Sleep Quotes

Dr. Seuss

You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than
You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.


Ever thought, that the only thing a man can do for ten/twelve hours a day is work.

He can't eat for ten hours; he can't drink for ten hours; he can't make love for ten hours.

The only thing a man can do for ten hours is ‪#‎work‬.

Stacey T. Hunt

Never give up. Dare to Dream. Dare to believe.. Stacey T. Hunt
Never give up. Dare to Dream. Dare to believe.

William Arnot

When death becomes the property of the believer it receives a new name and is called sleep.

Hollywood Undead

Well when you cant sleep well you cant dream and when you cant dream well whats life mean

Svetlana Alexievich

How can we preserve our planet on which little girls are supposed to sleep in their
How can we preserve our planet on which little girls are supposed to sleep in their beds, and not lie dead on the road with unplaited pigtails? And so that childhood would never again be called war-time childhood.

Margaret Atwood

I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would
I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed and that necessary.

Neil Gaiman

Sleep my little baby-oh Sleep until you waken When you wake you'll see the world If
Sleep my little baby-oh
Sleep until you waken
When you wake you'll see the world
If I'm not mistaken...

Kiss a lover
Dance a measure,
Find your name
And buried treasure...

Face your life
Its pain,
Its pleasure,
Leave no path untaken.

E.M. Forster

The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.

Michael Summers

I had a dream about you last night. The champagne was non-alcoholic. You didn't notice, and laughed at my jokes anyway.


I had a dream about you. I was sitting on your couch, relating my succession of ideas on subconscious influence. I asked you what they meant, and you told me that free associations were a bad way to advance my political career.


I had a dream about you. You were lost in a daydream, when I walked in and you began screaming. But I know that could never actually happen. In real life I only enter people’s nightmares.

Michael Bassey Johnson

I can cross the boundless ocean just to save you, I cannot eat or sleep without
I can cross the boundless ocean just to save you, I cannot eat or sleep without you, I can take you on a journey to heaven and show you to the angels. All these are fake and absurd promises; Be sincere, walk up to your lover and say, honestly, darling, i can only do the best i can for you.

Tom Robbins

On their sofas of spice and feathers, the concubines also slept fretfully. In those days the Earth was still flat, and people dreamed often of falling over edges.

Dark Jar Tin Zoo

In bed, I can go for hours. Oh yes, I love naps.

Dark Jar Tin Zoo

I make love with a focus and intensity that most people reserve for sleep.

Jerril Thomas Abraham

Change everything you can,so that nothing else is changed.

Carl R. White

In my sleep I have my nightmares, awake I have my thoughts, I am not sure which is worse.

Robert G. Ingersoll

Call me infidel, call me atheist, call me what you will, I intend so to treat my children, that they can come to my grave and truthfully say: 'He who sleeps here never gave us a moment of pain. From his lips, now dust, never came to us an unkind word.

Jennifer Niven

I do my best thinking at night when everyone else is sleeping. No interruptions. No noise. I like the feeling of being awake when no one else is.

Sarah Dessen

What you do in your dreams is never your choice. But it made me happy anyway..
What you do in your dreams is never your choice. But it made me happy anyway.

Bryant McGill

The keys to health and weight-loss: stress reduction, sleep, deep breathing, clean water, complete nutrition, sunshine, walking, stretching, meditation, love, community, laughter, dreams, perseverance, purpose, humility, action.

T.L. Rese

Going to sleep is an adventure: you never know where your dreams will take you.

Neal Stephenson

Seven billion who need to be kept happy, and docile, until the end. How do you do that? What's the best way to calm down a scared kid, get them to go back to sleep? Tell them a story. Some shit about Jesus or whatever.

Arzum Uzun

Tell me a story. Be my storyteller.

David Levithan

I want to say more, but don't know what the words are supposed to be. I feel such a tenderness for these vulnerable night-time conversations, the way words take a different shape in the air when there's no light in the room.

Michael Grant

They said a lot of things to each other that night, but nothing that involved words.

Emily Brontë

A person who has not done one half his day's work by ten o'clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone.

H.G. Wells

You cannot imagine the craving for rest that I feel - a hunger and thirst. For six long days, since my work was done, my mind has been a whirlpool, swift, unprogressive and incessant, a torrent of thoughts leading nowhere, spinning round swift and steady

Akilnathan Logeswaran

I just realized that sleep sometimes is the only precious wage for the hard working man.

Stephen King

The concept of dreaming is known to the waking mind but to the dreamer there is no waking, no real world, no sanity; there is only the screaming bedlam of sleep.

S.J. Watson

I want to sleep. To find a safe place somewhere, and close my eyes, and rest, like an animal.
That is what I am. An animal. Living from moment to moment, day to day, trying to make sense of the world in which I find myself.

Charles Bukowski

I decided to stay in bed until noon. Maybe by then half the world would be dead and it would only be half as hard to take.

Mary Baker Eddy

Lulled by stupefying illusions, the world is asleep in the cradle of infancy, dreaming away the hours.

Jerome K. Jerome

I don't know why it should be, I am sure; but the sight of another man asleep in bed when I am up, maddens me.

Sylvia Plath

I wonder why I don't go to bed and go to sleep. But then it would
I wonder why I don't go to bed and go to sleep. But then it would be tomorrow, so I decide that no matter how tired, no matter how incoherent I am, I can skip on hour more of sleep and live.

Raymond Carver

I've crossed some kind of invisible line. I feel as if I've come to a place I never thought I'd have to come to. And I don't know how I got here. It's a strange place. It's a place where a little harmless dreaming and then some sleepy, early-morning talk has led me into considerations of death and annihilation.

Ann Voskamp

I want to see beauty. In the ugly, in the sink, in the suffering, in the daily, in all the days before I die, the moments before I sleep.

Fran Lebowitz

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

Toba Beta

Like it or not, there are people who are capable to love
genuinely and kill brutally. The amazing thing about that,
few of those could even sleep well like babies in the night.

Albert Camus

Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep


Even a soul submerged in sleep
is hard at work and helps
make something of the world.

Guy Debord

Le spectacle est le mauvais rêve de la société moderne enchaînée, qui n'exprime finalement que son désir de dormir. Le spectacle est le gardien de ce sommeil.

Gene Brewer

Prot: I'm not tired.
Brewer: I am.
Prot: Perhaps you're getting too much sleep. All your beings seem to sleep a lot. Is that because it's so awful to be awake?


Wisdom comes through suffering.
Trouble, with its memories of pain,
Drips in our hearts as we try to sleep,
So men against their will
Learn to practice moderation.
Favours come to us from gods.

Jim Morrison

I'll never wake up in a good mood again.
I'm tired of these stinky boots

Dave Matthes

I never had a childhood. Not like the rest of them anyway. I had a starting
I never had a childhood. Not like the rest of them anyway. I had a starting point from which I have never stopped running.

Mahatma Gandhi

Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.

Edgar Allan Poe

Sleep, those little slices of death - how I loathe them.. Edgar Allan Poe
Sleep, those little slices of death - how I loathe them.

George Gordon Byron

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

Isaac Marion

Every time I go to sleep, I know I may never wake up. How could anyone expect to? You drop your tiny, helpless mind into a bottomless well, crossing your fingers and hoping when you pull it out on its flimsy fishing wire it hasn't been gnawed to bones by nameless beasts below.

Richard Matheson

If men only felt about death as they do about sleep, all terrors would cease. . . Men sleep contentedly, assured that they will wake the following morning. They should feel the same about their lives.

Alan Brennert

She already felt dead in everything but name. What remained to be taken from her? She longed to be enfolded, welcomed, into the earth - to breathe no more, love no more, hurt no more

Nancy A. Collins

Sleep: the stepchild of Death.

Hermann Hesse

Ich werde stehen und warten.
Ich werde müde werden.
Ich werde nicht einschlafen.
Ich werde sterben.

Lynne Sharon Schwartz

The stillness and stasis of bed are the perfect opposite of travel: inertia is what I've come to consider the default mode, existentially and electronically speaking. Bed, its utter inactivity, offers a glimpse of eternity, without the drawback of being dead.

Dee Remy

Dark circles under my eyes sink deeper and deeper into my skull, in contrast to my pale skin there is an undeniable resemblance to a fresh corpse.

H. Rider Haggard

Yea, all things live forever, though at times they sleep and are forgotten.

Nikos Kazantzakis

If a woman sleeps alone it puts a shame on all men. God has a very big heart, but there is one sin He will not forgive. If a woman calls a man to her bed and he will not go.

C.L. Cagan

I wrestled through many sleepless nights after God became real to me. I can only describe this period of my life as 2 years of mental agony.

David Almond

Anything seems possible at night when the rest of the world has gone to sleep.

Lisa See

وعندما أنامُ ليلًا أعرفُ أنني سأنهضُ مجددًا ، ولكن لن يكون هناك فجر بل ظلام فقط

Dave Matthes

Being crazy, for the rest of us, is a form of sanity.

Dave Matthes're either gonna spend your life fucking pussy, or taking it to church.. Dave Matthes're either gonna spend your life fucking pussy, or taking it to church.

Dave Matthes

Life will hack off your head and shit down your neck every chance it gets. I've found that consuming drugs and booze, listening to music and always having an excuse in the best way to tip the scales.

Dave Matthes

Let me ask you this: How many days do you have left, if any, in the life you promised for yourself yesterday?

Dave Matthes

So you mean to tell me you won't fuck anyone you don't share some kind of deep emotional connection with? What a sad, depressing, truly horrible life you must lead...

Phyllis Diller

Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.

Michael Summers

I didn't dream about you last night. I woke up in fear.


I had a dream about you. We couldn't decide on a sunrise. You wanted a tan, I only cared about the view. Then World War III fulfilled both our desires.


I had a dream about you. You suggested to split the profits, so I did. I threw one half in the furnace to power the steam engine, and the other half in the air to distract our pursuers.

Dark Jar Tin Zoo

I had a dream about you. We installed Dr. Robert Jarvik’s artificial heart in a mannequin and brought it to life, only to later kill it because a creature that’s all fake heart and no brain is what’s commonly called a “politician,” and must be destroyed.

Dark Jar Tin Zoo

I had a dream about you. You looked like you, but you also looked like a mannequin. And I looked like me, but I also looked like a mannequin. Between the two of us, we were too fake even for Hollywood. And as such, we were forced to reside in Washington DC.

Roman Payne

So the nymphs they spoke,
we kissed and laid.
By noontime’s hour
our love was made.

Like braided chains of crocus stems,
we lay entwined, I laid with them.
Our breath, one glassy, tideless sea,
our bodies draping wearily,
we slept, I slept so lucidly,
with hopes to stay this memory.

Roman Payne

I like the posture, but not the yoga.
I like the inebriated morning, but not the opium. I like the flower but not the garden, the moment but not the dream. Quiet, my love. Be still. I am sleeping.

Georges Bataille

I have not meant to express my thought but to help you clarify what you yourself think...
You are not any more different from me than your right leg is from your left, but what joins us is THE SLEEP OF REASON - WHICH PRODUCES MONSTERS.

- Theory of Religion

Buky Ojelabi

God created night and day without your help, enjoy His gift of rest tonight. Tomorrow will bring showers of blessings and joy! Good night, you are safe in His hands.

Amit Kalantri

If the reason of your sleeplessness is competition, then you will make a successful businessman.

Carew Papritz

Let my memories of you be like water on the moon. A beautiful impossibility - but allowing me to sleep and dream of infinite beginnings rather than Othello endings.

Roman Payne

The ‘Muse’ is not an artistic mystery, but a mathematical equation. The gift are those ideas you think of as you drift to sleep. The giver is that one you think of when you first awake.

Jennifer Elisabeth

If I had an .MP3 of your heartbeat… I might actually get some sleep.

Dark Jar Tin Zoo

I had a dream about you. At first you were a mannequin, and I was a fashion designer. Then, inexplicably, we switched roles and I became the mannequin. But instead of putting clothes on me, you laughed at my nakedness, and you sold me to the owner of a sex shop. 

Julie Flygare

Normally, it takes people about 60 to 90 minutes to reach REM sleep, so they wouldn’t enter this stage during a 20 minute nap. People with narcolepsy often enter REM sleep soon after falling asleep. If a person enters REM sleep in two or more of the five naps in eight minutes or less during the study, it’s highly suggestive of narcolepsy.

Bohumil Hrabal

No book worth its salt is meant to put you to sleep, it's meant to make you jump out of your bed in your underwear and run and beat the author's brains out.

Desiderius Erasmus

Before you sleep, read something that is exquisite, and worth remembering.

Akira Kurosawa

Man is a genius when he is dreaming.

Mindy Kaling

There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it.

Kathy Kenney-Marshall


I cannot get to sleep tonight.
I toss and turn and flop.
I try to count some fluffy sheep
while o'er a fence they hop.
I try to think of pleasant dreams
of places really cool.
I don't know why I cannot sleep -
I slept just fine at school.

Elizabeth Rudnick

Time to start getting more sleep. This beautiful physique needs royal treatment.

Paulo Coelho

It's the oasis," said the camel driver.
"Well, why don't we go there right now?" the boy asked.
"Because we have to sleep.

Frank H. Knight

Never waste any time you can spend sleeping.

Markus Zusak

My own eyes try to sleep, but they don't. They stay wide awake as time snarls forward and silence drops down, like measured thought.

Khalid Masood

Sleep is time. Be time.

William Shakespeare

There's little of the melancholy element in her, my lord: she is never sad but when she sleeps; and not ever sad then; for I have heard my daughter say, she hath often dreamt of unhappiness, and waked herself with laughing.

Vladimir Nabokov

He was afraid of touching his own wrist. He never attempted to sleep on his left side, even in those dismal hours of the night when the insomniac longs for a third side after trying the two he has.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky return to their 'native soil,' as they say, to the bosom, so to speak, of their mother earth, like frightened children, yearning to fall asleep on the withered bosom of their decrepit mother, and to sleep there for ever, only to escape the horrors that terrify them.

Rebecca Donovan

I can push everything into the dark.But it leaves me empty.And the dark always ends up finding me in my sleep

Deepti Menon

In a while, her eyes felt leaden and she felt sleep overpower her, even as she fought to keep her eyes open. In vain, I tried to churn within her, a little nugget of fear, trying desperately to warn her of impending danger.

Thomm Quackenbush

He kissed her forehead and drifted into an uneasy sleep, listening to the soft snoring of the creature on his chest, one he loved slightly more than he had come to fear.

Mandi Lynn

Never assume you are alone, because you never truly are. Only when your life has surely ended and your loved ones have forgotten you is when you are gone. Gone from this world and the next.
Sleep is when you are most vulnerable. It’s a sanctuary and a curse; how you perceive it is up to you.

Susan Pace-Koch

Plans make dreams reality.

Amanda Joy Bruns

Some like to sleep. Some like to read late into the night without catching a wink. In a world of dreamers, both are essential.

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