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23 of more than 50 from Rob Kall’s primary quotation database on sleep. If you use any of these quotes in a book, please credit Rob Kall and this website in your acknowledgments section.   Publishers: Rob Kall is interested in projects regarding quotations

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You know I can't sleep, I can't stop my brain
You know it's three weeks, I'm going insane.
You know I'd give you everything I've got for a little peace of mind.
Beatles, I'm so tired
Golden slumbers kiss your eyes,
Smiles awake you when you rise.
--Thomas Dekker (1577-1632), _the Comedy of Patient Grissil  (that's right-- long before the Beatles.)
Life is something to do when you can't get to sleep.
Fran Lebowitz
 
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
 
If you're going to do something tonight that you'll be sorry for
tomorrow morning, sleep late.
Henny Youngman
 
Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.
--Thomas Dekker (1577-1632)
 
Sleep, rest of nature, O sleep, most gentle of the divinities, peace
of the soul, thou at whose presence care disappears, who soothest
hearts wearied with daily employments, and makest them strong again
for labour!
--Ovid (B.C. 43-18 A.D.)
 
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,
The indifferent judge between the high and low.
--Philip Sidney (1554-1586)
 
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.
--Shakespeare, _Macbeth_
 
Sleep is better than medicine.
--Proverb
 
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep;
If I should die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take.
--A Child's Bedtime Prayer taken from The New England Primer (1784); earliest known version is by Enchiridion Leonis (1160)
 
A light supper, a good night's sleep, and a fine morning have often made a hero of the same man who by indigestion, a restless night, and a rainy morning, would have proved a coward.
Lord Chesterfield
 
DENIAL, AWARENESS, SLEEP, FACE, MIND-BODY, CONSCIOUSNESS
Animals awaken first facially, then bodily. Men's bodies wake up before their faces do. The animal sleeps within its body; man sleeps with his body in his mind.
Chazal
 
PERSEVERANCE< FINISHING, COMPLETION, NEGOTIATION
I say to everyone, even our negotiators; Don't rest. Don't sleep. Close the deal.
Bill Clinton
 
PERCEPTION, WISDOM, INSIGHT, VISION
Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing.
Bill Cosby
 
EMOTION, FEELING
The heart asks pleasure first,
And then, excuse from pain;
And then, those little anodynes
That deaden Suffering;
And then to go to sleep;
And then, if it should be
The will of its Inquisitor,
The liberty to die.
Emily Dickinson 1830-1886 Poems
 
A dream is a wish your heart makes, when you're fast asleep.
Disney World advertisement
 
"A thing of BEAUTY is a JOY forever. Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness; but still will keep. A bower for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing."
Keats, John 1795-1821/hl
 
ACTION
When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep.
Ursula K. LeGuin
 
"Smoothing the rugged brow of night,"
Milton, John 1608-1676,Il Penseroso 49, Swinton,1880
 
People sleep, and when they die, they awake.
Mohammed
 
How can you determine whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state.
Plato, Theatetus, 158 B
 
DEATH
"There is one great reason to hope that death is a good, for one of two things: either death is a state of nothingness and utter unconsciousness, or, as men say, there is a change and a migration of the soul from this world to another. Now if you suppose that there is no consciousness, but a sleep like the sleep of him who is undisturbed even by the sight of dreams, death will be an unspeakable gain. ....Now if death is like this, I say that to die, is gain; for eternity is then only a single night."
PLATO, APOLOGY OF SOCRATES

 

 

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