Daydreaming Quotes

Quotes tagged as "daydreaming" (showing 1-30 of 90)
Ian McEwan
“The cost of oblivious daydreaming was always this moment of return, the realignment with what had been before and now seemed a little worse. ”
Ian McEwan, Atonement

Charlaine Harris
“They say there's no harm in daydreaming, but there is.”
Charlaine Harris, Club Dead

Shannon A. Thompson
“She was always daydreaming. She never wanted to live in the real world; she always seemed to be separated from other children her age. They couldn’t understand her or her imagination. She was always thinking outside of the box, breaking rules, and only following what her heart told her was right.”
Shannon A. Thompson, November Snow

Rainbow Rowell
“She never felt like she belonged anywhere,except for when she was lying on her bed, pretending to be somewhere else.”
Rainbow Rowell

Alexandre Dumas
“Nothing makes time pass or shortens the way like a thought that absorbs in itself all the faculties of the one who is thinking. External existence is then like a sleep of which this thought is the dream. Under its influence, time has no more measure, space has no more distance.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers

W.H. Auden
“A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish.”
W.H. Auden

Rebecca Solnit
“The multiplication of technologies in the name of efficiency is actually eradicating free time by making it possible to maximize the time and place for production and minimize the unstructured travel time in between…Too, the rhetoric of efficiency around these technologies suggests that what cannot be quantified cannot be valued-that that vast array of pleasures which fall into the category of doing nothing in particular, of woolgathering, cloud-gazing, wandering, window-shopping, are nothing but voids to be filled by something more definite, more production, or faster-paced…I like walking because it is slow, and I suspect that the mind, like the feet, works at about three miles an hour. If this is so, then modern life is moving faster than the speed of thought or thoughtfulness.”
Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

Jill Eisenstadt
“Her legs swing complete afternoons away.”
Jill Eisenstadt, From Rockaway

Washington Irving
“There are certain half-dreaming moods of mind in which we naturally steal away from noise and glare, and seek some quiet haunt where we may indulge our reveries and build our air castles undisturbed.”
Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Give God a break: work for what you are praying for.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“We can imprison ourselves with our wants, wishes, and false dreams.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Florence Welch
“I try to maintain a healthy dose of daydreaming to remain sane.”
Florence Welch

“Lying in bed and daydreaming was the best thing I did all day.”
Marty Rubin

Dr. Seuss
“Stop telling such outlandish tales. Stop turning minnows into whales.”
Dr. Seuss, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street

Nico J. Genes
“Live at night, dream during the day. Oh life, why does it have to be this way?”
Nico J. Genes

Bonnie Dee
“He raised a hand in response and tossed the ear of corn into the wagon. Then he
returned to his fantasy, imagining himself running the livery instead of working there, making the decisions, placing orders, selecting new horses, agreeing to board others, and
hiring a boy to muck out the stalls and pitch hay.
In his daydream, he no longer lived in the back room. He came home at night to a small house he’d bought with his earnings. Inside, a woman waited for him. A wife. In his fantasy her hair was as golden as the ear of corn he tossed into the wagon and her
eyes as blue as the cloudless sky overhead. Catherine smiled at him and he could hear as well as see her say his name. “Jim! Welcome home.”
Bonnie Dee, A Hearing Heart

Ian McEwan
“part of a daydream’s enticement was the illusion that she was helpless before its logic”
Ian McEwan, Atonement

Eudora Welty
“Daydreaming had started me on the way; but story writing, once I was truly in its grip, took me and shook me awake.”
Eudora Welty, On Writing

Ian McEwan
“The cost of oblivious daydreaming was always this moment of return”
Ian McEwan, Atonement

“Now that she had the diagnosis to explain her sense of reality, she sorted some of the chaotic jumble of thoughts and memories.

"I'd feel funny having 'daydreamed' my way through whole seasons," Jo said, "but then I'd hear someone say, 'Time flies,' or 'How did it get to be three o'clock already?' and I'd think that everyone was like me.”
Joan Frances Casey, The Flock: The Autobiography of a Multiple Personality

John Katzenbach
“-Disculpe -le dijo él-. ¿Puede ayudarme? Me parece que me he perdido.
Ella se sobresaltó. El hombre se encontraba medio en sombras, al lado de la portezuela abierta de su coche.
-¿Eh...?
-¿La he asustado? -preguntó.
-No, no, en absoluto...
-Perdone si...
-No, no pasa nada. Es que venía pensando.
-¿Tenía la mente en otra parte?
-Eso es.
-Conozco esa sensación -dijo el hombre, acercándose a ella-. Un pensamiento lleva a otro, después a otro, y antes de que uno se dé cuenta está a la mitad de una pequeña ensoñación. Perdone que me entrometa.
-La realidad -puntualizó ella- siempre se entromete.
Él rió.”
John Katzenbach, The Traveler

“whistle your soundtrack, daydream your future”
Freedom Goodbird

Jason Medina
“She found herself imagining them hanging out in the backyard having barbecues and sitting together on the swing. The idea made her smile, although she kept it to herself.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Garth Greenwell
“I passed people shopping or walking their dogs, and young people, university students maybe, busy about their lives, so that the streets I walked seems vibrant to me, more vibrant than my own. But then almost everywhere I went I imagined a place more accommodating of the life I wanted, as if happiness were a matter of streets or parks, as maybe to a point it is; and with R. away for so long I was accustomed to thinking of my real life existing in some distant place or future time, projecting forward in a way that I was afraid might keep me from living fully where I was.”
Garth Greenwell, What Belongs to You

Garth Greenwell
“I passed people shopping or walking their dogs, and young people, university students maybe, busy about their lives, so that the streets I walked seemed vibrant to me, more vibrant than my own. But then almost everywhere I went I imagined a place more accommodating of the life I wanted, as if happiness were a matter of streets or parks, as maybe to a point it is; and with R. away for so long I was accustomed to thinking of my real life existing in some distant place or future time, projecting forward in a way that I was afraid might keep me from living fully where I was.”
Garth Greenwell, What Belongs to You

“Now memories have an unusual way of coming back to you in the middle of a day.”
Avijeet Das

“En medio de una conversación, aún en medio de una frase, mi mente se divorcia de la realidad y se va por su cuenta tras una palabra, un perfume, una visión, y con mucha frecuencia crea irrealidades absurdas.”
Oscar Montenegro, Confesiones de diván

Aspen Kendrick
“Man, you look like you've never seen a gas station before! You zone out so much sometimes, it's like you're going to another world!”
Aspen Kendrick, Searching For Home

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