Quotes About Dreams

Quotes tagged as "dreams" (showing 121-150 of 3,000)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
What if you slept?

What if you slept
And what if
In your sleep
You dreamed
And what if
In your dream
You went to heaven
And there plucked a strange and beautiful flower
And what if
When you awoke
You had that flower in you hand
Ah, what then?”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Complete Poems

Langston Hughes

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?”
Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems

Christopher Reeve
“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”
Christopher Reeve

Rick Riordan
“Is that me?,' Leo said. 'Like me--having this dream--looking at me having a dream?”
Rick Riordan, The Lost Hero

Paulo Coelho
“She had just realized there were two things that prevent us from achieving our dreams: believing them to be impossible or seeing those dreams made possible by some sudden turn of the wheel of fortune, when you least expected it. For at that moment, all our fears suddenly surface: the fear of setting off along a road heading who knows where, the fear of a life full of new challenges, the fear of losing forever everything that is familiar.”
Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym

James Kavanaugh
“I was born to catch dragons in their dens / And pick flowers / To tell tales and laugh away the morning / To drift and dream like a lazy stream / And walk barefoot across sunshine days.”
James Kavanaugh, Sunshine Days and Foggy Nights

Brent Weeks
“Why is it, my shadow-striding friend, that we don't fear dreams? We lose consciousness, lose control, things happen with no apparent logic and abiding by no apparent rules.... We don't fear dreams, but we do fear madness, and death terrifies us.”
Brent Weeks, Shadow's Edge

Toni Morrison
“As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think.”
Toni Morrison

Ashleigh Brilliant
“The best reason for having dreams is that in dreams no reasons are necessary.”
Ashleigh Brilliant

Ingmar Bergman
“Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.”
Ingmar Bergman

W.B. Yeats
“I bring you with reverent hands
The books of my numberless dreams.”
W.B. Yeats, The Wind Among the Reeds 1899

L.M. Montgomery
“A broken heart in real life isn't half as dreadful as it is in books. It's a good deal like a bad tooth, though you won't think THAT a very romantic simile. It takes spells of aching and gives you a sleepless night now and then, but between times it lets you enjoy life and dreams and echoes and peanut candy as if there were nothing the matter with it.”
L.M. Montgomery

Douglas Coupland
“In periods of rapid personal change, we pass through life as though we are spellcast. We speak in sentences that end before finishing. We sleep heavily because we need to ask so many questions as we dream alone. We bump into others and feel bashful at recognizing souls so similar to ourselves.”
Douglas Coupland, Shampoo Planet

Emma Goldman
“When we can't dream any longer we die.”
Emma Goldman

Neil Gaiman
“All that I did," she said, "everything I tried to do. All for nothing."

Nothing is done entirely for nothing, said the fox of dreams. Nothing is wasted. You are older, and you have made decisions, and you are not the fox you were yesterday. Take what you have learned, and move on.”
Neil Gaiman, The Sandman: The Dream Hunters

Sigmund Freud
“The virtuous man contents himself with dreaming that which the wicked man does in actual life.”
Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams

Charles Dickens
“A dream, all a dream, that ends in nothing, and leaves the sleeper where he lay down, but I wish you to know that you inspired it.”
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Francesca Lia Block
“If you want to find the trail, if you want to find yourself, you must explore your dreams alone. You must grow at a slow pace in a dark cocoon of loneliness so you can fly like wind, like wings, when you awaken.”
Francesca Lia Block, Dangerous Angels

محمد الرطيان
“لا تسخر من أحلام الناس.. مهما كانت غريبة
ولا تتنازل عن أحلامك.. مهما كانت صعبة
لا طعم للحياة دون أحلام”
محمد الرطيان, وصايا

Fernando Pessoa
“I’ve dreamed a lot. I’m tired now from dreaming but not tired of dreaming. No one tires of dreaming, because to dream is to forget, and forgetting does not weigh on us, it is a dreamless sleep throughout which we remain awake. In dreams I have achieved everything.”
Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

C.G. Jung
“Nights through dreams tell the myths forgotten by the day.”
C.G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections

Chuck Palahniuk
“Why do I do anything?' she says. 'I'm educated enough to talk myself out of any plan. To deconstruct any fantasy. Explain away any goal. I'm so smart I can negate any dream.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

Rainbow Rowell
“He'd stopped trying to bring her back. She only came back when she felt like it anyway, in dreams and lies and broken-down déjà vu.”
Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

Boris Pasternak
“About dreams. It is usually taken for granted that you dream of something that has made a particularly strong impression on you during the day, but it seems to me it´s just the contrary. Often it´s something you paid no attention to at the time -- a vague thought that you didn´t bother to think out to the end, words spoken without feeling and which passed unnoticed -- these are the things that return at night, clothed in flesh and blood, and they become the subjects of dreams, as if to make up for having been ignored during waking hours.”
Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

“I had a dream about you last night.. you were holding a pine cone and introducing him as Gerald.”
Nicole McKay, I Had a Dream About You

Paul Valéry
“The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.”
Paul Valéry

Bram Stoker
“Even if she be not harmed, her heart may fail her in so much and so many horrors; and hereafter she may suffer--both in waking, from her nerves, and in sleep, from her dreams.”
Bram Stoker, Dracula

Virginia Woolf
“He who robs us of our dreams robs us of our life.”
Virginia Woolf, Orlando

Alberto Manguel
“We can imagine the books we'd like to read, even if they have not yet been written, and we can imagine libraries full of books we would like to possess, even if they are well beyond our reach, because we enjoy dreaming up a library that reflects every one of our interests and every one of our foibles--a library that, in its variety and complexity, fully reflects the reader we are.”
Alberto Manguel

“I had a dream about you. I was sitting on your couch, relating my succession of ideas on subconscious influence. I asked you what they meant, and you told me that free associations were a bad way to advance my political career.”
Bauvard, I Had a Dream About You

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