Bedtime Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old bedtime quotes, bedtime sayings, and bedtime proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


A sleepy man's eyes generally go to bed some time before he does.

James Lendall Basford

Good night! Good night! Far flies the light; But still God's love Shall shine above, Making all bright, Good night! Good night!

Victor Hugo

It was such a beautiful day I decided to stay in bed.     

W Somerset Maugham

You can only sleep in one bed at a time.     

Nick Rhodes

So much for modern science and its wonderful discoveries that just about everything can kill you. Life is only a bedtime story before a long, long sleep.     

Robert Bloch

The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late.     

Charles Caleb Colton

White pill, blue pill, yellow pill, purple pill; its like swallowing a rainbow every bedtime

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Rest fixed most things. Sleep was my sweet reward. I treated bedtime as both incentive and sacrament.     

Aspen Matis

The amount of sleep required by the average person is five minutes more.

Wilson Mizner

Bedtime is daytime, and we come into bloom after midnight.

Lenore Kandel

O sleep, O gentle sleep, Nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted thee, That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down and steep my sense in forgetfulness?     

William Shakespeare

Don't fight with the pillow, but lay down your head And kick every worriment out of the bed.     

Edmund Vance Cooke

A time when it is far too early to arise, but so late that going to bed makes small sense.

Robin Hobb

Sometimes you lie in bed at night, and you don't have a single thing to worry about.That always worries me!     

Charles M Schulz

May sleep envelop you as a bed sheet floating gently down, tickling your skin and removing every worry. Reminding you to consider only this moment.

Jeb Dickerson

Before you go to bed think about what you left behind in the wake of the day.

Nanette L. Avery

Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Ironically, to my children, bedtime is a punishment that violates their basic rights as human beings. Once the lights are out, you can expect at least an hour of inmates clanging their tin cups on the cell bars.     

Jim Gaffigan

These were our bedtime stories. Tales that haunted our parents and made them laugh at the same time. We never understood them until we were fully grown and they became our sole inheritance     

Edwidge Danticat

Go to bed smarter than when you woke up.

Charlie Munger

It is one of life's bitterest truths that bedtime so often arrives just when things are really getting interesting.     

Lemony Snicket

Three meals plus bedtime make four sure blessings a day.     

Mason Cooley

The feeling of sleepiness when you are not in bed, and can't get there, is the meanest feeling in the world.

Edgar Watson Howe

It's very easy to see those on a bedtime schedule and those not.

Michael Longenberger

Bedtime rituals for children ease the way to the elsewhere of slumber teeth brushing and pajamas, the voice of a parent reading, the feel and smell of the old blanket or toy, the nightlight glowing in a corner

Siri Hustvedt

Any kid will run any errand for you, if you ask at bedtime.

Red Skelton

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

William G. Golding