70 Quotes About Dreams

Dreams are a curious thing. We all have them, but they’re so personal that it can be difficult to talk about them with others. Nevertheless, dreams are an important part of our lives. They can show us what we want, who we want to be, and what we’re afraid of. Here are 70 quotes about dreams to help you explore their significance in your life.
Much has been said and written about dreams over the centuries. They continue to be a source of fascination for many people around the world. Dreams offer us glimpses into our own minds and psyches while also hinting at possible futures or hidden messages from beyond our conscious understanding.
70 Quotes About Dreams

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

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

3. 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

4. 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

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

6. 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

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

8. Sleep is the best meditation. – Dalai Lama

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

10. I’m sick of following my dreams. I’m just going to ask them where they’re goin’, and hook up with them later. – Mitch Hedberg

11. My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth. – Abraham Lincoln

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

13. Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real. – Tupac Shakur

Thought: We all have moments where we wish we could escape reality. Whether it is to fight villains in an alternate universe, discover new civilizations, or even just for a little bit of peace and quiet, many people have looked into their imaginations for that reprieve. Some dreams are shorter than others but they all have one thing in common: they are better than the real world.
14. There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask why not? – Robert Kennedy

15. Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream. – Khalil Gibran

16. We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort. – Jesse Owens

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

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

19. All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together. – Jack Kerouac

20. Do all you can to make your dreams come true. – Joel Osteen

21. You have to dream before your dreams can come true. – Abdul Kalam

22. Dreams have only one owner at a time. That’s why dreamers are lonely. – Erma Bombeck

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

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

25. 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

26. Dreams are the touchstones of our character. – Henry David Thoreau

27. A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. – John Barrymore

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

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

30. Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again and this interdependence produces the highest form of living. – Anais Nin

31. Who looks outside, dreams who looks inside, awakes. – Carl Jung

32. Dreams are necessary to life. – Anais Nin

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

34. Dream and give yourself permission to envision a You that you choose to be. – Joy Page

35. Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths. – Joseph Campbell

36. I’m a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds. – Mike Tyson

37. Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. – George Bernard Shaw

38. The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind. – Sigmund Freud

39. I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say. A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep to dream my dreams of you. – Roy Orbison

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

41. The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. – Paul Valery

42. Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended. – Abdul Kalam

43. Dream in a pragmatic way. – Aldous Huxley

44. We all dream we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake. – Erich Fromm

45. Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet. – Victor Hugo

46. Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams? – Alfred Lord Tennyson

47. In dreams begins responsibility. – William Butler Yeats

48. I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake. – Rene Descartes

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

50. 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

51. Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquests. – Charles Lindbergh

52. I’ve always said that one night, I’m going to find myself in some field somewhere, I’m standing on grass, and it’s raining, and I’m with the person I love, and I know I’m at the very point I’ve been dreaming of getting to. – Drew Barrymore

53. The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. – Sarah Ban Breathnach

54. No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to fly high. No government, no legislature, has a right to limit your dreams. You should never agree to surrender your dreams. – Jesse Jackson

55. Sometimes, the only realists are the dreamers. – Paul Wellstone

56. Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together. – Eugene Ionesco

57. 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

58. When you cease to dream you cease to live. – Malcolm Forbes

59. Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages. – Terry Pratchett

60. All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams. – Elias Canetti

61. Dreaming or awake, we perceive only events that have meaning to us. – Jane Roberts

62. I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man. – Zhuangzi

63. A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. – Yoko Ono

64. All men of action are dreamers. – James Huneker

65. I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams. – Madonna Ciccone

66. Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth. – Jean-Paul Sartre

67. The dreamer can know no truth, not even about his dream, except by awaking out of it. – George Santayana

68. Those who have compared our life to a dream were right… we were sleeping wake, and waking sleep. – Michel de Montaigne

69. Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

70. I am a dreamer. Seriously, I’m living on another planet. – Eva Green

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