Which works does the following quote come from?: "...sleep, those little slices of death....how I loathe them..."

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I am desperately seeking the answer to this....which piece of work does the following quote come from: "...sleep, those little slices of death...how I loathe them..."

-- Anonymous, February 07, 2002


Although I have seen this, erroneously I think, attributed to Poe, and, perhaps more plausibly, to Longfellow, no source is ever given, making me doubt both attributions. According to the Columbia World Book of quotations, the true source is:

Walter Reisch (1903–1963), Austrian screenwriter, Charles Brackett (1892–1969), U.S., and Henry Levin. Count Saknussemm (Thayer David), Journey to the Center of the Earth, at the edge of the sea, explaining to Lindenbrook why he isn’t resting (1959).

-- Anonymous, February 08, 2002

OK that is one of my favorite quotes. Anyway, I could be way off but I always seem to recall it as being Twain that coined it. However, this is pulling from memory and a quick search has not born this out but I can swear I am right.

-- Anonymous, April 18, 2002

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