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101 Sleep Quotes

We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.

Earl Nightingale

Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.

Walt Whitman

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

Francis Bacon

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

William Blake

girl sleeping

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

Virginia Woolf

A well spent day brings happy sleep.

Leonardo da Vinci

True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.

Sir William Penn

Sleeping is not time wasting.

Mike Wilson

Sleeplessness is a desert without vegetation or inhabitants.

Jessamyn West

Better to get up late and be wide awake than to get up early and be asleep all day.

Unknown

There is nowhere in the world where sleep is so deep as in the libraries of the House of Commons.

Henry Channon

Turn on its noiseless hinges, delicate sleep!

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Even where sleep is concerned, too much is a bad thing.

Homer

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

Lynn Johnston

Sleep lingers all our lifetime about our eyes, as night hovers all day in the boughs of the fir-tree.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is too short to sleep on low thread count sheets.

Leah Stussy

It's a cruel season that makes you get ready for bed while it's light out.

Bill Watterson

Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing.

Bill Cosby

Sleep is perverse as human nature, Sleep is perverse as a legislature, Sleep is as forward as hives or goiters, And where it is least desired, it loiters.

Ogden Nash

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

Heinrich Heine

Sleep is sweet to the labouring man.

John Bunyan

To achieve the impossible dream, try going to sleep.

Joan Klempner

What probing deep Has ever solved the mystery of sleep?

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Only those who are asleep make no mistakes.

Ingvar Kamprad

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. Lawrence

Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep: And yet a third of Life is passed in sleep.

Lord Byron

For sleep, one needs endless depths of blackness to sink into; daylight is too shallow, it will not cover one.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Living is a disease from which sleep gives us relief eight hours a day.

Chamfort

Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.

Thomas Dekker

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

Sir Francis Bacon

There are two types of people in this world, good and bad. The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more.

Woody Allen

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

Benjamin Franklin

Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. This you cannot do without temperance.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Fran Lebowitz

SLEEP - Those little slices of death, how I loathe them.

Edgar Allen Poe

To sleep is an act of faith.

Barbara G. Harrison

Six hours for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool.

English proverb

He who sleeps half a day has won half a life.

Karl Kraus

Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night.

Uknown

You don't get nothing from sleep but a dream.

Don King

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

William G. Golding

Sometimes I stay up so late that I have my morning coffee before I go to bed.

Unknown

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

C.S. Lewis

The feeling of sleepiness when you are not in bed, and can't get there, is the meanest feeling in the world.

Edgar Watson Howe

Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Dale Carnegie

No day is so bad it can't be fixed with a nap.

Carrie Snow

Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleave of care, the death of each day's life sore labour's bath balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course chief nourisher in life's feast.

William Shakespeare, Macbeth

There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled.

Edward Lucas

People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one.

Leo J. Burke

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

Fran Lebowitz

It's a cruel season that makes you get ready for bed while it's light out.

Bill Watterson

The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late.

Charles Caleb Colton

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

Irish Proverb

Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience - unless they are still up.

Ellen Goodman

Sleep... Oh! how I loathe those little slices of death.

Author unknown

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.

AD.H. Lawrence

May sleep envelop you as a bed sheet floating gently down, tickling your skin and removing every worry. Reminding you to consider only this moment.

Jeb Dickerson

Consciousness: that annoying time between naps.

Author Unknown

There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast.

Author Unknown

Insomnia is a gross feeder. It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking.

Clifton Fadiman

Dawn: When men of reason go to bed.

Ambrose Bierce

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.

Ambrose Bierce

If people were meant to pop out of bed, we'd all sleep in toasters.

Author unknown

Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation.

Author unknown

Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death; and the higher the rate of interest and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed.

Arthur Schopenhauer

A flock of sheep that leisurely pass by one after one; the sound of rain, and bees murmuring; the fall of rivers, winds and seas, smooth fields, white sheets of water, and pure sky - I've thought of all by turns, and still I lie sleepless...

William Wordsworth

If a man had as many ideas during the day as he does when he has insomnia, he'd make a fortune.

Griff Niblack

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.

Charlotte Bronte

Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.

Thomas Dekker

People who snore always fall asleep first.

Author Unknown

Without enough sleep, we all become tall two year olds.

JoJo Jensen, Dirt Farmer Wisdom, 2002

When you have insomnia, you're never really asleep, and you're never really awake.

From the movie Fight Club

The best cure for insomnia is a Monday morning.

Author Unknown

Now, blessings light on him that first invented sleep! It covers a man all over, thoughts and all, like a cloak; it is meat for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, heat for the cold, and cold for the hot. It is 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.

Miguel de Cervantes

The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

There is no hope for a civilization which starts each day to the sound of an alarm clock.

Author Unknown

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

Nothing cures insomnia like the realization that it's time to get up.

Author Unknown

Don't fight with the pillow, but lay down your head and kick every worriment out of the bed.

Edmund Vance Cooke

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

Then, the cool kindliness of sheets, that soon smooth away trouble; and the rough male kiss of blankets....

Rupert Brooke

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

E. Joseph Cossman

Fatigue is the best pillow.

Benjamin Franklin

I'm not asleep... but that doesn't mean I'm awake.

Author Unknown

Sleep is the most moronic fraternity in the world, with the heaviest dues and the crudest rituals.

Vladimir Nabokov

It's at night, when perhaps we should be dreaming, that the mind is most clear, that we are most able to hold all our life in the palm of our skull. I don't know if anyone has ever pointed out that great attraction of insomnia before, but it is so; the night seems to release a little more of our vast backward inheritance of instincts and feelings; as with the dawn, a little honey is allowed to ooze between the lips of the sandwich, a little of the stuff of dreams to drip into the waking mind. I wish I believed, as J. B. Priestley did, that consciousness continues after disembodiment or death, not forever, but for a long while. Three score years and ten is such a stingy ration of time, when there is so much time around. Perhaps that's why some of us are insomniacs; night is so precious that it would be pusillanimous to sleep all through it! A "bad night" is not always a bad thing.

Brian W. Aldiss

Sleep 'til you're hungry, eat 'til you're sleepy.

Author Unknown

Sleep: a poor substitute for caffeine.

Author Unknown

The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more.

Wilson Mizener

In its early stages, insomnia is almost an oasis in which those who have to think or suffer darkly take refuge.

Colette

Leisure time is that five or six hours when you sleep at night.

George Allen

Early to rise and early to bed - Makes a man healthy and wealthy and dead.

James Thurber

It appears that every man's insomnia is as different from his neighbour's as are their daytime hopes and aspirations.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

How do people go to sleep? I'm afraid I've lost the knack. I might try busting myself smartly over the temple with the night-light. I might repeat to myself, slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound; if I can remember any of the damn things.

Dorothy Parker

For sleep, one needs endless depths of blackness to sink into; daylight is too shallow, it will not cover one.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Cut if you will with sleep's dull knife, the years from off your life, my friend! the years that death takes off my life, he'll take from off the other end!

Edna St. Vincent Millay

I feel like there is always something trying to pull us back into sleep, that there is this sort of seductive quality in all the hedonistic pleasures that pull on us.

Bell Hooks

There are twelve hours in the day, and above fifty in the night.

Marie de Rabutin-Chantal

Sleeplessness is a desert without vegetation or inhabitants.

Jessamyn West

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