Quotations About / On: SLEEP

  • 61.
    You can't stay married in a situation where you are afraid to go to sleep in case your wife might cut your throat.
    (Mike Tyson (b. 1966), U.S. boxer. quoted in Daily Telegraph (London, Feb. 1, 1989).)
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  • 62.
    In France a woman will not go to sleep until she has talked over affairs of state with her lover or her husband.
    (Jules Mazarin (1602-1661), Italian-born-French statesman, cardinal. Attributed remark (c. 1650).)
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  • 63.
    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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  • 64.
    But what is all this fear of and opposition to Oblivion? What is the matter with the soft Darkness, the Dreamless Sleep?
    (James Thurber (1894-1961), U.S. humorist, illustrator. Also included in Clifton Fadiman, I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Certain Eminent Men and Women of Our Time (c. 1939). Forum and Century (June 1939).)
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  • 65.
    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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  • 66.
    We term sleep a death ... by which we may be literally said to die daily; in fine, so like death, I dare not trust it without my prayers.
    (Thomas Browne (1605-1682), British physician, author. Religio Medici, pt. 2, sct. 12 (1643).)
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  • 67.
    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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  • 68.
    Immanuel Kant lived with knowledge as with his lawfully wedded wife, slept with it in the same intellectual bed for forty years and begot an entire German race of philosophical systems.
    (Stefan Zweig (18811942), Austrian writer. Der Kampf mit dem Daemon (The Struggle with the Demon), p. 256, trans. by Marion Sonnenfeld, Insel Verlag (1929).)
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  • 69.
    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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  • 70.
    Many women would like to dream with men without sleeping with them. Someone should point out to them that this is utterly impossible.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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