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Quotations About / On: SLEEP

  • 21.
    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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  • 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.
    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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  • 24.
    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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  • 25.
    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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  • 26.
    The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, beg in the streets or steal bread.
    (Anatole France (1844-1924), French author. The Red Lily, ch. 7 (1894).)
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  • 27.
    Much sleep is not required by nature, either for our souls or bodies, or for the actions in which they are concerned.
    (Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Protagoras, 808 B....)
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  • 28.
    The empty, the one, the unmoved, the full, satiation, wanting nothing—that would be my evil: in short, dreamless sleep.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 211, selection 5[1], number 212, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883. Originally meant to be attributed to Zarathustra in Thus Spoke Zarathustra.)
  • 29.
    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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  • 30.
    Sleep is a reward for some, a punishment for others. For all, it is a sanction.
    (Isidore Ducasse, Comte de Lautréamont (1846-70), French author, poet. Poésies, ch. 2 (1870).)
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