Oskar Kokoschka ~ Dreams And Visions
True dreams and visions should be as visible to the artist as the phenomena of the objective world.
Oskar Kokoschka
Angela Carter ~ On The Mysterie Of Dreaming
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
Marcel Proust ~ On Dreaming
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
D.h. Lawrence ~ On Dreaming
“All people dream, but not equally.
Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their mind, wake in the
morning to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous
people, For they dream their dreams with open eyes, And make them come
D.H. Lawrence
Painting is Emerald Dreams, Morgan Weistling
Piet Mondriaan ~ Evolution
“The best thing about dreams is that fleeting moment, when you are between asleep and awake, when you don't know the difference between reality and fantasy, when for just that one moment you feel with your entire soul that the dream is reality, and it really happened.”
"Evolution" 1910 - 1911 by Piet Mondriaan
Dutch (1872 - 1944)
Sigmund Freud ~ Dreaming Dreaming
We should remember that the fact that most people take but little interest in their dreams is conducive to the forgetting of dreams. Anyone who for some time applies himself to the investigation of dreams, and takes a special interest in them, usually dreams more during that period than at any other; he remembers his dreams more easily and more frequently"
Sigmund Freud
Kees Van Dongen ~ Tango Of The Archangel
“I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time.”
Calvin and Klein

Kees Van Dongen [1877 – 1968]
Tango or Tango of the Archangel
Freud ~ Dreaming; Insanity Or Happiness?
Sigmund Freud established a direct connection between dreams and insanity, between the symbolic visions of our sleep and the symbolic actions of the mentally deranged.
Alfred Kubin ~ Dying
"Sterben (Dying)," circa 1899

The Austrian artist Alfred Kubin (1877-1959) began his career just as Freud released “The Interpretation of Dreams.”

Accordingly, the Neue Galerie’s “Alfred Kubin: Drawings, 1897-1909” is replete with the terrors of the freshly analyzed psyche.

Photo: Photograph courtesy of Alfred Kubin/Neue Galerie, New York
Leonora Carrington ~ The Recital Of Dreams
the recital of dreams

You DO know that you are a dream don't you?
Do you realize how completely alone the Divine Being is?
All that there is is only this Divine Being.
Our Beloved, our Self!
To hide from the Truth the Divine Beloved dreams that It is You!
And Me and All of US!!!
An infinately multiple personality
Look deeply inside of your self.
You will find only Me.
You and Me and Me and You!
But one of us is the other's dream...
One of us must, in the end, die the death of a lie and the Other return to its aloneness.
But what good is this Truth?
Shall we not have pity on Our Self then and continue dreaming that We are You and I and I and You?
Let's us live a little longer in this dream
Until we can no longer look into each other's eyes, fool our selves and see another.
One day my dear mask, my poor victim, That shall crush in upon you and wash you helpless into an ocean you have long forgotten like a grain of sand.
Drowning, you will be forced to release yourself and return to Self.

Leonora Carrington