Quotations About / On: SLEEP
when the hunter sleeps at night the animals in the bush make merry
(we need to be working hard to achieve our goal)
We came upon that silent sacred place...in which holy deer make their sleeping space
As seawaves slapped his sloop he slipped down a sweet slope into sleep
If I still had faith in humanity, I probably wouldn't be able to sleep so well.
You know, that's the only good thing about divorce; you get to sleep with your mother.
(Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987), U.S. diplomat, writer. Little Mary, in The Women, act 3 (1936).)
Life is struggle and sleep.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life.
(Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. "Montaigne," The Common Reader, First Series (1925).)
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).)
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).)
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.)