99+ Best Insomnia Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Insomnia, also known as sleeplessness, is a sleep disorder in which people have trouble sleeping. They may have difficulty falling asleep, or staying asleep as long as desired. Profoundly inspirational insomnia quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Insomnia Quotes

I don’t spend sleepless nights over getting very bad reviews. — Werner Herzog

The impossible talked of is less impossible from the moment words are laid to it. — Storm Jameson

When a contradiction is impossible to resolve except by a lie, then we know that it is really a door. — Simone Weil

Waking up was a daily cruelty, an affront, and she avoided it by not sleeping. — Gregory Maguire

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

I also turn to homeopathic remedies for the treatment of indigestion, travel sickness, insomnia and hay fever just to name a few. Homeopathy offers a safe, natural alternative that causes no side effects or drug interactions. — Cindy Crawford

Unfortunately, I suffer from insomnia, so my bedtime is as soon as I start to feel the least bit sleepy. — Cheyenne Jackson

I used to think that driving, sleepless, ambitious labor was what you needed to succeed. — Charles Kuralt

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

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

A conscious attempt to fall asleep is sure to produce insomnia, to try to be conscious of one’s own digestion is a sure way to upset the stomach. Consciousness is a poison when we apply it to ourselves. Consciousness is a light directed outward. it’s like the headlights on a locomotive—turn them inward and you’d have a crash. — Boris Pasternak

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

With insomnia, you’re never really awake; but you’re never really asleep. — Chuck Palahniuk

People would ask me, ‘Is he as funny at home as he is in the movies?’ … I would have to answer, ‘Well, he can be funny. But he is also very serious. He has insomnia and if we him up early, he would bawl the hell out of me’. — Arthur Marx

It is impossible to read for pleasure from something to which you are both father and mother, born in such travail that the writer despises the thing that enslaved him. — Jim Bishop

I’m so tired, but I can’t sleep. Standing on the edge of something much too deep. — Sarah McLachlan

Ruthless and arrogant though power can appear, it is only ever held by mere mammals who excrete and yearn, and who suffer from insomnia and insecurity. These mammals are also necessarily vain in the ¬extreme, and often wish to be liked almost as much as they desire to be feared. — Christopher Hitchens

Some struggle with medical issues – like insomnia – that make sleep hard. But for many of us, the quantity and quality of sleep come down to a matter of choice. Still, only a few enterprising economists have looked closely at this, and generally, those have assumed that we choose our hours of sleep optimally. — Sendhil Mullainathan

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

I was proud of working 18 hours a day and sleeping three hours a night. It’s something now that has turned into a problem for me: not being able to sleep… having insomnia. — Puff Daddy

Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a dustbin upset in a high wind. — William Golding

Insomnia is an increasing problem. I’ve become convinced that sleep disorders are perhaps the most overlooked, ignored, underrated cause of health and performance problems in the workplace. — Sean Sullivan

I don’t try to match wine with food, I just drink what I like. And I think a lot of people are going towards that now, which never used to be in the past. — Mario Lemieux

I start work at 5 in the morning and I have a wicked insomnia problem. — Don Winslow

The Sixth Sense is not a good white film. Insomnia is not a good white film. They’re just good films. So why we can’t we have good films that happen to have black people, or Asian, or Latino, or any other minority group in them? — Eriq La Salle

I prefer insomnia to anaesthesia. — Antonio Tabucchi

Insomnia is a very prevalent issue. It’s a women’s health issue, and I chose to talk about it because so many people have experienced it to varying degrees. For me, I’m doing great now, but it took a lot of work to figure out how to get back to sleep. I had to change some of my habits. I developed some pretty bad sleep ritual habits. — Jenny Lewis

Like stones rolling down hills, fair ideas reach their objectives despite all obstacles and barriers. It may be possible to speed or hinder them, but impossible to stop them. — Jose Marti

President Bush has consistently used rhetoric, and that is not convincing given his past record. — Grace Napolitano

Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death; and the higher the rate of interest and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed. — Arthur Schopenhauer

When I have my moments of insomnia, youll find me on style.com. — Cate Blanchett

For me being depressed means you can spend all day in bed, and still not get a good night’s rest. — Judith Guest

When it becomes really impossible to get away and sleep, then the will to live evaporates of its own accord. — Louis-Ferdinand Celine

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

I don’t get insomnia, but I do get the odd night when I can’t unwind. — Delia Smith

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

I had never feared insomnia before–like prison, wouldn’t it just give you more time to read? — Lorrie Moore

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

It was daunting at first. I did have insomnia for two weeks. — Chris Frantz

For six months I couldn’t sleep. With insomnia, nothing’s real. Everything is far away. Everything is a copy of a copy of a copy. — Chuck Palahniuk

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

Laugh and the world laughs with you! — Grant Morrison

It leads you to wonder whether these children are being treated for insomnia caused by hyperactivity or whether the medication itself causes the insomnia. — Robert Epstein

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

While reading ‘David Copperfield’ in the middle of the night – probably because of the light, I had insomnia for the first time – I looked out of the window and thought, ‘If this is what books can do, this is what I want to do.’ — Siri Hustvedt

The last thing we want to suggest is that it’s O.K. to throw a medication at something without understanding the problem, … Insomnia is a symptom, not a disorder. It’s like pain. You’re not going to give a patient pain medication without figuring out what’s causing the pain. — Judith Owens

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

The character of Rosie is based on a woman who used to live in the same apartment building I lived in many years ago. She’s taken on a life of her own, of course. — Sue Grafton

And if I do fall asleep, Marla has to keep track of Tyler. Where he goes. What he does. So maybe during the day, I can rush around and undo the damage. — Chuck Palahniuk

Today I fell asleep reading a book. The book is called INSOMNIA. I win. — Adam Young

Moral power is probably best when it is not used. The less you use it the more you have. — Andrew Young

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

Another intruder that plagues our good health is sleeplessness. Insomnia is much like constipation in that stress or nervous tension can bring it on or aggravate it until there’s almost no coping with it. That’s why you find sleeping pills in so many medicine cabinets next to the laxatives. — Jack LaLanne

Impossible to spend sleepless nights and accomplish anything: if, in my youth, my parents had not financed my insomnias, I should surely have killed myself. — Emile M. Cioran

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws. — Vladimir Lenin

Insomnia’s different,” I said. It was hard to explain this to people. “You know the light that comes on when you open the refrigerator door? Just imagine it stays on all the time, even after you close the door. That’s what it’s like in my head. The light stays on. — Barbara Kingsolver

I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day. What hours, O what black hours we have spent This night! — Gerard Manley Hopkins

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

But [Pooh] couldn’t sleep. The more he tried to sleep the more he couldn’t. He tried counting Sheep, which is sometimes a good way of getting to sleep, and, as that was no good, he tried counting Heffalumps. And that was worse. Because every Heffalump that he counted was making straight for a pot of Pooh’s honey, and eating it all. For some minutes he lay there miserably, but when the five hundred and eighty-seventh Heffalump was licking its jaws, and saying to itself, Very good honey this, I don’t know when I’ve tasted better, Pooh could bear it no longer. — A. A. Milne

You cannot imagine the craving for rest that I feel-a hunger and thirst. For six long days, since my work was done, my mind has been a whirlpool, swift, unprogressive and incessant, a torrent of thoughts leading nowhere, spinning round swift and steady. — H. G. Wells

There’s a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It’s impossible to be mature without having lived. — Amy Grant

I’m 86 and my doctor used to tell me to slow down – at least he did until he dropped dead. — Cesar Romero

While free software was meant to force developers to lose sleep over ethical dilemmas, open source software was meant to end their insomnia. — Evgeny Morozov

I have no problem with my hips – I can still do the things that I used to do. I can run, I’m just not the fastest person on the field anymore. — Bo Jackson

In those days he was wiser than he is now; he used to frequently take my advice. — Winston Churchill

Come, cuddle your head on my shoulder, dear, your head like the golden rod, and we will go sailing away from here to the beautiful Land Of Nod. — Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Old age is always wakeful; as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death. — Herman Melville

Sleep is the best meditation. — Dalai Lama

I studied all about Gauguin. He was a banker. He was a banker who – he used to paint on Sundays. And one day he hated himself for painting on Sundays. — Anthony Quinn

Whenever I’m suffering from insomnia, I just look at a picture of a Toyota Camry and I’m straight off. — Jeremy Clarkson

Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life. — Virginia Woolf

Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience – unless they are still up. — Ellen Goodman

My trouble is insomnia. If I had always slept properly, I’d never have written a line. — Louis-Ferdinand Celine

Dawn: When men of reason go to bed. — Ambrose Bierce

Know what the best thing about insomnia is? That I get to stay up all night figuring it out. — Olivia Munn

The worst thing in the world is to be bland. — Ben Huh

No matter what time it is, wake me, even if it’s in the middle of a Cabinet meeting. — Ronald Reagan

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

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

Insomnia is an all-night travel agency with posters advertising faraway places. — Charles Simic

The feeling of sleepiness when you are not in bed, and can’t get there, is the meanest feeling in the world. — E. W. Howe

I originally started it to help me with anxiety & insomnia. It’s already made my life waaaaaaaaaaaaaay better & even with my stage fright. Which I used to think there was no cure for…Last night was the first night I’ve slept 8 hours naturally in my entire life. I felt the best I have in ages. It’s better than any medication or all of the other nonsense I’ve tried. — Sky Ferreira

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

All men whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them, when he is asleep, is in a world of his own. — Plutarch

That we are not much sicker and much madder than we are is due exclusively to that most blessed and blessing of all natural graces, sleep. — Aldous Huxley

Give me bitter years of sickness, Suffocation, insomnia, fever, Take my child and my lover, And my mysterious gift of song This I pray at your liturgy After so many tormented days, So that the stormcloud over darkened Russia Might become a cloud of glorious rays. — Anna Akhmatova

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

Sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest — Gaston Bachelard

A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow. — Charlotte Bronte

Insomnia is really a symptom (not a disease). It’s really something someone complains to a doctor about. And sometimes the person that complains about insomnia doesn’t even have it. In other words they can fall (asleep) very, very quickly but their perception is that it took them a long time to fall asleep. — Dr. Kryger

Call me a sinner, Mock me maliciously: I was your insomnia, I was your grief. — Anna Akhmatova

People who are contented and serene sleep well. They fall asleep easily, stay asleep, and wake refreshed. Conversely, people who are anxious, stressed, or depressed do not sleep well, and chronic insomnia is strongly associated with mood disorders. These are clear correlations, but what is cause and what is effect is not clear. Most experts agree that sleep and mood are closely related, that healthy sleep can enhance emotional well-being, while insufficient quantity or quality of sleep can adversely affect it. — Andrew Weil

After Rilo Kiley broke up and a few really intense personal things happened, I completely melted down. It nearly destroyed me. I had such severe insomnia that, at one point, I didn’t sleep for five straight nights. — Jenny Lewis

Not everyone who gets insomnia will eventually get depression. The next step is to try treating young patients who aren’t depressed yet, but have a family history of depression and are having sleep disturbances. — Patrick Ford

This is how it is with insomnia. Everything is so far away, a copy of a copy of a copy. The insomnia distance of everything, you can’t touch anything and nothing can touch you — Chuck Palahniuk

Insomnia perhaps she’s a daytime sleeper. — Elizabeth Bishop

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

I don’t know why it should be, I am sure; but the sight of another man asleep in bed when I am up, maddens me. — Jerome K. Jerome

A 2002 Oxford study showed counting sheep actually delays the onset of sleep. It’s just too dull to stop us from worrying about jobs and spouses. — A. J. Jacobs

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