Top 25 Quotes about Dreams

Here are our Top 25 Quotes. Do you Agree with our selection? Do you disagree? Do you have your own favorite quote you’d like to add to the list? If we get enough honorable mentions we will expand the list to a top 50, comment at the end!

Inspirational Quotes about Dreams

25

“In bed my real love has always been the sleep that rescued me by allowing me to dream.” Luigi Pirandello

24
“A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.”  J.R.R. Tolkien

23
“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

22
“Sometimes you wake up from a dream. Sometimes you wake up in a dream. And sometimes, every once in a while, you wake up in someone else’s dream. ” Richelle Mead, Quotes from Succubus Blues

21
“You see things; you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?” George Bernard Shaw, Quotes from Back to Methuselah

Inspirational Quotes about Dreams

20 

“Yes: I am a dreamer. For 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, Quotes from The Critic as Artist

19
“They say that dreams are only real as long as they last. Couldn’t you say the same thing about life?” Waking Life

18
“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” Vincent van Gogh

17
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”Franklin Roosevelt

16
“The answer is dreams. Dreaming on and on. Entering the world of dreams and never coming out. Living in dreams for the rest of time.”Haruki Murakami, Quotes from Sputnik Sweetheart

Inspirational Quotes about Dreams

15

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”Edgar Allan Poe, Quotes from Eleonora

14
“America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream. The American non-dream is precisely a move to wipe the dream out of existence. The dream is a spontaneous happening and therefore dangerous to a control system set up by the non-dreamers.”William S. Burroughs, Quotes from American Non-Dream

13
“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

12

“Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow–
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream:

Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?

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

Edgar Allan Poe


11
“Dreams surely are difficult, confusing, and not everything in them is brought to pass for mankind. For fleeting dreams have two gates: one is fashioned of horn and one of ivory. Those which pass through the one of sawn ivory are deceptive, bringing tidings which come to nought, but those which issue from the one of polished horn bring true results when a mortal sees them.”Homer, Quotes from The Odyssey

10
“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.” George R.R. Martin
Inspirational Quotes about Dreams

9

“The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on. If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.”

– Chuck Palahniuk

8 “The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true.”

– Edgar Allan Poe

7


“At that point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible. They are not afraid to dream, and to yearn for everything they would like to see happen to them in their lives. But, as time passes a mysterious force begins to convince them that it will be impossible for them to realize their destiny.”

– Paulo CoelhoInspirational Quotes about Dreams

6

“The trick is to combine your waking rational abilities with the infinite possibilities of your dreams. Because, if you can do that, you can do anything.” Waking Life

 

5

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that 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, Quotes From Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

4

“Dream delivers us to dream, and there is no end to illusion. Life is a train of moods like a string of beads, and, as we pass through them, they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue, and each shows only what lies in its focus.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson, Quotes from Essays: Second Series

3

“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 their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”

– T.E. Lawrence

2

Dreams

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

Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

By Langston Hughes

1

“I haven’t seen too many around lately. Things have been tough lately for dreamers. They say dreaming is dead, no one does it anymore. It’s not dead it’s just that it’s been forgotten, removed from our language. Nobody teaches it so nobody knows it exists. The dreamer is banished to obscurity. Well, I’m trying to change all that, and I hope you are too. By dreaming, every day. Dreaming with our hands and dreaming with our minds. Our planet is facing the greatest problems it’s ever faced, ever. So whatever you do, don’t be bored, this is absolutely the most exciting time we could have possibly hoped to be alive. And things are just starting.”

-Waking Life

Inspirational Quotes about Dreams

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