The Best Quotes On Sleep



Sleep. We all do it; some more than others. Here are some of my favorite quotes from famous people who’ve talked about sleep…
It took me until my first child was born to really believe in this one!…
“People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.”
–Leo J. Burke

Because I wasn’t kidding when I said I wouldn’t get married until I got my own room…
“Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.””
–Anthony Burgess



I learned this one the hard way…
“It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterward.”
–Baltasar Gracian

This one took me a lot of years to recognize as true, but I finally caught on…
“If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.”
–Dale Carnegie



This one reminds me of the stuff that races through my head just as I try to sleep…
“Life is something that happens when you can’t get to sleep.”
–Fran Lebowitz

This one is so absolutely true!…
“[Sleep is] the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.”
–Thomas Dekker



Simple? Yes. Obvious? Maybe. But sometimes it’s so obvious that we nearly miss it…
“There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.”
–Homer

As much as I’ve fought it over the years, I find that this one is very true…
“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”
–Benjamin Franklin



“Not being able to sleep is terrible. You have the misery of having partied all night… without the satisfaction.”
–Lynn Johnston

This sounds silly, but it’s true…
“To achieve the impossible dream, try going to sleep.”
–Joan Klempner



Mark Twain always said the most profound things. Here’s a good one…
“I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting.”
–Mark Twain

This is a good one on the universal appeal of sleep…
“Oh sleep! It is a gentle thing,
Beloved from pole to pole.”
–Samuel Taylor Coleridge



This one’s creepy, but always makes me think. Somewhere I remember reading about sleep being referred to as ‘the little death’…
“Death’s brother, Sleep.”
–Virgil

Steven Wright always makes me laugh. This was no exception…
“When I woke up this morning my girlfriend asked me, ‘Did you sleep good?’ I said ‘No, I made a few mistakes.’”
–Steven Wright