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Quotations About / On: DREAM

  • 51.
    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).)
  • 52.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Virginia Woolf, sometimes, truth
  • 53.
    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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  • 54.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Quentin Tarantino, dream
  • 55.
    Every dream is a prophecy: every jest is an earnest in the womb of Time.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1904). Father Keegan, in John Bull's Other Island, act 4, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 2, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).)
    More quotations from: George Bernard Shaw, dream, time
  • 56.
    The American Dream, the idea of the happy ending, is an avoidance of responsibility and commitment.
    (Jill Robinson (b. 1936), U.S. novelist. As quoted in American Dreams, book 1 part 1, by Studs Terkel (1980). The daughter of movie producer Dore Schary, Robinson had grown up in Hollywood and was referring obliquely to the movie industry's preference for happy endings.)
  • 57.
    I'm not the American Nightmare. I am the American Dream!
    (Donald Freed, U.S. screenwriter, and Arnold M. Stone. Robert Altman. Richard Nixon (Philip Baker Hall), Secret Honor (1984). Fictional play based on Richard Nixon.)
    More quotations from: Donald Freed, dream
  • 58.
    They are not sleeping, but even if they were fast asleep, I'd respect their dreams more than your waking thoughts.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Dobra, in Libussa, act 1 (1872).)
    More quotations from: Franz Grillparzer, respect
  • 59.
    But sure there is need of other remedies than dreaming, a weak contention of art against nature.
    (Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "Upon some Verses of Virgil," bk. 3, ch. 5, Essays, trans. by John Florio (1588).)
    More quotations from: Michel de Montaigne, nature
  • 60.
    I love you in my dreams, but not in real life.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)
    More quotations from: Mason Cooley, love, life
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