„Oh, I am not quite sleeping.
Oh, I am fast in bed.“

—  Sufjan Stevens, Lyrics, Illinois (2005)

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Gertrude Stein photo

„When I sleep I sleep and do not dream because it is as well that I am what I seem when I am in my bed and dream.“

—  Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946
Before the Flowers of Friendship Faded Friendship Faded (1931)

Thomas Browne photo
Nick Cave photo
 Dido photo
Sylvia Plath photo
Mobutu Sésé Seko photo

„I cannot sleep at all on a plane and I am terribly scared of sleeping pills. To accuse me of wasting money - no, I am sorry. Just think of the time I save.“

—  Mobutu Sésé Seko President of Zaïre 1930 - 1997
Mobutu, asked by a German journalist to justify the expense of his Concorde while the nation's economy was in crisis. Meredith, p. 532

Jorge Luis Borges photo

„I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books.“

—  Jorge Luis Borges Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish language literature 1899 - 1986

Alexander the Great photo

„Sex and sleep alone make me conscious that I am mortal.“

—  Alexander the Great King of Macedon -356 - -323 a.C.
As quoted in Alexander the Great (1973) by Robin Lane Fox Unsourced variant : Only sex and sleep make me conscious that I am mortal.

 Zhuangzi photo
Arthur Rimbaud photo
Herta Müller photo
H. D. Deve Gowda photo

„I may be a sleeping politician. But one should know that a sleeping politician is always awake about national politics. I am not like politicians who sleep on national issues though they may be awake physically“

—  H. D. Deve Gowda Indian politician 1933
In: Gowda upset over seeing his sleeping photo http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bangalore/Gowda-upset-over-seeing-his-sleeping-photo/articleshow/97258.cms, The Times of India, 27 July 2003

Jack Kerouac photo

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