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12th Nov '16 12:30:35 PM nombretomado
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** ''Let It Be'' was inspired by a dream PaulMcCartney had where his dead mother spoke to him and told him to [[TitleDrop "Let It Be"]].
* JohnnyCash claims he got inspiration for his apocalyptic song ''The Man Comes Around'' from a dream. While traveling through England he picked up an out-of-print book about people dreaming about [[SpotOfTea having tea]] with [[HMTheQueen Queen Elizabeth II]]. It should be no surprise that after reading the book [[TemptingFate he ended up having tea with the Queen in a dream]]. During the dream the Queen told him: "Johnny Cash, you're like a thorn-tree in a whirlwind." After waking he was fascinated by the quote and, after research, connected it to the BookOfJob. From there the song just began to grow, though he ended up writing it over the course of several years.

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** ''Let It Be'' was inspired by a dream PaulMcCartney Music/PaulMcCartney had where his dead mother spoke to him and told him to [[TitleDrop "Let It Be"]].
* JohnnyCash Music/JohnnyCash claims he got inspiration for his apocalyptic song ''The Man Comes Around'' from a dream. While traveling through England he picked up an out-of-print book about people dreaming about [[SpotOfTea having tea]] with [[HMTheQueen Queen Elizabeth II]]. It should be no surprise that after reading the book [[TemptingFate he ended up having tea with the Queen in a dream]]. During the dream the Queen told him: "Johnny Cash, you're like a thorn-tree in a whirlwind." After waking he was fascinated by the quote and, after research, connected it to the BookOfJob. From there the song just began to grow, though he ended up writing it over the course of several years.



* ''La Villa Strangiato'' was inspired by a complex dream Music/{{Rush}} guitarist Alex Lifeson had.

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* ''La "La Villa Strangiato'' Strangiato" was inspired by a complex dream Music/{{Rush}} guitarist Alex Lifeson had.
31st Oct '16 9:41:10 AM SolidSonicTH
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* Music/IronMaiden's bassist Steve Harris was inspired to write the band's hallmark song "The Number of the Beast" after a nightmare experienced after watching ''Film/DamienIIOmen''.

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* Music/IronMaiden's bassist Steve Harris was inspired to write the band's hallmark song "The Number of the Beast" after a nightmare experienced after watching ''Film/DamienIIOmen''.''Film/DamienOmenII''.
31st Oct '16 9:40:31 AM SolidSonicTH
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* Music/IronMaiden's bassist Steve Harris was inspired to write the band's hallmark song "The Number of the Beast" after a nightmare experienced after watching ''Film/DamienIIOmen''.
1st Jul '16 11:08:08 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* Creator/{{Jonochrome}} has said that the idea of the exposure meter and light-switch in the second ''Videogame/OneNightAtFlumptys'' game come from two dreams he had.
16th Jun '16 7:20:43 AM AdelePotter
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* ''Film/ItFollows'' was inspired by a recurring nightmare the director had as a child about being constantly followed by some unknown entity. The passed-on-through-sex bit was added later as he fleshed out the story idea.
4th Jun '16 6:19:57 PM gewunomox
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* The infamously [[WordSaladLyrics strange and incomprehensible lyrics]] of {{REM}}'s "It's The End of the World As We Know It" were reportedly based on a dream Michael Stipe had, in which he was at a party where every guest besides him had the initials "L.B." (hence the mentions of '''L'''enny '''B'''ruce, '''L'''eonard '''B'''ernstein, etc.).

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* The infamously [[WordSaladLyrics strange and incomprehensible lyrics]] of {{REM}}'s Music/{{REM}}'s "It's The End of the World As We Know It" were reportedly based on a dream Michael Stipe had, in which he was at a party where every guest besides him had the initials "L.B." (hence the mentions of '''L'''enny '''B'''ruce, '''L'''eonard '''B'''ernstein, etc.).
14th Feb '16 5:04:47 PM justanid
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* The oil in ''Lorenzo's Oil'' was partly inspired by a dream of Augusto Odone, who's son Lorenzo was saved by the medication.



* A science example: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_Kekul%C3%A9 August Kekulé]], who discovered the ring structure of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzene benzene]] supposedly did so by dreaming of a snake with its tail in its mouth. Alternatively, he dreamed of six little elves in a ring, each grasping the coattails of another with their right hand and each holding a handkerchief in the left hand.

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* A science example: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_Kekul%C3%A9 August Kekulé]], who discovered the ring structure of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzene benzene]] supposedly did so by dreaming of a snake with its tail in its mouth. mouth.
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Alternatively, he dreamed of six little elves in a ring, each grasping the coattails of another with their right hand and each holding a handkerchief in the left hand.hand; having parallels to molecular structure.


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* Frederick Banting had a dream help him find a method of extracting insulin, which later earned him a Nobel Prize.
* UsefulNotes/ThomasEdison would nap with metal ball-bearings, waking up when they fell, to get ideas from his dreams.
* While Elias Howe was getting inventors-block designing the first sewing machine, he had multiple dreams leading to the final solution involving a needle with a hole in it's tip.
* Dmitri Mendeleev's Periodic Table was a product of him falling asleep while music was playing in another room.
--> "I saw in a dream a table where all elements fell into place as required. Awakening, I immediately wrote it down on a piece of paper, only in one place did a correction later seem necessary."


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23rd Jan '16 9:18:18 AM nombretomado
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* StephenKing's ''Literature/TheLangoliers'' and ''Literature/{{Misery}}''.

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* StephenKing's Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/TheLangoliers'' and ''Literature/{{Misery}}''.
2nd Jan '16 4:33:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'': The "Dreams of Deadworld" four-partner is based on a nightmare that the artist had of the Dark Judges, a group of hideously evil undead executioners.
27th Dec '15 4:47:17 AM DragonQuestZ
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''[[DescribeTopicHere Guys, I had this cool dream. There was this internet site where we described conventions and patterns in TV shows, and we were describing how many shows were based on a dream.]]''
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