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Ralph Waldo Emerson :
Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they be executed.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Nature, ch. 5 (1836, revised and repr. 1849).]
Leigh Hunt :
It flows through old hushed Egypt and its sands, Like some grave mighty thought threading a dream,
[Leigh Hunt (1784-1859), British poet. The Nile (l. 1-2). . . Oxford Book of Nineteenth-Century English Verse, The. John Hayward, ed. (1964; reprinted, with corrections, 1965) Oxford University Press.]
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William Butler Yeats :
For everything that's lovely is But a brief, dreamy, kind delight.
[William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. "Never Give All the Heart."]
John Ashbery :
I turn my gaze Back to the instruction manual which has made me dream of Guadalajara.
[John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic, novelist. The Instruction Manual (l. 73-74). . . Selected Poems [John Ashbery]. (1986) Penguin Books.]
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William Shakespeare :
Dreams are toys. Yet for this once, yea, superstitiously, I will be squared by this.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Antigonus, in The Winter's Tale, act 3, sc. 3, l. 39-41. Dreams are trifles ("toys"), yet Antigonus allows himself to be directed ("squared") in his course of action by his dream of Hermione.]
Abraham Lincoln :
O memory! thou midway world 'Twixt earth and paradise, Where things decayed and loved ones lost In dreamy shadows rise,
[Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. Memory (l. 5-8). . . Best Loved Poems of the American People, The. Hazel Felleman, ed. (1936) Doubleday & Company.]
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Charles Baudelaire :
Alas! everything is an abyss,—action, dream, desire, speech!
[Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet, critic. Flowers of Evil, "The Abyss," (1862).]
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Hilda Doolittle :
Egypt had maimed us, offered dream for life, an opiate for a kiss, and death for both.
[Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Egypt."]
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Frank S Nugent :
Mary Kate Danaher: Don't touch me. You have no right. Sean Thornton: Whadya mean no right! Mary Kate Danaher: I'll wear your ring, I'll cook and I'll wash. And I'll keep the land, but that is all. Until I've got my dowry safe about me, I'm no married woman. I'm the servant I have always been without anything of my own. Sean Thornton: That's ridiculous. You're my wife—and—what is this? Mary Kate Danaher: Haven't I been tryin' to tell you. That until you have my dowry, you haven't got any bit of me—me myself. I'll still be dreamin' amongst the things that are my own, as if I have never met you. There's 300 years of happy dreamin' in those things of mine, and I want them. I want my dream. I'll have it and I know. And I'll say no other word to you.
[Frank S. Nugent (1908-1965), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Mary Kate Danaher (Maureen O'Hara), Sean Thornton (John Wayne), The Quiet Man, rejecting her husband on their wedding night because she doesn't yet have her dowry (1952). Based on the story by Maurice Walsh.]
John Ashbery :
We are afloat On our dreams as on a barge made of ice, Shot through with questions and fissures of starlight That keep us awake, thinking about the dreams As they are happening. Some occurrence. You said it.
[John Ashbery (b. 1927), U.S. poet, critic. "My Erotic Double."]
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