Quotations About / On: SLEEP
Life itself is a bubble and a skepticism, and a sleep within sleep.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Experience," Essays, Second Series (1844).)
Sleep, ignorant of pain, sleep, ignorant of grief, may you come to us blowing softly, kindly, kindly come king.
(Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Philoctetes, l. 827.)
when the hunter sleeps at night the animals in the bush make merry
(we need to be working hard to achieve our goal)
We came upon that silent sacred place...in which holy deer make their sleeping space
As seawaves slapped his sloop he slipped down a sweet slope into sleep
If I still had faith in humanity, I probably wouldn't be able to sleep so well.
You know, that's the only good thing about divorce; you get to sleep with your mother.
(Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987), U.S. diplomat, writer. Little Mary, in The Women, act 3 (1936).)
Life is struggle and sleep.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life.
(Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. "Montaigne," The Common Reader, First Series (1925).)
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).)