The best Quotes by Washington Irving

The best Quotes by Washington Irving

Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American short-story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century.

Great minds have purposes, others have dreams.

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It does not do to dwell on dreams, Harry, and forget to live.
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When dreaming we enter a world, that's entirely our own.
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Well, there's one thing: they can't order me to stop dreaming.
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Don't ever let someone tell you, you can't do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you got to protect it. People can't do something themselves, they want to tell you you can't do it. You want something, go get it. Period. All right?
Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness
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All our dreams can come true - if we have the courage to pursue them.
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At some point maybe we accept the dream has become a nightmare. We tell ourselves that reality is better. We convince ourselves it's better that we never dream at all. But, the strongest of us, the most determined of us, holds on to the dream or we find ourselves faced with a fresh dream we never considered. We wake to find ourselves, against all odds, feeling hopeful. And, if we're lucky, we realize in the face of everything, in the face of life the true dream is being able to dream at all.
Meredith Grey in Grey's Anatomy - Season 3 Episode 23
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If you can dream it, you can do it!
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It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
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A dream is a wish your heart makes when you're fast asleep.
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Rapunzel: "What if it's not everything that I dreamed it would be?"
Flynn: "It will be."
Rapunzel: "And what if it is? What do I do then?"
Flynn: "That's the good part, I guess. You get to go find a new dream."
Flynn Rider in Tangled
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Dreams feel real while we're in them. It's only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange.
Cobb in Inception
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It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
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Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
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You my say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope some day you'll join us,
and the world will live as one.
John Lennon - Imagine
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You wish and you dream with all your little heart. But you remember, Tiana, that old star can only take you part of the way. You got to help him with some hard work of your own. And then, you can do anything you set your mind to.
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When life offers you a dream so far beyond any of your expectations, it's not reasonable to grieve when it comes to an end.
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Preserve your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but not live.
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You see things; and you say 'Why?"
But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?"
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I don´t dream at night, I dream at day, I dream all day; I´m dreaming for living
Steven Spielberg (Moviemaker)
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If you dream something, it might happen. If you never dream it, it will never happen.
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
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If you don't know where you want to go, then it doesn't matter which path you take.
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Each of you, as an individual, must pick your own goals. Listen to others, but do not become a blind follower.
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You need to realise that you must have something to aim for, something to drive you.
Once you achieve one goal, you should be looking forward to trying to build onto the next thing, and not just getting comfortable with what you're doing.
You can do anything if you set goals. You just have to push yourself.
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I don't focus on what I'm up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.
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What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
I don't have dreams. I have goals.
Harvey Specter in Suits - Season 3 Episode 6
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In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.
Sid Caesar (American comedian and Jazz musician)
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Alice came to a fork in the road. 'Which road do I take?' she asked.
'Where do you want to go?' responded the Cheshire Cat.
'I don't know,' Alice answered.
'Then,' said the Cat, 'it doesn't matter.'
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If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.
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There is no reason to have a plan B, because it distracts from plan A.
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I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.
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Success is a journey, not a destination.
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We do not see what has been done, we only see what remains to be done.
Diablo - II
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Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there.
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You know, not only am I campaigning, but I'm running the world.
Joe Biden - Juli 2024
I just want to show them that I can play and I belong here. A lot of people don't think I should be here and I'm just here to prove that I do.
Bronny James - April 2023
I was born into it, so I feel like the path was already chosen. But my dad is cool enough to let me take whatever path I want if I wanted to not pursue basketball. But I think basketball is going to be my thing, for sure.
Bronny James - August 2022
It has been discovered that LeBron James is sleeping with his newest teammate's mom.
Juni 2024
My last year will be played with my son. Wherever Bronny's at, that's where I'll be. I would do whatever it takes to play with my son for one year. It's not about the money at that point.
LeBron James - February 2022
Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024
We've had a lot of away games in the Champions League this season where we've heard the fans. When I think of the game in Newcastle, where you can hear our fans the whole time, even though it was said beforehand that Newcastle is the loudest stadium in England – that's really saying something. We are looking forward to our fans, they will deliver again in Paris.
I felt like a child amongst all the established players. First of all I had to prove myself in training and earn respect and over several months show what I was capable of.
Florian Wirtz - July 2021
Recently, on my 18th birthday, my mother showed me a note from my time at primary school. We had to write down what we wanted to be. The only thing I'd written was: football player. I really did always want that and started early on to kick everything I came across: balloons, balls and anything else lying around the house. There was a lot flying about at our place.
Florian Wirtz - July 2021

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