Saturday, 28 July 2012

Famous Dream Quotations (1)

"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world."
- OSCAR WILDE (1854 - 1900), Irish writer & poet

"All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together."
- JACK KEROUAC (1922 - 1969), American novelist & poet

"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible."
- THOMAS EDWARD LAWRENCE aka 'Lawrence of Arabia' (1888 - 1935), British Army Officer

"All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams."
- ELIAS CANETTI (1905 - 1994), Bulgarian Modernist writer & Nobel Prize winner

"Dreaming or awake, we perceive only events that have meaning to us."
- JANE ROBERTS (1929 - 1984), American writer, poet, medium & psychic medium

"Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living."

"Dreams are necessary to life."
- ANAIS NIN (1903 - 1977), French-Cuban erotic author

"Dreams are the touchstones of our character."
- HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1817 - 1862), American Transcendentalist philosopher, author, abolitionist & naturalist

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."
- HARRIET TUBMAN (1820 - 1913), African-American abolitionist, humanitarian & Unionist spy during the American Civil War

"Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions."
- EDGAR CAYCE (1877 - 1945), American psychic

"Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?"
- ALFRED LORD TENNYSON (1809 - 1892), Victorian Poet Laureat of the United Kingdom

"Dreams have only one owner at a time. That's why dreamers are lonely."
- ERMA BOMBECK (1927 - 1996), American humourist

"I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake."
- RENE DESCARTES (1596 - 1650), French philosopher, mathematician & writer

"I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man."
- ZHUANGZI (369 BCE - 286 BCE), Chinese philosopher during the Warring States period & Hundred Schools of Thought era

"I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough."
- M C ESCHER (1898 - 1977), Dutch graphic artist

"I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams... Man... is above all the plaything of his memory."
- ANDRE BRETON (1896 - 1966), French writer, poet & founder of the Surrealism Movement

"I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can play together all night."
- BILL WATTERSON (b. 1958), American cartoonist

"I'm a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds."
- MIKE TYSON (b. 1966),  former American heavy weight boxing champion

"Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams."
- RALPH WALDO EMERSON (1803 - 1882), American Transcendentalist poet, essayisy & lecturer

"Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths."
- JOSEPH CAMPBELL (1904 - 1987), American mythologist, writer & lecturer

"One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed. For no one can lay a hand on our dreams."
- EDWARD VERRALL LUCAS (1868 - 1938), English writer

"Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real."
- TUPAC SHAKUR (1971 - 1996), African-American rapper & actor

"The dreamer can know no truth, not even about his dream, except by awaking out of it."
- GEORGE SANTAYANA (1863 - 1952), Spanish philosopher, writer & poet

"The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up."
- PAUL VALERY (1871 - 1945), French philosopher & writer

"There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?"
- ROBERT KENNEDY (1925 - 1968), American Democratic politician & Attorney General

"We all dream; we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake."
- ERICH FROMM (1900 - 1980), German social psychologist, psyschoanalyst & humanitarian

"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes."
- CARL JUNG (1875 - 1961), Swiss psychologist, psychoanalyist & founder of Analytical Psychology

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