Quotes and Sayings about Waking
"The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities."
- James Allen
(Related: Dreams, Time, Soul, Achievement, Vision, First, Oak, Waking)
"It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more."
- Woody Allen
(Related: People, Waking, World)
"O reason, reason, abstract phantom of the waking state, I had already expelled you from my dreams, now I have reached a point where those dreams are about to become fused with apparent realities: now there is only room here for myself."
- Louis Aragon
(Related: Dreams, Now, Reason, State, Waking)
"Hope is a waking dream."
(Related: Dream, Hope, Waking)
"Hope is the dream of a waking man."
(Related: Dream, Hope, Man, Waking)
"I mean, who wants to live waking up... at least I don't want to live waking up everyday about revenge."
- Mitchell Baker
(Related: Revenge, Waking, Want)
"These flowers, which were splendid and sprightly, waking in the dawn of the morning, in the evening will be a pitiful frivolity, sleeping in the cold night's arms."
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
(Related: Dawn, Evening, Flowers, Night, Waking, Will)
"For too long, our country's version of an energy policy has consisted of Americans waking up every day and wondering how much it will cost to drive to work, how much it will cost to keep their business running, how much it will cost to heat or cool their homes."
- Bob Beauprez
(Related: Business, Work, Policy, Americans, Country, Day, Energy, Running, Waking, Will)
"One's work usually occupies more than half of one's waking life. Choosing work that does not bring happiness will lead to a life that is mostly disappointing."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Happiness, Life, Work, Waking, Will)
"There is nothing quite so depressing as waking up to face a day when you know that you are going to have to deal with a government office or bureaucrat."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: Government, Day, Nothing, Office, Waking)
"I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams... Man... is above all the plaything of his memory."
- Andre Breton
(Related: Dreams, Events, Importance, Man, Memory, Waking)
"I feel not unlike a small boy, waking from a bad dream to find reality not much of an improvement."
- John Byrne
(Related: Dream, Improvement, Reality, Waking)
"Your home should be your home. People shouldn't be allowed to use whatever crazy lenses they use to catch you waking up in the morning."
- Sarah Chalke
(Related: Home, People, Waking)
"The Beltway is waking up to the realities of Prsident Obam's budget plan, which taxes, spends, and borrows as far as the eye can see."
- Matthew Continetti
(Related: Eye, Taxes, Waking)
"Waking up with a bad head in the morning is difficult sometimes."
- Caroline Corr
"I noticed this process of waking, and predicted with terrifying logic that one of these years not far away I would be awake continuously and never slip back, and never be free of myself again."
- Annie Dillard
(Related: Logic, Waking, Years)
"Hope is the pillar that holds up the world. Hope is the dream of a waking man."
- Pliny the Elder
(Related: Dream, Hope, Man, Waking, World)
"Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face."
- George Eliot
(Related: Life, Mother, Waking)
"Sometimes dreams are wiser than waking."
- Black Elk
(Related: Dreams, Waking)
"Only the dreamer shall understand realities, though in truth his dreaming must be not out of proportion to his waking."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Truth, Waking)
"My heart burnt within me with indignation and grief; we could think of nothing else. All night long we had only snatches of sleep, waking up perpetually to the sense of a great shock and grief. Every one is feeling the same. I never knew so universal a feeling."
- Elizabeth Gaskell
(Related: Heart, Feeling, Grief, Night, Nothing, Sense, Sleep, Waking)
"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
(Related: Dreams, Power, Life, Creativity, Cosmos, Infinite, Spirit, Waking)
"It was really like waking up one morning and going, Wow, I enjoy being with this person more than anybody else in my life, and it just turned out to be mutual."
- Brian Austin Green
(Related: Life, Being, Waking)
"We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Death, Dream, May, Waking)
"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
(Related: Men, Imagination, Power, Act, Man, Shakespeare, Waking)
"I grew up thinking that you were supposed to read and write all your waking hours."
- John Hope
(Related: Thinking, Waking)
"I think it's time for me to get out, because at the moment I'm only thinking about fishing 21 hours a day, and they're the waking moments. And even when I close my eyes I'm thinking about it."
- Rex Hunt
(Related: Time, Day, Eyes, Fishing, Moments, Thinking, Waking)
"Our normal waking consciousness, rational consciousness as we call it, is but one special type of consciousness, whilst all about it, parted from it by the filmiest of screens, there lie potential forms of consciousness entirely different."
- William James
(Related: Lie, Consciousness, Potential, Waking)
"I'm tired. I'm tired of feeling rejected by the American people. I'm tired of waking up in the middle of the night worrying about the war."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: War, People, American, Feeling, Night, Waking)
"It was relatively easy to write 'The Cave of Lost Souls', though, because it came to me one night in a dream. I remember waking up and having this idea for a complete story - from start to finish - in my head, so I jotted it down, then later began writing the thing."
- Paul Kane
(Related: Dream, Idea, Night, Waking, Writing)
"No more waking up at noon, updating FC for an hour, and spending the rest of the day cashing FC checks and watching porn? It was a hard decision, but, like, I'm a man now."
- Philip J. Kaplan
(Related: Decision, Day, Man, Now, Rest, Waking)
"Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Society, Truth, Lie, Inferiority, Discrimination, Waking)
"But our waking life, and our growing years, were for the most part spent in the kitchen, and until we married, or ran away, it was the common room we shared."
- Laurie Lee
(Related: Life, Kitchen, Waking, Years)
"In some parts of Ireland the sleep which knows no waking is always followed by a wake which knows no sleeping."
- Mary Wilson Little
(Related: Ireland, Sleep, Waking)
"I have many memories of waking up to eat breakfast that my mother carefully prepared for us and her saying, what do y'all want for lunch, and as we're eating lunch, what do y'all want for dinner? It's always about the next meal."
- Lisa Loeb
(Related: Mother, Eating, Memories, Saying, Waking, Want)
"Death is delightful. Death is dawn, The waking from a weary night Of fevers unto truth and light."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Death, Truth, Dawn, Light, Night, Waking)
"If the dream is a translation of waking life, waking life is also a translation of the dream."
- Rene Magritte
(Related: Life, Dream, Waking)
"I think sleep's really important. I value it as much as waking up and having a full day."
- Jena Malone
(Related: Day, Sleep, Value, Waking)
"When I'm not working, I definitely I like waking up at noon."
- Jena Malone
"A lost but happy dream may shed its light upon our waking hours, and the whole day may be infected with the gloom of a dreary or sorrowful one; yet of neither may we be able to recover a trace."
- Walter de La Mare
(Related: Dream, Day, Light, May, Waking)
"The waking mind is the least serviceable in the arts."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Mind, Waking)
"Those who have compared our life to a dream were right... we were sleeping wake, and waking sleep."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Life, Dream, Right, Sleep, Waking)
"I'll quit coffee. It won't be easy drinking my Bailey's straight, but I'll get used to it. It'll still be the best part of waking up."
- Megan Mullally
(Related: Coffee, Drinking, Waking)
"You can't be as old as I am without waking up with a surprised look on your face every morning: 'Holy Christ, whaddya know - I'm still around!' It's absolutely amazing that I survived all the booze and smoking and the cars and the career."
- Paul Newman
(Related: Career, Christ, Old, Smoking, Waking)
"We are near waking when we dream we are dreaming."
(Related: Dream, Waking)
"I am Classic Rock Revisited. I revisit it every waking moment of my life because it has the spirit and the attitude and the fire and the middle finger. I am Rosa Parks with a Gibson guitar."
- Ted Nugent
(Related: Life, Attitude, Fire, Guitar, Spirit, Waking)
"We've got the wind at our back right now. Americans are waking up to the realities of their previous choices. We must keep America moving back to preeminence because our values and conservative ideas are the world's greatest hope."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Ideas, Hope, Values, America, Americans, Choices, Conservative, Now, Right, Waking, Wind, World)
"How can you prove whether at this moment we are sleeping, and all our thoughts are a dream; or whether we are awake, and talking to one another in the waking state?"
(Related: Dream, Thoughts, State, Talking, Waking)
"The more I read about feeding times, sleep times and waking-up times, the more inadequate and miserable I felt."
- Gail Porter
(Related: Sleep, Waking)
"I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money's sake."
- John D. Rockefeller
(Related: Money, Day, Man, Nothing, Waking)
"There is a certain comfort in waking up and finding that Michael Jackson is still the Big Story. At least it tells you that nothing horrible has happened in the world that would force them to move on to real news."
- Pat Sajak
(Related: Comfort, Force, News, Nothing, Waking, World)
"The dreamer can know no truth, not even about his dream, except by awaking out of it."
- George Santayana
(Related: Truth, Dream)
"Each day is a little life: every waking and rising a little birth, every fresh morning a little youth, every going to rest and sleep a little death."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Death, Day, Rest, Sleep, Waking, Youth)
"The half hour between waking and rising has all my life proved propitious to any task which was exercising my invention... It was always when I first opened my eyes that the desired ideas thronged upon me."
- Walter Scott
(Related: Life, Ideas, Eyes, First, Invention, Waking)
"This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile."
- Wislawa Szymborska
(Related: Waking, World)
"In waking a tiger, use a long stick."
- Mao Tse Tung
"The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Life, Thoughts, Waking, Will)
"The personal vocabulary, the individual melody whose metre is one's biography, joins in that sound, with any luck, and the body moves like a walking, a waking island."
- Derek Walcott
(Related: Biography, Body, Luck, Sound, Vocabulary, Waking, Walking)
"I have a deep conviction that our lives are eternal, that it is waking and sleeping, that we are born together with the people we love lifetime after lifetime."
- Marcia Wallace
(Related: Love, People, Conviction, Deep, Waking)
"In addition, I'm finishing a track for the movie 'Waking Up In Reno', but there are numerous other singers I look forward to recording with in the near future."
- Dwight Yoakam