63 Inspiring Quotes On Dreams And On Making Them Real



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

-Dr. Seuss

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

-H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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

-J.K. Rowling

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

-John Lennon

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”

-Paulo Coelho

“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”

-Oscar Wilde

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

-Paulo Coelho

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”

-Neil Gaiman

“You are, and always have been, my dream.”

-Nicholas Sparks

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”

-Edgar Allan Poe

“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”

-Langston Hughes

“I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours. ”

-Nicholas Sparks

“Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.”

-Lady Gaga

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

-John Lennon

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”

-Edgar Allan Poe

“We live and breathe words. …. It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them. Reading your words, what you wrote, how you were lonely sometimes and afraid, but always brave; the way you saw the world, its colors and textures and sounds, I felt–I felt the way you thought, hoped, felt, dreamt. I felt I was dreaming and thinking and feeling with you. I dreamed what you dreamed, wanted what you wanted–and then I realized that truly I just wanted you.”

-Cassandra Clare

“Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.”

-Walt Disney Company

“The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.”

-Marilyn Monroe

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

-Eleanor Roosevelt

“You are the answer to every prayer I’ve offered. You are a song, a dream, a whisper, and I don’t know how I could have lived without you for as long as I have.”

-Nicholas Sparks

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

-Neil Gaiman

“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.”

-A.A. Milne

“You see things; you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?”

-George Bernard Shaw

“A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.”

-Nathaniel Hawthorne

“It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.
It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain!I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it, or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own, if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, to be realistic, to remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself; if you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul; if you can be faithlessand therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see beauty even when it’s not pretty, every day,and if you can source your own life from its presence.
I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, “Yes!”
It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up, after the night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done to feed the children.
It doesn’t interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back.
It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you, from the inside, when all else falls away.
I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.”

-Oriah Mountain Dreamer

“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”

-Vincent van Gogh

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

-Haruki Murakami

“If you are a dreamer come in
If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar
A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer
If youre a pretender com sit by my fire
For we have some flax golden tales to spin
Come in!
Come in!”

-Shel Silverstein

“There are so many fragile things, after all. People break so easily, and so do dreams and hearts.”

-Neil Gaiman

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

-George Carlin

“The best fantasy is written in the language of dreams. It is alive as dreams are alive, more real than real … for a moment at least … that long magic moment before we wake.

Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli. Reality is plywood and plastic, done up in mud brown and olive drab. Fantasy tastes of habaneros and honey, cinnamon and cloves, rare red meat and wines as sweet as summer. Reality is beans and tofu, and ashes at the end. Reality is the strip malls of Burbank, the smokestacks of Cleveland, a parking garage in Newark. Fantasy is the towers of Minas Tirith, the ancient stones of Gormenghast, the halls of Camelot. Fantasy flies on the wings of Icarus, reality on Southwest Airlines. Why do our dreams become so much smaller when they finally come true?

We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang. There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of the night, and feast beneath the hollow hills, and find a love to last forever somewhere south of Oz and north of Shangri-La.

They can keep their heaven. When I die, I’d sooner go to middle Earth.”

-George R.R. Martin

“Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.”

-E.Y. Harburg

“Dreams like a podcast,
Downloading truth in my ears.
They tell me cool stuff.”
“Apollo?” I guess, because I figured nobody else could make a haiku that bad.
He put his finger to his lips. “I’m incognito. Call me Fred.”
“A god named Fred?”

-Rick Riordan

“Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.”

-J.M. Barrie

“No book can be appreciated until it has been slept with and dreamed over.”

-Eugene Field

“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.”

-Arthur O–39;Shaughnessy

“You can have it all. Just not all at once.”

-Oprah Winfrey

“Yes, I was infatuated with you: I am still. No one has ever heightened such a keen capacity of physical sensation in me. I cut you out because I couldn’t stand being a passing fancy. Before I give my body, I must give my thoughts, my mind, my dreams. And you weren’t having any of those.”

-Sylvia Plath

“I love you, not just for now, but for always, and I dream of the day that you’ll take me in your arms again.”

-Nicholas Sparks

“I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.”

-Ransom Riggs

“If I am really a part of your dream, you’ll come back one day.”

-Paulo Coelho

“Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes, and forgot.”

-Neil Gaiman

“Dreams are always crushing when they don’t come true. But it’s the simple dreams that are often the most painful because they seem so personal, so reasonable, so attainable. You’re always close enough to touch, but never quite close enough to hold and it’s enough to break your heart.”

-Nicholas Sparks

“I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you’ll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you’ll make something that didn’t exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind.”

-Neil Gaiman

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

-Amy Tan

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

-Walt Disney Company

“We dream in our waking moments, and walk in our sleep.”

-Nathaniel Hawthorne

“You’re something between a dream and a miracle.”

-Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“Hope is a waking dream.”

-Aristotle

“I find out a lot about myself by sleeping. Dreams, they are who I am when I’m too tired to be me.”

-Jarod Kintz

“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”

-Henry Thomas Buckle

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

-John Updike

“I address you all tonight for who you truly are: wizards, mermaids, travelers, adventurers, and magicians. You are the true dreamers.”

-Brian Selznick

“While I sleep, I dream of you, and when I wake, I long to hold you in my arms. If anything, our time apart has only made me more certain that I want to spend my nights by your side, and my days with your heart.”

-Nicholas Sparks

“He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.”

-Douglas Adams

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!”

-John Anster

“Please believe that one single positive dream is more important than a thousand negative realities.”

-Adeline Yen Mah

“I have spread my dreams under your feet.
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.”

-W.B. Yeats

“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

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

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.”

-Henry David Thoreau

“Sleep,” he says. “I’ll fight the bad dreams off if they come to get you.” “With what?” “My bare hands, obviously.”

-Veronica Roth

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