Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Intrigued by this question of sleep (or lack thereof)...

Sleep. Here are some thought provoking quotes I found that relate to this most basic of bodily needs--

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. Robert Frost

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

Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep. Albert Camus

The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much sleep. Woody Allen

Life is something to do when you can't get to sleep. Fran Lebowitz

That we are not much sicker and much madder than we are is due exclusively to that most blessed and blessing of all natural graces, sleep. Aldous Huxley

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

The serpent, the king, the tiger, the stinging wasp, the small child, the dog owned by other people, and the fool: these seven ought not to be awakened from sleep. Chanakya

Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian. Herman Melville


  1. "I'll get all the sleep I need when I'm dead" Wade Garrett in the movie Road House

  2. .It is a good thing for an educated man to read books of quotations.
    -- Winston Churchill, Unknown , 1874-1965

  3. Dear Galaxy Searchlights,(if thatz your Real name): Given the extent of your education, I of course do not need to point out to you the ironic absurdity of you quoting Churchill in an effort to denigrate the use of quotes to initiate discussion and thought amongst my loyal readshhip.

  4. denigrate ,,,?,,, no!

    accentuate ,,?,,, yes.

    initiate discussion and thought ,,,?,,, maybe.

    loyal reader ,,,?,,, definitely!

  5. Concerns are put to rest :)