— Laurie Lee British writer 1914 - 1997
I Can't Stay Long (1975), The Firstborn, p. 77.
„to analyse my dream and its significance in my insignificant life, but I had to get dressed for work.“
— Chetan Bhagat, buch One Night @ the Call Center
One Night @ the Call Center (2005), P. 13
— Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking
„Let it be a dream, so be it, but that real life of which you make so much I had meant to extinguish by suicide, and my dream, my dream — oh, it revealed to me a different life, renewed, grand and full of power!“
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, buch The Dream of a Ridiculous Man
The Dream of a Ridiculous Man (1877), Context: Yes, I dreamed a dream, my dream of the third of November. They tease me now, telling me it was only a dream. But does it matter whether it was a dream or reality, if the dream made known to me the truth? If once one has recognized the truth and seen it, you know that it is the truth and that there is no other and there cannot be, whether you are asleep or awake. Let it be a dream, so be it, but that real life of which you make so much I had meant to extinguish by suicide, and my dream, my dream — oh, it revealed to me a different life, renewed, grand and full of power! II
„My whole life, I have sought comfort in individualism. I escaped the banality of my background with the flamboyance of my haircut, the low expectations of my class with the grandiosity of my parlance, and the fear of being ordinary by becoming a professional weirdo. In a way, my success in show business represents little more than the harvesting of my psychosis. I made my idiosyncrasies and flaws beneficial by exaggerating them.“
— Russell Brand, buch Revolution
„It's like my whole life never happened,
When I see you, it's as if I never had a thought.
I know this dream, it might be crazy,
But it's the only one I've got.“
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
„The way I would live my life is: never do something in real life that I would not want to write about in my Autobiography.“
— Siddharth Katragadda Indian writer 1972
Dark Rooms (2002), page 43
„I felt I had nothing more to learn. It was the same thing wrapped up in different packaging again and again. I am not a brilliant dancer at all. But my packaging is great. You know, I have been a hippie all my life. And the dreams of the sixties that I had of living in a commune, of sharing, of never having more than I can use, of living life joyfully in nature -- that was the spirit that was inside me. And in the isolation of being a dancer I thought where is the giving, where is the sharing, with me sitting so far in a cold place? I knew I had to get back and I had to share what life had given me through dance. I was willing to give up my dance and work and beg to realise this dream. Because it would still be my dream, it would still be dance but how much joy it would give so many bodies.“
— Protima Bedi Indian model and dancer 1948 - 1998
After learning Odissi dance, she toured all over the world performing Odissi dance and then settled in Switzerland but came back to establish a dance school. Quoted in in "I have been a hippie all my life".
„I always dreamed in my youth of a great, consuming love. I was often disappointed and returned each time to my music for consolation. It never failed me.“
— Pierre Monteux French conductor 1875 - 1964
From Monteux, Doris G (1965). It's All in the Music: The Life and Work of Pierre Monteux. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. OCLC 604146,, p. 198
— Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven German poet 1874 - 1927
Quoted in Irene Gammel, Baroness Elsa: Gender, Dada and Everyday Modernity, p 53.
„I was dreaming … about my grandfather. A very old man, at least as old as I am now, 91. I thought, when I was a boy, that he had been 91 all his life. Now I feel as if I have been 91 all my life.“
— Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49
The Crying of Lot 49 (1966), Chapter 4