Sleeping is a waste of time, except when you dream. This page is a collection of proverbs and quotes about dreams and dreaming.

“I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.” (Vincent Van Gogh)

A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Be a dreamer. If you don't know how to dream, you're dead.

Jim Valvano

Be persistent in pursuing your dreams.

Oprah Winfrey

Catch your dreams before they slip away.

The Rolling Stones
Ruby Tuesday Lyrics

I dream of hiking into my old age.

Marlyn Doan

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.

Vincent Van Gogh

I dream, therefore I exist.

August J. Strindberg

I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?

Chuang Tsu

I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours.

Bob Dylan

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
J.K. Rowling

Listen to the color of your dreams.

The Beatles

Long after the ladies had retired, did the hot elder wine, well qualified with brandy and spice, go round, and round, and round again; and sound was the sleep and pleasant were the dreams that followed.

The Pickwick Papers
Charles Dickens

Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.

Mick Jagger

Lose your dreams and you will lose your mind.

The Rolling Stones
Ruby Tuesday lyrics

Men and women sleep on the same pillow, but they have different dreams.

Mongolian proverb

Sleep on a bed of silver and dream of gold.

Lithuanian proverb

The caged bird dreams of clouds.

Japanese proverb

The smaller the head, the bigger the dream.

Austin O'Malley

The summer dream beneath the tamarind tree.

Edgar Allan Poe

There is nothing like a dream to create the future.

Victor Hugo

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

Japanese proverb

When I dream, I am ageless.

Elizabeth Coatsworth

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

Les Brown

You'll never achieve your dreams if they don't become goals.

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