Nap Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Nap Quotes from Suleika Jaouad, Michael Crawford, Carole Radziwill, Giles Coren, Louis C. K.. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

I remember working as a paralegal at a law firm, being

I remember working as a paralegal at a law firm, being so exhausted that, midday, I would go to the utility closet to take a nap. And to me, that wasn’t the evidence of a serious illness; it was evidence that somehow I wasn’t able to work long hours or to work as hard as the people around me.
Suleika Jaouad
I really didn’t realise until I got back the work that goes into a performance. You’re like an athlete – if you haven’t been practising things tighten up. I had to do a lot of practice work, but I got through it. Even when I was 21 I would have a 40-minute nap on the day of a show, and I will still do that.
Michael Crawford
I always think if I’d had kids that I’d manage them like I do my dog Margaret: camps, playdates, naps, and lots of snacks. They’d all be fat.
Carole Radziwill
I sleep nine hours every night, I have a little nap after lunch, and, if I’m going out for dinner, I sneak in an extra one before I head out.
Giles Coren
Sometimes I try to take a nap before shows. That clears my head.
Louis C. K.
There’s less critical thinking going on in this country on a Main Street level – forget about the media – than ever before. We’ve never needed people to think more critically than now, and they’ve taken a big nap.
Alec Baldwin
My door was open part of the time, and part of the time I tried to get a nap and their voices annoyed me, and I closed it. I kept it open in summer more or less, and closed in winter.
Lizzie Andrew Borden
My biggest thrill in life is to read in the afternoon until I fall asleep and take a nap.
Sissy Spacek
Sometimes you catch people’s eyes during the show, which is horrible and awkward. I can always see the people in the front row, and sometimes you get people who are fast asleep. Maybe they had a long day at work, but that’s an expensive nap.
Alex Sharp
I know I feel crazy when I’m stressed out. You know when I don’t feel crazy? When I’m in my nap pod.
Sarah Cooper
There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap, even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled.
Kids want you to take them to whatever kid movie is opening, and you just hope it’s good because you’re going to buy a ticket, no matter what. If it’s no good, you kind of drape your arm over your kid so they don’t get smashed, and you take a little nap.
Jason Bateman
Work less than you think you should. It took me a while to realise there was a point each day when my creativity ran out and I was just producing words – usually lousy ones – for their own sake. And nap: it helps to refresh the brain, at least mine.
Amy Waldman
It’s about getting the kids up and fed, getting one to school, getting the other down for a nap, going to the grocery store, picking one up from school, getting the other one down for another nap, cooking dinner… I live my life at these two extremes. I’m either a full-time stay-at-home mom or a full-time actress.
Jennifer Garner
I’m a big fan of naps.
Tyler Henry
My wife, Cristina, is an amazing mother, and I know by the time I get back home, she’s ready for a break. Cristina will say, ‘Enjoy your nap on the plane.’ That’s the most sleep I’ll get after I hear those voices railing, ‘Let’s play Daddy Monster!’
Thomas Gibson
Pre-competition rituals include nap time, because when competition rolls around, I’m a sloth. I also FaceTime my dogs.
Mirai Nagasu
I try to get eight or nine hours of sleep a night, and if I don’t, I’ll make sure to take a nap.
Andre Drummond
On a movie set, there’s so much down time, adjusting the lighting. It gave me time to nap, call my friends, relax, work out. But with TV, there’s no break time. None.
D. B. Sweeney
I wouldn’t say I was grumpy. It’s more pathological – I have seismic tantrums. I get red in the face and cry at least three times a week, and I have to lie down and have a nap afterwards.
Jenny Eclair
With my babies, if I wanted to go pick them up I would just go in the room in the middle of the night, but Nicky is very much on a schedule. This is nap time, this is tummy time, so I’m just kind of like, ‘Okay.’
Kathy Hilton
I’ve fallen asleep at red lights before. Not like passed out, but like I’ve put the parking break on and reclined my seat and taken a nap.
Ari Shaffir
I take a lot of naps.
Connor McDavid
But the important thing is to lie down and fall asleep. That little nap means you wake up fresh again and can continue.
James Levine
After practice, I would have to go back to the dorm and take a nap.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
I don’t sleep much. I think it’s hereditary. My mom doesn’t sleep. My dad never slept. My naps are definitely when I get the most sleep. I’m a big napper – that’s when I get most of my sleep.
Lou Williams
I have a nap every afternoon like a little boy. Or an old man. Depending on how you look at it.
Gino D’Acampo
I am a great believer in naps, whatever age you are.
Shirley Eaton
I love an afternoon nap.
Julie Chen
Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.
Barbara Jordan
I get by with power naps.
Gurmeet Choudhary
I tell you, my naps are epic. They win awards.
Tituss Burgess
I’m a great napper. I nap in a lot of places.
Bozoma Saint John
I’ve been playing on Christmas for the last 10, 11, 12 years. So just got to get up early with the babies, and give them their toys and try to get a nap in and just come to play.
Shaquille O’Neal
On the first day of my shoot for ‘School Master,’ I was feeling a little uneasy because I had to travel a lot. I was feeling a little sleepy too. After the completion of each shot, I would go for a small nap.
Suhasini Maniratnam
My very first kiss happened when I was 6, underneath some desks during ‘nap time’, but my first real kiss happened when I was 15 in the parking lot at a Mexican food restaurant.
Armie Hammer
I don’t sleep. I nap.
Gilbert Arenas
Racism isn’t born, folks, it’s taught. I have a two-year-old son. You know what he hates? Naps! End of list.
Denis Leary
Most of my books begin with a nap on my couch here, when I dream up characters and story lines, and then I write on my laptop in the recliner and handle the business side of email at my desk, which is sagging in the middle – maybe from so many words?
Karin Slaughter
I kind of like rainy weather at nighttime. I used to take naps in rainy weather.
YBN Nahmir
I would work a morning shift at the gym, nap, then go do a comedy show or class.
Lauren Ash
My wife cooks, I clean. Then I go to practice, come home, and take a two hour nap. I wake up, shave my head, then it’s time to ball.
Chauncey Billups
I like to take afternoon naps in the nude.
Cleo Moore
I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything till noon. That’s when it’s time for my nap.
Bob Hope
In a first pregnancy, you don’t have a child yet, so you can nap and see movies and exercise. The notion of ‘baby’ is abstract. You look at the ultrasound and don’t really understand that the creature you’re seeing is soon going to be your roommate.
Kelli Williams
Like everyone, appearing smart during meetings is my top priority. Sometimes this can be difficult if you start daydreaming about your next vacation, your next nap, or bacon.
Sarah Cooper
When John, my husband, was alive, he had a strict timetable. We would get up at 7:30 every morning and go out to breakfast, and I’d have a little nap in the afternoon if I had a show to do at night.
Rosemary Harris
The first encounter was when the Vikings came across 10 Indians taking naps under their overturned canoes – and the Vikings killed them. That did not set up a very good mutual relationship.
Russell Freedman
Finally, you get the job, and you think you’ll be dancing on the ceiling, but I just wanted to go take a nap. It was just like a weight had been lifted off or something.
Josh Duhamel
Massages are my favorite. Sometimes just getting myself outside for a walk if I’m really busy can be an indulgence. I love taking naps. I love to stay up too late with close friends. I believe in everything in moderation. I take what I like and leave what I don’t.
Taylor Schilling
Nighttime, in a nanosecond, asleep by 10:30. No chance I’ll get through the day without two naps. Before noon, around 11 A.M. I catch 30 minutes. Living not far from CBS is perfect because afternoons I go home for another.
Charlie Rose
I can nap with hustle and bustle around me; I can nap quietly all by myself. It’s something I’ve always been good at.
Melissa Leo
I just like to write. You can’t play basketball 16 hours a day, so it’s just working out, working on your body, take a nap, watch some TV, watch some games, and write.
Baron Davis
I know how to deal with jet lag, and I know just how much rest I need and when I need to take naps. When you walk on stage, you need your brain working at its highest and most fully-functioning, so it’s not always easy, but I sort of figure it out.
Joshua Bell
You can see Bjorn Borg, but when I watch some game of him I want just to take a nap, no?
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
An actor gets to take a nap, but the director is working hard from dawn till midnight. I’m kind of lazy.
Michael Horse
On my real vacations, I meet up with friends and we go for walks on the beach. We stroll through old cities, swim in the sea, and take afternoon naps. We shop, lunch, and, yeah, drink.
Carole Radziwill
Bosses should sanction the nap rather than expect workers to power on all day without repose. They might even find that workers’ happiness – or what management types refer to as ’employee satisfaction results’ – might improve.
Tom Hodgkinson
I was working two landscaping jobs; I was recording songs in the spare bedroom. I would get up at 4 A.M., go to work, get back at 6 P.M., have nap, then start recording, just go until I fell asleep.
Joshua Ostrander
Fashion week is very tiring, so I take a little nap backstage before the hair and make-up madness starts.
Sasha Luss
People always say, ‘Is it tough getting up at four in the morning?’ I’m not terrible with that, but the weird thing for me is that I start to feel like a 3-year-old in need of a nap at about 7:30 at night; and, at 9:30, my head is teetering like that.
Matt Lauer
To help staff recharge and think better, companies are setting aside quiet places to relax, practise yoga or even take a nap. With hi-tech giants such as Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft underlining the pitfalls of being ‘always on,’ firms are imposing speed limits on the information superhighway.
Carl Honore
I love being able to take a nap in the afternoon.
Edie Falco
No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap.
Carrie Snow
The process was remarkably cathartic. I’d sit and listen to my father’s voice – having not heard some of these tapes for 30 years and hearing his voice laying me down for a nap, our giggles and cooking dinner – and I remembered all those wonderful days. Normal days.
Jennifer Grant
Hosting is work. It means you don’t get to go up to your room and disappear and take a nap. Like everybody else does after lunch. I’m talking about hosting, not hosting a dinner party, but hosting people staying in your home.
George Clooney
I never wanted to nap. I was always mature for my age. I wanted to put on a dress and look cute. Everyone else can nap, but I’m going to be a princess over here!
Nikita Dragun
When my marriage broke up… I had just put on 45 pounds for my ‘Shall We Dance?’ character. I had to eat 10,000 calories a day just to put on weight while training with Tony Dovolani. I basically stayed in bed for a six-month rotation of depression naps. Dance helped me lose the weight.
Lisa Ann Walter
I like to nap. I do like to sleep. Sometimes I sleep in between takes.
Jodie Foster
I like Aurora, ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ because she’s just sleeping and looking pretty and waiting for boys to come kiss her. Sounds like a good life – lots of naps and cute boys fighting dragons to come kiss you.
Ariana Grande
I eat really healthy, and if I’m tired, I take a nap.
Casper Van Dien
Have you ever noticed how a cat stretches after a nap? We can learn from watching animals.
Cyd Charisse
The replenishing thing that comes with a nap – you end up with two mornings in a day.
Pete Hamill
In the last year of my presidency, I travelled 200 days out of 365. You have to lead a very disciplined life. To be able to do that, I need a lot of sleep. But I have no problems sleeping. On long days, I can easily take a nap for 20 minutes in the afternoon.
Martti Ahtisaari
Laziness works. And the simple way to incorporate its health benefits into your life is simply to take a nap.
Tom Hodgkinson
I’m a fan of the power nap. About twice a week, I’ll stretch out on a little couch in my office for 20 minutes. I don’t need a wake-up call; I pop right up, feeling refreshed.
Tim Finchem
I am very in favour of children having a nap after lunch because then they’re not whiney and grizzly by six o’clock.
Prue Leith
I was such a messer. I would go to my room and pretend to study, but I’d really just take a nap. I was suspended twice as I was such a brat, but the nuns loved me so I got away with it for as long as I could.
Vogue Williams
Looking at 70 from 49, I don’t see it slowing me down. Maybe I’ll need a nap during the day! I’m thinking when I’m 85 I’ll settle down a bit. But I’m going to fight, kicking and screaming, every step of the way.
Kyle MacLachlan
If I’m stuck in the midst of a story, I take a nap. It often works, and if it doesn’t, I still feel better.
Max Apple
I’ll read, and then I’ll take naps. When I feel sleep coming on, I give in and don’t fight it.
Jacques Barzun
After decades spent in rewrite rooms surrounded by other shouting writers, I discovered that I work best alone. I like being in charge of my time, working out the problems according to my own rhythms and being able to nap. That’s a big one, the napping on demand!
Maria Semple
I’m sorry, man, but I’ve got magic. I’ve got poetry in my fingertips. Most of the time – and this includes naps – I’m an F-18, bro. And I will destroy you in the air. I will deploy my ordinance to the ground.
Charlie Sheen
I remember lying down for a nap one day at about 4:00 and walking up at 11:00 the next morning.
April Winchell
Since I’m playing so many matches, I just need to rest. Every nap, it’s very welcoming.
Petra Kvitova
Some essential oils, a nice massage followed by a power nap helps me start my Sunday on the right note. After a week full of running around, this becomes the perfect rejuvenation.
Ananya Panday
I’m such a good sleeper that I can have tea any time of day, and I will have no problem taking a nap. I’m a professional napper.
Darby Stanchfield
I usually sleep ten to eight hours per night. I sometimes also have a nap in the afternoon.
Romain Grosjean
It’s funny because everyone says you sleep when baby sleeps or you take a nap when baby takes a nap. That’s true when you have one. When you have two, that is not true.
Vanessa Lachey
Get up, groan, write a bit, moan, eat breakfast, write some more, cycle my bike through the Sligo hills, make up country songs as I pedal along, sing them, have lunch, have a nap, groan, moan, write a small bit more, cook dinner, feed wifey, open a bottle, or several, slump, sleep.
Kevin Barry
I’m the nap champion.
Leslie Odom, Jr.
It gets very tiring when you are filming and then taken to a room to do school work. I never get any rest time. It is either work or school. Once you are an adult, you get to take a nap in between shots.
Cameron Bright
I wake up at 5am, by 6am I’m on the way to training. I come back and relax, have lunch, take a little nap, then train again at 4pm for an evening run. Then relax, dinner and bed at 9pm until the next day.
Eliud Kipchoge
Surely, anyway, a working day of eight or nine hours which is not split by a nap is simply too much for a human being to take, day in, day out, and particularly so in hot weather.
Tom Hodgkinson
You can’t just set the vision, take a nap, and not keep working on making your vision happen. Your intention has to be backed by work.
Luvvie Ajayi
I think I would be a great dad one day, but I also like to nap way too much.
Scott Evans
If anything kept me awake at night it would be worrying that there wouldn’t be enough time to have a nap the next day.
Joe Lycett
If I am exhausted, I will pamper myself, take an extra nap, eat well, take a spa treatment.
Manisha Koirala
I drink coffee 30 minutes before I want to nap. I think that really helps.
Ali Krieger
I take a nap in the afternoons, and I’m in bed at 9 P.M. It’s a struggle sometimes.
Carl Kasell
I catnap now and then, but I think while I nap, so it’s not a waste of time.
Martha Stewart
Often people have to wake me up from a nap to tell me to go on stage.
Phoebe Bridgers
Chris Candido – besides loving him like a little brother – I used to sit and watch him in awe because it was so effortless for him. He could wake up from a nap and go out and have a five-star match.
Shane Douglas
Here’s how it goes: I’m up at the stroke of 10 or 10:30. I have breakfast and read the papers, and then it’s lunchtime. Then maybe a little nap after lunch and out to the gym, and before I know it, it’s time to have a drink.
E. L. Doctorow
I’d just woken up from a nap, it was around 6:30 in the evening. I was eating some shrimp crackers at my desk. Then I get a call from an unknown number in Burbank, California and my heart immediately skips a beat because I know the Disney home office is in Burbank.
Simu Liu
It was around 4 p.m. in the afternoon. I was just taking a nap. Luckily, my sister was home.
Sherman Austin
I don’t think any book of mine will ever come as close to pure fantasy as ‘A Heaven of Others.’ I’ll never again set a book in a world or after-world in which it’s impossible to buy a cup of coffee or take an undisturbed afternoon nap.
Joshua Cohen
I usually take a two-hour nap from one to four.
Yogi Berra
Sometimes you need to give dishes a nap.
Jose Andres
I’m a believer in the nap. I don’t care what it is. 15 minutes. Five hours. If you know someone’s going to come back and come to work.
Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Everyone keeps asking me when I have time to rest. I’ll tell you when: I get all my sleep on planes. If the flight is five hours, my nap is five hours! I’ll sleep through the whole flight.
Laurie Hernandez
It’s always strange being a kid on the set, because you’re treated like an equal when you’re working. But then when you break, the other actors go back to their trailers to take naps and drink beer, and I have to, like, go do school.
Natalie Portman
If I don’t get eight hours, I can’t function, so I’m a great believer in power naps.
Bobby Davro
Naps are the key to relieving stress. When you are working on two hours of sleep, the fact that cheese comes on something when you ordered it with no cheese is enough to send you crying under the covers for an hour.
Keri Russell
The emotional stakes a memoirist bets with could not be higher, and it’s physically enervating. I nap on a daily basis like a cross-country trucker.
Mary Karr