86+ 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 thing about nightmares was that you couldn’t prepare for them. They sneaked up on you when you were most vulnerable. Sylvia Day

It was written I should be loyal to the nightmare of my choice. Joseph Conrad

How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares if there seemed any danger of their coming true! Logan Pearsall Smith

I turned my nightmares into fireflies and caught them in a jar. Laini Taylor

They’re just nightmares, and they end eventually. The terrible dreams are the good dreams. Neil Gaiman

Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare. Alfred Hitchcock

Nightmares are not dreams. A good dream does not leave the dreamer in darkness, confusion and terror. Start having dreams, not nightmares!  Michael Bassey Johnson

In my dream I know I am falling. But there is no up or down, no walls or sides or ceilings, just the sensation of cold and darkness everywhere. I am so scared I could scream. But when I open my mouth, nothing happens. And I wonder if you fall forever and never touch down, is it really still falling? I think I will fall forever. Lauren Oliver

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

Why does the mind do such things? Turn on us, rend us, dig the claws in. If you get hungry enough, they say, you start eating your own heart. Maybe it’s much the same. Margaret Atwood

They’ve promised that dreams can come true  but forgot to mention that nightmares are dreams, too. Oscar Wilde

There’s no rule that says you have to be a prodigy to be a hero, she insisted. If people wanted to stand up for themselves or protect their loved ones or do what they believe in their hearts is the right thing to do, then they would do it. If they wanted to be heroic, they would find ways to be heroic, even without supernatural powers. Marissa Meyer

Realized dreams often turn into nightmares.  Lera Auerbach

Love is the most beautiful of dreams and the worst of nightmares. Aman Jassal

Caught in the crossfire of a silent scream, where one man’s nightmare is another man’s dream.  Bryan Adams

So why do I write, torturing myself to put it down? Because in spite of myself I’ve learned some things. Without the possibility of action, all knowledge comes to one labeled file and forget, and I can neither file nor forget. Nor will certain ideas forget me; they keep filing away at my lethargy, my complacency. Why should I be the one to dream this nightmare? Ralph Ellison

Nightmare and dream both are not real, but I do always love my nightmare; because it offers me gratitude. M.F. Moonzajer

Better to end this dream before it becomes a nightmare. Rachel Cohn

An optimist expects his dreams to come true; a pessimist expects his nightmares to.  Dr. Laurence J. Peter

War was funny like that one minute you could try and block it and have the most wonderful thoughts, the next you were back in the nightmare. Mark A. Cooper

Chase your dreams and your nightmares will grow tired of chasing you. Matshona Dhliwayo

Sometimes I wish I had not woken up from a beautiful dream, and continued dreaming within sleep upon sleep until I become a dream itself. Because sometimes waking up is more frightening than a nightmare. Danny Castillones Sillada

Like nightmares, dreams were insidious things, and didn’t like being locked away. Laini Taylor

How dare the embodiment of her worst nightmare come packaged as her hottest fantasy? Karen Marie Moning

It’s like some of us are chasing after our nightmares the way other people chase dreams. Taylor Jenkins Reid

I think I killed a girl who looked like this once. Kendare Blake

There is some consolation in the fact that, even though your dreams don’t come true, neither do your nightmares.  Richard Armour

Awoke from nightmare could be a relief. Toba Beta

I see the dream and I see the nightmare, and I believe you can’t have the dream without the nightmare. Tori Amos

You can hear it in the midst of the night While your gaze roams the vast plains on the ceiling. Erna Grcic

Innocence eroded into nightmare. All because of very bad touch. Love, corrupted. Ellen Hopkin

Well, I suppose that consequently makes you my favorite nightmare. Katja Michael

When you know about something it stops being a nightmare. When you know how to fight something, it stops being so threatening. Andrzej Sapkowski

The tradition of all dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brains of the living. Karl Marx

I believe that I would find it a nightmare of the most nightmarish sort to face my dying day suddenly realizing that I had died long before this day arrived. Craig D. Lounsbrough

Show me debauched nightmares or sunniest daydreams. Come not as you are but as you wish to be seen. Erin A. Craig

Hide behind your own ego and you will find that you are scared of your own reflection. Anthony T. Hincks

Memories always kill nightmares. Beth Revis

The idea that this was a thing he could face and conquer, or even be destroyed by, was so much easier to accept than the notion of a nightmare he would have to endure forever. Leigh Bardugo

Give them pleasure the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare. Alfred Hitchcock

When the nightmares become so life like, it blurs the difference between what’s real and what’s not. Louise Philippe Dulay

This net has a wooden frame bearing many feathers and a hole at its very heart  it was the sacred dreamcatcher. Philip Nicklin

There was laughter everywhere and the occasional scream and something about the whole event that felt like the edge of a nightmare when a pleasant dream turns to something malevolent. Sarah K.L. Wilson

I turned my nightmares into fireflies and caught them in a jar. Laini Taylor

Faith doesn’t remove our fears but gives us courage to squarely face our worst fears and nightmares. Dr. Lucas D. Shallua

I miss him. I still see him in my dreams. They are nightmares mostly, but nightmares tinged with love. Yann Martel

There are no sweet dreams for the clairvoyant. Michael Bassey Johnson

Pay attention to other people’s nightmares because they might be contagious. George Packer

Student Master, I had nightmares in my sleep last night, I was squirming, why didn’t you wake me up? Master Because nightmare is also a school! Mehmet Murat ildan

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

The devil was a monster, but I would become his nightmare. Kerri Maniscalco

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

My Florida honeymoon lasted about a month before it turned into a nightmare! Steven Magee

The responsibility to nightmare is to wake up.  Michael S. Harper

And I learn that maybe I don’t suck at Peopling as much as I suspected. We stay up past my watch. We play way longer than we should. But hey, nobody’s thinking about bad dreams anymore. Amie Kaufman

Nightmares end. That’s how you know they’re nightmares. Kami Garcia

A night full of nightmares is way better than a sleepless one. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Outlaws, like poets, rearrange the nightmare. Tom Robbins

How I still see you in the rifts. The girl who still looks at me the same. No matter the form she wears, I still see you. Snow Liber Dionysus

How do you tell a dream from a nightmare? If it involves a book burning , it’s probably a nightmare. Rick Riordan

When the Christos saw the distress of Sophia, He traveled from the Pleroma to help awaken Sophia from her nightmare and to help her in her struggle against the mechanical robotic imitations of humanity. Laurence Galian

I found him between a reality and a nightmare. Shannon A. Thompson

The worst nightmare is the nightmare that continues even when you wake up! Mehmet Murat ildan

The worst nightmare is to have no dreams. Thomas Amo

Not being able to sleep is a nightmare. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

My best dreams and worst nightmares have the same people in them. Philippos Syrigos

The monster was so large that its matted fur scratched along the rocky walls as it approached, its head forced to duck down. The best comparison was to a giant dirt matted canine, except it had as many eyes as a spider and far more legs than a dog. E.J. Mellow

Worst nightmares can also appear with your eyes open. Florence Welch

A nightmare is also a dream. Amit Abraham

The worst nightmare would be not to achieve what I know I’m capable of.  Romain Grosjean

The word Dream had been crossed out, and a new word had been written above it. The motto of the shop now read Where Your Every Nightmare Comes True. Jeffrey Buller

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

Nightmares may be terrifying, but dreams are dangerous. Adam Silvera

My nightmare of nightmares is being overdressed for a casual event I’ve done it! You have to have a real sense of what you want to communicate.  Nina Garcia

You may have prayed for something for a long time without an answer, but one day you were suddenly answered when you forgot. Because? Because God does His work in secret. Enock Maregesi

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

If there’s anything that frightens me the most is a nightmare. It makes me feel primitive, a too bodily and embryonic being. Soman Gouda

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

Draped with iron, encased in it, she slept. Dreamed. Drifted through seas, through darkness, through fire. A princess of nothing. Nameless. Sarah J. Maas

Just because you have a nightmare doesn’t mean you stop dreaming.  Jill Scott

We live in a society indifferent to artistic and creative values. It’s practically impossible for artists to make a living. Artists feel more and more cut off from society. If we reject our dreamers, we shall create nothing but nightmares. Mark Romel

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

Sometimes a dream is so bad that you, while dreaming, wish it were just a dream. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

You ever been trapped in a world where you’re everyone’s worst nightmare?  Chuck Palahniuk

Because this is just what a nightmare is. Walking about among people you know, looking in their faces and suddenly the faces change and it’s not someone you know any longer it’s a stranger a cruel stranger. Agatha Christie

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