Quotations About / On: DREAM

  • 71.
    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.)
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  • 72.
    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).)
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  • 73.
    My neglected duties crowd around me in my dreams, murmuring.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 74.
    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.)
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  • 75.
    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).)
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  • 76.
    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).)
  • 77.
    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).)
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  • 78.
    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).)
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  • 79.
    Whoso regardeth dreams is like him that catcheth at a shadow, and followeth after the wind.
    (Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus 34:2.)
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  • 80.
    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).)
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