Quotations About / On:
I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was. Man is but an ass if he go about to expound this dream.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Bottom, in A Midsummer Night's Dream, act 4, sc. 1, l. 204-7.)
A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
(John Barrymore (1882-1942), U.S. actor. Quoted in Gene Fowler, Good Night, Sweet Prince (1943).)
Whoso regardeth dreams is like him that catcheth at a shadow, and followeth after the wind.
(Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus 34:2.)
If you wish to form a clear judgment on your friends, consult your dreams.
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
I dream, therefore I exist.
(J. August Strindberg (1849-1912), Swedish dramatist, novelist, poet. A Madman's Defense, pt. 1, ch. 7 (1968).)
Dreaming of evening walks through learned cities,
(W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907-1973), Anglo-American poet, essayist. Paysage Moralisé (l. 9). . .
Juvenilia; Poems, 1922-1928 [W. H. Auden]. Katherine Bucknell, ed. (1994) Princeton University Press.)
I think the American Dream for most people is just survival.
(Sandy Scholl, U.S. owner of a small cleaning service. As quoted in The Great Divide, book 1, section 2, by Studs Terkel (1988).)
Death is the most blessed dream.
(Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Leonce and Lena, act II (1838).)
The office of the Vice-President is a greater honor than I ever dreamed of attaining.
(Chester A. Arthur (1829-1886), U.S. president. William C. Hudson, Random Recollections of an Old Political Reporter (1911). Gentleman Boss: The Life of Chester Alan Arthur, ch. 9, Thomas C. Reeves (1975).)
My neglected duties crowd around me in my dreams, murmuring.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)