„When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality.“
— Helder Camara Brazilian Catholic priest, archbishop of Olinda and Recife 1909 - 1999
— Anaïs Nin, kniha The Novel of the Future
The Novel of the Future (1969)
„Where the myth fails, human love begins. Then we love a human being, not our dream, but a human being with flaws.“
— Anaïs Nin writer of novels, short stories, and erotica 1903 - 1977
„Dreams, she said. Broken dreams are bad enough. But the dream that has no hope…the dream that is doomed long before it’s broken, that’s the worst of all.“
— Clifford D. Simak, kniha Time and Again
Zdroj: Time and Again (1951), Chapter XXXV (p. 183)
— Edgar Allan Poe, kniha A Dream Within a Dream
"A Dream Within a Dream" (1849).
Kontext: 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.
„We must work assiduously and with determined boldness to remove from the body politic this cancerous disease of discrimination which is preventing our democratic and Christian health from being realized. Then and only then will we be able to bring into full realization the dream of our American democracy-a dream yet unfulfilled. A dream of equality of opportunity, of privilege and property widely distributed; a dream of a land where men will not take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few; a dream of a land where men do not argue that the color of a man’s skin determines the content of his character, where they recognize that the basic thing about a man is not his specific but his fundamentum; a dream of a place where all our gifts and resources are held not for ourselves alone but as instruments of service for the rest of humanity; the dream of a country where every man will respect the dignity and worth of all human personality, and men will dare to live together as brothers-that is the dream.“
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
1960s, The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousnes (1960)
„In the secret space of dreams, Where I dreaming lay amazed, When the secrets all are told, And the petals all unfold. When there was no dream of mine, You dreamed of me“
— Robert Hunter American musician 1941 - 2019
"Attics of My Life"
American Beauty (1970)
— W.B. Yeats Irish poet and playwright 1865 - 1939
Varianta: In Dreams begins Responsibility.
Zdroj: Epigraph to the book Responsibilities (1914); this was later adapted as the title of the story "In Dreams Begin Responsibilities" (1937) by Delmore Schwartz.
„We were at last in Monte Cristo's country, fairly into the country of the fabulous, where extravagance ceases to exist because everything is extravagant, and where the wildest dreams come true.“
— Willa Cather American writer and novelist 1873 - 1947
Zdroj: Willa Cather in Europe (1956), Ch. 12 (6 September 1902) near Marseilles, France.
— Leonard Cohen, kniha Beautiful Losers
Zdroj: Beautiful Losers
„We all need to have dreams. The question is, does the dream control you or do you control the dream?“
— Robin Jones Gunn American writer 1955
Zdroj: Surprise Endings
„During our dreams we do not know we are dreaming. We may even dream of interpreting a dream. Only on waking do we know it was a dream. Only after the great awakening will we realize that this is the great dream.“
— Zhuangzi classic Chinese philosopher -369 - -286 př. n. l.
Zdroj: The Butterfly as Companion: Meditations on the First Three Chapters of the Chuang-Tzu
Kontext: How do I know that enjoying life is not a delusion? How do I know that in hating death we are not like people who got lost in early childhood and do not know the way home? Lady Li was the child of a border guard in Ai. When first captured by the state of Jin, she wept so much her clothes were soaked. But after she entered the palace, shared the king's bed, and dined on the finest meats, she regretted her tears. How do I know that the dead do not regret their previous longing for life? One who dreams of drinking wine may in the morning weep; one who dreams weeping may in the morning go out to hunt. During our dreams we do not know we are dreaming. We may even dream of interpreting a dream. Only on waking do we know it was a dream. Only after the great awakening will we realize that this is the great dream. And yet fools think they are awake, presuming to know that they are rulers or herdsmen. How dense! You and Confucius are both dreaming, and I who say you are a dream am also a dream. Such is my tale. It will probably be called preposterous, but after ten thousand generations there may be a great sage who will be able to explain it, a trivial interval equivalent to the passage from morning to night.
— Pablo Neruda Chilean poet 1904 - 1973