„Now I lay me down to sleep
Knowing that your lenses peep
Now I eat my daily bread
And into the tape spool I'll be fed“
— Andy Partridge British musician 1953
"Reel By Real".
Drums and Wires (1979)
„Now I lay me down to sleep my bomb proof cellar's good and deep but if I'm killed before I wake remember god it's for your sake amen.“
— Dalton Trumbo, livro Johnny Got His Gun
Fonte: Johnny Got His Gun
„Could I but lay my head in your lap, lass. Feel your hand on me, and sleep wi' the scent of you in my bed.
Christ, Sassenach. I need ye.“
— Diana Gabaldon, livro The Scottish Prisoner
Fonte: The Scottish Prisoner
„When the evening falls and the daylight is fading,
From within me calls — could it be I am sleeping?
For a moment I stray, then it holds me completely.
Close to home, I cannot say.“
— Enya Irish singer, songwriter, and musician 1961
Song lyrics, Watermark (1988)
„So I want to get myself attached to something bolted down,
So that these winds of circumstance won't keep blowing me around.
From when I land to when I leave
there is enough time to sleep and sing.
I keep running around, when all I want is to lay motionless.“
— Conor Oberst American musician 1980
Noise Floor (Rarities: 1998-2005) (2006)
„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)
„All night I lay awake beside you,
Leaning on my elbow, watching your
Sleeping face, that face whose purity
Never ceases to astonish me.“
— Kenneth Rexroth American poet, writer, anarchist, academic and conscientious objector 1905 - 1982
In Defense of the Earth (1956), She Is Away
„We are all individuals. I can’t eat for you and you can’t eat for me. I can’t sleep for you and you can sleep for me. We are absolutely all individuals. When our purpose is fulfilled, it feels beautiful. That is, to me, the feeling of fulfillment.“
— Prem Rawat controversial spiritual leader 1957
Miami, Florida, April 5, 1979
„Sleep is a death; oh, make me try
By sleeping what it is to die,
And as gently lay my head
On my grave as now my bed.“
— Thomas Browne, livro Religio Medici
Religio Medici (1643), Part II
„Envious of none, I am determined to be pleased with all; and this my dear friend, being the order for my march, I will move gently down the stream of life, until I sleep with my Fathers.“
— George Washington first President of the United States 1732 - 1799
Letter http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/index.asp?document=296 to Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette (1 February 1784)
Contexto: I am become a private citizen on the banks of the Potomac, and under the shadow of my own Vine and my own Fig-tree, free from the bustle of a camp and the busy scenes of public life, I am solacing myself with those tranquil enjoyments, of which the Soldier who is ever in pursuit of fame, the Statesman whose watchful days and sleepless nights are spent in devising schemes to promote the welfare of his own, perhaps the ruin of other countries, as if this globe was insufficient for us all, and the Courtier who is always watching the countenance of his Prince, in hopes of catching a gracious smile, can have very little conception. I am not only retired from all public employments, but I am retiring within myself; and shall be able to view the solitary walk, and tread the paths of private life with heartfelt satisfaction. Envious of none, I am determined to be pleased with all; and this my dear friend, being the order for my march, I will move gently down the stream of life, until I sleep with my Fathers.
— Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963
Fonte: The Collected Poems
„You may think I'm cruel to the monkey, but you only see the tip of the iceberg, for the monkey is cruel to me. It hits me when I sleep. It sleeps when I hit it. Imagine how impotent that makes me feel.“
— Simon Munnery British comedian 1967
Attention Scum! (2001), Episode Two
„When I sleep, I dream of you, and when I wake, I long to hold you in my arms. If anything, our time apart has only made me more certain that I want to spend my nights by your side, and my days with your heart.“
— Nicholas Sparks, livro Nights in Rodanthe
Paul Flanner, Chapter 16, p. 188
Fonte: 2000s, Nights in Rodanthe (2002)
„I want to tell you a terrific story about oral contraception. I asked this girl to sleep with me and she said 'No.“
— Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935
Standup Comic (1999)
Contexto: A fast word about oral contraception. I was involved in an extremely good example of oral contraception two weeks ago. I asked a girl to go to bed with me, she said "no."
„Dear to me is sleep: still more, being made of stone,
While pain and guilt still linger here below,
Blindness and numbness--these please me alone;
Then do not wake me, keep your voices low.“
— Michelangelo Buonarroti Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet 1475 - 1564
„Dear Mr. President,
Come take a walk with me.
Let's pretend we're just two people
And you're not better than me.
I'd like to ask you some questions
If we can speak honestly.What do you feel when you see
All the homeless on the street?
Who do you pray for at night
Before you go to sleep?
What do you feel
When you look in the mirror?
Are you proud?“
— Pink (singer) American singer-songwriter 1979
Dear Mr. President, featuring the Indigo Girls, written by Pink and Billy Mann
Song lyrics, I'm Not Dead (2006)
„I can’t think. I can’t work or sleep. My body aches for you. I can make you want me again. Let me try.“
— Sylvia Day, livro Bared to You
Fonte: Bared to You