Sleep Quotes

Samuel taylor coleridge - oh sleep! it is a gentle thing, beloved from pole...
I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom.
Heinrich Heine

Joan klempne - to achieve the impossible dream, try going to...
Sleep, those little slices of death; Oh how I loathe them.
Edgar Allan Poe
Homer, the odyssey - there is a time for many words, and there is also...
Why does no one confess his sins Because he is yet in them. It is for a man who has awoke from sleep to tell his dreams.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.
Bertrand Russell, Conquest of Happiness (1930) ch. 1
Show us a man who never makes a mistake and we will show you a man who never makes anything. The capacity for occasional blundering is inseparable from the capacity to bring things to pass. The only men who are past the danger of making mistakes are the men who sleep at Greenwood.
H. L. Wayland
Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.
Anthony Burgess
Sleep is lovely, death is better still, not to have been born is of course the miracle.
Heinrich Heine
Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever.
Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia - Denouncing the evils of slavery
Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.
John McCrae, "In Flanders Fields".
Meditation is not for him who eats too much, nor for him who eats not at all not for him who is over much addicted to sleep, nor for him who is always awake.
Bhagavad Gita
Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult as if they were easy in the one case that confidence may not fall asleep, in the other that it may not be dismayed.
Baltasar Gracian
I have seen the hippopotamus, both asleep and awake; and I can assure you that, awake or asleep, he is the ugliest of the works of God.
Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1850
Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.
Walt Whitman, Song of the Open Road
Sleep, those little slices of death, how I loathe them.
Edgar Allan Poe
It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterward.
Baltasar Gracian
There are three cures for ennui: sleep, drink and travel.
D. H. Lawrence, Women in Love
Misfortunes leave wounds which bleed drop by drop even in sleep thus little by little they train man by force and dispose him to wisdom in spite of himself. Man must learn to think of himself as a limited and dependent being and only suffering teaches him this.
Simone Weil
His house was perfect, whether you liked food, or sleep, or work, or story - Telling, or singing, or just sitting and thinking, best, or a pleasant mixture of them all.
J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
Those who sleep with dogs will rise with fleas.
Italian Prove
True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
William Penn
Sleep is an eight - Hour peep show of infantile erotica.
J. G. Ballard
The good people sleep much better at night than the bad people. Of course, the bad people enjoy the waking hours much more.
Woody Allen
One may as well be asleep as to read for anything but to improve his mind and morals, and regulate his conduct.
Sterne
When important decisions have to be taken, the natural anxiety to come to a right decision will often keep you awake. Nothing, however, is more conducive to healthful sleep than plenty of open air.
Sir John Lubbock
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
George Orwell, (attributed)
Men grow tired of sleep, love, singing and dancing, sooner than war.
Home
A religious awakening which does not awaken the sleeper to love has roused him in vain.
Jessamyn West
California is the only state in the union where you can fall asleep under a rose bush in full bloom and freeze to death.
William Claude Dunkenfield (W. C. Fields)
A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.
Clive Staples Lewis
History teaches us that when a barbarian race confronts a sleeping culture, the barbarian always wins.
Arnold J. Toynbee
There is a fullness of all things, even of sleep and love.
Homer, The Iliad
When I am, as it were, completely myself, entirely alone, and of good cheer - Say traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep - It is on such occasions that my ideas flow best, and most abundantly. Whence and how they come, I know not, nor can I force them...
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.
Mark Twain
Jerry I will not rest until I have you holding a Coke, wearing your own shoe, playing a Sega game *featuring you*, while singing your own song in a new commercial, *starring you*, broadcast during the Superbowl, in a game that you are winning, and I will not *sleep* until that happens.
Jerry Maguire
Death is a veil which those who live call life, Sleep and it is lifted.
Percy B. Shelley
I reached for sleep and drew it round me like a blanket muffling pain and thought together in the merciful dark.
Mary Stewart