„Death to be a friend, and also sleep was Death's brother.“

— man Steinbeck, publication The Grapes of Wrath

Source: The Grapes the Wrath


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„To die, to sleep -To sleep, perchance come dream - ay, there's the rub,For in this sleep of fatality what dreams may come…“

— william Shakespeare, Hamlet

Source: Hamlet


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„Death is no "an eternal sleep!"“

— Maximilien Robespierre French revolutionary lawyer and also politician 1758 - 1794


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„Death is an eternal sleep.“

— Joseph Fouché French statesman 1759 - 1820

Inscription placed by his orders on the gates of the Cemeteries in 1794; reported in Bartlett's familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„Death's own brother Sleep.“

— Virgil, Aeneid

Original: (la) Consanguineus Leti Sopor.Source: Aeneid (29–19 BC), publication VI, heat 278 (tr. Fairclough)


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„How wonderful is Death,Death and also his brothers Sleep!“

— Percy Bysshe Shelley, Queen Mab

Canto IQueen Mab (1813)


„Time and also death sleep next by side.“

— Garth Nix, publication Abhorsen

Variant: "Time and also death sleep side by side," stated the Dog. "Both room in Astrael's Domain."Source: Old Kingdom series (The Abhorsen Trilogy), Abhorsen (2003), p. 64.


„For tiny differs death and also heavy sleep.“

— Torquato Tasso Italian poet 1544 - 1595

Dal sonno alla morte è un picciol varco.Canto IX, stanza 18 (tr. Fairfax)Gerusalemme Liberata (1581)


„There she encountered Sleep, the brother of Death.“

— Homér, Iliad

XIV. 231 (tr. R. Lattimore).Iliad (c. 750 BC)Original: (el) Ἔνθ' Ὕπνῳ ξύμβλητο κασιγνήτῳ Θανάτοιο.


„Night, having actually Sleep, the brother of Death.“

— Hesiod Greek poet

Source: The Theogony (c. 700 BC), heat 754.

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„Any regulation Made because that the preserve of a human right, made come guard a human being, cannot sleep long sufficient to die; but any kind of law the deprives a human being of a organic right -- if that law goes to sleep, it never ever wakes, the sleeps the sleep that death.“

— Robert G. Ingersoll Union joined States military officer 1833 - 1899

The trial of Charles B. Reynolds for blasphemy (1887)


„I suppose that's what we execute in death⎯⎯⎯sleep in wonder.“

— D.H. Lawrence, book Sons and also Lovers

Source: Sons and also Lovers (1913), Ch.11


„Sleep those tiny slices of fatality how ns despise them“

— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Austrian Romantic composer 1756 - 1791


„My time I divide as follows: the one fifty percent I sleep; the other half I dream. I never dream as soon as I sleep; that would certainly be a shame, because to sleep is the height of genius.“

— Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and also theologian, founder the Existentialism 1813 - 1855

Source: Either/Or: A Fragment the Life


„Sleep. Those small slices the death. Just how I loathe them.“

— Edgar Allan Poe American author, poet, editor and also literary movie critic 1809 - 1849

Various develops of this quote room attributed to Poe, mostly by a title map in the movie A Nightmare ~ above Elm Street 3, though over there is no document of his having ever said it.Misattributed


„An irresistible sleep fell deeply ~ above his eyes, the sweetest,soundest oblivion, still together the sleep of fatality itself…“

— Homér, The Odyssey (Cowper)

XIII. 79–80 (tr. Robert Fagles).Odyssey (c. 725 BC)Original: (el) Καὶ τῷ νήδυμος ὕπνος ἐπὶ βλεφάροισιν ἔπιπτε,νήγρετος ἥδιστος, θανάτῳ ἄγχιστα ἐοικώς.


„Let no man are afraid to die: us love come sleep all,And fatality is but the sounder sleep.“

— john Fletcher, The feeling Lieutenant

Act III, step 6.The feeling Lieutenant (c. 1619; released 1647)


„To disregard at any type of time preparation for death, is come sleep top top our write-up at a siege, yet to omit the in old age, is come sleep at an attack.“

— Samuel Johnson English writer 1709 - 1784

The Rambler, No. 78 (Sat 15 Dec 1750). Http://www.yalejohnson.com/frontend/sda_viewer?n=106855 See likewise The Yale publication of Quotations, Samuel Johnson 2 (2006)


„Lo, sleep is good, much better is death--in soothThe ideal of all were never to be born.“

— Heinrich Heine German poet, journalist, essayist, and literary doubter 1797 - 1856


„Is death the last sleep? No, that is the last and also final awakening.“

— Walter Scott Scottish historic novelist, playwright, and also poet 1771 - 1832