"Leave me before I'm compelled to use your life-blood as cream for my coffee."
"Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of the day."
— Garrett expressing his feelings on the matter
"The morning is evil."
Tash, even secret Imperial plots don't get going until after breakfast.
— Zak Arranda on rising at dawn to spy.
Angel: You even look pretty when you go to sleep.
Buffy: Well, when I wake up it's an entirely different story.
Jon: Wake up, Garfield! The early bird gets the worm!
Garfield: The late cat would prefer coffee, pancakes, and a side of bacon.
"It's impossible for humans to wake up at 6 a.m."
"Pierce, you remind me of a dog I once had. He too was cheerful in the mornings, so I gave him to a family of immigrant Japanese and they ATE him!"
— Charles Winchester, M*A*S*H
Kaneway's eyelids creaked open with all the associated eloquence of a rusty manhole cover.
— Opening lines of ALIEN!!! by Odon
The death rattle of a mortally wounded telephone is a horrible thing to hear at four o'clock on a Tuesday morning.
— Opening lines of The Concrete Jungle by Charles Stross.