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-South African novelist...
Many have changed so much that they have lost the magic of the dream that carried them on their own bootstraps. (Peter Abrahams)

Dreams are manifestations of identities. (Kathy Acker)

Pretend your dream to be a realistic entity that belongs to you but exists somewhere in cyber space. Then find a reasoning, logic and scientific solution to make the dream a reality. (Samuel Adoquei)

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall unveil. (James Allen)

The dreamers are the saviors of the world. As the visible world is sustained by the invisible, so men, through all their trials and sins and sordid vocations, are nourished by the beautiful visions of their solitary dreamers. (James Allen)

Dreams are the seedlings of realities. (James Allen)

We beautiful creatures born in mystery / Fly best on wings of dreams. (Tony Anony)

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)

When you're drawing comics, you get very involved in how the story is going to develop and you spend more time daydreaming on that particular subject. (Sergio Aragones)

Without dreams the artist would perish. Dreams are the initial catalysts which launch us into a position of faith that tells us we can accomplish that which is not already done. (Roger Asselin)

Learn from your dreams what you lack. (W. H. Auden)

Over the town roamed the homeless moon. I went along with her, warming up in my heart impracticable dreams and discordant songs. (Isaac Babel)

The great function of poetry is to give back to us the situations of our dreams. (Gaston Bachelard)

If I sit and daydream, the images rush by like a succession of colored slides. (Francis Bacon)

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

- Lad Vida es Sueno...
All life is a dream, and all dreams are dreams. (Pedro Calderon de la Barca)

Dreams have only the pigmentation of fact. (Djuna Barnes)

I believe that dreams - day dreams, you know, with your eyes wide open and your brain machinery whizzing - are likely to lead to the betterment of the world. (L. Frank Baum)

The dream world, the true freedom of the imagination, does not open to self-conscious manipulation. (Sister Wendy Beckett)

I awoke and yet continued to dream... (Max Beckmann)

- What Color is Your Dream? ...
...when the dreamweaver sees it is time to be through, she whispers a dream known only to you ... (Kittie N. Beletic)

- Betelgeuse Incident...
Nothing else you want to do after all your dreams come true. You've become numb. You shouldn't have ever stopped dreaming. (Toba Beta)

We all have impossible dreams and we do what we can to pursue them... (Brad Bird)

The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel'd to heaven is no artist. (William Blake)

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

If you dream the proper dreams, and share the myths with people, they will want to grow up to be like you. (Ray Bradbury)

While I occasionally enjoy a bout of nostalgia, I would generally rather dream forward than backward. (Robert Brault)

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. (Sarah Ban Breathnach)

Objects seen in dreams should be manufactured and put on sale. (Andre Breton)

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)

I've dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas: they've gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind. (Emily Bronte)

Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

That some have never dreamed is as improbable as that some have never laughed. (Thomas Browne)

There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream - whatever that dream might be. (Pearl S. Buck)

Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets. (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

Myths are the world's dreams. They are archetypal dreams and deal with great human problems. Myths and dreams come from the same place. They come from realizations of some kind that then have to find expression in symbolic form. (Joseph Campbell)

All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams. (Elias Canetti)

Last night I dreamed that I came face to face with a picture I had done and forgotten, a forest done in simple movement, just forms of trees moving in space. That is the third time I have seen pictures in my dreams, a glint of what I am striving to attain. (Emily Carr)

It is better to risk starving to death than surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what's left? (Jim Carrey)

Dreams, if they're any good, are always a little bit crazy. (Ray Charles)

There is at the back of every artist's mind... the landscape of his dreams; the strange flora and fauna of his own secret planet; the sort of thing he likes to think about. This general atmosphere... governs all his creations, however varied. (G. K. Chesterton)

Although the dream is a very strange phenomenon and an inexplicable mystery, far more inexplicable is the mystery and aspect our minds confer on certain objects and aspects of life. (Giorgio de Chirico)

When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream. (Paulo Coelho)

In dreams the truth is learned that all good works are done in the absence of a caress. (Leonard Cohen)

A sight to dream of, not to tell! (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

Make every thought, every fact, that comes into your mind pay you a profit. Make it work and produce for you. Think of things not as they are but as they might be. Don't merely dream - but create! (Robert Collier)

Flying dreams mean that you're doing the right thing with your life. (Doug Coupland)

- James and the Giant Peach...
Well, maybe it started that way. As a dream, but doesn't everything. Those buildings. These lights. This whole city. Somebody had to dream about it first. And maybe that is what I did. I dreamed about coming here, but then I did it. (Roald Dahl)

Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives. (Charles William Dement)

If you can DREAM it, you can DO it. (Walt Disney)

All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them. (Walt Disney)

I could never convince the financiers that Disneyland was feasible because dreams offer too little collateral. (Walt Disney)

So, if I dream I have you, I have you, / For all our joys are but fantastical. (John Donne)

My songs are merely dreams visiting my mind / We talk a while by a crooked stile, / You're lucky to catch a few. (Donovan)

Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go. (Louise Driscoll)

Dreams are but interludes, which fancy makes; When monarch reason sleeps, this mimic wakes. (John Dryden)

So rapid is the flight of dreams upon the wings of imagination. (Alexandre Dumas)

The moment a man stops dreaming is the moment he petrifies inside... (Roger Ebert)

Lift up my eyes from the earth and let me not forget the uses of the stars. (Max Ehrmann)

Dreams are real while they are happening. Can we say anymore about life? (Havelock Ellis)

Dreams have a poetic integrity and truth. This limbo and dust-hole of thought is presided over by a certain reason, too. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

I've had quite a lot of luck with dreams. I've often awoken in the night with a phrase or even a whole song in my head. (Brian Eno)

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other. (Douglas Everett)

To have realized your dream makes you feel lost. (Oriana Fallaci)

Nothing is more honest than a dream. (Federico Fellini)

That's what I'm living on now, honey, dreams, dreams of what I used to do. (Fannie Flagg)

Cut not the wings of your dreams, for they are the heartbeat and the freedom of your soul. (Flavia)

You can't erase a dream, you can only wake me up. (Peter Frampton)

Now is the time for us to dream new dreams, move out into uncharted waters and stay positive. (Jane Freeman)

The dream unites the grossest contradictions, permits impossibilities, sets aside the knowledge that influences us by day, and exposes us as ethically and morally obtuse. (Sigmund Freud)

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)

Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves. We miss a great deal if we do not understand the language in which they are written... (Erich Fromm)

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

I dream about the sensation of making a mark, and I very rarely have nightmares. (Martin Fuller)

Though my mom had too many of her own dreams denied, deferred and destroyed, she instilled in me that I could have dreams. And not just have dreams but had a responsibility to make them reality. (Chris Gardner)

Seek art and abstraction in nature by dreaming in the presence of it... (Paul Gauguin)

I don't like dreams or reality. I like when dreams become reality because that is my life. (Jean Paul Gaultier)

No lower can a man descend than to interpret his dreams into gold and silver. (Kahlil Gibran)

Take pleasure in your dreams; relish your principles and drape your purest feelings on the heart of a precious lover. (Giotto)

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Begin it now. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Everything is but a dream! (Johanna van Gogh)

I dream my paintings, then I paint my dreams. (Vincent van Gogh)

Looking at the stars always makes me dream. (Vincent van Gogh)

The best pictures are always those one dreams of when one is smoking a pipe in bed, but which never get done. But still one ought to try, however incompetent one may feel before the unspeakable perfection and radiant splendour of nature. (Vincent van Gogh)

I am a dreamer. Seriously, I'm living on another planet. (Eva Green)

Everyone has dreams, but for too many they are lost along the way to conformity. (Hap Hagood)

-lyric from Happy Talk...
You got to have a dream. If you don't have a dream, how you gonna have a dream come true? (Oscar Hammerstein)

- Jude the Obscure...
But his dreams were as gigantic as his surroundings were small. (Thomas Hardy)

We should train our desires to show the way to our dreams. (Henry S. Haskins)

We men of study, whose heads are in our books, have need to be straightly looked after! We dream in our waking moments, and walk in our sleep. (Nathaniel Hawthorne)

Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which, if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or a Shakespeare. (H. F. Hedge)

If you are an artist, you are also a dreamer... (Sandra Taylor Hedges)

You don't dream about angles and surfaces and so on. You dream about women, bread, smokes and trees. (Jean Helion)

You must find your dream... but no dream lasts forever, each dream is followed by another, and one should not cling to any particular dream. (Hermann Hesse)

Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true. (Napoleon Hill)

- an American Entrepreneur...
I am not my memories. I am my dreams. (Terry Hostetler)

When your dreams tire, they go underground out of kindness and that's where they stay. (Libby Houston)

Hold fast to your dreams, for if dreams die, then life is like a broken winged bird that cannot fly. (Langston Hughes)

There is nothing like a dream to create the future. Utopia to-day, flesh and blood tomorrow. (Victor Hugo)

Dream in a pragmatic way. (Aldous Huxley)

It is never fun at the end of our lives to say we have lived the dreams of others. (Joseph Jahn)

It's risky to talk about one's most secret dreams a bit too early. (Tove Jansson)

We used to dream about this stuff. Now we get to build it. It's pretty great. (Steve Jobs)

But these were the dreams of a poet doomed at last to wake a lexicographer. (Samuel Johnson)

In solitude we have our dreams to ourselves, and in company we agree to dream in concert. (Samuel Johnson)

That day I carried the dream around like a full glass of water, moving gracefully so I would not lose any of it. (Miranda July)

Dreams are the guiding words of the soul. Why should I henceforth not love my dreams and not make their riddling images into objects of my daily consideration? (Carl Gustav Jung)

I always have to dream up there against the stars. If I don't dream I will make it, I won't even get close. (Henry J. Kaiser)

Dream, Dream Dream / Dreams transform into thoughts / And thoughts result in action. (Abdul Kalam)

Maybe we are less than our dreams, but that less would make us more than some gods would dream of. (Corita Kent)

- The Scripture of the Golden Eternity...
Roaring dreams take place in a perfectly silent mind. Now that we know this, throw the raft away. (Jack Kerouac)

- The Sea is My Brother...
Dreams were so irrational, so gray with a nameless terror... and yet, too, so haunting and beautiful. (Jack Kerouac)

You live a third of your life when you dream. So you may as well live in your dreams – the way you want to be living. The way you want to be. (Nicole Kidman)

Do noble things, not dream them all day long. (Charles Kingsley)

People's dreams are made out of what they do all day. The same way a dog that runs after rabbits will dream of rabbits. It's what you do that makes your soul, not the other way around. (Barbara Kingsolver)

Dreams are evidence that we are creatures who produce more meaning than we can ourselves understand. (Mark Kingwell)

Sometimes I dream of a work of really great breadth, ranging through the whole region of object, meaning, and style. This, I fear, will remain a dream, but it is a good thing to bear the possibility occasionally in mind. (Paul Klee)

True dreams and visions should be as visible to the artist as the phenomena of the objective world. (Oskar Kokoschka)

Even if you have not awakened, if you realize that your perceptions and activities are all like dreams and you view them with detachment, not giving rise to grasping and rejecting discrimination, then this is virtually tantamount to awakening from the dream. (Muso Kokushi)

One secret to my success is that I am faithful to my dreams and don't cheat on my dreams by taking drugs or blaming others when things don't go right. (Mark Kostabi)

Sometimes we have the dream but we are not ourselves ready for the dream. We have to grow to meet it. (Louis L'Amour)

If you dream of something worth doing and then simply go to work on it and don't think anything of personalities, or emotional conflicts, or of money, or of family distractions, it is amazing how quickly you get through those 5,000 steps. (Edwin Land)

There will be times in life when impossibility is felt, but then there are dreams – and dreams allow us possibility. (Jeffrey David Lang)

It may be that those who do most, dream most. (Stephen Leacock)

Let yourself daydream sometimes... Allow spontaneous images to come and go. Capture one in a sketch. These images express connections with your inner self. (Nita Leland)

No one but you owns the title deed to your dream. (John Di Lemme)

You may say I'm a dreamer, / But I'm not the only one. (John Lennon)

I work to create worlds where my dreams and whimsy may be played out. (Janet Leszczynski)

Dreams... They lift us from the commonplace of life to better things. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline. (Harvey Mackay)

When you have a dream that you can't let go of, trust your instincts and pursue it. But remember: Real dreams take work, They take patience, and sometimes they require you to dig down very deep. Be sure you're willing to do that. (Harvey Mackay)

Dreams have as much influence as actions. (Stephane Mallarme)

The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality. (Marya Mannes)

If I do not act on my dreams/passions they fly away and become unfulfilled. (Billie F. Mathis)

A dream worth pursuing is a picture and blueprint of a person's purpose and potential. (John C. Maxwell)

It is not a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream. It is not a disaster to be unable to capture your ideal, but it is a disaster to have no ideal to capture. (Dr. Benjamin Mays)

A daydream is an evasion. (Thomas Merton)

Writers turn dreams into print. (James A. Michener)

Our stubborn nature resists dreaming. Likewise, stubborn rocks resist the sea. But this stubborn behavior makes the sea 'fly' and your dreams more dramatic! They awaken you with a WOOF! (Thomas Arnold Mindell)

It is your duty in life to save your dream. (Amedeo Modigliani)

You may tire of reality but you never tire of dreams. (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

We can ask for a dream of guidance on any issue that is facing us, and when we're lucky the dream can take us out of the boxes of the everyday mind's approach to that theme. (Robert Moss)

The cities and mansions that people dream of are those in which they finally live. (Lewis Mumford)

No, I never had any dreams. The process of art is a dream in itself. The artist just doesn't... you work out something. It's yours. You don't have to go to sleep to do that. You do that on the canvas. (LeRoy Neiman)

We must dream our way. (Pablo Neruda)

I dream in full colour, then paint my dreams. (Jenny Newbound)

While dreams are the individual man's play with reality, the sculptor's art is – in a broader sense – the play with dreams. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. (Anais Nin)

Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you. (Marsha Norman)

We are the music makers, / And we are the dreamers of dreams... (Arthur O'Shaughnessy)

For each age is a dream that is dying, / Or one that is coming to birth. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy)

We are all dreamers creating the next world, the next beautiful world for ourselves and for our children. (Yoko Ono)

Remember brick walls let us show our dedication. They are there to separate us from the people who don't really want to achieve their childhood dreams. (Randy Pausch)

Be the dream! (James Philip Pegg)

The superiority of the dreamer is that dreaming is much more practical than living, and that the dreamer extracts from life a much vaster and varied pleasure than the action man. In better and more direct words, the dreamer is the real action man. (Fernando Pessoa)

I'm known to make my dreams come true. (Philippe Petit)

All that we see or seem / Is but a dream / within a dream. (Edgar Allan Poe)

Men dream of courtship, but in wedlock wake. (Alexander Pope)

If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time. (Marcel Proust)

It is better to have dreamed a thousand dreams that never were than never to have dreamed at all. (Alexander Pushkin)

I put on my dream-cap one day and stepped into Wonderland. (Howard Pyle)

A man's dreams are an index to his greatness. (Zadok Rabinwitz)

Dreams are like paper, they tear so easily. (Gilda Radner)

The problem is not those who dream, but those who can only dream. (Ayn Rand)

We have every right to dream heroic dreams. (Ronald Reagan)

- The Celestine Prophecy...
Dreams come to tell us something about our lives that we are missing. (James Redfield)

Dream big for you can't stuff a great life into a small dream. (Barb Rees)

We must build our dreams and live our dreams. (Alice Rich)

You can compare it to dreams: you have a very specific and individual pictorial language that you either accept or that you can translate rashly and wrongly. Of course, you can ignore dreams, but that would be a shame, because they're useful. (Gerhard Richter)

What else are we gonna live by if not dreams? (Jill Robinson)

The entrepreneur's dream is almost a kind of madness, and it is almost as isolating. (Anita Roddick)

Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground. (Theodore Roosevelt)

- Harry Potter and and Sorcerer's Stone...
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. (J. K. Rowling)

Life is nothing but a dream, and if you create your life with love, your dream becomes a masterpiece of art. (Don Miguel Ruiz)

Nothing happens unless first we dream. (Carl Sandburg)

Like all dreamers, I confused disenchantment with truth. (Jean-Paul Sartre)

Those who lose dreaming are lost. (Australian Aboriginal saying)

Keep true to the dreams of thy youth. (Johann Friedrich von Schiller)

Your impulses are your closest communication with your inner self, because in the waking state they are the spontaneous urgings toward action, rising from that deep inner knowledge of yourself that you have in dreams. (Seth)

Dreams are toys. Yet for this once, yea, superstitiously, I will be squared by this. (William Shakespeare)

- The Tempest...
We are such stuff / As dreams are made on; and our little life / Is rounded with a sleep. (William Shakespeare)

You see things; and you say Why? But I dream things that never were; and I say Why not? (George Bernard Shaw)

My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings. (Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley)

If you are a dreamer come in... (Shel Silverstein)

The greatest dreams are always unrealistic. (Will Smith)

We should all give a name to our sub conscious mind, for it is the artist of our dreams. (William Carmen Soyak III)

- On the Way Home, lyrics...
When the dream came / I held my breath with my eyes closed / I went insane / Like a smoke ring day when the wind blows. (Buffalo Springfield)

Talk about a dream, try to make it real. (Bruce Springsteen)

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. (Ralph Vaull Starr)

Reality is the best possible cure for dreams. (Roger Starr)

Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. (Gloria Steinem)

For years, I thought I simply didn't dream. I felt left out. Everybody else had a thing I didn't have. (Theodore Sturgeon)

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. (Leo Jozef Suenens)

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)

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. (Henry David Thoreau)

-Journal, August 30, 1856...
It is in vain to dream of a wildness distant from ourselves. There is none such. It is the bog in our brains and bowels, the primitive vigor of Nature in us, that inspires that dream. (Henry David Thoreau)

A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities. (J. R. R. Tolkien)

I had a dream, and it landed right here in my hand. (Robert R. Toth)

Dream big dreams! Only big dreams have the power to move your mind and spirit. (Brian Tracy)

You can almost convince yourself that you've accomplished things just by thinking about them. The alternative is to be more realistic. You don't necessarily regard the dreaming process as bad or an obstacle, but it's not realistic enough. (Chogyam Trungpa)

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born. (Dr. Dale E. Turner)

The castle-building habit, the day-dreaming habit - how it grows! what a luxury it becomes; how we fly to its enchantments at every idle moment, how we revel in them, steep our souls in them, intoxicate ourselves with their beguiling fantasies - oh, yes, and how soon and how easily our dream-life and our material life become so intermingled and so fused together that we can't quite tell which is which, anymore. (Mark Twain)

Just as the ocean cradles our earth's orb, / This earthly life's by dreams surrounded; / Night falls, against the shore / The waters beat in roaring waves. (Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev)

I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man? (Chuang Tzu)

If it can be well enough dreamed; it can be easily enough done. (Author unknown)

Old dreams chase away new ones. (Author unknown)

When legends die, there are no more dreams. When there are no more dreams, there is no more greatness. (Author unknown)

Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them. (John Updike)

Dreams. They are never in the place you expect them to be. (Shirley Valentine)

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. (Paul Valery)

We've got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true. (Denis Waitley)

Saddle your dreams afore you ride 'em. (Mary Webb)

Dreams can often become challenging, but challenges are what we live for. (Travis White)

The people you need to help you make your dream come true are everywhere, and within your reach. (Marcia Wieder)

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)

You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning. (Billy Wilder)

Revolution only needs good dreamers who remember their dreams. (Tennessee Williams)

We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. (Woodrow Wilson)

I had a dream, and I'm living it. (Henry Winkler)

A guidance counselor who has made a fetish of security, or who has unwittingly surrendered his thinking to economic determinism, may steer a youth away from his dream of becoming a poet, an artist, a musician... because it offers no security, it does not pay well, there are no vacancies, it has no 'future.' (Henry M. Wriston)

In dreams begins responsibility. (William Butler Yeats)

Take, if you must, this little bag of dreams, / Unloose the cord, and they will wrap you 'round. (William Butler Yeats)

Gently resist the temptation to chase your dreams into the world; pursue them in your heart until they disappear into the Self, and leave them there. (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

We can become prisoners of self. We have to stop doing time. We can live our lives like we planned in our youth. No matter where we are, how old, we can always reach our dreams. (Miles Patrick Yohnke)

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. (Zig Ziglar)