— Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959
“A Sleepday,” p. 53
„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
— Joyce Meyer, Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind
„I still dream of Orgonon.
I wake up crying.
You're making rain,
And you're just in reach,
When you and sleep escape me.“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
— John Von Neumann Hungarian-American mathematician and polymath 1903 - 1957
As quoted by Jacob Bronowski in The Ascent of Man TV series
— Stephen R. Covey American educator, author, businessman and motivational speaker 1932 - 2012
„Don't tell your kids you had an easy birth or they won't respect you. For years I used to wake up my daughter and say, 'Melissa, you ripped me to shreds. Now go back to sleep.“
— Joan Rivers American comedian, actress, and television host 1933 - 2014
As quoted in On Being Blonde: Wit and Wisdom from the World's Most Infamous Blondes (2004), by P. Munier, p. 83
„In homes, a haunted apparatus sleeps,
That snores when you pick it up.
If the ghost cries, they carry it
To their lips and soothe it to sleep
With sounds. And yet, they wake it up
Deliberately, by tickling with a finger.“
— Craig Raine Poet 1944
"A Martian Sends a Postcard Home", line 19.