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Quotations about Sleep Deprivation

Welcome to my page of quotations about being sleep deprived. Fortunately, I don't have that prob...zzzzzzzz.  —ღ Terri

Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year-olds. ~JoJo Jensen, Dirt Farmer Wisdom, 2002

Sleep deprivation is an illegal torture method outlawed by the Geneva Convention and international courts, but most of us do it to ourselves. ~Ryan Hurd, Dream Like A Boss, 2014

Everyone should have kids. They are the greatest joy in the world. But they are also terrorists. You'll realize this as soon as they're born and they start using sleep deprivation to break you. ~Ray Romano, "The Baby," Everything and a Kite, 1998

Cut if you will, with Sleep's dull knife,
Each day to half its length, my friend,—
The years that Time takes off my life,
He'll take from off the other end!
~Edna St. Vincent Millay, "Midnight Oil," A Few Figs from Thistles: Poems and Sonnets, 1922

Sleep deprivation is my drug of choice. ~Internet meme

Now all our days are but a cry for sleep... ~Edwin Markham, "Wail of the Wandering Dead"  [Context note: "sleep" here is actually a metaphor for death —tg]

Sleep deprivation made his life an imaginary thing, his days a ribbon floating aimlessly in water. ~Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys, 2012

How little sleep one got at a slumber party is a matter of great pride and an index of the success of the party. ~Elizabeth Radin Simons, The Slumber Party as Folk Ritual, 1980

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Original post date 2016 Aug 7
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