100 Inspirational Dream Quotes and Sayings

Best Inspirational Dream Quotes and Sayings

Dreams are essential to success. Read these dreaming quotes and find out what many famous people have said about dreaming and having dreams. Quotes and sayings about dreaming to inspire and motivate. Dream big and take action, strike while the iron is hot!

100 Inspirational Dream Quotes and Sayings

    1. Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. – Gloria SteinemInspirational Dream Quotes

    2. 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

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

    4. Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. – Harriet Tubman

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

    6. Nor do I hear in my imagination the parts successively, I hear them all at once. What a delight this is! All this inventing, this producing, takes place in a pleasing, lively dream. – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    7. When you have a dream you’ve got to grab it and never let go. – Carol Burnett

    8. We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving. And we all have some power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing. – Louisa May Alcott

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

    10. We are not only less reasonable and less decent in our dreams… we are also more inteligent, wiser and capable of better judgment when we are asleep than when we are awake. – Erich FrommInspirational Dream Quotes 2

    11. The poor man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without a dream. – Harry Kemp

    12. It has never been my object to record my dreams, just to realize them. – Man Ray

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

    14. You’ve got to create a dream. You’ve got to uphold the dream. If you can’t, then bugger it. Go back to the factory, or go back to the desk. – Eric Burdon

    15. Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. – Ralph Vaull Starr

    16. All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible. – William Faulkner

    17. Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare. – H.F. Hedge

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

    19. Dreams say what they mean, but they don’t say it in daytime language. – Gail Godwindreaming-quotesFollow Your Dreams Quotes

    20. Nothing happens unless first we dream. – Carl Sandburg

    21. The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance – and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning. – Oprah WinfreyInspirational Dream Quotes 3

    22. 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. Turner

    23. Whatever you do, never stop dreaming. – Darren L. Johnson

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

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

    26. Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them. – John Updike

    27. I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams. – Jonas Salk

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

    29. Perhaps life is just that… a dream and a fear. Joseph Conrad

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

    31. I can never decide whether my dreams are the result of my thoughts, or my thoughts the result of my dreams.D. H. LawrenceInspirational Dream Quotes 4

    32. It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?Jim Carrey

    33. Many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true! Logan Pearsall Smith

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

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

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

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

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

    39. Every great dream begins with a dreamer.Harriet Tubman

    40. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.Carl Jung

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

    42. Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream.Debby BooneInspirational Dream Quotes 5

    43. A daydream is an evasion.Thomas Merton

    44. Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.Mick Jagger

    45. One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed. For no one can lay a hand on our dreams.E. V. Lucas

    46. Of all the things you choose in life, you don’t get to choose what your nightmares are. You don’t pick them; they pick you.John Irving

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

    48. Even in the hardest circumstances, dreams can give you the courage to live, and I hope I can share that message with children in need.Yuna Kim

    49. Be a dreamer. If you don’t know how to dream, you’re dead.Jim Valvano

    50. It seems that everyone has their own inexplicable fear to have nightmares about. We need nightmares to keep ourselves entertained, and fend off the contentment that we all fear and abhor so much.Louis de Bernières

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

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

    53. All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.Jack KerouacInspirational Dream Quotes 6

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

    55. Nightmares exist outside of logic, and there’s little fun to be had in explanations; they’re antithetical to the poetry of fear. Stephen King

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

    57. Life is short. There is no time for dreams. We should spend time working practically.

    58. There is no harm in dreaming. One should dream about something, then do some planning to achieve it, and finally put some effort into the cause.

    59. Dreams are dreams, and reality is reality. One can’t change reality by dreaming all day long. You have to work for it.

    60. I like dreams about future; more over, I like dreams about present and dreams about the past also. How past could have been better and what can we learn from the mistakes of past. Dream about the past and then dream about future.

    61. Follow your dreams, they know the way. – Kobe Yamada

    62. The best reason for having dreams is that in dreams no reasons are necessary. – Ashleigh BrilliantInspirational Dream Quotes 7

    63. We don’t have an eternity to realize our dreams, only the time we are here. – Susan S. Taylor

    64. The only boundaries for me are those I place on myself; I can make my own dreams come true. – Shelly Wu

    65. 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

    66. 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

    67. The dream arises from a part of the mind unknown to us, but none the less important, and is concerned with the desires for the approaching day. – Carl Jung

    68. When you stop chasing your dreams, your dreams start chasing you. – Dez Del Rio

    69. 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. – D.H. Lawrence

    70. Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. – Anais NinInspirational Dream Quotes 8

    71. All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. – Edgar Allan Poe

    72. Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them. – John Updike

    73. It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left? – Jim Carrey

    74. Let go of your expectations. The universe will do what it will. Sometimes your dreams will come true. Sometimes they won’t. Sometimes when you let go of a broken dream, another one gently takes its place. Be aware of what is, not what you would like to be, taking place. – Melody Beattie

    75. 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

    76. 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

    77. I have dreamt in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind. – Emily Bronte

    78. Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality in our mind. – Magdalena Abakanowicz

    79. 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

    80. There is nothing like dream to create the future. Utopia to-day, flesh and blood tomorrow. – Victor Hugo

    81. Whenever someone tells me he dreamed, I wonder if he realizes that he has never done anything but dream. – Fernando PessoaInspirational Dream Quotes 9

    82. I confess I do not know why, but looking at the stars always makes me dream. – Vincent Van Gogh

    83. What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    84. What I dream of is an art of balance. – Henri Matisse

    85. Dream, but expect nothing. Desire, but expect nothing. Hope, but expect nothing. Release your need to control and gain real control. – Eric Maisel

    86. Your vision will become clear when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside awakens. – Carl Jung

    87. The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams. – Oprah Winfrey

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

    89. 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 GaimanInspirational Dream Quotes 10

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

    91. You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. – Dr. Seuss

    92. Dreams and meditation give us the lessons and principles. Waking reality gives us the creative opportunity to practice using them. To grow and change we need to integrate insight into our lives. We need to practice, practice, practice. – Betty Bethards

    93. My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected. – Anna M. Uhlich

    94. Unclose your mind. You are not a prisoner. You are a bird in flight, searching the skies for dreams. – Haruki Murakami

    95. All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible. – William Faulkner

    96. I dream my paintings & then I paint my dreams. – Vincent Van Gogh

    97. As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning. – Barbara Sher

    98. I don’t design clothes. I design dreams. – Ralph Lauren

    99. Find yourself and express yourself in your own particular way. Express your love openly. Life is nothing but a dream, and if you create your life with love, your dream becomes a masterpiece of art. – Don Miguel Ruiz

    100. 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.”– Swami Vivekananda

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