Dreams (quotes)

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What is a dream?

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A dream is a cherished aspiration

  • Dream: A cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal.  Oxford Dictionary
  • Dream: An aspiration; goal; aim.  Dictionary.com
  • Dream: A strongly desired goal or purpose.  Merriam Webster
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The power of dreams

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All great achievements start with a dream

  • Nothing happens unless first a dream. Carl Sandburg
  • The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg; and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities. James Allen
  • Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you 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. The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. James Allen
  • Everything is created twice – first mentally, then physically. Greg Anderson
  • All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers. Orison Swett Marden
  • To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. Anatole France
  • No one has ever achieved anything from the smallest to the greatest unless the dream was dreamed first. Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere. Joyce A. Myers
  • Imagination, Build, Begin. To accomplish great things we must first dream, then visualize, then plan… believe… act! Alfred A. Montapert
  • Dreamers are mocked as impractical. The truth is they are the most practical, as their innovations lead to progress and a better way of life for all of us. Robin S. Sharma
  • 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
  • I dream my painting and I paint my dream. Vincent van Gogh
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Dreams inspire great actions

  • The greatest doer must also be a great dreamer. Theodore Roosevelt
  • It may be those who do most… dream most. Stephen Leacock
  • The more you can dream, the more you can do. Michael Korda
  • All men of action are dreamers. James Huneker
  • If I can dream, I can act. And if I can act, I can become. Poh Yu Khing
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Dreams are a catalyst to success and personal greatness

  • All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose. Brian Tracy
  • The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way. Robert Kiyosaki
  • Only when you dream it you can do it. Dhirubhai Ambani
  • A man’s dreams are an index to his greatness. Zadoc Rabinowitz
  • The Universe always conspires to help dreamers. Paulo Coelho
  • The world lies in the hands of those who have the courage to dream and who take the risk of living out their dreams – each according to his or her own talent.  Paulo Coelho
  • 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
  • Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them-a desire, a dream, a vison. Mahatma Gandhi
  • The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were. John Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • We need men who can dream of things that never were. John F. Kennedy
  • A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things in a vision, a dream of the whole thing. Charles M. Schwab
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Dreams represent new and untapped possibilities within us

  • Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. Gloria Steinem
  • 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
  • Our aspirations are our possibilities. Robert Browning
  • Man is a genius when he is dreaming. Akira Kurosawa
  • Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us. Wilma Rudolph
  • Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go. Only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be. Karen Ryan
  • That’s why, if you really want to break out of the mundane, you must learn to think and dream the impossible. Only with repeated thoughts can the impossible be made possible through the intention of the nonlocal mind. Deepak Chopra
  • There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become. Orison Swett Marden
  • Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true. Napoleon Hill
  • 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. Walt Disney
  • Some men look at things the way they are and ask why? I dream of things that are not and ask why not? Robert Kennedy
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Our dreams have enormous power to inspire and energise us

  • Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire – you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away. Denis Waitley
  • Dreams make you click, juice you, turn you on, excite the living daylights out of you. You cannot wait to get out of bed to continue pursuing your dream. The kind of dream I’m talking about gives meaning to your life. It is the ultimate motivator. Jim Collins
  • You see things and say “Why?” but I dream things that never were, and I say, Why not? George Bernard Shaw
  • Most people never run far enough on their first wind, to find out if they’ve got a second. Give your dreams all you’ve got, and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you. William James
  • Dreams, goals, ambitions – these are the stuff man uses for fuel. Ron Hubbard
  • Fatigue dominates the lives of those who are living without direction and dreams. Robin Sharma
  • Passion always trumps excuses! Passion is the inner excitement of being on the right path, doing what feels good to you and what you know you are meant to do. It’s my contention that the mere presence of passion within you—and the enthusiasm that comes with it—is all you need to fulfll your dreams. Wayne Dyer
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Dream’s are the siren call of the soul …

  • Live your spirit’s dreams, not your mind’s. Alan Cohen
  • Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. Ralph Vaull Starr
  • Dreams are whispers from your soul. Marcia Wieder
  • Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you. Marsha Norman
  • Dreams won’t always take you on a straight path to destiny, but they’re usually related to what your soul wants for you. Kelly Cutrone
  • It would be helpful if the universe would give us one big clue, or a giant compass, if you will, pointing to the direction we should be taking. In fact, the compass is there. To find it, you need only look inside yourself to discover your soul’s purest desire, its dream for your life. Deepak Chopra
  • Our creative dreams and yearnings come from a divine source. As we move toward our dreams, we move toward our divinity. Julia Cameron
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… and nourish the soul

  • Dreams are logs that feed the fire of our souls. Marcela Bennett
  • Dreams nourish the soul just as food nourishes the body. The pleasure of the search and of adventure feed our dreams. Paulo Coelho
  • Cut not the wings of your dreams, for they are the heartbeat and the freedom of your soul. Flavia
  • People need dreams, there’s as much nourishment in them as food. Dorothy Gilman
  • We must never stop dreaming. Dreams provide nourishment for the soul, just as a meal does for the body. Paulo Coelho
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Dreams are the very stuff of life …

  • Dreams are necessary to life. Anaïs Nin
  • Dreams are the spark plugs of life. Karl Moore
  • How do you go from where you are to where you wanna be? And I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal. And you have to be willing to work for it. Jim Valvano
  • When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life. Greg Anderson
  • Dreams, ideas, and plans not only are an escape, they give me purpose, a reason to hang on. Steven Callahan
  • You must go after your wish. As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning. Barbara Sher
  • One must desire something to be alive. Margaret Deland
  • I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires. Kahlil Gibran
  • If there is any point at all to life, surely it is to live out our dreams, to serve, to follow our bliss, to release the music within us, play it with joy and to share it with others? Lance Secretan
  • All men and women are born, live, suffer and die; what distinguishes us one from another is our dreams, whether they be dreams about worldly or unworldly things, and what we do to make them come about… We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical epoch, the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death. But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live. Joseph Epstein
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… and to be without one is to be only half alive

  • A person starts dying when they stop dreaming. Brian Williams
  • Be a dreamer. If you don’t know how to dream, you’re dead. Jim Valvano
  • Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. Langston Hughes
  • The poor man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without a dream. Harry Kemp
  • The day we stop exploring is the day we commit ourselves to live in a stagnant world, devoid of curiosity, empty of dreams. Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • When you stop having dreams and ideals — well, you might as well stop altogether. Marian Anderson
  • Dreams are great. When they disappear, you may still be there, but you will have ceased to live. Nancy Astor
  • If we couldn’t dream, our lives wouldn’t mean anything anymore. Georg Kaiser
  • Now life has killed the dream I dreamed. Victor Hugo
  • There were many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts being broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream-whatever that dream might be. Pearl Buck
  • A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. John Barrymore
  • When you cease to dream you cease to live. Malcolm S. Forbes
  • Dreams are illusions, and we can’t let go of them because we would be dead. David Copperfield
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Dreams are a source of happiness and excitement

  • It is a happiness to wonder; — it is a happiness to dream. Edgar Allan Poe
  • For happy health, fuel yourself with dreams and greens. Terri Guillemets
  • People who strive for something personally significant, whether it’s learning a new craft, changing careers, or raising moral children, are far happier than those who don’t have strong dreams or aspirations. Find a happy person, and you will find a project. Sonja Lyubomirsky
  • The excitement of dreams coming true is beyond the description of words. Lailah Gifty Akita
  • Dreams get you into the future and add excitement to the present. Robert Conklin
  • Happiness is making your dreams come true. Jourdan Dunn
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Dreams are synonymous with hope

  • Hope rises like a phoenix from the ashes of shattered dreams. A. Sachs
  • Hope is a waking dream. Aristotle
  • Hope is but the dream of those who wake. Matthew Prior
  • Hope is the dream of a soul awake. French Proverb
  • Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Pope John XXIII
  • If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. Michael Jackson
  • We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming – well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate. Amy Tan
  • You are to gather up the joys and sorrows, the struggles, the beauty, love, dreams and hopes of every hour that they may be consecrated at the altar of daily life. MacRina Wiederkehr
  • The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams. Elizabeth Gilbert
  • To dream is to starve doubt, feed hope. Justina Chen
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Dreams have immense power to create the future …

  • There is nothing like a dream to create the future. Victor Hugo
  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt
  • The future is simply infinite possibility waiting to happen. What it waits on is human imagination to crystallize its possibility. Leland Kaiser
  • A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown. Denis Waitley
  • Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
  • Dreams get you into the future and add excitement to the present. Robert Conklin
  • One of the most powerful wellsprings of creative energy, outstanding accomplishment, and self- fulfillment seems to be falling in love with something – your dreams, your image of the future. Paul Torrance
  • We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams. Jeremy Irons
  • May the dreams of your past be the reality of your future. Jimi Hendrix
  • Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions. Edgar Cayce
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… to create new realities …

  • The oak sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.  James Allen
  • Dreams are the seedlings of reality. Napoleon Hill
  • A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities. R. R. Tolkien
  • Follow your dreams, transform your life. Paulo Coelho
  • A solitary fantasy can transform one million realities. Maya Angelou
  • Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so. Belva Davis
  • A dream will always triumph over reality, once it is given the chance. Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
  • There is a fine line between dreams and reality, it’s up to you to draw it. Quilliam
  • Plans make dreams reality. Susan Pace-Koch
  • Question reality, especially if it contradicts the evidence of your hopes and dreams. Robert Brault
  • Reality is a product of our dreams, decisions and actions, you have to believe in yourself when no one else does. Venus Williams
  • What is reality but the dreamworld of a limited imagination. Robert Brault
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… and break free of the past

  • I am not my memories. I am my dreams. Terry Hostetler
  • I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. Thomas Jefferson
  • Never let your memories be greater than your dreams. Doug Ivester
  • Everyone must dream. We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming – well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate. Isn’t that true? Amy Tan
  • Our dreams must be stronger than our memories. We must be pulled by our dreams, rater than pushed by our memories. Jesse Jackson
  • Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream. Khalil Gibran
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Our dreams make us unique

  • There will always be dreams grander or humbler than your own, but there will never be a dream exactly like your own. For you are unique and more wondrous than you know.  Linda Staten
  • What distinguishes us one from another is our dreams, and what we do to make them come about. Joseph Epstein
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What we dream, we become

  • 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 the touchstones of our character. Henry David Thoreau
  • Follow your dreams, for as you dream you shall become.
  • I dream, therefore I become. Cheryl Grossman
  • If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it. William Arthur Ward
  • You can often measure a person by the size of his dream. Robert H. Schuller
  • I am not my memories. I am my dreams. Terry Hostetler
  • Build a dream and the dream will build you. Robert H. Schuller
  • We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. Woodrow Wilson
  • You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. James Anthony Froude
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It’s never too late to dream a new dream or take up an old one

  • 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 E. Turne
  • You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. Les Brown
  • Sometimes on the way to the dream you get lost and find a better one.
  • Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had. Alice Sebold
  • Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquests. Charles Lindbergh
  • If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. Flavia Weedn
  • Kids are great role models for life beyond the clock. Recall what you dreamt about as a kid and pursue some of those interests. Christine Louise Hohlbaum
  • Sometimes things don’t go the way we feel they should. Maybe it’s because something we never dreamed about is going to happen. Flavia Weedn
  • The death of a dream can in fact serve as the vehicle that endows it with new form, with reinvigorated substance, a fresh flow of ideas, and splendidly revitalized color. Aberjhani
  • It’s never to late to make a fresh start
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Dare to dream

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Dare to dream

  • Dare to dream, dare to try, dare to fail, dare to succeed. Kingsley Ward
  • Dare to err and to dream. Deep meaning often lies in childish plays. Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
  • Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true. Frank Baum
  • Dare to dream of your great success. Mary Anne Radmacher
  • It’s daring to be curious about the unknown, to dream big dreams, to live outside prescribed boxes, to take risks, and above all, daring to investigate the way we live until we discover the deepest treasured purpose of why we are here. Luci Swindoll
  • If there were ever a time to dare, to make a difference, to embark on something worth doing, it is now. Not for any grand cause, necessarily, but for something that tugs at your heart, something that’s your aspiration, something that’s your dream. You owe it to yourself to make your days here count. Have fun. Dig deep. Stretch. Dream big. Advertisement for Apple Macintosh computer
  • Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise.  Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.  Claude Bissell
  • How much better to know that we have dared to live our dreams than to live our lives in a lethargy of regret. Gilbert E. Kaplan
  • At least once a day, allow yourself the freedom to think and dream for yourself. Albert Einstein
  • Before your dreams can come true, you have to have those dreams. Joyce Brothers
  • First you have to have a dream. Marlo Thomas
  • I challenge you to be dreamers; I challenge you to be doers and let us make the greatest place in the world even better. Brian Schweitzer
  • Life is a challenge, meet it! Life is a dream, realize it! Life is a game, play it! Life is love, enjoy it! Sathya Sai Baba
  • Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor. Sholom Aleichem
  • Life is a dream, realise it. Sai Baba
  • Never forget to dream. Madonna Ciccone
  • So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain
  • 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. Anaïs Nin
  • We come this way but once. We can either tiptoe through life and hope we get to death without being badly bruised or we can live a full, complete life achieving our goals and realizing our wildest dreams. Bob Proctor
  • We’ve got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true. Denis Waitley
  • You have to dream before your dreams can come true. Abdul Kalam
  • You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning. Billy Wilder
  • You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness.  You were born with wings.  You are not meant for crawling, so don’t.  You have wings.  Learn to use them and fly.  Rumi
  • Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. James Dean
  • Welcome to those who believe in the power of dreams and who would like to join me in my exploration of life. Bertrand Piccard
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Dream what your ideal life would look like

  • If you want to access your full range of power, then commit to dreaming about your ideal life. Your subconscious and articulated desires are veins of gold that lead to whatever you want to call prosperity. Danielle LaPorte
  • Dream up the kind of world you want to live in. Dream out loud. Bono
  • We see but in dreams the ideal. Henri Cazalis
  • Glorify who you are today, do not condemn who you were yesterday and dream of who you can be tomorrow. Neale Donald Walsch
  • The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. Oprah Winfrey
  • The whole nature of the game is to see how far we can go–and to express our potential so we create the lives of our dreams. And elevate the world in the process. Robin Sharma
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Dream who you’d like to become

  • 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
  • Follow your dreams, for as you dream you shall become.
  • If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it. William Arthur Ward
  • The more you see yourself as what you’d like to become, and act as if, what you want is already there, the more you’ll activate those dormant forces that will collaborate to transform your dream into your reality. Wayne Dyer
  • To want to be what one can be is purpose in life. Cynthia Ozick
  • Dream and give yourself permission to envision a You that you choose to be. Joy Page
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Dream big

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Dream big

  • Dream big dreams; only big dreams have the power to move men’s souls. Marcus Aurelius
  • 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 prophesy of what you shall at last unveil. James Allen
  • The universe has much bigger plans for you than you ever dreamed of for yourself. Deepak Chopra
  • I dare you to think in great terms. I challenge you to dream a great dream. Nothing is impossible to those who decide upon possibility. Raymond Charles Barker
  • Think BIG. There are unseen forces ready to support your dreams. Cheryl Richardson
  • No matter how small you start, always dream big. Stephen Richards
  • Dreams come in a size too big so that we may grow into them. Josie Bisset
  • Don’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream the farther you get. Michael Phelps
  • You will not do incredible things without an incredible dream. John Eliot
  • Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Big dreams drive us to do things we’d never do for lesser dreams — in many ways they almost pull us through the obstacles we’re likely to have on the way to reaching them. Vic Johnson
  • Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. William Faulkner
  • I tell people I’m too stupid to know what’s impossible. I have ridiculously large dreams, and half the time they come true. Debi Thomas
  • 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
  • No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to fly high. Jesse Jackson
  • The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it. William Faulkner
  • Life is short, live bold! Be heard, be you, dream big, take risks, don’t wait. Misty Gibbs
  • May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits. Harley King
  • Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • No dreamer is ever too small; no dream is ever too big.
  • Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Try to be better than yourself.  John Steinbeck
  • Dream the dreams that have never been dreamt. David Bower
  • May your dreams defy the laws of gravity. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • As long as you are going to think anyway – you might as well think big. Donald Trump
  • Having an unusually large goal is an adrenaline infusion that provides the endurance to overcome the inevitable trials and tribulations that go along with any goal. Realistic goals, goals restricted to the average ambition level, are uninspiring and will only fuel you through the first or second problem, at which point you throw in the towel. If the potential payoff is mediocre or average, so is your effort. Timothy Ferriss
  • Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood. Daniel Burnham
  • No matter how large the picture that you hold in mind, make it larger. Ernest Holmes
  • Nobody succeeds beyond his or her wildest expectations unless he or she begins with some wild expectations. Ralph Charell
  • The only limits are, as always, those of vision. James Broughton
  • You are a child of God; your playing small doesn’t serve the world. Nelson Mandela
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… and reach high …

  • Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars. Les Brown
  • We aim above the mark to hit the mark. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • If you shoot for the stars, you’ll at least hit the moon. Poor people don’t even shoot for the ceiling in their house, and then they wonder why they’re not successful. Harv Eker
  • The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. Michelangelo
  • Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. Pamela Vaull Starr
  • When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get them, but you won’t come up with a handful of mud, either. Leo Burnett
  • In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high. Henry David Thoreau
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… with a healthy disregard for the impossible …

  • Dream the impossible dream. Joe Darion
  • Optimism is important, you have to be a little silly about the goals you are going to set. There is a phrase I learned in college called ‘having a healthy disregard for the impossible’. That is a really good phrase you should try to do things that most people would not. Larry Page
  • The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking. Robert H. Schuller
  • 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
  • Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary: impossible. Robert Schuller
  • In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities. Janos Arany
  • All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the base of our splendid failure to do the impossible. William Faulkner
  • It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow. Robert H. Goddard
  • Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible. Frank Gaines
  • If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise. Robert Fritz
  • Inside each of us are thoughts and beliefs that hinder our dreams from coming true. Conway Stone
  • It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting. Paulo Coelho
  • Some look at things that are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not? George Bernard Shaw
  • Sometimes, the only realists are the dreamers. Paul Wellstone
  • The greatest dreams are always unrealistic. Will Smith
  • There are no dreams too large, no innovation unimaginable and no frontiers beyond our reach. John S. Herrington
  • We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do. Dale Carnegie
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… for fishing is best where the fewest go

  • The fishing is best where the fewest go, and the collective insecurity of the world makes it easy for people to hit home runs while everyone else is aiming for base hits. Timothy Ferriss
  • Doing the Unrealistic Is Easier Than Doing the Realistic. Ninety-nine percent of people in the world are convinced they are incapable of achieving great things, so they aim for the mediocre. The level of competition is thus fiercest for “realistic” goals, paradoxically making them the most time and energy- It is easier to raise $1,000,000 than it is $100,000. It is easier to pick up the one perfect 10 in the bar than the five 8s.  Timothy Ferriss
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Believe in your dream and your ability to make it come true

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Believe in your dreams …

  • We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing. Louisa May Alcott
  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt
  • The deepest courage we can exercise is continuing to believe in our dreams until we make them come true. Oprah Winfrey
  • Believe in your dreams. If you don’t, who will? Jon Bon Jovi
  • Welcome to those who believe in the power of dreams and who would like to join me in my exploration of life. Bertrand Piccard
  • To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. Anatole France
  • Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity. Khalil Gibran
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… and believe in yourself …

  • The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you. Tom Bradley
  • No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true. Walt Disney
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… for confidence and self-belief and is self fulfilling

  • Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. Gail Devers
  • It’s amazing what happens to your self-confidence when you get eyeball to eyeball with yourself and you forcefully tell yourself what you’re going to do. Whatever your dream is, look at yourself in the mirror and declare that you are indeed going to achieve it. Jack Canfield
  • Somehow, I can’t believe there are many heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secret of making dreams come true. This special secret can be summarized in four C’s. They are: curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of these is confidence. Walt Disney
  • You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization. Denis Waitley
  • All people dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their mind, wake in the morning to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous people, For they dream their dreams with open eyes, And make them come true. H. Lawrence
  • When my attitudes are right, there is no barrier too high, no valley too deep, no dream too extreme, no challenge too great for me. Charles R. Swindoll
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Know that if you can dream it, you can do it

  • If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. William A. Ward
  • 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
  • If you can dream it, you can achieve it. Zig Ziglar
  • If you can dream it, you can do it. Your limits are all within yourself. Brian Tracy
  • If you can dream it, you can make it so. Belva Davis
  • If you can dream, you can do. Paulo Coelho
  • Name it… and if you can dream it… you can achieve it. Wayne Dyer
  • The more you can dream the more you can do. Michael Korda
  • Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so. Belva Davis
  • You’re never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. Richard Bach
  • Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them. John Updike
  • The dream and the dreamer are always matched. You could not have a dream without the means, right now, to begin it. Marta Davidovich Ockuly
  • You are not an accident. You are one of a kind. Your big dream is from God, and its irreplaceable. And you were born to seize it and celebrate it every day of your life! Bruce Wilkinson
  • It is an awesome thing to comprehend the magnitude of the fact that what a human being dreams and imagines can be realized. The power of that truth needs to be directed toward our creation of a future that is worthy of true human value and the world civilization. Vanna Bonta
  • We are attracted to what is already ours in secret. Thus, passionate anticipation transforms what is indeed possible into dreamt-for reality. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Empower your dreams by changing your beliefs

  • You can change your beliefs so they empower your dreams and desires. Create a strong belief in yourself and what you want.  Marcia Wieder
  • Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. This power becomes available to you as soon as you can change your beliefs. Maxwell Maltz
  • If it came true, it wasn’t much of a dream. Mignon McLaughlin
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Realising a dream takes courage

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To realise your dream takes courage and guts …

  • All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney
  • At every crossroad, follow your dream. It is courageous to let your heart lead the way. Thomas Leland
  • The deepest courage we can exercise is continuing to believe in our dreams until we make them come true. Oprah Winfrey
  • If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • 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
  • Each of us has an inner dream that we can unfold if we will just have the courage to admit what it is, and the faith to trust our own admission. The admitting is often very difficult. Julia Cameron
  • So what is courage? It is simply acting on what we know we should do, regardless of any fear we may have. It is the choice to disregard worry. It is the choice to do right, to pursue our dreams, to be successful people, to lead the way for others. Chris Widener
  • There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, “Yes, I’ve got dreams, of course I’ve got dreams.” Then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they’re still there. These are great dreams, but they never even get out of the box. It takes an uncommon amount of guts to put your dreams on the line, to hold them up and say, “How good or how bad am I?” That’s where courage comes in. Erma Bombeck
  • I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams. Oprah Winfrey
  • A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown. Denis Waitley
  • It doesn’t matter if we think we’re fearless or if we do things while quaking. The important thing is to be true to our own dreams and live authentic lives. Diane Conway
  • It takes an uncommon amount of guts to put your dreams on the line. Erma Bombeck
  • We come this way but once. We can either tiptoe through life and hope we get to death without being badly bruised or we can live a full, complete life achieving our goals and realizing our wildest dreams. Bob Proctor
  • We may place blame, give reasons, and even have excuses; but in the end, it is an act of cowardice to not follow your dreams. Steve Maraboli
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… and daring …

  • Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The bird dares to break the shell, then the shell breaks open and the bird can fly openly. This is the simplest principle of success. You dream, you dare and and you fly. Israelmore Ayivor
  • Take risks in your life in the pursuit of your dreams, and support the ones you love when they take risks. Adrian Ballinger
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… and the overcoming of self doubt and fear …

  • Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. Les Brown
  • Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Pope John XXIII
  • Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself. You may be surprised at how easily this happens. Your doubts are not as powerful as your desires, unless you make them so. Marcia Wieder
  • My dreams are much more important than any fears I might have.
  • Self-doubt is so insidious that it not only renders us stuck in our lives, but it also actually weakens our ability to dream about what living unleashed would look like. Danielle LaPorte
  • This nation was built by men who took risks — pioneers who were not afraid of the wilderness, business men who were not afraid of failure, scientists who were not afraid of the truth, thinkers who were not afraid of progress, dreamers who were not afraid of action. Brooks Atkinson
  • To the degree we’re not living our dreams, our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves. Peter McWilliams
  • You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith. Mary Manin Morrissey
  • Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream. Paulo Coelho
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… especially the fear of failure

  • Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will. Suzy Kassem
  • Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Act as though it were impossible to fail. Dorothea Brande
  • 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
  • Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure. Paulo Coelho
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Realising a dream takes determination

  • Before a dream is realized, the soul of the world tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream. That’s the point at which most people give up. It’s the point at which, as we say in the language of the desert, one ‘dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon. Paulo Coelho
  • 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
  • When I reach the place of my dreams, I will thank my failures and tears. They too, kept me going. Dodinsky
  • The most prolific period of pessimism comes at twenty-one, or thereabouts, when the first attempt is made to translate dreams into reality. Heywood C. Broun
  • Life is never easy for those who dream. Robert James Waller
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Cherish and feed your dream

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Cherish and nurture your dreams …

  • Cherish your visions. Cherish your ideals. Cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all heavenly environment; of these, if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built. James Allen
  • Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. Napoleon Hill
  • Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream. Lao Tzu
  • 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 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
  • Imagine in vibrant, wonderful detail your heart’s desire; a reality only you can envision, an adventure only you can direct. Then cradle your creation. Caress it. Mold it. Coddle it until it comes to life. And when your precious treasure grows so grand as to steal your breath away, set it free for all the world to experience. For that is how you live your dreams. Richelle E. Goodrich
  • In your heart, keep one still secret spot where dreams may go and be sheltered so they may thrive and grow. Louise Driscoll
  • Revere your dreams. Deny your doubts.  Robin Sharma
  • Buried under the years and experiences of your life is a memory of a dream, a forgotten wanting, a simple whim. Capture the memory once again and make it a reality.  Stephen Covey
  • Push yourself to do more and to experience more. Harness your energy to start expanding your dreams. Yes, expand your dreams. Don’t accept a life of mediocrity when you hold such infinite potential within the fortress of your mind. Dare to tap into your greatness. Robin Sharma
  • Don’t let weeds grow around your dreams. H Jackson Brown, Jr
  • The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance – and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning. Oprah Winfrey
  • Choose in ways that support your dreams. Mary Anne Radmacher
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… and feed and water them

  • The pleasure of the search and of adventure feeds our dreams. Paulo Coelho
  • 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
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Hold onto your dreams

  • Hold on to your dreams for they are, in a sense, the stuff of which reality is made. It is through our dreams that we maintain the possibility of a better, more meaningful life. Leo Buscaglia
  • Don’t let anyone steal your dream. It’s your dream, not theirs.  Dan Zadra
  • Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. Langston Hughes
  • Never give up on what you really want to do H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go. Carol Burnett
  • Keep true to the dreams of thy youth. Friedrich von Schiller
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Commit to your dream and be willing to put in the effort

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Commit yourself to your dream …

  • Commit yourself to a dream. Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. Why? Because he can always rest assured that he succeeded in life’s most important battle–he defeated the fear of trying.  Robert H. Schuller
  • Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the “right stuff” to turn our dreams into reality. James Womack
  • There is no straight line to a dream. Jack Welch
  • Commitment is a line you must cross … it is the difference between dreaming and doing. Bernie Fuchs
  • If you choose to follow the path of your dreams, commit yourself to it. Accept your path. Paulo Coelho
  • Nothing will bind the eyes of man quicker than the touch of compromise. A principle not compromised is a principle worth dying for. A dream not compromised is a dream worth living for. Ogwo David Emenike
  • You get what you think about, whether you want it or not. Commit to thinking about what you want, rather than how impossible or difficult that dream may seem. Wayne Dyer
  • To dream anything that you want to dream. That’s the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do. That is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits. That is the courage to succeed. Bernard Edmonds
  • The only thing that shatters dreams is compromise. Richard Bach
  • And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. Paulo Coelho
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… and be willing to pay the price in time and effort

  • Ask yourself, “How long am I going to work to make my dreams come true?” I suggest you answer, “As long as it takes.” Jim Rohn
  • Dreams require down payments. Dreams are free, but the journey isn’t. There is a price to pay. When you find your why you’ll find your way. When you develop your will, you will embark on your way. Many people start; few people finish. Many people have a dream; few people achieve their dreams. John C. Maxwell
  • Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. Leon Joseph Suenens
  • Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. Earl Nightingale
  • Dreams and dedication are a powerful combination. William Longgood
  • Dreams can often become challenging, but challenges are what we live for. Travis White
  • Go and get your things,’ he said. ‘Dreams mean work.’ Paulo Coelho
  • If your dream is a big dream, and if you want your life to work on the high level that you say you do, there’s no way around doing the work it takes to get you there. Joyce Chapman
  • Never stop pedaling to power your dreams. Terri Guillemets
  • There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream.
  • A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes a lot of hard work. Ozwald Boateng
  • Dreams don’t work unless you do. John C. Maxwell
  • Everybody is given a Dream… you may have to work for it however. Richard Bach
  • If you really want something, and really work hard, and take advantage of opportunities, and never give up, you will find a way.. Follow your Dreams. Jane Goodall
  • 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
  • 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
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Take personal responsibility for your dream

  • In dreams begins responsibility. William Butler Yeats
  • If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams. Les Brown
  • When you stop blaming others for where you are in life, that is when you can start to manifest your dream life! Stephen Richards
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Wake up and start chasing your dream today

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Wake up and make your dreams a reality

  • In order to make your dreams come true, you must awaken and take charge. Natasha Newsome
  • The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. Paul Valery
  • To dream by night is to escape your life. To dream by day is to make it happen. Stephen Richards
  • There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other. Douglas Everett
  • Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night. Edgar Allan Poe
  • Dream your dreams with open eyes and make them come true. E. Lawrence
  • I’ve continued to recognize the power individuals have to change virtually anything and everything in their lives in an instant. I’ve learned that the resources we need to turn our dreams into reality are within us, merely waiting for the day when we decide to wake up and claim our birth right. Tony Robbins
  • The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. M. Power
  • Like the elephant, we are unconscious of our own strength. When it comes to understanding the power, we have to make a difference in our own lives, we might as well be asleep.  If you want to make your dreams come true, wake up.  Wake up to your own strength.  Wake up to the role you play in your own destiny. Wake up to the power you have to choose what you think, do, and say.  Keith Ellis
  • Dreams come true when you wake up in them. Maurice Spees
  • Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake. Henry David Thoreau
  • The supreme object of life is to live. Few people live. It is true life only to realize one’s own perfection, to make one’s every dream a reality. Oscar Wilde
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Chase your dream …

  • All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney
  • Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams. Patch Adams
  • Go confidently in the direction of your Dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined! Henry David Thoreau
  • The way I see it, there are two kinds of dreams. One is a dream that’s always going to be just that… a dream. A vision that you can never really hold in your hand. Then there’s a dream that’s more than a dream it’s like… a map. A map that you live by and follow for the rest of your days knowing that someday you’re going to stand on top of that mountain holding everything you thought of right there in your hand!  Robert Cooper
  • Even if you can’t just snap your fingers and make a dream come true, you can travel in the direction of your dream, every single day and you can shorten the distance between the two of you. Douglas Pagel
  • I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams. Madonna Ciccone
  • Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. Ashley Smith
  • Dream! Dream! And then go for it! Desmond Tutu
  • Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet. Victor Hugo
  • Follow your own particular dreams. We are handed a life by peers, parents and society, you can do that or follow your own dreams. Life is short, be a dreamer but be a practical person. Hugh Hefner
  • Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain
  • When a dream takes hold of you, what can you do? You can run with it, let it run your life, or let it go and think for the rest of your life about what might have been. Patch Adams
  • Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is the way great spiritual giants are produced. Swami Vivekananda
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… starting today

  • We don’t have an eternity to realize our dreams, only the time we are here. Susan Taylor
  • Welcome to reality! Our time is limited. We might as well get on with it; so why not choose now to live the life of our dreams? Seth David Chernoff
  • What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Goethe
  • Either you let your life slip away by not doing the things you want to do, or you get up and do them. Roger Von Oech
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Beware of procrastination for it kills dreams

  • Procrastination is the greatest stealer of dreams. Robin Sharma
  • Someday is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Timothy Ferriss
  • The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer. Nolan Bushnell
  • Then indecision brings its own delays, And days are lost lamenting o’er lost days. Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute; What you can do, or dream you can, begin it; Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • Probably 80 percent of the population lives on Someday Isle most of the time. They think and dream and fantasize about all the things they are going to do someday. Brian Tracy
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Not to follow a dream can lead to the greatest regret

  • A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. John BarrymoreHow much better to know that we have dared to live our dreams than to live our lives in a lethargy of regret.  Gilbert E. Kaplan
  • But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats. No one can avoid them. But it’s better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you’re fighting for. Paulo Coelho
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Write your dream down and visualise it

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To make your dream a reality, write it down

  • You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands – your own. Mark Victor Hansen
  • Your mind, while blessed with permanent memory, is cursed with lousy recall. Written goals provide clarity. By documenting your dreams, you must think about the process of achieving them. Gary Ryan Blair
  • If you have a dream, keep it. But write it down and take appropriate actions to see it manifest. F. Hodge
  • A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere. Joyce A. Myers
  • It has never been my object to record my dreams, just to realize them. Man Ray
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To make your dream a reality, visualise it in vibrant detail …

  • Dreaming is not enough. You have to go a step further and use your imagination to visualize, with intent! Forget everything you’ve ever been taught, and believe it will happen, just as you imagined it. That is the secret. That is the mystery of life. Christine Anderson
  • If you don’t know where you are going, then how will you get there? Visualise! Make pictures in your mind. See the destination. Imagine your arrival. Dream in perfect detail. See yourself the way you want to be when you arrive. See yourself arriving. Make yourself a road map and study it every day until you know the way and the destination by heart. Bryce Courtenay
  • Imagine in vibrant, wonderful detail your heart’s desire; a reality only you can envision, an adventure only you can direct. Then cradle your creation. Caress it. Mold it. Coddle it until it comes to life. And when your precious treasure grows so grand as to steal your breath away, set it free for all the world to experience. For that is how you live your dreams. Richelle E. Goodrich
  • To visualize is to see what is not there, what is not real — a dream. To visualize is, in fact, to make visual lies. Visual lies, however, have a way of coming true. Peter McWilliams
  • Turn on your dream machine. Create mental pictures of what you want. Peter. J. Daniels
  • Visualization is daydreaming with a purpose. Bo Bennett
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… turning your dream into a powerful vision that drives you forward

  • A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. Denis Waitley
  • Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.  Carl Jung
  • To come to be you must have a vision of Being, a Dream, a Purpose, a Principle. You will become what your vision is. Peter Nivio Zarlenga
  • The first step toward creating an improved future is developing the ability to envision it. Vision will ignite the fire of passion that fuels our commitment to do whatever it takes to achieve excellence. Only vision allows us to transform dreams of greatness into the reality of achievement through human action. Vision has no boundaries and knows no limits. Our vision is what we become in life. Tony Dungy
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Combine your dream with planning and action

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To make your dream a reality, convert your dream into tangible goals …

  • A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement. Bo Bennett
  • A fantasy is a dream, a desire is an inclination, a goal is a commitment of the will… You never have a goal without a real commitment. Tom Morris
  • A goal is a dream with a deadline. Napoleon Hill
  • A goal is a dream with a finish line. Duke Ellington
  • A goal is a dream with a timeframe on it. Dan Miller
  • A goal without a deadline is nothing more than a dream or wish. Jerry Bruckner
  • Dream in a pragmatic way. Aldous Huxley
  • Goals in writing are dreams with deadlines. Brian Tracy
  • I believe in wishes and in a person’s ability to make a wish come true, I really do. And a wish is more than a wish… it’s a goal that your conscience and subconscious can help make reality. Michael Jackson
  • The major difference between a dream and a goal is a timeline for progress, coupled with accountability. Phil
  • The only difference between a dream and a goal is a date. Edmundo Hoffens
  • When? Why can’t your dreams have deadlines? What if you took your goals as seriously as, let’s say, a project at work or a job for a client? Aren’t your aspirations just as important, if not more important?  Stephen Covey
  • Your dreams tell you what to do; your reason tells you how to do it. Jonas Salk
  • If you don’t have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer. Zig Ziglar
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… and plans

  • Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. Gloria Steinem
  • Have a dream, make a plan, go for it. You’ll get there, I promise. Zoe Koplowitz
  • A goal without an action plan is a daydream. Nathaniel Brandon
  • As long as you’re actively pursuing your dream with a practical plan, you’re still achieving, even if it feels as though you’re going nowhere fast. It’s been my experience that at the very moment I feel like giving up, I’m only one step from a breakthrough. Hang on long enough and circumstances will change, too. Trust in yourself, your dream and spirit. Sarah Ban Breathnach
  • Plans make dreams reality. Susan Pace-Koch
  • You can achieve anything you want in life if you have the courage to dream it, the intelligence to make a realistic plan, and the will to see that plan through to the end. Sydney A. Friedman
  • Dreaming is essential, but it’s only part of the equation. You’ve got to put a strategy into play. Passion is the wind in your sails, and practicality is the rudder. You need both to get where you’re going. Danielle LaPorte
  • Let go of having to know all the steps you need to take to make your dreams come true. You know your direction, that’s more than enough. Amanda Ibey
  • Then there’s a dream that’s more than a dream. It’s like… a map. A map that you live by and follow for the rest of your days knowing that someday you’re going to stand on top of that mountain holding everything you thought of right there in your hand!  Robert Cooper
  • Empower your dreams with deadlines. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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To make your dream a reality, back it with action  …

  • The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possibly can. Mike Dooley
  • The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. Sarah Ban Breathnach
  • Baby step by baby step, you have what you need right now to start moving in the direction of your happiest dreams. Marta Davidovich Ockuly
  • 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
  • Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the action stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living. Anais Nin
  • Be a practical dreamer backed by action. Bruce Lee
  • Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.
  • A dream is nothing without action. Whether one fails or succeeds is irrelevant; all that matters is that there was motion in his life. That alone affects the world. Mike Norton
  • If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them! Henry David Thoreau
  • Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it. Jack Canfield
  • If you have a dream, keep it. But write it down and take appropriate actions to see it manifest. F. Hodge
  • A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. Colin Powell
  • 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. E. Lawrence
  • Action: The last resource of those who know not how to dream. Oscar Wilde
  • Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. Theodore Roosevelt
  • Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • 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
  • A vision without a task is but a dream, a task without a vision is drudgery, a vision and a task is the hope of the world. From a church in Sussex, England, 1730
  • Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of good and brave men, or they are no better than dreams. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Organize your life around your dreams – and watch them come true.
  • Take action on those wonderful dreams you’ve had in your mind for so long. Remember, success is something you experience when you act accordingly. Success is not something you HAVE, it’s something you DO. Steve Maraboli
  • The innovation point is the pivotal moment when talented and motivated people seek the opportunity to act on their ideas and dreams. Arthur Porter
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… for without action, a dream is idle

  • The real people of genius were resolute workers not idle dreamers. George Henry Lewes
  • The difference between the dreamer and the doer is consistent, purposeful action. Jack D. Hodge
  • Imagination without initiative would more properly be called idle daydreaming. James Van Fleet
  • Good thoughts are no better than good dreams if you don’t follow through. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • You may have the loftiest goals, the highest ideals, the noblest dreams, but remember this: nothing works unless you do. Nido Qubein
  • No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto. Clement Stone
  • Dream less. Do more.  Danielle LaPorte
  • I think there is something more important than believing: Action! The world is full of dreamers. There aren’t enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision. Clement Stone
  • Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is simply passing the time. Action with Vision is making a positive difference. Joel Barker
  • Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world! Joel Barker
  • You can dream and you can wonder, but nothing happens without taking action consistently. You don’t have to be perfect. Learn as much as you need to know the next step and take action! Henri Junttila
  • You see, idealism detached from action is just a dream. But idealism allied with pragmatism, with rolling up your sleeves and making the world bend a bit, is very exciting. It’s very real. It’s very strong. Bono
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Have patience, for dreams are not realised overnight

  • Patience is taking time every day to dream your dreams and develop the confidence in yourself to change your dreams into reality. Patience is being good to yourself and having the faith to hold on to your dreams, even as days go by when you can’t see how they will come true. Donna Levine
  • The secret code of success is patience, a virtue that cannot be replaced. It takes time to build great dreams.  Bernard Kelvin Clive
  • If you have a dream, give it a chance to happen. Richard DeVos
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Share your dreams and support others in achieving their dreams

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Share your dreams with others

  • A dream you dream alone is only a dream. John Lennon
  • A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. Yoko Ono
  • Dreams have only one owner at a time. That’s why dreamers are lonely. Erma Bombeck
  • Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together. Eugene Ionesco
  • It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else. Erma Bombeck
  • When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality. Hélder Câmara
  • A deep sense of shared rituals, dreams, and goals underlies thriving relationships. Sonja Lyubomirsky
  • Dreams bring clarity and focus to our relationships. If you are going to build a future together, you have to know each other’s dreams. Matthew Kelly
  • It would be a fine thing, in which I hardly dare believe, to pass our lives near each other, hypnotized by our dreams. Pierre Curie
  • I do feel, in my dreamings and yearnings, so undiscovered by those who are able to help me. Mary McLeod Bethune
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Inspire others to dream

  • The calling of the teacher: there is no craft more privileged.  To awaken in another human being powers, dreams beyond one’s own; to induce in others a love for that which one loves; to make of one’s inward present their future; that is a threefold adventure like no other.  George Steiner
  • If I can inspire someone to go in a positive way and pursue a dream, it can only be good. Parminder Nagra
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Support others in their dreams …

  • 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
  • Everyone is the keeper of a dream. Oprah Winfrey
  • Friends… they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams. Henry David Thoreau
  • Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours. Les Brown
  • Every heart has a hidden treasure. A secret wish. A silent dream. A special goal to long for. Jill Wolf
  • Every week, try to do at least one thing that supports your partners roles or dreams. The goal should be to honour and respect each other and each other’s life dreams and interests, even if you don’t share them all.  Sonja Lyubomirsky
  • It’s a thrill to fulfil your own childhood dreams, but as you get older, you may find that enabling the dreams of others is even more fun. Randy Pausch
  • Remember that every person you meet has a story to tell, a lesson to teach and a dream to do. Robin Sharma
  • Never laugh at anyone’s dream. People who don’t have dreams don’t have much. Tony Robbins
  • Never laugh at anyone’s dreams. Jackson Brown, Jr.
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… especially children

  • If you talk to your children, you can help them keep their lives together. If you talk to them skilfully, you can help them to build future dreams. Jim Rohn
  • Set aside your dreams for your children and help them attain their own dreams. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • A parent’s job is to encourage kids to develop a joy for life and a great urge to follow their own dreams. The best we can do is to help them develop a personal set of tools for the task. Randy Pausch
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… and treat their dreams with care for dreams can be fragile things

  • I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. William Butler Yeats
  • There are so many fragile things, after all. People break so easily, and so do dreams and hearts. Neil Gaiman
  • Dreams are like paper, they tear so easily. Gilda Radner
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Be a leader and unite people in a shared dream

  • A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.  Ralph Nader
  • If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams
  • As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think. Toni Morrison
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Keep away from people who belittle your dreams

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Don’t let others kill your dreams

  • First, when everybody tells you that you are being idealistic or impractical, consider the possibility that everybody could be wrong about what is right for you. Look inside yourself the way nobody else can. Will the pursuit of your dream hurt anybody? Do you stand at least a fair chance of success? If you fail, will you be seriously damaged or merely embarrassed? If you succeed, will it change your life for the better? When you can persuade yourself that your dream is worthwhile and achievable– then you say thank you to the doubters and take the plunge … How much better to know that we have dared to live our dreams than to live our lives in a lethargy of regret. Gilbert E. Kaplan
  • No person has the right to rain on your dreams. Marian Wright Edelman
  • People are dream killers–you’ve got to be careful who you give emotional access to. Tyrese Gibson
  • If you truly expect to realize your dreams, abandon the need for blanket approval. If conforming to everyone’s expectations is the number one goal, you have sacrificed your uniqueness, and therefore your excellence. Hope Solo
  • Dream on it. Let your mind take you to places you would like to go, and then think about it and plan it and celebrate the possibilities. And don’t listen to anyone who doesn’t know how to dream. Liza Minnelli
  • Don’t let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you’re crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you’re lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you’re greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn’t understand. Robert G. Allen
  • Never surrender your hopes and dreams to the fateful limitations others have placed on their own lives. The vision of your true destiny does not reside within the blinkered outlook of the naysayers and the doom prophets. Anthon St. Maarten
  • Keep away from people who try to belittle your dreams. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too, can become great. Mark Twain
  • 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
  • People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. Live your truth and don’t ever stop! Steve Maraboli
  • We must break free of the seductions of society and live life on our own terms, under our own values and aligned with our original dreams. Robin Sharma
  • Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer. Oscar Wilde
  • 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
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By all means dream, but don’t forget to embrace the present

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Dream but don’t forget to live now and embrace the present …

  • It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. K. Rowling
  • Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. James Dean
  • To dream of the person, you would like to be is to waste the person you are. Tim Minchin
  • Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Buddha
  • Letting go of the past means that you can enjoy the dream that is happening right now. Don Miguel Ruiz
  • Sometimes we let our thoughts of tomorrow take up too much of today. Daydreaming of the past and longing for the future may provide comfort but will not take the place of living in the present. This is the day of our opportunity, and we must grasp it. Thomas S. Monson
  • Stuff your eyes with wonder … live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ray Bradbury
  • The greater part of our lives is spent in dreaming over the morrow, and when it comes, it, too, is consumed in the anticipation of a brighter morrow, and so the cheat is prolonged, even to the grave. Mark Rutherford
  • The past is a ghost, the future a dream and all we ever have is now. Bill Cosby
  • You are daydreaming about the future because you have not tasted the present. Start tasting the present. Find out a few moments where you are simply delighting. Looking at the trees, just be the look. Listening to the birds, just be a listening ear. Let them reach to your deepest core. Let their song spread all over your being. Osho
  • The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle. Anaïs Nin
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… grateful for the current blessings in your life

  • One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. Dale Carnegie
  • Some people are like that – always searching for something better, never satisfied. Makes you wonder if they ever get a good night’s sleep. They must toss and turn, dreaming about a softer mattress or a plumper pillow. Farahad Zama
  • Instead of spending our days enjoying our good fortune, we spend them forming and pursuing new, grander dreams for ourselves. As a result, we are never satisfied with our life. Negative visualization can help us avoid this fate. William B. Irvine
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Realise a dream is more about the process than the attainment

  • Too many people dream of the results of success and ignore the process. Tom Morris
  • While working to make your dream a reality, feel the joy of your accomplishment and savour it with celebration and thanksgiving. Sarah Ban Breathnach
  • It’s only when you make the process your goal that the big dream can follow. Oprah Winfrey
  • Enjoyment is not meant to be the final end state of a long and arduous process of attainment. It is meant to be woven through the tapestry of our lives now. In the present. And throughout the process along the way. Tom Morris
  • It turns out that the process of working toward a goal, participating in a valued and challenging activity, is as important to well-being as its attainment. Sonja Lyubomirsky
  • It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. Ursula K. Le Guin
  • In our obsessive wish to arrive, we often forget the most important thing, which is the journey. Paulo Coelho
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By all means dream, but also find peace within

  • The unknown is what it is. And to be frightened of it is what sends everybody scurrying around chasing dreams, illusions, wars, peace, love, hate, all that. Unknown is what it is. Accept that it’s unknown, and it’s plain sailing. John Lennon
  • People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within. Ramona L. Anderson
  • In our craving to be somebody special – and don’t forget that we may find our specialness through being “nobody” – we bypass exploration of that very craving, committing far more of our passion to fulfilling our dreams than to actually awakening from them. Robert Augustus Masters
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More thoughts

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The death of a dream

  • The most prolific period of pessimism comes at twenty-one, or thereabouts, when the first attempt is made to translate dreams into reality. Heywood C. Broun
  • The youth is no longer a youth, but a man, when the first of his dreams is dead. William Herbert Carruth
  • We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality. Judy Garland
  • Now life has killed the dream I dreamed. Victor Hugo
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More ways to realise dreams

  • When you discover your essential nature and know who you really are, in that knowing itself is the ability to fulfil any dream you have… and the more you experience your true nature, the closer you are to the field of pure potentiality. Deepak Chopra
  • When you remain open to all points of view—not rigidly attached to only one—your dreams and desires will flow with nature’s desires… you can be sure when the season is right, your desires will manifest. Deepak Chopra
  • You may have the vision, the imagination, the resources, the energy to do colossal things; but if you have not that commonplace quality of dependability, your fondest dreams cannot be fulfilled, your finest possibilities can never be realized. Bryant S. Hinckley
  • Your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realise. Your words are the greatest power you have. The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience. Sonia Choquette
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On a lighter note   

  • Action: The last resource of those who know not how to dream. Oscar Wilde
  • Confucius say if you want your dreams to come true don’t oversleep. Confucius
  • Don Quixote would understand golf. It is the impossible dream. Jim Murray
  • Dreamer: Someone who notices that a rose smells better than a cabbage and concludes that the rose will also make better soup.
  • I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives.
  • I was trying to daydream but my mind kept wandering. Steven Wright
  • I’m sick of following my dreams, I’m going to ask them where they’re going and hook up with them later. Mitch Hedberg
  • If you want your dreams to come true don’t sleep. Yiddish proverb
  • Keep the dream alive: Hit the snooze button.
  • Love is one long sweet dream… and marriage is the alarm clock.
  • Most of the people dream of not working and having lots of money. During an economic crisis 50 % of those dreams came true.
  • Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.
  • My dreams have been shattered into shards of a broken dream. Homer Simpson
  • Nowadays, most of the children dream about an IPhone, when I was a child – I wanted a dog.
  • Optimist: Day-dreamer more elegantly spelled. Mark Twain
  • God, that dumping ground of our dreams. Jean Rostand
  • People come to this country from all over the world to pursue their dreams of driving a taxi or selling hot dogs or working in a sweatshop. Greg Giraldo
  • The basis of action is lack of imagination. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream. Oscar Wilde
  • To achieve the impossible dream, try going to sleep. Joan Klempner
  • Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare. Japanese Proverb
  • Women dream of world peace, a safe environment, and eliminating hunger. What do men dream of? Being stuck in an elevator with the Doublemint twins.
  • You know I’m sick of following my dreams man; I’m just going to ask where they’re going and hook up with em later. Mitch Hedberg
  • You may marry the man of your dreams ladies but fourteen years later you’re married to a couch that burps. Roseanne Barr
  • You were beautiful in my dreams, but a fucking nightmare in reality.
  • But after that, turn it into action. Don’t just dream. Dan Gable
  • Dreams will get you nowhere, a good kick in the pants will take you a long way. Baltasar Gracian
  • He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher… or, as his wife would have it, an idiot. Douglas Adams
  • You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning. Billy Wilder
  • An optimist expects his dreams to come true; a pessimist expects his nightmares to. Laurence J. Peter
  • We do not really feel grateful toward those who make our dreams come true; they ruin our dreams. Eric Hoffer

 

 

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