Top 1525 Sleep Quotes

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“If there is any way you can get colder than you do when you sleep in a bedding roll on the ground in a tent in southern Tunisia two hours before dawn, I don’t know about it.”

― A. J. Liebling

“I just do these ‘Sleep’ type tracks when the situation presents itself. I never set out to do them, like wait all day until I’m really tired or something. Gotta come natural.”

― Aaron Funk

“The tracks on ‘Sleep’ were recorded live to 2-track. I did a fadeout or two of them, but that’s really it.”

― Aaron Funk

“It’s unfortunate biologically we have to sleep.”

― Aaron Levie

“I eat, sleep, and drink my character. It is my fantasy to go to another planet.”

― Ace Frehley

“Antidepressants are very good, but it’s a clinical cosh, really. Sometimes you have to be knocked out, just to stop; when you’re in that state all you want to do is just sleep, and rest your body and your brain.”

― Adam Ant

“I do work incredibly hard. I eat, sleep, and breathe pro wrestling with all of my heart, and I’m always committed to giving this my all.”

― Adam Cole

“What happened to me is I gained a little weight so I could be more accessible to people. They’re not like, ‘Oh my God, he’s, like, a male model comedian; yuck, ugh.’ It’s like, ‘Oh, he’s a little squishy; He’s like me. He’s accessible.’ And girls are like, ‘Look how cuddly he is. I just want to cuddle up in his neck fat and go to sleep.’”

― Adam DeVine

“They think my life is glamourous. It’s not true. I obviously get to come in and do radio interviews. That’s the glamour. But other than that, I eat and sleep and that’s it. Eat, sleep and do shows.”

― Adam Garcia

“For me, one of the important things about keeping vocally healthy is warming up and making sure I’m aware where my voice is at, drinking lots of water and getting plenty of sleep, and just taking care of myself with exercise and eating healthy.”

― Adam Lambert

“I have a very all-over-the-place lifestyle. The people I know who are married – 90 percent of them have houses and live in the same place and sleep in the same bed every night.”

― Adam Levine

“You eat and sleep it all day long and play on the streets until mom calls you in. My story is no different than anybody else’s.”

― Adam Oates

“I got to see Jack White. I love his new album. There’s a song on the album called ‘I Think I Should Go to Sleep’ that my son loves. We play it on a loop around the house, and he just bounces around.”

― Adam Pally

“Vampirism is like celebrity now. Vampires are these eternally young, thin, sexy apparitions of perpetual nightlife and absolutely nothing like their folkloric European boogeyman predecessors. We don’t even make our vampires sleep in coffins anymore, or the ground.”

― Adam Rex

“I’m most comfortable in my bare shorts without any underwear and a T-shirt if I’m home. I definitely like to sleep naked. I don’t know how girls do it with thongs. Forget that!”

― Adam Rodriguez

“I go to sleep thinking about my kids being spoiled and I wake up thinking about it.”

― Adam Sandler

“I’m not great at bedtime stories. Bedtime stories are supposed to put the kid to sleep. My kid gets riled up and then my wife has to come in and go, ‘All right! Get out of the room.’”

― Adam Sandler

“You know, when you don’t go on TV and talk about how many women you sleep with, some people in Hollywood, that are supposedly ‘in the know,’ start whispering that you’re gay. If I were gay, I wouldn’t be ashamed to admit it, but I’m not.”

― Adam Sandler

“I sing seriously to my mom on the phone. To put her to sleep, I have to sing ‘Maria’ from West Side Story. When I hear her snoring, I hang up.”

― Adam Sandler

“I meditate in the morning and before I go to sleep. These are usually the main times because, before I go to sleep, I can get focused on what happened during the day, pull that into perspective, and that’ll make my sleep a little more peaceful.”

― Adam Yauch

“Sometimes, I make music in my sleep. So I get up, put on my headphones, and compose it on the piano.”

― Adnan Sami

“Sometimes I’d have breakfast in Guatemala and go to sleep in Mexico.”

― Adria Arjona

“I like to sleep a lot. I mean I really like to sleep.”

― Agnes Bruckner

“I would often draw in my sleep. That alone made for twice the work… I couldn’t use the weird stuff I drew while dozing off, so I’d end up having to draw it all over again.”

― Akira Toriyama

“Besides regular exercising, one should also take care of his or her daily habits such as adequate sleep and drinking lots of water.”

― Akkineni Nagarjuna

“Oscar Wilde said the rich and the poor are equal – they can both sleep under the bridge. Right? Do they have a right? You’re damn right they have a right!”

― Al Lewis

“I’m not an angry person. I get my point out, I’m true to what I believe, and I sleep well at night.”

― Alan Colmes

“A schedule so tight that it would only work if I didn’t sleep on Monday nights.”

― Alan Jay Lerner

“I sleep very well, although sometimes it’s hard to go to sleep ‘cos I’m so excited about the business performance review the following day.”

― Alan Mulally

“I sleep with my gun on my bedside table. I live alone; it is my protection and makes me feel safer.”

― Alana Stewart

“I sleep with my gun on my bedside table. I live alone; it is my protection and makes me feel safer. I have had to pull it out a few times when I have heard noises at night, but I’ve never had to use it.”

― Alana Stewart

“There are a few giant companies that I love, and I love Amazon. Their customer service is impeccable: sometimes, just for the hell of it, I’ll sleep on a mattress for three years and return it.”

― Albert Brooks

“Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.”

― Albert Camus

“A man can do only what he can do. But if he does that each day he can sleep at night and do it again the next day.”

― Albert Schweitzer

“That we are not much sicker and much madder than we are is due exclusively to that most blessed and blessing of all natural graces, sleep.”

― Aldous Huxley

“As I understand I took most so-called democratic states about 200 years on average to build their democracies. That is why, when we go to sleep under totalitarian rule and wake up in a democracy, it makes me laugh.”

― Aleksandr Lebed

“I was a very special child. I did stand-up comedy. I did it all. My family didn’t understand. ‘Aren’t you tired?’ I’m like, ‘No.’ I’m like an insomniac, I hardly sleep, I’m always on the move.”

― Alessandra Torresani

“If you have rules, you let creativity sleep.”

― Alessandro Michele

“I used to sleep with the phone right by my pillow but I’m getting better. Now it sits on the table a few feet away.”

― Alex Guarnaschelli

“I always map out how to get a good eight or nine hours of sleep before I even start my day. And my rule is to put my phone on silent when I go to bed; that way, no texts or emails can disturb me.”

― Alex Morgan

“My mornings start with mom coming into my bedroom and waking me up, or trying to wake me up, and then I go back to sleep. Then my mom wakes me up again and yells at me. Then she’ll get me to wake up, and I’ll get dressed and go to school. We go to school, and my teacher tells me that I didn’t do the homework well enough. And that’s that.”

― Alex Wolff

“I always stretch after working out or training and then again before going to sleep. It keeps the muscles healthy and useful, reduces risk of injuries, and is a great way to wind down.”

― Alexander Dreymon

“A lot of those comics can’t hold down relationships and they’ve got no other life apart from performing. They sleep in their Jags and a lot of them can’t even talk. All they can do is tell gags.”

― Alexei Sayle

“I try not to have the computer in the bedroom. I used to sleep with it, though. I used to wake up spooning my laptop.”

― Alexis Ohanian

“I love L.A. I always have such a great time in L.A. The way I kind of define me and L.A. is the noise of the factory doesn’t let me sleep well.”

― Alfonso Cuaron

“Miss Fontanne and I rehearse all the time. Even after we leave the theater, we rehearse. We sleep in the same bed. We have a script on our hands when we go to bed. You can’t come and tell us to stop rehearsing after eight hours.”

― Alfred Lunt

“I’m definitely sleep deprived – it is so hard to sleep on a tour bus! It moves around so much, and we have really weird time schedules.”

― Alice Merton

“I lived with my mom in a really small apartment. My bedroom was like in the living room. That’s why I still love to sleep on couches now.”

― Alicia Keys

“I try to get away from the pits as quickly as I can. I speak to my engineer when I get out of the car, usually there’s some press to do, then I will go off and have a shower and get my dry, clean overalls and clothing on. I’ll have a massage, stretch and something to eat. I don’t sleep, but I try to close my eyes for a while.”

― Allan McNish

“We must never forget why we have, and why we need our military. Our armed forces exist solely to ensure our nation is safe, so that each and every one of us can sleep soundly at night, knowing we have ‘guardians at the gate.’”

― Allen West

“I don’t think I have ever worn more outfits over the course of four days than I did Emmy weekend. You barely sleep. You don’t eat.”

― Allison Tolman

“In order to have skin that glows and looks healthy and actually is healthy, you need to look at the whole picture and have a holistic approach to it. A lot of it is exercising regularly, drinking enough water, getting enough sleep, and keeping stress down.”

― Allison Williams

“Coffee is a beverage that puts one to sleep when not drank.”

― Alphonse Allais

“I gather from a lawyer that there was a rehearsal yesterday. We haven’t a hope. I know the presiding judge too: I’ve had the misfortune to sleep with his wife. He was specially picked.”

― Alphonse Karr

“I used to sleep nude – until the earthquake.”

― Alyssa Milano

“I’m afraid of the dark, but I choose to sleep in the dark. I can fall right to sleep with the lights on. But I want to be someone who can sleep in the dark, so that’s the choice that I make.”

― Amanda Lindhout

“When ‘Center Stage’ first came out, I had some little girls on an airplane who didn’t want to actually talk to me but wanted to talk about me at the top of their lungs. And they took pictures of me while I was sleep. And you know what’s the worst part? I get really, really airsick.”

― Amanda Schull

“Events that are predestined require but little management. They manage themselves. They slip into place while we sleep, and suddenly we are aware that the thing we fear to attempt, is already accomplished.”

― Amelia Barr

“Unlike in my young days I’m not able to eat, drink and sleep tennis.”

― Amelie Mauresmo

“When you’re picking up and moving, it does create… well, I can sleep anywhere, which is really useful, it turns out, on movie sets. But what it really does is teach you how to adapt and change and fit into a new group or school, and that really is a lot like turning up to a new movie project and finding your place.”

― Amy Adams

“In the past, when I’d recorded during a break in a tour, it was so easy to sing, because I felt strong. Also, like so many new mothers, I wasn’t getting a lot of sleep, and sleeping is such a huge part of being able to sing.”

― Amy Grant

“When you have a new baby, you can get really overwhelmed, since it’s such a huge responsibility. You’re thrilled to be a mom, but your sleep schedule is so thrown off and it can be scary if you don’t have a good support system.”

― Amy Locane

“Lack of sleep greatly impairs your ability to make good decisions.”

― Amy Morin

“Sleep deprivation impairs everything from your motor skills to your reaction time.”

― Amy Morin

“Establishing healthy habits – like eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of sleep, and participating in regular exercise – can also go a long way to improving how you feel. Similarly, getting rid of destructive mental habits, like engaging in self-pity or ruminating on the past, can also do wonders for your emotional well-being.”

― Amy Morin

“Sleep deprivation robs you of mental strength and impairs your ability to deal with stressful events.”

― Amy Morin

“The quantity and quality of your sleep plays a major role in your ability to learn new information.”

― Amy Morin

“I need nine hours of sleep because of all the activity I do. It doesn’t always happen, but I really try.”

― Ana Ivanovic

“When I play a villain, I usually get home and sleep straight through the night. It’s physically and emotionally draining.”

― Ana Layevska

“The poor have to labour in the face of the majestic equality of the law, which forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.”

― Anatole France

“The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.”

― Anatole France

“I need some downtime before I go to sleep.”

― Andie MacDowell

“Egypt wants to be young again. Israel must show it never grew old. Egypt wants to wake up and dream again. Israel must learn to dream though it cannot sleep.”

― Andre Aciman

“Yoga, meditation, and unplugging the phone at night to make sure I get enough hours of sleep. That’s huge for athletes.”

― Andre Iguodala

“I don’t think anyone in that Roc Nation office gets eight hours of sleep; I highly doubt it. They’re constantly working, and they’re on top of everything, and they have a department for everything.”

― Andre Ward

“I’m sure most of us remember being a kid and you have all of this endless time where two weeks before Christmas feels like ten years. I used to go to bed to try and go to sleep to try and make it go faster.”

― Andrea Arnold

“The cure until the late 1940s, when there was an antibiotic discovered for tuberculosis, was basically rest. It was fresh, cold air, lots of food – five meals a day, lots of sleep, not very much talking, and for some people, complete stillness.”

― Andrea Barrett

“When I’m nervous, I can’t eat or sleep.”

― Andreja Pejic

“I’m a big sleep guy. I think my schedule sorta starts with sleep and making sure I get enough of it. I’m an eight-plus hours guy. I would love to sleep more. I definitely try to create a routine and not stray from that routine at all, but I will take advantage of having an off-morning. And I really have become a fan of the 20-minute catnap.”

― Andrew Luck

“Whether I’m on or off the field, I know the importance of getting enough sleep and starting the day with a wholesome breakfast like oatmeal made with milk and fruit.”

― Andrew Luck

“I don’t sleep well. I’m a very nervous – by my nature – anxious, almost paranoid person and reporter.”

― Andrew Ross Sorkin

“Sleep is my great indulgence, and I get eight hours every night. Being chronically overtired raises stress levels in a bad way and is responsible for a lot of depressive breaks.”

― Andrew Solomon

“Shorter daylight hours can affect sleep, productivity and state of mind. Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, may help. It uses light boxes emitting full-spectrum light to simulate sunlight.”

― Andrew Weil

“If you have difficulty sleeping or are not getting enough sleep or sleep of good quality, you need to learn the basics of sleep hygiene, make appropriate changes, and possibly consult a sleep expert.”

― Andrew Weil

“While sleep is clearly vital to emotional well-being, what is it, exactly, about sleep that is so necessary? As it turns out, mood disorders are strongly linked to abnormal patterns of dreaming.”

― Andrew Weil

“Studies have shown that people who are physically active sleep better than those who are sedentary. The more energy you expend during the day, the sleepier you will feel at bedtime.”

― Andrew Weil

“I was so obsessed by this problem that I was thinking about it all the time – when I woke up in the morning, when I went to sleep at night – and that went on for eight years.”

― Andrew Wiles

“The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is push my dog off of me. He likes to sleep on top of me. I think it’s because I’m warm and breathing.”

― Andrew Yang

“I couldn’t sleep for nights on end, as my brain felt like there were thoughts colliding within it; I obsessed over small details, from saving pennies and polishing each one of them to washing my clothing over and over in the washing machine.”

― Andy Behrman

“Most nights, I’m good for only four or five hours of sleep. That leaves the other 20. I have to fill them some way.”

― Andy Behrman

“I go to a lot of self-help groups in the day, and then I can sleep pretty well at night.”

― Andy Biersack

“Normally I sleep for 9, 10 hours a night.”

― Andy Murray

“I suppose I have a really loose interpretation of ‘work’, because I think that just being alive is so much work at something you don’t always want to do. The machinery is always going. Even when you sleep.”

― Andy Warhol

“I lead a very regimented life. I take excruciating care of myself: I take a lot of vitamins, get enough sleep, don’t drink apart from a glass of wine occasionally.”

― Angela Lansbury

“They’re right to think that about me, because I’m the person most likely to sleep with my female fans, I genuinely love other women. And I think they know that.”

― Angelina Jolie

“Maybe you don’t like your job, maybe you didn’t get enough sleep, well nobody likes their job, nobody got enough sleep. Maybe you just had the worst day of your life, but you know, there’s no escape, there’s no excuse, so just suck up and be nice.”

― Ani DiFranco

“I can write for any magazine now, in any voice. I can do it in two hours, I could do it in my sleep, it’s like writing a grocery list.”

― Ann Patchett

“I pray every night. I just talk to God and I can go to sleep. I don’t worry anymore.”

― Anna Chlumsky

“Being a mother gives you an incredible feeling of empowerment, you think if I can go through such pain and that level of sleep and still operate and not be grumpy you can do anything. It can be quite scary, you can’t function your brain, forget your vocabulary.”

― Anna Friel

“Sleep more. I don’t think anyone understands how important it is. If you have a choice where you’ve only been sleeping five or six hours and can sleep an extra hour or work out, sleep an extra hour.”

― Anna Kaiser

“The issue is privacy. Why is the decision by a woman to sleep with a man she has just met in a bar a private one, and the decision to sleep with the same man for $100 subject to criminal penalties?”

― Anna Quindlen

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

― Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“I’ve always thought a hotel ought to offer optional small animals. I mean a cat to sleep on your bed at night, or a dog of some kind to act pleased when you come in. You ever notice how a hotel room feels so lifeless?”

― Anne Tyler

“We learn much during our sleep, and the knowledge thus gained slowly filters into the physical brain, and is occasionally impressed upon it as a vivid and illuminative dream.”

― Annie Besant

“My brain and body and nervous system, they see a plane ride, a long plane trip, as an opportunity to sleep with nothing coming in, nothing to do. I just go offline the minute I’m on the plane.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.”

― Anthony Burgess

“I start work at 7 A.M. and write all day, seven days a week. If I don’t write, I can’t sleep.”

― Anthony Horowitz

“I’ll get seven hours sleep a night, but after breakfast, I’ll have an hour just resting, to recover. In Spain they all have siestas, even businessmen.”

― Anthony Joshua

“I sleep till one, and I’m always surprised when someone in blue rinse on a talk show says, ‘You’re a genius, Mr. Newley, you do so many things.’ Tony Newley never realized his potential, did the things he should have done.”

― Anthony Newley

“I have no trouble with my sleep, but the amount I have varies from four to eight hours, depending on my schedule.”

― Anton du Beke

“Being poor sucks… It’s hard to figure out the secrets of the universe when you’re trying to figure out where you and your girlfriend are going to sleep next month.”

― Antony Garrett Lisi

“I can put all the idols on my bed and sleep, I’m so fond of them.”

― Anushka Shetty

“I have no problems with failures, I’m afraid of failing within myself. At times when I know I did something wrong, I don’t sleep that night. I’m scared of facing myself.”

― Anushka Shetty

“Travelling doesn’t stress me, since adequate 10-hour sleep post-travel is sufficient for me.”

― Anushka Shetty

“I had a migraine for about seven or eight straight days, and I was unable to sleep most nights.”

― April Winchell

“I get asked all the time how much sleep I get. That’s what happens when you write a book called ‘The Sleep Revolution,’ travel around the world talking about it, and found a company committed to ending our global burnout crisis.”

― Arianna Huffington

“There’s something sacred in all of us that we need to protect, and sleep is a way to connect with it, nourish it, and make it more present in our lives.”

― Arianna Huffington

“It feels like we have two threads running through our lives: one pulling us into the world to achieve, the other pulling us back to replenish us. These threads can seem at odds, but really, they enforce each other. It’s not a trade-off between success and sleep.”

― Arianna Huffington

“I’m that person who takes a makeup wipe at the end of the night to take all my makeup off. I don’t sleep in makeup; I think it’s so bad.”

― Ariel Winter

“Don’t sleep too much. If you sleep three hours less each night for a year, you will have an extra month and a half to succeed in.”

― Aristotle Onassis

“If Mourinho loses 4-1, he doesn’t sleep well.”

― Arjen Robben

“I would hang out with my friends, and they would make me sing in exchange for food. I’d tag along just so I could eat. Then we would go to the park, and I’d sleep there with other homeless kids.”

― Arnel Pineda

“His insomnia was so bad, he couldn’t sleep during office hours.”

― Arthur Baer

“What I really wanted to know, though, was what it was like to be a geisha? Where do you sleep? What do you eat? How do you have your hair done?”

― Arthur Golden

“I cannot sleep for dreaming; I cannot dream but I wake and walk about the house as though I’d find you coming through some door.”

― Arthur Miller

“Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death; and the higher the rate of interest and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed.”

― Arthur Schopenhauer

“When you’re on the road a lot, you’re in perpetual search of a good night’s sleep.”

― Artie Lange

“Sometimes I can’t sleep ’cause I can’t get a melody or a beat out my head, so I just have to wake up and, like, record it on a voice note.”

― ASAP Ferg

“When I’m sick, all I want to do is curl up in a ball and sleep for days!”

― Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

“I am so scared of the ‘Paranormal Activity’ movies. I didn’t think I was going to be able to sleep.”

― Ashley Tisdale

“Yu Na Kim, Mao Asada, Carolina Kostner – all these girls can do triple-triples in their sleep, and they have the skating skills and the spins and the rest of the technical jumps. So I have to have that as well if I want to be able to call myself ‘competitive’ against them. And when I say ‘competitive,’ I mean I want to win.”

― Ashley Wagner

“I’ve had a fantastic career. I can sleep at night, and I’m happy with that.”

― Ashlyn Harris

“I’m a mammal at the end. I breathe out and breathe in and eat. At the end, when we go to sleep, nobody lives this political definition. It’s something we connect by and we try to understand each other by, but at the end, we know that this is not who we are.”

― Ashraf Barhom

“The first pet I remember was a cat called Baby. She would sleep with me, and I could call her from anywhere, and she would come running.”

― Ashton Eaton

“I sleep with my socks on sometimes.”

― Ashton Irwin

“The Egyptians saw the sun and called him Ra, the Sun God. He rode across the sky in his chariot until it was time to sleep. Copernicus and Galileo proved otherwise, and poor Ra lost his divinity.”

― Ashwin Sanghi

“We eat, drink, and sleep religion, but we do not do good.”

― Asma Jahangir

“When I do eventually drop, I pray to God that it’ll happen in one of three ways. Firstly, on stage or leaving the stage, then secondly in my sleep. And the third way? You’ll have to figure that out for yourself!”

― B. B. King

“Turn resolutely to work, to recreation, or in any case to physical exercise till you are so tired you can’t help going to sleep, and when you wake up you won’t want to worry.”

― B. C. Forbes

“I used to not be able to sleep if it’s not inside the car or the bed in my room.”

― Bae Suzy

“It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards.”

― Baltasar Gracian

“To sleep around is absolutely wrong for a woman; it’s degrading and it completely ruins her personality. Sooner or later it will destroy all that is feminine and beautiful and idealistic in her.”

― Barbara Cartland

“After a day in Cannes, I pass out before I even get to my bed. I’ll get to my room, order room service, shower, and sleep.”

― Barbara Palvin

“I clean my face twice a day with cold water and don’t go to sleep with make-up on.”

― Barbara Palvin

“Wait for those unguarded moments. Relax the mood and, like the child dropping off to sleep, the subject often reveals his truest self.”

― Barbara Walters

“The lullabies I grew up with were usually Brazilian religious ones, and they still soothe me into sleep.”

― Barbie Ferreira

“One of the strangest experiences one can have is to sleep on stage, as I once did in Sydney when I’d lost the key to my flat. I had to stay at night in a bed, which conveniently was on stage because my character Sandy Stone did his monologue from a bed. To wake up looking at a shadowy auditorium is a very peculiar feeling.”

― Barry Humphries

“Some of my favorite pieces are from thrift shops. When I find something I really love, I live, work and sleep in it.”

― Barry McGee

“I’m in bed by 10, but I may not actually go to sleep until 11. It doesn’t take long. I just breathe in and out maybe 10 times, and that does it.”

― Belinda Johnson

“I feel like there is always something trying to pull us back into sleep, that there is this sort of seductive quality in all the hedonistic pleasures that pull on us.”

― bell hooks

“The show girls do, like, 12 shows a day. I only did one or two shows a day, and I was like, ‘I need to go to sleep.’”

― Bella Hadid

“I literally order sushi, watch ‘Law & Order,’ and go to sleep at 9 o’clock every night. I’m a grandmother.”

― Bella Hadid

“My mother gets all mad at me if I stay in a hotel. I’m 31-years-old, and I don’t want to sleep on a sleeping bag down in the basement. It’s humiliating.”

― Ben Affleck

“When I seemed to be irritable or sad, my father would quote the learned Dr. Knight, and then say, ‘Just go to sleep.’ Like all smart aleck kids, I thought the advice was silly. But as I’ve grown older, I’ve realized just how smart Knight was.”

― Ben Stein

“It is so great to sleep in safe, glorious, beautiful America. I just cannot get over it.”

― Ben Stein

“I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“I think, over the time that you’re in the league, you learn what your body needs: you learn the amount of soft tissue work you need, the amount of dry needling, or the amount of sleep or your nutrition. You also understand that you have to pull back.”

― Benjamin Watson

“Getting plenty of sleep is always great. It really is. I have a girlfriend who’s sending me a slant board.”

― Bernadette Peters

“Obviously, I’m suffering from lack of sleep, but it truly is a blessing to be a mother.”

― Bernard Lagat

“If you think about evolution, sleep, at some time, was a dangerous undertaking. You lie down in your cave or shelter, and along comes a predator and has you for dinner. Many creatures do not sleep or sleep while standing so they can escape from dangerous situations.”

― Bernie Siegel

“I believe the reason we sleep is not just to allow our body to rest but that it is to allow this inner wisdom to speak to us through symbols. This includes the body or somatic problems as well as psychological ones. Dreams and drawings are useful in diagnosing physical conditions.”

― Bernie Siegel

“Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.”

― Bertrand Russell

“Sunday I try to make up for some sleep I lost the week before and bank some for the next week.”

― Betsy Brandt

“I really don’t care with whom you sleep. I just care what kind of a decent human being you are.”

― Betty White

“I don’t seem to require a lot of sleep. I just – if I get four, five good hours, I’m fine. But sleeping is sort of dull. There’s a lot of other good stuff that you can do without just lying down and closing your eyes.”

― Betty White

“When I go to sleep, I want to know that I have experimented as an actor, and I am constantly seeking to evolve.”

― Bhumi Pednekar

“When you shoot on location, you need the sunrise natural light, so you need to be up and ready. I never get used to waking up so early! I love sleep too much.”

― Bianca Balti

“I get sick all the time because I get no rest and sleep, but it’s definitely worth it.”

― Big Sean

“I can think. I can sleep. I can move. I can ride my bike. I can dream.”

― Bill Walton

“I don’t sleep much. I’m on the go. My mind is racing. My wife says my mind is like the rolling dials on a slot machine. So, yeah, I think about everything.”

― Bill Walton

“My worst habit is whistling while I sleep.”

― Billy Boyd

“I’m a baby. I sleep like a baby – I’m up every two hours. And I think a lot. I worry a lot. I have great nights of no sleep where ideas come.”

― Billy Crystal

“I never worry that I’ll die in my sleep, because I’m never asleep!”

― Billy Crystal

“As a comic, I’ve heard gunshots while I’m trying to get to sleep. I’ve performed where people wanted to do you harm after the show because of something you said.”

― Billy Gardell

“I would rather sleep in a bathroom than in another hotel.”

― Billy Wilder

“If you said ‘Boo’ to me, I wouldn’t sleep for two weeks! I don’t like scary movies.”

― Bindi Irwin

“I’d eat, eat, eat, not exercise, go to sleep, eat and eat. I looked up in the mirror and said I had to make a change if I was going to continue to live.”

― Biz Markie

“I don’t get jet lagged that much. I’m so used to traveling and being in different places every day that I can sleep anywhere.”

― Blake Mycoskie

“What good are fans? You can’t eat applause for breakfast. You can’t sleep with it.”

― Bob Dylan

“I change during the course of a day. I wake and I’m one person, and when I go to sleep I know for certain I’m somebody else.”

― Bob Dylan

“There’s a lot of pain in my heart because what I accomplished was second to none. I’m not losing any sleep, but I do pay attention every year at this time.”

― Bob Hayes

“During the week my alarm wakes me up at 6 A.M., so the latest I can sleep on Saturdays is about 7 A.M.”

― Bobbi Brown

“My favorite thing to do in the summer was to sleep out in the forest on the farm I grew up on.”

― Bobby Berk

“I’m not sure what a conservative is. I don’t know whether a conservative is a guy that goes to bed too early or maybe doesn’t sleep long enough or just what the hell he might be. I don’t know. Maybe he’s a guy that – you know, he just wants to be real quiet.”

― Bobby Knight

“As any female executive with a family knows, you’re making mental lists all through the night. You’re often not sure you’ve managed to sleep at all.”

― Bonnie Hammer

“I’m always late to bed – usually after midnight – but then I sleep for around ten hours.”

― Bonnie Tyler

“I love sleep so much. That’s the one thing I won’t sacrifice. I really cannot.”

― Bozoma Saint John

“I don’t even know how to behave without my sleep. I would be a horrible person to be around – cranky.”

― Bozoma Saint John

“I have three kids and a wife, and any moments that aren’t dedicated to working on this film in some way, or family, are immediately reserved for sleep.”

― Brad Bird

“I think that episode in the third season was great. I’m really glad that we did that. He got to sleep with Sydney and kill Evil Francie and go on a mission and pretend he’s a rock star.”

― Bradley Cooper

“I sleep well at night.”

― Brandon Webb

“I buy a lot of random books, and it’s really hard to immediately fall asleep if I’ve been staring at a screen, so reading and trying to put my phone away maybe an hour before I go to sleep are two of my go-to strategies before bed.”

― Bria Vinaite

“Something is wrong with me – no matter how late I go to sleep, I still wake up really early.”

― Bria Vinaite

“When I was a kid, I used to be afraid of the dark. I would stand at my door, turn the light off and dive into bed. One night, as I did that, there was this gigantic spider next to my pillow. I hit the bed and bounced straight back up When I turned the light back on, it was already gone. I could not sleep in my room for days.”

― Brian Krause

“I don’t sleep with happily married men.”

― Britt Ekland

“I’m a light sleeper, but so long as I’m wearing earplugs, I sleep well.”

― Britt Ekland

“Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and at last some crisis shows what we have become.”

― Brooke Foss Westcott

“People who sleep around to get roles are frail and scared and most likely without talent. It’s their own little horror show that only they can deal with.”

― Bruce Campbell

“I have no plans to rock myself to sleep in my bath chair yet.”

― Bruce Forsyth

“My interest is that there is a disconnect between the science and the size of the threat that people mention about nature, the planet and the climate, and the emotion that this triggers. So we are supposed to be extremely frightened people, but despite that we appear to sleep pretty well.”

― Bruno Latour

“I always sleep on my own. I can’t sleep with somebody else. Always separate bedrooms, bathrooms and closets. I’m very individual and I want my own space.”

― Bruno Tonioli

“I don’t really relax. When I sleep, I relax.”

― Bryan Cranston

“So mightiest powers buy deepest calms are fed, And sleep, how oft, in things that gentlest be!”

― Bryan Procter

“Sleep is huge. That’s your biggest way of recovering. In baseball, it’s such a hard sleep schedule during the season, but you try to do the best you can. Because you can take all the protein drinks, you can do all these things, but your recovery is your sleep.”

― Bryce Harper

“Your first pregnancy you have nothing to do except sleep and take care of yourself and go to prenatal yoga or whatever. Now I have a full-time job, I have a four-year-old, I’ve got a life that is demanding my attention, so I’ve gone to prenatal yoga once. It’s such a bummer.”

― Busy Philipps

“I used to sleep on the floor next to the bed, because I believed that I didn’t even deserve a bed to sleep in. And then, one morning, a cockroach crawled onto my leg. I looked at it, and suddenly I awoke from a kind of hypnotic trance in which I had been all my life.”

― Byron Katie

“A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.”

― C. S. Lewis

“Getting a script and being like, ‘Oh, yeah, I can do this in my sleep.’ Who wants to do that? So, finding something that is a real challenge and is going to take all of you, I think, is more rewarding by the end of it.”

― Cailee Spaeny

“I had one of my best years in 1991; I was 31. I made a renewed effort to work harder. I got better at my diet. I paid attention to how much sleep I got. I was always someone of routine. I became more strict.”

― Cal Ripken, Jr.

“I hate horror movies. I get really scared, and I don’t want to be scared. I don’t know why, but I’m one of those people who gets frightened and can’t go to sleep.”

― Callum Turner

“The trouble with making music as a job is that I have no outside interests. All I can do to wind down is go to sleep.”

― Calvin Harris

“Control what you can control. Don’t lose sleep worrying about things that you don’t have control over because, at the end of the day, you still won’t have any control over them.”

― Cam Newton

“In college, you had to worry about that math class or this exam that’s coming up on Tuesday, but not in the professionals. You eat, sleep, and do everything related to your craft – and your craft is football. You can be at it from sunup to sundown.”

― Cam Newton

“I can’t sleep when there’s any light.”

― Camilla Luddington

“I sleep completely naked to make me believe you are here, but when I wake up it is not the same thing. Most of all, don’t deceive me with other women any more.”

― Camille Claudel

“When I first moved to Los Angeles, I had a really bad run. I would sleep in my car during the day outside the Disney building in Burbank, and that’s where I got my first job, which is really weird. I liked to stay around the studios and kind of get the good vibes going.”

― Camille Guaty

“I love my sleep.”

― Caprice Bourret

“It is very wrong to sleep in your make-up, but when you wake up the next morning, I think it looks very good.”

― Carine Roitfeld

“Sleep is probably the most important biological function. If you don’t get enough sleep, you can get psychiatric illnesses and all types of different illnesses.”

― Carl Hart

“I sleep better on the road than I do at home. I’m used to sleeping in a million different hotels. I’m not home very often, so when I get home, I have things I want to do.”

― Carli Lloyd

“When I got to New York, I had no place to sleep. The pay from ‘Sesame Street’ wasn’t enough to rent an apartment. I was staying on people’s couches. I stayed in the dressing room until they found out. I stayed with Jim Henson and his family for a week, and I wanted to do that permanently. I didn’t dare ask, though.”

― Caroll Spinney

“I sleep with a light on in the bathroom so I can see where I’m at, because I wake up and have no clue!”

― Carrie Underwood

“I’d sleep in a little, work out, do laundry, run errands, buy presents for people with birthdays coming up. I like it when I don’t have to be anywhere, and anything I do is my choice.”

― Carrie Underwood

“When I’m with my parents, that’s the place I can unplug. That’s the place I can shut down and not worry about work or what’s going on. I go home and hang out with them. I sleep more there than any place else ever.”

― Carrie Underwood

“I’m one of those people who is actually inspired by a deadline. I might not sleep for many days on end, it may not be good for my health, but it definitely helps.”

― Carter Burwell

“I bounce off four walls, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, because I only sleep those four hours a day.”

― Casper Van Dien

“I’ll be 50 years old and still have to call my mom when I’m home at night. No matter what time, she doesn’t sleep until I do!”

― Cassie Scerbo

“I am an athlete, and I focus more on the issues that concern me: training, perform, eat, sleep.”

― Caster Semenya

“I’m always without sleep. I’ve got two kids. I understand sleep deprivation on a profound level.”

― Cate Blanchett

“After two kids, I hit the pillow and go straight to sleep.”

― Cate Blanchett

“I really rely on sleep, and some people call me ‘The Bear’ for my hibernating.”

― Cate Campbell

“Even though I need only two or three hours’ sleep a night, there are never enough hours in the day.”

― Celia Hammond

“Every fight day, I just stay in my room the entire day, and I just stay in bed. I sleep as late as I can, which usually isn’t very late; I’m kind of an early riser. But I try to just stay there in bed. I don’t usually eat the day of the fight. I don’t eat until after the fight.”

― Chael Sonnen

“The serpent, the king, the tiger, the stinging wasp, the small child, the dog owned by other people, and the fool: these seven ought not to be awakened from sleep.”

― Chanakya

“Of course, I would be depressed sometimes, and my Mom would be worried about me because I would just sleep to escape. Cause I was so scared of being a musician or artist, or whatever you want to call it.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“Making sleep happen is a must – anytime, anywhere, from a plane to a train to an automobile. Ideally, I like to get eight to ten hours a night, though I’ll take it broken up in two segments if I have to.”

― Chantal Kreviazuk

“The man who says his evening prayer is a captain posting his sentinels. He can sleep.”

― Charles Baudelaire

“I was 14, and I left on my own. Living in a subway train, and police used to come in with a nightstick and say, ‘You can’t sleep here.’ I’d get up and go across the street, get on another train, and go back the other way.”

― Charles Bradley

“I think I’d have done better if I had been a little more relaxed-if I had not pressed quite so hard, if I’d not lost quite so much sleep.”

― Charles Kuralt

“I love breakfast – I like going to sleep at night because I know I get to wake up and eat in the morning.”

― Charles Michael Davis

“Forgive me if I sleep until I wake up.”

― Charles Olson

“We’re all equal in sleep.”

― Charles Ray

“Knowing that the time to sleep has come, the Lord sleeps, and does well in sleeping. Often, when we have been fretting and worrying, we should have glorified God far more had we literally gone to sleep.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“My hair is naturally super curly. But I really don’t do so much to it. I just sleep on it and see what happens.”

― Charli XCX

“Even when I’m tired, when I come home and think about catching up on my sleep, I’d rather stay up and hold my daughters.”

― Charlie Haas

“When you’re in the military, you get accustomed to sleep deprivation.”

― Charlie Murphy

“But you can’t focus on things that matter if all you’ve been is asleep for forty years. Funny how sleep rhymes with sheep. You know.”

― Charlie Sheen

“I feel like you become a songwriter when you claim that it’s sort of like a switch flipped, and you’re always writing. Even in your sleep, you’re always thinking about it in the back of your mind. The true writing – when you’re officially writing – that’s just when its front of mind, but its always there. You’re always listening for a hook.”

― Charlie Worsham

“I don’t have any weird night rituals. I definitely am a ritualistic person… I like to go downstairs and remind my roommate-drummer not to practice early the next morning, so I can sleep in.”

― Charlie Worsham

“I have a problem with cabinets being messy and people just shoving things in and closing the door. I will lie in bed and not be able to sleep because I’ll say to myself: ‘I think I saw something in that cabinet that just shouldn’t be there.’”

― Charlize Theron

“Sleep is the real beauty secret, but I don’t get enough of that.”

― Chelsea Leyland

“I think sleep is just the most important thing. I think most New Yorkers, especially, don’t get enough sleep.”

― Chelsea Leyland

“I really enjoyed staying at an encampment at the top of a hill in the Samburu Reserve in Kenya. You reach it on a small plane; there is no electricity, no city noises and you sleep and shower under the Milky Way, with moths fluttering around a kerosene lamp, knowing that there are elephants and lions roaming free in the valley.”

― Cherie Lunghi

“Sleep is getting to be like gold.”

― Chet Faker

“It will eventually be discovered that the more you sleep, the healthier you are. Which means you’ll really be at your healthiest when you pass away.”

― Chevy Chase

“Anything I do with Team Sleep, I’d do with Deftones as well.”

― Chino Moreno

“It’s really hard to get enough sleep, so I try to end my days by 9 P.M. so my husband and I have time to watch TV, chat, and then I like to read for at least half an hour before bed, but we have a lot of events, and there are places to go and people to talk to.”

― Chirlane McCray

“I did invent the idea of using lucid dreaming to treat sleep disorders, but I was influenced by many real-life researchers – from forefathers like Freud and Jung to Stephen Laberge and Rosalind Cartwright, who explore lucid dreaming and parasomnias.”

― Chloe Benjamin

“My dad would load me into the car under a pile of blankets in the middle of the night so I could sleep the whole way and be on the mountain when it opened.”

― Chloe Kim

“I moved to Switzerland when I was 8, and during our breaks, we’d go to snowboard, and he’d take me to the mountains; we’d take a train. It was kind of crazy, you know. When I think about it, I wake up at 4, take a train to the mountains, sleep in the train and then go snowboard, and then come back. It was quite a mission.”

― Chloe Kim

“There are a lot of opportunities to do a lot of great, wonderful things, and if you say yes to them all, you will not sleep or breathe or eat.”

― Chris Carmack

“My day, normally speaking, is: I go the gym in the morning, I go and work for 10 or 12 hours, I have dinner, I go to sleep.”

― Chris Liddell

“I switch on and off very easily; I’m inherently lucky in that sense. I sleep well.”

― Chris Liddell

“You have a couple of buddies sleep over, and, you know, you play cops and robbers. That I’m getting paid to do it now is kind of funny.”

― Chris O’Donnell

“Kids always act up the most before they go to sleep.”

― Chris Rock

“I can’t sleep without the TV on, so we leave it on during the night, and that’s what wakes me up – Joe Scarborough and ‘Morning Joe’ at 7:30 or 8.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“I’ve lived with insomnia for many years, but I’m making it a priority to address my sleep problems.”

― Christina Applegate

“It’s really fascinating stuff, the science of sleep. We don’t think of it in terms of that, but it really is.”

― Christina Applegate

“I used to exist on just two or three hours of sleep, no problem, like sleep wasn’t even a thought. Sleep was just like a chore that you had to do late at night.”

― Christina Tosi

“Why would I lose sleep when I really need valuable sleep just to recuperate and come back and do my job?”

― Christine Baranski

“I don’t care how late it is, I will not go to sleep without washing my face.”

― Christine Lakin

“Moms get their fair share of conflicting advice, with a heaping of unsolicited advice. Parents debate the pros/cons of different types of disposable diapers, whether the supposed carcinogens in Johnson & Johnson baby products hurt their kids who used it, which method of sleep training to use.”

― Christine Tsai

“I no longer teach law. But when I did I advised my students that they should never accept a case if it meant that by doing so you couldn’t sleep at night.”

― Christopher Darden

“Whether you make the most of an opportunity depends on if you are prepared. Learn your craft, every aspect of it. Eat it, drink it, sleep it, then when you are the most prepared, you can make the most of it.”

― Christopher Judge

“I worked with Seann William Scott on ‘Role Models,’ and his arms are tatted up. He had to come to set an hour-and-a-half early to get them covered. It’s not worth it. I want that extra hour of sleep.”

― Christopher Mintz-Plasse

“Getting into a sleep routine before the first week of school will aid in easing the shock of waking up early.”

― Chuck Norris

“As long as I know that I give my best every time, I can sleep well knowing that.”

― Ciara

“Because I like to think, I find it difficult to sleep, and because I find it difficult to sleep, I think.”

― Ciputra

“As a kid, I used to tell all these stories. I remember meeting a childhood friend, and we were talking. We remembered that I had made up this story about going to Mars. And she looked at me and said, ‘I didn’t sleep for a week after that!’”

― Claire Messud

“You know, that’s the only good thing about divorce; you get to sleep with your mother.”

― Clare Boothe Luce

“The night before a show, I don’t sleep. Really. I’ve been doing this for 30 years, and the night before a show, I still don’t sleep.”

― Clarence Clemons

“If a guy has five good games and then starts to go out, drink, sleep late, live the wrong kind of lifestyle, then his performances will always suffer.”

― Clarence Seedorf

“I’m lucky, I guess. I only really need five or so hours of sleep.”

― Cliff Sloan

“We want to uplift the culture of Filipino – our respect to our elders, how we pray before we eat and sleep. These are things the younger generations tend to forget because of our exposure to other cultures.”

― Coco Martin

“I use moisturizer on my face both day and night, and I don’t sleep with makeup on.”

― Colbie Caillat

“If you have to, take a break, go to your corner, get some sleep, but don’t ever give up. You will get there.”

― Colin Cunningham

“I think I’m still trying to find my feet as an actor. And I know it ain’t brain surgery, but it confuses me and it comes between me and my sleep a lot.”

― Colin Farrell

“I work very deliberately, with a plan. But sometimes I come to a point that I planned as the end and it needs softening. Ending a novel is almost like putting a child to sleep – it can’t be done abruptly.”

― Colm Toibin

“As I tell my children, the first thing is always health. Get sleep, don’t party, don’t do drugs or drink. If your body is right, then you will be right, and if your body is wrong, you will be wrong. Live like a Buddhist monk!”

― Colm Wilkinson

“Sleep is a reward for some, a punishment for others. For all, it is a sanction.”

― Comte de Lautreamont

“I sleep people. I put people unconscious. I’m stating facts.”

― Conor McGregor

“They say it’s better to bury your sadness in a graveyard or garden that waits for the spring to wake from its sleep and burst into green.”

― Conor Oberst

“Now I believe that lovers should be draped in flowers and laid entwined together on a bed of clover and left there to sleep, left there to dream of their happiness.”

― Conor Oberst

“Let the poets cry themselves to sleep, and all their tearful words will turn back into steam.”

― Conor Oberst

“I get as much sleep as possible. When I get home, I have just enough energy to lay out my clothes and go to bed.”

― Constance Marie

“I am serious about my sleep.”

― Constance Marie

“I need eight hours of sleep, but I never get it except at weekends.”

― Cornelia Parker

“I’ll go out, but I leave early, before the shenanigans. I don’t really do the Hollywood party thing. I’d rather watch sports or play videogames or work out or sleep, to be totally honest.”

― Cory Monteith

“With beauty, I just try to get as much sleep as possible. I might have a nice hot bath and moisturise with coconut oil.”

― Courtney Eaton

“I knew I needed to move away when I was 15, but when I got to Norwich, I spent nights crying myself to sleep with homesickness. For any young kid moving away from home, that is the biggest thing you have to deal with.”

― Craig Bellamy

“Traditionally, wake-up calls are meant to wake you up rather than send you to sleep: the clue is in the wording. But those who talk of wake-up calls tend to have an easy-going way with words.”

― Craig Brown

“God has more important things to worry about than who I sleep with.”

― Cyndi Lauper

“The world of men is dreaming, it has gone mad in its sleep, and a snake is strangling it, but it can’t wake up.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“Sleep is the best meditation.”

― Dalai Lama

“Typically, when you have a depressed individual, they feel hopeless. They feel miserable. Their mind is racing, their heart is pounding. They feel anxious. They feel exhausted yet they can’t sleep.”

― Dale Archer

“If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.”

― Dale Carnegie

“You know what it’s like to feel anxious – it’s horrible feeling anxious. It’s stressful having that feeling, having butterflies in your stomach, even for a day, and you don’t sleep at night.”

― Damian Lewis

“I record all night and sleep all day.”

― Damian Marley

“I think I’m a narcoleptic. I could sleep on a railway track with a train running over me, in-between the rails.”

― Dan Aykroyd

“The easiest thing to do in the world is pull the covers up over your head and go back to sleep.”

― Dan Gable

“Being a Mormon is not a part-time religion. It is your life. You eat, sleep, and breathe Mormonism.”

― Dan Reynolds

“I think there’s a big price to pay for consciousness, knowing that it’s all going to end and we’re mortal. I envy dogs. They don’t know they’re getting old! And they don’t know it’s towards the end. I mean, they never think, ‘I used to get by on 16 hours of sleep a day. Now, if I don’t get 19, I’m a wreck.’”

― Dana Carvey

“It’s funny because before I joined the cast of ‘Heroes,’ I was an insomniac. I have suffered from insomnia for, like, so long. Now that I’m on the show, seriously – I sleep like a baby. I’m so tired all the time.”

― Dana Davis

“I usually try to eat in my restaurants before I fly, as I’d rather sleep on the plane and just order a salad with cheese, maybe some ice cream.”

― Daniel Boulud

“What we do is wake up every morning and think about how we get more music out to people; how do we get better music? We breathe, eat, and sleep music.”

― Daniel Ek

“In the future, when Microsoft leaves a security-flaw in their code it won’t mean that somebody hacks your computer. It will mean that somebody takes control of your servant robot and it stands in your bedroom doorway sharpening a knife and watching you sleep.”

― Daniel H. Wilson

“Across a range of inferences involving not just language but mathematics, logic problems, and spatial reasoning, sleep has been shown to enhance the formation and understanding of abstract relations, so much so that people often wake having solved a problem that was unsolvable the night before.”

― Daniel Levitin

“I don’t get to sleep when I’m in New York. Really. I’m living on adrenaline.”

― Daniel Libeskind

“In the world of poker, it’s not heroic to try to function on a couple hours of sleep.”

― Daniel Negreanu

“I try to wake up naturally but set an alarm so I don’t sleep in too late.”

― Daniel Ricciardo

“I was able to do To Sleep with Anger, a very powerful film about African Americans, their spirituality, and the things that happened within a small community and a family.”

― Danny Glover

“I like to be very consistent with workouts and getting a good amount of sleep. I’ve really been enjoying Pilates lately. It’s actually really tough to fit in my schedule, but if I can get in a workout three times a week while we’re shooting, that feels right. Any more seems to deplete my energy.”

― Darby Stanchfield

“When I get ready for a high-profile event, it’s really about sleep and making sure I’m eating something healthy, and then it’s always important to stretch to stay limber. No matter what, you want to feel as loose as possible, because it’s easy to get full of excitement or tension with all that’s going on.”

― Darby Stanchfield

“The best thing is to lie in a warm Epsom salts bath for 15 minutes and then go straight to bed. You will sleep really well afterwards.”

― Darcey Bussell

“I don’t get much sleep, so I have really bad bags under my eyes.”

― Darcey Bussell

“In the Middle East in the summertime, to keep cool, a lot of people sleep on the rooftops.”

― Daron Malakian

“I couldn’t sleep one night and I was sitting in my office and I realized that I was an independent filmmaker.”

― Darren Aronofsky

“Ever tried to get sleep in a hospital? Ever wonder if anyone even taught them what care is? Some hospitals are great, but some sure aren’t.”

― Dave deBronkart

“It’s tough to go to sleep at night, and I wake up after five hours because I feel like I’m wasting time. I just sit up at night and think about what I can do next.”

― Dave Grohl

“Much in the way Olympic athletes optimize their game by paying an enormous – borderline maniacal – amount of attention to things like diet, exercise, sleep, and of course the essential R&R, we all would do well to pay more attention to those key aspects of our lives that comprise our overall health equation.”

― David Agus

“It’s a matter of priorities. Do you want to win, or would you like to sleep? Do you want to win, or would you like to take a day off?”

― David Boies

“I’m in a very successful band. We all love each other. It ain’t ever breaking up. I also have a terrific hobby that became a full-time job. My only problem? There’s not enough time to sleep in my world.”

― David Bryan

“I didn’t come out until 5 or 6 o’clock in the evening. Sleep all day, sleep and cook and eat, stay in the house. That sun is hot, anyway. It ain’t right out there.”

― David Edwards

“My mother doesn’t need much sleep. At any hour of the night, you’d wake up, and she’d be reading. She’d read five, six books a week. When we went on sailing trips, she’d bring a suitcaseful for the week. Even then, her office would have to send more.”

― David Grann

“I definitely believe if you give me any part of your chin, you are going to sleep.”

― David Haye

“Mongolia is a country of only three million souls. One million of them live in Ulaanbaatar, where, despite the skyscrapers, half the population sleep in tents. One of the few Mongolians to become famous outside his home country is Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar, who won the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World prize.”

― David Hepworth

“Others may recognise their world in ‘Eat Sleep Work Repeat’. This podcast is the side project of Bruce Daisley, who works at Twitter. It consists of him talking to experts about what makes us happy at work and why.”

― David Hepworth

“The ads that podcasts manage to sell tell you a lot about who they think is listening. They include services that promise to make your investment portfolio ethical, deliver exotic, ready meals to your home, or guarantee better sleep thanks to luxury bed linen.”

― David Hepworth

“Being pregnant is not license to forget all the rules that you abide by when you’re not pregnant. Moving your body, getting enough sleep, staying hydrated, and eating proper foods throughout the day are even more important when you’re pregnant.”

― David Kirsch

“Some people in the press don’t respect people in life. I can put my head on my pillow and sleep great because I respect everyone.”

― David Luiz

“If any event teaches you how to perform on no sleep, it’s a hurricane.”

― David Muir

“I’m blessed by the fact I only need five hours of sleep on a daily basis. I do tend to regard Saturday and Sunday as work days.”

― David Rubenstein

“I’ve learned to live without sleep.”

― David Seltzer

“No one wants to know I set my alarm and get up 8, but I think it’s too weird to sleep in too late.”

― David Spade

“I sleep with castor oil and clingfilm wrapped around my stomach. It’s amazingly slimming because it detoxes your system. I also regularly cleanse my liver.”

― Davinia Taylor

“I feel like sleep is the most important thing. I notice in my body, when I don’t get enough sleep on a consistent basis, how I am dreary, or my mood changes, or I’m not as focused.”

― D’Brickashaw Ferguson

“I don’t know if I would ever sleep well again if I actually saw a ghost. If they exist, that’s fine. I just don’t want to see one.”

― Dean Ambrose

“I tend to sleep a lot.”

― Dean Winters

“I find I often just fall into a stone-like sleep, right in the middle of the day, just sort of clonk. I can’t work for extended periods when I’m beginning something. But if I’m at the end of something, I can work on for hours and hours and hours.”

― Deborah Eisenberg

“A sister is the one person you can call in the middle of the night when you can’t sleep or the one who doesn’t want to hear about your problems unless you’re ready to do something about them. She’s the one who is there when you need her or the one whose absence when you need her hurts the most.”

― Deborah Tannen

“I just want to sleep, and eat, and learn about what’s going on in the world.”

― Debra Winger

“I pray every night before I go to sleep and every morning when I wake up.”

― Demi Lovato

“It turns out that the ‘Cry It Out’ method of baby sleep training, where you ignore that your kid is screaming, crying and turning 40 shades of purple so that she can break herself out of the habit of being spoiled and cuddled to sleep, does more harm – way more – than good.”

― Denene Millner

“Those five Rogers Cup matches were physically tough, and there were late nights, up until 2 or 3 A.M. – how could I fall to sleep after beating some of my heroes?”

― Denis Shapovalov

“I see more people taking charge of their well-being through the use of data and digital sensors, wearable health bands, and smartphone apps that can track and quantify everything from their heart rate, blood pressure, and sleep quality to steps walked and calories consumed.”

― Denise Morrison

“You can’t find the sound if you just love sleep.”

― Dennis Brown

“I used to sleep in the T-shirt I wore during the day and whatever ratty old gym shorts I could find on the floor. But one year for Christmas, someone gave me a very chic, comfortable pair of pajamas from Brooks Brothers, and I realized the error of my ways.”

― Derek Blasberg

“I was in Leeds, just starting out, and I was hypnotising one person up on stage. Suddenly I had members of the crowd unsuspectingly go to sleep on me as well.”

― Derren Brown

“Being healthy is a complete lifestyle for me. It allows my brain to function at a very high degree so I can comprehend all the new things that are thrown at me. It also allows me to sleep well so that I am rested when I need to perform. Finally, being healthy will hopefully allow me to live a long and fun-filled life.”

― Derrick Rose

“We barely had lights, but my mom always made sure we had food on the table and somewhere to sleep.”

― Deshaun Watson

“I take hair growth, natural vitamins and sleep on silk pillow cases.”

― Devon Windsor

“I sleep at least nine hours a night – honestly. And I drink a lot of water.”

― Devon Windsor

“Never sleep with my makeup on, because that’s a huge no-no.”

― Devon Windsor

“I get eight hours of sleep at least at night, which I think helps your skin tremendously.”

― Devon Windsor

“I like to bring some hydrating face oils and de-puffing eye patches in case I get puffy on the flight. I also always am sure to travel with my own silk eye mask; it’s so necessary when trying to sleep on flights.”

― Devon Windsor

“I never used to sleep much. I think we all go through a bit of a time like that where we rage about. If we don’t, I don’t think you’ve ever really lived.”

― Diane Cilento

“I am a traveler. I am a nomad. I rarely sleep in the same bed more than three or four nights. And I know hotel life better than anyone.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“Before he went to sleep, I told him a little story about a rabbit we saw run around the beach house we rented.”

― Dick Bruna

“I took pain pills to get to sleep because I didn’t want to go to work the next day exhausted.”

― Dick York

“I lay in my dressing room after being in make-up waiting to go on. They knew I was feeling pretty rotten and they tried to give me time to rest. But I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t do anything.”

― Dick York

“Honestly, I sleep best wearing nothing. But with kids, I’ve learned to sleep with underwear very close by, if not wrapped around one of my feet, so I’m ready to go if something happens.”

― Dierks Bentley

“I’ll sleep anywhere!”

― Dimebag Darrell

“You need to be a professional – how you train, how you eat, how you sleep, where you go outside of football.”

― Dimitar Berbatov

“When you are a footballer, you eat, sleep, and breathe football. If I have a bad training session, I can go home and do whatever I want, but you still feel an emptiness.”

― Divock Origi

“I won’t sleep until I have resolved an issue with my husband.”

― Divyanka Tripathi

“I remember I used to sleep on my records. In a room with no furniture. I remember I used to sleep in my car.”

― DJ Khaled

“When you happy, you get locked in sleep. You get sleepy happy. I always wanna be on point. I always wanna be aware.”


“I usually get up at 3 A.M. I don’t require a lot of sleep, and if I get tired, I’ll take a powernap during the day.”

― Dolly Parton

“I worked myself into a frenzy. By 1996, I had a nervous breakdown just from working. I couldn’t eat, couldn’t sleep, just getting anxiety attacks and all of that stuff because I was doing too much, too young, all the time.”

― Dolores O’Riordan

“I never thought I could learn much from a dog or cat. They sleep when we sleep. They eat when we eat. I’m into observing animals being as wild as they can be in a captive environment.”

― Dominic Monaghan

“Serving 27 million Texans spread across 254 counties and two time zones isn’t a job for those who require a lot of sleep.”

― Don Willett

“If you can’t eat it, can’t sleep under it, can’t wear it or make something from it, it’s not worth anything.”

― Don Young

“If he could sleep on it. He would make his bed with white sheets And disappear into the white, Like a man diving, If he could be certain That the light Would not keep him awake, The light that reaches To the bottom.”

― Donald Justice

“The hardest thing is to go to sleep at night, when there are so many urgent things needing to be done. A huge gap exists between what we know is possible with today’s machines and what we have so far been able to finish.”

― Donald Knuth

“In Italian there is an expression: We don’t sleep on the fame.”

― Donatella Versace

“How do I keep young? Haven’t you heard? I sleep every night in the deep freezer!”

― Donatella Versace

“I wake up at about the same time every day. I sleep well and wake without an alarm clock.”

― Donatella Versace

“I don’t sleep very much. I really like to work, though. I feel like a kid in a candy store.”

― Donnie Wahlberg

“The way I sing my songs leads the listener into a place of introspection, a state of mind that can trigger self-healing and the kind of profound rest you cannot get from sleep alone.”

― Donovan

“As I look back on the day I signed my professional contract in 1973, I’ve never gone to sleep wondering if I could pay the bills or take care of my family. That’s what basketball has done for me. It’s given me the greatest of thrills from high school to college to the Olympics to coaching to broadcasting.”

― Doug Collins

“For disappearing acts, it’s hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.”

― Doug Larson

“I would go to sleep with headphones on. My mom and pop – they would have music loud enough to shake the walls.”

― Dr. Dre

“I’ve gone seventy-nine hours without sleep, creating. When that flow is going, it’s almost like a high. You don’t want it to stop. You don’t want to go to sleep for fear of missing something.”

― Dr. Dre

“I don’t really mind any scrutiny. It doesn’t bother me. I’m going to still live my life and do everything I do the same way and not lose any sleep.”

― Draymond Green

“It’s not just about acting. I love film, I’m a director now, I love writing, I love producing, I love having a company that makes films and to be prolific and have a place to put all the ideas that are constantly bubbling up inside of me and that don’t let me sleep at night.”

― Drew Barrymore

“If I ever went, I’d want to go peacefully in my sleep. I wouldn’t want to plan my own death.”

― Dustin Diamond

“The day I pitched, I would drink either ’cause I was celebrating or I lost and couldn’t sleep.”

― Dwight Gooden

“I wear sunscreen every single day – I just don’t go out of the house without it. I also try to get enough sleep, eat as healthy as I can and keep hydrated. I have very sensitive skin, and depending on what products are used on a shoot, my skin can break out in an instant.”

― Dylan Penn

“There is only one thing people like that is good for them; a good night’s sleep.”

― E. W. Howe

“You get three hours’ sleep and then you start all over again. Relentless. Pre-production was almost harder than filming. I was all over the city every day. It was really exhausting.”

― Ed Harris

“If I manage to get seven hours’ sleep, I’m a pretty good parent.”

― Ed Stoppard

“Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, Ease after war, death after life does greatly please.”

― Edmund Spenser

“In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics… am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise everyday.”

― Edward Albert

“Sleep – death without dying – living, but not life.”

― Edwin Arnold

“I use a progressive alarm that makes a soft sound at first and then progressively gets louder. But I usually wake on the first sound, so it doesn’t disturb my wife. When I used a loud alarm clock, I was more likely to hit it on the head and go back to sleep.”

― Edwin Catmull

“I can’t sleep at night when I think about the FA Cup!”

― Edwin van der Sar

“I’m afraid to go to sleep; I don’t like to lose control of myself. I don’t like chauffeurs, either. I like to be in charge of my own destiny.”

― Eileen Ford

“My parents were very, very strict parents, and they were not used to this new, you know, American custom of letting your children sleep in someone else’s house.”

― Elaine Chao

“I can’t get married. I can’t fake sleep for 30 years.”

― Elayne Boosler

“The biggest difference between L.A. and my hometown in Georgia is when Georgia goes to sleep, L.A. wakes up. So, like, in LaGrange, when people are going to sleep at 10, 11 to get up in the morning, we’re just getting dressed to go out.”

― Elijah Kelley

“I sometimes suffer from insomnia, and one of the first times it ever happened, I was like, ‘I don’t know what to do with myself,’ so I started writing a song, and by morning, it was finished. It was about how I couldn’t sleep… I was 14.”

― Eliot Sumner

“I remember having a Mike Tyson T-shirt back in the day that I used to sleep in. And there some things that Tyson did along the way that I wasn’t too psyched to associate myself with. But back in the day, just as a fighter, what a dream that was to watch and root for him.”

― Eliza Dushku

“I get enough sleep. I take very good care of myself. Growing up as a dancer, you know your body so well, you know what to do to overcome something.”

― Elizabeth Berkley

“I myself have suffered periodically from hearing voices at night when I’m trying to sleep.”

― Elizabeth George

“I work all the time, and I’m basically in the office from the time I wake up and then working until I go to sleep every day.”

― Elizabeth Holmes

“Getting as much sleep as possible and following a healthy diet will stop you from feeling run-down if, like me, you’re super-stressed.”

― Elizabeth Hurley

“’O sleep, O gentle sleep,’ I thought gratefully, ‘Nature’s soft nurse!’”

― Elizabeth Kenny

“No other creatures of the savannah sleep as deeply or as soundly as lions, but after all, lions are the main reason for not sleeping soundly.”

― Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

“I can’t sleep with my make-up on. There is something about it. It doesn’t matter what time it is; I just can’t do it.”

― Ella Woodward

“We have two dogs, Mabel and Wolf, and three cats at home, Charlie, George and Chairman. We have two cats on our farm, Tom and Little Sister, two horses, and two mini horses, Hannah and Tricky. We also have two cows, Holy and Madonna. And those are only the animals we let sleep in our bed.”

― Ellen DeGeneres

“Portia and I constantly say to each other, ‘We are so lucky.’ Sometimes it’s lying in bed at night before I go to sleep, and I just say thank you to whatever, whoever is out there.”

― Ellen DeGeneres

“The young are in great danger. Much evil results from their light and trifling reading. Much time is lost which should be spent in useful employment. Some would even deprive themselves of sleep that they might finish some ridiculous love story.”

― Ellen G. White

“I work hard, I work late, I have nothing on my conscience. When I go to bed, I sleep.”

― Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

“It’s very important not just to think you need to eat and drink and sleep. You need to feed your heart and your mind and your soul as well.”

― Elliot Knight

“I like a good mattress, first of all. I have a Hestia bed, and it’s the best mattress in the world. I like it pretty cold because I can’t sleep when it’s really hot.”

― Elsa Hosk

“Sleep is so important. I think more important than we know. When I haven’t slept, I’m not myself. I’m not as easy-going.”

― Elsa Hosk

“The stoic drama ‘A Somewhat Gentle Man’ is photographed in a palate of steel gray tones that match Stellan Skarsgard’s complexion. It’s a low-blood-pressure version of the kind of thing James M. Cain used to do in his sleep, and its filmmaking accomplishment is as minimalist as its narrative ambition is minimal.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher’s the poet’s equal there.”

― Emil Cioran

“I lost my sleep, and this is the greatest tragedy that can befall someone. It is much worse than sitting in prison.”

― Emil Cioran

“When I was little, I was actually really shy. I really enjoyed doing school plays, but I found the whole thing terrifying. I cried myself to sleep once because I thought my teacher was going to give me the lead role. I never imagined acting was a viable career.”

― Emily Berrington

“The condition of sleep is profoundly contradictory. It is a precious good… but it is a good like none other, because to obtain it, one must seemingly give up the imperative to have it.”

― Emily Martin

“It’s amazing what sleep does for your looks.”

― Emily Procter

“I sleep the best in my own bed, which is too bad because I’m not sleeping in my bed enough.”

― Emily Ratajkowski

“When I was young, I thought it was normal to go to sleep to the sounds of sirens. People on my block were in the biggest gang in the city. They were my close friends – they showed me the ropes, who to watch out for.”

― Emily Rios

“Parents go to sleep early. This is universal.”

― Emily V. Gordon

“If I sleep for more than half an hour, I get horrible dreams in which I’m firing a gun and helicopters are coming down.”

― Emmanuel Jal

“I don’t sleep much. It takes me a long time to fall asleep. I’m a bit of an insomniac but, when I fall asleep, I don’t ever want to wake up.”

― Enrique Iglesias

“I’ve worked a lot during the night. But I don’t sleep in the day either.”

― Enrique Iglesias

“I’m pretty skinny, and I can sleep at the drop of a hat. So, take that middle seat in economy and save the money for other things you can do.”

― Eric Garcetti

“I would come home with my friend Bill, and we would sit and watch ‘Get Smart.’ And I was Agent 44, and he was Agent 85. And it was a fantastic – and all we wanted to do was sleep with Barbara Feldon.”

― Eric McCormack

“We all parent the best we can. Being human, we’re ambivalent. We want perfection for our babies, but we also need sleep.”

― Erica Jong

“We all dream; we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.”

― Erich Fromm

“Rest is the best thing for your body rather than working out or dieting. Sleep can change your whole metabolism, so it’s my number one priority when it comes to looking good.”

― Erin Heatherton

“I actually have a little routine I do before every shoot. I put a face mask on before bed and make sure I go to sleep early. Then, I get up early and make myself breakfast and get in a workout.”

― Erin Heatherton

“I can’t even sleep in. My body won’t let me.”

― Erin Heatherton

“Had I been in Toronto, I would certainly have been killed in this attack. In the room where I normally sleep, the flames and the smoke and the soot is such that the gases would have killed me.”

― Ernst Zundel

“I sleep in peace, even if only in the company of lice, behind bars. The same could not be said of my incarcerators though they sleep in warm beds, next to their wives, in their homes.”

― Eskinder Nega

“If I feel in need of sleep, I just open a book or turn on the television. Both are better than any sleeping pill.”

― Ethel Merman

“Even sleep is part of my job because I need a certain number of hours of sleep to be able to train at the intensity that I do. I’m constantly working to keep my body in the best possible shape.”

― Eugenie Bouchard

“I’m lucky, I can sleep from takeoff until we land; so I’m fresh, rested and ready to work on arrival.”

― Eva Herzigova

“I wish I could wear 10 dresses to my wedding. It’s so sad that you put it in storage and then never see it again. I am going to sleep in mine after I wear it.”

― Eva Longoria

“Nice guys finish last, but we get to sleep in.”

― Evan Davis

“I’ve never enjoyed sleep as much until I got the ‘Today’ job. There is something about early sleep that’s much better than late sleep. I feel myself going to sleep; I don’t just plonk my head on the pillow. It’s a sort of winding-down thing.”

― Evan Davis

“I used to cry myself to sleep wishing I was ugly because of the way men leered at and disrespected me.”

― Evangeline Lilly

“I write at a desk. I have a room of my own where I can have my computer. I write in there, usually directly onto my computer. It used to be the room where my two sons used to sleep with the dog and the cat, but now it’s all mine. It has pictures of art from my books on the walls.”

― Eve Bunting

“I haven’t been to sleep for over a year. That’s why I go to bed early. One needs more rest if one doesn’t sleep.”

― Evelyn Waugh

“Sleephackers go to bed with sensors on their wrists and foreheads and maintain detailed electronic sleep diaries, which they often share online. To shift between sleep phases, sleephackers experiment with various diets, room and body temperatures, and kinds of pre-sleep physical exercise.”

― Evgeny Morozov

“I know how much sleep I need, how much time on the elliptical I need, and how much chocolate that buys me.”

― Faith Salie

“Is this America, the land of the free and the home of the brave, where we have to sleep with our telephones off the hooks because our lives be threatened daily, because we want to live as decent human beings in America?”

― Fannie Lou Hamer

“I actually did go through severe depression and anxiety attacks where I couldn’t sleep for weeks. It was definitely several months of being not myself.”

― Felicia Day

“I should have liked to get married, but over many decades I have lived essentially alone. I go to sleep when I’m tired, get up when I wake up, have my food prepared when I’m hungry. I can’t bear the thought that I’d have to coincide, make an effort.”

― Felix Dennis

“Most people imagine music playing in their heads, but some hallucinate music; some cannot sleep because of the soundtrack in their mind.”

― Floyd Skloot

“My parents used to play me this album when I couldn’t go to sleep. It was called ‘Deep Forest.’ I think it was a self-titled record. It’s actually still one of my favorite albums of all time.”

― Flume

“Once you wake up and smell the coffee, it’s hard to go back to sleep.”

― Fran Drescher

“Life is something to do when you can’t get to sleep.”

― Fran Lebowitz

“I cannot sleep – great joy is as restless as great sorrow.”

― Frances Burney

“Eat well and sleep well. That will feed your nervous system and your psyche. As you get older, you look how you feel.”

― Francesca Annis

“The minute anyone’s getting anxious I say, You must eat and you must sleep. They’re the two vital elements for a healthy life.”

― Francesca Annis

“I can easily sleep from nine to 13 hours a night.”

― Francesca Annis

“Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.”

― Francis Bacon

“Have we so soon forgotten those four years of terrible carnage, the greatest war of all time; forgotten the millions of men who gave their lives, who made the supreme sacrifice and who today, beneath the soil of France and Belgium, sleep the eternal sleep?”

― Frank B. Kellogg

“From morning when I wake up until I go to sleep, I am working. I go to bed and I want to switch off, but the brain doesn’t switch off.”

― Frank Lowy

“Employers can assist employees in looking after their health by giving guidance on energy management, sleep and healthy eating, working relationships, and helping maintain a sense of purpose at work.”

― Frans van Houten

“I get very, very little sleep.”

― Fred Armisen

“It’s hard to sleep at night because I’m still wondering where my mother is.”

― Fred Savage

“I’m terrified of bugs and I travel with sprays, lotions, potions; the lot. I have to check the room before I go to sleep and if I come across a bug and fail to remove it I have to sleep in a separate room as I’m paranoid that I’ll be taken advantage of as I sleep.”

― Freema Agyeman

“I’ve never told anyone this before, but I’m an obsessive-compulsive. I go back to my hotel room every evening and put the coat hangers back in order and open my bag and rearrange it. It takes a lot of my time, but if I don’t do it I can’t sleep.”

― Freida Pinto

“When you play a lead role, you’re in pretty much every scene. It’s incredibly tiring. You really have to disappear into the film because you have no time to do anything else. You are either awake and playing the character, or you are trying to catch up on sleep.”

― Gabriella Wilde

“Restful sleep is a key ingredient to living a miraculous life. I’m not saying we need eight or ten hours a night to feel fully rested. In fact, sometimes less sleep can be more restorative than many hours. The key is to have real sleep… the drooling-on-the-pillow kind of sleep.”

― Gabrielle Bernstein

“I don’t get enough sleep so I always have undereye bags.”

― Gabrielle Union

“The more I read about feeding times, sleep times and waking-up times, the more inadequate and miserable I felt.”

― Gail Porter

“I didn’t do anything special after the French Open, after winning the tournament. I just had a nice dinner with my team and family, but I was so exhausted that I went to sleep early and couldn’t stay up.”

― Garbine Muguruza

“I’m a big movie fan. After a show, if I’m on the bus or a plane, it’s often hard to get to sleep, so I’ll watch a film. An action film can even relax me.”

― Garth Brooks

“I don’t sleep at night at all. Making movies is a marathon. I’m a good 100-yard-dash guy.”

― Gary David Goldberg

“As a kid, I used to love to play baseball and be in Little League and sleep outside with my friends and do all those kind of things.”

― Gary Wright

“The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. In the morning we must sweep out the shadows.”

― Gaston Bachelard

“At one point, when I didn’t make the 2007 World Cup squad, I was very, very frustrated. Then I became very hard on myself. Whenever I used to go to the nets, or when I trained in the gym, I was very hard on myself. I couldn’t sleep; I used to think a lot. Very, very desperate to make a comeback.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“The moment I finish ‘any’ book, my feels are pretty much the same. Goes a little something like this: It’s done? Whimper. Tears of joy. Oh, my back. Relief! Shower! Food! Sleep! Oh, my back. You mean I get to catch up on my favorite TV shows? Tears of joy. Oh, my back.”

― Gena Showalter

“I don’t sleep all that much, but when I do, it’s sound.”

― Gene Simmons

“Considering the regular use of make-up and the fact that I’m under the glare of the harsh shooting lights practically all the time, I’m adamant about using really strong cleansing milk to get the make-up off my skin, and I never sleep with make-up on, however tired I am.”

― Genelia D’Souza

“My kids started school, so having a strong base in Melbourne has been a key priority. I’m not daunted by the travel. People say, ‘It’s so far to Australia,’ and I say, ‘You get on the plane, you eat well, you sleep, you wake up – and you’re there.’”

― Geoffrey Rush

“Leisure time is that five or six hours when you sleep at night.”

― George Allen, Sr.

“I am invariably of the politics of the people at whose table I sit, or beneath whose roof I sleep.”

― George Borrow

“I think my character’s getting to the point where he can’t even eat spaghetti with red sauce anymore, where he has horrible nightmares, he can’t sleep anymore.”

― George Eads

“Sleep is the gasoline that keeps me going.”

― George Eads

“I have fed purely upon ale; I have eat my ale, drank my ale, and I always sleep upon ale.”

― George Farquhar

“To sleep after sunrise was impossible on account of the number of flies which kept buzzing about the face.”

― George Grey

“Coaches don’t sleep for a reason. They don’t sleep because it’s a danger zone every night. Very seldom do you ever get two or three days off… The lifestyle of coaching in the NBA is a tremendous challenge that gives you tremendous highs but also tremendous lows.”

― George Karl

“Trees are essentially growing chairs. There are lots of primates that sit and sleep in them.”

― George M. Church

“I was tired. I hadn’t slept eight hours in two, three years. I lived on four, five hours of sleep. You can do it during a campaign because thousands are screaming for you. You’re getting adrenaline shots each day. Then the campaign ends, and there are no more shots.”

― George McGovern

“If we sleep more than is needful for the refreshment of the body, it is wasting the time with which the Lord has entrusted us as a talent, to be used for his glory, for our own benefit, and the benefit of the saints and the unbelievers around us.”

― George Muller

“It might be asked, ‘How much time shall I allow myself for rest?’ The answer is that no rule of universal application can be given, as all persons do not require the same measure of sleep, and also the same persons, at different times, according to the strength or weakness of their body, may require more or less.”

― George Muller

“We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.”

― George Orwell

“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”

― George Orwell

“I’d get off the set of ‘The Wire’ at 3 A.M. or even 4 A.M. and drive home to Washington to see my kids sleep and give them a kiss. I’d get up at 7 A.M., while the kids were still in bed, and drive back to Baltimore.”

― George Pelecanos

“I’m going to sleep well tonight knowing that I made the right decision.”

― George Ryan

“For a man who has done his natural duty, death is as natural as sleep.”

― George Santayana

“What does the truth matter? Haven’t we mothers all given our sons a taste for lies, lies which from the cradle upwards lull them, reassure them, send them to sleep: lies as soft and warm as a breast!”

― Georges Bernanos

“Suffering has roused them from the sleep of gentle life, and every day fills them with a terrible intoxication. They are now something more than themselves; those we loved were merely happy shadows.”

― Georges Duhamel

“I really like Tracie Martyn beauty products for skin care. Take off your makeup before you go to sleep. Sometimes I forget, and it is always horrible when you wake up.”

― Georgia May Jagger

“Drink lots of water, get lots of sleep, and take vitamin C!”

― Georgia May Jagger

“I don’t travel without a sleep mask or Post Its!”

― Georgina Bloomberg

“Sometimes if I can’t sleep and I am up in the night, I will start researching things – it could be an image I’ve seen, or a book I am reading.”

― Georgina Chapman

“Sydney in the 1960s wasn’t the exuberant multicultural metropolis it is today. Out in the city’s western reaches, days passed in a sun-struck stupor. In the evenings, families gathered on their verandas waiting for the ‘southerly buster’ – the thunderstorm that would break the heat and leave the air cool enough to allow sleep.”

― Geraldine Brooks

“I was getting to bed about 10 P.M. so wound up and not getting to sleep by 11, and because I was putting the prosthetics on for five hours, I had to be up at 3 in the morning.”

― Gerard Butler

“The first moments of sleep are an image of death; a hazy torpor grips our thoughts and it becomes impossible for us to determine the exact instant when the ‘I,’ under another form, continues the task of existence.”

― Gerard De Nerval

“My routine prior to a big game is the same for any other match. Eat, sleep, chat with teammates during the day, and then, as the match draws near, I listen to my music on the trip to the stadium and zone in.”

― Gerard Pique

“I was warmed by the sun, rocked by the winds and sheltered by the trees as other Indian babes. I was living peaceably when people began to speak bad of me. Now I can eat well, sleep well and be glad. I can go everywhere with a good feeling.”

― Geronimo

“I’ve learned very quickly to fall asleep wherever I can. I sleep in the car from event to event or show to show sometimes.”

― Gigi Hadid

“I don’t sleep. I nap.”

― Gilbert Arenas

“I’m terrible when I have to fill up free time. My days, if I’m not working, I wake up and figure out a way to kill time until it’s time to go to sleep.”

― Gilbert Gottfried

“I think clothes should make you feel safe. I like clothes you want to go to sleep in. I sometimes stand in front of a mirror and change a million times because I know I really want to wear my nightgown.”

― Gilda Radner

“Touring is hard. It’s really hard on the singer, especially, because your body is your instrument and you have to be so good, it’s like boot camp out there; I can’t do anything – just sleep, sing and be very healthy.”

― Gloria Estefan

“Everyone told me to sleep when the baby sleeps, but she sleeps during the daytime, and that’s when I have to get stuff done! I’ve been a zombie.”

― GloZell

“I wash and moisturize my face in the morning and at night. If I have a show, I may even wash before and after the show. I never go to sleep with makeup on my face. At the minimum, I’m at least going to use makeup wipes to take my makeup off.”

― Goapele

“You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave – win or lose.”

― Gordie Howe

“Science, like art, religion, commerce, warfare, and even sleep, is based on presuppositions.”

― Gregory Bateson

“I lived for two years with six girls in an apartment that was built for three people, and it had no heat. We would sleep in our coats and in sleeping bags. And it was great.”

― Greta Gerwig

“I wish some days that I didn’t have as much drive as I do. I’d sleep better.”

― Gretchen Carlson

“I think, losses, I think they teach you the most, but it’s tough. I’m not gonna lie. It sucks. It’s terrible. You can’t sleep for two days.”

― Grigor Dimitrov

“I have always been the kind of guy to adjust to anything. I never cared where I was going to sleep or what court I was going to practise on.”

― Grigor Dimitrov

“I get tired when I keep shorting my sleep, but I always make it to the gym. In our house, we live by this: ‘Never quit, never cancel, never be late.’ We’ve found it’s a great way to live.”

― Gunnar Peterson

“You need to lift weights and do more resistance training. Get more sleep. I’m the first one who’s guilty of not doing that, but I work on it, and I’m aware of it. And drink more water. Drink Propel. You have to hydrate. You simply can’t perform at the level you could perform at if you’re dehydrated. Period.”

― Gunnar Peterson

“Sleep plays an important role in overall well-being and especially in recovery during particularly intense training.”

― Gunnar Peterson

“SleepScore Max empowers me to identify my own sleep issues and gives me advice for better sleep to maximize my performance every day. It’s critical to measure and quantify improvements while training.”

― Gunnar Peterson

“Man is firmly convinced that he is awake; in reality he is caught in a net of sleep and dreams which he has unconsciously woven himself.”

― Gustave Meyrink

“I can sleep on a bloody washing line if I want to.”

― Guy Martin

“A dog is a pitiful thing, depending wholly on companionship, and utterly lost except in packs or by the side of his master. Leave him alone, and he does not know what to do except bark and howl and trot about till sheer exhaustion forces him to sleep.”

― H. P. Lovecraft

“I couldn’t live a week without a private library – indeed, I’d part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I’d let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.”

― H. P. Lovecraft

“I don’t sleep well. I rehash everything in bed. The mind’s still working.”

― Hale Irwin

“I sleep with aloe vera on – it’s super moisturizing and good for the skin – and I’ll switch that up with honey, which I leave on for 10 minutes then wash off.”

― Halima Aden

“’Castles Made of Sand’ was a song that my parents put me to sleep to, so naturally, it still puts me in a zen state.”

― Hannah Bronfman

“My dad would tell me bedtime stories, and he used to always leave them open-ended and finish at a crucial point with the words, ‘dream on’. Then it was my responsibility to finish the story as I was drifting off to sleep. We would call them dreaming stories.”

― Hannah Kent

“We didn’t sleep last week – we literally didn’t sleep – because we’ve been so busy with the book.”

― Hansie Cronje

“I keep a very cold apartment – I tend to crank my AC just about as low as it can go. I sleep with a big, warm comforter, even during the summer, and just burrow underneath it.”

― Hari Nef

“Some people might sleep eight hours and wake up exhausted because they’re not getting good quality sleep.”

― Harley Pasternak

“The blue light emanating from our cell phones, our tablets and our laptops is playing havoc on our brain chemicals: our serotonin, our melatonin. It’s screwing up our sleep patterns, our happiness, our appetites, our carbohydrate cravings.”

― Harley Pasternak

“Whatever you need to increase the quality of your sleep is really, really important.”

― Harley Pasternak

“I am in an adolescence in reverse, as mysterious as the first, except that this time I feel it as a decay of the odds that I might live for a while, that I can sleep it off.”

― Harold Brodkey

“There would be nights when I would wake up and couldn’t get back to sleep. So I would go downstairs and write. The staff had a pool going on how many pages of typing I would bring in here in the morning.”

― Harold H. Greene

“I am convinced that it is not the fear of death, of our lives ending that haunts our sleep so much as the fear… that as far as the world is concerned, we might as well never have lived.”

― Harold Kushner

“No man should ever lose sleep over public affairs.”

― Harold MacMillan

“I believe the greatest asset a head of state can have is the ability to get a good night’s sleep.”

― Harold Wilson

“The main essentials of a successful prime minister are sleep and a sense of history.”

― Harold Wilson

“Don’t eat the pizza; get lots of sleep – you have to take care of yourself. It’s about being your tip top self at all times, and if you are unhealthy, or you’re sick, or you don’t feel good, even it’s just because you’re sluggish, you’re not going to make it because you’re not going to be able to react to things.”

― Harper Reed

“I’m not very good at going to sleep, and that’s probably my worst problem. I don’t need much more than seven and a half hours, but I probably get six. I take all my problems to bed with me and fret. I can’t switch off.”

― Harriet Walter

“No one ever wants to see his or her name linked to anything bad. Conscience is like a baby. It has to go to sleep before you can.”

― Harvey Mackay

“I am always really buzzed after each performance, and at around one in the morning, I’ll hit a brick wall and need to sleep.”

― Hattie Morahan

“I sleep as much as I want. I’ll sleep, like, 11 hours, unless I’m working. Sometimes I do feel like, ‘This is weird; I should just get up so I can fit into the world.’ Then I’m like, ‘Why?’ I don’t have a nine-to-five job.”

― Heather Graham

“I try to get 11 or 12 hours of sleep a night. It sounds excessive but that’s really what I need.”

― Heather Graham

“The ladder of success in Hollywood is usually a press agent, actor, director, producer, leading man; and you are a star if you sleep with each of them in that order. Crude, but true.”

― Hedy Lamarr

“Sleep is good, death is better; but of course, the best thing would to have never been born at all.”

― Heinrich Heine

“Sleep is lovely, death is better still, not to have been born is of course the miracle.”

― Heinrich Heine

“If we remained perpetually infatuated, we couldn’t eat, sleep or work.”

― Helen Fisher

“I can sleep anywhere! I can come off stage during the interval of a play, lie down for four minutes then wake up feeling better.”

― Helen McCrory

“Because I sleep with him he asked me to audition, you know?”

― Helena Bonham Carter

“It was weird because I was pregnant, throughout that so it was weird being a pregnant witch. I was in a really bad mood but luckily, because I sleep with the director, he just sort of scheduled me so I only had to do it two nights.”

― Helena Bonham Carter

“If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.”

― Henny Youngman

“I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“No man can become a saint in his sleep.”

― Henry Drummond

“As we abide in sleep, intuitively resonating with the sum of all our experiences – this life and beyond – we gain refreshing perspective on our efforts and have an opportunity to remember what we know.”

― Henry Reed

“It makes a difference what we choose to experience during sleep. Many of us think of sleep as a chance to get away from it all. But sleep is also a chance to return to the joys of our spiritual heritage – our universal awareness.”

― Henry Reed

“What is it like to fall asleep? What happens? Where do we go? Why don’t we remember? Since childhood most of us have wondered about the mystery of sleep.”

― Henry Reed

“Sleep is for squares.”

― Henry Rollins

“In a small spacecraft, it was hard for the other two guys to sleep when the on-duty man was talking to Mission Control regularly.”

― Henry Spencer

“We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning.”

― Henry Ward Beecher

“Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.”

― Herman Melville

“I worked 120 hours a week for eight years. That’s 20 to 22 hours a day every day and one week I only got 15 hours sleep.”

― Heston Blumenthal

“Everybody always talks about it, about how you don’t know love until you meet your baby, and you really feel that. There are no words. It was a really wonderful surprise. And there is no way to prepare yourself for the sleep deprivation and what comes with it.”

― Hilary Duff

“At the end of a down day on Wall Street, we all need to be able to sleep peacefully at night. That comfort won’t come from our bank balance.”

― Hill Harper

“The colored race saved to the noble women of New England and the middle States men on whom they lean today for security and safety. Many of my race, the representatives of these men on the field of battle, sleep in the countless graves of the South.”

― Hiram Rhodes Revels

“Before you have a baby, friends tell you ‘sleep now,’ and you laugh because you don’t think that all those stories could be true. But they are.”

― Holly Marie Combs

“I think letting babies cry it out is barbaric. Why would parenting stop when it’s dark outside? You can’t expect a baby to know that he’s supposed to sleep just because we want to go to bed.”

― Holly Marie Combs

“Music can be used against us as much as it can be used for us. Muzak can put a whole nation to sleep, whereas a lullaby is intended to put a child to sleep in a sweet way.”

― Holly Near

“I ate supper after Dad saw the evening shift down the shaft, and I went to sleep to the ringing of a hammer on steel and the dry hiss of an arc welder at the little tipple machine shop during the hoot-owl shift.”

― Homer Hickam

“There is a time for many words, and there is also a time for sleep.”

― Homer

“Even were sleep is concerned, too much is a bad thing.”

― Homer

“In my Scandinavian-American family, we were conditioned never to sit, at least not comfortably. I was endlessly going back to work. We longed for the fleeting respite of being useful and regarded sleep as a reward for exhaustion, always to be deferred until after the sun goes down.”

― Hope Jahren

“For a tree, to endure four months of daylight is like you or I going without sleep for four months.”

― Hope Jahren

“The brain is so intricate. It can do so many things, and people sleep on it. It’s not just a piece of meat in there – it can do so much.”

― Hopsin

“Economics is not a science; it is a quasi-religion: part superstition, part mystique, part sentimentality. Bankers dream like other men, the only difference being that when their dreams turn to nightmares, we all lose sleep. There can be no trusting the muttering of any prelate when it comes to money.”

― Howard Jacobson

“I’m not losing any sleep over Dunkin Donuts.”

― Howard Schultz

“I think it all started with Nina Simone. When I was maybe seven or eight, I used to listen to one of her albums every night before I went to sleep. For me, her voice was everything.”

― Hozier

“Being on Broadway is the modern equivalent of being a monk. I sleep a lot, eat a lot, and rest a lot.”

― Hugh Jackman

“An adult human can last 40 days without food, a week without any sleep, three days without water, but only five minutes without air. Yet nothing is more taken for granted than the air we breathe. However, not just any air will do – it must be exquisitely designed to meet our needs. Too little oxygen in the atmosphere will kill us, as will too much.”

― Hugh Ross

“I’d rather work all night and sleep all day… perhaps I was a mole in my last incarnation.”

― Ida Lupino

“I used to be someone that needed nine hours of sleep; otherwise, I didn’t think I was going to sound good when I sang, and I was very disciplined and anal about my preparation. When you become a parent, there just isn’t that time, you know?”

― Idina Menzel

“Along with enough sleep and taking proper supplements, I steam – in my steam shower. I find it’s very healing, more than just your typical ‘tea and honey.’”

― Idina Menzel

“I’ve been pretty lucky with neighbors. But back in 1998, I lived, like, literally next door to Wrigley Field in Chicago. And I had, like, 50,000 bad neighbors spread out over the course of one summer. I’m a diehard Cubs fan, but living right next to the ballpark, it’s just – as you’re trying to go to sleep, you can just, like, hear urination.”

― Ike Barinholtz

“To be labeled pathetic because you enjoy the company of a loving creature who is always down to hang out, sleep, and eat with you is unfair.”

― Iliza Shlesinger

“I’m lucky in some ways in that I really don’t need more than five or so hours of sleep.”

― Iman

“I hardly can sleep. I feel that my target now is really to save Mother Earth for humanity. And it’s doable.”

― Imelda Marcos

“The greatest compliment a writer can be given is that a story and character hold a reader spellbound. I’m caught up in the story writing and I miss a good deal of sleep thinking about it and working out the plot points.”

― Iris Johansen

“Malacca fascinates me more and more daily. There is, among other things, a mediaevalism about it. The noise of the modern world reaches it only in the faintest echoes; its sleep is almost dreamless. Its sensations seem to come out of books read in childhood.”

― Isabella Bird

“I don’t think I can live a life of compromise. If I did, I wouldn’t be able to sleep properly.”

― Ishaan Khatter

“I don’t stay out that late. I never really stay out that late. I used to, and after a while you begin to realize that a little sleep works wonders, you know?”

― Isiah Whitlock, Jr.

“I’m terrified of writing at night, for then I can’t sleep. So I start slowly, slowly writing in the morning and go on into the late afternoon.”

― Italo Calvino

“I certainly don’t lose any sleep if I lose a tennis match.”

― Ivan Lendl

“I love to sleep late, and I rarely have the chance to.”

― Izabel Goulart

“If I was to go to sleep before midnight, I would feel weird about myself, like I wasted a day. My most productive hours are between midnight and five.”

― J. Cole

“In lean times, you get plenty of sleep, and you’re not flying around everywhere.”

― J. K. Simmons

“At a personal level, it’s just the day-to-day: I’m a mum that needs to meet all of the responsibilities that come with being a mum, making sure that Neve has the basics, that she’s fed, that she’s loved, that she sleeps as much as we’re able to get her to sleep, and we will do that together. That’s a practical reality of my new role.”

― Jacinda Ardern

“Since I was 21, I have not been able to sleep past 9 A.M.; I just want to get up and do something.”

― Jack Lowden

“I sleep each night a little better, a little more confidently, because Lyndon Johnson is my president.”

― Jack Valenti

“I know the best way to recover and get the right amount of sleep.”

― Jack Wilshere

“I usually sleep just a few hours a night.”

― Jackson Rathbone

“I kind of slept through school. I wasn’t engaged at all. My exercise books were empty at the end of the year. But I didn’t sleep through drama, probably because there wasn’t a desk, so my teacher sent me to this audition.”

― Jacob Anderson

“In my spare time I like to sleep.”

― Jacob Lusk

“I stay up late; I’m like a vampire. I stay up until, like, 6 A.M. and then sleep till 4 P.M. I lay in bed till it’s dark, and then I come alive in the night.”

― Jacob Whitesides

“Life isn’t a 24/7 merry go round. If it were, you wouldn’t get the 7 hours of sleep necessary to keep you fit and sane.”

― Jacqueline Leo

“I’ll read, and then I’ll take naps. When I feel sleep coming on, I give in and don’t fight it.”

― Jacques Barzun

“The poet knows himself only on the condition that things resound in him, and that in him, at a single awakening, they and he come forth together out of sleep.”

― Jacques Maritain

“I’ll watch movies I like to see, Steve Jobs interviews, something that’s going to make me smart and then go to sleep.”

― Jaden Smith

“I was very keen on squash. My father used to go to sleep in the afternoon. Normally, in Pakistan, everybody goes to sleep in the afternoon, because it’s really hot. I’d go and play without telling anybody.”

― Jahangir Khan

“WTO is not the forum for labour standards. Next, the U.S. will argue the time zone difference is an unfair competitive advantage enjoyed by India that enables our software engineers to work while the Americans sleep.”

― Jairam Ramesh

“I got invited to the White House, and I tried to sleep there overnight without permission. The Secret Service came to my house, and I had to talk to them. They legally couldn’t do anything because I didn’t do anything wrong, but they yelled at me like a principal.”

― Jake Paul

“I just feel like there’s a lot of things more important than just basketball, and I love basketball. It’s what I want to do for the longest time possible. It’s what I eat, it’s what I sleep about, it’s what I breathe, it’s in my lifestyle. I just really feel like there’s more important things than just putting the ball in the hoop.”

― Jalen Brunson

“Don’t buy into the 20-hours-a-day entrepreneur myth. You need to sleep 8 hours a day to have a focused mind.”

― James Altucher

“I don’t even like to sleep – I feel as if there’s too much to do.”

― James Franco

“I get like six or so hours of sleep a night.”

― James Franco

“Never hurry. Take plenty of exercise. Always be cheerful. Take all the sleep you need. You may expect to be well.”

― James Freeman Clarke

“Sleep is a key part of the requirements for resilience and good decision-making.”

― James G. Stavridis

“Getting enough sleep makes us better family members, friends, lovers, drivers, writers, cooks, and pretty much everything else that is of importance in our lives.”

― James G. Stavridis

“Sleep my friend, and you will see that dream is my reality.”

― James Hetfield

“Who has the fame to be an early riser may sleep till noon.”

― James Howell

“When I’m trying to go to sleep and there are little noises, like a clock ticking or a fan squeaking, it drives me completely insane.”

― James Lafferty

“When I was 15 or 16 – I slept really well then. Now I sleep on a bed of anxiety-tipped nails.”

― James McAvoy

“’Somebody’s Calling Me’ was written in my sleep, and the original was just the piano and the beat and the singing.”

― James Murphy

“Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an opera.”

― James Stephens

“When you don’t sleep, you start to hallucinate, and that’s not good.”

― James Tate

“But what is all this fear of and opposition to Oblivion? What is the matter with the soft Darkness, the Dreamless Sleep?”

― James Thurber

“The sanity of the average banquet speaker lasts about two and a half months; at the end of that time he begins to mutter to himself, and calls out in his sleep.”

― James Thurber

“You can sleep with a blonde, you can sleep with a brunette, but you’ll never get any sleep with a redhead!”

― Jamie Luner

“No one wakes up excited to see more advertising, no one goes to sleep thinking about the ads they’ll see tomorrow.”

― Jan Koum

“I think judgment is from within. It’s not a God judging. Someone who is nasty – they’re the one who has to sleep at night.”

― Jane Siberry

“The myriad of serious health risks resulting from poor diet include high cholesterol, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, and even sleep apnea.”

― Jane Velez-Mitchell

“I was obsessed with ‘The Velvet Rope’ for a year straight, letting Janet Jackson’s confessional lyrics lull me to sleep and comfort me when I felt lost. I felt that the album was the vehicle onto which Janet finally expressed her full self.”

― Janet Mock

“Forget romantic fiction, a survey has found that most women would rather read a good book than go shopping, have sex, or sleep.”

― Janet Street-Porter

“You do certain things in your twenties that are just not appropriate in your thirties and certainly not appropriate in your forties. Eventually you even the scales, and it’s time to move on and become an adult and start working hard again and going to sleep a little bit earlier. Fortunately, I got a job to facilitate that transition.”

― Jason Bateman

“Now I get a very nice salary as a member of Congress, but when I’m in Washington, I sleep in my office.”

― Jason Chaffetz

“I think that sleep and work are very closely related – not because you can work while you’re sleeping and sleep while you’re working. That’s not really what I mean. I’m talking specifically about the fact that sleep and work are phase-based, or stage-based, events.”

― Jason Fried

“I didn’t know what to expect when we first started touring behind ‘Southeastern’ because you don’t want to lull anybody to sleep or lose their attention. But it’s really been incredible how the crowds seem to be just as excited for the slow, sad songs as they are for the old rockers.”

― Jason Isbell

“I get my most creative sort of energy after a show. So I love to go back to the hotel and compose new material. Generally in a rush, exactly. I have to get it out somehow, otherwise I can’t sleep, you know.”

― Jason Mraz

“Sure, when you think ‘World of Warcraft,’ you might picture the nerdier set – those who may have sacrificed hygiene and sleep to reach one more experience level. But the truth is that ‘WoW’ is populated with players of all sorts of backgrounds, from rural housewives to NFL punters.”

― Jason Schreier

“If I see a spider in my room, I gotta sleep on the couch for, like, two days.”

― Jayson Tatum

“Everyone thinks I like to sleep. It’s not that I like to sleep, it’s that I don’t like to get up! There is a difference.”

― JC Chasez

“Childhood is the sleep of reason.”

― Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“For sleep, riches and health to be truly enjoyed, they must be interrupted.”

― Jean Paul

“Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality.”

― Jean Paul

“People are tough. We’re evolved for less food; more exercise; less sleep; less security; more paranoia. The irony is that we’re so good at what we do. We strive for more food; less exercise; more sleep; more security; less paranoia – and we’ve succeeded.”

― Jeff Carlson

“I spend a lot of time practicing active imagination before I go to sleep. What I’m feeling will manifest as images through active imagination. And then I go to sleep, and those play out even more in my dreams.”

― Jeff Mangum

“When I was younger – I don’t do this too much now – but sometimes if I couldn’t sleep, I would lie in bed and imagine all the characters I’ve played at a dinner table together.”

― Jefferson Mays

“You can’t all of a sudden go to sleep one night and wake up Martha Stewart. It’s bit by bit by bit.”

― Jen Lancaster

“I got my first real job, one that didn’t involve wearing a hairnet or bending over the hood of a wet car with a towel in my hand, in the early ’90s working for CBS Records. While there, I started my first of several rock bands and eventually wrote my first book, the semi-autobiographical novel, ‘Don’t Sleep With Your Drummer.’”

― Jen Sincero

“I think sleep’s really important. I value it as much as waking up and having a full day.”

― Jena Malone

“In real life, being a new mom, I would like to be able to sleep. I’d like to snap my fingers and be asleep because I’m a little sleep-deprived, at the moment.”

― Jenna Dewan

“I can sleep anywhere. I can fall asleep standing up, literally anywhere.”

― Jenna Ushkowitz

“I always try to sleep for at least eight hours a night and, of course, water, water, water!”

― Jennifer Aniston

“I do like having my ears pierced, because there’s a lot more choice in pierced earrings than there is with clip-ons, and they’re a lot more comfortable to wear – Sometimes I completely forget I’ve got them in and end up going to sleep wearing them.”

― Jennifer Garner

“I sleep around 8 hours, but I tend to wake up several times a night with constant dreams, thoughts, and ideas related to Rent the Runway.”

― Jennifer Hyman

“I’d never watch a horror film, but after I found out I was going to be in one, I watched, like, four of them, including The Shining, I was terrified – I couldn’t sleep for days. But I wanted to get myself used to things I was going to see on the set.”

― Jennifer Love Hewitt

“I get up about four times a night and go back to sleep, or not. Then I swill tea around 8 a.m. I answer e-mail, while I stall thinking about whatever scares me.”

― Jenny Holzer

“After Rilo Kiley broke up and a few really intense personal things happened, I completely melted down. It nearly destroyed me. I had such severe insomnia that, at one point, I didn’t sleep for five straight nights.”

― Jenny Lewis

“I always sleep really well, particularly before a race, when the adrenaline’s pumping.”

― Jenson Button

“My first dunk ever was in middle school. We were playing, me and my church friends, and I dunked it, and I swear I could not sleep that night.”

― Jeremy Lin

“When I had no place to live and I had no place to sleep – and I did sleep in the Metro – I held steadfast to the fact that I had a dream, a reason why I’m doing this… that it was bigger than this moment.”

― Jeremy Scott

“I used to record ‘Futurama’ episodes on my cassette player and play it to help me go to sleep.”

― Jermaine Fowler

“Well, just coming off the stage and there’s like 180,000 people out there and your adrenaline is going so high, and you’re doing so much and it’s hard to just put your head on the pillow and sleep because it just goes on and on, even after you’re off the stage.”

― Jermaine Jackson

“We want to do a lot of stuff; we’re not in great shape. We didn’t get a good night’s sleep. We’re a little depressed. Coffee solves all these problems in one delightful little cup.”

― Jerry Seinfeld

“As I go to sleep I remember what my father said-that one can never be sure if one will awake. The way my health is now, this is becoming more and more real.”

― Jerzy Kosinski

“Before the advent of artificial light, we had 13, 14 hours in bed every night… and so what we experience now is about a 40% contraction of how we used to sleep, and I for one am glad of that – I don’t want to spend 13 hours in bed.”

― Jessa Gamble

“I’m someone who needs more sleep than average, and I’m quite jealous of people who need only five or six hours and they’re good to go.”

― Jessa Gamble

“So many of us live our lives on autopilot. We wake up, go to work, have dinner, go to sleep… repeat.”

― Jesse Itzler

“You know how Bed Bath & Beyond sells those white noise machines that help you sleep? And they usually make ocean noises? I want one that’s just David Gergen gently muttering about the economy.”

― Jessi Klein

“I was raised in a strict Southern household in Lexington, South Carolina, and I remember sneaking off to watch ‘Pet Cemetery’ as a kid. After seeing those animals reincarnate, I screamed and couldn’t sleep for weeks, but watched it again and again.”

― Jessica Stroup

“I’m a bat. All my greatest, creative ideas come at night. So I hardly ever sleep.”

― Jessica White

“I wrote the song ‘Angels Standing By’… to try and soothe myself – rock myself to sleep, basically – because I was so scared and stressed.”

― Jewel

“You’ve got to turn over every stone; you’ve got to look for every advantage. You need to make sure you’re doing everything you possibly can, not just on the field but off it, to give your team an advantage – from having a sleep expert coming to talk to your team to having an independent analysis of your team done.”

― Jill Ellis

“I’m going to keep it real gully with you; the first two months, I wanted to give him back. I expected someone to come and save me because after you have the baby, nobody cares about you anymore. Nobody cares if you sleep, nobody cares if you eat. It’s just you and this all-consuming thingy!”

― Jill Scott

“No one warns young people to follow Adam’s example. He waited till God saw his need. Then God made Adam sleep, prepared for his mate, and brought her to him. We need more of this ‘being asleep’ in the will of God.”

― Jim Elliot

“When people are entering a high-stress period, they don’t sleep and don’t exercise, but in fact, it should be just the opposite.”

― Jim Loehr

“I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word.”

― Jim Mattis

“I hate the cursed Oriole fundamentals… I’ve been doing them since 1964. I do them in my sleep. I hate spring training.”

― Jim Palmer

“I play dominoes all the way until I got Bible study. And then I do Bible study. I go to the game. After the game, come home. Dinner. Dominoes until I go to sleep. I’m. Not. Joking.”

― Jimmy Butler

“With ‘Survivor’ – I didn’t get any sleep, there was no food, we had to boil our water… plus, it was physically taxing during the day. That’s what made it more difficult than three-a-day practices.”

― Jimmy Johnson

“Going across the Tannai Desert was one of the spookiest experiences I’ve ever had. Not driving during the day; that was fine. And so we camped in an old sort of truck siding, I think. And the silence. The eerie silence and then a dingo howling, and it was just so spooky. I didn’t sleep all night.”

― Joan Kirner

“A man can sleep around, no questions asked, but if a woman makes nineteen or twenty mistakes she’s a tramp.”

― Joan Rivers

“With plastic surgery, the general anesthetic is like a black-velvety sleep, and that’s what death is – without waking up to someone clapping and going, ‘Joan, wake up, it’s all over and you’re looking pretty’.”

― Joan Rivers

“I try not to go to sleep with makeup, because I think it clogs your pores. I always wash my face with something that contains salicylic acid.”

― Joan Smalls

“I shall now proceed to my own experience, which hath truly convinced me, the Lord is awakened as one out of sleep; and the voice of the Lord will shake terribly the earth.”

― Joanna Southcott

“As I get older, my skin shows more of how I am feeling, like a mirror. If I am stressed, or not getting enough sleep, I see it in my face right away.”

― Joanne Froggatt

“When I joined in 1990, as they say in the sport of sailing, Puma was in the doldrums. It was a difficult time, and Puma had gone to sleep.”

― Jochen Zeitz

“I like to nap. I do like to sleep. Sometimes I sleep in between takes.”

― Jodie Foster

“I live, breathe, and sleep guitars.”

― Joe Bonamassa

“Since the very beginning, we wanted to create an experience for our guests: more than just a place to sleep. We wanted to cook breakfast in the morning; we wanted to provide a subway map for our guests. Pick them up from the airport.”

― Joe Gebbia

“I went to sleep away camp seven years in a row. I was such a pro.”

― Joe Jonas

“My back only bugs me when I sleep wrong. I feel my knee more than anything, the left one. It’s arthritic. I have a bad nerve in the back of my eye.”

― Joe Montana

“My back only bugs me when I sleep wrong. I feel my knee more than anything, the left one. It’s arthritic.”

― Joe Montana

“Unfortunately, I’ve gotten so conditioned, it’s hard to sleep past 4 a.m.”

― Joe Scarborough

“You can only follow what’s on your mind. In fact, a song is something you write because you can’t sleep unless you write it.”

― Joe Strummer

“When we lost, I couldn’t sleep at night. When we win, I can’t sleep at night. But, when you win, you wake up feeling better.”

― Joe Torre

“I’m a simple man. All I want is enough sleep for two normal men, enough whiskey for three, and enough women for four.”

― Joel Rosenberg

“I can’t tell you all my secrets to how I can eat so many. Someone out there might copy it. But I will tell you this: The night before the competition, I sleep only four hours. That means when I actually do eat, my stomach will want to digest the food quicker.”

― Joey Chestnut

“I sleep music. I wake up, and there’s a riff in my head. Every step I take, there’s a riff, a beat, or something.”

― Joey Jordison

“Our heart oft times wakes when we sleep, and God can speak to that, either by words, by proverbs, by signs and similitudes, as well as if one was awake.”

― John Bunyan

“It’s useless to play lullabies for those who cannot sleep.”

― John Cage

“I gotta be able to sleep at night knowing that I’m being honest.”

― John Calipari

“I’ve never been one of those programmers that works effectively on short amounts of sleep. I’ve always needed eight hours.”

― John Carmack

“My favorite city is anything close to home. Anytime I can sleep in my own bed, that’s a good one.”

― John Cena

“Anybody who knows me… when I’m tired, I sleep with my eyes open.”

― John Daly

“No veteran or active duty service member should endure a long hospital stay alone. Yet sadly, due to the high cost of travel, all too often our military families are separated while America’s heroes receive care. Sometimes families sleep in hospital parking lots, unable to afford long stays in a hotel.”

― John Delaney

“But let them sleep, Lord, and me mourn a space.”

― John Donne

“My son, Gio, wanted to do a horseback trip in Mongolia, but he didn’t want to do an Abercrombie & Fitch-type tour, where they show you around while you sleep in B&Bs.”

― John Fusco

“I don’t let the computer into my bedroom. It would get in the way of life, sleep. And I really can’t let that happen.”

― John Grant

“I’d said to my sweetheart a couple of days before that the SAG and Spirit Award nomination was amazing and I had no attachment to the Academy Award. I knew I was an underdog so I just decided to sleep through the announcement.”

― John Hawkes

“I like to eat really early, 4 or 5 o’clock. That helps out a lot, to digest before you sleep.”

― John John Florence

“I’d sleep under a Vermeer.”

― John Lithgow

“We shall not sleep, though poppies grow: In Flanders fields.”

― John McCrae

“Low lights signal to our senses that the workday may be over and it’s time for sleep, making it hard for an audience to pay careful attention. When we stand behind a big wooden podium, it can feel as if there’s a shield between us and the audience.”

― John P. Kotter

“The first step to take to wake up earlier is to have a nighttime routine that not only encourages you to fall asleep but also guarantees you’ll sleep soundly each and every night.”

― John Rampton

“The same way you can manipulate your environment to encourage sleep, you can also do it to wake up.”

― John Rampton

“The nations were awakened from the sleep of death, as the words of eternal life flowed from the Apostles’ lips, – the temples of superstition were shut or destroyed, and churches were planted in every part of the civilized world.”

― John Strachan

“Pinocchio’s really naughty. He’s all impulse: ‘I want to sleep now. I want to eat that. I want to run off to Pleasure Island.’ It’s commedia dell’arte meets Grimm’s tales.”

― John Tiffany

“My son was autistic, and he suffered from seizure disorder every 5 to 10 days. He would suffer a seizure that would last 45 seconds to a minute and sleep for 12 hours.”

― John Travolta

“When I played Tonto in ‘The Lone Ranger’ and was playing the older Tonto, I would just leave the makeup on and go to sleep because it was a four or five hour job; it was, from the waist up, all over me.”

― Johnny Depp

“Masculinity is what you believe it to be. I think masculinity and femininity is something that’s very old-fashioned. There’s a whole new generation of people who aren’t defined by their sex or race or who they like to sleep with.”

― Johnny Weir

“There are many different aspects to a formal meditation practice. But the real meditation practice is how you interface with life from moment-to-moment, no matter what’s happening. Especially when you are awake, which is pretty much most of the time except for deep sleep.”

― Jon Kabat-Zinn

“When you have a quality mattress, great sheets, and a good duvet with the perfect fill, it all works together to give you the perfect sleep.”

― Jonathan Scott

“If you want to have a good sleep, you have to have a good mattress.”

― Jonathan Scott

“For keeping hair long and healthy, I like to use silk pillowcases; they conduct less heat and keep your ends less frayed. Also, I sleep with my hair in a very loose top bun to keep my ends away from my body heat. This also keeps your hair from getting tangled at the nape of your neck.”

― Jonathan Van Ness

“Leaving your hair down to sleep causes friction on your ends between your body heat and the pillow case. Securing the ends away from your body helps preserve your ends.”

― Jonathan Van Ness

“Every time we go to sleep, it’s a rehearsal of the day when our eyes will ultimately close and we wake up on the side of eternity.”

― Joni Eareckson Tada

“Because I’m so busy and because I think of myself as a painter, I desperately guard the time that I have to paint. And sometimes I’m irresponsible to my career in order to paint. Because painting is obsessive. I forget to eat. I forget to sleep.”

― Joni Mitchell

“I’m irresponsible to my career in order to paint. Because painting is obsessive. I forget to eat. I forget to sleep.”

― Joni Mitchell

“I’ve been lucky, my wife’s been amazing. Any time we’ve had cricket matches she sends me to the spare room to get some sleep. She takes care of everything.”

― Jos Buttler

“Running around when I was a kid was a really happy time; a time when getting home for dinner or for sleep were my only responsibilities.”

― Josh Hartnett

“I go to sleep before 10 on a Saturday night.”

― Josh Holloway

“I didn’t sleep much in the summer of ’98. Was getting ready to move to New York City. Start a band. That was a madman’s summer. A summer of change.”

― Josh Malerman

“J. Tillman was kind of an alter ego. There was a lot I didn’t want people to know about my real life. With Father John Misty, I leave everything in: so much so that I lose sleep before these albums come out because there is always a line or two in there where I’m just like, ‘This is not going to go down very well.’”

― Josh Tillman

“I would like to have as much going on as other people do, but my problem is I get so attached to things, and there’s my kids, and I need my sleep, and then there’s being married – gotta check in on that, too.”

― Joss Whedon

“My theory is that literature is essential to society in the way that dreams are essential to our lives. We can’t live without dreaming – as we can’t live without sleep. We are ‘conscious’ beings for only a limited period of time, then we sink back into sleep – the ‘unconscious.’ It is nourishing, in ways we can’t fully understand.”

― Joyce Carol Oates

“I’m a person who, when I set out to write, I write. It’s just like when you set out to eat, you eat, or when you set out to sleep, you sleep. I don’t do somersaults to write something. I just do it.”

― Juan Gabriel

“I sleep placidly.”

― Juan Guaido

“It will have to be a universal movement, and that will never be… because the big-league game, as it is now, is overrun with Southern blood. These fellows would have to stop at the same hotels, eat in the same dining rooms, and sleep in the same train compartments with the colored players. There’d be trouble for sure.”

― Jud Wilson

“Because of the world we live in, we lock the doors in our house when we go to sleep. If you live in an apartment, if you can, you get a building that has a doorman or security.”

― Judy Sheindlin

“Though sleep is called our best friend, it is a friend who often keeps us waiting!”

― Jules Verne

“Putting my audience to sleep isn’t what I’m going for.”

― Julia Holter

“One of my modeling bookers told me that the most important thing is to try to be vigilant about taking care of yourself. Get sleep, don’t be afraid to trim your hair even if you’re trying to grow it out, don’t bite your fingernails, and stay in shape. A lot of it is in the little things.”

― Julia Jones

“For my eyes, I think an eyelash curler makes me look much more awake, even when I haven’t gotten much sleep. It’s a really important tool for a mom to have. The MAC one works for me.”

― Julia Restoin Roitfeld

“I very often have night terrors. Just think of the worst possible situation, and it’s a regular thing for me. I’ve died in my sleep twenty-three different ways.”

― Julian Casablancas

“Your ears are always on – you have no ear lids. They work even when you sleep.”

― Julian Treasure

“I cannot go to sleep without reading.”

― Julianne Hough

“If you don’t think a small act can make a difference, try going to sleep with a mosquito in the room.”

― Julie Foudy

“We sleep very well in space. We have a sleeping bag each, and when you get into it, you float in the sleeping bag.”

― Julie Payette

“In a building with apartments, of course, you want to make connections. Life is easier that way. There’s salt if you don’t have salt; you can knock at someone’s door, like in any city. But you know, you can hear the others, and you want to sleep, you get annoyed.”

― Juliette Binoche

“I sleep way too much and I read tremendously.”

― Junot Diaz

“The lullaby my husband puts our son to sleep with is so random. It’s ‘Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough’ by Michael Jackson.”

― Jurnee Smollett-Bell

“I’ve always had a complicated relationship with sleep. Even as a little kid, I never wanted to go to bed – it always seemed unfair in some way.”

― K. Flay

“I grew up doing gymnastics. It requires discipline, eating right, getting sleep, lots of sacrifice. But the pros outweigh the sacrifice.”

― Kacy Catanzaro

“I don’t sleep well when I’m traveling, so there’s nothing I like more than getting in my own bed.”

― Kaia Gerber

“The best thing you can do for your body is sleep. It’s simple. Cater to your body as much as to your mind. Your body, after all, houses your mind. You have to pay attention to your physicality as much as your mentality.”

― Kajol

“I feel that we, as Indians, have a knack for loving a stereotypical, sobbing, sympathy-seeking personality. I feel that we need to promote quirky, cool and youthful talent. We have to stop propagating the sob-story angle of celebs, where they try to be larger-than-life. That is very outdated. It is so boring that it puts you to sleep.”

― Kangana Ranaut

“I love sleep; it’s my favorite.”

― Kanye West

“I am quite a fitness freak. I may not have the time to sleep, but a workout is a must. I have even set up a small personal gym on the sets.”

― Karan Patel

“I need about three seats lengthwise to sleep on a plane. It’s not easy for me to curl up.”

― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“My friends, who sleep for all eternity; we do not forget you.”

― Karl Amadeus Hartmann

“No, and I never, ever eat in between the meals. I control it well enough and with no pills, and I sleep seven hours a night. I go to bed. I fall asleep, and I wake up seven hours later, and this is the most important.”

― Karl Lagerfeld

“I sleep seven hours. If I go to bed at two, I wake up at nine. If I go to bed at midnight, I wake up at seven. I don’t wake up before – the house can fall apart, but I sleep for seven hours.”

― Karl Lagerfeld

“While growing up, I used to sleep at 8 P.M. and get up at 4 A.M. to study.”

― Kartik Aaryan

“Imagine trying to learn without a dry place to sleep, eat, and do homework. Children cannot succeed in school if their lives out of school are in total chaos.”

― Kate Brown

“My job is to create myself a career that I can go to sleep satisfied with what I’m doing.”

― Kate del Castillo

“I really try to get eight hours of sleep, and I really try not to go out after a Tuesday or Friday night show because I know I have a two-show day the following day.”

― Kate Levering

“I don’t sleep enough, and it does… what is the opposite of wonders… horrors. It does horrors for my skin.”

― Kate McKinnon

“I always go to sleep on the plane. Then I try and stay up whenever I get where I’m going to and get straight into the time zone I’m in.”

― Kate Moss

“I still sleep with my baby blanket.”

― Katee Sackhoff

“Whenever I had to move away from my dad, it was so hard; like, I would cry myself to sleep.”

― Katelyn Ohashi

“I realized I couldn’t raise two kids, coach soccer, be on the PTA, teach full time, and do all the administrative bookkeeping. I do need to sleep four or five hours a day.”

― Kathy Szeliga

“That studies have shown that more people are getting up earlier, they’re getting their news earlier. They’re getting less sleep, getting up at earlier hours.”

― Katie Couric

“My schedule is pretty busy, so I’ve learned to do my makeup quickly because I prefer to sleep.”

― Katie Holmes

“I’d get home at 3:30 A.M. from the bar after my shift ended at 1. I’d write jokes, film it, and then sleep. So I did that for two years.”

― Katie Nolan

“I helped my mom raise so many little sisters. At 11, I was helping get them ready for school, watching over them, putting them to sleep. It’s just naturally with me.”

― Katy Mixon

“Let me clarify a few things about TV news on the national level at NBC and MSNBC. We write our own stories. There is no teleprompter for reporters. No traveling makeup artists or stylists. And there is very little sleep.”

― Katy Tur

“Strive for extraordinary, don’t moan, and sleep when you’re dead.”

― Keith Barry

“Nothing can replace sleep, but coffee can do it best. I love coffee.”

― Kelley O’Hara

“They say you should never eat before you go to bed, but I’ve found just having a tiny little snack – like half an apple or something like that – before you go to sleep really helps.”

― Kelly Osbourne

“A trick I’ve learned is to eat just a little bit of something that has no carbs and no sugar in it before you go to sleep because it keeps your metabolism going.”

― Kelly Osbourne

“I would sleep 12 hours a day if I could.”

― Ken Baumann

“Give me the whole world to run and then I’ll be happy. If tomorrow I was told I had to sort out the whole world’s problems I’d sleep like a baby.”

― Ken Livingstone

“My typical Saturday night is a great solo dinner at one of my favorite restaurants. I like to talk to the restaurant staff while I eat, then come home, finish up some work until midnight, and then play the keyboard until I’m ready to sleep.”

― Kendrick Sampson

“It was an hour and a half plane ride, so I slept. I try to sleep because that’s probably the only time I get to get my real sleep. When I can’t sleep I read books or watch movies.”

― Keren Ann

“Naps are the key to relieving stress. When you are working on two hours of sleep, the fact that cheese comes on something when you ordered it with no cheese is enough to send you crying under the covers for an hour.”

― Keri Russell

“I try to make sure I get decent sleep cause I’m not a very fun person to be around at all if I haven’t slept.”

― Kerli

“I used to sleep, eat, breathe volleyball. Now I have that with my kids.”

― Kerri Walsh Jennings

“I’ve learned that I don’t need much sleep, and that I am able to really stand up for the things that I think that are important and that there are a lot of people out there who agree with me.”

― Kerry Healey

“It’s hard ‘coz you have got different time zones; you can’t sleep and y’know, it’s boring way for the show to happen, but you do off the stage. Y’know, onstage it’s all better.”

― Kerry King

“I try to get in quiet time and book time, but really, the only time I ever get that is when I’m on an airplane – I have a fear of flying, but I actually love flying because it’s the only time I can sleep, and it’s the only time I get to read.”

― Kesha

“It’s much easier for me to sleep in space than it is back home. We sleep in a cabin, and you can float inside.”

― Kevin A. Ford

“I think of being an actor as kind of a young man’s gig. It’s emasculating, in a way, people messing with you and putting make-up on you and telling you when to wake up and when to go to sleep, holding your hand to cross the street. I can do it up to a certain point, and then I start to feel like a puppet.”

― Kevin Bacon

“Get up, groan, write a bit, moan, eat breakfast, write some more, cycle my bike through the Sligo hills, make up country songs as I pedal along, sing them, have lunch, have a nap, groan, moan, write a small bit more, cook dinner, feed wifey, open a bottle, or several, slump, sleep.”

― Kevin Barry

“I don’t sleep much. I don’t sleep much – I work, I work, I work.”

― Kevin Gates

“If I’m really jet-lagged and need to get to sleep, I just try and watch cartoons. As long as it’s animated, I don’t care – it has to have that distance from real life.”

― Kevin Parker

“I find it sad that by not talking about who I sleep with, that makes me mysterious. There was a time when I would have been called a gentleman.”

― Kevin Spacey

“I train, eat, sleep, and repeat.”

― Khabib Nurmagomedov

“I used to take Sharpies and draw on my pillowcases, and then go to sleep on them and wake up with red marker from the drool all on my face.”

― Kid Cudi

“I’ve been a sinner and a saint. If you’ve been a saint all your life, it’s pretty easy to sleep at night. If you’ve been a sinner, you’re just as comfortable in it.”

― Killer Mike

“I have my phone by my bed – I know everyone says you’re supposed to turn it off – and it distorts your sleep, and they’re probably right.”

― Kimberly Guilfoyle

“I have used movies to go to sleep at night. You flip from channel to channel to channel and see just enough to make your brain mushy and go to sleep.”

― Kip Thorne

“I prefer eight hours of sound sleep at night. But on days when I can’t, I try not to fuss about it and keep taking power naps through the day.”

― Kirti Kulhari

“I would say a lack of sleep is a cause for feeling not so beautiful. On those days, I try to drink lots of water and put on the biggest sunglasses I can find.”

― Kourtney Kardashian

“I pushed myself way too hard during the first year of Veronica Mars and I got moody and run-down. Now I’ll go to bed early instead of going out with friends. It’s not always the most fun option, but I know I need at least eight hours of sleep to feel balanced.”

― Kristen Bell

“Having an infant is stressful, and I know I won’t get a lot of sleep initially, but it will be worth it.”

― Kristin Cavallari

“I try to sleep as much as I can. I drink a lot of water. I practice consistently and just try to be ready for the gig.”

― Kurt Elling

“I’ve always been a deep sleeper; because I come from such a large family – there are 10 kids – I could sleep through anything. Even with my last day job, I’d sleep in later and later and start coming in an hour-and-a-half late. I got fired twice before I really got fired.”

― Kurt Vile

“I’m petrified of spiders. I hate them. I sleep with a glass of water beside my bed every night. I woke up once to take a sip of water and almost swallowed a dead one floating in the glass.”

― Kyle Schmid

“It’s always hard to sleep after a night game.”

― Kyle Walker

“I can’t sleep in my makeup. Sometimes I’ll be really lazy and try to not think about it and just fall asleep, but I have to take it off and as soon as possible. Sometimes it’ll be quick.”

― Kylie Jenner

“When I was younger, I’d be in the studio three days straight to get something right, and my manager would be like, ‘Go home!’ Even now, I still sleep in the studio sometimes, but I can’t do it quite as often. I’ve got gigs; I can’t have my hobo beard! But if you love what you’re doing, you can’t stop. It’s obsessive.”

― Labrinth

“I have candy around my bed. I just kinda like reach over and eat it and then go back to sleep, no problem.”

― Lamar Odom

“When I go home, all I wanna do is just sleep and eat.”

― Lance Bass

“Nobody ever worked as hard as my father. My father averaged maybe four hours of sleep at night, and when you’re a kid, you don’t realize that.”

― Larry Elder

“I used to wear boxers and a tank top, but now I sleep in the nude. It’s kind of weird, because I used to have to wear something to bed, whether it was a tank top or whatever. And now if I have any clothes at all on, it’s really hard to get to sleep.”

― Laura Prepon

“To me, in general, something that’s really rich in terms of identity about transit spaces is that they’re so intimate. Especially thinking about long international flights when we’re trying to sleep on the plane – we’re total strangers, but we’re sleeping next to each other.”

― Laura van den Berg

“I’m my happiest when I’m really busy. I love feeling like I need one more hour of sleep, or when I’m running around frazzled!”

― Lauren Conrad

“I can sleep anywhere. I’m like an infant.”

― Lauren Conrad

“Sometimes I can’t sleep at night because I’m so excited to work on sprinting the next day, because I’m such a bad sprinter.”

― Lauren Gibbs

“I buy way too many cookbooks and read food blogs at night when I can’t sleep.”

― Lauren Kate

“I love to sleep. I’m an excellent, excellent sleeper.”

― Lauren Oliver

“Everyone keeps asking me when I have time to rest. I’ll tell you when: I get all my sleep on planes. If the flight is five hours, my nap is five hours! I’ll sleep through the whole flight.”

― Laurie Hernandez

“I love ghost stories but I can’t really watch them, especially not by myself because then I can’t sleep.”

― Laurie Holden

“Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.”

― Le Corbusier

“I’ve always had this hyper kinetic energy, so I don’t really need much sleep at night.”

― Leander Paes

“I don’t say in the morning, ‘Look, Leandra, here are a bunch of women. Put that bronzer down.’ It’s more that I’m busy and whatever helps you get out the door and go to sleep easier.”

― Leandra Medine

“In ‘W,’ I did not change a word in the script. I have never spoken this much in other series. I just stick to whatever is written. I always carry the script with me and read it before I sleep.”

― Lee Jong-suk

“Whenever I have free time, I usually just sleep, play games, watch movies, see my friends, have a drink. Basically, I do whatever other people do in everyday life.”

― Lee Min-ho

“I believe in a higher power and I believe in good and bad, right and wrong. You sleep in the bed you make.”

― Leif Garrett

“It’s a joy to work where I live, and come home and sleep in my own bed.”

― Len Cariou

“I am good in bed – I don’t snore. I don’t take the duvet. I just lay there and go straight off to sleep. That’s all you want out of a bloke.”

― Len Goodman

“As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.”

― Leonardo da Vinci

“I came home in the afternoon to sleep, and there was this e-mail from Comedy Central saying they were interested in having me be part of this new show called ‘Jump Cuts’! So I called them right away, and the producer started laughing and said, ‘We sent that e-mail one minute ago – you’re so fast!’”

― Lev Yilmaz

“I usually sleep four or five hours, but when you are training, you need more than that.”

― Lewis Hamilton

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

― Lewis Howes

“Serious rap music puts me to sleep.”

― Lil Yachty

“I know folks all have a tizzy about it, but I like a little bourbon of an evening. It helps me sleep. I don’t much care what they say about it.”

― Lillian Gordy Carter

“When I was younger, I had this fairy tale that you can have the eight hours of sleep and be a healthy, balanced person and still achieve your goals. The reality is, that hasn’t always been the case.”

― Lilly Singh

“Undereye patches are genius. From traveling, I get really puffy under my eyes. Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches are a great ten-minute trick to look refreshed. They’re perfect for moms running on no sleep.”

― Lily Aldridge

“I try not to think before sleep otherwise it keeps me awake – I usually stick on an episode of The Golden Girls which makes me laugh and have nicer dreams – I highly recommend it!”

― Limahl

“My first customer is myself. When I tell a story I like, I can sleep easy. I’m sorry when audiences don’t like it, but I have no choice.”

― Lina Wertmuller

“Aeroplane journeys give me quiet time to read and sleep; it’s like being unplugged from the earth.”

― Linda Gray

“But for the first time in many years, I get to sleep in my own bed every night. I haven’t done that, literally, in years. It seems like such a small thing, but it is so nice.”

― Linda Vester

“I lose sleep if I end up feeling bad about something I’ve said. Usually that happens when I send something out without having read it over a few times, or when I call somebody names.”

― Linus Torvalds

“When we were kids, we couldn’t wait to have our own rooms, not to have to share anymore. And that is what I love about having my own bedroom. It is mine. My sleep is mine. Both pillows are mine. If I wake up, it is me who has woken me up… It makes me feel like a grown-up. I love it.”

― Lisa Jewell

“My marriage is far from perfect. We’re not hand-holdy and soft. We are snippy and bickery. We sleep in separate beds because we have no tolerance of each other’s night-time idiosyncrasies.”

― Lisa Jewell

“Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.”

― Lord Byron

“It is useless to tell one not to reason but to believe – you might as well tell a man not to wake but sleep.”

― Lord Byron

“I started turning 40 at 38. I had pains all over my body. I couldn’t sleep, I had rampant anxiety, and I couldn’t stop eating and drinking.”

― Lorraine Gary

“It’s funny how sometimes how the public some people think I was born like this. That I maybe I sleep and I do big muscle, but its a lot of work to look like this and to be in this kind of condition.”

― Lou Ferrigno

“When I am in a hotel, and I turn off the lights and the TV, I just freak out. I turn the TV back on and don’t get any sleep.”

― Louis C. K.

“Far too often animals are put to sleep when they could be saved through proper care and nursing.”

― Louis Leakey

“Indolence is the sleep of the mind.”

― Luc de Clapiers

“This is my life! I’m not getting a lot of sleep, but I am getting a lot of frequent-flyer miles.”

― Lucas Hedges

“Resting on your laurels is as dangerous as resting when you are walking in the snow. You doze off and die in your sleep.”

― Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Man has to awaken to wonder – and so perhaps do peoples. Science is a way of sending him to sleep again.”

― Ludwig Wittgenstein

“In bed my real love has always been the sleep that rescued me by allowing me to dream.”

― Luigi Pirandello

“I read most often in bed as part of my attempted sleep ritual. But I spend a lot of time reading on planes and in hotels, too.”

― Luis Alberto Urrea

“I still sleep soundly every night. I’m not worried about everything people say.”

― Luis Suarez

“I sleep good because I have a great family and stuff like that, a great life, but career-wise, I have some things I need to accomplish.”

― Luke Harper

“I need to sleep more. The ‘sleep when I die’ mantra is not cute.”

― Luvvie Ajayi

“The summer after I got divorced, my children asked to sleep in my bed again. It would be the first time we’d shared a bed since they were infants.”

― Lydia Millet

“The first time I toured with the ‘Large Band’ in 1988, I got so tired. If I just stood still anywhere, I could go to sleep. I was that tired. But I had to perform. And I did, and after that tour, I was much less fretful about going out onstage.”

― Lyle Lovett

“I was unable to sleep and I would stay up and draw these little cartoons. Then a friend showed them around. Before I knew it I was a cartoonist.”

― Lynda Barry

“When things haven’t gone well for you, call in a secretary or a staff man and chew him out. You will sleep better and they will appreciate the attention.”

― Lyndon B. Johnson

“If I had a Salvador Dali painting, I would cuddle it to sleep.”

― Mac Miller

“I just have always felt as long as I’m 100 percent honest, then it’s just me. It’s a lot easier to sleep at night that way.”

― Mac Miller

“I’ve got this weird thing where I wake up and put lotion all over, and when I go to sleep, I put lotion all over. I don’t know if it’s a good or bad thing, but it’s shameless.”

― Madelaine Petsch

“I usually go to sleep with wet hair. When I wake up, it either has a really pretty wave, or I look like a poodle.”

― Madison Beer

“I’m guilty of eating Magnum bars before I go to sleep at night.”

― Madonna Ciccone

“I don’t do anything but sleep, when I’m not working. I have no life. I’m no fun. All I want to do is sleep and get ready for the next day. It’s awesome.”

― Maggie Q

“For me, to say I want to go to sleep and retire and prepare for my afterlife, I think that is very selfish.”

― Mahathir Mohamad

“As a doctor, you are out on call most nights, so you don’t get continuous sleep, and that becomes something that is familiar to you. So, working hard doesn’t bother me.”

― Mahathir Mohamad

“I used to sleep with a little Ganesha under my pillow as a child; he was my favourite deity.”

― Mahesh Bhatt

“Sleep is my best friend when we’re shooting ‘Game of Thrones’ because there are very long days and intense scenes.”

― Maisie Williams

“At night when I used to sleep, I was thinking all the time that shall I put a knife under my pillow.”

― Malala Yousafzai

“I do not watch horror films. At all. I am not a horror film girl; I don’t have the stomach for it. I’ve seen a few in my lifetime, like ‘The Shining’ or ‘Carrie,’ but I can’t sleep for, like, a week after I see something like that.”

― Malin Akerman

“’The Big Sleep’ is an unsentimental, surrealist excitement in which most of the men in Hollywood’s underworld are murdered and most of the women go for an honest but not unwilling private sleuth (Humphrey Bogart).”

― Manny Farber

“’The Big Sleep’ would have been a more effective study of nightmarish existence had the detective been more complicated and had more curiosity been shown about his sweetheart’s relation to the crime.”

― Manny Farber

“Playing at home is always better. You get to sleep in your own bed, drive your own car, and see your own fans.”

― Manny Machado

“The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep.”

― Marc Chagall

“I want to be as honest as I possibly can. I sleep better at night.”

― Marc Jacobs

“The problem with meditating is I generally go to sleep, and that’s because I’m doing it wrong.”

― Margaret Atwood

“On overnight flights, I have trained myself to get to sleep almost instantly after takeoff. I always listen to the same audiobook on my iPod so my brain knows, regardless of time zone, that that voice means it’s time for bed.”

― Margaret Heffernan

“I would teach from nine to four, sleep an hour, and write from six until midnight, night after night.”

― Marguerite Young

“I can’t live without a good scrub or concealer. Concealer could give you 8 hours sleep instantly. I also love lipstick, for everyday a berry tone that resembles the natural lip color.”

― Maria Canals Barrera

“I’m always on the go. I love doing things until I hit rock bottom. Then I need my 12 hours of sleep, and I’m on the go again.”

― Maria Sharapova

“I heard endless conversations between my parents when I was going to sleep about how we would survive, how we would continue. All of them were about trying to make me better.”

― Maria Sharapova

“Unfortunately, I have a child who doesn’t sleep.”

― Mariacarla Boscono

“I used to write in bed, starting when I woke up. I believe that creative work comes from our subconscious mind, so I try to keep the gap between sleep and writing as minimal as possible.”

― Marian Keyes

“I can’t sleep in an isolated place without pills, earplugs, and both my children in bed with me for fear of scary, feral characters with a hankering for the wilderness.”

― Mariella Frostrup

“I can’t go to sleep at night if I didn’t accomplish at least something. That’s the one thing that keeps me up.”

― Marilyn Manson

“I can’t sleep without the TV on. It doesn’t matter where it is. I don’t like silence. My ears ring from loud music.”

― Marilyn Manson

“Depending upon my activities, I sleep between five and ten hours every night. I sleep in an extra-wide single bed, and I use only one heavy down comforter over me, summer or winter. I have never been able to wear pajamas or creepy nightgowns; they disturb my sleep.”

― Marilyn Monroe

“The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.”

― Marilyn Monroe

“When Clark Gable died, I cried for 2 days straight. I couldn’t eat or sleep.”

― Marilyn Monroe

“I change so many houses and places where I live; I change them like I change socks. I don’t have this absolute, kind of, how you say, attachment. My brother, if he just has to go to holiday to sleep in different bed, for him it is a disaster. I can sleep under this table or in a five-star hotel; I don’t care.”

― Marina Abramovic

“I hated high school. Ugh. I couldn’t wait until it was over so I could sleep in. In college, I made sure all my classes were in the afternoon. I hated getting up in the morning.”

― Mario Cantone

“If I wake up during a dream I can usually go back to sleep and finish the story.”

― Marion Cotillard

“When I read the script sometimes, it’s like ‘Christ! Enough!’ I can’t sleep at night sometimes. There’s the occasional script that just hammers you, that you can’t shower off.”

― Mariska Hargitay

“For some people, what really matters to them is sleep.”

― Marissa Mayer

“I don’t need much sleep.”

― Marissa Mayer

“I do feel like an outsider, but I don’t lose any sleep over it.”

― Mark E. Smith

“Sometimes I don’t sleep well.”

― Mark Hunt

“’Cod’ was a great story. It let me talk about the environment without putting people to sleep.”

― Mark Kurlansky

“When I was in Norway, we were there for two days, and I didn’t sleep one hour there. I stayed up and watched the sunset, then watched it rise again. It was crazy, but I just loved it so much.”

― Mark Pontius

“I’m always nervous before starting a record because I can never sleep. I’m like, ‘I have no good ideas, everyone is gonna see through me.’”

― Mark Ronson

“I enjoy spending time with my family. And when my family’s not around, when I’m on the road, a lot of sleep. I get my rest. I understand how important my job is and how important rest is to that job. I’m pretty boring.”

― Mark Teixeira

“It put our energies to sleep and made visionaries of us – dreamers and indolent… It is good to begin life poor; it is good to begin life rich – these are wholesome; but to begin it prospectively rich! The man who has not experienced it cannot imagine the curse of it.”

― Mark Twain

“My mother and I took over abandoned buildings to sleep in.”

― Mark Webber

“My health and schoolwork come first. I work hard to get lots of sleep, but I probably work just as hard to spend time with friends.”

― Marley Dias

“My father said there were two kinds of people in the world: givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better.”

― Marlo Thomas

“I usually go home and go to sleep; that’s what I do for fun.”

― Marsai Martin

“I am not a morning person. I like to sleep in.”

― Martha Plimpton

“One of the things I do to stay healthy and fit is to make sure I exercise every single day. Aside from eating right and getting enough sleep, exercise keeps me trim and boosts my energy.”

― Martha Stewart

“Name your nation-state, or tribe or party – you have to rationalize what you’re doing. You have to go to sleep at night. Does Dick Cheney sleep at night? Does he sleep like a baby?”

― Martin Donovan

“The first day I’m back from a tour, I have dinner with my parents. I sleep in my old bed. It’s amazing.”

― Martin Garrix

“I never sleep before 4 A.M. and usually play ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ computer games before bed. I like Sonic – he reminds me of Happy, my hamster that died. I used to stay up and watch Happy.”

― Martin Millar

“I did sleep on the floor of my office sometimes. I didn’t brush my teeth as often as I should have. I think my hygiene has improved quite a bit.”

― Martin Shkreli

“In the last year of my presidency, I travelled 200 days out of 365. You have to lead a very disciplined life. To be able to do that, I need a lot of sleep. But I have no problems sleeping. On long days, I can easily take a nap for 20 minutes in the afternoon.”

― Martti Ahtisaari

“But the mind travels far – and mysteriously – in sleep.”

― Mary Augusta Ward

“Campaign staffers develop the ability to sleep through anything.”

― Mary Cheney

“I try and get as much sleep as I possibly can, although it’s harder with a baby.”

― Mary Helen Bowers

“My first two books are out of print and, okay, they can sleep there comfortably. It’s early work, derivative work.”

― Mary Oliver

“One of sports journalism’s great ironies is that covering an Olympics can be wildly unhealthy. NBC shows athletes in peak health performing on the ice and snow, but not the haggard reporters subsisting for three weeks on stadium starches, cheap beer, deadlines, and little sleep.”

― Mary Pilon

“A little work, a little sleep, a little love and it’s all over.”

― Mary Roberts Rinehart

“I reached for sleep and drew it round me like a blanket muffling pain and thought together in the merciful dark.”

― Mary Stewart

“In some parts of Ireland the sleep which knows no waking is always followed by a wake which knows no sleeping.”

― Mary Wilson Little

“When I prayed for success, I forgot to ask for sound sleep and good digestion.”

― Mason Cooley

“In Judaism, there are a lot of rules – everything from which fingernail you cut first to which side you sleep on in bed, to the way you get dressed in the morning, to actual ideas, like ideas about being chosen people or ideas about female/male and how to interact with people from the opposite sex.”

― Matisyahu

“I had a mouse in my apartment and I couldn’t sleep for two nights. I hate mice. They move so fast.”

― Matt Czuchry

“Beast Mode doesn’t make excuses. It doesn’t complain. Whatever you’re doing, go out there and get it done. Keep pushing. If I have a bad game, I think about what I have to do to return to form. Figure it out, go to sleep, and wake up a new man.”

― Matt Kemp

“I don’t care what hours you work. I don’t care if you sleep late or if you pick a child up from school in the afternoon. It’s all about your output.”

― Matt Mullenweg

“I’m sick of seeing the immigrants in the hotels and the Italians who sleep in cars. This is the racist country.”

― Matteo Salvini

“I like to be in bed at 11, and I like to get 11 hours of sleep.”

― Matthew Gray Gubler

“Most of the movies nominated for Oscars put me to sleep.”

― Matthew Vaughn

“Sleep is the Swiss army knife of health. When sleep is deficient, there is sickness and disease. And when sleep is abundant, there is vitality and health.”

― Matthew Walker

“The gross demonstration of caffeine is that it prevents you from falling asleep. The slightly more nefarious aspect of caffeine is that maybe you can fall asleep, but we know that the depth of deep sleep you’re getting if caffeine is still in your system is severely less.”

― Matthew Walker

“We have stigmatised sleep with the label of laziness.”

― Matthew Walker

“No aspect of our biology is left unscathed by sleep deprivation. It sinks down into every possible nook and cranny. And yet no one is doing anything about it.”

― Matthew Walker

“People dramatically underestimate how much sleep is linked to all the diseases killing us. We know a lack of sleep is linked to numerous forms of cancer – bowel, prostate, breast cancer.”

― Matthew Walker

“I have long been puzzled by the entrenched mentality, and often enforced practice, of longer work hours and less sleep. Innumerable policies exist within the workplace regarding smoking, substance abuse, ethical behaviour, and injury and disease prevention.”

― Matthew Walker

“Stay away from screens, especially those LED screens. Those blue-light emitting devices fool your brain into thinking that it’s still daytime, even though it’s night-time and you want to get to sleep.”

― Matthew Walker

“If sleep does not provide a remarkable set of benefits, then it’s the biggest mistake the evolutionary process has ever made.”

― Matthew Walker

“If you were not to set an alarm clock, would you sleep past it? If the answer is yes, then there is clearly more sleep that is needed.”

― Matthew Walker

“You’re trying to sleep off a debt that you’ve lumbered your brain and body with during the week, and wouldn’t it be lovely if sleep worked like that? Sadly, it doesn’t. Sleep is not like the bank, so you can’t accumulate a debt and then try and pay it off at a later point in time.”

― Matthew Walker

“Some people actually sleep better when the significant other is with them. For other couples, it’s the opposite.”

― Matthew Walker

“I give myself a non-negotiable eight-hour sleep opportunity every night.”

― Matthew Walker

“It’s during dream sleep where we start to actually take the sting out of difficult, even traumatic, emotional experiences that we’ve been having. And sleep almost divorces that emotional, bitter rind from the memory experiences that we’ve had during the day.”

― Matthew Walker

“When did a doctor prescribe, not sleeping pills, but sleep itself? It needs to be prioritised, even incentivised.”

― Matthew Walker

“Light is a profound degrader of our sleep.”

― Matthew Walker

“Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain. Many people walk through their lives in an underslept state, not realizing it.”

― Matthew Walker

“The amount of sleep – the total amount of sleep that you get – starts to decrease the older that we get. I think one of the myths out there is that we simply need less sleep as we age, and that’s not true, in fact.”

― Matthew Walker

“I think the first general point to make from epidemiological studies across millions of people is the following – that short sleep predicts a shorter life. It predicts all cause mortality.”

― Matthew Walker

“We know that efficiency and effectiveness are increased when you’re getting sufficient sleep, and it will take you longer to do the same thing on an underslept brain, which means you end up having to stay awake longer. So goes the vicious cycle.”

― Matthew Walker

“Do you tend to sleep in during the weekends? That usually signals that you’re trying to sleep off a debt you’ve accumulated during the week.”

― Matthew Walker

“No one wants to give up time with their family or entertainment, so they give up sleep instead.”

― Matthew Walker

“When I give lectures, people will wait behind until there is no one around and then tell me quietly, ‘I seem to be one of those people who need eight or nine hours’ sleep.’ It’s embarrassing to say it in public.”

― Matthew Walker

“Below seven hours of sleep, there are objective impairments in the body. Eight hours are recommended.”

― Matthew Walker

“Based on the science, you can make somewhat clear statements: The number of people who can survive on six hours of sleep without impairment is zero.”

― Matthew Walker

“If you look at how humans tend to want to sleep, it seems to be either, you know, sort of a monophasic way or at least a biphasic way, where there’s, perhaps, a long bout during the night and then maybe a siesta-like pattern during the day.”

― Matthew Walker

“The fact that we don’t have that biologic pressure to have highly polyphasic sleep, I think, probably tells us something in terms of, truly, whether it’s useful or not.”

― Matthew Walker

“As you try to tweak your sleep one way or the other, you might be, you might be doing great – you might do better at remembering details of an event, but you might end up being poorer at abstracting the gist or the rules associated with it.”

― Matthew Walker

“It’s not that we simply get old, and memory starts to go, and sleep starts to deteriorate. But those two things actually are significantly interrelated.”

― Matthew Walker

“Our circadian biology, and the insatiable early-morning demands of a post-industrial way of life, denies us the sleep we vitally need.”

― Matthew Walker

“Individuals fail to recognise how their perennial state of sleep deficiency has come to compromise their mental aptitude and physical vitality, including the slow accumulation of ill health.”

― Matthew Walker

“Your subjective sense of how well you’re doing under conditions of sleep deprivation is a miserable predictor of, objectively, how you actually are doing.”

― Matthew Walker

“It’s simply that older adults don’t seem to be able to generate sleep efficiently, and that’s why they’re not getting it.”

― Matthew Walker

“Deep non-REM sleep almost hits the save button on those recently acquired informational pieces so that when you wake up the next morning, you have remembering rather than forgetting.”

― Matthew Walker

“Dream sleep provides a fascinating neurochemical soothing balm. It is during dream sleep and only during dream sleep when our brain shuts off a stress-related neurochemical called noradrenalin.”

― Matthew Walker

“Alcohol is a class of drugs that we call ‘the sedatives.’ And what you’re doing is just knocking your brain out. You’re not putting it into natural sleep.”

― Matthew Walker

“By keeping patients awake for longer, we build up a strong sleep pressure.”

― Matthew Walker

“I think we perhaps are, with sleep, where we were with smoking about 50 years ago, in that we had all of the science, and it was right there for the public discussion, but it’s not yet adequately sort of percolated out into policy or even just public wisdom.”

― Matthew Walker

“My name is Matthew Walker, I am a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and I am the author of the book ‘Why We Sleep.’”

― Matthew Walker

“The time of night when you sleep makes a significant difference in terms of the structure and quality of your sleep.”

― Matthew Walker

“Once I found a mouse under my bed in an apartment in Paris. I am terrified of mice! I couldn’t sleep for days.”

― Maud Welzen

“I liked the idea of being a father, to have a child, and finally Francesca arrived, and now the house is insane because she cries all day, and at night, she doesn’t let us sleep.”

― Mauro Icardi

“Zombies let us explore notions of the apocalypse – no water, food, medical care, the government imploding – while letting us sleep at night.”

― Max Brooks

“You can watch ‘Dawn of the Dead’ and still sleep at night. Try that with ‘The Day After’.”

― Max Brooks

“Traditional methods for falling asleep work. Non-taxing, repetitive mental tasks have a lulling effect, and I built those patterns into ‘Sleep’.”

― Max Richter

“There’s different ways to approach music for sleeping. Things like white noise are functional, like a lullaby. This is more like an inquiry, a question about how music and sleep fit together.”

― Max Richter

“’Sleep’ is a project I’ve been thinking about for many years. It just seems like society has been moving more and more in a direction where we needed it. Our psychological space is being increasingly populated by data. And we expend an enormous amount of energy curating data.”

― Max Richter

“When we go to sleep ordinarily, we’re doing something really private. It’s kind of an intimate, private connection with our sort of physical humanity.”

― Max Richter

“I can’t usually sleep if I’m listening to music. It seems to fire up my mind, and I keep engaging with it to see what it’s doing.”

― Max Richter

“People have written about ‘Sleep’ as if it were some kind of record attempt, but I could just put repeat marks at the end, and it would be 16 hours. It’s not about that.”

― Max Richter

“Sleep is probably my favorite activity. I wrote this piece out of gratitude that I’m able to sleep well as an offering to people who don’t.”

― Max Richter

“I’ve been writing joke songs since I was a kid and it served me well at S.N.L. I can write those in my sleep. In fact, I have.”

― Maya Rudolph

“I DJ all the time, as much as I possibly can. I’ll never stop. That’s my security blanket, that’s what I’m good at. I still consider myself a better DJ than a singer. I can DJ in my sleep.”

― Mayer Hawthorne

“I get maybe four hours of sleep a night. I’m a little bit crazy.”

― Mayim Bialik

“There’s a false notion that success is a zero sum game. To win in our careers we have to give up family. To work hard we have to sacrifice sleep. To accomplish we must take (or borrow or steal) from somewhere else in our lives. It’s just not the case.”

― Maynard Webb

“There is such a thing as tempting the gods. Talking too much, too soon and with too much self-satisfaction has always seemed to me a sure way to court disaster. The forces of retribution are always listening. They never sleep.”

― Meg Greenfield

“I find that all my best ideas come to me in my sleep.”

― Megan McCafferty

“Obviously, nobody chooses not to have kids because they’d rather sleep in late. It’s a very visceral decision, and it’s a complicated decision.”

― Meghan Daum

“I just try to get as much sleep as I can when I’m not working.”

― Meghann Fahy

“I’m an instinctual actor. I don’t really talk about it. Usually if I get a script and I’m having trouble with it, I go to sleep and I dream about it because I’m super internal with the way I work.”

― Megyn Price

“When there is a psyche-disrupting event in your life, it can prevent you from getting the long blocks of sleep at night that are so important to healthy aging.”

― Mehmet Oz

“My mum enrolled me in this free dance class because I had so much energy in the night-time, and she just wanted me to go to sleep. I ended up falling in love with dancing, singing, acting, the whole entertainment world. Then, my mum ended up taking on an extra job so she could fund me to take singing lessons or go to drama classes.”

― Mel B

“I don’t sleep, but I’ve got two little kids that don’t sleep, either.”

― Melissa McCarthy

“I keep my phone on the floor in my bedroom, and I turn the sound off when I sleep, but I never really turn my phone off.”

― Meryl Davis

“I get my best ideas in that state of suspended consciousness just before sleep.”

― Michael Bastian

“I want to be liked; I just haven’t lost sleep over it.”

― Michael Bisping

“I mostly read on airplanes and right before sleep.”

― Michael Connelly

“At the end of the day, the last thing I want to do is – well, anything. I just want to sleep. I crash out hard every day at ‘Common Law.’ I definitely lost a couple years of my life just on the fatigue factor on the first season.”

― Michael Ealy

“I sleep 14 hours a day. That helps me get the energy you see on the pitch.”

― Michael Essien

“Tart cherries lower the levels of inflammation in the body, which may be particularly useful for those who suffer from gout. They have also been used to improve sleep.”

― Michael Greger

“Most of us know that the hormone melatonin helps regulate our sleep. But it also seems to play another role – suppressing cancer growth.”

― Michael Greger

“Well, especially now I come to realize – and then – I would do my schooling which was three hours with a tutor and right after that I would go to the recording studio and record, and I’d record for hours and hours until it’s time to go to sleep.”

― Michael Jackson

“I can’t sleep the first night in a hotel room.”

― Michael Keaton

“Of all the seasons, winter is the most conducive to the great art of dormancy. This art requires an appreciation of semi-consciousness: the beautiful and necessary prelude to sleep – a special pleasure in itself that is all too often neglected, under-valued or looked down upon.”

― Michael Leunig

“I’m going to be who I am. And if you find it offensive, if you find it to be too tough, I’m not going to lose any sleep over it.”

― Michael Michele

“A common denominator among big guys like me who are trying to take care of our health is that we’re not getting enough sleep.”

― Michael Moore

“Sleep deprivation over quite a short period of time can make you paranoid.”

― Michael Portillo

“I normally sleep very well, but when I do have bad dreams, they always involve my children.”

― Michael Robotham

“I try not to take sleep medication.”

― Michael Rosbash

“When I finish playing football, I would like to work with kids and sleep!”

― Michael Strahan

“I thought I’d be a low-key producer or something, politics and film at the same time. But also, I’m not a big movie person – my girlfriend gets mad at me because I go to sleep whenever we go to the movies.”

― Michael Tubbs

“I have to go to sleep with music.”

― Michaela Coel

“My sets are not peaceful. It’s a beautiful catastrophe. I am running around like a headless chicken. I don’t sleep because I am writing. It’s manic.”

― Michaela Coel

“Those who have compared our life to a dream were right… we were sleeping wake, and waking sleep.”

― Michel de Montaigne

“I’ve always loved 3D. In fact, as a kid, I was exposed to 3D at an early age because my grandfather was a specialist of 3D in cinematheques. And then my cousin put it in ‘Science of Sleep’ with toilet paper tube cities. But he was a specialist and I always wanted to do something in 3D.”

― Michel Gondry

“When my family goes to sleep, I start clicking, combing through digitized phone books, school yearbooks, and Google Earth views of crime scenes: a bottomless pit of potential leads for the laptop investigator who now exists in the virtual world.”

― Michelle McNamara

“I listen to a lot of Tibetan music before I sleep. I’ll just type in ‘Tibetan meditation music’ on YouTube, and within 15 minutes, it knocks me out. I sleep like a baby.”

― Michelle Phan

“I need to be professional, rest, look after myself, and sleep a lot.”

― Michy Batshuayi

“No matter how tired I am, I can only sleep for four hours at a time.”

― Micky Dolenz

“A bad boyfriend is someone you give everything to – you live with him, cook for him, sleep with him – thinking he is going to marry you and then he doesn’t. When you are giving your all to a job and not getting credit, your job is a bad boyfriend.”

― Mika Brzezinski

“Shooting a movie isn’t good for a sleep disorder.”

― Mike Birbiglia

“Every sleep doctor I’ve talked to said it was an urban legend that you shouldn’t wake up a sleepwalker. All that will happen is that you will get condescended to.”

― Mike Birbiglia

“I am diagnosed with what’s called ‘REM behavior disorder.’ As far as the disorder goes, there’s no cure, but it’s going pretty well as far as these things go. I see a sleep doctor, take medication, etc.”

― Mike Birbiglia

“I’m generally so disoriented during the week about what I’m doing and where I am – I travel a lot – that when I’m home on a Sunday, I typically try to sleep in as much as I can.”

― Mike Birbiglia

“Dopamine is a chemical released in your brain and your body when you sleep that paralyzes your body so you don’t act out your dreams.”

― Mike Birbiglia

“In real life, I first started sleep walking in high school because that was when this concept of getting into college first appeared. I had this moment of, ‘Oh! This is going to affect the rest of my life.’”

― Mike Birbiglia

“I like ‘Donnie Darko;’ it’s a cool take on dreams and sleep.”

― Mike Birbiglia

“During meditation your metabolism and your breath rate go down to a level of rest, twice that of deep sleep.”

― Mike Love

“I think it can be very safe to go to O’Hare and Wrigley and Sox park and Soldier Field, but you have to deal with some reality. Just because a threat is not specific and verifiable doesn’t mean nearly what it used to mean, in terms of you being able to sleep well at night.”

― Mike Quigley

“You can’t stay married in a situation where you are afraid to go to sleep in case your wife might cut your throat.”

― Mike Tyson

“I was so low that I wanted to exit. And I took a bunch of pills, and they were sleeping pills. And at least they would put me to sleep, and maybe I wouldn’t wake up, and that was fine.”

― Mike Wallace

“I don’t sleep.”

― Mike Will Made It

“When you get a full night’s sleep, which can vary from 7 to 9 hours for different individuals, it’s been proven that all aspects of performance increase.”

― Mikhail Varshavski

“Sleep is incredibly important for physical appearance.”

― Mikhail Varshavski

“Sleep is a regenerative process where we heal and where our neurons build strong connections. It’s like a fountain of youth that we dive into every night.”

― Mikhail Varshavski

“I love to sleep. I’d sleep all day if I could.”

― Miley Cyrus

“People are impressed with me – because I can sleep for just 45 minutes – I’m used to it.”

― Miley Cyrus

“Sleep when you can, rest when you can, take care of yourself, eat well, and hopefully, you just take advantage of the opportunities that are presented to you and spread some good.”

― Milo Ventimiglia

“I’d love to hold a koala. They sleep 22 hours a day, eat eucalyptus leaves and just hang out. I want to spend some time with that guy.”

― Milo Ventimiglia

“I received a lot of complaints from parents who wrote and told me that their kids wouldn’t go to sleep until our show was over. So I went on the air and told all the children watching to ‘listen to their Uncle Miltie and go to bed right after the show.’”

― Milton Berle

“When I’m at home, I’m a real big cuddler, so I sleep with my dog in my arms.”

― Mirai Nagasu

“During finals week, I don’t get a lot of sleep, and I tell myself, ‘I can’t do this anymore.’”

― Mirai Nagasu

“I get about seven hours of sleep a night.”

― Mirai Nagasu

“I wanted to be a farmer’s wife. I thought it would be quite fun to wake up of a morning, collect eggs and have sheep and pigs as pets. I know now that it would also involve having to sleep with the farmer, but at the time I wasn’t thinking about the sexual implications – I was 11.”

― Miranda Hart

“I spend a lot of time obsessing about getting a dignified eight hours’ sleep.”

― Miranda July

“A reporter asked recently, ‘What keeps you up at night?’ I replied that I generally sleep well, but if I ever do have trouble, I don’t have to count sheep. I count all the states I’m glad I’m not the governor of.”

― Mitch McConnell

“If there’s one thing that precedes my sleep, it’s my work.”

― Mithila Palkar

“I try to be regimented and try to stay healthy and work out and eat properly and go to sleep. And not get too caught up in the industry in my regular life, so I can save all my expression and energy for my art.”

― Mitski

“All the laws and legislation in the world will never heal this world like the loving hearts and arms of mothers and fathers. If every child could drift to sleep feeling wrapped in the love of their family – and God’s love – this world would be a far more gentle and better place.”

― Mitt Romney

“It would be great to run around with the family every day, go shopping, take the children out. At my level, though, I can only afford to do that for one week maximum. Otherwise I have to eat, sleep, train – nothing else.”

― Mo Farah

“I’ve had insomnia since I was a little kid and I never sleep well. Sometimes I sleep very badly and sometimes I sleep slightly badly. I get it especially when I’m on tour because you cross a lot of time zones, and I’m not very adaptable.”

― Moby

“I don’t sleep very well when I travel. And as a result, I tend to be awake in cities when everyone else is asleep.”

― Moby

“I’m envious of people who can sleep as long as they want. I have the circadian rhythm of a farmer.”

― Moby

“Nutrition is so important; it’s part of the game. It has helped with my recovery, allowed me to sleep better, and helped my body adapt quickly.”

― Mohamed Salah

“I hang out with my grandma, go to sleep at 8:30, and that’s it.”

― Molly Bloom

“I have to make sure to get a good night’s sleep whenever I can, and sometimes I have to be really disciplined. There are games that I want to stay up and watch, so I just have to DVR them.”

― Molly Qerim

“I can sleep anywhere from eight hours to 12 hours – but then I can also go on no sleep.”

― Molly Sims

“I couldn’t sleep for two years, they tried to break my nerves. They used a lot of psychology to brainwash.”

― Mordechai Vanunu

“I can meet any producer in Hollywood and look them in the eye, knowing I didn’t sleep with them, or do drugs with them.”

― Morgan Brittany

“Don may yawn at the idea, which he often does, but the great thing about Don, he has confidence in me and Mike and Ed and Leslie and Steve, that we’re not going go out and do stories that will put people to sleep.”

― Morley Safer

“Let lying dogs sleep is something I always say in reference to the Smiths.”

― Morrissey

“I definitely learned that when I want something done, I’m very tunnel-visioned out. I don’t come out of the house. I beat myself up. I don’t eat. I don’t sleep until it’s done, especially if I have a deadline in mind.”

― Mya

“Now, on nights that I can’t sleep, I play video games alone until the morning.”

― Namie Amuro

“It wasn’t always easy getting up at 5 o’clock in the morning to go to the rink. Sometimes I wanted to just go back to sleep.”

― Nancy Kerrigan

“Usually, I get the jitters before a release, and my whole system crashes. I can barely eat or sleep.”

― Nani

“I don’t really like scary movies. I don’t seek them out. I’m very sensitive and impressionable. I’m the kind of person who will sleep with the light on for a week if I get really scared.”

― Natalia Dyer

“Dormer by name, Dormer by nature: I love to sleep.”

― Natalie Dormer

“Generally I can sleep any time, anywhere, any place, unless I’m anxious about work. I can get performance anxiety, so when I’m on tour it can be hard to sleep.”

― Natalie Imbruglia

“The only time I can’t sleep is on a plane, when I am literally keeping it in the air with my brain.”

― Natalie Massenet

“I try and get about eight hours of sleep every single night. And I like to think that I drink more water than anyone, ever.”

― Nate Ruess

“I try to get as close to 10 hours of sleep each night, as sleep is the best form of recovery.”

― Nathan Chen

“I didn’t sleep the night I finished ‘Sister Hills.’ It was so unsettling. I felt really wild. I didn’t have a clue. It’s a very loaded subject, and I did not know what I had. I was interested in watching how choices unfold over time. It’s a story that’s raising questions.”

― Nathan Englander

“Everyone else in the ‘iCarly’ cast can operate on 5 hours of sleep, but not so for ‘Old Man Nathan!’”

― Nathan Kress

“Mondays I sleep. I go in at ten, do my lift, watch the game from the day before. Tuesday is off, but I go in, lift, watch film. Then I have French toast with my sister.”

― Ndamukong Suh

“I’m blessed with the fact that I don’t need a tremendous amount of sleep.”

― Neal Katyal

“I generally sleep about four hours.”

― Neal Katyal

“Even though it leaves me sleep deprived, I love every bit of motherhood.”

― Neha Dhupia

“It’s not easy to keep good sleep habits as an entrepreneur, especially at the early stages when there’s always a fire to put out.”

― Neil Blumenthal

“I lose sleep at night wondering whether we are intelligent enough to figure out the universe. I don’t know.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“I’m shocked at how early everything closes here. But people start earlier. I miss the late nightlife in NYC, but then again I sing and burn so much energy in the show that it’s probably good – I get to go home and sleep.”

― Neil Patrick Harris

“When I look down at my pale, skinny body, I wonder why any woman would want to sleep next to it, let alone embrace it.”

― Neil Strauss

“You can get by on four hours’ sleep, but you’re not very exciting.”

― Nell Carter

“Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom’s. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own.”

― Nelson Algren

“I can take hardship. I can sleep on the cold floor anytime. I can also sleep on a feather bed.”

― Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

“When most people come in from work, 95 percent of them reach for the remote control. Then they read before they go to sleep, to get off to sleep. They do that because reading feels like a duty, and TV feels like fun.”

― Nick Hornby

“The thing about tennis life is that it’s the same thing every day. You train. You come back to the hotel. You get treatment. You eat. You sleep. You get up.”

― Nick Kyrgios

“You can only sleep in one bed at a time.”

― Nick Rhodes

“At night when I can’t sleep, I play blackjack online until I get tired or I lose my money.”

― Nicky Hilton

“Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It’s a palliative. The remedy is death.”

― Nicolas Chamfort

“Spina bifida affects every single aspect of your life, from your child’s self-esteem to your ability to sleep at night.”

― Nicole Ari Parker

“I knew that no matter what door you knock on in a Cretan village, it will be opened for you. A meal will be served in your honor, and you will sleep between the best sheets in the house. In Crete, the stranger is still the unknown god. Before him, all doors and all hearts are opened.”

― Nikos Kazantzakis

“I’ve had insomnia since I was five years old. I just don’t require much sleep. I’m never tired.”

― Nile Rodgers

“Once while vacationing at my grandparent’s house in Rajasthan, we were sleeping on the roof and I spotted an object hovering around in the sky – kind of a UFO. It totally spooked me out. I couldn’t sleep for days after that.”

― Nimrat Kaur

“If I’m having a bad day in rehearsal, I’ll sleep with my script.”

― Nina Arianda

“I make sure I have ample sleep, so no late nights out, as sleep is so important for a healthy mind and body.”

― Nino Schurter

“I wake up sometimes and roll over and sleep until 4 o’clock in the afternoon.”

― Noah Centineo

“Sleep is very important.”

― Noah Centineo

“Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.”

― Noam Chomsky

“We had no sleep or days off or anything like that and then, when the band became big, Hendrix became a star and looked down at us lot.”

― Noel Redding

“Remember that we can only in our forebrains handle 5-7 items. Our backbrains can handle massive amounts. So when you’re given a problem, think about it before you go sleep, and chances are you can solve it by the next morning.”

― Nolan Bushnell

“It’s hard to understand the athlete’s lifestyle. You literally eat, sleep, train. You go to training camps in the winter where there is no Internet, you can’t make phone calls.”

― Oksana Masters

“We were equals once when we lay new-born babes on our nurse’s knees. We will be equal again when they tie up our jaws for the last sleep.”

― Olive Schreiner

“I have two ambitions in life: one is to drink every pub dry, the other is to sleep with every woman on earth.”

― Oliver Reed

“You need to have a great way of life – you have to eat well, to sleep well.”

― Olivier Giroud

“When I was a kid, I’d kneel down at the side of my bed every night before I went to sleep, and my mother and I would say a Greek prayer to the Virgin Mary.”

― Olympia Dukakis

“I have always thought that the place where you sleep or the place you share with your partner should be separate from the place where you write. The domestic rituals and details somehow kill the imagination. They kill the demon in me.”

― Orhan Pamuk

“My home is attached to a study – in fact, my home is my study, and I have a little room to sleep in. I need to write looking onto the street or a landscape. Looking at reality from some distance gives me romantic visions.”

― Orhan Pamuk

“Take time to enjoy the flight – read a good book, watch a film, catch up on emails and sleep.”

― Orlando Bloom

“We set out to reinvent the whole business class experience. We went back to re-engineer everything we had thought about and made sleep a priority.”

― Oscar Munoz

“These have always been my legs. I train harder than other guys, eat better, sleep better and wake up thinking about athletics. I think that’s probably why I’m a bit of an exception.”

― Oscar Pistorius

“Time, motion and wine cause sleep.”

― Ovid

“Since my body isn’t big, I don’t need much sleep. I’m fine with four hours.”

― Ozuna

“I tend to sleep in the nude… I’m a sensual-leaning woman. You have to use the word ‘leaning’ or it sounds like I’m boasting.”

― Padma Lakshmi

“I usually doze off between 7:30 and 9 p.m. while putting my baby to sleep. Then I suddenly wake up remembering I’m an adult with no bedtime. I spend the next four hours catching up on reading, e-mails, and other adult pursuits until I collapse for good until sunrise.”

― Padma Lakshmi

“I think even when homeowners love their room, it’s still a shock, because you left your house, went to sleep, came home and your room was dramatically and drastically different.”

― Paige Davis

“I’m so used to changing time zones that I can sleep at any time. I’m rarely ever tossing and turning – if I am, it’s really a big deal.”

― Paloma Faith

“I always thought that you breathe, you eat, you go to sleep, and you draw.”

― Paloma Picasso

“I’ve been adapting ever since my oldest had her first play date with a boy, and I was like, ‘That’s not normal,’ because I came from the old school. Now boys sleep over at my house. It doesn’t matter which girl, which age.”

― Pamela Adlon

“I used to work in a hotel kitchen at night and do theatre in the morning. After finishing my night shift – I did it for two years – I used to come back and sleep for five hours and then do theatre from 2-7 P.M. and then again hotel work from 11-7 in the morning.”

― Pankaj Tripathi

“From time immemorial artistic insights have been revealed to artists in their sleep and in dreams, so that at all times they ardently desired them.”

― Paracelsus

“Govinda can act in his sleep. He is just amazing.”

― Parineeti Chopra

“First I wanted to be a veterinarian. And then I realized you had to give them shots to put them to sleep, so I decided I’d just buy a bunch of animals and have them in my house instead.”

― Paris Hilton

“Yes, I’ve kissed a lot of guys. I like to kiss, but that’s it. I don’t go home with anyone. I sleep with my animals, like my baby monkey, Brigitte Bardot.”

― Paris Hilton

“Due to my hectic work schedule, I hardly have enough sleep, and my skin tends to look dull. Facial masks are my savior, as it helps to brighten and hydrate my skin.”

― Park Shin-hye

“I’ll have to have a room of my own. Nobody could sleep with Dick. He wakes up during the night, switches on the lights, speaks into his tape recorder.”

― Pat Nixon

“If I can sleep in until 9 A.M. – wow, what a luxury.”

― Patrick Dempsey

“Enough people like me. Enough to let me sleep at night.”

― Patrick Marber

“I work to Glenn Gould in the morning and go to sleep listening to Parsifal.”

― Patti Smith

“No one knows the complete function of sleep. Is it to reset the brain or give it more of a rest period? Is it for cleaning the brain of all the garbage protein? For me, talking about these things as a non-biologist is fascinating.”

― Paul Allen

“What keeps me up at night? Anxiety. Anxiety, the inability to go to sleep, it’s quite literally that.”

― Paul Auster

“More than we sleep, play, or make love, we work. Yet despite – or perhaps because of – this dominant daily grind, much of our literature is biased toward other pursuits.”

― Paul Di Filippo

“I might be nervous off the court, being booed. But being on the court, it’s my comfort zone. It’s basketball. It’s what I do. I’m not losing sleep over it.”

― Paul George

“I can’t go to sleep on a train anymore because people take photos of me. You know, dribbling. It’s a bit embarrassing. I go to sleep with my collar up.”

― Paul Hollywood

“Brighton gives me the heebie-jeebies. When I’m near the seafront I can’t sleep, I can’t eat.”

― Paul McGann

“Anything is possible on a train: a great meal, a binge, a visit from card players, an intrigue, a good night’s sleep, and strangers’ monologues framed like Russian short stories.”

― Paul Theroux

“Sleep is a outmoded concept. It’s best not to think about sleep.”

― Paul W. S. Anderson

“Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted.”

― Percy Bysshe Shelley

“I was scared of the dark. Ohhhh, I’d do anything not to have to sleep on my own. I’d get in bed and cover myself with dolls and teddy bears.”

― Peta Wilson

“The rush that you get from having a good night’s sleep is so exotic: to feel powerful and clean, capable and potent, as opposed to washed up, impotent and mute.”

― Pete Doherty

“It’s such a waste, sleep. You’re just lying there.”

― Peter Beard

“I don’t dwell on it. But I guess everybody hopes that they go in their sleep and that it won’t be long and painful.”

― Peter Falk

“I’ve stayed in hotels where you were scared to even put your feet on the floor, or had to sleep in a chair.”

― Peter Hook

“There were a couple of things I lost sleep over with the play ‘Frost/Nixon,’ so I went back and addressed them a bit more in the film.”

― Peter Morgan

“You’ve got to get a certain amount of sleep. You’ve got to eat the right thing. You’ve got to train in the right manner. You’ve got to behave in the right manner.”

― Peter Schmeichel

“I actually don’t sleep much; I only need about four hours a night.”

― Petina Gappah

“There were actually a couple of times I fell asleep at the gym on accident after a workout, but it was still late enough, so I went home and caught some sleep.”

― Phil Heath

“I get between nine and ten hours of sleep. Go to bed at 8:30 and get up at 6:00 or 6:30 if I oversleep.”

― Philip Johnson

“I can’t understand these chaps who go round American universities explaining how they write poems: It’s like going round explaining how you sleep with your wife.”

― Philip Larkin

“This moment where we think we rest, when the brain is floating, you know, in sleep, is actually a moment where I could be very creative in a very strange, uncontrolled way.”

― Philippe Petit

“Metaphorically speaking, of course, if I put a problem behind my pillow and fall asleep, very often because my brain went to sleep with that idea or the problem alive, very often in the middle of the night I wake up, and I wake up with a solution or with a direction of solution.”

― Philippe Petit

“I will allow myself to sleep in until 9 A.M. on the weekends.”

― Phoebe Robinson

“Home is, in the end, not just the place where you sleep, but the place where you stand.”

― Pico Iyer

“Onassis was a man who loved to walk, to walk and talk, and he was the kind of man who doesn’t go to sleep at night-he talks and talks.”

― Pierre Salinger

“A great Dermalogica facial every few weeks, and lots of sleep over the weekend are essentials. I also drink lots of water which really helps to hydrate the skin and keep it looking fresh.”

― Poppy Delevingne

“Having hibernation weekends where I just sleep for hours on end. Working out when you have those spare moments. All of that is very important.”

― Poppy Delevingne

“L.A. is wonderful. They have something called sleep dentistry. You just go there, and they put you to sleep and go, ‘Drrrrrr,’ and by the time you wake up a few hours later, you have a whole new set of teeth. I mean, whatever you want them to do.”

― Preity Zinta

“When I became Miss World, I couldn’t believe I had won it. I used to sleep with my crown because I was scared someone would steal it. In a minute, the world changed for me.”

― Priyanka Chopra

“It’s almost negligible sleep and insane amounts of plane rides, but I’m doing it. Your body is screaming out to you to not abuse it so much, but I love what I do in my Hindi films as well as with ‘Quantico,’ and I want to be able to balance both.”

― Priyanka Chopra

“I was not born a size 2. I’m not skinny, period. I’m not willing to sleep with the director or step on somebody else’s neck to get the job.”

― Queen Latifah

“Decency must be an even more exhausting state to maintain than its opposite. Those who succeed seem to need a stupefying amount of sleep.”

― Quentin Crisp

“I have to arrange my life very carefully. I need eight hours’ sleep to work.”

― Rachel Kushner

“I have a constitutional weakness in which I am very easily distracted by flashing lights. If there is a TV on in the room, I can’t have a conversation with you. I won’t eat, I won’t sleep, I’ll just meld with my couch.”

― Rachel Maddow

“I’m a closet outdoorsy athletic enthusiast, and I would love to do a rafting and hiking trip someday and maybe sleep in a treehouse and bathe in a chilly winding river.”

― Rachel Platten

“If I find a dress I really like and it happens to be a bit short, I’m not going to lose any sleep over it. The thing about going to Oxford is it does give you the confidence to be how you want to be.”

― Rachel Riley

“I don’t do much for skin. Just drink water, try to get proper sleep, exercise, sweat it out, keep it moisturised, and most importantly, clean. That’s basically what I do.”

― Radhika Apte

“I don’t always sleep for too long, but I sleep well. Sometimes when you have a doubt about team selection, you talk to your pillow, but in the morning, you have an idea.”

― Rafael Benitez

“Every night that I put my head on the pillow, I go to sleep knowing that I can do more. I’m working toward perfection. I’m trying to be the best ever.”

― Rafael dos Anjos

“Bro, how are you going to tap on the neck, on the choke? Go to sleep, man. Be a man.”

― Rafael dos Anjos

“The insomnia just perpetuates. I have one bad night, then I get it in my head that I can’t sleep. I’ve been trying these meditation tapes – there are a couple on Spotify – and they’re meant to calm you. But they don’t seem to work.”

― Rag’n’Bone Man

“There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I have a habit of constantly dreaming and waking up every once in a while in the night to check out my cell phone, and I suddenly saw a message that Sridevi is no more… I thought that either it’s a nightmare or a hoax, and I went back to sleep.”

― Ram Gopal Varma

“Time and space always change, but there is something which is eternal and changeless. For example, the world and time, past or future, nothing exists for us in sleep. But we exist. Let us try to find out that which is changeless and which always exists.”

― Ramana Maharshi

“Everyone wants to be famous; so do I. But I cannot lose sleep over it.”

― Randeep Hooda

“The Telephone Tour with Noname was a beautiful experience. Because this was only my second tour, I was not quite prepared for the small details that touring entails. I quickly realized how imperative it is to to sleep, eat healthily, and rest my voice.”

― Ravyn Lenae

“Cyborg doesn’t need to eat or sleep, and whenever he encounters an issue that he’s not initially equipped to handle, his technology can transmogrify and immediately adapt to that situation.”

― Ray Fisher

“Everyone should have kids. They are the greatest joy in the world. But they are also terrorists. You’ll realize this as soon as they’re born, and they start using sleep deprivation to break you.”

― Ray Romano

“Dying, we tell ourselves, is like going to sleep. This figure of speech occurs very commonly in everyday thought and language, as well as in the literature of many cultures and many ages. It was apparently quite common even in the time of the ancient Greeks.”

― Raymond Moody

“If you present your dog to a veterinarian with the instruction to put him to sleep, you would normally mean something very different than you would upon taking your wife or husband to an anesthesiologist with the same words.”

― Raymond Moody

“I treat myself pretty good. I take lots of vacations, I eat well, I take supplements, I do mercury detox, I get plenty of sleep, I drink plenty of water and I stay away from drama and stress.”

― Reba McEntire

“My beauty routine is basically plenty of sleep and lots of water.”

― Rebecca Gayheart

“Sometimes I’m so tired, I look down at what I’m wearing, and if it’s comfortable enough to sleep in, I don’t even make it into my pajamas. I’m looking down, and I’m like, ‘T-shirt and stretchy pants? Yup, that’s fine. It’s pajama-y, good night.’”

― Rebecca Romijn

“My dreams are like fuzzy Charlie Kaufman movies, so I love going to sleep.”

― Reed Morano

“Even if you have nothing in your wallet, nothing can keep you from having a great summer. You can listen to crickets sing you to sleep, trace the Big Dipper, breathe in the stars, run through a sprinkler, host a cartwheel contest in the front yard.”

― Regina Brett

“Leading sinners to salvation en masse – or one by one – it is all the same. I eat it. I sleep it. I dream it. I speak it. I write it. I pray it. I weep it. I laugh it.”

― Reinhard Bonnke

“Bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel.”

― Renata Adler

“Idle people are often bored and bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel. It is not accident that boredom and cruelty are great preoccupations in our time.”

― Renata Adler

“I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake.”

― Rene Descartes

“Sleep is the apple a day, really, for singers.”

― Renee Elise Goldsberry

“I’m Welsh. We didn’t do ‘Peter Pan.’ We have far more ancient legends to be put to sleep with.”

― Rhys Ifans

“I’ll usually stay up a little later than my wife and play Xbox, a little ‘Modern Warfare 3.’ Or I’ll have a friend over, and we’ll play board games until late at night. I’ll always choose fun over sleep.”

― Rich Sommer

“There is no magic. There is no secret. You need your sleep. A lot of our society tries to get by, but the truth is it is up to each individual to get their optimal sleep amount. If you get less than that you can get by temporarily, but it’s only temporary.”

― Richard Berry

“We’re introducing separate rooms with double beds in all of our planes so people can actually go with their partner and have a proper night’s sleep.”

― Richard Branson

“Edelman maintains a very conservative balance sheet. We do small acquisitions. This helps me sleep well at night.”

― Richard Edelman

“All through the night, like the tumult of a river when it races between the cliffs of a canyon, in my sleep I could hear the steady roar of the passing army.”

― Richard Harding Davis

“It’s funny: I can never sleep between shows; I think it’s because I don’t like to switch the motor off. I’ll probably have some chicken or pasta, though never the two together, and maybe go out for a quick wander around.”

― Richard McCabe

“If I’m stone-cold crazy because I have a hard time going to sleep at night because we have kids that go to bed hungry, then I’ll be stone-cold crazy, and I’m OK with that.”

― Richard Ojeda

“We are often too late with our brilliance. We are on time delay. The only instant gratification comes in the form of potato chips. The rest will find us by surprise somewhere down the road maybe as we sleep and dream of other things.”

― Richard Schiff

“I eat once a day if I remember, and I try never to go to sleep.”

― Richie Havens

“I only sleep about four or five hours a night. I read all night long.”

― Rick Harrison

“I have heard repeated stories of meth users leaving their children unattended for days as they cook, use and then sleep off the intense effects of methamphetamine.”

― Rick Larsen

“I’ve lost 12 inches in three weeks. Every time I go for the costume fitting each week, it’s smaller and smaller. I’m feeling great. I’m putting in the work. I’m getting a lot of sleep. Everything is on the backburner right now. ‘Dancing’ is my priority.”

― Ricki Lake

“My body is weird. I wake up when the sun comes up, and it’s hard for me to go to sleep. My thoughts just take over.”

― Rihanna

“No sleep makes a human into another human.”

― RM

“I sleep with my baby blanket, Kiki, that my nana made for me.”

― Rob Kardashian

“Honestly, I don’t remember the last time I had a dream. I don’t really sleep often enough to be able to have any dreams.”

― Rob Kardashian

“When I’m awake, I don’t want to go to sleep. I don’t want the hassle of turning the light off, putting my head down and then all the thoughts. I don’t want al those thoughts… thoughts feed on thoughts feed on thoughts feed on thoughts feed on thoughts and I’m: ‘I don’t want this’. I have to knock myself out to go to sleep.”

― Robbie Williams

“No place is boring, if you’ve had a good night’s sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film.”

― Robert Adams

“Living indoors without fresh air quickly poisons the blood and makes people feel tired and seedy when they don’t know why. For myself, I sleep out of doors in winter as well as summer. I only feel tired or seedy when I have been indoors a lot. I only catch cold when I sleep in a room.”

― Robert Baden-Powell

“One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph, Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, sleep to wake.”

― Robert Browning

“The greatest king of Israel, King David, the author of the Psalms, sent a man out to die in battle so that he could sleep with his wife.”

― Robert Duvall

“If a professional musician in a symphony orchestra is playing Beethoven. But this particular orchestra have played this particular chestnut so many times, they can play it in their sleep. Does the genius remain present in the music or not?”

― Robert Fripp

“The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.”

― Robert Frost

“My first memories of life were in rehearsal; that’s why I can sleep through anything.”

― Robert Glasper

“I just don’t sleep enough. But I have never met someone very successful who, at the end of their life, says ‘I wish I slept more.’”

― Robert Herjavec

“I don’t get bothered by the media. There is nothing in the media that makes me lose any sleep at night.”

― Robert Jeffress

“It’s so important, after a song is finished, to go to sleep and listen to the song with fresh ears the next day. It’s sometimes a traumatic event. And playing it for someone else for the first time – that is the most nerve-wracking thing of all. But we learn so much.”

― Robert Lopez

“Mobile devices such as Android and the iPhone achieve their battery life largely because they can aggressively and quickly enter into and exit from sleep states. GPS prevents this.”

― Robert Love

“I should try to get some sleep as one doesn’t know what tomorrow may bring.”

― Robert Mapplethorpe

“During a movie, you lose all ability to focus on your own interests. Your life is in service. After that you just want to disappear, switch off the phone, and sleep and watch movies for a month.”

― Robert Richardson

“One of the happy consequences of my brain is that I rarely sleep.”

― Robert Rinder

“When I can’t sleep, I’ll start thinking about how many shows I’ve done, count up the number of television shows and movies.”

― Robert Wagner

“If you get enough sleep, cut back on cigarettes and red meat, you look better the next day.”

― Robin Wright

“Cats have it all – admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it.”

― Rod McKuen

“I had this little handheld transistor radio that I used to sleep next to.”

― Rod Stewart

“We sleep in separate rooms, we have dinner apart, we take separate vacations – we’re doing everything we can to keep our marriage together.”

― Rodney Dangerfield

“If I don’t get enough sleep, my brain gets fatigued, and the voice suffers. If I’m doing some retail work and trying to read and record legal copy, I start sounding like I had a few too many the night before.”

― Roger Craig Smith

“It doesn’t need to be the same every day, doesn’t need to be the same shower I use, the same restaurant I go to, the same hour I go to sleep. I’ve always been very flexible. I don’t care if I practice at nine in the morning or 10 P.M.”

― Roger Federer

“You got paid on Friday, go for a late-night poker game, and have no money on Saturday. But the RSC took your rent out of the paycheck, so at least you had a place to sleep.”

― Roger Rees

“There is the idea that, when we look at things, it is the yellow light that helps us the most, that we are the most sensitive for. But our circadian rhythms, which are the rhythms that help us to wake and sleep and be alert and relaxed and so forth and so on, they are much more triggered by blue light.”

― Rogier van der Heide

“The body needs its rest, and sleep is extremely important in any health regimen. There should be three main things: eating, exercise and sleep. All three together in the right balance make for a truly healthy lifestyle.”

― Rohit Shetty

“Performance was a shock to me. The first time I remember feeling I could do it was during the making of my first video, ‘Fun for Me.’ I couldn’t sleep the night before the shoot, I was so frightened. I had to play a ghost and a piece of merchandise in a shop window, and I had no idea whether I was going to be able to pull it off.”

― Roisin Murphy

“Sometimes the challenge of beating the jet lag and getting a decent sleep can be as hard to solve as finding the right setup for the car!”

― Romain Grosjean

“I usually sleep ten to eight hours per night. I sometimes also have a nap in the afternoon.”

― Romain Grosjean

“It’s the whole white-supremacist movement, no matter what they call themselves – be it Klan, Nazis, alt-right, skinheads – the basic ideology is the same. They consider themselves superior to others because of their white skin, and we should not sleep on that.”

― Ron Stallworth

“I used to cry myself to sleep every night. I missed singing so much. And performing. Man, I missed it so much.”

― Ronnie Spector

“I looked on YouTube for sleep deprivation and there were videos of people experimenting with staying awake for a while. You saw all the different stages.”

― Rooney Mara

“The key to doing eight shows a week is maintaining your energy. Getting as much sleep as possible and a big, healthy breakfast is the best way to make that happen. My mainstay is granola cereal, a banana, and soy milk. I also try to add a side of fresh fruit with yogurt and peanut butter toast.”

― Rory O’Malley

“Since I was growing up in New Zealand where there’s a hole in the ozone layer above us, we get so much sun damage to our skin, and the thing we can do to look after ourselves is use sunscreen during the day, but making sure your skin is well hydrated while you sleep.”

― Rose McIver

“As a child, I was bonkers for Christmas. The entire month of December, I couldn’t sleep at night from anticipation.”

― Rosecrans Baldwin

“When I write songs, it’s very random. I get influenced by the most random things! Sometimes it just comes to me in my sleep or just hanging out in a restaurant or something. Music just comes to me, and I’ll start writing from there.”

― Roshon Fegan

“Normally, adults process their waking experiences during sleep. Children cannot yet carry their waking experiences into sleep. Thus, in sleep, they settle into the general cosmic order without taking their physical experience into the cosmic order.”

― Rudolf Steiner

“I’m hyper light-sensitive and must sleep in the equivalent of a sealed tomb.”

― Rufus Wainwright

“I’m very fit on tour. I try to eat well, try to sleep. But it’s still rock n’ roll.”

― Rufus Wainwright

“I now wear a Jawbone. This is a bracelet that keeps track of how I sleep, move and eat – transmitting that information to the cloud. It allows me to track and maintain my health much better.”

― Rupert Murdoch

“I love to sleep.”

― Ruskin Bond

“I get very little sleep when the court is sitting.”

― Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“You get yourself prepared for a big game, you get yourself up for it. Then afterwards you don’t sleep or eat properly.”

― Ryan Giggs

“When work impedes on sleep, poor planning is to blame – not superior will power.”

― Ryan Holiday

“The greats – they protect their sleep because it’s where the best work comes from. They say no to things. They turn in when they hit their limits. They don’t let the creep of sleep deprivation undermine their judgment.”

― Ryan Holiday

“Sleep has never been a priority in my life.”

― Ryan Kwanten

“At the start of my career, when I used to toss and turn at night, I was fighting that feeling and wanting to go to sleep. Now I know that’s normal, so I’ll just get up and watch TV or something. I know it’s just my subconscious mind getting ready for a game.”

― Sachin Tendulkar

“The raising to life of all animate beings at the resurrection of the dead can be no more difficult for Divine Power than restoring to life a fly in the spring, heavy with the death-stained sleep of winter.”

― Said Nursi

“I wake when my wife wakes, at 7:30 A.M. I’d like to sleep longer, but she has to go off to work, and I’d be plagued with guilt.”

― Said Sayrafiezadeh

“God gave us faculties for our use; each of them will receive its proper reward. Then do not let us try to charm them to sleep, but permit them to do their work until divinely called to something higher.”

― Saint Teresa of Avila

“The only time in my career I’ve lost sleep – wake up 3:30 in the morning, and you know you’re not going back to sleep – is when I’ve been an entrepreneur. Even in the financial crisis.”

― Sallie Krawcheck

“When I read, I take notes and underline things. So reading is a vigorous process for me, but I read in bed. My poor husband is trying to go to sleep, and I’m reaching over him to get the Post-it notes.”

― Sally Mann

“It’s easy to sleep floating around – it’s very comfortable. But you have to be careful that you don’t float into somebody or something!”

― Sally Ride

“Different astronauts sleep in different ways.”

― Sally Ride

“Some astronauts sleep in sort of beds – compartments that you can open up and crawl into and then close up, almost like a little bedroom.”

― Sally Ride

“A poet’s work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.”

― Salman Rushdie

“A poet’s work is to name the unnamable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.”

― Salman Rushdie

“I am not a great sleeper, so 30 minutes of meditation, they say in research, is as good as two or three hours sleep, which is why you feel better.”

― Sam Allardyce

“My most prized possession is my pillow. I can’t travel or sleep without it. And it’s, like, this really thin down pillow that really doesn’t do anything, but it’s weird: if I don’t have it, I’m constantly thinking about not having it.”

― Sam Mikulak

“I wake up naturally and begrudgingly around 6:10 A.M. That’s wired in so deeply that I wake up at that time no matter where I am, in any time zone. I wish I could sleep later.”

― Samin Nosrat

“You don’t swing where you sleep.”

― Sammy Davis, Jr.

“I might live in Europe, but I sleep in Africa.”

― Samuel Eto’o

“My faith has no bed to sleep upon but omnipotence.”

― Samuel Rutherford

“The secret to my success is to work seven days a week. It’s as disappointing an answer as the one about how to lose weight. Eat less. Sleep less. Very boring.”

― Sandi Toksvig

“I would not be able to keep going at the pace that I do if I had continued at the weight that I was. I feel so much better; I eat better. I sleep better. I actually enjoy exercise.”

― Sandi Toksvig

“I will make myself sick on films, just because you want everything to be right. I can’t sleep if something hasn’t been done or is out of place.”

― Sandra Bullock

“In my youth, daydreaming nurtured me, provided a safe haven. I’d sleep for twelve hours and even when awake escape to the safe place in my mind.”

― Sandra Cisneros

“Lack of sleep makes me less productive. I need a good seven or eight hours a night.”

― Sandra Lee

“The first thing I do after I wake up is switch on the music player and the last thing I do before going to sleep is stop it.”

― Sanjay Leela Bhansali

“I wear my Peggy Fleming T-shirt when I go to sleep every night before I compete, and for the past four years, it’s brought me incredible good luck.”

― Sarah Hughes

“I have very vivid dreams – almost always action-adventure. I’m often on the run. I’ve always had dreams. When I was little, I’d go to sleep with my head on my hands, which were in fists like I was looking through a camera. I felt like sleep was the movies – just drifting off to the movies.”

― Sarah Silverman

“A lot of the major players in the 1960s were the same as the 1940s and 1950s – Hitchen’s ‘Sleep with Slander.’ Armstong’s ‘Lemon in the Basket,’ which is a fusion of the political assassination thriller and a family drama. And Hughes’s ‘The Expendable Man.’”

― Sarah Weinman

“Twyla’s works are complex, and they really push you as an athlete and push you spiritually as well. Before doing a Twyla ballet, you have to get everything in order: You have to get a good night’s sleep, you have to eat well, you have to be in great shape, and then you just go and leave it all out there.”

― Sascha Radetsky

“My beauty secret is really three secrets: get eight hours of sleep, eat natural/organic food, and exercise regularly.”

― Sasha Pivovarova

“Sometimes you are physically tired at night, but your brain is functioning too much to go to sleep. If you can have software that helps you understand how you can shift from such a tense situation to being more relaxed, then that would help.”

― Satoru Iwata

“People who go far don’t sleep an average of 14 hours a day.”

― Sayed Kashua

“I can never get to sleep without a book.”

― Sayed Kashua

“There were 10 to 12 years where I averaged two to three hours of sleep a night. There were times when I didn’t go to sleep for two days, but I’d usually crash one Sunday a month for 16 to 18 straight hours, and then I’d be rejuvenated.”

― Scooter Braun

“If I lived alone, Mom’d never sleep because she wouldn’t know I was okay.”

― Scott Baio

“The left side of my brain is telling me I want to sleep with every woman in the world and the other side of my brain is telling me I met this great girl and if I let that go I’m going to regret it.”

― Scott Caan

“Sleeping here is harder here in space than on a bed because the sleep position here is the same position throughout the day. You don’t ever get that sense of gratifying relaxation here that you do on Earth after a long day at work.”

― Scott Kelly

“It’s impossible for me to sleep late. I generally wake up around 9, 9:30. I wish I could get a solid nine hours; it’s always around six.”

― Scott Rogowsky

“I am already in a couple Hall of Fames, like the Michigan Hall of Fame and the Dan Gable Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame, so my accolades speak for themselves. Let’s just say I’m not losing any sleep over any Hall of Fame induction.”

― Scott Steiner

“I am cursed with the inability to sleep on planes – ever.”

― Scott Wilson

“I was proud of working 18 hours a day and sleeping three hours a night. It’s something now that has turned into a problem for me: not being able to sleep… having insomnia.”

― Sean Combs

“I’m like a child inside and I really get excited, so sometimes when I’m trying to go to bed, I’m so excited about the next day that I can’t go to sleep.”

― Sean Combs

“The difference for me is I just don’t sleep on friends’ couches anymore.”

― Sean Kinney

“I usually never sleep in past 10, unless it’s the weekend and I had a night out with my friends, because I like to start my day.”

― Selena Gomez

“Some struggle with medical issues – like insomnia – that make sleep hard. But for many of us, the quantity and quality of sleep come down to a matter of choice. Still, only a few enterprising economists have looked closely at this, and generally, those have assumed that we choose our hours of sleep optimally.”

― Sendhil Mullainathan

“Eat better or work out more, and you’ll see the benefits weeks, months or years down the road. Sleep more, and you’ll see the benefits tomorrow.”

― Sendhil Mullainathan

“American media has just become talk radio, incredibly partisan name-calling and op-eds. I think the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan proved it has completely failed to act as an effective fourth estate. And young people didn’t sleep through that, as is widely believed; they learned instead not to trust what they were being told.”

― Shane Smith

“My father made me who I am. He gave me a basketball and told me to play with the ball, sleep with the ball, dream with the ball. Just don’t take it to school. I used it as a pillow, and it never gave me a stiff neck.”

― Shaquille O’Neal

“We all eat breakfast in the morning, we all go to sleep at night, and we all want our kids to have opportunities that we didn’t.”

― Sharan Burrow

“I foresaw the financial crisis. I get messages in my sleep, in pictures and words. I understood that I have a mission and a role in ensuring human existence. I received a message that people would soon start to go crazy.”

― Shari Arison

“I need to figure out how to sleep better. Most of my binge watching is after midnight. Most of my baking is after ten. I’m really working on trying to sleep more. No devices in my bed, get into a routine. I’ve started doing yoga every night.”

― Shari Redstone

“Don’t be losing sleep over tiny things. Life is complicated enough.”

― Shaun Evans

“I get less and less sleep these days, so when I have any down time all I want to do is sleep!”

― Shawn Johnson

“I’d rather sleep on the bus than in the hotel because I sleep way better on tour buses.”

― Shawn Mendes

“You know how you defeat chaos? You suck the air out of it and put it to sleep.”

― Shayna Baszler

“In America we tell our parents to bring their child home and put him or her in a crib; as they get older, children sleep in they own room not in Mom and Dad’s room. What are we training them for? It’s independence, because that’s what being empowered is all about.”

― Sheena Iyengar

“I had no interest in history classes. In fact, I used to sleep in history classes, I used to bunk classes. But that is how students are supposed to be, no? I developed an interest in history much later. I have made a few films based on historical facts.”

― Shekhar Kapur

“I go to sleep at night, and I feel like I just dreamed the whole day.”

― Shia LaBeouf

“I believe I am blessed with the ability to fall asleep just about anytime, anywhere. I can sleep on a flight, on a couch, and even on a bus.”

― Shilpa Shetty

“Remember, you must not sleep at the Seder. If you do, Elijah the Prophet will come with a bag on his shoulders. On the two first nights of Passover, Elijah the Prophet goes about looking for those who have fallen asleep at the Seder, and takes them away in his bag.”

― Sholom Aleichem

“Sleep is my best friend… A friend that helps you dream, relaxes, recharges, and is there at the end of every day!”

― Shruti Haasan

“I once set myself a deadline: half a chapter a week, 20 minutes a day. The thought froze me instantly, like literary Botox. I returned to my non-schedule: sleeping, writing 20 minutes, and then back to sleep. Breakfast in bed, with juice congealing on the sill: pages and pages began to pour out again.”

― Siddhartha Mukherjee

“Usually, when people get to the end of a chapter, they close the book and go to sleep. I deliberately write a book so when the reader gets to the end of the chapter, he or she must turn one more page.”

― Sidney Sheldon

“I own a fart CD. It has, I believe, over 100 fart sounds. A lovely variety, from the up-close and personal to the more experimental and dissonant. Some people prefer to listen to Bach when they go to sleep… not me.”

― Simon Helberg

“Libraries are the ultimate restaurants for brain food. I sleep better knowing there are libraries. I would take a bullet for a librarian.”

― Simon Van Booy

“Sleep resistance, bouts of insomnia, nightmares, night terrors, crawling into bed with parents in the middle of the night – all these are so common among children, it seems fair to call them ‘normal.’”

― Siri Hustvedt

“There is no reason we should expect young children to enter the nocturnal darkness of sleep and dreams without help.”

― Siri Hustvedt

“Nobody knows what either sleep or waking consciousness is, even though these two have long been seen as the two sides of being: part of life’s unvarying diurnal rhythm.”

― Siri Hustvedt

“When I don’t get enough sleep, I am cranky, vulnerable to headaches, and my concentration is poor.”

― Siri Hustvedt

“In sleep, we leave behind the sensory stimulation of the outside world.”

― Siri Hustvedt

“When I first met David Lynch, he was living in the stables of the American Film Institute… He’d work all night and have his crew lock him in during the day, and he’d sleep.”

― Sissy Spacek

“There would be weeks when I’d just go to Paris on a cheap ticket, sleep on my friend’s floor, and just do a show because I knew I was going to do a show. Do it, get home, see it on my timeline, and be happy that I was just working.”

― Skepta

“Like most citizens of popular and international urban centres, I don’t take advantage of the cultural opportunities. Perhaps this comes from growing up in suburbia. Home is where you eat, sleep, read, watch television and ignore your parents. It is not where you go to the ballet and then attend a heated panel discussion about it afterwards.”

― Sloane Crosley

“I sleep in coconut oil. I just soak in it… in my hair, on my face, on my skin, all over – it’s kind of my thing.”

― Sofia Richie

“My mom would always read a book to me at night from when I was three. Now, I can’t go to sleep without reading a book. At the same time, once I read, it’s difficult for me to go to sleep, as I have an overactive imagination and I start thinking.”

― Sonam Kapoor

“When I’m not doing a project or working, I also eat and sleep at home in my comfy clothes.”

― Song Hye-kyo

“Beforehand you think, ‘Oh, changing nappies – I’m going to be up; I need to get sleep for training.’ But when it happens, when you’re there, as soon as you hear a wiggle or a cough or something, you’re up straight away. It doesn’t bother you.”

― Sonny Bill Williams

“Your body tells you what it needs, and if you sleep past your alarm on a Saturday morning, it’s probably because you need the sleep.”

― Sophia Bush

“Trust your instincts: they tend to see you right. By listening to them, at least you can sleep at night.”

― Sophie Ellis-Bextor

“My rule for the corporate stuff is the same as with my music – I do whatever means I can sleep at night and whatever means I can be dignified.”

― Sophie Ellis-Bextor

“I find it so all-encompassing when acting that there’s no room for anything else when you’re in it; you’re just locked into thinking about it all day, you go to sleep with it, wake up with it, and when I come back, I really need time to recover.”

― Sophie Okonedo

“The London Library in Piccadilly is the best place for a sleep.”

― Sophie Winkleman

“I eat, sleep, and breathe movies. Though I didn’t understand the seriousness of films when I made my debut, I felt on top of the world.”

― Sridevi

“Marriage is good for those who are afraid to sleep alone at night.”

― St. Jerome

“I find that when I’m under pressure, I work really well, but then you have those days where you sleep for four hours because you drive to a venue overnight and arrive there the next day, and you’re cranky and not dealing with it very well.”

― St. Lucia

“I came across awful characters when I got some kind of status and came to Hollywood. Then you have directors trying to sleep with you, assuming that you will do things because of the way you dress.”

― Stacey Dash

“The railroads needed standardized time; as a result, the technology of train travel shaped the way everyone gets up, eats, goes to sleep, calculates age, and, perhaps of no small importance, imagine the world as a whole, ticking reliably, with reliable deviations, according to the beat of one central clock in a physical location.”

― Stacey D’Erasmo

“I remember there were days when – and this is kind of gross – I would sleep in my uniform to save time in the morning and then get up and go to school… it didn’t matter because I didn’t have to impress anyone, and I didn’t have to look cute in class.”

― Stacey Farber

“You have to do what it takes to get what you want: I didn’t sleep much in school because I worked a lot – you figure out how to make it happen.”

― Stacy Brown-Philpot

“Get eight hours of sleep regularly. Keep your weight down, run a mile a day.”

― Stan Musial

“I’m really lucky because I can sleep on planes. I wear an eye mask, I have a book, and I sit down and pass out pretty easily. I know that not everyone can. I think I’m good at it because I travel so much, and for me, being on planes is like a sacred time. It’s the only time to zone out and meditate.”

― Stella Maxwell

“We were working under very harsh conditions on ‘Zero Kelvin.’ We were up there in the Arctic, closer to the North Pole than to a hospital. Sometimes you had to sleep in small Arctic tents with guns to protect yourself from polar bears and stuff.”

― Stellan Skarsgard

“Sleep is important; I try and get about 9 hours if I can at night, but I don’t tend to nap during the day.”

― Steph Houghton

“I would prefer to get more sleep, quite frankly, because I think I would be more productive at everything.”

― Stephanie McMahon

“I liked comedy as a kid. When I was a kid, I’d go to sleep to, like, Bill Cosby albums every night. I’d listen to ‘Bill Cosby Is A Very Funny Fellow… Right!’ and ‘Wonderfulness,’ which are two of his most famous albums. Then the next night, I’d flip them over, ’cause it was the old stackable turntable.”

― Stephen Colbert

“Before 2 Chainz got big, he used to sleep on my couch.”

― Stephen Jackson

“Not all lucid dreams are useful but they all have a sense of wonder about them. If you must sleep through a third of your life, why should you sleep through your dreams, too?”

― Stephen LaBerge

“Dream research is a wonderful field. All you do is sleep for a living.”

― Stephen LaBerge

“In most of our dreams, our inner eye of reflection is shut and we sleep within our sleep. The exception takes place when we seem to awake within our dreams, without disturbing or ending the dream state, and learn to recognize that we are dreaming while the dream is still happening.”

― Stephen LaBerge

“When your product solves a problem that costs customers sleep, revenue, or profits, things are definitely looking up.”

― Steve Blank

“For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.”

― Steve Jobs

“A lot of people say they eat, drink, and sleep sports, but does anyone really do it, ingesting nothing but Dodger Dogs and Soda Shaqs and Greg Norman Zinfandels 24/7?”

― Steve Rushin

“I used to go out and carouse. I was afraid to go to sleep because I thought I might miss something.”

― Steven Ford

“I don’t think aggression works like thirst or sleep. I think aggression is more elicited by particular situations. I think it can be mitigated.”

― Steven Pinker

“A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.”

― Stewart Alsop

“Oh, I can’t sleep, whatever – it’s a huge problem. The comedian’s thing is you self-medicate with alcohol and knock yourself out – but obviously, that’s not a long-term strategy.”

― Stewart Lee

“I became an insomniac, really, hardly slept at all, didn’t even try to. And it’s carried on. I hate to say I only need as much sleep as Mrs. Thatcher, but I can cope really well on five hours.”

― Sue Townsend

“I’ll sleep in my clothes sometimes. I sleep in my clothes all the time, actually – in my coat. I just hate getting changed for bed; I like the idea of falling asleep in a natural way.”

― Suki Waterhouse

“The more sleep you get in before the clock turns midnight, the more rested you feel no matter what time your alarm goes off.”

― Summer Sanders

“I never get enough sleep, even when I travel. I wake up in the middle of the night, either with the help of my kids or because my mind is going. I wish I got eight hours a night, but it is more like an interrupted six or seven. The secret is to go to sleep well before midnight.”

― Summer Sanders

“The first thing I think about when I wake up most mornings is the fact that I’m tired. I have been tired for decades. I am tired in the morning and I am tired while becalmed in the slough of the afternoon, and I am tired in the evening, except right when I try to go to sleep.”

― Susan Orlean

“Men find it difficult because I’ve got so much energy and hardly sleep at night, only four or five hours. I wake up in the early hours and potter around.”

― Susannah York

“I balance my hormones with bioidentical hormones, I eat organic, I take supplements as determined by lab work, I sleep eight hours nightly, I use organic cosmetics and green household cleaners, and I avoid toxins as best I can.”

― Suzanne Somers

“Our modern, deadline-a-day lifestyle overtaxes our adrenal glands, which end up overproducing cortisol, which in turn makes it nearly impossible to sleep and can put you at risk for a heart attack. Raised cortisol also boosts your insulin levels, which can cause you to pack on the pounds, especially around the midsection.”

― Suzanne Somers

“The reason I wrote ‘I’m Too Young for This!’ is to spare young women the suffering of hormonal loss – and it is true suffering. You can’t sleep, you gain weight for no reason, you bloat for no reason, your moods are altered, and your sex drive is diminished.”

― Suzanne Somers

“So you eat, you sleep, and then this wonderful child comes out, but you don’t feel like you have any control over that process, over her, over her character and who she is.”

― Suzanne Vega

“I’m not a great flyer. It’s ironic, since I’m in showbiz and have to fly at least twice a week. I try to sleep and blot it out.”

― Suzi Quatro

“I keep a night light on because my room is so full at night, I can’t get to sleep!”

― Sylvia Browne

“Work eight hours and sleep eight hours and make sure that they are not the same hours.”

― T. Boone Pickens

“I say, you work eight hours, and you sleep eight hours – be sure they’re not the same eight hours.”

― T. Boone Pickens

“I like to look after myself, so that’s stretching or ice baths, and as soon as I get home, I just sleep anyway; it’s all part of recovery.”

― Tammy Abraham

“I think if you have a good night’s sleep, you can take on the world.”

― Tamsin Egerton

“Days are long when you’re filming, so I catch up on sleep during breaks to avoid looking tired.”

― Tamzin Merchant

“Meditation can be intimidating. Sitting there doing nothing, just breathing, can be trickier than it sounds. It may feel strange, uncomfortable, or even put you to sleep.”

― Tara Stiles

“Every day, I kind of have in my brain a few slots of what I want to do. Like school, sleep, homework, ‘Rookie,’ hanging out with friends, mindless relaxation time, and then trying to do my own creative things.”

― Tavi Gevinson

“In sleep, you are safe from the revolting mechanics of living and being a prey to outrageous fortune.”

― Taylor Caldwell

“The most important thing is sleep. My mom can survive on four hours of sleep; I cannot. I need a solid eight.”

― Taylor Louderman

“I sleep for about four hours a night, or day really. I go to bed at, like, 9 A.M., sleep for four hours, then get up and start the day again. I don’t mind if that’s not healthy.”

― Taylor Momsen

“You, too, will be driven away from your native land and ancient domains as leaves are driven before the wintry storms. Sleep not longer, O Choctaws and Chickasaws, in false security and delusive hopes. Our broad domains are fast escaping from our grasp.”

― Tecumseh

“I have both sleep apnea and atrial fibrillation, which are both debilitating conditions.”

― Ted Turner

“I get this thing every once in a while that I call ‘ESS:’ emergency sleep situation. I’ll get like lead, really fatigued, and I can’t move.”

― Teri Garr

“I wanted to go and I wanted to drive the miles for no pay, I wanted to set up the rings, I wanted to set up the chairs, I wanted to go to training six-seven days a week for hours upon hours and blow myself up to where I can only work on instinct. I wanted to sleep in my car. I wanted to do all of that.”

― Tessa Blanchard

“My idea is to bring out the inner child that my generation has inside, which does not go to sleep because of so much angst over the day-to-day routine. With so much going on, you start tuning out emotions and surprises.”

― Thalia

“I used to sleep on floors and face racial abuse.”

― The Great Khali

“My mom is from Jamaica, and she was going to school in the morning, and in the evening she was working, and at night she would go to night school and then come in and go to sleep.”

― The Notorious B.I.G.

“I’ve had sleep paralysis.”

― The Weeknd

“For the chorus of ‘Secrets,’ we used The Romantics’ ‘Talking in Your Sleep’ and ‘Pale Shelter’ by Tears for Fears. It’s like hip-hop: just grab it.”

― The Weeknd

“I don’t really sleep until gone midnight anyway. It takes me a while to calm down before my mind allows me to switch off.”

― Theo Paphitis

“Because that’s just the way it is, and don’t sleep on what you did before, you know, because it can… not hurt you, but you can find yourself sleeping on something that happened in the past, but you dare to progress and there is always room for progression.”

― Thierry Henry

“Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.”

― Thomas Aquinas

“To carry care to bed is to sleep with a pack on your back.”

― Thomas Chandler Haliburton

“Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.”

― Thomas de Quincey

“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.”

― Thomas Dekker

“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“I shall need to sleep three weeks on end to get rested from the rest I’ve had.”

― Thomas Mann

“From plants that wake when others sleep, from timid jasmine buds that keep their odour to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about.”

― Thomas Moore

“’The Starship Avalon’ is perpetually mobile. The music is designed to give the impression of endless sleep and endless journey with a significant interruption that guides the story that follows. It’s color and pulse followed by great size.”

― Thomas Newman

“To be on time, to eat well like a professional, to sleep like a professional. To train and play like a professional. I encourage everyone to do this every day.”

― Thomas Tuchel

“I like to embrace natural beauty. I try to get at least 8 hours of sleep, drinking a lot of water and exercising.”

― Tia Mowry

“Sleep is very precious to me. I love to sleep.”

― Tia Mowry

“The one advice that I would give just to moms who have a child or a newborn is definitely sleep while the baby sleeps. I’ve heard that so many times. I never realized how true it really is. If you don’t, you’ll be walking around like a zombie.”

― Tia Mowry

“Whenever I meet children’s parents, they complain that the kids don’t sleep until they listen to my whistle baja song! My songs have captivated the kids.”

― Tiger Shroff

“I like to get more than my normal 10 hours of sleep nights before a game.”

― Tim Howard

“I’m the guy that once graduated Ranger School – a place that starves you and denies you sleep for over two months – and took a fight six days later in the IFL and won.”

― Tim Kennedy

“All I do is play football, eat, sleep, play with my kids, play football.”

― Timothy F. Cahill

“When George W. Bush hit the campaign trail in 2000, the precious possession he brought with him from home was his personal feather pillow. The theme of the Bush years was obliviousness. He was famously unavailable for debate and dialogue. He was deaf to countervailing voices. He hit the sack early and always got a good night’s sleep.”

― Tina Brown

“I think you basically have to abandon the dreams of having any other adult activities in your life. You have to go to sleep whenever your child goes to sleep.”

― Tina Fey

“I know that I need a lot of sleep, and while I’m filming, I probably won’t get it.”

― Tituss Burgess

“After film school, I would write 8 hours a day on film and 8 hours a night on TV, and then sleep once and a while.”

― Tobias Lindholm

“I don’t think a director should have any kids. I don’t even think it’s good for your physical health. Even guys in their 30s look exhausted because directors never get enough sleep. What I do is stressful enough.”

― Tom Berenger

“Sleep is all about recovering. So if you’re not sleeping, you’re not recovering. And if you’re going to break your body down a lot, you better find ways to build it back up. And the only way to do that is get a lot of sleep. So for me, I go to bed at like 8:30, 9:00. As soon as I put my kids to bed. Because I’m up at 5:30 the next day.”

― Tom Brady

“I firmly believe that sleep and recovery are critical aspects of an effective and holistic training program.”

― Tom Brady

“I go without sleep, I just go hard.”

― Tom Cruise

“My best advice for jet lag is to sleep as much as you can on a plane, no matter what time it is. Then, when you arrive at your destination, do some sort of physical activity.”

― Tom Daley

“Bankers don’t get to do this. For all the hours, the late nights, lack of sleep and hours of pulling your hair out from dealing with 18- and 19-year-old kids, it’s a pretty cool job.”

― Tom Herman

“I sleep so easy knowing that I never once lied to a player, never once lied to a recruit, and never once lied to any coaches or administration. Those are the people I care about.”

― Tom Herman

“The reason laziness is rarely pushed as a lifestyle option is down to one simple reason: money. There are fortunes to be made out of active lifestyles. Gyms charge fees. But no one is going to make money out of sleep. It is free.”

― Tom Hodgkinson

“We engineered activity out of our lives in the name of convenience. We created foods that put fried, fatty, sweet, and salty ahead of fresh, natural, and healthy. We quickly sacrifice sleep to work longer hours in pursuit of the American Dream. Even when we do these things with good intentions, they have life-threatening consequences.”

― Tom Rath

“It’s tempting to work more than 60 hours a week and sacrifice sleep, not move, and eat bad foods as they are convenient. But this comes with a cost.”

― Tom Rath

“The one thing I’m not tempted to ever do is stop working. Retirement would be too tough for me. As a workaholic and an insomniac, I identified with my subject, General Dumas, who, according to field reports, would ride on patrols without sleep sometimes for two nights on end before going into battle – and winning.”

― Tom Reiss

“Sleep is important for a comic – like it is for a lot of people.”

― Tom Segura

“The reality is that we can no longer sleep soundly at night thinking that if we keep the terrorists ‘out there,’ we are safe inside our homes and offices. That illusion is gone.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Some guys have trouble sleeping the night before an important round. I never have. Invariably, I sleep longer and better, and have more dreams, when I’m in contention and feeling pressure.”

― Tom Watson

“When you get older, you don’t have to eat a lot. I get my rest and sleep very well at night. It keeps me very balanced.”

― Tony Bennett

“Once his wife goes to sleep it takes a minor nuclear explosion to wake her.”

― Tony Blair

“Now I know what it’s like to be a rock star. No, I didn’t sleep with 5 groupies at once. But I was interviewed about 45 times in 5 days in 3 cities.”

― Tony Visconti

“Guys would sleep with a bicycle if it had the right color lip gloss on. They have no shame. They’re like bull elks in a field.”

― Tori Amos

“There are some nights where I don’t get enough sleep, or we’re traveling a lot. And then I’ll go do a radio show, and the DJs are usually so energetic. And they’re like, ‘Why aren’t you excited?’ I say, ‘I am excited. I’m just Swedish. This is my excited. I can’t get to an American excitement level.’”

― Tove Lo

“I think my biggest tip – and I consider it a part of my beauty routine – is getting my sleep, without a doubt. I do a true eight hours.”

― Tracee Ellis Ross

“There’s no way you can go home and learn lines, because you need to go home and sleep. So I’ve figured out systems. I order two lunches so I can eat dinner before I leave work, so when I get home, I can just go to bed.”

― Tracee Ellis Ross

“Every two months, I’ll get a trim, and every two years, I’ll get a cut. And my night ritual is that I go to sleep. I don’t wrap my hair, I don’t bun my hair, I don’t do crap!”

― Tracee Ellis Ross

“It’s difficult to know when to set boundaries around your health at work because the decline is so gradual. Allowing stress to build up, losing sleep, and sitting all day without exercising all add up.”

― Travis Bradberry

“I sleep 75 percent of all plane trips I take. I love red-eyes from West to East. I take Ambien to make sure I sleep. I always stay on West Coast time, and I’m always so fried when I come back, I usually sleep naturally.”

― Trent Dilfer

“October of 2011, Occupy protestors descended upon McPherson Square, and they decided to stay. Despite the clear language of the law, these protestors camped at McPherson Square with the definition of camping being sleeping or preparing to sleep.”

― Trey Gowdy

“God created you to honor Him, find joy, and serve others. Don’t sleep on that.”

― Trip Lee

“The only time I have problems is when I sleep.”

― Tupac Shakur

“I think people want very much to simplify their lives enough so that they can control the things that make it possible to sleep at night.”

― Twyla Tharp

“I am an actor, and although I love music, and at times can’t live without it, I eat, sleep, breath, sweat, and bleed acting.”

― Tyler James Williams

“I’m essentially working from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to sleep. It’s my biggest hobby but also my favorite career that I could ever have. Every single platform is important.”

― Tyler Oakley

“We eat, sleep, breathe bitcoin.”

― Tyler Winklevoss

“I feel more comfortable when I’m lighter – I sleep better, I snore less, I have more endurance when I work out, my arms look better.”

― Tyra Banks

“I just can’t put the pressure on of winning a championship, winning a championship, because then I’d never be able to sleep.”

― Tyronn Lue

“On occasion, it’s rough for me to sleep because I have a lot of things on my mind, so I’ll need to get a little more sleep sometimes. I’m up late because I’ve got a lot of energy and a lot of things on my mind all the time, and I’m up early ’cause I’ve got things to do, so that’s the only thing. That’s how I like it; I like to be busy.”

― Urijah Faber

“When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep.”

― Ursula K. Le Guin

“Our increasingly electrified, electronic, and data-driven society places steadily rising demand on reliable baseload power – that is, on electricity available 24/7/365. Servers never sleep, nor does air conditioning during hot nights, and in Asia’s megacities, subways and electric trains take only brief naps between midnight and 5 A.M.”

― Vaclav Smil

“I respect people who can do both careers, like Will Smith and a couple of other people who have done it, but I just don’t know when they sleep.”

― Val Kilmer

“I have a lot of energy after 2 A.M. I like to sleep in the morning. I have some problems at the start of the day.”

― Valentino Rossi

“If I sleep in and don’t run, I’ll feel a little bit off because I didn’t do what I was supposed to do. But I’m not going to beat myself up because of it. I’ll just get right back on track.”

― Valerie Bertinelli

“I sleep a lot on Sunday. It’s really great.”

― Vanessa Bayer

“It’s funny because everyone says you sleep when baby sleeps or you take a nap when baby takes a nap. That’s true when you have one. When you have two, that is not true.”

― Vanessa Lachey

“I would prefer to stay up and watch the stars than sleep.”

― Vera Rubin

“I wear Rick Owens T-shirts to bed. They are like my thermals, since I sleep with the room at near freezing temperatures, like a meat locker.”

― Vera Wang

“A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.”

― Victor Hugo

“Never take your makeup off before bed. Sleep in it. That way, you’re all ready to go if a hot postman rings the doorbell early.”

― Victoria Coren Mitchell

“I eat every two hours. I sleep for eight hours. I have lots of water. I pray to keep calm. Most importantly, I have a smile on my face.”

― Vidya Balan

“Basically, my mother couldn’t hold a tune and when I was a baby, a rather tactless baby, I would ask her not to sing… you can’t get to sleep if someone is singing off key nearby.”

― Vikram Seth

“I don’t care who you are, but you turn into a different person when you don’t sleep.”

― Vinny Guadagnino

“My biggest hobby is playing golf, which I really enjoy. Now when I am lying in bed at night, unable to sleep, I find myself thinking about my golf swing. I’m also involved in the Tampa Bay chapter of First Tee.”

― Vinny Testaverde

“Sleep is a waste of time.”

― Vint Cerf

“I don’t sleep as much as normal people do.”

― Virgil Abloh

“Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life.”

― Virginia Woolf

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”

― Virginia Woolf

“The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep.”

― W. C. Fields

“Sleep – the most beautiful experience in life – except drink.”

― W. C. Fields

“A professor is someone who talks in someone else’s sleep.”

― W. H. Auden

“But cats to me are strange, so strange I cannot sleep if one is near.”

― W. H. Davies

“I feel like, as a black guy, I can’t not believe in God… I’d wake up in the morning, ‘I’m black, and there’s no God? I’m going back to sleep.’”

― W. Kamau Bell

“I go out, but not too much. When I’m on tour, I just write a lot of music and sleep.”

― Wale

“Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.”

― Walt Whitman

“I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before, Or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.”

― Walt Whitman

“Not to discriminate every moment some passionate attitude in those about us, and in the very brilliancy of their gifts some tragic dividing on their ways, is, on this short day of frost and sun, to sleep before evening.”

― Walter Pater

“Tired minds don’t plan well. Sleep first, plan later.”

― Walter Reisch

“I don’t sleep. I hate those little slices of death.”

― Walter Reisch

“You know, on the road, I never miss a meal. I eat five, six, seven times a day, depending on when I wake up and when I got to sleep. I never miss a training day. I always get my four days out of my seven.”

― Warren Cuccurullo

“I’ll sleep when I’m dead.”

― Warren Zevon

“If we’re on long-haul flights I’ve been known to sleep on the floor so I hear the engine.”

― Wayne Rooney

“I’ll get up at 5 or 6. I try to catch up on sleep on the weekends, so I’ll try to get seven hours of sleep. During the week, my ideal is to go to bed at 9 and wake up six hours later.”

― Wendy Kopp

“At one point, I wrote 20 jokes a day, and I had a commitment to send them to the same three people. Now, I just write down what my husband says in his sleep. He’s the funniest person, even unconscious.”

― Wendy Liebman

“Hawks is great, ‘The Treasure of Sierra Madre,’ ‘The Big Sleep’… He could do the Salt-of-the-Earth very well. He was a very smooth director; a very good film architect in terms of his storytelling.”

― Wes Craven

“I had, in college, a professor called Walter Jackson Bate, and he taught a course called The Age of Johnson. It’s about Samuel Johnson and his period, 18th-century British writing. So we all got to endure Samuel Johnson, and Boswell’s ‘Life of Johnson’ is now my favorite book. I read it all the time I can; it’s great for going to sleep.”

― Whit Stillman

“I sleep with the drapes open to rise with the sun. I think that’s a healthy thing to do because even if you don’t like to wake up early, your body does adjust.”

― Whitney Wolfe Herd

“If you’re doing anything disruptive, and if you know it to be good and true and progressive, let the naysayers fuel you to work harder and go faster and sleep less.”

― Whitney Wolfe Herd

“For ‘The Big Wander,’ I probably had ten different outlines before I made myself start writing. I would sleep on each one, thinking it was wonderful, but I would always awake perceiving some flaw.”

― Will Hobbs

“Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.”

― William Blake

“When you are old and gray and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, take down this book and slowly read, and dream of the soft look your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep.”

― William Butler Yeats

“How sleep the brave, who sink to rest, By all their country’s wishes blest!”

― William Collins

“If I want to go to sleep, click on a procedural, put me right out.”

― William Fichtner

“Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a dustbin upset in a high wind.”

― William Golding

“Basic SEAL training is six months of long, torturous runs in the soft sand, midnight swims in the cold water off San Diego, obstacles courses, unending calisthenics, days without sleep and always being cold, wet and miserable.”

― William H. McRaven

“We are not hypocrites in our sleep.”

― William Hazlitt

“For me, the creative process, first of all, requires a good nine hours of sleep a night. Second, it must not be pushed by the need to produce practical applications.”

― William Lipscomb

“True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.”

― William Penn

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

― William Shakespeare

“Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. Not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness, but trailing clouds of glory do we come.”

― William Wordsworth

“Hunger, revenge, to sleep are petty foes, But only death the jealous eyes can close.”

― William Wycherley

“I sleep on my stomach with my head under a bunch of pillows so if someone wants to come in and try to kill me they can’t tell if I’m there or not, so they’ll just leave.”

― Wiz Khalifa

“My sole recreations consist in dancing English hornpipes and cutting capers. Italy is a land of sleep; I am always drowsy here.”

― Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“At film festivals, I put on my sunglasses and go to sleep because I don’t want to see my films again.”

― Wong Kar-wai

“The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won’t get much sleep.”

― Woody Allen

“I sleep a lot in the airplanes. That is where I get majority of my sleep.”

― Xavier Woods

“They gave me 18 experiments to complete in my 10 days in the ISS. That’s a lot. Everyone told me I didn’t have to complete all of them, that it wasn’t expected of me. But I knew everyone was watching me, so I gave up meals and sleep and completed all 18 experiments. It’s a very Korean thing to do.”

― Yi So-Yeon

“I would go to sleep and dream about being onstage with thousands and thousands of people.”

― Young M.A

“When you are overworked and exhausted, there is a sense of kind of delirium and that’s why I think architects do all-nighters and they kind of do those deadlines. For four days I remember doing four nights in one row with no sleep. I mean nobody, unless you are crazy, would do that, but you are totally focused on the project.”

― Zaha Hadid

“Actually I ran away from school when I was 13. No one could find me, and the police were called. I was just hiding in a little thicket of grass at my school, and went to sleep.”

― Zhang Ziyi

“The first week of Gamergate, I didn’t sleep or eat at all.”

― Zoe Quinn

“When I’m alone, I can sleep crossways in bed without an argument.”

― Zsa Zsa Gabor
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