155 Best Nightmare Quotes And Sayings

Nightmares are no fun. They can leave us feeling stressed, scared, and unable to sleep peacefully. While some nightmares are our own creation, others are the result of external factors. Some of these external factors can be pretty scary, so check out the collection of nightmare quotes below to help you conquer them.

Strange, I thought, how you can be living your dreams...
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Strange, I thought, how you can be living your dreams and your nightmares at the very same time. Ransom Riggs
Your nightmares follow you like a shadow, forever.
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Your nightmares follow you like a shadow, forever. Aleksandar Hemon
I don't paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own...
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I don't paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality. Frida Kahlo
It's when you tame your nightmares, that your dreams will...
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It's when you tame your nightmares, that your dreams will willingly enter the corral. Anthony T.Hincks
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I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now? John Lennon
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But I stayed up thinking about how I've been lying to him, no less than I lie to myself in my pre-sleep ritual. And I lied to him again just as we were growing more intimate than ever and he asked me about my scar. Zack Love
He clearly suffers from some past traumas too, so hopefully...
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He clearly suffers from some past traumas too, so hopefully he'll understand why I was untruthful to him about mine. Zack Love
Adding to my emotional dizziness on Sunday, I spoke with...
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Adding to my emotional dizziness on Sunday, I spoke with my sister, who kept noting how amazing Michael is, and what a brave and selfless man he is for having helped as he did. Zack Love
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But then, as I looked in the mirror, I became fixated on some hairs near my carotid artery that were still there. I pushed the blade deep against my neck to shave them off, and then blood squirted out. Zack Love
Some situations are just like bad dreams, they're only unbearable...
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Some situations are just like bad dreams, they're only unbearable while we're giving them our full attention. Curtis Tyrone Jones
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This I would wish, that there was no time or sleep. No more past, or future, and everything we did was good the first time, for the day. Without the need of looking back to learn from the past, and no future to hope for the better. No more tiredness, or having a need to dream, and no nightmares to fear. If there was a second time, this is how I would like to start over. Anthony Liccione
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Finnick and I sit for a long time in silence, watching the knots bloom and vanish, before I can ask, 'How do you bear it?' Finnick looks at me in disbelief. 'I don't, Katniss! Obviously, I don't. I drag myself out of nightmares each morning and find there's no relief in waking.' Something in my expression stops him.' Better not give in to it. It takes ten times as long to put yourself together as it does to fall apart.' Well, he must know. I take a deep breath, forcing myself back into one piece. Suzanne Collins
Only happy people have nightmares, from overeating. For those who...
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Only happy people have nightmares, from overeating. For those who live a nightmare reality, sleep is a black hole, lost in time, like death. Guy Sajer
Which is the true nightmare, the horrific dream that you...
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Which is the true nightmare, the horrific dream that you have in your sleep or the dissatisfied reality that awaits you when you awake? Justin Alcala
It's time to laugh at your nightmares and have nightmares...
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It's time to laugh at your nightmares and have nightmares of your laughter. Melita Tessy
There are many who don't wish to sleep for fear...
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There are many who don't wish to sleep for fear of nightmares. Sadly, there are many who don't wish to wake for the same fear. Richelle E. Goodrich
Even if she be not harmed, her heart may fail...
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Even if she be not harmed, her heart may fail her in so much and so many horrors; and hereafter she may suffer--both in waking, from her nerves, and in sleep, from her dreams. Bram Stoker
He leans in, resting his weathered hand on the bed....
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He leans in, resting his weathered hand on the bed. "Treat all the bad things like dreams, Kenzie. That way, no matter how scary or dark they get, you just have to survive until you wake up. Victoria Schwab
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There were dragons, in his dreams, as though some part of him knew the trials were not yet over, that there were battles yet to be fought. He slept fitfully, fidgeting, tossing and turning, groaning and crying out in his sleep. Barry Lyga
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I had lied to myself from the very beginning, deceived myself into believing that I was being fanciful and overly imaginative. Surely such monstrosities only existed in nightmares? Yet I had lived through a nightmare these past months, and that was no dream at all.        I was still fighting against the awful truth, not wanting to give in, searching my mind for a logical explanation–but there was none. And the most horrible realization of all was that I had known, somewhere deep inside, ever since the day I first set eyes on Vladec Salei.       Plague carrier.        Living death.        Drainer of life.        The phrasing did not matter. No euphemism could strike fear into the hearts of men the way that single word. Melika Dannese Lux