Quotations About / On: DREAM

  • 21.
    Discontented women dream of being rescued by Prince Charming. Discontented men dream of finding a horny blond in the back seat of a taxi.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
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  • 22.
    We do not really feel grateful toward those who make our dreams come true; they ruin our dreams.
    (Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. The Passionate State of Mind, aph. 232 (1955).)
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  • 23.
    And so while dreams are the individual man's play with reality, the sculptor's art is (in a broader sense) the play with dreams.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 1, p. 554, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). "The Dionysian Worldview," part 1 (1871). An unpublished manuscript containing material later used in The Birth of Tragedy.)
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  • 24.
    Our fathers had their dreams; we have ours; the generation that follows will have its own. Without dreams and phantoms man cannot exist.
    (Olive Schreiner (1855-1920), British novelist. The Story of an African Farm, ch. 13 (1883). First published under the pseudonym "Ralph Iron.")
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  • 25.
    There are as many pillows of illusion as flakes in a snow- storm. We wake from one dream into another dream.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Illusions," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
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  • 26.
    When a teenager dreams, do not take him serious because it is merely the adolescence adrenaline. When a serious 27-year-old dreams, beware because he will definitely realize his dreams...
    (About ambitions...)
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  • 27.
    Unlike Freud, Jung did not believe that a dream is a mask for a meaning already known but deceitfully withheld from the conscious mind. In his view, dreams were communication, ideas expressed not always straightforwardly, but in the best way possible within the limits of the medium. Dreaming, in Jung's psychology, is a constructive process.
    (Jeremy Campbell (b. 1931), British journalist. Grammatical Man: Information, Entropy, Language, and Life, ch. 19, Simon & Schuster (1982).)
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  • 28.
    A word is a bud attempting to become a twig. How can one not dream while writing? It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream.
    (Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962), French scientist, philosopher, literary theorist. "Introduction," sct. 6, The Poetics of Reverie (1960, trans. 1969).)
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  • 29.
    Dream is not a revelation. If a dream affords the dreamer some light on himself, it is not the person with closed eyes who makes the discovery but the person with open eyes lucid enough to fit thoughts together. Dream—a scintillating mirage surrounded by shadows—is essentially poetry.
    (Michel Leiris (1901-1990), French anthropologist, author. Quoted in Roger Shattuck, Nights as Day, Days as Nights, Introduction (1961).)
  • 30.
    Yes, dance. Dance and dream. Dream that you're Mrs. Henry Jekyll of Harley Street, dancing with your own butler and six footmen. Dream that they've all turned into white mice and crawled into an eternal pumpkin.
    (John Lee Mahin (1902-1984), U.S. screenwriter, and Victor Fleming. Dr. Henry Jekyll (Spencer Tracy), "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"., Taunting the barmaid Ivy Peterson as he kills her. (1941). Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.)
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