“Realistic” people who pursue “practical” aims are rarely as realistic or practical in the long run of life as the dreamers who pursue their dreams.”
– Hans Selye
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Explore. Dream.”
– Mark Twain
“Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man would have dreamed would have come his way.”
“Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Begin it now.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
poet, dramatist, novelist, and philosopher
“Every human being has, like Socrates, an attendant spirit; and wise are they who obey its signals. If it does not always tell us what to do, it always cautions us what not to do.”
– Lydia M. Child
“If you can dream it, you can do it.”
– Walt Disney
“Reach for your dreams and they will reach for you.”
– Han Rose Zadra
“What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore – and then run?
Maybe it just sags like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?”
– Langston Hughes
“I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.”
– Vincent van Gogh, artist
“A guidance counselor who has made a fetish of security, or who has unwittingly surrendered his thinking to economic determinism, may steer a youth away from his dream of becoming a poet, an artist, a musician or any other of thousands of things, because it offers no security, it does not pay well, there are no vacancies, it has no “future”.
– Henry M Wriston
11th president of Brown University
“Dream lofty dreams,and as you dream, so shall you become.
Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be;
Your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.”
– James Allen
As A Man Thinketh
“Shoot for the moon.
Even if you miss it
you will land among the stars.”
– Les Brown
“Without darkness there are no dreams.”
– Karla Kuban, novelist
“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.”
– William Blake
“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.”
– Kahlil Gibran
mystic, poet and artist
“Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream
again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.”
– Anais Nin, writer
“Science can explain what’s happening down inside atoms and what’s happening at the edge of the universe, but it cannot explain consciousness. It’s a paradox–without consciousness there would be no science, but science doesn’t know what to do, at all, with consciousness.”
– Peter Russell
author, physicist and futurist
“Science and Spirituality,”
Timeline March/April 1999
“Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere.
Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation.”
– Eileen Cady
“Yes, I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can find his way by moonlight, and see the dawn before the rest of the world.”
– Oscar Wilde
“You are never given a wish without being given the power to make it come true.”
– Ayelet Ronen
“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”
– Ralph Vaull Starr
“The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don’t know how or why.”
– Albert Einstein
“A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.”
– Denis Waitley