The Best Sleep quotes

We all know that getting a good night’s sleep is essential for our overall health and well-being, but sometimes it can be hard to fight the temptation to stay up late working on our latest project or watching one more episode of our favorite show. If you’re looking for some motivation to get your 8 hours in, take a look at these sleep quotes from some of the most successful entrepreneurs out there.


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The best sleep quotes

1. Trust your instincts: they tend to see you right. By listening to them, at least you can sleep at night. — Sophie Ellis–Bextor

2. I have a suspicion that the definition of ‘crazy’ in show business is a woman who keeps talking even after no one wants to f*** [sleep with her] anymore. — Tina Fey

3. Sleep disorders are a known occupational hazard to astronomers and their support staff. — Steven Magee

4. When I finally begin to driftinto sleepyour memory is the…firstand the moonlightthe last, to kiss my face. — Sanober Khan, Turquoise Silence

5. Some say they expect Illuminati take my body to sleep. — Tupac Shakur

6. Sleep knits up the raveled sleeve of care. — William Shakespeare

7. First he threw out all of his records, trashed his heart and then he went to sleep. — Pete Wentz

8. Health is the first muse, and sleep is the condition to produce it. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

9. Opportunity for success never sleeps, just those not chasing it! — Stephen Richards

10. Make sure you never, never argue at night. You just lose a good night’s sleep, and you can’t settle anything until morning anyway. — Rose Kennedy

11. Intimacy wasn’t sex, she realized. It was knowing someone. — Sarah Morgan, Sleepless in Manhattan

12. Now, on nights that I can’t sleep, I play video games alone until the morning. — Namie Amuro

13. Whoever drinks beer, he is quick to sleep; whoever sleeps long, does not sin; whoever does not sin, enters Heaven! Thus, let us drink beer! — Martin Luther

14. He had come to believe that life was a series of ironic ambushes.–Doctor Sleep — Stephen King

15. Dreams are memories we’ve lost to sleep. — F.K. Preston

16. They plot, they plot, sleeping or afoot they never let up. — Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow

17. The sea was as dark as dreams and as deep as sleep. — Orhan Pamuk

18. You have to choose whether to go to a restless sleep or to stay awake and fight for a blissful night rest. — Michael Bassey Johnson, Master of Maxims

19. We are born from a quiet sleep, and we die to a calm awakening — Zhuangzi

20. Fer in our dreams we find ourselves. Who we were. Who we are. Who we can become. Sleep. Dream. — Moira Young, Rebel Heart

21. My heart can feel the softness of a starOnly when the moon stays afar I lay my mind on the pillow of skyWhere sleep dares not ever to pry — Munia Khan

22. He doesn’t mind if he dies… indeed, he would like to die; but yet he fears to fall. He would welcome a long sleep; but not at the price of falling to it. — William Golding

23. Silence then, and the scent of apple trees, and the nightmare sense of grief that comes when a man wakes again to feel a loss he has forgotten in sleep. — Mary Stewart

24. I’m tickling a traced pattern over her bare hip. She’s pretending to sleep. Her smile is an idiot. A bad secret keeper. — Pella Grace, Knock Love Out

25. The old saw says, ‘Let a sleeping dog lie.’ Right. Still, when there is much at stake it is better to get a newspaper to do it. — Mark Twain

26. It’s terrible to lie in chains, To rot in dungeon deep, But it’s still worse, when you are free To sleep, and sleep, and sleep. — Taras Shevchenko

27. I’m a name and a question. — Paul Tremblay, The Little Sleep

28. Let those who are awake awaken the dormant in every matter which desperately needs the liberating light of the truth or else the dormant will forever sleep! — Mehmet Murat ildan

29. When twilight sleeps holding the nightIn your arms you embrace me tightRunaway hours clenched by kisses More of your love my heart misses — Munia Khan

30. I’m going to find whoever is responsible for me sleeping out side with outside without pillows and kick them in the shins!–Enna — Shannon Hale

31. A focused Mind is a result Of a little Effort To tell Your Distractions To sleep for A couple of hours While you are at WORK. — Sujit Lalwani, Life Simplified!

32. Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind. — Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra

33. To bed, to bed; sleep kill those pretty eyes, And give as soft attachment to thy senses, As infants empty of all thought. — William Shakespeare

34. Honey, you’re the one who stopped sleeping with me, OK? It’ll be a year come April 20th. I remember the date exactly, because it was Hitler’s birthday — Woody Allen

35. Zombies let us explore notions of the apocalypse–no water, food, medical care, the government imploding–while letting us sleep at night. — Max Brooks

36. When you are just living your mundane life just walking about or you are just sleeping and waking up and just chatting on the telephone and on social media — you are wasting life.

37. Reflecting on these complex relationships between reader and story, fiction and life, can constitute a form of therapy against the sleep of reason, which generates monsters. — Umberto Eco

38. To carry care to bed is to sleep with a pack on your back. — Thomas C. Haliburton

39. What is death but descending into a dark, eternal sleep? — B.L. Norris

40. He sleeps well who knows not that he sleeps ill. — Publilius Syrus

41. Guess that’s thirty–one pieces of silver you’ve got now, huh? Sleep well, Judas. — Mark Millar, Civil War: A Marvel Comics Event

42. The interval between the beginning of ‘I am’ (birth or waking) and when you lose it again (death or deep sleep) is called ‘time. — Nisargadatta Maharaj

43. Reading doesn’t put you to sleep… it makes you dream… — Nanette L. Avery

44. Sir, in my heart there was a kind of fighting That would not let me sleep. — William Shakespeare

45. Walking the stacks in a library, dragging your fingers across the spines––it’s hard not to feel the presence of sleeping spirits. — Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra’s 24–Hour Bookstore

46. 0 little town of Bethlehem How still we see thee lie! Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by. — Phillips Brooks

47. I will always love you Drizzt Do’Urden my life was full and without regret because I knew you and was completed by you. Sleep well, my love. — R.A. Salvatore

48. Sleeping beauty awoke at the kiss of a scientist and expired at the fatal puncture of his syringe. — Ray Bradbury

49. Peace, peace! he is not dead, he doth not sleep–he hath awakened from the dream of life–’Tis we, who lost in stormy visions, keep with phantoms an unprofitable strife. — Percy Bysshe Shelley

50. First he threw out all of his records, trashed his heart and then he went to sleep. — Pete Wentz


Sleep is essential for overall health and wellbeing, so it’s important to make sure you get enough of it. These quotes remind us of the importance of rest and encourage us to make sure we take the time to get the sleep we need. Sweet dreams!

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