Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Daydreams & Nightmares

15 Sep

Colleen Chesebro is a writer, poet, and book reviewer. She hosts an inspiring event every Wednesday on her blog, Silver Threading, called Writer’s Quote Wednesday. Anyone can participate by choosing a quote by a favorite writer and posting it on your blog. Check out her weekly wrap-up and be inspired by all the quotes.


Alice in the Garden by Jasmine Becket-Griffith

“You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it.” ~Neil Gaiman

“I like to play around with my nightmares. Whenever I have a bad dream – something strange and unnerving – I write it down, sometimes in the middle of the night when everyone around me is sleeping soundly, and then I come back to it the next morning and see what I can make of it.” ~Carla H. Krueger


Nightmares in Wonderland by K Lawter


A short story based on a Daydream I had . . .

It Happened in an Elevator

A short story based on a Nightmare I had . . .

A Town’s Perception

26 Responses to “Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Daydreams & Nightmares”

  1. estyree September 15, 2015 at 8:01 pm #

    Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite books (I adore the Mad Hatter actually!) and I love all the diverging artwork and odd angles people have taken with it over the years…so imagine my joy with you images here!

    I also loved your quotes, two great ones! Good job, I really enjoyed it.

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  2. stacilys September 15, 2015 at 8:47 pm #

    I think there really are no limits when it comes to dreams and imagination. These two quotes are definitely from two people that understand that.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 15, 2015 at 11:04 pm #

      You’re right. What appeals to me about these two states of mind is the eerie and quirky logic. The way you think and react in dreamland is so different from reality and it appeals to me. 😉

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  3. Sunni Morris September 16, 2015 at 12:43 am #


    I love this post. I keep a dream journal and write things in it in the middle of the night. It does make good fodder for stories later. Most of my dreams are way out there and not at all like everyday life. I’ve kept journals for decades. Reading back over that stuff gives me lots of ideas.


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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 18, 2015 at 1:52 pm #

      We have a lot in common, Sunni. I do something very similar. The weirder and quirkier the dream/nightmare the better the story that’s inspired by it. It’s a great idea to write all that you remember as soon as possible. The memory one has of dreams is so ephemeral. ❤


  4. Lance Greenfield September 16, 2015 at 6:35 am #

    Yes! Your dreams and daydreams can take you anywhere. Like Sunni, I keep a notebook handy to write down loose thoughts and memories of dreams as soon as I wake up. Unfortunately, sometimes I don’t have the time and I have forgotten the thought by the time I’ve dealt with the immediate tasks. The same happens when I am out an about during the day. I’d love to have a notebook which would pick up my thoughts telepathically, and jot them down for my later use.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 18, 2015 at 1:54 pm #

      Oh! That’s an awesome idea, Lance. I’m sure as writers we can all use such a device. In the meantime, I use my iPhone Notes app or recorder. 😉

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  5. olganm September 16, 2015 at 6:56 am #

    Two fantastic quotes and I love the images too. Must go and check the stories in case I’ve missed them before. Ah, I love Lance’s idea of a notebook that can record telepathically our thoughts… Perhaps it would be too dangerous though.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 18, 2015 at 1:59 pm #

      Hi Olga! Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed the quotes and images. I loved Lance’s idea too. I think maybe the Japanese already invented such a device. That’s the only way I can explain some of the eerie and bizarre anime I’ve seen. 😉 I love them because of that.


  6. Rajagopal September 16, 2015 at 11:16 am #

    Edifying quotes here, vashti. All things in life are actuated by dreams, as without it, as the poet says, life is a broken-winged bird, that cannot fly..

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 18, 2015 at 2:01 pm #

      Thank you very much, Raj! I thought it might be the other way round, dreams are caused by life. 😉

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  7. Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin September 16, 2015 at 3:28 pm #

    I remember the short stories … Great then and great revisited. Love the quotes. 😊


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 17, 2015 at 3:30 pm #

      Hi Yolanda! Thank you! I revised the stories a bit. Thanks for reading. 😀 xx


  8. Katherines Corner September 19, 2015 at 10:15 pm #

    I love that you shared this with us at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 29, 2015 at 5:34 pm #

      Thank you Katherine! It’s fun sharing at Thursday Favorite Things! 😀 xx


  9. Rina I Thee Cook September 20, 2015 at 5:19 pm #

    Thanks for joining in the fun for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Marje @ Kyrosmagica September 22, 2015 at 3:17 am #

    Great quotes and fantastic artwork too. Love Alice in Wonderland, fantasy, and dreaming, as for nightmares I try to avoid those! I’m a bit of a scaredy. 🙂


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 22, 2015 at 12:39 pm #

      Thank you Marje! I love fantasy and dreaming too. Unfortunately, I don’t think we could avoid nightmares . . . or could we?

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      • Marje @ Kyrosmagica September 22, 2015 at 12:50 pm #

        No sometimes they creep in without us intending them too! But, I very rarely have nightmares, mostly I just have wacky dreams which is ok!

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  11. JESS44903 September 22, 2015 at 4:04 pm #

    Love the quotes! 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  12. doreenhousehoneys September 28, 2015 at 8:46 pm #

    The Gaiman quote really spoke to me Vashti. It’s so true, and really separates those that are creative, inquisitive thinkers from the ‘have nots’.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 29, 2015 at 5:37 pm #

      I’m so happy it did, Doreen. You’re a very creative person, so I can see why. I believe it’s true too. 😉 xx



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