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190+ Dream Quotes to Inspire You to Pursue Your Passion (2022)

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If you’re looking for a sign or motivation to fuel your desire to pursue your dreams in life, then these dream quotes are ideal for you.

There is always someone we look up to and aspire to be when we grow up. This influences our life goals and inspires us to follow in their footsteps.

However, while pursuing your life goals, you may face numerous challenges. These tribulations may or may not help you achieve your objectives, but they will undoubtedly shape you into a better person.

So, whether you’ve already achieved your goals or are on your way there, this collection of Dream Quotes will inspire you to keep going.

Check out the full list here.

Best Dream Quotes to Inspire You

1. “Follow your dreams, believe in yourself, and don’t give up.” – Rachel Corrie

2. “You’ve got to follow that dream, wherever that dream may lead.” – Elvis Presley

3. “Don’t ever let someone tell you, you can’t do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you got to protect it.” – Steven Conrad

4. “If you want to be successful in this world, you have to follow your passion, not your paycheck.” – Anonymous

5. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown

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6. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

7. “Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.” – John Wooden

8. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve—the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho

9. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins

10. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

11. “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, ‘I’m possible!’” – Audrey Hepburn

12. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

13. “People have, for centuries, turned their dreams into action, and those actions have turned into accomplishments of every kind.” – Byron Pulsifer

14. “Follow your dreams. I am not saying it’s going to be easy, but I am saying it’s going to be worth it.” – Moffat Machingura

15. “Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.” – Albert Einstein

16. “You will never find time for anything. You must make it.” – Charles Buxton

17. “You have to dream before your dreams can come true.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

18. “Follow your dreams. If you have a goal, and you want to achieve it, then work hard and do everything you can to get there, and one day it will come true.” – Lindsey Vonn

19. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

20. “Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” – Simone de Beauvoir

21. “It doesn’t matter how you look. As long as you train hard, you focus and you’re hungry, and that drive is in you to follow your dreams, everything is possible.” – Andy Ruiz Jr.

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22. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

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

24. “Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.” – John Updike

25. “Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.” – Belva Davis

26. “Don’t let people discourage you from living your dreams.” – David DeNotaris

Dream Quotes That Will Motivate You to Never Give Up on Your Goals

27. “Follow your dreams. Just make sure to have fun too.” – Chris Brown

28. “Just follow your dreams and be patient.” – Angelique Kerber

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29. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem

30. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah

31. “Every goal we reach has once been part of a dream we thought would never come true.” – Sandra Cooze

32. “Allow your dreams to lead you rather than allowing your problems to push you.” – Okorote Emmanuel

33. “Chase your dreams. Design your life in a way that people will have to search you on google and not on social media.” – Nicky Verd

34. “It is better to risk starving to death than surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?” – Jim Carrey

35. “Stand up for what you believe in even if it means standing alone.” – Andy Biersack

36. “Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” – Paul Brandt

37. “You see things, and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were—and I say, ‘Why not?’” – George Bernard Shaw

38. “Never be ashamed! There’s some who will hold it against you, but they are not worth bothering with.” – J. K. Rowling.

39. “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

40. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker

41. “Do not wait—the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” – George Herbert

42. “Regardless of parentage, heritage, or origin, dreams are meant to be pursued and grasped and pulled from the sky. If you work hard, educate yourself, strive, and never forget to be kind to others, your dreams can come true.” – Michael Lee-Chin

43. “To be a human being is to be in a state of tension between your appetites and your dreams, and the social realities around you and your obligations to your fellow man.” – John Updike

44. “I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.” – Venus Williams

45. “People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. Live your truth and don’t ever stop!” – Steve Maraboli

46. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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47. “Life is to be enjoyed, not endured. So follow your dreams, embrace change and live what you love.” – Aysel Gunar

48. “Follow your dreams, work hard, practice, and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercises and maintain a healthy lifestyle.” – Sasha Cohen

49. “Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream, precedes the goal.” – Pamela Vaull Starr

50. “I would encourage you to set really high goals. Set goals that, when you set them, you think they’re impossible. But then every day you can work towards them, and anything is possible, so keep working hard and follow your dreams.” – Katie Ledecky

51. “Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.” – Ray Bradbury

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Quotes and Advice on Following Your Dreams

52. “Don’t tell people your dreams. Show them.” – Anonymous

53. “A dream that never dies eventually demands for attention.” – Debbie Macomber

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54. “Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.” – Jonas Salk

55. “The future belongs to the dreamers, not to the critics. The future belongs to the people who follow their heart no matter what the critics say because they truly believe in their vision.” – Donald Trump

56. “Wake up! And lay claim to your dream with sacred determination flashing in your eyes, never to play small for the rest of your life.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones

57. “In order to live fully, you must be guided by the reality of your ecstasy more than the maintenance of your monotony.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones

58. “The building blocks of life are basically anything and everything you can use to reach your dreams.” – Patrick Sverns

59. “When you move forward day after day taking action towards your dreams, there is no way you won’t make it!” – Sandra Leon

60. “Take wishing and hoping right out of your vocabulary, commit to yourself and your dreams, and take action.” – Honoree Corder

61. “The only dreams that come true are the ones you chase. If you do nothing, you get nothing.” – Joseph Atser

62. “Don’t let small minds convince you that your dreams are too big.” – Anonymous

63. “Remember, God never gives you a dream or a wish without also giving you the power to make your dream or wish come true.” – Timothy McGaffin II

64. “Each of us has our own dreams and ambitions. Only through a concentrated effort can a person realize one’s own dreams, hopes, and ambitions.” – Maggie Thompson

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65. “If you don’t build your dreams, someone will hire you to help build theirs.” – Tony Gaskin

66. “All of the wishes and dreams that you hold dear are obtainable. All you need to do is focus on who you are, how the world sees you, and how you see yourself. Once you do, you will never doubt yourself again.” – Nathan Smart

67. “Step away from the couch sitters who are awaiting the single perfect day to begin living their dream. You can choose to live your dream every day if you just take the first step.” – T. D. Jakes

68. “Don’t just be a dreamer. Create goals for yourself and follow them to the end.” – Nathan Ergang

69. “Always be dedicated to your work and success will follow you, as this is the only way that makes your dream come true.” – Amara Abid

70. “Dare to dream, but even more importantly, dare to put action behind your dreams.” – Josh Hinds

71. “Next time you are filled with passion and a desire to create change, remember to take steps towards your dream, not leaps.” – Calvin Simpson

72. “Don’t delay your dreams. Your dreams need you to survive and you need them to thrive. If you haven’t already started, begin now.” – LeAura Alderson

Powerful Quotes on Why You Should Follow Your Dreams

73. “You’ll be much more successful if you follow your dreams and follow your passions.” – Jay Weatherill

74. “Magic is the happiness that we create when we give ourselves permission to follow our dreams.” – Nattie Kate Mason

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75. “Dreams don’t work unless you do.” – John C. Maxwell

76. “In a world full of spectators, be the player.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

77. “Stay focused, go after your dreams, and keep moving towards your goals.” – LL Cool J

78. “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” – Paulo Coelho

79. “Let your dreams become your reality, set your goals, take action, and live your dream.” – Catherine Pulsifer

80. “Follow your passion and dreams, do what you truly love, put aside any nonsense or worries and realize that this moment is all we’ve got.” – Frank Arrigazzi

81. “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” – W. Clement Stone

82. “All I can say is that it’s important to follow your dreams.” – Hunx

83. “We may place blame, give reasons, and even have excuses—but in the end, it is an act of cowardice to not follow your dreams.” – Steve Maraboli

84. “As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning.” – Barbara Sher

85. “I know it sounds corny, but when you follow your dreams, it happens. And if it’s music, take it seriously.” – Enrique Iglesias

86. “Follow your dreams folks, it can lead you to the most wonderful, unimaginable places!” – Christina Casino

87. “Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

88. “Sometimes, you follow your dreams. I say to the young people, ‘If you have a dream, chase it.’” – Karl Malone

89. “If you haven’t dreamt that you will get there, you will not think about ever taking the steps to be there.” – Max Robinson

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90. “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic—it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” – Colin Powell

91. “When you don’t follow your passions, you grow angry and bitter.” – Bert McCoy

92. “Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso

93. “When you stop chasing your dreams, your dreams start chasing you.” – Dez Del Rio

94. “Chase your dreams, do what you love—even if it doesn’t pay the bills, it pays the happiness.” – Nicky Verd

95. “You can get what you want or you can just get old.” – Billy Joel

96. “Follow yourself, the rest will come behind you.” – P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

97. “Without dreams, there can be no courage. And without courage, there can be no action.” – Wim Wender

98. “The only thing worse than starting something and failing—is not starting something.” – Seth Godin

99. “Someone once told me, ‘Anh, believe in your dreams!’ I always have and always will, and I think that if you follow your dreams in life, you really can live an amazing life.” – Anh Do

100. “Remember how far you’ve come, and you won’t have to rely on a destiny for your future. It will come on your own.” – Shannon A. Thompson

101. “Your dreams give form to your soul, and each goal achieved brings it more to life until the unseen becomes real.” – LeAura Alderson

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102. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

103. “Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?” – Charles Bukowski

Deep Quotes on the Importance of Pursuing Your Dreams

104. “The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” – Paul Valery

105. “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” – Jennifer Lee

106. “If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.” – Muhammad Ali

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107. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C. S. Lewis

108. “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill

109. “No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.” – Lupita Nyong’o

110. “It may be that those who do most, dream most.” – Stephen Butler Leacock

111. “You can’t fall if you don’t climb. But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground.” – Anonymous

112. “Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” – Gloria Steinem

113. “Nothing happens unless we first dream.” – Carl Sandburg

114. “Walk ahead, because if you look back, you will go back.” – Dragos Bratasanu

115. “Your better future is a dream for yourself and for your family.” – Jim Rohn

116. “Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.” – Mick Jagger

117. “Dreams are illustrations—from the book your soul is writing about you.” – Marsha Norman

118. “When you stop having dreams and ideals—well, you might as well stop altogether.” – Marian Anderson

119. “Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.” – Edgar Cayce

120. “I can’t imagine a person becoming a success who doesn’t give this game of life everything he’s got.” – Walter Cronkite

121. “Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” – Joel Barker

122. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

123. “Life is so short and I am so convinced of what I want in life, that I first change the entire world before changing my mind!” – Rodolfo Peon

124. “Someone who truly loves you will never expect you to give up your goals, dreams or ambitions. They will encourage you, not hold you back.” – Anthon St. Maarten

125. “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” – Langston Hughes

126. “When you follow your dreams, you encourage other people to follow theirs.” – Nafessa Williams

127. “Sometimes, life is about risking everything for a dream no one can see but you.” – Anonymous

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128. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

129. “If we think about it, there is no reason for hate in this world if everyone had the most selfish attitude of doing what they love.” – Rodolfo Peon

130. “If you want someone to follow you, you must be prepared to follow yourself.” – Arif Naseem

131. “Leave everything to follow your dream, until your future walks it down the aisle of existence giving it away to meet you at the altered reality of your destiny.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones

Dream Quotes to Encourage You to Believe in Yourself

132. “We are all born with the universal right of being authentic.” – Rodolfo Peon

133. “The more things you do, the more you can do.” – Lucille Ball

134. “Whatever you do, do not match the room—failure is when a person is seduced to what is now.” – Karl Kristian Flores

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

136. “It’s the ‘everyday’ experiences we encounter along the journey to who we wanna be that will define who we are when we get there.” – Aaron Lauritsen

137. “From this point forward, you don’t even know how to quit in life.” – Aaron Lauritsen

138. “Follow your heart. Do not be swayed by the negative opinions of others. Know who you are, what you want, what you need to reach your objectives, and plan accordingly.” – Carlos Wallace

139. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale

140. “Those who achieve the extraordinary are usually the most ordinary because they have nothing to prove to anybody. Be humble.” – Aaron Lauritsen

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141. “If a lion turned every time small dogs barked at it, it would be the laughing stock of the jungle.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

142. “To believe in yourself and to follow your dreams, to have goals in life and a drive to succeed, and to surround yourself with the things and the people that make you happy—this is a success!” – Sasha Azevedo

Dream Quotes to Keep You Going

143. “Fall seven times and stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb

144. “Follow your dreams, they know the way.” – Kobe Yamada

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145. “Dream big and dare to fail.” – Norman Vaughan

146. “Dream without fear, love without limits.” – Dilip Bathija

147. “What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

148. “A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.” – John Barrymore

149. “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean

150. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

151. “If you have a heartbeat, there’s still time for your dreams.” – Sean Stephenson

152. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale

153. “Why should you continue going after your dreams? Because seeing the look on the faces of the people who said you couldn’t—will be priceless.” – Kevin Ngo

154. “We’ve removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams.” – Jackson

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155. “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” – Jeff Bezos

156. “Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.” – George Whitefield

157. “Don’t be afraid to follow that inspiration. It’s calling to you now for a reason.” – Rebecca K

158. “Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” – Jamie Paolinetti

159. “Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer.” – Marcia Wieder

160. “Lord knows dreams are hard to follow but don’t let anyone tear them away. Hold on there will be tomorrow in time you’ll find the way.” – Mariah Carey

161. “Follow your dreams and use your natural-born talents and skills to make this a better world for tomorrow.” – Paul Watson

162. “If you’re waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you’ll never make it.” – Criss Jami

163. “The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days we laugh about tomorrow.” – Aaron Lauritsen

164. “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

Positive Quotes to Inspire You to Achieve Your Dreams

165. “Dream happy dreams.” – Stephenie Meyer

166. “When people don’t understand what you love to do, you are not crazy, you are kick-ass.” – Hiral Nagda

167. “Explore, experience, then push beyond.” – Aaron Lauritsen

168. “For anyone out there who is afraid to follow your dream, don’t be! I can’t encourage you enough!” – Christina Casino

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169. “Your dream is not a democracy. Listen to your heart, not the masses.” – Bernard Kelvin Clive

170. “Practice leads to perfection and perfection leads to succession.” – Iam Jensen

171. “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

172. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream—not only plan but also believe.” – Anatole France

173. “I am personally an idealist. I was lucky enough to follow my dreams in my own life, so you should definitely follow your dreams.” – Sal Khan

174. “Live the life of your dreams—be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.” – Roy T. Bennett

175. “Follow your passion because you are into it, not because others are doing it.” – H.Preet

176. “Passionately pursue your dreams and strive to have a good spirit while you do—for it will greatly help you make those dreams a reality.” – Rachel Sazon-Reyes

177. “I feel like I’m making a difference. I feel like putting out a message for young girls to follow your dreams and just work at what you want to do and be yourself.” – Willow Smith

178. “You can’t predict it all. People will tell you to plan things out as best you can. They will tell you to focus. They will tell you to follow your dreams. They will all be right.” – Elizabeth Warren

179. “When you make your dreams come true it may be only for yourself, but there are hundreds and maybe thousands who’ll be inspired.” – Thomas Meyer

180. “The amount of opportunities and experiences just waiting for you are almost limitless. Every dream you have and wonderful desires can come true.” – Zak Khan

181. “My advice to anyone, whatever their field, is to never be afraid to chase a dream because of the risk of failure or ridicule.” – Jason Ayres

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182. “No matter how hard it seems, if you know that your dream is worth fighting for, start somewhere.” – Russell Davis

Quotes to Urge You to Follow Your Dreams Despite Adversity

183. “People become great only in the face of adversity.” – Dragos Bratasanu

184. “Man alone has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality—man alone can dream and make his dreams come true.” – Napoleon Hill

185. “It’s in those quiet little towns, at the edge of the world, that you will find the salt of the earth people who make you feel right at home.” – Aaron Lauritsen

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186. “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do.” – Steve Jobs

187. “Reality bends to your wish when you hold the vision of what you want with unbending intent.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones

188. “Hopefully, young people will see that you can be young and make the sacrifices to follow your dreams.” – Tinie Tempah

189. “If you want your dreams to come true, it is important that you believe this is the kind of world not only where that can happen but where it is in the process of happening for you at this very moment.” – Bill Tharp

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190. “No matter how high. No matter how low. Just trust and believe. You have what it takes to achieve. Your dream.” – Omarr RaSharjd Lee

191. “It’s never too late to go for a dream or make a change in your life. You can reinvent yourself, build a new career, and maintain a positive outlook on life, at any age—even when your world is collapsing around you.” – Michele Laine

192. “The past may be gone, but its battles are still vivid in your mind. Give those past dreams another try, another one, and another one!” – C J Kruse

193. “Every one of us also has the good fortune to dream where the dream is one of living better, or more wholesome, or making our adventure down the path of life much more tolerable and pleasant.” – Byron Pulsifer

194. “All dreamers, all achievers, all great people kept their child-like faith in their own dream and their ability to carry it out, and these great people had an inordinate gift to disregard the world’s cries for reality.” – Jim Stovall

195. “As you set out in pursuit of your dreams, you will inevitably face challenges, trials, and stumbling blocks along the way. A key to your success will be developing a critical skill that every truly successful woman possesses in abundance—resilience.” – Valorie Burton

Which of these Dream Quotes motivates you to reach your life objectives? What is it that keeps you from achieving your goals? Please let us know in the comments.