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More a paraphrase than a quote, really, but it comes from a prayer which was stitched into a sampler above my grandmothers bed. It began like this: Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep ...
— Neil Peart —

A rose lay open in full bloom
and, looking from my garden room,
I watched the sun-baked flower fill with rain.
It seemed so fragile,
resting there,
and such a silence filled the air,
the beauty of the moment caused me pain.
"What more?" I thought. "There must be more."
As if in answer then, I saw
one weighty drop that caused my rose to fall.
It trembled, then cascaded down
to earth just staining gentle brown
and, since then, I've felt different.
That's all.

— Julie Andrews Edwards

Now I lay me down to sleep my bomb proof cellar's good and deep but if I'm killed before I wake remember god it's for your sake amen.

— Dalton Trumbo

Feelings that would not have disgraced a leader who, now that the snow has begun to fall and the mountain-top is covered in mist, knows that he must lay himself down and die before morning comes, stole upon him, paling the colour of his eyes, giving him, even in the two minutes of his turn on the terrace, the bleached look of withered old age. Yet he would not die lying down; he would find some crag of rock, and there, his eyes fixed on the storm, trying to the end to pierce the darkness, he would die standing. He would never reach R.

— Virginia Woolf

Later that sweltering evening, I climbed into my tiny tent and lay down on top of my bedroll, twisting the lighter blanket around me mummy-style.
Ren ducked his head in to check on me and laughed. "Do you always do that?"
"Only when camping."
"You know bugs can still get in there."
"Don't say that. I like to live in ignorance.

— Colleen Houck

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.

— Anonymous.

Ah, I could lay me down in this long grass
And close my eyes, and let the quiet wind
Blow over me

— Edna St. Vincent Millay

Now I lay me down to cheat on the woman I love so, and if I die between these sheets I pray to God she'll never know.

— David Allan Coe

As I lay me down to sleep, this I pray. That you will hold me, dear. Though I'm far away, I whisper your name into the sky. And I will wake up happy.

— Sophie B. Hawkins

What a lay me down this is
with two pink, two orange,
two green, two white goodnights.

— Anne Sexton

In all my wanderings round this world of care,
In all my griefs-and God has given my share-
I still had hopes my latest hours to crown,
Amidst these humble bowers to lay me down.

— Oliver Goldsmith

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