Quotations on Sleep

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He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Wisdom, God, Heart, Despair, Forget, Grace, Pain, Sleep, Will)

My mother gets all mad at me if I stay in a hotel. I'm 31-years-old, and I don't want to sleep on a sleeping bag down in the basement. It's humiliating.
- Ben Affleck
(Keywords: Mother, Sleep, Want)

In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics... am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise everyday.
- Edward Albert
(Keywords: Life, Crisis, Eating, Exercise, First, Right, Sleep, Stress)

Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own.
- Nelson Algren
(Keywords: Mom, Cards, Man, Play, Sleep, Woman)

I want to tell you a terrific story about oral contraception. I asked this girl to sleep with me and she said 'No.'
- Woody Allen
(Keywords: Sleep, Want)

A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.
- Stewart Alsop
(Keywords: Time, Dying, Man, Needs, Sleep, Wrong)

Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Sleep, Sorrow, Wine)

God gave us faculties for our use; each of them will receive its proper reward. Then do not let us try to charm them to sleep, but permit them to do their work until divinely called to something higher.
- Saint Teresa of Avila
(Keywords: Work, God, Charm, Reward, Sleep, Will)

He that is thy friend indeed, he will help thee in thy need: if thou sorrow, he will weep; if you wake, he cannot sleep; thus of every grief in heart he with thee doth bear a part.
- Richard Barnfield
(Keywords: Heart, Friend, Grief, Help, Sleep, Sorrow, Will)

We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Life, Sleep, Sun)

You can't find the sound if you just love sleep.
- Dennis Brown
(Keywords: Love, Sleep, Sound)

One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph, Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, sleep to wake.
- Robert Browning
(Keywords: Clouds, Fight, Right, Sleep, Wrong)

Our heart oft times wakes when we sleep, and God can speak to that, either by words, by proverbs, by signs and similitudes, as well as if one was awake.
- John Bunyan
(Keywords: God, Heart, Sleep, Words)

Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.
- Anthony Burgess
(Keywords: Sleep, World)

I cannot sleep - great joy is as restless as great sorrow.
- Fanny Burney
(Keywords: Joy, Sleep, Sorrow)

The left side of my brain is telling me I want to sleep with every woman in the world and the other side of my brain is telling me I met this great girl and if I let that go I'm going to regret it.
- Scott Caan
(Keywords: Regret, Sleep, Want, Woman, World)

Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.
- Albert Camus
(Keywords: People, Sleep, Talk)

If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.
- Dale Carnegie
(Keywords: Lying, Sleep, Worry)

To sleep around is absolutely wrong for a woman; it's degrading and it completely ruins her personality. Sooner or later it will destroy all that is feminine and beautiful and idealistic in her.
- Barbara Cartland
(Keywords: Personality, Sleep, Will, Woman, Wrong)

The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep.
- Marc Chagall
(Keywords: Artist, Dignity, Duty, Lies, Sense, Sleep, Wonder, World)

How sleep the brave, who sink to rest, By all their country's wishes blest!
- William Collins
(Keywords: Country, Rest, Sleep, Wishes)

When I prayed for success, I forgot to ask for sound sleep and good digestion.
- Mason Cooley
(Keywords: Success, Sleep, Sound)

Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.
- Le Corbusier
(Keywords: Men, Light, Order, Sleep, Space)

Decency must be an even more exhausting state to maintain than its opposite. Those who succeed seem to need a stupefying amount of sleep.
- Quentin Crisp
(Keywords: Decency, Sleep, State, Succeed)

I am amazed about how everyone wants to know about my love life. They whisper to me, 'Tell me the truth? Is it true?' Who cares? Because we have this job, we are to say to everybody what we do, or with whom we sleep? It's a bit absurd, but that's why everybody lies so much.
- Penelope Cruz
(Keywords: Love, Life, Truth, Job, Lies, Sleep, Whisper)

You know, on the road, I never miss a meal. I eat five, six, seven times a day, depending on when I wake up and when I got to sleep. I never miss a training day. I always get my four days out of my seven.
- Warren Cuccurullo
(Keywords: Day, Road, Sleep, Training)

I no longer teach law. But when I did I advised my students that they should never accept a case if it meant that by doing so you couldn't sleep at night.
- Christopher Darden
(Keywords: Law, Night, Sleep, Students)

I came across awful characters when I got some kind of status and came to Hollywood. Then you have directors trying to sleep with you, assuming that you will do things because of the way you dress.
- Stacey Dash
(Keywords: Dress, Hollywood, Sleep, Trying, Will)

If I ever went, I'd want to go peacefully in my sleep. I wouldn't want to plan my own death.
- Dustin Diamond
(Keywords: Death, Sleep, Want)

But let them sleep, Lord, and me mourn a space.
- John Donne
(Keywords: Sleep, Space)

Suffering has roused them from the sleep of gentle life, and every day fills them with a terrible intoxication. They are now something more than themselves; those we loved were merely happy shadows.
- Georges Duhamel
(Keywords: Life, Day, Now, Shadows, Sleep, Suffering)

I think I'm still trying to find my feet as an actor. And I know it ain't brain surgery, but it confuses me and it comes between me and my sleep a lot.
- Colin Farrell
(Keywords: Actor, Feet, Sleep, Trying)

Turn resolutely to work, to recreation, or in any case to physical exercise till you are so tired you can't help going to sleep, and when you wake up you won't want to worry.
- B. C. Forbes
(Keywords: Work, Exercise, Help, Recreation, Sleep, Want, Worry)

She still talks to me now, only now she talks to me in my dreams. And I can't wait to go to sleep tonight because we have a lot to talk about. I love you.
- Jamie Foxx
(Keywords: Love, Dreams, Now, Sleep, Talk)

Being a mother gives you an incredible feeling of empowerment, you think if I can go through such pain and that level of sleep and still operate and not be grumpy you can do anything. It can be quite scary, you can't function your brain, forget your vocabulary.
- Anna Friel
(Keywords: Mother, Being, Empowerment, Feeling, Forget, Pain, Sleep, Vocabulary)

I believe in a higher power and I believe in good and bad, right and wrong. You sleep in the bed you make.
- Leif Garrett
(Keywords: Power, Bed, Right, Sleep, Wrong)

My heart burnt within me with indignation and grief; we could think of nothing else. All night long we had only snatches of sleep, waking up perpetually to the sense of a great shock and grief. Every one is feeling the same. I never knew so universal a feeling.
- Elizabeth Gaskell
(Keywords: Heart, Feeling, Grief, Night, Nothing, Sense, Sleep, Waking)

I was warmed by the sun, rocked by the winds and sheltered by the trees as other Indian babes. I was living peaceably when people began to speak bad of me. Now I can eat well, sleep well and be glad. I can go everywhere with a good feeling.
- Geronimo
(Keywords: People, Feeling, Living, Now, Sleep, Sun, Trees)

I am going to fight - I, a socialist and Syndicalist - so that we shall make an end to war, so that the little ones of France will sleep in peace, and the women go without fear.
- Philip Gibbs
(Keywords: Women, Peace, War, Fear, End, Fight, France, Sleep, Will)

I was able to do To Sleep with Anger, a very powerful film about African Americans, their spirituality, and the things that happened within a small community and a family.
- Danny Glover
(Keywords: Family, Anger, African, Americans, Community, Film, Sleep, Spirituality)

Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a dustbin upset in a high wind.
- William Golding
(Keywords: Flying, Sleep, Wind)

There is such a thing as tempting the gods. Talking too much, too soon and with too much self-satisfaction has always seemed to me a sure way to court disaster. The forces of retribution are always listening. They never sleep.
- Meg Greenfield
(Keywords: Gods, Court, Disaster, Listening, Self, Sleep, Talking)

In heaven we shall appear, not in armour, but in robes of glory. But here these are to be worn night and day; we must walk, work, and sleep in them, or else we are not true soldiers of Christ.
- William Gurnall
(Keywords: Work, Christ, Day, Glory, Heaven, Night, Sleep, Soldiers)

Those of you who can read I must beg you to read the Bible, and whenever you can get time, study the Bible, and if you can get no other time, spare some of your time from sleep, and learn what the mind and will of God is.
- Jupiter Hammon
(Keywords: Time, God, Bible, Mind, Sleep, Study, Will)

Sleep my friend, and you will see that dream is my reality.
- James Hetfield
(Keywords: Dream, Friend, Reality, Sleep, Will)

There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.
- Homer
(Keywords: Time, Sleep, Words)

Like you and your woman ain't gettin' along and you're in love. You can't sleep at nights. Your mind is on her - on whatever. You know, that's the blues. You can't hug that money at night. You can't kiss it.
- John Lee Hooker
(Keywords: Money, Love, Kiss, Mind, Night, Sleep, Woman)

I feel like there is always something trying to pull us back into sleep, that there is this sort of seductive quality in all the hedonistic pleasures that pull on us.
- Bell Hooks
(Keywords: Quality, Sleep, Trying)

I wear my Peggy Fleming T-shirt when I go to sleep every night before I compete, and for the past four years, it's brought me incredible good luck.
- Sarah Hughes
(Keywords: Luck, Night, Past, Sleep, Years)

A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
- Victor Hugo
(Keywords: Mother, Children, Sleep, Tenderness)



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