— 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.“
— Benjamin Franklin American author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, a… 1706 - 1790
„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, 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., book 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
1910s, "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
Song lyrics, The River (1980), "Wreck on the Highway"
— Publilio Siro Latin writer 100
Sentences, Maxim 77
— John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher Royal Navy admiral of the fleet 1841 - 1920
Records (1919) https://archive.org/stream/cu31924027924509#page/n0/mode/1up, 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.