97+ Best Nightmare Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational nightmare quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

Famous Nightmare Quotes

The cloud computing model may be a wonderful system when it works, but it’s a nightmare when it fails. And the more people who come to depend upon it, the bigger the nightmare. — Jamais Cascio

We let the big-play guys make big plays. Our worst nightmare came true. The playmakers made plays. We had them third-and-15 twice and we let them off the hook. — Bill Sharpe

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

We’ve always been into horror movies. The Nightmare on Elm Street films, I’ve seen a million times. We watch a wide variety of horror movies. Travis just has a huge folder of them on the bus. — Michael Todd

Luckily the doctor is one of the leading guys in Europe and I’m happy to be seeing him and getting the problem cleared up. It’s a player’s worst nightmare really. Hopefully it heals and everything goes to plan. — Claudio Reyna

I did an O-level in domestic science when I was at school, but on the day of the practical exam, it was a cookery nightmare. — Lesley Nicol

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

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

It’s a nightmare to sit and watch a film that I’m in. There’s a horrible inescapability to it. — Alan Rickman

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’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

I still have nightmares about taking tests. — Bruce Jenner

My kids are my life and the thought of someone taking them away from me is my worst nightmare. — Peter Andre

Therapy is like telling your nightmares when you’re a kid; they lose their power to hurt and control. — Beth Orton

‘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

Never, ever become a writer. It’s a nightmare. — Alain de Botton

One thing that I think it helps to keep in mind if you’re just the average consumer is that the worst nightmare for a hotel manager is to have an empty room because it generates no revenue. — Paul Eisenberg

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

Horror, for me, has to involve some sort of fantasy. Horror is something that is in your dreams or your nightmares. — Cassandra Peterson

A lot of dreams can turn to nightmares… if you don’t really work them. — Dolly Parton

I don’t have any answers. It’s like a bad nightmare right now. — Gene Stephenson

He had long nostril hairs, powerfully intimidating, like an unscheduled nightmare. — Charles Bukowski

There is only one prospect worse than being chained to an intolerable existence: The nightmare of a botched attempt to end it. — Arthur Koestler

‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ is my number one biggest influence artistically in every way. — Amy Lee

The nightmare spirit of control has always been, and is, profoundly stupid. — Bryant H. McGill

They make Spy Kids, they make Scream, they make A Scary Movie. This doesn’t do that, so it could be a very bad marriage. I’m trying to keep this potential nightmare quiet because we’re just finishing editing. — Terry Gilliam

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

Many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true! — Logan Pearsall Smith

Cities really are mental conditions. Beijing is a nightmare. A constant nightmare. — Ai Weiwei

The living nightmare for a red state NASCAR driver would be a gay French driver. — Adam McKay

Whatever past you had, when you become a mother, it’s a whole different thing. You can’t even predict it. I’ve seen women who were nightmare party girls, who were just crazy, and then they have a baby, and this thing comes over them and changes them. — Ivana Milicevic

We have to get the water out of the city or the nightmare will continue. — Mike McDaniel

I’m every woman’s dream and every man’s nightmare. — Ric Flair

I’m every bourgeois nightmare – a Cockney with intelligence and a million dollars. — Michael Caine

Sleepwalking? Nightmare? Homicidal psycho jungle cat! — Bill Watterson

I always wished for this, but it’s almost turning into more of a nightmare than a dream. — Eminem

My eyes are open & my heart beats but I cannot be awake for this is surely a nightmare — James dyer

To see how many Italians are going out of Italy, the sort of exodus, a great generation leaving my country, I think is the worst nightmare for me as prime minister but also for the country, of course. — Enrico Letta

To call New York’s traffic at holiday time a nightmare is to understate. — Dick Cavett

For many, the American Dream has become a nightmare. — Bernie Sanders

We’ve always dreamt of a TV series and working in film. When we first sat down to seriously write ‘A Little Nightmare Music,’ to write something for TV was our original inspiration. But all the stuff we were writing down is not going to work on stage. We had to rewrite it so it would work on the stage. — Aleksey Igudesman

I distinctly remember Jay Gibbons hit the grand slam off me at Baltimore. I think I ended up giving up nine runs in that game. It was just a nightmare game for me. That was a good example of the snowball effect. If things go bad in the first inning, I don’t want it to snowball it even more. — Casey Fossum

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

‘Catch-22’ was a nightmare to make, and everybody was unhappy except me. — Mike Nichols

Shopping can be a nightmare – first finding something to wear and then finding something to go with it, it’s so difficult when there’s so much choice. It can feel like entering a battleground. — Philip Treacy

I hate being the heartbreaker. Hate it. If I date somebody and it doesn’t work out, it’s another nightmare for me. — John Mayer

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

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

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

Maintaining control indefinitely over millions of Palestinians will inevitably lead to a demographic nightmare and cannot be sustained if Israel is to remain true to its founding principles. — Edgar Bronfman, Sr.

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

College is part of the American dream. It shouldnt be part of a financial nightmare for families. — Barbara Mikulski

The real challenge is when the ball gets shot. Once it’s up in the air, it’s an absolute nightmare trying to keep them from getting to it. That’s the most difficult thing about playing them. — Kevin Stallings

I had the most absurd nightmare. I was poor and no one liked me. — Dan Aykroyd

I didn’t learn to read until I was almost 14 years old. Reading out loud for me was a nightmare because I would mispronounce words or reconstruct things that weren’t even there. That’s when one of my teachers discovered I had a learning disability called dyslexia. Once I got help, I read very well! — Patricia Polacco

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

My nights are a nightmare, quite often, but the nightmares are rich. I nourish myself by those nights. — Aharon Appelfeld

Now that he’s gotten through that, he’ll be more of a nightmare for the rest of the guys in the tournament. — James Blake

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

The greater your dreams, the more terrible your nightmares. — Edward Abbey

Until now, getting a merchant account activated has been a nightmare experience for many small businesses. A merchant account is a crucial element for small business success on the Web, so the streamlined process Bigstep.com now offers will be a great help and value for these companies. — Terri Lonier

She’s been the biggest nightmare for me. I’ve lost to her the most than any other player. But this time I changed tactics a little. I went more at her body instead of pulling her wide. And I served big. — Meghann Shaughnessy

Nightmare is always a bad ending and a relief. — Toba Beta

Reality is never as bad as a nightmare, as the mental tortures we inflict on ourselves. — Sammy Davis, Jr.

The world’s not a very comfortable place if you have a nightmare to face. — Tommy Lee Jones

As someone who has lived the nightmare of losing a child, I know that the enormous hole left behind remains forever. — Ann Hood

More of the same nightmare scenario of fewer orders and fewer sales, but no different to other sectors, — Robert Sellar

I don’t think I suffered with depression, I don’t think I’m a depressed type of person – I just think I suffered a depression to do with snooker, and I just couldn’t handle it. I could go out and play, but take me out of there and I couldn’t do life. It was a nightmare, my life just felt like a bit of a nightmare. — Ronnie O’Sullivan

My dreams are of water. And my nightmares. — Siouxsie Sioux

If a Latina falls in love with someone who is insecure, it can be a nightmare. — Sofia Vergara

I stopped looking for a Dream Girl, I just wanted one that wasn’t a nightmare. — Charles Bukowski

So it’s a nightmare trying to reach community after community which are homeless, roofless, without food, without water. It is this race against time I fear we are now losing for many of these outlying villages. — Jan Egeland

What’s a joy to the one is a nightmare to the other. — Bertolt Brecht

My recurring nightmare is that someday I will be faced with a panel: Franklin Roosevelt, John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson all of whom will be telling me everything I got wrong about them. I know that Johnson’s out there saying, ‘Why is it that what you wrote about the Kennedys is twice as long as the book you wrote about me? — Doris Kearns Goodwin

We’re here to tell the NRA their nightmare is true… — Charles Schumer

You have to know who you are, if you don’t you have nightmares. — Stephen Rea

There’s always the things that you think are going to be tough. I’ve been nude once, and I was like, Oh, that’s going to be a nightmare, and actually that was fine. — Carey Mulligan

There’s no nightmare you can’t wake yourself up from. — Byron Katie

My professional dreams were coming true while I was living a personal nightmare. — Dane Cook

The loss of a child is my greatest nightmare. — Angelina Jolie

Getting married was a ball. Being married was… a nightmare. — Kid Rock

My worst nightmare is being stuck somewhere with nothing to read. — Barbara Kingsolver

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

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

Every single person in jail for a violent crime had a nightmare childhood. — Rob Reiner

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. — Thomas Brodie-Sangster

The nightmare always becomes laughter, once it’s understood. — Byron Katie

History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake. — Philip Roth

Of course I have nightmares-Who doesn’t? — Darren Shan

The nightmare of a film career, or at least the challenge of one, is that you’re rarely going to get the opportunity to explore character because once people see you in one thing, you know, they want to see that again. — Campbell Scott

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

I used to have nightmares that they would put ‘He played Ted’ on my tombstone. — Keanu Reeves

The Bible illustrated by Dore occupied many of my hours – and I think probably gave me many nightmares. — Eleanor Roosevelt

At times, it was an incredible blessing to have all the attention; at times it was a logistical nightmare. — Rocco DiSpirito

When it went from (26) to nine, I wasn’t very happy. I was thinking that the worst nightmare was going to be coming our way. We gathered ourselves very quickly. — Pat Riley

My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. — Gerald R. Ford

We’ve got an engineering nightmare trying to fill the breach of the levee where the waters are pouring into the city. I think they’ve been working on it all night, and they’ll continue to work on it all day today. — Kathleen Blanco

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