Dream big and believe in those dreams. Love yourself and others with an open heart.

My motto to try and live by each day is:

KIND THOUGHTS

WARM HEART

GENTLE HANDS

DREAMS

Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives. ~William Dement
All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream. ~Edgar Allan Poe
The best thing about dreams is that fleeting moment, when you are between asleep and awake, when you don’t know the difference between reality and fantasy, when for just that one moment you feel with your entire soul that the dream is reality, and it really happened. ~James Arthur Baldwin
All men whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them, when he is asleep, is in a world of his own. ~Plutarch
Dreams feel real while we’re in them. It’s only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange. ~Inception
Even the loveliest dream bears like a blemish its difference from reality, the awareness that what it grants is mere illusion. ~Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno
Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy. ~Sigmund Freud
Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top. ~Virginia Woolf
Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare. ~H.F. Hedge
All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams. ~Elias Canetti
Dreams are only thoughts you didn’t have time to think about during the day. ~Author Unknown
For often, when one is asleep, there is something in consciousness which declares that what then presents itself is but a dream. ~Aristotle
Dreams are more real than reality itself, they’re closer to the self. ~ Gao Xingjian
The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind. ~Sigmund Freud
We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep. ~William Shakespeare
Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams? ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
In sleep, fantasy takes the form of dreams. But in waking life, too, we continue to dream beneath the threshold of consciousness, especially when under the influence of repressed or other unconscious complexes. ~Carl Jung
A dream which is not interpreted is like a letter which is not read. ~The Talmud
Dreams are illustrations… from the book your soul is writing about you. ~Marsha Norman
Dreams are real while they last — can we say more of life? ~Havelock Ellis
Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions. ~Edgar Cayce
I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake. ~Rene Descartes
Your world is not real! ~Inception
Every dream that anyone ever has is theirs alone and they never manage to share it. And they never manage to remember it either. Not truly or accurately. Not as it was. Our memories and our vocabularies aren’t up to the job. ~Alex Garland
Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
Dreams are excursions into the limbo of things, a semi-deliverance from the human prison. ~Henri Amiel
There’s a long, long trail a-winding into the land of my dreams. ~Stoddard King, Jr.
One can write, think and pray exclusively of others; dreams are all egocentric. ~Evelyn Waugh
Insomnia is a gross feeder. It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking. ~Clifton Fadiman
Sleep… Oh! how I loathe those little slices of death. ~Author unknown
Dreams say what they mean, but they don’t say it in daytime language. ~Gail Godwin
A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow. ~Charlotte Brontë
Huge and mighty forms that do not live like living men, moved slowly through the mind by day and were trouble to my dreams. ~William Wordsworth
Recall the old story of the rather refined young man who preferred sex dreams to visiting brothels because he met a much nicer type of girl that way. ~Vivian Mercer
I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can play together all night. ~Bill Watterson
Our dreams disturb us because they refuse to pander to our fondest notions of ourselves. The closer one looks, the more they seem to insist upon a challenging proposition: You must live truthfully. Right now. And always. Few forces in life present, with an equal sense of inevitability, the bare-knuckle facts of who we are, and the demands of what we might become. ~Marc Ian Barasch
In a dream you are never eighty. ~Anne Sexton
In dreams, we enter a world that’s entirely our own. ~Steven Kloves
I’ll take the dream I had last night, And put it in my freezer, So someday long and far away, When I’m an old grey greezer, I’ll take it out and thaw it out, This lovely dream I’ve frozen, And boil it up and sit me down And dip my old cold toes in. ~Shel Silverstein
I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams…. Man… is above all the plaything of his memory. ~Andre Breton
A dream is a microscope through which we look at the hidden occurrences in our soul. ~Erich Fromm
Some colors exist in dreams that are not present in the waking spectrum. ~Terri Guillemets
The best reason for having dreams is that in dreams no reasons are necessary. ~Ashleigh Brilliant
Even thus last night, and two nights more I lay, And could not win thee, Sleep, by any stealth: So do not let me wear to-night away. Without thee what is all the morning’s wealth? Come, blessed barrier between day and day, Dear mother of fresh thoughts and joyous health! ~William Wordsworth
We are not only less reasonable and less decent in our dreams… we are also more inteligent, wiser and capable of better judgment when we are asleep than when we are awake. ~Erich Fromm
For a dreamer, night’s the only time of day. ~Newsies
Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleave of care The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course, Chief nourisher in life’s feast. ~William Shakespeare
Those who have compared our life to a dream were right…. We sleeping wake, and waking sleep. ~Michel de Montaigne
The sailor does not control the sea, nor does the lucid dreamer control the dream. Like a sailor, lucid dreamers manipulate or direct themselves in the larger expanse of dreaming; however, they do not control it. Lucid dreaming appears to be a co-created experience. ~Robert Waggoner
Pause now to ask yourself the following question: “Am I dreaming or awake, right now?” Be serious, really try to answer the question to the best of your ability and be ready to justify your answer. ~Stephen LaBerge

BELIEVE

“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.” –Jodi Picoult
“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” –Wayne Dyer
“Just pick a goal, a goal you truly want to achieve, and take a clear-eyed look at your weaknesses–not so you’ll feel less confident, but so you can determine exactly what you need to work on. Then get to work. Celebrate small successes. Analyze your weaknesses. Keep going. As you gain skill, you’ll also gain a feeling of genuine confidence, one that can never be taken away–because you’ve earned it.” (OK, that one is mine, he said, blushing.)
“Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” –Tina Fey
“Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it.” –Bryce Courtenay
“The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.” –William Jennings Bryan
“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” –Vincent van Gogh
“Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it.” –Bruce Lee
“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.” –Mark Victor Hansen
“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
“Low self-confidence isn’t a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered–just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.” –Barrie Davenport
“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” –E.E. Cummings
“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” –Golda Meir
“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” –Arthur Ashe
“It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.” –Oprah Winfrey
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
“But failure has to be an option in art and in exploration–because it’s a leap of faith. And no important endeavor that required innovation was done without risk. You have to be willing to take those risks.” –James Cameron
“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” –Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” –Peter T. McIntyre
“Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they’re yours.” –Richard Bach
“The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.” –Paul Tillich
“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” –Thomas Alva Edison
“Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.” –Andre Dubus
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?” –Marianne Williamson
“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” –Brené Brown
“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” –Dr. Benjamin Spock
“Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.” –T. Harv Eker
“You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.” –Dr. Robert Anthony
“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” –Sir Edmund Hillary
“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” –Oscar Wilde
“I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally it occurred to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy.” –Queen Latifah
“You yourself, as much as anyone in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” –Buddha
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” –Dale Carnegie
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” –Helen Keller
“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” –Thomas Jefferson
“Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have.” –Brian Tracy
“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” –Willie Nelson
“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.” –T. Harv Eker
“Wouldn’t it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out.” –Alan Cohen
“To anyone that ever told you you’re no good … They’re no better.” –Hayley Williams
“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” –Christopher Robin
“You have no control over other people’s taste, so focus on staying true to your own.” –Tim Gunn
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” –J.M. Barrie
“It’s a dead-end street if you sit around waiting for someone else to tell you you’re OK.” –Michael Pitt
“I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.” –Robert Downey Jr.
“If you’re presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything.” –Katy Perry
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things 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 sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.” –Mark Twain
“I’ve finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to be?” –Goldie Hawn
“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” –Rumi
“We avoid the things that we’re afraid of because we think there will be dire consequences if we confront them. But the truly dire consequences in our lives come from avoiding things that we need to learn about or discover.” –Shakti Gawain
“Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else.” –Nathaniel Branden
“Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many–not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” –Charles Dickens
“Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are.” –Chinese proverb

LOVE

Here’s a little inspiration to tell your love how you really feel.

Here’s the thing about love: It’s hard to put into words.

Love brings up emotions that run the gamut from agony to ecstasy. Love can inspire us to accomplish some of the craziest and most amazing feats.

Love can make you happier than you’ve ever been, sadder than you’ve ever been, angrier than you’ve ever been. It can elate you and deflate you almost at the same time.

While we can all pretty much recognize the emotions associated with love, actually finding the words to explain those feelings is a pretty tough order.

People have searched for centuries to find the right way to say “I love you” and to try to explain those butterflies in your stomach, that warm fuzzy feeling in your belly and that heart skipping a beat.

One thing we DO know is that  whether you’ve love and won — or loved and lost, it’s ALWAYS worth it.

While there are plenty of non-verbal ways to express your love, finding that perfect love quote that sums up exactly what you’re feeling can be pretty amazing.

Luckily, some the world’s greatest artists, poets, musicians and hopeless romantics (like ourselves) have managed to articulate the magic of loveusing words so simple and perfect, sharing them can mean the world.

 

 

Here are 50 of the best love quotes you will find online, perfect for sharing with that special someone. We couldn’t have put these inspirational phrases better ourselves.

 

How love works …

1. “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.”

— The Notebook
How love feels …

2. “I look at you and see the rest of my life in front of my eyes.”

— (Unknown)
Love brings happiness …

3. “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”

— Victor Hugo
What you learn from love …

 

4. “All, everything that I understand, I only understand because I love.”

 

— Leo Tolstoy
Where love is, God is …

5. “And remember, as it was written, to love another person is to see the face of God.”

— Les Miserables
Why love matters …

6. “I’m much more me when I’m with you.”

— (Unknown)
Why love hurts …

7. “It’s a very dangerous state. You are inclined to recklessness and kind of tune out the rest of your life and everything that’s been important to you. It’s actually not all that pleasurable. I don’t know who the hell wants to get in a situation where you can’t bear an hour without somebody’s company.”

— Colin Firth
How love colors your world …

8. “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.”
— Helen Keller

 
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Love is giving …

9. “To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything.”

— T. Tolis
Love is blind …

10. “I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more.”

— Angelita Lim
Love is unselfish …

11. “In order to be happy oneself it is necessary to make at least one other person happy.”

— Theodor Reik
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When love takes over …

12. “The heart wants what it wants. There’s no logic to these things. You meet someone and you fall in love and that’s that.”

— Woody Allen

 
Love does not judge …

13. “There’s no substitute for a great love who says, ‘No matter what’s wrong with you, you’re welcome at this table.'”

— Tom Hanks
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Love grow and grows …

14. “I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.”

— Leo Christopher
Love means togetherness …

15. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”

— A. A. Milne
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When love is real …
16. “You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.”

― Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper
Love without end …

17. “I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone.”

— Lord of The Rings
Love is friendship …

 

18. “You are my best friend, my human diary and my other half. You mean the world to me and I LOVE YOU.”

— (Unknown)
Love is a teacher …
19. “If I know what love is, it is because of you.”

— Herman Hesse
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Love is vulnerable …

20. “Don’t forget I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”

— Anna (Julia Roberts) to William (Hugh Grant) in Notting Hill
Love is a choice …

21. “I choose you. And I’ll choose you over and over and over. Without pause, without a doubt, in a heartbeat. I’ll keep choosing you.”

— (Unknown)
Love is complicated …

22. “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

Love is crazy, mad, wonderful …

23. “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”

— When Harry Met Sally
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How love is poetic …

24. “At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.”

― Plato
How you love like crazy …

25. “I realized I was thinking of you, and I began to wonder how long you’d been on my mind. Then it occurred to me: Since I met you, you’ve never left.”

— (Unknown)
Why love hurts …

26. “Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime.”

— Bette Davis
Love is strength …

27. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

— Lao-Tzu
How love works …

28. “Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.”

— H. L. Mencken
Love is life …

29. “Thinking of you keeps me awake. Dreaming of you keeps me asleep. Being with you keeps me alive.”

— (Unknown)
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When love finds you …

30. “We are shaped and fashioned by those we love.”

— Geothe
Love is wild and crazy …

31. “When love is not madness it is not love.”

― Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Love is magical …

32. “You have bewitched me body and soul, and I love, I love, I LOVE YOU.”

— Pride & Prejudice
What is love …

33. “Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.”

― Paulo Coelho

How love should be …

34. “Love is so short, forgetting is so long.”

― Pablo Neruda
Love is freedom …
35. “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.”

― Sophocles
How love begins …

36. “I wish I could turn back the clock. I’d find you sooner and love you longer.”

— (Unknown)
Love is unselfish …
37. “You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.”

— Julia Roberts
Why love is important …

38. “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn Is to love and be loved in return.”

— “Unforgettable with Love” by Natalie Cole
Love is the little things …

39.  “I hope you know that every time I tell you to get home safe, stay warm, have a good day, or sleep well what I am really saying is I love you. I love you so damn much that it is starting to steal other words’ meanings. ”

— Open-365
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Love brings joy …

40. “I have decided to stick to love; hate is too great a burden to bear.”

— Martin Luther King, Jr.
How love lasts …

41. “You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.”

— Oscar Wilde
Love is worth it …
42. “Better to have lost and loved than never to have loved at all.”

— Ernest Hemingway

 

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How love changes over time …

43. “When I say I love you more, I don’t mean I love you more than you love me. I mean I love you more than the bad days ahead of us, I love you more than any fight we will ever have. I love you more than the distance between us, I love you more than any obstacle that could try and come between us. I love you the most.”

— (Unknown)
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Love is silly …

44.  “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”

— Charles Schulz
Where love lies …

45. “Where there is love there is life.”

— Mahatma Gandhi
Love is unconditional …

46. “I want you. All of you. Your flaws. Your mistakes. Your imperfections. I want you, and only you.”

— (Unknown)
Love is give and take …
47. “And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make.”

— Paul McCartney
Because love makes everything beautiful …

48. “Because I could watch you for a single minute and find a thousand things that I love about you.”

— (Unknown)
Love makes you lose your mind a little …

49.  “There is a madness in loving you, a lack of reason that makes it feel so flawless.”

— Leo Christopher
Love is EVERYTHING …

50.  “All of me loves all of you.”

— John Legend, All of Me

Anthropologist and YourTango Expert Helen Fisher has spent her career trying to understand it. Here’s what she knows:
If you’re searching for the best quotes and memes to share with the people you love (or just want to feel inspired yourself) … look no further! From the sweetest love quotes, inspirational sayings, and hilarious relationship truths, we’ve got you covered.

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