Quotations About / On: SLEEP

  • 1.
    Life itself is a bubble and a skepticism, and a sleep within sleep.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Experience," Essays, Second Series (1844).)
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  • 2.
    Sleep, ignorant of pain, sleep, ignorant of grief, may you come to us blowing softly, kindly, kindly come king.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Philoctetes, l. 827.)
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  • 3.
    We came upon that silent sacred place...in which holy deer make their sleeping space
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 4.
    As seawaves slapped his sloop he slipped down a sweet slope into sleep
    (Saiom Shriver)
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  • 5.
    I want to sleep in the oven
    because I just burn in the bed
    (Gutter Kisses and a Hug on Garbage Day)
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  • 6.
    I won't sleep
    if that's what it takes
    to not wake up
    as myself
    (Hold Me Under: Poems to Drown to)
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  • 7.
    Life is struggle and sleep.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 8.
    We are not hypocrites in our sleep.
    (William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. The Plain Speaker, "On Dreams," (1826).)
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  • 9.
    A thinking woman sleeps with monsters.
    (Adrienne Rich (b. 1929), U.S. poet. Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law (l. 26). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.)
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  • 10.
    If, as a feminist leader, I try to help out the career of a rising woman faculty leader—I'm sleeping with her.
    (Theo J. Kalikow (b. 1941), U.S. educator. As quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education, p. A16 (June 16, 1993). The interim president of Plymouth State College (New Hampshire) was remarking on the tendency toward unfounded speculation in academia about feminists', and women college presidents', sexual orientation and behavior.)
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