Thursday, July 28, 2011
Believe the Dream
If you don’t believe, it won’t happen. If you give up, the dream will die. Can you live with that? Without dreams, our life is a barren field, a wasteland of regret, a dry desert of missed chances and forgotten hope. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty damn thirsty. As long as my imagination keeps pouring the drinks…I’m not giving up my seat at the bar.
I love conceptual metaphors.
Here are a few other guys who knew a little bit about believing the dream.
All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream.
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1845) American poet, critic, and short-story writer.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet and satirist.
Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.
Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.
Napoleon Hill (1883-1970) American speaker and motivational writer.
A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish.
W. H. Auden (1907-1973) English-born poet and man of letters.
Don’t keep it real, dream it that way.