Sleep Quotes

He who stands, lives, he who sleeps, dies.

If you can’t sleep, try lying on the end of the bed, then you might drop off. (often erroneously attributed to Mark Twain)

Better wear out shoes than sheets

Sleeplessness is a desert without vegetation or inhabitants.

What you hope for is that at some point of the pointless journey, indoors or out, and when you least expect it, right in the middle of your stride, like that, so neatly that you never feel a thing, the kind assassin Sleep will draw a bead and blow your brains out.

Who here is so base that would be a bondman If any, speak; for him I have offended. (Julius Caesar)

“Did you sleep well?” – “No, I made a couple of mistakes.”

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)