Quotes of Daydreaming

“ To lose one's self in reverie, one must be either very happy, or very unhappy. Reverie is the child of extremes. ”

- Antoine Rivarol

“ Television is simply automated daydreaming. ”

- Lee Loevinger

“ Washington isn't a city, it's an abstraction. ”

- Dylan Thomas

“ Philosophy does not exist. It is nothing but an hypostatized abstraction. ”

- R. D. Laing

“ I live my daydreams in music. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ Sometimes, in a summer morning, having taken my accustomed bath, I sat in my sunny doorway from sunrise till noon, rapt in reverie. ”

- Henry David Thoreau

“ If you've never stared off in the distance, then your life is a shame. ”

- Adam Duritz

“ When ideas float in our mind without any reflection or regard of the understanding, it is that which the French call revery, our language has scarce a name for it. ”

- John Locke

“ Don't quit your daydream. ”

- Unknown

“ It's really splendid to imagine you are a queen. You have all the fun of it without any of the inconveniences and you can stop being a queen whenever you want to, which you couldn't in real life. ”

- Lucy Maud Montgomery

“ But I'm always dreaming, even when I'm awake; it is never finished. ”

- Peter S. Beagle

“ Man is an imagining being. ”

- Gaston Bachelard

“ It is a good idea to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presence may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought. ”

- James Douglas

“ Hammer the iron that lies on your anvil instead of daydreaming about working silver. ”

- Robert Jordan

“ Both mind and heart when given up to reveries and dreaminess, have a thousand avenues open for the entrance of evil. ”

- Charles Simmons

“ Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we're doing it. ”

- Neil Gaiman

“ People don't come to church for preachments, of course, but to daydream about God. ”

- Kurt Vonnegut

“ How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares if there seemed any danger of their coming true! ”

- Logan Pearsall Smith

“ Do anything rather than give yourself to reverie. ”

- William Ellery Channing

“ Reverie is not a mind vacuum. It is rather the gift of an hour which knows the plenitude of the soul. ”

- Gaston Bachelard

“ Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering. ”

- Steven Wright

“ Visualization is daydreaming with a purpose. ”

- Bo Bennett

“ It is a good idea to be ambitious, to have goals, to want to be good at what you do, but it is a terrible mistake to let drive and ambition get in the way of treating people with kindness and decency. The point is no that they will then be nice to you… ”

- Robert Solow
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