"If the dream is a translation of waking life, waking life is also a translation of the dream"
- Rene Magritte
About this Quote
This quote by Rene Magritte suggests that fantasizing and also waking life are 2 sides of the same coin. Dreams are a reflection of our waking life, and also our waking life is a representation of our dreams. Desires can be seen as a means of translating our experiences and also feelings, while our waking life is a means of sharing them. This quote suggests that the two are linked and indivisible, and that we can gain from both. Dreams can offer insight into our subconscious and help us to understand our true sensations and inspirations. Likewise, our waking life can provide us with a feeling of objective and direction. By recognizing the link between fantasizing as well as waking life, we can acquire a much better understanding of ourselves as well as our place in the world.
"There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures"