100 Dream Quotes To Inspire You To Make It A Reality

By Maxime Lagacé Maxime is the founder and chief editor of WisdomQuotes. He has been writing and collecting quotes since 2004. He’s also into personal development and productivity. Most of all, he’s dedicated to help you live a simpler and more peaceful life. Learn more about him on his about page.You’ll discover here 100 of the best dream quotes I could find. My goal is that you’ll find motivation to make your dream come true. And remember: most dreams are worth fighting for. You’ll find quotes by Buddha, Picasso, Disney, and more. Enjoy!

Nothing happens unless first a dream. Carl Sandburg

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

Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts. Albert Einstein

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

Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true. Ralph Waldo Emerson


A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities. J.R.R. Tolkien

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. Earl Nightingale

I like dreams of the future better than the history of the past. Thomas Jefferson

Dreams are the seedlings of realities. James Allen

Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something. You got a dream, you gotta protect it. When people can’t do something themselves, they are going to tell you that you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. Period. Will Smith (Pursuit of Happyness)


A man must dream a long time in order to act with grandeur, and dreaming is nursed in darkness. Jean Genet

It may be that those who do most, dream most. Stephen Butler Leacock

That which is dreamed can never be lost, can never be undreamed. Neil Gaiman

You’ll stumble upon something you can’t stop thinking about, something more important than anything else. Make it the focus of your life. Maxime Lagacé

It’s difficult to follow your dream. It’s a tragedy not to. Ralph Marston

Related quotes and topics: change and growth, success, positive

The Best Dream Quotes

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If you give up on your dreams, what’s left? Jim Carrey

Fill your brain with giant dreams so it has no space for petty pursuits. Robin Sharma

Yesterday’s dreams are often tomorrow’s realities. Bruce Lee

If you’ve never stared off in the distance, then your life is a shame. Adam Duritz

We’re told that the American dream will bring you happiness, and it will not. I think a lot of us learn as we get older that happiness is internal. Happiness is a choice that you make and a skill that you develop. Naval Ravikant

Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure. Victor Hugo

I don’t dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living. Steven Spielberg Click to tweet

Make the action to move closer to your dream the first action you take each day. Leo Babauta

Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams. Patch Adams


Dream is not that you see in the sleep; dream is that does not allow you to sleep. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Genius is the ability to put into effect what is in your mind. There’s no other definition of it. F. Scott Fitzgerald

You’re alive, Bod. That means you have infinite potential. You can do anything, make anything, dream anything. Neil Gaiman (The Graveyard Book)

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

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live. J.K. Rowling

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. John Barrymore Click to tweet

Reverie is not a mind vacuum. It is rather the gift of an hour which knows the plenitude of the soul. Gaston Bachelard

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

Anyone who dreams of an uncommon life eventually discovers that there is no choice but to seek an uncommon approach to living it. Gary Keller (The ONE Thing)

Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it. Buddha

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

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to. Kahlil Gibran

Dream what you dare to dream. Go where you want to go. Be what you want to be. Earl Nightingale

Related topic: goals

Part 2. Dream Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Dream Quotes

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

You can kill the dreamer, but you can’t kill the dream. Martin Luther King Jr

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. Albert Einstein

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. Martin Luther King Jr

You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’ George Bernard Shaw

Imagine all the people living life in peace. 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

If you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney

Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine. Elvis Presley

It was all a dream. The Notorious B.I.G.

I dream my painting and I paint my dream. Vincent van Gogh

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All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. Edgar Allen Poe

A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes. Mahatma Gandhi

Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing. William Arthur Ward

Fashion is about dreaming and making other people dream. Donatella Versace

I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering. Steven Wright Click to tweet

You have to dream before your dreams can come true. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get. Michael Phelps

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. Muhammad Ali

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

Sometimes a dream almost whispers, it never shouts. So you have to, every day of your lives, be ready to hear what whispers in your ear. Steven Spielberg

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

Short Dream Quotes

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Never give up on your dreams. Barack Obama Click to tweet

I dwell in possibility. Emily Dickinson

Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain

Let your dreams be your wings. Unknown

In dreams begins responsibility. W. B. Yeats

You get one life. Make it count. Shane Parrish

Swim out of your little pond. Rumi

Dreams don’t work unless you do. John C. Maxwell

Dream big. Start small. Act now. Robin Sharma

Think, believe, dream, and dare. Walt Disney

I don’t chase dreams, I hunt goals. Unknown

Face reality or escape with a dream. Maxime Lagacé

Ah, nothing is too late, till the tired heart shall cease to palpitate. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Don’t call it a dream, call it a plan. Unknown

Don’t tell people your dreams, show them. Unknown

If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Steve Jobs

Any dream is possible, if you have courage. Walt Disney

Honor your dreams and they will be honored. Gabby Bernstein

I dream. Sometimes I think that’s the only right thing to do. Haruki Murakami

Build a dream and the dream will build you. Robert H. Schuller

Dreams are the touchstones of our character. Henry David Thoreau

Believe in your dreams. If you don’t, who will? Jon Bon Jovi Click to tweet

For the goal is to die with memories, not dreams. Unknown

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

Never let your memories be greater than your dreams. Douglas Ivester

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Inspirational Dream Quotes

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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. Les Brown (wrongly attritubed to C.S. Lewis)

At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable. Christopher Reeve

Give your dreams all you’ve got and you’ll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you. William James

If you talk about it, it’s a dream, if you envision it, it’s possible, but if you schedule it, it’s real. Tony Robbins (twitter.com)

Make your dream so clear that it’s the only thing you think about all day long. Maxime Lagacé

If you aren’t living your dreams then you’re living your fears. Daymond John

Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity. Kahlil Gibran

Dream so big you get uncomfortable telling small minded people. Aaron Will (twitter.com)

I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each others dreams, we can be together all the time. Calvin and Hobbes

When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality. Dom Helder Camara

There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits. Michael Phelps

Forsake all inhibitions, pursue thy dreams. Walt Whitman

Dreaming is hoping. Hoping is desiring. Desiring is suffering. Suffering is living. But your dream is worth suffering for. Maxime Lagacé

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

Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back: a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. Anais Nin

It’s important to have specific dreams. Dream big. Dream without fear. Randy Pausch (See also: The Last Lecture, inspiring YouTube video)

Dreamers and artists change the world while others face the change. Maxime Lagacé

You have a certain amount of time to be alive – to pursue your hopes, dreams, and passions. Make it count. Life Math Money

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

Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. Farrah Gray Click to tweet

Our dreams prove that to imagine – to dream about things that have not happened – is among mankind’s deepest needs. Milan Kundera

The further the reward from the effort, the thinner the competition. Patience is the gatekeeper. Johnny Uzan

Related: 9 Habits That Can Keep You From Achieving Your Dreams (psychologytoday.com)or You Will Become What You Think with Tom Bilyeu (inspirational YouTube video)

Dream Quotes: The Conclusion

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Nobody is ever too old to dream. And dreams never grow old. L.M. Montgomery

Let’s recap:Everything around you started as a dream to make things:betterfastersimplerfunniermore beautifulWant to make an impact in the world? Dream BIG! Small dreams don’t motivate.The life of your dreams will require:How to improve your chances of accomplishing your dream? Be obsessed about it.The past makes you feel heavy. Your dreams make you feel light. Focus on the latter. Call to action: Watch You Need to Dream Bigger with Tom Bilyeu (YouTube video)or read 130 Short Quotes That Will Inspire You (Fast) (wisdomquotes.com)or 150 Happiness Quotes That Will Light Up Your Day (wisdomquotes.com) Hope you enjoyed these beautiful dream quotes. If you did, please share them with a friend today!What was your favorite quote? Please let us know in the comment section below!

Author Bio

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.Maxime is a father of two, INFJ and also loves running.Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, SEO, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.Finally, he is (very) far from being perfect.You can find him on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Quora, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

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March 10, 2022

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