Dr Neil Stanley Independent Sleep Expert
© Dr. Neil Stanley 2013-2024
A good husband is never the first to go to sleep at night or the last to awake in the morning - Honore de Balzac A little insomnia is not without its value in making us appreciate sleep, in throwing a ray of light upon that darkness - Marcel Proust A man can do only what he can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day - Albert Schweitzer A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them - Victor Hugo A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow - Charlotte Brontë All men whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them, when he is asleep, is in a world of his own - Plutarch Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher's the poet's equal there - Emile M. Cioran As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death - Leonardo da Vinci Both sleep and insomnolency, when immoderate, are bad – Hippocrates Come, sleep and death; you promise nothing, you hold everything. - Soren Kierkegaard Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night. — Philip K. Dick Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night- Charles A. Fisher Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. - Benjamin Franklin Even were sleep is concerned, too much is a bad thing - Homer Evil in general does not sleep, and therefore doesn't see why anyone else should. - Terry Pratchett Fatigue is the best pillow - Benjamin Franklin Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two - Ralph Waldo Emerson For sleep, one needs endless depths of blackness to sink into; daylight is too shallow, it will not cover one - Anne Morrow Lindbergh for Sleepe is that golden chaine that ties health and our bodies together - Thomas Dekker God has made sleep to be a sponge by which to rub out fatigue. A man's roots are planted in night as in a soil - Henry Ward Beecher Heartbreak is not lessened by the day. Nor is sorrow diminished when washed by night. Sleep will not visit the incomplete soul - Tim Irwin I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake. - Rene Descartes I don't know why it should be, I am sure; but the sight of another man asleep in bed when I am up, maddens me - Jerome K. Jerome I had a dream I was awake and I woke up to find myself asleep. - Stan Laurel I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting - Mark Twain I haven't been to sleep for over a year. That's why I go to bed early. One needs more rest if one doesn't sleep – Evelyn Waugh. I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know? - Ernest Hemingway I should try to get some sleep as one doesn't know what tomorrow may bring - Robert Mapplethorpe If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep - Dale Carnegie It appears that every man's insomnia is as different from his neighbour's as are their daytime hopes and aspirations - F. Scott Fitzgerald It's useless to play lullabies for those who cannot sleep - John Cage Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone - Anthony Burgess Man is a genius when he is dreaming - Akira Kurosawa Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep - Gandhi Many things - such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly - are done worst when we try hardest to do them - C.S. Lewis Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night - St. Jerome Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact - Bertrand Russell Oh sleep! it is a gentle thing, Beloved from pole to pole - Samuel Taylor Coleridge One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well - Virginia Woolf People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf - George Orwell Sleep - the most beautiful experience in life - except drink - W. C. Fields Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, Ease after war, death after life does greatly please - Edmund Spenser. Sleep comes more easily than it returns - Victor Hugo Sleep is a hint of lovely oblivion - D. H. Lawrence Sleep is no longer a healing bath, a recuperation of vital forces, but an oblivion, a nightly brush with annihilation - J.M. Coetzee Sleep is so like death, I dare not trust it without my prayers - Thomas Browne Sleep is sweet to the labouring man - John Bunyan Sleep is the best cure for waking troubles. - Miguel de Cervantes Sleep is the best meditation - Dalai Lama Sleep is the most innocent creature there is and a sleepless man the most guilty. - Franz Kafka Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a dustbin upset in a high wind - William Golding Sleep makes the silence and the terrible fear go by more quickly, helps pass the time, since it's impossible to kill. - Anne Frank Sleep, delicious and profound, the very counterfeit of death - Homer Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life - Virginia Woolf Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them - Edgar Allan Poe Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day - Friedrich Nietzsche Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep - Albert Camus The bed must always be a beautiful place, not only because you make love there but because you dream there as well - Anaïs Nin The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep - W. C. Fields The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world - Leonard Cohen The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much sleep - Woody Allen The main essentials of a successful prime minister are sleep and a sense of history - Harold Wilson The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death - E. M. Forster The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream - Marilyn Monroe The poor sleep little - Thomas Otway. The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to - F. Scott Fitzgerald There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep. - Homer There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep - Ralph Waldo Emerson Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night - William Blake Time, motion and wine cause sleep - Ovid To all, to each, a fair goodnight, and pleasing dreams, and slumbers light - Walter Scott When I woke up this morning my girlfriend asked me, 'Did you sleep good?' I said 'No, I made a few mistakes.' - Steven Wright When I'm alone, I can sleep crossways in bed without an argument - Zsa Zsa Gabor While pensive poets painful vigils keep, Sleepless themselves, to give their readers sleep - Alexander Pope