„Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.“

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Gloria Steinem
féministe américaine, journaliste et promotrice des droits … 1934

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„What are we, after all, without our memories … without our dreams?“

—  Nicholas Sparks, livre The Wedding

Variante: What are we after all our dreams, after all our memories?
Source: The Wedding

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„During our dreams we do not know we are dreaming. We may even dream of interpreting a dream. Only on waking do we know it was a dream. Only after the great awakening will we realize that this is the great dream.“

—  Zhuangzi, The Butterfly as Companion: Meditations on the First Three Chapters of the Chuang-Tzu

Source: The Butterfly as Companion: Meditations on the First Three Chapters of the Chuang-Tzu
Contexte: How do I know that enjoying life is not a delusion? How do I know that in hating death we are not like people who got lost in early childhood and do not know the way home? Lady Li was the child of a border guard in Ai. When first captured by the state of Jin, she wept so much her clothes were soaked. But after she entered the palace, shared the king's bed, and dined on the finest meats, she regretted her tears. How do I know that the dead do not regret their previous longing for life? One who dreams of drinking wine may in the morning weep; one who dreams weeping may in the morning go out to hunt. During our dreams we do not know we are dreaming. We may even dream of interpreting a dream. Only on waking do we know it was a dream. Only after the great awakening will we realize that this is the great dream. And yet fools think they are awake, presuming to know that they are rulers or herdsmen. How dense! You and Confucius are both dreaming, and I who say you are a dream am also a dream. Such is my tale. It will probably be called preposterous, but after ten thousand generations there may be a great sage who will be able to explain it, a trivial interval equivalent to the passage from morning to night.

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„Dream as big as you can dream, and anything is possible.“

—  Michael Phelps American swimmer 1985

Upon winning his seventh straight Gold medal and having set his seventh straight Olympic record in as many events in the 2008 Olympic Games, 16 August 2008. (Source: [Phelps ties Spitz’s record with seventh gold medal… just barely, Sports Illustrated, http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/olympics/2008/08/15/phelps.100.butterfly.ap/])

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„All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.“

—  Edgar Allan Poe, livre A Dream Within a Dream

"A Dream Within a Dream" (1849).
Contexte: You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

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„If the dream is held close to the heart, and imagination is applied to what there is close at hand. Everything is still possible.“

—  Robert Fulghum, livre All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

Source: All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

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„The human imagination leaps to form the whole, to complete the scene in order to make sense of it.“

—  Rollo May US psychiatrist 1909 - 1994

Source: The Courage to Create (1975), Ch. 7 : Passion for Form, p. 131
Contexte: The human imagination leaps to form the whole, to complete the scene in order to make sense of it. The instantaneous way this is done shows how we are driven to construct the remainder of the scene. To fill the gaps is essential if the scene is to have meaning. That we may do this in misleading ways — at times in neurotic or paranoid ways — does not gainsay the central point. Our passion for form expresses our yearning to make the world adequate to our needs and desires, and, more important, to experience ourselves as having significance.

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