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Sleeping Quotes

22 of the best book quotes about sleeping
  1. #1
    I remember that I’m invisible and walk softly so as not awake the sleeping ones. Sometimes it is best not to awaken them; there are few things in the world as dangerous as sleepwalkers.
  2. #2
    For years now, I’ve wanted to fall asleep. The sort of slipping off, the giving up, the falling part of sleep. Now sleeping is the last thing I want to do.
  3. #3
    “As a purely mathematical fact, people who sleep less live more.”
  4. #4
    “So, surrender to sleep at last. What a misery, keeping watch through the night, wide awake -- you’ll soon come up from under all your troubles.”
  5. #5
    “There is a time for making speeches, and a time for going to bed.”
    author
    Homer
    book
    Odyssey
    character
    Ulysses
    concepts
    TalkingSleepingWords
  6. #6
    “The night seemed long. Wilbur’s stomach was empty and his mind was full. And when your stomach is empty and your mind is full, it’s always hard to sleep.”
    author
    E.B. White
    book
    Charlotte's Web
    character
    Wilbur
    concept
    Sleeping
  7. #7
    Early to bed and early to rise makes a man stupid and blind in the eyes.
  8. #8
    “This glorious sight, when sleep hath shut all eyes?”
  9. #9
    “I have not slept.
    Between the acting of a dreadful thing
    And the first motion, all the interim is
    Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream:
    The Genius and the mortal instruments
    Are then in council; and the state of man,
    Like to a little kingdom, suffers then
    The nature of an insurrection.”
  10. #10
    There is a drowsy state, between sleeping and waking, when you dream more in five minutes with your eyes half open, and yourself half conscious of everything that is passing around you, than you would in five nights with your eyes fast closed, and your senses wrapt in perfect unconsciousness.
  11. #11
    He who’s down one day can be up the next, unless he really wants to stay in bed, that is.
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  1. #12
    “Death was a friend, and sleep was death’s brother.”
  2. #13
    “And sleep, that sometime shuts up sorrow’s eye,
    Steal me a while from mine own company.”
  3. #14
    “Oh, the terrible struggle that I have had against sleep so often of late; the pain of the sleeplessness, or the pain of the fear of sleep, and with such unknown horror as it has for me! How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams.”
  4. #15
    “Life passes by now like the scenery outside a car window. I breathe and eat and sleep as I always did, but there seems to be no great purpose in my life that requires active participation on my part...I do not know where I am going or when I will get there.”
  5. #16
    “Most of all loved, when she went to sleep, to hear the Angel of Music.”
  6. #17
    “Many nights I drifted off to sleep to his rumbling voice reading from a book of battle strategy. And despite myself, despite what he’d done and what he was, I came to love him. It’s just not a comfortable kind of love.”
  7. #18
    However, everything has an end, everything passes away, even the hunger of people who have not eaten for fifteen hours. Our appetites satisfied, we felt overcome with sleep.
  8. #19
    “Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.”
  9. #20
    “Even if she be not harmed, her heart may fail her in so much and so many horrors; and hereafter she may suffer--both in waking, from her nerves, and in sleep, from her dreams.”
  10. #21
    Think not, is my eleventh commandment; and sleep when you can, is my twelfth.
  11. #22
    “This is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
    Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
    Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou lovest best.
    Night, sleep, and the stars.”
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