Dreams Sayings and Quotes

Dreams are the wishes of our subconscious. As we age, we tend to focus on what we should be doing rather than what we want to be doing. Don’t give up on your passions. Let the collection of wise, inspirational, and humorous dream quotes below ignite the spark that keeps you going.

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

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

Colin Powell

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

Walt Disney

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

Langston Hughes

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.     

T.E. Lawrence

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.     

Eleanor Roosevelt

When you have a dream that you can't let go of, trust your instincts and pursue it. But remember: Real dreams take work, They take patience, and sometimes they require you to dig down very deep. Be sure you're willing to do that.     

Harvey Mackay

Yes: I am a dreamer. For 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

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.     

Paulo Coelho

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.     

John Lennon

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

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

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

Marsha Norman

Dreams are excursions into the limbo of things, a semi-deliverance from the human prison.     

Henri Amiel

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.     

Unknown Author

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.     


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

Napoleon Hill

When you stop having dreams and ideals -- well, you might as well stop altogether.     

Marian Anderson

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

Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.     

Lao Tzu

You’ve got to follow your passion. You’ve got to figure out what it is you love, who you really are. And have the courage to do that. I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams.     

Oprah Winfrey

Often we don’t even realize who we’re meant to be because we’re so busy trying to live out someone else's ideas. But other people and their opinions hold no power in defining our destiny.     

Oprah Winfrey

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.     

James Allen

Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions.     

Edgar Cayce

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

J.K. Rowling

Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.     

William Dement

Dreams say what they mean, but they don't say it in daytime language.     

Gail Godwin

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


It may be that those who do most, dream most.     

Stephen Butler Leacock

Follow your dreams, they know the way.     

Kobe Yamada