„If ever any beauty I did see,
Which I desired, and got, ’twas but a dream of thee.“

—  John Donne, The Good-Morrow

Songs and Sonnets (1633), The Good-Morrow
Kontext: p>I wonder, by my troth, what thou and I
Did, till we loved? Were we not weaned till then?
But sucked on country pleasures, childishly?
Or snorted we in the Seven Sleepers’ den?
’Twas so; but this, all pleasures fancies be.
If ever any beauty I did see,
Which I desired, and got, ’twas but a dream of thee. And now good-morrow to our waking souls,
Which watch not one another out of fear;
For love, all love of other sights controls,
And makes one little room an everywhere.
Let sea-discoverers to new worlds have gone,
Let maps to other, worlds on worlds have shown,
Let us possess one world, each hath one, and is one.My face in thine eye, thine in mine appears,
And true plain hearts do in the faces rest;
Where can we find two better hemispheres,
Without sharp north, without declining west?
Whatever dies, was not mixed equally;
If our two loves be one, or, thou and I
Love so alike, that none do slacken, none can die.</p

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englischer Schriftsteller 1572 - 1631

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„All days are nights to see till I see thee,
And nights bright days when dreams do show thee me.“

—  William Shakespeare, buch Shakespeare's Sonnets

Quelle: Shakespeare's Sonnets

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„Thou art gone from my gaze like a beautiful dream,
And I seek thee in vain by the meadow and stream.“

—  George Linley British writer 1798 - 1865

Thou art gone, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„I slept, and dreamed that life was Beauty;
I woke, and found that life was Duty.
Was thy dream then a shadowy lie?
Toil on, poor heart, unceasingly;
And thou shalt find thy dream to be
A truth and noonday light to thee.“

—  Ellen Sturgis Hooper American writer 1812 - 1848

Life a Duty, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "Straight is the line of Duty, / Curved is the line of Beauty, / Follow the straight line, thou hall see / The curved line ever follow thee", William Maccall (c. 1830).

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„I don’t see any American dream; I see an American nightmare.“

—  Malcolm X American human rights activist 1925 - 1965

The Ballot or the Bullet (1964), Speech in Cleveland, Ohio (April 3, 1964)
Kontext: No, I’m not an American. I’m one of the 22 million black people who are the victims of Americanism. One of the 22 million black people who are the victims of democracy, nothing but disguised hypocrisy. So, I’m not standing here speaking to you as an American, or a patriot, or a flag-saluter, or a flag-waver—no, not I. I’m speaking as a victim of this American system. And I see America through the eyes of the victim. I don’t see any American dream; I see an American nightmare.

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„Twas Beauty that killed the beast!“

—  Edgar Wallace British crime writer, journalist and playwright 1875 - 1932

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„Now
I have no hope that does not dream for thee;
I have no joy that is not shared by thee;
I have no fear that does not dread for thee.“

—  Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838

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„Why dost thou not pray… to give thee the faculty of not fearing any of the things which thou fearest, or of not desiring any of the things which thou desirest“

—  Marcus Aurelius, buch Selbstbetrachtungen

IX, 40
Meditations (c. 121–180 AD), Book IX
Kontext: Why dost thou not pray... to give thee the faculty of not fearing any of the things which thou fearest, or of not desiring any of the things which thou desirest, or not being pained at anything, rather than pray that any of these things should not happen or happen?

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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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„Prince of parable, I desire to see those gardens of lasting delight which Allah—the Creator! the Ever Beneficent!—reserves for the faithful. How am I to do so if I tell lies?“

—  Gene Wolfe American science fiction and fantasy writer 1931 - 2019

"By lying to Allah, I suppose."
"The Tale of the Rose and the Nightingale (and What Came of It)", Arabesques (1988), ed. Susan Schwartz. Reprinted in Gene Wolfe, Endangered Species (1989)
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„She [Melanie] is the only dream I ever had that lived and breathed and did not die in the face of reality.“

—  Margaret Mitchell, buch Vom Winde verweht (1937 German edition)

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„Tonight, may I get so drunk in love that
I do not see any dreams!“

—  Suman Pokhrel Nepali poet, lyricist, playwright, translator and artist 1967

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„Did I dream this belief
or did I believe this dream
how I will find relief
I grieve…“

—  Peter Gabriel English singer-songwriter, record producer and humanitarian 1950

I Grieve
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„Ever of thee I'm fondly dreaming,
Thy gentle voice my spirit can cheer.“

—  George Linley British writer 1798 - 1865

Ever of Thee, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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