— Tom Waits American singer-songwriter and actor 1949
— 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.
— Vasco Rossi Italian singer-songwriter 1952
„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
Psalm 90 st. 5.
„There is only one dream worth having... to live while you are alive, and die only when you are dead.“
— Arundhati Roy, The Cost of Living
From a speech entitled Come September http://ada.evergreen.edu/~arunc/texts/politics/comeSeptember.pdf.
„A word is a bud attempting to become a twig. How can one not dream while writing? It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream.“
— Gaston Bachelard French writer and philosopher 1884 - 1962
Introduction, sect. 6
„Why should I not expect from the sign of the dream more than I expect from a degree of consciousness which is daily more acute? Can’t the dream also be used in solving the fundamental questions of life? Are these questions the same in one case as in the other and, in the dream, do these questions already exist? Is the dream any less restrictive or punitive than the rest? I am growing old and, more than that reality to which I believe I subject myself, it is perhaps the dream, the difference with which I treat the dream, which makes me grow old.“
— André Breton French writer 1896 - 1966
— Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959
“The Star and the Eye,” p. 46
— John Frusciante American guitarist, singer, songwriter and record producer 1970
Wind Up Space
„On the average, people spend at least one-third of their lives asleep. While asleep, all of us dream, although we may not remember our dreams. It is important to understand exactly what is occurring while we are in that altered state so that we can use that time of sleep to enhance our functioning in the waking state.“
— Bhakti Tirtha Swami American Hindu writer 1950 - 2005
„You are not the last dream of my soul.
You are the first dream, the only dream I ever was unable to stop myself from dreaming. You are the first dream of my soul, and from that dream I hope will come all other dreams, a lifetime’s worth.“
— Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince
„Sleeping is a way of dying or at least of dying to reality, better still it is the death of reality, but reality dies in love as in dreams. The life of man is entirely occupied by the bloody osmosis of dreams and love.“
— Salvador Dalí Spanish artist 1904 - 1989
p. 126 In: L'amour; as quoted in Dali and Me.
„There's only one thing more boring than listening to other people's dreams, and that's listening to their problems.“
— Sue Townsend, The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4