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Sayings on Dreams! (from many sources) VII
March 13, 2012

Dreams are necessary to life. ~ Anais Nin

I remember reading one of Anais Nin’s books when I was still a teenager, but I could not remember which one for sure (it could probably be ‘Delta of Venus‘ but I have to get a copy again to verify this). And I

Portrait of Anais Nin taken in NYC in 70s by E...

know for sure it was a translation. I remember reading it on the sly as I sensed there was something forbidden by authorities I recognized then that made me feel that way. I remember her narratives to be dreamy-like in the wordings, in the many lines that flowed through out the book. Now I see she’s one of the female authors who exemplify best the traits we usually see in what’s considered as the ‘feminine archetype’ (check Carl Jung‘s theories on this). And  I agree; we need dreams in order to fully function and very well as human-like as we could be in our daily lives, given distractions in many forms coming our way. Dreams make certain bad realities in life become and look better.

Sayings on Dreams! VI
October 8, 2011

Carte de Visite of Edgar Allan Poe

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“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” — Edgar Allan Poe

Does this mean that those who have a common sense approach to dreaming (who I believe represent those who have their dreams within the range of their vision during daytime) would usually take careful steps to turn their dreams into something more materially substantial and can be held and experienced by the senses? And that those who merely get into dreaming when sleeping in the evening are some sort of a disadvantaged lot, to some extent, i.e., because they don’t take action on what they’ve dreamt when asleep in the evening? Sounds complicated, it seems. And I’ve my own misgivings on this but I like to see my dreams turning into something very real before my eyes—and some of these dreams have actually been realized in the passing of time.  It’s important to possess some faith in the value of dreams in every day life, so they’ll have better chances of becoming real.

Sayings on Dreams! V
August 31, 2011

Social science

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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 on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.
– Thomas E. Lawrence

Sayings on Dreams! III
August 9, 2011

I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

— Henry David Thoreau
From Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

Sayings on Dreams! II
May 24, 2011


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‎”Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.” ~James Dean~

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