A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from June 09, 2018
“Dreams are like rainbows. Only idiots chase them”

"Dreams are like rainbows. Only idiots chase them” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images. The saying was printed on a jocular 2003 demotivational image from Despair.com.


15 November 2003, Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY), pg. C1, col. 3:
Give the gift of despair. Available any day now (mid-November) from Despair.com, just in time for holiday gift giving: the new 2004 Demotivators calendar ("It’s not just depressing - it’s positively negative.").

Despair.com brings you 12 parodies of those annoying Successories posters with employee-brainwashing themes like “Attitude” and “Teamwork.” In the new 2004 “Dreams” scene of a rainbow arching over a serene lake, you’ll be reminded that “Dreams are like rainbows. Only idiots chase them.”

24 November 2003, St. Cloud (MN) Times, pg. 1C, col. 1:
Web Sightings
DESPAIR.COM
A depressed twist on those motivational posters, notecards and screensavers exist here. Enjoy such slogans as “Dreams are like rainbows. Only idiots chase them” or on teamwork, “A few harmless flakes working together can unleash an avalanche of destruction.”

Google Books
Excellence Every Day:
Make the Daily Choice-- Inspire Your Employees and Amaze Your Customers

By Lior Arussy
Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc.
2008
Pg. 12:
Dreams are like rainbows. Only idiots chase them.

Twitter
Timothy Parez
@delegatevoid
Hmmm it says: “Dreams are like rainbows, only idiots chase them.... sometimes I wonder… sometimes I wonder
8:45 AM - 3 Jun 2008

Twitter
Marina Rezende
@MahRezende
Dreams are like rainbows, only idiots chase them.
9:43 AM - 15 Jul 2008

Twitter
Magic Dragon
@majickdragon
dreams are like rainbows, only idiots follow them
11:19 PM - 20 Mar 2009

Google Books
The Student EQ Edge:
Emotional Intelligence and Your Academic and Personal Success

By Korrel Kanoy, Steven J. Stein and Howard E. Book
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons
2013
Pg. ?:
Dreams are like rainbows. Only idiots chase them.

coburgbanks
50 Funny Motivational Quotes to Put a Smile on Your Face
By James Ball | May 25, 2016 | Friday Funnies
(...)
46. “Dreams are like rainbows. Only idiots chase them.” Unknown

Twitter
Rishabh Behar 🇮🇳
@RishabhBehar
Dreams are like rainbows, only idiots follow them✊ https://www.instagram.com/p/Bjbpwo4jfjX/?utm_source=ig_twitter_share&igshid=li1v0xteiiou
2:44 AM - 31 May 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTime/Weather • Saturday, June 09, 2018 • Permalink