Quotations About / On:
Hollywood ... was the place where the United States perpetrated itself as a universal dream and put the dream into mass production.
(Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Vintage (1992). Expletives Deleted, review of several books about Hollywood movies, The Guardian (1988).)
Strangers used to gather together at the cinema and sit together in the dark, like Ancient Greeks participating in the mysteries, dreaming the same dream in unison.
(Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Vintage (1992). Expletives Deleted, review of Robert Coover, A Night at the Movies, The Guardian (1987).)
I'm saying I'm an insect who dreamed he was a man and he loved it but the dream is over and the insect is awake.
(Charles Edward Pogue, U.S. screenwriter, and David Cronenberg. Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum), The Fly, speaking to his lover after he has been transformed into half-human, half-fly (1986).)
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).)
Discontented women dream of being rescued by Prince Charming. Discontented men dream of finding a horny blond in the back seat of a taxi.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
We do not really feel grateful toward those who make our dreams come true; they ruin our dreams.
(Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. The Passionate State of Mind, aph. 232 (1955).)
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An unpublished manuscript containing material later used in The Birth of Tragedy.)
Our fathers had their dreams; we have ours; the generation that follows will have its own. Without dreams and phantoms man cannot exist.
(Olive Schreiner (1855-1920), British novelist. The Story of an African Farm, ch. 13 (1883).
First published under the pseudonym "Ralph Iron.")