130 Follow Your Dreams Quotes that will Inspire You

Are you in a stage of your life where you’re wondering if you should chase your dreams? It all starts with courage, do you have the courage to start planting the seed? We all have fear of failing and not knowing how to achieve what it is we want. Believe in yourself, and following your dreams with grit. Whether it be unraveling your desire to travel the world or your business, these quotes hopefully inspire you to live life to the fullest.

With determination, persistence, and the right mindset, you can achieve much more than you can imagine!

The Best Quotes About Following Your Dreams that will Speak to Your Heart

  1. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. — Chinese proverb
  2. If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success. —James Cameron
  3. Patience is not passive waiting. Patience is active acceptance of the process required to attain your goals and dreams. —Ray A. Davis
  4. It’s very hard to have ideas. It’s very hard to put yourself out there, it’s very hard to be vulnerable, but those people who do that are the dreamers, the thinkers and the creators. They are the magic people of the world. —Amy Poehler
  5. What are you prepared to give for your dream? If it is not everything…stop pipe dreaming. —T.F. Hodge
  6. The only thing worse than starting something and failing … is not starting something. —Seth Godin
  7. 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
  8. You don’t get in life what you want; you get in life what you are. —Les Brown
  9. I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing that I wanted to do. —Georgia O’Keefe
  10. Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there’s love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong. —Ella Fitzgerald
  11. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. —Mark Twain
  12. There is no passion to be found playing small-in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. —Nelson Mandela
  13. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it and make it the life you want to live. —Mae Jemison
  14. My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, some style. —Maya Angelou
  15. Perhaps the biggest tragedy of our lives is that freedom is possible, yet we can pass our years trapped in the same old patterns. —Tara Brach
  16. Do something wonderful. People may imitate it. —Albert Schweitzer
  17. Swim out of your little pond. —Rumi
  18. Any dream worth dreaming, is worth the effort to make it come true. —Evan Gourley
  19. At first, dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable. —Christopher Reeve
  20. Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it’s a small price to pay for living a dream. —Peter McWilliams
  21. No matter how hard the battle gets or no matter how many people DON’T believe in your dream, Never give up! —Eric Thomas
  22. Without dreams, there can be no courage. And without courage, there can be no action. —Wim Wender
  23. I don’t dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living. —Steven Spielberg
  24. Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. —Gail Devers
  25. The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it. William Faulkner
  26. Always believe in your dreams, because if you don’t, you’ll still have hope. Mahatma Gandhi
  27. Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true. —Napoleon Hill
  28. Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind. —Mick Jagger
  29. Your better future is a dream for yourself and for your family. —Jim Rohn
  30. At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. —Lao Tzu
  31. If you don’t build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs. Tony Gaskins
  32. Believe in love. Believe in magic. Believe in Santa Clause. Believe in others. Believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams. If you don’t, who will? —Jon Bon Jovi
  33. Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. —T.S. Eliot
  34. What is not started today is never finished tomorrow. —Goethe
  35. Stop looking for permission to pursue your dreams! They are your dreams and you don’t need a co-signer to chase them! —Eric Thomas
  36. The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible. —Joel Brown
  37. Only do what your heart tells you. —Princess Diana
  38. Life is a game, you live so you play. Follow your dreams and win what your happy heart desires. —Roel van Sleeuwen
  39. Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. —Pamela Vaull Starr
  40. You’ll never find peace of mind until you listen to your heart. —George Michael
  41. Focus on your dream and do everything in your power. You have the power to change your life circumstances. —Nick Vujicic
  42. Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it. —Goethe
  43. Follow your dreams, they know the way. —Kobe Yamada
  44. There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. —Paulo Coelho
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. Nothing happens unless first we dream. Carl Sandburg
  49. You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’ George Bernard Shaw
  50. If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams. Les Brown
  51. A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. Colin Powell
  52. It may be that those who do most, dream most. Stephen Butler Leacock
  53. 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
  54. No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid. Lupita Nyong’o
  55. A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. John Barrymore
  56. Stay focused, go after your dreams, and keep moving towards your goals. LL Cool J
  57. Dreams are illustrations… from the book your soul is writing about you. Marsha Norman
  58. 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
  59. Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men. Goethe
  60. Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself. Cicero
  61. When you stop having dreams and ideals — well, you might as well stop altogether. Marian Anderson
  62. Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. Swami Sivananda
  63. Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions. Edgar Cayce
  64. If you chase anything in life chase the things that get you excited about living. Chase the things that give you hope, happiness and a glimpse of a better life. Chase the things that make you want to be a better person. Chase the things that inspire you to think, create and live joyfully. Chase the things that reinforce in your soul that you can make a difference. Chase the things that make you want to transform your heart from selfish to selfless. When you chase that kind of storm you are chasing rainbows. Shannon L. Alder
  65. You have to chase your dreams, no matter what. The impossible just takes a little longer. One stroke at a time, one step at a time, the impossible is easy to achieve. Tori Murden
  66. Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open. Pauline Kael
  67. 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
  68. 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
  69. 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
  70. Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going. Sam Levenson
  71. 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.
  72. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits. Michael Phelps
  73. 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
  74. Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake. Henry David Thoreau
  75. If your dream doesn’t scare you, it isn’t big enough.
  76. Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. Theodore Roosevelt
  77. I can’t imagine a person becoming a success who doesn’t give this game of life everything he’s got. Walter Cronkite
  78. Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. Jamie Paolinetti
  79. It is precisely the possibility of realizing a dream that makes life interesting. Paulo Coelho
  80. 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
  81. We aim above the mark to hit the mark. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  82. 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
  83. It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot
  84. You’ll be much more successful if you follow your dreams and follow your passions. Jay Weatherill
  85. One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals. Michael Korda
  86. Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them. John Updike
  87. 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
  88. I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest. Venus Williams
  89. Action is the foundational key to all success. Pablo Picasso
  90. 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
  91. You just can’t beat the person who never gives up. Babe Ruth
  92. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw
  93. The only boundaries for me are those I place on myself. I can make my own dreams come true. Shelly Wu
  94. Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead. Nelson Mandela
  95. A goal is a dream with a deadline. Napoleon Hill
  96. If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all. Anna Quindlen
  97. Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. Harriet Beecher Stow
  98. The more things you do, the more you can do. Lucille Ball
  99. First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. Epictetus
  100. Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today. James Dean
  101. I have accepted fear as a part of life- specifically the fear of change. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back. Erica Jong
  102. To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. Anatole France
  103. Figure out what your purpose is in life, what you really and truly want to do with your time and your life; then be willing to sacrifice everything and then some to achieve it. If you are not willing to make the sacrifice, then keep searching. Quintina Ragnacci
  104. We never want to go into a tour and play 15 songs and say ‘Enjoy.’ We have messages: Number 1, follow your dreams. If I can do it, you can do it. Number 2, give your life to something. We say, ‘Volunteer and add seven years to your life.’ You can have your own personal ministry. The message we have is ‘What do you stand for?’ John Tesh
  105. A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further then a great idea that inspires no one. Mary Kay Ash
  106. 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
  107. It was the man’s dream, and his inspiring attempt to make them come true that remain important. Francis Ford Coppola
  108. 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
  109. 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
  110. 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
  111. 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
  112. Chase the vision, not the money. The money will end up following you. Tony Hsieh

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