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You’ll discover here 170 of the best dream quotes I could find. My goal is that you’ll find motivation to make your dream come true. And remember: most dreams are worth suffering for. Enjoy!

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Nothing happens unless first a dream. Carl Sandburg

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

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

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Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. Carl Jung

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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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A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities. J.R.R. Tolkien

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

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I like dreams of the future better than the history of the past. Thomas Jefferson

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Dreams are the seedlings of realities. James Allen

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Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something. You got a dream, you gotta protect it. When people can’t do something themselves, they are going to tell you that you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. Period. Will Smith (Pursuit of Happyness)

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

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

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That which is dreamed can never be lost, can never be undreamed. Neil Gaiman

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You’ll stumble upon something you can’t stop thinking about, something more important than anything else. Make it the focus of your life. Maxime Lagacé

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It’s difficult to follow your dream. It’s a tragedy not to. Ralph Marston

Related quotes and topics: change and growth, success, motivation

The Best Dream Quotes

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If you give up on your dreams, what’s left? Jim Carrey Click to tweet

Fill your brain with giant dreams so it has no space for petty pursuits. Robin Sharma

Freedom is the word that the human dream feeds on, that no one can explain nor fail to understand. Cecília Meireles

If you’ve never stared off in the distance, then your life is a shame. Adam Duritz

Yesterday’s dreams are often tomorrow’s realities. Bruce Lee

Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure. Victor Hugo

We’re told that the American dream will bring you happiness, and it will not. I think a lot of us learn as we get older that happiness is internal. Happiness is a choice that you make and a skill that you develop. Naval Ravikant

Make the action to move closer to your dream the first action you take each day. Leo Babauta

Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams. Patch Adams

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I don’t dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living. Steven Spielberg Click to tweet

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Dream is not that you see in the sleep; dream is that does not allow you to sleep. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Genius is the ability to put into effect what is in your mind. There’s no other definition of it. F. Scott Fitzgerald

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible. Thomas Edward Lawrence

You’re alive, Bod. That means you have infinite potential. You can do anything, make anything, dream anything. Neil Gaiman (The Graveyard Book)

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. J.K. Rowling

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. John Barrymore Click to tweet

Sometimes, in a summer morning, having taken my accustomed bath, I sat in my sunny doorway from sunrise till noon, rapt in reverie. Henry David Thoreau

Reverie is not a mind vacuum. It is rather the gift of an hour which knows the plenitude of the soul. Gaston Bachelard

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

Anyone who dreams of an uncommon life eventually discovers that there is no choice but to seek an uncommon approach to living it. Gary Keller (The ONE Thing)

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. Buddha

We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming – well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate. Amy Tan

I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now? John Lennon

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to. Kahlil Gibran

Dream what you dare to dream. Go where you want to go. Be what you want to be. Earl Nightingale

Related topic: goals

Part 2. Dream Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Dream Quotes

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

You can kill the dreamer, but you can’t kill the dream. Martin Luther King Jr

I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams. Oprah Winfrey

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. Martin Luther King Jr

You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’ George Bernard Shaw

Imagine all the people living life in peace. 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

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. Albert Einstein

Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine. Elvis Presley

It was all a dream. The Notorious B.I.G.

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

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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

We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep. Williams Shakespeare

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. Edgar Allen Poe

A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes. Mahatma Gandhi

Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing. William Arthur Ward

Fashion is about dreaming and making other people dream. Donatella Versace

I dream my painting and I paint my dream. Vincent van Gogh

I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. Pablo Picasso

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

You have to dream before your dreams can come true. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get. Michael Phelps Click to tweet

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. Muhammad Ali

Sometimes a dream almost whispers, it never shouts. So you have to, every day of your lives, be ready to hear what whispers in your ear. Steven Spielberg

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

Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. James Dean

Short Dream Quotes

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One-liners, short dreams quotes, sayings, thoughts and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, backgrounds.
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Never give up on your dreams. Barack Obama Click to tweet

Dreams come true. Unknown

I dwell in possibility. Emily Dickinson

Hope is a waking dream. Aristotle

Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain

Dreams are necessary to life. Anais Nin

Let your dreams be your wings. Unknown

In dreams begins responsibility. W. B. Yeats

You get one life. Make it count. Shane Parrish

Dreams don’t work unless you do. John C. Maxwell

Dream big. Start small. Act now. Robin Sharma

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Swim out of your little pond. Rumi

Think, believe, dream, and dare. Walt Disney

I don’t chase dreams, I hunt goals. Unknown

Face reality or escape with a dream. Maxime Lagacé

Never leave your dreams unfulfilled. James Clear

Man is a genius when he is dreaming. Akira Kurosawa

In dreams I have achieved everything. Fernando Pessoa

The journey is essential to the dream. Francis of Assisi

Don’t call it a dream, call it a plan. Unknown

Don’t tell people your dreams, show them. Unknown

If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Steve Jobs

Any dream is possible, if you have courage. Walt Disney

Honor your dreams and they will be honored. Gabby Bernstein

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

Build a dream and the dream will build you. Robert H. Schuller

Dreams are the touchstones of our character. Henry David Thoreau

The shell must break before the bird can fly. Alfred Tennyson

Believe in your dreams. If you don’t, who will? Jon Bon Jovi Click to tweet

For the goal is to die with memories, not dreams. Unknown

Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions. Edgar Cayce

Never let your memories be greater than your dreams. Douglas Ivester

It is a happiness to wonder; it is a happiness to dream. Edgar Allan Poe

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Inspirational Dream Quotes

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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. Les Brown (wrongly attritubed to C.S. Lewis) Click to tweet

At school the word ‘daydreamer’ is an insult. Yet everything we are surrounded by was first a dream in someone’s head. We live in the dreamer’s world. Live the dream. Thibaut

At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable. Christopher Reeve

Give your dreams all you’ve got and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you. William James

Never, ever, let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do. Prove the cynics wrong. Pity them for they have no imagination. The sky’s the limit. Your sky. Your limit. Now. Let’s dance. Tom Hiddleston

Once you’ve truly controlled your own fate, for better or for worse, you’ll never let anyone else tell you what to do. Naval Ravikant

Make your dream so clear that it’s the only thing you think about all day long. Maxime Lagacé

The invariable mark of a dream is to see it come true. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each others dreams, we can be together all the time. Calvin and Hobbes

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. James A. Froude

When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality. Dom Helder Camara

There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits. Michael Phelps

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Forsake all inhibitions, pursue thy dreams. Walt Whitman

God knows the dreams and desires in your heart; in fact, he gave them to you. He will order your steps and take you where you need to be. Joel Osteen

The answer is dreams. Dreaming on and on. Entering the world of dreams and never coming out. Living in dreams for the rest of time. Haruki Murakami

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

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

It’s important to have specific dreams. Dream big. Dream without fear. Randy Pausch (See also: The Last Lecture, inspiring YouTube video)

You have a certain amount of time to be alive – to pursue your hopes, dreams, and passions. Make it count. Life Math Money

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

Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. Farrah Gray Click to tweet

Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open. Pauline Kael

Our dreams prove that to imagine – to dream about things that have not happened – is among mankind’s deepest needs. Milan Kundera

The further the reward from the effort, the thinner the competition. Patience is the gatekeeper. Johnny Uzan

See also: 9 Habits That Can Keep You From Achieving Your Dreams or You Will Become What You Think with Tom Bilyeu (inspirational YouTube video)

Funny Dream Quotes

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I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering. Steven Wright Click to tweet

That’s why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it. George Carlin

He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher… or, as his wife would have it, an idiot. Douglas Adams

Democracy is only a dream: it should be put in the same category as Arcadia, Santa Claus, and Heaven. H. L. Mencken

I dream of a day where I walk down the street and hear people talk about morality, sustainability and philosophy instead of the Kardashians. Keanu Reeves

If you even dream of beating me, you’d better wake up and apologize. Muhammad Ali

Dream the dreams that have never been dreamt. David Bower

What is not started today is never finished tomorrow. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Delaying pursuing your dreams is like saving up sex for old age — you might get what you want eventually, but it won’t be as much fun. Shane Parrish

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Ah, nothing is too late, till the tired heart shall cease to palpitate. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Dreams can change, if we all stuck with our first dreams there would be a lot of cowboys and princesses running around. Stephen Colbert

Television is simply automated daydreaming. Lee Loevinger

Deep Dream Sayings

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If you aren’t living your dreams then you’re living your fears. Daymond John Click to tweet

People will laugh at your dreams then hate you when you make them come true. Lance Allred

What are we after all our dreams, after all our memories? Nicholas Sparks

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

A dream is an answer to a question we haven’t yet learned how to ask. Fox Mulder (X Files)

The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold. Kahlil Gibran

The mind was dreaming. The world was its dream. Jorge Luis Borges

Dreaming is hoping. Hoping is desiring. Desiring is suffering. Suffering is living. But your dream is worth suffering for. Maxime Lagacé

The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle. Anais Nin

Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top. Virginia Woolf

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If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time. Marcel Proust

Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams. Ralph Waldo Emerson

You only dream as big as you think and you only think as big as what you see. Tom Bilyeu Click to tweet

The best love affairs are those we never had. Norman Lindsay

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

Asking your children to carry the burden of your dreams is the worst form of child labour. Thibaut

All that appears is devoid of independent existence, just like a magical apparition or a dream. Padmasambhava

When you stop having dreams and ideals – well, you might as well stop altogether. Marian Anderson

There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream and we, are the imagination of ourselves. Bill Hicks

When your deepest thoughts are broken, keep on dreaming boy, cause when you stop dreaming it’s time to die. Shannon Hoon

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

Wise Dream Sayings

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Dreamers and artists change the world while others face the change. Maxime Lagacé

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Buddha

You should realize that everything you see is like a dream or illusion. Bodhidharma

We spend most of our waking lives dreaming. We think we’re awake but we’re walking around talking to ourselves. Naval Ravikant

If growing up is the process of creating ideas and dreams about what life should be, then maturity is letting go again. Mary Beth Danielson

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. Sholom Aleichem

If what’s inside your dreams wasn’t already real inside you, you couldn’t even dream it. Gloria Steinem

We walk away from our dreams afraid we may fail, or worse yet, afraid we may succeed. William Forrester

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Nobody is ever too old to dream. And dreams never grow old. L.M. Montgomery

It seems to me I am trying to tell you a dream – making a vain attempt, because no relation of a dream can convey the dream-sensation, that commingling of absurdity, surprise, and bewilderment in a tremor of struggling revolt, that notion of being captured by the incredible which is of the very essence of dreams…No, it is impossible; it is impossible to convey the life-sensation of any given epoch of one’s existence — that which makes its truth, its meaning — its subtle and penetrating essence. It is impossible. We live, as we dream — alone. Joseph Conrad

People don’t come to church for preachments, of course, but to daydream about God. Kurt Vonnegut

Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica. Stephen Leacock

I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see. Duane Michals (Real Dreams)

It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream. Edgar Allan Poe

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See also: Walt Disney Lessons: 10 Magical Ways To Make Your Dreams Come True

Part 3. Conclusion

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Poem #1
Yesterday is but a dream,
Tomorrow is only a vision.
But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness,
and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Kālidāsa

Poem #2
I love the silent hour of night,
For blissful dreams may then arise,
Revealing to my charmed sight
What may not bless my waking eyes. Anne Brontë

Call to action: Watch You Need to Dream Bigger with Tom Bilyeu (YouTube video)

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.

You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Strava, Sportstats, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

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August 6, 2019

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July 15, 2021

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