Daydreaming Quotes

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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

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

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 Eleanor and Park

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

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

David Mitchell
“How do you smuggle daydreams into reality?”
David Mitchell, Number9Dream

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

Zora Neale Hurston
“Sometimes she stuck out into the future, imagining her life different from what is was.”
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

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

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

Richie Norton
“Some days are better than others, but every day can be the best day of your life by giving thanks.”
Richie Norton

P.S. Fischbach
“The quiet is dangerous for the mind. When left to wander, it can convince you of anything.”
P.S. Fischbach, Your Secret Became Mine

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Read. Dream. Repeat.”
Richelle E. Goodrich

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some car accidents are caused by the ignorance or disbelief of the fact that a driver’s eyes and mind can be thousands of kilometres apart.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“It's something of a parodox that film, the art that most resembles our
daydreams, is the one most difficult to bring into existence.”
Steven D. Katz, Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen

Richelle E. Goodrich
“I have dreamed something entirely pretend with my eyes wide open. The sweet wonder of it makes me smile. I believe in the emotions implanted by dreams, for they are not pretend, and they will never cease to bloom.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Being Bold: Quotes, Poetry, & Motivations for Every Day of the Year

Ebinezar Gnanasekaran
“Stop daydreaming about success and start preparing yourself both mentally and physically to be successful.”

Line up with your intuition,
Feel the abundance within you,
Imagine how you feel when you are achieving every day,
Imagine you are living your purpose everyday,
Enjoy your own company,
Be your own best friend,
There is nothing in this world you cannot be or feel or have.
Purvi Raniga

A.D. Aliwat
“The mind does some of its best wandering when the body’s moving forward. This is true on a bike, or on foot, or on a plane, train, or in an automobile, anything. There’s just something about steady onward motion that’s uniquely conducive to shedding any hang-ups and inviting real mental latitude. And, it seems, conversely, the mind is best at plunging forward, at submitting itself to something and following a fixed path, when the body is stationary. In a quiet room between sixty-eight and seventy-four degrees, wearing clothes that are snug but comfortable, sitting upright. Free of any distraction. Unlike out here, the room has no exigencies, so the mind makes up its own. Work, it says. Or watch, read. Dedicate me to something specific. A mind narrows in on that thing then moves resolutely toward it, doing its best to ward off anything that might interrupt or alter its course; thought is a train, consciousness a stream…”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

Edward O. Wilson
“Since so much of good science- and perhaps all of great science- has its roots in fantasy, I suggest that you yourself engage in a bit right now. Where would you like to be, what would you like to be doing professionally ten years from now, twenty, fifty? Next, imagine that you are much older and looking back at a successful career. What kind of great discovery, and in what field of science, would you savor most having made?

I recommend creating scenarios that end with goals, then choosing ones you wish to pursue. Make it a practice to indulge in fantasy about science. Make it more than just an occasional exercise. Daydream a lot. Make talking to yourself silently a relaxing pastime. Give lectures to yourself about important topics that you need to understand. Talk with others of like mind. By their dreams you shall know them.”
Edward O. Wilson, Letters to a Young Scientist

Khaled Hosseini
“Laila sat on the edge of the stream, dipping her feet into the cool water. Overhead, mosquitos hummed and cottonwood seeds danced. A dragonfly whirred nearby, Laila watched its wings catch glints of sunlight as it buzzed from one blade of grass to another. They flashed purple, then green, orange...
Laila thought again about Babi's little dream. *Somewhere near the sea*.”
Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

Lea Malot
“Mouth the shape of a kiss
I question if within you is any magic
You shine, you catch on fire, you disappear.”
Lea Malot, Lilith

Pandora Sykes
“In a world crowded with the white noise of other people's narratives -- the collective narrative of social media; the multi-strand narratives of binge TV -- having your own, singular, internal narrative is nothing short of essential.”
Pandora Sykes, How Do We Know We're Doing It Right: & Other Essays on Modern Life

“Daydreaming is free, but you have to pay for everything else.”
Marty Rubin

Muriel Barbery
“The little girl spent most of her hours of leisure in the branches. When her family did not know where to find her, they would go to the trees, the tall beech to start with, the one that stood to the north above the lean-to, for that was where she liked to daydream”
Muriel Barbery, The Life of Elves

H.P. Lovecraft
“The more he withdrew from the world around him, the more wonderful became his dreams.”
H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

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