— Mark Strand Canadian-American poet, essayist, translator 1934 - 2014
„You would probably not say that he was sleeping the sleep of the just, unless you meant the just asleep, but it was certainly the sleep of someone who was not fooling about when he climbed into bed of a night and turned off the light.“
Quelle: The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (1988), Ch. 3
— Benjamin Franklin American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, a… 1706 - 1790
— Cassandra Clare, buch City of Bones
Quelle: City of Bones
„There are two kinds of people, those who like to sleep next to the wall, and those who like to sleep next to the people who push them off the bed.“
— Etgar Keret Israeli and polish writer and screenwriter 1967
Quelle: The Bus Driver Who Wanted to be God & Other Stories
„He fought despairingly to go deeper into the blackness of a sleep, any sleep, even the sleep of death or some form of non-existence, but even with the loss of consciousness he dreamt he was awake, lying on the bed trying desperately to sleep. If he could find some way to prove that time had passed, no matter how short that time, he could tell himself that he had slept and perhaps then, just perhaps, he would feel rested.“
— Hubert Selby Jr., buch The Room
The Room (1971)
„Were he not gone,
The woodchuck could say whether it’s like his
Long sleep, as I describe its coming on,
Or just some human sleep.“
— Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963
"After Apple Picking
„Sometimes I sit up in the darkness,
And I watch my baby as she sleeps.
Then I climb in bed and I hold her tight.
I just lay there awake in the middle of the night,
Thinking 'bout the wreck on the highway.“
— Bruce Springsteen American singer and songwriter 1949
"Wreck on the Highway"
Song lyrics, The River (1980)
„It's always possible to wake someone from sleep, but no amount of noise will wake someone who is pretending to be asleep.“
— Jonathan Safran Foer, buch Tiere essen
Variante: While it is always possible to wake a person who's sleeping, no amount of noise will wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.
Quelle: Eating Animals
— Publilio Siro Latin writer
„He would lie in the bed and finally, with daylight, he would go to sleep. After all, he said to himself, it is probably only insomnia. Many must have it.“
— Ernest Hemingway American author and journalist 1899 - 1961
Quelle: A Clean Well Lighted Place
— Jack Kerouac, buch Unterwegs
Quelle: On the Road
— John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher Royal Navy admiral of the fleet 1841 - 1920
Speech at The Royal Academy Banquet, 1903, regarding the threat of invasion.
p. 83. https://archive.org/stream/cu31924027924509#page/n113/mode/1up
The phrase 'Sleep quiet in your beds' appears in Records, p. 85 https://archive.org/stream/cu31924027924509#page/n116/mode/1up and Memories, p. 202. https://archive.org/stream/memoriesbyadmira00fishuoft#page/202/mode/1up
The phrase 'So sleep easy in your beds' was used for the title for the sixth episode of the BBC documentary The Great War.
Records (1919) https://archive.org/stream/cu31924027924509#page/n0/mode/1up
„She didn't need to understand the meaning of life; it was enough to find someone who did, and then fall asleep in his arms and sleep as a child sleeps, knowing that someone stronger than you is protecting you from all evil and all danger“
— Paulo Coelho, buch Brida
— Arthur Rimbaud French Decadent and Symbolist poet 1854 - 1891
Quelle: A Season in Hell/The Drunken Boat
„Sleep, sleep, beauty bright,
Dreaming o'er the joys of night.
Sleep, sleep: in thy sleep
Little sorrows sit and weep.“
— William Blake, A Cradle Song
A Cradle Song, st. 1
— Marian Wright Edelman American children's rights activist 1939
„You grow ravenous. You run fevers. You know exhilarations. You can't sleep at night, because your beast-creature ideas want out and turn you in your bed. It is a grand way to live.“
— Ray Bradbury, buch Zen in the Art of Writing
Quelle: Zen in the Art of Writing