This file is about imagination, ideals and dreams as aspirations.
Also see Wishing and Hoping and Dream Song Titles.
For dreams in the physical sense see Sleeping and Waking.

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(Karen Ravn)

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.

Hunters of Dreams

(Sam Walter Foss)

The woods were made for the hunters of dreams,
The brooks for the fishers of song;
To the hunters who hunt for the gunless game
The streams and the woods belong.

Hold Fast Your Dreams

(Louise Driscoll)

Hold fast your dreams!
Within your heart
Keep one still, secret spot
Where dreams may go,
And, sheltered so,
May thrive and grow
Where doubt and fear are not.
O keep a place apart,
Within you heart,
For little dreams to go!

Think still of lovely things that are not true.
Let wish and magic work at will in you.
Be sometimes blind to sorrow. Make believe!
Forget the calm that lies
In disillusioned eyes.
Though we all know that we must die,
Yet you and I
May walk like gods and be
Even now at home in immortality.

We see so many ugly things--
Deceits and wrongs and quarrelings;
We know, alas! we know
How quickly fade
The color in the west,
The bloom upon the flower,
The bloom upon the breast
And youth's blind hour.
A place apart
Where little dreams may go,
May thrive and grow,
Hold fast--hold fast your dreams!

Hold Fast To Dreams

(Langston Hughes)

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

What is a dream?

A dream is a magical thing
A rainbow of joy in your heart
Your own secret corner
Where no one can go
Where the path
To fulfillment can start

A dream lures you on,
Always one step ahead
Until you have caught it,
And then there's always another
To capture your soul
And lead you onward again.

Always Have a Dream

Forget about the days
when it's been cloudy,
but don't forget your hours in the sun.
Forget about the times
you've been defeated,
but don't forget the victories you've won.
Forget about the mistakes
that you can't change now,
but don't forget the lessons.
Forget about the misfortunes
you've encountered,
but don't forget the times
your luck has turned.
Forget about the days
when you've been lonely,
but don't forget the friendly
smiles you've seen . . .
Forget about the plans
that didn't seem to work out right,
but don't forget to always have a dream.

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

(Donna McElroy)

A dream is a wish your heart makes
When you're fast asleep.
In dreams, you will lose your heartache
Whatever you wish for, you keep.

Have faith in your dreams and someday
Your rainbow will come smilin' through.
No matter how your heart is grieving
If you'll keep on believing
The dream that you wish for will come true.

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