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Dreams Quotes

60 of the best book quotes about dreams
  1. #1
    “Friends, it’s not about the goal or the dream you have. It’s about who you become on your way to that goal.”
  2. #2
    “Well, maybe it started that way. As a dream, but doesn’t everything. Those buildings. These lights. This whole city. Somebody had to dream about it first. And maybe that is what I did. I dreamed about coming here, but then I did it.”
  3. #3
    “For two bits I’d shove out of here. If we can get jus’ a few dollars in the poke we’ll shove off and go up the American River and pan gold. We can make maybe a couple of dollars a day there, and we might hit a pocket.”
  4. #4
    “It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
  5. #5
    “When life offers you a dream so far beyond any of your expectations, it’s not reasonable to grieve when it comes to an end.”
  6. #6
    “Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.”
  7. #7
    “Tough toenails, tiger. What you want and what you get are usually two entirely different things.”
  8. #8
    “Always in the dream, it seemed as if there were a destination: a something--he could not grasp what-that lay beyond the place where the thickness of snow brought the sled to a stop. He was left, upon awakening, with the feeling that he wanted, even somehow needed, to reach the something that waited in the distance. The feeling that it was good. That it was welcoming. That it was significant. But he did not know how to get there.”
    author
    Lois Lowry
    book
    The Giver
    character
    Jonas
    concepts
    DestinyDreams
  1. #9
    “There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
  2. #10
    “My troubles are all over, and I am at home; and often before I am quite awake, I fancy I am still in the orchard at Birtwick, standing with my friends under the apple trees.”
  3. #11
    “Alaska has long been a magnet for dreamers and misfits, people who think the unsullied enormity of the Last Frontier will patch all the holes in their loves. The bush is an unforgiving place, however, that care nothing for hope or longing.”
  4. #12
    “The most important thing in life is to stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I will.’ Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities.”
  5. #13
    “A dreamer, I walked enchanted, and nothing held me back.”
  6. #14
    “They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”
  7. #15
    I allowed my mind to wander. I’ve found this to be a very effective way of passing the time; you take a situation or a person and start to imagine nice things that might happen. You can make anything happen, anything at all, inside a daydream.
  8. #16
    “We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.”
  1. #17
    “Do you see the story? Do you see anything? It seems to me I am trying to tell you a dream--making a vain attempt, because no relation of a dream can convey the dream-sensation, that commingling of absurdity, surprise, and bewilderment in a tremor of struggling revolt, that notion of being captured by the incredible which is the very essence of dreams...”
  2. #18
    “For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams”
  3. #19
    “When you chase a dream, you learn about yourself. You learn your capabilities and limitations, and the value of hard work and persistence.”
  4. #20
    “I had learned to dwell with pleasure as a beloved daydream on the
    thought of the separation of these elements. If each I told myself could be housed in separate identities life would be relieved of all that was unbearable the unjust might go his way delivered from the aspirations and remorse of his more upright twin and the just could walk steadfastly and securely on his upward path doing the good things in which he found his pleasure and no longer exposed to disgrace and penitence by the hands of this extraneous evil.”
  5. #21
    “Dreams are always crushing when they don’t come true. But it’s the simple dreams that are often the most painful because they seem so personal, so reasonable, so attainable. You’re always close enough to touch, but never quite close enough to hold and it’s enough to break your heart.”
  6. #22
    “We live as we dream--alone....”
  7. #23
    “Kid, you’ll move mountains! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way!”
  8. #24
    “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
  1. #25
    “But it was all a dream; no Eve soothed my sorrows nor shared my thoughts; I was alone. I remembered Adam’s supplication to his Creator. But where was mine? He had abandoned me, and in the bitterness of my heart I cursed him.”
  2. #26
    “Are you sure
    That we are awake? It seems to me
    That yet we sleep, we dream.”
  3. #27
    “Romeo: I dreamt a dream tonight.
    Mercutio: And so did I.
    Romeo: Well, what was yours?
    Mercutio: That dreamers often lie.
    Romeo: In bed asleep while they do dream things true.”
  4. #28
    “Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.”
  5. #29
    “Yet mad I am not...and very surely do I not dream.”
  6. #30
    “I’ve dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas: they’ve gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind. And this is one: I’m going to tell it—but take care not to smile at any part of it.”
  7. #31
    “Oh, the terrible struggle that I have had against sleep so often of late; the pain of the sleeplessness, or the pain of the fear of sleep, and with such unknown horror as it has for me! How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams.”
  8. #32
    “They fell into a silence. They looked at one another, amazed. This thing they had never really believed in was coming true.”
  1. #33
    “The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man’s hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream was.”
  2. #34
    “I[f] we shadows have offended,
    Think but this, and all is mended,
    That you have but slumber’d here,
    While these visions did appear,
    And this weak and idle theme,
    No more yielding, but a dream.”
  3. #35
    “How do you keep hold of a dream like that?”
    “With both hands.”
    author
    Kristin Hannah
    book
    Firefly Lane
    character
    Tully
    concept
    Dreams
  4. #36
    “She hadn’t realized how much she’d needed a dream, but it had transformed her, changed her from poor motherless and abandoned Tully to a girl poised to take on the world. The goal made her life story unimportant, gave her something to reach for, to hang on to.”
  5. #37
    Listen to the MUSTN’TS, child,
    Listen to the DON’TS
    Listen to the SHOULDN’TS
    The IMPOSSIBLES, the WON’TS
    Listen to the NEVER HAVES
    Then listen close to me—
    Anything can happen, child,
    ANYTHING can be.
  6. #38
    “I have not slept.
    Between the acting of a dreadful thing
    And the first motion, all the interim is
    Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream:
    The Genius and the mortal instruments
    Are then in council; and the state of man,
    Like to a little kingdom, suffers then
    The nature of an insurrection.”
  7. #39
    “That’s the thing about being the product of happily married parents. You grow up thinking the fairy tale is real, and more than that, you think you’re entitled to live it.”
  8. #40
    “[P]eople are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”
  1. #41
    “Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.”
  2. #42
    “Long enough have you dream’d contemptible dreams,
    Now I wash the gum from your eyes,
    You must habit yourself to the dazzle of the light
    and of every moment of your life”
  3. #43
    “To die, to sleep -
    To sleep, perchance to dream - ay, there’s the rub,
    For in this sleep of death what dreams may come...”
  4. #44
    “I’ve got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.”
    author
    Louisa May Alcott
    book
    Little Women
    character
    Jo
    concept
    Dreams
  5. #45
    “I’d have a stable full of Arabian steeds, rooms piled with books, and I’d write out of a magic inkstand, so that my works should be as famous as Laurie’s music. I want to do something splendid before I go into my castle—something heroic, or wonderful—that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead. I don’t know what, but I’m on the watch for it, and mean to astonish you all, some day. I think I shall write books, and get rich and famous; that would suit me, so that is my favorite dream.”
    author
    Louisa May Alcott
    book
    Little Women
    character
    Jo
    concept
    Dreams
  6. #46
    “There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams -- not through her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion. It had gone beyond her, beyond everything. He had thrown himself into it with a creative passion, adding to it all the time, decking it out with every bright feather that drifted his way. No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.”
  7. #47
    “A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”
  8. #48
    “No one is ever satisfied where he is.”
  1. #49
    “I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.”
    author
    A. A. Milne
    book
    Winnie the Pooh
    character
    Pooh
    concept
    Dreams
  2. #50
    “We could live offa the fatta the lan’.”
  3. #51
    There is a drowsy state, between sleeping and waking, when you dream more in five minutes with your eyes half open, and yourself half conscious of everything that is passing around you, than you would in five nights with your eyes fast closed, and your senses wrapt in perfect unconsciousness.
  4. #52
    They were expensive combs, she knew, and her heart had simply craved and yearned over them without the least hope of possession. And now, they were hers, but the tresses that should have adorned the coveted adornments were gone.
  5. #53
    “It ain’t no lie. We’re gonna do it. Gonna get a little place an’ live on the fatta the lan’.”
  6. #54
    “I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart.”
  7. #55
    “Don’t be self-conscious,” he whispered in my ear. “If I could dream at all, it would be about you. And I’m not ashamed of it.”
  8. #56
    “The time is long overdue to encourage more women to dream the possible dream.”
  9. #57
    “Four days will quickly steep themselves in nights;
    Four nights will quickly dream away the time.”
  10. #58
    “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
  11. #59
    “Even if she be not harmed, her heart may fail her in so much and so many horrors; and hereafter she may suffer--both in waking, from her nerves, and in sleep, from her dreams.”
  12. #60
    “If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams.”
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