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The 71 Best Quotes About Sleep

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Sleep is so important. It’s also enjoyable.

Early nights cuddled up in bed, siestas, long lazy mornings, and the impromptu midday snooze. These are a few of my favorite things.

If you can relate, I think you’ll find this quote list very pleasing. Maybe you’ll even be inspired to hit the hay yourself! (What’s that, do I see a yawn coming on?)

The feeling of sleepiness when you are not in bed, and can’t get there, is the meanest feeling in the world. Edgar Watson Howe

I love sleep. My life has a tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know? Ernest Hemingway

Bad Day Nap

Never waste any time you can spend sleeping. Frank H. Knight

To achieve the impossible dream, try going to sleep. Joan Klempner

Sleep is my lover now, my forgetting, my opiate, my oblivion. Audrey Niffenegger

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep. E. Joseph Cossman

Let me sleep- let me dream- I am happy. Unknown

I love sleeping because it’s like a time machine to breakfast. Unknown

Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath, and a glass of wine. Thomas Aquinas

Sleep is a hint of lovely oblivion. D.H. Lawrence

I’m so good at sleeping I can do it with my eyes closed. Unknown

Stay In Bed

It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it. John Steinbeck

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

We sleep, but the loom of life never sleeps and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up tomorrow. Henry Ward Beecher

Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn. Mahatma Gandhi

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. Benjamin Franklin

I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting. Mark Twain

I love to sleep. Do you? Isn’t it great? It really is the best of both worlds. You get to be alive and unconscious. Rita Rudner

Without sleep, we all become tall 2 year olds. JoJo Jensen

When the going gets tough, the tough take a nap. Tom Hodgkinson

Marry My Bed

Sleep is such a luxury, which I can’t afford. Robin Sikarwar

Fatigue is the best pillow. Benjamin Franklin

A well-spent day brings happy sleep. Leonardo da Vinci

The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to. F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream… Emile M. Cioran

Sleep away the sadness of today. Unknown

Sleep – the most beautiful experience in life – except drink. W.C. Fields

People who snore always fall asleep first. Unknown

People say, ‘I’m going to sleep now,’ as if it were nothing. But it’s really a bizarre activity. ‘For the next several hours, while the sun is gone, I’m going to become unconscious, temporarily losing command over everything I know and understand. When the sun returns, I will resume my life.’ If you didn’t know what sleep was, and you had only seen it in a science fiction movie, you would think it was weird and tell all your friends about the movie you’d seen. They had these people, you know? And they would walk around all day and be OK? And then, once a day, usually after dark, they would lie down on these special platforms and become unconscious. They would stop functioning almost completely, except deep in their minds they would have adventures and experiences that were completely impossible in real life. As they lay there, completely vulnerable to their enemies, their only movements were to occasionally shift from one position to another; or, if one of the ‘mind adventures’ got too real, they would sit up and scream and be glad they weren’t unconscious anymore. Then they would drink a lot of coffee.’ So, next time you see someone sleeping, make believe you’re in a science fiction movie. And whisper, ‘The creature is regenerating itself.’ George Carlin

There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep. Homer

Future Dreams Sleep

Sleep is the best meditation. Dalai Lama

It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterward. Baltasar Gracian

When I want to go to sleep, I must first get a whole menagerie of voices to shut up. You wouldn’t believe what a racket they make in my room. Karl Kraus

Sleep is a skilled magician, it changes the proportions of things, the distances between them, it separates people and they’re lying next to each other, brings them together and they can barely see one another. José Saramago

Sometimes at night I would sleep open-eyed underneath a sky dripping with stars. I was alive then. Albert Camus

Many things — such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly — are done worst when we try hardest to do them. C.S. Lewis

To sleep, perchance to dream… William Shakespeare

O bed! O bed! Delicious bed! That heaven upon earth to the weary head. Thomas Hood

I’ll sleep when I’m dead. Warren Zevon

Eat. Sleep. Be happy. Repeat. Unknown

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book. Irish Proverb

Sleep is not on good terms with broken hearts. It will have nothing to do with them. Christopher Pike

Bedtime Lemony Snicket

Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work and helps make something of the world. Heraclitus

I count it as a certainty that in paradise, everyone naps. Tom Hodgkinson

There is only one thing people like that is good for them; a good night’s sleep. Edgar Watson Howe

I love sleep because dreams are better than reality. Unknown

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night. William Blake

Sleep is God. Go worship. Jim Butcher

Sometimes I sit up late with my thoughts, reluctant to fall asleep and leave my thoughts alone by themselves. Robert Brault

Sleep solves everything. Unknown

Sleep? Oh, you must mean that thing when I blink. Unknown

Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together. Thomas Dekker

What are the days but islands, So many little islands, And sleep the sea of silence, That flows about them all? Caroline Spencer

The best thing about dreams is that fleeting moment, when you are between asleep and awake, when you don’t know the difference between reality and fantasy, when for just that one moment you feel with your entire soul that the dream is reality, and it really happened. James Arthur Baldwin

There’s a strange sensation – you recall it from childhood – about sleeping in the afternoon. You rise into a different world from the one in which you lay down. The shadows have been rearranged. There’s a sensation of sad sweetness, as if something has been overlooked. Jacquelyn Mitchard

There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it. Mindy Kaling

Sleep killed the lion. African Proverb

I like to nap. What’s your hobby? Unknown

I sleep eight hours a day and at least ten at night. Bill Hicks

Dawn: When men of reason go to bed. Ambrose Bierce

The only words I understand in the morning are ‘go back to sleep’ and ‘bacon’. Unknown

I already want to take a nap tomorrow. Unknown

I have a date tonight… with my bed. We are totally going to sleep together. Unknown

Life is too short to sleep on low thread-count sheets. Leah Stussy

You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. Dr. Seuss

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