There's this whole sexy thing that happens to women when we walk the red carpet, and it's all okay! At home, I am so many other things! I am just a girl dreaming. I am emotional and goofy.
— Zulay Henao
Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.
I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.
During our dreams we do not know we are dreaming. We may even dream of interpreting a dream. Only on waking do we know it was a dream. Only after the great awakening will we realize that this is the great dream.
When you're dreaming, you don't know it's a dream. You might even interpret a dream in your dream - and then wake up and realize it was all a dream. Perhaps a great awakening will reveal this to be a dream as well.
Yet the stupid believe they are awake, busily and brightly assuming they understand things, calling this man ruler, that one herdsman " how dense! Confucius and you are both dreaming! And when I say you are dreaming, I am dreaming, too. Words like these will be labeled the Supreme Swindle.
Once I dreamed I was a butterfly, and now I no longer know whether I am Chuang Tzu, who dreamed I was a butterfly, or whether I am a butterfly dreaming that I am Chuang Tzu.
Am I a human dreaming I am a butterfly or a butterfly dreaming I am a human?
I was informed... that some... were dreaming and wished to return.
— Zebulon Pike
Playing with the Who is the biggest rush there is. At eleven years old I used to go to bed dreaming about what I'm doing now. I don't know how many people can say that.
— Zak Starkey
I've been here before, dreaming myself backwards, among grappling hooks of light. True to the seasons, I've lived every word spoken. Did I walk into someone's nightmare?
— Yusef Komunyakaa
The West has become the world model; developing countries are dreaming of living like us, which is impossible. They should reject our model, because it is not sustainable. Developing countries should even give us the example, but unfortunately that's not what happens.
— Yann Arthus-Bertrand
If you're dreaming of being a great soloist, walking on stage, receiving ovations night after night, having money thrown at you, girls chasing after you and your beautiful picture - that's wonderful. But what exactly does that have to do with the practice of music?
— Wu Han
When it comes, you'll be dreaming that you don't need to breathe; that breathless silence is the music of the dark and it's part of the rhythm to vanish like a spark.
— Wislawa Szymborska
Be careful what you dream: soon your dreams will be dreaming you.
— Willie Nelson
I went to sleep dreaming of Malawi, and all the things made possible when your dreams are powered by your heart.
— William Kamkwamba
Dreaming in public is an important part of our job description.
— William Gibson
Given that the dreaming brain must perform these remarkable contortions - creating a world, living in it, responding to it, and then carefully blocking all the responses in a manner that does not cross the threshold of awareness - it is no wonder that this dreaming brain seems to be more active than the waking brain.
— William C. Dement
Dreaming is the opportunity to hold a citizenship in two worlds, equally real but with different logic and limitations.
— William C. Dement
Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives
— William C. Dement
Growing up in Memphis and listening to all kinds of music and dreaming... So that was one of the first times I wrote a complete song and set it to music and the whole bit. From then on, I was busy with it.
— William Bell
I remember my father saying that you're about to awaken when you dream that you're dreaming.
— Willard Huyck
Most kids are not dreaming of being programmers, scientists or engineers.
I was in the projects dreaming about doing music and now I've done music. When I had nothing to when I had something I still have this driving force that's fueling me every day and that's making ideas reality.
I roused myself from the book which I was dreaming over rather than reading, and left my chambers to meet the cool night air in the suburbs.
— Wilkie Collins
The centuries will burn rich loadsWith which we groaned,Whose warmth shall lull their dreaming lids,While songs are crooned:But they will not dream of us poor lads,Left in the ground.
— Wilfred Owen
Under the pavement the dirt is dreaming of grass.
— Wendell Berry
The soil under the grass is dreaming of a young forest, and under the pavement the soil is dreaming of grass.
— Wendell Berry
I liked it. I liked her. And every time I saw her, she seemed more beautiful. She just seemed to glow. I'm not talking like a hundred-watt bulb; she just had this warmth to her. Maybe it came from climbing that tree. Maybe it came from singing to chickens. Maybe it came from whacking at two-by-fours and dreaming about perpetual motion. I don't know. All I know is that compared to her, Shelly and Miranda seemed so...ordinary.
— Wendelin Van Draanen
You're trying to put yourself in that moment and trying to prepare yourself, to have a 'memory' before the game. I don't know if you'd call it visualising or dreaming, but I've always done it, my whole life.
— Wayne Rooney
Meditation transports one from the transient world of matter to the real world of dreamings, visions, and imaginings where idea is and concepts are born.
— Walter Russell
Life without dreaming is a life without meaning.
Beauty, midnight, vision dies: Let the winds of dawn that blow Softly round your dreaming head Such a day of welcome show Eye and knocking heart may bless, Find our mortal world enough; Noons of dryness find you fed By the involuntary powers, Nights of insult let you pass Watched by every human love.
— W. H. Auden
But we do not merely protest; we make renewed demand for freedom in that vast kingdom of the human spirit where freedom has ever had the right to dwell:the expressing of thought to unstuffed ears; the dreaming of dreams by untwisted souls.
— W. E. B. Du Bois
Epic things start with small humble steps. Pay respect to your beginnings. And if you're just starting out, know that it's OK to be sucky. To be small. To be messy and chaotic. Just make sure to never ever stop dreaming.
— Vishen Lakhiani
The creative genius begins in the idle moment, dreaming up the impossible, and later making it come true.
— Virginia C. Andrews
I recall drinking sherry in California and dreaming of England, where I ate dalmoth and dreamed of Delhi. What is the purpose, I wonder, of all this restlessness? I sometimes seem to myself to wander around the world merely accumulating material for future nostalgias.
— Vikram Seth
We must not be afraid of dreaming the seemingly impossible if we want the seemingly impossible to become a reality.
— Vaclav Havel
I think I usually have quite ordinary dreams. Sometimes my dreams take me to other dimensions. I can travel in my mind especially when I'm dreaming I focus my mind on what I want to dream. If I want to fly, I focus on flying.
— Uri Geller
During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams
— Tupac Shakur