Sleep Quotes

Having children is like living in a frat house. Nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.

We dream in our waking moments, and walk in our sleep. (“The Scarlet Letter”)

I think of my happy place as I transition into sleep. I think that’s the case for everyone – that place you think of as you drift off, that place of comfort, is where you find yourself to be happiest. For me it’s always the same place. There’s a beach, which I can’t remember the […]

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, with such unknown horrors as it has for me! How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that […]

How many thousand of my poorest subjects Are at this hour asleep! O sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frighted thee, That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down And steep my senses in forgetfulness? Why rather, sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs, Upon uneasy pallets stretching thee And hush’d […]

The darkness drops again; but now I know That twenty centuries of stony sleep Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle, And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

Sleep thou, and I will wind thee in my arms. (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

I’ll sleep when I’m dead.

Sleep she as sound as careless infancy. (The Merry Wives of Windsor)

Then Jacob woke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place.” (Genesis 28:16-17)