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Quotations About / On: SLEEP

  • 11.
    That's the only good thing about divorce. You get to sleep with your mother.
    (Anita Loos (1893-1981), U.S. novelist, screenwriter, Jane Murfin, U.S. screenwriter, and George Cukor. Little Mary (Virginia Weidler), in The Women (film) (1932). Adapted from the hit Broadway play by Claire Boothe (later Claire Boothe Luce), the movie achieved some notoriety with a cast of 130 women and no men.)
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  • 12.
    I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.
    (Larry Forrester, U.S. screenwriter, Hideo Oguni, and Ryuzo Kikushima. Richard Fleischer, Toshio Masuda, Kinji Fukasaku. Admiral Yamamoto (Soh Yamamura), Tora! Tora! Tora! Reaction to Pearl Harbor attack (1970).)
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  • 13.
    A couple's relationship often moves to the back burner as they focus on the new baby and temporarily prefer sleep over sex.
    (Susan Lapinski (20th century), U.S. writer. "Parenting Passages," Child (June-July 1992).)
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  • 14.
    If Men and Women took their Pleasures as noisily as the Cats, what Londoner could ever hope to sleep of nights?
    (Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British novelist. The Fifth Earl of Gonister, in After Many a Summer Dies the Swan, pt. II, ch. 4 (1939). This witticism is found in the diaries of the Fifth Earl of Gonister, Huxley's invention of an eighteenth-century aristocrat of almost superhuman cynicism.)
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  • 15.
    The world of men is dreaming, it has gone mad in its sleep, and a snake is strangling it, but it can't wake up.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Letter, May 14, 1915. The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, vol. 2, eds. George J. Zytaruk and James T. Boulton (1981).)
  • 16.
    Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life.
    (Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. "Montaigne," The Common Reader, First Series (1925).)
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  • 17.
    Meanwhile I, deserted, was lamenting a little to myself your long delays in foreign loves, until sleep with its pleasing wings compelled me, fallen.
    (Propertius Sextus (c. 50-16 B.C.), Roman elegist. Oxford Classical Text, I.3. 43-45.)
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  • 18.
    I am invariably of the politics of the people at whose table I sit, or beneath whose roof I sleep.
    (George Borrow (1803-1881), British author. The Bible in Spain, ch. 16 (1843).)
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  • 19.
    You can't stay married in a situation where you are afraid to go to sleep in case your wife might cut your throat.
    (Mike Tyson (b. 1966), U.S. boxer. quoted in Daily Telegraph (London, Feb. 1, 1989).)
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  • 20.
    In France a woman will not go to sleep until she has talked over affairs of state with her lover or her husband.
    (Jules Mazarin (1602-1661), Italian-born-French statesman, cardinal. Attributed remark (c. 1650).)
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