“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 poet Langston Hughes (1902 – 1967)
“I’m a poet by day,
and a dreamer by life.”
~ Eric W. Killip
Below you will find quotes of dreams listed 1 through 28.
Can you find a favorite, and why?
28 quotes of dreams… various authors…
“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life, is rounded with a sleep.”
~ William Shakespeare
“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.”
~ William Arthur Ward
“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
“The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle.”
~ Anais Nin
“Maybe you are a poet and a dreamer, but don’t you realize that those two species are extinct now?”
~ J.G. Ballard
“You must try to forget all you have learned,’ said the old man. ‘You must begin to dream. From this time on you must shut your ears to the roaring of the voices.”
~ Sherwood Anderson
“Dare to dream! If you did not have the capability to make your wildest wishes come true, your mind would not have the capacity to conjure such ideas in the first place. There is no limitation on what you can potentially achieve, except for the limitation you choose to impose on your own imagination. What you believe to be possible will always come to pass – to the extent that you deem it possible. It really is as simple as that.”
~ Anthon St. Maarten
“For I have always been a seeker, a dreamer, and a ponderer on seeking and dreaming…”
~ H.P. Lovecraft
“It is interesting that we call something good a ‘dream’, but being called a ‘dreamer’ is somewhat of a putdown.
Without dreamers, no dream would ever be given reality, and we would live in a very small and shallow world.
If you are a secret dreamer, it’s your time to announce yourself.”
~ Vera Nazarian
“Someone who dreams cannot be forced to stop — there are no limitations to dreams, because we do not own dreams, dreams are from God.”
~ Christina Westover
“Not much happens without a dream. And for something great to happen, there must be a great dream. Behind every great achievement is a dreamer of great dreams. Much more than a dreamer is required to bring it to reality; but the dream must be there first.”
~ Robert K. Greenleaf
“Who succeeds in forming and leading a great group? He or she is almost always a pragmatic dreamer. They are people who get things done, but they are people with immortal longings. Often, they are scientifically minded people with poetry in their souls.”
~ Warren G. Bennis
“Dreams don’t have deadlines.”
~ LJ Cool
“One main reason why most dreamers cannot take their dreams off the ground is that they keep their ideas to themselves alone. The fact that you think you can make it alone is the first step to your failure!”
~ Israelmore Ayivor
“Very few people have the nerve to grab their dreams. Most that you meet will be half-images or carbon copies of who they really want to be.”
~ Sai Marie Johnson
“Dare to think the unimaginable, imagine the unthinkable, dream of that which will never happen, yet continue to aspire and to test the limits of your very being and those around you.”
~ Mark W Boyer
“Each night, I close my eyes and dream. In the morning, I open my eyes again, but the dreaming doesn’t stop.”
~ Christy Hall
“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.”
~ Joel Barker
“A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.”
~ John Barrymore
“Dreams have but one owner at a time. That is why dreamers are lonely.”
~ Erma Bombeck
“Dreaming permits each of and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.”
~ William Dement
“Cherish your visions and you dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.”
~ Napoleon Hill
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
“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
“My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected.”
~ Anna M. Uhlich
“…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
“However vague they are, dreams have a way of concealing themselves and leave us no peace until they are translated into reality, like seeds germinating underground, sure to sprout in their search for the sunlight.”
~ Lin Yutang
“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.”
~ Erma Bombeck
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 load.
Or does it explode?
by poet Langston Hughes (1902 – 1967)
Have you seen a favorite quote of dreams listed above (1 through 28), and why?
Do you have any other dream related quotations that capture your interest?
Let me know and I will see about adding your new quote to this list.