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Stephen Vincent Benet Quotes and Sayings

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Dreaming men are haunted men.
- Stephen Vincent Benet

Related topics: Dreams

Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute,
day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
- Stephen Vincent Benet

Honesty is as rare as a man without self-pity.
- Stephen Vincent Benet

I have fallen in love with American names,
the sharp names that never get fat.
- Stephen Vincent Benet

 

We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.
- Stephen Vincent Benet

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

Never stop dreaming.
- Anonymous

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You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie PHOTO

I do not know whether I was then
a man dreaming I was a butterfly,
or whether I am now
a butterfly dreaming I am a man.
- Zhuangzi

Never stop dreaming your inspired future.
Believing in your dreams is only the first step,
but unless you have a dream that you believe in,
you are leaving your future to random chance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house,
I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming,
the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace.
- Gaston Bachelard

We should never discourage young people from dreaming dreams.
- Lenny Wilkens

Take everything easy and quit dreaming and brooding
and you will be well guarded from a thousand evils.
- Amy Lowell

I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
- George McGovern

That's what keeps me going: dreaming,
inventing, then hoping and dreaming some more in order to keep dreaming.
- Joseph Barbera

Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought?
- Joan Didion

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there,
wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal
ever dared to dream before.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Man is a genius when he is dreaming.
- Akira Kurosawa

Only the dreamer shall understand realities,
though in truth his dreaming must be not out of proportion to his waking.
- Margaret Fuller

Whatever you do, never stop dreaming.
- Darren L. Johnson

We all keep dreaming, and luckily, dreams come true.
- Katie Holmes

Dreaming of a to-morrow, which to-morrow,
will be as distant then as 'tis to-day.
- Lope de Vega

Dreaming or awake, we perceive only events that have meaning to us.
- Jane Roberts

All human beings are also dream beings.
Dreaming ties all mankind together.
- Jack Kerouac

The world of men is dreaming, it has gone mad in its sleep,
and a snake is strangling it, but it can't wake up.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still
dreaming of impossible future conquests.
- Charles Lindbergh

I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family,
together, all of us laughing and talking,
loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future.
- LaToya Jackson

We are near waking when we dream we are dreaming.
- Novalis

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming
that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one.
- Marilyn Monroe

I find myself dreaming of doing normal things -
like staying home and washing dishes.
- Shalom Harlow

He's dreaming with his eyes open, and those that dream
with their eyes open are dangerous,
for they do not know when their dreams come to an end.
- Hugo Pratt

I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky;
then I awoke.
Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly,
or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?
- Zhuangzi

The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams,
but in active charity and in willing service.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Dreaming is an act of pure imagination,
attesting in all men a creative power,
which if it were available in waking,
would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare.
- Frederick Henry Hedge

The process of creating is related to the process of
dreaming although when you are writing you're doing
it and when you're dreaming,
it's doing you.
- Robert Stone

A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur,
and dreaming is nursed in darkness.
- Jean Genet

Dreaming is one thing, and working towards the dream is one thing,
but working with expectations in mind is very self-defeating.
- Michael Landon

At the age of 16 I was already dreaming of having a
baby because I felt myself to be an adult,
but my mum forbid it.
Right now, I feel like a teenager and I want to have
fun for one or two more years before starting a family.
- Milla Jovovich

I cannot sleep for dreaming; I cannot dream but I wake
and walk about the house as though I'd find you coming through some door.
- Arthur Miller

Keep on dreaming boy, cause when you stop dreamin' it's time to die.
- Shannon Hoon

We should be dreaming.
We grew up as kids having dreams, but now we're too sophisticated as adults,
as a nation.
We stopped dreaming.
We should always have dreams.
- Herb Brooks

But the delights of solitude don't only consist of dreaming.
Next in enjoyment, I think, comes planning.
- Anna Neagle

Let's be cautious about dreaming up extreme scenarios.
The situation in Iraq is still salvageable.
- Rand Beers

I could finally quit my job as a bartender and stop
dreaming that I might be Superman and know that I was.
Then I started thinking about how cool it was.
- Brandon Routh

AUM, the most primordial human sound -
and the sound most connected to Spirit,
is pronounced in these three parts:
A (as in mama) - a throat sound
that vibrates in the abdomen - signifies waking.
U (as in who) - a tongue sound
that vibrates in the chest - signifies dreaming.
M (as in mama) - a lip sound
that vibrates in the head - signifies sleeping.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

History has shown us all too often the consequences
of dreaming poorly or not at all.
- Jeff Vandermeer

We must fight as a race for everything that makes for
a better country and a better world.
We are dreaming idiots and trusting fools to do anything less.
- Ralph Bunche

I was informed...
that some...
were dreaming and wished to return.
- Zebulon Pike

If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it
is not to dream less but to dream more,
to dream all the time.
- Marcel Proust

Dreaming in public is an important part of our job description,
as science writers, but there are bad dreams as well as good dreams.
We're dreamers, you see, but we're also realists,
of a sort.
- William Gibson

I'm still growing I take each day, one day-at-a-time.
I'm always thinking and dreaming.
As long as this heart keeps beating,
there will be new things coming along.
- Roy Haynes

I was dreaming I was on the Sullivan Show.
- Freddy Fender

Understanding how DNA transmits all it knows about cancer,
physics, dreaming and love will keep man searching for some time.
- David R. Brower

When I see these young girls who are dreaming the dream that I'm living,
it's very very exciting and it puts a big smile on my face.
- Sue Wicks

A person starts dying when they stop dreaming.
- Brian Williams

People are so busy dreaming the American Dream,
fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be,
that they're all asleep at the switch.
Consequently we are living in the Age of Human Error.
- Florence King

Strangers used to gather together at the cinema and
sit together in the dark,
like Ancient Greeks participating in the mysteries,
dreaming the same dream in unison.
- Angela Carter

I've always said that one night, I'm going to find
myself in some field somewhere,
I'm standing on grass, and it's raining,
and I'm with the person I love, and I know I'm at the
very point I've been dreaming of getting to.
- Drew Barrymore

Lonesome.
Lonesome.
I know what it means.
Here all by my lonesome, dreaming empty dreams.
Weary.
Weary at the close of day, wondering if tomorrow brings me joy or sorrow.
- Leon Redbone

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature
is that all of us tend to put off living.
We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over
the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are
blooming outside our windows today.
- Dale Carnegie

Happiness in this world, when it comes,
comes incidentally.
Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase,
and is never attained.
Follow some other object, and very possibly we may
find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

And yes, the Homesteaders, including my grandparents
who left behind almost nothing,
and arrived in Montana with nothing but the clothes on their back,
high hopes, faith in God and dreaming of the future.
- Brian Schweitzer

You have many years ahead of you to create the dreams
that we can't even imagine dreaming.
You have done more for the collective unconscious of
this planet than you will ever know.
- Steven Spielberg

Growing up in Memphis and listening to all kinds of music and dreaming...
So that was one of the first times I wrote a complete
song and set it to music and the whole bit.
From then on, I was busy with it.
- William Bell

Our dreams are firsthand creations, rather than residues of waking life.
We have the capacity for infinite creativity;
at least while dreaming,
we partake of the power of the Spirit,
the infinite Godhead that creates the cosmos.
- Jackie Gleason

There is nothing more mysterious than a TV set left on in an empty room.
It is even stranger than a man talking to himself or
a woman standing dreaming at her stove.
It is as if another planet is communicating with you.
- Jean Baudrillard

Here, like everywhere else, laughing and singing,
dancing and dreaming are not exactly the whole of reality;
and for one ray of sun shining on the hut,
the rest of the village remains in the dark.
- Simone Schwarz-Bart

I think I usually have quite ordinary dreams.
Sometimes my dreams take me to other dimensions.
I can travel in my mind especially when I'm dreaming
I focus my mind on what I want to dream.
If I want to fly, I focus on flying.
- Uri Geller

I've lost track of the number of people who want to
be writers but never actually write anything.
Talking about writing, dreaming about writing,
can be very fun, but it won't get a book written.
You've got to write.
- Laurell K. Hamilton


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