"No one can lay a hand on our dreams." -E.V. Lucas
I would add to this: "...unless we let them."
Sometimes, especially when we're sensitive, we let the opinions of others, whether they're off-hand comments or repeated criticisms or concerns, matter more to us than the dreams INSIDE us.
Remember that YOU have the power, and not only the power, but the responsibility and the privilege, of keeping your dreams alive, of moving toward them, and of realizing them as well.
What's one dream you might have let someone "lay a hand on" at one point but now you are protecting and proliferating?