I am a daydreamer because dreams give me hope and I always think, plan, prepare and try my best to achieve my dreams. I used to dream about the future of our country. This article is meant as my excuses for writing the dream interviews.
All men dream, but not equally.
Those who dream by night,
in the dusty recess of their minds,
wake in the day to find that it was vanity.
But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men,
for they may act their dreams with the open eyes,
to make it possible.
Dreams give us hope,
Hope ignites passion,
Passion leads us to envision success.
Visions of success open our minds to possibilities,
Far-reaching possibilities help us to enlist support from others,
Support from others keeps us focused and committed.
Focus and commitment foster action,
Action results in progress,
Progress leads to achievement,
Achievement inspires dreams,
Dreams give us hope.”…..
I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.
Aeschylus (525 BC – 456 BC), Agamemnon
To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act.
Anatole France (1844 – 1924)
Hope is a waking dream.
Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC), from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963), speech in Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 1963
Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
John Updike (1932 – )
Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true.
This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy.
The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance – and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.
Oprah Winfrey (1954 – ), O Magazine, September 2002
Dreams that do come true can be as unsettling as those that don’t.
Brett Butler, ‘Knee Deep in Paradise’
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849), “Eleonora”
Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.
Friedrich von Schiller (1759 – 1805)
You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, “Why not?”
George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950), “Back to Methuselah” (1921), part 1, act 1
Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves.
Germaine Greer, O Magazine, September 2002
There is nothing like dream to create the future. Utopia to-day, flesh and blood tomorrow.
Victor Hugo (1802 – 1885), Les Miserables, 1862
A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.
Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.
They say dreams are the windows of the soul–take a peek and you can see the inner workings, the nuts and bolts.
Henry Bromel, Northern Exposure, The Big Kiss, 1991
Cherish your vision and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.”
-Anais Nin, The Diaries of Anaïs Nin
Dreams surely are difficult, confusing, and not everything in them is brought to pass for mankind. For fleeting dreams have two gates: one is fashioned of horn and one of ivory. Those which pass through the one of sawn ivory are deceptive, bringing tidings which come to nought, but those which issue from the one of polished horn bring true results when a mortal sees them.
Homer (800 BC – 700 BC), The Odyssey
Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: – ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 – 1968), Speech at Civil Rights March on Washington, August 28, 1963
It hurts to find out that what you wanted doesn’t match what you dreamed it would be. Randy K. Milholland, Something Positive Comic, 09-07-04
Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.
William Dement, in Newsweek, 1959
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616), “Hamlet”, Act 1 scene 5
What if nothing exists and we’re all in somebody’s dream? Or what’s worse, what if only that fat guy in the third row exists?
Woody Allen (1935 – ), “Without Feathers”
“If you have only two pennies left in the world, with the first penny, you should buy rice to feed your family. With the second penny, say the wise Japanese, you should buy a lily. The Japanese understand the importance of dreaming…”
The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart – this you will build your life by, and this you will become. -James Allen, source:
The greatest achievements were at first and for a time dreams. The oak sleeps in the acorn.
O reason, reason, abstract phantom of the waking state, I had already expelled you from my dreams, now I have reached a point where those dreams are about to become fused with apparent realities: now there is only room here for myself.
-Louis Aragon, Paris Peasant, “Preface to a Modern Mythology”, 1926
“Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher’s the poet’s equal there.”
-E. M. Cioran, The Tempation to Exist
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.
“the lines are attributed to John Anster in a ‘very free translation’ of Faust from 1835” See author: W. H. Murray -Johann von Goethe
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
-Carl Gustav Jung
I fly in dreams, I know it is my privilege, I do not recall a single situation in dreams when I was unable to fly. To execute every sort of curve and angle with a light impulse, a flying mathematics – that is so distinct a happiness that it has permanently suffused my basic sense of happiness.
-Friedrich Nietzsche, [Unpublished fragments dating to Fall 1881]
Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing,Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before
-Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven
We have within reach, now, the attainment of almost every dream of mankind.
as cited by Susan Sackett, author of “Inside Trek: A Star Trek Memoir”, used with permission -Gene Roddenberry, on receiving his honorary Doctorate at Emerson College, Boston in the early 1970s
“We must nurture our dreams like we would a child. They are God-given and just as precious. Without ambition how would a child learn to ride a bicycle, play an instrument or whistle? We deny the spirit of God when we as adults settle for less than our dreams!”
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
“Once I dreamed I was a butterfly, and now I no longer know whether I am Chuang Tzu, who dreamed I was a butterfly, or whether I am a butterfly dreaming that I am Chuang Tzu.”
Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
“It is a good viewpoint to see the world as a dream. When you have something like a nightmare, you will wake up and tell yourself that it was only a dream. It is said that the world we live in is not a bit different from this.”
-Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Hagakure
I do not know how to distinguish between our waking life and a dream. Are we not always living the life that we imagine we are?
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
Nothing happens unless first a dream.
When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality.
Dom Helder Camara:
The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die.
Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
James A. Froude:
No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to flee and fly high. No government, no legislature, has a right to limit your dreams. You should never agree to surrender your dreams.
You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one, I hope someday you will join us, and the world will live as one.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.
The Trumpet of Conscience Martin Luther King, jr.
If growing up is the process of creating ideas and dreams about what life should be, then maturity is letting go again.
Mary Beth Danielson:
Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
Ralph Waldo Emerson:
There is nothing like a dream to create the future.
Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
You may say I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one.
A man’s dreams are an index to his greatness.