Sleep Quotes

sleep quotes

Through the years, people have shared their views on sleep with memorable sleep quotes that have endured over time.

Some quotes are entertaining, while others reveal the disdain some people have for submitting to the need for a good night’s rest.

Following are some of better-known sayings for your reading pleasure. If you have other sleep quotes you would like to share, including your own, please share it by completing the form below. 

Favored Sleep Quotes

”It's a cruel season that makes you get ready for bed while it's light out.”
-Bill Watterson

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

”People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one.”
-Leo J. Burke

”Laugh and the world laughs with you. Snore and you snore alone.”
-Anthony Burgess

”No day is so bad it can't be fixed with a nap.”
-Carrie Snow

”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

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

”Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.
-Fran Lebowitz

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

”The best cure for insomnia is a Monday morning.”

”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

”Nothing cures insomnia like the realization that it's time to get up.”

”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.”

”Every closed eye is not sleeping, and every open eye is not seeing.”
-Bill Cosby

”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

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

”Sleeplessness is a desert without vegetation or inhabitants.”
-Jessamyn West

“Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a dustbin upset in a high wind.”
-William G. Golding

”There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled.”
-Edward Lucas

“Sleep lingers all our lifetime about our eyes, as night hovers all day in the boughs of the fir-tree."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

”There is no hope for a civilization which starts each day to the sound of an alarm clock.”

”Sleep is perverse as human nature, Sleep is perverse as a le
gislature, Sleep is as forward as hives or goiters, And where it is least desired, it loiters.”

-Ogden Nash

”There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast.”-Anonymous

”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.
-C. Colton

”Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience - unless they are still up.”
-Ellen Goodman

”Sometimes I stay up so late that I have my morning coffee before I go to bed."

”Consciousness: that annoying time between naps.”

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

”Insomnia is a gross feeder. It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking.”
-Clifton Fadiman

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