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Dreams & Sleep Quotes

 

"In a normal lifespan of 70 years,
an individual devotes at least 50,000 hours to dreaming;
that is, 2,000 days or 6 full years of dreamtime.
Dreaming must, therefore, be not only psychologically intriguing,
but biologically important."
-- J. Allan Hobson / THE DREAMING BRAIN --


REM Sleep (Rapid Eye Movement, or Dreaming Sleep).

"Unborn babies -- 80 percent of their total sleep.
Two year-olds -- 30 percent of total sleep.
Adults -- 20 to 24 percent of total sleep.
Old People -- 13 percent of total sleep."
-- Luce & Segal / SLEEP --


"A dream is a theatre in which the dreamer is himself the scene,
the player, the prompter, the producer,
the author, the public, and the critic."
-- Carl Jung / GENERAL ASPECTS OF DREAM PSYCHOLOGY --


"We do not dream about people
with whom we have achieved a stable and satisfying relationship."
-- Woods & Greenhouse / THE NEW WORLD OF DREAMS --


"In dreams, a peculiar accord arises
between what one sees, and what one knows;
but it is not an accord that could withstand waking.
I SEE Peter and I KNOW that he is James."
-- Paul Valery / MONSIEUR TESTE --


Works of art that were created while dreaming:

Wagner's TRISTAN & ISOLDE
Stevenson's DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE
Tartini's THE DEVIL'S SONATA
Cocteau's KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE