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sleeping Quotes

77 of the best book quotes about sleeping
  1. #1
    “Pajamas? Poor people don’t wear pajamas. We fall asleep in our underwear or blue jeans. To this day, I find the very notion of pajamas an unnecessary elite indulgence, like caviar or electric ice cube makers.”
  2. #2
    “If once one has recognised the truth and seen it, you know that it is the truth and that there is no other and there cannot be, whether you are asleep or awake.”
  3. #3
    “REM sleep has also been shown to be particularly important for enhancing our ability to retain emotional memories and for allowing the hippocampus to turn short-term memories of the day before into long-term ones (i.e., it helps make memories more permanent, leading to structural change in the brain).”
  4. #4
    “Hobbits do not like heights, and do not sleep upstairs, even when they have any stairs.”
  5. #5
    “If it be thus to dream, still let me sleep”
  6. #6
    “She crept back into the silent house, past the closed bedroom door inside which the other mother and the other father [...] what? she wondered. Slept? Waited?”
  7. #7
    “Weren’t we all crazy in our sleep? What was sleep, after all, but the process by which we dumped our insanity into a dark subconscious pit and came out on the other side ready to eat cereal instead of our neighbor’s children?”
  8. #8
    “You were dead, you were sleeping the big sleep, you were not bothered by things like that, oil and water were the same as wind and air to you. You just slept the big sleep, not caring about the nastiness of how you died or where you fell. Me, I was part of the nastiness now. Far more a part of it than Rusty Regan was...”
  9. #9
    “He sounded like a man who had slept well and didn’t owe too much money.”
  1. #10
    “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.”
  2. #11
    “Is that what death would feel like? The nicest, warmest, heaviest never-ending nap? If that’s what it’s like, I wouldn’t mind. If that’s what dying is like, I wouldn’t mind that at all.”
  3. #12
    “Was I sleeping, while the others suffered? Am I sleeping now? Tomorrow, when I wake, or think I do, what shall I say of today?”
  4. #13
    “Sleep is like a cat: It only comes to you if you ignore it.”
  5. #14
    “When I was supposed to be awake, I was asleep. When I was supposed to sleep, I was silent. When a pleasure offered itself to me, I avoided it.”
  6. #15
    “Death was a friend, and sleep was death’s brother.”
  7. #16
    “Sleep is good,” he said. “And books are better.”
  8. #17
    “He had no money and no home; he lived entirely on the road of the racing circuit, sleeping in empty stalls, carrying with him only a saddle, his rosary, and his books...The books were the closest things he had to furniture, and he lived in them the way other men live in easy chairs.”
  9. #18
    “He never sleeps, the judge. He is dancing, dancing. He says that he will never die.”

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  1. #19
    “One of the sweetest fruits of victory, after sleep and looting, must be the chance to ignore no-parking signs.”
  2. #20
    “I thought of the sleeping pills in my bag and wondered just how great a hypocrite I was. It was so easy to advise other people to live with their pain.”
  3. #21
    “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. #22
    “For May will have no sluggardry at night,
    Season that pricks in every gentle heart,
    Awaking it from sleep, and bids it start”
  5. #23
    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.
  6. #24
    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.
  7. #25
    “I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand & the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep & there are no words for that.”
  8. #26
    “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.”
  9. #27
    “Most of all loved, when she went to sleep, to hear the Angel of Music.”
  1. #28
    “There is a time for making speeches, and a time for going to bed.”
    author
    Homer
    book
    Odyssey
    character
    Ulysses
    concepts
    wordstalkingsleeping
  2. #29
    Early to bed and early to rise makes a man stupid and blind in the eyes.
  3. #30
    “I made a very important discovery at Camp Currie. Happiness consists in getting enough sleep. Just that, nothing more. All the wealthy, unhappy people you’ve ever met take sleeping pills; Mobile Infantrymen don’t need them. Give a cap trooper a bunk and time to sack out in it, and he’s as happy as a worm in an apple—asleep.”
  4. #31
    He who’s down one day can be up the next, unless he really wants to stay in bed, that is.
  5. #32
    “Goodnight stars
    Goodnight air
    Goodnight noises everywhere”
  6. #33
    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.
  7. #34
    “When the princess awoke from the sweetest of sleeps, she found her nurse bending over her, the housekeeper looking over the nurse’s shoulder, and the laundry-maid looking over the housekeeper’s.”
  8. #35
    “Your mind will keep you up at night, make you cry, destroy you over and over again. You need to convince your mind that it has to let go…because your heart already knows how to heal.”
  9. #36
    “When asked what he recalls of his first six years, Michael said, ‘Going for days having to drink water to get full. Going to other people’s houses and asking for something to eat. Sleeping outside. The mosquitoes.‘”

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  1. #37
    “Death carries off a man who is gathering flowers and whose mind is distracted, as a flood carries off a sleeping village.”
  2. #38
    “When you sleep, your dream world is as real to you as life, isn’t it?”
  3. #39
    “If men only felt about death as they do about sleep, all terrors would cease. . . Men sleep contentedly, assured that they will wake the following morning. They should feel the same about their lives.”
  4. #40
    “Today I’m five. I was four last night going to sleep in Wardrobe, but when I wake up in Bed in the dark I’m changed to five, abracadabra. Before that I was three, then two, then one, then zero. ‘Was I minus numbers?‘”
  5. #41
    “Why do we breathe air? Because we love air? Because we don’t want to suffocate. Why do we eat? Because we don’t want to starve. How do I know I love her? Because I can sleep after I talk to her.”
  6. #42
    “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. #43
    “As a purely mathematical fact, people who sleep less live more.”
  8. #44
    “And sleep, that sometime shuts up sorrow’s eye,
    Steal me a while from mine own company.”
  9. #45
    “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.”
  1. #46
    Think not, is my eleventh commandment; and sleep when you can, is my twelfth.
  2. #47
    “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.”
  3. #48
    “This glorious sight, when sleep hath shut all eyes?”
  4. #49
    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.
  5. #50
    “Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.”
  6. #51
    “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.”
  7. #52
    “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.”
  8. #53
    “She opened the door to his room, crawled across the floor, looked up over the side of his bed; and if he was really asleep she picked him up and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth.”
  9. #54
    “The alarm shakes the bedside table. Without opening her eyes, Elisa feels for the clock’s ice-cold stopper. She’d been in a deep, soft, warm dream and wanted it back, one more tantalizing minute. But the dream eludes wakeful pursuit; it always does. There was water, dark water-that much she remembers. Tons of it, pressing at her, only she didn’t drown. She breathed inside it better, in fact, than she does here, in waking life, in drafty rooms, in cheap food, in sputtering electricity.”
  1. #55
    “I had a dream about you last night. Eons ago, we created a Universe, then sat back and watched miniature versions of ourselves try to make all the same mistakes we did.”
  2. #56
    “I had a dream about you last night. The champagne was non-alcoholic. You didn’t notice, and laughed at my jokes anyway.”
  3. #57
    “I had a dream about you last night.. you were holding a pine cone and introducing him as Gerald.”
  4. #58
    “I had a dream about you last night... you kept meowing at people and licking yourself it was not unlike you normally.”
  5. #59
    “I had a dream about you last night... you were a giant slinky and I watched you fall down the stairs.”
  6. #60
    “I had a dream about you last night... Unfortunately, it wasn’t a dream.”
  7. #61
    “I had a dream about you. You were lost in a daydream, when I walked in and you began screaming. But I know that could never actually happen. In real life I only enter people’s nightmares.”
  8. #62
    “I had a dream about you last night... you were there.”
  9. #63
    “I had a dream about you last night. I could fly. I was going to use this power to impress you, but you were too heavy to carry, so I won you over with my personality instead.”
  1. #64
    “I had a dream about you last night... I was a brick and you were a blanket. Damn that improbability drive.”
  2. #65
    “I had a dream about you last night... You replaced all the people in your life with kittens. It felt more like a prediction of the future.”
  3. #66
    “I had a dream about you last night.
    We moved into a cabin in the countryside.
    I couldn’t handle the spiders.
    You couldn’t handle my drama.
    I moved back to the city.”
  4. #67
    “I had a dream about you last night... You tried to propose with a digital ceramic heater.”
  5. #68
    “It is to erase the fixed smiles of sleeping couples that Satan trained roosters to crow at five in the morning.”
  6. #69
    “A king does not abide within his tent while his men bleed and die upon the field. A king does not dine while his men go hungry, nor sleep when they stand at watch upon the wall. A king does not command his men’s loyalty through fear nor purchase it with gold; he earns their love by the sweat of his own back and the pains he endures for their sake.”
  7. #70
    “One great part of every human existence is passed in a state which cannot be rendered sensible by the use of wideawake language, cutanddry grammar and goahead plot.”
  8. #71
    Yoga Sutra I.5–6: Vrttayah pancatayyah klistaklistah pramana viparyaya vikalpa nidra smrtayah
    Translation: There are five functions or activities of the mind, which can either cause us problems or not. They are: correct perception, misunderstanding, imagination, deep sleep, and memory.
  9. #72
    “That’s all I seem to do now. I have to work to keep you alive, to feed you. I haven’t smiled once since you were born. Go to sleep.”
  10. #73
    “That’s the thing about crying yourself to sleep. When you wake up, the problems are still there.”
  11. #74
    My dad held me up to look at her. ‘It’s like being asleep,’ he whispered, but she looked no more asleep than a piece of lumbar. She looked dead as a doornail.”
  12. #75
    “I had noticed before that to sleep, actually sleep with someone did give this sense of intimacy, as though your dreams had flowed out of you to mingle with theirs and fold you both in a blanket of unconscious knowing. A throwback of some kind, I thought… it was an act of trust to sleep in the presence of another person. If the trust was mutual, simple sleep could bring you closer together than the joining of bodies.”
  13. #76
    ″‘I’ve read the first paragraph of that book,’ he said. ‘Why do you suppose I haven’t slept for a week?’
    I said, ‘Well?’ and he smiled a curious, twisted smile.
    ‘It’s a cookbook,’ he said.”
  14. #77
    ″‘I know. It’s funny; when he came in, I told him to sit down. He did. And in less than two seconds he was asleep. Then he gave that yell you heard and . . .’
    ‘Heart attack?’
    ‘Yes.’ The psychiatrist rubbed his cheek thoughtfully, ‘Well,’ he said, ‘I guess there are worse ways to go. At least he died peacefully.‘”
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