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He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.
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Our dreams drench us in senses, and senses steps us again in dreams.
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He dreamed he was eating shredded wheat and woke up to find the mattress half gone.
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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.
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What if nothing exists and we're all in somebody's dream? Or what's worse, what if only that fat guy in the third row exists?
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I have heard it said that the first ingredient of success -- the earliest spark in the dreaming youth -- if this; dream a great dream.
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I'll do my dreaming with my eyes wide open, and I'll do my looking back with my eyes closed.
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That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
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Because thou must not dream, thou need not despair.
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When asked what he would do if he only had six months to live: Type faster.
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A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish.
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Initially I wanted to be Muhammad Ali. But then I got into a fight and I got my butt kicked, so I figured I could choose something else.
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You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
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Reverie is not a mind vacuum. It is rather the gift of an hour which knows the plenitude of the soul.
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Dreams have only the pigmentation of fact.
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A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
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Let sleep itself be an exercise in piety, for such as our life and conduct have been, so also of necessity will be our dreams.
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If there were dreams to sell, what would you buy?
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Who so regardeth dreams is like him that catcheth at a shadow, and followeth after the wind. [Ecclesiasticus 34:2]
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America has been a land of dreams. A land where the aspirations of people from countries cluttered with rich, cumbersome, aristocratic, ideological pasts can reach for what once seemed unattainable. Here they have tried to make dreams come true. Yet now... we are threatened by a new and particularly American menace. It is not the menace of class war, of ideology, of poverty, of disease, of illiteracy, or demagoguery, or of tyranny, though these now plague most of the world. It is the menace of unreality.
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The moment of enlightenment is when a person's dreams of possibilities become images of probabilities.
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I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.
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Before your dreams can come true, you have to have those dreams.
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You have the courage and power to live your dreams.
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Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.
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Dream manfully and nobly, and thy dreams shall be prophets.
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Our heart oft times wakes when we sleep, and God can speak to that, either by words, by proverbs, by signs and similitudes, as well as if one was awake.
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You've got to create a dream. You've got to uphold the dream. If you can't, go back to the factory or go back to the desk.
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When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either.
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There couldn't be a society of people who didn't dream. They'd be dead in two weeks.
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Follow your bliss.
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If your dream is a big dream, and if you want your life to work on the high level that you say you do, there's no way around doing the work it takes to get you there.
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I do not understand the capricious lewdness of the sleeping mind.
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Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.
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When I dream, I am ageless.
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One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers, completely cut off from our habits and friends.
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Dreams get you into the future and add excitement to the present.
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A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea. If he tries to climb out into the air as inexperienced people endeavor to do, he drowns.
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When your heart is in your dream, no request is too extreme.
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Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.
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Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die tomorrow.
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Dreaming permits each and everyone of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.
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If you have a dream, give it a chance to happen.
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You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it requires people to make the dream a reality.
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If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember this whole thing was started by a mouse.
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A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams.
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No person has the right to rain on your dreams.
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To dream anything that you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself, to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed.
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It is never too late to be what you might have been.
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Dreams are real as long as they last. Can we say more of life?
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When we can't dream any longer, we die.
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I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.
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The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
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When you cease to dream you cease to live.
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To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.
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Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
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The main reason I wanted to be successful was to get out of the ghetto. My parents helped direct my path.
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If you don't have a dream, how are you going to make a dream come true?
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You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands -- your own.
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Cutting the space budget really restores my faith in humanity. It eliminates dreams, goals, and ideals and lets us get straight to the business of hate, debauchery, and self-annihilation.
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Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which, if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare.
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I want to keep my dreams, even bad ones, because without them, I might have nothing all night long.
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Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.
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Did anyone ever have a boring dream?
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We do not really feel grateful toward those who make our dreams come true; they ruin our dreams.
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Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
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All men of action are dreamers.
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Castles in the air - -they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build as well.
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Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.
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All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.
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We've removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams.
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I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
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You're the only one who can make the difference. Whatever your dream is, go for it.
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It's not what the dream is but what the dream does.
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It is on the whole probably that we continually dream, but that consciousness makes such a noise that we do not hear it.
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I always have to dream up there against the stars. If I don't dream I will make it, I won't even get close.
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Only things the dreamers make live on. They are the eternal conquerors.
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Some people follow their dreams, others hunt them down and beat them mercilessly into submission.
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There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.
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Maybe we are less than our dreams, but that less would make us more than some Gods would dream of.
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In dream consciousness we make things happen by wishing them, because we are not only the observer of what we experience but also the creator.
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Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: -- we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.
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I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation when they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
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The more you can dream, the more you can do.
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All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men; they act out their dreams to make them reality.
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It may be those who do most, dream most.
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Dream is not a revelation. If a dream affords the dreamer some light on himself, it is not the person with closed eyes who makes the discovery but the person with open eyes lucid enough to fit thoughts together. Dream --a scintillating mirage surrounded by shadows --is essentially poetry.
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I dream of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.
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One half the world must sweat and groan that the other half may dream.
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There are those, I know, who will reply that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is. It is the American Dream.
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I wanted so badly to study ballet, but it was really all about wearing the tutu. [On the subject of her early aspirations]
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You will achieve grand dream, a day at a time, so set goals for each day -- not long and difficult projects, but chores that will take you, step by step, toward your rainbow. Write them down, if you must, but limit your list so that you won't have to drag today's undone matters into tomorrow. Remember that you cannot build your pyramid in twenty-four hours. Be patient. Never allow your day to become so cluttered that you neglect your most important goal -- to do the best you can, enjoy this day, and rest satisfied with what you have accomplished.
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Ah, great it is to believe the dream as we stand in youth by the starry stream; but a greater thing is to fight life through and say at the end, the dream is true!
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The dreamer whose dreams are non-utilitarian has no place in this world. In this world the poet is anathema, the thinker a fool, the artist an escapist, the man of vision a criminal.
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But sure there is need of other remedies than dreaming, a weak contention of art against nature.
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To accomplish great things we must first dream, then visualize, then plan... believe... act!
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Our dreams are a second life. I have never been able to penetrate without a shudder those ivory or horned gates which separate us from the invisible world.
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Dreams are necessary to life.
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Everything starts as somebody's day dream.
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We are near waking when we dream we are dreaming.
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The smaller the head, the bigger the dream.
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I believe that any single dream contains the essential message about our existence.
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Big thinking precedes great achievement.
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In bed my real love has always been the sleep that rescued me by allowing me to dream.
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All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream.
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Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
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Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
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If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.
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I dreamed a thousand new paths. I woke and walked my old one.
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If you want your dreams to come true, don't over sleep.
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A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
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It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.
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You're in the midst of a war: a battle between the limits of a crowd seeking the surrender of your dreams, and the power of your true vision to create and contribute. It is a fight between those who will tell you what you cannot do, and that part of you that knows -- and has always known -- that we are more than our environment; and that a dream, backed by an unrelenting will to attain it, is truly a reality with an imminent arrival.
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The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
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You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.
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I dream of you to wake; would that I might Dream of you and not wake but slumber on...
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Only in dreams does the happiness of the earth dwell.
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Know thyself, believe in God, and dare to dream.
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Nothing happens unless first a dream.
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Keep true to the dreams of your youth.
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Dreams show you that you have the power...
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Are you disappointed, discouraged and discontented with your present level of success? Are you secretly dissatisfied with your present status? Do you want to become a better and more beautiful person than you are today? Would you like to be able to really learn how to be proud of yourself and still not lose genuine humility? Then start dreaming! It’s possible! You can become the person you have always wanted to be!
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You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.
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Build a dream and the dream will build you.
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I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream past the wit of man to say what dream it was. Man is but an ass if he go about to expound this dream.
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We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life, is rounded with a sleep. [The Tempest]
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That, if then I had waked after a long sleep, will make me sleep again; and then, in dreaming, the clouds me thought would open and show riches ready to drop upon me; that, when I waked I cried to dream again.
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Thought are but dreams till their effects are tried.
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It is a shame that when we have a good dream we are asleep at the time.
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And our dreams are who we are.
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You must go after your wish. As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning.
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Aim for your star, no matter how far, you must reach high above and touch your life with love, you must never look back, but charge on! Attack! See your goal your star of desire, see it red hot, feel it burning, you must be obsessed with it to make it your true yearning, be ready my friends for when you truly believe it, you will certainly achieve it and by all of God’s universal laws you will always receive it!
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How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true!
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It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment. He is born to hopes and aspirations as the sparks fly upward, unless he has brutalized his nature and quenched the spirit of immortality which is his portion.
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I remember when I was in school, they would ask, What are you going to be when you grow up? and then you'd have to draw a picture of it. I drew a picture of myself as a bride.
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Toil, feel, think, hope; you will be sure to dream enough before you die, without arranging for it.
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I dream, therefore I exist.
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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.
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If one advances confidently in the directions of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
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Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake.
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If you're going to be thinking, you may as well think big.
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You have to think anyway, so why not think big?
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Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
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You can make the dream come true if you wake up and work.
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When you dream alone, with your eyes shut, asleep, that dream is an illusion. But when we dream together, sharing the same dream, awake and with our eyes wide open, then that dream becomes reality!
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Your dreams will come true... if you can see it... if you believe in it... then you can achieve it.
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A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.
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Oversleeping will never make one's dreams come true.
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Dream the impossible dream, Fight the unbeatable foe, Strive with your last once of courage To reach the unreachable star.
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Dreams are free.
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No dreamer is ever to small; no dream is ever to big.
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Like dreams, small creeks grow into mighty rivers.
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If all of our wishes were gratified, many of our dreams would be destroyed.
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His life was a sort of dream, as are most lives with the mainspring left out.
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Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
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Unfortunately, the balance of nature decrees that a super-abundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares.
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Be a dreamer. If you don't know how to dream, you're dead.
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Dream big and dare to fail.
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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.
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We've got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
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Dreams have their place in managerial activity, but they need to be kept severely under control.
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Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself. You may be surprised at how easily this happens. Your doubts are not as powerful as your desires, unless you make them so.
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Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.
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A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
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We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers.
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We grow by our dreams.
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Don't ever let anyone steal your dreams.
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But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
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