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He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.

Douglas Adams

That's what keeps me going: dreaming, inventing, then hoping and dreaming some more in order to keep dreaming.

Joseph Barbera

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.

John Barrymore

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.

Joseph Campbell

All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.

Elias Canetti

I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.

M. C. Escher

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.

William Faulkner

Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.

Eugene Ionesco

Only things the dreamers make live on. They are the eternal conquerors.

Herbert Kaufman

There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?

Robert Kennedy

All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.

Jack Kerouac

Dreams are necessary to life.

Anais Nin

Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.

Anais Nin

We are near waking when we dream we are dreaming.


I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say. A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep to dream my dreams of you.

Roy Orbison

We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.

Jesse Owens

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.

Christopher Reeve

Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.

Jean-Paul Sartre

Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Dreams are the touchstones of our character.

Henry David Thoreau

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.

Paul Valery

Dreaming of a tomorrow, which tomorrow, will be as distant then as 'tis today.

Lope De Vega

In dreams begins responsibility.

William Butler Yeats

I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.


The dreamer can know no truth, not even about his dream, except by awaking out of it.

George Santayana

Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions.

Edgar Cayce

Dreaming men are haunted men.

Stephen Vincent Benet

Dreams have only one owner at a time. That's why dreamers are lonely.

Erma Bombeck

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.

Erma Bombeck

Perhaps life is just that... a dream and a fear.

Joseph Conrad

I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams... Man... is above all the plaything of his memory.

Andre Breton

You know, Willie Wonka said it best: we are the makers of dreams, the dreamers of dreams.

Herb Brooks

God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake.

Rene Descartes

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

Walt Disney

Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you cease to dream you cease to live.

Malcolm Forbes

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

Anatole France

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Only the dreamer shall understand realities, though in truth his dreaming must be not out of proportion to his waking.

Margaret Fuller

We all dream; we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.

Erich Fromm

Dreams will get you nowhere, a good kick in the pants will take you a long way.

Baltasar Gracian

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

Carl Jung

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.

David Herbert Lawrence

All men of action are dreamers.

James Huneker

Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.

Victor Hugo

Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquests.

Charles Lindbergh

Dream in a pragmatic way.

Aldous Huxley

Man is a genius when he is dreaming.

Akira Kurosawa

Take everything easy and quit dreaming and brooding and you will be well guarded from a thousand evils.

Amy Lowell

One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed. For no one can lay a hand on our dreams.

E. V. Lucas

Those who have compared our life to a dream were right... we were sleeping wake, and waking sleep.

Michel De Montaigne

Dreaming or awake, we perceive only events that have meaning to us.

Jane Roberts

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

Edgar Allan Poe

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

Harriet Tubman

My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.

Tupac Shakur

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.

George Bernard Shaw

Sometimes, the only realists are the dreamers.

Paul Wellstone

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

Oscar Wilde

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