280 Follow Your Dreams Quotes to Help You Succeed

These 280 follow your dream quotes will give you the inspiration and motivation you need to turn your dreams into reality.

What are the greatest dreams that you want to achieve in life?

It’s no question that each one of us has dreams or goals in life that we want to pursue. There are also many dreams we’ve set in our minds to be our goals.

No matter how many struggles you encounter before you achieve those dreams, giving up is not an option.

We’ve gathered some of the most famous quotes about following your dreams to encourage you to not give up on whatever it is you want out of life.

Here’s the full collection.

And don’t forget to check out these achievement quotes and courage quotes.

Best Quotes About Following Your Dreams

1. “Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.” – John Wooden

2. “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 

3. “Follow your dreams, believe in yourself, and don’t give up.” – Rachel Corrie 

4. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve—the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho 

5. “You have to dream before your dreams can come true.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 

6. “You’ve got to follow that dream, wherever that dream may lead.” – Elvis Presley

7. “Follow your dreams. If you have a goal, and you want to achieve it, then work hard and do everything you can to get there, and one day it will come true.” – Lindsey Vonn

8. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

9. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney 

10. “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 center of your life.” – Ray Bradbury

11. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

12. “We have to stand up for what we believe in, even when we might not be popular for it. Honesty starts with being ourselves, authentic and true to who we are and what we believe in, and that may not always be popular, but it will always let you follow your dreams and your heart.” – Tabatha Coffey

13. “Twenty 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

14. “Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, ‘I’m possible!’” – Audrey Hepburn

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Famous Quotes About Following Your Dreams

15. “I would encourage you to set really high goals. Set goals that, when you set them, you think they’re impossible. But then every day you can work towards them, and anything is possible, so keep working hard and follow your dreams.” – Katie Ledecky

16. “I have lots of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly.” – Oprah Winfrey. 

17. “When you have a dream that you can’t let go of, trust your instincts and pursue it. But remember—real dreams take work. They take patience, and sometimes they require you to dig down very deep. Be sure you’re willing to do that.” – Harvey Mackay

18. “Don’t you find it odd, that when you’re a kid, everyone, all the world, encourages you to follow your dreams. But when you’re older, somehow they act offended if you even try.” – Ethan Hawke

19. “You will never find time for anything. You must make it.” – Charles Buxton

20. “People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. Live your truth and don’t ever stop!” – Steve Maraboli

21. “Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” – Simone de Beauvoir

22. “Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.” – Sasha Cohen 

23. “Do more of what makes you happy. Make memories that you will cherish forever. Remember that health, family and happiness are the most important things in life. Follow your dreams and don’t hold back.” – Aysel Guna

24. “There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.” – Aaron Lauritsen

25. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

26. “Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” – Pamela Vaull Starr

27. “Life is to be enjoyed, not endured. So follow your dreams, embrace change and live what you love.” – Aysel Gunar

28. “Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.” – John Updike

29. “You see opportunity. Opportunity is like a window—every once in a while, it opens, if you’re ready for that opportunity. So be prepared, work hard, and follow your dreams.” – Nita Strauss

Quotes That Will Encourage You to Follow Your Dreams

30. “You see things, and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were—and I say, ‘Why not?’” – George Bernard Shaw

31. “Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” – Paul Brandt

32. “Never be ashamed! There’s some who will hold it against you, but they are not worth bothering with.” – J. K. Rowling.

33. “Follow your dreams. Just make sure to have fun too.” – Chris Brown

34. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

35. “I have not always chosen the safest path. I’ve made my mistakes, plenty of them. I sometimes jump too soon and fail to appreciate the consequences. But I’ve learned something important along the way—I’ve learned to heed the call of my heart. I’ve learned that the safest path is not always the best path and I’ve learned that the voice of fear is not always to be trusted.” – Steve Goodier

36. “Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.” – Albert Einstein

37. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman

38. “Encourage them to follow one of many dreams that they have been chasing for years. Only to hope inspire many others to follow their dreams while on that journey of life.” – Antawn Barb & Joe Barb lll

39. “Do not wait—the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” – George Herbert

40. “You know that crazy heart of yours? The one with lightning crackling and moonlight shining through it. The one you’ve been told not to trust because it often led you off the beaten path. The one so many have misunderstood your entire life. Trust it. Feed it. Grow it. It’s your greatest treasure and will point the way to your highest destiny. It is the voice of your soul.” – Jacob Nordby

41. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker

42. “Leaving what feels secure behind and following the beckoning of our hearts doesn’t always end as we expect or hope. We may even fail. But here’s the payoff—it can also be amazing and wonderful and immensely satisfying.” – Steve Goodier

43. “Regardless of parentage, heritage, or origin, dreams are meant to be pursued and grasped and pulled from the sky. If you work hard, educate yourself, strive, and never forget to be kind to others, your dreams can come true.” – Michael Lee-Chin

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

Quotes to Show You the Beauty of Following Your Dreams

45. “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean

46. “So many people will tell you, ‘No,’ and you need to find something you believe in so hard that you just smile and tell them, ‘Watch me.’ Learn to take rejection as motivation to prove people wrong. Be unstoppable. Refuse to give up, no matter what. It’s the best skill you can ever learn.” – Charlotte Eriksson

47. “Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.” – George Whitefield

48. “Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer.” – Marcia Wieder

49. “Lord knows dreams are hard to follow, but don’t let anyone tear them away. Hold on there will be tomorrow in time you’ll find the way.” – Mariah Carey

50. “Fall seven times and stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb

51. “Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not—nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not—the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Ray Kroc

52. “It’s not enough to wish, dream, hope. Even children know this. We must set sail into the sea of uncertainty. We must meet fear face-to-face. We must take our dreams as maps for a greater journey. Dreams, to come true, need a good story. So go live one.” – Vironika Tugaleva

53. “We’ve removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams.” – Jackson

54. “If you have a heartbeat, there’s still time for your dreams.” – Sean Stephenson

55. “Follow your dreams and use your natural-born talents and skills to make this a better world for tomorrow.” – Paul Watson

56. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale

57. “The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” – Paul Valery

58. “If you’re waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you’ll never make it.” – Criss Jami

59. “If one advances confidently in the direction of one’s dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success, unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau

Quotes About Not Giving up and Following Your Dreams

60. “It just made me realize how important life is, how short time is, how important it is to follow your dreams and your goals. That’s part of who you are and you take away from it by not doing it.” – Queen Latifah

61. “Don’t quit your day dream.” – Anonymous

62. “Get mocked at for as much as you can, fail as much as you can, but don’t quit. Let every mockery, every failure, be a source of inspiration for you to reach for greatness, and that greatness will silence your critics.” – Ajaero Tony Martins

63. “Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told.” – Alan Keightley

64. “Just follow your dreams and be patient.” – Angelique Kerber

65. “Follow your dreams, they know the way.” – Kobe Yamada

66. “The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.” – Aaron Lauritsen

67. “You can’t fall if you don’t climb. But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground.” – Anonymous

68. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

69. “Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” – Joel Barker

70. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown

71. “Stand up for what you believe in even if it means standing alone.” – Andy Biersack

72. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

73. “I can’t imagine a person becoming a success who doesn’t give this game of life everything he’s got.” – Walter Cronkite

74. “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” – Jennifer Lee

Wise Quotes to Help You Follow Your Dreams

75. “When you follow your dreams, you encourage other people to follow theirs.” – Nafessa Williams

76. “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” – Langston Hughes

77. “If you can’t believe in miracles, then believe in yourself. When you want something bad enough, let that drive push you to make it happen. Sometimes you’ll run into brick walls that are put there to test you. Find a way around them and stay focused on your dream. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” – Isabel Lopez

78. “Why should you continue going after your dreams? Because seeing the look on the faces of the people who said you couldn’t—will be priceless.” – Kevin Ngo

79. “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” – Jeff Bezos

80. “Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” – Jamie Paolinetti

81. “Don’t be afraid to follow that inspiration. It’s calling to you now for a reason.” – Rebecca K

82. “Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.” – Cicero

83. “When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure.” – Mary Kay Ash

84. “Sometimes, life is about risking everything for a dream no one can see but you.” – Anonymous

85. “We follow but often fail to understand why.” – Haresh Sippy

86. “You’ll be much more successful if you follow your dreams and follow your passions.” – Jay Weatherill

87. “Sometimes, you follow your dreams. I say to the young people, ‘If you have a dream, chase it.’” – Karl Malone

88. “There is something very satisfying about making something, creating it, modelling it on your dream and making that dream become a reality. Yes, we all have dreams. That’s the easy bit. It’s making them come real that’s not so easy.” – Leslie W.P. Garland

89. “If you haven’t dreamt that you will get there, you will not think about ever taking the steps to be there.” – Max Robinson

Quotes That’ll Make You Believe It’s Not Too Late to Follow Your Dreams

90. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

91. “Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” – Swami Sivananda

92. “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic—it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” – Colin Powell

93. “The road is long in every direction. Whether you follow someone else’s footsteps or blaze your own trail, the road is still long. Walk the one that is howling for you. Go now. It is never too late.” – Vironika Tugaleva

94. “Someone once told me, ‘Anh, believe in your dreams!’ I always have and always will, and I think that if you follow your dreams in life, you really can live an amazing life.” – Anh Do

95. “We may place blame, give reasons, and even have excuses—but in the end, it is an act of cowardice to not follow your dreams.” – Steve Maraboli

96. “Dream big and dare to fail.” – Norman Vaughan

97. “I don’t dream at night, I dream all day—I dream for a living.” – Steven Spielberg

98. “I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.” – Venus Williams

99. “Someone who truly loves you will never expect you to give up your goals, dreams or ambitions. They will encourage you, not hold you back.” – Anthon St. Maarten

100. “Your dreams give form to your soul, and each goal achieved brings it more to life until the unseen becomes real.” – LeAura Alderson

101. “Believe in and follow your dreams.” – Kristanna Loken

102. “Life’s trials will test you, and shape you, but don’t let them change who you are.” – Aaron Lauritsen

103. “A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.” – John Barrymore

104. “It is better to risk starving to death than surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?” – Jim Carrey

Quotes on Following Your Dreams and Working Hard

105. “Reality bends to your wish when you hold the vision of what you want with unbending intent.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones

106. “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do.” – Steve Jobs

107. “You can’t take anything personally in this business. Follow your dreams, but there is a lot of criticism. You have to brush it off. Everybody is looking for something different.” – Kendall Jenner

108. “It’s in those quiet little towns, at the edge of the world, that you will find the salt of the earth people who make you feel right at home.” – Aaron Lauritsen

109. “Man alone has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality—man alone can dream and make his dreams come true.” – Napoleon Hill

110. “The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.” – William Faulkner

111. “Life begins when you start something, and blooms when you keep doing it.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

112. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

113. “Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.” – Edgar Cayce

114. “The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah

115. “Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.” – Nelson Mandela

116. “Every goal we reach has once been part of a dream we thought would never come true.” – Sandra Cooze

117. “Dream without fear, love without limits.” – Dilip Bathija

118. “The message we have is, ‘What do you stand for?’” – John Tesh

119. “Without struggle, success has no value.” – Aaron Lauritsen

Quotes About Following Your Dreams and Believing in Yourself

120. “Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.” – Mick Jagger

121. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

122. “When you stop having dreams and ideals—well, you might as well stop altogether.” – Marian Anderson

123. “When you stop chasing your dreams, your dreams start chasing you.” – Dez Del Rio

124. “Imagination is how personal and worldwide revolutions begin.” – Glennon Doyle

125. “Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?” – Charles Bukowski

126. “Dreams are illustrations—from the book your soul is writing about you.” – Marsha Norman

127. “You are your only limit.” – Anonymous

128. “Life is so short and I am so convinced of what I want in life, that I first change the entire World before changing my mind!” – Rodolfo Peon

129. “It doesn’t matter how you look. As long as you train hard, you focus and you’re hungry, and that drive is in you to follow your dreams, everything is possible.” – Andy Ruiz Jr.

130. “Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

131. “Go to school and get your education and follow your dreams.” – Cam’ron

132. “Remember how far you’ve come, and you won’t have to rely on a destiny for your future. It will come on your own.” – Shannon A. Thompson

133. “I would say don’t take advice from people like me who have gotten very lucky. We’re very biased. You know, like Taylor Swift telling you to follow your dreams is like a lottery winner telling you, ‘Liquidize your assets—buy powerball tickets—it works!’” – Bo Burnham

134. “Your better future is a dream for yourself and for your family.” – Jim Rohn

Powerful Quotes About Following Your Dreams

135. “To live will be an awfully big adventure.” – Peter Pan 

136. “You can achieve a lot with journalism, but you should know exactly when to quit.” – Maxim Behar

137. “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill

138. “Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

139. “As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning.” – Barbara Sher

140. “The only thing worse than starting something and failing—is not starting something.” – Seth Godin

141. “All I can say is that it’s important to follow your dreams.” – Hunx

142. “You can get what you want or you can just get old.” – Billy Joel

143. “Chase your dreams, do what you love—even if it doesn’t pay the bills, it pays the happiness.” – Nicky Verd

144. “Follow yourself, the rest will come behind you.” – P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

145. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

146. “Without dreams, there can be no courage. And without courage, there can be no action.” – Wim Wender

147. “Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso

148. “True friends don’t come with conditions.” – Aaron Lauritsen

149. “Sometimes, if only in your mind and regardless of what others think, you must live beyond the fence and know your shit is way too sick to ever be quarantined.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones

Quotes About Knowing Yourself and Following Your Dreams

150. “Chase your dreams. Design your life in a way that people will have to search you on google and not on social media.” – Nicky Verd

151. “Whatever you do, do not match the room—failure is when a person is seduced to what is now.” – Karl Kristian Flores

152. “We are all born with the universal right of being authentic.” – Rodolfo Peon

153. “The more things you do, the more you can do.” – Lucille Ball

154. “It may be that those who do most, dream most.” – Stephen Butler Leacock

155. “I know it sounds corny, but when you follow your dreams, it happens. And if it’s music, take it seriously.” – Enrique Iglesias

156. “From this point forward, you don’t even know how to quit in life.” – Aaron Lauritsen

157. “What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

158. “Follow your dreams folks, it can lead you to the most wonderful, unimaginable places!” – Christina Casino

159. “Follow your heart. Do not be swayed by the negative opinions of others. Know who you are, what you want, what you need to reach your objectives, and plan accordingly.” – Carlos Wallace

160. “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” – Paulo Coelho

161. “No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.” – Lupita Nyong’o

162. “The follow your dreams thing is really important because so many people are railroaded into taking other paths by their family, their friends, people who should be supportive going, ‘What are you talking about?’ Even just seemingly regular career paths, but if it’s not what people expect for you they kind of react funny.” – Joan Jett

163. “Follow your dreams. I am not saying it’s going to be easy, but I am saying it’s going to be worth it.” – Moffat Machingura

164. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale

Amazing Quotes to Push You to Follow Your Dreams

165. “Dream happy dreams.” – Stephenie Meyer

166. “It’s hard because people always say, ‘Follow your dreams,’ but it’s not a perfect world, and things don’t always work out. But you’ve just got to work hard, and you can’t take things for granted.” – Stephen Colletti

167. “When people don’t understand what you love to do, you are not crazy, you are kick ass.” – Hiral Nagda

168. “For anyone out there who is afraid to follow your dream, don’t be! I can’t encourage you enough!” – Christina Casino

169. “Stay focused, go after your dreams, and keep moving towards your goals.” – LL Cool J

170. “Practice leads to perfection and perfection leads to succession.” – Iam Jensen

171. “Those who achieve the extraordinary are usually the most ordinary because they have nothing to prove to anybody. Be humble.” – Aaron Lauritsen

172. “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” – W. Clement Stone

173. “Know thyself. Remain steadfast. Follow your dreams. These are great directives and perfectly fitting for graduates. But reality is that achieving dreams takes a solid education—education that remains elusive for too many Americans.” – Dorothy Bush Koch

174. “At some point, you just gotta forgive the past, your happiness hinges on it.” – Aaron Lauritsen

175. “When you don’t follow your passions, you grow angry and bitter.” – Bert McCoy

176. “So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” – Christopher Reeve

177. “Live the life of your dreams—be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.” – Roy T. Bennett

178. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream—not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France

179. “Never melt with the average. You will not improve it.” – Ljupka Cvetanova

Positive Quotes on Following Your Dreams

180. “I feel like I’m making a difference. I feel like putting out a message for young girls to follow your dreams and just work at what you want to do and be yourself.” – Willow Smith

181. “Explore, experience, then push beyond.” – Aaron Lauritsen

182. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C. S. Lewis

183. “Nothing happens unless we first dream.” – Carl Sandburg

184. “Walk ahead, because if you look back, you will go back.” – Dragos Bratasanu

185. “If you want to be successful in this world, you have to follow your passion, not your paycheck.” – Anonymous

186. “Pay attention to your dreams and follow them closely to where they may lead you. No matter how crazy or seemingly impossible they appear—to you or the world. Yet, be open to the possibility that the road, even the destination will likely be different than what you had imagined.” – Omar Cherif

187. “People are always advised to follow your dreams, but in ‘That Will Never Work’ I show them how!” – Marc Randolph

188. “It’s the ‘everyday’ experiences we encounter along the journey to who we wanna be that will define who we are when we get there.” – Aaron Lauritsen

189. “If you take responsibility for yourself, you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.” – Les Brown

190. “Flow is a state of being when we are completely focused, and fully immersed in what we are doing. In flow our work seems effortless, creativity goes into overdrive, we feel inspired, and motivation springs forth from within.” – Dragos Bratasanu

191. “We cannot find peace when the mind rages war against the heart, when we fight with our thoughts the pull of our love.” – Dragos Bratasanu

192. “Maybe the only way to make the life I’d been wishing for a reality was to do something big. If destiny was going to try and keep me here, I was going to have to do something bold to change it.” – Eileen Cook

193. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins

194. “Your persistent actions are the bridge between mind and matter, between the inner and the outer. Do what you’ve been called to do. Do it with grit, do it with courage, do it with boldness and faith, and do it every day for the rest of your life.” – Dragos Bratasanu

Follow Your Dreams Quotes to Help You Succeed

195. “In a world full of spectators, be the player.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

196. “Dreams don’t work unless you do.” – John C. Maxwell

197. “Do not let the world tell you not to bloom. Just because they aren’t ready for you. Just because few days after they bloomed. They died on a barren land, in the rain. You may face the same fate. But deep down you would know. It’s better to die blooming. Then choosing to never grow.” – Sanhita Baruah

198. “If you didn’t earn something, it’s not worth flaunting.” – Aaron Lauritsen

199. “The only way to thrive in the future is to focus on what you love, develop knowledge and skills in the service of your passion, and be relentless in doing the work.” – Dragos Bratasanu

200. “Passionately pursue your dreams and strive to have a good spirit while you do—for it will greatly help you make those dreams a reality.” – Rachel Sazon-Reyes

201. “Follow your passion because you are into it, not because others are doing it.” – H.Preet

202. “You can’t predict it all. People will tell you to plan things out as best you can. They will tell you to focus. They will tell you to follow your dreams. They will all be right.” – Elizabeth Warren

203. “When you take the step towards your dreams you will be met with fears because you have never traveled this way before. As you go, you will discover that you had nothing to fear. Through overcoming your fears you give those that follow you hope that if they pursue their dreams, they will achieve their dreams.” – E’yen A. Gardner

204. “Allow your dreams to lead you rather than allowing your problems to push you.” – Okorote Emmanuel

205. “Live the life that people write novels about.” – Anonymous

206. “Magic is the happiness that we create when we give ourselves permission to follow our dreams.” – Nattie Kate Mason

207. “Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” – Gloria Steinem

208. “Dreams do come true, you may have your share of life’s woes that make you slow and not flow but you have to go through and remember you will come through soon, you are almost there.” – Bernard Kelvin Clive

209. “Attitude breaks any vicious cycle.” – Rodolfo Peon

Quotes That Will Give You More Knowledge to Follow Your Dreams

210. “The American culture is to pursue your own happiness, follow your dreams. The Chinese side is sacrificing everything for your family—it’s all about the group. Those conflicting ideas were always a battle in my head.” – Jon M. Chu

211. “There’s more to a person than flesh. Judge others by the sum of their soul and you’ll see that beauty is a force of light that radiates from the inside out.” – Aaron Lauritsen

212. “Hopefully, young people will see that you can be young and make the sacrifices to follow your dreams.” – Tinie Tempah

213. “As the sun knows—even the sky is not the limit.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru

214. “Motivation is the fuel that drives you towards your goals. It comes from desire, and from a vision of your ideal future. It is the emotional energy that pushes you along your journey to actualizing your dreams.” – James Adler

215. “Doing the work to transform your dreams into reality is like walking across the earth. It can be that hard, and it can take that long.” – Dragos Bratasanu

216. “I think the best part in going to the movies is you feel something and you relate whether it’s to family struggles or dimming your light for someone. I would say to never dim your light and to really, truly follow your dreams.” – Tika Sumpter

217. “Building bridges is the best defence against ignorance.” – Aaron Lauritsen

218. “Passion without wisdom destroys itself, and wisdom without passion throws us in the most barren existence. If you want to truly live, you must align your thoughts, your feelings, and your actions.” – Dragos Bratasanu

219. “For some of you sitting here tonight, this has been an easy accomplishment, but for others, the road to graduation has been filled with hardships—yet here you all are today. And now, I want you to continue to work hard, follow your heart and follow your dreams.” – Tami Van Wort

220. “I am personally an idealist. I was lucky enough to follow my dreams in my own life, so you should definitely follow your dreams.” – Sal Khan

221. “If a lion turned every time small dogs barked at it, it would be the laughing stock of the jungle.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

222. “Let your fear of regret be greater than your fear of failure!” – Amelia Legend

223. “If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.” – Muhammad Ali

224. “To believe in yourself and to follow your dreams, to have goals in life and a drive to succeed, and to surround yourself with the things and the people that make you happy—this is success!” – Sasha Azevedo

Quotes That Will Give You Hope to Follow Your Dreams

225. “Don’t tell people your dreams. Show them.” – Anonymous

226. “The future belongs to the dreamers, not to the critics. The future belongs to the people who follow their heart no matter what the critics say, because they truly believe in their vision.” – Donald Trump

227. “A dream that never dies eventually demands for attention.” – Debbie Macomber

228. “Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.” – Jonas Salk

229. “Deep down inside every one of us we carry dreams and desires that take us to success and fulfillment. But at times, life has a knack for taking us on the wrong roads, following the desires of others.” – Ravindranath Jayaratne

230. “You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it come true. You will have to work for it, however.” – Richard Bach

231. “People become great only in the face of adversity.” – Dragos Bratasanu

232. “Your dream is not a democracy. Listen to your heart, not the masses.” – Bernard Kelvin Clive

233. “Despite what we’ve been taught, we don’t have to be rich, famous, or distinguished to make our dreams come true.” – Sharon Cook and Graciela Sholander

234. “If you want someone to follow you, you must be prepared to follow yourself.” – Arif Naseem

235. “If we think about it, there is no reason for hate in this world if everyone had the most selfish attitude of doing what they love.” – Rodolfo Peon

236. “Leave everything to follow your dream, until your future walks it down the aisle of existence giving it away to meet you at the altered reality of your destiny.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones

237. “Wake up! And lay claim to your dream with sacred determination flashing in your eyes, never to play small for the rest of your life.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones

238. “No matter the size or scope of your setbacks and they are sure to be many and varied, the only way to achieve your dreams is to move past the snags that trip you up. Greatness only moves in one direction—forward.” – Darrin Wiggins

239. “In order to live fully, you must be guided by the reality of your ecstasy more than the maintenance of your monotony.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones

Deep and Meaningful Quotes About Following Your Dreams

240. “When you make your dreams come true it may be only for yourself, but there are hundreds and maybe thousands who’ll be inspired.” – Thomas Meyer

241. “Achievement is the best sleep aid pill.” – Rodolfo Peon

242. “Just because you have a dream doesn’t mean the road is going to be easy. In fact, to follow one’s dream can often mean enduring more than you ever have before, moving completely out of your comfort zone of security from what you already know, spending hours upon hours of hard work not ever sure that the path is paved or full of potholes.” – Catherine Pulsifer

243. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” – Suzy Kassem

244. “The only dreams that come true are the ones you chase. If you do nothing, you get nothing.” – Joseph Atser

245. “Take wishing and hoping right out of your vocabulary, commit to yourself and your dreams, and take action.” – Honoree Corder

246. “Don’t let small minds convince you that your dreams are too big.” – Anonymous

247. “When you move forward day after day taking action towards your dreams, there is no way you won’t make it!” – Sandra Leon

248. “Remember, God never gives you a dream or a wish without also giving you the power to make your dream or wish come true.” – Timothy McGaffin II

249. “The building blocks of life are basically anything and everything you can use to reach your dreams.” – Patrick Sverns

250. “Each of us has our own dreams and ambitions. Only through a concentrated effort can a person realize one’s own dreams, hopes, and ambitions.” – Maggie Thompson

251. “Step away from the couch sitters who are awaiting the single perfect day to begin living their dream. You can choose to live your dream every day if you just take the first step.” – T. D. Jakes

252. “If you don’t build your dreams, someone will hire you to help build theirs.” – Tony Gaskin

253. “Don’t just be a dreamer. Create goals for yourself and follow them to the end.” – Nathan Ergang

254. “All of the wishes and dreams that you hold dear are obtainable. All you need to do is focus upon who you are, how the world sees you, and how you see yourself. Once you do, you will never doubt yourself again.” – Nathan Smart

Quotes That’ll Make You Interested in Following Your Dreams

255. “The idea of following your dream or doing what makes you happy is often difficult to imagine. We often feel that our dreams are childish and our talents are only meant to be enjoyed for recreational purposes and for the most part our work should be just that, work.” – Tarik Turner

256. “If you want your dreams to come true, it is important that you believe this is the kind of world not only where that can happen but where it is in the process of happening for you at this very moment.” – Bill Tharp

257. “It’s never too late to go for a dream or make a change in your life. You can reinvent yourself, build a new career, and maintain a positive outlook on life, at any age—even when your world is collapsing around you.” – Michele Laine

258. “No matter how high. No matter how low. Just trust and believe. You have what it takes to achieve. Your dream.” – Omarr RaSharjd Lee

259. “Follow your passion and dreams, do what you truly love, put aside any nonsense or worries and realize that this moment is all we’ve got.” – Frank Arrigazzi

260. “Let your dreams become your reality, set your goals, take action, and live your dream.” – Catherine Pulsifer

261. “Don’t let people discourage you from living your dreams.” – David DeNotaris

262. “Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.” – Belva Davis

263. “My advice to anyone, whatever their field, is to never be afraid to chase a dream because of the risk of failure or ridicule.” – Jason Ayres

264. “The amount of opportunities and experiences just waiting for you are almost limitless. Every dream you have and wonderful desires can come true.” – Zak Khan

265. “No matter how hard it seems, if you know that your dream is worth fighting for, start somewhere.” – Russell Davis

266. “The past may be gone, but it’s battles are still vivid in your mind. Give those past dreams another try, another one, and another one!” – C J Kruse 

267. “People have, for centuries, turned their dreams into action, and those actions have turned into accomplishments of every kind.” – Byron Pulsifer

268. “Every one of us also has the good fortune to dream where the dream is one of living better, or more wholesome, or making our adventure down the path of life much more tolerable and pleasant.” – Byron Pulsifer

269. “I was going to have to stop making excuses and go after them. They weren’t just going to come to me. Maybe that’s why they call it ‘chasing your dreams.’” – Steph Gold

More Follow Your Dreams Quotes

270. “All dreamers, all achievers, all great people kept their child-like faith in their own dream and their ability to carry it out, and these great people had an inordinate gift to disregard the world’s cries for reality.” – Jim Stovall

271. “Next time you are filled with passion and a desire to create change, remember to take steps towards your dream, not leaps.” – Calvin Simpson

272. “As you set out in pursuit of your dreams, you will inevitably face challenges, trials, and stumbling blocks along the way. A key to your success will be developing a critical skill that every truly successful woman possesses in abundance—resilience.” – Valorie Burton

273. “Dare to dream, but even more importantly, dare to put action behind your dreams.” – Josh Hinds

274. “That’s another piece of advice—don’t go to college—follow your dreams. Unless you’re a doctor—then go to college.” – Adam DeVine

275. “Always be dedicated to your work and success will follow you, as this is the only way that makes your dream come true.” – Amara Abid

276. “Don’t delay your dreams. Your dreams need you to survive and you need them to thrive. If you haven’t already started, begin now.” – LeAura Alderson

277. “I would say don’t take advice from people like me who have gotten very lucky. We’re very biased. You know, like Taylor Swift telling you to follow your dreams is like a lottery winner telling you, ‘Liquidize your assets, buy powerball tickets—it works!’” – Bo Burnham

278. “Perseverance is the key to starting a successful business.” – Sara Blakely

279. “If your eyes weren’t open, you wouldn’t know the difference between dreaming and waking.” – Richelle Mead

280.“Breathing dreams like air.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Do You Have Enough Courage to Follow Your Dreams?

There are those of us who dream big and high. But no matter what your dreams are, you cannot achieve them unless you do something. You should make a proper plan and always think positively, that no matter what happens, you’ll always reach it.

People may think that dreams are hard to achieve, especially if nobody supports and believes us. However, we should not let other people discourage us from achieving those dreams.

Have the courage and believe in yourself that you can do it. Even though you fall and fail many times, you can always try again.

Having these qualities will turn your dreams into reality. Commit yourself to achieve that dream and success will follow.

Does this collection inspire you to chase your dreams? Which is your favorite? Share your thoughts down below.


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