Dream Quotes

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Dream Quotes Index

About Dreams
Barriers to Dream Fulfillment
Big Dreams
Blessings of Dreams
Death of a Dream
Dreams and Action
Dreams and Belief
Dreams and Courage
Dreams and God
Dreams and Passion
How to Realize Your Dreams
Humorous
Insightful
Inspirational
Living Your Dreams
Nourish Your Dreams
Protect Your Dreams
Proverbs
Purpose of Dreams

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About Dreams

"A man's dreams are an index to his greatness."
~ Zadok Rabinwitz

"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world."
~ Oscar Wilde

"Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you imagine it."
~ George Lucas

"It was the man's dream, and his inspiring attempt to make them come true that remain important."
~ Francis Ford Coppola

"Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true."
~ Napoleon Hill

"Dream tonight of peacock tails, Diamond fields and spouter whales. Ills are many, blessing few, But dreams tonight will shelter you."
~ Herman Melville

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"Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before."
~ Edgar Allan Poe

"The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true."
~ Edgar Allan Poe

"In Dreams Begin Responsibilities."
~ Delmore Schwartz

"My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected."
~ Anna M. Uhlich

"However vague they are, dreams have a way of concealing themselves and leave us no peace until they are translated into reality, like seeds germinating underground, sure to sprout in their search for the sunlight."
~ Lin Yutang

"But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet, Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."
~ William Butler Yeats

"Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare."
~H.F. Hedge

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"That which the dream shows is the shadow of such wisdom as exists in man, even if during his waking state he may know nothing about it.... We do not know it because we are fooling away our time with outward and perishing things, and are asleep in regard to that which is real within ourself."
~Paracelsus, quoted in The Dream Game

"In dreams, we enter a world that's entirely our own."
~ Steven Kloves, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (movie)

"A dream is a microscope through which we look at the hidden occurrences in our soul."
~ Erich Fromm (Thanks, Sarah)

"Some colors exist in dreams that are not present in the waking spectrum."
~ Terri Guillemets

"We are not only less reasonable and less decent in our dreams... we are also more intelligent, wiser and capable of better judgment when we are asleep than when we are awake."
~ Erich Fromm

"Those who have compared our life to a dream were right.... We sleeping wake, and waking sleep."
~ Michel de Montaigne, Essays, 1580

"Our waking hours form the text of our lives, our dreams, the commentary."
~ Anonymous

"Dreams are the touchstones of our character."
~ Henry David Thoreau

"Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them."
~ John Updike

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Barriers to Dream Fulfillment

"The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you."
~ Tom Bradley

"You'll never achieve your dreams if they don't become goals."
~ Anonymous

"We fail more often by timidity than by over-daring."
~ David Grayson

"Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless."
~ Jamie Paolinetti

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Big Dreams

"If your dream is big enough, the facts don't count."
~ Don Ward

"Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men."
~ Goethe

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Blessings of Dreams

"Happy are those who dream dreams and are willing to pay the price to make them come true."
~ Anonymous

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Death of a Dream

"I had a dream my life would be different from this hell I am living, so different from what it seemed. Now life has killed the dream I dreamed."
~ Victor Hugo

"When the legends die, the dreams end; there is no more greatness."
~ Tecumseh of the Shawnees

"The end of wisdom is to dream high enough not to lose the dream in the seeking of it."
~ William Faulkner

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Dreams and Action

"A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement."
~ Bo Bennett

"But we can hold our spirits and our bodies so pure and high, we may cherish such thoughts and such ideals, and dream such dreams of lofty purpose, that we can determine and know what manner of men we will be, whenever and wherever the hour strikes and calls to noble action."
~ Joshua Chamberlain

"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now."
~ Goethe

"Your dreams come true when you act to turn them into realities."
~ Anonymous

"You're the only one who can make the difference. Whatever your dream is, go for it."
~ Earvin Magic Johnson

"Act, and God will act."
~ Joan of Arc

"What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do."
~ John Ruskin

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."
~ Walt Disney

"Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows."
~ Pope Paul VI

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Dreams and Belief

"If you can dream it, you can do it."
~ Walt Disney

"Your dreams can be realities. They are the stuff that leads us through life toward great happiness."
~ Deborah Norville

"It's the independent American spirit that built this country - hard-working entrepreneurs who believe in the reality of their dreams."
~ Robert E. Hughes

"You can do it if you believe you can!"
~ Napoleon Hill

"The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen."
~ Frank Lloyd Wright

"Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can."
~ Richard Bach

"Whatever you believe with feeling becomes your reality."
~ Brian Tracy

"Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve."
~ Mary Kay Ash

"Believe deep down in your heart that you're destined to do great things."
~ Joe Paterno

"Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy."
~ Norman Vincent Peale

"If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning."
~ Gandhi

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Dreams and Courage

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."
~ Walt Disney

"It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams."
~ Les Brown

"It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else."
~ Erma Bombeck

"There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality."
~ Jonas Salk

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Dreams and God

"God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow in them. "
~ Unknown

"Pay attention to your dreams - God's angels often speak directly to our hearts when we are asleep."
~ Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

"Dreams are illustrations... from the book your soul is writing about you."
~ Marsha Norman

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Dreams and Passion

"Follow your heart and your dreams will come true."
~ Anonymous

"Love is what dreams are made of."
~ Anonymous

"When your heart is in your dreams, no request is too extreme."
~ Jiminy Cricket

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How to Realize Your Dreams

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."
~ Henry David Thoreau

"High achievers spot rich opportunities swiftly, make big decisions quickly and move into action immediately. Follow these principles and you can make your dreams come true."
~ Robert H. Schuller

"The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance - and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning."
~ Oprah Winfrey

"Somehow I can't believe that there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C s. They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy and the greatest of these is Confidence. When you believe a thing, believe it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably."
~ Walt Disney

"Keep true to the dreams of thy youth."
~ Johann Friedrich von Schiller

"No dream comes true until you wake up and go to work."
~ Anonymous

"The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want."
~ Ben Stein

"Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer."
~ Marcia Wieder

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."
~ Anatole France

"You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself."
~ Diana Ross

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Humorous

"Chase down your passion like it's the last bus of the night."
~ Terri Guillemets

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Insightful

"The poorest man in the world is the man without a dream.The most frustrated man in the world is the man with a dream that never becomes reality."
~ Myles Munroe

"A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further then a great idea that inspires no one."
~ Mary Kay Ash

"Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world."
~ Joel Barker

"A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams."
~ John Barrymore

"Dreams have but one owner at a time. That is why dreamers are lonely."
~ Erma Bombeck

"It may be that those who do most, dream most."
~ Stephen Butler Leacock

"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. In their grey visions they obtain glimpses of eternity."
~ Edgar Allan Poe

"Codi: 'So you think we all just have animal dreams. We can't think of anything to dream except our ordinary lives.'Loyd: 'Only if you have an ordinary life. If you want sweet dreams, you've got to live a sweet life.'"
~ Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

"Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal."
~ Pamela Vaull Starr

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"The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up."
~ Paul Valery

"Some men see things as they are and say 'why'? Others dream things that never were and say 'why not'?"
~ George Bernard Shaw

"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."
~ Henry David Thoreau

"Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity."
~ Kahlil Gibran

"Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go."
~ Louise Driscoll

"Before your dreams can come true, you have to have those dreams."
~ Dr. Joyce Brothers

"If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal. Not to people or things."
~ Albert Einstein

"Big thinking precedes great achievement."
~ Wilferd A. Peterson

"If you want it to happen, you must make it happen. If you let it happen, you won't like what happened."
~ Dale Adams

"Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was."
~ Richard L. Evans

"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."
~ Vince Lombarde

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in determination."
~ Tommy Lasorda

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Inspirational

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

"No dreamer is ever too small; no dream is ever too big."
~ Anonymous

"Yesterday is but a vision, and tomorrow is only a dream. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a dream of hope."
~ Anonymous

"Make no little plans, they have no magic to stir men's blood and will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble and logical plan never dies, but long after we are gone will be a living thing."
~ Lita Bane

"Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born."
~ Dr. Dale E. Turner

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."
~ Harriet Tubman

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"Dream as if you'll live forever... live as if you'll die today."
~ James Dean

"Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts."
~ Unknown

"Your aspirations are your possibilities."
~ Samuel Johnson

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
~ Mark Twain

"What great things would you attempt if you knew you could not fail."
~ Robert H. Schuller

"The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable."
~ Christopher Reeve

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Living Your Dreams

"The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams."
~ Oprah Winfrey

"I don't dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living."
~ Steven Spielberg

"Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake."
~ Henry David Thoreau

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Nourish Your Dreams

"Cherish your visions and you dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements."
~ Napoleon Hill

"We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true."
~ Woodrow Wilson

"If you have a dream, give it a chance to happen."
~ Richard M. DeVos

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Protect Your Dreams

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
~ Mark Twain

"I have spread my dreams beneath your feet. Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."
~ W.B. Yeats

"Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly."
~ Langston Hughes

"Don't let anyone steal your dream. It's your dream, not theirs."
~ Dan Zadra

"No person has the right to rain on your dreams."
~ Marian Wright Edelman

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Proverbs

"Hope is the dream of the waking man."
~ French Proverb

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Purpose of Dreams

"The greatest thing about man is his ability to transcend himself, his ancestry and his environment and to become what he dreams of being."
~ Tully C. Knoles

"A civilization is as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamt by artists."
~ Anonymous

"Keep your heart open to dreams. For as long as there's a dream, there is hope, and as long as there is hope, there is joy in living."
~ Anonymous

"Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall at last unveil."
~ John Ruskin

"The key to happiness is having dreams. The key to success is making your dreams come true."
~ Anonymous

"Dreams are answers to questions we haven't yet figured out how to ask."
~ X-Files

"Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions."
~ Edgar Cayce

"I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can play together all night."
~ Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes

"The best reason for having dreams is that in dreams no reasons are necessary."
~ Ashleigh Brilliant

"Nothing happens unless first a dream."
~ Carl Sandburg

"You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them."
~ Michael Jordan

"I have heard it said that the first ingredient of success - the earliest spark in the dreaming youth - is this; dream a great dream."
~ John A. Appleman

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