15 Literary Quotes On Sleep

15 Literary Quotes On Sleep


Writers Write shares writing resources. In this post, we’ve collected 15 literary quotes on sleep for you.

World Sleep Day is held the Friday before the March Equinox of each year. This year it is celebrated on 19 March 2021.

‘The slogan for the 14th annual World Sleep Day is “Regular Sleep, Healthy Future.” World Sleep Day is a call to all sleep professionals to advocate and educate the world about the importance of sleep for achieving an optimal quality of life and improve global health.’

We all function better when we’ve had a restful night – even writers. To mark the day, we’ve collected 15 quotes on sleep for you.

15 Literary Quotes On Sleep

  1. Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone. ~Anthony Burgess
  2. That we are not much sicker and much madder than we are is due exclusively to that most blessed and blessing of all natural graces, sleep. ~Aldous Huxley
  3. O sleep! O gentle sleep! Nature’s soft nurse. ~William Shakespeare
  4. Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It’s a palliative. The remedy is death. ~ Nicolas Chamfort
  5. A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow. ~Charlotte Brontë
  6. Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  7. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep. ~Robert Frost
  8. It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it. ~John Steinbeck
  9. One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. ~Virginia Woolf
  10. People say, ‘I’m going to sleep now,’ as if it were nothing. But it’s really a bizarre activity. ‘For the next several hours, while the sun is gone, I’m going to become unconscious, temporarily losing command over everything I know and understand. When the sun returns, I will resume my life.’ ~George Carlin
  11. Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them. ~Edgar Allan Poe
  12. When you are old and grey and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, take down this book and slowly read, and dream of the soft look your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep. ~William Butler Yeats
  13. To sleep: perchance to dream. ~William Shakespeare
  14. She fell asleep, and it was a sleep as thin as the night clouds, dotted with dreams that came and went like the stars. ~Lois Lowry
  15. Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night. ~William Blake

Source for quotes

 by Amanda Patterson

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