Selected Quotes about Sleep

Sleep is an eight-hour peep show of infantile erotica. -- J. G. Ballard

We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning. -- Henry Ward Beecher

Nor will the sweetest delight of gardens afford much comfort in sleep; wherein the dullness of that sense shakes hands with delectable odours; and though in the bed of Cleopatra, can hardly with any delight raise up the ghost of a rose. -- Sir Thomas Browne

Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone. -- Anthony Burgess

People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one. -- Leo J. Burke

If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep. -- Dale Carnegie

Oh sleep! It is a gentle thing, Beloved from pole to pole. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

[Sleep is] the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together. -- Thomas Dekker

Sleeping alone, except under doctor's orders, does much harm. Children will tell you how lonely it is sleeping alone. If possible, you should always sleep with someone you love. You both recharge your mutual batteries free of charge. -- Marlene Dietrich

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. -- Benjamin Franklin

Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a dustbin upset in a high wind. -- William Golding

It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterward. -- Baltasar Gracian

Sleep is lovely, death is better still, not to have been born is of course the miracle. -- Heinrich Heine

There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep. -- Homer

Not being able to sleep is terrible. You have the misery of having partied all night ... without the satisfaction. -- Lynn Johnston

To achieve the impossible dream, try going to sleep. -- Joan Klempner

And if tonight my soul may find her peace in sleep, and sink in good oblivion, and in the morning wake like a new-opened flower then I have been dipped again in God, and new-created. -- D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep. -- Fran Lebowitz

All men whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them, when he is asleep, is in a world of his own. -- Plutarch

Some praise the Lord for Light, The living spark; I thank God for the Night The healing dark. -- Robert William Service

O sleep, O gentle sleep, nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted thee, That thou no more wilt weigh my eye-lids down and steep my senses in forgetfulness? -- William Shakespeare

Come, Sleep! O Sleep, the certain knot of peace, The baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe, The poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release, Th' indifferent judge between the high and low. -- Sir Philip Sidney

When I sleep I sleep and do not dream because it is as well that I am what I seem when I am in my bed and dream. -- Gertrude Stein

It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it. -- John Steinbeck

I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting. -- Mark Twain

Death's brother, Sleep. -- Virgil

Come, cuddle your head on my shoulder, dear, Your head like the golden-rod, And we will go sailing away from here To the beautiful land of Nod. -- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

When I woke up this morning my girlfriend asked me, 'Did you sleep good?' I said 'No, I made a few mistakes.' -- Steven Wright

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