A Quote by Paulo Coelho on insomnia and sleep

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."

Paulo Coelho

Contributed by: ~Matthew

A Quote by Anthony De Mello on spirituality, existence, sleep, life, enlightenment, and awakening

Spirituality means waking up.  Most people, even though they don't know it, are asleep.  They're born asleep, they live asleep, they marry in their sleep, they breed children in their sleep, they die in their sleep without ever waking up.  They never understand the loveliness and the beauty of this thing that we call human existence.

Anthony De Mello

Source: Awareness, Pages: 5

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by JG Ballard on nagasaki, science, dreams, destruction, nightmare, anxiety, and sleep

Nagasaki destroyed by the magic of science is the nearest man has yet approached to the realization of dreams that even during the safe immobility of sleep are accustomed to develop into nightmares of anxiety.

JG Ballard

Source: The Terminal Beach

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by John Keats on beauty, joy, breathing, breath, sleep, and dreams

A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness; but still will keep. A bower for us, and a sleep full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Ernest Hemingway on sleep, ernest hemingway, and awake

"I love sleep. My life has this tendency to fall apart when I'm awake you know?"

Ernest Hemingway (1898 - 1961)

Contributed by: Katnip

A Quote by Adi Sankaracharya on self, gross, subtle, causal, body, sheaths, consciousnes, sleep, and waking

The witness of the three states of consciousness [waking, dream and deep sleep] and of the nature of Existence-Consciousness-Bliss is the Self

Adi Sankaracharya

Source: Tattva bodha of Sankaracharya, Pages: 29

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by unknown on heart and sleep

Sleep within your heart.


Source: Bashar

Contributed by: unlimited

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on awareness, sleep, and desire

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don't go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don't go back to sleep.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Spring Giddiness

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Antonio Machado on soul, sleep, and dreams

Is my soul asleep?
Is my soul asleep?
Have those beehives that work
in the night stopped? And the water-
wheel of thought, is it
going around now, cups
empty, carrying only shadows?

No, my soul is not asleep.
It is awake, wide awake.
It neither sleeps nor dreams, but watches,
its eyes wide open
far-off things, and listens
at the shores of the great silence.

Antonio Machado

Source: Robert Bly

Contributed by: Jung@Heart

A Quote by U.S. Marines on sleep, wake, and personal growth

It was a celebate villager who wrote, "We know not where we are. Besides, we are all sound asleep nearly half our time. Yet we esteem ourselves wise, and have established order on the surface." Such a surface makes possible human combinations and moments of tender regard. It is a mad thing, to be alive. Villages exist to moderate this madness--to hide it from our children, to bottle it for private use, to smooth its imperatives into habits, to protect us from the darkness without and the darkness within.

U.S. Marines

Source: Villages, Pages: 321

Contributed by: kestral

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