Quotations About / On: SLEEP

  • 21.
    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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  • 22.
    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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  • 23.
    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).)
  • 24.
    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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  • 25.
    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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  • 26.
    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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  • 27.
    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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  • 28.
    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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  • 29.
    Did all of us feel interested in bombing buildings only when the men we slept with were urging us on?
    (Jane Alpert (b. 1947), U.S. revolutionary and convicted bomber. Growing Up Underground, ch. 13 (1981). Reflecting on the instigation of her lover, Sam Melville, who led a tiny revolutionary commune in New York City during the late 1960s; Melville was imprisoned in Attica, in western New York State, and died in a revolt there.)
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  • 30.
    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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