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Nightmare Quotes by Elizabeth Pena, Helen Baxendale, Lisa Marie Presley, Philip Roth, Sylvia Porter, Julie Garwood and many others.

I love acting. When I’m acting I feel like I’m on vacation. I’m just having a wonderful time. The nightmare is just getting the work to happen.
Elizabeth Pena
Each job I do is a bit of a logistical nightmare because of the kids, so I always feel like I need a good rest afterwards.
Helen Baxendale
I’m not eager to jump into marriage again. I’m in the corner right now, wearing my dunce cap. That area is obviously a nightmare.
Lisa Marie Presley
History… is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.
Philip Roth
For millions, the retirement dream is in reality an economic nightmare. For millions, growing old today means growing poor, being sick, living in substandard housing, and having to scrimp merely to subsist.
Sylvia Porter
-“Nick?” “I’m still here, Laurant.” -“Did you tell Tommy we slept together?” “No, but you just did. He’s standing right here.” She fell asleep. But this time she didn’t have any dreams or nightmare.
Julie Garwood
Our artists have the power to bring our dreams and our nightmares to life so we will never forget.
Hetti Perkins
Therapy is like telling your nightmares when you’re a kid; they lose their power to hurt and control.
Beth Orton
No doubt I shall go on writing, stumbling across tundras of unmeaning, planting words like bloody flags in my wake. Loose ends, things unrelated, shifts, nightmare journeys, cities arrived at and left, meetings, desertions, betrayals, all manner of unions, adulteries, triumphs, defeats…these are the facts.
Alexander Trocchi
My kind of nightmare quote is from Deborah Tolman, who does research on girls and desire and is, I think, brilliant. She told me that by the time girls are teenagers, when she asks them how sexual experience made them feel, they respond by how they think they looked; they think that how they look is how they feel.
Peggy Orenstein
No real fairytale scared me, but Freddy Krueger did. ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ scared the living hell out of me, but no fairytale. Maybe ‘Hansel and Gretel’ a little bit when they were walking through the forest and they met the witch. But I liked being scared, I really enjoy being scared.
Lana Parrilla
I was having this awful nightmare that I was 32. And then I woke up and I was 23. So relieved. And then I woke up for real, and I was 32.
Julie Delpy
I’m suddenly finding it hard to know the difference between nightmares and consciousness.
Lauren DeStefano
To be on an island inhabited by artificial ghosts was the most unbearable of nightmares,- to be in love with one of those images was worse than being in love with a ghost (perhaps we always want the person we love to have the existenceof a ghost).
Adolfo Bioy Casares
But dreams have ways of turning into nightmares.
Erin Morgenstern
My mother was a biographer’s dream and a nightmare. She was a dream because she was a classic to write about and everybody loves her. She was a nightmare because there are no scandals, quasi-cruelties, no really juicy stuff.
Sean Hepburn Ferrer
Quentin Tarantino is here, star of all my sexual nightmares.
Tina Fey
I heard how people sounded when their dreams were shattered, when their lives were turned into a waking nightmare.
Elizabeth Scott
A woman who is not ready to have a baby making it work is not a happy ending to me. It’s a personal nightmare.
Jenny Slate
It is a nightmare for me to watch myself on screen.
Shraddha Srinath
As lawmakers, we must assure the people of America that our nation will not experience the nightmare of the 2000 presidential election.
Eddie Bernice Johnson
I have a recurring nightmare that I wake up in a gutter with nothing. I’ve had it all my life. That’s why I work, I think.
Kevin McCloud
It’s always been pretty easy for me to exercise my imagination. The other part of the brain, the one that does mathematics, is a nightmare for me. It doesn’t work at all.
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
I still have a stammer that I can control by not opening a sentence with a hard consonant, or by concentrating for a moment, breathing softly down. Growing up, the ‘Our Father’ was lovely, made for me, the ‘Hail Mary’ was gorgeous, and ‘Glory Be to the Father’ was an absolute nightmare.
Colm Toibin
I don’t mind being a permanent nightmare for the United States.
Evo Morales
If one sees the American Nightmare first and Chainsaw after that, you’ll see it in a different kind of light.
Tobe Hooper
I was in college for two years but I didnВґt attend too much. Then I decided to drop out. I was having too many nightmares about failing in the exams.
Gautam Adani
Actresses are nightmares. I don’t hang out with any of them. That’s a problem with my profession. I try not to be like an actress.
Gina Gershon
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.
Mark Z. Danielewski
Working on ‘SNL,’ you can have a really stressful experience or a really bad week, and I could see how much of a nightmare that could be for someone who doesn’t have a network of buddies going through that with them.
Dave McCary
Nothing chased nightmares away faster than the rustle of printed paper.
Cornelia Funke
Therapy can get you only so far with exorcising your childhood nightmares; after that it’s willpower, and you, and people you can trust to hold your hand along the way.
Laurell K. Hamilton
He did not know which was more painful, the waking or the sleeping. When he slept, he dreamed: dark disturbing dreams of blood and broken promises. When he woke, there was nothing to do but think, and his waking thoughts were worse than nightmares.
George R. R. Martin
Albania in 1994 was the strangest place I’ve ever seen. It was like walking into the looking glass: falling apart, paranoid people, anarchy, no one farming, full of thieves. It was beyond any Third World country. They were living in their own private nightmare.
Paul Theroux
Innocence eroded into nightmare. All because of very bad touch. Love, corrupted.
Ellen Hopkins
Become my friend and you embrace a nightmare.
Juliet Marillier
Drugs take away the dream from every child’s heart and replace it with a nightmare. And it’s time we in America stand up and replace those dreams.
Nancy Reagan
The dreams are that you’re gonna have a great series and win. The nightmares are that you’re gonna let the winning run score on a ground ball through your legs. Those things happen, you know. I think a lot of it is just fate.
Bill Buckner
Where hopes are unrealistic, fears often become exaggerated; where dreams alone are blueprints, nightmares result.
Anthony Daniels
I don’t like cruises. Period. My biggest nightmare is being stuck on a boat.
Joe Flanigan
Besides, all my New York friends were in the negative, nightmare position of putting down society and giving their tired bookish or political or psychoanalytical reasons, but Dean just raced in society, eager for bread and love.
Jack Kerouac
I’ve been fortunate when in government to have a car at my disposal, which takes away the nightmare of getting a taxi.
David Blunkett
Time has lost all meaning in that nightmare alley of the Western world known as the American mind. We wallow in nostalgia but manage to get it all wrong. True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories… but American-style nostalgia is about as ephemeral as copyrighted d?j? vu.
Florence King
I wish it were simply a nightmare, but I think that any reasonable person watching American politics would come to the conclusion that a second Bush administration would in fact incorporate a more radicalized version of what we’ve seen in the first administration.
Robert Reich
When you have a nightmare, you think, ‘What caused this?’ And then you can sometimes get the same scenario two or three nights, back to back. Or something really bad happens, and you feel absolutely sad and do not want it to be real. You don’t want to fall asleep and get sucked back into that same dream.
King Diamond
Every refugee finds his American dream on the backs of the nightmare of Black suffering in America.
Louis Farrakhan
If I had been thrown out into a radio tour when I was 18, or 17, and given a record deal, I don’t think… it would have been a total nightmare.
Maren Morris
My songs are basically my diaries. Some of my best songwriting has come out of time when I’ve been going through a personal nightmare.
Gwen Stefani
He doesn’t see my breasts or my waist or my hips. He only sees the nightmare.
Laurie Halse Anderson
The qualities that make parties such a nightmare for people – and also so pleasurable – make them incredibly important inside of fiction. There’s a chaos agent quality to them: You just don’t know who’s going to be there or why. You could run into an old enemy, an old friend, an old friend who’s become an enemy.
Alexander Chee
You know the actor’s nightmare is getting up onstage and not being prepared? I think the writer’s nightmare is giving a reading and somebody standing up and saying, ‘That’s not your story.’
Lynn Coady
I don’t know if I could lip-sync while waterskiing. I had to do that on horseback and it was a nightmare.
Nina Nesbitt
Under President Obama and Secretary Clinton, they’re working hard to change the American dream into the European nightmare. They do celebrate more dependence on the government.
Bobby Jindal
I feel like my job is to give hope. The world is in a dark place and we are living in somewhat of a nightmare. So I want to make films to give hope.
Hany Abu-Assad
I grew up watching horror movies with my dad. For as long as I can remember. I grew up loving being terrified. ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ at sleepovers. Hiding behind my fingers.
Maika Monroe
It’s a nightmare to administer some of this sort of thing, but I want to tell the shareholders of Berkshire, to the percent we own marketable securities or things for which there are market, even if those markets – I want to tell them what it’s all about.
Warren Buffett
I feel bad for young people. The 20s are a nightmare also. The 20s are hard to do.
Joy Behar
The worst nightmare I ever had about Vietnam was that I had to go back. I woke up in a sweat, in total terror.
Oliver Stone
I’m very glad I’m not a politician. I think it’s one step away from the gates of hell, being a politician. I really do. It`s a nightmare.
Jeremy Irons
Stand-up would be my worst nightmare.
Steven Pasquale
I actually keep having this one recurring dream where I’m a little number standing in a line of other numbers that look identical to me. Then there are more and more of these numbers that follow me, again and again and again. It’s more of a nightmare.
Taika Waititi
I’ve been here before, dreaming myself backwards, among grappling hooks of light. True to the seasons, I’ve lived every word spoken. Did I walk into someone’s nightmare?
Yusef Komunyakaa
Every single person in jail for a violent crime had a nightmare childhood.
Rob Reiner
Hillary Clinton, President Obama, they’re trying to turn the American dream into the European nightmare. We need to rescue the country from socialism.
Bobby Jindal
I think that the nightmares are telling me things about myself that I need to know. And I try to understand what they mean, so I can get to know something more about my soul.
Tori Amos
You have to do every movie one at a time. Trilogy is contrary to this ideology. My nightmare is to wake up and find myself the host of a TV series.
Jack Nicholson
Relationship. R-E-L-A-T-I-O-N-S-H-I-P means this: Really exciting love affair turns into overwhelming nightmare. Sobriety hangs in peril.
Gary Busey
I did some pretty crazy stuff that I never thought I would do, for the sake of a movie, like surfing in eight-foot waves in pitch-black darkness, where I can’t see anything. That still haunts me, kind of, in my nightmares, but it was worth it, it was fun.
Leven Rambin
I used to have the craziest fear of losing teeth. I would have nightmares about that all the time. But it’s the craziest thing, because I feel like that’s one of the easiest things to fix. You just get veneers or something.
Kendall Jenner
I have such a sweet tooth, which is a nightmare when you’re trying to be good.
George Blagden
Shrugging out of the damaged shirt, Jake said roughly, “I still dream about you.” “I have nightmares about you.” I dragged my T-shirt over my head, threw it aside.
Josh Lanyon
Kathy Acker
I’ve had a really weird day, some joker threw bamboo in the penguin enclosure. They all vaulted out. It was a nightmare, it took me all morning to get them back in.
Noel Fielding
The abduction of a child is a tragedy. No one can fully understand or appreciate what a parent goes through at such a time, unless they have faced a similar tragedy. Every parent responds differently. Each parent copes with this nightmare in the best way he or she knows how.
John Walsh
There’s something about seeing this little inanimate object coming to life that’s just very exciting. That’s why with ‘Nightmare’ I held out for so long to do it.
Tim Burton
If you are trying to slip out without waking a sleeping man, zips are a nightmare. Haven’t you ever tried to creep out of the room unnoticed the following morning? I’ve done that many times.
Diane von Furstenberg
All our best men are laughed at in this nightmare land.
Jack Kerouac
Unfortunately, a superabundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares
Peter Ustinov
I don’t want to see anyone else looking like me.That’d be my nightmare. Though if I saw someone wearing what I did, I would know he was swaggy.
Iman Shumpert
I imagine the world from my window … Traveling, I think it’s a nightmare today. The airports and things the people in the street with the selfies … I like to stay at home and read.
Karl Lagerfeld
You’re capable of such beautiful dreams and such horrible nightmares.
Carl Sagan
After ages during which the earth produced harmless trilobites and butterflies, evolution progressed to the point at which it generated Neros, Genghis Khans, and Hitlers. This, however, is a passing nightmare; in time the earth will become again incapable of supporting life, and peace will return.
Bertrand Russell
I had a nightmare that I was mopping floors and that this Freddie Gibbs thing was all a dream.
Freddie Gibbs
I think being a guest star on an ongoing TV show can be a nightmare, and I’ve done it a lot. You’re walking into this family who’s very comfortable where they are, and you have to jump on the train and be artificially comfortable. That’s a very hard thing to do.
Janel Moloney
Something like Nightmare On Elm Street, to me, was kind of an examination of levels of consciousness and the pain of facing the truth, and how easy it is to fall asleep, or want to fall asleep.
Wes Craven
I don;t think there’s anything wrong with being a dreamer. There is not. But dreams have ways of turning into nightmares.
Erin Morgenstern
In Hollywood, you still have wonderful actors, but it’s so hard to work there. To work becomes a Kafka nightmare – it’s the last communist country!
Gerard Depardieu
Bang bang bang. I understand now why so many horror movies use that device-the mysterious knock on the door-because it has the weight of a nightmare. You don’t know what’s out there, yet you know you’ll open it. You’ll think what I think: No one bad ever knocks.
Gillian Flynn
They will be like shadows, they will be like wraiths, gray members of a congregation of nightmare; hark! his long wavering howl . . . an aria of fear made audible. The wolfsong is the sound of the rending you will suffer, in itself a murdering.
Angela Carter
We’re playing Scrabble. It’s a nightmare.” “Scrabble?” He sounds surprised. “Scrabble’s great.” “Not when you’re playing with a family of geniuses, it’s not. They all put words like ‘iridiums’. And I put ‘pig’.
Sophie Kinsella
My kids are my life and the thought of someone taking them away from me is my worst nightmare.
Peter Andre
I had a nightmare that I slept without my nose tape on thank God it wasn’t true!
Heidi Montag
I stopped looking for a Dream Girl, I just wanted one that wasn’t a nightmare.
Charles Bukowski
Any magazine-cover hack can splash paint around wildly and call it a nightmare, or a witches sabbath or a portrait of the devil; but only a great painter can make such a thing really scare or ring true. That’s because only a real artist knows the anatomy of the terrible, or the physiology of fear.
H. P. Lovecraft
Whenever life gets to be too much for me, I have a hard time keeping my eyes open. Sleeping is cheaper and safer than drinking. It keeps you from saying or doing things you’ll regret later, and though you may have nightmares, you won’t wake up with a hangover. I recommend it wholeheartedly.
Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
Older homeless people are more likely to be women, because they don’t have pensions and they are caretakers, so they withdraw from the workforce and end up having no pension if their husband leaves them, so the whole thing is just a nightmare.
Patricia Arquette
It’s a performer’s worst nightmare: to hurt yourself on stage and not be able to remove yourself from the stage.
Burnout is grist to the mill. I write every day, for most of the day, so it’s just about turning into metaphor whatever’s going on in my life, in the world, and in my head. Every nightmare, every moment of grief or joy or failure, is a moment I can convert into cash via words.
Grant Morrison
We’ve painted ourselves into a corner where the only choice is real nightmare – triage, epidemic disease, famine, fascism, the collapse of human rights – or a leap to an entirely different level. We’ve taken business-as-usual off the menu. Now only the extreme possibilities loom.
Terence McKenna
The nightmare always becomes laughter, once it’s understood.
Byron Katie
Scratch a fantasy and you’ll find a nightmare.
Gail Caldwell
Mum decided that I could sing a bit, so she put me in a choir, which I hated, and it was just a nightmare. I was a rebellious sort of choirboy.
Jesse Spencer
‘Margaret’ as a creative entity is something that I’m very happy and proud of. But ‘Margaret’ as a professional experience was a nightmare until it was rescued by critics and people who liked it.
Kenneth Lonergan
In a two-year period, all my dreams came true: the birth of a son… publishing a best-selling book… launching a successful organization… joining the [Barack] Obama Administration… And then all my nightmares came true.
Van Jones
Don’t stop dreaming just because you had a nightmare.
Jill Scott
I couldn’t walk down any street in Britain without being laughed at. It was a nightmare. My children were devastated because their dad was a figure of ridicule.
David Icke
My curls were my worst nightmare growing up.
Inbar Lavi
Even if you know you’re sleeping, you’re still at the mercy of your dreams. People who are asleep can’t simply decide to wake up. Nightmares don’t let you off that easily. They hold you in their clutches until they decided, in their own good time, to let you go.
Steven James
I will be a wise and tolerant monarch, dispencing justice fairly, and only setting nightmares to rip out the winds of the evil and the wicked. Or just anybody that I don’t like.
Neil Gaiman
What makes a nightmare nightmarish is the sense that something is happening that should not be. While nightmares are the most convenient reference point for this sense of the impossible, the unthinkable, as something that is actually happening, it is not restricted to our sleeping hours.
Thomas Ligotti
Dream or nightmare, we have to live our experience as it is, and we have to live it awake. We live in a world which is penetrated through and through by science and which is both whole and real. We cannot turn it into a game simple by taking sides.
Jacob Bronowski
Aleppo is a disaster. It’s a humanitarian nightmare.
Donald Trump
A writer has to have some kind of compulsive drive to do his work. If you don’t have it, you’d better find another kind of work, because it’s the only compulsion that will drive you through the psychological nightmares of writing.
John McPhee
Worst nightmares can also appear with your eyes open.
Florence Welch
Everything in life is miraculous. For the sigil taught me that it rests within the power of each of us to awaken atwill from a dragging nightmare of life made up of unimportant tasks and tedious useless little habits, to see life as it really is, and to rejoice in its exquisite wonderfulness.
James Branch Cabell
I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.
Frida Kahlo
My generation never experienced (fortunately) that type of collective tragedy, where everybody goes totally crazy and turns the world into a gigantic nightmare.
Roselyne Bosch
If the society toward which we are developing is not to be a nightmare of exhaustion, we must use the interlude of the present era to develop a new technology which is based on a circular flow of materials such that the only sources of man’s provisions will be his own waste products.
Kenneth E. Boulding
I didn’t make good money on ‘Nightmare’ until part three. I eventually got some nice merchandising checks.
Robert Englund
I have very vivid dreams and nightmares, and my biggest fear is of some kind of dystopian future where we’re advanced in every way except in our humanity.
Bryce Dallas Howard
Warning stickers on books would be a nightmare.
Scott Westerfeld
The greater your dreams, the more terrible your nightmares.
Edward Abbey
If Stone Cold was to become champion, as of now, that would be a public-relations corporate nightmare.
Vince McMahon
I’m really a nightmare for the fashion designer because I take away all of his authority, and I become the authority, and I turn him into my assistant. You could say I intervene, and I intervene in a very determining way in all the aspects that have to do with the visual construction of the film.
Pedro Almodovar
Love, unrequited, robs me of my rest:
Love, hopeless love, my ardent soul encumbers:
Love, nightmare-like, lies heavy on my chest,
And weaves itself into my midnight slumbers!
W. S. Gilbert
I played a lot of acetates at the end of my vinyl period – I used to make tracks and get them pressed in four or five days – but the quality was always so bad and they would skip all the time. The vinyl days for me are over. I still buy vinyl, but only albums, and just to play. For DJing, vinyl is a nightmare.
Donald Trump is the president. It’s not a bad dream. It really happened. It’s like being dumped by a lover and also being stuck in a nightmare.
Madonna Ciccone
Computers are scary. Theyre nightmares to fix, lose our stuff, and, on occasion, they crash, producing the blue screen of death. Steve Jobs knew this. He knew that computers were bulky and hernia-inducing and Darth Vader black. He understood the value of declarative design.
Wesley Morris
If sometimes dreams come true, what of our nightmares?
You always have the nightmare of, you know, working with the guy that you’ve just admired forever, and then he’s just totally disengaged and awful to be around.
Dylan O’Brien
If I look back at pictures of me when I was younger, oh my god. Nightmare!
Emma Corrin
Sometimes a certain project will have a smell… It will have a little stench about it. That is a warning signal. You know it’s going to be a nightmare. You know they are not going to like it, and it’s not worth it.
Mike Patton
I am actually a big sissy, and growing up, I never used to watch horror movies. Bambi gave me nightmares.
Danielle Panabaker
I have a habit of constantly dreaming and waking up every once in a while in the night to check out my cell phone, and I suddenly saw a message that Sridevi is no more… I thought that either it’s a nightmare or a hoax, and I went back to sleep.
Ram Gopal Varma
Genies rarely have nightmares, for the same reason that elephants don’t usually worry about being trampled underfoot. With the possible exception of bottles, there’s nothing in the cosmos large enough or malicious enough to frighten them, or stupid enough to try.
Tom Holt
A friend told me ‘I guess you gotta go through a lot of nightmares, before you finally, you know, accomplish your dreams.
LeBron James
My nights are a nightmare, quite often, but the nightmares are rich. I nourish myself by those nights.
Aharon Appelfeld
The past is nothing to [the young], not even another country as it is to the old, or even a nightmare as it is to the guilty.
Cassandra Clare
I’ve been asked twice to go on ‘The Bachelor’ – and once in Canada as well -and I was like, ‘It would literally be my nightmare to be put on display and dated out.’ It’s the opposite of anything I have ever wanted.
Jonathan Scott
When I was 14, 15, 16, I was wearing ‘Edward Scissorhands’ and ‘Nightmare before Christmas’ stuff. I saw ‘Sleepy Hollow’ a dozen times.
Kate Leth
Never let your dreams to be a nightmare for others!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
I remember the first horror movie I saw – I was five years old; it was a direct-to-video movie called ‘Truth or Dare: a Critical Madness,’ which is sort of badly fantastic or fantastically bad. And then ‘Gremlins’ was an early movie that I saw, and ‘Nightmare on Elm Street 3.’
Elijah Wood
Sure, I got lost, which is an actor’s worst nightmare. But it is a gift as well, because great things come out of being lost and unsure, especially if you have a controlling side or a perfectionist side, which plenty of us do.
Rachel McAdams
That’s not such a bad thing,’ he said to me. ‘In nightmares we can think the worst. That’s what they’re for, I guess.
Stephen King
Do you know how hard it is to kill 30 million people? It’s a logistical nightmare.
John Oliver
Your nightmares follow you like a shadow, forever.
Aleksandar Hemon
I have this recurring nightmare where I’m lost in a strange forest, and my only hope is your sense of direction. Enough to give a fellow the sweats, it is.
Gerald Morris
Singing karaoke is my worst nightmare. But in the car, I rock out to anything Bon Jovi or Beastie Boys.
Adam F. Goldberg
We’re no good at holidays, the wife and I. We just don’t have the knack. We had one good one, early on, but that was a fluke. Everything since then has been a nightmare.
Graham Linehan
I used to have nightmares about the Antichrist – what would happen, where it would come from, and who it would be.
Marilyn Manson
There is only one prospect worse than being chained to an intolerable existence: The nightmare of a botched attempt to end it.
Arthur Koestler
In 1984, when ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ came out, not only was I twelve and couldn’t get into an R movie, but I lived twenty miles from a theater. So my first experience of it was on VHS.
Stephen Graham Jones
I can’t even explain to you how terrible that feels, that I equate dating a woman with punishment, shame, guilt, disappointment, reproach, reprimand, persecution. It’s a nightmare.
John Mayer
The best monsters are our anxieties given form. They make sense on the level of a dream – or a nightmare.
Victor LaValle
Thierry Henry, he was definitely the best. He was just too quick. Oh God, what a player he was. I was so relieved when he went to Barcelona. He used to have everything. You couldn’t even kick him, he was big and strong, oh, Jesus, he was a nightmare
Jamie Carragher
There is some consolation in the fact that, even though your dreams don’t come true, neither do your nightmares.
Richard Armour
The time leading up to the 1996 Olympics was the most demanding and stressful of my career. The sport I had loved so much was slowly becoming a nightmare as I trained with Bela and Marta Karolyi the summer before the Olympics.
Dominique Moceanu
Robert Englund’s done an amazing job over the years playing Freddy. Everybody’s that’s a fan of “Nightmare” loves Robert and you know so that’s a challenge when you’ve got to step in a big man’s shoes like that, so it’s scary but it’s also exciting.
Jackie Earle Haley
I’m every bourgeois nightmare – a Cockney with intelligence and a million dollars.
Michael Caine
We’re 10 or something, and we’re watching ‘Evil Dead,’ which you don’t really see the humor in when you’re 10 years old. It was just terrifying. And same with ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street,’ which is such a brilliant movie and such a brilliant concept.
Ross Duffer
The idea of a musical comedy was something we had had in mind for many years, but the project ‘Igudesman & Joo: A Little Nightmare Music’ has a history that goes back five years. I can say that this is the most successful project that we have ever done.
Aleksey Igudesman
Why would anything change that has not been changed since the existence of cinema? [James] Baldwin somehow wakes you up to reality. It takes you out of the dream – or out of the nightmare.
Raoul Peck
Death row is a nightmare to serial killers and ax murderers. For an innocent man, it’s a life of mental torture that the human spirit is not equipped to survive.
John Grisham
Most of my nightmares involve me forgetting my lines in a stage play.
Robert Englund
I see the player piano as the grandfather of the computer, the ancestor of the entire nightmare we live in, the birth of the binary world where there is no option other than yes or no and where there is no refuge.
William Gaddis
The places that ive been, the things that i have seen – what you have as nightmares, are what i have as dreams.
‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ really lends itself to using new technologies. CGI would be a great way to exploit and embrace the dream sequences.
Robert Englund
This is every writer’s nightmare – the sudden breakdown of meaning in the language that sustains and supports us.
Dan Simmons
One name always stands out when it comes to actors taking on the monsters of our nightmares – Robert Englund. In the ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ series, Englund kept us awake as night with a striped shirt and his special glove.
Rob Manuel
My earliest memories of horror are ‘Friday the 13th Part 2,’ John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing,’ ‘Halloween,’ ‘An American Werewolf in London,’ and ‘A Nightmare On Elm Street’… and ‘Hatchet’ is so obviously inspired by those films that I may as well have made it in 1984.
Adam Green
Stop taking things personally. Throughout the time with “Kitchen Nightmares” and “Hotel Hell,” when they work, you don’t get any praise. When they fail, you get blamed. You’re f – ed either way, but it doesn’t stop me doing them, I think.
Gordon Ramsay
May your dreams be sweet and your nightmares be spooky-monster-scary and not grandma-died-scary.
Donald Glover
We are living in a science-fiction nightmare where children are gasping for breath on bad-air days because somebody gave money to a politician. And my children and the kids of millions of other Americans can no longer go fishing and eat their catch because somebody gave money to a politician.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Surrealism in painting amounted to little more than the contents of a meagerly stocked dream world: a few witty fantasies, mostly wet dreams and agoraphobic nightmares.
Susan Sontag
To call New York’s traffic at holiday time a nightmare is to understate.
Dick Cavett
Dear God, let this be just a bad nightmare.
Roy Horn
I was every mother’s nightmare – I was a hair model from 14, and I started coming home with red, blue, green hair.
Toyah Willcox
Could Artificial Intelligence End the Electronic Medical Record Nightmare?
Kevin R. Stone
My professional dreams were coming true while I was living a personal nightmare.
Dane Cook
The “Vasco da Gama’s era” ends in a nightmare in which men-Westerners and non-Westerners alike-are bewildered by this confusion and the old fancy of the apprenti sorcier becomes tragically actual.
Carlo M. Cipolla
Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul.
Dave Pelzer
I’m interested in the dream and subconscious mind, the peculiar dream-like quality of our lives, sometime nightmare quality of our lives.
Anthony Hopkins
I think my worst nightmare is standing up in front of a group of people.
Emma Caulfield
Most apocalyptic fiction makes it very clear that it’s the end of the world. But ‘Bird Box’ hasn’t convinced me of that. Is ‘Bird Box’ instead a suburban neurotic nightmare? I don’t think so. But it’s fun to consider.
Josh Malerman
Have you noticed … there is never any third act in a nightmare? They bring you to a climax of terror and then leave you there. They are the work of poor dramatists.
Max Beerbohm
One time, I had a nightmare for two weeks after an advert.
Dele Alli
Anybody that’s not supportive of me staying sober obviously has to go. But on the other hand, there are not really a lot of people who don’t want me to stay sober. I was a nightmare.
The intimate and the infinite are tangled together in this incandescent book, lit by Aristotle’s bright spark of a daughter. Lucid even in nightmare, The Sweet Girl slips sideways around the philosopher to examine the lives of girls and women when we were not yet human.
Marina Endicott
The living nightmare for a red state NASCAR driver would be a gay French driver.
Adam McKay
Love may be a dream but marriage is a nightmare.
Joan Collins
To those who are trained in science, creationism seems a bad dream, a sudden coming back to life of a nightmare, a renewed march of an Army of the Night risen to challenge free thought and enlightenment.
Isaac Asimov
The worst nightmare would be not to achieve what I know I’m capable of.
Romain Grosjean
For me, school was a nightmare. I struggled.
Princess Beatrice of York
All I ever had before you was nightmares. But now I dream. Because of you.
Larissa Ione
As much as I might decry the students, as much as they’re a nightmare, it’s a privilege to be among youth.
Louise Wilson
The nightmare of the Cold War was nuclear weapons in the hands of an irrational person. I don’t want to live through that nightmare.
Rudy Giuliani
Wouldn’t it be funny if I were a total nightmare? If I just shot 21-hour days and went over budget? But, you know, it’s something I’m really careful about, because I am a mom, and also, I’m an actor. I’m a pleaser: I don’t want to take up too much of people’s time.
Pamela Adlon
I think you live a fuller life with someone else, you know, you’re firing on all cylinders. It can be a nightmare at times, we all know that, but nevertheless in the end I think to have someone else’s input on anything – a book, a meal, your children, life, a walk – is fantastic.
Francesca Annis
A lot of film directors are quite scared of actors. They are a bit of a nightmare sometimes, but I like them. It looks like cunning, but you try to get extra things from them all the time, by stealth, by making them feel confident, so they trust you and you can push a bit.
Danny Boyle
Having buildings, growth models, having great progress, flyovers, and no human being is feeling for human being is a nightmare scenario.
Mahesh Bhatt
President Trump is performing a political exorcism on those who prefer to turn the U.S. into a socialist country – a country where the American Dream would become the American Nightmare.
Charlie Kirk
I’m really obsessed with ‘Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares.’ I really don’t know why.
Brett Dalton
I am living in a nightmare, from which from time to time I wake in sleep.
Ursula K. Le Guin
If you are not living in the same area when you are looking for property, it is a nightmare because you come down for a day or two, have appointments to see places, and have to be able to make instant decisions before flying off to St. Louis or somewhere.
Stephen Hough
Series television is either a nightmare or the best thing in the whole world. It really depends on, I think, where you are in your life.
Sherry Stringfield
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)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
A nightmare is a big dream….with a bad team.
John C. Maxwell
I hate this world, this dream, this horrible nightmare, with its churches and chicaneries, its books and blackguardisms, its fair faces and false hearts, its howling righteousness on the surface and utter hollowness beneath and, above all, its sanctified shopkeeping!
Swami Vivekananda
Everything I was afraid of when I was growing up, I’ve become. I’ve taken on my nightmares, like the devil and the end of the world, and I’ve become those things.
Marilyn Manson
When I was 14, I almost had a big green leprechaun tattooed on my forearm. Thank God I didn’t – it would have been a nightmare to cover up as an actor. I went with a group of mates and, being Irish, thought a leprechaun would be perfect.
Jonas Armstrong
My first encounter with Marx’s writings came very early in life, as a result of the strange times I grew up in, with Greece exiting the nightmare of the neofascist dictatorship of 1967-74.
Yanis Varoufakis
Love is the greatest of dreams, yet the worst of nightmares.
William Shakespeare
I call my life a beautiful mess and organised chaos. Its 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.
Mindy McCready
You must first realize that you are in a dream. Then you must realize that your current dream is a nightmare.
Frederick Lenz
I grew up during the Cold War, when everything seemed very tenuous. For many years, right up until the fall of the Berlin Wall, I had vivid nightmares of nuclear apocalypse.
Justin Cronin
In theory, it makes a lot of sense to combine the two operations, especially on the back end. But merging the two actual portal consumer experiences into a unified site will be a nightmare.
Charlene Li
Didier once told me, in a rambling, midnight dissertation, that a dream is the place where a wish and a fear meet. When the wish and the fear are exactly the same, he said, we call the dream a nightmare.
Gregory David Roberts
I don’t have nightmares; I give them all to you.
Stephen King
If you don’t play well, you have a bad game or a nightmare you know that the amount of coverage is worldwide.
Steven Gerrard
Jealousy is a potent emotion, of course, and Facebook, texting, email, fan Web pages… In theory, being someone like George Clooney’s or Halle Berry’s paramour – woo hoo – how great would that be? But wait a minute… er, no, probably kind of a nightmare.
Christine Sneed
Imagination is always greater than reality, and the reality of a sex paradise is that they offer a supposed escape from the nightmare of repressive society.
Francis Levy
I’ve had nightmares about having to kick people out of my band because they’ve said that they don’t like the Beatles. I’d wake up and turn to them and say, “You like the Beatles, right?”
Danger Mouse
Only happy people have nightmares, from overeating. For those who live a nightmare reality, sleep is a black hole, lost in time, like death.
Guy Sajer
It is my growing conviction that the Baptist churches in America are behind the age in missionary spirit. They now and then make a spasmodic effort to throw off a nightmare debt of some years’ accumulation, and then sink back into unconscious repose.
Adoniram Judson
You describe your reality in the highest resolution even when it’s a nightmare and in doing so, you live your own life, not a cliche others have formulated for you.
David Grossman
Actually, my worst nightmare is losing my best friend, as I imagine most people’s are.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Excuse me if I enjoy myself rather obviously! I don’t often have the luck to have a dream like this. It is new to me for a nightmare to lead me to a lobster. It is commonly the other way.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
For a while they stood there, like men on the edge of a sleep where nightmare lurks, holding it off, though they know that they can only come to morning through the shadows.
J. R. R. Tolkien
I travel with a lot of clothes, which is a really bad idea because it’s such a nightmare to travel. I always overpack because I like to bring things with me, and I accumulate stuff, so it piles up. I travel with everything I own.
Dakota Johnson
People like that don’t need a reason apart from “because I can”. They have a nightmare and try to make it happen.
Terry Pratchett
‘Catch-22’ was a nightmare to make, and everybody was unhappy except me.
Mike Nichols
The few times in my life where I had four or five movies in a row, it was a nightmare. I felt trapped. I felt like my life was planned for a year and a half or two years, and it was terrible. Most of the time, everything collapsed.
Vincent Cassel
‘The Shining,’ ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street,’ ‘Halloween.’ Those are the greats.
Maika Monroe
Post traumatic stress disorder starts out with nightmares, flashbacks and actually reliving the event. And this happens over and over and over and over in your mind. If you let it go on, it can become chronic and become hard if not impossible to treat.
Dale Archer
Donald Trump says he’s President Obama’s worst nightmare. That’s not true. Having to make a decision is Obama’s worst nightmare.
Jay Leno
To exclude anything that appears in your universe is not love. Love joins with everything. It doesn’t exclude the monster. It doesn’t avoid the nightmare – it looks forward to it.
Byron Katie
If home ownership is the American dream, then foreclosure certainly is the American nightmare. It destroys more than credit. It destroys lives. And its effects are felt beyond the individual family that it devastates. It shakes our entire economy.
Lisa Madigan
To me, one of the big fears of doing a big huge graphic novel is locking yourself into one style and getting halfway through it and going, ‘Oh I made the wrong choice,’ which is a recurring nightmare I have.
Adrian Tomine
It seems that everyone has their own inexplicable fear to have nightmares about. We need nightmares to keep ourselves entertained, and fend off the contentment that we all fear and abhor so much.
Louis de Bernieres
I’m a social cripple in a cocktail party. My idea of a nightmare is people standing very elegantly dressed in a room with a drink in their hand. I’m just like, ‘Urghh!’
Arundhati Roy
Consciousness is nature’s nightmare.
Emile M. Cioran
I have this nightmare that one day I will have to look at every picture I’ve ever taken with people in an airport or in bars or restaurants, and it will make me very sad.
John Cho
Men who no longer can make sure of the reality which they feel and experience through talking about it and sharing it with their fellow-men, live in the same nightmare of loneliness and uncertainty which, in a normal world, is the terrible fate of insanity.
Hannah Arendt
‘Hold Me’ was a nightmare! It was the middle of the desert in Palm Springs, in the height of summer. I don’t know what possessed us to do that. But we sometimes do crazy things.
Christine McVie
Ice cream, I can’t pass a gelateria without going in. Italy is a nightmare place for me to stay in shape.
Toni Garrn
School is indeed a training for later life not because it teaches the 3 Rs (more or less), but because it instills the essential cultural nightmare fear of failure, envy of success, and absurdity.
Jules Henry
If the inner world is inundated with peace, then the nightmare of world war cannot even come into being.
Sri Chinmoy
Better to end this dream before it becomes a nightmare.
Rachel Cohn
You are also caught with the fact that man is a creature who walks in two worlds and traces upon the walls of his cave the wonders and the nightmare experiences of his spiritual pilgrimage.
Morris West
Man is about to be deprived of a great pole – work routine. The nightmare of capitalist society is unemployment; the nightmare of cybernetic society will be employment.
John Fowles
I always wanted to find something that I could wake up and not hate doing. Hating your job was probably my nightmare scenario.
Dave Portnoy
You hurt her by starving yourself, you hurt her with your lies, and by fighting everybody who tries to help you. Emma can only sleep a couple of hours a night now. She’s haunted by nightmares of monsters that eat our whole family. They eat us slowly, she says, so we can feel their sharp teeth.
Laurie Halse Anderson
Getting married was a ball. Being married was… a nightmare.
Kid Rock
‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ wasn’t that big. Over a long period of time it did very well, but this was different. ‘Scream’ didn’t have a strong first weekend, and it went down the second, but then it kept going up.
Wes Craven
I was 14 when I started modeling. At the end of that first day my mum said, If you want to do this, you’re on your own because I’m not traipsing around London ever again like that. It’s a nightmare.
Kate Moss
I was just a kid selling monster stories to the kids in the projects, complete with a dramatic reading, making the werewolf sounds. My career was aborted early on because one of my main customers started to have nightmares and his mother came to my mother and my mother shut down my whole business.
George R. R. Martin
Let’s face it. Nobody predicted Trump. He’s a fairytale nightmare that none of us could possibly have imagined. Shame on those 63 million who – especially those Obama voters who crossed over and voted, shame on them for putting this idiot in the White House.
Ron Stallworth
I understand now why Hillary Clinton always wore navy blue pantsuits. Remember, for four years? If you have one or two themes, then you have the same shoes, the same bag. Otherwise, it’s a nightmare.
Amy Klobuchar
I didn’t know anything about it, I swear. Nor did Dave Bassett. We were sitting there saying ‘What’s happening here?’. It is frightening. A nightmare.
Harry Redknapp
You learned to run from what you feel, and that’s why you have nightmares. To deny is to invite madness. To accept is to control.
Megan Chance
Death, that final evil, is one of the paths to eternity. Endless life in the conditions of our existence would be a nightmare.
Nikolai Berdyaev
People say you should read your criticism because it will make you a better person but it doesn’t. It just makes you a sad bitter old showbiz nightmare.
Jo Brand
Listen, you. Don’t threaten me. I could make your life a nightmare. He put his hand in front of her face and unfolded three fingers as he said, I’m F-B-I. She smiled. It wasn’t the reaction he expected. You want to talk nightmares? she said. She put her hand up to his face and unfolded her three fingers. I’m I-R-S.
Julie Garwood
I have this restlessness. I’m relentless to do things. My wife will say I’m an absolute nightmare.
Tony Pulis
Today we are living in an intellectual and technological paradise and a moral and social nightmare because the intellectual level of evolution, in its struggle to become free of the social level, has ignored the social level’s role in keeping the biological level under control.
Robert M. Pirsig
Nagasaki destroyed by the magic of science is the nearest man has yet approached to the realization of dreams that even during the safe immobility of sleep are accustomed to develop into nightmares of anxiety.
J. G. Ballard
In our world of rampant ‘individualisation’, relationships are mixed blessings. They vacillate between a sweet dream and a nightmare, and there is no telling when one turns into the other.
Zygmunt Bauman
She looked like a head-on collision between a fashion plate and a nightmare.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.
Tom Glavine
It is obviously possible that what we call waking life may only be an unusual and persistent nightmare.
Bertrand Russell
When the wish and the fear are exactly the same, we call the dream a nightmare.
Gregory David Roberts
I can conceive of no nightmare so terrifying as establishing communication with a so-called superior (or, if you wish, advanced) technology in outer space.
George Wald
On a career level, I always advise people to look ahead and be open to changes in direction. That job that seems so good now can easily turn into a nightmare if you do not see the possible corners it can land you in.
Robert Greene
My diet, my regime, the whole life I have on the road has always got that little bit of stress because I’m always afraid I’m going to get a cold. And it’s just such a nightmare when you got a cold or an irritation and you have to do a show.
Geddy Lee
My boobs are, like, huge. My whole life, buying a bra was a nightmare. What I used to do when I moved to LA, I found places like Frederick’s of Hollywood that make bras for… strippers.
Sofia Vergara
I got a chance to act in a film, ‘Derailed.’ I was having a recurring nightmare, and after doing that film, the nightmares stopped.
I know, or I dream, that pop music can search out limits, mock restrictions and divisions, exorcise cultural nightmares, contribute to revitaiisation of people’s thinking, disturb and inspire if only through its unstable mobility, its readiness to pursue apparently irrelevant links and private associations.
Paul Morley
You don’t come around to the pit lane every mile; when you leave on a rally, you’re gone for 500 miles in certain stages. You’ve got to work on your own car and fix it. It’s a logistical nightmare, and it really challenges me.
Robby Gordon
Welcome to my nightmare, I think your going to like it.
Alice Cooper
It was a nightmare having cameras in the house 10 hours a day for a month.
Kathy Griffin
I’ve never had the luxury – or the nightmare – of having something just blow up and be this huge success and then have everything thrown at you. Being ‘the best friend’ lessens the responsibility, ’cause I can still go do another movie after something that doesn’t do well.
Steve Zahn
Mumbai is becoming more and more of a nightmare.
Akshaye Khanna
You couldn’t pay me enough money to go back to being 20. So many tears; what a nightmare it was. It’s much better being older.
Robin Wright
Horror films are the ones that pay the bills, and historically, they have shown that they are good investments. They helped Universal survive with that initial splash of horror films in the 1930s and ’40s. And horror films kept New Line alive with the ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ series.
Christopher Young
Young Reinette: Monsieur, be careful! The Doctor: It’s just a nightmare, Reinette, don’t worry, everyone has nightmares. Even monsters under the bed have nightmares! Young Reinette: What do monsters have nightmares about? The Doctor: Me!
Steven Moffat
I’ve definitely met nightmare Hollywood types who think they’re getting twenty million dollars a picture when they’re not. But they act like it. And they just insult everybody.
Brendan Sexton III
I was at Wesleyan first. I was there for a semester because I wanted that traditional college vibe. But when I got there, people would do normal college things, and I was like, ‘I can’t be here. This is a nightmare.’
Billie Lourd
Honestly, to tell you the truth, being trapped in any video game sounds like a living nightmare to me. In most video games, the point is it’s a fight for survival, so I think it would be a terrifying place to live.
John C. Reilly
With a horror movie, you’re making a metaphor. You’re making a personalized nightmare for the protagonist.
Jordan Peele
No wonder the regulators decided on segregation of boys and girls: Otherwise, it would have been a nightmare, this feeling angry and self-conscious and confused and annoyed all the time.
Lauren Oliver
Nightmares are releases.
Sylvia Browne
Those nations of artists, finding their own individualism, and kind of standing against the world: to me that’s the ultimate nightmare. I want to get lost and diffused in the world.
Robert Wyatt
I’m not cerebral in any way. Education, for me, was a nightmare. You put someone talking in front of me, and I cannot engage with that. I think that’s why I’m an actor; if I can physically be in it, I get it.
Jodie Whittaker
I also think that we [Americans] are operating out of fear in our country. It’s not that terrorism is not a threat, but it’s not an existential threat. It is not the preeminent threat facing most Americans on any given day, and yet the power of nightmares is so strong.
Jeremy Scahill
Influence is a very unpleasant subject and I deal with it in a maybe irresponsible way, which is to really ignore it. It would be a nightmare if we started to really think about it; it would tie our hands, it would tie everyone else’s hands.
Rem Koolhaas
YouTube is the place where people go to consume advertisements willingly. It’s some capitalist dystopian nightmare.
Freddie Wong
Geoengineering – the deliberate, large-scale manipulation of the earth’s climate to offset global warming – is a nightmare fix for climate change.
Jeff Goodell
The way history is currently taught in schools, jumping from Hitler to the Henrys, is like a nightmare vision of Star Wars, where you have episode four before you have episode one. The sense of going on a journey, of chronology and continuity, is incredibly important to the imagination.
Simon Schama
I have a lot of nightmares.
James L. Brooks
For many, the American dream has become a nightmare.
Bernie Sanders
I’ll immediately gain, like, 5 pounds even just by thinking about cutting out dessert. It’s a nightmare. I decided, for me, the healthiest thing was to eat what I want and just exercise. Some women can watch what they eat, but I just can’t do that.
Gwyneth Paltrow
And where Nyarlathotep went, rest vanished, for the small hours were rent with the screams of nightmare.
H. P. Lovecraft
My worst nightmare when I was in school was that I would get into trouble. I never got in trouble. I was a good student.
Ari Graynor
I spent a week of my honeymoon on a cruise ship and it was a nightmare. Never again.
Gino D’Acampo
I’ve never been a big horror genre fan, but I did go see ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ in the theaters and I dug it. I thought it was cool.
Jackie Earle Haley
It must be a nightmare for football managers’ wives, putting up with us.
Tony Pulis
I always wished for this, but it’s almost turning into more of a nightmare than a dream.
Lyrically, ‘Nightmare’ is an absolute masterpiece to me.
Synyster Gates
If watching your child die is a parent’s worst nightmare, imagine having to tell your other child that his sister is dead… Although I am certain that he cried, that we all cried, what I remember more is how we collapsed into each other, as if the weight of our loss literally crushed us.
Ann Hood
The triumph of the philosophy of Atheism is to free man from the nightmare of gods; it means the dissolution of the phantoms of the beyond.
Emma Goldman
I used to have nightmares when I was a little kid that I woke up prematurely and opened all the Christmas presents. And then I would be so relieved when I woke up and I realized that I hadn’t done it.
Claire Danes
Modern man likes to pretend that his thinking is wide-awake. But this wide-awake thinking has led us into the mazes of a nightmare in which the torture chambers are endlessly repeated in the mirrors of reason.
Octavio Paz
Being grateful is the bridge between the world of nightmares and the world where we are free to say no. It’s the bridge between the world of delusions and the world of creativity.
It’s the power that brings death back to life, the power that turns poverty to wealth and anger to compassion.
James Altucher
Everybody underestimated the universality of the concept of a nightmare or a bad dream. Horror movies travel pretty well anyway. They’re like action movies: People overseas can watch them and enjoy them, and they’re not so culturally specific in terms of their references, and they can follow a good scary story.
Robert Englund
I wanted to create the weirdest show ever made on television – a punky, prog-rock nightmare of lurid colours.
Noel Fielding
Going to a theatre and watching yourself on the big screen is a nightmare.
Keerthy Suresh
Caught in the crossfire of a silent scream, where one man’s nightmare is another man’s dream.
Bryan Adams
If there were no belief in god, if such a truth were ever realized, then their would be no fear of consequence. Stop for a moment and imagine what this world would be like without consequence and fear. Imagine what we could, what we would do. I dare not think of such a nightmare for it could only be born in pain.
Eddie Russo
When our star shines, someone else’s fades away; when our dream is fulfilled, someone else’s turns into a nightmare!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
In every school, there’s always the kid who gets it the worst, and I was, for sure, that kid. Every time you had to get in a line that was boys and girls, it was like my worst nightmare. A lot of kids I know got made fun of for being gay; that was not my issue: I was just called a girl endlessly.
Justin Tranter
The Bible illustrated by Dore occupied many of my hours – and I think probably gave me many nightmares.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Call me sick. Call me deranged. I’m gonna be your worst nightmare. I’m gonna be your hero whether you like it or not!
Randy Orton
Pain is an event … Suffering, on the other hand, is the nightmare reliving of unscrutinized and unmetabolized pain.
Audre Lorde
The traditions of the dead generations weigh like a nightmare upon the living.
Karl Marx
My goal is to not fit in. My worst nightmare is being the baby version of another artist.
Daniel Caesar
I had very clever producers, who scheduled it brilliantly, but scheduling it was a nightmare.
John Crowley
How do we give credible hope to the billion poorest people in the world? It requires compassion to get ourselves started, and enlightened self-interest to get serious… If economic divergence continues, combined with global integration, it will build a nightmare for our children.
Paul Collier
It’s hard finding people you trust or who aren’t going to take your money. Everyone wants to get a piece of whatever you’re doing. It’s a nightmare.
Cara Delevingne
Working on ‘Nightmare Before Christmas,’ I had endless arguments, like the studio saying, ‘You can’t have a main character that’s got no eyeballs!’ ‘How is anybody going to feel for somebody with just eyesockets?’ You know? So, it’s those kind of things that really wear you down.
Tim Burton
Ninety percent of people’s nightmares is standing in front of 1,000 people. Did you know that? And having to speak. You would have thought it would have been a madman tying you up and taking your eyes out.
Robbie Coltraine
I still have nightmares about taking tests.
Bruce Jenner
Good evening, and welcome to a private showing of three paintings, displayed here for the first time. Each is a collectors’ item in its own way – not because of any special artistic quality, but because each captures on a canvas, and suspends in time and space, a frozen moment of a nightmare.
Rod Serling
For too many, the dream of economic mobility has been replaced with a nightmare of economic stagnation.
Mario Cuomo
I’m every woman’s dream and every man’s nightmare.
Ric Flair
They had behind them, to my mind, the terrific suggestiveness of words heard in dreams, of phrases spoken in nightmares.
Joseph Conrad
There exists among the intolerable degraded, the perverse and powerful desire to force into the arena of the actual those fantastic crimes of which they have been accused, achieving their vengeance and their own destruction through making the nightmare real.
James A. Baldwin
I might inform those humanitarians who have a nightmare of new and needless babies (for some humanitarians have that sort of horror of humanity) that if the recent decline in the birth-rate were continued for a certain time, it might end in there being no babies at all; which would console them very much.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Mum decided that I could sing a bit, so she put me in a choir, which I hated and it was just a nightmare. I was a rebellious sort of choirboy.
Jesse Spencer
The nightmares arrived like they always did, much like the best player in the opposition when you’ve heard rumors that he might be injured or sick-but there he is, warming up with the rest of them, ready to take the field.
Markus Zusak
Welcome to the worst nightmare of all, reality!
Clive Barker
What most people find festive-a weekend at a beach shack with friends, a boat trip down a river, a crackling bonfire on a summer night-I see as a bleak nightmare to be grimly endured. I would sooner put lit cigarettes in my eyes than share a vacation house with a crowd.
Jancee Dunn
The world’s not a very comfortable place if you have a nightmare to face.
Tommy Lee Jones
If you can’t feel secure – and teach your children to feel secure – about
1-in-610,000 nightmare scenarios – the problem isn’t the world. It’s you.
Bryan Caplan
When one creates phantoms for oneself, one puts vampires into the world, and one must nourish these children of a voluntary nightmare with one’s blood, one’s life, one’s intellegence, and one’s reason, without ever satisfying them.
Eliphas Levi
When I was a kid, I was really into ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ and ‘Friday the 13th.’ But as I got older and started working as an actor, I did not really get scared by horror movies as much, so I am not as into them anymore.
Simon Rex
Our first show, A Little Nightmare Music, encompasses a lot of zany humor with beautiful classical music.
Aleksey Igudesman
The Theatre of the Absurd is a theatrical embodiment and manifestation of existentialism. It is part reality and part nightmare
Martin Esslin
I didn’t want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that’s really sad.
Ned Vizzini
I awoke you from your sleep because I saw that you were having a nightmare. And now you are cross and say to me: “What are we supposed to do now? Everything is still night!” You ingrates! You should go to sleep again and dream better.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Today is built on tragedies, which no one wants to face, nightmares to humanities and morally disgraced. Tonight is filled with rage, violence in the air, children bred with ruthlessness because no one at home cares.
Tupac Shakur
It is much nicer to live in perfect mind, free from pain and agony. How painful it is to be unenlightened. Buddha called it “the nightmare of the day.”
Frederick Lenz
If I had to do the most consistent nightmares I have, it’s probably Russia, because they’re so global in their efforts to bring down democratic systems. But, I’m also worried about what could end our civilization if we started a nuclear confrontation – North Korea is clearly in our sights as an immediate major concern.
Ben Cardin
Instead of looking for the dream in reverie, people should look for reverie in the dream. There are calm beaches in the midst of nightmares.
Gaston Bachelard
No task is a long one but the task on which one dare not start. It becomes a nightmare.
Charles Baudelaire
I used to love those movies, back in the day, like ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street,’ ‘Friday the 13th,’ ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and ‘The Shining.’ I really liked those kind of movies, and I wanted to be a part of one of those kinds of movies.
Michael Pena
I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?
John Lennon
Crimes, sins, nightmares, hunks of hair: it was surprising how many of them has something to dispose of. The more I charged, the easier it was for them to breathe freely once more.
Tama Janowitz
Sleepwalking?” “Nightmare?” “Homicidal psycho jungle cat!
Bill Watterson
Everybody underestimated the universality of the concept of a nightmare or a bad dream.
Robert Englund
Nightmares are a strange thing. Your worst fear is sometimes something you enjoy thinking about, for some strange reason. I don’t know why that is, but it’s some kind of fantasy that people play out. “What would I do to protect my children? I’d do anything.” And then, you watch it play out. I’m petrified of such a thing.
Ethan Hawke
Concealed carry reciprocity is a dream for the gun lobby lobbyists and a nightmare for public safety.
Lucy McBath
Parking is a nightmare for me… I still have sensors on my car that help me park.
Jordana Brewster
I have this recurring nightmare where I’m giving a speech in front of my old high school classmates, and they start laughing at me, and I look down and realize I’m naked. And a shark.
Dustin Milligan
Some actors get by with behaving, not acting. You’ve got to sell the effect. I act more in the ‘Nightmare’ movies because it’s not like me. I’m acting, not reacting.
Robert Englund
We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose.
Charles Baudelaire
What I really remember is that people camped out everywhere, and the fact everybody expected it might turn into a big nightmare with all sorts of hassles because back in those days everybody was smoking pot and taking acid.
Johnny Rivers
Now I know That twenty centuries of stony sleep Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle, And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
William Butler Yeats
I have fallen into an abyss. I live in a world so curious, so strange. Of the dream that was my life, this is my nightmare.
Camille Claudel
If a Latina falls in love with someone who is insecure, it can be a nightmare.
Sofia Vergara
When I think of ‘Nightmare on Elm Street,’ there was a warmth to those teenagers that I related to. They were not aware that they were in the middle of a horror film, and I really loved those characters and I empathized with them.
Jason Reitman
Melting pot Harlem-Harlem of honey and chocolate and caramel and rum and vinegar and lemon and lime and gall. Dusky dream Harlem rumbling into a nightmare tunnel where the subway from the Bronx keeps right on downtown.
Langston Hughes
I’m a very simple man. You’ve got to have, like, a computer nowadays to turn the TV on and off… and the nightmare continues.
Ozzy Osbourne
The part of me which wanders through my mind and never sees or feels actual objects, but which lives in and moves through my passions and my emotions, experiences this world as a horrible nightmare.
Jack Henry Abbott
I’m not a fan of musicals at all, but I do think ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ is a very good. I always thought ‘Walk the Line’ was very good, too. I was in ‘Nowhere Boy.’ I played Paul McCartney. That was kind of musical – we did songs in that.
Thomas Brodie-Sangster
Dare I say I miss him? I do. I miss him. I still see him in my dreams. They are nightmares mostly, but nightmares tinged with love. Such is the strangeness of the human heart.
Yann Martel
The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It’s over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam.
J. G. Ballard
Sometimes when I’m alone, I take the pearl from where it lives in my pocket and try to remember the boy with the bread, the strong arms that warded off nightmares on the train, the kisses in the arena.
Suzanne Collins
Martin Luther King did not stir his audience in 1963 by declaiming ‘I have a nightmare’
Anthony Giddens
I used to look at horror movies as being really real and it would totally freak me out and give me nightmares. Now I watch and think, ‘whoa how’d they do that?
Evan Peters
For the world is founded and built up on death, and the reality of death is neither to be questioned nor feared. Death is a dark dream, but it is not a nightmare. It is mankind’s lack of pity, mankind’s fatal propensity for torture, that is the nightmare.
Mary Webb
Jail was terrible. It was a nightmare.
Meek Mill
What does it mean when nightmares dream of peace? When shadows wish for light?
Melissa Marr
The fairytale has turned into a nightmare.
Ian Thorpe
I am surrounded by some sort of wretched specters, not by people. They torment me as can torment only senseless visions, bad dreams, dregs of delirium, the drivel of nightmares and everything that passes down here for real life.
Vladimir Nabokov
Weapons of mass destruction violate more than individual lives – they cross international borders and jeopardize all people. They also drain resources that could be used instead for medicines, schools and other life-saving supplies. We must come together with even greater determination to prevent a WMD nightmare.
Ban Ki-moon
I had a real computer solitaire problem. I’d gotten to the point where I had to win a game before I could write, and each time I got up to get a cup of water, I had to win a game. It was a nightmare.
Ann Patchett
Coal is my worst nightmare.
Steven Chu
This was a nightmare scenario for any bodyguard: stuck in the middle of a transparent tube, several miles underwater, with a murdering band of fugitives at one end and an enthralled but still highly skilled police officer at the other.
Eoin Colfer
In TV you are paired up with strangers and it could be a nightmare.
Lauren Ash
Indonesia is now undeniably a ruined country. It has sunk to the level of sub-Saharan African nations. It has malls and luxury hotels in several cities, but in between them it is an absolute nightmare, with all the basic services either missing, or on a totally inadequate level.
Andre Vltchek
Bringing the astronaut’s nightmare to life so vividly is a remarkable accomplishment but Alfonso and Jonas Cuaron want more than just the adrenaline ride – they’re feeding our wonder and inviting us to think deeply about profound questions of existence.
Nick Sagan
I see America through the eyes of the victim. I don’t see any American dream; I see an American nightmare.
Malcolm X
Anthropomorphic animals, when taken out of narrative into actual visibility, always turn into buffoonery or nightmare.
C. S. Lewis
A cold, calculating nightmare. Sharp as a finely honed blade. ‘The Lucid Dreaming’ cuts, separating the flesh before you even know you’ve been injured. It makes you bleed as a reader.
Del Howison
Turner Broadcasting went from a very entrepreneurial, risk-taking company where I had a tremendous amount of freedom and autonomy to a corporate, bureaucratic nightmare.
Eric Bischoff
Without their money, the Jews will shrink into mere shadows of themselves, and the nightmare will be over.
Israel Shamir
Those with the greatest awareness have the greatest nightmares.
Mahatma Gandhi
As someone who has lived the nightmare of losing a child, I know that the enormous hole left behind remains forever.
Ann Hood
I could not possibly improve on the sentiment, but I don’t think it ought to depend on the current austerities. Isn’t Christmas a moral and aesthetic nightmare whether or not the days are prosperous?
Christopher Hitchens
My dreams are of water. And my nightmares.
Siouxsie Sioux
If one sees the American Nightmare first and Chainsaw after that, you’ll see it in a different kind of light
Tobe Hooper
Some people would find just the rhythm of my films alone to be a nightmare; they’d probably just fall asleep because they want something quicker. Other people fall into it and it works for them like a dream.
Jim Jarmusch
A lot happens at 50, the best thing being that you just don’t care anymore. At 40, you still care. At 30, you care way too much – and your twenties are quite frankly a nightmare. Bring on 60, I say: just imagine the joy of having grandchildren.
Jerry Hall
People say I’m America’s worst nightmare. I say I’m the American dream.
Latrell Sprewell
Reality is a magic lady, sometimes very mysterious. To me she is very passionate. She is real not only when she is awake, walking down the streets, but also at night when she is dreaming or when she is having nightmares. When I am writing, I am always paying tribute to her – to that lady called Reality.
Eduardo Galeano
I loved it. I enjoyed myself so much, and that was what other people couldn’t realize. They thought I was going through a nightmare running all day long.
Terry Fox
One can’t build little white picket fences to keep nightmares out.
Anne Sexton
My heart beats, echoes into the cold streets where nightmares and darkness begin to meet.
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.
Andrew Sheng
I like horror movies. Nightmare on Elm Street is my favourite. I even get scared a little bit watching horror.
Mike Tyson
There’s more to me, more to the universe, than I suspected. Room for all the dreams I ever had, and all the nightmares…heroes in the gutters and in the mirror; saints in the frozen wasteland; fools and liars on the throne of wisdom, and hands reaching out in hunger that will never be filled.
Joan D. Vinge
For many, the American Dream has become a nightmare.
Bernie Sanders
Your nightmare existence in a trunk is over… At long last you will be recognized as the inventor of photography. This picture will prove it to all the world. (On his discovery of the first photograph, made by Joseph NicГ©phore NiГ©pce.)
Helmut Gernsheim
I have a dream! Because I have lived a nightmare.
Christopher Titus
To a police officer, a sawed off shotgun is the ultimate nightmare. You can blow someone in half!
Steven Seagal
I really look forward to revisiting this body of work which has been such a huge part of my life and bringing it to the concert stage. And the idea of performing some of Jack Skellington’s songs fromВ The Nightmare Before ChristmasВ live for the very first time is immensely exciting.
Danny Elfman
I always thought everybody made up stories in their heads – never thought about actually writing them down on paper until I was snowed in with the kids in the blizzard of ’79 – 3 feet of snow. I live in a rural area and was stuck. No morning kindergarten – it was a nightmare.
Nora Roberts
I think it’d be a real nightmare to put a record out and sell 20 million copies and then that’s it.
Lenny Kravitz
The moral angle to the foreclosure crisis – and, of course, in capitalism we’re not supposed to be concerned with the moral stuff, but let’s mention it anyway – shows a culture that is slowly giving in to a futuristic nightmare ideology of computerized greed and unchecked financial violence.
Matt Taibbi
I’m really anti-option, so computers have been my nightmare with recording. I don’t want endless tracks; I want less tracks. I want decisions to be made.
Ian MacKaye
When it comes to the reason why we have nightmares, we’re still debating that. It’s a new area of research, nightmares. And the way I like to think about it is, our brain – we have stress during the day and our brain needs to learn to process this stress.
Shelby Harris
This, however, is a passing nightmare; in time the earth will become again incapable of supporting life, and peace will return.
Bertrand Russell
Colby Covington is a nightmare match-up for me, but I’m ready to walk through the fire.
Michael Chiesa
The shadows of Ina-Karekh are the place where nightmares dwell, but not their source. Never forget: the shadowlands are not elsewhere. We create them. They are within.
N.K. Jemisin
The first day I start shooting, I start having a recurring nightmare that every single night that I am lying in bed, and there is a film crew surrounding the bed, waiting for me to tell them what to do, and I don’t quite know what movie I am supposed to be making.
Peter Jackson
If, God forbid, a war with Iran breaks out, it will be a nightmare. And we will all be in it, including the Persian Gulf countries and Saudi Arabia. No one will remain unscathed.
Avigdor Lieberman
The Book of Revelation is the strangest book in the Bible, and the most controversial. Instead of stories and moral teaching, it offers only visions – dreams and nightmares, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, earthquakes, plagues and war.
Elaine Pagels
I saw the world I had walked since my birth and I understood how fragile it was, that the reality was a thin layer of icing on a great dark birthday cake writhing with grubs and nightmares and hunger.
Neil Gaiman
…even after you’ve just won the Super Bowl — especially after you’ve just won the Super Bowl — there’s always next year. If Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing, then the only thing is nothing — emptiness, the nightmare of life without ultimate meaning.
Tom Landry
I just like the child’s nightmares and therapy, once an experience has found the light of day I’m no longer under its spell, I’m free to tell it. I hope in telling honestly I can in some way help other people to do so also.
Beth Orton
A person can only be born in one place. However, he may die several times elsewhere: in the exiles and prisons, and in a homeland transformed by the occupation and oppression into a nightmare.
Mahmoud Darwish
Robert Englund’s done an amazing job over the years playing Freddy. Everybody that’s a fan of ‘Nightmare’ loves Robert and you know so that’s a challenge when you’ve got to step in a big man’s shoes like that, so it’s scary but it’s also exciting.
Jackie Earle Haley
I’d say I never considered myself a great architect. I’m more of a creative problem solver with good taste and a soft spot for logistical nightmares.
Maria Semple
I have twins and luckily when I first looked at them I felt, I am really into you. I am going to find it easy to love you. But there are mothers out there who do not make that connection. It is a taboo subject but it is not exotic. It is a nightmare.
Lynne Ramsay
The idea of going back to school and revising for exams would be hellish. As an actor, my form of revising is learning scenes, but to start going through biology, chemistry, and all of those sciences would be just a nightmare.
Tamzin Outhwaite
The only thing worse than a crappy TV show which Paddy Chayevsky couldn’t have conceived in his worst nightmare is two megacorps fighting over who thought of the crappy show first.
Judd Apatow
I also had nightmares. Somehow all the feelings I didn’t feel when each thing had actually happened to me I did feel when I slept.
Andrea Dworkin
I really liked ‘Nightmare on Elm Street,’ ‘Halloween,’ and ‘Scream.’
Samara Weaving
My big travel bugbear is Manchester Airport because getting through Terminal Three, as I have to do quite a lot, is a nightmare.
Chris Hoy
In sixth grade, my basketball team made it to the league championships. In double overtime, with three seconds left, I rebounded the ball and passed it – to the wrong team! They scored at the buzzer and we lost the game. To this day, I still have nightmares!
Zac Efron
Being a mother of two little girls, it was an absolute nightmare for me to teach them about sexual abuse.
Deepa Kumar
I’m willing to look my own nightmare on film, but if it endangers my life, then I’m willing to put my life before movies.
John Travolta
I had nightmares about what Poseidon might turn me into if I were on the verge of death-plankton maybe.” -Percy Jackson
Rick Riordan
The first time I was in Stockholm, everybody was real cordial, but I started having these nightmares that I was being watched by aliens, basically all the time. My theory on it was that it was really, really unnerving to be in a place where English isn’t the first language.
Mikky Ekko
I can wash utensils, chop vegetables and can fold beds. I don’t think I can do anything beyond it. In fact, cleaning toilet pots is my biggest nightmare.
Jasmin Bhasin
Travelling with work. I went to Iceland with GMTV last year and I went to Lapland twice with Classic Gold. I also went to America with Keith Chegwin, which must have been a nightmare for the crew, as we’re both hyperactive.
Tony Blackburn
Conservatives tend to see the world more in terms of good-versus-evil and, for some of them, the nightmare is a disarmed citizenry that can be preyed upon by criminals. They know that having a gun in the house would increase the risk of an accident for a member of their family, but they’re willing to take that risk.
Jonathan Haidt
It’s a nightmare of editing. That’s what I do all day.
Billy Lawrence
Those heart-hammering nightmares that start to lose coherence even as you’re waking up from them, but that still manage to leave their moldering fingerprints all across your day.
Mike Carey
It’s happening: Lou Dobbs’ dream come true and Silicon Valley’s worst nightmare. We’re already seeing the reverse brain drain as smart immigrants take their U.S. educations and experience building companies and creating technology back to their home countries.
Sarah Lacy
best way to deal with fear is to face the nightmare!
Eric Jerome Dickey
We see people in the Middle East begin to have dreams of new Ottoman Empire where everyone will be subjected to some of what we’ve seen happen in those countries where we helped bring about an Arab Spring that’s turned into a Winter Nightmare.
Louie Gohmert
The eurozone status quo is neither tolerable nor stable. Mainstream economists would call it an inferior equilibrium; I call it a nightmare – one that is inflicting tremendous pain and suffering that could be easily avoided if the misconceptions and taboos that sustain it were dispelled.
George Soros
Anyone who lives in N.Y.C. will tell you that getting into a confrontation on a city street is a complete nightmare 100 percent of the time.
Chris Gethard
Villains used to always die in the end. Even the monsters. Frankenstein, Dracula – you’d kill them with a stake. Now the nightmare guy comes back.
Benicio Del Toro
My nightmares are usually about losing you. I’m okay once I realize you’re here.
Suzanne Collins
A few people have come back to me and said, “Thanks for giving me nightmares for the last few nights!” I say to them, “Well, now you know what I’ve been going through for the last three years!”
Rudolf Buitendach
Cities really are mental conditions. Beijing is a nightmare. A constant nightmare.
Ai Weiwei
I’m like that person who hates going to magic shows – and I love magic, I love wizards – but going to a show where there is any possibility of audience participation is a nightmare for me.
Aubrey Plaza
‘Eraserhead’ is a weird, horrible nightmare, and it doesn’t narratively make sense. Stuff’s happening, but you honestly feel like you’re in a nightmare, and it has such disturbing imagery that it stays with you forever once you’ve seen it.
Eli Roth
I’m your nightmare. Did you think you were done with nightmares, now you’ve become one?
Poppy Z. Brite
It is every parent’s nightmare when a child is in trouble with the law. As a parent, you can do your best to guide young people, but as adults, they make their own choices and live with the consequences of those decisions.
Jesse White
My dates are nightmares! If she were awake, alive, not on parole and truly single that would start. Place, time and what we do matters little if I’m out with the right woman.
Vantile Whitfield
Now, Tim has been really, really busy, and it’s been my job now to kind of deal with everything. And trying to figure out how we balance that, logistically it’s a nightmare. But these little jobs make it much easier.
Susan Sarandon
Having Democrats control both houses of Congress and the White House would be a nightmare.
Charlie Kirk
The best way to walk into a nightmare is with a smile.
Kaza Kingsley
We gotta ditch conservatism and people that believe it, we gotta move on. Otherwise, if we don’t, we’re just delaying our nightmare, postponing the nightmare. That’s Ford O’Connell.
Rush Limbaugh
Packing is always a nightmare.
Stefanie Powers
In fact, despite the fact that he’s somehow managed to brand himself as a moderate choice, Michael Bloomberg’s record is actually that of an authoritarian nightmare.
Kat Timpf
The consciousness of the past weighs like a nightmare on the brain of the living.
Karl Marx
Understand your darkness and it will vanish; then you will know what light is. Understand your nightmare for what it is and it will stop; then you will wake up to reality. Understand your false beliefs and they will drop; then you will know the taste of happiness.
Anthony de Mello
I still have nightmares of dead comrades, a long time ago, talking to me. ‘Emmanuel, don’t forget about us, don’t give up, keep telling our story.’
Emmanuel Jal
The question of sexual dominance can exist only in the nightmare of that soul which has armed itself, totally, against the possibility of the changing motion of conquest and surrender, which is love.
James Baldwin
The cyclical rebirth of caste in America is a recurring racial nightmare.
Michelle Alexander
I rehearsed it a lot underwater with a mouthpiece for Casino Royale and not freaking out, because you can’t see a thing. It’s like being in a really bad nightmare. I’ve never seen somebody drown, but I really swallowed water. It was like choreography. It was very emotional. I was crying underwater at one point.
Eva Green
The worst nightmare in the world is a radical Islamic regime with a weapon of mass destruction.
Lindsey Graham
What’s a joy to the one is a nightmare to the other.
Bertolt Brecht
he was the monster that stalked nightmare and they both knew it
Nalini Singh
The new game that I’m working on will be called ‘FNAF World.’ It will not be a horror game, but a role playing game where you create a party using the huge selection of characters from the ‘FNaF’ games, including the classic, withered, toy, phantom, and nightmare versions.
Scott Cawthon
I work with my dreams or nightmares.
David Cronenberg
Travel in car, because you can stop. Air travel any more is a nightmare. I think it’s the same for everyone. If I have a choice to stand in line to get x-rayed, or see scenery, I’ll take scenery.
Steve Kimock
There’s lots of things that can be solved with cash. And there’s occasional things that can’t be solved with cash, which become a bureaucratic nightmare for some reason, and there’s no distinction between the two.
Danny Boyle
Some people think [Ted] Cruz is just as bad of an electoral nightmare down the ballot as [Donald] Trump.
Dalia Mogahed
It was unsettling to be in love with someone who looked like the face in her nightmares.
Patricia Briggs
I actually am grateful for Freddy Krueger, because the big surprise to me – with that sort of double punch of science fiction TV series and then the ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ phenomenon – was that I got an international celebrity out of it.
Robert Englund
I didn’t think of being an artist until after I went away to boarding school. There were other things to be interested in. And it seemed like a nightmare.
Elizabeth Neel
That’s the nightmare for Elizabeth Warren, because I can attack her from the left. I can say, ‘Wait a minute, what do you know about the journey of a person of color? You know nothing. This is all theory to you. Because you did lie. You took advantage of affirmative action.’
Shiva Ayyadurai
The title of my book is ‘American Histories,’ plural. And as far as I’m concerned, my reading of history is it is a sort of nightmare. It is a sort of nightmare, and I’m trying to wake up from it. And as any nightmare, it’s full of much that is unspeakable.
John Edgar Wideman
We must eliminate all nuclear weapons in order to eliminate the grave risk they pose to our world. This will require persistent efforts by all countries and peoples. A nuclear war would affect everyone, and all have a stake in preventing this nightmare.
Ban Ki-moon
Quite often you want to tell somebody your dream, your nightmare. Well, nobody wants to hear about someone else’s dream, good or bad; nobody wants to walk around with it. The writer is always tricking the reader into listening to the dream.
Joan Didion
Tatoo your name across my heart, so it will remain / not even death could make us part / what kind is it / It could be a sweet dream or a beautiful nightmare / either way I don’t want to wake up from you.
Beyonce Knowles
President Trump is a defense lawyer’s worst nightmare – and a dream defendant for special counsel Robert Mueller.
Asha Rangappa
Stardom equals financial success and financial success equals security. I’ve spent too much of my life feeling insecure. I still have nightmares about being poor, of everything I own just vanishing away. Stardom means that can’t happen.
Steve McQueen
College is part of the American dream. It shouldnt be part of a financial nightmare for families
Barbara Mikulski
I walked away exhilarated by my success, because there’s nothing like making a difference in someone’s life, even if that difference is a lifetime of nightmares and a fortune in therapy bills.
Marilyn Manson
Once Now You See Me proved that that tone could work, which I’m sure was a nightmare for them in post – is this too serious? Do we have to say that magic really does exist or not? – I can take that and have fun with the tone that they established.
Daniel Radcliffe
Honestly, I never thought we’d get a nomination for a Grammy, period. To be honest, we felt that if we were ever going to get one, we thought we had ‘City of Evil’ and ‘Nightmare’ and ‘Hail to the King,’ and those were all big records, and they never even sniffed at us.
M. Shadows
[…..] most of the environmental hype [regarding global warming] is really to help bring about Karl Marx’s dream (nightmare) of a Communist world.” [by reduction, and ultimately elimination of private property rights
Kent Hovind
Ford O’Connell, the guy in the sound bite we just played, he’s the guy who said that nominating a conservative presidential candidate would just postpone the GOP nightmare.
Rush Limbaugh
If it is possible to be happy in the middle of a nightmare, then Topthorn and I were happy that summer.
Michael Morpurgo
I have a nightmare about Tony [Blair] and Gordon [Brown] killing each other. Not every month, but now and then. I also have a recurring dream about losing.
Alastair Campbell
As an actor, whatever I get the opportunity to do, if it has a good story then I’m in. I thought ‘Dead End’ had a great story; ‘Nightmare on Elm Street,’ of course, was probably the first real horror film I was in.
Lin Shaye
Lately, I have been having nightmares, where I’m cut into so many pieces that there isn’t enough of me to be put back together.
Jodi Picoult
Me just being myself in public or on TV is the biggest nightmare in the world.
Jennifer Saunders
Therapy is about every kids nightmare when people are telling you that you need to get help but all you really want is a hug.
Alex Gaskarth
For every perfect little town, there’s something ugly underneath. No dream without the nightmare.
Blake Crouch
The Nobel prize is a fairytale for a week and a nightmare for a year. You can’t imagine the pressure to give interviews, to go to book fairs.
Mario Vargas Llosa
I think all mothers are a nightmare – i don’t think you can have children and not lose your goddamn mind.
Jennifer Lawrence
My dad said, ‘Cam, you can make this situation a dream or you can make this situation a nightmare.’ That struck a fire under me. That was my drive.
Cam Newton
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.
Rachael Taylor
I will give them nightmares to haunt their dreams long after I’m gone.
Laini Taylor
I really love New York, but I have to say, the humidity during the summer is a nightmare for a cartoonist. Not only am I sweating in my studio, my bristol board is curling up, the drafting tape is peeling off the board, my Rapidograph pens bleed the minute I put them to paper… it’s a disaster.
Adrian Tomine
My nightmare is that I don’t want to be OK.
James Nesbitt
His smile was the nightmare in my back pocket.(Speaking about Ronald Reagan)
William Gibson
Our first show, ‘A Little Nightmare Music,’ encompasses a lot of zany humor with beautiful classical music.
Aleksey Igudesman
Some man’s dreams can bring only nightmares to the world!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
I’m gonna have nightmares about kids eating free.
Kevin Harvick
I wanted to be a prosthetic makeup artist after watching ‘A Nightmare On Elm Street’.
Mathew Horne
I think that comedy is a good defense for a child. Because you know childhood is a nightmare as it is. And so why not use comedy and being funny as a defense to get through your life as opposed to drugs, alcohol and good looks? Because those things are dangerous when your young.
Joy Behar
I’m a great self-doubter. I constantly need to prove myself to myself. I’ve never run to heroin or alcohol to hide that. I always have to deal with it. Stage fright is always going to be there. I have nightmares about bad gigs.
John Lydon
I have nightmares that I’m going to wake up, and everyone’s driving a Prius and living in a condo, and we’re all getting health insurance.
Kid Rock
If we all work together, then we can save the American Dream from the nightmare that is Donald Trump.
Jason Kander
I remember my wife wanted me to go see ‘Contagion,’ and I was like, ‘Oh my God, why would I want to see that movie?’ I mean, I’ll just have nightmares and it will freak me out. It turned out that I really enjoyed it; I thought it was very well done.
Steve Carell
The idea of performing some of Jack Skellington’s songs from The Nightmare Before Christmas live for the very first time is immensely exciting.
Danny Elfman
Strange, I thought, how you can be living your dreams and your nightmares at the very same time.
Ransom Riggs
Mark Ruffalo, aka the Incredible Hulk, is the natural gas industry’s worst nightmare: a serious, committed activist who is determined to use his star power as a superhero in the hottest movie of the moment to draw attention the environmental and public health risks of fracking.
Jeff Goodell
Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team.
John C. Maxwell
90% of people are in jobs they hate and are bitter about their lives and scratching about for money. That’s my worst nightmare.
Danny Dyer
The Enlightenment is not a nightmare, nor is it something that comes easily to us. It is an aspiration – and a good one!
Dale Jamieson
I told my therapist I was having nightmares about nuclear explosions. He said don’t worry it’s not the end of the world.
Jay London
He had long nostril hairs, powerfully intimidating, like an unscheduled nightmare.
Charles Bukowski
I think losing a child is unimaginable. It’s every person’s worst nightmare. It’s unimaginably difficult. It shakes your faith in the world. It tests your optimism.
Natalie Portman
Everything now, we must assume, is in our hands; we have no right to assume otherwise. If we do not falter in our duty now, we may be able, handful that we are, to end the racial nightmare, and achieve our country, and change the history of the world.
James A. Baldwin
…even the most horribl e of nightmares is laced with the promise of dawn.
Richard Paul Evans
We’ve heard so much about the American dream: well, Trump is the American nightmare made flesh. All the things about ‘the ugly American’ that we worry about and which the Americans see in themselves, it’s all of that. This is a politics of egotistical display.
Billy Bragg
Three writers together would be a nightmare of obstreperous self-consciousness.
Mary Gaitskill
I’m not the American Nightmare. I am the American Dream!
Donald Freed
If I didn’t mould my reality then I’d still be in the ghetto where people like me are supposed to stay. You have to dream your way out of the nightmare.
As I tell people about genocide, I get the opportunity to redeem myself. I’ve had the chance to do something that’s worth me being alive… The more I tell people, the less the nightmares haunt me.
Loung Ung
It’s not difficult to take care of a child; it’s difficult to do anything else while taking care of a child. Trying to clean up the kitchen after you’ve had a baby is a nightmare because you have to wait for the baby to be asleep, you’re exhausted, and you really don’t want to clean up the kitchen now.
Julianne Moore
Horror, for me, has to involve some sort of fantasy. Horror is something that is in your dreams or your nightmares.
Cassandra Peterson
A Pakistan businessman is claiming that John Walker Lindh is gay and that he was his lover. Say what you will about Lindh, but when this guy goes to play for the other team – he goes all the way … So Lindh may be both a terrorist and a gay man. That may be John Ashcroft’s worst nightmare.
Jay Leno
I find skydiving really hard. I broke my back while skydiving when I was in the military, and for 18 months all my nightmares were about falling.
Bear Grylls
It’s a Vietnamese soup that answers the question, ‘What happens when a former child soldier pours hot rain water over fish nightmares.’ It’s delicious and I can’t stop eating it, that’s what happens.
Kyle Kinane
A lot of dreams can turn to nightmares… if you don’t really work them.
Dolly Parton
These days the American dream of home ownership has turned into a nightmare for millions of families. They wake every day to the reality of a horrible decline in the value of the home that has meant so much to them.
Mortimer Zuckerman
As a kid, I liked the ‘Halloween’ movies and ‘Nightmare On Elm Street’ and all that kind of stuff. But as an adult, I really don’t watch much horror, to be honest.
Corey Feldman
I drag myself out of nightmares each morning and find there’s no relief in waking.
Suzanne Collins
When you realize the writers start writing to who you are, you’re basically reading reviews of yourself. And then it becomes this cyclical nightmare where I feel like I need to play into it, then I find myself acting like the character in real life.
Ben Feldman
I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. That’s my dream. That’s my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor and surviving.
Marlon Brando
My 30s were a nightmare because I was so uncomfortable. If I could have unzipped myself and stepped out of my body, I would have done.
Toyah Willcox
People spend the money where the money is. Nightmare never goes away.
Henry Selick
That’s what I am, America’s nightmare. I am what you made me, the hate and evil that you gave me.
Tupac Shakur
It was a dream move for me – I was at my hometown club – but I couldn’t leave the house myself or with my family after receiving threats that suggested anything could happen at any moment. It turned my life into a nightmare. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.
Fabio Quagliarella
I had the nightmare when I was like nine or ten or something, I always remembered pieces of that nightmare, the feeling from it. I’ve always wanted to make a horror film and so I always kept thinking about that nightmare.
David Robert Mitchell
As if the night had said to me, ‘You are the night and the night alone understands you and enfolds you in its arms’ One with the shadows. Without nightmare. An inexplicable peace.
Anne Rice
I saw an episode – the second episode [of Black Mirror], “Fifteen Million Merits” – and I completely flipped out: “This is what my nightmares are made of. This is the most terrifying thing I’ve ever seen.”
Bryce Dallas Howard
Perhaps the most damaging aspect of the Obamacare tech nightmare is how wholly predictable it all was. Anyone who has been involved in building the most rudimentary of web operations knows nothing ever works as it’s supposed to. Even awesome Apple, mighty Microsoft, and gargantuan Google miss deadlines.
Tina Brown
All I wanted was a little piece of life, to be married, to have children…. I was trying my damnedest to lead a conventional life, for that was how I was brought up, and it was what my husband wanted of me. But one can’t build little white picket fences to keep the nightmares out.
Anne Sexton
I always imagined that having a baby is something that I’m going to keep in a private place, but maybe my curse is that all I’m going to want to do is tell everybody about what my birth process was like and what my children’s nightmares are.
Lena Dunham
The nightmare is you spend the rest of your life being funny at parties and then people say, ‘Why didn’t you do that when you were on television?’
Conan O’Brien
I think it’s the process of demystification, and realizing that we are not talking about some supernatural nightmare – we’re talking about a natural process that the planet has gone through before, and which animals have survived before.
Annalee Newitz
If our dreams could edit the news (and sometimes our nightmares) these poems are how they’d wake us up to the urgency of our times.
Betsy Sholl
Hello my Country I once came to tell everyone your story Your passion was my poetry And your past my most potent glory Your promise was my prayer Your hypocrisy my nightmare And your problems fill my present Are we both going somewhere?
Harry Chapin
Just because you have a nightmare doesn’t mean you stop dreaming.
Jill Scott
If I’m guilty, I’m the ultimate figure to fear, because I’m not the obvious one. But, on the other hand, if I’m innocent, it means that everyone is vulnerable, and that is everyone’s nightmare. Either I’m a psychopath in sheep’s clothing, or I am you.
Amanda Knox
To all the kids who looked up to me, I’m truly sorry for letting you down, but I hope it’s helped you learn that one bad decision can turn your dream into a nightmare. There is no excuse for domestic violence, and I apologize for the horrible mistake I made.
Ray Rice
There’s no nightmare you can’t wake yourself up from.
Byron Katie
One of the most destructive things that’s happening in modern society is that we are losing our sense of the bonds that bind people together – which can lead to nightmares of social collapse.
Alexander McCall Smith
What I really remember is that people camped out everywhere, and the fact everybody expected it might turn into a big nightmare with all sorts of hassles because back in those days everybody was smoking pot and taking acid.
Johnny Ramistella
Holi has always been a nightmare for me because of the dangers of synthetic colours. Eco-friendly colours are the best way to celebrate Holi.
Amala Akkineni
I had a nightmare last night. I dreamed Dolly Parton was my mother and I was a bottle baby.
Henny Youngman
My childhood was really comfortable and secure, but school was a nightmare. I was a lot taller than the other girls and they called me Gitte the giraffe.
Brigitte Nielsen
My life’s dream has been a perpetual nightmare.
The past lies like a nightmare upon the present.
Karl Marx
Artists are the traditional interpreters of dreams and nightmares.
Doris Lessing
99 percent of the time when you cast right, it’s a dream. If you cast wrong, it’s a nightmare.
Lynne Ramsay
A 30-day shoot is a nightmare.
Lynne Ramsay
Insecurity is very common among actors. When I started giving interviews and talking to people that I didn’t know, it was a nightmare. I’ve learned how to deal with interviews and insecurity; I’ve gotten used to it.
Marion Cotillard
Thalia had been turned into a pine tree when she was 12. Me… well, i was doing my best not to follow her example. I had nightmares about what Poseidon might turn me into if i were ever in the verge of death—plankton, maybe. Or a floating patch of kelp.
Rick Riordan
Someone out there was about to find that their worst nightmare was a maddened Librarian. With a badge.
Terry Pratchett
Most of my nightmares that jolt me awake either involve the cosmos or something completely out of human control. In reality, I worry more about nuclear war, or war in general.
Lorene Scafaria
That’s always the actor’s worst nightmare: that what they’re working on is going to be the last thing they’ll ever work on. No lie. So I was very excited to land ‘Girlfriends’ Guide’ immediately.
Alanna Ubach
The nightmare in every democracy, the very nightmare, is if it gets worse and worse and worse, we could end up totalitarian.
Norman Mailer
They’ve promised that dreams can come true – but forgot to mention that nightmares are dreams, too.
Oscar Wilde
I yell and scream like they do. I’m the worst of them. Totally. I’m a nightmare. Once they gave me the passport that was it – started throwing my hands in the air, drinking red wine and flying off the handle.
John Kirwan
I’m a quiet person’s nightmare – the only time I shut up is when I’m reading, because I’m a book geek.
Jodie Whittaker
Usually the people I do know are sufficient to spawn any number of nightmares without inventing any.
Patricia Briggs
The thing about nightmares was that you couldn’t prepare for them. They sneaked up on you when you were most vulnerable.
Sylvia Day
I see IT in the hallway. IT goes to Merryweather. IT is walking with Aubrey cheerleader. IT is my nightmare and I can’t wake up.IT sees me. IT smiles and winks. Good thing my lips are stitched together or I’d throw up.
Laurie Halse Anderson
You hear nightmare stories from young filmmakers working in Hollywood, being told what to do.
Justin Lin
All evil is like a nightmare; the instant you stir under it, the evil is gone.
Thomas Carlyle
I’m willing to look my own nightmare on film, but if it endangers my life, then I’m willing to put my life before movies.
John Travolta
I am, in fact, a candle salesperson’s worst nightmare – or dream come true, depending on the salesperson.
Emily Weiss
When you live with a photographer, you never have a day off – it was a nightmare.
Marie Helvin
You know that thing when you’re not asleep but you’re not awake, and you can’t move your body? I had that kind of nightmare, and I felt like all my teeth were crumbling in my mouth. Now I have this fear of all my teeth being knocked out of my mouth somehow!
Nicholas D’Agosto
I’ve got a 20 inch neck, a narrow waist and big bulging thighs so stuff off the rack doesn’t fit. It’s a nightmare to shop for shirts and trousers that are going to fit, because they’ll be tight in one place and all baggy everywhere else.
James Haskell
When I was in primary school, my best friend was a boy and we always goofed around, climbed trees, got holes in my trousers and muddied all my tops and things like that; a complete nightmare for the washing, but great fun.
Maisie Williams
Well, you have absolutely no idea what a nightmare it was to be on a set, trying to figure out how I was going to find out what time it is, how I was going to get my meds, and at the same time not have it be obvious to someone.
Michael Jeter
One of my fears is that I’m suddenly not going to be funny, but still think I am. That’s like my nightmare that I can wake up in a cold sweat from.
Judd Apatow
It’s a nightmare to sit and watch a film that I’m in. There’s a horrible inescapability to it.
Alan Rickman
I didn’t lose my virginity until I was 18 The first time was a nightmare. Who shows you how to use a condom?
Adam Ant
No one ever really gets used to nightmares.
Mark Z. Danielewski
Ninety per cent of life is a nightmare, do you think I am going to get it rounded up to hundred per cent?
Saul Bellow
You can’t do anything in life. The social barriers in life are so intense and horrific that every encounter is just fraught with so many problems and dread. Every social situation is a potential nightmare.
Larry David
I think the worst part is that when you know you dream another person’s dream, you can never truly feel at peace. Never truly trust yourself. If you carry around somebody else’s nightmare, who knows what else your insides might hide or when it might come out?
Cameron Dokey
How dare the embodiment of her worst nightmare come packaged as her hottest fantasy?
Karen Marie Moning
Yeah, it’s every parent’s worst nightmare, to lose connection with your children, to not fully engage with them or have an understanding of what crowd of people they’re mixing with, what they are watching online.
Daniel Mays
When I was younger I was a nightmare. I let people down. I resigned from Sheffield United because things were promised to me that weren’t forthcoming. I let people down when I was younger, certainly in management.
Steve Bruce
I’m an actor/singer who moves well… sometimes. I’m actually a great mover but not every style fits my body and a dance call back is my worst nightmare.
Erica Schroeder
From Russia I didn’t bring out a single happy memory, only sad, tragic ones. The nightmare of pogroms, the brutality of Cossacks charging young Socialists, fear, shrieks of terror.
Golda Meir
We had a nightmare on our first album, and went through two producers. I decided, on the second album, to take the money that we were supposed to use for pre-production, and we went into a studio and cut the album with no producer. We finished the whole thing without telling the record company.
Nuno Bettencourt
The apparition of an evil, sick unconscious wild city rose before me in visible semblance, and about the dead buildings in the barren air, the bodies of the soul that built the wonderland shuffled and stalked and stalked and lurched in attitudes of immemorial nightmare all around.
Allen Ginsberg
Whenever we wake up from a horrible nightmare, we don’t immediately scream out of happiness.It takes a while to feel so safe and so good.
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Driving to work is a nightmare in most Indian cities; people do it because they have little choice.
Sucheta Dalal
As described in ‘The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,’ the cyclical rebirth of caste in America is a recurring racial nightmare.
Michelle Alexander
Every moment of your life that is not a complete nightmare is happiness.
Merrill Markoe
Mom,” said Peter, “nobody thinks you’re a lackwit, if that’s what you’re worried about.” Lackwit? In what musty drawer of some dead English professor’s dust-covered desk did you find that word? I assure you that never in my worst nightmares did I ever suppose that I was a lackwit.
Orson Scott Card
I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams.
Jonas Salk
Seventy percent of the fish we eat is black market, fished in violation of international laws. Our ignorance makes us unwilling partners in crime. Rogue economics is turning the global market into our worst nightmare.
Loretta Napoleoni
Saddam Hussein was a nightmare for the Iraqi people, and his execution marks the end of an era when violence against innocent men, women and children was a means to wealth and power.
Mike Pence
There are so many factors that go into directing. It’s honestly a logistical nightmare for a lead to direct themselves in an episode.
Melanie Scrofano
I see the dream and I see the nightmare, and I believe you can’t have the dream without the nightmare.
Tori Amos
If you lost the love of your life, that’s a nightmare.
Quentin Dupieux
In storytelling you kind of put your nightmares up there, you put your dreams up there and people can see them better because they can stand outside of it and look at it and recognize themselves inside it. So I feel that that in and of itself is a spiritual thing.
Holly Hunter
Global warming – at least the modern nightmare vision – is a myth. I am sure of it and so are a growing number of scientists. But what is really worrying is that the world’s politicians and policy makers are not.
David Bellamy
We both wondered whether these contradictions that one can’t avoid if one begins to think of time and space may not really be proofs that the whole of life is a dream, and the moon and stars bits of nightmare.
Arthur Machen
From my mother’s sleep I fell into the State,
And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze.
Six miles from earth, loosed from the dream of life,
I woke to black flak and the nightmare fighters.
When I died they washed me out of the turret with a hose.
Randall Jarrell
Playing on turf affects everything, you know, it affects the way the ball rolls, it affects the way the ball bounces, it affects the way you think about whether or not going into a slide. It’s kind of a nightmare.
Abby Wambach
A mud-stained sunlight began to splatter the sodden fields, and the hateful, nasal world of birds began to come to life. It seemed to me that I was coming out of a suffocating nightmare and that the low clouds flying before the wind were the shreds of an evil dream.
Blaise Cendrars
Christ’s lordship is a blessed hope for some & a terrifying nightmare for others. Regardless of our response, it is an unalterable reality.
Paul Washer
I’ll be going to bed having nightmares of Sachin just running down the wicket and belting me back over the head for six. He was unstoppable. I don’t think anyone, apart from Don Bradman, is in the same class as Sachin Tendulkar. He is just an amazing player.
Shane Warne
Like a horrible nightmare, the abrogation of equal rights weighs upon us all, but especially upon those Jews who, like me, had surrendered themselves to the dream of assimilation.
Max Liebermann
My daughter wrote a book. She is a New York Times Bestselling Author. Fabulous. Couldn’t be more proud. She also has no health insurance. A 401 K? Dream on! My daughter left her stable corporate job to be a writer without dental benefits or a savings account, a.k.a. my worst nightmare.
Kate Siegel
As soon as reality breaks, as soon as we’re separated from the phsical world, the cracks begin to appear in our minds. And through them seeps the madness that has always been there, flowing into your skull like a liquid nightmare.
Alexander Gordon Smith
I grew up in a little village in Kerala. It was a nightmare for me. All I wanted to do was to escape, to get out, to never have to marry somebody there. Of course, they were not dying to marry me. I was the worst thing a girl could be: thin, black, and clever.
Arundhati Roy
The nightmare spirit of control has always been, and is, profoundly stupid.
Bryant H. McGill
Bosnia is under my skin. It’s the place you cannot leave behind. I was obsessed by the nightmare of it all; there was this sense of guilt, and an anger that has become something much deeper over these last years.
Paddy Ashdown
I had the most absurd nightmare. I was poor and no one liked me.
Dan Aykroyd
Nature provides that a man who slaves all day should spend the hours of the night in a palace full of houris whereas a king who wields the sceptre by day should have his sleep disturbed by nightmares of rebellion and assassination.
Khushwant Singh