Quotes about dreams

A collection of quotes on the topic of wise, motivational, hope, success.

Best quotes about dreams

Yoko Ono photo

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

—  Yoko Ono Japanese artist, author, and peace activist 1933

A line written by Ono many years before, and quoted by Lennon in December 1980, as quoted in All We Are Saying : The Last Major Interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono (2000) by John Lennon, Yōko Ono, David Sheff, p. 16.
Source: Grapefruit: A Book of Instructions and Drawings

Kurt Cobain photo

„Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are“

—  Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994

Variant: Wanting to be someone else is the waste of who you are

Vincent Van Gogh photo

„I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.“

—  Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890

As quoted in Marry Your Muse: Making a Lasting Commitment to Your Creativity (1997) by Jan Phillips, p. 176
Undated

Arthur Rimbaud photo

„A thousand Dreams within me softly burn“

—  Arthur Rimbaud French Decadent and Symbolist poet 1854 - 1891

Edgar Allan Poe photo

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

—  Edgar Allan Poe, book A Dream Within a Dream

"A Dream Within a Dream" (1849).
Context: You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

Charles Bukowski photo

„I stopped looking for a Dream Girl, I just wanted one that wasn't a nightmare.“

—  Charles Bukowski American writer 1920 - 1994

Source: The Captain is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship

C.G. Jung photo

„Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.“

—  C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961

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Marilyn Monroe photo

„The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.“

—  Marilyn Monroe American actress, model, and singer 1926 - 1962

Paul Valéry photo

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

—  Paul Valéry French poet, essayist, and philosopher 1871 - 1945

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Andrzej Majewski photo

„A slave dreams of freedom, a free man dreams of wealth, the wealthy dream of power, and the powerful dream of freedom.“

—  Andrzej Majewski Polish writer and photographer 1966

Niewolnik marzy o wolności, człowiek wolny o bogactwie, bogacz o władzy, a władca o wolności.
Aphorisms. Magnum in Parvo (2000)

Bob Marley photo

„Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.“

—  Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981

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Liam Payne photo

„Dreams are like stars; you may never touch them, but if you follow them, they will lead you to your destiny.“

—  Liam Payne English singer and songwriter 1993

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/6422617.Liam_Payne

Cornelius Keagon photo
Citát „Reality is wrong. Dreams are for the real.“
Tupac Shakur photo
John Lennon photo

„You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.“

—  John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980

Lyrics, Imagine (1971 album)

Tom Hiddleston photo
Citát „Dreaming of the person you want to be is wasting the person you already are.“
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Ludwig Van Beethoven photo

„Music is like a dream. One that I cannot hear.“

—  Ludwig Van Beethoven German Romantic composer 1770 - 1827

Conversations (January 1804)

Martin Luther King, Jr. photo

„I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation, where they won´t be judged by the color of their skin, but by the contente of their character.“

—  Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968

Variant: I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

Sathya Sai Baba photo
Tupac Shakur photo
Billie Eilish photo
Osamu Dazai photo
Mwanandeke Kindembo photo
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Richelle Mead photo
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Dr. Seuss photo

„You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.“

—  Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991

Variant: You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

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Nas photo

„I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death“

—  Nas American rapper, record producer and entrepreneur 1973

N.Y. State of Mind
On Albums, Illmatic (1994)

Billie Eilish photo

„I had a dream
I got everything I wanted
Not what you'd think
And if I'm being honest
It might have been a nightmare
To anyone who might care“

—  Billie Eilish American singer-songwriter 2001

"everything i wanted" · First live performance, Mexico City (12 December 2019) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgdG91aCsPU
Singles (2017 - )

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe photo

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

—  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German writer, artist, and politician 1749 - 1832

Attributed to Goethe by popular British novelist Marie Corelli in her essay "The Spirit of Work" as published in The Queen's Christmas carol : an anthology of poems, stories, essays, drawings and music / by British authors, artists and composers in 1905 by The Daily Mail of London.
Attributed to Goethe by William Hutchinson Murray, in his book The Scottish Himalayan Expedition (1951), this has been shown to be a misattribution at "German Myth 12: The Famous 'Goethe' Quotation", Answer.com http://german.about.com/library/blgermyth12.htm and "Popular Quotes: Commitment", Goethe Society of North America http://www.goethesociety.org/pages/quotescom.html
Misattributed
Variant: Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.

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„I only want to live in peace, plant potatoes and dream!“

—  Tove Jansson Finnish children's writer and illustrator 1914 - 2001

Source: Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip, Vol. 1

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Murasaki Shikibu photo

„Real things in the darkness seem no realer than dreams.“

—  Murasaki Shikibu, book The Tale of Genji

Source: Tale of Genji, The Tale of Genji, trans. Arthur Waley, Ch. 1: Kiritsubo

Tupac Shakur photo
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Suman Pokhrel photo

„Tonight, may I get so drunk in love that
I do not see any dreams!“

—  Suman Pokhrel Nepali poet, lyricist, playwright, translator and artist 1967

<span class="plainlinks"> May I Not See Dreams http://learningandcreativity.com/may-i-not-see-dreams-poetry-month-special/</span>
From Poetry

Mehmed II photo

„Tell the your emperor; Where my power has reached, Emperor's dreams can not reach!“

—  Mehmed II Ottoman sultan 1432 - 1481

While Constantinople was besieged, Mehmed's response to the Byzantine ambassador

John Wesley photo

„Never dream of forcing men into the ways of God. Think yourself, and let think.“

—  John Wesley Christian theologian 1703 - 1791

Sermon 37 "The Nature of Enthusiasm"
Sermons on Several Occasions (1771)
Context: Beware you are not a fiery, persecuting enthusiast. Do not imagine that God has called you (just contrary to the spirit of Him you style your Master) to destroy men’s lives, and not to save them. Never dream of forcing men into the ways of God. Think yourself, and let think. Use no constraint in matters of religion. Even those who are farthest out of the way never compel to come in by any other means than reason, truth, and love.

Marie Antoinette photo

„We had a beautiful dream and that was all.“

—  Marie Antoinette last Queen of France prior to the French Revolution 1755 - 1793

The interest of my son is the only guide I have, and whatever happiness I could achieve by being free of this place I cannot consent to separate my self from him. I could not have any pleasure in the world if I abandoned my children.I do not even have any regrets.
Marie Antoinette to the Chevalier Jarjayes on his persuading her to escape alone from the Tower; Lettres, II. p. 433; also quoted in Marie Antoinette: The Journey (2001) by Antonia Fraser, ISBN 0307277747.

Fernando Pessoa photo
Arundhati Roy photo

„If you're happy in a dream, does that count?“

—  Arundhati Roy, book The God of Small Things

Source: The God of Small Things

Muhammad Ali photo

„If you even dream of beating me, you'd better wake up and apologize.“

—  Muhammad Ali African American boxer, philanthropist and activist 1942 - 2016

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Dolly Parton photo

„If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.“

—  Dolly Parton American singer-songwriter and actress 1946

Variant: If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.

Tim Burton photo

„Son, are you happy?
I don't mean to pry,
but do you dream of Heaven?
Have you ever wanted to die?“

—  Tim Burton American filmmaker 1958

Source: The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories

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Les Brown photo

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

—  Les Brown American politician 1945

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

Helder Camara photo
Citát „When all of your wishes are granted, many of your dreams will be destroyed.“
Marilyn Manson photo
Fernando Pessoa photo
Frida Kahlo photo

„They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn't. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.“

—  Frida Kahlo Mexican painter 1907 - 1954

Quoted in Time Magazine, "Mexican Autobiography" (27 April 1953)
1946 - 1953
Variant: I don't paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.

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Michael Jackson photo

„In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.“

—  Michael Jackson American singer, songwriter and dancer 1958 - 2009

Also used at his funeral (3 Sep. 2009) invitation. Quoted in "Dead stars and classic art will surround Michael Jackson " in CNN.com/entertainment (03 July 2009) http://edition.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/09/03/michael.jackson.funeral/index.html#cnnSTCOther1

Richard Aldington photo

„I dream of silent verses where the rhyme
Glides noiseless as an oar.“

—  Richard Aldington English writer and poet 1892 - 1962

From At the British Museum Collected Poems, 1929

Karl Popper photo
Dolly Parton photo

„I hope life treats you kind
And I hope you have all you've dreamed of.
And I wish to you, joy and happiness.
But above all this, I wish you love.“

—  Dolly Parton American singer-songwriter and actress 1946

I Will Always Love You from the album Jolene
Song lyrics

Pablo Neruda photo

„It is time, love, to break off that sombre rose,
shut up the stars and bury the ash in the earth;
and, in the rising of the light, wake with those who awoke
or go on in the dream, reaching the other shore of the sea which has no other shore.“

—  Pablo Neruda Chilean poet 1904 - 1973

Es la hora, amor mío, de apartar esta rosa sombría,
cerrar las estrellas, enterrar la ceniza en la tierra:
y, en la insurrección de la luz, despertar con los que despertaron
o seguir en el sueño alcanzando la otra orilla del mar que no tiene otra orilla.
La Barcarola Termina (The Watersong Ends) (1967), trans. Anthony Kerrigan in Selected Poems by Pablo Neruda [Houghton Mifflin, 1990, ISBN 0-395-54418-1] (p. 500).

Randy Pausch photo

„Its important to have specific dreams. Dream Big. Dream without fear.“

—  Randy Pausch, book The Last Lecture

The Last Lecture (2008)

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Virginia Woolf photo

„He who robs us of our dreams robs us of our life.“

—  Virginia Woolf, book Orlando: A Biography

Source: Orlando

Vladimir Lenin photo
Charles Bukowski photo

„we only asked for leopards to guard
our thinning dreams.“

—  Charles Bukowski, book The People Look Like Flowers at Last

Source: The People Look Like Flowers at Last

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Terry Brooks photo

„It's better to die in pursuit of your dreams than to live a life without hope.“

—  Terry Brooks American writer 1944

Source: Star Wars - Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Citát „If you will it, it is no dream.“
Theodor Herzl photo

„If you will it, it is no dream.“

—  Theodor Herzl Austro-Hungarian journalist and writer 1860 - 1904

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W.B. Yeats photo

„But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams beneath your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.“

—  W.B. Yeats Irish poet and playwright 1865 - 1939

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven http://poetry.poetryx.com/poems/1499/
Variant: I have spread my dreams under your feet.
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
Source: The Wind Among the Reeds (1899)
Context: Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with the golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams beneath your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

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„People who dream when they sleep at night know of a special kind of happiness which the world of the day holds not, a placid ecstasy, and ease of heart, that are like honey on the tongue. They also know that the real glory of dreams lies in their atmosphere of unlimited freedom. It is not the freedom of the dictator, who enforces his own will on the world, but the freedom of the artist, who has no will, who is free of will.“

—  Karen Blixen, book Out of Africa

Source: Out of Africa (1937)
Context: People who dream when they sleep at night know of a special kind of happiness which the world of the day holds not, a placid ecstasy, and ease of heart, that are like honey on the tongue. They also know that the real glory of dreams lies in their atmosphere of unlimited freedom. It is not the freedom of the dictator, who enforces his own will on the world, but the freedom of the artist, who has no will, who is free of will. The pleasure of the true dreamer does not lie in the substance of the dream, but in this: that there things happen without any interference from his side, and altogether outside his control. Great landscapes create themselves, long splendid views, rich and delicate colours, roads, houses, which he has never seen or heard of...

Arundhati Roy photo
Akira Kurosawa photo

„Man is a genius when he is dreaming.“

—  Akira Kurosawa Japanese film maker 1910 - 1998

Variant: Man is a genius when he is dreaming.

Percy Bysshe Shelley photo

„(In my sleep I dreamed this poem)

Someone I loved once gave me
a box full of darkness.

It took me years to understand
that this, too, was a gift.“

—  Mary Oliver American writer 1935 - 2019

Variant: Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.
Source: Thirst

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Robert T. Kiyosaki photo

„With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.“

—  Max Ehrmann American writer, poet, and attorney 1872 - 1945

Source: Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life

Mark Nepo photo
Citát „Life is just a dream on the way to death.“
James O'Barr photo

„Life is just a dream on the way to death.“

—  James O'Barr, The Crow

Source: The Crow

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„Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.“

—  Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

Variant: Follow your bliss and doors will open where there were no doors before.
Source: The Power of Myth

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„For I have always been a seeker, a dreamer, and a ponderer on seeking and dreaming…“

—  H.P. Lovecraft American author 1890 - 1937

Source: Night Ocean et autres nouvelles