Quotes About Dreams – A Powerful Source of Inspiration and Motivation

It has been famously said that “Dreams are the windows of the soul.” This is especially true when it comes to dreaming about the future. Dreams can give us hope and inspire us to achieve great things. Here are some quotes about dreams that will encourage and uplift you.

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I used to think that dreams were just random images and thoughts that our brains produced while we were sleeping. I never gave them much thought and just chalked them up to being insignificant. But, as I’ve grown older, I’ve come to realize that dreams are actually a reminder to stay positive and hopeful.

No matter what might be going on in our lives, we always have the opportunity to dream of a better tomorrow. Dreams remind us that anything is possible and that we can always strive to be better. They give us hope for a brighter future and help us to stay positive during difficult times.

So, next time you have a bad day or find yourself feeling down, try to remember your dreams. They are a sign that everything will eventually be alright.

127 Quotes About Dreams

  1. “No person has the right to rain on your dreams.” – Martin Luther King Jr

2. “Dreams have only one owner at a time. That’s why dreamers are lonely.” – William Faulkner

3. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” –  Paulo Coelho

4. “If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.” – Dr Roopleen

5. “Sometimes the price of dreams is achieving them.” – Michael J. Sullivan

6. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy T. Bennett

7. “Rich men have dreams. Poor men die to make them come true.” – Glen Cook

8. “Hope is a waking dream.”- Aristotle

9. “We must never stop dreaming. Dreams provide nourishment for the soul, just as a meal does for the body.” – Paulo Coelho

10. “The greatest thing about dreams is they don’t expire. They can lay dormant for years and when you pull them out and dust them off, they shine like new.” – Casi McLean

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Quotes About Following Your Dreams

11. “Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you imagine it.” – George Lucas

12. “Dreams are necessary to life.” – Anais Nin

13. “In my dreams, I never have an age.” – Madeleine L’Engle

14. “Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” – Gloria Steinem

15. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

16. “The basis of action is lack of imagination. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.” – Oscar Wil

17. “Dreams are what guide us, art is what defines us, math is what makes it all possible, and love is what lights our way.” – Mike Norton

18. “You’re never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. – Richard Bach

19. “When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never want to live again, only to dream forever.” – Alexandre Dumas

20. “It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.” – Erma Bombeck

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Quotes About Dreams and Goals

21. “Hearts rebuilt from hope resurrect dreams killed by hate.” – Aberjhani

22. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” –  Dr. Seuss

23. “Waking consciousness is dreaming – but dreaming constrained by external reality” – Oliver Sacks

24. “In dreams begin responsibilities.” – William Butler Yeat

25. “Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.” – Alice Sebold

26. “If you’re afraid of your own dreams, you’re welcome here in mine.” – Laini Taylor

27. “Permit your dreams to see the daylight.” – Bernard Kelvin Cliv

28. “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.” – John Lennon

29. “You have wakened not out of sleep, but into a prior dream, and that dream lies within another, and so on, to infinity, which is the number of grains of sand. The path that you are to take is endless, and you will die before you have truly awakened.” – Jorge Luis Borges

30. “You may tire of reality but you never tire of dreams.” – Lucy Maud Montgomery

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31. “All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.” – Jack Kerouac

32. “In my dreams, I never have an age.” – Madeleine L’Engle

33. “Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together. ”-  Anais Nin

34. “People think dreams aren’t real just because they aren’t made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes.” – Neil Gaiman

35. “Goals are dreams with deadlines.” – Diana Scharf

36. “It was impossible, of course. But when did that ever stop any dreamer from dreaming.” – Laini Taylor

37. “A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness.” – Jean Genet

38. “Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself. Believe in yourself, your abilities and your own potential. Never let self-doubt hold you captive. You are worthy of all that you dream of and hope for.” – Roy T. Bennett

39. “The best reason for having dreams is that in dreams no reasons are necessary.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

40. “There are some people who live in a dream world, and some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.” – Douglas Everett

Quotes About Never Giving Up On Your Dreams

41. “Be a dreamer. If you don’t know how to dream, you’re dead.” – Jim Valvano

42. “A dream is the key that unlocks the mysteries of the waking world…” – Juliet Marillier

43. “Some people grow into their dreams, instead of out of them.” – Lois McMaster Bujold

44. “During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams” – Tupac Shakur

45. “It’s strange how dreams get under your skin and give your heart a test for what’s real and what’s imaginary.” – Jason Mraz

46. “Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.” – William Dement

47. “Dream your own dreams, achieve your own goals. Your journey is your own and unique.” – Roy T. Bennett

48. “I dream. Sometimes I think that’s the only right thing to do.” – Haruki Murakami

49. “The only thing standing between you and your dreams is … reluctance.” – Carroll Bryant

50. “Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.” – Edgar Cayce

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51. “The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and the willingness to work hard for them.” – Michelle Obama

52. “The excitement of dreams coming true is beyond the description of words.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

53. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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.” –  H. Jackson Brown Jr

54. “When you punish a person for dreaming his dream Don’t expect him to thank or forgive you.” – John Darnielle

55. “Dream big and never give up on those dreams. Who knows where they’ll take you?” –  Amy McGuire

56. “Dreams would always end with you, and then mornings would steal you away with a cruelty that haunted my days.” – Laura Miller

57. “No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true.” – Walt Disney Company

58. “A dream, all a dream, that ends in nothing, and leaves the sleeper where he lay down, but I wish you to know that you inspired it.” – Charles Dickens

59. “Every time my dreams threaten to become reality, something always happens and I end up alone.” – Jane Green

60. “Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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61. “The dreams we are chasing and the reality that is chasing us are always parallel; they never meet.” – Ai Yazawa

62. “Build your castle of dreams but don’t live in it.” – marty rubin

63. “Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.” – Henry David Thoreau

64. “You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Roy T. Bennett

65. “If your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small.” – Richard Branson

66. “Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.” – Dr Roopleen

67. “Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.” – Henry David Thoreau

68. “The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” – Paul Valéry

69. “It can take years to mold a dream. It takes only a fraction of a second for it to be shattered.” – Mary E. Pearson

70. “The art of living is the art of bringing dreams and reality together.” – Tom Hodgkinson

Motivational Dream Quotes

71. “If you don’t build your dreams, someone will hire you to help build theirs.” – Tony Gaskin

72. “If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.” – Walt Disney

73. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale

74. “Dream big. Wake up. Take the first step into the unknown.” – Roy T. Bennett

75. “As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning.” – Barbara Sher

76. “Sometimes we get through adversity only by imagining what the world might be like if our dreams should ever come true.” – Arthur Golden

77. “The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you.” – Tom Bradley

78. “It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.” – Man Ray

79. “Suffering just means you’re having a bad dream. Happiness means you’re having a good dream. Enlightenment means getting out of the dream altogether.” – Jed McKenna

80. “Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.” – John Updike

Dream Big Quotes

81. “Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

82. “Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.” – Anais Nin

83. “Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night.” – Charles Fisher

84. “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” – Colin Powell

85. “Never quit on your one and only dream.” – Raven Kaldera

86. “Nights through dreams tell the myths forgotten by the day.” – C.G. Jung

87. “But instead of spending our lives running towards our dreams, we are often running away from a fear of failure or a fear of criticism.” – Eric Wright

88. “Follow your passion and dreams, do what you truly love, put aside any nonsense or worries and realize that this moment it is all we’ve got.” – Frank Arrigazzi

89. “I want to keep my dreams, even bad ones, because without them, I might have nothing all night long.” – Joseph Heller

90. “If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.” – Les Brown

Positive Quotes About Dreams

91. “Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.” – Jonas Salk

92.  “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

93. “I’ve dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas: they’ve gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind.” – Emily Brontë

94. “Dreams are stories made by and for the dreamer, and each dreamer has his own folds to open and knots to untie.” – Siri Hustvedt

95. “By the truth we are undone. Life is a dream. ‘Tis the waking that kills us. He who robs us of our dreams robs us of our life.” –  Virginia Woolf

96. “The dream is the small hidden door in the deepest and most intimate sanctum of the soul, which opens to that primeval cosmic night that was soul long before there was conscious ego and will be soul far beyond what a conscious ego could ever reach.” – Carl Jung

97. “I have a theory that movies operate on the level of dreams, where you dream yourself.” – Meryl Streep

98. “Dream big. Start small. But most of all start.” – Simon Sinek

99. “Do all you can to make your dreams come true.” – Joel Osteen

100. “Dare to dream, but even more importantly, dare to put action behinds your dreams.” – Josh Hinds

101. “Surround yourself with people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambitions, and bring out the best in you.” –  Roy T. Bennett

102. “Nothing happens unless first we dream.” – Carl Sandburg

103. “Often secret desires as well as abilities surface in our dreams.” – P.C. Cast

104. “Five minutes are enough to dream a whole life, that is how relative time is.” – Mario Benedetti

105. “Dreams come a size too big so we can grow in them.” – Josie Bissett

106. “I had a dream about you last night.. You were playing with chicken livers and told me everyone was in quarantine.” – Amy Summers

107. “Dreams are illustrations… from the book your soul is writing about you.” – Marsha Norman

108. “The only dreams that come true are the ones you chase, if you do nothing, you get nothing.” – Joseph Atser

109. “Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.” – Dale Turner

110. “If you don’t have a dream, how are you going to make a dream come true?.” – Oscar Hammerstein

111. “We are more curious about the meaning of dreams than about things we see when awake.” – Diogenes Laertius

112. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” ~ C.S Lewis

113. “Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears.” – Richard Wilkins

114. “Dream and give yourself permission to envision a YOU that you choose to be.” – Joy Page

115. “Real things in the darkness seem no realer than dreams.” – Murasaki Shikibu

116. “The imagination is the goal of history. I see culture as an effort to literally realize our collective dreams.” – Terence McKenna

117. “Life without dreams is like a bird with a broken wing – it can’t fly.” – Dan Peña

118. “Never stop believing that your dreams are eternal.” – Truth Devour,

119. “What you had yesterday is only memories; what you will have tomorrow is your dreams and what you will do today, let it be love.” – Santosh Kalwar

120. “Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

121. “The only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey

122. “Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.” – Belva Davis

123. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem 

124. “We all need to have dreams. The question is, does the dream control you or do you control the dream?” – Robin Jones Gunn

125. “When you cease to dream, you cease to live.” – Malcolm Forbes

126. “Dreams don’t work unless you do.” – John C. Maxwell 

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