Are you someone who is into dreams and dreaming? Are you searching for thought-provoking quotes about dreams and your waking life? 

Dreams are the desires of our subconscious, and its study has long been a fascination with many. Furthermore, dreams influence a lot of different people in our lives, which is very amazing. 

Often, we wake up bewildered about what we have dreamt. But no matter how strange the themes and images of your dream may seem, it is the way how your subconscious is working through whatever it is that worries or unsettles you while you sleep.

There are plenty of books written explaining dream symbols. While some have numerous meanings and even discrepancies, the majority of them remain consistent. You’ll be able to find greater meaning in your dreams and see the bigger picture by understanding dream symbols.

With that in mind, I will share some of the best quotes about dreams, as well as dreaming and dream interpretation. Some of these quotes are from the books and movies I love, while some are from great minds and song lyrics. Reading and absorbing them will allow you to better understand your dreams more and the nature of your reality.

“Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.”

– Henry David Thoreau

“All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream.”

– Edgar Allan Poe

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

“The best thing about dreams is that fleeting moment, when you are between asleep and awake, when you don’t know the difference between reality and fantasy, when for just that one moment you feel with your entire soul that the dream is reality, and it really happened.”

– James Arthur Baldwin

“Dreams are answers to questions we haven’t yet figured out how to ask.”

– The X Files

“Dreams feel real while we’re in them. It’s only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange.”

– Inception, 2010 film

“Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.”

– Edgar Cayce

“Pay attention to your dreams – God’s angels often speak directly to our hearts when we are asleep.”

– Eileen Elias Freeman

“Anyone can escape into sleep, we are all geniuses when we dream, the butcher’s the poet’s equal there.”

– E.M. Cioran

Even the loveliest dream bears like a blemish its difference from reality, the awareness that what it grants is mere illusion.”- Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno

“Dreams are nature’s answering service – don’t forget to pick up your messages once in a while.”

– Sarah Crestinn

“It is characteristic that dreams never express themselves in a logical, abstract way but always in the language of parable or simile.”

– Carl Jung

“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.”

– Calvin & Hobbes

“Nothing happens unless first we dream.”

– Carl Sandburg

“Like all dreamers I confuse disenchantment with truth.”

– Jean-Paul Sartre

“Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare.”

– H.F. Hedge

“Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”

– Carl Jung

“Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.”

– Virginia Woolf

“Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious.”

– Sigmund Freud

“All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.”

– Elias Canetti

“Dreams are illustrations… from the book your soul is writing about you.”

– Marsha Norman

“Dreams are necessary to life.”

– Anais Nin

“Dreams are the touchstones of our character.”

– Henry David Thoreau

“Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?”

– Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.”

– Anais Nin

“People need dreams, there’s as much nourishment in ’em as food.”

– Dorothy Gilman


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