„Millions of Americans who know that Barack understands their dreams; that Barack will fight for people like them; and that Barack will finally bring the change we need.“
— Michelle Obama lawyer, writer, wife of Barack Obama and former First Lady of the United States 1964
— Black Elk Oglala Lakota leader 1863 - 1950
Context: I did not know then how much was ended. When I look back now from this high hill of my old age, I can still see the butchered women and children lying heaped and scattered all along the crooked gulch as plain as when I saw them with eyes still young. And I can see that something else died there in the bloody mud, and was buried in the blizzard. A people's dream died there. It was a beautiful dream. And I, to whom so great a vision was given in my youth, — you see me now a pitiful old man who has done nothing, for the nation's hoop is broken and scattered. There is no center any longer, and the sacred tree is dead. Speaking of the Massacre at Wounded Knee.
„If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think in vain, and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.“
— Joseph Addison politician, writer and playwright 1672 - 1719
No. 535 (13 November 1712).
„There are a billion people in China. It's not easy to be an individual in a crowd of more than a billion people. Think of it. More than a BILLION people. That means even if you're a one-in-a-million type of guy, there are still a thousand guys exactly like you.“
— A. Whitney Brown American stand-up comedian 1952
— Anatole France French writer 1844 - 1924
Context: To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. Variant: To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act. Discours de réception, Séance De L'académie Française (introductory speech at a session of the French Academy), 24th December 1896, on Ferdinand de Lesseps' work on the Suez Canal.
— W.B. Yeats Irish poet and playwright 1865 - 1939
Context: Who dreamed that beauty passes like a dream? For these red lips, with all their mournful pride, Mournful that no new wonder may betide, Troy passed away in one high funeral gleam, And Usna's children died. St. 1
— Jean Genet French novelist, playwright, poet and political activist 1910 - 1986
„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
— Philip K. Dick American author 1928 - 1982
— John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Quoted in Robert Shelton's No Direction Home (1986), p. 281