Dreams are the perceived experiences of images, sounds, or other sensations during sleep, or the envisioning of events and potentials during normal consciousness. Many of the events of dreams are impossible or unlikely to occur in physical reality, and are often outside the deliberate control of the dreamer.
- Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.
- Without a dream you'll not get anywhere.
- People say that your dreams are the only things that save ya... Come on baby in our dreams, we can live our misbehaviors
- Perhaps you have heard the story of Christopher Wren, one of the greatest of English architects, who walked one day unrecognized among the men who were at work upon the building of St. Paul's cathedral in London which he had designed. "What are you doing?" he inquired of one of the workmen, and the man replied, "I am cutting a piece of stone." As he went on he put the same question to another man, and the man replied, "I am earning five shillings twopence a day." And to a third man he addressed the same inquiry and the man answered, "I am helping Sir Christopher Wren build a beautiful cathedral." That man had vision. He could see beyond the cutting of the stone, beyond the earning of his daily wage, to the creation of a work of art—the building of a great cathedral. And in your life it is important for you to strive to attain a vision of the larger whole.
- Attributed to Louise Bush-Brown, director of the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women. Reported in as unverified in Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations (1989).
- Trapped dreams must die.
- James Branch Cabell, in The Certain Hour (1916), "To Robert Gamble Cabell II: In Dedication of The Certain Hour'"
- I was born, I think, with the desire to make beautiful books — brave books that would preserve the glories of the Dream untarnished, and would re-create them for battered people, and re-awaken joy and magnanimity.
- James Branch Cabell, in The Certain Hour (1916), "Auctorial Induction"
- The Dream, as I now know, is not best served by making parodies of it, and it does not greatly matter after all whether a book be an epic or a directory. What really matters is that there is so much faith and love and kindliness which we can share with and provoke in others, and that by cleanly, simple, generous living we approach perfection in the highest and most lovely of all arts. . . . But you, I think, have always comprehended this.
- James Branch Cabell, in The Certain Hour (1916), "Auctorial Induction"
- I can but entreat you to remember it is only by preserving faith in human dreams that we may, after all, perhaps some day make them come true.
- With the passage of time, whatever a man had done, whether for good or evil, with the man's bodily organs, left the man's parish unaffected: only a man's thoughts and dreams could outlive him, in any serious sense, and these might survive with perhaps augmenting influence: so that Kennaston had come to think artistic creation in words — since marble and canvas inevitably perished — was the one, possibly, worth-while employment of human life. But here was a crude corporal deed which bluntly destroyed thoughts, and annihilated dreams by wholesale. To Kennaston this seemed the one real tragedy that could be staged on earth....
- James Branch Cabell, in The Cream of the Jest (1917) "Richard Fentnor Harroby" in Ch. 24 : Deals with Pen Scratches.
- Man alone of animals plays the ape to his dreams.
- James Branch Cabell, in The Silver Stallion : A Comedy of Redemption (1926), Manuel, in Book Four : Coth at Porutsa, Chapter XXV : Last Obligation upon Manuel
- People must have both their dreams and their dinners in this world, and when we go out of it we must take what we find. That is all.
- James Branch Cabell, in The Silver Stallion : A Comedy of Redemption (1926), Niafer, in Book Ten : At Manuel's Tomb, Chapter LXIX : Economics of Jurgen.
- The dreamer dies, but never dies the dream,
Though Death shall call the whirlwind to his aid,
Enlist men’s passions, trick their hearts with hate,
Still shall the Vision live! Say nevermore
That dreams are fragile things. What else endures
Of all this broken world save only dreams!
- Dana Burnet, "Who Dreams Shall Live", in Poems (1915), p. 209, lines 11–16.
- Alice! a childish story take,
And with a gentle hand
Lay it where Childhood's dreams are twined
In Memory's mystic band,
Like pilgrim's withered wreath of flowers
Plucked in a far-off land.
- If you have never had a dream, perhaps you have only dreamt to be alive.
- Perhaps it is not true that “a man becomes what he dreams” ; but if he does not dream, what kind of a man is he?
- Un poète doit laisser des traces de son passage, non des preuves. Seules les traces font rêver.
- The center of every man's existence is a dream. Death, disease, insanity, are merely material accidents, like a toothache or a twisted ankle. That these brutal forces always besiege and often capture the citadel does not prove that they are the citadel.
- G. K. Chesterton, in Twelve Types (1903) "Sir Walter Scott"
- If a man could pass through Paradise in a dream, and have a flower presented to him as a pledge that his soul had really been there, and if he found that flower in his hand when he awake — Aye, what then?
- Don't ever let someone tell you, you can't do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you got to protect it. People can't do something themselves, they want to tell you you can't do it. You want something, go get it. Period.
- Dream after dream ensues;
And still they dream that they shall still succeed;
And still are disappointed.
- William Cowper, The Task (1785), Book III, line 127.
- Somehow, I can't believe that there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secret of making dreams come true. The special secret it seems to me is summarized in four C's. They are Curiosity, Courage, Confidence and Constancy. And the greatest of all is Confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.
- Walt Disney, as quoted in Perceive This! : How to Get Everything You Want Out of Life by Changing Your Perceptions (2004) by Kevin A. Martin, Ch. 9, No Bar Too High!, p. 64
- All our dreams can come true — if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney, How to Be Like Walt : Capturing the Magic Every Day of Your Life (2004), Ch. 3 : Imagination Unlimited, p. 63; Unsourced variant: All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.
- They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
Within a dream.
- Ernest Dowson, "They are not long, the weeping and the laughter," stanza 2, The Poems and Prose of Ernest Dowson (1919), p. 22.
- ALL THIS IS A DREAM. Still examine it by a few experiments. Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature; and in such things as these experiment is the best test of such consistency.
- You have to believe we are magic, nothin' can stand in our way
You have to believe we are magic, don't let your aim ever stray
And if all your hopes survive, destiny will arrive
I'll bring all your dreams alive, for you.
- Pour accomplir de grandes choses il ne suffit pas d'agir il faut rêver; il ne suffit pas de calculer, il faut croire.
- To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
- Variant: To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act.
- Anatole France, Discours de réception, Séance De L'académie Française (introductory speech at a session of the French Academy), 24th December 1896, on Ferdinand de Lesseps' work on the Suez Canal.
- Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
- Langston Hughes, in "Dreams" in the anthology Golden Slippers : An Anthology of Negro Poetry for Young Readers (1941), edited by Arna Bontemps.
- What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore —
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over —
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
- Langston Hughes, in "Harlem" in Montage of a Dream Deferred (1951).
- I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal." ... I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.
- Martin Luther King, Jr., "I Have a Dream," speech at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C. (August 28, 1963); reported in the Congressional Record (April 18, 1968), vol. 114, p. 9165.
- Dreaming is not merely an act of communication; it is also an aesthetic activity, a game of the imagination, a game that is a value in itself.
- Milan Kundera, in The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984). as translated by Michael Henry Heim; Part Two: Soul and Body, p. 59.
- All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did.
- There are those, I know, who will reply that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is. It is the American Dream.
- Archibald MacLeish, "We Have Purpose … We All Know It", Life (May 30, 1960), p. 93. This was one of a series of essays in Life magazine and The New York Times on "The National Purpose."
- The value of dreams, like ... divinations, is not that they give a specific answer, but that they open up new areas of psychic reality, shake us out of our customary ruts, and throw light on a new segment of our lives. Thus the sayings of the shrine, like dreams, were not to be received passively; the recipients had to "live" themselves into the message.
- Rollo May, The Courage to Create (1975), Ch. 5 : The Delphic Oracle as Therapist, p. 106.
- A dream is a creation of the intelligence, the creator being present but not knowing how it will end.
- Cesare Pavese, This Business of Living, 1940-07-22
- They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
- Edgar Allan Poe, Eleonora (1841).
- It is the quality and intensity of the dream only which raises men above the biological norm; and it is fidelity to the dream which differentiates the exceptional figure, the man of heroic stature, from the muddling, aimless mediocrities about him. What the dream is, matters not at all — it may be a dream of sainthood, kingship, love, art, asceticism or sensual pleasure — so long as it is fully expressed with all the resources of self.
- It is true of the Nation, as of the individual, that the greatest doer must also be a great dreamer. ~ Theodore Roosevelt ]]
- The republic is a dream
Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg, "Washington Monument by Night," stanza 4, in The Complete Poems of Carl Sandburg, rev. and expanded ed. (1970), p. 282. Ronald Reagan quoted this before a joint session of Congress (April 28, 1981), and added: "As Carl Sandburg said, all we need to begin with is a dream that we can do better than before. All we need to have is faith, and that dream will come true. All we need to do is act, and the time for action is now". Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Ronald Reagan, 1981, p. 394.
- But only in their dreams can men be truly free. 'Twas always thus, and always thus will be.
- I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was.
- William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream (c. 1595).
- To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub:
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil..."
- We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.
- You see things; and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?"
- George Bernard Shaw, Back to Methuselah, act I, in Selected Plays with Prefaces (1949), vol. 2, p. 7. The serpent says these words to Eve. John F. Kennedy quoted this line in his address to the Irish Parliament, Dublin (June 28, 1963); Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy, 1963, p. 537. Robert F. Kennedy used a similar quotation as a theme of his 1968 campaign for the presidential nomination: "Some men see things as they are and say, why; I dream things that never were and say, why not." Ted Kennedy quoted this variation in delivering Robert F. Kennedy's eulogy in 1968; reported in The New York Times (June 9, 1968), p. 56.
- Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.
- Henry David Thoreau, in "A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers" (1849).
- If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
- Henry David Thoreau, Walden (1854), chapter 18, p. 427.
- The whole life is a succession of dreams. My ambition is to be a conscious dreamer, that is all.
- Swami Vivekananda, in a letter from New York to Mary Hale (10 February 1896), in Complete Works, 5.100.
- A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
- Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist (1891).
- We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.
- Woodrow Wilson, We Grow Great By Dreams.
- In dreams begin responsibilities.
- I have spread my dreams beneath your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
- William Butler Yeats in "He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven"
- Once upon a time, I, Chuang Chou, 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 Chou. 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. Between a man and a butterfly there is necessarily a distinction. The transition is called the transformation of material things.
- As translated by Lin Yutang; Alternate translations:
Once Zhuang Zhou dreamed he was a butterfly, a fluttering butterfly. What fun he had, doing as he pleased! He did not know he was Zhou. Suddenly he woke up and found himself to be Zhou. He did not know whether Zhou had dreamed he was a butterfly or a butterfly had dreamed he was Zhou. Between Zhou and the butterfly there must be some distinction. This is what is meant by the transformation of things.
One night, Zhuangzi dreamed of being a butterfly — a happy butterfly, showing off and doing things as he pleased, unaware of being Zhuangzi. Suddenly he awoke, drowsily, Zhuangzi again. And he could not tell whether it was Zhuangzi who had dreamt the butterfly or the butterfly dreaming Zhuangzi. But there must be some difference between them! This is called 'the transformation of things'.
- Zhuangzi, in Zhuangzi.
- As translated by Lin Yutang; Alternate translations:
- How do I know that enjoying life is not a delusion? How do I know that in hating death we are not like people who got lost in early childhood and do not know the way home? Lady Li was the child of a border guard in Ai. When first captured by the state of Jin, she wept so much her clothes were soaked. But after she entered the palace, shared the king's bed, and dined on the finest meats, she regretted her tears. How do I know that the dead do not regret their previous longing for life? One who dreams of drinking wine may in the morning weep; one who dreams weeping may in the morning go out to hunt. 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. And yet fools think they are awake, presuming to know that they are rulers or herdsmen. How dense! You and Confucius are both dreaming, and I who say you are a dream am also a dream. Such is my tale. It will probably be called preposterous, but after ten thousand generations there may be a great sage who will be able to explain it, a trivial interval equivalent to the passage from morning to night.
- Zhuangzi, in Zhuangzi
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- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 201-04.
- When to soft Sleep we give ourselves away,
And in a dream as in a fairy bark
Drift on and on through the enchanted dark
To purple daybreak—little thought we pay
To that sweet bitter world we know by day.
- Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Sonnet, Sleep.
- Sweet sleep be with us, one and all!
And if upon its stillness fall
The visions of a busy brain,
We'll have our pleasure o'er again,
To warm the heart, to charm the sight,
Gay dreams to all! good night, good night.
- Joanna Baillie, The Phantom, Song
- If there were dreams to sell,
Merry and sad to tell,
And the crier rung his bell,
What would you buy?
- Thomas Lovell Beddoes, Dream-Pedlary.
- "Come to me, darling; I'm lonely without thee;
Daytime and nighttime I'm dreaming about thee."
- Joseph Brenan, The Exile To His Wife.
- Oft morning dreams presage approaching fate,
For morning dreams, as poets tell, are true.
- Michael Bruce, Elegy on Spring.
- I dreamt that I dwelt in marble halls,
With vassals and serfs at my side.
- Alfred Bunn, Song from Bohemian Girl.
- I had a dream, which was not all a dream.
- Lord Byron, Darkness.
- And dreams in their development have breath,
And tears, and tortures, and the touch of joy;
They have a weight upon our waking thoughts,
They take a weight from off our waking toils,
They do divide our being.
- Lord Byron, The Dream, Stanza 1.
- A change came o'er the spirit of my dream.
- Lord Byron, The Dream, Stanza 3.
- The fisher droppeth his net in the stream,
And a hundred streams are the same as one;
And the maiden dreameth her love-lit dream;
And what is it all, when all is done?
The net of the fisher the burden breaks,
And always the dreaming the dreamer wakes.
- Alice Cary, Lover's Diary.
- Again let us dream where the land lies sunny
And live, like the bees, on our hearts' old honey,
Away from the world that slaves for money—
Come, journey the way with me.
- Madison Cawein, Song of the Road.
- Like the dreams,
Children of night, of indigestion bred.
- Charles Churchill, The Candidate, line 784.
- My eyes make pictures, when they are shut.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge, A Day Dream.
- And so, his senses gradually wrapt
In a half sleep, he dreams of better worlds,
And dreaming hears thee still, O singing lark;
That singest like an angel in the clouds.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Fears in Solitude, line 25
- Dreams are but interludes, which fancy makes;
When monarch reason sleeps, this mimic wakes.
- John Dryden, Fables, The Cock and the Fox, line 325
- In blissful dream, in silent night,
There came to me, with magic might,
With magic might, my own sweet love,
Into my little room above.
- Heinrich Heine, Youthful Sorrows, Part VI, Stanza 1.
- Fly, dotard, fly!
With thy wise dreams and fables of the sky.
- Homer, The Odyssey, Book II, line 207. Pope's translation
- Some dreams we have are nothing else but dreams,
Unnatural and full of contradictions;
Yet others of our most romantic schemes
Are something more than fictions.
- Thomas Hood, The Haunted House, Part I.
- And the dream that our mind had sketched in haste
Shall others continue, but never complete.
For none upon earth can achieve his scheme;
The best as the worst are futile here:
We wake at the self-same point of the dream,—
All is here begun, and finished elsewhere.
- Victor Hugo, Early Love Revisited.
- Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace.
- Leigh Hunt, Abou Ben Adhem.
- Your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.
- Joel, II. 28.
- There's a long, long trail a-winding
Into the land of my dreams,
Where the nightingales are singing
And a white moon beams;
There's a long, long night of waiting
Until my dreams all come true,
Till the day when I'll be going down that
Long, long trail with you.
- Stoddard King, There's a Long, Long Trail. (Popular in the Great War).
- Ever of thee I'm fondly dreaming,
Thy gentle voice my spirit can cheer.
- George Linley, Ever of Thee.
- 'Twas but a dream,—let it pass,—let it vanish like so many others!
What I thought was a flower is only a weed, and is worthless.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Courtship of Miles Standish (1858), Part VII.
- Is this is a dream? O, if it be a dream,
Let me sleep on, and do not wake me yet!
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Spanish Student (1843), Act III, scene 5
- For dhrames always go by conthraries, my dear.
- Ground not upon dreams, you know they are ever contrary.
- Thomas Middleton, The Family of Love, Act IV, scene 3.
- I believe it to be true that Dreams are the true Interpreters of our Inclinations; but there is Art required to sort and understand them.
- Michel de Montaigne, Essays, Book III, Chapter XIII.
- One of those passing rainbow dreams,
Half light, half shade, which fancy's beams
Paint on the fleeting mists that roll,
In trance or slumber, round the soul!
- Thomas Moore, Lalla Rookh (1817), Fire Worshippers, Stanza 54.
- Oh! that a dream so sweet, so long enjoy'd,
Should be so sadly, cruelly destroy'd!
- Thomas Moore, Lalla Rookh (1817), Veiled Prophet of Khorassan, Stanza 62.
- A thousand creeds and battle cries,
A thousand warring social schemes,
A thousand new moralities
And twenty thousand, thousand dreams.
- Alfred Noyes, Forward.
- I am weary of planning and toiling
In the crowded hives of men;
Heart weary of building and spoiling
And spoiling and building again;
And I long for the dear old river
Where I dreamed my youth away;
For a dreamer lives forever,
And a toiler dies in a day.
- John Boyle O'Reilly, Cry of the Dreamer.
- Namque sub Aurora jam dormitante lucerna Somnia quo cerni tempore vera solent.
- Those dreams are true which we have in the morning, as the lamp begins to flicker.
- Ovid, Epistles, XIX. Hero Leandro. 195
- Dreams, which, beneath the hov'ring shades of night,
Sport with the ever-restless minds of men,
Descend not from the gods. Each busy brain
Creates its own.
- Thomas Love Peacock, Dreams, From Petronius Arbiter.
- What was your dream?
It seemed to me that a woman in white raiment, graceful and fair to look upon, came towards me and calling me by name said:
On the third day, Socrates, thou shall reach the coast of fertile Phthia.
- Plato, Crito.
- That holy dream—that holy dream,
While all the world were chiding,
Hath cheered me as a lovely beam
A lonely spirit guiding.
- Edgar Allen Poe, A Dream, Stanza 3.
- Yet eat in dreams, the custard of the day.
- Alexander Pope, The Dunciad (1728; 1735; 1743), Book I, line 92.
- Till their own dreams at length deceive 'em
And oft repeating, they believe 'em.
- Matthew Prior, Alma (1718), Canto III, line 13.
- As a dream when one awaketh.
- Psalms. LXXIII. 20.
- This morn, as sleeping in my bed I lay,
I dreamt (and morning dreams come true they say).
- W. B. Rhodes, Bombastes Furioso. Post medium noctean bisus, quum comnia vera. Horace, Satires, Book I. Sat. 10, line 33. Tibullus, Elegy, Book III. 4.
- O Brethren, weep to-day,
The silent God hath quenched my Torch's ray,
And the vain dream hath flown.
- Friedrich Schiller, Resignation. Bowring's translation
- Some must delve when the dawn is nigh;
Some must toil when the noonday beams;
But when night comes, and the soft winds sigh,
Every man is a King of Dreams.
- Clinton Scollard, King of Dreams.
- I'll dream no more—by manly mind
Not even in sleep is well resigned.
My midnight orisons said o'er,
I'll turn to rest and dream no more.
- Walter Scott, Lady of the Lake (1810), Canto I, Stanza 35.
- Thou hast beat me out
Twelve several times, and I have nightly since
Dreamt of encounters 'twixt thyself and me.
- There is some ill a-brewing towards my rest,
For I did dream of money-bags to-night.
- I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was.
- This is the rarest dream that e'er dull sleep
Did mock sad fools withal.
- Oh! I have pass'd a miserable night,
So full of ugly sights, of ghastly dreams,
That, as I am a Christian faithful man,
I would not spend another such a night,
Though 'twere to buy a world of happy days.
- For never yet one hour in his bed
Have I enjoyed the golden dew of sleep,
But have been waked by his timorous dreams.
- I talk of dreams,
Which are the children of an idle brain,
Begot of nothing but vain fantasy,
Which is as thin of substance as the air
And more inconstant than the wind.
- Sometime she driveth o'er a soldier's neck,
And then dreams he of cutting foreign throats,
Of breaches, ambuscadoes, Spanish blades,
Of healths five-fathom deep.
- If I may trust the flattering truth of sleep,
My dreams presage some joyful news at hand:
My bosom's lord sits lightly in his throne;
And all this day an unaccustom'd spirit
Lifts me above the ground with cheerful thoughts.
- We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.
- Ah, the strange, sweet, lonely delight
Of the Valleys of Dream.
- Fiona McLeod, Dream Fantasy.
- Across the silent stream
Where the dream-shadows go,
From the dim blue Hill of Dream
I have heard the west wind blow.
- Fiona McLeod, From the Hills of Dream.
- In an ocean of dreams without a sound.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Sensitive Plant, Part I, Stanza 26.
- Those dreams, that on the silent night intrude,
And with false flitting shades our minds delude,
Jove never sends us downward from the skies;
Nor can they from infernal mansions rise;
But are all mere productions of the brain,
And fools consult interpreters in vain.
- Jonathan Swift, On Dreams.
- In the world of dreams, I have chosen my part.
To sleep for a season and hear no word
Of true love's truth or of light love's art,
Only the song of a secret bird.
- Algernon Charles Swinburne, A Ballad of Dreamland. Envoi.
- The dream
Dreamed by a happy man, when the dark East,
Unseen, is brightening to his bridal morn.
- Alfred Tennyson, The Gardener's Daughter, line 71.
- Seeing, I saw not, hearing not, I heard.
Tho', if I saw not, yet they told me all
So often that I spake as having seen.
- Alfred Tennyson, The Princess (1847), VI, line 3.
- The chambers in the house of dreams
Are fed with so divine an air,
That Time's hoar wings grow young therein,
And they who walk there are most fair.
- Francis Thompson, Dream Tryst, Stanza 3.
- And yet, as angels in some brighter dreams
Call to the soul when man doth sleep.
So some strange thoughts transcend our wonted dreams,
And into glory peep.
- Henry Vaughan, Ascension Hymn.
- Hunt half a day for a forgotten dream.
- William Wordsworth, Hart-Leap Well, Part II, Stanza 9