“I think sleep’s really important. I value it as much as waking up and having a full day.”— Jena Malone. Here are 50 Popular Can't Sleep Quotes.

Can't Sleep Quotes

1. “A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.” — Charlotte Brontë

2. “The only time I have problems is when I sleep.” — Tupac Shakur

3. “I’m an insomniac, my mind works the night shift.” — Pete Wentz

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

5. “Thinking of you keeps me awake, and dreaming of you keeps me asleep.” Unknown

6. “I only sleep with people I love, which is why I have insomnia.” — Emilie Autumn

7. “Sleeplessness is a desert without vegetation or inhabitants.” — Jessamyn West

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

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

10. “Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.” — Mahatma Gandhi

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

12. “I sleep and sleep and sleep, yet I still have an unquenchable thirst for it.” —Maria Elena

Can't Sleep Quotes

13. “The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world.” — Leonard Cohen

14. “There are times when the bed is the only place on earth where peace is to be had.”— Richard Llewellyn

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

16. “There are twelve hours in the day, and above fifty in the night.” — Marie de Rabutin-Chantal

17. “The hardest thing is to go to sleep at night, when there are so many urgent things needing to be done.”— Donald Knuth

18. “When you have insomnia, you’re never really asleep, and you’re never really awake.”— Chuck Palahniuk

19. “Why can I never go back to bed? Whose is the voice ringing in my head? Where is the sense in these desperate dreams? Why should I wake when I’m half past dead?”  — Emilie Autumn.

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

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

22. “I can’t go to sleep. You will always be on my mind, even if you are not with me.” Unknown

23. “ I can’t wait to wake up and try something new. I can’t sleep at night because I want to try something new.” — Rodney Mullen

24. “You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” — Dr. Seuss

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Can't Sleep Quotes

25. “I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?”— Ernest Hemingway

26. “Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.” — Phyllis Diller

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

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

29. “Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.” — Anthony Burgess

30. “Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them.” — Edgar Allan Poe

31. “What hath night to do with sleep?” — John Milton

32. “The night is the hardest time to be alive and 4am knows all my secrets.” — Poppy Z. Brite

33. “I wonder why I don't go to bed and go to sleep. But then it would be tomorrow, so I decide that no matter how tired, no matter how incoherent I am, I can skip on hour more of sleep and live.” — Sylvia Plath

34. “I've always envied people who sleep easily. Their brains must be cleaner, the floorboards of the skull well swept, all the little monsters closed up in a steamer trunk at the foot of the bed.” — David Benioff

35. “Sleep is my lover now, my forgetting, my opiate, my oblivion.” — Audrey Niffenegger

36. “Yea, all things live forever, though at times they sleep and are forgotten.” — H. Rider Haggard

Can't Sleep Quotes

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

38. “Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep” — Albert Camus

39. “I do my best thinking at night when everyone else is sleeping. No interruptions. No noise. I like the feeling of being awake when no one else is.” — Jennifer Niven

40. “I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me.” — Sylvia Plath

41. “What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams.” — Werner Herzog

42. “Sleep is God. Go worship.” — Jim Butcher

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

44. “A person who has not done one half his day's work by ten o'clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone” — Emily Bronte

45. “For years now, I've wanted to fall asleep. The sort of slipping off, the giving up, the falling part of sleep. Now sleeping is the last thing I want to do.” — Chuck Palahniuk

46. “Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work and helps make something of the world.” — Heraclitus

47. “Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.” — Lord George Gordon Byron

48. “Why can I never go back to bed? Who's is the voice ringing in my head? Where is the sense in these desperate dreams? Why should I wake when I'm half past dead?” — Emilie Autumn

49. “If a woman sleeps alone it puts a shame on all men. God has a very big heart, but there is one sin He will not forgive. If a woman calls a man to her bed and he will not go.”— Nikos Kazantzakis

50. “I buried my head under the darkness of the pillow and pretended it was night. I couldn't see the point of getting up. I had nothing to look forward to.” — Sylvia Plath

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Best of Can't Sleep Quotes

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“I've always envied people who sleep easily. Their brains must be cleaner, the floorboards of the skull well swept, all the little monsters closed up in a steamer trunk at the foot of the bed.” — David Benioff
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“There are times when the bed is the only place on earth where peace is to be had.”— Richard Llewellyn
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“The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.” — E. Joseph Cossman

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