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Later, however, I came to recognize the objective nature of these dreams or fantasies ... Thus it was that I gradually came to acknowledge that such fantasies or dreams are neither meaningless nor purely arbitrary but rather convey a sort of 'second meaning' of the terms applied.
Wolfgang Pauli

He [Peter Pan] is a metaphor for dreams and faith.
Mark Burnett

The world is seldom what it seems; to man, who dimly sees, realities appear as dreams, and dreams realities.
Samuel Johnson

Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
W B Yeats

The chambers in the house of dreams
Are fed with so divine an air, That
Time's hoary wings grow young therein,
And they who walk there are most fair.
Francis Thompson

It is the logic of our times, No subject for immortal verse- That we who lived by honest dreams Defend the bad against the worse. ('Where are the War Poets?')
C Day-Lewis

Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. [On how to be a successful athlete]
Gail Devers

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Langston Hughes

We didn't know how to run a business, but we had dreams and talent.
Ruth Handler

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.
Pope John XXIII

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Walt Disney

No person has the right to rain on your dreams.
Marian Wright Edelman

The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.
Sigmund Freud

Dreamer of dreams, born out of my true time,
Why should I strive to set the crooked straight?
William Morris

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
William Faulkner

The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.
Umberto Eco

'What else should our lives be but a continual series of beginnings, of painful settings out into the unknown, pushing off from the edges of consciousness into the mystery of what we have not yet become, except in dreams that blow in from out there bearing the fragrance of islands we have not yet sighted in our waking hours...' (David Malouf, An Imaginary Life, p.135)
David Malouf

All books are either dreams or swords,
You can cut, or you can drug, with words
Amy Lowell

I'm just so proud of myself. You always have these dreams about winning, but you never think your dreams will be reality.
Christine Ohuruogu

Was I the perfect mum? No... I think you have to let them follow their dreams, I think it would be worse in the end if you didn't
Lynne Spears

My own dreams fortunately came true in this great state. I became Mr. Universe; I became a successful businessman. And even though some people say I still speak with a slight accent, I have reached the top of the acting profession.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Everything changed for me this year [2007] because I married the man I love and had the wedding of my dreams.
Eva Longoria

How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads. To whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams [erm quite indeed]
Bram Stoker

When Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.
Franz Kafka

Dreams are necessary to life.
Anais Nin

Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions.
Edgar Cayce

In the days that follow, look at our airports, look at our seaports, and look at our railway stations. And even after your cowardly attacks, people from the rest of Britain, people from around the world will arrive in London to become Londoners and to fulfil their dreams and achieve their potential
Ken Livingstone

Ground not upon dreams; you know they are ever contrary.
Thomas Middleton

Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfilment
Jean Baudrillard

If dreams can be portents of what is to come, then I had my fair share if forewarning before my life was stolen away.
Charles De Lint

This country has helped define me and make my dreams come true [on the US]
Jim Carrey

In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield.
Douglas Macarthur

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, thereare still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waitingto be born.
Dale Turner

Divorce and hard times at school, all those things combined to mould me, to make me grow up quicker. And it gave me the drive to pursue my dreams that I wouldn't necessarily have had otherwise.
Christina Aguilera

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams
Eleanor Roosevelt

Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves.
Erich Fromm

Dreams have only the pigmentation of fact.
Djuna Barnes

Who so regardeth dreams is like him that catcheth at a shadow, and followeth after the wind. [Ecclesiasticus 34:2]
Bible

How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares if there seemed any danger of their coming true! - Life and Human Nature
Logan Pearsall Smith

If some books are deemed most baneful and their sale forbid, how, then, with deadlier facts, not dreams of doting men? Those whom books will hurt will not be proof against events. Events, not books, should be forbid.
Herman Melville

Dreams are nothing but incoherent ideas, occasioned by partial or imperfect sleep.
Benjamin Rush

In dreams the truth is learned that all good works are done in the absence of a caress.
Leonard Cohen

The world lies in the hands of those who have the courage to dream and who take the risk of living out their dreams - each according to his or her own talent.
Paulo Coelho

America is not just a democracy, it represents a certain culture of competitive mobility and personality aspirations, politics is not merely a clash of interests, but a clash of dreams.
David Brooks

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

Dreams are real as long as they last. Can we say more of life?
Havelock Ellis

But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
W B Yeats

Eager souls, mystics and revolutionaries, may propose to refashion the world in accordance with their dreams; but evil remains, and so long as it lurks in the secret places of the heart, utopia is only the shadow of a dream
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Learn from your dreams what you lack.
W H Auden

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
Henry David Thoreau



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