We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.
- Shakespeare, "The Tempest"
There is a dream dreaming us.
- a Kalahari Bushman
That we come to this earth to live is untrue:
We come but to sleep, to dream.
- an Aztec Poem, Anonynous
The Chinese sage Chuang-tzu dreamt he was a butterfly and on waking wondered whether he then had been a man dreaming, or might not now be a butterfly dreaming it was a man.
- Joseph Campbell??
The fateful slumber floats and flows
About the tangle of the rose;
But lo! the fated hand and heart
To rend the slumberous curse apart!
There lies the hoarded love, the key
To all the treasure that shall be;
Come fated hand the gift to take
And smite this sleeping world awake.
- William Morris, "For the Briar Rose"
With Dreams upon my bed thou scarest me and
affrightest me with Visions.
- William Blake, Job 7:14
If it were possible to personify the unconscious ... it would be a dreamer of age-old dreams and, owing to its immesurable experience, an incomparable prognosticator. It would have lived countless times over again the life of the individual, the family, the tribe, and the nation, and it would possess a living sense of the rythnm of growth, flowering, and decay.
- C.G. Jung. "Basics Postulates of Analytical Psychology," The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche, CW VIII par. 673.
... I know there's more ... now where did I put them ... or was it just a dream. sjb
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