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Nightmare Quotes

We’ve collected the best Nightmare Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Anthony Hopkins, Ban Ki-moon, Tobe Hooper, Inbar Lavi, Kevin McCloud. Use them as an inspiration.

I’m interested in the dream and subconscious mind, the peculiar dream-like quality of our lives, sometime nightmare quality of our lives.
Weapons of mass destruction violate more than individual lives – they cross international borders and jeopardize all people. They also drain resources that could be used instead for medicines, schools and other life-saving supplies. We must come together with even greater determination to prevent a WMD nightmare.
If one sees the American Nightmare first and Chainsaw after that, you’ll see it in a different kind of light.
Tobe Hooper
My curls were my worst nightmare growing up.
I have a recurring nightmare that I wake up in a gutter with nothing. I’ve had it all my life. That’s why I work, I think.
Three writers together would be a nightmare of obstreperous self-consciousness.
A Turkey under a dictatorial regime, providing haven to violent radicals and pushing its Kurdish citizens into desperation, would be a nightmare for Middle East security.
If, God forbid, a war with Iran breaks out, it will be a nightmare. And we will all be in it, including the Persian Gulf countries and Saudi Arabia. No one will remain unscathed.
I’ll immediately gain, like, 5 pounds even just by thinking about cutting out dessert. It’s a nightmare. I decided, for me, the healthiest thing was to eat what I want and just exercise. Some women can watch what they eat, but I just can’t do that.
Catch-22′ was a nightmare to make, and everybody was unhappy except me.
Anyone who lives in N.Y.C. will tell you that getting into a confrontation on a city street is a complete nightmare 100 percent of the time.
Because the nights bring the threat of invasion and terror to the villages, thousands of children in northern Uganda have become night commuters, leaving the nightmare of capture behind for the safety of the city.
Sam Childers
I’ve never been a big horror genre fan, but I did go see ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ in the theaters and I dug it. I thought it was cool.
Jackie Earle Haley
Concealed carry reciprocity is a dream for the gun lobby lobbyists and a nightmare for public safety.
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.
Influence is a very unpleasant subject and I deal with it in a maybe irresponsible way, which is to really ignore it. It would be a nightmare if we started to really think about it; it would tie our hands, it would tie everyone else‘s hands.
I am the Democratic Party‘s absolutely worst nightmare. Why is that? Well, you see, I am a black conservative Republican running against one of the most vulnerable Democrats in America in 2016.
Our gymnasium was remarkable and had more stuff in it than one could dream up in a nightmare. Furthermore, every boy had to use every piece of it during gymnasium class.
Each time I’m starting to work on a film, even if I love to settle the plot in the real world, I start to think about the plot as a fairy tale, or a dream, or a nightmare… As if it was the best way to tell the truth about characters or narration, instead of realism.
Arnaud Desplechin
I’m every bourgeois nightmare – a Cockney with intelligence and a million dollars.
I think my worst nightmare is standing up in front of a group of people.
Emma Caulfield
I had very clever producers, who scheduled it brilliantly, but scheduling it was a nightmare.
John Crowley
As I say, ‘Every tackle‘s nightmare is third and long.’
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!
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.
As lawmakers, we must assure the people of America that our nation will not experience the nightmare of the 2000 presidential election.
Eddie Bernice Johnson
A person can only be born in one place. However, he may die several times elsewhere: in the exiles and prisons, and in a homeland transformed by the occupation and oppression into a nightmare.
Mahmoud Darwish
Horror films are the ones that pay the bills, and historically, they have shown that they are good investments. They helped Universal survive with that initial splash of horror films in the 1930s and ’40s. And horror films kept New Line alive with the ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ series.
Christopher Young
The players that always used to frighten me were the big servers so someone like John Isner if he gets on a roll with his serve, can be a nightmare to play against.
I’m a social cripple in a cocktail party. My idea of a nightmare is people standing very elegantly dressed in a room with a drink in their hand. I’m just like, ‘Urghh!’
The fairytale has turned into a nightmare.
I always wished for this, but it’s almost turning into more of a nightmare than a dream.
I got a chance to act in a film, ‘Derailed.’ I was having a recurring nightmare, and after doing that film, the nightmares stopped.
I’m every woman‘s dream and every man‘s nightmare.
I used to love those movies, back in the day, like ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street,’ ‘Friday the 13th,’ ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and ‘The Shining.’ I really liked those kind of movies, and I wanted to be a part of one of those kinds of movies.
When I was 14, 15, 16, I was wearingEdward Scissorhands’ and ‘Nightmare before Christmas‘ stuff. I sawSleepy Hollow‘ a dozen times.
Robert Englund’s done an amazing job over the years playing Freddy. Everybody that’s a fan of ‘Nightmare’ loves Robert and you know so that’s a challenge when you’ve got to step in a big man’s shoes like that, so it’s scary but it’s also exciting.
Jackie Earle Haley
When I first started painting, I had an interesting nightmare about Cleveland – I dreamed the houses there were encased in this free-floating cage structure. I guess Cleveland was a confining place for me, even though my parents weren’t too conservative.
April Gornik
I’ll give you my worst nightmare. I’m dreaming that I’m onstage, the curtain goes up, and I have no idea what my lines are or what’s going on. I think I should know, I kind of know, I remember rehearsing… and the audience is there waiting.
Jackie Earle Haley
I was like this weird, edgy 10-year-old. I was figuring out who I was, obviously at the worst time. I had braces and bangs, and it was a nightmare.
I always wanted to find something that I could wake up and not hate doing. Hating your job was probably my nightmare scenario.
It was a dream move for me – I was at my hometown club – but I couldn’t leave the house myself or with my family after receiving threats that suggested anything could happen at any moment. It turned my life into a nightmare. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.
Having Democrats control both houses of Congress and the White House would be a nightmare.
It’s a nightmare to sit and watch a film that I’m in. There’s a horrible inescapability to it.
The abduction of a child is a tragedy. No one can fully understand or appreciate what a parent goes through at such a time, unless they have faced a similar tragedy. Every parent responds differently. Each parent copes with this nightmare in the best way he or she knows how.
John Walsh
Honestly, I never thought we’d get a nomination for a Grammy, period. To be honest, we felt that if we were ever going to get one, we thought we had ‘City of Evil’ and ‘Nightmare’ and ‘Hail to the King,’ and those were all big records, and they never even sniffed at us.
The question of sexual dominance can exist only in the nightmare of that soul which has armed itself, totally, against the possibility of the changing motion of conquest and surrender, which is love.
Well, I had nightmares when I was doing the Klan story all the time. I had a recurring nightmare of basically being exposed as a Jew inside the Klan compound.
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.
I grew up watching horror movies with my dad. For as long as I can remember. I grew up loving being terrified. ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ at sleepovers. Hiding behind my fingers.
If the inner world is inundated with peace, then the nightmare of world war cannot even come into being.
College is the reward for surviving high school. Most people have great fun stories from college and nightmare stories from high school.
The biggest insult is that I’ve been called an exaggerator… I tell the truth as I know it. I don’t glamorize the nightmare and horror that I witness; I just digest it and spew it back, with venom.
The title of my book is ‘American Histories,’ plural. And as far as I’m concerned, my reading of history is it is a sort of nightmare. It is a sort of nightmare, and I’m trying to wake up from it. And as any nightmare, it’s full of much that is unspeakable.
The idea of a musical comedy was something we had had in mind for many years, but the project ‘Igudesman & Joo: A Little Nightmare Music’ has a history that goes back five years. I can say that this is the most successful project that we have ever done.
Aleksey Igudesman
I had a nightmare that I was mopping floors and that this Freddie Gibbs thing was all a dream.
I actually am grateful for Freddy Krueger, because the big surprise to me – with that sort of double punch of science fiction TV series and then the ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ phenomenon – was that I got an international celebrity out of it.
I wanted to create the weirdest show ever made on television – a punky, prog-rock nightmare of lurid colours.
‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ is my number one biggest influence artistically in every way.
If I didn’t mould my reality then I’d still be in the ghetto where people like me are supposed to stay. You have to dream your way out of the nightmare.
I am, in fact, a candle salesperson’s worst nightmare – or dream come true, depending on the salesperson.
I hate being the heartbreaker. Hate it. If I date somebody and it doesn’t work out, it’s another nightmare for me.
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
I can wash utensils, chop vegetables and can fold beds. I don’t think I can do anything beyond it. In fact, cleaning toilet pots is my biggest nightmare.
I have a habit of constantly dreaming and waking up every once in a while in the night to check out my cell phone, and I suddenly saw a message that Sridevi is no more… I thought that either it’s a nightmare or a hoax, and I went back to sleep.
Having buildings, growth models, having great progress, flyovers, and no human being is feeling for human being is a nightmare scenario.
I have such a sweet tooth, which is a nightmare when you’re trying to be good.
That’s the nightmare for Elizabeth Warren, because I can attack her from the left. I can say, ‘Wait a minute, what do you know about the journey of a person of color? You know nothing. This is all theory to you. Because you did lie. You took advantage of affirmative action.’
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.
These days the American dream of home ownership has turned into a nightmare for millions of families. They wake every day to the reality of a horrible decline in the value of the home that has meant so much to them.
Mortimer Zuckerman
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.
I saw ‘Wild,’ and I thought, ‘Wow, this is a lot of things, but one of the things is it’s a therapist‘s dream and a climate-change denier’s nightmare.’
There’s a million people who can go out and play the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto brilliantly, but we’re the only ones who can do ‘A Little Nightmare Music.’
Aleksey Igudesman
Time has lost all meaning in that nightmare alley of the Western world known as the American mind.
It is my growing conviction that the Baptist churches in America are behind the age in missionary spirit. They now and then make a spasmodic effort to throw off a nightmare debt of some years’ accumulation, and then sink back into unconscious repose.
When I think of ‘Nightmare on Elm Street,’ there was a warmth to those teenagers that I related to. They were not aware that they were in the middle of a horror film, and I really loved those characters and I empathized with them.
If home ownership is the American dream, then foreclosure certainly is the American nightmare. It destroys more than credit. It destroys lives. And its effects are felt beyond the individual family that it devastates. It shakes our entire economy.
My professional dreams were coming true while I was living a personal nightmare.
I’m willing to look my own nightmare on film, but if it endangers my life, then I’m willing to put my life before movies.
Me just being myself in public or on TV is the biggest nightmare in the world.
I’ve been asked twice to go on ‘The Bachelor‘ – and once in Canada as well -and I was like, ‘It would literally be my nightmare to be put on display and dated out.’ It’s the opposite of anything I have ever wanted.
Reality is never as bad as a nightmare, as the mental tortures we inflict on ourselves.
When I was a kid, I was really into ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ and ‘Friday the 13th.’ But as I got older and started working as an actor, I did not really get scared by horror movies as much, so I am not as into them anymore.
Simon Rex
I would like to be one of the people responsible for getting Elizabeth Warren out of politics. She’s a nightmare. The Left’s holding her up as the second coming of Hillary Clinton; Lord knows we don’t need the first.
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
Parking is a nightmare for me… I still have sensors on my car that help me park.
You couldn’t pay me enough money to go back to being 20. So many tears; what a nightmare it was. It’s much better being older.
To me, one of the big fears of doing a big huge graphic novel is locking yourself into one style and getting halfway through it and going, ‘Oh I made the wrong choice,’ which is a recurring nightmare I have.
As much as I might decry the students, as much as they’re a nightmare, it’s a privilege to be among youth.
Never, ever become a writer. It’s a nightmare.
My big travel bugbear is Manchester Airport because getting through Terminal Three, as I have to do quite a lot, is a nightmare.
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.
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.
My childhood was really comfortable and secure, but school was a nightmare. I was a lot taller than the other girls and they called me Gitte the giraffe.
If we all work together, then we can save the American Dream from the nightmare that is Donald Trump.
Those nations of artists, finding their own individualism, and kind of standing against the world: to me that’s the ultimate nightmare. I want to get lost and diffused in the world.
The party life that had once given me so much confidence and comfort had turned into a nightmare where I never felt more alone.
As an actor, whatever I get the opportunity to do, if it has a good story then I’m in. I thought ‘Dead End‘ had a great story; ‘Nightmare on Elm Street,’ of course, was probably the first real horror film I was in.
Lin Shaye
At times, it was an incredible blessing to have all the attention; at times it was a logistical nightmare.
Rocco DiSpirito
The nightmare is you spend the rest of your life being funny at parties and then people say, ‘Why didn’t you do that when you were on television?’
It’s happening: Lou Dobbs’ dream come true and Silicon Valley‘s worst nightmare. We’re already seeing the reverse brain drain as smart immigrants take their U.S. educations and experience building companies and creating technology back to their home countries.
In fact I have nightmares about having children. I want to carry a baby and feel the life within me and in my dream, I do. But every time after it’s born, there’s this incredible fear, this pounding pulse of fear. It’s a real bad nightmare.
In every school, there’s always the kid who gets it the worst, and I was, for sure, that kid. Every time you had to get in a line that was boys and girls, it was like my worst nightmare. A lot of kids I know got made fun of for being gay; that was not my issue: I was just called a girl endlessly.
My mother was a biographer’s dream and a nightmare. She was a dream because she was a classic to write about and everybody loves her. She was a nightmare because there are no scandals, quasi-cruelties, no really juicy stuff.
My 30s were a nightmare because I was so uncomfortable. If I could have unzipped myself and stepped out of my body, I would have done.
You know that thing when you’re not asleep but you’re not awake, and you can’t move your body? I had that kind of nightmare, and I felt like all my teeth were crumbling in my mouth. Now I have this fear of all my teeth being knocked out of my mouth somehow!
The creative process on ‘Margaret‘ was incredibly satisfying. I loved the cast; I had a great time writing the script. I liked making the movie. Believe it or not, I actually like editing the movie. It was all the rest of it that was such a nightmare.
If you are not living in the same area when you are looking for property, it is a nightmare because you come down for a day or two, have appointments to see places, and have to be able to make instant decisions before flying off to St. Louis or somewhere.
I’m not cerebral in any way. Education, for me, was a nightmare. You put someone talking in front of me, and I cannot engage with that. I think that’s why I’m an actor; if I can physically be in it, I get it.
I’m not a good spectator; I’m a nightmare when I’m injured and I’m not playing.
The world’s not a very comfortable place if you have a nightmare to face.
If you’re a cartoon character or most TV characters, sure, you’ll fight, because the punches are juicy-sounding and they don’t leave marks. But in real life, if somebody punches you in the eye, it doesn’t make any noise and your eye is swollen for, like, six months. It’s a nightmare to get punched in the eye.
There’s something about seeing this little inanimate object coming to life that’s just very exciting. That’s why with ‘Nightmare’ I held out for so long to do it.
I can’t imagine a society with absolutely no solidarity. For me, it’s a nightmare. And I don’t want to live in a place like that.
It must be a nightmare for football managerswives, putting up with us.
We’re 10 or something, and we’re watching ‘Evil Dead,’ which you don’t really see the humor in when you’re 10 years old. It was just terrifying. And same with ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street,’ which is such a brilliant movie and such a brilliant concept.
I’m a quiet person’s nightmare – the only time I shut up is when I’m reading, because I’m a book geek.
President Trump is performing a political exorcism on those who prefer to turn the U.S. into a socialist country – a country where the American Dream would become the American Nightmare.
When I was younger I was a nightmare. I let people down. I resigned from Sheffield United because things were promised to me that weren’t forthcoming. I let people down when I was younger, certainly in management.
I have this recurring nightmare where I’m giving a speech in front of my old high school classmates, and they start laughing at me, and I look down and realize I’m naked. And a shark.
Dustin Milligan
I’m like that person who hates going to magic shows – and I love magic, I love wizards – but going to a show where there is any possibility of audience participation is a nightmare for me.
The new game that I’m working on will be called ‘FNAF World.’ It will not be a horror game, but a role playing game where you create a party using the huge selection of characters from the ‘FNaF’ games, including the classic, withered, toy, phantom, and nightmare versions.
Scott Cawthon
Teamwork makes the dream work, but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team.
My dad said, ‘Cam, you can make this situation a dream or you can make this situation a nightmare.’ That struck a fire under me. That was my drive.
The part of me which wanders through my mind and never sees or feels actual objects, but which lives in and moves through my passions and my emotions, experiences this world as a horrible nightmare.
Jack Henry Abbott
I was in New York City on 9/11. Grief remains from that awful day, but not only grief. There is fear, too, a fear informed by the knowledge that whatever my worst nightmare is, there is someone out there embittered enough to carry it out.
History… is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.
Holi has always been a nightmare for me because of the dangers of synthetic colours. Eco-friendly colours are the best way to celebrate Holi.
The cyclical rebirth of caste in America is a recurring racial nightmare.
Making the ‘An Idiot Abroad‘ series, I was really dreading going to India; I thought I’d hate it. It was a nightmare, and I was really ill – just like everyone says.
Anthropomorphic animals, when taken out of narrative into actual visibility, always turn into buffoonery or nightmare.
You know, Stephen says, in the movies no one ever goes to the bathroom. They shave, they brush their teeth. He goes right at this sort of funny taboo we have about the bathroom, and he turned it into this nightmare, you know, your worst fear of what’s in there.
Our first show, ‘A Little Nightmare Music,’ encompasses a lot of zany humor with beautiful classical music.
Aleksey Igudesman
‘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.
The Nobel prize is a fairytale for a week and a nightmare for a year. You can’t imagine the pressure to give interviews, to go to book fairs.
Honestly, to tell you the truth, being trapped in any video game sounds like a living nightmare to me. In most video games, the point is it’s a fight for survival, so I think it would be a terrifying place to live.
My worst nightmare when I was in school was that I would get into trouble. I never got in trouble. I was a good student.
Anybody that’s not supportive of me staying sober obviously has to go. But on the other hand, there are not really a lot of people who don’t want me to stay sober. I was a nightmare.
My songs are basically my diaries. Some of my best songwriting has come out of time when I’ve been going through a personal nightmare.
The nightmare of materialism, which has turned the life of the universe into an evil, useless game, is not yet past; it holds the awakening soul still in its grip.
Wassily Kandinsky
My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.
I remember the first horror movie I saw – I was five years old; it was a direct-to-video movie called ‘Truth or Dare: a Critical Madness,’ which is sort of badly fantastic or fantastically bad. And then ‘Gremlins’ was an early movie that I saw, and ‘Nightmare on Elm Street 3.’
My uncle‘s house burned down when I was 6 years old. We got out safely. But ever since, I’ve had a nightmare of dying in a fire.
Bringing the astronaut‘s nightmare to life so vividly is a remarkable accomplishment but Alfonso and Jonas Cuaron want more than just the adrenaline ride – they’re feeding our wonder and inviting us to think deeply about profound questions of existence.
The nightmare reviewer is the reviewer who has some sort of agenda that precludes him or her responding sincerely to the book. Often, that agenda is seeming clever and/or taking someone who has received more than her fair share of attention down a notch.
I’m my production team’s biggest nightmare.
When I used to go to Elvis‘s house was always a nightmare trying to get into the house because of so many fans outside the gate and he really couldn’t go anywhere without sneaking in or doing something because people just wanted to be around him and to be with him.
A lot happens at 50, the best thing being that you just don’t care anymore. At 40, you still care. At 30, you care way too much – and your twenties are quite frankly a nightmare. Bring on 60, I say: just imagine the joy of having grandchildren.
As a child, I used to have a secret dread – and a recurring nightmare – of the whole world becoming city, being covered with cement and buildings and streets. No more country. No more woods.
I couldn’t have come up with a better metaphor for my life and my internal conflict. It amazes me how quickly we can manifest our fears; not only had I created my ‘I’m never satisfied, I’ll drive her away‘ nightmare.
Packing is always a nightmare.
Stefanie Powers
I actually keep having this one recurring dream where I’m a little number standing in a line of other numbers that look identical to me. Then there are more and more of these numbers that follow me, again and again and again. It’s more of a nightmare.
That’s always the actor’s worst nightmare: that what they’re working on is going to be the last thing they’ll ever work on. No lie. So I was very excited to landGirlfriends‘ Guide’ immediately.
I’ve been so lucky in all my jobs. I just, you know, when you hear nightmare stories of other jobs – which I’m sure are true, but I’ve been lucky and never experienced them.
I was at Wesleyan first. I was there for a semester because I wanted that traditional college vibe. But when I got there, people would do normal college things, and I was like, ‘I can’t be here. This is a nightmare.’
A nightmare is two bassists on stage.
Bosnia is under my skin. It’s the place you cannot leave behind. I was obsessed by the nightmare of it all; there was this sense of guilt, and an anger that has become something much deeper over these last years.
Paddy Ashdown
We’re no good at holidays, the wife and I. We just don’t have the knack. We had one good one, early on, but that was a fluke. Everything since then has been a nightmare.
Washington‘s Alfalfa Club dinner is a populist‘s nightmare.
Each job I do is a bit of a logistical nightmare because of the kids, so I always feel like I need a good rest afterwards.
The few times in my life where I had four or five movies in a row, it was a nightmare. I felt trapped. I felt like my life was planned for a year and a half or two years, and it was terrible. Most of the time, everything collapsed.
I think it’d be a real nightmare to put a record out and sell 20 million copies and then that’s it.
A woman who is not ready to have a baby making it work is not a happy ending to me. It’s a personal nightmare.
The moral angle to the foreclosure crisis – and, of course, in capitalism we’re not supposed to be concerned with the moral stuff, but let’s mention it anyway – shows a culture that is slowly giving in to a futuristic nightmare ideology of computerized greed and unchecked financial violence.
As a kid, I liked the ‘Halloween‘ movies and ‘Nightmare On Elm Street’ and all that kind of stuff. But as an adult, I really don’t watch much horror, to be honest.
When I was a little girl, my family was extremely close, loving and really happy, and then overnight, things just became a nightmare, and instead of them becoming a nightmare and getting better, they became a nightmare and just kept getting worse.
You can’t really describe how difficult it is to deal with. It is any athlete‘s worst nightmare to be accused of cheating by taking drugs. It really is very difficult to put into words how it makes you feel.
Greg Rusedski
I can’t even explain to you how terrible that feels, that I equate dating a woman with punishment, shame, guilt, disappointment, reproach, reprimand, persecution. It’s a nightmare.
There are so many factors that go into directing. It’s honestly a logistical nightmare for a lead to direct themselves in an episode.
I think I wrote the first draft of ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ in ’79. No one wanted to buy it. Nobody. I felt very strongly about it, so I stayed with it and kept paying my assistant and everything. At a certain point, I was literally flat broke.
I was every mother’s nightmare – I was a hair model from 14, and I started coming home with red, blue, green hair.
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. I was in ‘Nowhere Boy.’ I played Paul McCartney. That was kind of musical – we did songs in that.
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
My kids are my life and the thought of someone taking them away from me is my worst nightmare.
Peter Andre
In our world of rampant ‘individualisation’, relationships are mixed blessings. They vacillate between a sweet dream and a nightmare, and there is no telling when one turns into the other.
College is part of the American dream. It shouldn’t be part of a financial nightmare for families.
On a career level, I always advise people to look ahead and be open to changes in direction. That job that seems so good now can easily turn into a nightmare if you do not see the possible corners it can land you in.
Ice cream, I can’t pass a gelateria without going in. Italy is a nightmare place for me to stay in shape.
A lot of film directors are quite scared of actors. They are a bit of a nightmare sometimes, but I like them. It looks like cunning, but you try to get extra things from them all the time, by stealth, by making them feel confident, so they trust you and you can push a bit.
A nightmare would be when somebody is trying to be funnier than everyone else. And you’ve got a group scene or two-person scene, and one person decides, ‘I’m the funny in this,’ and bulldozes everyone else, and they make sure they’re the reason everyone loves the scene.
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
Whenever you define family as anything other than a man and a woman married together, you have just introduced an ethical nightmare.
I spent a week of my honeymoon on a cruise ship and it was a nightmare. Never again.
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
The nightmare? The nightmare was myself. I was my own nightmare.
When I was 14, I almost had a big green leprechaun tattooed on my forearm. Thank God I didn’t – it would have been a nightmare to cover up as an actor. I went with a group of mates and, being Irish, thought a leprechaun would be perfect.
Going to a theatre and watching yourself on the big screen is a nightmare.
Swan Lake‘ can be a nightmare. To make a ‘Swan Lake’ that is worth it, every single movement and breath has to be perfect. When you have an idea of ‘Swan Lake’ that is as high as that, it’s almost impossible.
Most apocalyptic fiction makes it very clear that it’s the end of the world. But ‘Bird Box‘ hasn’t convinced me of that. Is ‘Bird Box’ instead a suburban neurotic nightmare? I don’t think so. But it’s fun to consider.
Saddam Hussein was a nightmare for the Iraqi people, and his execution marks the end of an era when violence against innocent men, women and children was a means to wealth and power.
I don’t like cruises. Period. My biggest nightmare is being stuck on a boat.
Joe Flanigan
My biggest nightmare is I’m driving home and get sick and go to hospital. I say: ‘Please help me.’ And the people say: ‘Hey, you look like…’ And I’m dying while they’re wondering whether I’m Barbra Streisand.
My brain doesn’t have enough time to play around like that. To get limber enough to have a nightmare.
John Wozniak
Everyone should see ‘A Nightmare Before Christmas,’ hear ‘London Calling,’ and read ‘Great Expectations.’
In fact, despite the fact that he’s somehow managed to brand himself as a moderate choice, Michael Bloomberg’s record is actually that of an authoritarian nightmare.
The time leading up to the 1996 Olympics was the most demanding and stressful of my career. The sport I had loved so much was slowly becoming a nightmare as I trained with Bela and Marta Karolyi the summer before the Olympics.
I let ‘The Nightmare’ go. To me, I feel a negative in it. I don’t like it. It’s kind of evil. I don’t want to represent that.
I’ve never had the luxury – or the nightmare – of having something just blow up and be this huge success and then have everything thrown at you. Being ‘the best friend‘ lessens the responsibility, ’cause I can still go do another movie after something that doesn’t do well.
Now, Tim has been really, really busy, and it’s been my job now to kind of deal with everything. And trying to figure out how we balance that, logistically it’s a nightmare. But these little jobs make it much easier.
One name always stands out when it comes to actors taking on the monsters of our nightmares – Robert Englund. In the ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ series, Englund kept us awake as night with a striped shirt and his special glove.
Some actors get by with behaving, not acting. You’ve got to sell the effect. I act more in the ‘Nightmare’ movies because it’s not like me. I’m acting, not reacting.
You hear nightmare stories from young filmmakers working in Hollywood, being told what to do.
Seventy percent of the fish we eat is black market, fished in violation of international laws. Our ignorance makes us unwilling partners in crime. Rogue economics is turning the global market into our worst nightmare.
Loretta Napoleoni
The living nightmare for a red state NASCAR driver would be a gay French driver.
Wouldn’t it be funny if I were a total nightmare? If I just shot 21-hour days and went over budget? But, you know, it’s something I’m really careful about, because I am a mom, and also, I’m an actor. I’m a pleaser: I don’t want to take up too much of people’s time.
Burnout is grist to the mill. I write every day, for most of the day, so it’s just about turning into metaphor whatever’s going on in my life, in the world, and in my head. Every nightmare, every moment of grief or joy or failure, is a moment I can convert into cash via words.
Grant Morrison
I’m certainly grateful that there were projects that I did that people responded to. It would be a nightmare if it were the other way around. But it’s sometimes a little disheartening.
The best monsters are our anxieties given form. They make sense on the level of a dream – or a nightmare.
The Dream Act will be a nightmare for the American people. No doubt, we need immigration reform, but the Dream Act is written far too broadly, and it will only encourage more illegal immigration, promote chain migration, and will be a magnet for fraud.
It’s not difficult to take care of a child; it’s difficult to do anything else while taking care of a child. Trying to clean up the kitchen after you’ve had a baby is a nightmare because you have to wait for the baby to be asleep, you’re exhausted, and you really don’t want to clean up the kitchen now.
Getting trapped back in the ’80s, it’s almost like a comic nightmare, which for me is a very real nightmare. Every time I flip through the cable, I have flashbacks.
The thought of someone I love getting sick and dying, and me never getting a chance to see them before it’s too late? That is truly my worst nightmare.
My nightmare is that I don’t want to be OK.
Let’s face it. Nobody predicted Trump. He’s a fairytale nightmare that none of us could possibly have imagined. Shame on those 63 million who – especially those Obama voters who crossed over and voted, shame on them for putting this idiot in the White House.
Getting married was a ball. Being married was… a nightmare.
I start really missing London when I go away. I have a little flat, but very central. I live above a pub and you’d think it’d be a nightmare, but I like hearing the music and it’s quite comforting.
Conservatives tend to see the world more in terms of good-versus-evil and, for some of them, the nightmare is a disarmed citizenry that can be preyed upon by criminals. They know that having a gun in the house would increase the risk of an accident for a member of their family, but they’re willing to take that risk.
I had a nightmare about being on a cruise ship and the ship going down. It was an arduous process of the ship going down and we knew it was going down. There was everyone I know and love on the ship.
Jared Padalecki
I’ve been fortunate when in government to have a car at my disposal, which takes away the nightmare of getting a taxi.
I do remember reading the script of ‘The Nightmare Fair’ and looking forward to doing it.
Colin Baker
In 1984, when ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ came out, not only was I twelve and couldn’t get into an R movie, but I lived twenty miles from a theater. So my first experience of it was on VHS.
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
I always thought that I would not wear shades when I become a star. I was like, ‘Why do we have to wear glares? People should recognize you when you stop at the signal.’ You want heads to turn towards you… and if it doesn’t happen, it is a nightmare.
I loved it. I enjoyed myself so much, and that was what other people couldn’t realize. They thought I was going through a nightmare running all day long.
It’s hard finding people you trust or who aren’t going to take your money. Everyone wants to get a piece of whatever you’re doing. It’s a nightmare.
In Hollywood, you still have wonderful actors, but it’s so hard to work there. To work becomes a Kafka nightmare – it’s the last communist country!
YouTube is the place where people go to consume advertisements willingly. It’s some capitalist dystopian nightmare.
It was a nightmare having cameras in the house 10 hours a day for a month.
President Trump is a defense lawyer‘s worst nightmare – and a dream defendant for special counsel Robert Mueller.
What I really remember is that people camped out everywhere, and the fact everybody expected it might turn into a big nightmare with all sorts of hassles because back in those days everybody was smoking pot and taking acid.
Johnny Rivers
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.
When you live with a photographer, you never have a day off – it was a nightmare.
Geoengineering – the deliberate, large-scale manipulation of the earth‘s climate to offset global warming – is a nightmare fix for climate change.
Everyone has read about or knows someone who has gone through fertility treatments. It is an emotional nightmare, fueled by false hope and the promise of a treatment that will work.
In TV you are paired up with strangers and it could be a nightmare.
It is every parent’s nightmare when a child is in trouble with the law. As a parent, you can do your best to guide young people, but as adults, they make their own choices and live with the consequences of those decisions.
I feel that I am a citizen of the American dream and that the revolutionary struggle of which I am a part is a struggle against the American nightmare.
Eldridge Cleaver
I wanted to be a prosthetic makeup artist after watching ‘A Nightmare On Elm Street’.
Yeah, it’s every parent’s worst nightmare, to lose connection with your children, to not fully engage with them or have an understanding of what crowd of people they’re mixing with, what they are watching online.
I’ve always had this nightmare of going back to the Kingdome and seeing myself waddle in bald, overweight, with a big belly hanging over my belt, and I just imagine people going, ‘That’s Steve Largent?’
‘Meow The Jewels‘ was a nightmare of a promise I had to fulfill. We made a joke that if the fans gave us $40,000, we would remix our album using nothing but cat sounds.
I wish it were simply a nightmare, but I think that any reasonable person watching American politics would come to the conclusion that a second Bush administration would in fact incorporate a more radicalized version of what we’ve seen in the first administration.
As described in ‘The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,’ the cyclical rebirth of caste in America is a recurring racial nightmare.
If I had been thrown out into a radio tour when I was 18, or 17, and given a record deal, I don’t think… it would have been a total nightmare.
My biggest nightmare is that something doesn’t have enough salt.
I would have been a nightmare in any kind of office, because I wouldn’t have had any friends in any environment other than performing.
99 percent of the time when you cast right, it’s a dream. If you cast wrong, it’s a nightmare.
Trapped in the bureaucracy nightmare, real families suffer when the big banks and their servicers force foreclosures. The emotional toll on children packing up their rooms and on parents struggling to find a temporary roof is a deep one.
I understand now why Hillary Clinton always wore navy blue pantsuits. Remember, for four years? If you have one or two themes, then you have the same shoes, the same bag. Otherwise, it’s a nightmare.
I couldn’t think of anything worse than hating your own music and having to play it every night. It would be a nightmare.
The qualities that make parties such a nightmare for people – and also so pleasurable – make them incredibly important inside of fiction. There’s a chaos agent quality to them: You just don’t know who’s going to be there or why. You could run into an old enemy, an old friend, an old friend who’s become an enemy.
I’m a very simple man. You’ve got to have, like, a computer nowadays to turn the TV on and off… and the nightmare continues.
Ozzy Osbourne
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.
If you don’t play well, you have a bad game or a nightmare you know that the amount of coverage is worldwide.
‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ wasn’t that big. Over a long period of time it did very well, but this was different. ‘Scream‘ didn’t have a strong first weekend, and it went down the second, but then it kept going up.
I love dressing up, but I do find the red carpet thing quite stressful. When I went to Venice Film Festival last month to promote ‘Wuthering Heights,’ I told my boyfriend beforehand ‘I will be a nightmare, I will cry, I will be nervous.’ Actually once I was there, it was fine.
Working on ‘SNL,’ you can have a really stressful experience or a really bad week, and I could see how much of a nightmare that could be for someone who doesn’t have a network of buddies going through that with them.
Well, you have absolutely no idea what a nightmare it was to be on a set, trying to figure out how I was going to find out what time it is, how I was going to get my meds, and at the same time not have it be obvious to someone.
Michael Jeter
You know the actor’s nightmare is getting up onstage and not being prepared? I think the writer’s nightmare is giving a reading and somebody standing up and saying, ‘That’s not your story.’
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.