Nightmares Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old nightmares quotes, nightmares sayings, and nightmares proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Of all the things you choose in life, you don't get to choose what your nightmares are. You don't pick them; they pick you.     

John Irving

It's been like a bad dream I never woke from.

Alex Chilton

I want to keep my dreams, even bad ones, because without them, I might have nothing all night long.

Joseph Heller

Bad dreams are ghosts of our fears and worries, haunting us while we sleep. I doubt Valek is in trouble.

Maria V. Snyder

There are bad dreams for those who sleep unwisely.

Bram Stoker

It's weird when you wake of from a bad dream and everything is still bad.     

Todd Strasser

There is an excitement about having nightmares.     

Betsey Johnson

Nightmares are releases.

Sylvia Browne

It's real simple - we all have nightmares, and the idea you can be in real jeopardy in them is a great gimmick. It's universal.     

Robert Englund

I drag myself out of nightmares each morning and find there's no relief in waking.

Suzanne Collins

I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams.

Jonas Salk

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

I still have nightmares about taking tests.

Bruce Jenner

I used to have nightmares about the Antichrist - what would happen, where it would come from, and who it would be.     

Marilyn Manson

I've had a quite a few nightmares about being chased by walkers.

Laurie Holden

Unfortunately, the balance of nature decrees that a super-abundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares.     

Peter Ustinov

Most of my nightmares involve me forgetting my lines in a stage play.     

Robert Englund

I don't know if I'm dreaming when I sleep or sleeping while I'm awake, but I have reoccurring dreams my mind cannot take     

Stanley Victor Paskavich

I very often have night terrors. Just think of the worst possible situation, and it's a regular thing for me. I've died in my sleep twenty-three different ways.     

Julian Casablancas

"For the night is dark and full of terrors.     

George R.R. Martin

It is a good viewpoint to see the world as a dream. When you have something like a nightmare, you will wake up and tell yourself that it was only a dream. It is said that the world we live in is not a bit different from this.     

Yamamoto Tsunetomo

My uncle's house burned down when I was 6 years old. We got out safely. But ever since, I've had a nightmare of dying in a fire.

David Copperfield

In fact I have nightmares about having children. I want to carry a baby and feel the life within me and in my dream, I do. But every time after it's born, there's this incredible fear, this pounding pulse of fear. It's a real bad nightmare.     

Sharon Gless

Dear God, let this be just a bad nightmare.     

Roy Horn

Put the nightmare together. If you do not wake up screaming, you have not put it together well.     

R. A. Lafferty

Nothing like being in a dream, then waking up to a nightmare.     

Anthony Liccione

Waking among the dead, one wondered if one was still alive. And yet real despair only seized us later. Afterwards. As we emerged from the nightmare and began to search for meaning.

Elie Wiesel

Have you ever noticed there is never any third act to a nightmare? They bring you to a climax of terror and then leave you there.

Max Beerbohm

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

Where hopes are unrealistic, fears often become exaggerated; where dreams alone are blueprints, nightmares result.     

Anthony Daniels