„There were dreams once upon a time, dreams now all but forgotten. On sad days I dust them off and fondle them nostalgically, with a patronizing wonder at the naivete of the youth who dreamed them.“
„A dream, a dream, — it is all a dream,
A strange, sad dream, good sooth;
For old as I am, and old as I seem,
My heart is full of youth.“
— Martin Farquhar Tupper English writer and poet 1810 - 1889
A Thousand Lines (1846), The Song of Seventy.
„I have put my days and dreams out of mind,
Days that are over, dreams that are done.
Though we seek life through, we shall surely find
There is none of them clear to us now, not one.“
— Algernon Charles Swinburne English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic 1837 - 1909
Poems and Ballads (1866-89), The Triumph of Time, Context: p>We had stood as the sure stars stand, and moved As the moon moves, loving the world; and seen Grief collapse as a thing disproved, Death consume as a thing unclean. Twain halves of a perfect heart, made fast Soul to soul while the years fell past; Had you loved me once, as you have not loved; Had the chance been with us that has not been.I have put my days and dreams out of mind, Days that are over, dreams that are done. Though we seek life through, we shall surely find There is none of them clear to us now, not one.</p
— Steven Spielberg American film director, screenwriter, producer, video game designer, and studio entrepreneur 1946
„Time is a dream, he thinks, a destroying dream;
It lays great cities in dust, it fills the seas;
It covers the face of beauty, and tumbles walls.
Where was the woman he loved? Where was his youth?
Where was the dream that burned his brain like fire?
Even a dream grows grey at last and falls.“
— Conrad Aiken American novelist and poet 1889 - 1973
The House of Dust (1916 - 1917)
„Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away;
They fly forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day.“
— Isaac Watts English hymnwriter, theologian and logician 1674 - 1748
1710s, "Our God, our help in ages past" (1719), Psalm 90 st. 5.
„After all, what is a film? It is selling of a dream. We have to tell lies to people, we have to sell them dreams.“
— Shahrukh Khan Indian actor, producer and television personality 1965
From interview with Komal Nahta
„I would be the least among men with dreams and the desire to fulfill them, rather than the greatest with no dreams and no desires.“
— Khalil Gibran Lebanese artist, poet, and writer 1883 - 1931
Sand and Foam (1926)