Dreams and Desires

"There are as many pillows of illusion as flakes in a snow-storm. We wake from one dream into another dream."

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson "The Conduct of Life"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Live in contact with dreams and you will get something of their charm: live in contact with facts and you will get something of their brutality. I wish I could find a country to live in where the facts were not brutal and the dreams not real."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "John Bull's Other Island"

Rating: 5.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There is only one passion, the passion for happiness."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man is the one who desires, woman the one who is desired. This is woman's entire but decisive advantage. Through man's passions, nature has given man into woman's hands, and the woman who does not know how to make him her subject, her slave, her toy, and how to betray him with a smile in the end is not wise."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them."

John Updike
John Updike "Self-Consciousness: Memoirs"

Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Death is the most blessed dream."

Georg Büchner
Georg Büchner "Leonce and Lena"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"To achieve the impossible dream, try going to sleep."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Only passions, and great passions, can raise the soul to great things. Without them there is no sublimity, either in morals or in creativity. Art returns to infancy, and virtue becomes small-minded."

Denis Diderot
Denis Diderot "Philosophical Thoughts"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The real test of a man is not how well he plays the role he has invented for himself, but how well he plays the role that destiny assigned to him."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Life is a petty thing unless it is moved by the indomitable urge to extend its boundaries. Only in proportion as we are desirious of living more do we really live."

Jose Ortega y Gasset
Jose Ortega y Gasset "The Dehumanization of Art"

Rating: 7.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man is a creation of desire, not a creation of need."


Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"God, that checkroom of our dreams."

Jean Rostand
Jean Rostand "The Substance of Man"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A word is a bud attempting to become a twig. How can one not dream while writing? It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream."


Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Don't tell me the sky's the limit when there are foosteps on the moon."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment."

Jean Baudrillard
Jean Baudrillard "Cool Memories"

Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If you pay attention to your dreams, they will begin to speak to you."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Sanity is a madness put to good uses; waking life is a dream controlled."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you."


Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Finding your passion is about connecting the dots between your head and your heart."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Become the change you want to see."


Rating: 2.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If you want your dreams to come true, don't sleep."


Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts, the more needs and desires it finds."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"You can live in your dreams, but only if you are worthy of them."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Life + Desire = Man; Life - Desire = God"


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Before your dreams can come true, you have to have those dreams."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion."


Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Man is an animal which, alone among the animals, refuses to be satisfied by the fulfillment of animal desires."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"When you have a dream, you've got to grab it and never let go."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"When the legends die, the dreams end; there is no more greatness."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Writing is nothing more than a guided dream."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination."


Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The best reason for having dreams is that in dreams no reasons are necessary."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Dare to err and to dream. Deep meaning often lies in childish plays."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The greatest tragedy is when man gives up what he wants most for what he wants now!"


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The desire of the man is for the woman, but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A person is only as big as the dream they dare to live."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"When we can't dream any longer we die."


Rating: 3.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A 'wish' changes nothing. A 'decision' changes everything!"


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 12)

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


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. And that is not happiness."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)