How important do you think dreams are to creativity?  Do you have any your favorite quotes about dreams and creativity?  Here are some of mine.

“Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?” Da Vinci

“Only that day dawns to which we are awake.”  Henry David Thoreau  (I embroidered this in highschool and it has been on my wall ever since.)

“Man is a genius when he is dreaming.” Kurasawa

“From now on I hope always to stay alert, to educate myself as best I can. But lacking this, in Future I will relaxedly turn back to my secret mind to see what it has observed when I thought I was sitting this one out.  We never sit anything out. We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled.  The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.” Ray Bradbury

“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.”  Emerson

“Dreams are like the stars…you may never touch them, but if you follow them they will lead you to your destiny.” Unknown

“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he see the dawn before the rest of the world.”   Oscar Wilde

“I dream of paint and then I paint my dream.”  Vincent Van Gogh

“If I sit and daydream, the images rush by like a succession of colored slides.” Francis Bacon

“Objects seen in dreams should be manufactured and put up for sale.” Andre Breton

“When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.” Paulo Coelho

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” Walt Disney

“You may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” John Lennon (and I bet you sang the line!

And – the one I’m going to put in my studio for the rest of the month:

“All dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”  Walt Disney

What are your favorite quotes, saying regarding dreams?   What words do you find inspiring?

Tomorrow – a post for a word starting with “E”!



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