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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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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."]
Ralph Waldo Emerson :
For the existing world is not a dream, and cannot with impunity be treated as a dream; neither is it a disease; but it is the ground on which you stand, it is the mother of whom you were born.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Speech, December 9, 1841, at the Masonic Temple, Boston, Massachusetts. "The Conservative," Nature, Addresses, and Lectures (1849).]
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Gertrude Stein :
When I sleep I sleep and do not dream because it is as well that I am what I seem when I am in my bed and dream.
[Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Originally published by Plain Edition (1931). Before the Flowers of Friendship Faded Friendship Faded, stz. 18, The Major Works of Gertrude Stein, Hon-no-Tomosha (1993).]
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William Butler Yeats :
That God has laid His fingers on the sky, That from those fingers glittering summer runs Upon the dancer by the dreamless wave. Why should those lovers that no lovers miss Dream, until God burn Nature with a kiss? The man has found no comfort in the grave.
[William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet. The Man Who Dreamed of Faeryland (l. 43-48). . . The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats. Richard J. Finneran, ed. (1989) Macmillan.]
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Wilfred Owen :
The centuries will burn rich loads With which we groaned, Whose warmth shall lull their dreaming lids, While songs are crooned: But they will not dream of us poor lads, Left in the ground.
[Wilfred Owen (1893-1918), British poet. Miners (l. 29-34). . . Oxford Book of Welsh Verse in English, The. Gwyn Jones, comp. (1977) Oxford University Press.]
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William Butler Yeats :
O but we dreamed to mend Whatever mischief seemed To afflict mankind, but now That winds of winter blow Learn that we were crack-pated when we dreamed.
[William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. "Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen."]
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Jorge Luis Borges :
We (the indivisible divinity that works in us) have dreamed the world. We have dreamed it resistant, mysterious, visible, ubiquitous in space and firm in time, but we have allowed slight, and eternal, bits of the irrational to form part of its architecture so as to know that it is false.
[Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentinian author. "Avatars of the Tortoise" ["Avatares de la tortuga"], Discussion [DiscusiĆ³n] (1932).]
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