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Quotes about Dreams

Updated on February 22, 2014

What are Dreams?

For centuries humans have been perplexed and fascinated by dreams. Do they have a hidden meaning? Can dreams predict the future?

Sigmund Freud's publication of "The Interpretation of Dreams" helped introduce many to the mysterious world of the human mind. Freud called dreams the "royal road to the unconscious," and for over a century researchers have been trying to travel down that road.

Dreams are universal, and scientists have proved that they really do contain hidden meanings. Although the interpretation of dreams is somewhat of a mystery to most, scientists continue to study and dig into the human mind for answers.

What do your dreams mean to you?....

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

~ All men of action are dreamers. ~ James Huneker

~ Dreaming men are haunted men. ~ Stephen Vincent Binet

~ A dream which is not interpreted is like a letter which is not read. ~ The Talmud

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

~ Dreams that do come true can be as unsettling as those that don't. ~ Brett Butler

~ Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined. ~ Henry David Thoreau

~ Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives. ~ William Dement

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

~ In dreams, we enter a world that's entirely our own. ~ Steven Kloves

~ In a dream you are never eighty. ~ Anne Sexton

~ One can write, think and pray exclusively of others; dreams are all egocentric. ~ Evelyn Waugh

~ Dreams are free therapy, but you can only get appointments at night. ~ Grey Livingston

~ The best reason for having dreams is that in dreams no reasons are necessary. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant

~ A dream is a microscope through which we look at the hidden occurrences in our soul. ~ Erich Fromm

~ Dreams are nature's answering service, don't forget to pick up your messages once in a while. ~ Sarah Crestinn

~ We are not only less reasonable and less decent in our dreams... we are also more inteligent, wiser and capable of better judgment when we are asleep than when we are awake. ~Erich Fromm

~ 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

~ Dreams are necessary to life.~ Anais Nin

~ My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected.~ Anna M. Uhlich

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

~ A dream has power to poison sleep. ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

~ We were always dreaming of how it was going to be. ~ George Lucas

~ Dreams are the touchstones of our character. ~ Henry David Thoreau

~ Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions. ~ Edgar Cayce

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

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

~ Everybody's a dreamer. ~ John Lithgow

~ Man is a genius when he is dreaming. ~ Akira Kurosawa

~ I am a dreamer. Seriously, I'm living on another planet. ~ Eva Green

~ I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough. ~ M. C. Escher

~ Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams? ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

~ Dreams have only one owner at a time. That's why dreamers are lonely. ~ Erma Bombeck

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

~ 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

~ However vague they are, dreams have a way of concealing themselves and leave us no peace until they are translated into reality, like seeds germinating underground, sure to sprout in their search for the sunlight. ~Lin Yutang

~ Whatever you do, never stop dreaming. ~ Darren L. Johnson

~ In dreams begins responsibility. ~ William Butler Yeats

~ When you cease to dream you cease to live. ~ Malcolm Forbes

~ You have to dream before your dreams can come true. ~ Abdul Kalam

~ We should never discourage young people from dreaming dreams. ~ Lenny Wilkens

~ I don't dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living. ~ Steven Spielberg

~ I'll do my dreaming with my eyes wide open, and I'll do my looking back with my eyes closed. ~ Tony Arata

~ 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

~ Life is never easy for those who dream. ~ Robert James Waller

~ One's real life is often the life that one does not lead. ~ Oscar Wilde

~ Dreams do come true if you keep believing in yourself. Anything is possible. ~ Jennifer Capriati

~ Some colors exist in dreams that are not present in the waking spectrum. ~Terri Guillemets

~ Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

~ The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want. ~ Ben Stein

~ If there were dreams to sell, what would you buy? ~ Thomas Lovell Beddoes

~ It's kind of fun to do the impossible. ~ Walt Disney

~ Strivers achieve what dreamers believe. ~ Usher Raymond

~ We don't have an eternity to realize our dreams, only the time we are here. ~ Susan Taylor

~ I dreamed a thousand new paths, I woke and walked my old one. ~ Chinese Proverbs

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

~ Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

~ The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. ~Sarah Ban Breathnach

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

~ Remember all things are possible for those who believe.~ Gail Devers

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

~ All my life, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific. ~ Lily Tomlin

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

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

~ 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

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

~ A person starts dying when they stop dreaming. ~ Brian Williams

~ A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. ~ John Lennon

~ Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

~ Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary: impossible. ~ Robert H. Schuller

~ 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

~ Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born. ~ Dale E. Turner

~ A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. ~ Colin Powell

~ If you can dream it, you can do it. ~ Walt Disney

~ To bring anything into your life, imagine that it's already there. ~ Richard Bach

~ The eye sees a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination awake. ~ Leonardo da Vinci

~ We are such stuff as dreams are made of, and our little life is rounded with a sleep. ~ William Shakespeare

~ It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams. ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

~ There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, "Yes, I've got dreams, of course I've got dreams." Then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they're still there. ~ Erma Bombeck

~ Great dreams never even get out of the box. It takes an uncommon amount of guts to put your dreams on the line, to hold them up and say, "How good or how bad am I?" That's where courage comes in. ~ Erma Bombeck

~ He who goes to bed hungry dreams of pancakes. ~ Proverb

~ There is nothing like a dream to create the future. ~ Victor Hugo

~ The whole world is a dream, and death the interpreter. ~ Yiddish Proverb

~ The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream. ~ William Shakespeare

~ The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it. ~ William Faulkner

~ Our dreams must be stronger than our memories. We must be pulled by our dreams, rather than pushed by our memories. ~ Jesse Jackson

~ 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

~ In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities. ~ Janos Arany

~ Learn from your dreams what you lack. ~ Lyndon B. Johnson

~ Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one. ~ Marilyn Monroe

~ Most dreams of glory are safe because we never venture to put them into practice. ~ Charles Curothe

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

~ You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality. ~ Walt Disney

~ 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

~ 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

~ Dreams are, by definition, cursed with short life spans. ~ Candice Bergen

~ In our dreams we are always young. ~ Sarah Louise Delany

~ I'd rather lose myself in passion than lose my passion. ~ Jacques Mayol

~ Those who do not dare to dream, sleep most of the day. ~ Marleen Loesje

~ Last night I dreamed I had insomnia. I woke up exhausted, yet too well rested to go back to sleep. ~ Bob Ingman

~ If dreams give you power, then I'm strong enough to walk through my heart till you love me. ~ Reba McEntire

~ Once again, this nation has said there are no dreams too large, no innovation unimaginable and no frontiers beyond our reach. ~ John S. Herrington

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

~ Once again, this nation has said there are no dreams too large, no innovation unimaginable and no frontiers beyond our reach. ~ John S. Herrington

~ One night I walked home very late and fell asleep in somebody's satellite dish. My dreams were showing up on TV's all over the world. ~ Stephen Wright

~ It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting. ~ Paulo Coelho

~ The best love affairs are those we never had. ~ Norman Lindsay

~ Will we ever return to a time before dreams were slogans? ~ Kate Miller

~ No person has the right to rain on your dreams. ~ Marian Wright Edelman

~ I like dreams of the future better than the history of the past. ~ Thomas Jefferson

~ You can't realize your dreams unless you have one to begin with. ~ Thomas Alva Edison

~ Who always only dreams of luck shouldn’t be surprised if he oversleeps it. ~ Ernst Deutsch

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

~ If growing up is the process of creating ideas and dreams about what life should be, then maturity is letting go again. ~ Mary Beth Danielson

~ Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~ Mark Twain


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    • Paradise7 profile image


      7 years ago from Upstate New York

      This was great, very inspiring. I have another one for you, this is from a Harry Potter book, I don't remember which one:

      "Do not dwell in dreams so much that you forget to live!"


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