February 17, 2009

The Quote Game- Dreams

It is time for the next edition of The Quote Game! :)
This is how the game works: Each week I will select a topic, sometimes easy and sometimes more challenging. Once you know the topic, it is then your turn to find quotes from books, short stories, essays, and poems that pertain to the topic. They can contain the actual word or they can be a reference to the word, but your quote has to make sense out of context.

Once you have found a quote, come back and post it here in the comments section, along with the work you found it in, the work's author and the genre of the work. There is no limit to the number of quotes you can submit, but try not to submit more than 5-6 in one comment (and only 1 quote is also acceptable). So, what if you find a quote about this week's topic in 2 weeks? You can come back and add another quote in a comment at any time.

To get you started, I will always post the first quote in my post. From there, let your books be your guides and, above all else, have fun! :)


"Edna began to feel like one who awakens gradually out of a dream, a delicious, grotesque, impossible dream, to feel again the realities pressing into her soul." -The Awakening by Kate Chopin


  1. From Trail of Crumbs by Kim Sunee (memoir)

    Eventually I lapse into a half sleep and see my Korean brother who sometimes appears in my dreams. He is always warning me about the dark and the cold. There is a warm spot on the empty floor of our Korean house, built high on stilts. I am the youngest or smallest and must wait in line to sit on the spot. Sometimes he lets me cut. Together, as in the grim fairy tale, we are an exotic version of the blond Hansel and Gretel, minus the loving father to take us home.

  2. What a great idea! Now, I'll have to think of something to fit your topic of dreams...I'll be back.

  3. Of course, there's the very obvious "I have a dream" from MArtin Luther King, Jr. I'll be back with something less obvious; probably in a month or two. ;)

  4. Arrgghhh! I never even did last week's quote! I was going to look and then got totally sidetracked. OK....I am going to work on this ... I just wish I had a better memory .. it would make it easier! : )

  5. Fron Where The Heart Is by Billie Letts...
    She thought of him all day and dreamed of him at night, troubling dreams in which Forney was always saying goodbye.

    I know there are more in this book (it was the first book I thought of when I saw the topic). I'll be back as I find more...

  6. From Where The Heart Is by Billie Letts (fiction)...
    When she slept, her dreams were ravaged by voices calling to her from flattened duplexes and twisted trailers, live wires hissing in broken trees, flashlights slicing through darkness to reveal cats impaled on splintered fence posts and beheaded chickens flopping down cellar steps.

    oh my, that was a little grusome!

  7. 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 dreams with open eyes.
    - T. E. Lawrence

    <3 <3

  8. And one more from Where The Heart Is...
    As she drifted into sleep, she saw herself thin again, wearing her skinny denim dress and holding a ba by, herbaby, its face covered with a soft white blanket. Filled with joy and expectation, she gently peeled the blsnket back, but discovered another blanket beneath it. She folded that back only to find another...and another.

  9. From My Sweet Audrina by VC Andrews..."and all you have to do is dream, Audrina, just dream". Dream, dream. That was the one thing I didn't want to do...."Dream, Audrina, my love, my sweet. Shakespeare wriote about it:'to sleep, perchance to dream'. To dream and know the truth. Come back and give me your dreams. Audrina, and make all your father's hopes for the future come true."

  10. "Dreams surely are difficult, confusing, and not everything in them is brought to pass for mankind." -The Odyssey by Homer

    "All that we see or seem
    Is but a dream within a dream." -A Dream Within a Dream by Edgar Allan Poe

    "What we experience in dreams- assuming that we experience it often- belongs in the end just as much to the over-all economy of our soul as anything experienced "actually": we are richer or poorer on account of it." -Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche

  11. A friend sent me this-

    Rabindranath Tagore
    Lover's Gifts XXVIII: I Dreamt

    "I dreamt that she sat by my head, tenderly ruffling my hair with
    her fingers, playing the melody of her touch. I looked at her face
    and struggled with my tears, till the agony of unspoken words burst
    my sleep like a bubble.
    I sat up and saw the glow of the Milky Way above my window,
    like a world of silence on fire, and I wondered if at this moment
    she had a dream that rhymed with mine."

  12. From Coraline by Neil Gaiman:

    "And in her dream Coraline saw that the sun had set and the stars were twinkling in the darkening sky."


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