Quotations About / On: SLEEP

  • 11.
    Tired minds don't plan well. Sleep first, plan later.
    (Walter Reisch (1903-1963), Austrian screenwriter, and Charles Brackett (1892-1969), U.S. Henry Levin. Prof. Oliver Lindenbrook (James Mason), Journey to the Center of the Earth, as they lie exhausted on the beach after the storm (1959).)
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  • 12.
    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).)
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  • 13.
    I don't sleep. I hate those little slices of death.
    (Walter Reisch (1903-1963), Austrian screenwriter, Charles Brackett (1892-1969), U.S., and Henry Levin. Count Saknussemm (Thayer David), Journey to the Center of the Earth, at the edge of the sea, explaining to Lindenbrook why he isn't resting (1959).)
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  • 14.
    In bed my real love has always been the sleep that rescued me by allowing me to dream.
    (Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936), Italian author, playwright. Silia, in The Rules of the Game, act 2.)
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  • 15.
    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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  • 16.
    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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  • 17.
    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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  • 18.
    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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  • 19.
    If Men and Women took their Pleasures as noisily as the Cats, what Londoner could ever hope to sleep of nights?
    (Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British novelist. The Fifth Earl of Gonister, in After Many a Summer Dies the Swan, pt. II, ch. 4 (1939). This witticism is found in the diaries of the Fifth Earl of Gonister, Huxley's invention of an eighteenth-century aristocrat of almost superhuman cynicism.)
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  • 20.
    The world of men is dreaming, it has gone mad in its sleep, and a snake is strangling it, but it can't wake up.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Letter, May 14, 1915. The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, vol. 2, eds. George J. Zytaruk and James T. Boulton (1981).)
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