Sleep Quotes

Yiddish prove - small children disturb your sleep, big children...
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

Erich fromm - sleep is often the only occasion in which man...
One may as well be asleep as to read for anything but to improve his mind and morals, and regulate his conduct.
Sterne
Thomas jefferson, notes on the state of virginia - denouncing the evils of slavery - indeed, i tremble for my country when i reflect...
The only thing that comes from a sleeping man are dreams.
Tupac Amaru Shaku

I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading, so I awoke from sheer boredom.
Heinrich Heine
A conscience is like a baby. It has to go to sleep before you can.
Author Unknown
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
Sleep... Oh! how I loathe those little slices of death....
Longfellow
Nice guys finish last, but we get to sleep in.
Evan Davis
As a well - Spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings a happy death.
Leonardo Da Vinci
We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
George Orwell
Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.
Albert Camus
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets and to steal bread.
Anatole France
No one should do a job he can do in his sleep.
Cory Doctorow, Someone Comes To Town, Someone Leaves Town, 2005
For if that last day does not occasion an entire extinction, but a change of abode only, what can be more desirable And if it, on the other hand, destroys and absolutely puts an end to us, what can be preferable to having a deep sleep fall on us in the midst of the fatigues of life and, being thus overtaken, to sleep to eternity.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
It has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain when awake.
Mark Twain
What if you slept? And what if, in your sleep, you dreamed? And what if, in your dream, you went to heaven and plucked a strange and beautiful flower? And what if, when you awoke, you had the flower in your hand? Ah, what then?
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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
My girlfriend sleeps in a queen - Sized bed and I sleep in a court jester - Sized bed.
Steven Wright, I Have a Pony
When action grows unprofitable, gather information when information grows unprofitable, sleep.
Ursula K. LeGuin
Those who sleep with dogs will rise with fleas.
Italian Prove
so convincing were those dreams of being awake that he woke from them in a state of complete exhaustion, and had to go straight back to sleep again.
Joseph Heller, Catch 22
It is by no means certain that our individual personality is the single inhabitant of these our corporeal frames... We all do things both awake and asleep which surprise us. Perhaps we have cotenants in this house we live in.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
I have lived, tomorrow, I shall sleep in glory.
Georges Jacques Danton
Oh sleep! It is a gentle thing, Beloved from pole to pole.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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
Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong.
George Carlin
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
True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
William Penn
I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.
Mark Twain
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
I think it is good that books still exist, but they make me sleepy.
Frank Zappa
I am convinced that it is not the fear of death, of our lives ending that haunts our sleep so much as the fear... that as far as the world is concerned, we might as well never have lived.
Rabbi Harold Kushne
Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.
Bertrand Russell, Conquest of Happiness (1930) ch. 1
If it was an overnight success, it was one long, hard, sleepless night.
Dicky Barrett
Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Men grow tired of sleep, love, singing and dancing, sooner than war.
Home
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. I feel my fate in what I cannot fear. I learn by going where I have to go.
Theodore Roethke