Sleep quotes

  • But [Pooh] couldn't sleep. The more he tried to sleep the more he couldn't. He tried counting Sheep, which is sometimes a good way of getting to sleep, and, as that was no good, he tried counting Heffalumps. And that was worse. Because every Heffalump that he counted was making straight for a pot of Pooh's honey, and eating it all. For some minutes he lay there miserably, but when the five hundred and eighty-seventh Heffalump was licking its jaws, and saying to itself, "Very good honey this, I don't know when I've tasted better," Pooh could bear it no longer.
    -- A. A. Milne

    #Sleep #Insomnia #Sheep

  • Lovers lying two and two Ask not whom they sleep beside, And the bridegroom all night through Never turns him to the bride.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Lying #Sleep #Night

  • Terence, this is stupid stuff: You eat your victuals fast enough; There can't be much amiss, 'tis clear, To see the rate you drink your beer. But oh, good Lord, the verse you make, It gives a chap the belly-ache. The cow, the old cow, she is dead; It sleeps well the horned head: We poor lads, 'tis our turn now To hear such tunes as killed the cow. Pretty friendship 'tis to rhyme Your friends to death before their time. Moping, melancholy mad: Come, pipe a tune to dance to, lad.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Stupid #Humorous #Sleep

  • When the journey's over/There'll be time enough to sleep.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Sleep #Journey #Enough

  • A 2002 Oxford study showed counting sheep actually delays the onset of sleep. It's just too dull to stop us from worrying about jobs and spouses.
    -- A. J. Jacobs

    #Jobs #Sleep #Insomnia

  • If there is any way you can get colder than you do when you sleep in a bedding roll on the ground in a tent in southern Tunisia two hours before dawn, I don't know about it.
    -- A. J. Liebling

    #Sleep #Two #Southern

  • It's unfortunate biologically we have to sleep.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Sleep #Unfortunate

  • Whatever you do today you've got to sleep with tonight.
    -- Aaron Tippin

    #Sleep #Tonight #Today

  • Sleeping on it didn't make accepting it any easier. It seemed like a really bad dream.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Dream #Sleep #Accepting

  • Dream is not that which you see while sleeping it is something that does not let you sleep.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Dream #Sleep #Doe

  • Dreams are not those which comes while we are sleeping, but dreams are those when u don't sleep before fulfilling them.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Dream #Sleep #Fulfilling

  • On eyes that watch as well as eyes that weep Descends the solemn mystery of sleep, Toiling and climbing to the very close, The weary Body, longing for repose, On the gained level of the day's ascent, Halts for the night and pitches there its tent.
    -- Abraham Coles

    #Sleep #Eye #Night

  • Books should, not Business, entertain the Light; And Sleep, as undisturb'd as Death, the Night.
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Book #Sleep #Night

  • The Sunflow'r, thinking 'twas for him foul shame To nap by daylight, strove t' excuse the blame; It was not sleep that made him nod, he said, But too great weight and largeness of his head.
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Sleep #Thinking #Naps

  • I could not sleep when I got on such a hunt for an idea until I had caught it; ...This was a kind of passion with me, and it has stuck by me; for I am never easy now, when I am handling a thought, till I have bounded it north, and bounded it south, and bounded it east, and bounded it west.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Passion #Sleep #Ideas

  • Do we weep for the heroes who died for us, Who living were true and tried for us, And dying sleep side by side for us; The martyr band That hallowed our land With the blood they shed in a tide for us?
    -- Abram Joseph Ryan

    #Hero #Sleep #Blood

  • I eat, sleep, and drink my character. It is my fantasy to go to another planet.
    -- Ace Frehley

    #Character #Sleep #Fantasy

  • I define "grindin'" as just nonstop work! Nonstop work, nonstop progress. Can't sleep during that grind - I mean, you get a little bit of it, but if you're progressin' at every hour, every second, you are grindin'.
    -- Ace Hood

    #Mean #Sleep #Progress

  • Speaking of sleeping bags, has anything ever had a less creative name?
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Sleep #Names #Creative

  • They think my life is glamourous. It's not true. I obviously get to come in and do radio interviews. That's the glamour. But other than that, I eat and sleep and that's it. Eat, sleep and do shows.
    -- Adam Garcia

    #Sleep #Thinking #Style

  • For me, one of the important things about keeping vocally healthy is warming up and making sure I'm aware where my voice is at, drinking lots of water and getting plenty of sleep, and just taking care of myself with exercise and eating healthy.
    -- Adam Lambert

    #Drinking #Sleep #Exercise

  • There are two kinds of men. There are men who are f**king misogynist pigs and then there are men who really love women, who think they’re the most amazing people in the world. And that’s me. Maybe the reason I was promiscuous and wanted to sleep with a lot of them, is that I love them so much.
    -- Adam Levine

    #Kings #Sleep #Men

  • You eat and sleep it all day long and play on the streets until mom calls you in. My story is no different than anybody else's.
    -- Adam Oates

    #Mom #Sleep #Play

  • I sing seriously to my mom on the phone. To put her to sleep, I have to sing 'Maria' from West Side Story. When I hear her snoring, I hang up.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Mom #Mother #Sleep

  • The idea of my kids being spoiled, I go to sleep thinking about it. I wake up thinking about. I'm trying to do the right thing. With the amount of money I have, it's difficult to raise children the way I was raised. But I took away the west and north wing of the house for those guys. So, they're not allowed in there.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Children #Sleep #Kids

  • You know, when you don't go on TV and talk about how many women you sleep with, some people in Hollywood, that are supposedly 'in the know,' start whispering that you're gay. If I were gay, I wouldn't be ashamed to admit it, but I'm not.
    -- Adam Sandler

    #Sleep #Gay #People

  • The witness of the three states of consciousness [waking, dream and deep sleep] and of the nature of Existence-Consciousness-Bliss is the Self
    -- Adi Shankara

    #Dream #Sleep #Self

  • I can not be mistaken - what I say and do is historical.I follow my life with the precision and security of a sleep walker
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Sleep #Historical #Precision

  • I will probably always cry myself to sleep, but knowing this, someday the tears won't be sad, or filled with regret. Maybe they will be joyful
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Regret #Sleep #Knowing

  • A thinking woman sleeps with monsters.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Sleep #Thinking #Monsters

  • Sleeping. Turning in turn like planets rotating in their midnight meadow: a touch is enough to let us know we're not alone in the universe, even in sleep.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Sleep #Midnight #Enough

  • If I had a dollar for every time I couldn’t sleep, I could buy a billion locks and finally read a book in peace.
    -- Aesop Rock

    #Book #Sleep #Dollars

  • I had had to learn the difference between the bearable fatigue and the unbearable, the fatigue of fear. The first can be cured by a night's sleep; the second kills.
    -- Agnes de Mille

    #Fear #Sleep #Night

  • My father would often work all night and sleep during the day, so for us, dinner might be pancakes, and breakfast might be beef stroganoff.
    -- Ahmet Zappa

    #Father #Sleep #Night

  • Even now, sometimes on street corners... when I meet someone, I see your shadow. I'm sure that even now, you're still wearing that man's cologne... so you can sleep, even alone...
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Sleep #Men #Shadow

  • The best beauty secret, besides sleep and plenty of water, is do whatever it is - before you go out, before you need to feel beautiful - do whatever makes you feel confident. If it's putting on a great dance record and rocking out in your apartment, do it. If kissing someone for 10 minutes makes you feel confident, do it.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Beautiful #Sleep #Kissing

  • Strangely, nothing makes me feel tired, fatigued, at all. I've gone days and nights without sleep, and still the mind is in such a positive space it just doesn't make you feel fatigued.
    -- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    #Tired #Sleep #Night

  • Practicing meditation is just like breathing. While working we breathe, while sleeping we breathe, while sitting down we breathe... Why do we have time to breathe? Because we see the importance of the breath, we can always find time to breathe. In the same way, if we see the importance of meditation practice we will find the time to practice.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Sleep #Practice #Breathing

  • Dreams are those that don't let you sleep at night,
    -- Akhil Kumar

    #Dream #Sleep #Night

  • The Difference Between Dreams & Success Is, Dreams Need Effortless Sleep & Success Needs Sleepless Efforts
    -- Akon

    #Dream #Sleep #Differences

  • Eat only when you are hungry. Drink only when you're thirsty. Sleep only when you're tired. Screw only when you're horny.
    -- Al Neuharth

    #Inspirational #Tired #Sleep

  • Endeavoring to purchase something we think beautiful may in fact be the most unimaginative way of dealing with the longing it excites in us, just as trying to sleep with someone may be the bluntest response to a feeling of love.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Beautiful #Sleep #Thinking

  • A gentleman ... sleeps at his work. That's what work's for. Why do you think they have the SILENCE notices in the library? So as not to disturb me in my little nook behind the biography shelves.
    -- Alan Ayckbourn

    #Work #Sleep #Thinking

  • There is a school of thought that believes that sleep is for the night. You appear to be out to disprove them.
    -- Alan Ayckbourn

    #Believe #Sleep #School

  • I only want to sleep . . . and never wake.
    -- Alan Grant

    #Sleep #Want

  • A schedule so tight that it would only work if I didn't sleep on Monday nights.
    -- Alan Jay Lerner

    #Monday #Sleep #Night

  • You've got to be able to pay your bills, otherwise you're not going to sleep at night. But beyond that, the world inside my head has always been a far richer place than the world outside it. I suppose that a lot of my art and writing are meant to bring the two together.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Art #Writing #Sleep

  • There is a man sleeping in the grass. And over him is gathering the greatest storm of all his days. Such lightening and thunder will come there has never been seen before, bringing death and destruction. People hurry home past him, to places safe from danger. And whether they do not see him there in the grass, or whether they fear to halt even a moment, but they do not wake him, they let him be.
    -- Alan Paton

    #Home #Sleep #Men

  • A great many people, and more all the time, live their entire lives without ever once sleeping out under the stars.
    -- Alan S. Kesselheim

    #Stars #Sleep #People

  • Everybody should do in their lifetime, sometime, two things. One is to consider death...to observe skulls and skeletons and to wonder what it will be like to go to sleep and never wake up-never. That is a most gloomy thing for contemplation; it's like manure. Just as manure fertilizes the plants and so on, so the contemplation of death and the acceptance of death is very highly generative of creating life. You'll get wonderful things out of that.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Sleep #Acceptance #Two

  • Try to imagine what it will be like to go to sleep and never wake up... now try to imagine what it was like to wake up having never gone to sleep.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Inspiring #Sleep #Trying

  • I sleep with my gun on my bedside table. I live alone; it is my protection and makes me feel safer.
    -- Alana Stewart

    #Sleep #Gun #Tables

  • Sometimes all you need is to climb a simple hill, to spend time staring at an empty horizon, to jump into a cold river or sleep under the stars, or perhaps share a whisky at a small country inn in order to remind yourself what matters most to you in life.
    -- Alastair Humphreys

    #Country #Stars #Sleep

  • Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Sleep #Insomnia #People

  • Sometimes at night I would sleep open-eyed underneath a sky dripping with stars. I was alive then.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Stars #Sleep #Night

  • When the imagination sleeps, words are emptied of their meaning: a deaf population absent-mindedly registers the condemnation of a man. ... there is no other solution but to speak out and show the obscenity hidden under the verbal cloak.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Sleep #Men #Imagination

  • And so I learned that familiar paths traced in the dusk of summer evenings may lead as well to prison as to innocent untroubled sleep.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Summer #Sleep #May

  • After some time, with my eyes closed, I began to enjoy this wonderful play of colors and forms, which it really was a pleasure to observe. Then I went to sleep and the next day I was fine. I felt quite fresh, like a newborn.
    -- Albert Hofmann

    #Sleep #Eye #Color

  • When a puppy takes fifty catnaps in the course of the day, he cannot always be expected to sleep the night through.
    -- Albert Payson Terhune

    #Sleep #Night #Fifty

  • Who hath seen the Phantom Ship, Her lordly rise and lowly dip, Careering o'er the lonesome main, No port shall know her keel again... Ah, woe is in the awful sight, The sailor finds there eternal night, 'Neath the waters he shall ever sleep, And Ocean will the secret keep
    -- Albert Pinkham Ryder

    #Ocean #Sleep #Night

  • That we are not much sicker and much madder than we are is due exclusively to that most blessed and blessing of all natural graces, sleep.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Blessed #Sleep #Blessing

  • I'm pretty good at inventing phrases - you know, the sort of words that suddenly make you jump, almost as though you'd sat on a pin, they seem so new and exciting even though they're about something hypnopaedically* obvious. But that doesn't seem enough. It's not enough for the phrases to be good; what you make with them ought to be good too.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Sleep #Phrases #Enough

  • Sleep is the most blessed and blessing of all natural graces.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Blessed #Sleep #Blessing

  • If Men and Women took their Pleasures as noisily as the Cats, what Londoner could ever hope to sleep of nights?
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Sex #Sleep #Cat

  • Dreams are imperfections of sleep; even so is consciousness the imperfection of waking. Dreams are impurities in the circulation of the blood; even so it's consciousness a disorder of life. Dreams are without proportion, without good sense, without truth; so also is consciousness. Awake from dream, the truth is known: awake from waking. The truth is: The Unknown
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Dream #Sleep #Blood

  • Dream of me, my beloved family, happy in my plundering and adventuring, for when the waves rock me to sleep tonight, I will be dreaming of you.
    -- Alethea Kontis

    #Dream #Sleep #Rocks

  • People who have realized that this is a dream imagine that it is easy to wake up, and are angry with those who continue sleeping, not considering that the whole world that environs them does not permit them to wake. Life proceeds as a series of optical illusions, artificial needs and imaginary sensations.
    -- Alexander Herzen

    #Dream #Sleep #People

  • See Christians, Jews, one heavy sabbath keep, And all the western world believe and sleep.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Christian #Believe #Sleep

  • Sleep and death, two twins of winged race, Of matchless swiftness, but of silent pace.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Sleep #Race #Two

  • While pensive poets painful vigils keep, Sleepless themselves, to give their readers sleep.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Sleep #Giving #Painful

  • Sex and sleep alone make me conscious that I am mortal.
    -- Alexander the Great

    #Sex #Sleep #Army

  • I used to sleep with the phone right by my pillow but I'm getting better. Now it sits on the table a few feet away.
    -- Alexandra Guarnaschelli

    #Sleep #Phones #Feet

  • Nothing makes time pass or shortens the way like a thought that absorbs in itself all the faculties of the one who is thinking. External existence is then like a sleep of which this thought is the dream. Under its influence, time has no more measure, space has no more distance.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Dream #Distance #Sleep

  • A lot of those comics can't hold down relationships and they've got no other life apart from performing. They sleep in their Jags and a lot of them can't even talk. All they can do is tell gags.
    -- Alexei Sayle

    #Sleep #Performing

  • What good does it do me, after all, if an ever-watchful authority keeps an eye out to ensure that my pleasures will be tranquil and races ahead of me to ward off all danger, sparing me the need even to think about such things, if that authority, even as it removes the smallest thorns from my path, is also absolute master of my liberty and my life; if it monopolizes vitality and existence to such a degree that when it languishes, everything around it must also languish; when it sleeps, everything must also sleep; and when it dies, everything must also perish?
    -- Alexis de Tocqueville

    #Eye #Sleep #Thinking

  • I love L.A. I always have such a great time in L.A. The way I kind of define me and L.A. is the noise of the factory doesn't let me sleep well.
    -- Alfonso Cuaron

    #Sleep #Noise #Way

  • life is a deep sleep of which love is the dream
    -- Alfred de Musset

    #Dream #Sleep #Love Is

  • Organized force alone enables the quiet and the weak to go about their business and to sleep securely in their beds, safe from the violent without or within.
    -- Alfred Thayer Mahan

    #Sleep #Safe #Bed

  • I shall sleep, and move with the moving ships, Change as the winds change, veer in the tide.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Moving #Sleep #Wind

  • His life is a watch or a vision Between a sleep and a sleep.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Sleep #Vision #Watches

  • Then star nor sun shall waken, Nor any change of light: Nor sound of waters shaken, Nor any sound or sight: Nor wintry leaves nor vernal; Nor days nor things diurnal; Only the sleep eternal In an eternal night.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Stars #Sleep #Night

  • Sleep; and if life was bitter to thee, pardon, If sweet, give thanks; thou hast no more to live; And to give thanks is good, and to forgive.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Sweet #Gratitude #Sleep

  • Who knows but on their sleep may rise Such light as never heaven let through To lighten earth from Paradise?
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Sleep #Light #Heaven

  • There is no God found stronger than death; and death is a sleep.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Death #Sleep #Stronger

  • Getting enough sleep can be just as important as working out.
    -- Ali Vincent

    #Sleep #Work Out #Healthy

  • Why are we rock stars? Because we're morons. We sleep all day, we play music at night and very rarely do we sit around reading the Washington Journal.
    -- Alice Cooper

    #Stars #Reading #Sleep

  • You can be betrayed in your sleep. The whole world can tilt while you're dreaming of butterflies.
    -- Alice Hoffman

    #Dream #Butterfly #Sleep

  • There is no innocent sleep so innocent as sleep shared between a woman and a child, the little breath hurrying beside the longer, as a child's foot runs.
    -- Alice Meynell

    #Running #Children #Sleep

  • She walks--the lady of my delight-- A sheperdess of sheep. Her flocks are thoughts. She keeps them white; She guards them from the steep. She feeds them on the fragrant height, And folds them in for sleep.
    -- Alice Meynell

    #Sleep #Sheep #White

  • Several factors besides skill are more significant in professional writers than in most amateurs. One is love of the surface level of language: the sound of it; the taste of it on the tongue; what it can be made to do in virtuosic passages that exist only for their own sake, like cadenzas in baroque concerti. Writers in love with their tools are not unlike surgeons obsessed with their scalpels, or Arctic sled racers who sleep among their dogs even when they don't have to.
    -- Alice Weaver Flaherty

    #Dog #Writing #Sleep

  • I started off when I was seven years old doing musicals. I was in ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘The Sound of Music,’ and my mum’s an actress. My parents divorced when I was young, and when she couldn’t find a babysitter, I was in the wings, sleeping.
    -- Alicia Vikander

    #Sleep #Years #Wings

  • I go to bed with a clear conscience. I sleep great. I know I did my best.
    -- Alistair Overeem

    #Sleep #Ufc #Mma

  • We must never forget why we have, and why we need our military. Our armed forces exist solely to ensure our nation is safe, so that each and every one of us can sleep soundly at night, knowing we have 'guardians at the gate.'
    -- Allen West

    #Military #Sleep #Night

  • You learned that if you're tired enough, you can sleep sitting up. That the unendurable is perfectly endurable if you just take it a minute at a time, and when the alternative is no more minutes ever...
    -- Allison Pearson

    #Tired #Sleep #Alternatives

  • Sleep every chance you get. Eat every chance you get. Those were two of the many lessons that Kat learned at her father’s knee and her uncle’s table.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Uncles #Father #Sleep

  • You get some sleep, Abigail," Townsend told her. "I'll keep watch." "That's very gracious of you, but being that we're on an airplane..." Even after the plane took off, they kept debating security perimeters and protocols. I'm pretty sure they argued for forty-five minutes about where the best place for cappuccino was near the Colosseum.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Airplane #Sleep #Watches

  • She looked at him and shook her head, smiled a litle as she told him, "You are so like your father." Then she looked past me and Zach, past Bex and Abby, to where Agent Townsend sttod by the door with his arms crossed. "What do you think, Townsend, darling? Isn't he just like you?" She looked at Zach again. "I think he's just like you." And then she closed her eyes and drifted off to sleep.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Father #Sleep #Eye

  • And, of course, there are the perfect day, perfect moment, perfect life dreams that come sometimes and make a person hit the snooze button for hours, trying to go back to sleep and make the perfect moments last.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Dream #Sleep #Perfect

  • Coffee is a beverage that puts one to sleep when not drank.
    -- Alphonse Allais

    #Coffee #Sleep #Beverages

  • And when night, guiding her bright train of stars, Throws o'er the sleeping world her gloomy veil, Lonely amidst the desert and the darkness, Musing upon the night's calm majesty; Wrapt up in quietness, with shade and silence, My soul more closely worshippeth Thy presence; With an internal day I feel enlighten'd, And hear a voice, which biddeth me to hope.
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #Lonely #Stars #Sleep