27 Inspirational Quotes to Help You Dream Big & Follow Your Dreams!

Inspirational Quotes About Following Your Dreams

Are you still feeling energised for your goals? Well, as we head into the second quarter of the year, we’re sharing quotes that inspire you to think big, set goals and go after your dreams.

Below you’ll find 27 inspiring quotes shared in a particular order with headings to lead you through them. Plus 5 quote graphics to share, and as always, a Fierce Kindness exercise to use the quotes that “speak to you” to learn and grow.

I’ve hand-picked a broad range of quotes—some are famous, and some will be new to you! And I hope these quotes help you feel uplifted and inspired to dream BIG and follow your dreams!

Here are 27 Inspiring Quotes to Go After Your Dreams

Which of the Quotes Below Most Inspire You?

Make Your Life Joyful, Exciting and Meaningful!

  1. “Life is a song—sing it. Life is a game—play it. Life is a challenge—meet it. Life is a dream—realize it. Life is a sacrifice—offer it. Life is love—enjoy it.” Sai Baba
  2. “To define your life is to delight in your dreams.” Lailah Gifty Akita
  3. “Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” Steve Maraboli

Dream Big!

  1. “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.” Lowell Lundstrum
  2. “If you can’t dream big, ridiculous dreams, what’s the point in dreaming at all?” Ronda Rousey
  3. “Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.” Rabindranath Tagore
Follow Your Dreams Quote by Rabindranth Tagore

Life is Hard: Follow Your Dreams Anyway!

  1. “I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
Follow Your Dreams Quote by Martin Luther King

Follow Your Dreams with all your Heart…

  1. “When it comes to fighting for your dreams, be a dragon. Breathe fire.” Richelle E. Goodrich
  2. “Dreams are not what you see in your sleep, they are the things that don’t let you sleep.” Cristiano Ronaldo

…Because We Only Have One Life

  1. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” Earl Nightingale
  2. “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
  3. “It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth—and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up—that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.” Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

It’s Never Too Late to Get Started!

  1. “You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S. Lewis
Follow Your Dreams Quote by C.S. Lewis

So Get Out of Your Comfort Zone Because:

  1. “The comfort zone is a region where great dreams go to get murdered, buried and forgotten.” Michael Bassey Johnson

Your Dreams Matter—You Matter!

  1. “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” Farrah Gray
Follow Your Dreams Quote by Farrah Grey

Dream and Make a Difference

  1. “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
  2. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt
Follow Your Dreams Quote by Harriet Tubman

Stay Strong: Don’t Give in to Doubt and Fear!

  1. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” Roy T. Bennett
  2. “If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.” Marcel Proust
  3. “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” Suzy Kassem

What are you Waiting For?

  1. “If you have dreams you want to pursue, the time is now. There is no perfect time, and there is no better time. There is only the time you lose while you’re making excuses.” Holly Lisle

Stay Focused, Work Hard!

  1. “To achieve our goals and dreams we must learn to be patient—and ruthlessly prioritize.” Emma-Louise Elsey
  2. “The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.” Michelle Obama
  3. “Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral, pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change.” Shonda Rhimes

Believe in Yourself and Keep Moving!

  1. “When you find yourself in the thickness of pursuing a goal or dream, stop only to rest. Momentum builds success.” Suzy Kassem
  2. “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau

Because a Life Without Dreams is Not Worth Living

  1. “It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream.” Benjamin Elijah Mays
Here’s your Fierce Kindness Quotes “Practice” Hand with Butterflies

The starting point of discovering who you are, your gifts, your talents, your dreams, is being comfortable with yourself. Spend time alone. Write in a journal. Robin Sharma

To go deeper, here are 3 steps for your journal:

As you know, one of the core principles of Fierce Kindness is creating a deep connection with yourself. So:

  1. Consider which of these quotes:
    • Most UNSETTLES you &
    • Most RESONATES with you?
  2. Write out these 2 quotes in your journal and ponder these questions over a quiet cup of tea or coffee:
    • WHY do you think you were drawn to them?
    • WHAT do you think each quote is saying to YOU specifically?
    • What are some IDEAS you’ve been having, of changes you could make in your life—however small?
  3. Now, for inspiration, put your 2 chosen quotes somewhere you’ll see them often. And then over the next month, make an effort to notice the quotes—and each time you do, ask:
    • What is this quote teaching me today/now?
  4. Finally, will you take action? Answer these 3 questions:
    • What is your dream for this life? What—if you allowed yourself to dream BIG—can you imagine for yourself?
    • What could your first step? Or if you’ve already started, what bold ideas do you have that could move it forwards?
    • And what action are you willing to COMMIT to, to bring your dream one step closer to reality?

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It is our dreams—and visions of what could be—that drives us to do great things, not only for ourselves but for others and our world.

Do you have a dream?

How will you make a difference for yourself—and our world? And what are you willing to do to make it happen?

Love Emma-Louise x

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  1. Lynda Monk

    Hi Emma, these are beautiful and inspiring quotes. Thank you for sharing them. Your graphics are also beautiful! YOUR dreams make a difference. Love, Lynda xo

    • Emma-Louise Elsey

      Hi Lynda, I’m so glad you love these inspirational quotes about following your dreams! Love Emma-Louise x

  2. LatestModApks

    Loved this post! The quotes are so uplifting and motivating. It’s exactly what I needed to read today. Thanks for sharing!

  3. oh translate

    Loved this post! The quotes are so inspiring and motivating. It’s exactly what I needed to hear right now. Thank you for sharing! #dreambig #followyourdreams #inspirationalquotes

  4. Anonymous

    Loved this post! The quotes are so inspiring and have really helped me to dream bigger and pursue my passions with renewed confidence. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Harishankar

    I love these inspirational quotes. After reading I got motivation and booster of working towards my dreams. It triggered me to take a step towards to achieve my goals. certain things which are stopping me is taking action. but I feel these quotes have inspired me to overcome that fear of loosing. I will definitely try harder and harder until I fulfill my dreams.

    Harishankar Sharma

    • Emma-Louise Elsey

      Dear Harishankar! I am so glad you love these inspirational quotes. Best of luck with following your dreams 🙂 Warmly, Emma-Louise

  6. Real Cricket 24 Mod Apk

    Just reading through these quotes has already given me a boost of motivation to pursue my passions! ‘Believe you can and you’re halfway there’ – that phrase really stuck with me. Thank you for sharing such inspiring words!


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