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.
    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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  • 23.
    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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  • 24.
    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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  • 25.
    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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  • 26.
    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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  • 27.
    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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  • 28.
    I think that it would be less difficult to live eternally than to be deprived of sleep throughout life.
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Letter, December 9, 1890, letter to his editor and friend, A.S. Suvorin. Complete Works and Letters in Thirty Volumes, Letters, vol. 4, p. 146, "Nauka" (1976).)
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  • 29.
    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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  • 30.
    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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