Dream quotes

  • Everyone, both big and small, can pull their weight, and ensure that the hopes and dreams of every child become realities.
    -- Alma Powell

    #Dream #Children #Reality

  • Hence life, as through a cloud, for me I see Vanish, and to the past's dark shade 'tis chas'd; As a grand image love remains to me-- Sole remnant of a dream, by morn effac'd.
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #Dream #Dark #Past

  • Poetry is the morning dream of great minds.
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #Dream #Morning #Poetry

  • Love is the most terrible, and also the most generous of the passions; it is the only one which includes in its dreams the happiness of someone else.
    -- Alphonse Karr

    #Dream #Passion #Love Is

  • Love in marriage should be the accomplishment of a beautiful dream, and not, as it too often is, the end.
    -- Alphonse Karr

    #Marriage #Beautiful #Dream

  • The dream doesn't lie in victimization or blame; it lies in hard work, determination and a good education.
    -- Alphonso Jackson

    #Dream #Determination #Lying

  • Life always holds in store surprises that are more complex and unforeseeable than any dream, and the secret is to let them come and not block them with castles in the air.
    -- Álvaro Mutis

    #Dream #Block #Air

  • The basic dream of many Colombians is to have a secure nation, without exclusions, with equity, and without hatred.
    -- Alvaro Uribe

    #Dream #Hatred #Exclusion

  • I have a dream that America will pray and God will forgive us our sins.
    -- Alveda King

    #Dream #America #Forgiving

  • It is my hope that photography may fall in line with all the other arts and with her infinite possibilities, do things strange and more fascinating than the most fantastic dreams.
    -- Alvin Langdon Coburn

    #Photography #Dream #Art

  • We need a multiplicity of visions, dreams and prophecies - images of potential tomorrows.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Dream #Vision #Needs

  • Gymnastics is my whole life, and I dream of going to the Olympics and being a world champ.
    -- Aly Raisman

    #Dream #Gymnastics #World

  • In the name of a greater civilization, we curse those who for the sake of their ambitious dreams, brought about the massacre of so many young lives. No matter how brutal the crime, you will always get glorification of its heroism and tradition from the eunuchs of bourgeois culture.
    -- Amadeo Bordiga

    #Dream #Names #Civilization

  • My dream is to have a gay son.
    -- Amanda Holden

    #Dream #Son #Gay

  • Follow your dreams, because your dreams won't follow you...
    -- Amanda Holden

    #Dream #Follow Your Dreams

  • Acting is fantastic, but to be able to create a whole world on celluloid is amazing. It's like taking your dreams straight from your head and projecting them onto a screen.
    -- Amber Benson

    #Dream #Acting #World

  • Art is for entertainment purposes, but it's also to reflect our dreams, our hopes, the present, the future the past - whether it's good or bad.
    -- Amber Valletta

    #Dream #Art #Past

  • PAST, n. That part of Eternity with some small fraction of which we have a slight and regrettable acquaintance. [T]he Past is the Future of yesterday, the Future is the Past of to-morrow. They are one - the knowledge and the dream.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Dream #Past #Yesterday

  • Happiness has not to all the same name: to Youth she is known as the Future; Age knows her as the Dream.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Happiness #Dream #Names

  • It is your duty in life to save your dream.
    -- Amedeo Modigliani

    #Dream #Duty

  • You have no sense of what war is like. You have no idea what it means to see those you love fall. You cannot possibly understand what it is to fight for what you believe, and how sometimes you have to fight with words and dreams after all the weapons have been put away. You serve a cold god, surviving on his power for thousands of years without ever living!
    -- Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

    #Dream #Falling In Love #War

  • You speak of giving up my dreams. Have you ever, since Maeve's coven split, had a dream? Have you ever had anything worth dying for?
    -- Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

    #Dream #Giving Up #Dying

  • Everyone has ocean's to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?
    -- Amelia Earhart

    #Dream #Ocean #Heart

  • Our dreams drench us in senses, and senses steps us again in dreams.
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Dream #Steps

  • More important than talent, strength, or knowledge is the ability to laugh at yourself and enjoy the pursuit of your dreams.
    -- Amy Grant

    #Dream #Learning #Laughing

  • I agree that dreams seem to be involved in laying down memories but I realise that dreaming gives us access to a part of our brain we do not normally have access to.
    -- Amy Hardie

    #Dream #Memories #Giving

  • We forget most of our dreams because we don't have access to those parts of our brain once we are switched to wakefulness. But why we evolved that way is a puzzle to me.
    -- Amy Hardie

    #Dream #Brain #Way

  • I try to see what the dream might be referring to - because the information in the world is being interpreted by my brain which only has the concepts derived from our five senses. So I think of the sequences in my dream as my brain doing its very best to process information in a way it knows I can deal with.
    -- Amy Hardie

    #Dream #Thinking #Brain

  • I like the way dreams present themselves as words and images that are trying to get your attention using your model-making brain's ability to make up stories.
    -- Amy Hardie

    #Dream #Brain #Trying

  • My interest at the moment is to use my dreaming self (which I also access in shamanic journeying) to engage with the Earth. In my waking rational life I often forget about the Earth, or I get worried or confused by contradictory information. With my dreaming brain I can have access to powerful images of what is going on in the Earth, from day to day.
    -- Amy Hardie

    #Dream #Powerful #Confused

  • A recurring dream probably merits close attention. Something wants you to pay attention.
    -- Amy Hardie

    #Dream #Attention #Want

  • I am sure that there is a lot more going on in the objective real world than we can monitor with our five senses. I think dreams allow us to engage with the real world and monitor the way it is acting on us.
    -- Amy Hardie

    #Dream #Real #Thinking

  • I know I have different priorities when I am close to dreaming and coming out of dreaming. I notice I am connected to people in a different way, and connected to the earth. For me, I have exactly the same emotional responses when I go through into shamanic trance.
    -- Amy Hardie

    #Dream #Emotional #People

  • We dream primarily the same way that we have consciousness of the world for the same reason. Basically, that our brains evolve to simulate reality and to control what's happening around us.
    -- Amy Hardie

    #Dream #Reality #Brain

  • Hollywood is the dream factory, and no one dreams about older women.
    -- Amy Heckerling

    #Dream #Hollywood #Factories

  • Dreams: the place most of us get what we need.
    -- Amy Hempel

    #Dream #Needs

  • My mom taught me to go after my dreams. I have this faith in myself that I must have gotten from her.
    -- Amy Jo Johnson

    #Mom #Dream #Taught

  • I dream crazy vivid dreams. Like, entire movies. And sometimes I write songs about them.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Dream #Song #Crazy

  • My biggest dream from the beginning - besides Evanescence - is scoring film and writing music for film.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Dream #Writing #Film

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

    #Dream #Book #Reading

  • Life is a stream On which we strew Petal by petal the flower of our heart; The end lost in dream, They float past our view, We only watch their glad, early start. Freighted with hope, Crimsoned with joy, We scatter the leaves of our opening rose; Their widening scope, Their distant employ, We never shall know. And the stream as it flows Sweeps them away, Each one is gone Ever beyond into infinite ways. We alone stay While years hurry on, The flower fared forth, though its fragrance still stays.
    -- Amy Lowell

    #Dream #Flower #Heart

  • I ask but one thing of you, only one, That always you will be my dream of you; That never shall I wake to find untrue All this I have believed and rested on, Forever vanished, like a vision gone Out into the night. Alas, how few There are who strike in us a chord we knew Existed, but so seldom heard its tone We tremble at the half-forgotten sound. The world is full of rude awakenings And heaven-born castles shattered to the ground, Yet still our human longing vainly clings To a belief in beauty through all wrongs. O stay your hand, and leave my heart its songs!
    -- Amy Lowell

    #Dream #Song #Heart

  • I want to be around people that do things. I don't want to be around people anymore that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people who dream and support and do things.
    -- Amy Poehler

    #New Year #Dream #Judging

  • People who read are people who dream, and we connect through the stories we live and tell and read.
    -- Amy Poehler

    #Dream #People #Stories

  • I want to be around people who dream and support and do things.
    -- Amy Poehler

    #Dream #People #Support

  • It’s believing in those dreams and facing our fears head on that allows us to live our lives beyond our limits.
    -- Amy Purdy

    #Dream #Believe #Limits

  • We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming - well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Inspiring #Dream #Hope

  • A psychiatrist does not want you to wake up. He tells you to dream some more, to find the pond and pour more tears into it. And really, he's just another bird drinking from your misery.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Dream #Drinking #Bird

  • My dream is for my flowers to act as beacons and rallying points across the planet - bringing people together on a global scale and through my art start a global conversation.
    -- Ana Tzarev

    #Dream #Art #Flower

  • The source of sexual power is curiosity, passion. You are watching its little flame die of asphyxiation. Sex does not thrive on monotony. Without feeling, inventions, moods, no surprises in bed. Sex must be mixed with tears, laughter, words, promises, scenes, jealousy, envy, all of the spices of fear, foreign travel, new faces, novels, stories, dreams, fantasies, music, dancing, opium, wine.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Dream #Sex #Laughter

  • The earth is heavy and opaque without dreams.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Dream #Earth #Opaque

  • In the world of the dreamer there was solitude: all the exaltations and joys came in the moment of preparation for living. They took place in solitude. But with action came anxiety, and the sense of insuperable effort made to match the dream, and with it came weariness, discouragement, and the flight into solitude again. And then in solitude, in the opium den of remembrance, the possibility of pleasure again.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Dream #Remembrance #Effort

  • Dreams are essential to life.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Dream #Psychics #Empowerment

  • Dreams are necessary to life.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Life #Happiness #Dream

  • The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Love #Heartbreak #Dream

  • The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Love #Running #Dream

  • 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

    #Love #Dream #Together

  • I am apparently gentle, unstable, and full of pretenses.  I will die a poet killed by the nonpoets, will renounce no dream, resign myself to no ugliness, accept nothing of the world but the one I made myself.  I wrote, lived, loved like Don Quixote, and on the day of my death I will say: ‘Excuse me, it was all a dream,’ and by that time I may have found one who will say: ‘Not at all, it was true, absolutely true.’
    -- Anais Nin

    #Dream #World #May

  • Where the myth fails, human love begins. Then we love a human being, not our dream, but a human being with flaws.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Dream #Flaws #Failing

  • I walked into my own book, seeking peace. It was night, and I made a careless movement inside the dream; I turned too brusquely the corner and I bruised myself against my madness.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Dream #Book #Night

  • gold never comes to the dreamers - except in dreams.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Dream #Dreamer #Gold

  • In my dreams I sleep with everybody.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Dream #Sleep

  • In New York the acoustics are good for laughter, for life is all external, all action, no thought, no meditation, no dreaming, no reflection, only the exuberance of action.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Dream #New York #Laughter

  • This image of herself as a not ordinary women, an image which was trembling now in his eyes, might suddenly disappear. Nothing more difficult to live up to than men's dreams.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Dream #Eye #Men

  • You are the poet, you walk inside my dreams...
    -- Anais Nin

    #Dream #Poet #Walks

  • I prefer empty cages, Sabina, until I find a unique bird I once saw in my dreams.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Dream #Unique #Bird

  • I had been struck by the analogy between neurosis and romanticism. Romanticism was truly a parallel to neurosis. It demanded of reality an illusory world, love, an absolute which it could never obtain, and thus destroyed itself by the dream.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Dream #Reality #Analogies

  • Destiny changes, fate changes, just believe in your inner self, your dreams and your strength
    -- Anamika Mishra

    #Life #Dream #Believe

  • Mountains are cathedrals: grand and pure, the houses of my religion. I go to them as humans go to worship...From their lofty summits, I view my past, dream of the future, and with unusual acuity I am allowed to experience the present moment. My strength renewed, my vision cleared, in the mountains I celebrate creation. On each journey I am reborn.
    -- Anatoli Boukreev

    #Dream #Past #Journey

  • No doubt the truth is hard to come by for those who do not like the sound of it - dreams and illusions are so much more pleasant.
    -- Anatoli Granovsky

    #Dream #Truth #Doubt

  • Happiness should always remain a bit incomplete. After all, dreams are boundless.
    -- Anatoly Karpov

    #Happiness #Dream #Should

  • Would I still feel this way on leaving the party tonight? Or would I find cunning ways to latch on to minor defects so they'd start to bother me and allow me to snuff the dream till it tapered off and lost its luster and, with its luster gone, remind me once again, as ever again, that happiness is the one thing that in our lives others cannot bring.
    -- André Aciman

    #Breakup #Dream #Party

  • If I could have him like this in my dreams every night of my life, I'd stake my entire life on dreams and be done with the rest.
    -- André Aciman

    #Dream #Night #Done

  • As we walked, I began to wonder what the opposite of molting was and why, unlike the body, which sheds everything, the soul cannot let go but compiles and accumulates, growing annual rings around the things it wants and dreams and remembers
    -- André Aciman

    #Letting Go #Dream #Opposites

  • Big dreams are so damn tiring.
    -- Andre Agassi

    #Dream #Tire #Bigs

  • The scoreboard said I lost today, but what the scoreboard doesn't say is what it is I have found. Over the last 21 years, I have found loyalty. You have pulled for me on the court and also in life. I found inspiration. You have willed me to succeed, sometimes even in my lowest moments, and I've found generosity. You have given me your shoulders to stand on to reach for my dreams, dreams I could never have reached without you.
    -- Andre Agassi

    #Thank You #Loyalty #Dream

  • How lovely it is to dream while you are awake.
    -- Andre Agassi

    #Dream #Lovely #Awake

  • 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

    #Dream #Memories #Men

  • Objects seen in dreams should be manufactured and put on sale.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Dream #Should

  • The lamentable expression: 'But it was only a dream", the increasing use of which - among others in the domain of the cinema - has contributed not a little to encourage such hypocrisy, has for a long while ceased to merit discussion.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Dream #Expression #Long

  • I believe in the future resolution of these two states, dream and reality, which are seemingly so contradictory, into a kind of absolute reality, a surreality, if one may so speak.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Dream #Believe #Reality

  • To respect the dignity of a relationship also implies accepting the end when it comes. Except in my mind, except in my dreams, where the aftertaste of her still lingers.
    -- André Brink

    #Dream #Mind #Dignity

  • If I speak with a character’s voice it is because that character’s become so much part of me that … I think I have the right then to imagine myself into the skin, into the life, into the dreams, into the experience of the particular character that I’ve chosen.
    -- André Brink

    #Dream #Character #Thinking

  • The mind supplies the idea of a nation, but what gives this idea its sentimental force is a community of dreams.
    -- Andre Malraux

    #Dream #Ideas #Giving

  • He who has dreamed for long resembles his dream.
    -- Andre Malraux

    #Dream #Long

  • A love song must respect the canons of music beauty, entering the fibers of those who are listening. It must make them dream and pleasantly introduce them to the universe of love.
    -- Andrea Bocelli

    #Dream #Song #Listening

  • I could never dream of being cool.
    -- Andrea Corr

    #Dream #Being Cool

  • What I know about living is the pain is never just ours Every time I hurt I know the wound is an echo So I keep a listening to the moment the grief becomes a window When I can see what I couldn’t see before, through the glass of my most battered dream, I watched a dandelion lose its mind in the wind and when it did, it scattered a thousand seeds. So the next time I tell you how easily I come out of my skin, don’t try to put me back in just say here we are together at the window aching for it to all get better
    -- Andrea Gibson

    #Dream #Hurt #Pain

  • I know you think this world is too dark to even dream in color, but I’ve seen flowers bloom at midnight. I’ve seen kites fly in gray skies and they were real close to looking like the sunrise, and sometime it takes the most wounded wings the most broken things to notice how strong the breeze is, how precious the flight.
    -- Andrea Gibson

    #Dream #Strong #Real

  • We're boxed in and labeled before we're ever able to speak who we believe we are or who we dream we'll become.
    -- Andrea Gibson

    #Dream #Believe #Able

  • ..when a war ends, what does that look like exactly? do the cells in the body stop detonating themselves? does the orphanage stop screaming for its mother? when the sand in the desert has been melted down to glass and our reflection is not something we can stand to look at does the white flag make for a perfect blindfold? yesterday i was told a story about this little girl in Iraq, six-years-old, who cannot fall asleep because when she does she dreams of nothing but the day she watched her dog eat her neighbor's corpse. if you told her war is over do you think she can sleep?
    -- Andrea Gibson

    #Girl #Mother #Dream

  • From an endless dream we have come. In an endless dream we are living. To an endless dream we shall return.
    -- Andrea Kushi

    #Love #Life #Dream

  • To not dare is to have already lost. We should seek out ambitious, even unrealistic projects, because things only happen when we dream.
    -- Andree Putman

    #Dream #Ambitious #Lost

  • The Oval Office symbolizes... the Constitution, the hopes and dreams, and I'm going to say democracy. And when you have a dress code in the Supreme Court and a dress code on the floor of the Senate, floor of the House, I think it's appropriate to have an expectation that there will be a dress code that respects the office of the President.
    -- Andrew Card

    #Dream #Thinking #Expectations

  • Be king in your dreams. Make your vow that you will reach that position, with untarnished reputation, and make no other vow to distract your attention.
    -- Andrew Carnegie

    #Dream #Kings #Attention

  • I glance into the faces of all these people out for a Sunday stroll, but I'm not seeing eyes and noses and mouths. I'm seeing stories. Every person has a story. All the hopes and dreams. And fears. And secrets. In every face.
    -- Andrew Clements

    #Dream #Eye #Sunday

  • We all dream; it is a mystery in which all humankind participates.  I realize this is an assumption, but it is one that I have no qualms in asserting as fact: the dream is an experiential universal for humanity.
    -- Andrew D. Chumbley

    #Dream #Humanity #Facts

  • We might say that the dream tranforms the dreamer; that it possesses the ability to 'initiate', to bestow new meaning, to motivate new beginnings (Latin: initium - beginning), to permit our entrance (literally 'en-trance'; Latin: inire init - to go in) to new orders of relation between ourselves and the 'other'.
    -- Andrew D. Chumbley

    #Dream #Latin #New Beginnings

  • There was a brief moment of weightlesssness: a balancing point between air and earth, dirt and heaven. How strange, I thought, how like the moment between sleeping and falling when everything is beautifully surreal and nothing is corporeal. How like floating towards completion. But as often happens in that time between existing in the world and fading into dreams, this moment over the edge ended with the ruthless jerk back to awareness.
    -- Andrew Davidson

    #Dream #Fall #Sleep

  • You remove heavy metals out of the ground and you turn that into tables, and houses and bridges and dreams for people in the developing world. I love doing that.
    -- Andrew Forrest

    #Dream #Business #Bridges