100+ Quotes About Following Your Dreams that will Speak to Your Heart

Pursuing your dreams is a great means to boost your happiness in life. You’ll shine out and attract more people’s attention. We feel that pursuing one’s aspirations is the finest way to live one’s life. Dream pursuing is not for sheer fun/duty, but it will strengthen you and transform you into your finest self. It will also encourage others to pursue their dream in the face of adversity. 

Following your dreams will instantly improve your well-being and positivity. It will assist you in being more self-assured and avoiding being a copycat. It will also make the world a better place for everyone, particularly young people who desire to succeed.

There is a lot we have in our hearts but we can’t find the right words to express. There are some great people and some writers who have written it for you. In this article, you will find 100+ quotes that will speak your heart. You can skim and pick the one for you. So, without any ado let’s check them out.

100+ Quotes About Following Your Dreams that will Speak to Your Heart

Quotes from books and movies

  1. “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” –Oscar Wilde
  2. “Do it or not. There is no try.” –Yoda
  3. “Every man dies, but not every man really lives.” –William Wallace
  4. “Get busy living or get busy dying.” — Stephen King
  5. “It’s what you do right now that makes a difference.” –Struecker
  6. “Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.” –Benjamin Button
  7. “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – André Gide 
  8. “All we can know is that we know nothing. And that’s the height of human wisdom.” –Leo Tolstoy
  9. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” –Helen Keller
  10. “Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have.” –Unknown
  11. “True happiness … arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self.” –Joseph Addison
  12. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” –Milton Berle
  13. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” –Roy T. Bennett
  14. “The only place where your dreams become impossible is in your own thinking.” –Robert H. Shuller
  15. “I’ve always believed that you can think positive just as well as you can think negative.” –James Baldwin
  16. “I’m a very positive thinker, and I think that is what helps me the most in difficult moments.” –Roger Federer
  17. “I think positive emotion trumps negative emotion every time.” –Leonardo DiCaprio, Inception
  18. “Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.” –Ayn Rand
  19. “Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be.” –William Adams
  20. “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” –Dale Carnegie
  21. “Great men are not born great, they grow great.” –Mario Puzo
  22. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” –Lao Tzu
  23. “Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” –Theodore Roosevelt
  24. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” –George Addair

Quotes by celebrities

  1. “We all keep dreaming, and luckily, dreams really do come true.” – Katie Holmes
  2. “I think if you live in a black-and-white world, you’re gonna suffer a lot. I used to be like that. But I don’t believe that anymore.” – Bradley Cooper
  3. Be nice to people on the way up, because you may meet them on the way down.” – Jimmy Durante
  4. “Life is very interesting… in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths.” – Drew Barrymore
  5. “You’re only human. You live once and life is wonderful, so eat the damned red velvet cupcake.” – Emma Stone
  6. “Sometimes you can have the smallest role in the smallest production and still have a big impact.” – Neil Patrick Harris
  7. “Never worry about bad press: All that matters is if they spell your name right.” – Kate Hudson
  8. “A lot of people give up just before they’re about to make it. You know you never know when that next obstacle is going to be the last one.” – Chuck Norris
  9. “As a young man, I prayed for success. Now I just pray to be worthy of it.” – Brendan Fraser

Quotes by great personalities

  1. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.” –Abraham Lincoln
  2. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” –John Maxwell
  3. “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember, that’s where you will find success.” –Thomas J. Watson
  4. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” –Albert Einstein
  5. “Success is just a war of attrition. Sure, there’s an element of talent you should probably possess. But if you just stick around long enough, eventually something is going to happen.” –Dax Shepard
  6. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” –George Eliot
  7. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the aeroplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” –Henry Ford
  8. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” –Oprah Winfrey
  9. “If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less than excellent work.” –Thomas J. Watson
  10. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” –Alice Walker
  11. “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” –Buddha
  12. “Silent gratitude isn’t very much to anyone.” –Gertrude Stein
  13. “Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” –Henri Frederic Amiel
  14. “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” –Brené Brown
  15. “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” –Dr. Benjamin Spock
  16. “Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worried. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.” –T. Harv Eker
  17. “You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.” –Dr. Robert Anthony
  18. “All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” –Peter Pan
  19. “You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too late.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  20. “It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.” –Naomi Williams
  21. “One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay ‘in kind’ somewhere else in life.” –Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  22. “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” –Michael John Bobak
  23. “You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing.” –Philippos
  24. “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” –John Lennon
  25. “Eighty per cent of success is showing up.” –Woody Allen
  26. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear–not the absence of fear.” –Mark Twain
  27. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” –Pablo Picasso
  28. “We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.” –Earl Nightingale
  29. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” –Vidal Sassoon
  30. “The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.” –Bruce Feirstein
  31. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” –John D. Rockefeller
  32. “Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” –Nathaniel Hawthorne
  33. “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” –Ray Goforth
  34. “Success is not in what you have, but who you are.” –Bo Bennett
  35. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” –Maya Angelou
  36.  “Don’t ever let someone tell you, you can’t do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you got to protect it.” –  Steven Conrad
  37. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho
  38. “20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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
  39.  “A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.” – John Barrymore
  40. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah
  41.  “Nothing happens unless first we dream.” – Carl Sandburg
  42. “Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.” – John Wooden
  43. “You will never find time for anything. You must make it.” – Charles Buxton. M
  44. “To be a human being is to be in a state of tension between your appetites and your dreams, and the social realities around you and your obligations to your fellow man.” –  John Updike
  45. “If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.” – Les Brown
  46. “It may be that those who do most, dream most.” – Stephen Butler Leacock
  47. “No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.” – Lupita Nyong’o
  48. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
  49. “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean
  50. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” –  Earl Nightingale
  51.  “When you stop having dreams and ideals — well, you might as well stop altogether.” –  Marian Anderson
  52. “Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.” – Edgar Cayce
  53. “Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” – Goethe
  54.  “Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” – Swami Sivananda
  55. “I don’t dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living.” – Steven Spielberg
  56. “The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.” – William Faulkner
  57. “The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.” – Seth Godin
  58. “If you don’t build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs.”  – Tony Gaskins
  59. “I can’t imagine a person becoming a success who doesn’t give this game of life everything he’s got.” – Walter Cronkite
  60. “Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the centre of your life.” – Ray Bradbury
  61. “It is better to risk starving to death than surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?’” – Jim Carrey
  62. “Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.” – Cicero
  63.  “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” Paulo Coelho

More success quotes

  1. “Fall seven times and stand up eight.” –Japanese proverb
  2. “Because there is beyond MORE and that is my goal” –-Miss Kanishka
  3. “You will fall and obviously will stand; but HOW, is what matters” –Miss Kanishka
  4. “Keep a smile on your face. Keep a spring in your step.” –Joel Osteen
  5. “There is no advertisement as powerful as a positive reputation travelling fast.” –Brian Koslow
  6. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” –Norman Vincent Peale
  7. “A positive atmosphere nurtures a positive attitude, which is required to take positive action.” –Richard M. DeVos
  8. “Believing in negative thoughts is the single greatest obstruction to success.” –Charles F. Glassman

The bottom line

Pick the best one that speaks your heart. 

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Sasha Aun
Sasha Aun
Hi, I am Sasha, a professional relationship expert, and a blogger. At Datinghelpguide, I write tips to create an attractive dating profile and guides on managing dating profiles on multiple apps.