Sensational Quotes for Smart People


Sensational Quotes about Sleep,

Sleeping Disorders, and Sleep Problems 

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First Top-10 List of Sensational

Quotes about Sleep

#1 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Sleep

America has become so tense and nervous it has been years since I have seen anyone sleep in church — and that is a sad situation.
— Norman Vincent Peale

#2 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Sleep

I haven't been to sleep for over a year. That's why I go to bed early. One needs more rest if one doesn't sleep.
— Evelyn Waugh

#3 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Sleep

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

#4 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Sleep

It was such a pleasant morning I thought it would be a pity to get up.
— W. Somerset Maugham

#5 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Sleep

Great eaters and great sleepers are incapable of anything else that is great.
— Henry IV, King of France

#6 of To-10 Sensational Quotes about Sleep

Bed is the poor man's opera.
— Italian Proverb

#7 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Sleep

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 Ayckboum

#8 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Sleep

I love sleep because it is both pleasant and safe to use.
— Fran Lebowitz

#9 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Sleep

Six hours sleep for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool.
— English proverb

#10 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes about Sleep

Remember that almost everything looks better after a good night's sleep.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Second Top-Ten List of Sensational

Quotations about Sleep

#1 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Sleep

He sleeps fastest who sleeps alone.
— Richard Avedond

#2 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Sleep

He who sleeps half a day has won half a life.
— Karl Kraus

#3 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Sleep

There is no point at which you can say, "Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.
— Carrie Fisher

#4 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Sleep

Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.
— Bertrand Russell

#5 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Sleep

Sleep appears to be rather addictive. Many find that they cannot do without it and will go to great lengths to ensure its possession. Such people have been known to neglect home, hearth, and even publishers' deadlines in the crazed pursuit of their objective.
— Fran Lebowitz

#6 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Sleep

Up, sluggard, and waste not life; in the grave will be sleeping enough.
— Ben Franklin

#7 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Sleep

Never drink black coffee at lunch; it will keep you awake in the afternoon. 
— Jill Cooper

#8 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Sleep

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
— Mark Twain

#9 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Sleep

 Hockey is the only job I know where you get paid to have a nap on the day of the game.
— Chico Resch, NHL player

#10 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Sleep

A good rest is half the work.
— Yugoslav proverb

More Sensational Quotes about

  Sleep for Smart People 

I want something that will keep me awake thinking it was the food I ate and not the show I saw.
— George S. Kaufman

Sleeping in a bed — it is, apparently, of immense importance. Against those who sleep, from choice or necessity, elsewhere society feels righteously hostile. It is not done. It is disorderly, anarchical.
— Rose Macaulay

Want to get ahead? Sleep in!
Globe and Mail article (about how late risers have more mental stamina and can outperform early birds)

Many's the long night I've dreamed of cheese — toasted, mostly.
— Robert Louis Stevenson

All the Coffee in Columbia Won't Make Me a Morning Person!
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Try thinking of love, or something. Amor vincit insomnia.
— Christopher Fry, A Sleep of Prisoners

How do people go to sleep? I'm afraid I've lost the knack. I might try busting myself smartly over the temple with the nightlight. I might repeat to myself, slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound; if I can remember
— Dorothy Parker

Last night I dreamt I was engaged to Lord Darnley, and was wondering how you would take it when I woke up and remembered that he is dead (to my relief I must add).
— Nancy Mitford

There's seven things you can do with your time [in retirement]: You can  work and you can play and you can sleep. You can improve your mind or you can improve your health. You can work in civic activities or educational activities, or you can work in some spiritual area for the church. As far as I know, there's nothing else you can do ... And my retirement has been great. It's better than anything I ever expected it to be."
— Hammond Stith, Retired at 61

And so to bed.
— Samuel Pepys

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

I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was.
— William Shakespeare

Every day I like to get up at the crack of noon.
— Dan O'Brien

I pray you, let none of your people stir me:
I have an exposition of sleep come upon me.
— William Shakespeare

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.
— Anne Morrow Lindbergh 
It would make anyone go to sleep, that bedstead would, whether they wanted to or not.' `I should think,' said Sam... `poppies was nothing to it.'
— Charles Dickens

There ain't no way to find out why a snorer can't hear himself snore.
— Mark Twain

I divide my time as follows: half the time I sleep, the other half I dream. I never dream when I sleep, for that would be a pity, for sleeping is the highest accomplishment of genius.
— Søren Kierkegaard

Oh, yes, I love sleepless nights.
— Larry Robinson, Coach of Los Angeles Kings, in response to whether he planned to coach the hockey team the following season

Life is one long process of getting tired.
— Samuel Butler

Nice guys finish last, but we get to sleep in.
— Evan Davis  

Even sleepers are workers and collaborators on what goes on in the universe.
— Heraclitus

Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an opera.
— James Stephens

All the Good-Paying Jobs Start Way Before I Get Up.
— T-Shirt seen on a bum

When sleep puts an end to delirium, it is a good symptom.
— Hippocrates

The nurse sleeps sweetly, hired to watch the sick, Whom, snoring, she disturbs.
— William Cowper

Sleep demands of us a guilty immunity. There is not one of us who, given an eternal incognito, a thumbprint nowhere set against our souls, would not commit rape, murder and all abominations.
— Djuna Barnes

Too Prosperous to Do Mornings.
— T-Shirt worn by yours truly

SUSAN: Not really. I watch far too much television, if you can call that relaxing.
BILL: Oh, yes. Rather. Best sleeping draught there is.
— Alan Ayckbourn, Woman in Mind

It is in vain that you rise up early and go
late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil
for he gives to his beloved sleep.
— Psalm 127(126) : 2

It was a dream I had last week
And some kind of record seemed vital. I knew it wouldn't be much of a poem But I love the title.
— Wendy Cope, Making Cocoa for Kinsley Amis

Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life.
— Virginia Woolf

When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep.
— Ursula K. Le Guin

Never hurry. Take plenty of exercise. Always be cheerful. Take all the sleep you need. You may expect to be well.
— James Freeman Clarke
Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.
— Arthur Schopenhauer

No matter what time it is, wake me, even if it's in the middle of a Cabinet meeting.
— Ronald Reagan

In bed my real love has always been the sleep that rescued me by allowing me to dream.
— Luigi Pirandello

I don't generally feel anything until noon, then it's time for my nap.
— Bob Hope

Sleep hath its own world,
And a wide realm of wild reality.
And dreams in their development have breath,
And tears, and tortures, and the touch of joy.
— Lord Byron

Sleep is a reward for some, a punishment for others. For all, it is a sanction.
— Isidore Ducasse, Comte de Lautréamont

Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death.
— Sébastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort

We are not hypocrites in our sleep.
— William Hazlitt

A nap, my friend, is a brief period of sleep which overtakes superannuated persons when they endeavour to entertain unwelcome visitors or to listen to scientific lectures.
— George Bernard Shaw

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.
— Plutarch

Oh Sleep! it is a gentle thing,
Beloved from pole to pole,
To Mary Queen the praise be given!
She sent the gentle sleep from Heaven,
That slid into my soul.
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Now blessings light on him that first invented this same sleep: it covers a man all over, thoughts and all, like a cloak; 'tis meat for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, heat for the cold, and cold for the hot. 'Tis the current coin that purchases all the pleasures of the world cheap; and the balance that sets the king and the shepherd, the fool and the wise-man even. There is only one thing . . . that I dislike in sleep; 'tis that it resembles death; there's very little difference between a man in his first sleep, and a man in his last sleep.
— Miguel de Cervantes

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

Come, cuddle your head on my shoulder, dear,
Your head like the golden-rod,
And we will go sailing away from here
To the beautiful land of Nod.
— Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The city sleeps and the country sleeps,
The living sleep for their time, the dead sleep for
  their time,
The old husband sleeps by his wife and the young husband sleeps by his wife;
And these tend inward to me, and I tend outward
  to them,
And such as it is to be of these more or less I am,
And of these one and all I weave the song of
— Walt Whitman

Last night I dreamed I had insomnia. I woke up exhausted,  yet too well rested to go back to sleep.
— Bob Ingman
Sometimes the most productive thing one can do is to sleep.
— Unknown wise person


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