Sleep Quotes

... were in her lap. Cinderella dozed upon a fold of her skirt. Dorinda had been undressed and rocked to sleep at sunset. Preciosa had gone upstairs at the same time. I saw her lying upon the foot of our bed after supper, her eyes narrowed to slender slits with sleep or slyness. I had a shrewd impression that if I were to go upstairs now I should not find her in the same place. Instead of verifying the surmise in this way I stole noiselessly out of the family group, sauntering along carelessly until ...

Marion Harland

If you can take criticism and blame without resentment, If you can face the world without lies and deceit, If you can conquer tension without medical help, If you can relax without liquor, If you can sleep without the aid of drugs, Then, you are almo.


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

Vladimir Nabokov

Sleep is lovely, death is better still, not to have been born is of course the miracle.

Heinrich Heine

Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. This you cannot do without temperance.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Oh sleep! It is a gentle thing, Beloved from pole to pole.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.

Sir Francis Bacon

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

Living is a disease from which sleep gives us relief eight hours a day.


To achieve the impossible dream, try going to sleep.

Joan Klempner

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book

Irish proverb

To sleep is an act of faith

Barbara G. Harrison

Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life.

Virginia Woolf

Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.

Mrs. Patrick Campbell

Mortality / Weighs heavily on me like unwilling sleep.

John Keats
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