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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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Charles Baudelaire :
Are you not the oasis where I dream, and the gourd from which I drink in long draughts the wine of memory?
[Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867), French poet, critic. Flowers of Evil, "Her Hair," (1859).]
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Woodrow Wilson :
My dream of politics all my life has been that it is the common business, that it is something we owe to each other to understand and ... discuss with absolute frankness.
[Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), U.S. president. Address, September 9, 1912, to New York Press Club. The Public Papers of Woodrow Wilson, vol. 25, p. 119, ed. Arthur S. Link.]
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Henry David Thoreau :
This life we live is a strange dream, and I don't believe at all any account men give of it.
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, August 6, 1843, to Thoreau's mother, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 99, Houghton Mifflin (1906).]
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Ralph Waldo Emerson :
The search after the great men is the dream of youth, and the most serious occupation of manhood.
[Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Uses of Great Men," Representative Men (1850).]
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Edgar Allan Poe :
Is all that we see or seem But a dream within a dream?
[Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), U.S. poet. A Dream within a Dream (l. 12-13). . . Complete Poems and Selected Essays [Edgar Allan Poe]. Richard Gray, ed. (1993) Everyman.]
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William Shakespeare :
Guildenstern. The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream. Hamlet. A dream itself is but a shadow.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Guildenstern and Hamlet, in Hamlet, act 2, sc. 2, l. 260-1. Guildenstern thinks Hamlet's problem may be ambition.]
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Edgar Allan Poe :
All that we see or seem Is but a dream within a dream.
[Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1845), U.S. poet, critic, short-story writer. A Dream within a Dream (1849).]
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Oscar Wilde :
No, Ernest, don't talk about action.... It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.
[Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Gilbert, in The Critic as Artist, pt. 1, published in Intentions (1891).]
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John Donne :
My dream thou brok'st not, but continued'st it. Thou art so true that thoughts of thee suffice To make dreams truths and fables histories; Enter these arms, for since thou thought'st it best Not to dream all my dream, let's act the rest.
[John Donne (1572-1631), British poet. The Dream (l. 6-10). . . The Complete English Poems [John Donne]. A. J. Smith, ed. (1971) Penguin Books.]
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