George Orwell Page

“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”

- George Orwell

Source/Notes: Attributed. Quoted in: The Washington Times, 6 April 1993
Joan Rivers Page

“I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again.”

- Joan Rivers

W. C. Handy Page

“If Beale Street could talk, if Beale Street could talk, Married men would have to take their beds and walk, Except one or two, who never drink booze, And the blind man on the corner who sings the Beale Street Blues.”

- W. C. Handy

Source/Notes: Beale Street Blues (1916)
George Orwell Page

“We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.”

- George Orwell

Source/Notes: Attributed. Variation of
Ernest Hemingway Page

“I am opposed to writing about the private lives of living authors and psychoanalyzing them while they are alive. Criticism is getting all mixed up with a combination of the Junior F.B.I. -men, discards from Freud and Jung and a sort of Columnist peep-hole and missing laundry list school. Every young English professor sees gold in them dirty sheets now. Imagine what they can do with the soiled sheets of four legal beds by the same writer and you can see why their tongues are slavering.”

- Ernest Hemingway


Eleanor Roosevelt Page

“One should always sleep in all of one's guest beds, to make sure that they are comfortable.”

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Source/Notes: My Day (1935 - 1962)
William Butler Yeats Page

“Bald heads, forgetful of their sins, Old, learned, respectable bald heads Edit and annotate the lines That young men tossing on their beds, Rhymed out in love's despair To flatter beauty's ignorant ear.”

- William Butler Yeats

Source/Notes: The Scholars (1915)
George Orwell Page

“You sleep safe in your beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do you harm.”

- George Orwell

Richard Branson Page

“We're introducing separate rooms with double beds in all of our planes so people can actually go with their partner and have a proper night's sleep.”

- Richard Branson

Richard Branson Page

“With the casino and the beds, our passengers will have at least two ways to get lucky on one of our flights.”

- Richard Branson


Georges Duhamel Page

“In the beds which the piety of the public has prepared on every side, stricken men await the verdict of fate.”

- Georges Duhamel

Source/Notes: The new book of martyrs: from the French of Georges Duhamel (1918 edition)
Frank Knox Page

“God did not intend the human family to be wafted to heaven on flowery beds of ease.”

- Frank Knox

Louis Leakey Page

“The trip I made to Angola to study the prehistoric contents of the gravel beds as a means of deciding the age of the deposits and their economic potential was the first time prehistory had ever been used for such a purpose.”

- Louis Leakey

Joan Lunden Page

“I feel fortunate I have this amazing relationship with so many people in America, because I was in their homes at a very private time of day. They probably might have still had their robe on and their slippers and haven't made the beds.”

- Joan Lunden

Cindy Margolis Page

“My bed is actually two king beds put together.”

- Cindy Margolis


Dawn Powell Page

“I want so much for my lover. At night when our beds are drawn close together I waken and see his dear yellow head on the pillow - sometimes his arm thrown over on my bed - and I kiss his hand, very softly so that it will not waken him.”

- Dawn Powell

Source/Notes: The Diaries of Dawn Powell: 1931-1965 (1998 edition), Zoland Books
Francis Quarles Page

“And he repents in thorns that sleeps in beds of roses.”

- Francis Quarles

Source/Notes: Quarles' Emblems, divine and moral: together with Hierogyphics of the life of man (1780 edition)