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

—  Bob Dylan, 1941-, American singer [Nobel 2016]

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

—  Paul Valery, 1871-1945, French poet

Mignon McLaughlinIf it came true, it wasn’t much of a dream.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

William ShakespeareWe are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ The Tempest

Zig ZiglarYou can't have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

Walt DisneyIf you can dream it, you can do it.

—  Walt Disney, 1901-1966, American businessman & cartoonist

Victor HugoThe dream is the aquarium of the night.

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

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

—  Wolfgang Goethe, 1749-1832, German poet & philosopher

Laurence J PeterAn optimist expects his dreams to come true; a pessimist expects his nightmares to.

—  Laurence J Peter, 1919-1990, Canadian writer & educator

Eugene IonescoIdeologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.

—  Eugene Ionesco, 1912-1994, French-Romanian playwright

Ralph Waldo EmersonDon't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

Antonio PorchiaWhen I am asleep, I dream what I dream when I am awake. It's a continuous dream.

—  Antonio Porchia, 1885-1968, Italian-Argentinian poet

Fernando PessoaWhat's most worthless about dreams is that everybody has them.

—  Fernando Pessoa, 1888-1935, Portuguese poet & writer

Stanislaw Jerzy LecA dream will always triumph over reality, once it is given the chance.

—  Stanislaw Jerzy Lec, 1906-1966, Polish author of maxims

Carl SandburgNothing happens unless first we dream.

—  Carl Sandburg, 1878-1967, American poet

Martin Luther KingI 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.

—  Martin Luther King, 1929-1968, American leader in the Civil Rights Movement

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

—  Sigmund Freud, 1856-1939, Austrian psychologist, founder of psychoanalysis

Benjamin FranklinMotivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.

—  Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American politician & writer

Zig ZiglarDon't let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

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

—  Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, American politician & wife of the 32nd USA president

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

—  John Wooden, 1910-2010, American basketball coach

Eugene O’NeillLife is perhaps best regarded as a bad dream between two awakenings.

—  Eugene O’Neill, 1888-1953, American playwright, Nobel 1936

Marcel ProustIf a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less, but to dream more, to dream all the time

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

Walt DisneyI could never convince the financiers that Disneyland was feasible, because dreams offer too little collateral.

—  Walt Disney, 1901-1966, American businessman & cartoonist

Walt DisneyIf you can dream it, you can achieve it.

—  Walt Disney, 1901-1966, American businessman & cartoonist

Wolfgang GoetheAmong all peoples, the Greeks have dreamt life's dream most beautifully.

—  Wolfgang Goethe, 1749-1832, German poet & philosopher

Quotes in Verse

Lord ByronI had a dream, which was not all a dream.

—  Lord Byron, 1788-1824, British poet

Funny Quotes

George CarlinThat's why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.

—  George Carlin, 1936-2008, American comedian

Bill CosbyWhen they said to you at graduation “follow your dreams,” did anybody say you had to wake up first?

—  Bill Cosby, 1937-, American comedian

Mitch HedbergI'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, 1968-2005, American comedian

Fred AllenHe dreamed he was eating shredded wheat and woke up to find the mattress half gone.

—  Fred Allen, 1894-1956, American comedian

Ancient Greek

HomerDreams come from Zeus.

Και γαρ τ' όναρ εκ Διός εστιν.

—  Homer, c. 800-750 BC, II ‐ Iliad I

Movie Quotes

The Maltese Falcon (1941)“Heavy. What is it?”
“The, uh, stuff that dreams are made of.”

—  from the film The Maltese Falcon (1941)



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