16 life-changing quotes about chasing your dreams

The #DreamChaser series features inspiring personal stories and lessons I learned as I bravely chase the dream God laid on my heart of being a writer.


Letting the wise do the talking this week. Because, honestly, why TRY to say it better than they did?

Read. Absorb. Chase your dreams with vigor.

16 Dream Chasing Quotes

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.”

– Henry David Thoreau


“Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.” 

– Nelson Mandela


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

– Barbara Sher


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

– C.S. Lewis

(Read: 5 lessons Broken Dreams Teach Us)

“The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.”

– Albert Einstein


“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”

– Psalm 32:8


“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

“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


“There is nothing like a dream to create the future.”

– Victor Hugo


“Let the current of your being set toward God, then your life will be filled and calmed by one master-passion which unites and stills the soul.”

– Alexander MacLaren


“The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.”

– Henry Ward Beecher


“God is more interested in your future and your relationships than you are.”

– Billy Graham


“When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say, ‘Wow, that was an adventure,’ not, ‘Wow, I sure felt safe.'”

-Tom Preston-Werner

“The way of the dreamer is difficult, but anything less is hardly living at all.”

-Bruce Wilkinson

(Read: The Advantage of Rejection)

“Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.”

– Prov. 16:3


“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

– Matt. 6:33


Which one stood out to you? Let me know in the comments.

Keep chasing,


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5 thoughts on “16 life-changing quotes about chasing your dreams

  1. Wow, you’ve got some really great quotes here, by so many wise people. I love the Bible and especially Psalms, and I’d have to say my favorite is Psalm 16:3. That one is always inspiring to me. But I also highly respect Albert Einstein, Billy Graham, and Bruce Wilkinson (I’m actually currently teaching a small group on “A Life God Rewards”). And “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” was one of my all-time favorite reads in high school, so I love the Victor Hugo quote too. Altogether, great post, I love them all!


    1. I love these quotes too (obviously 🙂 )! If you have been following me on Facebook, you know I’m currently putting together my new writing office, and I have been thinking about which of these quotes to make into a wall decor. Any suggestions? May you feel His delight extra strong today!


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