“Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.”

“The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called ‘truth’.”

“The dream doesn’t lie in victimization or blame; it lies in hard work, determination, and a good education.”

“Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn’t block traffic.”

“The test of any good fiction is that you should care something for the characters; the good to succeed, the bad to fail.”

“Americans are optimists. We hope for the best, and expect it.”

“The dream is the theater of the brain.”

“There are two kinds of truth, ‘the truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart’.”

“The dream is the sheer ecstasy of attainment.”

“No one blamed the Chinese for Pearl Harbor. We were at war!”

“The dream is simply knowing who you are, where you are going, and what you will do along the way.”

“The dream is not a magic carpet ride. It doesn’t just take us anywhere we wish to go.”

“Big egos are big shields for lots of empty space.”

“The dream’s birth is conception, it flutters in the heart feeling only as a whisper.”

“The dream’s end is a realization, a realization that we are no longer chasing, but that we are now living our dreams.”

“Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it… It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.”

“The dream knows we need to reach out to others, sometimes in small ways and sometimes in large.”

“The dream fails if we neglect our personal relationships, if we don’t make time for those we love and cherish.”

“The dream sometimes fails when we are too focused on the future, and forget to live in the present.”

“The reality is that we’re always chasing after something, never being satisfied. The dream offers us satisfaction.”

“The dream offers us peace; peace with ourselves, our past, and our future.”

“The dream involves pleasure and pain, suffering and joy; it encompasses all that is worthwhile in life.”

“The essence of the dream is passion.”

“The essence of the dream is truth.”

“The essence of the dream is love.”

“The essence of the dream is happiness.”

“The dream is the road map to success.”

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

“The dream is the starting point, the foundation for the life we live.”

“The dream never dies, because a dream fulfilled only leads to new dreams.”