Dreams Quotes

Learn from your dreams what you lack.
– W. H. Auden

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
– Les Brown

If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
– J. M. Power

Strivers achieve what dreamers believe.
– Usher Raymond

The man who never dreams, goes slowly mad.
– Thomas Dolby

Goals are dreams with deadlines.
– Diana Scharf Hunt

Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.
– Benjamin Franklin

Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.
– Eugene Ionesco
My parent's divorce and hard times at school, all those things combined to mold me, to make me grow up quicker. And it gave me the drive to pursue my dreams that I wouldn't necessarily have had otherwise.
– Christina Aguilera
Our dreams drench us in senses, and senses steps us again in dreams.
– Amos Bronson Alcott
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
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.
– Greg Anderson
O reason, reason, abstract phantom of the waking state, I had already expelled you from my dreams, now I have reached a point where those dreams are about to become fused with apparent realities: now there is only room here for myself.
– Louis Aragon
My life has been a continuous fulfillment of dreams. It appears that everything I saw and did has a new, and perhaps, more significant meaning, every time I see it. The earth is good. It is a privilege to live thereon.
– Liberty Hyde Bailey
The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It's over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam.
– J. G. Ballard
Dreams have only the pigmentation of fact.
– Djuna Barnes
A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
– John Barrymore
I've always said that one night, I'm going to find myself in some field somewhere, I'm standing on grass, and it's raining, and I'm with the person I love, and I know I'm at the very point I've been dreaming of getting to.
– Drew Barrymore
Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them.
– Georges Bataille
If you dream the proper dreams, and share the myths with people, they will want to grow up to be like you.
– Ray Bradbury
I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams... Man... is above all the plaything of his memory.
– Andre Breton
America is not just a democracy, it represents a certain culture of competitive mobility and personality aspirations, politics is not merely a clash of interests, but a clash of dreams.
– David Brooks
If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.
– Les Brown
We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams.
– Les Brown
Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The work of an advertising agency is warmly and immediately human. It deals with human needs, wants, dreams and hopes. Its 'product' cannot be turned out on an assembly line.
– Leo Burnett
If there were dreams to sell, what would you buy?
– Thomas Lovell Beddoes
The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.
– Sarah Ban Breathnach
You know, Willie Wonka said it best: We are the makers of dreams, the dreamers of dreams. We should be dreaming. We grew up as kids having dreams, but now we're too sophisticated as adults, as a nation. We stopped dreaming. We should always have dreams. I'm a dreamer.
– Herb Brooks
Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.
– Joseph Campbell
All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.
– Elias Canetti
We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
– Jimmy Carter
To every people the land is given on condition. Perceived or not, there is a Covenant, beyond the constitution, beyond sovereign guarantee, beyond the nation's sweetest dreams of itself.
– Leonard Cohen
As I live and am a man, this is an unexaggerated tale - my dreams become the substances of my life.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
People are never more insecure than when they become obsessed with their fears at the expense of their dreams.
– Norman Cousins
Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions.
– Edgar Cayce
A successful life is one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one's own path, not chasing after the dreams of others.
– Chin-Ning Chu
War is eternity jammed into frantic minutes that will fill a lifetime with dreams and nightmares.
– John Cory
What is a television apparatus to man, who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible regions of the seen and the never seen, who has only to imagine in order to pierce through walls and cause all the planetary Baghdads of his dreams to rise from the dust.
– Salvador Dali
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
– James Dean
I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake.
– Rene Descartes
I want my boys to have an understanding of people's emotions, their insecurities, people's distress, and their hopes and dreams.
– Princess Diana
I enjoy making solo albums because over the years it's evolved into more of a genuine personal expression of story-telling and day dreams, and I work in a way that has more control.
– Bruce Dickinson
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
– Walt Disney
From top to bottom of the ladder, greed is aroused without knowing where to find ultimate foothold. Nothing can calm it, since its goal is far beyond all it can attain. Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned.
– Emile Durkheim
I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours.
– Bob Dylan
In our dreams we are always young.
– Sarah Louise Delany
A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams.
– Umberto Eco
The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.
– Umberto Eco
No person has the right to rain on your dreams.
– Marian Wright Edelman
Dreams are real as long as they last. Can we say more of life?
– Henry Ellis
Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.
– M. C. Escher
The old studios that mass-produced dreams are gone with the wind, just like the old downtown theaters that were the temples of the dreams.
– Suzanne Fields
To provoke dreams of terror in the slumber of prosperity has become the moral duty of literature.
– Ernst Fischer
When you cease to dream you cease to live.
– Malcolm Forbes
Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of one's dreams. In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits, it is part of my own being.
– Sigmund Freud
Our citizens and those who have gone before us charted the broad outlines of where we need to go, and they would envy our opportunity to translate those dreams into action. And I believe they will judge us very harshly should we fail to act.
– Dave Freudenthal
We all dream; we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.
– Erich Fromm
We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising. I still believe that one can learn to play the piano by mail and that mud will give you a perfect complexion.
– Zelda Fitzgerald
She still talks to me now, only now she talks to me in my dreams. And I can't wait to go to sleep tonight because we have a lot to talk about. I love you.
– Jamie Foxx
Talking, talking. Spinning a web of words, pale walls of dreams, between myself and all I see.
– John Gardner
Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.
– Kahlil Gibran
Dreams say what they mean, but they don't say it in daytime language.
– Gail Godwin
I am a dreamer. Seriously, I'm living on another planet.
– Eva Green
There's a good deal in common between the mind's eye and the TV screen, and though the TV set has all too often been the boobtube, it could be, it can be, the box of dreams.
– Ursula K. Le Guin
We do not really feel grateful toward those who make our dreams come true; they ruin our dreams.
– Eric Hoffer
I think what every skater dreams of is not only skating the best program they can possibly skate, but, y'know, having the crowd roar at the end, and it was just so loud I couldn't even hear my music.
– Sarah Hughes
Hollywood has always been a cage... a cage to catch our dreams.
– John Huston
Dream in a pragmatic way.
– Aldous Huxley
I don't have dreams. How can I say it? I myself am a dream.
– Ayumi Hamasaki
Have you ever wondered why young people take to music like fish to water? Maybe it's because music is fun. Plan and simple. It opens up their minds to dream great dreams about where they can go and what they can do when they get older.
– Isaac Hayes
Once again, this nation has said there are no dreams too large, no innovation unimaginable and no frontiers beyond our reach.
– John S. Herrington
When your dreams tire, they go underground and out of kindness that's where they stay.
– Libby Houston
We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams.
– Jeremy Irons
My office is at Yankee stadium. Yes, dreams do come true.
– Derek Jeter
There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?
– Robert Francis Kennedy
Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift; in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate.
– Soren Kierkegaard
People are so busy dreaming the American Dream, fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be, that they're all asleep at the switch. Consequently we are living in the Age of Human Error.
– Florence King
People's dreams are made out of what they do all day. The same way a dog that runs after rabbits will dream of rabbits. It's what you do that makes your soul, not the other way around.
– Barbara Kingsolver
Only things the dreamers make live on. They are the eternal conquerors.
– Herbert Kaufman
There has been enough suffering in our country, there has been enough of children whose dreams die before they have a chance to grow and there has been enough of our elders who, having served their nation, are forced into indignity in their old age.
– John Agyekum Kufuor
Sleep is the best meditation.
– The Dalai Lama
I can never decide whether my dreams are the result of my thoughts, or my thoughts the result of my dreams.
– David Herbert Lawrence
The world of men is dreaming, it has gone mad in its sleep, and a snake is strangling it, but it can't wake up.
– David Herbert Lawrence
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
I mean, I'm 48 years old and I've been through a lot in my life - you know, loss, whether it be death, illness, separation. I mean, the failed expectations... We all have dreams.
– Annie Lennox
The worst thing you can do to a kid is tell them that their dreams are invalid.
– Juliette Lewis
It's not my job to dream your dreams. It's my job to make your dreams become a reality.
– Blanche Lincoln
All books are either dreams or swords, you can cut, or you can drug, with words.
– Amy Lowell
Take everything easy and quit dreaming and brooding and you will be well guarded from a thousand evils.
– Amy Lowell
Not all lucid dreams are useful but they all have a sense of wonder about them. If you must sleep through a third of your life, why should you sleep through your dreams, too?
– Stephen LaBerge
I don't design clothes, I design dreams.
– Ralph Lauren
I thank God I live in a country where dreams can come true, where failure is sometimes the first step to success, and where success is only another form of failure if we forget where our priorities should be.
– Harry Lloyd
A fulfilling life is different to each person. You have to acknowledge your dreams, and not just wait for life to happen, and opportunities to come knocking at your door.
– Joan Lunden
When all of your wishes are granted, many of your dreams will be destroyed.
– Marilyn Manson
Take what you can from your dreams, make them as real as anything.
– Dave Matthews
People with disabilities have abilities too and that is what this course is all about - making sure those abilities blossom and shine so that all the dreams you have can come true.
– Mary McAleese
To the degree we're not living our dreams, our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves.
– Peter McWilliams
The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality.
– James A. Michener