„There are two kinds of people, those who like to sleep next to the wall, and those who like to sleep next to the people who push them off the bed.“
— Etgar Keret Israeli and polish writer and screenwriter 1967
Source: The Bus Driver Who Wanted to be God & Other Stories
„I can’t stand to sing the same song the same way two nights in succession, let alone two years or ten years. If you can, then it ain’t music, it’s close-order drill or exercise or yodeling or something, not music.“
Source: Lady Sings the Blues (1956), Ch. 4.
— Bill Cosby American actor, comedian, author, producer, musician, activist 1937
Source: On the Road
„There is no possibility for two people to stay connected and close if they are in different parallel perceptual realities, no matter if their bodies are in the same place. And it is intimacy and attunement that will bridge the gap between these different parallel realities that make us so utterly alone.“
— Teal Swan American spiritual teacher 1984
„When you’re so lonely lying in bed,
Night’s closed it’s eyes but you can’t rest your head.
Everyone’s sleeping all through the house,
You wish you could dream but forgot to somehow.
Sing this lullaby to yourself.“
— Jack Johnson (musician) American musician 1975
Song lyrics, Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George (2006)
„I'm as close to retarded as you can get and still live alone, I'll admit that. If there was an island for retarded people, I would be their king. They would be like "he can cut his own meat, he will lead us!"“
— Mitch Fatel American comedian 1968
Fired from Dennys
Miniskirts & Muffins (2004)
„The feeling is the same. You close your eyes and you are on the stage and you feel that warmth from the people.“
— Julio Iglesias Spanish recording artist; singer-songwriter 1943
On performing before a live audience in "Julio Iglesias says 50-year singing career is 'a miracle'" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-people-julio-iglesias/julio-iglesias-says-50-year-singing-career-is-a-miracle-idUSKCN1T60WU in Reuters (2019 Jun 5)
„An irresistible sleep fell deeply on his eyes, the sweetest,
soundest oblivion, still as the sleep of death itself…“
XIII. 79–80 (tr. Robert Fagles).
Odyssey (c. 725 BC)
Original: (el) Καὶ τῷ νήδυμος ὕπνος ἐπὶ βλεφάροισιν ἔπιπτε,
νήγρετος ἥδιστος, θανάτῳ ἄγχιστα ἐοικώς.
Source: The Importance of Living (1937), p. 38 (Chinese saying)
„In the morning when I closed my eyesYou were sleeping in paradiseAnd while the room was growing lightI was holding still with all my might“
— Jackson Browne American singer-songwriter 1948
Call it a Loan (Browne, David Perry Lindley) Hold Out (1980)
„When I sleep I sleep and do not dream because it is as well that I am what I seem when I am in my bed and dream.“
— Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946
Before the Flowers of Friendship Faded Friendship Faded (1931)
„When faith is kneeling by his bed of death,
And innocence is closing up his eyes,
Now if thou wouldst, when all have given him over,
From death to life thou might’st him yet recover.“
— Michael Drayton English poet 1563 - 1631
Sonnet: Love's Farewell, lines 11-14.
„People should fall in love with their eyes closed. Just close your eyes. Don’t look and it’s magic“
— Andy Warhol American artist 1928 - 1987
Variant: People should fall in love with their eyes closed.