„And what exactly is a dream, and what exactly is a joke?“

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Syd Barrett
britischer Gitarrist, Sänger und Songwriter 1946 - 2006

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„I believe that my dream has always been to become someone. To succeed in life, in the show, I did not know exactly what, but it was or singing or acting, or do cinema or theater… it was the show.“

—  Dalida French singer, actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder 1933 - 1987

Original: (fr) Je crois que mon rêve a toujours été de devenir quelqu'un. De reussir dans la vie, dans la spectacle, je ne savais pas exactement quoi, mais cette ou chante ou joue la comédie, ou faire du cinema ou du teatre... c'était le spectacle.
Quelle: http://dalidaideal.blogspot.com/2018/10/dalida-quotes.html

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„Jokes can be noble. Laughs are exactly as honorable as tears. Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion, to the futility of thinking and striving anymore.“

—  Kurt Vonnegut, buch Palm Sunday

"Palm Sunday", a sermon delivered at St. Clement's Church, New York City (ndg), originally published in The Nation as "Hypocrites You Always Have With You" (ndg)
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Kontext: Jokes can be noble. Laughs are exactly as honorable as tears. Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion, to the futility of thinking and striving anymore. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward — and since I can start thinking and striving again that much sooner.

„When a man comes to love a woman exactly as she had dreamed, she decides he is a weakling.“

—  Mignon McLaughlin American journalist 1913 - 1983

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„It was my dream! I wanted to know what exactly martial arts is. When you look at martial arts films, the later ones became more and more exaggerated. It’s like, wow, is martial arts only a show?“

—  Wong Kar-wai Hong Kong screenwriter, film producer and film director 1958

"The Demonstrative Wong Kar Wai" in Interview Magazine (22 August 2013) https://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/wong-kar-wai-the-grandmaster

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„I would want a dreaming machine that dreams up the most beautiful dreams and then show me exactly how to make them a reality…This is the eternal conundrum: the visualization of desires (dreams), and then the dissonance between that and reality.“

—  Sally Wen Mao Chinese-born American poet

On her poem “Yume-Miru Kikai” in “41.2 Feature: An Interview with Sally Wen Mao” https://bwr.ua.edu/an-interview-with-poet-sally-wen-mao-from-issue-41-2/ in Black Warrior Review (2015 Mar 2)

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„What is that joke? What is that? What IS that? What is Hitler? What is Stalin? What is Mao? What is ALL this stuff? What is Venezuela?“

—  Alex Jones American radio host, author, conspiracy theorist and filmmaker 1974

"What Is Hitler? What Is Stalin? What Is Mao? What is Venezuela?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8tjAGGChWA, The Alex Jones Show, December 2017.
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„A dream! What is a dream? And is not our life a dream?“

—  Fyodor Dostoyevsky, buch The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

Quelle: The Dream of a Ridiculous Man (1877), V
Kontext: A dream! What is a dream? And is not our life a dream? I will say more. Suppose that this paradise will never come to pass (that I understand), yet I shall go on preaching it. And yet how simple it is: in one day, in one hour everything could be arranged at once! The chief thing is to love others like yourself, that's the chief thing, and that's everything; nothing else is wanted — you will find out at once how to arrange it all. And yet it's an old truth which has been told and retold a billion times — but it has not formed part of our lives! The consciousness of life is higher than life, the knowledge of the laws of happiness is higher than happiness — that is what one must contend against. And I shall. If only everyone wants it, it can be arranged at once.

„What are books but tangible dreams? What is reading if it is not dreaming? The best books cause us to dream; the rest are not worth reading.“

—  Rikki Ducornet American writer and artist 1949

Quelle: The Fan-Maker's Inquisition: A Novel of the Marquis de Sade

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„That's what I'm living on now, honey, dreams, dreams of what I used to do.“

—  Fannie Flagg, buch Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Quelle: Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

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„Some dreams tell us what we wish to believe. Some dreams tell us what we fear. Some dreams are of what we know though we may not know we knew it. The rarest dream is the dream that tells us what we did not know.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin American writer 1929 - 2018

Social Dreaming of the Frin in David G. Hartwell (ed.) Year's Best Fantasy 3, p. 172 (Originally published at The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magazine_of_Fantasy_%26_Science_Fiction October/November 2002)

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„Perhaps it is not true that “a man becomes what he dreams”; but if he does not dream, what kind of a man is he?“

—  Fausto Cercignani Italian scholar, essayist and poet 1941

This quote is itself quoting Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman in the film Grey Owl (1999)
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