Sleep Quotes

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Sleep is like the unicorn - it is rumored to exist, but I doubt I will see any — Anonymous

 

People who say life is a bed of roses usually complain about sleeping in thorns. — Anonymous

 

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep. — Anonymous

 

Problems always look smaller after a warm meal and a good night's sleep.— Anonymous

 

Never stand when you can sit, never sit when you can lie down, never stay awake when you can sleep.
— Anonymous from the Army and the Fire Service

 

To know much sleep less. — Anonymous

 

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 Burke

 

The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. In the morning we must sweep out the shadows. — Gaston Bachelard

 

There is between sleep and us something like a pact, a treaty with no secret clauses, and according to this convention it is agreed that, far from being a dangerous, bewitching force, sleep will become domesticated and serve as an instrument of our power to act. We surrender to sleep, but in the way that the master entrusts himself to the slave who serves him. — Maurice Blanchot

 

We term sleep a death by which we may be literally said to die daily; in fine, so like death, I dare not trust it without my prayers. — Sir Thomas Browne

 

Sleep hath its own world, and a wide realm of wild reality. And dreams in their development have breath, and tears, and tortures, and the touch of joy. — Lord Byron

 

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

 

Now blessings light on him that first invented this same sleep: it covers a man all over, thoughts and all, like a cloak; 'Tis meat for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, heat for the cold, and cold for the hot. 'Tis the current coin that purchases all the pleasures of the world cheap; and the balance that sets the king and the shepherd, the fool and the wise-man even. There is only one thing that I dislike in sleep; 'Tis that it resembles death; there's very little difference between a man in his first sleep, and a man in his last sleep. — Miguel De Cervantes

 

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep. — E. Joseph Cossman

 

Oh Sleep! it is a gentle thing, beloved from pole to pole, to Mary Queen the praise be given! She sent the gentle sleep from Heaven, that slid into my soul. — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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D E F

[Sleep is] the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together. — Thomas Dekker (1577-1632)

 

Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night. — Phillip K. Dick

 

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 Marlene Dietrich's ABC, 1962

 

The worst things: To be in bed and sleep not; To want for one who comes not; To try to please and please not. — Egyptian Proverb

 

I don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day. - Linda Evangelista

 

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

 

Fatigue is the best pillow. — Benjamin Franklin

 

There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience. — French proverb

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G H I

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

 

To sleep is an act of faith  — Barbara G. Harrison

 

We are not hypocrites in our sleep. — William Hazlitt

 

Even sleepers are workers and collaborators on what goes on in the universe. — Heraclitus

 

O bed! O bed! delicious bed! That heaven upon earth to the weary head. — Thomas Hood, Miss Kilmansegg - Her Dream

 

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book — Irish proverb

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J K L

We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique. — Benjamin Jowett

 

I divide my time as follows: half the time I sleep, the other half I dream. I never dream when I sleep, for that would be a pity, for sleeping is the highest accomplishment of genius. — Soren Kierkegaard

 

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

 

He who sleeps half a day has won half a life.  — Karl Kraus

 

Sleep is the best meditation. — Dalai Lama

 

Sleep is a reward for some, a punishment for others. For all, it is a sanction.  — Isidore Ducasse Comte De Lautreamont

 

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.  — DH Lawrence

 

Many things--such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly--are done worst when we try hardest to do them. — C.S. Lewis

 

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after. — Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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M N O

The first moments of sleep are an image of death; a hazy torpor grips our thoughts and it becomes impossible for us to determine the exact instant when the I, under another form, continues the task of existence. — Gerard De Nerval

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P Q R

I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car. — Emo Phillips

 

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 Quotation

 

Six hours for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool. — Proverb (English)

 

Remorse sleeps during a prosperous period but wakes up in adversity.  — Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

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S T

No matter what time it is, wake me, even if it's in the middle of a Cabinet meeting. — Ronald Reagan

 

Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. — Albert Schweitzer

 

A nap, my friend, is a brief period of sleep which overtakes superannuated persons when they endeavor to entertain unwelcome visitors or to listen to scientific lectures. — George Bernard Shaw

 

Come Sleep! Oh Sleep,
the certain knot of peace,
the baiting-place of wit,
the balm of woe,
the poor man's wealth,
the prisoner's release,
the indifferent judge
between the high and low...
... take thou of me smooth pillows,
sweetest bed.
A chamber deaf to noise and blind to light,
A rosy garland and a weary head...

— Sir Philip Sidney 1554-86, The Oxford Book of English Verses

 

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 reached for sleep and drew it round me like a blanket muffling pain and thought together in the merciful dark — Mary Stewart English novelist, The Hollow Hills, 1973

 

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

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U V W

Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God, and value it next to a good conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of; a blessing that money cannot buy. — Izaak Walton

 

The city sleeps and the country sleeps, the living sleep for their time, the dead sleep for their time, the old husband sleeps by his wife and the young husband sleeps by his wife; and these tend inward to me, and I tend outward to them, and such as it is to be of these more or less I am, and of these one and all I weave the song of myself. — Walt Whitman

 

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

 

Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life. — Virginia Woolf

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Published by : Therapeutic Pillow International on 2006-08-06

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