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Quotes About Dreams and Dreaming

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Do you love dreams and dreaming? Today I was thinking about some of my favorite quotes about dreams, dreaming, and dream interpretation – and then I thought it might be nice to share some of these with you.

Some of my favorite quotes come from books, others from movies, some are even song lyrics. It’s amazing how dreams fascinate so many different people in our lives.


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“Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“Dreams are answers to questions we haven’t yet figured out how to ask.”
– The X Files

“Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.”
– Edgar Cayce

“Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher’s the poet’s equal there.”
– E.M. Cioran

“Pay attention to your dreams – God’s angels often speak directly to our hearts when we are asleep.”
– Eileen Elias Freeman

“Dreams are nature’s answering service – don’t forget to pick up your messages once in a while.”
– Sarah Crestinn

“It is characteristic that dreams never express themselves in a logical, abstract way but always in the language of parable or simile.”
– Carl Jung

“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.”
– Calvin & Hobbes

“Nothing happens unless first we dream.”
– Carl Sandburg

“Like all dreamers I confuse disenchantment with truth.”
– Jean-Paul Sartre

“Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”
– Carl Jung

“Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.”
– Virginia Woolf

“Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious.”
– Sigmund Freud

“All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.”
– Elias Canetti

“Dreams are illustrations… from the book your soul is writing about you.”
– Marsha Norman

“Dreams are necessary to life.”
– Anais Nin

“Dreams are the touchstones of our character.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?”
– Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.”
– Anais Nin

“People need dreams, there’s as much nourishment in ’em as food.”
– Dorothy Gilman

“All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream.”
– Edgar Allan Poe


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