Sleepless Nights Quotes

“When you have insomnia, you’re never really asleep… and you’re never really awake.”

– Narrator, ‘Fight Club’

“A few nights later, I secretly hope that I might be a genius. Why else can no amount of sleeping pills fill my brain? But in the morning my daughter asks me what a cloud is and I cannot say.”

Jenny Offill

“In its early stages, insomnia is almost an oasis in which those who have to think or suffer darkly take refuge.”

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

“The creak of bed springs suffering under the weight of a restless man is as lonely a sound as I know.”

Patrick deWitt, ‘The Sisters Brothers’

“The pattern of insomnia in children reflects difficulty in getting to sleep, whereas with adults it’s a problem staying asleep.”

Robert Epstein

“Insomnia never comes to a man who has to get up exactly at six o’clock. Insomnia troubles only those who can sleep any time.”

Elbert Hubbard

“Insomnia is a gross feeder. It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking.”

Clifton Fadiman

“I can’t judge. There are two kinds of people in Alaska: those who were born here and those who come here to escape something. I wasn’t born here.”

Rachel Clement

“Sleepless nights I’m not a big fan of to be honest.”

Callum Smith

“Insomnia is an all-night travel agency with posters advertising faraway places.”

Charles Simić

“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.”

Mahatma Gandhi

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

John Steinbeck

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

Dr. Seuss

Sleep Deprivation

“Sleep deprivation is physically miserable and creatively cathartic, as internal landscapes rise up from their dormant ashes.”

Jaeda DeWalt

“Sleep’s what we need. It produces an emptiness in us into which sooner or later energies flow.”

John Cage

“Stress and sleep deprivation had a funny way of liberating the mind from previously held truisms, replacing them with a more compliant desperation.”

David Z. Hirsch

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

Ryan Hurd

“It is in your best interest to avoid sleep debt, otherwise be prepared to pay both the DEBT and the INTEREST!”

Stan Jacobs

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

John Steinbeck

“Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It’s a palliative. The remedy is death.”

Nicolas Chamfort

“True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.”

William Penn

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

Thomas Dekker

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

Jena Malone

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.”

Irish Proverb

“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

Oversleeping Quotes

“You can’t oversleep if you don’t make plans to wake up early”

Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard

“How can I Quit my habit of oversleeping, when it’s you, who never fails to appear in my dreams.”


“My nights are for overthinking, my mornings are for oversleeping, and rest of the day is for overreacting on overthinking and versleeping.”

Mirakee (@dhwani)

“I think sleeping was my problem in school. If school had started at four in the afternoon, I’d be a college graduate today.”

George Foreman

“There is no sunrise so beautiful so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it.”

Mindy Kaling

“I was gonna take over the world this morning but overslept. Postpones. Again.”


“I overreact, I overthink, I overeat, I oversleep, I overlove. Yes, I am an extremist. I don’t do things half-heartedly. I give it my all.”

book of teenager

“Not sure if it’s due to too much sleep or not enough sleep.”


“I continue to amaze myself with how quickly I can get ready after oversleeling.”


“I do feel like an outsider, but I didn’t lose any sleep over it.”

Mark E Smith

“If you want your dreams to come true, don’t oversleep.”

Nicky Gumbel

“The future is shaped by your f=dreams, so stop wasting time and go to sleep!”


Sleeping Late Quotes

“Sleeping late in the morning is the origin of poverty and short life.”

Namboku Mizuno

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

Izabel Goulart

“I stay up late every night, regret it every morning, and then do it all over again.”


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

Benjamin Franklin

“Better to get up late and be wide awake then, than to get up early and be asleep all day.”

Matthew Henry

“I’m not lazy. I’m just really gifted, only instead of being good at music or math I’m good at sleeping late.”

Elizabeth Jane Howard

“Sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whisky and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind but falling in love and not getting arrested.”

William Arthur Ward

“I’m not lazy, I’m just really gifted, only instead of being good at music or math I’m good at sleeping late.”

Elizabeth Jane Howard

Insomnia Quotes

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

Fran Lebowitz

“The worst thing in the world is to try to sleep and not to.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Staring at the blue sky causes insomnia to occur in the human.”

Steven Magee

“I’m an insomniac, my mind works the night shift.”

Pete Wentz

My eyelids are heavy, but my thoughts are heavier.”


“Sleeplessness is a desert without vegetation or inhabitants.”

Jessalyn West

“Insomnia is a gross feeder. It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking.”

Clifton Fadiman

“Only the insomniac looks on with open eyes, like a cadaver who forgot to die.”

Gyula Krúdy

“Sleep is such a luxury, which I can’t afford.”

Robin Sikarwar

“Not being able to sleep is terrible. You have the misery of having partied all night… without the satisfaction.”

Lynn Johnston

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

Arthur Baer

“Sleep comes more easily than it returns.”

Victor Hugo

Better Sleep Quotes

“Bedtime is daytime, and we come into bloom after midnight.”

Lenore Kandel

“Sleep is the best meditation.”

Dalai Lama

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon.”

Charles M. Schulz

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.”

Irish Proverb

“I love to sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?”

Ernest Hemingway

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

Marilyn Monroe

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


“We are such stuff as dreams are made on.”

William Shakespeare

“I usually take a two-hour nap from one to four.”

Yogi Berra

“I love to sleep because it’s like a time machine for breakfast.”


“You miss 100% of the naps you don’t take.”


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

Terri Guillemets, Quotation Anthologist

Bedtime Quotes

“I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed and that necessary.”

from ‘Variation on the Word Sleep’ by Margaret Atwood

“Everything will turn out right, the world is built on that”

from The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

“The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love”

by William Wordsworth

“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”

from The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

“I am stronger than I am broken”

from Hunger by Roxane Gay

“This is the end of the day, but soon there will be a new day.”

Bernard Williams, Philosopher

“Before you fall asleep every day, say something positive to yourself.”

Enid Bagnold, Author

“Goodnight. Sleep awaits those of us who dare to dream.”

Anthony T. Hincks, Writer

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

Edmund Vance Cooke

Movie Quotes

“How does it happen that something that makes so much sense in the moonlight doesn’t make any sense at all in the sunlight?”

Lana Turner

“The night is darkest just before dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming.”

Aaron Eckhart (Harvey Dent)

“In bed by nine? That’s when life just begins!”

Jane Russell (Dorothy Shaw)

“When a man sweats in the morning it’s either because he’s had a very good night, or a very good night. Personally, I’ve had a very good night.”

John Mcgiver (Monsieur X)

“Your eyes are amazing. Do you know that? You should never shut them, not even at night.”

Olivier Martinez (Paul Martel)

“I’m really busy during the day, but I can be free at night.”

Bella Thorne(Katie Price)

“Even though I’ve never seen you, I’d bet my best memories that I’d recognised you on the blackest night.”

Sam Shepard (James)

“Did you know half the world’s problems are caused by people who can’t sleep at night?”

Peter Weller (Stuart Chappell)

“Good night to you but not me.”

Leonardo Dicaprio (Arnie Grape)

“It’s my stag do… my last night of freedom. Which is how some people might see it. But for me, it’s the last night before the greatest adventure of my life.”


“It would’ve been better to have slept and dreamed than to watch the night pass and the slow moon sink.”


“The night’s as hot as hell. It’s a lousyroom in a lousy part of a lousytown.”