June 18, 2014

"Sleep is the most moronic fraternity in the world, with the heaviest dues and the crudest rituals."

"It is a mental torture I find debasing … I simply cannot get used to the nightly betrayal of reason, humanity, genius."

14 comments:

The Crack Emcee said...

I used to feel that way - a lot - but then I got older.

Now sleep's a blessing,...

Anonymous said...

"It is a mental torture I find debasing … I simply cannot get used to the nightly betrayal of reason, humanity, genius."

Talks like a brainless moron, doesn't know one "rejuvenates" one's brain in sleep.

n.n said...

Sleep is a necessary period and process which redirects resources for reconstruction and internal defense.

CatherineM said...

I get bedtime procrastination. Part of it is "my night's over and work will soon be here." It's brushing my teeth and remembering to do something (write the rent check, whatever). It starts Sunday night and ends Friday night. Then I will fall asleep for 30 wake up and have a hard time getting back there even if exhausted. It's a bummer.

Mountain Maven said...

Too sleepy to read this drivel

Suncraig said...

"betrayal of reason, humanity, genius."

I guest sex is also a problem for you.

Kylos said...

You have this post tagged Psy. I expected this was a quote from the "Gangnam Style" artist. I'm guessing you meant to tag it 'psychology'.

John Lynch said...

The only thing that got me to go to bed on time was a physically demanding job that I work for long hours. Not getting enough sleep is no longer an option- I won't be able to function the next day.

And I expected Gangnam Style, too.

Paco Wové said...

"mental torture... debasing... nightly betrayal of reason, humanity, genius"

piss off you fucking drama queen

Anonymous said...

This insult to sleep made me deeply angry, but then I saw it was Nabokov, so eff that guy and anything else he has to say.

I can feel my immune system smiling from over my shoulder with a Cheshire Cat grin.

Freeman Hunt said...

Sleep is the most moronic fraternity in the world

I bet not.

EMD said...

Sleep is the most moronic fraternity in the world

Duh, that's Alpha Tau Omega.

Largo said...

CatherineM,

That's why my greatesr success with getting to sleep on time is when I try to maintain a schedule very early to bed, very early to rise. The solid block of time for *me* in the mornings is a powerful motivator.

jr565 said...

I remember as a kid not wanting to sleep till late. But now sleep is desirous. Still stay up later than I should but I don't fight the urge to sleep anymore.