Quotations About / On: SLEEP

  • 21.
    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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  • 22.
    He who sleeps half a day has won half a life.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian satirist. repr. In In These Great Times: A Karl Kraus Reader, ed. Harry Zohn (1976). "In Praise of a Topsy-Turvy Lifestyle," Simplicissimus (Munich, 1908).)
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  • 23.
    When I prayed for success, I forgot to ask for sound sleep and good digestion.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 24.
    We have a vigilant consul, Caninius, who never slept once during his entire term of office!
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Epigramma. His term lasted but a day.)
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  • 25.
    When virtue has slept it will arise the more refreshed.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 87, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "On the History of Moral Sentiments," aphorism 83, "The Sleep of Virtue," (1878).)
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  • 26.
    I do not understand the capricious lewdness of the sleeping mind.
    (John Cheever (1912-1982), U.S. author. "The Late Forties and the Fifties," John Cheever: The Journals, ed. Robert Gottlieb (1991). 1955 entry.)
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  • 27.
    Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.
    (Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), British philosopher, mathematician. The Conquest of Happiness, ch. 1 (1930).)
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  • 28.
    One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
    (Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. A Room of One's Own, ch. 1 (1929).)
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  • 29.
    We are not hypocrites in our sleep.
    (William Hazlitt (1778-1830), British essayist. The Plain Speaker, "On Dreams," (1826).)
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  • 30.
    The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.
    (E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. Aspects of the Novel, ch. 3 (1927).)
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