More or Less Famous Quotes About Dreams

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You yourself are even another little world and have within you the sun and the moon and also the stars.
~Origen 'Leviticum Homiliar'

Dreams are nature's answering service - don't forget to pick up your messages once in a while.
~Sarah Crestin

For a dreamer, night's the only time of day.
~From the movie Newsies

The dream is a little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul, opening into that cosmic night which was psyche long before there was any ego consciousness and which will remain psyche no matter how far our ego consciousness extends.
~Carl Jung 'Word & Image'

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All consciousness separates, but in dreams we put on the likeness of that more universal, truer, more eternal man dwelling in the darkness of primordial night.
~Carl Jung 'Word & Image'

Because the unconscious is the matrix mind, the quality of creativeness attaches to it. It is the birthplace of thought forms, such as our text considers the Universal Mind.
~Carl Jung 'Structures of the Unconscious'

Those who have compared our life to a dream were right.... We sleeping wake, and waking sleep.
~Michel de Montaigne, Essays, 1580

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The co-operation of the unconscious, which is something we never think of and always take for granted, is, when it suddenly fails, a very serious matter indeed.
~ Carl Jung 'Eastern and Western Thinking'

That which the dream shows is the shadow of such wisdom as exists in man, even if during his waking state he may know nothing about it.... We do not know it because we are fooling away our time with outward and perishing things, and are asleep in regard to that which is real within ourself.
~Paracelsus, quoted in The Dream Game

We are not only less reasonable and less decent in our dreams... we are also more intelligent, wiser and capable of better judgment when we are asleep than when we are awake.
  ~Erich Fromm

And the slumber of the body seems to be but the waking of the soul.
~ Sir Thomas Browne