Quotations About / On:
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.)
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).)
My neglected duties crowd around me in my dreams, murmuring.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
There couldn't be a society of people who didn't dream. They'd be dead in two weeks.
(William Burroughs (b. 1914), U.S. author. Quoted in Victor Bockris, With William Burroughs: A Report from the Bunker, "On Dreams," (1981).
Taped conversation, 1974, New York City.)
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).)
The world of men is dreaming, it has gone mad in its sleep, and a snake is strangling it, but it can't wake up.
(D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Letter, May 14, 1915. The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, vol. 2, eds. George J. Zytaruk and James T. Boulton (1981).)
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).)
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).)
Whoso regardeth dreams is like him that catcheth at a shadow, and followeth after the wind.
(Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus 34:2.)
A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
(John Barrymore (1882-1942), U.S. actor. Quoted in Gene Fowler, Good Night, Sweet Prince (1943).)