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

Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open.

George Bernard Shaw

Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy


Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy.


We are such stuff as dreams are made of, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.

William Shakespeare

Dreams are nothing but incoherent ideas, occasioned by partial or imperfect sleep.

Benjamin Rush

Those who have compared our life to a dream were right... We sleeping wake, and waking sleep.

Michel de Montaigne

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

Leo J. Burke

Reality is a palette that humans paint on to let themselves sleep better at night.


How do the angels get to sleep when the devil leaves the porch light on?

Tom Waits

Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.

St. Jerome

Those who do not dare to dream, sleep most of the day


Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.


Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn's rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die.

Anon xx

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

Leah Stussy

Sleep is pain's easiest salve, and doth fulfill all the offices of death, except to kill

John Donne

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

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

Lynn Johnston

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

Turn on its noiseless hinges, delicate sleep!

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

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

Henry Channon

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

Fran Lebowitz

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

Anatole France

True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment. It is a great virtue: it covers folly, keeps secrets, avoids disputes, and prevents sin.

William Penn
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