Even those who say they are not dreamers, still dream. We all find ourselves just lying and day dreaming about a perfect job, perfect family, perfect vacation or about a perfect life, in general. No one can take this away from us.

Guess what? Your dreams can come true, but for that to happen you need to start working on them. It’s not going to be easy. On your journey to making your dreams reality, there will be obstacles to overcome. There will be moments when things get tough and you’ll feel like giving up. At this point, you’ll have to push yourself just enough to get out of that slump so you can continue what you’ve started. To help you keep moving when you feel like quitting, we’ve prepared a list of dream quotes.

Don’t think that your dreams are too ambitious. Never let others slow you down with their personal opinions on what you’re dreaming of. Take everything one step at a time and most importantly, have patience. Anything worth having doesn’t come easy.

Here are 30 dream quotes to make them come true:

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.


C.S. LEWIS (more C. S. Lewis quotes)

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


GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.


MAE JEMISON

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


JAMES DEAN

No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.


LUPITA NYONG’O

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


JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.


DOUGLAS H. EVERETT

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 (more Harriet Tubman quotes)

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


JOHN BARRYMORE

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.


EARL NIGHTINGALE

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


MARK TWAIN

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


HENRY DAVID THOREAU

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 (more Anais Nin quotes)

The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you.


TOM BRADLEY

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


ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

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


KAHLIL GIBRAN (more Kahlil Gibran quotes)

It may be that those who do most, dream most.


STEPHEN BUTLER LEACOCK

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


ANATOLE FRANCE

Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete? Proving nature’s laws wrong, it learned to walk without having feet. Funny, it seems to by keeping it’s dreams; it learned to breathe fresh air. Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared.


TUPAC SHAKUR (more Tupac Shakur quotes)

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.


PAULO COELHO (more Paulo Coelho quotes)

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 (more Christopher Reeve quotes)

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


LES BROWN

I have had dreams, and I’ve had nightmares. I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.


JONAS SALK

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


LANGSTON HUGHES

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


JOHN UPDIKE

I don’t dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living. 


STEVEN SPIELBERG

Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.


ROY T. BENNETT

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


WALT DISNEY (more Walt Disney quotes)

Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.


LAO TZU (more Lao Tzu quotes)

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


JEAN GENET