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1. "It is a season of hopelessness, of being lost, of wishing I could turn to dust and melt with the rain. Dreams and nightmares swell into my world, blur my vision with the broken boundaries of reality."
Author: Addison Moore
2. "Your nightmares follow you like a shadow, forever."
Author: Aleksandar Hemon
3. "It was terror, I realised, the kind reserved for nightmares, when your mind has no defence against the dark. It was the most primitive, most powerful emotion of all, and I had never, ever felt it like this. This wasn´t just a fear of losing my life, but a fear of losing my soul."
Author: Alexander Gordon Smith
4. "With dreams, with drugs, with waking nightmares, alcohol and cock and endless balls"
Author: Allen Ginsberg
5. "Why should a financial engineer be paid four, four times... to a hundred times more than the, uh... real engineer?A real engineer build bridges, a financial engineer build, build dreams.And when those dream turn out to be nightmares, other people pay for it."
Author: Andrew Sheng
6. "So long as a canvas is empty its potential is infinite… The empty canvas can become a gateway into the landscape of nightmares or a vision of sensual bliss."
Author: Ben Okri
7. "Memories always kill nightmares."
Author: Beth Revis
8. "She had never had a daydream that dreamed itself, like nightmares. That crawled out of her brain like a creature of the dark. A daymare."
Author: Caroline B. Cooney
9. "Suddenly, all I can think about are all the things I don't know about him. All the things I never had time to learn. I don't know if his feet are ticklish or how long his toes are. I don't know what nightmares he had as a child. I don't know which stars are his favorites, what shapes he sees in the clouds. I don't know what he is truly afraid of or what memories he holds closest. And I don't have enough time now, never enough time. I want to be in the moment with him, feel his body against mine and think of nothing else, but my mind explodes with grief for all that I am missing. All that I will miss. All that I have wasted."
Author: Carrie Ryan
10. "All the beasts of Hell knew they couldn't stop me. I was the archangel Gabriel, the Preliator, and they knew that no matter how many times they killed, I always came back to kill them. No matter how much they frightened me, I remembered what Cadan had told me about the stories of me he had grown up hearing. Even demons feared something. The demonic reapers had nightmares of their own, stories they told one another to terrify, a legend that haunted them in their sleep. That was me. I was Hell's nightmare."
Author: Courtney Allison Moulton
11. "A poem without metaphor is a gelding; useless to nightmares."
Author: David Joseph Cribbin
12. "…all the king's doctors and all the king's pills couldn't make Frank's waking nightmares go away."
Author: David Wong
13. "I don't lose sleep over what I have done or have nightmares about it."
Author: Dennis Nilsen
14. "But dreams have ways of turning into nightmares."
Author: Erin Morgenstern
15. "I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality."
Author: Frida Kahlo
16. "Listen, in dreams and especially in nightmares, from indigestion or anything, a man sees sometimes such artistic visions, such complex and real actuality, such events, even a whole world of events, woven into such a plot, with such unexpected details from the most exalted matters to the last button on a cuff, as I swear Leo Tolstoy has never invented."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
17. "The men watched as Annwyl the Bloody took a stand against something from their darkest nightmares. Too afraid to fight, but too terrified for their leader to run away.And then Brastias saw the girl do something he would never forget.She kicked the beast. Right in the knee.Brastias and Danelin exchanged glances."Well, you always thought she was insane," Brastias offered."I didn't think I was right.""You lying toe-rag!" she yelled up at him."Let me explain.""Go to hell!""Annwyl.""No!"
Author: G.A. Aiken
18. "For a moment she could have sworn she was standing in one of those history-comes-alive museums--the kind that feature animatronic robots, the narration stylings of James Earl Jones, and the sort of exhibits that invade children's nightmares for years to come. But instead of a cyborgish John Wilkes Booth discharging his deadly bullet into the back of a plastic Lincoln's head, a very real version of the assassin was engaged in a furious arm-wrestling match with Elvis Presley.Lincoln was watching the tussle, amused. "Come on, John," he said. "You can do better than that.""He's all talk," Elvis whispered back."Silence!" roared Booth. "I'm trying to concentrate!"Lincoln rolled his eyes."
Author: Gina Damico
19. "Only happy people have nightmares, from overeating. For those who live a nightmare reality, sleep is a black hole, lost in time, like death."
Author: Guy Sajer
20. "I am going to bed. i will have nightmares involving huge monsters in academic robes carrying long bloody butcher knives labeled Excerpt, Selection, Passage, and Abridged."
Author: Helene Hanff
21. "I had nightmares I thought were really horrible until I woke up and remembered what reality was at the moment."
Author: Iain M. Banks
22. "This is from "Marabou Stork Nightmares".Bernard's Poem:Did you see her on the telly the other daygood family entertainment the tabloids sayBut when you're backstageat your new faeces auditionyou hear the same old shite of your own selfish volitionShe was never a singera comic or a dancerI cant say I was sadwhen I found out she had cancerGreat Britain's earthy northerncomedy queentakes the rand, understandfrom the racist Boer regimeSo now her cells are fuckedand thats just tough tittyI remember her actthat I caught back in Sun CityShe went on and on about'them from the treeswith different skull shapesfrom the likes of you and me'Her Neo-Nazi spellit left me fucking numbthe Boers lapped it up with zealso did the British ex-pat scumBut what goes roundcomes round they sayso welcome to another doseof chemotherapyAnd for my partit's time to be upfrontso fuck off and dieyou carcinogenic cunt."
Author: Irvine Welsh
23. "An admirable line of Pablo Neruda's, "My creatures are born of a long denial," seems to me the best definition of writing as a kind of exorcism, casting off invading creatures by projecting them into universal existence, keeping them on the other side of the bridge… It may be exaggerating to say that all completely successful short stories, especially fantastic stories, are products of neurosis, nightmares or hallucination neutralized through objectification and translated to a medium outside the neurotic terrain. This polarization can be found in any memorable short story, as if the author, wanting to rid himself of his creature as soon and as absolutely as possible, exorcises it the only way he can: by writing it."
Author: Julio Cortázar
24. "A ghost curled like a blue snail inside her chest, and it was so tiny! It burned through the lace of her old-fashioned dress like a second heart. A musical staff wound in a thorny crown around the Spiritist's forehead, so that notes ran down her cheeks in a loose mask of song. Her eyelids were blacked out---and I saw this again and again in nightmares about my sister. Her eyelids had the polish of acorns. But her ears: that was the truly scary part. Great fantails of indigo and violet lights spiraled into her earlobes in an ethereal funnel---what the book called the Inverted Borealis. The caption read: 'A ghost sings its way deeply inside the Spiritist."
Author: Karen Russell
25. "I hated feeling like I was using him for my own pleasure, but I knew he wouldn't let me return the favour...if this was the only way I could provide comfort to him and chase away his nightmares, then so be it. Selfless, I know. Mother-friggin-Teresa, right here."
Author: Kendall Ryan
26. "You see, in the Czech Republic, on December fifth, St. Nicholas goes around bringing candy and small gifts to children, accompanied by an angel and a devil. In a holiday tradition that is the stuff of nightmares, the devil threatens to scoop bad children into his sack and carry them to hell. (And you thought coal in your stocking was harsh?)"
Author: Laini Taylor
27. "All I ever had before you was nightmares. But now I dream. Because of you."
Author: Larissa Ione
28. "Count Olaf was so obsessed with getting his filthy hands on the money that he hatched a devious plan that gives me nightmares to this day."
Author: Lemony Snicket
29. "Sleep," she heard him whisper. "And if you have any more nightmares...I'll kiss them all away."
Author: Lisa Kleypas
30. "If only the peace I feel right nowcould be stored up and released laterwhen cruelty surrounds mein the darkduring nightmares."
Author: Margarita Engle
31. "I feel the heaviness of nightmareseven though I am awake.How weary I am, how sleeplessand hopeless—there is no escapefrom the tormentof wishes."
Author: Margarita Engle
32. "Yesterday's shortcuts are today's nightmares. The race is quicker when we're stricter. Keep your eyes on today, and declare what you may."
Author: Mark O'Brien
33. "I still get nightmares. In fact, I get them so often I should be used to them by now. I'm not. No one ever really gets used to nightmares."
Author: Mark Z. Danielewski
34. "Do not ignore dreams. They are a line from the past to the future. All nightmares are real."
Author: Max Gladstone
35. "Tereza had gone back to sleep; he could not. He pictured her death. She was dead and having terrible nightmares; but because she was dead, he was unable to wake her from them. Yes, that is death: Tereza asleep, having terrible nightmares, and he unable to wake her."
Author: Milan Kundera
36. "I call my life a beautiful mess and organised chaos. It's just always been like that. My entire life things have been attracted to me and vice versa that turn into chaotic nightmares or I create the chaos myself."
Author: Mindy McCready
37. "When we hold each other, in the darkness, it doesn't make the darkness go away. The bad things are still out there. The nightmares still walking. When we hold each other we feel not safe, but better. "It's all right" we whisper, "I'm here, I love you." and we lie: "I'll never leave you." For just a moment or two the darkness doesn't seem so bad."
Author: Neil Gaiman
38. "Its gaze unlocked a room in my nightmares which should have remained closed."
Author: Patton Oswalt
39. "Aesthetically, I don't really like the blond, tan thing. I am pale. So I may as well embrace the pale. Long, blond hair and a bad spray tan is the stuff of my nightmares."
Author: Rachael Taylor
40. "And that is how someone who is unusally susceptible to nightmares,night terrors,the Creeps, the Willies and the Seeing Things That Aren't Really There talks himself into making one last trip to the abandoned, almost-certainly-haunted house where a dozen or more children met their untimely end."
Author: Ransom Riggs
41. "I had nightmares about what Poseidon might turn me into if I were on the verge of death-plankton maybe."-Percy Jackson"
Author: Rick Riordan
42. "Haven't had much sleep because my father's been badgering me, and Uncle Stew and Brian were arguing, and Uncle Dock yelled at me for leaving a line lying loose on deck, and it's been raining and foggy, and the sea's been heaving, and things keep crashing on my head. When I do finally sleep, Sophie wakes me, screaming, because she's having nightmares, but she won't say what they're about. One time she told me about that little kid she knows."
Author: Sharon Creech
43. "In fact I have nightmares about having children. I want to carry a baby and feel the life within me and in my dream, I do. But every time after it's born, there's this incredible fear, this pounding pulse of fear. It's a real bad nightmare."
Author: Sharon Gless
44. "Your father wasn't a positive influence on you, was he? (Simone)Being the god of nightmares, he wasn't a warm fuzzy bunny. Unless you count Happy Bunny. Amazingly the two of them have a lot in common…And I have to say that I've developed a fondness for that pissy rodent. (Xypher)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
45. "My dreams are of water. And my nightmares."
Author: Siouxsie Sioux
46. "Nightmares exist outside of logic, and there's little fun to be had in explanations; they're antithetical to the poetry of fear."
Author: Stephen King
47. "I felt like I was trapped in one of those terrifying nightmares, the one where you have to run, run till your lungs burst, but you can't make your body move fast enough... But this was no dream, and, unlike the nightmare, I wasn't running for my life: I was racing to save something infinitely more precious. My own life meant little to me today."
Author: Stephenie Meyer
48. "How do you bear it?" Finnick looks at me in disbelief. "I don't, Katniss! Obviously, I don't. I drag myself out of nightmares each morning and find there's no relief in waking up." Something in my expression stops him. "Better not give in to it. It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart."
Author: Suzanne Collins
49. "My nightmares are usually about losing you." -Peeta Mellark"
Author: Suzanne Collins
50. "Every detective has a certain kind of case that he or she finds almost unbearable, against which the usual shield of practiced professional detachment turns brittle and untrustworthy. Cassie, though nobody else knows this, has nightmares when she works rape-murders; I, displaying a singular lack of originality, have serious trouble with murdered children; and, apparently, family killings gave Sam the heebie-jeebies. This case could turn out to be perfect for all three of us."
Author: Tana French

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I am truly horrified by modern man. Such absence of feeling, such narrowness of outlook, such lack of passion and information, such feebleness of thought."
Author: Alexander Herzen

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