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

—  Nas

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

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US-amerikanischer Rap-Musiker 1973

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Robert G. Ingersoll Foto
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John Steinbeck Foto

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

—  John Steinbeck, buch The Grapes of Wrath

Quelle: The Grapes of Wrath

Heinrich Heine Foto
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).

Maximilien Robespierre Foto

„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)

John Fletcher Foto

„Let no man fear to die: We love to sleep all,
And death is but the sounder sleep.“

—  John Fletcher, The Humorous Lieutenant

Act III, scene 6.
The Humorous Lieutenant (c. 1619; published 1647)

Virgil Foto

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

—  Virgil, Aeneid

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

D.H. Lawrence Foto

„I suppose that's what we do in death⎯⎯⎯sleep in wonder.“

—  D.H. Lawrence, buch Sons and Lovers

Quelle: Sons and Lovers (1913), Ch.11

Percy Bysshe Shelley Foto

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

—  Percy Bysshe Shelley, Königin Mab

Canto I
Queen Mab (1813)

Sören Kierkegaard Foto

„My time I divide as follows: the one half I sleep; the other half I dream. I never dream when I sleep; that would be a shame, because to sleep is the height of genius.“

—  Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855

Quelle: Either/Or: A Fragment of Life

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.

Bob Dylan Foto

„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

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

—  Hesiod Greek poet

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

Garth Nix Foto

„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.

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.

Torquato Tasso Foto

„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)

Edgar Allan Poe Foto

„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

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Foto
Samuel Johnson Foto

„To neglect at any time preparation for death, is to sleep on our post at a siege, but to omit it in old age, is to sleep at an attack.“

—  Samuel Johnson English writer 1709 - 1784

The Rambler, No. 78 (Sat 15 Dec 1750). http://www.yalejohnson.com/frontend/sda_viewer?n=106855 See also The Yale Book of Quotations, Samuel Johnson 2 (2006)

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