„I want to go on, to go beyond; I cannot;
the moment scatters itself in many things,
I have slept the dreams of the stone that never dreams
and deep among the dreams of years like stones
have heard the singing of my imprisoned blood,
with a premonition of light the sea sang,
and one by one the barriers give way,
all of the gates have fallen to decay“
„And then there came peace into their music, and the heavens and the earth sang together.
All this I saw in my dream, and all this I heard.“
— Khalil Gibran Lebanese artist, poet, and writer 1883 - 1931
Context: "And now let us play our reeds together." And they played together. And their music smote heaven and earth, and a terror struck all living things. I heard the bellow of beasts and the hunger of the forest. And I heard the cry of lonely men, and the plaint of those who long for what they know not. I heard the sighing of the maiden for her lover, and the panting of the luckless hunter for his prey. And then there came peace into their music, and the heavens and the earth sang together. All this I saw in my dream, and all this I heard. Sarkis an old Greek Shepherd, called the madman: Jesus and Pan
„Across the silent stream
Where the dream-shadows go,
From the dim blue Hill of Dream
I have heard the west wind blow.“
— William Sharp (writer) Scottish writer 1855 - 1905
From the Hills of Dream, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
„I have never looked for dream in reality or reality in dream. I have allowed my imagination free play, and I have not been led astray by it.“
— Gustave Moreau French painter 1826 - 1898
As quoted in "The Many Faces of Gustave Moreau" by Bennett Schiff in Smithsonian magazine (August 1999) http://www.smithsonianmagazine.com/issues/1999/august/moreau.php
There is a dark place.
A place where I have no eyes, no mouth. No words.
I can't cry out because I have no breath. The silence is so deep I want to die.
But I can't.
The darkness and silence go on forever.
It is not a dream.
I don't dream.“
— Mary E. Pearson, The Adoration of Jenna Fox
„I don't want to be alone. I have never wanted to be alone. I fucking hate it. I hate that I have no one to talk to, I hate that I have no one to call, I hate that I have no one to hold my hand, hug me, tell me everything is going to be all right.... I hate that I have no one to share my hopes and my dreams with, I hate that I have no longer have any hopes or dreams, I hate that I have no one to tell me to hold on, that I can find them again. I hate that when I scream, and I scream bloody murder, that I am screaming into emptiness. I hate that there is no one to hear my scream and that there is no one to help me learn how to stop screaming.“
— James Frey American screenwriter and media presenter 1969
— Jonas Salk Inventor of polio vaccine 1914 - 1995
As quoted in Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing https://books.google.com/books?id=-T3QhPjIxhIC&lpg=PP1&dq=%22I%20have%20dreams%2C%20and%20I%20have%20nightmares.%20I%20overcame%20the%20nightmares%20because%20of%20my%20dreams.%22&pg=PA254#v=onepage (2006) by Larry Chang (page 254)
„I have found out that reading is a slavish sort of dreaming. If I must dream, why not my own dreams?“
— Fernando Pessoa Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher 1888 - 1935
Apontamentos pessoais ["Autobiographical Notes"] (1910)