Father in Heaven, whenthethoughtof Thee wakesinour hearts, let it not awaken like a frightened bird that flies about in dismay, but like a child waking from its sleep with a heavenly smile.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream: it may be so the moment after death.Nathaniel Hawthorne
How at heaven's gates she claps her wings, The morn not waking till she sings.john lyly
Nous veillons dormants, et veillants dormons. We wake sleeping, and sleep waking.
To-morrow it seemLike the empty words of a dreamRemembered on waking.robert bridges
The whole world is a dream; even this (the waking state) is a dream ... What you dreamt last night does not exist now.sarada devi
I'm not worrying about my Irish past. What has my Celtic blood ever done for me but give me a restless and unstable mind that gives me no rest in anything I do? Damn the Shan Van Vocht, and the ancestors that went to Sassenach gallows for her, and damn the Irish and damn the black Milesian blood in my veins that makes me like drift-wood fighting the waves and gives me no peace or rest waking or sleeping or riding or dreaming or traveling or wooing, drunken or sober, with hunger or slumber on me.robert e. howard
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
The needs of man, if life is to survive, are usually said to be four -- air, water, food, and in the severe climates, protection. But it is becoming clear today that the human organism has another absolute necessity... This fifth need is the need for novelty -- the need, throughout our waking life, for continuous variety in the external stimulation of our eyes, ears, sense organs, and all our nervous network.
Naps are essential to my process. Not dreams, but that state adjacent to sleep, the mind on waking.william ford gibson
Mole stood still a moment, held in thought. As one wakened suddenly from a beautiful dream, who struggles to recall it, and can re-capture nothing but a dim sense of the beauty of it, the beauty! Till that, too, fades away in its turn, and the dreamer bitterly accepts the hard, cold waking and all its penalties; so Mole, after struggling with his memory for a brief space, shook his head sadly and followed the Rat.Kenneth Grahame
I've been sleeping through my life Now I'm waking up And I want to stand in the sunshine I have never been ecstatic Had a flower but it never bloomed In the darkness of my wasted youth It was hiding in the shadows Learning to become invisible Uncover mejuliana hatfield
Was it a vision, or a waking dream? Fled is that music: Do I wake or sleep?john keats
I do not believe that I am now dreaming, but I cannot prove that I am not. I am, however, quite certain that I am having certain experiences, whether they be those of a dream or those of waking life.bertrand russell
He has only just learned to tell dreams from waking; only just realized that he is he; only just whittled with his hand né fin a flint, a rocket ship; easily drowned in the ocean's teaspoon, not even funny enough to tickle the void: sees only with his eyes; hears only with his ears; his speech's personal best is the conditional; he uses his reason to pick holes in reason. In short, he's next to to one, but his head's full of freedom, omniscience and the Being beyond his foolish meat did you ever!wisława szymborska
Old Bhopal, like Old Delhi, is a Muslim city and takes its time waking up. Sensibly, its streets are widest awake by 7PM.
A law which excludes all dialectic and all reconciliation; which establishes, consequently, both the flawless unity of knowledge and the uncompromising division of tragic existence; it rules over a world without twilight, which knows no effusion, nor the attenuated cares of lyricism; everything must be either waking or dream, truth or darkness, the light of being or the nothingness of shadow.Michel Foucault
Sanity is madness put to good uses; waking life is a dream controlled.george santayana
All the objects in the external world are definitely projections of shakti, the power of consciousness , but the waking state is not a product of your mind .
For the hopes of men have been justly called waking dreams.
You ask what hope is. He (Aristotle) says it is a waking dream.
When the ephemeral vision 's lure is past All, all, must face their Passion at the last. So touch my dying lip : so bridge that deep: So pledge my waking from the gift of sleep .