— Dennis O'Driscoll Irish poet, critic 1954 - 2012
— Tom Clancy American author 1947 - 2013
Context: Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Your life may change, but your dream doesn't have to. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Your spouse and children need not get in its way, because the dream is within you. No one can take your dream away. As quoted in Writers (1995) Published by A. Deutsch
— Traudl Junge secretary to Adolf Hitler 1920 - 2002
Context: We should listen to the voice of conscience. It does not take nearly as much courage as one might think to admit to our mistakes and learn from them. Human beings are in this world to learn and to change themselves in learning. Until the Final Hour : Hitler's Last Secretary (2004) edited by Melissa Müller, Foreword, p. 3.
„This world wants to be childish in order to make us believe that the adults are elsewhere, in the "real" world, and to conceal the fact that true childishness is everywhere - that it is that of the adults themselves who come here to act the child in order to foster illusions as to their real childishness.“
— Jean Baudrillard French sociologist and philosopher 1929 - 2007
The Precession of Simulcra, The Hyperreal and the Imaginary
— Dave Matthews American singer-songwriter, musician and actor 1967
„O God! Can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?“
— Edgar Allan Poe American author, poet, editor and literary critic 1809 - 1849
"A Dream Within A Dream" (1849).
„Where the myth fails, human love begins. Then we love a human being, not our dream, but a human being with flaws.“
— Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977
„They are the human hypocrites who represent a just God as being cruel and vindictive, and who imagine that they make themselves agreeable to Him by the abominations they commit in His name.“
— Allan Kardec systematizer of Spiritism 1804 - 1869
Context: If demons existed, they would be the work of God; but would it he just on the part of God to have created beings condemned eternally to evil and to misery? If demons exist, it is in your low world, and in other worlds of similar degree that they are to be found. They are the human hypocrites who represent a just God as being cruel and vindictive, and who imagine that they make themselves agreeable to Him by the abominations they commit in His name. p. 105.
— Paul Karl Feyerabend, Against Method: Outline of an Anarchistic Theory of Knowledge
„God’s purpose of creating human beings is so that we can live loving God as our bridegroom, our lover.“
— Jung Myung Seok South Korean Leader of New Religious Movement, Poet, Author, Founder of Wolmyeongdong Center 1945
Extracted from the Official English Website on Jung Myung Seok http://jungmyungseok.net/
— Clive Staples Lewis Christian apologist, novelist, and Medievalist 1898 - 1963
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (1952), Ch. 12: The Dark Island
— H. Havelock Ellis British physician, writer, and social reformer 1859 - 1939
„I can but entreat you to remember it is only by preserving faith in human dreams that we may, after all, perhaps some day make them come true.“
— James Branch Cabell American author 1879 - 1958
Context: I also begin where he began, and follow wither the dream led him. Meanwhile, I can but entreat you to remember it is only by preserving faith in human dreams that we may, after all, perhaps some day make them come true. "Richard Fentnor Harroby" in Ch. 1 : Pallation of the Gambit