Dreams Quotes

I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams…. Man… is above all the plaything of his memory.

Those who have compared our life to a dream were right…. We sleeping wake, and waking sleep.

We are not only less reasonable and less decent in our dreams… we are also more inteligent, wiser and capable of better judgment when we are asleep than when we are awake.

The best reason for having dreams is that in dreams no reasons are necessary.

What a singular moment is the first one, when you have hardly begun to recollect yourself, after starting from midnight slumber! By unclosing your eyes so suddenly, you seem to have surprised the personages of your dream in full convocation round your bed, and catch one broad glance at them before they can flit into obscurity. Or, to vary the metaphor, you find yourself, for a single instant, wide awake in that realm of illusions, whither sleep has been the passport, and behold its ghostly inhabitants and wondrous scenery, with a perception of their strangeness, such as you never attain while the dream is undisturbed.

[O]ne can dream so much better in a room where there are pretty things.

For dhrames always go by conthraries, my dear.

Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher’s the poet’s equal there.

I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake.

They should invent some way to tape-record your dreams. I’ve written songs in my dreams that were Beatles songs. Then I’d wake up and they’d be gone.