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

—  Hesiod

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

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„Death was a friend, and sleep was Death's brother.“

—  John Steinbeck, buch The Grapes of Wrath

Quelle: The Grapes of Wrath

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„Death's own brother Sleep.“
Consanguineus Leti Sopor.

—  Virgil, Aeneid

Quelle: Aeneid (29–19 BC), Book VI, Line 278 (tr. Fairclough)

Percy Bysshe Shelley Foto

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

—  Percy Bysshe Shelley, Königin Mab

Canto I
Queen Mab (1813)

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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„There the sons of obscure Night hold their habitation, Sleep and Death, dread gods.“

—  Hesiod Greek poet

Original: (el) Ἔνθα δὲ Νυκτὸς παῖδες ἐρεμνῆς οἰκί᾽ ἔχουσιν,
Ὕπνος καὶ Θάνατος, δεινοὶ θεοί
Quelle: The Theogony (c. 700 BC), line 758.

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„In the dark I hear the night birds call
I can feel a lover's breath
I sleep in the kitchen with my feet in the hall
Sleep is like a temporary death“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941

Song lyrics, Modern Times (2006), Workingman's Blues #2

„The eons came and the eons fled
And the sleep that wrapped us fast
Was riven away in a newer day
And the night of death was past.“

—  Langdon Smith, Evolution

Evolution (1895; 1909)
Kontext: Yet happy we lived and happy we loved,
And happy we died once more;
Our forms were rolled in the clinging mold
Of a Neocomian shore.
The eons came and the eons fled
And the sleep that wrapped us fast
Was riven away in a newer day
And the night of death was past.

Hafez al-Assad Foto

„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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„Do you have any trouble sleeping at night? [Reply] No, sir. I sleep very well.“

—  Eddie Mair Scottish broadcaster 1965

Question to the Sudanese ambassador concerning the government's complicit stance towards Janjaweed atrocities in Darfur[citation needed]
From PM and Broadcasting House

Brent Weeks Foto

„Kylar woke two hours before dawn and briefly wondered if death would be too high a price to pay for a full night’s sleep.“

—  Brent Weeks, buch The Way of Shadows

Quelle: The Way of Shadows (2008), Chapter 33 (p. 282)

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Homér Foto

„Then give him into the charge of swift messengers to carry him,
of Sleep and Death, who are twin brothers, and these two shall lay him
down presently within the rich countryside of broad Lykia.“

—  Homér, Ilias

XVI. 671–673 (tr. R. Lattimore). Cf. Virgil, Aeneid, VI.278.
Iliad (c. 750 BC)
Original: (el) Πέμπε δέ μιν πομποῖσιν ἅμα κραιπνοῖσι φέρεσθαι
ὕπνῳ καὶ θανάτῳ διδυμάοσιν, οἵ ῥά μιν ὦκα
θήσουσ' ἐν Λυκίης εὐρείης πίονι δήμῳ.

William Blake Foto

„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
1790s, Poems from Blake's Notebook (c. 1791-1792)

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„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 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).

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