Quotes About Sleep

Check out our quote compilation and tell us which is your favorite.

By Loren Bullock

Everyone sleeps, so it’s natural that people have a lot to say about it. And we’re talking thousands of years worth of quotes. We’ve compiled some of our favorite quotes about sleep that you can use in your everyday conversations, papers, or even social media bios.

Famous Quotes About Sleep

“Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.” Lord George Gordon Byron

“Sleep is the best meditation.”   –Dalai Lama

“Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.”   -Thomas Dekker

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.”   –Irish Proverb

“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?”   -Ernest Hemingway


Inspirational Quotes About Sleep

“True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment, and refreshment.” William Penn

“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

“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.”   –Mahatma Gandhi

“Tired minds don’t plan well. Sleep first; plan later.”   –Walter Reisch

“Sleep is an investment in the energy you need to be effective tomorrow.”   –Tom Roth


Literary Quotes About Sleep

“I've always envied people who sleep easily. Their brains must be cleaner, the floorboards of the skull well swept, all the little monsters closed up in a steamer trunk at the foot of the bed.” David Benioff, City of Thieves

“Put my head under my pillow, and let the quiet put things where they are supposed to be.”   –Stephen Chbosky, Perks of Being a Wallflower

“Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work and helps make something of the world.”   –Heraclitus, Fragments

“Sleep, those little slices of death—how I loathe them.”   –Edgar Allan Poe

“There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.”   –Homer, The Odyssey


Funny Quotes About Sleep

“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.' If you didn't know what sleep was, and you had only seen it in a science fiction movie, you would think it was weird and tell all your friends about the movie you'd seen. They had these people, you know? And they would walk around all day and be OK? And then, once a day, usually after dark, they would lie down on these special platforms and become unconscious. They would stop functioning almost completely, except deep in their minds they would have adventures and experiences that were completely impossible in real life. As they lay there, completely vulnerable to their enemies, their only movements were to occasionally shift from one position to another; or, if one of the 'mind adventures' got too real, they would sit up and scream and be glad they weren't unconscious anymore. Then they would drink a lot of coffee.' So, next time you see someone sleeping, make believe you're in a science fiction movie. And whisper, 'The creature is regenerating itself.” George Carlin, Brain Droppings

“There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it.”   –Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

“Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.”   –Anthony Burgess

“People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.”   –Leo J. Burke

“Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year-olds.”   –JoJo Jensen


Motivational Quotes About Sleep

“The minute anyone’s getting anxious I say, you must eat and you must sleep. They’re the two vital elements for a healthy life.” Francesca Annis

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon.”   –Charles M. Schulz

“Your future depends on your dreams, so go to sleep.”   –Mesut Barazany

“Man is a genius when he is dreaming.”   –Akira Kurosawa

“Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.”   –Phyllis Diller


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