Quotations About / On:
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.)
When you wish upon a star your dreams come true.
(Ned Washington (190l-1976), U.S. songwriter. "When You Wish upon a Star," Pinocchio, Bourne Co. (1940).
Music composed by Leigh Harline (1907-1969).)
Hollywood has always been a cage ... a cage to catch our dreams.
(John Huston (1906-1987), U.S. filmmaker. Quoted in London Sunday Times (December 27, 1987).)
Saddle your dreams afore you ride 'em.
(Mary Webb (1881-1927), British author. Precious Bane, bk. 1, ch. 6 (1924).)
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.)