Quotes for
the Journey:

Dreams 2

Follow your dreams, for as
you dream you shall become.



If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.       -Flavia Weedn

There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, “Yes, I’ve got dreams, of course, I’ve got dreams.”  Then they put the box away and bring it out once in a while to look in it, and yep, they’re still there.  These are great dreams, but they never even get out of the box.  It takes an uncommon amount of guts to put your dreams on the line, to hold them up and say, “How good or bad am I?”  That’s where courage comes in.       -Erma Bombeck
Be careful what you water your dreams with.  Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream.  Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success.  Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success.  Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.       -Lao Tzu
All big people are dreamers.  They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let 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
All men and women are born, live, suffer, and die; what distinguishes us one from another is our dreams, whether they be dreams about worldly or unworldly things, and what we do to make them come about.     -Joseph Epstein

I was not looking for my dreams to interpret my life, but rather for my life to interpret my dreams.     -Susan Sontag
Dreamers and doers--the world generally divides people into those two general classifications, but the world is often wrong.  There are people who win the admiration of their fellow people.  They are the people worth while.  Dreaming is just another name for thinking, planning, devising--another way of saying that a person exercises his or her soul.  A steadfast soul, holding steadily to a dream ideal, plus a sturdy will determined to succeed in any venture, can make any dream come true. Use your mind and your will.  They work together for you beautifully if you'll only give them a chance.     -B.N. Mills
What is a dream?  It is anything I think should happen and which I, therefore, exert myself to make happen, whatever the odds against it.  It is the college education I couldn't get when I was in my twenties but which I am now getting, one night course at a time.  It is the new fountain in the garden that I take hours to dig after the regular workday is over.  It is the new deck on the home.  It is anything that takes an effort that is really no effort at all.     -Joan Chittister, Seeing with Our Souls
Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back:  a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.      -Anaïs Nin
The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance--and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.       -Oprah Winfrey

If we advance confidently in the directions of our dreams, and endeavor to live the life which we have imagined, we will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.        -Henry David Thoreau
Dreams are renewable.  No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.       -Dale E. Turner
Keep your dreams alive.  Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication.  Remember all things are possible for those who believe.     -Gail Devers
Your dream might change our planet.       -Edward Lindaman
Great dreams contain inexhaustible truths, and orient us, like runes, toward our futures.  One hesitates to try to explain them; one wants to dance them, act them out in living gestures.  The more we put ourselves into a great dream, the more we get back.   Great dreams are wells that never run dry.       -Michael Grosso
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


You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.        -Mary Manin Morrissey
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.       -C.S. Lewis
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.       -Leon Joseph Cardinal Suenens
Faith and hope are the antidote.  Stay actively involved in manifesting your dreams and the world created will be one we all want to live in.       -Jewel Kilcher
Here is the big picture:  Life is too short to not pursue your dreams.  Someday your life will near its end and all you will be able to do is look backwards.  You can reflect with joy or regret.  Those who dream, who set goals and act on them to live out their dreams are those who live lives of joy and have a sense of peace when they near the end of their lives.  They have finished well, for themselves and for their families.  Remember:  These are the dreams and goals that are born out of your heart and mind.  These are the goals that are unique to you and come from who you were created to be and gifted to become.     -Jim Rohn
Dreams are renewable.  No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.     -Dale E. Turner
Unfortunately, as we get older, reason and logic push wishes and dreams to the side.  It's as if adulthood pulls the whimsy right out from under our noses.  Yet most people who accomplish the seemingly impossible are quick to point out that sometimes dreams really do come true.  Think of the difference between moving mountains and believing in moving mountains.  That will is not unlike the famous train who thought it could and, finally, did get over the mountain.  The trains that came before didn't believe it was possible to get to the other side. . . . If you dream about something coming true, it's a kind of wish fulfillment.  And even then, that may be all we have.     -Leslie Levine, Ice Cream for Breakfast
Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.        -Karen Ravn
Dreams come true.  Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.       -John Updike

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