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Quotations by Subject: Dreams
(Related Subjects: Imagination, Sleep)
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You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?"
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George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), "Back to Methuselah" (1921), part 1, act 1
Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves.
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Germaine Greer, O Magazine, September 2002
They say dreams are the windows of the soul--take a peek and you can see the inner workings, the nuts and bolts.
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Henry Bromel, Northern Exposure, The Big Kiss, 1991
Dreams surely are difficult, confusing, and not everything in them is brought to pass for mankind. For fleeting dreams have two gates: one is fashioned of horn and one of ivory. Those which pass through the one of sawn ivory are deceptive, bringing tidings which come to nought, but those which issue from the one of polished horn bring true results when a mortal sees them.
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Homer (800 BC - 700 BC), The Odyssey
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
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John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963), speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963
Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
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John Updike (1932 - )
I do not want to die... until I have faithfully made the most of my talent and cultivated the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown.
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Kathe Kollwitz, O Magazine, September 2002
My bounce-around life had taught me that dreams were dangerous things - they look solid in your mind, but you just try to reach for them. It's like gathering clouds.
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Kirby Larson, Hattie Big Sky, 2006
There should be fireworks, at least, when a dream dies.
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Kirby Larson, Hattie Big Sky, 2006
I think it is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition. In fact, there are so few people this crazy that I feel like I know them all by first name.
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Larry Page, University of Michigan Commencement Address, 2009
You know what it's like to wake up in the middle of the night with a vivid dream? And you know that if you don't have a pencil and pad by the bed, it will be completely gone by the next morning. Sometimes it's important to wake up and stop dreaming. When a really great dream shows up, grab it.
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Larry Page, University of Michigan Commencement Address, 2009
You never lose a dream. It just incubates as a hobby.
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Larry Page, University of Michigan Commencement Address, 2009
It has never been my object to record my dreams, just to realize them.
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Man Ray, O Magazine, September 2002
One must desire something to be alive.
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Margaret Deland, O Magazine, September 2002
Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: - 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'
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Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968), Speech at Civil Rights March on Washington, August 28, 1963
My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free.
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Mary Shelly
I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.
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Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), O Magazine, September 2002
The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance - and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.
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Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), O Magazine, September 2002
The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for.
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Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)
If you stop dreaming, you're just sleeping.
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Ralph Green and Gregory Garcia, Raising Hope, Dream Hoarders, October 5, 2010
It hurts to find out that what you wanted doesn't match what you dreamed it would be.
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Randy K. Milholland, Something Positive Comic, 09-07-04
You gotta dream? You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it, period.
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Steven Conrad, Pursuit of Happyness, 2006
Last night I dreamed I ate a ten-pound marshmallow, and when I woke up the pillow was gone.
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Tommy Cooper
There is nothing like dream to create the future. Utopia to-day, flesh and blood tomorrow.
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Victor Hugo (1802 - 1885), Les Miserables, 1862
Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.
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William Dement, in Newsweek, 1959
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
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William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), "Hamlet", Act 1 scene 5
The things that one most wants to do are the things that are probably most worth doing.
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Winifred Holtby, O Magazine, September 2002
What if nothing exists and we're all in somebody's dream? Or what's worse, what if only that fat guy in the third row exists?
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Woody Allen (1935 - ), "Without Feathers"
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