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. Dreama scintillating mirage surrounded by shadowsis essentially poetry.
(Michel Leiris (1901-1990), French anthropologist, author. Quoted in Roger Shattuck, Nights as Day, Days as Nights, Introduction (1961).)
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.)
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).)