quotes on following your dreams

A collection of quotes to inspire you to listen to your heart’s song and take the first courageous steps towards creating your dream life.

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“Follow your passions, follow your heart, and the things you need will come.” ~ Elizabeth Taylor

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” ~ Carl Bard

“Your work is to discover your work, and then with all your heart, to give yourself to it.” ~ Buddha

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao Tzu

“Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s.” ~ Billy Wilder

“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, some style.” ~ Maya Angelou

“The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you figure out why.” ~ Mark Twain

“Every new day is another chance to change your life.” ~ Unknown

“Perhaps the biggest tragedy of our lives is that freedom is possible, yet we can pass our years trapped in the same old patterns.” ~ Tara Brach

“Do something wonderful. People may imitate it.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

“Swim out of your little pond.” ~ Rumi

“Don’t let your scary stories paralyze you. Act and let the narrative follow (just as courage and motivation do).” ~ Kyle Eschenroeder

“If we are facing the right direction, all we have to do is keep walking.” ~ Buddha

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” ~ Martha Graham