Sleep Quotes

Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life.

Virginia Woolf

He who sleeps half a day has won half a life.

Karl Kraus

Six hours for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool.

English proverb

To sleep is an act of faith

Barbara G. Harrison

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

Irish proverb

In Sleep we lie all naked and alone, in Sleep we are united at the heart of night and darkness, and we are strange and beautiful asleep; for we are dying the darkness and we know no death.

Thomas Wolfe

Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleeve 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

A light supper, a good night's sleep and a fine morning have often made a hero out of the same man, who, by indigestion, a restless night and a rainy morning would have proved a coward.

Lord Chesterfield

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

Lord Byron

For sleep, one needs endless depths of blackness to sink into; daylight is too shallow, it will not cover one.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Even where sleep is concerned, too much is a bad thing.


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.


Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death; and the higher the rate of interest and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Sleeplessness is a desert without vegetation or inhabitants.

Jessamyn West

It's a cruel season that makes you get ready for bed while it's light out.

Bill Watterson

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Updated On : March 11, 2014
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