Dream-1. A series of thoughts, feelings, and images created by the mind during sleep
2. Day dream; a reverie
3. State of abstraction; a trance
4. A wild fantasy or hope
Each of us dreams each night. That is true even though you wake up and say, “I didn’t dream last night.” A more truthful statement would be, “I can’t remember what I dreamed last night.”
If you remember a dream, it most likely occurred toward morning. That is when your dreams become more exciting.
In eight hours of sleep you may spend two hours of time dreaming. Most people dream in color but only about 1/3 of the time you spend sleeping.
a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to
dream more, to dream all the time."
- Marcel Proust
dreams are a second life. I have never been able to penetrate without a shudder
those ivory or horned gates, which separate us from the invisible world.
- Gerard de Nerval
"Dreams are only the
pigmentation of fact."
many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their
~logan Pearsall Smith
· "A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with a little relish." – W.H. Auden
"Reverie is not a
vacuum. It is rather the gift of an hour, which knows the plentitude of the
soul." –Gaston Bacheland
· "We’ve removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams." – Jesse Jackson
"One of the
characteristics of the dream is that nothing suprises us in it. With no regret,
we agree to live in it with strangers, completely cut off from our habits and
friends." -Jean Cocteau
· "But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; read softly because you tread on my dreams." –W.B. Yeats
· "I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream past the wit of a man to say what dream it was. Man is but an ass if he go about t’expound this dream." -William Shakespeare
"I dream, therefore, I
J. August Strindberg