Quotations About / On: SLEEP

  • 31.
    Moral reform is the effort to throw off sleep.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 100, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 32.
    They're all the same—it's always rags-to-riches or I-slept- with-so-and-so. Damned if I'm going to say that.
    (Deborah Kerr (b. 1921), British actor; born in Scotland. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 19 (November 19, 1986). On movie-star autobiographies, and why she did not want to write one.)
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  • 33.
    If, as a feminist leader, I try to help out the career of a rising woman faculty leader—I'm sleeping with her.
    (Theo J. Kalikow (b. 1941), U.S. educator. As quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education, p. A16 (June 16, 1993). The interim president of Plymouth State College (New Hampshire) was remarking on the tendency toward unfounded speculation in academia about feminists', and women college presidents', sexual orientation and behavior.)
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  • 34.
    That's the only good thing about divorce. You get to sleep with your mother.
    (Anita Loos (1893-1981), U.S. novelist, screenwriter, Jane Murfin, U.S. screenwriter, and George Cukor. Little Mary (Virginia Weidler), in The Women (film) (1932). Adapted from the hit Broadway play by Claire Boothe (later Claire Boothe Luce), the movie achieved some notoriety with a cast of 130 women and no men.)
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  • 35.
    I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.
    (Larry Forrester, U.S. screenwriter, Hideo Oguni, and Ryuzo Kikushima. Richard Fleischer, Toshio Masuda, Kinji Fukasaku. Admiral Yamamoto (Soh Yamamura), Tora! Tora! Tora! Reaction to Pearl Harbor attack (1970).)
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  • 36.
    I have fed purely upon ale; I have eat my ale, drank my ale, and I always sleep upon ale.
    (George Farquhar (1678-1707), Irish dramatist. repr. In Complete Works, ed. Charles Stonehill (1930). The landlord Boniface, in The Beaux' Stratagem, act 1, sc. 1 (1707).)
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  • 37.
    It is useless to tell one not to reason but to believe—you might as well tell a man not to wake but sleep.
    (George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824), British poet. Detached Thoughts, no. 96 (1821-1822), Byron's Letters and Journals, vol. 9, ed. Leslie A. Marchand (1979).)
  • 38.
    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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  • 39.
    Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death.
    (Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher. "Counsels and Maxims," Parerga and Paralipomena (1851).)
  • 40.
    The Cold War isn't thawing; it is burning with a deadly heat. Communism isn't sleeping; it is, as always, plotting, scheming, working, fighting.
    (Richard M. Nixon (1913-1995), U.S. Republican politician, president. repr. In Stephen Ambrose, Nixon: The Triumph of a Politician, vol. 2, ch. 2 (1989). "Cuba, Castro and John F. Kennedy," The Reader's Digest (Nov. 1964).)
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