„How wonderful is Death,
Death and his brother Sleep!“

—  Percy Bysshe Shelley, Königin Mab

Canto I
Queen Mab (1813)

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Percy Bysshe Shelley4
englischer Schriftsteller 1792 - 1822

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„Death's own brother Sleep.“

—  Virgil, Aeneid

Original: (la) Consanguineus Leti Sopor.
Quelle: Aeneid (29–19 BC), Book VI, Line 278 (tr. Fairclough)

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„Night, having Sleep, the brother of Death.“

—  Hesiod Greek poet

Quelle: The Theogony (c. 700 BC), line 754.

Homér Foto

„There she encountered Sleep, the brother of Death.“

—  Homér, Ilias

XIV. 231 (tr. R. Lattimore).
Iliad (c. 750 BC)
Original: (el) Ἔνθ' Ὕπνῳ ξύμβλητο κασιγνήτῳ Θανάτοιο.

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„Death a thousand times to the hired Muslim Brothers, Death a thousand times to the Muslim Brothers, the criminal Brothers, the corrupt Brothers.“

—  Hafez al-Assad former president of Syria 1930 - 2000

[Robert Fisk: Freedom, democracy and human rights in Syria, Robert Fisk, THE INDEPENDENT, 16 September 2010, http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/robert-fisk-freedom-democracy-and-human-rights-in-syria-2080463.html]

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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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Jerome Foto

„O death that dividest brothers knit together in love, how cruel, how ruthless you are so to sunder them!“

—  Jerome Catholic saint and Doctor of the Church 345 - 420

Letter 60; Translated by W.H. Fremantle, G. Lewis and W.G. Martley. From Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series, Vol. 6. Edited by Philip Schaff and Henry Wace. (Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1893.) Revised and edited for New Advent by Kevin Knight. http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/3001.htm
Letters
Original: (la) O mors quae fratres dividis, et amore societos, crudelis ac dura dissocias.

Homér Foto

„An irresistible sleep fell deeply on his eyes, the sweetest,
soundest oblivion, still as the sleep of death itself…“

—  Homér, The Odyssey (Cowper)

XIII. 79–80 (tr. Robert Fagles).
Odyssey (c. 725 BC)
Original: (el) Καὶ τῷ νήδυμος ὕπνος ἐπὶ βλεφάροισιν ἔπιπτε,
νήγρετος ἥδιστος, θανάτῳ ἄγχιστα ἐοικώς.

Joseph Fouché Foto

„Death is an eternal sleep.“

—  Joseph Fouché French statesman 1759 - 1820

Inscription placed by his orders on the Gates of the Cemeteries in 1794; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

Nas Foto

„I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death“

—  Nas American rapper, record producer and entrepreneur 1973

N.Y. State of Mind
On Albums, Illmatic (1994)

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„Death is not "an eternal sleep!"“

—  Maximilien Robespierre French revolutionary lawyer and politician 1758 - 1794

Citizens! efface from the tomb that motto, graven by sacrilegious hands, which spreads over all nature a funereal crape, takes from oppressed innocence its support, and affronts the beneficent dispensation of death! Inscribe rather thereon these words: "Death is the commencement of immortality!"
Quelle: Last speech to the National Convention http://www.bartleby.com/268/7/24.html (26 July 1794)

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„Time and death sleep side by side.“

—  Garth Nix, buch Abhorsen

Variante: "Time and death sleep side by side," said the Dog. "Both are in Astrael's Domain."
Quelle: Old Kingdom series (The Abhorsen Trilogy), Abhorsen (2003), p. 64.

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„For little differs death and heavy sleep.“

—  Torquato Tasso Italian poet 1544 - 1595

Dal sonno alla morte è un picciol varco.
Canto IX, stanza 18 (tr. Fairfax)
Gerusalemme Liberata (1581)

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