Dreams are what separate the hopeful from the hopeless. They are our last bastion against despair in an unkind and unfeeling world. It is my dream to one day become a published author and it’s this dream that keeps me going even when everything around me is telling me I’d be better off quitting. But lately, believing in my dream has been a struggle; it’s felt like an impossible dream, like it’s at the top of a very deep well and I’m at the very bottom of it.
If anyone else is feeling this way, I thought I’d pass along some of my favorite quotes about dreams and the importance of dreaming, quotes that always convince me that it’s worthwhile to keep looking up to those dreams and to keep trying to reach them, no matter how far away they might seem.
- Pope John XXIII
“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.”
- Paulo Coelho
“Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.”
- Langston Hughes
“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.”
- E. Lawrence
“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.”
- James Allen
“The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.”