15 Inspiring Quotes About Being a Dreamer


Every great accomplishment begins with a dream, a vision that motivates us to shape our thoughts into a powerful reality. From the cars we drive to the shows we stream, passionate dreamers create many of the things we enjoy in life. That’s why your dreams are important.

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With a little imagination and a lot of drive, you have the power to contribute to the world, or even change it. So be a dreamer. Dive into your purpose with motivation from these 15 quotes―and discover just how just how big your dreams can be.

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1. “So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon seem inevitable.” ―Christopher Reeve

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2. “Get excited and enthusiastic about your own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire—you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.” ―Denis Waitley

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3. “The secret of making dreams come true can be summarized in four C’s. They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy; and the greatest of these is Confidence.” ―Walt Disney

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4. “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

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5. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” ―Henry David Thoreau

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6. “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

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7. “Dream no small dreams, for they have no power to move the hearts of men.” ―Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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8. “I have had dreams, and I’ve had nightmares. I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.” ―Jonas Salk

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9. “All successful people, men and women, are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision. ” ―Brian Tracy

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10. “The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle.” ―Anais Nin

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11. “The center of every man’s existence is a dream.” ―G.K. Chesterton

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12. “If you take responsibility for yourself, you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.” ―Les Brown

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13. “Dreams are the seedlings of reality.” ―Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

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14. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” ―Anatole France

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15. “Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ―Mark Twain

Related: 17 Motivational Quotes to Help You Achieve Your Dreams​

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Lydia Sweatt is a freelance writer, bookworm, and bass guitar enthusiast. When she goes outside, a bicycle goes with her.

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