Best 246 quotes in «insomnia quotes» category

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    It was daunting at first. I did have insomnia for two weeks.

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    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.

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    I use a wide selection of colours. It is impossible to produce work like mine using only the primary colours as they only mix a certain range of colour.

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    I've had insomnia since I was five years old. I just don't require much sleep. I'm never tired.

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    I used to think anxiety and insomnia drove me to success, but it was the stillness that let me be good at anything. When you extend the seconds of stillness, that's when you're able to think and learn.

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    I've been having a lot of trouble sleeping as we all should. I dunno. You don't live that long. It doesn't matter.

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    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.

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    I was back on track, raring to go and then the insomnia kicked in. When you don't sleep, your faculties are not as sharp as they would normally be. My memory has been affected, I'm not as mentally agile as I would be if I were sleeping properly. I can't work because to act you need to be able to learn your lines and I can't do that at the moment. Insomnia is awful. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.

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    Just as ecstasy purifies you of the particular and the contingent, leaving nothing except light and darkness, so insomnia kills off the multiplicity and diversity of the world, leaving you prey to your private obsessions.

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    Loneliness, insomnia, and change: the fear of these is even worse than the reality.

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    Methought I heard a voice cry 'Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep', the innocent sleep, Sleep that knits up the ravell'd sleeve of care, The death of each day's life, sore labour's bath, Balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course, Chief nourisher in life's feast...

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    Mistresses are like books; if you pore upon them too much, they doze you and make you unfit for company; but if used discreetly, you are the fitter for conversation by em.

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    O sleep! O gentle sleep! Nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted thee, That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down And steep my senses in forgetfulness? Why rather, sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs, Upon uneasy pallets stretching thee, And hush'd with buzzing night-flies to thy slumber, Than in the perfum'd chambers of the great, Under the canopies of costly state, And lull'd with sound of sweetest melody?

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    Now blessings light on him that first invented this same sleep. It covers a man all over, thoughts and all, like a cloak.

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    Old age is always wakeful; as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death.

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    O sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature's soft nurse, how have I frightened thee, 1710. That thou no more will weigh my eyelids down, And steep my senses in forgetfulness?

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    Moral power is probably best when it is not used. The less you use it the more you have.

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    No matter what time it is, wake me, even if it's in the middle of a Cabinet meeting.

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    Not being able to sleep is terrible. You have the misery of having partied all night... Without the satisfaction.

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    Oh Sleep! it is a gentle thing, beloved from pole to pole, to Mary Queen the praise be given! She sent the gentle sleep from Heaven, that slid into my soul.

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    On some nights, he has nowhere to sleep, on others he suffers from insomnia. "That's just how it is," thinks the warrior. "I was the one who chose to walk this path.

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    O polished perturbation! golden care! That keep'st the ports of slumber open wide To many a watchful night.

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    O sleep! O gentle sleep! Nature's soft nurse.

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    President Bush has consistently used rhetoric, and that is not convincing given his past record.

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    People would ask me, 'Is he as funny at home as he is in the movies?' ... I would have to answer, 'Well, he can be funny. But he is also very serious. He has insomnia and if we him up early, he would bawl the hell out of me'.

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    Ruthless and arrogant though power can appear, it is only ever held by mere mammals who excrete and yearn, and who suffer from insomnia and insecurity. These mammals are also necessarily vain in the ­extreme, and often wish to be liked almost as much as they desire to be feared.

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    Remorse sleeps during a prosperous period but wakes up in adversity.

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    Sometimes I sit up late with my thoughts, reluctant to fall asleep and leave my thoughts alone by themselves.

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    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.

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    Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a dustbin upset in a high wind.

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    Sleep lingers all our lifetime about our eyes, as night hovers all day in the boughs of the fir-tree.

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    Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life.

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    Sometimes, from beyond the skycrapers, the cry of a tugboat finds you in your insomnia, and you remember that this desert of iron and cement is an island.

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    Sleep is sweet to the labouring man.

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    Sleep, rest of things, O pleasing Deity, Peace of the soul, which cares dost crucify, Weary bodies refresh and mollify.

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    So if somebody has chronic pain, we want to manage the pain, but we still want to treat the insomnia separately. So what we'll tend to do in our sleep lab is we'll do a thorough evaluation and we usually have myself, who is a Psychologist and a Sleep Behavioral Sleep Specialist, I treat the patients first.

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    So, sleep deprivation, and sometimes an insomnia, which is a little bit of a different form, but just getting a lack of sleep, can lead to a number of different decrements.

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    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.

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    The character of Rosie is based on a woman who used to live in the same apartment building I lived in many years ago. She's taken on a life of her own, of course.

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    The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more.

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    The best thing about dreams is that fleeting moment, when you are between asleep and awake, when you don't know the difference between reality and fantasy, when for just that one moment you feel with your entire soul that the dream is reality, and it really happened.

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    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.

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    The mania started with insomnia and not eating and being driven, driven to find an apartment, driven to see everybody, driven to do New York, driven to never shut up.

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    There is between sleep and us something like a pact, a treaty with no secret clauses, and according to this convention it is agreed that, far from being a dangerous, bewitching force, sleep will become domesticated and serve as an instrument of our power to act. We surrender to sleep, but in the way that the master entrusts himself to the slave who serves him.

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    There is nowhere in the world where sleep is so deep as in the libraries of the House of Commons.

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    The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest.

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    The importance of insomnia is so colossal that I am tempted to define man as the animal who cannot sleep. Why call him a rational animal when other animals are equally reasonable? But there is not another animal in the entire creation that wants to sleep yet cannot.

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    There are some patients who just have insomnia and they've had it since they were a kid and we don't quite know why. So when we look at the cause, we definitely want to treat whatever else is going on, but insomnia often because it becomes its own diagnosis and that requires its own treatment.

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

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    There is nothing so entirely desirable in all the world as a few hours oblivion.