The road to your dreams isn’t always easy to navigate, sometimes dotted with mountains to climb, obstacles to overcome and hard, mind-numbing times that will make you feel like quitting. Just remember this if you get lost along the way: Anything worth having doesn’t come easy. So don’t turn back around. Don’t give up.

Here is a list of dream quotes that will inspire you to create your dream life: a life you love, designed by you, for you. Take time to imagine your future. And then start creating it.

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

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”– Ashley Smith

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

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

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

“Like success, failure is many things to many people. With positive mental attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, and a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order to prepare to try again.”– W. Clement Stone

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

“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.”– Douglas H. Everett

“Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.”– Mae Jemison

“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.”– Oscar Wilde

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”– Samuel Beckett

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

“Nothing happens unless first we dream. Carl Sandburg

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

“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

“The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and the willingness to work hard for them.” -Michelle Obama

“If your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small.” -Richard Branson

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” -Colin Powell

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

“Without dreams, there can be no courage. And without courage, there can be no action.” -Wim Wenders

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

 “Dream big. Start small. But most of all start.”- Simon Sinek

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

“ Life without dreams is like a bird with a broken wing – it can’t fly.”- Dan Peña

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

“The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you.”- Tom Bradley

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

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

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

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

“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

“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

“Every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them.” -Anonymus

“If you don’t have a dream, how are you going to make a dream come true?.”- Oscar Hammerstein

“No dreamer is ever too small; no dream is ever too big.”- Anonymus

“No one has ever achieved anything from the smallest to the greatest unless the dream was dreamed first.”- Laura Ingalls Wilder

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

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

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”- John Lennon

“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

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

“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.”- T.E. Lawrence

“Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.”- Dale Turner

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

“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

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

“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

“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