Quotes About Dreams

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

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

— Walt Disney

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

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

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

— James Dean

A 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

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

— Colin Powell

Sleep is the best meditation.

— Dalai Lama

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

— Edgar Allan Poe

I’m sick of following my dreams. I’m just going to ask them where they’re goin’, and hook up with them later.

— Mitch Hedberg

My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.

— Abraham Lincoln

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.

— Henry David Thoreau

Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.

— Tupac Shakur

There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why… I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?

— Robert Kennedy

Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.

— Khalil Gibran

We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.

— Jesse Owens

If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.

— Les Brown

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream not only plan, but also believe.

— Anatole France

All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.

— Jack Kerouac

Do all you can to make your dreams come true.

— Joel Osteen

You have to dream before your dreams can come true.

— Abdul Kalam

Dreams have only one owner at a time. That’s why dreamers are lonely.

— Erma Bombeck

Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.

— Edgar Cayce

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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.

— Anais Nin

Dreams are the touchstones of our character.

— Henry David Thoreau

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.

— John Barrymore

The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.

— Khalil Gibran

Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.

— Anais Nin

Who looks outside, dreams who looks inside, awakes.

— Carl Jung

Dreams are necessary to life.

— Anais Nin

He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher… or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.

— Douglas Adams

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

— Joy Page

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.

— Joseph Campbell

I’m a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.

— Mike Tyson

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.

— George Bernard Shaw

The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind.

— Sigmund Freud

I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say. A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep to dream my dreams of you.

— Roy Orbison

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

— Erma Bombeck

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.

— Paul Valery

Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.

— Abdul Kalam

Dream in a pragmatic way.

— Aldous Huxley

We all dream we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.

— Erich Fromm

Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.

— Victor Hugo

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

— Alfred Lord Tennyson

In dreams begins responsibility.

— William Butler Yeats

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

— Rene Descartes

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

— Gloria Steinem

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

Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquests.

— Charles Lindbergh

I’ve always said that one night, I’m going to find myself in some field somewhere, I’m standing on grass, and it’s raining, and I’m with the person I love, and I know I’m at the very point I’ve been dreaming of getting to.

— Drew Barrymore

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.

— Sarah Ban Breathnach

No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to fly high. No government, no legislature, has a right to limit your dreams. You should never agree to surrender your dreams.

— Jesse Jackson

Sometimes, the only realists are the dreamers.

— Paul Wellstone

Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.

— Eugene Ionesco

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

— Bill Watterson

When you cease to dream you cease to live.

— Malcolm Forbes

Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.

— Terry Pratchett

All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.

— Elias Canetti

Dreaming or awake, we perceive only events that have meaning to us.

— Jane Roberts

I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.

— Zhuangzi

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

— Yoko Ono

All men of action are dreamers.

— James Huneker

I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.

— Madonna Ciccone

Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.

— Jean-Paul Sartre

The dreamer can know no truth, not even about his dream, except by awaking out of it.

— George Santayana

Those who have compared our life to a dream were right… we were sleeping wake, and waking sleep.

— Michel de Montaigne

Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets.

— Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

I am a dreamer. Seriously, I’m living on another planet.

— Eva Green

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

— Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams… Man… is above all the plaything of his memory.

— Andre Breton

Perhaps life is just that… a dream and a fear.

— Joseph Conrad

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

— M. C. Escher

I tell people I’m too stupid to know what’s impossible. I have ridiculously large dreams, and half the time they come true.

— Debi Thomas

Dreaming of a tomorrow, which tomorrow, will be as distant then as ’tis today.

— Lope de Vega

Dreams will get you nowhere, a good kick in the pants will take you a long way.

— Baltasar Gracian

Dreaming men are haunted men.

— Stephen Vincent Benet

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

Man is a genius when he is dreaming.

— Akira Kurosawa

The world of men is dreaming, it has gone mad in its sleep, and a snake is strangling it, but it can’t wake up.

— David Herbert Lawrence

We are near waking when we dream we are dreaming.

— Novalis

You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning.

— Billy Wilder

Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought?

— Joan Didion

I was always a dreamer, in childhood especially. People thought I was a little strange.

— Charley Pride

People are so busy dreaming the American Dream, fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be, that they’re all asleep at the switch. Consequently we are living in the Age of Human Error.

— Florence King

This is the city of dreamers and time and again it’s the place where the greatest dream of all, the American dream, has been tested and has triumphed.

— Michael Bloomberg

Only the dreamer shall understand realities, though in truth his dreaming must be not out of proportion to his waking.

— Margaret Fuller

One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed. For no one can lay a hand on our dreams.

— E. V. Lucas

We all keep dreaming, and luckily, dreams come true.

— Katie Holmes

You know, Willie Wonka said it best: we are the makers of dreams, the dreamers of dreams.

— Herb Brooks

Married or unmarried, young or old, poet or worker, you are still a dreamer, and will one time know, and feel, that your life is but a dream.

— Donald G. Mitchell

I challenge you to be dreamers I challenge you to be doers and let us make the greatest place in the world even better.

— Brian Schweitzer

The interpretation of dreams is a great art.

— Paracelsus

Everybody’s a dreamer.

— John Lithgow

People need dreams, there’s as much nourishment in ’em as food.

— Dorothy Gilman

That’s what keeps me going: dreaming, inventing, then hoping and dreaming some more in order to keep dreaming.

— Joseph Barbera

You can plant a dream.

— Anne Campbell

Writers write. Dreamers talk about it.

— Jerry B. Jenkins

Oh, I was never a businessman. I was a visionary, a dreamer.

— Jim Bakker

Take everything easy and quit dreaming and brooding and you will be well guarded from a thousand evils.

— Amy Lowell

Strivers achieve what dreamers believe.

— Usher

We should never discourage young people from dreaming dreams.

— Lenny Wilkens

Only things the dreamers make live on. They are the eternal conquerors.

— Herbert Kaufman

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

— Henry David Thoreau

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

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

Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

— Sasha Cohen

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

— Thomas Jefferson

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

— Napoleon Hill

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams who looks inside, awakes.

— Carl Jung

Friends… they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams.

— Henry David Thoreau

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.

— Robert Fulghum

I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.

— Khalil Gibran

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

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

— Tupac Shakur

I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

— Henry David Thoreau

A man is a god in ruins. When men are innocent, life shall be longer, and shall pass into the immortal, as gently as we awake from dreams.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.

— Khalil Gibran

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.

— Pope John XXIII

The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.

— Theodore Roosevelt

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.

— Henry David Thoreau

If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.

— Nelson Mandela

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

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

— Oprah Winfrey

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

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

— Bob Dylan

I am against nature. I don’t dig nature at all. I think nature is very unnatural. I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can’t touch with decay.

— Bob Dylan

It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?

— Jim Carrey

Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy.

— Sigmund Freud

I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.

— Bill Gates

Keep true to the dreams of your youth.

— Friedrich Schiller

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

— Langston Hughes

Sometimes dreams are wiser than waking.

— Black Elk

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

— Leonardo da Vinci

Believe in love. Believe in magic. Hell, believe in Santa Clause. Believe in others. Believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams. If you don’t, who will?

— Jon Bon Jovi

Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

— William Butler Yeats

We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.

— Judy Garland

Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.

— Napoleon Hill

Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.

— Anais Nin

Dreams must be heeded and accepted. For a great many of them come true.

— Paracelsus

Business and growing jobs is about taking risk, sometimes failing, sometimes succeeding, but always striving. It is about dreams. Usually, it doesn’t work out exactly as you might have imagined. Steve Jobs was fired at Apple. He came back and changed the world.

— Mitt Romney

Just what future the Designer of the universe has provided for the souls of men I do not know, I cannot prove. But I find that the whole order of Nature confirms my confidence that, if it is not like our noblest hopes and dreams, it will transcend them.

— Henry Norris Russell

I’d say it’s been my biggest problem all my life… it’s money. It takes a lot of money to make these dreams come true.

— Walt Disney

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.

— Gail Devers

Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.

— John Wooden

If you dream the proper dreams, and share the myths with people, they will want to grow up to be like you.

— Ray Bradbury

Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding.

— Louis Gerstner

Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves. If we do not understand the language in which they are written, we miss a great deal of what we know and tell ourselves in those hours when we are not busy manipulating the outside world.

— Erich Fromm

Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.

— James M. Barrie

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.

— James Allen

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

How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams.

— Bram Stoker

Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.

— Wilma Rudolph

You know, my dad served in the President’s Cabinet after his time as a governor. He told me he enjoyed being governor a lot more. Now, I understand why. If I do my job well, I can make a difference in people’s lives and I can help our children realize their dreams.

— Mitt Romney

When all of your wishes are granted, many of your dreams will be destroyed.

— Marilyn Manson

Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.

— Les Brown

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

— Gabriel Garcia Marquez

In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield.

— Douglas MacArthur

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.

— Tim Berners-Lee

What is a television apparatus to man, who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible regions of the seen and the never seen, who has only to imagine in order to pierce through walls and cause all the planetary Baghdads of his dreams to rise from the dust.

— Salvador Dali

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.

— Les Brown

Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal.

— Victor Hugo

I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.

— Emily Bronte

Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of one’s dreams. In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits, it is part of my own being.

— Sigmund Freud

Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate.

— Soren Kierkegaard

No matter how carefully you plan your goals they will never be more than pipe dreams unless you pursue them with gusto.

— W. Clement Stone

I never ask a man what his business is, for it never interests me. What I ask him about are his thoughts and dreams.

— H. P. Lovecraft

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

If you can’t read, it’s going to be hard to realize dreams.

— Booker T. Washington

Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and don’t give up.

— Rachel Corrie

Never let life impede on your ability to manifest your dreams. Dig deeper into your dreams and deeper into yourself and believe that anything is possible, and make it happen.

— Corin Nemec

I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.

— Frida Kahlo

The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

You know, the man of my dreams might walk round the corner tomorrow. I’m older and wiser and I think I’d make a great girlfriend. I live in the realm of romantic possibility.

— Stevie Nicks

I am a walking piece of art every day, with my dreams and my ambitions forward at all times in an effort to inspire my fans to lead their life in that way.

— Lady Gaga

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

— Les Brown

You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization.

— Denis Waitley

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.

— Jimmy Carter

What is life? A madness. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story. And the greatest good is little enough for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.

— Pedro Calderon de la Barca

You have many years ahead of you to create the dreams that we can’t even imagine dreaming. You have done more for the collective unconscious of this planet than you will ever know.

— Steven Spielberg

The success I have achieved in bodybuilding, motion pictures, and business would not have been possible without the generosity of the American people and the freedom here to pursue your dreams.

— Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

— J. K. Rowling

Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time.

— H. P. Lovecraft

Dreams are illustrations… from the book your soul is writing about you.

— Marsha Norman

There’s nothing as exciting as a comeback – seeing someone with dreams, watching them fail, and then getting a second chance.

— Rachel Griffiths

Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.

— Mick Jagger

Take, if you must, this little bag of dreams, Unloose the cord, and they will wrap you round.

— William Butler Yeats

It’s insecurity that is always chasing you and standing in the way of your dreams.

— Vin Diesel

A positive attitude can really make dreams come true – it did for me.

— David Bailey

Mr. Tennyson has said that more things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of, but he wisely refrains from saying whether they are good or bad things.

— Samuel Butler

My own dreams fortunately came true in this great state. I became Mr. Universe I became a successful businessman. And even though some people say I still speak with a slight accent, I have reached the top of the acting profession.

— Arnold Schwarzenegger

I’m not just a boy toy. I have feelings and dreams like anybody else.

— Jon Stewart

The world is seldom what it seems to man, who dimly sees, realities appear as dreams, and dreams realities.

— Samuel Johnson

Most new jobs won’t come from our biggest employers. They will come from our smallest. We’ve got to do everything we can to make entrepreneurial dreams a reality.

— Ross Perot

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

— Tecumseh

I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream.

— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Flying dreams mean that you’re doing the right thing with your life.

— Doug Coupland

Common sense tells us that the things of the earth exist only a little, and that true reality is only in dreams.

— Charles Baudelaire

My parent’s divorce and hard times at school, all those things combined to mold me, to make me grow up quicker. And it gave me the drive to pursue my dreams that I wouldn’t necessarily have had otherwise.

— Christina Aguilera

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

— Virginia Woolf

The way to kill a man or a nation is to cut off his dreams, the way the whites are taking care of the Indians: killing their dreams, their magic, their familiar spirits.

— William S. Burroughs

But are not the dreams of poets and the tales of travellers notoriously false?

— H. P. Lovecraft

There are many talented people who haven’t fulfilled their dreams because they over thought it, or they were too cautious, and were unwilling to make the leap of faith.

— James Cameron

An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.

— Emil Zatopek

The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die.

— Edward Kennedy

I want my boys to have an understanding of people’s emotions, their insecurities, people’s distress, and their hopes and dreams.

— Princess Diana

There are a lot of things that are personally uncomfortable to show, especially me without makeup and completely bloated or crying. But I’ve realized that it’s time for me to show my audience that you don’t have to be perfect to achieve your dreams. Because nobody relates to being perfect.

— Katy Perry

For all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.

— Pedro Calderon de la Barca

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

Follow your dreams. Just make sure to have fun too.

— Chris Brown

We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams.

— Les Brown

Lonesome. Lonesome. I know what it means. Here all by my lonesome, dreaming empty dreams. Weary. Weary at the close of day, wondering if tomorrow brings me joy or sorrow.

— Leon Redbone

To the degree we’re not living our dreams, our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves.

— Peter McWilliams

Dream small dreams. If you make them too big, you get overwhelmed and you don’t do anything. If you make small goals and accomplish them, it gives you the confidence to go on to higher goals.

— John H. Johnson

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

— Virginia Woolf

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

— Les Brown

Our dreams must be stronger than our memories. We must be pulled by our dreams, rater than pushed by our memories.

— Jesse Jackson

The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed.

— Charlotte Bronte

I can never decide whether my dreams are the result of my thoughts, or my thoughts the result of my dreams.

— David Herbert Lawrence

A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough. Joys are found in it, not pleasure. What is pleasant belongs to dreams.

— Simone Weil

Though we may have desires or bold goals, for whatever reason, most of us don’t think we can achieve something beyond what we’re qualified to achieve. Why, I ask, do we let reality interfere with our dreams?

— Simon Sinek

Dreams are not without meaning wherever thay may come from-from fantasy, from the elements, or from other inspiration.

— Paracelsus

I just write what I wanted to write. I write what amuses me. It’s totally for myself. I never in my wildest dreams expected this popularity.

— J. K. Rowling

All of us gave it all we’ve got, overcame a whole lot just being on the show and learned a lot about ourselves. We’re just normal people trying to do what we love and follow our dreams.

— Carrie Underwood

Freedom and democracy are dreams you never give up.

— Aung San Suu Kyi

My fear is that I go up to the girl of my dreams and say ‘I’m sorry, but I’ve got to say hello to you,’ and she slides the stool back and gets up and walks away, saying, ‘Not for me, Bub. I don’t want anything to do with you.’

— John Mayer

People are never more insecure than when they become obsessed with their fears at the expense of their dreams.

— Norman Cousins

Much can be inferred about a man from his mistress: in her one beholds his weaknesses and his dreams.

— Georg C. Lichtenberg

Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence, and a belief in our right and our responsiblity to be equal members of society.

— Janet Jackson

I just kind of wake up with a new idea and new dreams every day, and I follow that dream, as they say.

— Dolly Parton

I did commit to myself that I would not jump back into being the workaholic that I can be before I gave myself an honest opportunity to create the marriage of my dreams and to create the beginning of the family of my dreams, and that took a hot second.

— Alanis Morissette

We do not really feel grateful toward those who make our dreams come true they ruin our dreams.

— Eric Hoffer

In dreams the truth is learned that all good works are done in the absence of a caress.

— Leonard Cohen

You must recognize, embrace, and be honest about what is real for you today and allow that understanding to inform the choices you make. Only then will you be able to build the future of your dreams.

— Suze Orman

I’m aware of the mystery around us, so I write about coincidences, premonitions, emotions, dreams, the power of nature, magic.

— Isabel Allende

Dreams are like paper, they tear so easily.

— Gilda Radner

When we see the face of a child, we think of the future. We think of their dreams about what they might become, and what they might accomplish.

— Desmond Tutu

I don’t design clothes, I design dreams.

— Ralph Lauren

Everybody past a certain age, regardless of how they look on the outside, pretty much constantly dreams of being able to escape from their lives.

— Doug Coupland

It is one of the blessings of this world that few people see visions and dream dreams.

— Zora Neale Hurston

Rude contact with facts chased my visions and dreams quickly away, and in their stead I beheld the horrors, the corruption, the evils and hypocrisy of society, and as I stood among them, a young wife, a great wail of agony went out from my soul.

— Victoria Woodhull

Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving toward your goals.

— LL Cool J

To this day, some of my closest friends say, ‘Gaga, you know, everything’s great. You’re a singer your dreams have come true.’ But, still, when certain things are said to you over and over again as you’re growing up, it stays with you and you wonder if they’re true.

— Lady Gaga

Dreams don’t have deadlines. I’m thinking of doing bigger and better things and having more fun with it.

— LL Cool J

To every people the land is given on condition. Perceived or not, there is a Covenant, beyond the constitution, beyond sovereign guarantee, beyond the nation’s sweetest dreams of itself.

— Leonard Cohen

There’s a joy and a pain about directing where the dreams you have are becoming concrete but the attention to detail, the need for time is such that it’s overwhelming at times, and the stream of responsibility.

— William Shatner

Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.

— Jonas Salk

Dreams are real as long as they last. Can we say more of life?

— Havelock Ellis

Take pleasure in your dreams relish your principles and drape your purest feelings on the heart of a precious lover.

— Giotto di Bondone

To be given the opportunity to help shape new artists’ careers and mentor them to see their dreams come to fruition is a task I welcome with open arms.

— Christina Aguilera

I know how men in exile feed on dreams.

— Aeschylus

A friend told me that teenage girls are always looking for someone to pin their dreams on. That doesn’t make it any less weird though.

— Orlando Bloom

To all, to each, a fair good-night, and pleasing dreams, and slumbers light.

— Walter Scott

A runner must run with dreams in his heart, not money in his pocket.

— Emil Zatopek

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

— Jonas Salk

We should be dreaming. We grew up as kids having dreams, but now we’re too sophisticated as adults, as a nation. We stopped dreaming. We should always have dreams.

— Herb Brooks

But what I was going to say was, I just figured I’m going to go boldly in the direction of my dreams, say it as Thoreau would say, and just see where it takes me.

— Demetri Martin

At first, dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable.

— Christopher Reeve

What is the conservative movement? It’s pretty straightforward. We believe that the way prosperity is created is when people have the freedom and the opportunity to pursue their dreams.

— Marco Rubio

The follow your dreams thing is really important because so many people are railroaded into taking other paths by their family, their friends, people who should be supportive going, ‘What are you talking about?’ Even just seemingly regular career paths, but if it’s not what people expect for you they kind of react funny.

— Joan Jett

I think when you’re in a relationship where you really care for the other person, when they achieve their dreams it’s better than when you do yourself.

— Nicole Kidman

For even in dreams a good deed is not lost.

— Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Whatever dreams I have wished have come true.

— Annette Funicello

No one may speak for the dead, no one may interpret their mutilated dreams and visions.

— Elie Wiesel

I’d definitely be the kind of parent who enabled my child’s dreams. I’d just watch and nurture and guide them. I have the blueprints of what not to do… I think I’d be a good parent, actually.

— Drew Barrymore

Winners, I am convinced, imagine their dreams first. They want it with all their heart and expect it to come true. There is, I believe, no other way to live.

— Joe Montana

The real hero is always a hero by mistake he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.

— Umberto Eco

I am so excited to let fans in on how important my relationship with my family is to me. I hope to motivate mothers and daughters to build lifetimes of memories together and inspire kids around the world to live their dreams.

— Miley Cyrus

‘Do What You Gotta Do’ is a positive, inspirational song that says no matter what it is whether you’re up against challenges or trying to get your dreams and aspirations met, you should do what whatever you have to do shy of killing yourself or someone else.

— Angie Stone

A successful life is one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one’s own path, not chasing after the dreams of others.

— Chin-Ning Chu

In our increasingly secular society, with so many disparate gods and different faiths, superhero films present a unique canvas upon which our shared hopes, dreams and apocalyptic nightmares can be projected and played out.

— Tom Hiddleston

There are a lot of things that are personally uncomfortable to show, especially me without makeup and completely bloated or crying. But I’ve realized that it’s time for me to show my audience that you don’t have to be perfect to achieve your dreams.

— Katy Perry

She still talks to me now, only now she talks to me in my dreams. And I can’t wait to go to sleep tonight because we have a lot to talk about. I love you.

— Jamie Foxx

Do It Under the Influence Yourself! That’s what we’re shooting for! Get drunk and make your dreams come true.

— Aziz Ansari

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.

— Paul Gauguin

I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself.

— Ferdinand Porsche

Learn from your dreams what you lack.

— W. H. Auden

I’ve had quite a lot of luck with dreams. I’ve often awoken in the night with a phrase or even a whole song in my head.

— Brian Eno

I think there’s a time as a writer when you want to see the best things in life, and you go out wherever you go with your dreams as a writer or a composer.

— Tori Amos

In my dreams, I could be a Princess, and that’s what I was. Like most little girls, I believed nothing less than a Prince could make my dreams come true.

— Loretta Young

With unemployment still abysmally high, the Obama economy is crushing Hispanics’ dreams for their children to live a better life.

— Marco Rubio

Mitt Romney will stop the attacks on job creators, encourage entrepreneurs to chase their dreams, and bring good jobs and a better future to all Americans.

— Marco Rubio

We’re special because dreams that are impossible anywhere else, come true here. That’s not just my story. That’s your story. That’s our story.

— Marco Rubio

The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality.

— Marya Mannes

The dreams which reveal the supernatural are promises and messages that God sends us directly: they are nothing but His angels, His ministering spirits , who usually appear to us when we are in a great predicament.

— Paracelsus

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

There’s always going to be dreams and goals I have, but I never really tell people what they are.

— Tyra Banks

Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one’s rage whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them.

— Georges Bataille

Every comedian dreams of hosting ‘The Tonight Show’ and, for seven months, I got to. I did it my way, with people I love, and I do not regret a second.

— Conan O’Brien

Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations reality is therefore abandoned.

— Emile Durkheim

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

— Jawaharlal Nehru

People who insist on telling their dreams are among the terrors of the breakfast table.

— Max Beerbohm

We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of Americans.

— Max Beerbohm

Our dreams drench us in senses, and senses steps us again in dreams.

— Amos Bronson Alcott

My imagination completely controls me, and forever feeds the fire that burns with dark red light in my heart by bringing me the best dreams. I’ve always had a wild imagination, a big heart and a tortured soul so I feel that dark fantasy, love and horror are in my blood.

— Kim Elizabeth

Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment.

— Jean Baudrillard

All art is exorcism. I paint dreams and visions too the dreams and visions of my time. Painting is the effort to produce order order in yourself. There is much chaos in me, much chaos in our time.

— Otto Dix

I have been interested in dreams, really since I was a kid. I have always been fascinated by the idea that your mind, when you are asleep, can create a world in a dream and you are perceiving it as though it really existed.

— Christopher Nolan

Never in my wildest dreams did I entertain the idea that I would become a fashion designer.

— Giorgio Armani

I might be writing what people expect me to write, writing from that place where I might be ruled by economic considerations. To overcome that, I started working with my dreams, because I’m not so censored when I use dream material.

— Kathy Acker

I envy people with dreams and passions, but I don’t think that way. I still don’t have a ‘bliss’ to follow. For people like me – I suspect that’s most people – holding out for a ‘dream’ or a ‘passion’ is paralyzing. I just like having work I enjoy that feels meaningful. That’s hard enough… but it’s enough.

— Jane Pauley

Saddle your dreams before you ride em.

— Mary Webb

Genius is an African who dreams up snow.

— Vladimir Nabokov

Acting is also working with people who invite you into their dreams and trust you with their innermost being.

— Catherine Deneuve

So many financial dreams are thwarted by the failure to act upon good intentions.

— Suze Orman

I was not looking for my dreams to interpret my life, but rather for my life to interpret my dreams.

— Susan Sontag

We use our parents like recurring dreams, to be entered into when needed.

— Doris Lessing

Dreams get you into the future and add excitement to the present.

— Robert Conklin

I’ve woken up from dreams and the whole song is there. I’m listening to it in my dreams. I consciously have to wake myself up and get a tape recorder because I hear it like a record.

— Lenny Kravitz

As I live and am a man, this is an unexaggerated tale – my dreams become the substances of my life.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I think when you move past your fear and you go after your dreams wholeheartedly, you become free.

— LL Cool J

Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.

— Benjamin Carson

If you’re the type of person who has to fulfill your dreams, you’ve gotta be resourceful to make sure you can do it. I came out to California when I was 21, thinking my New York credentials would take me all the way. I came back home a year later all dejected and a failure.

— Vin Diesel

I’ve said it before, but it’s absolutely true: My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future.

— Liza Minnelli

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

— Langston Hughes

We must not let our passions destroy our dreams.

— Thomas S. Monson

I mean, I’m 48 years old and I’ve been through a lot in my life – you know, loss, whether it be death, illness, separation. I mean, the failed expectations… We all have dreams.

— Annie Lennox

My life turned out to be beyond my greatest dreams.

— Anthony Hopkins

My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams. What I lacked was the courage.

— Clay Aiken

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

— John Updike

People ask how can a Jewish kid from the Bronx do preppy clothes? Does it have to do with class and money? It has to do with dreams.

— Ralph Lauren

Death is the mother of Beauty hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.

— Wallace Stevens

Our politics are our deepest form of expression: they mirror our past experiences and reflect our dreams and aspirations for the future.

— Paul Wellstone

Our dreams are firsthand creations, rather than residues of waking life. We have the capacity for infinite creativity at least while dreaming, we partake of the power of the Spirit, the infinite Godhead that creates the cosmos.

— Jackie Gleason

Dreams do come true, even for someone who couldn’t speak English and never had a music lesson or much of an education.

— Lawrence Welk

It is exactly because we are a city that embraces freedom, that welcomes everyone and encourages their dreams, that New York remains on the front lines in the war on terror.

— Michael Bloomberg

Ironically, it is exactly because we are a city that embraces freedom, that welcomes everyone and encourages their dreams, that New York remains on the front lines in the war on terror.

— Michael Bloomberg

Believe it or not, lots of people change their majors and abandon their dreams just to avoid a couple of math classes in college.

— Danica McKellar

Of all our dreams today there is none more important – or so hard to realise – than that of peace in the world. May we never lose our faith in it or our resolve to do everything that can be done to convert it one day into reality.

— Lester B. Pearson

It has been my observation that parents kill more dreams than anybody.

— Spike Lee

Sigmund Freud said we act out our own dreams, but if you are only an actor you are not acting out your own dream. You are simply participating in someone else’s dream.

— John Malkovich

I have those dreams that you can’t put into words.

— Harry Connick, Jr.

I worked on my voice for Sweet Dreams, but only to match my speaking voice to Patsy’s actual singing voice. That was my way into that character.

— Jessica Lange

I’m very comfortable with the nature of life and death, and that we come to an end. What’s most difficult to imagine is that those dreams and early yearnings and desires of childhood and adolescence will also disappear. But who knows? Maybe you become part of the eternal whatever.

— Hugh Hefner

A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams.

— Umberto Eco

Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream.

— Debby Boone

My dreams have become puny with the reality my life has become.

— Imelda Marcos

My dreams were always small and puny. All I ever needed was a little house with a little picket fence by the sea. Little did I know that I would live in Malacanang Palace for 20 years and visit all the major palaces of mankind. And then also meet ordinary citizens and the leaders of superpowers.

— Imelda Marcos

I’ve had dreams about tricks.

— Shaun White

Worse than not realizing the dreams of your youth, would be to have been young and never dreamed at all.

— Jean Genet

My life has been a continuous fulfillment of dreams. It appears that everything I saw and did has a new, and perhaps, more significant meaning, every time I see it. The earth is good. It is a privilege to live thereon.

— Liberty Hyde Bailey

Literature for me isn’t a workaday job, but something which involves desires, dreams and fantasy.

— Antonio Tabucchi

I love watching people’s dreams come true.

— Jessica Simpson

And our dreams are who we are.

— Barbara Sher

You can’t break my spirit, it’s my dreams you take.

— James Blunt

Big dreams create the magic that stir men’s souls to greatness.

— Bill McCartney

I don’t like dreams or reality. I like when dreams become reality because that is my life.

— Jean Paul Gaultier

My office is at Yankee stadium. Yes, dreams do come true.

— Derek Jeter

I believe history will come to view 9/11 as an event on par with November 22, 1963, the date on which John F. Kennedy was murdered, cutting short a presidency that was growing ever more promising. Dreams died that day in Dallas it is easy to imagine the 1960s turning out rather differently had President Kennedy lived.

— Jon Meacham

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.

— Mark Victor Hansen

Only in dreams, in poetry, in play do we sometimes arrive at what we were before we were this thing that, who knows, we are.

— Julio Cortazar

From time immemorial artistic insights have been revealed to artists in their sleep and in dreams, so that at all times they ardently desired them.

— Paracelsus

Field of Dreams is probably our generation’s It’s A Wonderful Life.

— Kevin Costner

I’m a big fan of dreams. Unfortunately, dreams are our first casualty in life – people seem to give them up, quicker than anything, for a ‘reality.’

— Kevin Costner

Instead of plotting the demise of the traditional family, as some politicians and religious leaders would have you believe, gay people mow their lawns and watch ‘American Idol’ and video their children’s concerts and have the same hopes and dreams that their straight counterparts do.

— Jodi Picoult

Seems like God don’t see fit to give the black man nothing but dreams – but He did give us children to make them dreams seem worthwhile.

— Lorraine Hansberry

Like all young reporters – brilliant or hopelessly incompetent – I dreamed of the glamorous life of the foreign correspondent: prowling Vienna in a Burberry trench coat, speaking a dozen languages to dangerous women, narrowly escaping Sardinian bandits – the usual stuff that newspaper dreams are made of.

— Russell Baker

People’s dreams are made out of what they do all day. The same way a dog that runs after rabbits will dream of rabbits. It’s what you do that makes your soul, not the other way around.

— Barbara Kingsolver

As a young man you don’t notice at all that you were, after all, badly affected. For years afterwards, at least ten years, I kept getting these dreams, in which I had to crawl through ruined houses, along passages I could hardly get through.

— Otto Dix

Love is the most terrible, and also the most generous of the passions it is the only one which includes in its dreams the happiness of someone else.

— Alphonse Karr

I’m living out my dreams and I love what I do.

— Ashley Tisdale

I paint what cannot be photographed, that which comes from the imagination or from dreams, or from an unconscious drive.

— Man Ray

Today, I’m very happy about myself, because I realized my dreams. I learned how to understand what people want.

— Roberto Cavalli

Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities.

— Sugar Ray Leonard

Dream the impossible because dreams do come true.

— Elijah Wood

The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It’s over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam.

— J. G. Ballard

We’ve removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams.

— Jesse Jackson

Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams.

— Rudolph Valentino

Dreams become reality when we put our minds to it.

— Queen Latifah

The readers are the ones who let us live our dreams. I try to write books which are really compelling – that you’d take on vacation and rather than going out, you’d read in your hotel room because you had to find out what happened. Hopefully that’s what readers are responding to.

— Harlan Coben

Men don’t come up to you to just talk. We come up to you with a plan. We’re looking across the room at you, and we don’t care about your hopes and dreams. We don’t care about what your future holds. We saw something we wanted.

— Steve Harvey

It’s not like I don’t have my own wants and dreams anymore – it’s just that the kids come first. It’s primal.

— Angie Harmon

One day it just hit me. This is it. You are not in love. So either stay in it because you have a child or be brave and find the man of your dreams and marry him for real.

— Brandy Norwood

Dreams are where we visit the many lands and landscapes of human possibility and discover the one where we feel at home. The great religious leaders were all dreamers.

— Jonathan Sacks

Dreaming in public is an important part of our job description, as science writers, but there are bad dreams as well as good dreams. We’re dreamers, you see, but we’re also realists, of a sort.

— William Gibson

As you look back at your life, there are just a million different things that have happened, just in the right way, to allow you to make your dreams come true. And you know, someone has all that under control.

— Michael P. Anderson

In a couple, sometimes, one or both people have to give up their personal life, dreams and ambitions for the good of the family.

— Monica Bellucci

Men never cling to their dreams with such tenacity as at the moment when they are losing faith in them, and know it, but do not dare yet to confess it to themselves.

— William Graham Sumner

Take what you can from your dreams, make them as real as anything.

— Dave Matthews

God, that dumping ground of our dreams.

— Jean Rostand

I am consumed with the fear of failing. Reaching deep down and finding confidence has made all my dreams come true.

— Arsenio Hall

What better model of a synthesis than a nocturnal dream? Dreams simplify, don’t they?

— Manuel Puig

After having done this whole slew of press for ‘Big Love,’ now I’ll have anxiety dreams for like a week and a half about all the stupid things I said. I can’t even imagine being in front of the cameras all the time. I had a weird dream the other night that I was on ‘Jersey Shore.’

— Chloe Sevigny

Even having to do the amount of press that I have to do is dreadful and gives me so much anxiety. After having done this whole slew of press for ‘Big Love,’ now I’ll have anxiety dreams for like a week and a half about all the stupid things I said.

— Chloe Sevigny

Barack Obama knows that to create an economy built to last, we need to focus on middle-class families. Families who stay up on Sunday nights pacing the floor, like my dad did, while their children, tucked in bed, dream big dreams. Families who aren’t sure what Monday morning will bring, but who believe our nation’s best days are still ahead.

— Charles Schumer

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.

— Greg Anderson

The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality.

— James A. Michener

Everyone wants to look their best, everyone has dreams of wanting to look like something else. But we are who we are.

— Samantha Morton

I say to my colleagues never confine your best work, your hopes, your dreams, the aspiration of the American people to what will be signed by George W. Bush because that is too limiting a factor.

— Nancy Pelosi

Prime Minister Sharon, Prime Minister Abbas, I urge you today to end the designs of those who seek destruction, annihilation and occupation, and I urge you to have the will and the courage to begin to realize our dreams of peace, prosperity and coexistence.

— King Abdullah II

I’m not certain, but I have a little gypsy blood in me. And my mother always told me that her grandma could give someone the evil eye, and I’d better not cross her because she had some of that blood in her. Mother always believed that she could predict the future, and she had dreams that came true.

— Sam Raimi

The atmosphere is much too near for dreams. It forces us to action. It is close to us. We are in it and of it. It rouses us both to study and to do. We must know its moods and also its motive forces.

— Cleveland Abbe

You know, one of my biggest dreams in life is to play a Disney princess.

— Ginnifer Goodwin

When I look back over my life it’s almost as if there was a plan laid out for me – from the little girl who was so passionate about animals who longed to go to Africa and whose family couldn’t afford to put her through college. Everyone laughed at my dreams. I was supposed to be a secretary in Bournemouth.

— Jane Goodall

Always wear cute pyjamas to bed, you’ll never know who u will meet in your dreams.

— Joel Madden

A player dreams of being a superstar, but he doesn’t want people flocking all over him asking for an autograph.

— Dennis Rodman

They should invent some way to tape-record your dreams. I’ve written songs in my dreams that were Beatles songs. Then I’d wake up and they’d be gone.

— Alice Cooper

The Columbia is lost, but the dreams that inspired its crew remain with us.

— Dick Cheney

Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

— Napolean Hill

Never set limits, go after your dreams, don’t be afraid to push the boundaries. And laugh a lot – it’s good for you!

— Paula Radcliffe

I want to help children in Serbia and around the world so they can realize their dreams.

— Novak Djokovic

Those born into poverty or on the margins of society require our extra support to realize their dreams.

— Novak Djokovic

I know it sounds corny, but when you follow your dreams, it happens. And if it’s music, take it seriously.

— Enrique Iglesias

There’s a lot of blood, sweat, and guts between dreams and success.

— Paul Bryant

You have the dreams that you want, and then you have to do other jobs until you can get to that dream.

— Channing Tatum

I save my dreams and hopes for my kids. When I’m making a wish under a bridge or tunnel, it’s always for them.

— Alison Sweeney

If I thought that any of this was pre ordained, then it takes away any kind of incentive to struggle, or to put up with things, to reach for those impossible dreams, all those dramatic things.

— Gary Numan

I think basically becoming famous has taken the place of going to Heaven in modern society, hasn’t it? That’s the place where your dreams will come true. It’s an act of faith now they think that’s going to sort things out.

— Jarvis Cocker

When violence becomes imbedded in a region, then this affects everything. It affects your dreams, your fantasies and relationships, and your religion becomes violent, too.

— Karen Armstrong

There’s a line I have that our family was designed more for public than for private. But there are definitely some things that are only mine. I am someone who dreams at night, and you don’t know what I’m dreaming.

— Carrie Fisher

My father, his spirit is with me constantly, and I’m a believer in that world and the world of dreams and that stuff.

— Ziggy Marley

I’ve never been bashful to say that I’m not really interested in Formula One. When I lived in England, it’s all I wanted to do and I thought that anything else would somehow be a compromise to my dreams. But then when I came back to the States, I realised how much I loved being back in the States.

— Danica Patrick

I’ve been interested in dreams since I as a kid and I’ve wanted to do a film about them for a long time.

— Christopher Nolan

But I have been interested in dreams, really since I was a kid. I have always been fascinated by the idea that your mind, when you are asleep, can create a world in a dream and you are perceiving it as though it really existed.

— Christopher Nolan

The buildings that I build very often have a dreamlike reality. I don’t mean by that they have a fantasy quality at all, in fact quite the reverse. They contain in some degree the ingredients that give dreams their power… stuff that’s very close to us.

— Christopher Alexander

Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set.

— Adlai Stevenson

I think cinema is closer to allegories than to reality. It’s closer to our dreams.

— Manuel Puig

There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality.

— Jonas Salk

In my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined a sweeter life.

— Hugh Hefner

Vain hopes are like certain dreams of those who wake.

— Quintilian

My professional dreams were coming true while I was living a personal nightmare.

— Dane Cook

My dreams are all follies.

— Taylor Caldwell

Dreams have always expanded our understanding of reality by challenging our boundaries of the real, of the possible.

— Henry Reed

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

— Man Ray

We used to talk about wanting to get some money, but that’s when hip-hop was based on your dreams and your fantasy. The whole thing now is the dreams and fantasies were achieved, and you don’t want to make it the focal point. You can’t keep beating that dead horse.

— Puff Daddy

My mother was always working for a job, so I guess I was always trained that I should have multiple jobs, multiple aspirations. And I remember she had multiple aspirations, always hearing about her dreams and things she did in the past and things she wanted to do.

— Puff Daddy

Good dreams don’t come cheap, you’ve got to pay for them and If you just dream when you’re asleep this is no way for them to come alive… to survive.

— Harry Chapin

I was always someone who lived in the future all the time, it was always the next thing – dreams of escape.

— Julie Walters

There’s a good deal in common between the mind’s eye and the TV screen, and though the TV set has all too often been the boobtube, it could be, it can be, the box of dreams.

— Ursula K. Le Guin

You’ll be much more successful if you follow your dreams and follow your passions.

— Jay Weatherill

Google is a global Rorschach test. We see in it what we want to see. Google has built an infrastructure that makes a lot of dreams closer to reality.

— John Battelle

Dreams do come true. If anyone’s proof of that, it’s me.

— Jennifer Hudson

Things have gone beyond my wildest expectations and dreams, and I feel like I’ve been given so many blessings in my life, between my friendship with the guys in the band, our wonderful audience, being able to play this music, and then my family.

— Trey Anastasio

My dreams and aspirations when I was a child for as long as I can remember was to be an entertainer.

— Brittany Murphy

My mother gave me my drive but my father gave me my dreams.

— Liza Minnelli

Having achieved my own dreams, I want to give to kids who are less fortunate, who struggle with everyday obstacles. I want to give them something positive in their lives: support.

— Kristi Yamaguchi

You have to dream dreams to live dreams.

— Eric Lindros

But baseball bounced back in the next decade to reclaim its place as the national pastime: new heroes, spirited competition, and booming prosperity gave birth to dreams of expansion, both within the major leagues and around the world.

— John Thorn

I’d really like to get the girl, shoot the gun, drive the car, have fun. I even have these kind of action dreams, where I’m the action guy.

— Kevin Bacon

Sometimes, you follow your dreams. I say to the young people, ‘If you have a dream, chase it.’

— Karl Malone

It was never in my dreams to make my personal life anybody else’s business.

— Ethan Hawke

No person has the right to rain on your dreams.

— Marian Wright Edelman

I am rich beyond the dreams of avarice.

— Edward Moore

I led the life of an intellectual up until a certain age. I remember Freud’s ‘Interpretation of Dreams’ was a big favorite when I was 11. It sounded so interesting. And it really was!

— Wallace Shawn

I have shared my whole life. My private and my show business life. It helps me actually to feel my songs and to go on with my dreams.

— Celine Dion

I’m particularly proud of my reluctance to share my dreams with anyone.

— Todd Barry

Talking, talking. Spinning a web of words, pale walls of dreams, between myself and all I see.

— John Gardner

In Nicaragua, liberty, equality and the rule of law were the stuff of dreams. But in Paris I discovered the value of those words.

— Bianca Jagger

So many of my dreams were to actually be able to make a living of what I did as a hobby.

— Rick Baker

As a child our dreams got scattered all about and all our future prospects got scattered to so many places, and we spend our lives trying to find the little pieces that make up our lives and make up the dreams that we had as a child that got blown away in the windstorm.

— Terrence Howard

I work, and then whenever I have any other time, I’m with my daughter, and then I go to sleep. I think you basically have to abandon the dreams of having any other adult activities in your life. You have to go to sleep whenever your child goes to sleep. That’s basically how we’re doing it.

— Tina Fey

We live because of the dreams.

— Marat Safin

The usual channels of university studies or secretarial work did not appeal to me. I cherished difficult dreams through confidence in myself.

— Ella Maillart

If dreams are like movies, then memories are films about ghosts.

— Adam Duritz

With Shakespeare and poetry, a new world was born. New dreams, new desires, a self consciousness was born. I desired to know to know myself in terms of the new standards set by these books.

— Peter Abrahams

The Brown decision promised that every child, regardless of the color of his or her skin, would have unequivocal access to quality education and an equal opportunity to pursue his/her dreams.

— Ed Markey

Technology has a great advantage in that we are capable of creating dinosaurs and show them on the screen even though they are extinct 65 million years. All of a sudden, we have a fantastic tool that is as good as dreams are.

— Werner Herzog

I mean, we’ve all had those dreams where, you know, we try to cry out and our voice won’t come.

— Tom Hooper

We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams.

— Jeremy Irons

Dreams are illusions, and we can’t let go of them because we would be dead.

— David Copperfield

I try to help people realize their dreams by using magic to tell stories that educate, move, and inspire.

— David Copperfield

What differentiates us from animals is the fact that we can listen to other people’s dreams, fears, joys, sorrows, desires and defeats – and they in turn can listen to ours.

— Henning Mankell

Most ‘reality’ shows aren’t reality at all. They’re game shows with no prize. Like ‘Rock of Love.’ His aren’t genuine feelings. Then again, Bob Barker didn’t really care whether or not you won the toaster. Sorry to shatter everyone’s dreams.

— Hal Sparks

Whoever I can go out every week and motivate to do better and to try to go after their dreams, I’m up for that.

— Robert Griffin III

The work of an advertising agency is warmly and immediately human. It deals with human needs, wants, dreams and hopes. Its ‘product’ cannot be turned out on an assembly line.

— Leo Burnett

I think people tend to see the bigger point, which is maybe not fitting in and feeling like you didn’t have the childhood that you expected you would have, or that you felt lonely or struggled with drugs and alcohol or just that you were able to achieve your dreams.

— Augusten Burroughs

When I was a kid, I wanted to be serious, like Daniel Day-Lewis. No one really dreams of being a comic actor, do they? Now I realise how stupid that is – and it’s because comic acting isn’t taken seriously enough. It’s a discipline. You know instantly – either you’re funny and getting the laughs, or you’re not.

— Chris O’Dowd

Too many athletes are living in a tiny window. They have no vision for themselves – what they can be outside of football and what they can mean to a community. They just don’t know any better. My hopes and dreams are unlimited.

— Junior Seau

The human imagination… has great difficulty in living strictly within the confines of a materialist practice or philosophy. It dreams, like a dog in its basket, of hares in the open.

— John Berger

I have absurdly vivid dreams.

— Erin Morgenstern

I mean, every child at one stage dreams of being a prince or a princess.

— Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark

I don’t understand people who dream in black and white. I just don’t get it. My dreams have always been vivid color.

— Gary Ross

We have lost that which has made us great over the generations, and that is the sense of individual and personal responsibility that we can come up, we can pursue our dreams and our aspirations and we won’t be blocked by government regulation, by the inability to get a loan as a small business to make our dreams come true.

— Jon Huntsman, Jr.

Dreams seem to have a will of their own.

— Henry Reed

I published in 1978 a report on dreams in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. It was the first study of its kind to demonstrate that it is possible for people to make constructive use of their dreams to improve their lives.

— Henry Reed

I think everyone dreams of that nice romantic wedding.

— Lance Bass

I was not born in a home where there were stereotypes. So that was very useful because it gave me the sense of possibilities, of flying, if I may say, of making my hopes and dreams a reality.

— Michelle Bachelet

I’ve never dreamed of a story idea. I have such boring dreams.

— R. L. Stine

Our dreams are made of real things, like a shoebox full of photographs.

— Jack Johnson

I have a notebook that is filled to the brim with my dreams and ideas and goals and aspirations.

— Karlie Kloss

My dreams came true while wearing the opening look from the spring/summer 2010 Dior ready-to-wear collection. I will never forget how special I felt opening John Galliano’s show, like I was living a dream.

— Karlie Kloss

Sometimes your dreams come true.

— Frank Bruno

Catcher in the Rye had a profound impact on me-the idea that we all have lots of dreams that are slowly being chipped away as we grow up.

— Judd Nelson

Though I know he loves me, tonight my heart is sad his kiss was not so wonderful as all the dreams I had.

— Sara Teasdale

I am very lucky because I am realizing my childhood dreams, and after presenting my shows it’s like a party.

— Jean Paul Gaultier

That disturbs people when they know they didn’t have the guts or integrity to stick to their dreams.

— Sandra Bernhard

My heroes, my dreams, and my future lay in Yankee Stadium. And they can’t take that away from me.

— Derek Jeter

Every year for New Years I write down all of my goals and dreams and put them in my Bible. At the end of the year I go and pull the paper out and check this off and check that off.

— NeNe Leakes

I only remember the end of my dreams, like waking up at a steering wheel, or falling.

— Ben Barnes

Talking about food is like talking about your dreams. Everyone has something to say. We all have to eat, it’s just what we eat which differs. Some people eat for fuel and I feel bad for them.

— Gael Garcia Bernal

I tell people, ‘It’s just like a cliche, but it’s true: In Hollywood, dreams can come true.’

— Michael Clarke Duncan

I married the man of my dreams in 1998.

— Cindy Margolis

But we can hold our spirits and our bodies so pure and high, we may cherish such thoughts and such ideals, and dream such dreams of lofty purpose, that we can determine and know what manner of men we will be, whenever and wherever the hour strikes and calls to noble action.

— Joshua Chamberlain

I part of this great nation because my grandfather was born here, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He took a horse, back in 1895, and ride it all the way down to Guanajuato, looking for his American dream. No penny in his pocket, only dreams in his head. And he was an immigrant coming from the States into Mexico. And he found his American dream in Mexico.

— Vicente Fox

We need to be aware of what we are capable of first and realize that if you place your dreams really really high, you do have the potential to get to that level.

— Vicente Fox

Sports nurtures dreams of achieving self confidence and masculine striving for the skinny kid watching a boxer dance around the ring with sublime ease.

— Armstrong Williams

People’s real hopes and dreams can be distorted and misdirected and packaged until you’re not sure what you really want or what you even really need.

— Tracy Chapman

When I began to choreograph and find my way pulling other artists’ dreams out and changing music in a visual way, there was still a part of me that had something more to say. There was still a desire to rock a stage and ultimately perform the eight count of my dream, but there was a lot of insecurity there.

— Laurieann Gibson

My work is to reach people with ideas, hopes, dreams, encouragement, insight, and revelation. That’s what an actor wants to do.

— John Astin

Vision gets the dreams started. Dreaming employs your God-given imagination to reinforce the vision. Both are part of something I believe is absolutely necessary to building the life of a champion, a winner, a person of high character who is consistently at the top of whatever game he or she is in.

— Emmitt Smith

It’s not only imagination, it’s the distortion of the vision. You suddenly think, This person is idealistic, this person is strong, this person has dreams, when you know better most of the time. You put what you want to see on people.

— Olivier Martinez

I couldn’t help but to think back to my classmates at Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio. They had the same talent, the same brains, the same dreams as the folks we sat with at Stanford and Harvard. I realized the difference wasn’t one of intelligence or drive. The difference was opportunity.

— Julian Castro

To me, what I love about the draft is first, you see the young men who are realizing their dreams that they’ve worked so hard for. That’s a pretty cool thing. You saw the emotion from some of these guys the other day. And then, the second thing is this total sense of hope and optimism. And, I think that’s great for everybody.

— Roger Goodell

My wife is beginning to instruct me on means to retrieve dreams, and bit by bit, it does seem to be working.

— Theodore Sturgeon

It was a lovely opportunity for the first time in my whole career to stand up and thank people who are really responsible for me getting to realize my dreams.

— Rachel Griffiths

Men are the dreams of a shadow.

— Pindar

When I was in high school, I don’t know that I really had big dreams.

— Alan Jackson

I was a great dreamer of day dreams.

— Abraham Cahan

The great function of poetry is to give back to us the situations of our dreams.

— Gaston Bachelard

A fulfilling life is different to each person. You have to acknowledge your dreams, and not just wait for life to happen, and opportunities to come knocking at your door.

— Joan Lunden

It never occurred to me that I’d be on a television show or in feature films but when those came into play my dreams changed along the way.

— Camryn Manheim

I don’t dream songs. I’m more apt to write dreams down and then to be able to interpret them into a song. I also tend to get up and write prose in the morning from which will come songs.

— Judy Collins

I had some wonderful dreaming meetings. I can’t tell you specifically what they’ve been in the recent months. In the past they’ve been verbal kinds of messages that he needed to give me. Now they’re more dreams of his presence.

— Judy Collins

No, I never had any dreams. The process of art is a dream in itself. The artist just doesn’t… you work out something. It’s yours. You don’t have to go to sleep to do that. You do that on the canvas.

— LeRoy Neiman

I heard my name associated with the Peter Pan syndrome more than once. But really, what’s so wrong with Peter Pan? Peter Pan flies. He is a metaphor for dreams and faith.

— Mark Burnett

I wasn’t prepared to get a mammogram until I was 40 years old, like I’d been told. I never in my wildest dreams expected anything to be wrong.

— Giuliana Rancic

I can’t sing but I can understand wanting to keep a balance, trying to pursue dreams, while creating a stable environment for my children.

— Gabrielle Reece

All the characters in my books are imagined, but all have a bit of who I am in them – much like the characters in your dreams are all formed by who you are.

— Alice Hoffman

I feel more influenced in my own work by dreams than I do by other writers’ works in a way. Or by popular culture, movies – what else is there to write about than love and loss?

— Alice Hoffman

It’s like one of those dreams you have when someone is chasing you. You’re running as fast as you can, and someone’s trotting behind you, just out of range, trying to grab onto you.

— Michael Chang

Dreams really tell you about yourself more than anything else in this world could ever tell you.

— Sylvia Browne

Everyone dreams, but not everybody remembers their dreams because some people go into delta they go too low.

— Sylvia Browne

I always knew that we were going to be successful and accomplish and succeed at our dreams. There was never a doubt in my mind. When we were recording ‘Appetite For Destruction,’ we all knew.

— Steven Adler

Your mind, while blessed with permanent memory, is cursed with lousy recall. Written goals provide clarity. By documenting your dreams, you must think about the process of achieving them.

— Gary Ryan Blair

I’ve accomplished a lot, but I still have more dreams that I want to achieve.

— Joe Jonas

A lot of people put pressure on themselves and think it will be way too hard for them to live out their dreams. Mentors are there to say, ‘Look, it’s not that tough. It’s not as hard as you think. Here are some guidelines and things I have gone through to get to where I am in my career.’

— Joe Jonas

I actually build my dreams around the dancers I’ve got in my company.

— Graeme Murphy

No movie influenced me more to go after my dreams than ‘Flashdance.’ After seeing it, I took 15 dance lessons a week. I cut all my sweatshirts. I did the ‘Maniac’ thing.

— Elizabeth Berkley

My mother was really my partner in every project that I had. She was just the great enabler of my dreams.

— Diane Keaton

To all the kids out there: Follow your dream. Believe in your dream. Because dreams do come true.

— Rickey Henderson

What’s interesting is, for myself, when I become really attracted to somebody, I find them in my dreams… conversations, nothing more.

— Alice Englert

You only get one album. You only get one single. You get one shot in music. But I have a million different dreams. Why can’t I go out and try to achieve them all? Who are you to say I can’t?

— Lucy Hale

I believe dreams represent the purest form of fantasy we unleash through our subconscious. They represent the truest freedom we can experience. Totally unrepressed and totally creative.

— Miguel Jontel Pimentel

To provoke dreams of terror in the slumber of prosperity has become the moral duty of literature.

— Ernst Fischer

I’m sure I have a process, but it mostly takes place in my dreams.

— William H. Macy

I think I am done with Wikipedia for the time being. But I have a secret hope. Someone recently proposed a Wikimorgue – a bin of broken dreams where all rejects could still be read, as long as they weren’t libelous or otherwise illegal.

— Nicholson Baker

You have to be vigorous. That’s the only way you are going to get it because everybody has dreams and everybody has goals, but the only people who achieve them are the ones that go after it and don’t take no for an answer.

— Nick Cannon

I think dreams can come true, but not necessarily like fairy-tales. It’s not always so perfect like that.

— Patrick Dempsey

The worst thing you can do to a kid is tell them that their dreams are invalid.

— Juliette Lewis

As a kid, this is what I wanted my life to be. Not in my wildest dreams did I ever dare to dream that it would be this.

— Smokey Robinson

I began my career with infantile dreams of becoming a composer.

— Ivor Novello

‘The Cut’ is going to give someone the opportunity of a lifetime and help that person achieve his or her dreams.

— Tommy Hilfiger

I came at age in the ’60s, and initially my hopes and dreams were invested in politics and the movements of the time – the anti-war movement, the civil rights movement. I worked on Bobby Kennedy’s campaign for president as a teenager in California and the night he was killed.

— David Talbot

Happiness is making your dreams come true.

— Jourdan Dunn

I want to keep my dreams, even bad ones, because without them, I might have nothing all night long.

— Joseph Heller

I am a child of Hollywood and dreams. To me, to be on the red carpet is the best place in the world.

— Steven Cojocaru

The old studios that mass-produced dreams are gone with the wind, just like the old downtown theaters that were the temples of the dreams.

— Suzanne Fields

This city can be kind of brutal, so you see your dreams from every different angle, but ultimately it’s about acting and if you enjoy acting, you will always enjoy acting.

— Radha Mitchell

In my lifetime, I’ve discovered a great many incredibly talented individuals. Some have achieved stardom. Simultaneously, I’ve seen many dreams shattered, egos destroyed and lives changed forever. The end destination may well be fame and fortune, but the road to stardom is littered with broken hearts.

— Nigel Lythgoe

Youth is in a grand flush, like the hot days of ending summer and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit, like the smoky atmosphere that bathes the landscape of an August day.

— Donald G. Mitchell

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

— Candice Bergen

If you want to achieve your dreams, you must follow them, and the best way to follow them is not to think about wanting to be very rich, but to think about doing something that you really want to do.

— Jackie Collins

My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings.

— Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

In Dreams… well, I was slightly overcompensating with that. I was a bit like a director for hire, so maybe I was putting too much imagery that was familiar to me into it.

— Neil Jordan

An Academy Award nomination is stuff dreams are made of.

— Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Don’t give up your dreams.

— Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising. I still believe that one can learn to play the piano by mail and that mud will give you a perfect complexion.

— Zelda Fitzgerald

I never had any big dreams about doing something on a huge scale.

— Alison Krauss

When I first left Iran at the age of 13, Iran had become such a shining star – it was the point to which all my desires and dreams returned.

— Azar Nafisi

When I won in 2003, never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would win Wimbledon and have my kids seeing me lift the trophy, so this is pretty surreal. And yeah, I was almost shocked in the moment that it all came together so nicely.

— Roger Federer

Dream study impacts culture. We are put in touch with the inner poet who dreams. We hear our inner, subjective response to the outer world. That helps spiritualize our lives.

— Henry Reed

Freud published The Interpretation of Dreams in 1900. It introduced the notion that there existed certain predictable and identifiable processes by which dreams were formed.

— Henry Reed

It is easier to learn to interpret dreams if you have a reason to use them for something constructive. You apply your dream insights to making constructive changes in your life.

— Henry Reed

People are learning to feel more comfortable hearing one another’s dreams. It used to be that if you told a dream in public, someone had to make a joke to relieve the tension introduced by that alternative reality.

— Henry Reed

People don’t think their dreams amount to much, but when I ask them to examine them for common themes, they surprise themselves at how accurate they are! They see that their dreams have value.

— Henry Reed

The usual comment from psychologists and psychiatrists was that it’s best not to encourage people to look at their dreams because they are liable to stir up problems for themselves.

— Henry Reed

Not only the priceless heritage of our fathers, of our seamen, of our Empire builders is being thrown away in a war that serves no British interests – but our alliance leader Stalin dreams of nothing but the destruction of that heritage of our fathers?

— John Amery

That’s what noir feels like to me. It feels like some kind of recurring dream, with very strong archetypes operating. You know, the guilty girl being pursued, falling, all kinds of stuff that we see in our dreams all the time.

— Brian De Palma

I always wanted to be a Californian. In my wildest dreams, I always liked California – it’s the place where oranges grows on trees! Fruit just falls off the trees.

— Eric Burdon

You can’t censor people’s dreams.

— Robyn Hitchcock

I thin many people’s deviant behavior starts with dreams because dreams are so non-linear… as if there’s an assumption that everything has to be linear or has to be plotted.

— Robyn Hitchcock

Dreams are a scientific fact.

— Robyn Hitchcock

It is an everlasting desire to make my dreams come true. And it’s getting to the point now where it’s like, come on I want my dreams to come true so that I can get on with the rest of my life. Sometimes I think about the rest of my life when I’m done.

— Picabo Street

One of my dreams in life is to do fund-raising for the youth.

— Picabo Street

Anderson Cooper every night dreams about getting my job permanently really.

— Regis Philbin

So, I think that Marilyn, what she gave the world, and in many ways Kennedy too, was that they had dreams and they didn’t allow anybody to take away their dreams.

— Sally Kirkland

It’s weird to say, but every time I look at my daughter and I see this little living breathing thing that came from me, that represents all of the hopes and dreams that I would want for her, I see a miracle.

— Josh Gad

My dreams are of water. And my nightmares.

— Siouxsie Sioux

You have to work hard for what you want to achieve and you have to set goals and dreams and really go for them.

— Natalie du Toit

I’m thinking of slowing down on modeling and branching out to other things. I want to pursue some new and old dreams and start making them happen.

— Chanel Iman

You cannot live to please everyone else. You have to edify, educate and fulfill your own dreams and destiny, and hope that whatever your art is that you’re putting out there, if it’s received, great, I respect you for receiving it. If it’s not received, great, I respect you for not.

— Octavia Spencer

I was always a closet lover of acting. My mom was very practical. She never, ever restricted our dreams, always told us we could do or be anything. Then I said, ‘Maybe I want to be an actor’. And she said, ‘Maybe not that’.

— Octavia Spencer

My career was full of struggles and dreams, disappointments and peaks and valleys. But there was no Twitter, no Facebook or TMZ. Young actors could make mistakes and not become the focus of tabloids.

— Ricky Schroder

It is great good health to believe, as the Hindus do, that there are 33 million gods and goddesses in the world. It is great good health to want to understand one’s dreams. It is great good health to desire the ambiguous and paradoxical.

— Clive Barker

In opposition to this detachment, he finds an image of man which contains within itself man’s dreams, man’s illness, man’s redemption from the misery of poverty – poverty which can no longer be for him a sign of the acceptance of life.

— Salvatore Quasimodo

Don’t let your dreams be dreams.

— Jack Johnson

It was taunted as reality. It was dangled as a carrot. In terms of people’s hopes and dreams, to say that that is less of a reality than the daily grind they find themselves in is maybe not correct.

— Martin Mull

Screenplays I didn’t really care about, journalism, travel books, getting my writer friends to write about their dreams or something. I just determined to write the books I had to write.

— Kazuo Ishiguro

I enjoy making solo albums because over the years it’s evolved into more of a genuine personal expression of story-telling and day dreams, and I work in a way that has more control.

— Bruce Dickinson

We can escape the commonplace only by manipulating it, controlling it, thrusting it into our dreams or surrendering it to the free play of our subjectivity.

— Raoul Vaneigem

Ever since we were little, we were so on fire for our dreams. We never let anyone blow our flames out.

— Kelly Rowland

I am not ridiculing verbal mechanisms, dreams, or repressions as origins of poetry all three of them and more besides may have a great deal to do with it.

— Allen Tate

I love to work with the younger kids who are trying to live out their dreams, if in fact that’s what they plan on doing after college to take the next step. A very select few have that opportunity so when you do have the opportunity you know, those guys take advantage of it.

— Roger Clemens

College baseball, I love it. I love to work with the younger kids who are trying to live out their dreams, if in fact that’s what they plan on doing after college to take the next step.

— Roger Clemens

My childhood dreams were focused on being part of the effort to make humanity a multiplanetary species.

— Peter Diamandis

We control the content of our dreams.

— Thom Gunn

I can have my goals, and I can have my dreams. My goal is to make the finals and improve my position. I want to run all decent races. I don’t want to look back and say I ran a terrible race.

— Oscar Pistorius

We in the majority have worked hard to empower people to create opportunities, to make jobs, to do things that turn America into a place where people can achieve their dreams.

— Robin Hayes

My hero’s, my dreams, and my future lie in Yankee Stadium and they can’t take that from me.

— Derek Jeter

Field of Dreams is the only movie – and I saw it in the theater – on an afternoon when I was on location somewhere, and there were like 12 people in the theater. I was just so devastated I couldn’t get out of my seat. And I sat and watched it a second time.

— Paul Reiser

Maybe the body learns from dreams. Maybe the muscles, the neutrons, revitalize.

— Michael Zaslow

Here’s what I see all across this great city – people working together to make Boston a better place to live and to raise children, to grow and pursue dreams.

— Thomas Menino

Men act out like they’re horrified by marriage, but when they find the woman of their dreams, they love it.

— Rachel Hunter

The hoary joke in the literary world, based on ‘Dreams From My Father,’ was that if things had worked out differently for Barack Obama, he could have made it as a writer.

— James Fallows

Well, my thoughts about California are kind of mythological. To me, as well as being a real place, it’s a place where people go to find something – to find happiness or to realize their dreams. So it has that kind of quality of heroism and heartache, and Australia has that, as well.

— Colin Hay

America is not just a democracy, it represents a certain culture of competitive mobility and personality aspirations, politics is not merely a clash of interests, but a clash of dreams.

— David Brooks

I knew I wanted to do something creative. I didn’t think I’d have the luxury of doing something like that, because I didn’t know anyone who had pursued anything they really adored, but I had dreams for singing or writing.

— Lana Del Rey

I still marvel at how God turns dreams into reality.

— Martha Reeves

I worshipped Berry Gordy for the creative dreams he had made come true.

— Martha Reeves

So we see Edward as a young man on the road and he meets a giant and he brings the giant to a circus where he meets a Miss Calloway. He sees the woman of his dreams and I am the only one who knows who she is.

— Danny DeVito

Never let your dreams go away.

— Mike Piazza

Politics are beautiful. They enable a community to live collectively with one another. It’s not about stabbing each other in the back it’s about enabling people to reach their dreams and pursue happiness.

— Ben Nicholson

I’ve got heaps of dreams.

— Abbie Cornish

And they were writing scripts where Christine had hit the glass ceiling. And I always thought Christine would never hit the glass ceiling. I thought her dreams would take her. Maybe her dreams wouldn’t take her where she wanted, but she still had her dreams.

— Sharon Gless

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

— Gail Godwin

You’ve got to have dreams to keep you going.

— Steve Waugh

I’m very ambitious. I live in reality but I have dreams I want to fulfill – I want to be a director, and I’ve already started my own production company. But I also have a measure of success that I keep to myself. It’s something very personal to me.

— Alex Pettyfer

When I was a kid, I have two dreams. I want to be a baseball player. Hometown, Hiroshima, has a Japanese baseball franchise team called Hiroshima Carps. You know, and then I want to be a sushi chef. I want to make own restaurant – sushi restaurant.

— Masaharu Morimoto

People with disabilities have abilities too and that is what this course is all about – making sure those abilities blossom and shine so that all the dreams you have can come true.

— Mary McAleese

If our dreams were more regular, more connected, more stable, they would also have more practical importance for us.

— Ernst Mach

When I grew up, I only had two dreams. One was to be a cowboy and another was to be in the military. I grew up extremely patriotic and riding horses.

— Chris Kyle

Humanity needs dreams to be able to survive the miseries of daily existence, even if only for an instant.

— Oscar Niemeyer

One of the things I’ve started doing lately is tracking my dreams. I feel like there’s a lot of information there and you can really bring those emotions to the situations that may feel mundane or familiar. That gives them new life and gives you a new relationship with it – if that makes any sort of sense.

— Jennifer Carpenter

I wanted to raise the voice of a lot of the people that I knew growing up, and this was, for the most part, poor people who had extraordinary dreams but also very amazing obstacles.

— Edwidge Danticat

My mother dreamed dreams for Joaquin and for me long before we could dream them for ourselves.

— Julian Castro

I have actual dreams of Bruce Springsteen calling me up on stage to wear a bandanna and play rhythm guitar next to Little Steven.

— Tom Perrotta

Sexual dreams aren’t usually about sex.

— Pamela Stephenson

He’s dreaming with his eyes open, and those that dream with their eyes open are dangerous, for they do not know when their dreams come to an end.

— Hugo Pratt

We had common interests in the beauty of the French language. We both had a tremendous love of jazz. We shared dreams of getting married and having a family, living in the country, leading an idyllic life.

— David Amram

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 Lane Allen

Thanking you once more, I want to wish you the best of luck for your future life and to conclude by saying to you: Dream your dreams and may they come true!

— Felix Bloch

‘Dreams From My Father’ reveals more about Obama than is usually known about political leaders until after they’re dead. Perhaps more than it intends, it shows his mind working, in real time, sentence by sentence, in what feels like a private audience with the reader.

— Jonathan Raban

The only book by a modern president that bears serious comparison with Obama’s ‘Dreams From My Father’ is Jimmy Carter’s short campaign autobiography, ‘Why Not the Best?,’ published in 1975.

— Jonathan Raban

When you stop having dreams and ideals – well, you might as well stop altogether.

— Marian Anderson

Here Fashion is a despot, and no one dreams of evading its dictates.

— Marguerite Gardiner

If you were to ask my agent, they would confirm this: I’m drawn to locations. What really drew me to ‘The 4400,’ aside from the fact that it was sci-fi, was the fact that it was shot in the city of my dreams: Vancouver.

— Billy Campbell

There has been enough suffering in our country, there has been enough of children whose dreams die before they have a chance to grow and there has been enough of our elders who, having served their nation, are forced into indignity in their old age.

— John Agyekum Kufuor

Just really, really believe in what you’re trying to do. Don’t let people alter that. Let people advise you and lead you down paths to make smart business decisions. But trust your instinct and trust that overwhelming drive that made you put all your dreams and everything on the line.

— Luke Bryan

Let your dreams outgrow the shoes of your expectations.

— Ryunosuke Satoro

I was working at the store on the Sony studios in Culver City. And I was literally holding a shirt when they came in and told me I’d got the part! It just shows dreams do come true.

— Derek Luke

Then I was working in a store in Newark, New Jersey, and I saw an actor in person, and I got so excited. My whole day changed. That’s when I decided to challenge myself to make my dreams become a reality.

— Derek Luke

I want to still be singing at 70 years old. I want to be open to the dreams I haven’t even dreamed up.

— Fantasia Barrino

I would love to spend all my time writing to you I’d love to share with you all that goes through my mind, all that weighs on my heart, all that gives air to my soul phantoms of art, dreams that would be so beautiful if they could come true.

— Luigi Pirandello

Don’t think your dreams don’t come true, because they do. You’d better be careful what you wish for. And I truly and honestly – one day I am doing the ‘Beaver’ show and I said, ‘This is the show I have always wanted to do.’

— Barbara Billingsley

You’ve got to have a dream… if you don’t have any big dreams, nothing happens.

— Ian Rush

Man is firmly convinced that he is awake in reality he is caught in a net of sleep and dreams which he has unconsciously woven himself.

— Gustave Meyrink

Have you ever wondered why young people take to music like fish to water? Maybe it’s because music is fun. Plan and simple. It opens up their minds to dream great dreams about where they can go and what they can do when they get older.

— Isaac Hayes

It’s not like I had big dreams to go to California and become an actor. I loved doing my shows at school and community theater, and I probably would have settled in New York because it was closer. I was going to go to NYU.

— Christine Taylor

Looking back 25 years later, what I may say is that the facts have been far better than the dreams. In the long course of cell life on this earth it remained, for our age for our generation, to receive the full ownership of our inheritance.

— Albert Claude

I can’t comprehend that I’m in the film of ‘Les Miserables.’ It’s one of those dreams I thought would be unattainable for someone like me, who came from nowhere.

— Samantha Barks

I was so lucky to have parents who supported me, 100%, with whatever I was doing, both financially and emotionally. Having that they made my life so much easier. Instead of becoming a bartender and trying to survive while trying to pursue your dreams, I didn’t have to worry about that aspect. I could just pursue my dreams.

— Cam Gigandet

It’s not my job to dream your dreams. It’s my job to make your dreams become a reality.

— Blanche Lincoln

My dream life is just to go back to my job full-time. And be with my family. You know, regular dreams, common dreams that everyone has.

— Carla Bruni

Real shapes and real patterns are things you would observe in nature, like the marks on the back of a cobra’s hood or the markings on a fish or a lizard. Imaginary shapes are just that, symbols that come to a person in dreams or reveries and are charged with meaning.

— Jim Woodring

What are the Democrats, the party of Jim Matheson, telling them? The message of the Democrats is that the Amercian dream is over. ‘The government is all you have. Give up your dreams, and the government will save you, the government will heal you, the government will be your hope and change.’ We know here in Utah, none of that is true.

— Mia Love

The percentage you’re paying is too high priced While you’re living beyond all your means And the man in the suit has just bought a new car From the profit he’s made on your dreams.

— Steve Winwood

I have my own production company called Urban Dreams.

— Chaske Spencer

Each has its lesson for our dreams in sooth, come they in shape of demons, gods, or elves, are allegories with deep hearts of truth that tell us solemn secrets of ourselves.

— Henry Timrod

I understand it’s my role to realize people’s dreams.

— Ayumi Hamasaki

I don’t have dreams. How can I say it? I myself am a dream.

— Ayumi Hamasaki

I understand it’s my role to realize people’s dreams. I’m O.K. with that so long as my songs are my own. No one can take my songs away from me.

— Ayumi Hamasaki

Today I know that there is still work to be done, but along the way my I am achieving my dreams.

— Candace Parker

I really want to live in New York. That’s the city of my dreams.

— Joel Kinnaman

I would like to see anyone be able to achieve their dreams, and that’s what this organization does.

— Sergey Brin

The dialogue between client and architect is about as intimate as any conversation you can have, because when you’re talking about building a house, you’re talking about dreams.

— Robert A. M. Stern

Dreams have only the pigmentation of fact.

— Djuna Barnes

Believe in and follow your dreams.

— Kristanna Loken

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

— Amy Lowell

I love working with kids, talking with them and listening to them. I always encourage kids to reach beyond their dreams. Don’t try to be like me. Be better than me.

— Florence Griffith Joyner

If there were dreams to sell, what would you buy?

— Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Acting is fantastic, but to be able to create a whole world on celluloid is amazing. It’s like taking your dreams straight from your head and projecting them onto a screen.

— Amber Benson

This may sound strange but I had dreams as a kid of doing exactly what I ended up doing in my life.

— Corey Hart

Dreams can still come true you need a great deal of energy and determination, and a little bit of luck.

— Stefano Gabbana

I never felt I would be part of the international scene for 50 caps in my wildest dreams.

— Kenny Cunningham

When you’re a young English person who wants to be an actress and you have dreams, you dream of being Vanessa Redgrave or Judi Dench.

— Janet McTeer

The man who never dreams, goes slowly mad.

— Thomas Dolby

To be here today is just beyond my wildest dreams.

— Rick Yune

As soon as I became old enough to make my dreams my reality, I became a firm believer that the subconscious and the world outside of our flesh and blood is essentially the truth.

— Melissa Auf der Maur

Perhaps, all writers walk such a line. In general – as we all do in our dreams – I believe I put something of myself into all the characters in my novels, male as well as female.

— Rose Tremain

The Hispanic community values entrepreneurship and family-owned businesses, and we deserve a leader in Washington who is dedicated to creating an environment where our values, our goals and our dreams of prosperity can become reality.

— Mario Diaz-Balart

And the Republican Party especially associates the market with the idea of progress, goodness, family, and points us toward the mall as an answer to all our personal dreams.

— Arlie Russell Hochschild

Our theme for this year’s festivities, Dreams and Challenges of Asian Pacific Americans, speaks to the many generations of Asian Pacific Americans who worked hard to overcome economic hardship, racism and other barriers in their pursuit of the American dream.

— Lucille Roybal-Allard

No man’s brain is so dull, and no man’s eye so blind, that they cannot catch food for dreams.

— Donald G. Mitchell

As I watched bookstores close, I began to wonder how that felt for the owners. Owning a bookstore was their dream and now they’re struggling and seeing those dreams fall apart.

— Karen Kingsbury

I grew up with not a lot of money and I definitely shopped at Goodwill. But even in my most unfortunate state, I was really blessed compared to a lot of the rest of the world. I had a really great chance to follow my dreams and have them actually come true.

— AnnaLynne McCord

I love to fly. I always wanted to fly. It’s been one of my dreams since I was 3 years old. I remember saying to my mom, 3 years old, every day, ‘I can fly!’ Living on the ninth floor, it was dangerous.

— Elena Anaya

Am I athletic? In my dreams.

— Hugh Bonneville

Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don’t let anyone limit your dreams.

— Donovan Bailey

In the year since we brought things into the open with a clean breath of fresh air at City Hall, we have learned about corrupt spending practices and unethical conflicts of interest that waste your money… and keep Dallas from being the great city of our dreams.

— Laura Miller

I was very inspired by Les Blank’s film ‘Burden of Dreams.’ I think what’s unique about his film and the two I’ve made is that they’re close examinations of filmmakers and how their own emotional experiences reflect in the material they’re rendering, and vice versa – how that material sometimes colors their own lives.

— George Hickenlooper

The Washington black community was able to succeed beyond his wildest dreams. I mean, we had our own newspapers, our own restaurants, our own theaters, our own small shops, our own clubs, our own Masonic lodges.

— Ed Smith

Most of my actor friends don’t believe it’s possible to let go of it and be happy, and for a while that was true for me. For the first two years I ached, every day. And I had such bad dreams. But then I made the decision to start working on my little shop and all that went away.

— Genie Francis

I think what every skater dreams of is not only skating the best program they can possibly skate, but, y’know, having the crowd roar at the end, and it was just so loud I couldn’t even hear my music.

— Sarah Hughes

Seems like half my anxiety dreams are about airports.

— Lois McMaster Bujold

To see your friend’s dreams come true, there’s really nothing that can make you happier.

— Josh Hopkins

The Olympics is about letting people believe in their own dreams.

— Kyle Shewfelt

Dreams can be like charades in which we act out words rather than see or speak them.

— Jane Roberts

I think there must be a place inside of us where dreams go and wait their turn.

— Sue Monk Kidd

Gradually it occurred to me that we spend a great deal of life asleep and that dreams are little narratives, little stories. I thought, ‘Who’s choreographing this stuff?’

— Sue Monk Kidd

I think I usually have quite ordinary dreams. Sometimes my dreams take me to other dimensions. I can travel in my mind especially when I’m dreaming I focus my mind on what I want to dream. If I want to fly, I focus on flying.

— Uri Geller

Our dreams are a second life. I have never been able to penetrate without a shudder those ivory or horned gates which separate us from the invisible world.

— Gerard De Nerval

Hopefully kids will look at me and see that your dreams can come true.

— Roy Keane

Hopes are but the dreams of those that wake.

— Matthew Prior

Jazz to me is a living music. It’s a music that since its beginning has expressed the feelings, the dreams, hopes, of the people.

— Dexter Gordon

The idea of being able to serve as an example, based upon how to process, how to think, how to realize our own dreams, we can pass that down to our children.

— Stedman Graham

Horror, for me, has to involve some sort of fantasy. Horror is something that is in your dreams or your nightmares.

— Cassandra Peterson

It’s surreal to know my dreams are coming true.

— Mario Vazquez

I want to find someone who’s really into something like I’m really into something, so that I can support them and we can both cheer each other on. I’ve got a lot of dreams I want to achieve, and I hope someone can cheer me on as I’ll cheer them on in their dreams.

— Hunter Hayes

I put a lot of faith in dreams. I know that big movie roles and opportunities are going to happen.

— Krista Allen

Hollywood is the dream factory, and no one dreams about older women.

— Amy Heckerling

If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.

— Romain Rolland

I just want to be myself and go for my own dreams and goals.

— Natalie du Toit

Dreams sometimes foretell the future.

— Mickey Hart

O reason, reason, abstract phantom of the waking state, I had already expelled you from my dreams, now I have reached a point where those dreams are about to become fused with apparent realities: now there is only room here for myself.

— Louis Aragon

I don’t remember my dreams. I’m one of those weird people. I know there are tricks and things you can do, but I never remember my dreams.

— Jayma Mays

One of the dreams of Zionism was to be a bridge. Instead, we are creating exclusion between the East and the West instead of creating bridges we are contributing to the conflict between East and West by our stupid desire to have more.

— A. B. Yehoshua

As far as my dreams go, all I want to do is be a working actor, and I happily achieved that.

— Lucas Grabeel

IN April 1882 my father died and I was at once whirled out of my land of dreams into a very different sphere.

— Edward Carpenter

But what I’d really like to tell you is I never dreamed of being in the Hall of Fame. Standing here with all these great players was beyond any of my dreams.

— Robin Yount

I had dreams of catching the ball for the final out in the World Series and being mobbed by my teammates. Well, I guess all my dreams didn’t come true.

— Robin Yount

Right now, I have some big dreams. But at the same time, if I get annoyed and harassed by the media, I’ll just quit. I don’t care. We’re set for life. I have quite a temper.

— Anna Benson

If you have a dream, just lie about it. Lie your way unto your dreams.

— Joel McHale

I’m following my dreams and doing what I love as a designer. I did not want to be one of those kids with a famous last name that doesn’t do anything. That is very unfulfilling to me and I’m very happy.

— Nicky Hilton

Las Vegas is a very strange place. It’s a place of broken dreams.

— Concha Buika

I had dreams, but I didn’t have the sense that they would necessarily work out. They seemed very far-fetched.

— Greta Gerwig

The Oval Office symbolizes… the Constitution, the hopes and dreams, and I’m going to say democracy. And when you have a dress code in the Supreme Court and a dress code on the floor of the Senate, floor of the House, I think it’s appropriate to have an expectation that there will be a dress code that respects the office of the President.

— Andrew Card

I worry whether it’s not really the best way to live one’s life – trying to fulfill the dreams you had as a child. Maybe it’s quite a backwards approach.

— Joe Cornish

The name Air Supply sort of came from nowhere. I get a lot of my things in dreams and I just had a dream about it one night, and I woke up and said that’s just got to be the name. That was in 1975.

— Graham Russell

Art is for entertainment purposes, but it’s also to reflect our dreams, our hopes, the present, the future the past – whether it’s good or bad.

— Amber Valletta

I can think of some things that would be fun, but I’m living my dreams.

— Mike Farrell

My dreams for the future are simple: work, a happy, healthy family, a lovely long motorcycle ride, and continuing the struggle to awaken people to the need for serious human rights reform.

— Mike Farrell

Dreams can come true.

— Lil’ Romeo

Our fathers had their dreams we have ours the generation that follows will have its own. Without dreams and phantoms man cannot exist.

— Olive Schreiner

As I’ve grown – dare I say it – older, I had hopes of indulging my dreams of being a sailor.

— Jimmy Webb

I think L.A.’s terrific. You fly an hour and a half and you’re in the mountains in three feet of powder. I also think it’s a much better city if you’re working as an actor. If you’re not working and you don’t see your dreams coming true, there can be a lot of heartache.

— Scott Patterson

Now, everybody, I suppose, is aware that in recent years the silly business of divination by dreams has ceased to be a joke and has become a very serious science.

— Arthur Machen

It is all nonsense, to be sure and so much the greater nonsense inasmuch as the true interpretation of many dreams – not by any means of all dreams – moves, it may be said, in the opposite direction to the method of psycho-analysis.

— Arthur Machen

If a man dreams that he has committed a sin before which the sun hid his face, it is often safe to conjecture that, in sheer forgetfulness, he wore a red tie, or brown boots with evening dress.

— Arthur Machen

In the fifties I had dreams about touching a naked woman and she would turn to bronze or the dream about hot dogs chasing donuts through the Lincoln Tunnel.

— Robert Klein

I have lived with my husband more than I have with my parents… I live beside him, and know his worries, his hopes, and his dreams for his nation. We believe that things happen by design, not in an arbitrary way. And we believe it is our duty to make things happen.

— Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned

We don’t have an eternity to realize our dreams, only the time we are here.

— Susan Taylor

In my dreams I am not crippled. In my dreams, I dance.

— Louise Brooks

When you’re a kid, you have these big ideas and these big dreams to make a change, or maybe you feel like you can’t make a difference.

— AnnaSophia Robb

We didn’t know how to run a business, but we had dreams and talent.

— Ruth Handler

They were using the dolls to project their dreams of their own futures as adult women.

— Ruth Handler

The London Games will be designed for the athletes and we will provide them with the very best venues and the very best conditions to pursue their sporting dreams in London.

— Sebastian Coe

American dreams are strongest in the hearts of those who have seen America only in their dreams.

— Pico Iyer

In my childhood, America was like a religion. Then, real-life Americans abruptly entered my life – in jeeps – and upset all my dreams.

— Sergio Leone

Hollywood has always been a cage… a cage to catch our dreams.

— John Huston

I’ve succeeded beyond my wildest dreams – financially and the amount of fun I have in my life.

— Phil Hartman

Deep down, I’m a Texas girl looking for that big romance every girl dreams about. Biologically, I look forward to being a cornerstone of a family. I’ll be in my glory when I have a child on my knee.

— Renee Zellweger

I’m a journeyman actor, and I don’t ever want to forget that. With romantic-lead dreams.

— William Sanderson

I look up to people who succeed in accomplishing their dreams.

— Joanna Noelle Levesque

Dreams have as much influence as actions.

— Stephane Mallarme

There’s a logic to dreams that doesn’t necessarily follow linear narrative. You don’t know why things happen, it’s your subconscious pushing you, to give you information.

— Justin Theroux

I’ve been blessed by doing classic plays on Broadway, which was one of my great dreams forever.

— Michael Emerson

It is possible for a kid from east Texas, raised in south central LA and Carson, who believes in his dreams, commits himself to them with his heart, to touch them and to have them happen.

— Forest Whitaker

People have to remain positive and believe in those dreams. It’s really important.

— Kirsty Coventry

Our citizens and those who have gone before us charted the broad outlines of where we need to go, and they would envy our opportunity to translate those dreams into action. And I believe they will judge us very harshly should we fail to act.

— Dave Freudenthal

In my wildest dreams I never thought – well, I never thought I’d work.

— Steve Carell

Dreams grow holy put in action.

— Adelaide Anne Procter

Dreams take you beyond what you think you can do in life.

— Vikram Chatwal

We can bring to characters dark and bright sides that nobody even dreams about.

— Sonia Braga

When I walk up on that shore in Florida, I want millions of those AARP sisters and brothers to look at me and say, ‘I’m going to go write that novel I thought it was too late to do. I’m going to go work in Africa on that farm that those people need help at. I’m going to adopt a child. It’s not too late, I can still live my dreams.’

— Diana Nyad

It’s not too late, I can still live my dreams.

— Diana Nyad

If you choose not to pursue your dreams, you’ll still be a part of a dream – only it will be someone else’s.

— Mike Hawkins

Dreams from 1991 are becoming reality. We will build good relations between nations and people. We will strive towards mutual respect and equality of every individual, sex, race and national or any other minority.

— Janez Drnovsek

I love my early movies, but naturalism is an artist’s early style. Now I want to deal with feelings, dreams, an acceptance of irrationality.

— Irvin Kershner

We are selling dreams. We are merchants of happiness.

— Bernard Loiseau

Every actor dreams of getting a big break, a big opportunity.

— Liam McIntyre

The armored cars of dreams, contrived to let us do so many a dangerous thing.

— Elizabeth Bishop

To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams.

— Giorgio de Chirico

Ground not upon dreams you know they are ever contrary.

— Thomas Middleton

They should hold themselves absolutely upon the immovable foundation of truth and nature, whereby alone they can save themselves from misapprehensions and from the danger of being entirely carried away from reality into mere dreams and fictions.

— Ethan A. Hitchcock

The ideal of all Kosovo is membership in the E.U. and a permanent friendship with the United States. I believe and I am convinced our dreams will come true.

— Atifete Jahjaga

We need affordable space travel to inspire our youth, to let them know that they can experience their dreams, can set significant goals and be in a position to lead all of us to future progress in exploration, discovery and fun. Thanks to the X Prize for the inspiration.

— Burt Rutan

Books that distribute things… with as daring a freedom as we use in dreams, put us on our feet again.

— Marsilio Ficino

When a child, my dreams rode on your wishes, I was your son, high on your horse, My mind a top whipped by the lashes Of your rhetoric, windy of course.

— Stephen Spender

I adore this adventure, I adore working with youth. For me it’s a daily challenge, working to help these youths realize their dreams.

— Patrick Roy

All my dreams are coming true all across the board for some reason.

— Jay Electronica

America allows us to be able to dream, then gives us the ability to achieve those dreams.

— Rick Mears

Wide awake I can make my most fantastic dreams come true.

— Lorenz Hart

I appreciate everything that has been done for me. After a difficult start, I’ve just followed my dreams.

— Victor Ortiz

My mom taught me to go after my dreams. I have this faith in myself that I must have gotten from her.

— Amy Jo Johnson

After all those days in the cotton fields, the dreams came true on a gold record on a piece of wood. It’s in my den where I can look at it every day. I wear it out lookin’ at it.

— Carl Perkins

Let us keep the dance of rain our fathers kept and tread our dreams beneath the jungle sky.

— Arna Bontemps

We are people with all the hopes, dreams, passions, and faults of everyone else. Eighty percent of us are born into families with no history of dwarfism.

— Billy Barty

You don’t get old until you replace dreams with regrets.

— Troy Dumais

My new life goes beyond my dreams because my dream was Formula One and I achieved it. I’m a driver, I feel like a driver. I have won this race because I am alive.

— Maria de Villota

War is eternity jammed into frantic minutes that will fill a lifetime with dreams and nightmares.

— John Cory

In our dreams we are always young.

— Sarah Louise Delany

But I am delighted to be a Dodger, I grew up a Dodger fan and now my dreams have really come true.

— Milton Bradley

Don’t be afraid of your dreams.

— Jacques Parizeau

Tell me about yourself – your struggles, your dreams, your telephone number.

— Peter Arno

When your dreams tire, they go underground and out of kindness that’s where they stay.

— Libby Houston

I’ll see you in my dreams.

— Gus Kahn

There are no dreams too large, no innovation unimaginable and no frontiers beyond our reach.

— John S. Herrington

I would go to bed every night and have dreams about having a time machine and somehow I’d have the ability to move through time and space freely, and save Anne Frank.

— Jeff Mangum

Prime Minister Sharon, Prime Minister Abbas, I urge you today to end the designs of those who seek destruction, annihilation and occupation, and I urge you to have the will and the courage to begin to realize our dreams of peace, prosperity and coexistence.

— Abdullah II of Jordan

When companies are private, founders can share more about their future dreams with investors report less and the shares are illiquid, constraining short-term changes in valuation.

— Aileen Lee

There are so many people who try so hard and have such big dreams, and it doesn’t happen for them.

— Aileen Lee

I haven’t had an easy life, but at some point, you have to take responsibility for yourself and shape who it is that you want to be. I have no time for moaners. I like to chase my dreams and surround myself with other people who are chasing their dreams, too.

— Aimee Mullins

When I was either 7 or 8 years old, I did a sketch every day of my teacher and what she wore. At the end of the year, I gave her the sketchbook. For me, the sketching of dresses was about fantasy and dreams.

— Alber Elbaz

For me, the sketching of dresses was about fantasy and dreams. In my little room at home, I felt that I was somewhere else. In Paris, for instance.

— Alber Elbaz

You have a responsibility to move your dreams forward, no matter what.

— Amanda Lindhout

Our dreams drench us in sense, and sense steeps us again in dreams.

— Amos Bronson Alcott

I’m like the luckiest girl in the world. I’ve gotten to be a princess, I’ve gotten to work with the Muppets. A lot of my childhood dreams about who I wanted to be when I was a grown-up, I at least get to play them in movies.

— Amy Adams

I dream crazy vivid dreams. Like, entire movies. And sometimes I write songs about them.

— Amy Lee

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

— Amy Lowell

I’d like to be remembered as someone who made a difference in the lives of young people – that I nurtured someone and taught them to pursue their dreams and their careers, to leave a legacy.

— Andre Leon Talley

We all get lost along the way, but hopefully we figure out some sort of path. It helps if you can imagine the process as well as the goal. Those kinds of dreams are easier to achieve.

— Annette Bening

We all ran barefooted on the dusty roads in our past, but now the Emperor wears shoes, and it is our responsibility to ensure that the barefooted child and the doting mother are afforded a holistic environment to realise their dreams and ambitions.

— Anthony Carmona

Do I feel any pressure as the most decorated Winter Olympian in American history? None at all. The only pressures that I know I face are those of how to pay it forward: How can I continually make a positive impact in people’s lives, help others achieve their dreams, create their own Olympic mindset, creating champions within themselves?

— Apolo Ohno

And the Republican Party especially associates the market with the idea of progress, goodness, family, and points us toward the mall as an answer to all our personal dreams.

— Arlie Russell Hochschild

In our marriage, the success of our athletic dreams comes before everything. ‘Hey do you want to watch a movie?’ ‘No, I have a hard workout tomorrow.’

— Ashton Eaton

It’s when children are 15, 16 or 17 that they decide whether they want to be a doctor, an engineer, a politician or go to the Mars or moon. That is the time they start having a dream, and that’s the time you can work on them. You can help them shape their dreams.

— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

I suppose all fictional characters, especially in adventure or heroic fiction, at the end of the day are our dreams about ourselves. And sometimes they can be really revealing.

— Alan Moore

I have had a dream indicating rather clearly that I am on the way to being hetero, though I don’t accept it with much enthusiasm either awake or in the dreams.

— Alan Turing

I did commit to myself that I would not jump back into being the workaholic that I can be before I gave myself an honest opportunity to create the marriage of my dreams and to create the beginning of the family of my dreams, and that took a hot second.

— Alanis Morissette

For me they are no different, reality and dreams.

— Alejandro Jodorowsky

We all have pretty much similar dreams, and at the root of all those dreams is being able to be in control of your money.

— Alexa Von Tobel

If you want to have a life that is worth living, a life that expresses your deepest feelings and emotions and cares and dreams, you have to fight for it.

— Alice Walker

Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.

— Anais Nin

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream not only plan, but also believe.

— Anatole France

I have dreams that I will reach balance in my life, and, at forty-one, I have none.

— Andrew Breitbart

In my dreams, I have Keira Knightley’s eyebrows.

— Anna Kendrick

I mean, I’m 48 years old and I’ve been through a lot in my life – you know, loss, whether it be death, illness, separation. I mean, the failed expectations… We all have dreams.

— Annie Lennox

My own dreams fortunately came true in this great state. I became Mr. Universe I became a successful businessman. And even though some people say I still speak with a slight accent, I have reached the top of the acting profession.

— Arnold Schwarzenegger

The success I have achieved in bodybuilding, motion pictures, and business would not have been possible without the generosity of the American people and the freedom here to pursue your dreams.

— Arnold Schwarzenegger

I think people tend to see the bigger point, which is maybe not fitting in and feeling like you didn’t have the childhood that you expected you would have, or that you felt lonely or struggled with drugs and alcohol or just that you were able to achieve your dreams.

— Augusten Burroughs

I’m very ambitious. I live in reality but I have dreams I want to fulfill – I want to be a director, and I’ve already started my own production company. But I also have a measure of success that I keep to myself. It’s something very personal to me.

— Alex Pettyfer

I save my dreams and hopes for my kids. When I’m making a wish under a bridge or tunnel, it’s always for them.

— Alison Sweeney

All the characters in my books are imagined, but all have a bit of who I am in them – much like the characters in your dreams are all formed by who you are.

— Alice Hoffman

I feel more influenced in my own work by dreams than I do by other writers’ works in a way. Or by popular culture, movies – what else is there to write about than love and loss?

— Alice Hoffman

Love is the most terrible, and also the most generous of the passions it is the only one which includes in its dreams the happiness of someone else.

— Alphonse Karr

When I was young, I was an academically oriented guy like most academically oriented guys. I graduated in science, did an MBA. My dreams as a young boy were I wanted to be an industrialist, or I wanted to be a scientist.

— Amish Tripathi

Hollywood is the dream factory, and no one dreams about older women.

— Amy Heckerling

The working class of England take their deracination completely for granted. Disenchantment is the happy code that informs every byway of the underclass: service jobs, celebrity dreams, Lotto wins, leisured poverty on pre-crunch credit cards, it’s all there, part of the story of an English people whose grandparents never had it so good.

— Andrew O’Hagan

I grew up with not a lot of money and I definitely shopped at Goodwill. But even in my most unfortunate state, I was really blessed compared to a lot of the rest of the world. I had a really great chance to follow my dreams and have them actually come true.

— AnnaLynne McCord

I was very lucky in that my parents were very broad-minded. Because they had come from another country and hadn’t been able to fulfill their dreams, they wanted me to be more of myself, if you know what I mean.

— Anne-Marie Duff

Stories come to me in mysterious ways, more like dreams than reasoned creations.

— Anthony Browne

Literature for me isn’t a workaday job, but something which involves desires, dreams and fantasy.

— Antonio Tabucchi

I’ve dreamed landscapes for years, and my dreams play an enormous role in my work. In fact, when I first started doing landscapes I felt insecure about painting in this style, and the dreams were like positive omens for me, and I’ve done a few paintings that were exact replicas of images that came to me in dreams.

— April Gornik

I wanted to make a film that wouldn’t just appeal to Formula One fans. That’s what the great sports documentaries do – ‘Hoop Dreams,’ ‘When We Were Kings’ – they’re human dramas first, sport second, if at all.

— Asif Kapadia

One of the dreams of Zionism was to be a bridge. Instead, we are creating exclusion between the East and the West instead of creating bridges we are contributing to the conflict between East and West by our stupid desire to have more.

— A. B. Yehoshua

My children have stolen my dreams in a very literal sense. I’ve lost months in the minutes and hours that Sabine and Zoey have needed me at night, their thin, butterfly-beating hearts pushed against me in the darkness.

— Alexi Zentner

Beautiful dreams – if the world were more beautiful they would come true – But the world is relentless & cruel – people are – they must be, I suppose, or they could not live.

— Alfred Stieglitz

What’s interesting is, for myself, when I become really attracted to somebody, I find them in my dreams… conversations, nothing more.

— Alice Englert

I am not ridiculing verbal mechanisms, dreams, or repressions as origins of poetry all three of them and more besides may have a great deal to do with it.

— Allen Tate

When I first left Iran at the age of 13, Iran had become such a shining star – it was the point to which all my desires and dreams returned.

— Azar Nafisi

Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set.

— Adlai Stevenson

People think that dreams are better than reality but this is not always the case sometimes, because you dream too much, you are unable to see what you have in front of your very eyes.

— Antonio Munoz Molina

I’m in a happier place because my dreams are coming true. I’m acting in feature films, and I’m travelling the world. Before, I was just broke.

— Ashley Thomas

Looking back 25 years later, what I may say is that the facts have been far better than the dreams. In the long course of cell life on this earth it remained, for our age for our generation, to receive the full ownership of our inheritance.

— Albert Claude

My role as a novelist is to explore ideas and imagination, and hopefully that will inspire people from my world to continue dreaming and to believe in dreams.

— Alexis Wright

Acting is fantastic, but to be able to create a whole world on celluloid is amazing. It’s like taking your dreams straight from your head and projecting them onto a screen.

— Amber Benson

Art is for entertainment purposes, but it’s also to reflect our dreams, our hopes, the present, the future the past – whether it’s good or bad.

— Amber Valletta

The Oval Office symbolizes… the Constitution, the hopes and dreams, and I’m going to say democracy. And when you have a dress code in the Supreme Court and a dress code on the floor of the Senate, floor of the House, I think it’s appropriate to have an expectation that there will be a dress code that respects the office of the President.

— Andrew Card

Sweet Dreams’ is such a dark-sounding song, but it’s about not taking anything for granted share yourself with others after you have first spent some time with yourself.

— Angel Olsen

Right now, I have some big dreams. But at the same time, if I get annoyed and harassed by the media, I’ll just quit. I don’t care. We’re set for life. I have quite a temper.

— Anna Benson

When you’re a kid, you have these big ideas and these big dreams to make a change, or maybe you feel like you can’t make a difference.

— AnnaSophia Robb

It’s good to have plans and dreams, but don’t be surprised if God brings you somewhere else.

— Anne F. Beiler

If dreams are like movies, then memories are films about ghosts.

— Adam Duritz

I’ve always been comfortable thinking things through and doing it, more or less, my way. You can be as creative as you want, but if you’re… unwilling to work on the details, to see those put into action, then creativity is just dreams, or worse, hallucinations.

— Aubrey McClendon

From a very young age, I would fall off the bed and wake up on the floor because of dreams. I have a memory from the age of four in which I felt God.

— Ayelet Zurer

I dream that someday the step between my mind and my finger will no longer be needed. And that simply by blinking my eyes, I shall make pictures. Then, I think, I shall really have become a photographer.

— Alfred Eisenstaedt

Being as it was one of my dreams to sing with one of the world’s greatest groups, for me to join ‘The Temptations’ was a great blessing.

— Ali-Ollie Woodson

At the core, I try to write characters who are real people with real insecurities, fears, hopes, and dreams, which is why hopefully readers can identify with them.

— Ally Carter

Africa is not fulfilling people’s hopes and aspirations. African leaders have not had an agenda that included governing Africa so that people would find their careers, their life, dreams and visions fulfilled here.

— Ama Ata Aidoo

Within months after reading the novel ‘The Hunger Games,’ I went from telling my mom that I could see myself as this character to actually getting the role. My mother reminds me that if I could manifest such an important role just because I wanted it so much, all of my dreams are possible.

— Amandla Stenberg

I started with no money. I had to borrow money in the beginning. I’m always a dreamer. I dream and envision what to do, then my wife will help me realize those dreams. I always conceptualize.

— Andrew Gotianun

As a person who came from a small town and had dreams of becoming an actor, I know what it’s like to have no support system for what it is that you want to do. A lot of people think you don’t have a chance.

— Anika Noni Rose

I always dreamed of being a voice in a Disney movie, and even in those dreams, I never once dreamed of being a princess. I just wanted to be a voice.

— Anika Noni Rose

If a man dreams that he has committed a sin before which the sun hid his face, it is often safe to conjecture that, in sheer forgetfulness, he wore a red tie, or brown boots with evening dress.

— Arthur Machen

It is all nonsense, to be sure and so much the greater nonsense inasmuch as the true interpretation of many dreams – not by any means of all dreams – moves, it may be said, in the opposite direction to the method of psycho-analysis.

— Arthur Machen

Now, everybody, I suppose, is aware that in recent years the silly business of divination by dreams has ceased to be a joke and has become a very serious science.

— Arthur Machen

Dreams will get you nowhere, a good kick in the pants will take you a long way.

— Baltasar Gracian

People’s dreams are made out of what they do all day. The same way a dog that runs after rabbits will dream of rabbits. It’s what you do that makes your soul, not the other way around.

— Barbara Kingsolver

Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.

— Ben Carson

It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream.

— Benjamin E. Mays

I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.

— Bill Gates

When Paul Allen and I started Microsoft over 30 years ago, we had big dreams about software. We had dreams about the impact it could have.

— Bill Gates

My experience of malaria was just taking anti-malarials, which give you strange dreams, because I don’t want to get malaria.

— Bill Gates

In high school, I worked eight hours a day just so I could get into the college of my dreams and say that I got in – and I never went.

— Bo Burnham

If you can’t read, it’s going to be hard to realize dreams.

— Booker T. Washington

Going back to the moon is not visionary in restoring space leadership for America. Like its Apollo predecessor, it will prove to be a dead end littered with broken spacecraft, broken dreams and broken policies.

— Buzz Aldrin

How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams.

— Bram Stoker

Being a doctor, lawyer in war-torn countries isn’t easy when the infrastructure isn’t there. The money, the food and education is not always accessible to achieve those dreams.

— Brandon Stanton

If you don’t have dreams, you don’t have a life.

— Bryce Harper

I only remember the end of my dreams, like waking up at a steering wheel, or falling.

— Ben Barnes

I was in school to play basketball I wasn’t trying to be a doctor. It’s hard to talk about the NCAA rules and everything that happened in the past because I’ve just been focused on practicing and getting ready… I was trying to reach my dreams, and that’s to play in the NBA.

— Ben Simmons

I’ve learned in the little bit of my life so far that you can’t fool people. And so I only tell people what I think about: my ambitions, my dreams, what inspires me.

— Benjamin Clementine

For American filmmakers, the Oscars is like a mystic thing. For me, it was being in a mirror of my dreams when I was dreaming of Hollywood when I was an adolescent.

— Bernardo Bertolucci

In Nicaragua, liberty, equality and the rule of law were the stuff of dreams. But in Paris I discovered the value of those words.

— Bianca Jagger

I want to see the next Reagan. I want somebody who brings out the good in Americans and challenges us to aspire to that North Star, someone who wants to empower our families and individuals and communities and let them be free to achieve their dreams. That’s what’s going to make this country again.

— Bill Flores

I grew up 150-200 miles from any city. You simply didn’t have much connection with the outside world. So my dreams were always to get out. It’s a familiar kind of thing, I think, for anybody in a small town.

— Bobbie Ann Mason

I have marvelous dreams! I meet Buddha, I meet Jesus, I meet Mohammed. I constantly dream of space, stars and planets: we are the children of stardust.

— Brian Blessed

That’s what noir feels like to me. It feels like some kind of recurring dream, with very strong archetypes operating. You know, the guilty girl being pursued, falling, all kinds of stuff that we see in our dreams all the time.

— Brian De Palma

I’ve had a life where things have worked out for me beyond my wildest dreams, and my brother’s had just the opposite.

— Bill Paxton

The truth is, even those who think Dreams only happen to someone else carry a Dream hidden deep in their heart, just hoping it can come true.

— Bruce Wilkinson

If you were to ask my agent, they would confirm this: I’m drawn to locations. What really drew me to ‘The 4400,’ aside from the fact that it was sci-fi, was the fact that it was shot in the city of my dreams: Vancouver.

— Billy Campbell

We need affordable space travel to inspire our youth, to let them know that they can experience their dreams, can set significant goals and be in a position to lead all of us to future progress in exploration, discovery and fun. Thanks to the X Prize for the inspiration.

— Burt Rutan

Dreams come true, but then things happen that are beyond anything you could dream. To be in a movie and to be in the same room participating in a movie with Meryl Streep? Come on!

— BeBe Winans

I really think you can manifest your dreams. You can manifest your destiny. If you want something hard enough and you’re willing to work for it, I think you can get it. I truly believe that.

— Billy Magnussen

We are people with all the hopes, dreams, passions, and faults of everyone else. Eighty percent of us are born into families with no history of dwarfism.

— Billy Barty

Every young male actor dreams of being James Bond in an action movie. And that’s their first role. But the truth is, when it comes down to it, that’s not relatable.

— Brendan Dooling

Don’t think your dreams don’t come true, because they do. You’d better be careful what you wish for. And I truly and honestly – one day I am doing the ‘Beaver’ show and I said, ‘This is the show I have always wanted to do.’

— Barbara Billingsley

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams who looks inside, awakes.

— Carl Jung

Who looks outside, dreams who looks inside, awakes.

— Carl Jung

There’s a line I have that our family was designed more for public than for private. But there are definitely some things that are only mine. I am someone who dreams at night, and you don’t know what I’m dreaming.

— Carrie Fisher

All of us gave it all we’ve got, overcame a whole lot just being on the show and learned a lot about ourselves. We’re just normal people trying to do what we love and follow our dreams.

— Carrie Underwood

You have the dreams that you want, and then you have to do other jobs until you can get to that dream.

— Channing Tatum

Common sense tells us that the things of the earth exist only a little, and that true reality is only in dreams.

— Charles Baudelaire

Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquests.

— Charles Lindbergh

The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed.

— Charlotte Bronte

Our religion is the traditions of our ancestors – the dreams of our old men, given them in solemn hours of the night by the Great Spirit and the visions of our sachems, and is written in the hearts of our people.

— Chief Seattle

When I grew up, I only had two dreams. One was to be a cowboy and another was to be in the military. I grew up extremely patriotic and riding horses.

— Chris Kyle

My parent’s divorce and hard times at school, all those things combined to mold me, to make me grow up quicker. And it gave me the drive to pursue my dreams that I wouldn’t necessarily have had otherwise.

— Christina Aguilera

The buildings that I build very often have a dreamlike reality. I don’t mean by that they have a fantasy quality at all, in fact quite the reverse. They contain in some degree the ingredients that give dreams their power… stuff that’s very close to us.

— Christopher Alexander

The Impossible Dream’ is, in my opinion, one of the greatest songs ever written. Here is a man, an old man, a very old man full of daring, bravery, courage, determination, romanticism and dreams.

— Christopher Lee

I have been interested in dreams, really since I was a kid. I have always been fascinated by the idea that your mind, when you are asleep, can create a world in a dream and you are perceiving it as though it really existed.

— Christopher Nolan

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

At first, dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable.

— Christopher Reeve

Too many people chase dreams that they don’t understand. Too many people try to go for things that they’d like to do, but they’re not realistic enough to know they don’t have the talent.

— Corey Taylor

It is great good health to believe, as the Hindus do, that there are 33 million gods and goddesses in the world. It is great good health to want to understand one’s dreams. It is great good health to desire the ambiguous and paradoxical.

— Clive Barker

All my life, I’ve had these flashbacks, these dreams, nightmares, daymares, like visions, where I relive certain plays. Only the bad plays. I see them over and over, as if somebody’s rewinding a tape and forcing me to watch.

— Colin Kaepernick

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

— Colin Powell

Today I know that there is still work to be done, but along the way my I am achieving my dreams.

— Candace Parker

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

— Candice Bergen

I’ve lived out many of the dreams I had as a little girl, back when I was riding my pony, mucking stalls, feeding cows, aspiring to finally become a professional jockey and racing in stakes races on a worldwide stage.

— Chantal Sutherland

After having done this whole slew of press for ‘Big Love’, now I’ll have anxiety dreams for like a week and a half about all the stupid things I said. I can’t even imagine being in front of the cameras all the time. I had a weird dream the other night that I was on ‘Jersey Shore.’

— Chloe Sevigny

When I was a kid, I wanted to be serious, like Daniel Day-Lewis. No one really dreams of being a comic actor, do they? Now I realise how stupid that is – and it’s because comic acting isn’t taken seriously enough. It’s a discipline. You know instantly – either you’re funny and getting the laughs, or you’re not.

— Chris O’Dowd

I was so lucky to have parents who supported me, 100%, with whatever I was doing, both financially and emotionally. Having that they made my life so much easier. Instead of becoming a bartender and trying to survive while trying to pursue your dreams, I didn’t have to worry about that aspect. I could just pursue my dreams.

— Cam Gigandet

My dream life is just to go back to my job full-time. And be with my family. You know, regular dreams, common dreams that everyone has.

— Carla Bruni

Barack Obama knows that to create an economy built to last, we need to focus on middle-class families. Families who stay up on Sunday nights pacing the floor, like my dad did, while their children, tucked in bed, dream big dreams. Families who aren’t sure what Monday morning will bring, but who believe our nation’s best days are still ahead.

— Chuck Schumer

Never think you can’t do something. I definitely never thought I could write a book, and even after I started writing it, I was like, ‘Oh my God, how am I gonna write a book?’ Just set your sights high and reach for the stars. Go live your dreams, and never think you can’t.

— Connor Franta

I mostly play old period songs, as they suit a ukulele more. I bought it when I saw the tribute concert to George Harrison. Joe Brown came on and sang ‘I’ll See You In My Dreams,’ and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

— Charles Dance

It’s not like I had big dreams to go to California and become an actor. I loved doing my shows at school and community theater, and I probably would have settled in New York because it was closer. I was going to go to NYU.

— Christine Taylor

I was always a dreamer, in childhood especially. People thought I was a little strange.

— Charley Pride

A true architect is not an artist but an optimistic realist. They take a diverse number of stakeholders, extract needs, concerns, and dreams, then create a beautiful yet tangible solution that is loved by the users and the community at large. We create vessels in which life happens.

— Cameron Sinclair

I didn’t learn much about writing at Sarah Lawrence, but I learned a lot about the sources of poems – dreams, myth, history – from the really great teachers, Joseph Campbell, Charles Trinkhaus, Bert Loewenberg, and a young Australian anthropologist named Harry Hawthorne.

— Carolyn Kizer

Never let life impede on your ability to manifest your dreams. Dig deeper into your dreams and deeper into yourself and believe that anything is possible, and make it happen.

— Corin Nemec

Horror, for me, has to involve some sort of fantasy. Horror is something that is in your dreams or your nightmares.

— Cassandra Peterson

I went into the ‘Idol’ audition with no expectations that’s just the kind of person I am. If it doesn’t happen, it doesn’t hurt so badly, you know? But once I made it past the first round, and the second, and third – I started to realize, ‘Maybe my goals and dreams really are attainable.’

— Crystal Bowersox

Barack Obama’s official nomination as the Democratic Party’s standard-bearer was a very poignant moment for millions of Americans. As the first non-white major party nominee, Obama is carrying a big load on his shoulders. He’s holding the hopes and dreams of a lot of folks who thought the presidency was only reserved for white men.

— Chuck Todd

Well, my thoughts about California are kind of mythological. To me, as well as being a real place, it’s a place where people go to find something – to find happiness or to realize their dreams. So it has that kind of quality of heroism and heartache, and Australia has that, as well.

— Colin Hay

I used to have a lot of recurring dreams about Captain Hook when I was a little kid, which I remember very vividly. But I think I just really liked Peter Pan a lot, and ‘Hook’ was my favorite movie.

— Cristin Milioti

After all those days in the cotton fields, the dreams came true on a gold record on a piece of wood. It’s in my den where I can look at it every day. I wear it out lookin’ at it.

— Carl Perkins

Today, dancers have so much more information and are much more mobile. Kids are traveling everywhere to go to summer programs, funding themselves with Kickstarter – putting their dreams on the Internet and seeing if they will pan out.

— Carla Korbes

I think any time someone’s dreams are crushed, there’s the people who can fight to still try and fulfill those dreams and then there’s the people who just give up.

— Constance Zimmer

A successful life is one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one’s own path, not chasing after the dreams of others.

— Chin-Ning Chu

The world of men is dreaming, it has gone mad in its sleep, and a snake is strangling it, but it can’t wake up.

— D. H. Lawrence

I can never decide whether my dreams are the result of my thoughts, or my thoughts the result of my dreams.

— D. H. Lawrence

I have crazy claustrophobic dreams, weird elevator dreams where the elevator closes in and all of a sudden I am lying down – oh my God, it’s a casket. Just freaky stuff like that.

— Dave Grohl

I’ve never been bashful to say that I’m not really interested in Formula One. When I lived in England, it’s all I wanted to do and I thought that anything else would somehow be a compromise to my dreams. But then when I came back to the States, I realised how much I loved being back in the States.

— Danica Patrick

Take what you can from your dreams, make them as real as anything.

— Dave Matthews

Revelations are conveyed in a variety of ways, including, for example, dreams, visions, conversations with heavenly messengers, and inspiration. Some revelations are received immediately and intensely some are recognized gradually and subtly.

— David A. Bednar

A player dreams of being a superstar, but he doesn’t want people flocking all over him asking for an autograph.

— Dennis Rodman

My heroes, my dreams, and my future lay in Yankee Stadium. And they can’t take that away from me.

— Derek Jeter

My office is at Yankee stadium. Yes, dreams do come true.

— Derek Jeter

When we see the face of a child, we think of the future. We think of their dreams about what they might become, and what they might accomplish.

— Desmond Tutu

But what I was going to say was, I just figured I’m going to go boldly in the direction of my dreams, say it as Thoreau would say, and just see where it takes me.

— Demetri Martin

The Columbia is lost, but the dreams that inspired its crew remain with us.

— Dick Cheney

I just kind of wake up with a new idea and new dreams every day, and I follow that dream, as they say.

— Dolly Parton

I would honestly say that with all the awards and all the other things that I’ve done in my life, Dollywood is one of the greatest dreams that I’ve ever had come true – I am so proud of that I can’t even begin to tell you, Dollywood is real special to me.

— Dolly Parton

When I am president, I will work to ensure that all of our kids are treated equally and protected equally. Every action I take, I will ask myself, ‘Does this make life better for young Americans in Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Ferguson, who have as much of a right to live out their dreams as any other child America?’

— Donald Trump

So to all Americans, in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, and from ocean to ocean, hear these words: You will never be ignored again. Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.

— Donald Trump

Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don’t let anyone limit your dreams.

— Donovan Bailey

He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher… or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.

— Douglas Adams

We use our parents like recurring dreams, to be entered into when needed.

— Doris Lessing

Everybody past a certain age, regardless of how they look on the outside, pretty much constantly dreams of being able to escape from their lives.

— Douglas Coupland

I’ve always said that one night, I’m going to find myself in some field somewhere, I’m standing on grass, and it’s raining, and I’m with the person I love, and I know I’m at the very point I’ve been dreaming of getting to.

— Drew Barrymore

I’d definitely be the kind of parent who enabled my child’s dreams. I’d just watch and nurture and guide them. I have the blueprints of what not to do… I think I’d be a good parent, actually.

— Drew Barrymore

I think there are a number of things that you can do to encourage your kids’ dreams, but I do believe in speaking by experience of having a lot of help along the way, stumbling in the past. We’ve all stumbled, and we certainly all deserve to get up and walk again.

— Dwayne Johnson

Our Dream Playground’ is a new online project planner designed to help you build the playground of your dreams. It’s a free resource, brought to you ‘KaBOOM!,’ offering step-by-step instructions to help you bring play to the kids in your community.

— Darell Hammond

Films are dreams. Many, many critics say to me that my films are not good because they are too unbelievable, but this is my style. I tell stories like they are dreams. This is my imagination. For me, it would be impossible to do a film that is so precise, that resembles real life.

— Dario Argento

Believe it or not, lots of people change their majors and abandon their dreams just to avoid a couple of math classes in college.

— Danica McKellar

I came at age in the ’60s, and initially my hopes and dreams were invested in politics and the movements of the time – the anti-war movement, the civil rights movement. I worked on Bobby Kennedy’s campaign for president as a teenager in California and the night he was killed.

— David Talbot

There’s no training for the business, no credentials necessary to enter… It’s all about entrepreneurs, innate street intelligence, and instincts. It’s a business which encourages people with dreams. That’s the essence of Hollywood.

— Dawn Steel

Look for the light. Look for it in everything. Look for it in yourself, in your children, in your job, and in your dreams. Look for it in the food you eat and in the people you surround yourself with.

— Debbie Ford

Divorce is a time of change. It really rocks a foundation of most people’s lives. When we have our heart broken or our dreams taken away from us, it is a time of growth and change.

— Debbie Ford

Reagan never cottoned to dictators. He was pure in this notion in a true belief that democracy was the best solution in the world because it spoke to people’s hopes and dreams and aspirations, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of speech.

— Douglas Brinkley

From my perspective, music allows me to escape from the world of what is happening right in front of me… to the world of my thoughts, my dreams, my hopes and ideas – for the world, for my own life, for the day, even for the moment.

— Danielle de Niese

It’s not too late, I can still live my dreams.

— Diana Nyad

When I walk up on that shore in Florida, I want millions of those AARP sisters and brothers to look at me and say, ‘I’m going to go write that novel I thought it was too late to do. I’m going to go work in Africa on that farm that those people need help at. I’m going to adopt a child. It’s not too late, I can still live my dreams.’

— Diana Nyad

If you think about becoming a writer, that’s just really one of the big dreams I had. It’s really important to have those dreams and pursue your passions.

— Deb Caletti

I lived in Atlanta for a couple of years while getting my masters at Georgia State. I thought I hated it at the time, but I’ve been back a couple of times since, and there’s no place I’ve lived to which returning is so much like visiting a place I only remember from my dreams.

— David Liss

Jazz to me is a living music. It’s a music that since its beginning has expressed the feelings, the dreams, hopes, of the people.

— Dexter Gordon

Married or unmarried, young or old, poet or worker, you are still a dreamer, and will one time know, and feel, that your life is but a dream.

— Donald G. Mitchell

No man’s brain is so dull, and no man’s eye so blind, that they cannot catch food for dreams.

— Donald G. Mitchell

Youth is in a grand flush, like the hot days of ending summer and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit, like the smoky atmosphere that bathes the landscape of an August day.

— Donald G. Mitchell

I’m a real soft, sentimental guy who dreams up decapitations.

— David Seltzer

As a young boy, I had strange dreams of affecting people and somehow being instrumental in changing the makeup of Africa and helping to improve life there.

— Djimon Hounsou

One of the things I find extremely challenging about the continent of Africa is that when the immediate needs and the social needs of people are not met, that kills dreams, and it’s all about survival.

— Djimon Hounsou

Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream.

— Debby Boone

I tell people I’m too stupid to know what’s impossible. I have ridiculously large dreams, and half the time they come true.

— Debi Thomas

Our citizens and those who have gone before us charted the broad outlines of where we need to go, and they would envy our opportunity to translate those dreams into action. And I believe they will judge us very harshly should we fail to act.

— Dave Freudenthal

America is not just a democracy, it represents a certain culture of competitive mobility and personality aspirations, politics is not merely a clash of interests, but a clash of dreams.

— David Brooks

Then I was working in a store in Newark, New Jersey, and I saw an actor in person, and I got so excited. My whole day changed. That’s when I decided to challenge myself to make my dreams become a reality.

— Derek Luke

I wanted to be a soccer player, and I became the best of the best, the number one, better than Maradona, better than Pele, and even better than Messi – but only at night, nighttime, during my dreams. When I wake up, I realized that I have wooden legs and that I’m doomed to be a writer.

— Eduardo Galeano

The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die.

— Edward Kennedy

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

— Edgar Allan Poe

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

No one may speak for the dead, no one may interpret their mutilated dreams and visions.

— Elie Wiesel

Those inevitable dreams where you can’t get your column in, you know, and at first they were the Xerox telecopy, and then they were the fax machine, and then they were, you know, email. The anxiety remains the same, but the technology has changed.

— Ellen Goodman

A runner must run with dreams in his heart, not money in his pocket.

— Emil Zatopek

I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.

— Emily Bronte

Vision gets the dreams started. Dreaming employs your God-given imagination to reinforce the vision. Both are part of something I believe is absolutely necessary to building the life of a champion, a winner, a person of high character who is consistently at the top of whatever game he or she is in.

— Emmitt Smith

I know it sounds corny, but when you follow your dreams, it happens. And if it’s music, take it seriously.

— Enrique Iglesias

I always wanted to be a Californian. In my wildest dreams, I always liked California – it’s the place where oranges grows on trees! Fruit just falls off the trees.

— Eric Burdon

Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves. If we do not understand the language in which they are written, we miss a great deal of what we know and tell ourselves in those hours when we are not busy manipulating the outside world.

— Erich Fromm

To become an astronaut, someone has to have a dream of his own to do something that he or she has always wanted to do, then commit himself to making that dream come true.

— Eugene Cernan

I am a dreamer. Seriously, I’m living on another planet.

— Eva Green

I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?

— Ernest Hemingway

Since cancer, I feel like I have dreams rather than ambitions, visions rather than plans.

— Eve Ensler

The Brown decision promised that every child, regardless of the color of his or her skin, would have unequivocal access to quality education and an equal opportunity to pursue his/her dreams.

— Ed Markey

Mr. Miyazaki’s specialty is taking a primal wish of kids, transporting them to a fantasyland, and then marooning them there. No one else conjures the phantasmagoric and shifting morality of dreams – that fascinating and frightening aspect of having something that seems to represent good become evil – in the way this master Japanese animator does.

— Elvis Mitchell

No movie influenced me more to go after my dreams than ‘Flashdance.’ After seeing it, I took 15 dance lessons a week. I cut all my sweatshirts. I did the ‘Maniac’ thing.

— Elizabeth Berkley

The Book of Revelation is the strangest book in the Bible, and the most controversial. Instead of stories and moral teaching, it offers only visions – dreams and nightmares, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, earthquakes, plagues and war.

— Elaine Pagels

If I sleep for more than half an hour, I get horrible dreams in which I’m firing a gun and helicopters are coming down.

— Emmanuel Jal

We spend most of our lives cutting down our ambitions because the world has told us to think small. Dreams express what your soul is telling you, so as crazy as your dream might seem – even to you – I don’t care: You have to let that out.

— Eleni Zaude Gabre-Madhin

I have very vivid dreams, and often – this happens to me at least a few times a week – I don’t know if something happened in real life or in a dream. I’m like, ‘Mom, did this neighbor come over, or was it a dream?’ And she’s like, ‘No, what are you talking about?’

— Eugenie Bouchard

I don’t really think dreams have real meaning. Some people believe in that. I just think it’s your brain, after a day of crazy random pieces of information jumbled together, creating interesting stories. I just view it as entertainment.

— Eugenie Bouchard

Emotionally, I have no picture-book illustrated with memories of my first five years, but externally, I have impressions that possess a haunting vividness comparable only to the texture of dreams, when dreams are tumultuously alive.

— E. F. Benson

The Washington black community was able to succeed beyond his wildest dreams. I mean, we had our own newspapers, our own restaurants, our own theaters, our own small shops, our own clubs, our own Masonic lodges.

— Ed Smith

I wanted to raise the voice of a lot of the people that I knew growing up, and this was, for the most part, poor people who had extraordinary dreams but also very amazing obstacles.

— Edwidge Danticat

I love to fly. I always wanted to fly. It’s been one of my dreams since I was 3 years old. I remember saying to my mom, 3 years old, every day, ‘I can fly!’ Living on the ninth floor, it was dangerous.

— Elena Anaya

I think the fact that I am living my dream and being really productive and embarking on all my lifelong aspirations is proof enough that if I can do it, anyone can. I try to tell everybody to dream big and go after their dreams.

— Elliott Yamin

From Italy, I’d get calls from cousins and aunts saying, ‘I don’t think you should act. It’s really tough. What are the chances?’ This was around the time ‘Flashdance’ came out, and I was like, ‘What about your dreams? I’m a maniac.’

— Enrico Colantoni

If our dreams were more regular, more connected, more stable, they would also have more practical importance for us.

— Ernst Mach

The armored cars of dreams, contrived to let us do so many a dangerous thing.

— Elizabeth Bishop

Life is going by, and if you don’t do something about your dreams and make them a reality and start to love who you are as yourself, then you will not be able to embrace any of those dreams. Who you are is the immense magic.

— Ellen Greene

If I had an extra 20 or 50 years physically, I could have been the dancer of my dreams. But I never became that dancer.

— Erik Bruhn

Thanking you once more, I want to wish you the best of luck for your future life and to conclude by saying to you: Dream your dreams and may they come true!

— Felix Bloch

People are so busy dreaming the American Dream, fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be, that they’re all asleep at the switch. Consequently we are living in the Age of Human Error.

— Florence King

It is possible for a kid from east Texas, raised in south central LA and Carson, who believes in his dreams, commits himself to them with his heart, to touch them and to have them happen.

— Forest Whitaker

I do comedy at a lot of colleges, and at the end of those shows, I take time to be a little more real with audiences. I try to inspire them to follow their dreams. When I was that age, it was incredible to hear stuff like that.

— Fortune Feimster

I plan to see St. Louis as a global competitor. As an international trade hub, as an incubator of new companies, as a place of culture and the arts, as a magnet for immigrants, for entrepreneurs, for animal lovers, and for gays, as a city of parks and trails, and as the sort of place that figures in young people’s dreams.

— Francis G. Slay

I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself.

— Ferdinand Porsche

I love working with kids, talking with them and listening to them. I always encourage kids to reach beyond their dreams. Don’t try to be like me. Be better than me.

— Florence Griffith Joyner

You sail into the harbor, and Staten Island is on your left, and then you see the Statue of Liberty. This is what everyone in the world has dreams of when they think about New York. And I thought, ‘My God, I’m in Heaven. I’ll be dancing down Fifth Avenue like Fred Astaire with Ginger Rogers.’

— Frank McCourt

They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.

— Frida Kahlo

When I came to America, I dreamed bigger dreams.

— Frank McCourt

If I thought that any of this was pre ordained, then it takes away any kind of incentive to struggle, or to put up with things, to reach for those impossible dreams, all those dramatic things.

— Gary Numan

Your mind, while blessed with permanent memory, is cursed with lousy recall. Written goals provide clarity. By documenting your dreams, you must think about the process of achieving them.

— Gary Ryan Blair

You know, one of my biggest dreams in life is to play a Disney princess.

— Ginnifer Goodwin

I wasn’t prepared to get a mammogram until I was 40 years old, like I’d been told. I never in my wildest dreams expected anything to be wrong.

— Giuliana Rancic

Fairy tales read before bed tend to make me dream. They’re all quite violent stories, as are my dreams.

— Glen Duncan

Everyone always wants to find the answer, to feel that things are resolved. But in dreams, maybe there isn’t an answer so much.

— Gore Verbinski

Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one’s rage whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them.

— Georges Bataille

The ‘Star Trek’ future, to me, is where we are headed. Everything is automated, and we are free to pursue our dreams. We are free to pursue lives that aren’t about working and toiling away in dangerous jobs. For example, how many of us would love to be poets, or how many of us would love to be artists?

— Gray Scott

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

— Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I can’t sing but I can understand wanting to keep a balance, trying to pursue dreams, while creating a stable environment for my children.

— Gabrielle Reece

Talking about food is like talking about your dreams. Everyone has something to say. We all have to eat, it’s just what we eat which differs. Some people eat for fuel and I feel bad for them.

— Gael Garcia Bernal

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.

— Gail Devers

I’ll tell you this: You have to remember to chase and catch your dreams, because if you don’t, your imagination will live in empty spaces, and that’s nowhere land.

— Gary Busey

I had my freedom, and I had my comfortable life, but I couldn’t accept the fact that the politicians were making it increasingly difficult for my kids and millions of others to achieve their dreams as I had achieved mine. So, in 2012, I ran for president.

— Gary Johnson

The dreamer can know no truth, not even about his dream, except by awaking out of it.

— George Santayana

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

— Gloria Steinem

Pop culture shapes our ideas of what is normal and what our dreams can be and what our roles are. Politics, of course, decides how the power and the money in the country is distributed. Both are equally important, and each affects the other.

— Gloria Steinem

Dreams are like paper, they tear so easily.

— Gilda Radner

Whatever you do, life don’t stop. It only sits a minute and dreams a dream.

— Grace Paley

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.

— Greg Anderson

Most of my actor friends don’t believe it’s possible to let go of it and be happy, and for a while that was true for me. For the first two years I ached, every day. And I had such bad dreams. But then I made the decision to start working on my little shop and all that went away.

— Genie Francis

Sometimes just being on a beach with my loved ones is all the adventure I need. I am a happy camper and continue to be a citizen of the world. I have yet to discover other cultures, other peoples’ dreams and treasures. I will always be a traveler who is discovering beautiful Gaia.

— Guy Laliberte

I was very inspired by Les Blank’s film ‘Burden of Dreams.’ I think what’s unique about his film and the two I’ve made is that they’re close examinations of filmmakers and how their own emotional experiences reflect in the material they’re rendering, and vice versa – how that material sometimes colors their own lives.

— George Hickenlooper

I worked at the golf course, and I always had dreams and aspirations of being a professional golfer.

— Graham DeLaet

The name Air Supply sort of came from nowhere. I get a lot of my things in dreams and I just had a dream about it one night, and I woke up and said that’s just got to be the name. That was in 1975.

— Graham Russell

I went to stand-up when my rock n’ roll dreams weren’t coming true. I knew it wasn’t going to happen when I was in a New Wave band in 1992 – at the height of grunge. Then I heard No Doubt’s ‘Spiderwebs’ and I said, ‘Well, we’re done.’ They did – and succeeded at – what we were trying to do.

— Greg Behrendt

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

— Gail Godwin

I had dreams, but I didn’t have the sense that they would necessarily work out. They seemed very far-fetched.

— Greta Gerwig

I hope I can make more miracles, more dreams come true.

— Guan Tianlang

I don’t have time for regrets. I go forward I’m a doer, and I always have projects and dreams.

— Guler Sabanci

I never ask a man what his business is, for it never interests me. What I ask him about are his thoughts and dreams.

— H. P. Lovecraft

Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time.

— H. P. Lovecraft

Most ‘reality’ shows aren’t reality at all. They’re game shows with no prize. Like ‘Rock of Love.’ His aren’t genuine feelings. Then again, Bob Barker didn’t really care whether or not you won the toaster. Sorry to shatter everyone’s dreams.

— Hal Sparks

I did not move to New York with a plan. The first time I moved to New York, I just popped up. My sister was living here in New York. I just popped up. She had her baby and a husband, and I just popped up. ‘Hey, what’s up? I got $200 and dreams. Let’s do this.’

— Hannibal Buress

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

In my dreams and visions, I seemed to see a line, and on the other side of that line were green fields, and lovely flowers, and beautiful white ladies, who stretched out their arms to me over the line, but I couldn’t reach them no-how. I always fell before I got to the line.

— Harriet Tubman

When your dreams are close to coming true, it does not feel real at first.

— Henrikh Mkhitaryan

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

The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We should be dreaming. We grew up as kids having dreams, but now we’re too sophisticated as adults, as a nation. We stopped dreaming. We should always have dreams.

— Herb Brooks

You know, Willie Wonka said it best: we are the makers of dreams, the dreamers of dreams.

— Herb Brooks

A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams.

— Herb Caen

What’s interesting is with a lot of the work I do through my foundation, the ‘Manifest Your Destiny’ foundation, we really encourage people, and we attempt to empower, uplift and inspire people to live out their dreams, live out their destiny.

— Hill Harper

In my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined a sweeter life.

— Hugh Hefner

To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams.

— Giorgio de Chirico

I want to find someone who’s really into something like I’m really into something, so that I can support them and we can both cheer each other on. I’ve got a lot of dreams I want to achieve, and I hope someone can cheer me on as I’ll cheer them on in their dreams.

— Hunter Hayes

I’ve got a lot of dreams I want to achieve, and I hope someone can cheer me on as I’ll cheer them on in their dreams.

— Hunter Hayes

Good dreams don’t come cheap, you’ve got to pay for them and If you just dream when you’re asleep this is no way for them to come alive… to survive.

— Harry Chapin

What I would say to young entrepreneurs is there’s so many moments in your life where you have these dreams, and people are trying to protect you, and they say, perhaps, friends, family, parents sometimes, they don’t agree with it, they think, ‘This is just too high of a hurdle.’ And I don’t agree with that.

— Howard Schultz

People are learning to feel more comfortable hearing one another’s dreams. It used to be that if you told a dream in public, someone had to make a joke to relieve the tension introduced by that alternative reality.

— Henry Reed

Dream study impacts culture. We are put in touch with the inner poet who dreams. We hear our inner, subjective response to the outer world. That helps spiritualize our lives.

— Henry Reed

Dreams have always expanded our understanding of reality by challenging our boundaries of the real, of the possible.

— Henry Reed

People don’t think their dreams amount to much, but when I ask them to examine them for common themes, they surprise themselves at how accurate they are! They see that their dreams have value.

— Henry Reed

Any car designer always dreams about designing their own car – if they say they don’t, they’re lying… For me, it was never about starting my own company just to make another car.

— Henrik Fisker

In my wildest dreams, I never would have thought we’d come to the point where were talking about the re-election of a black president.

— Harvey Gantt

No matter where you are from, no matter what your background is, no matter what your socioeconomic status is, every person can achieve his or her dreams.

— Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

You’ve got to have a dream… if you don’t have any big dreams, nothing happens.

— Ian Rush

I am extremely suspicious of dreams, apparitions and visions, both in literature and in films and plays. Perhaps it’s because mental excesses of this sort smack too much of being ‘arranged.’

— Ingmar Bergman

My pictures are always part of my thinking, and my emotions, tensions, dreams, desires.

— Ingmar Bergman

Honestly, I find the analysis of dreams is one of the dullest things. I say this as a therapist kid. I find them deeply uninteresting, as a window to the soul.

— Ira Glass

We’re not teaching our students the importance of relationships with other people: how you work with them, what the relational pathology consists of, how you examine your own conscience, how you examine the inner world, how you examine your dreams.

— Irvin D. Yalom

I’m aware of the mystery around us, so I write about coincidences, premonitions, emotions, dreams, the power of nature, magic.

— Isabel Allende

In the books I have written, I have created in my mind a universe. My kids say I have a village in my head and I live in that village, and it’s true. When I start writing a book, characters from previous books reappear. All my emotions, my mind, my heart, my dreams, everything becomes connected with a new book, and nothing else really matters.

— Isabel Allende

The United States and Russia probably do not have common aims and dreams, but they have common worries: Both Washington and Moscow are concerned about the rise of China and are threatened by the rise of radical Islam.

— Ivan Krastev

If you ask me, there’s nothing more incredible than a woman who’s in charge of her own destiny – and working daily to make her dreams a reality.

— Ivanka Trump

I hope my children just grow up happy and pursue their dreams. I mean, that’s all I can ask of them.

— Ivanka Trump

I always feel like it’s two key ingredients when it comes to following your dreams, making something happen that the average person deems difficult. If you truly believe it, that’s step one. Step two, is, you know, the hard work that goes along with it.

— J. Cole

Memories have huge staying power, but like dreams, they thrive in the dark, surviving for decades in the deep waters of our minds like shipwrecks on the sea bed.

— J. G. Ballard

The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It’s over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam.

— J. G. Ballard

I wanted to be a musician, either a guitarist or a drummer. I guess my dreams were in the entertainment industry, and I landed somewhere along there.

— Israel Broussard

Actually, I wanted to be a musician, either a guitarist or a drummer. I guess my dreams were in the entertainment industry, and I landed somewhere along there.

— Israel Broussard

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.

— James Allen

There are many talented people who haven’t fulfilled their dreams because they over thought it, or they were too cautious, and were unwilling to make the leap of faith.

— James Cameron

It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?

— Jim Carrey

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

— Jawaharlal Nehru

Be a dreamer. If you don’t know how to dream, you’re dead.

— Jim Valvano

Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment.

— Jean Baudrillard

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.

— Jimmy Carter

No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to fly high. No government, no legislature, has a right to limit your dreams. You should never agree to surrender your dreams.

— Jesse Jackson

You can be out of slavery and have the right to vote, but unless you have access to capital, industry and technology, you can’t fulfill your dreams.

— Jesse Jackson

Our dreams must be stronger than our memories. We must be pulled by our dreams, rater than pushed by our memories.

— Jesse Jackson

Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.

— Jean-Paul Sartre

The job of elected officials is to answer to the people who sent them to Washington – not to scorn them, not to demean them, not to mock them, and not to sell their jobs and dreams to the highest bidder.

— Jeff Sessions

I worked on my voice for Sweet Dreams, but only to match my speaking voice to Patsy’s actual singing voice. That was my way into that character.

— Jessica Lange

The follow your dreams thing is really important because so many people are railroaded into taking other paths by their family, their friends, people who should be supportive going, ‘What are you talking about?’ Even just seemingly regular career paths, but if it’s not what people expect for you they kind of react funny.

— Joan Jett

I don’t think you should spend your life praying for things, but I do believe you should thank God for what He’s given you… but I think the scripture teaches us that we can pray for our dreams, pray for the big things… he’s not a small God this God is incredible.

— Joel Osteen

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

When a person starts to talk about their dreams, it’s as if something bubbles up from within. Their eyes brighten, their face glows, and you can feel the excitement in their words.

— John C. Maxwell

Today, among little girls especially, princesses and the romanticised ideal they represent – finding the man of your dreams – have a limited shelf life.

— John Lasseter

My fear is that I go up to the girl of my dreams and say ‘I’m sorry, but I’ve got to say hello to you,’ and she slides the stool back and gets up and walks away, saying, ‘Not for me, Bub. I don’t want anything to do with you.’

— John Mayer

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

— John Updike

To be a human being is to be in a state of tension between your appetites and your dreams, and the social realities around you and your obligations to your fellow man.

— John Updike

Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.

— John Wooden

If you want to achieve your dreams, you must follow them, and the best way to follow them is not to think about wanting to be very rich, but to think about doing something that you really want to do.

— Jackie Collins

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.

— Joseph Campbell

We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.

— Judy Garland

A God Jar is anything you wish it to be, in which you can put your wishes, dreams, problems, prayers. You may want to think of it as a spiritual mailbox.

— Julia Cameron

My theory is that literature is essential to society in the way that dreams are essential to our lives. We can’t live without dreaming – as we can’t live without sleep. We are ‘conscious’ beings for only a limited period of time, then we sink back into sleep – the ‘unconscious.’ It is nourishing, in ways we can’t fully understand.

— Joyce Carol Oates

It is the police of America who are on the front lines, who are on the streets, who are in the daily contact with American citizens, who translate the dreams of American citizens when they succeed and frustrate the dreams when they fail.

— Janet Reno

I envy people with dreams and passions, but I don’t think that way. I still don’t have a ‘bliss’ to follow. For people like me – I suspect that’s most people – holding out for a ‘dream’ or a ‘passion’ is paralyzing. I just like having work I enjoy that feels meaningful. That’s hard enough… but it’s enough.

— Jane Pauley

I think basically becoming famous has taken the place of going to Heaven in modern society, hasn’t it? That’s the place where your dreams will come true. It’s an act of faith now they think that’s going to sort things out.

— Jarvis Cocker

Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence, and a belief in our right and our responsiblity to be equal members of society.

— Janet Jackson

I am very lucky because I am realizing my childhood dreams, and after presenting my shows it’s like a party.

— Jean Paul Gaultier

We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.

— Jesse Owens

I will teach people not only how to identify their goals and dreams, but subsequently give them the tools to make those dreams a reality.

— Jillian Michaels

Instead of plotting the demise of the traditional family, as some politicians and religious leaders would have you believe, gay people mow their lawns and watch ‘American Idol’ and video their children’s concerts and have the same hopes and dreams that their straight counterparts do.

— Jodi Picoult

The human imagination… has great difficulty in living strictly within the confines of a materialist practice or philosophy. It dreams, like a dog in its basket, of hares in the open.

— John Berger

Winners, I am convinced, imagine their dreams first. They want it with all their heart and expect it to come true. There is, I believe, no other way to live.

— Joe Montana

Sigmund Freud said we act out our own dreams, but if you are only an actor you are not acting out your own dream. You are simply participating in someone else’s dream.

— John Malkovich

We live between the act of awakening and the act of surrender. Each morning, we awaken to the light and the invitation to a new day in the world of time each night, we surrender to the dark to be taken to play in the world of dreams where time is no more.

— John O’Donohue

Believe in love. Believe in magic. Hell, believe in Santa Clause. Believe in others. Believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams. If you don’t, who will?

— Jon Bon Jovi

I want to keep my dreams, even bad ones, because without them, I might have nothing all night long.

— Joseph Heller

But we can hold our spirits and our bodies so pure and high, we may cherish such thoughts and such ideals, and dream such dreams of lofty purpose, that we can determine and know what manner of men we will be, whenever and wherever the hour strikes and calls to noble action.

— Joshua Chamberlain

We all dream dreams of unity, of purity we all dream that there’s an authoritative voice out there that will explain things, including ourselves.

— Junot Diaz

I was part of that group of kids growing up in the ’80s under the Reagan regime, what I used to call ‘living in the shadow of Dr. Manhattan,’ where we would have dreams all the time that New York City was being destroyed, and that that wall of light and destruction was rolling out and would just devour our neighborhood.

— Junot Diaz

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 Lane Allen

Here’s the miracle: I grew up thinking, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to write ‘Superman’ someday? Wouldn’t it be great to create my own show, or work on ‘Lensman,’ or ‘Forbidden Planet?’ Those were very literally the goals I set for myself, the dreams that I thought I didn’t have a chance in hell of ever actually achieving. But it’s happened.

— J. Michael Straczynski

Fiction makes your dreams come true, and, as a writer, fiction allows you to delve into the area of miracles.

— James McBride

You can’t break my spirit, it’s my dreams you take.

— James Blunt

So much of Sue Sylvester, the angry woman, came from that part of my life, wanting to crush other people’s dreams and judging others so harshly, which is always just a way of deflecting your own self-judgment.

— Jane Lynch

People with financial plans are much more likely to feel prepared, even in tumultuous times. They’re more likely to feel that their dreams and goals are secure. And, oh yes, they do actually save significantly more.

— Jean Chatzky

Worse than not realizing the dreams of your youth, would be to have been young and never dreamed at all.

— Jean Genet

God, that dumping ground of our dreams.

— Jean Rostand

If you believe, like I do, that the world is abundant with possibilities, then we need to make sure we build capacity so that everybody is successful or can be successful in the pursuit of their dreams – not the dreams of someone from government, but their own dreams.

— Jeb Bush

Dreams do come true. If anyone’s proof of that, it’s me.

— Jennifer Hudson

We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams.

— Jeremy Irons

I had an amazing childhood and always loved to sing and dance, but there were moments where I had ups and downs with my health that often tested me as it does many people. I’ve never hidden the fact that my health was sometimes not on my side, but I’ve never let it define me or deter me from my dreams.

— Jessie J

The thing that I’ve always believed is that you have to follow your passion, and if climbing is your calling in life and your craft, to not do it is a tragedy. I am always going to encourage my children to follow their passions and dreams, whatever they are.

— Jimmy Chin

Always wear cute pyjamas to bed, you’ll never know who u will meet in your dreams.

— Joel Madden

We all have those dreams we’ve never let go of. But believe it or not, sometimes a job that we’re not that keen on can help us achieve those dreams or goals.

— John Rampton

The world is full of people who have dreams of playing at Carnegie Hall, of running a marathon, and of owning their own business. The difference between the people who make it across the finish line and everyone else is one simple thing: an action plan.

— John Tesh

We never want to go into a tour and play 15 songs and say ‘Enjoy.’ We have messages: Number 1, follow your dreams. If I can do it, you can do it. Number 2, give your life to something. We say, ‘Volunteer and add seven years to your life.’ You can have your own personal ministry. The message we have is ‘What do you stand for?’

— John Tesh

Between the theme parks and the movies, the Disney iconography was probably the first set of archetypes that I was exposed to. Walt was able to expose me as a child to the full array of emotions, including fear and sorrow. Those movies and attractions haunted my dreams and made a deep impression on me as a child.

— Jon Favreau

I believe history will come to view 9/11 as an event on par with November 22, 1963, the date on which John F. Kennedy was murdered, cutting short a presidency that was growing ever more promising. Dreams died that day in Dallas it is easy to imagine the 1960s turning out rather differently had President Kennedy lived.

— Jon Meacham

Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.

— Jonas Salk

There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality.

— Jonas Salk

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

— Jonas Salk

It’s weird to say, but every time I look at my daughter and I see this little living breathing thing that came from me, that represents all of the hopes and dreams that I would want for her, I see a miracle.

— Josh Gad

To act: that is what the writer would like to be able to do, above all. To act, rather than to bear witness. To write, imagine, and dream in such a way that his words and inventions and dreams will have an impact upon reality, will change people’s minds and hearts, will prepare the way for a better world.

— J. M. G. Le Clezio

Spiritual consciousness is, on the whole, very adventurous and all about pursuing our deepest, most fulfilling dreams.

— James Redfield

My killer crossover project would be to combine Bjork and Grace Jones with the West Coast rappers and create this massive music. That’s, like, one of my dreams.

— Jason Moran

Oh, I was never a businessman. I was a visionary, a dreamer.

— Jim Bakker

It was one of my dreams as a child, growing up in my little village with my cousins. We used to walk together, and I used to say, when you look at the world map, ‘This town is there, that town is there, that river is there.’ I used to say, ‘One day, I’m going to travel these places.’

— Jimmy Cliff

A lot of people put pressure on themselves and think it will be way too hard for them to live out their dreams. Mentors are there to say, ‘Look, it’s not that tough. It’s not as hard as you think. Here are some guidelines and things I have gone through to get to where I am in my career.’

— Joe Jonas

I’ve accomplished a lot, but I still have more dreams that I want to achieve.

— Joe Jonas

But baseball bounced back in the next decade to reclaim its place as the national pastime: new heroes, spirited competition, and booming prosperity gave birth to dreams of expansion, both within the major leagues and around the world.

— John Thorn

That’s what keeps me going: dreaming, inventing, then hoping and dreaming some more in order to keep dreaming.

— Joseph Barbera

Throughout my career, I have been confronted with people who have doubted my ability to achieve the dreams and ambitions distilled into my soul by my father.

— Joyce Banda

In my head, at least, the business of spinning stories has no closing time. Twists in my characters’ lives, glimpses of their secrets, obstacles to their dreams… all arrive unbidden when I’m getting cash at the ATM, walking my son to camp, singing a hymn at a wedding.

— Julia Glass

I was always someone who lived in the future all the time, it was always the next thing – dreams of escape.

— Julie Walters

She still talks to me now, only now she talks to me in my dreams. And I can’t wait to go to sleep tonight because we have a lot to talk about. I love you.

— Jamie Foxx

As I’ve grown – dare I say it – older, I had hopes of indulging my dreams of being a sailor.

— Jimmy Webb

A fulfilling life is different to each person. You have to acknowledge your dreams, and not just wait for life to happen, and opportunities to come knocking at your door.

— Joan Lunden

I dream a lot, in colour and in sound and scent. Quite a few of my stories have come from dreams.

— Joanne Harris

When I started writing, I was a great rationalist and believed I was absolutely in control. But the older one gets, the more confused, and for an artist I think that is quite a good thing: you allow in more of your instinctual self your dreams, fantasies and memories. It’s richer, in a way.

— John Banville

There’s a logic to dreams that doesn’t necessarily follow linear narrative. You don’t know why things happen, it’s your subconscious pushing you, to give you information.

— Justin Theroux

For me, I’m a filmmaker because, above all, I’m an explorer. It’s my way of exploring and investigating the problems, the questions, and the mysteries about what it means to be human that vex me most, that keep me up at night, and that, when I finally fall asleep, insinuate themselves into my dreams.

— Joshua Oppenheimer

I couldn’t help but to think back to my classmates at Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio. They had the same talent, the same brains, the same dreams as the folks we sat with at Stanford and Harvard. I realized the difference wasn’t one of intelligence or drive. The difference was opportunity.

— Julian Castro

Some people are lucky enough to borrow money from their parents, but that shouldn’t determine whether you can pursue your dreams.

— Julian Castro

I don’t think if you asked any of my childhood friends they would say that I had a weird childhood they might say there weren’t a lot of regular rules, the conversations in the house were always very open, dreams were a great thing to talk about, everybody was making something all the time.

— Jennifer Lynch

I would love for there to be a ‘Voodoo Dreams’ movie, especially after seeing the glorious ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild.’ I so admired how the filmmakers captured Louisiana and the magical atmosphere. I cried.

— Jewell Parker Rhodes

As I and the rest of my Pittsburgh Steelers teammates prepared that week in late December 1974, we knew one thing: The road to the Super Bowl in the AFC went through Oakland. To achieve your dreams as a team, you had to slay the Oakland Raiders. They were the barometer of what it took to be a championship team.

— Joe Greene

My work is to reach people with ideas, hopes, dreams, encouragement, insight, and revelation. That’s what an actor wants to do.

— John Astin

Our dreams are firsthand creations, rather than residues of waking life. We have the capacity for infinite creativity at least while dreaming, we partake of the power of the Spirit, the infinite Godhead that creates the cosmos.

— Jackie Gleason

Keep God first, chase your dreams, and everything will pay off.

— Jacob Latimore

The hoary joke in the literary world, based on ‘Dreams From My Father,’ was that if things had worked out differently for Barack Obama, he could have made it as a writer.

— James Fallows

I have so many friends who just have big dreams, and they work their butts off every day to try to make these things happen, and so long as we keep that mindset and remember others, I think we’ll be good.

— Jennette McCurdy

I think what people need to realize is that, with trans people, we’re like everybody else. No group of people are all the same. All women are not the same, all men are not the same, all children are not the same. It’s the same thing with trans people – we’re all so different, we have different goals, different dreams, and different aspirations.

— Jamie Clayton

It seemed to me that NASA, especially Goddard, was the place where I could carry out the dreams that I had, which were to push forward an experiment that would measure the big bang radiation better than anyone had ever tried before. Therefore, it seemed like the perfect place to go.

— John C. Mather

We have lost that which has made us great over the generations, and that is the sense of individual and personal responsibility that we can come up, we can pursue our dreams and our aspirations and we won’t be blocked by government regulation, by the inability to get a loan as a small business to make our dreams come true.

— Jon Huntsman, Jr.

Baseball always gets credit for the foundational part of masculinity – the father thing. The eternal game of backyard catch, ‘Field of Dreams’, the Ripkens, the Griffeys, the Bondses, so on. But football is the real paternal game, because it’s a conveyor belt of father figures, in the form of coaches.

— J. R. Moehringer

I’ve done two ‘Hamlets,’ two ‘Lears,’ three ‘Midsummer Night’s Dreams’ – I’ve done most of these plays more than once, and every time I direct them, I learn things.

— Jack O’Brien

Dreams From My Father’ reveals more about Obama than is usually known about political leaders until after they’re dead. Perhaps more than it intends, it shows his mind working, in real time, sentence by sentence, in what feels like a private audience with the reader.

— Jonathan Raban

The only book by a modern president that bears serious comparison with Obama’s ‘Dreams From My Father’ is Jimmy Carter’s short campaign autobiography, ‘Why Not the Best?,’ published in 1975.

— Jonathan Raban

Dreaming or awake, we perceive only events that have meaning to us.

— Jane Roberts

I never lost my dreams in my 20s, and I know that sounds corny, but it’s incredibly important to never let go of what you really want in your life.

— Juan Pablo Di Pace

Working together in concert more smoothly not only helps us move more quickly it changes the nature of what we can undertake. When we have the confidence that we can orchestrate the group effort required to realize them, we dare bigger dreams.

— Justin Rosenstein

When you’re a young English person who wants to be an actress and you have dreams, you dream of being Vanessa Redgrave or Judi Dench.

— Janet McTeer

I don’t remember my dreams. I’m one of those weird people. I know there are tricks and things you can do, but I never remember my dreams.

— Jayma Mays

I would go to bed every night and have dreams about having a time machine and somehow I’d have the ability to move through time and space freely, and save Anne Frank.

— Jeff Mangum

I spend a lot of time practicing active imagination before I go to sleep. What I’m feeling will manifest as images through active imagination. And then I go to sleep, and those play out even more in my dreams.

— Jeff Mangum

I’m very influenced by the circus. A lot of the dreams that I have, I’m in the circus.

— Jeff Mangum

From the start, ProFounder was created to make sure anyone could be empowered to pursue their dreams through entrepreneurship.

— Jessica Jackley

Real shapes and real patterns are things you would observe in nature, like the marks on the back of a cobra’s hood or the markings on a fish or a lizard. Imaginary shapes are just that, symbols that come to a person in dreams or reveries and are charged with meaning.

— Jim Woodring

I think everyone has dreams, and it’s just how you go about pursuing that. And I think anybody can do anything that they set their mind to. So if you set your mind to do something, and you exhaust every opportunity, I think you’re going to get there.

— Josie Loren

After high school, I was going to move out to L.A. and try to pursue my dreams of acting. My parents said, ‘That’s fine. We support you, but you have to go to school,’ which was fine because I’m a studious person anyway I enjoy it.

— Josie Loren

I had lived all of my youthful dreams, but I couldn’t think of many adult ones. I finally realized that we don’t have many dreams for adults because, historically, people have always died much younger than they do today.

— Jack Gilbert

Our dreams are made of real things, like a shoebox full of photographs.

— Jack Johnson

If you have a dream, just lie about it. Lie your way unto your dreams.

— Joel McHale

Not only the priceless heritage of our fathers, of our seamen, of our Empire builders is being thrown away in a war that serves no British interests – but our alliance leader Stalin dreams of nothing but the destruction of that heritage of our fathers?

— John Amery

I don’t stand in anybody else’s way of accomplishing their dreams, and I don’t like people standing in my way, either. That seems like a hostile thing to do.

— Jamey Johnson

To see your friend’s dreams come true, there’s really nothing that can make you happier.

— Josh Hopkins

Dreams from 1991 are becoming reality. We will build good relations between nations and people. We will strive towards mutual respect and equality of every individual, sex, race and national or any other minority.

— Janez Drnovsek

Since becoming mayor in 2009, Julian has worked tirelessly to pursue policies that honor the aspirations of the people he represents. I’m proud that my brother has achieved his dreams, but I’m even more proud of the work he’s done to help others achieve theirs.

— Joaquin Castro

I am, you know, really fighting for myself and my life. And I think the message that I could give to anybody is that it’s never too late to start your life again and dream new dreams.

— Jennifer Holliday

Skating, I think I was told once, is the second most expensive sport. My family’s had to refinance three times – they really want to do anything that it takes for my dreams to come true. I hope to one day have a family that I can do that for and kind of give back in the same way that my family gave to me.

— Jeremy Abbott

Corporate America was hurling offers at her. Thinking even bigger, wanting even more, she had dreams of starting a Martha Stewart magazine and starring in her own regularly scheduled Martha Stewart television show. Martha saw herself as Betty Crocker, Julia Child, Miss Manners, Emily Post, and Rupert Murdoch all rolled into one juicy pie.

— Jerry Oppenheimer

There has been enough suffering in our country, there has been enough of children whose dreams die before they have a chance to grow and there has been enough of our elders who, having served their nation, are forced into indignity in their old age.

— John Agyekum Kufuor

Boys from my generation all love Jim Carrey! But you know, just being in his house with him and pitching jokes that he would act out, literally felt like the dreams that I had, so it was amazing.

— John Francis Daley

Talking, talking. Spinning a web of words, pale walls of dreams, between myself and all I see.

— John Gardner

Dream small dreams. If you make them too big, you get overwhelmed and you don’t do anything. If you make small goals and accomplish them, it gives you the confidence to go on to higher goals.

— John H. Johnson

I knew I wanted to do something creative. I didn’t think I’d have the luxury of doing something like that, because I didn’t know anyone who had pursued anything they really adored, but I had dreams for singing or writing.

— Lana Del Rey

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

— Langston Hughes

I am a walking piece of art every day, with my dreams and my ambitions forward at all times in an effort to inspire my fans to lead their life in that way.

— Lady Gaga

To this day, some of my closest friends say, ‘Gaga, you know, everything’s great. You’re a singer your dreams have come true.’ But, still, when certain things are said to you over and over again as you’re growing up, it stays with you and you wonder if they’re true.

— Lady Gaga

The work of an advertising agency is warmly and immediately human. It deals with human needs, wants, dreams and hopes. Its ‘product’ cannot be turned out on an assembly line.

— Leo Burnett

To every people the land is given on condition. Perceived or not, there is a Covenant, beyond the constitution, beyond sovereign guarantee, beyond the nation’s sweetest dreams of itself.

— Leonard Cohen

I wanted to be a musician. I wanted to be a superstar. I wanted to be on stage. I wanted to perform. I wanted to be in movies. But as you grow up, those dreams kind of fade away, and you’re hit with reality, and you’re like, ‘Oh, not everyone can be Lil’ Bow Wow?’ Fine.

— Lilly Singh

At drama school, we were taught to write down your dreams and carry them around in your wallet with you, and they’ll come true, but I didn’t do that.

— Lily James

For anyone aspiring to be anything, I would like them to realise dreams require work. So work big time.

— Lilly Singh

If your mom asks you to do the dishes, do not pull out your pirate attitude. But if someone tells you you’re not good enough, says your dreams are too lofty, or claims there is no room in showbiz for a dancing violinist – well then, by all means, pull out your eye patch, my friend, and take to the high seas.

— Lindsey Stirling

Follow your dreams. If you have a goal, and you want to achieve it, then work hard and do everything you can to get there, and one day it will come true.

— Lindsey Vonn

I’ve said it before, but it’s absolutely true: My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future.

— Liza Minnelli

Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving toward your goals.

— LL Cool J

I think when you move past your fear and you go after your dreams wholeheartedly, you become free.

— LL Cool J

I think when you move past your fear and you go after your dreams wholeheartedly, you become free. Know what I’m saying? Move past the fear.

— LL Cool J

In my dreams, I could be a Princess, and that’s what I was. Like most little girls, I believed nothing less than a Prince could make my dreams come true.

— Loretta Young

I really started dreaming… and broke out of my shyness when I got to Howard University. My first acting class was an Intro to Acting class with Professor Bay, who really broke me out of my shell, encouraged me to follow my dreams and make them a reality.

— Lance Gross

Computers are magnificent tools for the realization of our dreams, but no machine can replace the human spark of spirit, compassion, love, and understanding.

— Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

Just really, really believe in what you’re trying to do. Don’t let people alter that. Let people advise you and lead you down paths to make smart business decisions. But trust your instinct and trust that overwhelming drive that made you put all your dreams and everything on the line.

— Luke Bryan

Obviously, fans are the beginning and end for any artist. The minute your fans embrace you and accept you, you begin this ride of being in music and having a career doing something you love. You get to go be a kid and live out your dreams by performing music for fans who come out to your shows.

— Luke Bryan

I never, in my wildest dreams, could I have thought that the first role I get out of school would lead to an Oscar nomination.

— Lupita Nyong’o

When I began to choreograph and find my way pulling other artists’ dreams out and changing music in a visual way, there was still a part of me that had something more to say. There was still a desire to rock a stage and ultimately perform the eight count of my dream, but there was a lot of insecurity there.

— Laurieann Gibson

A visionary is someone who can see the future, or thinks he sees the future. In my case, I use it and it comes out right. That doesn’t come from daydreams or dreams, but it comes from knowing the market and knowing the world and knowing people really well and knowing where they’re going to be tomorrow.

— Leonard Lauder

No, I never had any dreams. The process of art is a dream in itself. The artist just doesn’t… you work out something. It’s yours. You don’t have to go to sleep to do that. You do that on the canvas.

— LeRoy Neiman

When you’re a Republican Latino, you’re traveling uphill on a lonely road. Still, it’s the road I prefer. It has led me to opportunity far beyond my dreams. I’ve worked on eight Republican presidential races, as well as for some of the world’s largest corporations, all because the doors of opportunity, not the doors of welfare, were open to me.

— Lionel Sosa

My life has been a continuous fulfillment of dreams. It appears that everything I saw and did has a new, and perhaps, more significant meaning, every time I see it. The earth is good. It is a privilege to live thereon.

— Liberty Hyde Bailey

Like my mother, I was always saying, ‘I’ll fix my life one day.’ It became clear when I saw her die without fulfilling her dreams that my time was now or maybe never.

— Liz Murray

My mother used to sit at the foot of my bed, and she would share her dreams with me.

— Liz Murray

As far as my dreams go, all I want to do is be a working actor, and I happily achieved that.

— Lucas Grabeel

The dirty little secret on Wall Street: Eighty percent of the Wall Street executives’ and their spouses’ donations go to Democrats. It’s like they’ve got some kind of little sweet deal, where we’ll call you fat cats and demean you and stuff, but you will get richer than your wildest dreams.

— Louie Gohmert

Our goals, our dreams and ambitions have always been towards performing live music across the globe, and so when we were told we were performing at The Billboard Awards or being nominated for a VMA, they’re like extra bonuses.

— Lukas Forchhammer

In the year since we brought things into the open with a clean breath of fresh air at City Hall, we have learned about corrupt spending practices and unethical conflicts of interest that waste your money… and keep Dallas from being the great city of our dreams.

— Laura Miller

We need time to defuse, to contemplate. Just as in sleep our brains relax and give us dreams, so at some time in the day we need to disconnect, reconnect, and look around us.

— Laurie Colwin

Lonesome. Lonesome. I know what it means. Here all by my lonesome, dreaming empty dreams. Weary. Weary at the close of day, wondering if tomorrow brings me joy or sorrow.

— Leon Redbone

I’d say people recognize me, but having children recognize me is the best. It is a very special thing. Suddenly you feel like you have the power to make the children’s dreams come true, and it’s better than anything else.

— Ludivine Sagnier

Dreaming of a tomorrow, which tomorrow, will be as distant then as ’tis today.

— Lope de Vega

That’s where the theatre of dreams is, over in L.A. it’s the land of opportunity for actors, and to go over there with a good team behind you and have a part you want to audition for really makes it a joy.

— Luke Pasqualino

While novels are fiction, mine are usually very close to my heart. Like my other books, ‘The Lemon Orchard’ is inspired by something I care about. I care so deeply. The stories are my dreams, and I want to do a lot of research. Roberto is based on a real live friend of mine named Armando who worked in my garden.

— Luanne Rice

Our theme for this year’s festivities, Dreams and Challenges of Asian Pacific Americans, speaks to the many generations of Asian Pacific Americans who worked hard to overcome economic hardship, racism and other barriers in their pursuit of the American dream.

— Lucille Roybal-Allard

At the end of the day, life’s about realising one’s human potential. I don’t know if I’ve realised mine, but I’ve certainly gone a long way towards realising some goals and some dreams.

— Linton Kwesi Johnson

I’d gone to Wellesley College, an amazing women’s college where the students were encouraged to follow our dreams. However, after I graduated and had a historical romance published, more than a few people indicated that, in some way, my career choice was a ‘waste’ of so much education.

— Lisa Kleypas

One of my favorite ways to write paranormal, as in the ‘Wake’ trilogy, is to write very normal characters with just a hint of something other-worldly. Like somewhere, maybe, someone really can get sucked into other people’s dreams.

— Lisa McMann

Every actor dreams of getting a big break, a big opportunity.

— Liam McIntyre

When your dreams tire, they go underground and out of kindness that’s where they stay.

— Libby Houston

I’m a really hectic dreamer I never wake up not out of a dream, and there’s loads going on, lots of action, big blockbuster dreams, they’re all major enterprises.

— Linda Grant

Ask any parent what we want for our children, and invariably we say ‘a better life.’ To that end, we give our time, our sleep, our money, and our dreams, much as our parents did before us. We all want a better life for our children. But what we want for them ceases to matter if we leave them an unlivable world.

— Leonor Varela

I feel like, big city or small town, you can relate to following your parents’ footsteps or putting your own dreams on the back burner or vices that we get caught up in – that whole cycle. That’s not just a small-town thing. That’s a life thing.

— Kacey Musgraves

I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream.

— Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The first ‘D’ is to dream: dream big – not for yourself, but for the country and for the world. The second ‘D’ is to discover: discover your full potential and the opportunities that surround you and the third ‘D’ is to do. ‘Do’ means to act on your dreams and make best use of the opportunities you have discovered.

— Kailash Satyarthi

It’s a fine line of doing what’s good for your life and what your parents want you to do, but also following your dreams. With my parents, when I was younger, I always had to do two things. If I was acting, I always had to do a sport or something on the arts side of things along with that.

— Kaley Cuoco

I don’t have kids, but I know that you want them to follow their dreams, while at the same time, you don’t want them to be sitting around, hoping that dream is just going to come. I’m sure that’s hard to tell your kids.

— Kaley Cuoco

The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.

— Kalpana Chawla

When violence becomes imbedded in a region, then this affects everything. It affects your dreams, your fantasies and relationships, and your religion becomes violent, too.

— Karen Armstrong

There is not one New York but thousands – mixed-up conurbations and microclimates with their own internal logics and charms, dreams and juxtapositions, faces and tongues.

— Karan Mahajan

Sometimes, you follow your dreams. I say to the young people, ‘If you have a dream, chase it.’

— Karl Malone

I was watching ‘Deal or No Deal’ on YouTube recently, and I bawled when the contestant won £250,000. I think I just like watching people achieve their dreams.

— Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Every writer dreams of having a backyard cottage, similar to Dahl’s ‘writing hut.’ English cottages and charming huts might seem out of reach, but a good carpenter could build a modest cottage on the cheap.

— Kate Klise

I might be writing what people expect me to write, writing from that place where I might be ruled by economic considerations. To overcome that, I started working with my dreams, because I’m not so censored when I use dream material.

— Kathy Acker

We all keep dreaming, and luckily, dreams come true.

— Katie Holmes

Screenplays I didn’t really care about, journalism, travel books, getting my writer friends to write about their dreams or something. I just determined to write the books I had to write.

— Kazuo Ishiguro

There are a lot of things that are personally uncomfortable to show, especially me without makeup and completely bloated or crying. But I’ve realized that it’s time for me to show my audience that you don’t have to be perfect to achieve your dreams. Because nobody relates to being perfect.

— Katy Perry

You can’t take anything personally in this business. Follow your dreams, but there is a lot of criticism. You have to brush it off. Everybody is looking for something different.

— Kendall Jenner

Ever since we were little, we were so on fire for our dreams. We never let anyone blow our flames out.

— Kelly Rowland

My mother is my biggest role model, and she showed me how to do it right. She was very present in our lives and has a great career of her own. Same with my father. So I knew it was possible going in to stay closely connected to my children while also chasing big dreams. And it’s given me great perspective.

— Kerri Walsh Jennings

I’d really like to get the girl, shoot the gun, drive the car, have fun. I even have these kind of action dreams, where I’m the action guy.

— Kevin Bacon

I’m a big fan of dreams. Unfortunately, dreams are our first casualty in life – people seem to give them up, quicker than anything, for a ‘reality.’

— Kevin Costner

I stayed true to my dreams and, eventually, they came true.

— Kevin Hart

Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.

— Khalil Gibran

Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.

— Khalil Gibran

I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.

— Khalil Gibran

Even in the hardest circumstances, dreams can give you the courage to live, and I hope I can share that message with children in need.

— Kim Yuna

For an athlete myself, it is especially meaningful for our country to host an Olympics. Every athlete hopes to participate in an Olympics, so I still can’t believe the games of dreams is going to take place in Korea.

— Kim Yuna

There’s a lot of people that have great ideas and dreams and whatnot, but unless you’re willing to work really, really hard, and work for what you want, it’s never going to happen.

— Kris Jenner

Sometimes your dreams come true, and it’s a real drag.

— Kyle Kinane

Technically a memoir, ‘The Woman Warrior’ becomes almost magical through its inclusion of folk tales, dreams, and revisions.

— Karen Joy Fowler

Doing voices in animated movies has been one of my dreams. You get to go and act, and you don’t have to put on makeup.

— Kate Micucci

Follow your intuition, listening to your dreams, your inner voice to guide you.

— Katori Hall

As an older generation, we need to give all our young people love and the possibility of realizing their dreams. For instance, if I get really political, the fact that some people can’t go to college, can’t even think about college, that’s not American that’s not right.

— Kenny Leon

President Obama became our first African American president, and for me, it is the stuff of which dreams are made.

— Kenny Leon

You don’t know when you are immersed in a book what the reaction to it will be, but I feel great about ‘The Lake of Dreams.’

— Kim Edwards

I love ‘Memory Keeper’s Daughter,’ but in some ways I think ‘The Lake of Dreams’ is a stronger book. I was able to tell the story I wanted to tell. That’s all you can ever do as a writer. From there on you have no control over it.

— Kim Edwards

The Lake of Dreams’ grew gradually, over many years, elements and ideas accruing until they gained enough critical mass to become a novel.

— Kim Edwards

I lived for two years in Odawara, a castle town an hour outside of Tokyo, near the sea. It’s a beautiful place, and I drew on my experiences there when writing ‘The Lake of Dreams.’

— Kim Edwards

Having achieved my own dreams, I want to give to kids who are less fortunate, who struggle with everyday obstacles. I want to give them something positive in their lives: support.

— Kristi Yamaguchi

Portlandia’ is the most fun show. When I get a breakdown of what the arc of the story is going to be, I could never in my wildest dreams anticipate the direction.

— Kyle MacLachlan

I would encourage you to set really high goals. Set goals that, when you set them, you think they’re impossible. But then every day you can work towards them, and anything is possible, so keep working hard and follow your dreams.

— Katie Ledecky

As I watched bookstores close, I began to wonder how that felt for the owners. Owning a bookstore was their dream and now they’re struggling and seeing those dreams fall apart.

— Karen Kingsbury

Both dreams and neurotic dream-states have as their function the avoidance of displeasure, but the dream-states also serve to provide a positive pleasure gain.

— Karl Abraham

I took a Russian class at Notre Dame. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would fly someday in a Russian spacecraft with two cosmonauts, speaking only Russian.

— Kevin A. Ford

My career’s consisted of all of those things that you hope would one day lead to being a series regular, and then your dreams grow from there. My career has been very steady, and I’ve been blessed in that I’ve been given everything that I can handle, at the right time.

— Kimberly Quinn

I think that they way my parents raised me, they taught me to always follow my dreams and never give up, no matter what the obstacle.

— Katie Stevens

I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.

— Madonna Ciccone

Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.

— Malala Yousafzai

I do not have bad days. I don’t wake up in the morning and think that I’m going to get AIDS. I don’t dream bad dreams about it. If I did, I’d be giving in to the negativity.

— Magic Johnson

In Kenya, I met wonderful girls girls who wanted to help their communities. I was with them in their school, listening to their dreams. They still have hope. They want to be doctor and teachers and engineers.

— Malala Yousafzai

Here in America, those who once had no hope will give their kids the chance at a life they always wanted for themselves. Here in America, generations of unfulfilled dreams will finally come to pass.

— Marco Rubio

They made it to the middle class, my dad working as a bartender and my mother as a cashier and a maid. I didn’t inherit any money from them. But I inherited something far better – the real opportunity to accomplish my dreams.

— Marco Rubio

With unemployment still abysmally high, the Obama economy is crushing Hispanics’ dreams for their children to live a better life.

— Marco Rubio

Mitt Romney will stop the attacks on job creators, encourage entrepreneurs to chase their dreams, and bring good jobs and a better future to all Americans.

— Marco Rubio

Passion isn’t something that lives way up in the sky, in abstract dreams and hopes. It lives at ground level, in the specific details of what you’re actually doing every day.

— Marcus Buckingham

We dream of having a clean house – but who dreams of actually doing the cleaning? We don’t have to dream about doing the work, because doing the work is always within our grasp the dream, in this sense, is to attain the goal without the work.

— Marcus Buckingham

Only the dreamer shall understand realities, though in truth his dreaming must be not out of proportion to his waking.

— Margaret Fuller

We’re special because dreams that are impossible anywhere else, come true here. That’s not just my story. That’s your story. That’s our story.

— Marco Rubio

When all of your wishes are granted, many of your dreams will be destroyed.

— Marilyn Manson

I always thought I would be a teacher. And I think I actually lived up to my initial dreams, because what I do now is teach millions and millions of people many different kinds of things.

— Martha Stewart

I’ve had several really tangible dreams about UFOs, and they’ve been amazing!

— Martin Freeman

You can do anything if you set your mind to it. Look out for kids, help them dream and be inspired. We teach calculus in schools, but I believe the most important formula is courage plus dreams equals success.

— Marlee Matlin

When younger writers and poets, musicians and painters are weakened by a stemming of funds, they come to me saddened, not as full of dreams and excitement and ideas. I am then weakened and diminished, and made less rich.

— Maya Angelou

I never expected anyone to take care of me, but in my wildest dreams and juvenile yearnings, I wanted the house with the picket fence from June Allyson movies. I knew that was yearning like one yearns to fly.

— Maya Angelou

Those of us who submitted or surrendered our ideas and dreams and identities to the ‘leaders’ must take back our rights, our identities, our responsibilities.

— Maya Angelou

This is the city of dreamers and time and again it’s the place where the greatest dream of all, the American dream, has been tested and has triumphed.

— Michael Bloomberg

Ironically, it is exactly because we are a city that embraces freedom, that welcomes everyone and encourages their dreams, that New York remains on the front lines in the war on terror.

— Michael Bloomberg

It is exactly because we are a city that embraces freedom, that welcomes everyone and encourages their dreams, that New York remains on the front lines in the war on terror.

— Michael Bloomberg

Fogs are like dreams that feed the soul, and without their mysterious embrace, childhood, courtship, poetry and the composition of music become all the more difficult.

— Michael Leunig

Those who have compared our life to a dream were right… we were sleeping wake, and waking sleep.

— Michel de Montaigne

I’m a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.

— Mike Tyson

As a foreigner, I used to think all of Michigan was a post-apocalyptic wasteland of burning buildings, trashed cars, abandoned factories and broken dreams. But now I know that’s just Detroit. It’s only the Democrat-controlled areas that are a disaster.

— Milo Yiannopoulos

There are hundreds of stories I’ve heard from black women from my generation, generations before me, and the next, that have never been given an opportunity to fulfill their dreams.

— Misty Copeland

Before dance came into my life, I don’t really remember having any major goals or dreams of wanting to be anything.

— Misty Copeland

I’m sick of following my dreams. I’m just going to ask them where they’re goin’, and hook up with them later.

— Mitch Hedberg

You know, my dad served in the President’s Cabinet after his time as a governor. He told me he enjoyed being governor a lot more. Now, I understand why. If I do my job well, I can make a difference in people’s lives and I can help our children realize their dreams.

— Mitt Romney

Business and growing jobs is about taking risk, sometimes failing, sometimes succeeding, but always striving. It is about dreams. Usually, it doesn’t work out exactly as you might have imagined. Steve Jobs was fired at Apple. He came back and changed the world.

— Mitt Romney

What better model of a synthesis than a nocturnal dream? Dreams simplify, don’t they?

— Manuel Puig

For most of us, when our ‘dreams’ – I use the word with reservations – came true, and marriage and motherhood became a reality, the romcoms, like horoscopes, swiftly lost their allure.

— Mariella Frostrup

Romantic comedies seem to take over where the fairytales of childhood left off, feeding our dreams of a soulmate though, sadly, the Hollywood endings prove quite elusive in the real world.

— Mariella Frostrup

I didn’t move to Nashville with any inkling or dreams of getting a record deal. I didn’t have those stars in my eyes. I just wanted to take a break, relax, and figure out songwriting.

— Maren Morris

I’ve got big, big dreams for the future.

— Margot Robbie

When I was a kid, I have two dreams. I want to be a baseball player. Hometown, Hiroshima, has a Japanese baseball franchise team called Hiroshima Carps. You know, and then I want to be a sushi chef. I want to make own restaurant – sushi restaurant.

— Masaharu Morimoto

The more you can dream, the more you can do.

— Michael Korda

To my mind, ‘Dear Brutus’ stands halfway between Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s ‘Into the Woods’. Like them, it is a play about enchantment and disillusion, dreams and reality.

— Michael Dirda

I was not born in a home where there were stereotypes. So that was very useful because it gave me the sense of possibilities, of flying, if I may say, of making my hopes and dreams a reality.

— Michelle Bachelet

I’ve shown that if you dream and are willing to work hard, you can achieve your dreams.

— Mo Farah

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

— M. C. Escher

In a couple, sometimes, one or both people have to give up their personal life, dreams and ambitions for the good of the family.

— Monica Bellucci

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

— Man Ray

I paint what cannot be photographed, that which comes from the imagination or from dreams, or from an unconscious drive.

— Man Ray

I’ve always been a champion of kids pursuing their dreams. But sometimes in life, extraordinary circumstances may force us to temporarily put our dreams on hold. The most important thing is to never lose sight of that dream, no matter what punches life may throw in our way.

— Marlo Thomas

I’ve always been interested in photographing traditions and customs – especially in America. The prom is an American tradition, a rite of passage that has always been one of the most important rituals of American youth. It is a day in our lives that we never forget – a day full of hopes and dreams for our future.

— Mary Ellen Mark

I met the man of my dreams at a gym, and then we got married in Vegas – because we’re classy. When you meet at a gym, where else do you get married?

— Megan Hilty

It’s like one of those dreams you have when someone is chasing you. You’re running as fast as you can, and someone’s trotting behind you, just out of range, trying to grab onto you.

— Michael Chang

I’m very tired, but this is what every filmmaker dreams about: that their $15 million, under-the-radar film is now being seen by so many people.

— Morten Tyldum

When people ask me where I get my ideas, I lie. I tell them I draw inspiration from the news, the world, my dreams. Or I joke and say that I steal from other writers. I lie because I don’t know where ideas come from, and I’m afraid if I look too hard, they’ll stop coming.

— Marcus Sakey

Soviet expansionism in Europe, the battle for control of China, and the 1950 invasion of South Korea would shatter once-euphoric dreams of post-war cooperation with the Kremlin.

— M. Stanton Evans

When you stop having dreams and ideals – well, you might as well stop altogether.

— Marian Anderson

As a viewer, I’m personally less interested in the damaged, white, middle-class male figuring out his dreams and more interested in maybe an underdog figuring out how they’re going to survive in a world that doesn’t necessarily invite them in.

— Mackenzie Davis

I heard my name associated with the Peter Pan syndrome more than once. But really, what’s so wrong with Peter Pan? Peter Pan flies. He is a metaphor for dreams and faith.

— Mark Burnett

With ‘Street Fight,’ it took an urban mayoral election and found lots of complexity in there. The same with ‘Racing Dreams.’ I wanted to show complexity within this world that most documentary people don’t know anything about.

— Marshall Curry

I think I’m drawn to people who dream big, and both films have that. In ‘Street Fight, Cory Booker wants to become Mayor of Newark, and in ‘Racing Dreams,’ three kids want to become NASCAR drivers.

— Marshall Curry

I tell people, ‘It’s just like a cliche, but it’s true: In Hollywood, dreams can come true.’

— Michael Clarke Duncan

As you look back at your life, there are just a million different things that have happened, just in the right way, to allow you to make your dreams come true. And you know, someone has all that under control.

— Michael P. Anderson

I would like to instill in people just to work hard. As long as they keep at it, their dreams will happen.

— Misty May-Treanor

I can think of some things that would be fun, but I’m living my dreams.

— Mike Farrell

My dreams for the future are simple: work, a happy, healthy family, a lovely long motorcycle ride, and continuing the struggle to awaken people to the need for serious human rights reform.

— Mike Farrell

It was taunted as reality. It was dangled as a carrot. In terms of people’s hopes and dreams, to say that that is less of a reality than the daily grind they find themselves in is maybe not correct.

— Martin Mull

No wishes are silly, no dreams remain dreams, for those committed to clear and definitive goals.

— Maximillian Degenerez

If you’re following your dreams, you’re doing something you love and that you believe in yourself for.

— McKayla Maroney

I would have dreams all the time about me playing in the NFL. Every day I woke up, I said to myself, you know, I’m going to work hard, you know, this day to get to that next level.

— Michael Oher

I normally sleep very well, but when I do have bad dreams, they always involve my children.

— Michael Robotham

Maybe the body learns from dreams. Maybe the muscles, the neutrons, revitalize.

— Michael Zaslow

The Hispanic community values entrepreneurship and family-owned businesses, and we deserve a leader in Washington who is dedicated to creating an environment where our values, our goals and our dreams of prosperity can become reality.

— Mario Diaz-Balart

Here Fashion is a despot, and no one dreams of evading its dictates.

— Marguerite Gardiner

I miss my kids, and they miss me. It’s very difficult, but I have to do it for my country and fulfill my dreams coming to the 2012 London Olympics.

— Mary Kom

I mean, every child at one stage dreams of being a prince or a princess.

— Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark

The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality.

— Marya Mannes

As soon as I became old enough to make my dreams my reality, I became a firm believer that the subconscious and the world outside of our flesh and blood is essentially the truth.

— Melissa Auf der Maur

What are the Democrats, the party of Jim Matheson, telling them? The message of the Democrats is that the Amercian dream is over. ‘The government is all you have. Give up your dreams, and the government will save you, the government will heal you, the government will be your hope and change.’ We know here in Utah, none of that is true.

— Mia Love

Stability can be a good thing, but it can also lead to apathy. I don’t want to set that example for my children. I want them to believe in their dreams and to go after them. You do that by example.

— Michael Easton

My new life goes beyond my dreams because my dream was Formula One and I achieved it. I’m a driver, I feel like a driver. I have won this race because I am alive.

— Maria de Villota

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.

— Mark Victor Hansen

Books that distribute things… with as daring a freedom as we use in dreams, put us on our feet again.

— Marsilio Ficino

Every kid in America dreams of playing in the big leagues and they don’t, just because. It’s not because they blew out their knee. It’s just because they didn’t make it.

— Marc Blucas

I grew up knowing I would be good at athletics, and dreams of a Super Bowl were always within reach as long as I progressed.

— Matt Willig

I’ve been blessed by doing classic plays on Broadway, which was one of my great dreams forever.

— Michael Emerson

I have very weirdly realistic dreams where it could be real life, except it’s not.

— Nat Wolff

Whenever I start a ‘Potter’ film, I get these dreams. The last dream I had, I was in a war and the sky was blotted with broomsticks and I couldn’t find my wand. It was so intense. I always have mental, intense, war wizard dreams when I’m doing the films.

— Natalia Tena

In my lifetime, I’ve discovered a great many incredibly talented individuals. Some have achieved stardom. Simultaneously, I’ve seen many dreams shattered, egos destroyed and lives changed forever. The end destination may well be fame and fortune, but the road to stardom is littered with broken hearts.

— Nigel Lythgoe

I think I am done with Wikipedia for the time being. But I have a secret hope. Someone recently proposed a Wikimorgue – a bin of broken dreams where all rejects could still be read, as long as they weren’t libelous or otherwise illegal.

— Nicholson Baker

The idea of harnessing the intelligence of the readership has been lost in the quest for Facebook likes. For many, readers have become synonymous with hateful commenters. It’s time for a renewed push to realize some of the original dreams of the web.

— Nick Denton

Education is not a tool for development – individual, community and the nation. It is the foundation for our future. It is empowerment to make choices and emboldens the youth to chase their dreams.

— Nita Ambani

Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.

— Napoleon Hill

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

— Napoleon Hill

I say to my colleagues never confine your best work, your hopes, your dreams, the aspiration of the American people to what will be signed by George W. Bush because that is too limiting a factor.

— Nancy Pelosi

We want an Afghanistan that is shaped by the dreams of the great Afghan people, not by irrational fears and overreaching ambitions of others.

— Narendra Modi

Our reactor actually burns nuclear waste as fuel. So not only is it safe and powerful, it solves an important issue: It actually reduces nuclear waste instead of creating. It’s the reactor of your dreams.

— Nathan Myhrvold

In Dreams… well, I was slightly overcompensating with that. I was a bit like a director for hire, so maybe I was putting too much imagery that was familiar to me into it.

— Neil Jordan

If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.

— Nelson Mandela

Both my parents were working-class and had dreams of making the world a better place. It’s pretty powerful, being able to reflect back their beliefs.

— Neneh Cherry

You have to be vigorous. That’s the only way you are going to get it because everybody has dreams and everybody has goals, but the only people who achieve them are the ones that go after it and don’t take no for an answer.

— Nick Cannon

I tell people ‘America’s Got Talent’ is the best summer job you could have – you get to watch people strive for their dreams all summer long. So when you see me rooting for these people or dancing on the side of the stage, that’s what I’d be doing if I was watching this show at home!

— Nick Cannon

One day, one of my dreams is to someday get to do Nemo in ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.’

— Nicolas Cage

Actors, their greatest tool, their greatest resource is imagination. You can take things, power objects, you can recruit your dreams, you can access your memories and get there. So the idea is not to act but to just be.

— Nicolas Cage

I think when you’re in a relationship where you really care for the other person, when they achieve their dreams it’s better than when you do yourself.

— Nicole Kidman

The dreams which reveal the supernatural are promises and messages that God sends us directly: they are nothing but His angels, His ministering spirits, who usually appear to us when we are in a great predicament.

— Paracelsus

Dreams are not without meaning wherever thay may come from-from fantasy, from the elements, or from other inspiration.

— Paracelsus

I had dreams of conehead aliens when I was little. Before ‘Saturday Night Live’ did it. And then they came out with them, and I went on to be a glorified extra in the movie. When everyone else was laughing, I was scared.

— Parker Posey

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.

— Paul Gauguin

There’s a lot of blood, sweat, and guts between dreams and success.

— Paul Bryant

Never set limits, go after your dreams, don’t be afraid to push the boundaries. And laugh a lot – it’s good for you!

— Paula Radcliffe

What is life? A madness. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story. And the greatest good is little enough for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.

— Pedro Calderon de la Barca

For all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.

— Pedro Calderon de la Barca

It doesn’t happen every day, but many nights my dreams are like a movie. I don’t see normal movement – I see things in very complicated shots. That’s why I do remember many of them.

— Penelope Cruz

Usually, I work every day, seven days a week. When I go three days without writing, my body aches with anxiety my mood is irritable. My night dreams grow wild with unconscious invention.

— Pete Hamill

After more than a decade as the editor of ‘Wired’ magazine, Chris Anderson started the company of his dreams – a robotics manufacturing company called 3D Robotics – to produce the autonomous flying vehicles coming out of DIY Drones.

— Peter Diamandis

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the two brothers who carried out the marathon bombing, was a non-practicing Muslim who only became an Islamist militant once his dreams of becoming an Olympic boxer faded. At the time of the attack, he was unemployed.

— Peter L. Bergen

To the degree we’re not living our dreams, our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves.

— Peter McWilliams

A man becomes what he dreams. And I dreamed of being in the movies. I was brought up on Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood, Warren Beatty, and Cary Grant.

— Pierce Brosnan

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.

— Pope John XXIII

I want my boys to have an understanding of people’s emotions, their insecurities, people’s distress, and their hopes and dreams.

— Princess Diana

I gave up school. I gave up a really, really good job. I gave up a lot of stuff. I cut a lot of people out of my life so I could just focus on my fighting dreams.

— Paige VanZant

Field of Dreams is the only movie – and I saw it in the theater – on an afternoon when I was on location somewhere, and there were like 12 people in the theater. I was just so devastated I couldn’t get out of my seat. And I sat and watched it a second time.

— Paul Reiser

Sometimes, the only realists are the dreamers.

— Paul Wellstone

I remember my dreams when I was a junior soloist. ‘Oh, I hope I don’t end here,’ I thought. ‘I want to do the ballerina in ‘Scotch Symphony.’ I don’t want to be the little Scotch girl.’ And I actually went beyond my wildest dreams. I worked with Balanchine. I had ballets choreographed for me.

— Patricia McBride

I think dreams can come true, but not necessarily like fairy-tales. It’s not always so perfect like that.

— Patrick Dempsey

Even in the most peaceful communities, an appetite for violence shows up in dreams, fantasies, sports, play, literature, movies and television. And, so long as we don’t transform into angels, violence and the threat of violence – as in punishment and deterrence – is needed to rein in our worst instincts.

— Paul Bloom

With Shakespeare and poetry, a new world was born. New dreams, new desires, a self consciousness was born. I desired to know to know myself in terms of the new standards set by these books.

— Peter Abrahams

Our brains have this habit of quilting dreams from the fabrics of our lives. As a filmmaker, I get to do it for a living.

— Peter Landesman

Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody else believes they can come true but you. These are not cliches but real tools you need no matter what you do in life to stay focused on your path.

— Phillip Sweet

If you’re too scared to put your dreams, thoughts, desires, fantasies on paper and share them with the world, then being an author isn’t the right career for you.

— P. C. Cast

I think that every artist dreams of renewing the forms which came before, but I think very few can be considered to have achieved that. We are all dwarves standing upon the shoulders of the giants who preceded us, and I think we must never forget that. After all, even iconoclasts only exist with respect to that which they destroy.

— Peter Greenaway

It is an everlasting desire to make my dreams come true. And it’s getting to the point now where it’s like, come on I want my dreams to come true so that I can get on with the rest of my life. Sometimes I think about the rest of my life when I’m done.

— Picabo Street

I was in Nepal and I had watched Oprah Winfrey’s show. I had no idea, as a kid in Nepal, who she was, but I remember watching an episode of hers about living your dreams.

— Prabal Gurung

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

I adore this adventure, I adore working with youth. For me it’s a daily challenge, working to help these youths realize their dreams.

— Patrick Roy

I was always a closet lover of acting. My mom was very practical. She never, ever restricted our dreams, always told us we could do or be anything. Then I said, ‘Maybe I want to be an actor’. And she said, ‘Maybe not that’.

— Octavia Spencer

It’s not only imagination, it’s the distortion of the vision. You suddenly think, This person is idealistic, this person is strong, this person has dreams, when you know better most of the time. You put what you want to see on people.

— Olivier Martinez

If our dreams are sincere desires to achieve, not mere pipe-dreams, there is something deep within ourselves which comes out to meet them and helps to make them realities.

— Orison Swett Marden

This city can be kind of brutal, so you see your dreams from every different angle, but ultimately it’s about acting and if you enjoy acting, you will always enjoy acting.

— Radha Mitchell

You gotta have a dream. If you don’t have a dream, how you gonna make a dream come true?

— Oscar Hammerstein II

Humanity needs dreams to be able to survive the miseries of daily existence, even if only for an instant.

— Oscar Niemeyer

I can have my goals, and I can have my dreams. My goal is to make the finals and improve my position. I want to run all decent races. I don’t want to look back and say I ran a terrible race.

— Oscar Pistorius

A 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

All art is exorcism. I paint dreams and visions too the dreams and visions of my time. Painting is the effort to produce order order in yourself. There is much chaos in me, much chaos in our time.

— Otto Dix

As a young man you don’t notice at all that you were, after all, badly affected. For years afterwards, at least ten years, I kept getting these dreams, in which I had to crawl through ruined houses, along passages I could hardly get through.

— Otto Dix

Learning to read and write changes lives it means jobs, money, health, and dreams fulfilled.

— Queen Rania of Jordan

The difference between a builder and an architect is that an architect also cares about desire, about dreams.

— Renzo Piano

For anyone who’s a fan of the ‘X-files’ show – I mean, I have the ultimate role. I got to deal with Mulder. I got to talk to him I had a fight sequence with him. Really, for anyone who is a fan of the show, I think I fulfilled a lot of young boys’ dreams.

— Rhys Darby

I have lots of favorites movies. I say this only because it’s a favorite movie because it’s a sport I love. I’m a huge baseball fan. There are movies I like as much as this, but I sort of single this movie out because I’m a baseball nut, and that’s ‘Field of Dreams.’

— Rick Santorum

I love to work with the younger kids who are trying to live out their dreams, if in fact that’s what they plan on doing after college to take the next step. A very select few have that opportunity so when you do have the opportunity you know, those guys take advantage of it.

— Roger Clemens

To me, what I love about the draft is first, you see the young men who are realizing their dreams that they’ve worked so hard for. That’s a pretty cool thing. You saw the emotion from some of these guys the other day. And then, the second thing is this total sense of hope and optimism. And, I think that’s great for everybody.

— Roger Goodell

My career was full of struggles and dreams, disappointments and peaks and valleys. But there was no Twitter, no Facebook or TMZ. Young actors could make mistakes and not become the focus of tabloids.

— Ricky Schroder

A man is a god in ruins. When men are innocent, life shall be longer, and shall pass into the immortal, as gently as we awake from dreams.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you dream the proper dreams, and share the myths with people, they will want to grow up to be like you.

— Ray Bradbury

I don’t design clothes, I design dreams.

— Ralph Lauren

Wild Grinders’ becoming an animated series, and airing on Nicktoons is another one of my boyhood dreams come true. I came up with the name when I was eleven years old, when I needed a name for my first skate crew – who knew it would turn into such a mega brand?

— Rob Dyrdek

In Americana, the facts and the dreams seem to be all the same to me.

— Robbie Robertson

I love the idea of being part of a campaign that captures the spirit of New York and the stories of women here, passionate about their dreams.

— Rita Ora

Whoever I can go out every week and motivate to do better and to try to go after their dreams, I’m up for that.

— Robert Griffin III

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

People think it’s funny that I enjoy dreaming so much. I just use it as a form of entertainment. It’s very private. I don’t see my dreams as separate. I mean, half the time I’m wandering around dreaming anyway.

— Robert Smith

When I won in 2003, never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would win Wimbledon and have my kids seeing me lift the trophy, so this is pretty surreal. And yeah, I was almost shocked in the moment that it all came together so nicely.

— Roger Federer

The starting point of discovering who you are, your gifts, your talents, your dreams, is being comfortable with yourself. Spend time alone. Write in a journal. Take long walks in the woods.

— Robin S. Sharma

If I could have had everything exactly the way I wanted, this is how I would have written it down. Win all my fights in the first round, then go to the UFC and headline a show, and have it as a pay-per-view and at home. People’s dreams don’t come true like that.

— Ronda Rousey

Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and don’t give up.

— Rachel Corrie

Men act out like they’re horrified by marriage, but when they find the woman of their dreams, they love it.

— Rachel Hunter

I’m sure that everyone who goes into fashion always dreams of having a perfume, since it completes the brand and exposes it in a different way.

— Reem Acra

I saw my aunties and my mum give up a part of themselves and their dreams to have kids. There were things they wanted to achieve in life, but they had kids instead.

— Ricki-Lee Coulter

Honestly, I don’t remember the last time I had a dream. I don’t really sleep often enough to be able to have any dreams.

— Rob Kardashian

We in the majority have worked hard to empower people to create opportunities, to make jobs, to do things that turn America into a place where people can achieve their dreams.

— Robin Hayes

When you’re raising a little kid, you tell that kid to go after their goals and their dreams. And you tell them to work as hard as anybody.

— Romeo Miller

My father is a very successful man in the corporate world, and I am his only son. He had certain dreams for me. I was scared to tell him that I wanted to be an actor.

— Ram Kapoor

When I did musicals in London a number of years ago, I was in a workshop scenario for a year or more with ‘Bombay Dreams.’

— Raza Jaffrey

Even the largest of my dreams and ambitions, I realize with increasing dismay, were puny, measly, compared to the object of my dreaming. I would not say my life to date has been built overmuch of compromise, but still, it surrounds me.

— Rick Bass

I had dreams of catching the ball for the final out in the World Series and being mobbed by my teammates. Well, I guess all my dreams didn’t come true.

— Robin Yount

Perhaps, all writers walk such a line. In general – as we all do in our dreams – I believe I put something of myself into all the characters in my novels, male as well as female.

— Rose Tremain

My mother always gives the best advice. When I left Puerto Rico to pursue my dreams, she always supported me and said to me, ‘I’m never going to cut your wings, so don’t let anyone else do that to you.’ That has been my philosophy through life. I want to share that valuable lesson with my little girl someday.

— Roselyn Sanchez

There’s nothing as exciting as a comeback – seeing someone with dreams, watching them fail, and then getting a second chance.

— Rachel Griffiths

My mom is the most amazing woman ever. She grew up a single mom raising five kids, and she’s always told me to follow my dreams. One thing I’ve learned about her is she sacrificed her whole life for me to focus on my dream, and I cannot wait to do that for my kids.

— RaeLynn

We can escape the commonplace only by manipulating it, controlling it, thrusting it into our dreams or surrendering it to the free play of our subjectivity.

— Raoul Vaneigem

I like clever songs. I like songs that make people think and I try to have substance in all my records, even with ‘Sweet Dreams’ how it was a club record and it was up tempo, but it was melodic and it was, like, lyrical.

— Rico Love

I would feel like such a behind if I went to California and made my family move, and they couldn’t find their dreams there, too.

— RJ Cyler

Deep down, I’m a Texas girl looking for that big romance every girl dreams about. Biologically, I look forward to being a cornerstone of a family. I’ll be in my glory when I have a child on my knee.

— Renee Zellweger

I love the Western genre. In fact, one of my dreams is to play a cowboy on screen, like Clint Eastwood. I don’t think it’s going to happen, but you can always hope.

— Rahul Kohli

When I was 11 years old, I was bullied. It mainly started when I moved to California to pursue my dreams of being an actress. Kids back home in Texas, who I thought were my friends, were saying things behind my back. They said that I would never make it because I wasn’t talented or pretty enough to be on TV.

— Raini Rodriguez

Although every writer dreams of getting it right on the first pass, very few succeed.

— Richard Rhodes

America allows us to be able to dream, then gives us the ability to achieve those dreams.

— Rick Mears

The dialogue between client and architect is about as intimate as any conversation you can have, because when you’re talking about building a house, you’re talking about dreams.

— Robert A. M. Stern

If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.

— Romain Rolland

Mr. Tennyson has said that more things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of, but he wisely refrains from saying whether they are good or bad things.

— Samuel Butler

I have very vivid dreams – almost always action-adventure. I’m often on the run. I’ve always had dreams. When I was little, I’d go to sleep with my head on my hands, which were in fists like I was looking through a camera. I felt like sleep was the movies – just drifting off to the movies.

— Sarah Silverman

The world is seldom what it seems to man, who dimly sees, realities appear as dreams, and dreams realities.

— Samuel Johnson

As I live and am a man, this is an unexaggerated tale – my dreams become the substances of my life.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Beware of advice about successful people and their methods. For starters, no two situations are alike. Your dreams of creating a dry-cleaning empire won’t be helped by knowing that Thomas Edison liked to take naps.

— Scott Adams

I am a person who has many dreams. But as soon as I accomplish one, I move on to the next. That’s my fatal, absurd nature.

— Shakira

We used to talk about wanting to get some money, but that’s when hip-hop was based on your dreams and your fantasy. The whole thing now is the dreams and fantasies were achieved, and you don’t want to make it the focal point. You can’t keep beating that dead horse.

— Sean Combs

My mother was always working for a job, so I guess I was always trained that I should have multiple jobs, multiple aspirations. And I remember she had multiple aspirations, always hearing about her dreams and things she did in the past and things she wanted to do.

— Sean Combs

From my earliest youth, I have known that while one is obliged to plan with care the stages of one’s journey, one is entitled to dream, and keep dreaming, of its destination. A man may feel as old as his years yet as young as his dreams.

— Shimon Peres

Count the dreams of your mind if the numbers of the dreams exceeds the number of achievements, you are young.

— Shimon Peres

Thankfully, dreams can change. If we’d all stuck with our first dream, the world would be overrun with cowboys and princesses.

— Stephen Colbert

Though we may have desires or bold goals, for whatever reason, most of us don’t think we can achieve something beyond what we’re qualified to achieve. Why, I ask, do we let reality interfere with our dreams?

— Simon Sinek

A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough. Joys are found in it, not pleasure. What is pleasant belongs to dreams.

— Simone Weil

Most of us accept that although we may believe our dreams to be real events, upon waking, we can tell the difference between nocturnal hallucinations and reality.

— Siri Hustvedt

In my wildest dreams I never thought – well, I never thought I’d work.

— Steve Carell

Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate.

— Soren Kierkegaard

Dreams can still come true you need a great deal of energy and determination, and a little bit of luck.

— Stefano Gabbana

Men don’t come up to you to just talk. We come up to you with a plan. We’re looking across the room at you, and we don’t care about your hopes and dreams. We don’t care about what your future holds. We saw something we wanted.

— Steve Harvey

You know, the man of my dreams might walk round the corner tomorrow. I’m older and wiser and I think I’d make a great girlfriend. I live in the realm of romantic possibility.

— Stevie Nicks

Gradually it occurred to me that we spend a great deal of life asleep and that dreams are little narratives, little stories. I thought, ‘Who’s choreographing this stuff?’

— Sue Monk Kidd

Mother believed that I should have an enormous amount of sleep, and so I was never really tired when I went to bed. This was the best time of day, when I could lie in the vague twilight, drifting off to sleep, making up dreams inside my head the way they should go.

— Sylvia Plath

I was not looking for my dreams to interpret my life, but rather for my life to interpret my dreams.

— Susan Sontag

New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.

— Sarah Ban Breathnach

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.

— Sarah Ban Breathnach

Understand and accept the cycles of money. The setbacks you may have today or next year will not keep you from financial freedom. If you hold on to your goals and dreams, you will get there.

— Suze Orman

You must recognize, embrace, and be honest about what is real for you today and allow that understanding to inform the choices you make. Only then will you be able to build the future of your dreams.

— Suze Orman

When you have little girls bringing you your action figures for you to sign, it’s like, ‘Wow, things are happening, and dreams do come true.’

— Sasha Banks

It seems like in the beginning of my flight, the space dreams were rare. And now, almost 150 days into it, the Earth dreams are more of the rare ones.

— Scott Kelly

Generally, I like to write in the morning before all the dust of dreams has blown away. Beforehand, I read two papers, cook my breakfast and then settle down in front of the word processor, usually by 8 A.M. I’ll write, and then check e-mail or voicemail when things stall.

— Scott Turow

I would like to see anyone be able to achieve their dreams, and that’s what this organization does.

— Sergey Brin

As aspiring athletes, you should never give up on your dreams. Just believe in yourself, and everything will be possible.

— Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

I never – in my dreams, doing track in high school, I didn’t imagine it would turn out like this.

— Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

The idea of being able to serve as an example, based upon how to process, how to think, how to realize our own dreams, we can pass that down to our children.

— Stedman Graham

As a kid, this is what I wanted my life to be. Not in my wildest dreams did I ever dare to dream that it would be this.

— Smokey Robinson

I never in my wildest dreams thought I would get even one play at Indiana, let alone 25 years later, walk Bruin Walk, walk UCLA where Coach Wooden built his legacy.

— Steve Alford

Drawing the desperate and the adrift, Los Angeles has long been the dumping ground of dreams both real and cinematic.

— Steve Erickson

I spend a lot of time thinking about this business of letting go – letting go of the children God gives to us for such a brief time before they go off on their own letting go of old homes, old friends, old places and old dreams.

— Susan Estrich

The old studios that mass-produced dreams are gone with the wind, just like the old downtown theaters that were the temples of the dreams.

— Suzanne Fields

Everyone dreams, but not everybody remembers their dreams because some people go into delta they go too low.

— Sylvia Browne

So, I think that Marilyn, what she gave the world, and in many ways Kennedy too, was that they had dreams and they didn’t allow anybody to take away their dreams.

— Sally Kirkland

I’m not certain, but I have a little gypsy blood in me. And my mother always told me that her grandma could give someone the evil eye, and I’d better not cross her because she had some of that blood in her. Mother always believed that she could predict the future, and she had dreams that came true.

— Sam Raimi

It’s always been a dream of mine to be Ginger Rogers or Cyd Charisse, and here I am performing alongside Robert Lindsay and being directed by a major Broadway producer. Who said dreams don’t come true?

— Samantha Bond

Everyone wants to look their best, everyone has dreams of wanting to look like something else. But we are who we are.

— Samantha Morton

I’m sorry – I know America is supposed to be the land of the dreams and hopes, but it’s like, when was that actually a real thing? I think from the very beginning it was all a lie, and it still kind of is. Stop trying to sell the picket fence, because there’s another backyard here that you haven’t looked at.

— Sasha Lane

In school, when I got into upper-level math, there would be times when I would wake up from a dream and have – not an answer, exactly, but a direction to pursue. My writing has always been like that. I wake up from dreams knowing which direction to go in.

— Shane Carruth

I learned to dream through reading, learned to create dreams through writing, and learned to develop dreamers through teaching. I shall always be a dreamer. Come dream with me.

— Sharon Draper

I am a child of Hollywood and dreams. To me, to be on the red carpet is the best place in the world.

— Steven Cojocaru

In opposition to this detachment, he finds an image of man which contains within itself man’s dreams, man’s illness, man’s redemption from the misery of poverty – poverty which can no longer be for him a sign of the acceptance of life.

— Salvatore Quasimodo

I can’t comprehend that I’m in the film of ‘Les Miserables.’ It’s one of those dreams I thought would be unattainable for someone like me, who came from nowhere.

— Samantha Barks

And they were writing scripts where Christine had hit the glass ceiling. And I always thought Christine would never hit the glass ceiling. I thought her dreams would take her. Maybe her dreams wouldn’t take her where she wanted, but she still had her dreams.

— Sharon Gless

Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

— Sasha Cohen

It’s hard because people always say, ‘Follow your dreams,’ but it’s not a perfect world, and things don’t always work out. But you’ve just got to work hard, and you can’t take things for granted.

— Stephen Colletti

Desire suppressed finds its way into other more surreal settings, into dreams.

— Susan Minot

It’s a really scary thing, having your dreams come true and seeing everything you ever wanted happening, getting the attention for it and then not knowing how to handle it properly.

— Samaire Armstrong

The minute you feel secure about yourself and own the fact your dreams are honest true, other things fix themselves.

— Shantel VanSanten

Though I know he loves me, tonight my heart is sad his kiss was not so wonderful as all the dreams I had.

— Sara Teasdale

I think what every skater dreams of is not only skating the best program they can possibly skate, but, y’know, having the crowd roar at the end, and it was just so loud I couldn’t even hear my music.

— Sarah Hughes

Men secretly respect a woman who is strong, has confidence and has dreams of her own. There’s nothing more attractive to a man than a woman who has dignity and pride in who she is.

— Sherry Argov

I think L.A.’s terrific. You fly an hour and a half and you’re in the mountains in three feet of powder. I also think it’s a much better city if you’re working as an actor. If you’re not working and you don’t see your dreams coming true, there can be a lot of heartache.

— Scott Patterson

Swimming is a life-saving skill, so just the fact that the sport that I love can give so much back to other people – and inspire them to join something that they never thought they could do or go after their dreams – is something that is really special to me.

— Simone Manuel

I think us women need to appreciate ourselves, and I think we need to really go after our dreams. Us Latinas tend to sacrifice too much for our husbands, our families, and our kids. We sometimes give up on our dreams in order to help the ones we love. I think it’s important to feel accomplished and achieve the goals that we set for ourselves.

— Sandra Echeverria

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

In most of our dreams, our inner eye of reflection is shut and we sleep within our sleep. The exception takes place when we seem to awake within our dreams, without disturbing or ending the dream state, and learn to recognize that we are dreaming while the dream is still happening.

— Stephen LaBerge

Although the events we appear to perceive in dreams are illusory, our feelings in response to dream content are real. Indeed, most of the events we experience in dreams are real when we experience feelings, say, anxiety or ecstasy, in dreams, we really do feel anxious or ecstatic at the time.

— Stephen LaBerge

Dreams look real, but they’re in your mind, so you realize that the physical world is also a construction, which shows that the mind can affect reality in more ways than you can imagine.

— Stephen LaBerge

Some people have vivid imagination, some not so vivid, but everybody has vivid dreams.

— Stephen LaBerge

Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel first championed my film, ‘Hoop Dreams,’ which was essential to its success. Roger remained a great supporter of my work throughout my career, and I’ll never forget him tweeting about ‘The Interrupters’ right before its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011.

— Steve James

It was no accident that I made ‘Hoop Dreams’ because it concerned a sport that I loved and hoped would be my dream, however far-fetched that turned out to be. Because of the success of that film, Hollywood pigeonholed me as a sports biopic guy, which led to ‘Prefontaine’ and two cable sports films.

— Steve James

For most of my films, I’ve had to go out and start shooting before I could get the rest of the funding. That was the case with ‘Hoop Dreams,’ ‘Stevie’ and ‘The Interrupters:’ We started them quietly out of Kartemquin Films, only really going to funders once we had something to show and a firm idea of what the film might be.

— Steve James

In my childhood, America was like a religion. Then, real-life Americans abruptly entered my life – in jeeps – and upset all my dreams.

— Sergio Leone

I liked lots of ‘Doctor Who’ books, but my favourite tale was a spooky story about two invalid children – who’ve never met in the real world – who get trapped in a shared dreamscape when they fall asleep. It’s called ‘Marianne Dreams’ by Catherine Storr.

— Stephen Cole

When a child, my dreams rode on your wishes, I was your son, high on your horse, My mind a top whipped by the lashes Of your rhetoric, windy of course.

— Stephen Spender

We don’t have an eternity to realize our dreams, only the time we are here.

— Susan L. Taylor

If you always think about your dreams or goals, work steadfastly towards them and continue to challenge yourself, you will definitely be able to realise those dreams or goals.

— Tadashi Yanai

In the Seventies, we still had dreams and hopes of Utopia, but by the end of the decade, the world had shifted to the right.

— Tariq Ali

By comparison, ‘The Secret Agent’ is not especially prescient about terrorism, certainly not technically. The Professor was a stock figure of Edwardian fiction, and his dreams of mass destruction were nothing ahead of their time. Many novels in the late 19th and early 20th centuries involved plots far more deadly.

— Tom Reiss

As a child our dreams got scattered all about and all our future prospects got scattered to so many places, and we spend our lives trying to find the little pieces that make up our lives and make up the dreams that we had as a child that got blown away in the windstorm.

— Terrence Howard

My first book was called ‘Buried Dreams,’ about a serial-killer, which was probably about ten years ahead of the serial-killer curve. It was a national bestseller, but it was three years of living in the sewer of this guy’s mind.

— Tim Cahill

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

We have to stand up for what we believe in, even when we might not be popular for it. Honesty starts with being ourselves, authentic and true to who we are and what we believe in, and that may not always be popular, but it will always let you follow your dreams and your heart.

— Tabatha Coffey

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

— Tecumseh

When I give speeches at college, I don’t tell stories, I talk about what it is to live your dreams and take the path less traveled.

— Tucker Max

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.

— Tim Berners-Lee

To be a footballer was just a dream, and I don’t believe in dreams. I only deal in what is real. To be honest, I’ve never thought about what I could get out of football or where it would take me. I just wanted to play. I’m the same now.

— Thierry Henry

Hopefully, young people will see that you can be young and make the sacrifices to follow your dreams.

— Tinie Tempah

I have goals and aspirations, and I believe that you can go after your dreams, and it can work if you have someone there that’s supporting you.

— Tia Mowry

When I was 20, the idea of having a play on anywhere was just beyond my dreams.

— Tom Stoppard

Some guys have trouble sleeping the night before an important round. I never have. Invariably, I sleep longer and better, and have more dreams, when I’m in contention and feeling pressure.

— Tom Watson

God gave us dreams, but he gave us kids to make all those dreams worthwhile. And when I look at all my kids, I say everything that I’ve ever went through in my life was worthwhile.

— Tracy Morgan

I’m glad I dropped out of high school, man. I wouldn’t be where I’m at. I would have had a net. I’m glad I didn’t have anything to fall back on, man, because that made me go for my dreams that much harder.

— Tracy Morgan

Grit is that ‘extra something’ that separates the most successful people from the rest. It’s the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality.

— Travis Bradberry

In dreams, anything can be anything, and everybody can do. We can fly, we can turn upside down, we can transform into anything.

— Twyla Tharp

Now I know we have the power to incite change through the Internet – keep sharing our stories, our dreams, and our struggles.

— Ty Dolla Sign

There are a lot of people who have dreams, goals, and hopes, but there aren’t a lot who get to see them realized.

— Tyler Perry

There’s always going to be dreams and goals I have, but I never really tell people what they are.

— Tyra Banks

I’ve made mistakes before of doing different projects just based on my dreams, my hopes, my thing, and not really thinking about my customers.

— Tyra Banks

I don’t write from dreams because I don’t remember mine, but I had a fragment of an image left about twins, whose father was telling them how their lives were going to go for the next eight years. I wrote a scene about that, and then another and then another and then another, and after five months I had 732 pages.

— Tamora Pierce

What people tell me they take away from my books is that they can shape their lives, they can achieve their own dreams. And certainly that’s what I want them to take away.

— Tamora Pierce

Here’s what I see all across this great city – people working together to make Boston a better place to live and to raise children, to grow and pursue dreams.

— Thomas Menino

I think the best part in going to the movies is you feel something and you relate whether it’s to family struggles or dimming your light for someone. I would say to never dim your light and to really, truly follow your dreams.

— Tika Sumpter

I used to work at a movie theater and sold hams at Honey Baked Ham during the holidays. I sold a ton of hams, and they offered me a regular job there, which I turned down. I feel like anything you do, just do it 100% because then that work ethic will bleed through when it’s time to work on your dreams.

— Tika Sumpter

I think a lot of my dreams have come true, and my next dream is to have a No. 1 selling album. A Grammy-award-winning album.

— Tessanne Chin

Americans are hard working, innovative, proud people who want bad government policies and high taxes to get out of the way so they can take care of their families and pursue their dreams.

— Tim Walberg

I tell kids to have dreams, have goals, and believe in them because if you have any doubt, worry or fear, it will choke the life out of your dreams and goals.

— Torii Hunter

The dreams of the 1960s began to disappear in the 1970s. The economy collapsed, and so did the optimism of the Metabolists.

— Toyo Ito

I think the 20s are a vastly overrated decade. We promise kids that once they get out of school, life will begin and their dreams will come true. But then comes the struggle.

— Tyne Daly

When I was at college, the idea of fashion was more immediate to me, whereas art photography, the depth of it, was a different thing. Storytelling – fanciful storytelling – can only be told through fashion photography. It’s the perfect way to play with fantasy and dreams.

— Tim Walker

The man who never dreams, goes slowly mad.

— Thomas Dolby

Right before ‘American Dreams,’ I started to pursue these avenues, like short films and getting into a couple night courses to really study photography and cinematography, and the language of visual storytelling.

— Tom Verica

I remember seeing this picture my mother had of Dick Clark. It didn’t inspire me to be an actor or anything, but when I did ‘American Dreams’ with Dick Clark, my mother came out, and she showed him this picture of them that was taken 35 years earlier. It was great.

— Tom Verica

A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams.

— Umberto Eco

I think I usually have quite ordinary dreams. Sometimes my dreams take me to other dimensions. I can travel in my mind especially when I’m dreaming I focus my mind on what I want to dream. If I want to fly, I focus on flying.

— Uri Geller

Death is the mother of Beauty hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.

— Wallace Stevens

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

— Walt Disney

I have very specific advice for aspiring writers: go to New York. And if you can’t go to New York, go to the place that represents New York to you, where the standards for writing are high, there are other people who share your dreams, and where you can talk, talk, talk about your interests.

— Walter Kirn

To all, to each, a fair good-night, and pleasing dreams, and slumbers light.

— Walter Scott

Some people ask why people would go into a dark room to be scared. I say they are already scared, and they need to have that fear manipulated and massaged. I think of horror movies as the disturbed dreams of a society.

— Wes Craven

Dreaming in public is an important part of our job description, as science writers, but there are bad dreams as well as good dreams. We’re dreamers, you see, but we’re also realists, of a sort.

— William Gibson

I’m sure I have a process, but it mostly takes place in my dreams.

— William H. Macy

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

Take, if you must, this little bag of dreams, Unloose the cord, and they will wrap you round.

— William Butler Yeats

The way to kill a man or a nation is to cut off his dreams, the way the whites are taking care of the Indians: killing their dreams, their magic, their familiar spirits.

— William S. Burroughs

There’s a joy and a pain about directing where the dreams you have are becoming concrete but the attention to detail, the need for time is such that it’s overwhelming at times, and the stream of responsibility.

— William Shatner

Most writers are unhappy with film adaptations of their work, and rightly so. ‘Field of Dreams,’ however, caught the spirit and essence of ‘Shoeless Joe’ while making the necessary changes to make the work more visual.

— W. P. Kinsella

Men never cling to their dreams with such tenacity as at the moment when they are losing faith in them, and know it, but do not dare yet to confess it to themselves.

— William Graham Sumner

I’m a journeyman actor, and I don’t ever want to forget that. With romantic-lead dreams.

— William Sanderson

The whole idea of a dream, to me, is a mystery plane. Things are operating there that tell us the real truth. The stuff going on inside us that we don’t express or even know about pours out in our dreams.

— Winnie Holzman

Amplifying atoms is more subtle than amplifying electromagnetic waves because atoms can only change their quantum state and cannot be created. Therefore, even if one could amplify gold atoms, one would not realize the dreams of medieval alchemy.

— Wolfgang Ketterle

I part of this great nation because my grandfather was born here, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He took a horse, back in 1895, and ride it all the way down to Guanajuato, looking for his American dream. No penny in his pocket, only dreams in his head. And he was an immigrant coming from the States into Mexico. And he found his American dream in Mexico.

— Vicente Fox

We need to be aware of what we are capable of first and realize that if you place your dreams really really high, you do have the potential to get to that level.

— Vicente Fox

Fiction seeks to represent human experience as it is lived and as it reverberates in our hopes, fears, dreams, and memories. So much of our lives are internal. The art of fiction has claimed – more than anything else – this internal ground as its own.

— Varley O’Connor

God doesn’t want us to merely sit around dreaming about things we can do and be. That’s a good place to start, but a poor place to stop. God wants us to turn our dreams into action.

— Victoria Osteen

Rude contact with facts chased my visions and dreams quickly away, and in their stead I beheld the horrors, the corruption, the evils and hypocrisy of society, and as I stood among them, a young wife, a great wail of agony went out from my soul.

— Victoria Woodhull

If you’re the type of person who has to fulfill your dreams, you’ve gotta be resourceful to make sure you can do it. I came out to California when I was 21, thinking my New York credentials would take me all the way. I came back home a year later all dejected and a failure.

— Vin Diesel

Glamour is an imaginative process that creates a specific emotional response: a sharp mixture of projection, longing, admiration, and aspiration. It evokes an audience’s hopes and dreams and makes them seem attainable, all the while maintaining enough distance to sustain the fantasy.

— Virginia Postrel

What makes a loft authentic isn’t its layout or its history but its ability to give people a true home – a dwelling that reflects their personalities and aspirations, including their dreams of urbanity.

— Virginia Postrel

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

— Virginia Woolf

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

— Virginia Woolf

That I am today the face of Louis Vuitton almost seems like a twist of fate. You dream back to front, wanting the rewards before putting the work in. And then you work, get on with life, and just sometimes these childhood dreams have a way of catching up with you. This is a true privilege for which I am eternally grateful.

— Xavier Dolan

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?

— Zhuangzi

I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.

— Zhuangzi

My father, his spirit is with me constantly, and I’m a believer in that world and the world of dreams and that stuff.

— Ziggy Marley

Like the phoenix, socialism is reborn from every pile of ashes left day in, day out, by burnt-out human dreams and charred hopes.

— Zygmunt Bauman