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100 Best Nap Quotes To Inspire Your Napping (2023)

1. “There are two ways to get rid of an anxiety monster, my friend—you either have a bath or a nap.” — Andrew Kaufman


2. “Schedule all your worrying for a specific half-hour about the middle of the day. Then take a nap during this period.” —Peterborough, Ont., Examiner (March 1955)


3. “Why don’t kids understand that their nap is not for them but for us?” -Alyson Hannigan


4. “When we care for ourselves as our very own beloved—with naps, healthy food, clean sheets, a lovely cup of tea—we can begin to give in wildly generous ways to the world, from abundance. —Anne Lamott, author


5. “I need a long weekend because I need more nap time.”


6. “Sometimes, when you pick up your child, you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood – finding a piece of yourself separate and apart, that all the same, you could not live without.”– Jodi Picoult


7. “No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap”.


8. You know you are getting old when a nap sounds more appealing than a party.


9. Why don't kids understand that their nap is not for them but for us?” — Alyson Hannigan


10. “Sometimes self-care is exercising and eating right. Sometimes it’s spending time with loved ones or taking a nap. And sometimes it’s watching an entire series of television in one weekend while you lounge around in your pyjamas. Whatever soothes your soul.” — Unknown


11. You’re now 2 years old. You can now take 2 naps a day instead of just 1. Happy Birthday!


12. “When the going gets tough, the tough take a nap.” – Tom Hodgkinson


13. “If you want happiness for an hour take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.”


14. “You know what Sunday is, and it’s a day with a lot of potential for naps.” – Polly Horvath


15. Today is Sunday, so please conduct yourself accordingly. Sleep in, sip tea, lay around in your pajamas, listen to good music, and indulge yourself in an afternoon nap.


16. “I want to take a nap. I am not tired or sleepy, I just don t want to be awake.” -Unknown.


17. “You know what Sunday is, it’s a day with a lot of potential for naps.” —Polly Horvath


18. “Remember: What dad really wants is a nap. Really.” —Dave Barry


19. “When we care for ourselves as our very own beloved—with naps, healthy food, clean sheets, a lovely cup of tea—we can begin to give in wildly generous ways to the world, from abundance.” Anne Lamott


20. If you want happiness for an hour take a nap. If you want happiness for a day – go fishing. If you want happiness for a year – inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime – help someone else. – Chinese Proverb


21. “I do not particularly like the word 'work.' Human beings are the only animals who have to work, and I think that is the most ridiculous thing in the world. Other animals make their livings by living, but people work like crazy, thinking that they have to in order to stay alive. The bigger the job, the greater the challenge, the more wonderful they think it is. It would be good to give up that way of thinking and live an easy, comfortable life with plenty of free time. I think that the way animals live in the tropics, stepping outside in the morning and evening to see if there is something to eat, and taking a long nap in the afternoon, must be a wonderful life. For human beings, a life of such simplicity would be possible if one worked to produce directly his daily necessities. In such a life, work is not work as people generally think of it, but simply doing what needs to be done.”


22. “Today is Sunday, so please conduct yourself accordingly. Sleep in, sip tea, lay around in your pajamas, listen to good music, and indulge yourself in an afternoon nap.”


23. [On living in New York City:] I'm oblivious to everything. I just don't notice anything. I sat in a coffee shop, drank half a cup of coffee before I noticed there was lipstick on the cup. There was wadded-up gum and lipstick on the napkin. I must have been sitting on that woman's lap for an hour. - Author: Laura Kightlinger


24. “Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood – finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without.” — Jodi Picoult


25. “If someone bases his/her happiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.” —Andy Rooney


26. I feel like I should clean the house, So I’m going to lay down and nap until that feeling passes.


27. Sometimes self care is exercise and eating right. Sometimes it's spending time with loved ones or taking a nap. And sometimes, it's watching an entire season of TV in one weekend while you lounge around in your pajamas. Whatever soothes your soul.


28. “You know what Sunday is, it’s a day with a lot of potential for naps.” — Polly Horvath


29. “Why don’t kids understand that their nap is not for them but for us?” – Alyson Hannigan


30. “Why don’t kids understand that their nap is not for them but for us?” — Alyson Hannigan


31. I just want to make enough money writing so I can afford to take naps every day. – Gary Reilly


32. “Sometimes when you pick up your child, you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood – finding a piece of yourself separate and apart from that all the same, you could not live without.” – Jodi Picoult


33. “Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood – finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without.”


34. “Let’s start by taking a smallish nap or two…” — Winnie-the-Pooh


35. Today is Sunday, so please conduct yourself accordingly. Sleep in, sip tea, lay around in your pajamas, listen to good music, and indulge yourself in an afternoon nap.”


36. “Taking naps sounds so childish. I prefer to call them horizontal life pauses.”


37. Remember: What dad really wants is a nap. Really.


38. These days, a good bath is even better than a nap.


39. Mommy all day, blogger at naptime! I’m a stay-at-home mom to my beautiful baby. I hope to help you on this wonderful journey of motherhood!


40. 19 Take a bath, get a massage, take a nap, eat something decadent…this day belongs to you! Happy birthday, my dear friend. You are the best.


41. ”You know what Sunday is, it’s a day with a lot of potential for naps.” – Polly Horvath


42. “Taking naps sounds so childish. I prefer to call them horizontal life pauses.” – Unknown


43. “You know what Sunday is, it’s a day with a lot of potential for naps.” ~ Polly Horvath


44. “It seems I have spent a lifetime of mouthing mechanically, ‘Say thank you. Sit up straight. Use your napkin. Close your mouth when you chew. Don’t lean back in your chair.’ Just when I finally got my husband squared away, the kids came along.” —Erma Bombeck


45. Hey kiddo! We wish you a great day today. Though it’s your 70th month birthday, hope you get to have some fun and not nap all day.


46. “If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.'


47. Do not take a nap while your first birthday party is going on. Else, the most important birthday of your life will be gone. Wishing you the best 1st birthday ever dear, baby!


48. “A person can hurry through or sleep walk through life, but whenever they stop to catch their breath or awaken from a long nap, they will find apprehension, disquiet, and fretfulness waiting their directed attention.”


49. “I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything till noon. That’s when it’s time for my nap.” Bob Hope


50. “Let’s begin by taking a smallish nap or two.” — A.A. Milne


51. “No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap.” — Carrie Snow


52. “Sometimes self care is exercise and eating right. Sometimes it’s spending time with loved ones or taking a nap. And sometimes it’s watching an entire season of TV in one weekend while you lounge around in your pajamas. Whatever soothes your soul.” — Nanea Hoffman


53. Happy 8-months old baby girl. I hope you like your blanket! After a long day, we like cuddling and napping with you. #8months #babygirl


54. “Remember: What dad really wants is a nap. Really.” – Dave Barry


55. ″Mommy I want to take a nap.”


56. “When we care for ourselves as our very own beloved—with naps, healthy food, clean sheets, a lovely cup of tea—we can begin to give in wildly generous ways to the world, from abundance.” —Anne Lamott


57. Middle age... when “happy hour” is a nap!


58. “It doesn't take care of its sick, doesn't care for its poor. Doesn't protect its children. Abandons its veterans and its elderly. America's very God is a fraud, invented by marauding settlers to justify native genocide, a savage deity blessing a savage people, forgiving the napalming of babies in Vietnam, the starvation of five hundred thousand Iraqis in our own lives. And who at this table lost five seconds even thinking about that? No, we drown that out with our positive personal affirmations. We don't even look after our own. The people who work fifteen hours a day doing our makeup, hair, and wardrobe have to invoice the studios six or seven times before they get paid. They beg while someone siphons interest off their money. And whose fucking idea was a fifteen-hour day in the first place?”


59. “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.’


60. “No wonder Sleeping Beauty looked so good…she took long naps, never got old, and didn’t have to do anything but snore to get her Prince Charming.” — Olive Green


61. “Because I was really white and because a cruel fairy stepmother, who was understandably jealous of my beauty, had turned me into a too-big Negro girl, with nappy black hair, broad feet and a space between her teeth that would hold a number-two pencil.”


62. “Dla niej był(...) to jedyny naprawdę piękny i szczęśliwy okres życia. Jedyny, w którym zderzenie ambicji i marzeń z rzeczywistością nie przyniosło ujemnego bilansu. Jedyny, w którym wierzyła, iż można osiągnąć wszystko.”


63. “Everything happens for a reason, and sometimes that reason is you’re not prepared for life today, so just take a nap and try again.” — Nitya Prakash


64. “Prenatal yoga focuses on breathing and stretching. So does napping.”


65. “Can I take a nap now?” – Unknown


66. “Self-care when you feel overwhelmed: Get some fresh air; Say no to something; Take a nap; Brain dump your thoughts; Meditate on the truth; Talk to a friend; Take a break; Ask for help.”


67. “Work hard, nap hard.” — Demi Lovato


68. “If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.


69. “Relinquishing my hopes of getting a nap,”


70. My idea of a perfect day includes jet skiing and napping in the sun.


71. "Real friendship is when your friend comes over to your house and then you both just take a nap.” — Anonymous


72. “Everything happens for a reason and sometimes that reason is you're not prepared for life today so just take a nap and try again.” – Nitya Prakash


73. “Today is Sunday, so please conduct yourself accordingly. Sleep in, sip tea, lay around in your pajamas, listen to good music, and indulge yourself in an afternoon nap.” — Unknown


74. I’m going to take a nap, but first I want to give a shout-out to the real MVPs this weekend: The amazing Black Friday sales! Just kidding. No sleeping here, folks. Shopping to live! #shophopping #


75. “When we care for ourselves as our very own beloved—with naps, healthy food, clean sheets, a lovely cup of tea—we can begin to give in wildly generous ways to the world, from abundance.” – Anne Lamott


76. “Sometimes, when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood – finding a piece of yourself separate and apart, that all the same, you could not live without.”– Jodi Picoult


77. “Sometimes, when you pick up your child, you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood — finding a piece of yourself separate and apart, that all the same, you could not live without.” — Jodi Picoult


78. “I already want to take a nap tomorrow.” – Unknown


79. “When all else fails, take a nap.”


80. “Why don’t kids understand that their nap is not for them but for us?”—Alyson Hannigan


81. If all else fails, take a nap. – Unknown


82. “There are two ways to get rid of an anxiety monster, my friend—you either have a bath or a nap.”


83. “Today is Sunday, so please conduct yourself accordingly. Sleep in, sip tea, lay around in your pajamas, listen to good music, and indulge yourself in an afternoon nap.” ~ Anonymous


84. “Take a quick dip, relax with a schnapps and a sandwich, stretch out, have a smoke, take a nap or just rest, and then sit around and chat until three. Then I hunt some more until sundown, bathe again, put on white tie and tails to keep up appearances, eat a huge dinner, smoke a cigar, and sleep like a log until the sun comes up again to redden the eastern sky. This is living…. Could it be more perfect?”


85. “Sometimes, when you pick up your child, you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood – finding a piece of yourself separate and apart, that all the same, you could not live without.” – Jodi Picoult


86. Real friendship is when your friend comes over to your house just to take a nap.


87. “For me it is sufficient to have a corner by my hearth, a book, and a friend, and a nap undisturbed by creditors or grief.” –Fernandez de Andrada


88. “I feel like I should clean the house, so I’m going to lay down and nap until that feeling passes.” – Author Unknown


89. Never try to underestimate the power that a 1-year old possess. From continuing shouting to dirty nappies, they make everyone dance on their tiny fingers. The happiest 1s birthday!


90. Dear son, it’s okay if all you want to do today is take a nap, we’ll understand. After all, it’s just your 70th month birthday. Stay blessed my little angel.


91. “Hustlers don’t sleep, they nap.” ―Unknown


92. Dear son, it’s okay if all you want to do today is take a nap, we’ll understand. After all, it’s just your 6th month birthday. Stay blessed my little angel.


93. “Autumn Self-Care: Bake a pie. Take a nature walk. Take a cozy nap. Write a journal. Decorate pumpkins. Start a new hobby. Lit up a candle.”


94. “I eat really healthy, and if I’m tired, I take a nap.” — Casper Van Dien


95. Barpy napfday! (I thought you'd probably already heard Happy Birthday enough and wanted something different


96. “If you want happiness for an hour—take a nap. If you want happiness for a day—go fishing. If you want happiness for a year—inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime—help someone else.” —Chinese Proverb


97. That wasn't so bad. She said, dabbing at her mouth with a napkin. What was it?


98. “Sometimes, when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood – finding a piece of yourself separate and apart, that all the same, you could not live without.”— Jodi Picoult


99. Hey kiddo! We wish you a great day today. Though it’s your 6th month birthday, hope you get to have some fun and not nap all day.


100. “look at the wisdom (and humor) found in this Chinese proverb: If you want happiness for an hour—take a nap. If you want happiness for a day—go fishing. If you want happiness for a month—get married. If you want happiness for a year—inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime—help others.”


101. “There is no point at which you can say, ‘Well, I’m successful now. I might as well take a nap.’” — Carrie Fisher


102. I wish I were a little kid so I could take long naps and everyone would be proud of me.


103. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.”


104. “Real friendship is when your friend comes over to your house and then you both just take a nap.” — Anonymous


105. You know what Sunday is, it’s a day with a lot of potential for naps. – Polly Horvath


106. Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood – finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without.” — Jodi Picoult


107. I’m pretty sure there isn’t a baby who can rival you when it comes to crib-rocking and nap-taking.


108. “When we care for ourselves as our very own beloved—with naps, healthy food, clean sheets, a lovely cup of tea— we can begin to give in wildly generous ways to the world, from abundance.” – Anne Lamott


109. Why don't kids understand that their nap is not for them, it's for us?


110. Gracious God, My heart grieves for my friend but I am also so saddened for her family and friends who are deeply impacted by the magnitude of this heart-wrenching situation. As these family members navigate their own pain and suffering, please remind them that you are near to comfort them as well. When they are overcome by sadness and fear, provide them with the reminder that you do not sleep, or even take a nap; instead, you are always alert and available to provide the strength they need. You are the only true source of healing and recovery. As they provide practical care and faithfully serve, please strengthen them when they are discouraged. As they lift their eyes to you, remind them of your love and that the empowering presence of your Spirit is available to them at every moment of each day. Amen. - Lisa Samra


111. Real friendship is when your friend comes over to your house and then you both just take a nap. -Unknown

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