Quotations about Dreams

Background info about this Dream Quote Collection

We at Surgical Artistry, the offices of Dr. Calvin Lee (acupuncturist & general surgeon) and Dr. Tammy Wu (plastic surgeon), have used the chinese character that means "dream" as a representation of our project of expansion.  We took over a very large office in Modesto, in the village one area, right across from the proposed area for the Modesto Tivoli Project.  This was part of a big dream that we had.

The Tivoli Specific Plan (454 acre area) includes 286 acres of residential land use (3,241 residential dwelling units), 14 acres of neighborhood-serving commercial, 6 acres of general commercial, and 67 acres of regional-serving commercial, 2 acres of professional office space, a 14 acre elementary school site, and about 30 acres of parks and open space.  For more information visit the Tivoli Project on the City of Modesto webpage.

Enjoy this collection of dream quotes that helped motivate us.  The sources are from various websites.

William Arthur Ward: Dream Quote
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.

Oscar Hammerstein: Dream Quote
If you don't have a dream, how are you going to make a dream come true?

Richard M. DeVos: Dream Quote
If you have a dream, give it a chance to happen.

Henry David Thoreau: Dream Quote
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; there is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery: Dream Quote
If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

Thomas Robert Gaines: Dream Quote
It is good to dream, but it is better to dream and work.  Faith is mighty, but action with faith is mightier.

Robert Schuller: Dream Quote
It is unfulfilled dreams that keep you alive.

Stephen B. Leacock: Dream Quote
It may be those who do most, dream most.

Les Brown: Dream Quote
It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams.

Mark Twain: Dream Quote
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Carl Sandburg: Dream Quotations
Nothing happens unless first a dream.

Unknown: Dream Quotations
Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.

Benjamin Disraeli: Dream Quotations
Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.

Oscar Wilde: Dream Quotations
Ordinary riches can be stolen: real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.

Henry David Thoreau: Dream Quotations
Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.

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

Dale Carnegie: Dream Quotations
Remember, happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.

Author unknown: Dream Quotations
Some people dream of success... while others wake up and work hard at it.

Mary Martin: Dream Quotations
Stop the habit of wishful thinking and start the habit of thoughtful wishes.

Ayn Rand: Dream Quotations
The desire not to be anything is the desire not to be.

Maya Angelou: Dream Quotes
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.

Denis Waitley: Dream Quotes
A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.

John Barrymore: Dream Quotes
A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.

Zadok Rabinwitz: Dream Quotes
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.

Antoine De Saint-Exupery: Dream Quotes
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

T. E. Lawrence: Dream Quotes
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 is was vanity.   But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.

James G. Huneker: Dream Quotes
All men of action are dreamers.

Orison Swett Marden: Dream Quotes
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.

Walt Disney: Dream Quotes
All our dreams can come true - if we have the courage to pursue them.

Hans Sachs: Dream Quotes
All poetic inspiration is but dream interpretation.

Cynthia Ozick: Dreams Quote
To imagine the unimaginable is the highest use of the imagination.

Unknown Author: Dreams Quote
To those who can dream there is no such place as faraway.

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

Les Brown: Dreams Quote
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.

Woodrow T. Wilson: Dreams Quote
We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers.

Orison Swett Marden: Dreams Quote
We lift ourselves by our thought. We climb upon our vision of ourselves. If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and of yourself.  Hold the ideal of yourself as you long to be, always everywhere.

Denis Waitley: Dreams Quote
We've got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.

William Blake: Dreams Quote
What is now proved was once imagined.

Noel Peebles: Dreams Quote
What you choose to focus your mind on is critical because you will become what you think about most of the time.

Elizabeth Coatsworth: Dreams Quote
When I dream, I am ageless.

James Dean: Dreams Quotes
Dream as if you'll live forever... live as if you'll die today.

Norman D. Vaughan: Dreams Quotes
Dream big and dare to fail.

James Allen: Dreams Quotes
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe: Dreams Quotes
Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Dreams Quotes
Dream no smalldreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.

H. F. Hedge: Dreams Quotes
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 a Shakespeare.

Marsha Norman: Dreams Quotes
Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.

Turner: Dreams Quotes
Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.

Henry David Thoreau: Dreams Quotes
Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.

Travis White: Dreams Quotes
Dreams can often become challenging, but challenges are what we live for.

Albert Einstein: Quotations: Dreams
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

Greg Anderson: Quotations: Dreams
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 life.

Malcolm S. Forbes: Quotations: Dreams
When you cease to dream you cease to live.

W. Clement Stone: Quotations: Dreams
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.

Stedman Graham: Quotations: Dreams
When you have a sense of your own identity and a vision of where you want to go in your life, you then have the basis for reaching out to the world and going after your dreams for a better life.

Marian Anderson: Quotations: Dreams
When you stop having dreams and ideals - well, you might as well stop altogether.

Sue Atchley Ebaugh: Quotations: Dreams
Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities.

Louise Driscoll: Quotations: Dreams
Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go.

Plato: Quotations: Dreams
Wonder is the feeling of a philosopher; and philosophy begins in wonder.

Richard Bach: Quotations: Dreams
You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true.  You may have to work for it, however.

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

Tully C. Knoles: Quote: Dream
The greatest thing about man is his ability to transcend himself, his ancestry and his environment and to become what he dreams of being.

Charles Du Bos: Quote: Dream
The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.

Muhammad Ali: Quote: Dream
The man who has no imagination has no wings.

Vic Braden: Quote: Dream
The moment of enlightenment is when a person's dreams of possibilities become images of probabilities.

Unknown Author: Quote: Dream
The poorest man is not without a cent, but without a dream.

John F. Kennedy: Quote: Dream
The problems of this world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.

Douglas Everett: Quote: Dream
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.

Dr. Robert Schuller: Quote: Dreams
You are what you think about all day long.

Earl Nightingale: Quote: Dreams
You become what you think about.

Mark Victor Hansen: Quote: Dreams
You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands - your own.

Denis Waitley: Quote: Dreams
You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization.

Claude M. Bristol: Quote: Dreams
You have to think big to be big.

Henry Ford: Quote: Dreams
You say I started out with practically nothing, but that isn't correct.  We all start with all there is. It's how we use it that makes things possible.

Brian Tracy: Quotes about Dreams
All successful men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.

Frederico de Roberto: Quotes about Dreams
Among all human constructions the only ones that avoid the dissolving hands of time are castles in the air.

Robert Louis: Quotes about Dreams
An aspiration is a joy forever, a possession as solid as a landed estate.

Barbara Sher: Quotes about Dreams
As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning.

Robert H. Schuller: Quotes about Dreams
Build a dream and the dream will build you.

Jim Allen: Quotes about Dreams
Charge your future! As you recreate this positive force in your life, take big, massive leaps into your future.  Be imaginative, bold and brave! The results may surprise you.

Napoleon Hill: Quotes about Dreams
Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

Pope John XXIII: Quotes about Dreams
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.

Rene Descartes: Quotes about Dreams
Desire awakens only those things that are thought possible.

Unknown Author: Quotes about Dreams
Don't let today's disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow's dreams.

Sir James M. Barrie: Quotes on Dreams
Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.

Norman Vincent Peale: Quotes on Dreams
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.

Frank A. Clark: Quotes on Dreams
Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things.

Louisa May Alcott: Quotes on Dreams
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

Denis Waitley: Quotes on Dreams
Get excited and enthusiastic about your own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire - you can smell it, taste it and see it from a mile away.

Mary Kay Ash: Quotes on Dreams
Give yourself something to work toward - constantly.

Henry David Thoreau: Quotes on Dreams
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Quotes on Dreams
God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.

Unknown Author: Quotes on Dreams
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.

Les Brown: Quotes on Dreams
Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.

Johann Friedrich von Schiller: Quotes: Dream
Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.

Gail Devers: Quotes: Dream
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.

John F. Kennedy: Quotes: Dream
Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.

Niccolo Machiavelli: Quotes: Dream
Make no small plans for they have no power to stir the soul.

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.: Quotes: Dream
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.

Amy Grant: Quotes: Dream
More important than talent, strength, or knowledge is the ability to laugh at yourself and enjoy the pursuit of your dreams.

William James: Quotes: Dream
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second.  Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you.

Doug Ivester: Quotes: Dream
Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.

Unknown Author: Quotes: Dream
No dreamer is ever too small; no dream is ever too big.

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Quotes: Dreams
Hitch your wagon to a star.

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

Aristotle: Quotes: Dreams
Hope is a waking dream.

Jim Valvano: Quotes: Dreams
How do you go from where you are to where you want to be? I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal and you have to be willing to work for it.

Walt Disney: Quotes: Dreams
I could never convince the financiers that Disneyland was feasible because dreams offer too little collateral.

Vincent Van Gogh: Quotes: Dreams
I dream my painting and then paint my dream.

Dr. Jonas Salk: Quotes: Dreams
I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares.   I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.

Henry David Thoreau: Quotes: Dreams
I have 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.

Robert Schuller: Quotes: Dreams
I will! I am! I can! I will actualize my dream. I will press ahead. I will settle down and see it through. I will solve the problems. I will pay the price. I will never walk away from my dream until I see my dream walk away: Alert! Alive! Achieved!

Marcel Proust: Quotes: Dreams
If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.