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1. "I'm a bit of an insomniac. I go to bed at 5am because I get caught up in watching TV or listening to music at night."
Author: A. J. McLean
2. "Reading is the occupation of the insomniac par excellence."
Author: Alberto Manguel
3. "I was a very special child. I did stand-up comedy. I did it all. My family didn't understand. 'Aren't you tired?' I'm like, 'No.' I'm like an insomniac, I hardly sleep, I'm always on the move."
Author: Alessandra Torresani
4. "Insomniacs should not be forced to exist in a realm with reflective glass. From the first look I'm boxed in a prism, rainbows charming the other dark-circled self into sharing my prison. One eye turns on the other, each accusing the other of being responsible for an appearance oddly elfin, before exiting head and bouncing like lottery balls through the mirror walls and then drifting up and out the open and unguarded Well of the Wyrd. There, everyone with mirrors and mushrooms is waiting for me, faded and dissolved into giggles."
Author: Amanda Sledz
5. "She married the princeand all went wellexcept for the fear —the fear of sleep.Briar Rosewas an insomniac...She could not napor lie in sleepwithout the court chemistmixing her some knock-out dropsand never in the prince's presence."
Author: Anne Sexton
6. "…praise any word that can hold you. Praise all but the vanishing point where we stand now, not quite parted. Already memories fall like blows. But soon they will be treasure, dropped like gold through a miser's fingers as he makes his accounts…Praise each insomniac hour, kept wide awake by your glow. Sleep would only have robbed more coins from this vandal hoarded store."
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
7. "I have met guys who work the overnight shift at 7-11, selling Slurpees and Camels to insomniacs who have more introspection than a lot of people in the mainstream media."
Author: Bernard Goldberg
8. "I stumbled into this format for 'Last Call with Carson Daly' that I really like, inspired by cable and Dave Attell's 'Insomniac.' I love being out on the street."
Author: Carson Daly
9. "Sometimes, at the least opportune times, the past is an insomniac, alive and well."
Author: Courtney Cole
10. "Mario, what do you get when you cross an insomniac, an unwilling agnostic and a dyslexic?""I give.""You get someone who stays up all night torturing himself mentally over the question of whether or not there's a dog."
Author: David Foster Wallace
11. "Being an insomniac only slows me down. I try not to write at night, as I'm concerned that this will affect the quality."
Author: Elliot Perlman
12. "What is that one crucifixion compared to the daily kind any insomniac endures?"
Author: Emil Cioran
13. "I don't sleep much. It takes me a long time to fall asleep. I'm a bit of an insomniac but, when I fall asleep, I don't ever want to wake up."
Author: Enrique Iglesias
14. "We have often had this particular exchange about climate and landscape and why we both feel so lonely here uprooted. It was what each of us had wanted of course.Besides wanting to experience a place we hated, we wanted to be insomniacs and loners, losers and drop-outs. To know the sky was the only location of meaning and joy left to us."
Author: Fanny Howe
15. "Evelyn was an insomniac so when they say she died in her sleep, you have to question that."
Author: Garrison Keillor
16. "It is not the slumber of reason that engenders monsters, but vigilant and insomniac rationality."
Author: Gilles Deleuze
17. "I am an insomniac. Most of my nights include a moment of wakening. Often I will make my way to the kitchen to make tea and read for awhile."
Author: Jacqueline Novogratz
18. "One blanket, coupled with a fluffy pillow, could be implemented as a torture device for insomniacs."
Author: Jarod Kintz
19. "Insomnia is a variant of Tourette's--the waking brain races, sampling the world after the world has turned away, touching it everywhere, refusing to settle, to join the collective nod. The insomniac brain is a sort of conspiracy theorist as well, believing too much in its own paranoiac importance--as though if it were to blink, then doze, the world might be overrun by some encroaching calamity, which its obsessive musings are somehow fending off."
Author: Jonathan Lethem
20. "I am an insomniac."
Author: Josh Hartnett
21. "Hundreds of our old neighbors, friends, coworkers, and teachers are new insomniacs. They file for dream bankruptcy, appeal for Slumber Corps aid, wait to be approved for a sleep donor. It is a special kind of homelessness, says our mayor, to be evicted from your dreams. I believe our mayor is both genuinely concerned for his insomniac constituency, and also pandering to a powerfully desperate new voting block."
Author: Karen Russell
22. "Turn to my left and see a young couple walking along the sidewalk.  Seattle's Alki Beach is pretty much deserted, aside from a few die-hards, or early morning insomniacs, like me.  The young couple are walking away from me, hand in hand, smiling at each other, and I point my lens at them and click.  I zoom in on their sneaker-clad feet and locked hands and shoot some more, my photographer's eye appreciating their intimate moment on the beach. I inhale the salty air and stare out at the sound once again as a red-sailed boat gently glides out on the water. The early morning sunshine is"
Author: Kristen Proby
23. "The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world."
Author: Leonard Cohen
24. "You are not an insomniac!(you're just a nighttime philosopher)"
Author: Leslie Dean Brown
25. "Writers—like insomniacs—are so accident-prone, so obsessed with the calculus of bad luck and missed opportunities, so liable to rumination and a concomitant inability to let go of a subject, even when urged repeatedly to do so."
Author: Michael Chabon
26. "Insomniacs know better than anyone how it would be to haunt a house."
Author: Michael Cunningham
27. "I'm kind of an insomniac and watch TV late at night."
Author: Monica Keena
28. "I'm an insomniac, my mind works the night shift."
Author: Pete Wentz
29. "The sound is gone. There's nothing left but the insomniac throbbing of crickets. Crickets in the garden, the courtyard, the back courtyard. Close, domestic, identifiable. And those out in the country. Between all of them they raise, little by little, a wall that will keep out the thing that lies waiting for the tiniest crack of silence to steal through. The thing that is feared by all those who are sleepless, those who walk through the night, those who are lonely, children. That thing. The voice of the dead."
Author: Rosario Castellanos
30. "I wanted to believe that he came because he liked me, because he saw something in me that he didn't see in any of his other options. I wanted to believe mine was the first door he knocked on. I truly did. But I couldn't. I was never the first for anything. I was the kid who got picked last for dodge ball. I would not be the first to be awoken by an insomniac celebrity, even one with whom I had a sort-of history. I could dream all I wanted, but I knew the absurdity of it."
Author: Ryan Loveless
31. "Later, when his desires had been satisfied, he slept in an odorous whorehouse, snoring lustily next to an insomniac tart, and dreamed. He could dream in seven languages: Italian, Spanic, Arabic, Persian, Russian, English and Portughese. He had picked up languages the way most sailors picked up diseases; languages were his gonorrhea, his syphilis, his scurvy, his ague,his plague. As soon as he fell asleep half the world started babbling in his brain, telling wondrous travelers' tales. In this half-discovered world every day brought news of fresh enchantments. The visionary, revelatory dream-poetry of the quotidian had not yet been crushed by blinkered, prosy fact. Himself a teller of tales, he had been driven out of his door by stories of wonder, and by one in particular, a story which could make his fortune or else cost him his life."
Author: Salman Rushdie
32. "His low voice breaks the stillness. "You didn't say what you were doing out this late.""I couldn't sleep either," I reply. Not a lie.His mouth curves. "So we're perfect for each other. A pair of insomniacs."Perfect for each other.I grin a mad, stupid smile."
Author: Sophie Jordan
33. "It is in the land of dreamers, it is in the land the dreamers dream that dreams of justice and desire are as certain as numbers. It is in the land of insomniacs that justice and desire are dismissed as merely dreams. I was born in the first land and returned to the second: they were one and the same. You know its name."
Author: Steve Erickson
34. "He was afraid of touching his own wrist. He never attempted to sleep on his left side, even in those dismal hours of the night when the insomniac longs for a third side after trying the two he has."
Author: Vladimir Nabokov

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