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I slept and dreamt that life was beauty;
by George Byron

I slept and dreamt that life was beauty;
I woke and found that life was duty.
- George Byron

Lovers may be and indeed generally are enemies,
but they never can be friends, because there must always
be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations.
- George Byron

Wives in their husbands' absences grow subtler,
And daughters sometimes run off with the butler.
- George Byron

I would rather have a nod from an American,
than a snuff- box from an emperor.
- George Byron

 

Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce.
- George Byron

Shakespeare's name, you may depend on it,
stands absurdly too high and will go down.
- George Byron

Romances I ne'er read like those I have seen.
- George Byron

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It is useless to tell one not to reason but to believe;
you might as well tell a man not to wake but sleep.
- George Byron

It is very iniquitous to make me pay my debts,
you have no idea of the pain it gives one.
- George Byron

Yes!
ready money is Aladdin's lamp.
- George Byron

Every day confirms my opinion on the superiority of a vicious life,
and if Virtue is not its own reward,
I don't know any other stipend annexed to it.
- George Byron

Women hate everything which strips off the tinsel of sentiment,
and they are right, or it would rob them of their weapons.
- George Byron

There is no such thing as a life of passion any more
than a continuous earthquake,
or an eternal fever.
Besides, who would ever shave themselves in such a state?
- George Byron

But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands,
perhaps millions, think.
- George Byron

Her great merit is finding out mine;
there is nothing so amiable as discernment.
- George Byron

I shall soon be six-and-twenty.
Is there anything in the future that can possibly console
us for not being always twenty-five?
- George Byron

A woman who gives any advantage to a man may expect
a lover but will sooner or later find a tyrant.
- George Byron

The reading or non-reading a book will never keep down a single petticoat.
- George Byron

Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure;
men love in haste but they detest at leisure.
- George Byron

Sincerity may be humble but she cannot be servile.
- George Byron

Opinions are made to be changed or how is truth to be got at?
- George Byron

If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one;
and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.
- George Byron

Self-love for ever creeps out, like a snake,
to sting anything which happens to stumble upon it.
- George Byron

The best prophet of the future is the past.
- George Byron

I am sure of nothing so little as my own intentions.
- George Byron

All farewells should be sudden, when forever.
- George Byron

What should I have known or written had I been a quiet,
mercantile politician or a lord in waiting? A man must travel,
and turmoil, or there is no existence.
- George Byron

The fact is that my wife if she had common sense would
have more power over me than any other whatsoever,
for my heart always alights upon the nearest perch.
- George Byron

Cervantes smiled Spain's chivalry away;
A single laugh demolished the right arm Of his country.
- George Byron

For what were all these country patriots born? To hunt,
and vote, and raise the price of corn?
- George Byron

Shelley is truth itself and honour itself notwithstanding
his out-of-the-way notions about religion.
- George Byron

There is pleasure in the pathless woods,
there is rapture in the lonely shore,
there is society where none intrudes,
by the deep sea, and music in its roar;
I love not Man the less,
but Nature more.
- George Byron

I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I have lived and slept in the same bed with English
countesses and Prussian farm women...
no woman has excited passions among women more than I have.
- Florence Nightingale

Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but,
while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I slept like a baby the night before,
because I knew that I'd win the next day.
- Bernard Hinault

I slept just floating in the middle of the flight deck,
the upper deck of the space shuttle.
- Sally Ride

God's finger touched him, and he slept.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

I didn't get lessons of any kind I slept through school.
- Joel Madden

When I was pregnant, I felt filled with life,
and I felt really happy.
I ate well, and I slept well.
I felt much more useful than I'd ever felt before.
- Suzanne Vega

I grew up in a very large family in a very small house.
I never slept alone until after I was married.
- Lewis Grizzard

I never played politics, I was never a party girl,
and I never slept with any of the producers.
- Ann Miller

I never slept when I lost.
I'd see the sun come up without ever having closed my eyes.
I'd see those base hits over and over and they would drive me crazy.
- Robin Roberts

I haven't slept for ten days, because that would be too long.
- Mitch Hedberg

I spent money, I slept with women around the league,
but I always kept my mind on the game.
- Dennis Rodman

America slept because most Americans preferred it that way.
- Ferdinand Mount

It was an hour and a half plane ride,
so I slept.
I try to sleep because that's probably the only time
I get to get my real sleep.
When I can't sleep I read books or watch movies.
- Keren Ann

Yeah, I'm certainly a lot more confident on this one
than I was one the last one,
which I think can be a good thing and a bad thing.
But, at least I slept while making this film.
- Guy Ritchie

I've only slept with men I've been married to.
How many women can make that claim?
- Elizabeth Taylor

Hilda and I slept alongside each other fully dressed,
head to feet.
- Stanley Spencer

I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening;
I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning.
- Aleister Crowley

Richard Burton rang me up once and said,
Do you know you're my only leading lady I've never slept with? I said,
Well, please don't tell everybody, it's the worst image.
- Julie Andrews

It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people.
The good ones slept better while the bad ones seemed
to enjoy the waking hours much more.
- Woody Allen

I blame my mother for my poor sex life.
All she told me was 'the man goes on top and the woman underneath.'
For three years my husband and I slept in bunk beds.
- Joan Rivers

I'm not into one-night stands.
I've only slept with three guys in my life and they
all involve relationships.
- Katie Price

I can't write about my greatest mistakes because I've slept with most of them.
- Arabella Weir

I told them if were going to do it were going to do it right,
I'm not leaving 'til it's done.
My wife, child and I slept in the studio.
We cut these raw.
- Dick Dale

You remember some bedrooms you have slept in.
There are bedrooms you like to remember and others
you would like to forget.
- Carl Sandburg

When I slept it was literally in the midst of an arsenal.
If I heard dogs bark more fiercely than usual,
or the feet of horses in a greater volume of sound than usual,
I stood to arms.
- Frank James

My bed isn't made, I'm tired, I haven't slept well for two weeks.
I haven't been laid in a month.
I don't have a girlfriend.
I have a warrant for my arrest.
- Layne Staley

Run for office? No.
I've slept with too many women, I've done too many drugs,
and I've been to too many parties.
- George Clooney

I don't have to announce all the women I've slept with.
- David Gest

Nobody believes it, but I slept on a futon till I was 13.
- Balthazar Getty

For a while we lived in a tent we'd pitched inside
his parents' house and we slept on pillows.
- Shelley Duvall

If I were to awaken after having slept for a thousand years,
my first question would be: Has the Riemann hypothesis been proven?
- David Hilbert

I slept for four years.
I didn't study much of anything.
I majored in something called communication arts.
- Don DeLillo

A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity.
I reckon, he said, with a twinkle in his eye,
it because most nights I went to bed and slept when
I should have sat up and worried.
- Garson Kanin

First of all, I would like to clear the air on one thing.
Alison has slept with more men than Amanda;
Sydney has slept with more men than Amanda;
I think Matt has slept with more men than Amanda.
- Heather Locklear

When we got knocked out against Porto in the Champions League,
I only slept two hours that night.
I was not a nice person to be with after that match.
I was struggling to get the result out of my system.
- Ruud van Nistelrooy

I think people are born bisexual and the make subconscious
choices based on the pressures of society.
I have no question in my mind about being bisexual.
But I'm also a hypocrite: I would never date a girl who is bisexual,
because that means they also sleep with men,
and men are so dirty that I'd never sleep with a girl
who had slept with a man.
- Megan Fox

We stayed there 24 hours a day.
We lived and ate and slept that movie.
We were enthusiastic, not just because of the movie,
but because we had such a great collaborative team.
We had a really good time.
It was very much a family.
- John Dykstra


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