Famous Quotes on Sleep and Well-Being

By Whitney Hopler, Communications Coordinator

Sleeping well is vital to experiencing both physical and mental well-being. Yet sleep deprivation is a common problem. Let these famous quotes on sleep and wellness motivate you to get enough sleep regularly:

“A well spent day brings happy sleep.” – Leonardo da Vinci

“Having peace, happiness, and healthiness is my definition of beauty. And you can’t have any of that without sleep.” – Beyonce

“By helping us keep the world in perspective, sleep gives us a chance to refocus on the essence of who we are. And in that place of connection, it is easier for the fears and concerns of the world to drop away.” – Arianna Huffington

“The nicest thing for me is sleep. Then at least I can dream.” – Marilyn Monroe

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” – William Shakespeare

“The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.” – E. Joseph Cossman

“Sleeping is not time wasting.” – Mike Wilson

“Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.” – Thomas Dekker

“We need time to defuse, to contemplate. Just as in sleep our brains relax and give us dreams, so at some time in the day we need to disconnect, reconnect, and look around us.” – Laurie Colwin

“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Finish each day before you begin the next, and interpose a solid wall of sleep between the two.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Sleep might be the most important aspect of building a great business, and having a high-performing body.” – Lewis Howes

“If tonight my soul may find her peace in sleep, and sink in good oblivion, and in the morning wake like a new opened flower then I have been dipped again in God, and new created.” – D.H. Lawrence

“To sleep is an act of faith.” – Barbara G. Harrison

“Many things – such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly – are done worst when we try hardest to do them.” – C.S. Lewis

“No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap.” – Carrie Snow

“Sleep is the best meditation.” – Dalai Lama

“May sleep envelop you as a bed sheet floating gently down, tickling your skin and removing every worry.” – Jeb Dickerson

“A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.” – Charlotte Bronte

“Without enough sleep, we all become tall two year olds.” – JoJo Jensen

“Blessings light on him that first invented sleep! It covers a man all over, thoughts and all, like a cloak; it is meat for the hungry, drink for the thirsty, heat for the cold, and cold for the hot. It is the current coin that purchases all the pleasures of the world cheap, and the balance that sets the king and the shepherd, the fool and the wise man, even.”- Miguel de Cervantes

“The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.” – John Steinbeck

“Fatigue is the best pillow.”- Benjamin Franklin

“The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more.” – Wilson Mizener

“Sleep, and enough of it, is the prime necessity. Enough exercise, and good food and enough, are other necessities. But sleep – good sleep, and enough of it – this is a necessity without which you cannot have the exercise of use, nor the food.” – Edward Everett Hale

“There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled.” – Edward Lucas

“Sleep deprivation is an illegal torture method outlawed by the Geneva Convention and international courts, but most of us do it to ourselves.”- Ryan Hurd

“Oh bed! Oh bed! Delicious bed: That heaven upon earth to the weary head.” – Thomas Hood

“Don’t fight with the pillow, but lay down your head, and kick every worriment out of the bed.” – Edmund Vance Cooke

“Oh, sleep, oh gentle sleep, nature’s soft nurse! How have I frighted thee, that thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down, and steep my sense in forgetfulness?”- William Shakespeare

“A good night’s sleep is always the best way to wake up and go to work.” – Chanel Iman

“Come, then, I woo thee, sacred sleep! Vain troubles of the world, farewell!” – George Crabbe

“I count it as a certainty that in paradise, everyone naps.” – Tom Hodgkinson

“Even thus last night, and two nights more I lay, and could not win thee, sleep, by any stealth. So do not let me wear tonight away. Without thee what is all the morning’s wealth? Come, blessed barrier between day and day, dear mother of fresh thoughts and joyous health!” – William Wordsworth

“The reasons we can’t sleep at night are usually the same reasons we don’t truly live during the day.” – Michael Xavier

“Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep…” – Thomas Aquinas

“For sleep, one needs endless depths of blackness to sink into; daylight is too shallow, it will not cover one.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“A day without a nap is like a cupcake without frosting.” – Terri Guillemets

“The way to a more productive, more inspired, more joyful life is getting enough sleep.” – Arianna Huffington

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