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Good night: 40 quotes for your loved ones + 5 tips

Good night quotes show a person that you are thinking about them. The closer they are to you, the more unusual the goodnight greetings can be. From serious to funny and cheeky to sweet and romantic, this article has it all.

Good night quotes are usually sent by SMS, on WhatsApp or social media. With a nice quote in the evening to wish a good night, you make your loved ones happy and show them that they mean something to you.

Good night: 40 quotes, messages and poems

Good night: 40 sayings, quotes and poems

In this section you will surely find a suitable saying or quote for your loved ones.

We have funny quotes — if you want to put a smile on your best friend’s face just before bedtime — but also friendly and romantic sayings.

You will also find serious quotes in this list, which should make you pause and reflect in the evening. For the poet in you, there are even a few poems.

Funny good night quotes for WhatsApp & co.

Funny good night quotes are great for good acquaintances or friends you can size up. They are not suitable for every one of your contacts. It’s important that you have similar senses of humor.

In addition, they are also not particularly suitable for every evening setting. Before going to sleep, most would probably rather listen to something soothing instead of laughing. However, sending such messages via WhatsApp, SMS, Facebook, etc. is a nice change from the usual 'Good night, see you tomorrow', adding variety to communication within the relationship.

  1. Breathing and sleeping – you’re particularly good at those things, so good night!
  2. Extra bright shines the moon
    The Sandman’s coming soon
    Planning on bringing to you
    The best dreams all night through
  3. Me in my bed here, You in your bed there.
    It’d be much better as a pair.
    I could cuddle you my dear,
    Whispering sweet nothings in your ear.
  4. Don’t waste your time thinking about the past or plans for the future. Rather, use it to swat the mosquito in your room. It will definitely help you sleep better, good night.
  5. Sleepy me, going to repose
    Turn off Netflix, draw curtains closed
    The sweatshirt I wear belongs to you
    Yes, it’s strange, but also true!
  6. Welcome to "Sweet Dreams" Airlines. We’re setting down for landing in dreamland. Please tuck in your blanket, fluff up your pillow, close your eyes and prepare to fall asleep. Good night!
  7. You know that place between sleep and awake, that place where you can still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you. That’s where I’ll be waiting. Good night.

"Good night, love": quotes for lovers

Sweet good night quotes for lovers

Most people in love regularly wish each other a good morning and a good night. So why not add some variety with a lovely quote?

Your partner will love it if instead of the usual short phrase "Good night, I love you" he gets a longer variant. For this, conventional love sayings or love letters are also suitable, which you supplement with a few sentences of your own and a "good night".

Especially in a long-distance relationship, it’s important to reach out to your partner. You miss each other and it is all the more difficult to fall asleep when your partner is physically so far away. Thoughts circle around the future of the relationship and you think about when you will see each other next.

You can relieve your partner of their worries, at least for the moment, by letting them know you’re thinking about them with a sweet saying so they’re confident about your love. Below we have a few examples for you, ranging from rhymed and cheesy to un-rhymed and simple.

  1. I wish I was your blanket, I wish I was your bed,
    I wish I was your pillow underneath your head.
    I want to be around you, I want to hold you tight,
    and be the lucky person who kisses you. Good night.
  2. Good night! Sleep well until tomorrow and forget all your worries. I think of you and dream of you, I find in Dreamland, the miles melt away, and we’re close again. I love you.
  3. A star travels through space and time, carrying a dream for the love of mine. Peacefully slumber all the night through, sure in the knowledge that I truly love you.
  4. Tonight you will not be sleeping single. Lay your head on your pillow my love, my true, it holds a thousand kisses for you. Snuggle up, it’s in our dreams that you and I will mingle.
  5. Out of the clouds a dream gently sailing,
    Cuddles up to you Sleep well, my love, unfailing.
  6. As the bright sun shines,
    I love you darling, mine
    As now the moon beams,
    I’m sending you sweet dreams.
  7. Earth angel, I’m so glad I have you, and can’t wait to hold you in my arms again. Until then I must be content with wishing you a good night.
    Sleep well, perhaps we’ll meet in our dreams.
  8. Count sheep when you can’t sleep,
    Count the days since we’ve met.
    Every day and each little lamb
    Bears a kiss from me,
    Gently rocking you to Slumberland.
  9. I find it hard not to fall asleep next to you. But I feel assured in the hope that I’ll see you again in a dream. I wish you a wonderful night and look forward to hearing from you tomorrow on waking.
  10. My love for you is as endless as the sky, as wide as the stars, as thick as the dark of night and as clear as the moon’s light. Always remember that and sleep well my darling.

Good night quotes for him and for her

Good night quotes for girlfriends and boyfriends

Normal friendship quotes are also suitable as positive good night quotes, to which you add your own little text wishing a good night.

Your boyfriend or girlfriend will certainly enjoy hearing again just before bedtime how much you like him or her.

The comforting feeling that someone is thinking about you and likes you definitely helps you fall asleep. Such positive thoughts make the worries melt away.

  1. The moon in the heavens shines above, and reminds you — forget me not, my love!
    This message he carries, and whispers clear, In this world there’s only one you, my dear.
  2. Tonight, absent your voice , I just can’t sleep — I’m in deep.
    I’m gladly under your spell, And in my heart love, you dwell.
  3. Before you fall asleep every day, say something positive to yourself. Good night and sleep tight.
  4. The day is over, it’s time for rest. Sleep well my dear you gave it your best. Tomorrow comes, oh so soon, close your eyes and awake before noon.
  5. Friends are like stars, you can’t always see them, but you know they are always there for you.
    Look up at the sky before you sleep know I’ll always think of you before I go to bed. Good night.

Special good night quotes to think about

Good night quotes to think about

Night and sleep have also been dealt with by many famous personalities, poets and thinkers. Dreaming in itself has always been an interesting process for humans.

That’s why so many quotations and sayings for sleep have been "dreamed up" over the years. And because they carry truths they have been have been carried forward in the course of time. These truths are not always entirely pleasant and they often make you pause and ponder.

Nevertheless, you can send them to good acquaintances or friends if you want to give them something to take with them on their way. Keep in mind whether the person might feel offended and, if in doubt, supplement the quote with a sentence or two of your own.

  1. Go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
    (Victor Hugo)
  2. There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.
  3. I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?
    (Ernest Hemingway)
  4. Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.
    (Thomas Dekker)
  5. A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
    (Victor Hugo)
  6. Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes at night.
    (Napoleon Bonaparte)
  7. Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
    (Edgar Allan Poe)
  8. I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
    (Vincent van Gogh)
  9. In a real dark night of the soul, it is always three o’clock in the morning, day after day.
    (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
  10. Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.
    (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
  11. Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.
    (William Shakespeare)
  12. I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
    (Galileo Galilei)
  13. Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche)
  14. Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
    (Mahatma Gandhi)
  15. Early to bed, early to rise; makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
    (Benjamin Franklin)

Good Night Poems

Good Night Poem

Instead of goodnight quotes, poems about sleeping and the night can also be sent or posted with a cell phone. If you decide to go with the cell phone variety, don’t forget to add some appropriate smileys.

Make sure the person would be happy to receive a poem, too. If it’s too awkwardly written, you can also simplify it or rewrite it to better suit you.

If you want to be extra creative, you can also read the poem aloud in a voicemail and send it. That way, the person you choose can listen to it over and over again in the evening before they go to sleep.

If you choose this option, make sure you use the right intonation. Speak calmly and clearly. After all, your poem should make you calm and sleepy, rather than requiring concentration and high volume.


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)


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)


Good night!

Good night! Good night!
Far flies the light;
But still God’s love
Shall flame above,
Making all bright.
Good night! Good night!

(Victor Hugo)

Tips for your good night quotes

Tips for your good night quotes

Below, we’ll tell you when, how and to whom you can send goodnight sayings. You’ll also learn how to write the nightly greetings yourself, along with an example.

Send goodnight quotes at the right time

You can generally always send a good night saying in the evening. However, make sure that it is not too late. After all, you want your text to be read before the recipient goes to sleep.

Messages at two o’clock in the morning – at least during the week – are only read by very few people. You can also write a little good night story instead of a good night saying.

Are there any special occasions for which you can send such a saying? Not really. In general, you can use the loving thought as an occasion all its own. So there is no particular day you have to choose.

However, evenings before something exciting or stressful happens are especially suitable. You would certainly be happy if your friend thought of you before an exam and tried to ease your mind with a good night saying.

Goodnight sayings the night before a birthday or a wedding are also a nice gesture. Did you have a great day with a person? End it with one of our sweet goodnight sayings.

Choose the right way to say good night

There are a few ways you can wish someone a good night. First, you can easily send a short text on messengers like WhatsApp or social media platforms like Facebook or Instagram.

It is always nice if you use smileys or GIFs. Illustrating your text can makes it seem a lot friendlier and your message is easier to read.

Another way to send your goodnight wishes is to write the text on a picture. Choose a suitable background for this. Of course, all night and sleep motifs are suitable (for example, a sleeping bear, a moon, a starry sky or a forest at night).

To whom you can send goodnight quotes

Who you can send goodnight messages to

You should never universally send out goodnight sayings or greetings to all your contacts. They could be going to your boss or a person you don’t really have anything to do with anymore.

You would probably be quite surprised if you suddenly received a goodnight message from your old driving school instructor, and at that point, you would probably realize that the message was an generic broadcast.

Newsletters are impersonal and, even if they are meant to be nice, they don’t have much personal value. So goodnight messages are suitable for friends, family and good acquaintances. Even work colleagues are not usually wished a good night, unless you are good friends.

Many people are uncomfortable with such direct intrusion into their private lives. The more personal the contact, the more individual the saying should be. If you want to make your partner, your mother or your best friend happy, show that you know them well by personalizing your message. There’s more on that in the following sections.

Good night quotes to give as gifts

Good night sayings are usually sent out instead of given as gifts. However, there is a great way to make someone happy with a gift saying – especially children who sometimes still have trouble falling asleep.

To do this, you can either choose a saying from our numerous examples or you can think of one yourself. You can then either write this saying down, print it out or sew it onto a piece of fabric.

You can frame it and decorate it however you like, and it can be hung near the bed. This way the child can read your good night saying before falling asleep.

Such a gift is suitable for communion or birthday. Even for baptism, when the child can not yet read, it is a nice gift for the future parents, or for the nursery.

The saying has the same symbolism as a dream catcher. Your little friend will be safe and protected from bad dreams by this loving gift.

The good night saying can also be read aloud or sung as a kind of ritual every night before bedtime. A suitable gift to complement this would be a cuddly toy, a music box or a mobilé to help the child fall asleep.

Good night sayings are also suitable as a housewarming gift for couples to hang over their first bed together.

Write good night sayings yourself

Write good night sayings yourself

If you want to send especially individual good night wishes, you can also write a saying yourself. For this, it is important to think about what fits well with the person you want to write to. What calms and relaxes them? Include it.

Maybe she has a favorite animal or you know she likes magic. Think about what she likes to do or eat. If you can think of a few things that the person likes, you can incorporate them into your message, which may make it a bit longer.

If you have writer’s block, start with a simple brainstorm and take your time. Remember that there’s no particular deadline. Stress and pressure will prevent you from getting really creative. You can always send the saying the next day.


Here’s Bo Peep
Sending some sheep
Fall to sweet dreams
We’ll meet amid moonbeams

Is the person open to poems or at least rhymes? Rhymes can help you write a saying yourself. When brainstorming, just think of a few rhymes that come to mind on the topic of sleep and night and try to put them into a meaningful context.

You can work your way through them step by step. Ideally, you will find several rhymes for one word, then you will have more choices. Popular and simple rhyme schemes are: AABB, ABAB, ABBA.


Rhymes: sleep, deep, long, song.

On this quiet night, you’re likely already asleep. (A)
May we meet in the night sky, wide and deep. (A)
To ensure my love doesn’t dream too long, (B)
The birds will awaken you with their song. (B)

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