Bedtime Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old bedtime quotes, bedtime sayings, and bedtime proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A sleepy man's eyes generally go to bed some time before he does. James Lendall Basford
Good night! Good night! Far flies the light; But still God's love Shall shine above, Making all bright, Good night! Good night! Victor Hugo
It was such a beautiful day I decided to stay in bed. W Somerset Maugham
You can only sleep in one bed at a time. Nick Rhodes
So much for modern science and its wonderful discoveries that just about everything can kill you. Life is only a bedtime story before a long, long sleep. Robert Bloch
The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late. Charles Caleb Colton
White pill, blue pill, yellow pill, purple pill; its like swallowing a rainbow every bedtime Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Rest fixed most things. Sleep was my sweet reward. I treated bedtime as both incentive and sacrament. Aspen Matis
The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more. Wilson Mizner
Bedtime is daytime, and we come into bloom after midnight. Lenore Kandel
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 sense in forgetfulness? William Shakespeare
Don't fight with the pillow, but lay down your head And kick every worriment out of the bed. Edmund Vance Cooke
A time when it is far too early to arise, but so late that going to bed makes small sense. Robin Hobb
Sometimes you lie in bed at night, and you don't have a single thing to worry about.That always worries me! Charles M Schulz
May sleep envelop you as a bed sheet floating gently down, tickling your skin and removing every worry. Reminding you to consider only this moment. Jeb Dickerson
Before you go to bed think about what you left behind in the wake of the day. Nanette L. Avery
Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day. Friedrich Nietzsche
Ironically, to my children, bedtime is a punishment that violates their basic rights as human beings. Once the lights are out, you can expect at least an hour of inmates clanging their tin cups on the cell bars. Jim Gaffigan
These were our bedtime stories. Tales that haunted our parents and made them laugh at the same time. We never understood them until we were fully grown and they became our sole inheritance Edwidge Danticat
Go to bed smarter than when you woke up. Charlie Munger
It is one of life's bitterest truths that bedtime so often arrives just when things are really getting interesting. Lemony Snicket
Three meals plus bedtime make four sure blessings a day. Mason Cooley
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
It's very easy to see those on a bedtime schedule and those not. Michael Longenberger
Bedtime rituals for children ease the way to the elsewhere of slumber teeth brushing and pajamas, the voice of a parent reading, the feel and smell of the old blanket or toy, the nightlight glowing in a corner Siri Hustvedt
Any kid will run any errand for you, if you ask at bedtime. Red Skelton
Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a dustbin upset in a high wind. William G. Golding
Suggested remedy for the common cold. A good gulp of whiskey at bedtime it's not very scientific, but it helps. Alexander Fleming
That settles it, no more books about vampire before bedtime. Amanda Ashley
I love the silent hour of night, for blissful dreams may then arise, revealing to my charmed sight what may not bless my waking eyes. Anne Bronte
Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone. Anthony Burgess
I told my three sons stories about germs more than fifty years ago as fanciful bedtime tales. Arthur Kornberg
A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow. Charlotte Bronte
And if tonight my soul may find her peace in sleep, and sink in good oblivion, and in the morning wake like a new-opened flower then I have been dipped again in God, and new-created. D. H. Lawrence
The world is a more mysterious place than it seems to be most of the time, when we're plodding along from breakfast to bedtime in a reassuringly familiar routine. Dean Koontz
There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled. Edward Lucas
The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to. F. Scott Fitzgerald
The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night. Haruki Murakami
As a well spent day brings happy sleep so a life well spent brings happy death. Leonardo de Vinci
We are but older children, dear, Who fret to find our bedtime near. Lewis Carroll
Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn. Mahatma Gandhi
Goodnight stars, goodnight air, goodnight noises everywhere. Margaret Wise Brown
Your future depends on your dreams, so go to sleep. Mesut Barazany
But love, I’ve come to understand, is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day. Nicholas Sparks
The bed is a bundle of paradoxes, we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret. We make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late. Ogden Nash
Angels do not whisper in our ears. Predestination is a fairy tale, a bedtime story for adults scared of meaningless death. Paul Doiron
When you lie down, you will not be afraid. Your sleep will be sweet. Proverbs 3:24
The persons hardest to convince that they're at the retirement age are children at bedtime. Shannon Fife
From candlelight to early bedtime, I read. Thomas Jefferson
A flock of sheep that leisurely pass by One after one; the sound of rain, and bees Murmuring. The fall of rivers, winds and seas, Smooth fields, white sheets of water, and pure sky. I've thought of all by turns, and still I lie Sleepless. William Wordsworth