Quotations About / On:
If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.
(Marcel Proust (1871-1922), French novelist. Trans. by Scott Monkrieff (1924). "Within a Budding Grove," vol. 4, pt. 2, "Seascape, with Frieze of Girls," Remembrance of Things Past (1918).)
Every adolescent has that dream every century has that dream every revolutionary has that dream, to destroy the family.
(Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Paris France, pt. 4, Charles Scribner's Sons (1940).)
It is one of the blessings of this world that few people see visions and dream dreams.
(Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. Dust Tracks on a Road, ch. 4, J.P. Lippincott (1942).)
Dreams are distorted representations of desire. So are dream- analyses.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
We've removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams.
(Jesse Jackson (b. 1941), U.S. clergyman, civil rights leader. Independent (London, June 9, 1988).)
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An unpublished manuscript containing material later used in The Birth of Tragedy.)
A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams.
(Umberto Eco (b. 1932), Italian semiologist, novelist. Brother William, in The Name of the Rose, "Sixth Day: After Terce," (1980, trans. 1983).)
Dreams have only the pigmentation of fact.
(Djuna Barnes (1892-1982), U.S. author, poet, columnist. Doctor, in Nightwood, ch. 5 (1936).)
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.)