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55 Quotes about Sleep


  • Early to rise and early to bed Makes a man healthy and wealthy and dead. – James Thurber


  • Fatigue is the best pillow. – Benjamin Franklin


  • People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one. – Leo J. Burke


  • A sleepy man’s eyes generally go to bed some time before he does. – Unknown


  • Sleeping is no mean art, for its sake one must stay awake all day. – Friedrich Nietzsche


  • You lose such a lot of time just sleeping! when you might be just living, you know. It seems such a pity we can’t live nights, too. – Eleanor H. Porter


  • 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 Saying


  • 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


  • Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience, unless they are still up. – Ellen Goodman


  • Sleep is a poor substitute for caffeine. – 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. – D.H. Lawrence


  • The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Do not go back to sleep. – Rumi
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  • 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


  • There are twelve hours in the day, and above fifty in the night. – Marie de Rabutin


  • Sleep stays not, though a monarch bids: So I love to wake ere break of day: For though my sleep be gone, Yet while ’tis dark, one shuts one’s lids, And still dreams on. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge


  • Day, dawn slowly, Stay, faint starlight; Sleep lets the lover be hopeful and bold. Hush, fond dreamer, Crush thy fantasies; These vain thoughts must be left untold. – William J Cory


  • Dawn: When men of reason go to bed. – Ambrose Bierce


  • I lay down in bed, feeling that my body was an enormous weight, one I had been carrying far too long. – Abby Geni


  • 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


  • If people were meant to pop out of bed, we’d all sleep in toasters. – Unknown


  • Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation. – Unknown


  • Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together. – Thomas Dekker


  • People who snore always fall asleep first. – Unknown


  • Life is in short cycles or periods; we are quickly tired, but we have rapid rallies. A man is spent by his work, starved, prostrate; he will not lift his hand to save his life; he can never think more. He sinks into deep sleep and wakes with renewed youth, with hope, courage, fertile in resources, and keen for daring adventure. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
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  • O bed! O bed! delicious bed! That heaven upon earth to the weary head. -Thomas Hood


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


  • I retired to my inn, determined to enjoy the luxury of a bed and a long night in. It really was a lovely bed, just like bathing in feathers. My thoughts were soon wandering into visions all jumbled together in a ghostly medley, which floated off into misty indistinctness and I subsided into the land of dreams. – John Keast Lord


  • Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


  • I was not exactly sleepy, somewhere between alertness and a kind of delirium. – Abby Geni


  • When I want to go to sleep, I must first get a whole menagerie of voices to shut up. You wouldn’t believe what a racket they make in my room. – Karl Kraus


  • I’m not asleep, but that doesn’t mean I’m awake. – 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


  • Ten hours of drowsiness are plenty, For any man, in four and twenty. – James Montgomery


  • I hate it when my foot falls asleep during the day, because that means it’s going to be up all night. – Steven Wright


  • The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more. – Wilson Mizner


  • The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep. – E. Joseph Cossman
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  • 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


  • Sometimes I sit up late with my thoughts, reluctant to fall asleep and leave my thoughts alone by themselves. – Robert Brault


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


  • Sleep lingers all our lifetime about our eyes, as night hovers all day in the boughs of the fir tree. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


  • Sleep doesn’t help if it’s your soul that’s tired. – Unknown


  • I ran in the house and I fell in a heap. I needed my rest, but I just couldn’t sleep… I tossed and I flipped and I flopped and I flepped. It was quarter past five when I finally slept. – Dr. Seuss


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


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


  • Sleep ’til you’re hungry, eat ’til you’re sleepy. – Unknown

The reasons we can’t sleep at night are usually the same reasons we don’t truly live during the day. – Michael Xavier

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  • There is a drowsy state, between sleeping and waking, when you dream more in five minutes with your eyes half open, and yourself half conscious of everything that is passing around you, than you would in five nights with your eyes fast closed and your senses wrapt in perfect unconsciousness. – Charles Dickens


  • Leisure time is that five or six hours when you sleep at night. – George Allen


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


  • Heartbreak is not lessened by the day. Nor is sorrow diminished when washed by night. Sleep will not visit the incomplete soul. – Tim Irwin