“There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled.” ~Edward Lucas
*I’m sure of this, even though I rarely drink any.
“People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.” ~Leo J. Burke
*And to that I add, or a new puppy. My daughter’s soft-coated Wheaton Terrier, Grady, in a calmer mode as a pup. Normally these dogs act like they’ve been shot out of guns much of the time for the first two years. But very loving!
“Consciousness: that annoying time between naps.” ~Author Unknown
*Clearly a big napper. Cheers!
“Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year-olds.” ~JoJo Jensen, Dirt Farmer Wisdom, 2002
“The days are cold, the nights are long,
The North wind sings a doleful song; Then hush again upon my breast; All merry things are now at rest, Save thee, my pretty love!” ~Dorothy Wordsworth, “The Cottager to Her Infant”
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book. ~Irish Proverb
Ah, the wisdom of the Irish.
“A day without a nap is like a cupcake without frosting.” ~Terri Guillemets
*Granddaughter Emma Rose as a baby snoozing alongside our pom poo Sadie Sue.
“There is a drowsy state, between sleeping and waking, when you dream more in five minutes with your eyes half open, and yourself half conscious of everything that is passing around you, than you would in five nights with your eyes fast closed and your senses wrapt in perfect unconsciousness.” ~Charles Dickens
*I totally agree with this, get some of my best writing done then.
“Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.” ~Anthony Burgess
*Or get prodded a lot if you’re my hubby.
Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation. ~Author Unknown
Coffee, tea, chocolate, anyone?
“A flock of sheep that leisurely pass by
One after one; the sound of rain, and bees Murmuring; the fall of rivers, winds and seas, Smooth fields, white sheets of water, and pure sky - I’ve thought of all by turns, and still I lie Sleepless…” ~William Wordsworth, “To Sleep”
***Because he’s not a cat. Pavel in pic again. Kitty Images by daughter Elise.
If a man had as many ideas during the day as he does when he has insomnia, he’d make a fortune. ~Griff Niblack
“People who snore always fall asleep first.” ~Author Unknown
***Oh yes. Every time.
No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap. ~Carrie Snow
*This is so true. The world would be a far better place if everyone took a nap.
“When I want to go to sleep, I must first get a whole menagerie of voices to shut up. You wouldn’t believe what a racket they make in my room.”~Karl Kraus, translated from German by Harry Zohn
*Actually, I would. They’re in my head too. Noisy bunch. And weird. Say the craziest stuff.
“Sometimes I sit up late with my thoughts, reluctant to fall asleep and leave my thoughts alone by themselves.” ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
*Me too. Niece Cailin and Pavel napping together.
“How do people go to sleep? I’m afraid I’ve lost the knack. I might try busting myself smartly over the temple with the night-light. I might repeat to myself, slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound; if I can remember any of the damn things.” ~Dorothy Parker
*I loved this one! Love her.
“O bed! O bed! delicious bed! That heaven upon earth to the weary head.” ~Thomas Hood, Miss Kilmansegg – Her Dream
“The feeling of sleepiness when you are not in bed, and can’t get there, is the meanest feeling in the world.” ~Edgar Watson Howe
*Oh man, he’s got that right.
“The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world.” ~Leonard Cohen
“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
*True, true. He would know.
“Don’t fight with the pillow, but lay down your head And kick every worriment out of the bed.” ~Edmund Vance Cooke
*Excellent advice. For that, some of us need medication.