"The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality."
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."Marya Mannes on Eleanor Roosevelt
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."Marya Mannes on Walt Disney
"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible."Marya Mannes on T. E. Lawrence
"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."Marya Mannes on Harriet Tubman
"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."Marya Mannes on James Dean
"For every five well-adjusted and smoothly functioning Americans, there are two who never had the chance to discover themselves. It may well be because they have never been alone with themselves."
"In aid, the proper attitude is one omitting gratitude."
"It is not enough to show people how to live better: there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers of communication to show people how to be better."
"The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future."
"All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction."