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Quotations about Naps

The nap is a sort of easy version of meditation. ~Tom Hodgkinson, How To Be Idle: A Loafer's Manifesto, 2004

...rousing himself from a reverie, which had degenerated into an absolute snooze. ~Thomas Ingoldsby, "The Spectre of Tappington," 1837

No day is so bad it can't be fixed with a nap. ~Carrie Snow, unverified

Consciousness: that annoying time between naps. ~Author unknown

Sometimes you just need to take a nap and get over it. ~Maura Stuard, age 9, Irondequoit, New York, 1999  ["Mom was telling me I had to take a nap, and I didn't want to. When I woke up, I thought it's better to nap and get it over with." That piece of wisdom turned into "Sometimes you just need to take a nap and get over it," which won a competition among a thousand youngsters to have their sayings published on Kate Harper Designs "kid quotes" greeting cards. Source: Lauren Stanforth. —tg]

Oh, early every afternoon
I like a temporary swoon.
I do not overeat at luncheon,
I do not broach the bowl or puncheon;
Yet the hour from two to three
Is always sleepy-time to me...
~Ogden Nash (1902–1971), "Cat Naps Are Too Good for Cats"

In bed, I can go for hours. Oh yes, I love naps. ~Jarod Kintz, Love quotes for the ages. Specifically ages 18–81.

Researchers at Harvard say that taking a power nap for an hour in the afternoon can totally refresh you. They say by the time you wake up you'll feel so good, you'll be able to start looking for a new job. ~Jay Leno

Sometimes a really good nap feels better than an entire night's sleep. ~Terri Guillemets, "Comforter," 1989

Yes: our inalienable right to nap has been taken from us by the agents of industry. ~Tom Hodgkinson, How To Be Idle: A Loafer's Manifesto, 2004

Does anyone else ever wake up in the morning, move from the bed to the couch, and then immediately take a nap? Or is that just me? ~Keith Wynn, @ravenrhapsodies, tweet, 2020  [written during the coronavirus stay-at-home —tg]

When I get to the point where I don't feel enthusiastic about anything at all it means I'm sleepy, so I go and take a nap. ~Ruth Stout, "My Garden Is My Compost Pile," How to Have a Green Thumb Without an Aching Back, 1955

A day without a nap is like a cupcake without frosting. ~Terri Guillemets, "Sweet sleep," 2009

I now know that there is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled. If he who sleeps, dines, he who naps, nips; but he nips the true Hippocras, the real elixir... The friend of humanity who should confer sleep upon the sleepless would be perhaps the truest friend of all. ~E. V. Lucas (1868–1938), "Thoughts on Sleep"

It's better to crash into a nap than to nap into a crash. ~Safety saying

Napping, whenever possible, is an integral part of your job when you're a professional basketball player. ~Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1990

I drifted into a summer-nap
under the hot shade of July
serenaded by a cicadae lullaby
to drowsy-warm dreams
of distant thunder...
~Terri Guillemets, "Summer-nap," 2011

I had napped... earlier — dropping into a dreamless void as soon as the adrenaline left my system... ~Abby Geni, The Wildlands, 2018

A nap on a warm day, in the shade, with a breeze, is one of the great pleasures of being. ~Terri Guillemets, "Siesta," 2007

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Original post date 2000 Jun 25
1st major revision 2019 May 3
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