„Now I am an outcast. I loathe my country. The best thing for me is a drunken sleep on the beach.“

Quelle: Une saison en enfer; Illuminations; et autres textes

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Arthur Rimbaud5
französischer Dichter, Abenteurer und Geschäftsmann 1854 - 1891

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„I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me.“

—  Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963

Quelle: The Collected Poems

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„Sleep. Those little slices of death. How I loathe them.“

—  Edgar Allan Poe American author, poet, editor and literary critic 1809 - 1849

Various forms of this quote are attributed to Poe, primarily by a title card in the movie A Nightmare on Elm Street 3, though there is no record of his having ever said it.
Misattributed

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„I may not have a country with boundaries, but my country is in me. My country is in my soul and in my heart. I am Assyria.“

—  Rosie Malek-Yonan Assyrian actress, author, director, public figure and human rights activist 1965

As quoted in The Crimson Field.
The Crimson Field (2005)

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„When I sleep I sleep and do not dream because it is as well that I am what I seem when I am in my bed and dream.“

—  Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946

Before the Flowers of Friendship Faded Friendship Faded (1931)

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„I am terrified by this dark thing
That sleeps in me;
All day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity.“

—  Sylvia Plath, Ariel

"Elm" http://www.angelfire.com/tn/plath/elm.html
Quelle: Ariel (1965)
Kontext: p>I am inhabited by a cry.
Nightly it flaps out
Looking, with its hooks, for something to love.I am terrified by this dark thing
That sleeps in me;
All day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity.</p

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„Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.“

—  Herman Melville American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet 1818 - 1891

Variante: Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunk Christian.
Quelle: Moby-Dick or, The Whale

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„I cannot sleep at all on a plane and I am terribly scared of sleeping pills. To accuse me of wasting money - no, I am sorry. Just think of the time I save.“

—  Mobutu Sésé Seko President of Zaïre 1930 - 1997

Mobutu, asked by a German journalist to justify the expense of his Concorde while the nation's economy was in crisis. Meredith, p. 532

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„It is a time for martyrs now, and if I am to be one, it will be for the cause of brotherhood. That's the only thing that can save this country.“

—  Malcolm X American human rights activist 1925 - 1965

Speech in New York City (19 February 1965), two days before he was assassinated.
Attributed

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„Sex and sleep alone make me conscious that I am mortal.“

—  Alexander the Great King of Macedon -356 - -323 v.Chr

As quoted in Alexander the Great (1973) by Robin Lane Fox
Unsourced variant : Only sex and sleep make me conscious that I am mortal.

„I am running because I love my country and Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama are ruining it. It is time to take our country back and I am asking you to join me in this fight.“

—  Scott Ashjian American businessman 1963

[Smith, John L., Critics play whack-a-mole with Tea Party of Nevada candidate, Las Vegas Review-Journal, 1B, March 23, 2010]

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