quote by Oscar Wilde

They've promised that dreams can come true - but forgot to mention that nightmares are dreams, too.

— Oscar Wilde

Competitive Dreams And Nightmares quotations

Dreams and nightmares quote Believe in your dreams. They were given to you for a reason.
Believe in your dreams. They were given to you for a reason.

I believe in everything until it's disproved.

So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?

O God, I could be bound in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space – were it not that I have bad dreams.

Dreams and nightmares quote Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it.
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass away.

America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream.

The American non-dream is precisely a move to wipe the dream out of existence. The dream is a spontaneous happening and therefore dangerous to a control system set up by the non-dreamers.

Drugs take away the dream from every child's heart and replace it with a nightmare. And it's time we in America stand up and replace those dreams.


I feel that I am a citizen of the American dream and that the revolutionary struggle of which I am a part is a struggle against the American nightmare.

Dreams and nightmares quote Always remember to fall asleep with a dream and wake up with a purpose.
Always remember to fall asleep with a dream and wake up with a purpose.

I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor.

That's my dream. That's my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor and surviving.

Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team.

May your dreams be sweet and your nightmares be spooky-monster-scary and not grandma-died-scary.

Dreams and nightmares quote Reading is dreaming with open eyes.
Reading is dreaming with open eyes.
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Surrealism in painting amounted to little more than the contents of a meagerly stocked dream world: a few witty fantasies, mostly wet dreams and agoraphobic nightmares.


Just bc u loved and lost doesn't mean stop loving.

If u have a nightmare, does it mean u stop dreaming?

You're gonna have to go through hell, worse than any nightmare you've ever dreamed. But when it's over, I know you'll be the one standing. You know what you have to do. DO IT!

Dreams and nightmares quote Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and and
Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.

Melting pot Harlem-Harlem of honey and chocolate and caramel and rum and vinegar and lemon and lime and gall. Dusky dream Harlem rumbling into a nightmare tunnel where the subway from the Bronx keeps right on downtown.

I have very vivid dreams and nightmares, and my biggest fear is of some kind of dystopian future where we're advanced in every way except in our humanity.

I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams.

Dreams and nightmares quote Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your h
Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.

A dream is a wish your heart makes, when you're fast asleep.

In our world of rampant individualisation, relationships are mixed blessings.

They vacillate between a sweet dream and a nightmare, and there is no telling when one turns into the other.

You're an interesting species, an interesting mix.

You're capable of such beautiful dreams and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you're not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we've found that makes the emptiness bearable is each other.

Dreams and nightmares quote One life. Just one. Why aren't we running like we are on fire towards our wildes
One life. Just one. Why aren't we running like we are on fire towards our wildest dreams?

To all the kids who looked up to me, I’m truly sorry for letting you down, but I hope it’s helped you learn that one bad decision can turn your dream into a nightmare. There is no excuse for domestic violence, and I apologize for the horrible mistake I made.

My best dreams and worst nightmares have the same people in them.


I have seen the rise and fall of Nazi tyranny, the subsequent cold war and the nuclear nightmare that for fifty years haunted the dreams of children everywhere. During that time my generation defeated totalitarianism. As a result, your world is poised for better tomorrows. What will you do on your journey?

Dreams and nightmares quote First think, second believe, third dream and finally dare.
First think, second believe, third dream and finally dare.

In a two-year period, all my dreams came true: the birth of a son.

.. publishing a best-selling book... launching a successful organization... joining the [Barack] Obama Administration... And then all my nightmares came true.

A mud-stained sunlight began to splatter the sodden fields, and the hateful, nasal world of birds began to come to life. It seemed to me that I was coming out of a suffocating nightmare and that the low clouds flying before the wind were the shreds of an evil dream.

I had a nightmare last night. I dreamed Dolly Parton was my mother and I was a bottle baby.

Dreams and nightmares quote You can't have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic.
You can't have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic.

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection.


Births and deaths are inevitable for man only during the state of ignorance in which he thinks he is the body and cannot exist without it. Only the man who will not seek the awakening of wisdom must suffer the nightmares and delusive dreams of births and deaths and the fanciful miseries and limitations attending them. (gt)

In storytelling you kind of put your nightmares up there, you put your dreams up there and people can see them better because they can stand outside of it and look at it and recognize themselves inside it. So I feel that that in and of itself is a spiritual thing.

Dreams and nightmares quote Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.
Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.

I am surrounded by some sort of wretched specters, not by people.

They torment me as can torment only senseless visions, bad dreams, dregs of delirium, the drivel of nightmares and everything that passes down here for real life.

Unfortunately, a superabundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares

I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares. I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.

Dreams and nightmares quote Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.

When the wish and the fear are exactly the same, we call the dream a nightmare.

We both wondered whether these contradictions that one can't avoid if one begins to think of time and space may not really be proofs that the whole of life is a dream, and the moon and stars bits of nightmare.

To those who are trained in science, creationism seems a bad dream, a sudden coming back to life of a nightmare, a renewed march of an Army of the Night risen to challenge free thought and enlightenment.

You're capable of such beautiful dreams and such horrible nightmares.

[.....] most of the environmental hype [regarding global warming] is really to help bring about Karl Marx's dream (nightmare) of a Communist world." [by reduction, and ultimately elimination of private property rights