Everybody dreams. We have hopes for our future that we somehow overlook under the pressure of real, everyday life.

The truth is: Things we dream about matter. We should all pay more attention to where our mind wanders when we’re awake and try to make those ideas about life our goals.

It isn’t easy to follow one’s dreams and make them happen, but it sure is worth it.

We’ve made a collection of these beautifully motivational dream quotes to make you think and give you a little nudge towards making your dreams come true.

Dreams quotes: Be brave enough to follow them

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

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

3. “Dream, dream, dream. Dreams transform into thoughts, and thoughts result in action.”―A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

4. “Nothing happens unless first we dream.”―Carl Sandburg

5. “Dreams don’t work unless you do.”―John C. Maxwell

6. “You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it come true. You will have to work for it, however.”―Richard Bach

7. “The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and the willingness to work hard for them.”―Michelle Obama

8. “If your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small.”―Richard Branson

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

10. “Follow your dreams, they know the way.”―Kobe Yamada

11. “Without dreams, there can be no courage. And without courage, there can be no action.”―Wim Wenders

12. “It may be that those who do most, dream most.”―Stephen Butler Leacock

13. “Dream big. Start small. But most of all start.”―Simon Sinek

14. “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.”―James Dean

15. “Life without dreams is like a bird with a broken wing – it can’t fly.”―Dan Peña

16. “Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”―Edgar Allan Poe

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17. “The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you.”―Tom Bradley

18. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.”―Henry David Thoreau

19. “The only dreams that come true are the ones you chase, if you do nothing, you get nothing.”―Joseph Atser

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

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

22. “20 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.”―Mark Twain

23. “Every morning you have two choices: Continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them.”―Unknown

24. “Dream it, then make it happen.”―Unknown

Dream quotes: Your dreams matter

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25. “If you don’t have a dream, how are you going to make a dream come true?”―Oscar Hammerstein

26. “No dreamer is ever too small; no dream is ever too big.”―Unknown

27. “No one has ever achieved anything from the smallest to the greatest unless the dream was dreamed first.”―Laura Ingalls Wilder

28. “If you can dream it, you can do it.”―Walt Disney

29. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”―C. S. Lewis

30. “A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”―John Lennon

31. “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

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

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33. “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.”―T. E. Lawrence

34. “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

35. “No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.”―Lupita Nyong’o

36. “Why should you continue going after your dreams? Because seeing the look on the faces of the people who said you couldn’t… will be priceless.”―Kevin Ngo

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

38. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”―Oprah Winfrey

39. “Don’t tell people your dreams. Show them.”―Unknown

40. “First, think. Second, believe. Third, dream. And finally, dare.”―Walt Disney

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41. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”―Suzy Kassem

42. “The excitement of dreams coming true is beyond the description of words.”―Lailah Gifty Akita

43. “In dreams, we enter a world that’s entirely our own.”―J. K. Rowling

44. “Don’t let others hijack your dreams. Be the captain of your own ship and master of your own destiny.”―Joanne Madeline Moore

45. “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”―Napoleon Hill

46. “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

47. “It’s never too late to focus on your dreams.”―Unknown

Inspirational quotes about dreams

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48. “Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.”―Pauline Kael

49. “Dreams come a size too big so we can grow in them.”―Josie Bissett

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

51. “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

52. “Dreams are illustrations… from the book your soul is writing about you.”―Marsha Norman

53. “Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.”―William Dement

54. “Keep your heart open to dreams. For as long as there’s a dream, there is hope, and as long as there is hope, there is joy in living.”―Unknown

55. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”―Roy T. Bennett

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

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57. “Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”―Ashley Smith

58. “A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.”―John Barrymore

59. “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

60. “Follow your passion and dreams, do what you truly love, put aside any nonsense or worries and realize that this moment it is all we’ve got.”―Frank Arrigazzi

61. “Let your dreams be your wings.”―Unknown

62. “Money is certainly one of the ways we can turn the dreams we have into the reality we live.”―Tony Robbins

63. “Yesterday is but today’s memory, tomorrow is today’s dream.”―Kahlil Gibrn

64. “I have had dreams, and I’ve had nightmares. I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.”―Jonas Salk

65. “Sometimes the dreams that come true are the ones you never even knew you had.”―Alice Sebold

Motivational quotes: Make your dreams your reality!

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66. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”―Nelson Mandela

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

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

69. “Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.”―Belva Davis

70. “Dare to dream, but even more importantly, dare to put action behinds your dreams.”―Josh Hinds

71. “The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.”―Seth Godin

72. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.”―Karen Lamb

73. “Let your dreams become your reality, set your goals, take action, and live your dream.”―Catherine Pulsifer

74. “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”―Lao Tzu

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75. “Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.”―Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

76. “Despite what we’ve been taught, we don’t have to be rich, famous or distinguished to make our dreams come true.”―Sharon Cook & Graciela Sholander

77. “Step away from the couch sitters who are awaiting the single perfect day to begin living their dream. You can choose to live your dream every day if you just take the first step.”―T. D. Jakes

78. “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”―Stephen King

79. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”―Martin Luther King, Jr.

80. “When you have a dream that you can’t let go of, trust your instincts and pursue it. But remember: Real dreams take work. They take patience, and sometimes they require you to dig down very deep. Be sure you’re willing to do that.”―Harvey Mackay

81. “What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.”―Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

82. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”―Richard Branson

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83. “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 Winfrey

84. “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”―Jim Rohn

85. “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 H. Everett

86. “Life is about positive and negative choices that you have to make. A dream is just a dream but it’s up to you to make it a reality.”―Mr. Desire

Dream quotes: Stay strong, dreams do come true!

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87. “Like success, failure is many things to many people. With positive mental attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, and a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order to prepare to try again.”―W. Clement Stone

88. “Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.”―Mae Jemison

89. “Do what they think you can’t do.”―Duke Fergerson

90. “Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears.”―Richard Wilkins

91. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”―Samuel Beckett

92. “Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”―George Herbert

93. “There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.”―Michael Phelps

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

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95. “If you don’t build your dreams, someone will hire you to help build theirs.”―Tony Gaskin

96. “It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.”―Elizabeth Kübler-Ross

97. “If you take responsibility for yourself, you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.”―Les Brown

98. “The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.”―Ben Stein

99. “Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.”―Harriet Jackson Brown, Jr.

100. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”―Napoleon Hill

Dream quotes: Keep on dreaming, it gives your life meaning

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101. “You’ve got to follow that dream, wherever that dream may lead.”―Elvis Presley

102. “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

103. “When you stop having dreams and ideals – well, you might as well stop altogether.”―Marian Anderson

104. “If we shadows have offended, think but this and all is mended, that you have but slumber’d here, while these visions did appear. And this weak and idle theme, no more yielding but a dream.”―William Shakespeare

105. “Dream is not that which you see while sleeping, it is something that does not let you sleep.”―A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

106. “Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.”―Jonas Salk

107. “Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”―Carl Jung

108. “Nothing is going to stop you from fulfilling your dreams. And you deserve every last one of success I know you will have.”―Michelle Obama

109. “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

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