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Waking Quotes


"Out of sleeping a waking, Out of waking a sleep." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Hope is a waking dream." - Aristotle

"Such sober certainty of waking bliss." - John Milton

"Looking at her is like waking up." - Veronica Roth

"Happiness is, waking up without a hangover." - Robert Black

"Age is nothing; waking up is everything." - Maya Angelou

"We still and always want waking." - Annie Dillard

"That's her psychic cock waking her up." - Bill Allred

"Sometimes dreams are wiser than waking." - Black Elk

"I work virtually every waking hour." - Alvin Toffler

"I'm waking up to say I tried, instead of waking up to another TV guide." - Avril Lavigne

"People are waking up in their homes - without conferences. They're waking up because life is waking them up, not because of some conference called "Body and Soul."" - Rachel Naomi Remen

"Hold fast to your most indefinite, waking dream." - Henry David Thoreau

"In waking a tiger, use a long stick." - Mao Tse-Tung

"The dream didn't fade as dreams usually do upon waking." - Stephen King

"Man, I hate waking up with a dead hooker." - Dan Henderson

"I am influenced by every second of my waking hour." - Lenny Bruce

"sleepin with strangers will have you waking with enemies!" - Eric Jerome Dickey

"A corpse is what's left after waking too often." - Cesare Pavese

"Waking up in the morning isn't a choice, you know." - Gary Kraftsow

"In sleep a king, but waking no such matter." - William Shakespeare

"Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face." - George Eliot

"We are near waking when we dream we are dreaming." - Novalis

"Waking consciousness is dreaming - but dreaming constrained by external reality" - Oliver Sacks

"In waking a tiger, use a long stick." - Mao Zedong

"Hope is the dream of a waking man." - Aristotle

"Sleep is the best cure for waking troubles." - Miguel De Cervantes

"The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts." - Henry Miller

"Our rest is formed by our waking life and our waking life is formed by our sorrows." - Alice Hoffman

"Contrary to what you might think, I don't spend every waking hour thinking about boys." "Just most waking hours?" - Rick Riordan

"I mean, who wants to live waking up... at least I don't want to live waking up everyday about revenge." - Mitchell Baker

"If the dream is a translation of waking life, waking life is also a translation of the dream." - Rene Magritte

"Waking up from a dream of violence is much the same as waking up from a dream of love. You must go on living your life." - Wendell Berry

"The ocean sleeps. The ocean wakes. And the waking of the ocean is the waking of the soul. At midnight wakefulness springs from within the ocean." - Wasif Ali Wasif

"A novel is what you dream in your night sleep. A novel is not waking thoughts although it is written and thought with waking thoughts." - Gertrude Stein

"No objects of value are worth risking the priceless experience of waking up one more day." - Jack Smith

"Doing philosophy is only a threefold or double kind of waking-being awake-consciousness." - Novalis

"At last awake from life, that insane dream we take for waking now." - Robert Browning

"Freedom is the moment between sleep and waking before selfhood and the world return." - Mason Cooley

"Waking or sleeping, I see a wreck, And hear a cry from a reeling deck!" - John Greenleaf Whittier

"There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it." - Mindy Kaling

"Hell's waking up every goddamn day and not even knowing why you're here." - Frank Miller

"Hung over her enamour'd, and beheld Beauty, which, whether waking or asleep, Shot forth peculiar graces." - John Milton

"Happy the hare at morning, for she cannot read The hunter's waking thoughts." - W H Auden

"Having a long term goal provides a catalyst for motivation at every waking moment." - Peter J. Daniels

"Still she haunts me, phantomwise, Alice moving under skies Never seen by waking eyes." - Lewis Carroll

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

"I feel as if I'm always on the verge of waking up." - Fernando Pessoa

"There should be a better way to start a day than waking up every morning." - Stephen Hawking

"Beyond living and dreaming there is something more important: waking up." - Antonio Machado

"Success is waking up every day and doing what you want to do" - Daymond John

"All the time it's a changing And all the dreamers are waking." - Kate Bush

"For the hopes of men have been justly called waking dreams." - Saint Basil

"You ask what hope is. He (Aristotle) says it is a waking dream." - Diogenes Laertius

"In waking whispers and repeated dreams, to hint pure thoughts and warn the favored soul." - James Thomson

"Nothing like being in a dream, then waking up to a nightmare." - Anthony Liccione

"If your eyes weren't open, you wouldn't know the difference between dreaming and waking." - Richelle Mead

"There is something to be said for waking up every morning and seeing the sun." - Landon Donovan

"The best part of waking up, is Folgers in your cup!" - Paul Stanley

"If you're having trouble waking up for fajr, set your alarm to play Quran. It works!" - Yasmin Mogahed

"If you really love guitar, you're going to spend every waking hour stroking the thing." - Frank Zappa

"Waking up each morning to a hysterical alarm clock on the bedside table." - Paulo Coelho

"Sleeping or waking, we hear not the airy footsteps of the strange things that almost happen." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Harder than waking from a nightmare was trying to wake herself into one." - Nathan Englander

"Waking up to who you are requires letting go of who you imagine yourself to be" - Alan Watts

"We are in a waking dream... We see worlds where others scheme..." - Hamza Yusuf

"Much of our waking experience is but a dream in the daylight." - George Eliot

"Children should observe a regular schedule for sleeping and waking up." - Mata Amritanandamayi

"Enlightenment means waking up to what you truly are and then being that." - Adyashanti

"Art is thus materialized dream, separated from the ordinary consciousness of waking life" - Pavel Florensky

"The days of waking up and reading the overnight ratings are over." - Dawn Ostroff

"I drag myself out of nightmares each morning and find there's no relief in waking." - Suzanne Collins

"It's not easy in this phosphorescent gloom telling waking dreams apart anyhow." - Aimee Mann

"We dream in our waking moments, and walk in our sleep." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

"Waking up in TRUTH is so much better than living in a lie." - Idris Elba

"All my life I've been pleasin' everyone but me, waking up in someone else's dream." - Faith Hill

"Hustle is waking up the day before you die and realising you gave it your all." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"The eternal problem of the human being is how to structure his waking hours" - Eric Berne

"A good dream was something you clung to until the last moment before waking." - Veronica Rossi

"A dream is the key that unlocks the mysteries of the waking world..." - Juliet Marillier

"Hell's waking up every goddamn day and not even knowing why you're here." - Frank Miller

"Every experience, waking or dream, has a lesson or message to impart to us." - Harold Klemp

"I do not sleep to let others sleep in the shade of my waking." - Cardinal Richelieu

"Active imagination requires a state of reverie, half-way between sleep and waking." - Carl Jung

"My main goal now is waking up healthy every day and going on with life." - Prince Fielder

"Early risers catch the world waking and see its true colors." - Bernie Taupin

"The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more." - Woody Allen

"The perfect day is going to bed with a dream and waking up with a purpose." - A J Mclean

"The soul descends once more in bitter love To accept the waking body" - Richard Wilbur

"Waking up and having a project to work on is one of life's great pleasures." - Kelly Reichardt

"Sanity is a madness put to good uses; waking life is a dream controlled." - George Santayana

"To-morrow it seem Like the empty words of a dream Remembered on waking." - Robert Bridges

"The waking have one world in common; sleepers have each a private world of his own." - Heraclitus

"In reality, there are no enemies; we're all souls in growth, waking up" - James Redfield

"Work and love - these are the basics; waking life is a dream controlled." - George Santayana

"Upon the middle of the night. Waking she heard the night-fowl crow." - Alfred Tennyson

"To-morrow it seemLike the empty words of a dreamRemembered on waking." - Robert Bridges

"There is nothing more difficult than waking someone who is only pretending to be asleep." - Desmond Tutu

"Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking, morn of toil, nor night of waking." - Walter Scott

"Nothing more exhilarating ... than saving yourself by the simple act of waking." - Junot Diaz

"I am grateful to journalism for waking me up to the realities of the world." - Eduardo Galeano

"Your dreaming self seeks to tell you something your waking ears will not hear" - Jacqueline Carey

"Waking up with a bad head in the morning is difficult sometimes." - Caroline Corr

"I love the idea of waking up to a song. It could be any song." - Shreya Ghoshal

"Everyone I know feels harassed by email which has invaded their waking and sleeping hours." - Margaret Heffernan

"There's no point waking up in the morning feeling sorry for yourself." - Dave Davies

"Realizing I was gay was a long sort of waking up." - Melissa Etheridge

"I do like routines. Waking up the same time, go to bed the same time." - Andrew Luck

"When I'm not working, I definitely I like waking up at noon." - Jena Malone

"Nothing is better than waking up in the morning and being excited to go into work." - Caprice Bourret

"It's not just about waking up and trying to be a star... It's practice, practice, practice." - Bo Bice

"I love traveling, I love waking up in a new city every day." - Brendon Urie

"The best thing about waking up early is seeing the sun rise." - Bridgit Mendler

"Work and love these are the basics; waking life is a dream controlled." - George Santayana

"I regularly find myself waking up to art I passed by or simply ignored." - Charles Saatchi

"This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile." - Wislawa Szymborska

"I enjoy waking up in the morning and thinking, 'Who do I want to be today?'" - Trinny Woodall

"At 50, I began to know who I was. It was like waking up to myself." - Maya Angelou

"I grew up thinking that you were supposed to read and write all your waking hours." - John Hope

"Wake me up Wake me up, you said But I was sleeping, too I was dreaming But now I'm waking up Still waking up I can see the sun" - Maggie Stiefvater

"The concept of dreaming is known to the waking mind but to the dreamer there is no waking, no real world, no sanity; there is only the screaming bedlam of sleep." - Stephen King

"And dreams in their development have breath, And tears, and tortures, and the touch of joy; They have a weight upon our waking thoughts, They take a weight from off our waking toils, They do divide our being." - Lord Byron

"Dreams in their development have breath, And tears, and tortures, and the touch of joy, They have a weight upon our waking thoughts, They take a weight from off our waking toils, They do divide our being." - Lord Byron

"Man lives on earth not once, but three times: the first stage of his life is his continual sleep; the second, sleeping and waking by turns; the third, waking forever." - Gustav Fechner

"It's important to leave your face without makeup for a while after waking up...Let your skin breathe a while before applying your makeup, even if it means waking up a bit earlier." - Diane Von Furstenberg

"My perfect Sunday is waking up at 10 - which, you know, those days are over for me - but waking up at 10, breakfast with children, hanging out with well-behaved children." - June Diane Raphael

"Because waking I often observe the absurdity of dreams, but never dream of the absurdities of my waking thoughts, I am well satisfied that being awake, I know I dream not; though when I dream, I think myself awake." - Thomas Hobbes

"A mother, after all, is your entry into the world. She is the shell in which you divide and become a life. Waking up in a world without her is like waking up in a world without sky: unimaginable." - Meghan Orourke

"A mother, after all, is your entry into the world. She is the shell in which you divide and become a life. Waking up in a world without her is like waking up in a world without sky: unimaginable." - Meghan O'Rourke

"There is no time left for anything but to make peace work a dimension of our every waking activity." - Elise M. Boulding

"I had to stop drinkin, cuz I got tired of waking up in my car driving ninety." - Richard Pryor

"There are days in retirement that are the waking equivalent of a dreamless sleep, if you know what I mean." - Robert Breault

"The Waking Dark is about what happens when something awakens a towns darkest impulses and unleashes them on the world." - Robin Wasserman

"I will try to be non-violent one more day this morning, waking the world away in the violent day." - Muriel Rukeyser

"Happiness is waking up, looking at the clock and finding that you still have two hours left to sleep." - Charles M Schulz

"I heard how people sounded when their dreams were shattered, when their lives were turned into a waking nightmare." - Elizabeth Scott

"Keep wondering whether your waking reality is a dream and you will wake up to the real." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"In every waking hour a sacred theater is in session, played out before an audience that is largely blind." - Robin Meyers

"Naps are essential to my process. Not dreams, but that state adjacent to sleep, the mind on waking." - William Gibson

"Then hush thee, my darling, take rest while you may, For strife comes with manhood, and waking with day." - Walter Scott

"The question was put to him, what hope is; and his answer was, "The dream of a waking man."" - Diogenes

"was it a vision or a waking dream? Fled is that music-do I wake or sleep?" - John Keats

""Cyberspace is everting." It's interpenetrating our everyday reality to the point that on-line is our normal waking state." - William Gibson

"In a world that lives like a fist mercy is not more than waking with your hands open." - Mark Nepo

"Politics is like waking up in the morning. You never know whose head you'll find on the pillow." - Winston Churchill

"that's what it was like waking up in the crypts. no-longer-dead. but without her. like burning alive." - Lauren Oliver

"I lay me down to sleep, With little thought or care Whether my waking find Me here, or there." - Mary Woolsey

"To thee I do commend my watchful soul Ere I let fall the windows of mine eyes: Sleeping and waking." - William Shakespeare

"The waking have one and the same world, the sleeping turn aside each into a world of his own." - Heraclitus

"But such a sacred and home-felt delight, Such sober certainty of waking bliss, I never heard till now." - John Milton



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