Sleep Sayings and Quotes

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

Sleep is the best meditation. Dalai Lama
Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together. Thomas Dekker
I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know? Ernest Hemingway
Sleep, those little slices of death - how I loathe them. Edgar Allan Poe
I've always envied people who sleep easily. Their brains must be cleaner, the floorboards of the skull well swept, all the little monsters closed up in a steamer trunk at the foot of the bed. David Benioff
I want to go to sleep in my time machine and wake up eight hours in the future. Jarod Kintz
Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day. Friedrich Nietzsche
There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled. Edward Lucas
The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. In the morning we must sweep out the shadows. Gaston Bachelard
Sleep is perverse as human nature, Sleep is perverse as legislature.... So people who go to bed to sleep Must count French premiers or sheep, And people who ought to arise from bed Yawn and go back to sleep instead. Ogden Nash
Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death; and the higher the rate of interest and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed. Arthur Schopenhauer
Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together. Thomas Dekker
The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Sleep lingers all our lifetime about our eyes, as night hovers all day in the boughs of the fir-tree. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life. Virginia Woolf
Not being able to sleep is terrible. You have the misery of having partied all night... without the satisfaction. Lynn Johnston
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
Sleep is the most moronic fraternity in the world, with the heaviest dues and the crudest rituals. Vladimir Nabokov
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
Early to bed and early to rise probably indicates unskilled labor. John Ciardi
Sleep: a poor substitute for caffeine! Wally Shawn
Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore, and you sleep alone! Anthony Burgess
To achieve the impossible dream, try going to sleep. Joan Klempner
To sleep is an act of faith. Barbara G. Harrison
He who sleeps half a day has won half a life. Karl Kraus
Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation. unknown
Don't fight with the pillow, but lay down your head and kick every worriment out of the bed. Edmund Vance Cooke
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
Saturday's night sleep is the best sleep according to me because not any tension for the work of Sunday. unknown
People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one. Leo J. Burke