Awake Sayings and Quotes

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

Many people are alive but don't touch the miracle of being alive.     

Thích Nhất Hạnh

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake     

Henry David Thoreau

To be awake is everything.     

Gustave Meyrink

We are awakened to the profound realization that the true path to liberation is to let go of everything.     

Jack Kornfield

Be fully awake if you want to dream.     

Paulo Coelho

Dream big while you sleep, and even bigger when you're awake.     

Jared Leto

Awake. Be the witness of your thoughts. You are what observes, not what you observe.     

Gautama Buddha

Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.     

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Do not just exist, be fully awake.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

To think in terms of either pessimism or optimism oversimplifies the truth. The problem is to see reality as it is.     

Thích Nhất Hạnh

Prove to the world that you are alive, let your words breathe life into the nostrils of the universe.     

Michael Bassey Johnson

When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you.     

Lao Tzu

Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.     

Dale Carnegie

Self-observation brings man to the realization of the necessity of self-change. And in observing himself a man notices that self-observation itself brings about certain changes in his inner processes. He begins to understand that self-observation is an instrument of self-change, a means of awakening.     

G.I. Gurdjieff

An awake heart is like a sky that pours light.     


To be awake is the refreshness of being.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

It takes a person who is wide awake to make his dream come true.     

Roger Babson

Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.     


To be awake is to be alive.     

Henry David Thoreau

Life can only take place in the present moment. If we lose the present moment, we lose life.     

Gautama Buddha

Those who are awake live in a state of constant amazement.     

Jack Kornfield

There is no place so awake and alive as the edge of becoming.     

Sue Monk Kidd

Arise! Awake! and stop not until the goal is reached.     

Swami Vivekananda

Live the actual moment. Only this actual moment is life.     

Thích Nhất Hạnh

To awake from death is to die in peace.     

Douglas Horton

Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.”      


Lose an hour in the morning, and you will be all day hunting for it.”     

Richard Whately

If you really want to dream, be fully awake.     

Paulo Coelho

Remember that there is only one important time and it is Now. The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion.     

Leo Tolstoy