„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.“
— Glen Cook American fiction writer 1944
The White Rose (1985), Context: An old, tired man. That is what I am. What became of the old fire, drive, ambition? 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. Chapter 2, “The Plain of Fear” (p. 456)
„When I sleep I sleep and do not dream because it is as well that I am what I seem when I am in my bed and dream.“
— Gertrude Stein American art collector and experimental writer of novels, poetry and plays 1874 - 1946
Before the Flowers of Friendship Faded Friendship Faded (1931)
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1886 - 1968
Voces (1943), Durmiendo sueño lo que despierto sueño. Y mi soñar es continuo.
— Clive Staples Lewis Christian apologist, novelist, and Medievalist 1898 - 1963
Misattributed, Unknown, but also attributed to Les Brown, a motivational speaker. Commonly attributed to C.S. Lewis, but never with a primary source listed.
„I heard the sighing of the reeds
At noontide and at evening,
And some old dream I had forgotten
I seemed to be remembering.“
— Arthur Symons British poet 1865 - 1945
By the Pool of the Third Rosses, st. 4.
„Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift; in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate.“
— Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855
1840s, Either/Or (1843), Swenson, 1959, p. 21
— Steven Spielberg American film director, screenwriter, producer, video game designer, and studio entrepreneur 1946
— Edgar Allan Poe American author, poet, editor and literary critic 1809 - 1849
Context: You are not wrong, who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet if hope has flown away In a night, or in a day, In a vision, or in none, Is it therefore the less gone? All that we see or seem Is but a dream within a dream. "A Dream Within a Dream" (1849).
— Robert Jordan American writer 1948 - 2007
(15 November 1990), al'Lan Mandragoran
— Dolores O'Riordan Irish singer 1971
Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (1993), "Dreams"