“I Dreamed a Dream” is the popular song from the musical Les Misérables. The song is a lament, sung by the anguished, dying, and impoverished character Fantine, who thinks back to happier days and wonders at all that has gone wrong in her life. This song has been sung numerous times by several people, most recently by actress Anne Hathaway, who won a 2013 Golden Globe Award for her role playing Fantine in the 2012 musical film of Les Misérables.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.