dreaming and imagining

If you can imagine it,
you can achieve it.
If you can dream it,
you can become it.

— William Arthur Ward

Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality.
It’s a way of understanding it.

— Lloyd Alexander

Go Confidently in the direction of your dreams!
Live the life you’ve imagined.

— Thoreau

Don’t part with your illusions.
When they are gone you may still exist,
but you have ceased to live.

— Mark Twain

Some men see things as they are and ask why.
Others dream things that never were
and ask why not.

— George Bernard Shaw

All men who have achieved great things
have been great dreamers.

— Orison Swett Marden

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

A man is not old until regrets
take the place of dreams.

— John Barrymore

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile
the moment a single man contemplates it,
bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The future belongs to those
who believe in their dreams.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

Yesterday is but today’s memory,
and tomorrow is today’s dream.

— Kahlil Gibran

Reality can destroy the dream;
why shouldn’t the dream destroy reality?

— George Moore

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world.

— Albert Einstein

Dreamers are those
who have achieved in love and life,
because it is a dream that got them there.

— Cindy Sherman

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

Reach high,
for the stars lie hidden in your soul.
Dream deep,
for every dream precedes the goal.

— Pamela Vaull Starr

To the degree we’re not living our dreams,
our comfort zone has more control of us
than we have over ourselves.

— Peter McWilliams

When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum.

— David Gerrold

When I examine myself
and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion
that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me
than my talent for absorbing
positive knowledge.

— Albert Einstein

He who wonders discovers
that this in itself is wonder.

— M. C. Escher

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  

You see things as they are
and ask, “Why?”
I dream things as they never were
and ask, “Why not?”

— George Bernard Shaw

Goals are dreams with deadlines.

— unknown

If you can dream it, you can do it.

— Walt Disney

Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die,
life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.

— Langston Hughes

If a little dreaming is dangerous,
the cure for it is not to dream less
but to dream more,
to dream all the time.

— Marcel Proust

Those who dream by day
are cognizant of many things
that escape those
who dream only at night.

— Edgar Allan Poe

Imagination is the only weapon
in the war against reality.

— Jules de Gaultier

It may be that those who do most,
dream most.

— Stephen Leacock

There will always be dreams
grander or humbler than your own,
but there will never be a dream
exactly like your own…
for you are unique
and more wondrous than you know!

— Linda Staten

Only those who see the invisible
can do the impossible.

— unknown

Nothing happens unless first a dream.

— Carl Sandburg