. . . daydreams, as it were . . . I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of the shadows and the different greens in the trees, but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene.

-"Grandma" Moses

A dream is a microscope through which we look at the hidden occurrences in our soul.

-Erich Fromm 

All that we see or seem/ Is but a dream within a dream.

-Edgar Allen Poe 

Dare to be wrong and to dream.

-Frederick von Schiller 

Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.

-Charles William Dement

Dreams are . . . illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.

-Marsha Norman 

Dreams never hurt anybody if he keeps working right behind the dreams to make as much of them become real as he can.

-Frank W. Woolworth 

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

-Anais Nin 

Dreams say what they mean, but they don't say it in daytime language.

-Gail Godwin 

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

-Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Greatness is the dream of youth realized in old age.

-Alfred Victor Vigny 

I divide my time as follows: half the time I sleep, the other half I dream. I never dream when I sleep, for that would be a pity, for sleeping is the highest accomplishment of genius.

-Soren Kierkegaard 

I have had dreams, and I've had nightmares. I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.

-Jonas Salk 

I was not looking for my dreams to interpret my life, but rather for my life to interpret my dreams.

-Susan Sontag 

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 

In forming a bridge between body and mind, dreams may be used as a springboard from which man can leap to new realms of experience lying outside his normal state of consciousness.

-Ann Faraday nt>

It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.

-Virginia Woolf 

Like all people who have nothing, I lived on dreams.

-Anzia Yezierska 

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

Nor do I hear in my imagination the parts successively, I hear them all at once. What a delight this is! All this inventing, this producing, takes place in a pleasing, lively dream.

-Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

People who insist on telling their dreams are among the terrors of the breakfast table.

-Max Beerbohm 

Talk about it only enough to do it. Dream about it only enough to feel it. Think about it only enough to understand it. Contemplate it only enough to be it.

-Jean Toomer 

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

-Paul Valery 

The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.

-William Faulkner 

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

-Eleanor Roosevelt 

The poor man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without a dream.

-Harry Kemp 

The years forever fashion new dreams when old ones go. God pity a one-dream man.

-Bob Goddard 

We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them.

-Woodrow Wilson 

We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open.

-Harry Edwards 

When you have a dream you've got to grab it and never let go.

-Carol Burnett 

You've got to create a dream. You've got to uphold the dream. If you can't, then bugger it. Go back to the factory, or go back to the desk.

-Eric Burdon 

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