Insomnia Quotes

By | 05.07.2022

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

My mind decides to run when normal people sleep. Insomnia Quotes

Insomnia is only mind over mattress. Jane Ace

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

The scary thing about having insomnia is not the hours lost for sleeping but the re-run of thoughts you’ve been trying to forget.

I’m an insomniac, my mind works the night shift. Pete Wentz, Gray

I don’t think my insomnia is fixable: I think it’s in my DNA. Toyah Willcox

Insomnia is an increasing problem. I’ve become swayed that sleep disorders are conceivably the most unnoticed, ignored, underrated reason of health as well as performance problems in the place of work. Sean Sullivan

Sleep comes more easily than it returns. Victor Hugo

Insomnia is an increasing problem. Ive become swayed that sleep disorders are conceivably the most unnoticed, ignored, underrated reason of health as well as performance problems in the place of work. Sean Sullivan

When you have insomnia, you’re never really asleep, and you’re never really awake. Chuck Palahniuk

Waking up was a daily cruelty, an affront, and she avoided it by not sleeping. Gregory Maguire, A Lion Among Men

Sleep resistance, bouts of insomnia, nightmares, night terrors, crawling into bed with parents in the middle of the night – all these are so common among children, it seems fair to call them ‘normal.’ Siri Hustvedt

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

Insomnia has this romantic way of making the moon feel like perfect company. Sabrina Benaim

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

The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep. W. C. Fields

He would lie in the bed and finally, with daylight, he would go to sleep. After all, he said to himself, it is probably only insomnia. Ernest Hemingway, A Clean Well Lighted Place


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

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

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, City of Thieves

Castor oil has long been a used as a remedy for a whole host of ailments including arthritis, digestion, insomnia and even period cramps. But it also stimulates hair growth. Franchesca Ramsey

Think what devils chase a man who cannot sleep in his own house. Warren Eyster, he Goblins Of Eros

You are the biggest enemy of your own sleep. Pawan Mishra

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

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

I knew this feeling, the 2 a.m. loneliness that I’d practically invented. Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby

For me, insomnia was something ordinary, and it came and went for ordinary reasons. G. Willow Wilson

Am I sleeping? Have I slept at all? This is insomnia. Chuck Palahniuk

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Insomnia is an indication, not a chaos. Its like ache. Youre not going to provide a patient ache medicine without figuring out whats reasoning the pain. Judith Owens

His insomnia was so bad; he couldn’t sleep during office hours. Arthur Baer

I am strongly of the opinion that, after the age of twenty-one, a man ought not to be out of bed and awake at four in the morning. The hour breeds thought. At twenty-one, life being all future, it may be examined with impunity. But, at thirty, having become an uncomfortable mixture of future and past, it is a thing to be looked at only when the sun is high and the world full of warmth and optimism. P. G. Wodehouse

I know my music is going well when I don’t have insomnia. Carly Rae Jepsen

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

I think the most common cause of insomnia is simple; it’s loneliness. Heath Ledger

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

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow. Charlotte Bronte


It appears that every mans insomnia is as different from his neighbours as are their daytime hopes and aspirations. F Scott Fitzgerald.Quotes on Insomnia

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

There’s no rule that says you have to be a prodigy to be a hero,” she insisted. “If people wanted to stand up for themselves or protect their loved ones or do what they believe in their hearts is the right thing to do, then they would do it. If they wanted to be heroic, they would find ways to be heroic, even without supernatural powers. Marissa Meyer, Renegades

Nothing tests a marriage more than insomnia or snoring. David Linley

When I want to go to sleep, I must first get a whole menagerie of voices to shut up. Karl Kraus

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

I want to sleep but my brain won’t stop talking to itself.

Don’t fight with the pillow but lay down your head and kick every worriment out of the bed. Edmund Vance Cooke

When the world is itself draped in the mantle of night, the mirror of the mind is like the sky in which thoughts twinkle like stars. Khushwant Singh, Delhi

It is tempting to think of this form of insomnia, the inability to fall asleep, as a disease of agency and control: the inability to relinquish high self-reflexive consciousness for the vulnerable, ignorant regions of slumber in which we know not what we do. Siri Hustvedt

Insomnia is an indication, not a chaos. It’s like ache. You’re not going to provide a patient ache medicine without figuring out what’s reasoning the pain. Judith Owens

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

I hate it when my foot falls asleep during the day, because that means it’s going to be up all night. Steven Wright

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

The seasonal urge is strong in poets. Milton wrote chiefly in winter. Keats looked for spring to wake him up (as it did in the miraculous months of April and May, 1819). Burns chose autumn. Longfellow liked the month of September. Shelley flourished in the hot months. Some poets, like Wordsworth, have gone outdoors to work. Others, like Auden, keep to the curtained room. Schiller needed the smell of rotten apples about him to make a poem. Tennyson and Walter de la Mare had to smoke. Auden drinks lots of tea, Spender coffee; Hart Crane drank alcohol. Pope, Byron, and William Morris were creative late at night. And so it goes. Helen Bevington, When Found, Make a Verse of

If you have insomnia, it’s important to know you’re not alone; there are millions of people also struggling with their sleep. Talk about what you’re going through with others, including your doctor, and continue trying new things to help manage your insomnia. Christina Applegate


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 the violence of the night over a man. Victor Marie Hugo

I only sleep with people I love, which is why I have insomnia. Emilie Autumn, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

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. Patty Duke

It’s sad to fall asleep. It separates people. Even when you’re sleeping together, you’re all alone. J.L. Merrow, Pricks And Pragmatism.

Insomnia is an indication, not a chaos. It’s like an ache. You’re not going to provide a patient ache medicine without figuring out what’s reasoning the pain. Judith Owens

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

I feel as though whenever I create something, my Mr. Hyde wakes up in the middle of the night and starts thrashing it. I sometimes love it the next morning, but other times it is an abomination. Criss Jami

Staring at the blue sky causes insomnia to occur in the human. Steven Magee

For insomniacs, night steals the morning. Terri Guillemets

Your dreams may seem impossible to someone with insomnia. Junnita Jackson

That’s the advantage of insomnia. People who go to be early always complain that the night is too short, but for those of us who stay up all night, it can feel as long as a lifetime. You get a lot done. Banana Yoshimoto, N.P

Insomnia is a vertiginous lucidity that can convert paradise itself into a place of torture. Emil Cioran

I’m an insomniac, my mind works the night shift. Pete Wentz

I’ve crossed some kind of invisible line. I feel as if I’ve come to a place I never thought I’d have to come to. And I don’t know how I got here. It’s a strange place. It’s a place where a little harmless dreaming and then some sleepy, early-morning talk has led me into considerations of death and annihilation. Raymond Carver, Where I’m Calling From: New and Selected Stories

When you have insomnia, you’re never really asleep… and you’re never really awake. Narrator, Fight Club


Insomnia is my greatest inspiration. Jon Stewart

I think insomnia is a sign that a person is interesting. Avery Sawyer, Notes to Self

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. Moby

Oh, insomnia! Ah, well, I know a good cure for it… Get plenty of sleep. W. C. Fields

My eyelids are heavy, but my thoughts are heavier.

It’s a rare book that wins the battle against drooping eyelids. Tracy Chevalier

I prefer insomnia to anaesthesia. Antonio Tabucchi

And now I may dismiss my heroine to the sleepless couch, which is the true heroine’s portion – to a pillow strewed with thorns and wet with tears. And lucky may she think herself, if she get another good night’s rest in the course of the next three months. Jane Austen

It’s a rare book that wins the battle against drooping eyelids. Tracy Chevalier

A little insomnia is not without its value in making us appreciate sleep, in throwing a ray of light upon that darkness. Marcel Proust

Sleeplessness is a desert without vegetation or inhabitants. Jessalyn West

Sleep is such a luxury, which i cant afford. Robin Sikarwar

Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many different ailments, but I have never heard of one who suffered from insomnia. Joseph Wood Krutch

Insomnia is a glamorous term for thoughts you forgot to have in the day. Alain de Botton

It was that sort of sleep in which you wake every hour and think to yourself that you have not been sleeping at all; you can remember dreams that are like reflections, daytime thinking slightly warped. Kim Stanley Robinson, Icehenge


I sometimes suffer from insomnia. And when I can’t fall asleep, I play what I call the alphabet game. Roz Chast

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

It is a special kind of homelessness to be evicted from your dreams. Karen Russell

O sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frightened thee. That thou no more will weigh my eyelids down, And steep my senses in forgetfulness? William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2

I am convinced that during bouts of insomnia, I have sometimes slept without knowing it. Siri Hustvedt

It takes spells of aching and gives you a sleepless night now and then, but between times it lets you enjoy life and dreams and echoes and peanut candy as if there were nothing the matter with it. Lucy Maud Montgomery

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

Insomnia: A contagious disease often transmitted from babies to parents. Shannon Fife

Physical activity within four hours of bedtime and illness can also cause this type of insomnia. Alistair Sinclair

Between the midnight and the morning: on a given day, that’s the hardest stretch of time to fill. Luis Joaquin M Katigbak

Sleep is like a cat: It only comes to you if you ignore it. I drank more and continued my mantra. ‘Stop thinking’, swig, ’empty your head’, swig, ‘now, seriously empty your head’. Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl


If a woman gets insomnia, you never know where you’re going to find her furniture the next morning. It’s primal. We have so little we can control, but we can perfect the way our room looks. Nicole Holofcener

Manhattan. Sometimes from beyond the skyscrapers, across the hundreds of thousands of high walls, the cry of a tugboat finds you in your insomnia in the middle of the night, and you remember that this desert of iron and cement is an island. Albert Camus

Insomnia is the act of pushing through sleep to achieve the art of insane creativity. Todd Stocker

Insomnia is a variant of Tourette’s–the waking brain races, sampling the world after the world has turned away, touching it everywhere, refusing to settle, to join the collective nod. The insomniac brain is a sort of conspiracy theorist as well, believing too much in its own paranoiac importance–as though if it were to blink, then doze, the world might be overrun by some encroaching calamity, which its obsessive musings are somehow fending off. Jonathan Lethem, Motherless Brooklyn

His insomnia was so bad, he couldn’t sleep during office hours. Arthur Baer

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

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

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