Dreams Quotes

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Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
Vladimir Nabokov

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

'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

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

A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams.
Umberto Eco

My mom taught me to go after my dreams. I have this faith in myself that I must have gotten from her. I believe I can do anything. If I decide I want to be a doctor tomorrow, I'm going to be a doctor.
Amy Jo Johnson

No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to fly high. No government, no legislature, has a right to limit your dreams. You should never agree to surrender your dreams
Jesse Jackson

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

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

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

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 can come true.
Gabrielle

Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.
Anais Nin

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

Dreams have only one owner at a time. That's why dreamers are lonely.
Erma Bombeck

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

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

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

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

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

Take, if you must, this little bag of dreams, Unloose the cord, and they will wrap you round.
W B Yeats

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

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

'I whimper like a little girl.' - when he has bad dreams
Hugh Grant

We need to give ourselves permission to act out our dreams and visions, not look for more sensations, more phenomena, but live our strongest dreams - even if it takes a lifetime.
Vijali Hamilton

We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising. I still believe that one can learn to play the piano by mail and that mud will give you a perfect complexion.
Zelda Fitzgerald

'If you want anything to actually change or to move ahead in your life you actually have to do it yourself, you canīt sit there and wait for somebody or talk about what you might want, you know, you should actually keep dreams and desires inside and let them burn a little bit, and then they might come true'
Russell Crowe

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

Winning a medal is what every athlete dreams of, and if it is the Olympic gold then that is the icing on the cake
Jeff Fenech

My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and don't give up, and you will achieve success in what you set out to do.
Rachel Corrie

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

Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.
Terry Pratchett

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

Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of one's dreams. In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits, it is part of my own being.
Sigmund Freud

We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams. - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl

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

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

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

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

Everyday was an adventure on the set of California Dreams. You never know what the guys will be up to next. Usually it's something stupid!
Kelly Packard

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

God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Follow your dreams, because you wouldn't want it so bad if you couldn't have it. The universe gives you these dreams because you can have them. If you're willing to work for it, you can have anything you want.
Michael Flatley

Saddle your dreams before you ride 'em.
Mary Webb

If there were dreams to sell, what would you buy?
Thomas Lovell Beddoes

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

Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift; in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate.
Soren Kierkegaard

As 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



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