Everything starts as somebody’s daydream.
Larry Niven, US science fiction author (b. 1938)
You see things and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were and say ‘Why not?’
George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright, essayist (1856-1950)
I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night, ‘There must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star.’ But I’m not going to worry about them. I’m dreaming the hardest.
Marilyn Monroe, US actress (1926-1962)
I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Thomas Jefferson, US President (1741-1826)
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt, US United Nations delegate (1884-1962)
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Walt Disney, US artist, film producer (1901-1966)
It may be those who dream most do most.
Stephen Leacock, British-born Canadian humorist (1869-1944)
Our life is composed greatly of dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.
Anais Nin, US author (1903-1977)
Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
John Updike, US author (1932-2009)
We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them, nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.
Woodrow Wilson, US President (1856-1924)
Rose-coloured glasses are never made in bifocals. Nobody wants to read the small print in dreams.
Eppie Lederer, known as Ann Landers, US advice columnist (1918-2002)
Dare to be wrong and to dream.
Friedrich von Schiller, German dramatist, poet (1759-1805)
Those who dream by day are cognisant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe, US poet, novelist (1809-1849)
Dreamers exist to keep the dreams alive until the non-dreamers are ready to dream.
Pierre LeClerc, French management consultant
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau, US essayist, poet (1817-1862)
The things that haven’t been done before,
Those are the things to try;
Columbus dreamed of an unknown shore,
At the rim of the far-flung sky.
Edgar Albert Guest, US poet (1881-1959)
It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream.
Benjamin Elijah Mays, US clergyman, author (1895-1984)
I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realised, than lord among those without dreams and desires.
Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese philosopher, author, poet (1883-1931)