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).)
Dreaming of evening walks through learned cities,
(W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907-1973), Anglo-American poet, essayist. Paysage Moralisé (l. 9). . .
Juvenilia; Poems, 1922-1928 [W. H. Auden]. Katherine Bucknell, ed. (1994) Princeton University Press.)
I dream, therefore I exist.
(J. August Strindberg (1849-1912), Swedish dramatist, novelist, poet. A Madman's Defense, pt. 1, ch. 7 (1968).)
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).)
My dreams have become puny with the reality my life has become.
(Imelda Marcos (b. 1931), former Philippine First Lady. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 29 (April 20, 1992).
Once the big-spending wife of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, she had been driven into exile with him when he was deposed.)
Symbolism erects a facade of respectability to hide the indecency of dreams.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
Last night, I dreamt I went to Manderlay again.
(Robert E. Sherwood (1896-1955), U.S. screenwriter, and Joan Harrison (1911-1994), British screenwriter. Mrs. de Winter (Joan Fontaine), Rebecca, this is the first line of the movie (1940).
Manderlay was the de Winter family estate.)
Everybody's youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.
(F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. John, in The Diamond as Big as the Ritz, ch. 11 (1922).
Kismine replies, "How pleasant then to be insane!")