Famous quotes containing the word sleepers:

    The Past—the dark unfathom’d retrospect!
    The teeming gulf—the sleepers and the shadows!
    The past! the infinite greatness of the past!
    For what is the present after all but a growth out of the past?
    Walt Whitman (1819–1892)

    To be shelterless and alone in the open country, hearing the wind moan and watching for day through the whole long weary night; to listen to the falling rain, and crouch for warmth beneath the lee of some old barn or rick, or in the hollow of a tree; are dismal things—but not so dismal as the wandering up and down where shelter is, and beds and sleepers are by thousands; a houseless rejected creature.
    Charles Dickens (1812–1870)

    Even sleepers are workers and collaborators on what goes on in the universe.
    Heraclitus (c. 535–c. 475 B.C.)