against people trying to be funny before the sun comes up.

  • Doug says I have a coffee drinker's personality in the morning, complicated by the fact that I don't drink coffee.

  • I woke into a sheet of gold unspooled / and still unspent, a wealth you know.