Waking Up Quotes

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Glen Cook
“Morning is wonderful. Its only drawback is that it comes at such an inconvenient time of day.”
Glen Cook, Sweet Silver Blues

Mindy Kaling
“There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it.”
Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

John Marsden
“Some people wake up drowsy. Some people wake up energized. I wake up dead.”
John Marsden, Tomorrow, When the War Began

Jeanette Winterson
“Do you wake up as I do, having forgotten what it is that hurts or where, until you move? There is a second of consciousness that is clean again. A second that is you, without memory or experience, the animal warm and waking into a brand new world. There is the sun dissolving the dark, and light as clear as music, filling the room where you sleep and the other rooms behind your eyes.”
Jeanette Winterson

Tennessee Williams
“Every time you come in yelling that God damn "Rise and Shine!" "Rise and Shine!" I say to myself, "How lucky dead people are!”
Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie

Christopher Isherwood
“Waking up begins with saying am and now. That which has awoken then lies for a while staring up at the ceiling and down into itself until it has recognized I, and therefrom deduced I am, I am now. Here comes next, and is at least negatively reassuring; because here, this morning, is where it has expected to find itself: what’s called at home.”
Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man

Jonathan Stroud
“I wanted to wake you straightaway, but I knew I had to wait several hours to ensure you were safely recovered."
"What! How long has it been?"
"Five minutes. I got bored.”
Jonathan Stroud, The Golem's Eye

Ian McEwan
“If life was a dream, then dying must be the moment when you woke up. It was so simple it must be true. You died, the dream was over, you woke up. That's what people meant when they talked about going to heaven. It was like waking up.”
Ian McEwan, The Daydreamer

Tove Jansson
“The hemulen woke up slowly and recognised himself and wished he had been someone he didn't know.”
Tove Jansson, Moominvalley in November

John Steinbeck
“Men all do about the same thing when they wake up.”
John Steinbeck, Cannery Row

Захари Карабашлиев
“Обичам да я гледам, когато се събужда. Започваш да разбираш, че си истински влюбен, когато искаш да се събуждаш до някого по-силно, отколкото да заспивате заедно.”
Zahary Karabashliev, 18% Сиво

Shannon Celebi
“It’s not like I planned it. I never woke up from some rosy dream and said, “Okay, world, today I’m gonna spaz.”
Shannon Celebi, After Spring Comes

Adi Alsaid
“Waking up to a smell is a lot more satisfying than waking up to a noise. Instead of barging in uninvited and yanking you out into reality, smells enter your dreams with a silent knock and a polite "Excuse me?”
Adi Alsaid

“We awaken by asking the right questions. We awaken when we see knowledge being spread that goes against our own personal experiences. We awaken when we see popular opinion being wrong but accepted as being right, and what is right being pushed as being wrong. We awaken by seeking answers in corners that are not popular. And we awaken by turning on the light inside when everything outside feels dark.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Jay Woodman
“There isn’t a good side and a bad side of you or of anybody, so there’s no need to be at war with yourself or anyone or anything at all.
All we are is a bunch of dozy people in the process of waking up.
All we really need to do is try gently to be open to continuing that process.
It’s no good getting worked up about stuff – it’s better to relax and laugh at our mistakes, then figure out how to learn from them and move on.”
Jay Woodman

Tahereh Mafi
“I love the sight of his naked body.
especially in these quiet, vulnerable moments. These brackets of time stapled between dreams and reality are my favorite. There's a sweetness in this hesitant consciousness - a careful, gentle return of form of function, I've found I love these minutes most for the delicate way in which they unfold. It's tender.
Slow motion.
Time tying its shoes.”
Tahereh Mafi, Restore Me

Alice Hoffman
“Before she realized he was next to her, he had placed his hands over hers on the countertop, then hooped his fingers through hers. Gretel looked up at him, so startled she might as well have been shot.
'I just wanted to wake you up', he said.
Which is exactly what he did. One look at him and her heart was racing. One look, and whatever had been before was all over.”
Alice Hoffman, Local Girls

“Sometimes I wish I had not woken up from a beautiful dream, and continued dreaming within sleep upon sleep until I become a dream itself. Because sometimes waking up is more frightening than a nightmare.”
Danny Castillones Sillada

Stendhal
“Un des moments les plus pénibles de sa vie était celui où, chaque matin, en s'éveillant, il s'apprenait son malheur.”
Stendhal, The Red and the Black

“The dream was floating off satisfactorily on an inner sea.”
Christopher Harman

“Oh, got no reason, got not shame
Got no family I can blame
Just don't let me disappear
I'mma tell you everything”
Ryan Tedder

Nicola Noble
“I’m not the Princess, I’m the Dragon. I will roast you and eat you whole”
Nicola Noble, To Face The Fire

“Most people think coffee is what wakes you up in the morning. I believe it’s actually brushing your teeth with hand lotion instead of toothpaste.”
Khloe Beutler, Speaking Up for Each Other: A Collection of Short Stories for Tweens and Middle Grade Readers

“You never know how much you truly appreciate sleep until it’s snatched away from you.”
Khloe Beutler, Speaking Up for Each Other: A Collection of Short Stories for Tweens and Middle Grade Readers

Uzodinma Iweala
“The streets are empty and quiet this early in the morning and I can hear my own footsteps as they fall. I can never forget the imperfections in these brick sidewalks, where they rise and dip around tree roots, where loose segments can make you stumble and fall. Mom is right, the morning is cooler than I expected, but I am committed to the cold air sting that will soon turn to an unbearably soggy heat. Such is the way of a city built on a swamp.”
Uzodinma Iweala, Speak No Evil

Stewart Stafford
“Open your eyes, breathe in the fresh dawn air and, with it, all the possibilities this new day may bring.”
Stewart Stafford

“No matter how terrible my dreams, I'm always happy when I wake up.”
Marty Rubin

John Steinbeck
“She sighed as she always does, a deep, gathered breath and a low release of luxury. Some people resent awakening, but not Mary. She comes to a day with the expectancy that it will be good.”
John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

Richard Brautigan
“I hated to interrupt her. I know how much a dream can be worth, but, alas... "Hello.”
Richard Brautigan, Revenge of the Lawn / The Abortion / So the Wind Won't Blow it All Away

Alain Bremond-Torrent
“I’m still in bed writing this, lying on my back like an omelette in a pan.”
Alain Bremond-Torrent, running is flying intermittently

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