Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sleep Quotes

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



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


Life is too short to sleep on low thread-count sheets. ~Leah Stussy

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


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



If people were meant to pop out of bed, we'd all sleep in toasters. ~Author unknown, attributed to Jim Davis


Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation. ~Author Unknown



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, "To Sleep"


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 Brontë


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, based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk


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, Don Quixote, 1605


The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald


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


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


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

Sleep, rest of things, O pleasing Deity,
Peace of the soul, which cares dost crucify,
Weary bodies refresh and mollify.
~Ovid, attributed


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 Great Lover,"


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.
~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


Fatigue is the best pillow. ~Benjamin Franklin



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



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




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


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

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