— Paulo Coelho Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947
„Waiting your time, dreaming of a better life.
Waiting your time, you're more than just a wife.
You don't want to do what your mother has done,
She has done.
This is your life, this new life has begun.
It's your day - a woman's day.
It's your day - a woman's day.“
— Peter Gabriel English singer-songwriter, record producer and humanitarian 1950
Shaking the Tree
Song lyrics, Shaking the Tree (1990)
— Paulo Coelho, buch Manuscript Found in Accra
Quelle: Manuscript Found in Accra
„The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg; and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.“
— James Allen British philosophical writer 1864 - 1912
As A Man Thinketh (1902), Visions and Ideals
— Zoë Heller British writer 1965
Quelle: Notes On A Scandal
„You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.“
— Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991
Variante: You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
— John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
„Don’t wait for a plan to materialize. Don’t expect perfection in your very first try. Just jump In. No idea is too big or small, it’s just the mindset which matters. Life is short, startup now!“
— Akshay Agrawal Serial Social Entrepreneur 1998
Akshay Agarwal, a 16-year-old entrepreneur talks about his crowdfunding platform Ukhadlo.com http://startoholics.in/2014/06/akshay-agarwal-16-year-old-entrepreneur-talks-crowdfunding-platform-ukhadlo-com/
— Yoko Ono Japanese artist, author, and peace activist 1933
A line written by Ono many years before, and quoted by Lennon in December 1980, as quoted in All We Are Saying : The Last Major Interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono (2000) by John Lennon, Yōko Ono, David Sheff, p. 16.
Variante: A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
Quelle: Grapefruit: A Book of Instructions and Drawings
— Sun Ra American jazz composer and bandleader 1914 - 1993
Liner notes to Monorails and Satellites (1968)
Kontext: In some far off place
Many light years in space
I’ll wait for you.
Where human feet have never trod,
Where human eyes have never seen.
I'll build a world of abstract dreams
And wait for you.
„You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream, you've got to get out there and make it happen yourself.“
— Diana Ross American vocalist, music artist and actress 1944
As quoted in Jet magazine, Vol. 67, No. 2 (4 February 1985), p. 40
„You follow your feelings, you follow your dreams;
You follow the leader into the trees.
And what's in there waiting, neither one of us knows.
You gotta keep one eye open the further you go.“
— Tom Petty American musician 1950 - 2017
Wake Up Time
Lyrics, Wildflowers (1994)
„A dream will fly
The moment that you open up your eyes.
A dream is just a riddle,
Ghosts from every corner of your life.“
— Elton John English rock singer-songwriter, composer and pianist 1947
Song lyrics, Songs from the West Coast (2001)
„Reality - Dreams = Animal Being
Reality + Dreams = A Heart-Ache (usually called Idealism)
Reality + Humor = Realism (also called Conservatism)
Dreams - Humor = Fanaticism
Dreams + Humor = Fantasy
Reality + Dreams + Humor = Wisdom“
— Lin Yutang, buch The Importance of Living
Quelle: The Importance of Living
„Dreams, Mr. Nyazi, are perfect ideals, complete in themselves. How can you impose them on a constantly changing, imperfect, incomplete reality? You would become a Humbert, destroying the object of your dream; or a Gatsby, destroying yourself.“
— Azar Nafisi, buch Reading Lolita in Tehran
Reading Lolita in Tehran (2003)