Quotations About / On: SLEEP

  • 31.
    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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  • 32.
    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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  • 33.
    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 Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883.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.)
  • 34.
    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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  • 35.
    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).)
  • 36.
    I do not understand the capricious lewdness of the sleeping mind.
    (John Cheever (1912-1982), U.S. author. "The Late Forties and the Fifties," John Cheever: The Journals, ed. Robert Gottlieb (1991). 1955 entry.)
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  • 37.
    Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.
    (Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), British philosopher, mathematician. The Conquest of Happiness, ch. 1 (1930).)
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  • 38.
    One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
    (Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. A Room of One's Own, ch. 1 (1929).)
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  • 39.
    They are not sleeping, but even if they were fast asleep, I'd respect their dreams more than your waking thoughts.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Dobra, in Libussa, act 1 (1872).)
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  • 40.
    Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a dustbin upset in a high wind.
    (William Golding (b. 1911), British author. Pincher Martin, ch. 6 (1956).)
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