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Quotations About / On: DREAM

  • 21.
    Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 315, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 22.
    Unlike Freud, Jung did not believe that a dream is a mask for a meaning already known but deceitfully withheld from the conscious mind. In his view, dreams were communication, ideas expressed not always straightforwardly, but in the best way possible within the limits of the medium. Dreaming, in Jung's psychology, is a constructive process.
    (Jeremy Campbell (b. 1931), British journalist. Grammatical Man: Information, Entropy, Language, and Life, ch. 19, Simon & Schuster (1982).)
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  • 23.
    A word is a bud attempting to become a twig. How can one not dream while writing? It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream.
    (Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962), French scientist, philosopher, literary theorist. "Introduction," sct. 6, The Poetics of Reverie (1960, trans. 1969).)
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  • 24.
    Dream is not a revelation. If a dream affords the dreamer some light on himself, it is not the person with closed eyes who makes the discovery but the person with open eyes lucid enough to fit thoughts together. Dream—a scintillating mirage surrounded by shadows—is essentially poetry.
    (Michel Leiris (1901-1990), French anthropologist, author. Quoted in Roger Shattuck, Nights as Day, Days as Nights, Introduction (1961).)
  • 25.
    Yes, dance. Dance and dream. Dream that you're Mrs. Henry Jekyll of Harley Street, dancing with your own butler and six footmen. Dream that they've all turned into white mice and crawled into an eternal pumpkin.
    (John Lee Mahin (1902-1984), U.S. screenwriter, and Victor Fleming. Dr. Henry Jekyll (Spencer Tracy), "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"., Taunting the barmaid Ivy Peterson as he kills her. (1941). Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson.)
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  • 26.
    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.)
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  • 27.
    Sometimes I wake at night in the White House and rub my eyes and wonder if it is not all a dream.
    (Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), U.S. president. Allan Nevins, Grover Cleveland: A Study in Courage, ch. 13 (1932).)
  • 28.
    Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
    (Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. A Room of One's Own, ch. 2 (1929).)
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  • 29.
    It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.
    (Man Ray (1890-1976), U.S. photographer. Quoted in Neil Baldwin, Man Ray, introduction, Julien Levy exhibition catalog, April 1945 (1988). Real name: Emanuel Rabinovitch.)
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  • 30.
    You shoot me in a dream, you better wake up and apologize.
    (Quentin Tarantino, U.S. screenwriter and director. Mr. White (Harvey Keitel), Reservoir Dogs, in the opening scene to Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen) as the gang jokes around in the coffee shop (1992).)
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