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.
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.
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.
I had very clever producers, who scheduled it brilliantly, but scheduling it was a nightmare.
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.
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.
I got a chance to act in a film, ‘Derailed.’ I was having a recurring nightmare, and after doing that film, the nightmares stopped.
Having Democrats control both houses of Congress and the White House would be a nightmare.
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.
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.
If the inner world is inundated with peace, then the nightmare of world war cannot even come into being.
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.
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.
I have such a sweet tooth, which is a nightmare when you’re trying to be good.
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.’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At times, it was an incredible blessing to have all the attention; at times it was a logistical nightmare.
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?’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
History… is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.
Anthropomorphic animals, when taken out of narrative into actual visibility, always turn into buffoonery or nightmare.
Our first show, ‘A Little Nightmare Music,’ encompasses a lot of zany humor with beautiful classical music.
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.
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.
I’m my production team’s biggest nightmare.
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.
Packing is always a nightmare.
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 land ‘Girlfriends‘ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 was every mother’s nightmare – I was a hair model from 14, and I started coming home with red, blue, green hair.
My kids are my life and the thought of someone taking them away from me is my worst nightmare.
College is part of the American dream. It shouldn’t be part of a financial nightmare for families.
Ice cream, I can’t pass a gelateria without going in. Italy is a nightmare place for me to stay in shape.
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.
Whenever you define family as anything other than a man and a woman married together, you have just introduced an ethical nightmare.
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.
The nightmare? The nightmare was myself. I was my own nightmare.
Going to a theatre and watching yourself on the big screen is a nightmare.
My brain doesn’t have enough time to play around like that. To get limber enough to have a nightmare.
Everyone should see ‘A Nightmare Before Christmas,’ hear ‘London Calling,’ and read ‘Great Expectations.’
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.
You hear nightmare stories from young filmmakers working in Hollywood, being told what to do.
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.
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.
My nightmare is that I don’t want to be OK.
Getting married was a ball. Being married was… a nightmare.
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’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.
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.
YouTube is the place where people go to consume advertisements willingly. It’s some capitalist dystopian nightmare.
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.
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.
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.
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?’
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 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.
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.
‘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.
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.