Quotations About / On: DREAM
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.)
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).)
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).)
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).)
The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.
(Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), Austrian psychiatrist. repr. in Complete Works, Standard Edition, vol. 5-6, eds. James Strachey and Anna Freud (1955). The Interpretation of Dreams, ch. 7 (1900).)
Perhaps life is just that ... a dream and a fear.
(Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), Polish-born British novelist. Razumov, in Under Western Eyes, pt. 4, ch. 2 (1911).)
Much can be inferred about a man from his mistress: in her one beholds his weaknesses and his dreams.
(G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook F," aph. 88, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).)
Scholars dream of finding small facts pregnant with great progeny.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.
(Henry Brooks Adams (1838-1918), U.S. historian. The Education of Henry B. Adams, p. 1132, The Library of America (1983).)
I dream of summing everything up in the greatest sentence ever written.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)