Quotations on Dreams

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The atmosphere is much too near for dreams. It forces us to action. It is close to us. We are in it and of it. It rouses us both to study and to do. We must know its moods and also its motive forces.
- Cleveland Abbe
(Keywords: Dreams, Action, Moods, Motive, Study)

I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Keywords: Dreams, Basketball, Kids)

With Shakespeare and poetry, a new world was born. New dreams, new desires, a self consciousness was born. I desired to know to know myself in terms of the new standards set by these books.
- Peter Abrahams
(Keywords: Dreams, Poetry, Books, Consciousness, Self, Shakespeare, World)

I might be writing what people expect me to write, writing from that place where I might be ruled by economic considerations. To overcome that, I started working with my dreams, because I'm not so censored when I use dream material.
- Kathy Acker
(Keywords: Dreams, People, Writing)

I know how men in exile feed on dreams.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Dreams, Men)

My parent's divorce and hard times at school, all those things combined to mold me, to make me grow up quicker. And it gave me the drive to pursue my dreams that I wouldn't necessarily have had otherwise.
- Christina Aguilera
(Keywords: Dreams, Divorce, School)

My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams. What I lacked was the courage.
- Clay Aiken
(Keywords: Power, Dreams, Mother, Courage)

Our dreams drench us in senses, and senses steps us again in dreams.
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Keywords: Dreams, Senses)

Our theme for this year's festivities, Dreams and Challenges of Asian Pacific Americans, speaks to the many generations of Asian Pacific Americans who worked hard to overcome economic hardship, racism and other barriers in their pursuit of the American dream.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Dreams, American, Americans, Festivities, Generations, Hardship, Pursuit, Racism)

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Dreams, Vision, Day, Promise, Prophecy)

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.
- James Allen
(Keywords: Dreams, Time, Soul, Achievement, Vision, First, Oak, Waking)

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
- James Lane Allen
(Keywords: Dreams, Vision, Day, Promise, Prophecy)

I'm aware of the mystery around us, so I write about coincidences, premonitions, emotions, dreams, the power of nature, magic.
- Isabel Allende
(Keywords: Power, Dreams, Nature, Emotions, Magic, Mystery)

Not only the priceless heritage of our fathers, of our seamen, of our Empire builders is being thrown away in a war that serves no British interests - but our alliance leader Stalin dreams of nothing but the destruction of that heritage of our fathers?
- John Amery
(Keywords: Dreams, War, Leader, Alliance, Being, Destruction, Fathers, Nothing, Seamen)

We had common interests in the beauty of the French language. We both had a tremendous love of jazz. We shared dreams of getting married and having a family, living in the country, leading an idyllic life.
- David Amram
(Keywords: Beauty, Dreams, Life, Love, Family, Country, Jazz, Language, Leading, Living)

I love to fly. I always wanted to fly. It's been one of my dreams since I was 3 years old. I remember saying to my mom, 3 years old, every day, 'I can fly!' Living on the ninth floor, it was dangerous.
- Elena Anaya
(Keywords: Dreams, Love, Mom, Day, Living, Old, Saying, Years)

When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live.
- Greg Anderson
(Keywords: Dreams, Love, Goals, Completion, Deep, Meaning, Needs)

When you stop having dreams and ideals - well, you might as well stop altogether.
- Marian Anderson
(Keywords: Dreams, Ideals)

As you look back at your life, there are just a million different things that have happened, just in the right way, to allow you to make your dreams come true. And you know, someone has all that under control.
- Michael P. Anderson
(Keywords: Dreams, Life, Control, Right)

O reason, reason, abstract phantom of the waking state, I had already expelled you from my dreams, now I have reached a point where those dreams are about to become fused with apparent realities: now there is only room here for myself.
- Louis Aragon
(Keywords: Dreams, Now, Reason, State, Waking)

Never in my wildest dreams did I entertain the idea that I would become a fashion designer.
- Giorgio Armani
(Keywords: Dreams, Idea, Fashion)

My work is to reach people with ideas, hopes, dreams, encouragement, insight, and revelation. That's what an actor wants to do.
- John Astin
(Keywords: Work, Dreams, People, Ideas, Actor, Encouragement)

The great function of poetry is to give back to us the situations of our dreams.
- Gaston Bachelard
(Keywords: Dreams, Poetry)

I'd really like to get the girl, shoot the gun, drive the car, have fun. I even have these kind of action dreams, where I'm the action guy.
- Kevin Bacon
(Keywords: Car, Dreams, Action, Fun)

A positive attitude can really make dreams come true - it did for me.
- David Bailey
(Keywords: Dreams, Attitude, Positive)

My life has been a continuous fulfillment of dreams. It appears that everything I saw and did has a new, and perhaps, more significant meaning, every time I see it. The earth is good. It is a privilege to live thereon.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Keywords: Life, Time, Dreams, Earth, Fulfillment, Meaning, Privilege)

The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It's over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam.
- J. G. Ballard
(Keywords: Car, Dreams, American, Assassination, Vietnam, World)

There's always going to be dreams and goals I have, but I never really tell people what they are.
- Tyra Banks
(Keywords: Dreams, People, Goals)

For all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
(Keywords: Dreams, Life)

For even in dreams a good deed is not lost.
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
(Keywords: Dreams, Deed)

What is life? A madness. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story. And the greatest good is little enough; for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
(Keywords: Dreams, Life, Illusion, Madness, Shadow)

It is great good health to believe, as the Hindus do, that there are 33 million gods and goddesses in the world. It is great good health to want to understand one's dreams. It is great good health to desire the ambiguous and paradoxical.
- Clive Barker
(Keywords: Health, Dreams, Gods, Desire, Want, World)

Dreams have only the pigmentation of fact.
- Djuna Barnes
(Keywords: Dreams, Fact)

Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
- James M. Barrie
(Keywords: Dreams, Life, Sacrifice, Will)

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
- John Barrymore
(Keywords: Dreams, Man, Old)

We are people with all the hopes, dreams, passions, and faults of everyone else. Eighty percent of us are born into families with no history of dwarfism.
- Billy Barty
(Keywords: History, Dreams, People, Faults)

Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them.
- Georges Bataille
(Keywords: Dreams, Despair, Results, Violence, Weakness)

Google is a global Rorschach test. We see in it what we want to see. Google has built an infrastructure that makes a lot of dreams closer to reality.
- John Battelle
(Keywords: Dreams, Reality, Want)

Common sense tells us that the things of the earth exist only a little, and that true reality is only in dreams.
- Charles Baudelaire
(Keywords: Dreams, Common sense, Earth, Reality)

Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment.
- Jean Baudrillard
(Keywords: Dreams, Fulfillment, Statistics)

People who insist on telling their dreams are among the terrors of the breakfast table.
- Max Beerbohm
(Keywords: Dreams, People)

We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of Americans.
- Max Beerbohm
(Keywords: Dreams, American, Americans, Listening, Talking)

In a couple, sometimes, one or both people have to give up their personal life, dreams and ambitions for the good of the family.
- Monica Bellucci
(Keywords: Dreams, Family, Life, People)

Acting is fantastic, but to be able to create a whole world on celluloid is amazing. It's like taking your dreams straight from your head and projecting them onto a screen.
- Amber Benson
(Keywords: Dreams, Acting, World)

Dreams are, by definition, cursed with short life spans.
- Candice Bergen
(Keywords: Dreams, Life)

The human imagination... has great difficulty in living strictly within the confines of a materialist practice or philosophy. It dreams, like a dog in its basket, of hares in the open.
- John Berger
(Keywords: Dreams, Imagination, Difficulty, Living, Open, Philosophy, Practice)

That disturbs people when they know they didn't have the guts or integrity to stick to their dreams.
- Sandra Bernhard
(Keywords: Dreams, People, Integrity)

Don't think your dreams don't come true, because they do. You'd better be careful what you wish for. And I truly and honestly - one day I am doing the 'Beaver' show and I said, 'This is the show I have always wanted to do.'
- Barbara Billingsley
(Keywords: Dreams, Day)

Your mind, while blessed with permanent memory, is cursed with lousy recall. Written goals provide clarity. By documenting your dreams, you must think about the process of achieving them.
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Keywords: Dreams, Goals, Clarity, Memory, Mind)

Thanking you once more, I want to wish you the best of luck for your future life and to conclude by saying to you: Dream your dreams and may they come true!
- Felix Bloch
(Keywords: Dreams, Life, Future, Luck, May, Saying, Want)

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