Quotations About / On:
Whoso regardeth dreams is like him that catcheth at a shadow, and followeth after the wind.
(Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus 34:2.)
If you wish to form a clear judgment on your friends, consult your dreams.
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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.)
I think the American Dream for most people is just survival.
(Sandy Scholl, U.S. owner of a small cleaning service. As quoted in The Great Divide, book 1, section 2, by Studs Terkel (1988).)
Death is the most blessed dream.
(Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Leonce and Lena, act II (1838).)
The office of the Vice-President is a greater honor than I ever dreamed of attaining.
(Chester A. Arthur (1829-1886), U.S. president. William C. Hudson, Random Recollections of an Old Political Reporter (1911). Gentleman Boss: The Life of Chester Alan Arthur, ch. 9, Thomas C. Reeves (1975).)
My neglected duties crowd around me in my dreams, murmuring.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
Speak to me, lovely creature of my dreams, but only a few vague words.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
The psychoanalysts pick our dreams as if they were our pockets.
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian satirist. repr. In Thomas Szasz, Anti-Freud: Karl Kraus's Criticism of Psychoanalysis and Psychiatry, ch. 6 (1976). Die Fackel (Vienna, May 30, 1913), no. 376/77.)