Quotes About Dreams

On this site when we say “dream” we think on a series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person’s mind during sleep, not on a “dream” as a cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal…

Over the years we collected large number of quotes related to dreams as we, on this site think about dreams. Here they are (sorted randomly):

    1. “My mother told me to follow my dreams, so I took a nap.” ~ Unknown
    2. “Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.” ~ William Charles Dement, American Author
    3. “There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it.” ~ Mindy Kaling
    4. I had a dream I was awake, and I woke up to find myself asleep.” ~ Stan Laurel
    5. The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.” ~ Marilyn Monroe
    6. “Good night – may you fall asleep in the arms of a dream, so beautiful, you’ll cry when you awake.” ~ Michael Faudet
    7. “Maybe dream is a reality and reality is a dream.”  ~ Unknown
    8. “The thing about nightmares was that you couldn’t prepare for them. They sneaked up on you when you were most vulnerable.”~ Sylvia Day
    9. “Nightmare and dream both are not real, but I do always love my nightmare; because it offers me gratitude.” ~ M.F. Moonzajer
    10. “There is some consolation in the fact that, even though your dreams don’t come true, neither do your nightmares.” ~ Richard Armour
    11. “The worst nightmare is to have no dreams.” ~ Thomas Amo
    12. “Just because you have a nightmare doesn’t mean you stop dreaming.” ~ Jill Scott
    13. “All men whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them, when he is asleep, is in a world of his own.” ~ Plutarch
    14. “Dreams feel real while we’re in them. It’s only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange.” ~ Inception
    15. “Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.” ~ Virginia Woolf
    16. “Dreams are only thoughts you didn’t have time to think about during the day.” ~ Author Unknown
    17. “Dreams are more real than reality itself, they’re closer to the self.” ~ Gao Xingjian
    18. “The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.” ~ Sigmund Freud
    19. “Dreams are true while they last.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
    20. “A dream which is not interpreted is like a letter which is not read.” ~ The Talmud
    21. “Dreams are illustrations… from the book your soul is writing about you.” ~ Marsha Norman
    22. “Every dream that anyone ever has is theirs alone and they never manage to share it. And they never manage to remember it either. Not truly or accurately. Not as it was. Our memories and our vocabularies aren’t up to the job.” ~ Alex Garland
    23. “One can write, think and pray exclusively of others; dreams are all egocentric.” ~ Evelyn Waugh
    24. “Dreams say what they mean, but they don’t say it in daytime language.” ~ Gail Godwin
    25. “In dreams, we enter a world that’s entirely our own.” ~ Steven Kloves
    26. “A dream is a microscope through which we look at the hidden occurrences in our soul.” ~ Erich Fromm
    27. “The best reason for having dreams is that in dreams no reasons are necessary.” ~ Ashleigh Brilliant