A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.

John Lennon

You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'

George Bernard Shaw

Hope is a waking dream.


The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for.

Oscar Wilde

I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.


The whole world is a dream, and death the interpreter.

Yiddish proverb

I like the dreams of the future, better than the history of the past.

Thomas Jefferson

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

John Updike

Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: - 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'

Martin Luther King Jr.

I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.

Oprah Winfrey

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

Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves.

Germaine Greer

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

William Shakespeare

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

Edgar Allan Poe

He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.

Douglas Adams

If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.

Walt Disney

God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

Colin Powell

It hurts to find out that what you wanted doesn't match what you dreamed it would be.

Randy K. Milholland

My dream is to save women from nature.

Christian Dior

There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, "Yes, I've got dreams, of course I've got dreams." Then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they're still there.

Erma Bombeck

What if nothing exists and we're all in somebody's dream? Or what's worse, what if only that fat guy in the third row exists?

Woody Allen

And our dreams are who we are.

Barbara Sher

I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?

Chuang Tzu

What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves - strong, powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.

Pam Brown

Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.

Henry David Thoreau

My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.

Henry David Thoreau

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

Gloria Steinem

Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.

James Allen

What makes the difference between wishing and realizing our wishes? Lots of things, and it may take months or years for wish to come true, but it's far more likely to happen when you care so much about a wish that you'll do all you can to make it happen.

Fred Rogers

All life is only a set of pictures in the brain, among which there is no difference betwixt those born of real things and those born of inward dreamings, and no cause to value the one above the other.

H. P Lovecraft

Not all lucid dreams are useful but they all have a sense of wonder about them. If you must sleep through a third of your life, why should you sleep through your dreams, too?

Stephen Laberge

Right now I don't know if I have dreamt about this or not. But when you are in the ocean you must swim. Being on the race for the Oscars, logically I want to win.

Pedro Almodovar

Everywhere around the world They're coming to America Everytime that flags unfurled They're coming to America Got a dream to take them there They're coming to America Got a dream they come to share They're coming to America They're coming to America.

Neil Diamond

This is for all of you out there tonight, reaching for a dream - don't ever give up! Never ever listen to anyone, when they try to discourage you, because they do that, believe me!

Mariah Carey

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

Jean Genet

Talking about dreams is like talking about movies, since the cinema uses the language of dreams; years can pass in a second and you can hop from one place to another. It's a language made of image. And in the real cinema, every object and every light means something, as in a dream.

Federico Fellini

To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act.

Anatole France

I cannot sleep for dreaming; I cannot dream but I wake and walk about the house as though I'd find you coming through some door.

Arthur Miller

To want to be what one can be is purpose in life.

Cynthia Ozick

Last night I dreamed I ate a ten-pound marshmallow, and when I woke up the pillow was gone.

Tommy Cooper

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.


It has never been my object to record my dreams, just to realize them.

Man Ray

There is no Heaven, there is no Hell; These are the dreams of baby minds; Tools of the wily Fetisheer, To fright the fools his cunning blinds.

Richard Burton

Dreams are, by definition, cursed with short life spans.

Candice Bergen

I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams.

Jonas Salk

Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground.

James Taylor

High achievers spot rich opportunities swiftly, make big decisions quickly and move into action immediately. Follow these principles and you can make your dreams come true.

Robert H. Schuller

But I, being poor, have only my dreams. I have spread my dreams under your feet; tread softly, because you tread on my dreams.

William Butler Yeats

In our dreams we are always young.

Sarah Louise Delany

The worst realities of our age are manufactured realities. It is therefore our task, as creative participants in the universe, to re dream our world. The fact of possessing imagination means that everything can be re dreamed. Each reality can have it.

Ben Okri

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up - like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore - And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over - like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags - like a heavy lead.

Langston Hughes

They say dreams are the windows of the soul--take a peek and you can see the inner workings, the nuts and bolts.

Henry Bromel

If there were dreams to sell, What would you buy? Some cost a passing bell; Some a light sigh, That shakes from Life's fresh crown Only a roseleaf down.

Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.

Abdul Kalam

I believe that dreams transport us through the underside of our days, and that if we wish to become acquainted with the dark side of what we are, the signposts are there, waiting for us to translate them.

Gail Godwin

Will we ever return to a time before dreams were slogans?

Kate Miller

"Go with your first thoughts; they're usually your best thoughts. Pay attention, stick to your goals and follow those guidelines. It's all right there if you reach for it, unless you want to punch timeclocks and work for somebody. That's what we liked about America, the land of opportunity. All your dreams can come true."

Rick Danko

I had a dream and it was fulfilled by meeting with Benny, Bjsrn and Agnetha.

Anni frid Lyngstad

Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams?

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dream.

Paulo Coelho

It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The things that one most wants to do are the things that are probably most worth doing.

Winifred Holtby

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

Victor Hugo

Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.

Friedrich von Schiller

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

The colour of my soul is iron-grey and sad bats wheel about the steeple of my dreams.

Claude Debussy

A lost but happy dream may shed its light upon our waking hours, and the whole day may be infected with the gloom of a dreary or sorrowful one; yet of neither may we be able to recover a trace.

Walter De La Mare

Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary: impossible.

Robert H. Schuller

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time.

Calvin and Hobbes

Dreams that do come true can be as unsettling as those that don't.

Brett Butler

All men dream...... But not equally..Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find it is vanity;but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men,for they act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible.....

T. E. Lawrence

The wisest men follow their own direction.


Dreams grow holy put in action.

Adelaide Anne Procter

Don't let your dreams be dreams.

Jack Johnson

If you are a dreamer,come in. If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, a hoper, a prayer, a magic-bean-buyer. If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire, for we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come in! Come in!

Shel Silverstein

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

Carl Gustav Jung

I beg to dream and differ from the hollow lies.

Green Day

We need men who can dream of things that never were.

John F. Kennedy

One must desire something to be alive.

Margaret Deland

Dreaming when Dawn's Left Hand was in the sky I heard a Voice within the Tavern cry: 'Awake, my Little ones, and fill the Cup Before Life's Liquor in its Cup be dry.

Edward Fitzgerald

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

Emily Bronte

You see things, and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were, and say 'Why not?

George Bernard Shaw

We have no dreams at all or interesting ones. We should learn to be awake the same way - not at all or in an interesting manner.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Action is the last refuge of those who cannot dream.

Oscar Wilde

Action: the last resource of those who know not how to dream.

Oscar Wilde

The brotherhood of man is not a mere poet's dream: it is a most depressing and humiliating reality.

Oscar Wilde

The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now.

Bill Cosby

Brotherhood is not so wild a dream as those, who profit by postponing it, pretend.

Eric Sevareid

When you have a dream you've got to grab it and never let go.

Carol Burnett

Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?

Leonardo da Vinci

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

Oprah Winfrey

If you can dream it, you can do it.

Walt Disney

I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours.

Bob Dylan

I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.

M. C. Escher

I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake.

Rene Descartes

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

Edgar Allan Poe

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

William Shakespeare

During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams.

Tupac Shakur

I confess I do not know why, but looking at the stars always makes me dream.

Vincent van Gogh

A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.

Les Brown

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

Walt Disney

If it can be dreamed, it can be done.

Walt Disney

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

J. K. Rowling

You can always chase a dream but it will not count if you never catch it.

Malcolm X

I dreamed a thousand new paths. . . I woke and walked my old one.

Chinese Proverb

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.

William Arthur Ward

Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven.

Henri Frederic Amiel

Christianity is a battle, not a dream.

Wendell Phillips

The only thing that comes to a sleeping man are dreams.

Tupac Shakur

Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.

Elvis Presley

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.

Erma Bombeck

Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.

Tupac Shakur

Isolation is a dream killer.

Barbara Sher

She encouraged us to follow our dreams.

Wilbur Wright

Dreams, goals, ambitions - these are the stuff man uses for fuel.

L. Ron Hubbard

Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves.

Bill Hicks

Whatever you can do or dream, begin it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists.

L. Ron Hubbard

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.

Henry David Thoreau

We are near awakening when we dream that we dream.


I never dreamed I would be doing a Ph.D., ... I never dreamed I would become a professor. I certainly didn't dream I would become a dean or the president of a university.

Joseph White

When the legends die, the dreams end; there is no more greatness.


It's been a dream of mine for a while.

Carol Davis

Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that ...

George Carlin

Why are you scared to dream of god when it's salvation that you want?

Conor Oberst

It was his lifelong dream to make the N.F.L.. It's too bad that his life has hit another fork in the road.

Andy Geiger

What I dream of is an art of balance.

Henri Matisse

I always had my dreams and aspirations of competing in the Olympics, but as a kid you just do it because you love to skate.

Ryan Shimabukuro

In dreams we see ourselves naked and acting our real characters, even more clearly than we see others awake.

Henry David Thoreau

I realized I had to step up to the responsibilities of my dream.

Mark Spitz

I can't believe it yet. It's my dream from when I was a little girl.

Tatiana Navka

If you have a dream, give it a chance to happen.

Richard M. Devos

The prospect of success in achieving our most cherished dream is not without its terrors. Who is more deprived and alone than the man who has achieved his dream?

Brendan Francis

Just thinking about it gives me the chills, ... It's one of the things I dream about at night.

Ray Young

The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.

Robert H. Schuller

We knew that we could do it. It's actually a dream come true. It's the best way it could happen.

Simon Schoch

We've been a band for 16 years. This is what you dream about.

Billie Joe Armstrong

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.

James Dean

It's a dream come true.

Anthony Lucas

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

Luigi Pirandello

The years forever fashion new dreams when old ones go. God pity a one-dream man.

Bob Goddard

There's a lot more business out there in small town America than I ever dreamed of.

Sam Walton

That's the (ultimate) dream. In this game, you always have to have hope. You always have to dream.

Robert Low

It's something that adults dream about doing.

Bill Plum

It's not what the dream is but what the dream does.

John Johnson

This is the culmination of not just one dream, but the dreams of many people.

Duane Long

Dream giant golden Buddha-sized dreams.

Ryunosuke Satoro

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.

Rabindranath Tagore

For years I mimicked the 'doors closing' lady because it was funny, but I never dreamed I would be doing this.

Randi Miller

Those boys all dreamed of becoming soldiers.

Mark Piotrowski

That's always an interesting concept when you try to make your dream into a reality and you come up against the facts of exactly what it is you're attempting to do.

Karl Urban

Dream and give yourself permission to envision a You that you choose to be.

Joy Page

We live as we dream - alone.

Joseph Conrad

We are a dream of inclusion, of education.

Joshua Hoyt

I never dreamed that Rich (Law) would be able to play as long as he did and as well as he did, it was great.

John Pelphrey

Maybe it's a dream, I don't know.

Dan Waterfill

You stay in touch with the boy who dreamed impossible dreams.

Hugh Hefner

We think it's wonderful that he will get to live the American dream.

John Sullivan

Seeing these performers live is a dream come true.

Josh Groban

Now they've cut our dreams.

Roberto Benigni

To achieve the impossible dream, try going to sleep.

Joan Klempner

We're here for the American dream, we're not here for any other country, we're not here because we love other countries, we're here because we were told about the American dream.

Gino Zendejas

None of it is something you can make a dream out of for your child.

Bill Thompson

It is my biggest dream in life to visit his tomb.

Henry Adamczyk

I don't think it has quite sunk in yet, but this is definitely a dream come true.

Andy Greene

I'm not hoping to stay here many more years if I can't have the bakery of my dreams.

Judith Guzman

When they announced that we won, it was almost like a dream. We're living the sports dream.

Jason West

To reach the qualifying standard is a dream and he dived so well.

Andy Banks

Chico wants this - I'm not taking his dream away.

Louis Walsh

It's a dream that is alive. We want people to join in that dream and make it happen.

Terri Smith

That's what we're here for. We can't reach our dreams if we don't have confidence in ourselves to get the win.

Brodie Croyle

It was a dream to come here.

Maggie Germaine

As a player, Jim had one of those days you dream about.

Steve Bieser

It's been a journey. For women of color, for my family. It's one dream coming true after another.

Venus Williams

When the dream came into being, I always pursued it.

Marguerite Young

I have waited for that day for more than 330 days. I just had so many dreams that he would be free.

Roy Hallums

[Culture confers dreams,] and you don't touch dreams, ... Now they've cut our dreams.

Roberto Benigni

Don Quixote would understand golf. It is the impossible dream.

Jim Murray

Yesterday is but today's memory, tomorrow is today's dream.

Kahlil Gibran

But that is a dream.

Wendy Welch

Dreams say what they mean, but they don't say it in daytime language.

Gail Godwin

This has been a dream job for me. I haven't thought too much beyond this, but you never say never.

Greg Mcdermott

A goal is a dream with a deadline.

Gil Gutknecht

Men are the dreams of a shadow.


If you follow every dream you might get lost.

Neil Young

Never did I think we'd score 15 runs on this bunch. Never in my wildest dreams.

Bobby Byerly

Everybody wants to be somebody. The thing you have to do is give them confidence they can. You have to give a kid a dream.

George Foreman

We didn't dream about it, we worked for this.

Maxim Staviski

It was a huge thrill to come in first. One of the Olympic dreams is down. A couple more to go.

Jay Hakkinen

It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.

Virginia Woolf

It wasn't fun, ... I didn't have time to have fun. But thanks to those 20 days, I've had more fun than I've ever dreamed of.

Phil Morrison

All books are either dreams or swords,You can cut, or you can drug, with words.

Amy Lowell

I still have dreams of being beaten up. I'm not the same person, and I never will be. He has changed me for the rest of my life.

Valerie Aerni

This is the only time I have a problem, when I think of this. It was a bad dream.

Bernd Sibrava

By 9:45, we had more clothes than we ever dreamed of.

Jeff Wilson