Let's let everything come to the surface, even with people we come in contact with for a moment. This situation can help us be a little bit more awake with each other.
— Zoe Kravitz
The eyes and ears, seeing and hearing, are external plunderers; emotions, desires, and opinions are internal plunderers. But if the inner mind is awake and alert, sitting aloof in the middle of it all, then these plunderers change and become members of the household.
— Zicheng Hong
How do I know that loving life is not a delusion? How do I know that in hating death I am not like a man who, having left home in his youth, has forgotten the way back?...someday there will be a great awakening when we know that this is all a great dream. Yet the stupid believe that they are awake, busily and brightly assuming they understand things, calling this man ruler, and that man a herdsman- how dense!
Yet the stupid believe they are awake, busily and brightly assuming they understand things, calling this man ruler, that one herdsman " how dense! Confucius and you are both dreaming! And when I say you are dreaming, I am dreaming, too. Words like these will be labeled the Supreme Swindle.
Only fools imagine they are already awake. How clearly they understand everything! How easily they distinguish this deception from that reality!
Ciel: *Over Sebastian's 'dead' body* THAT'S AN ORDER! WAKE UP! RIGHT NOW! Sebastian: *thinking* But I am awake.
— Yana Toboso
I made over forty Westerns. I used to lie awake nights trying to think up new ways of getting on and off a horse.
— William Wyler
It is not as if our homeopathic brothers are asleep: far from it, they are awake - many of them at any rate - to the importance of the scientific study of disease.
— William Osler
A man feels impelled to do something to keep awake.
— William Mulock
I travel internationally a lot and I have a hard time sleeping and staying awake normally after crossing multiple time zones, especially going east. I've tried light therapy but not found it too helpful.
— William Gurstelle
We must just stay awake and see evil done for a little while it's not always.
— William Faulkner
"I seemed to be lying neither asleep nor awake looking down a long corridor of gray half light where all stable things had become shadowy paradoxical all I had done shadows all I had felt suffered taking visible form antic and perverse mocking without relevance inherent themselves with the denial of the significance they should have affirmed thinking I was I was not who was not was not who.
— William Faulkner
Thank God for sleep! And when you cannot sleep, still thank Him that you live to lie awake.
— William Arthur Dunkerley
Crime, violence, infamy are not tragedy. Tragedy occurs when a human soul awakes and seeks, in suffering and pain, to free itself from crime, violence, infamy, even at the cost of life. The struggle is the tragedy - not defeat or death. That is why the spectacle of tragedy has always filled men, not with despair, but with a sense of hope and exaltation.
— Whittaker Chambers
I prayed like a man walking in a forest at night, feeling his way with his hands, at each step fearing to fall into pure bottomlessness forever. Prayer is like lying awake at night, afraid, with your head under the cover, hearing only the beating of your own heart.
— Wendell Berry
Prayer is like lying awake at night, afraid, with your head under the cover, hearing only the beating of your own heart. It is like a bird that has blundered down the flue and is caught indoors and flutters at the windowpanes. It is like standing a long time on a cold day, knocking at a shut door.
— Wendell Berry
And you tried to change, didn't you? Closed your mouth more. Tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake... You can't make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that. And if he wants to leave, then let him leave. You are terrifying, and strange, and beautiful. Something not everyone knows how to love.
— Warsan Shire
Winter has caused damage everywhere: meadow and forest are all grey, where before you heard many sounds. If I could see the girls play ball on the street, then bird song would come back. If only I could sleep through the winter! When I am awake I feel only hatred that his power is so far and wide. God knows, he even fights with May; I picked flowers where there is now snow.
— Walther von der Vogelweide
I have spent my whole life scared, frightened of things that could happen, might happen, might not happen, 50 years I spent like that. Finding myself awake at three in the morning. But you know what? Ever since my diagnosis, I sleep just fine.
— Walter White
Success - keeping your mind awake and your desire asleep.
— Walter Scott
Many love music but for music's sake, Many because her touches can awake Thoughts that repose within the breast half-dead, And rise to follow where she loves to lead. What various feelings come from days gone by! What tears from far-off sources dim the eye! Few, when light fingers with sweet voices play, And melodies swell, pause, and melt away, Mind how at every touch, at every tone, A spark of life hath glistened and hath gone.
— Walter Savage Landor
Floating upward through a confusion of dreams and memory, curving like a trout through the rings of previous risings, I surface. My eyes open. I am awake.
— Wallace Stegner
Suddenly I awake to a stark amazement at everything... To be alive is so incredible that all I can do is to lie still and merely breathe.
— W.N.P. Barbellion
When you are lying awake with a dismal headache, and repose is tabooed by anxiety, I conceive you may use any language you choose to indulge in without impropriety.
— W. S. Gilbert
Ah, pray no mistake, We are not shy; We're very wide awake The Moon and I.
— W. S. Gilbert
One of the most horrible, yet most important, discoveries of our age has been that, if you really wish to destroy a person and turn him into an automaton, the surest method is not physical torture, in the strict sense, but simply to keep him awake, i.e., in an existential relation to life without intermission.
— W. H. Auden
I drag my husband out of bed, hook him up to a coffee to stay awake and make him listen to my plotting and any issues I may be having. I *need* his head-nodding (he's an expert head-nodder).
— Violet Duke
Do you ever rub your eyes and suddenly find you're awake and not asleep, as you'd grown to suspect you were?
— Vincent Price
I would lay awake nights and cry a lot thinking, is my dad gonna come home? Is he gonna go to jail again? Is he going to get killed?
— Victoria Gotti
My dates are nightmares! If she were awake, alive, not on parole and truly single that would start. Place, time and what we do matters little if I'm out with the right woman.
— Vantile Whitfield
We need to take down our "Do not disturb" signs... snap out of our stupor and come out of our coma and awake from our apathy.
— Vance Havner
Perfect knowledge comes only when you see the world in yourself, just as he who awakes from the dream then knows he saw his dream-world with its suns and stars in himself.
— V. S. Subramanya Iyer
I want to be awake. I want to choose kindness, live & let live. I want joy, gratitude, and peace today.
— Tracee Ellis Ross
Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. And if I should die before I awake, I pray the popular attend my wake.
— Tonya Hurley
If you live in Birmingham, then being awake is not necessarily a desirable state.
— Tony Wilson
Our culture does not teach us this, but what happens in Vegas does not stay in Vegas. If you cheat in Vegas, it comes right home with you. If you cheat in Vegas, you walk home as a cheater. You lie awake at a night a cheater. You cannot escape it.
— Tom Shadyac
I find I can get so much done between midnight and 4 a.m. Everything is quiet, no one is disturbing me, and if I go to bed then, I just lie awake thinking of ideas. They are very creative hours for me. One night a week I crash out, though.
— Tom Ford
What we are looking for is managers who are awake enough to alter the world as they find it, to make it harmonize with what they and their people are trying to accomplish.
— Tom DeMarco
When the two that share destiny part and reunite, beyond the frame of time, the ceased clock will awake and start to tick once again.
— Tite Kubo
Barely awake and already starting in with the questions.You were alot easier to take when you were sleeping." - Rio to Dylan
— Tina St. John