Daydreams Quotes

Quotes tagged as "daydreams" (showing 1-30 of 40)
Grace Willows
“You are enough to drive a saint to madness or a king to his knees.”
Grace Willows, To Kiss a King

Ian McEwan
“The cost of oblivius daydreaming was always this moment of return, the realigment with what had been before and now seemed a little worse.
Her reverie, once rich in plausible details, had become a passing silliness before the hard mass of the actual.
It was difficult to come back.”
Ian McEwan, Atonement

Shannon L. Alder
“You will never say goodbye to the past, until you understand why the flashbacks haunt you.”
Shannon L. Alder

Kristen Ashley
“This is the us you wanted us to be, Gwen.”
Kristen Ashley, Mystery Man

Richelle E. Goodrich
“You can capture this body of mine, take away my freedom and enslave me.
You may even have the power to capture my soul and sentence me to the realm of eternal darkness.
But my dreams you cannot touch. They are my will―the very essence of who I am.
In them I laugh.
In them I cry.
In them I love.
And in them.....I live.
My dreams are untouchable and unceasing.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Eena, The Dawn and Rescue

نردين أبو نبعة
“ما أذكره أنّني كنت يوميّاً أحلم بتحريرها, أقول في نفسي أخاف أن تتحرّر و أنا في المدرسة و لا أعرف!! ثمّ أعود لأجيب عن سؤالي بنفسي . . بالتأكيد سأرى الرّايات و الأنوار تزيّن الشوارع عندها سأعرف بالتحرير . . الآن أضحك من نفسي و أفكاري!!”
نردين أبو نبعة

Victor Hugo
“Daydream, which is to thought as the nebula is to the star, borders on sleep, and is concerned with it as its frontier. An atmosphere inhabited by living transparencies: there's a beginning of the unknown. But beyond it the Possible opens out, immense.
Other beings, other facts, are there. No supernaturalism, only the occult continuation of infinite nature. . . . Sleep is in contact with the Possible, which we also call the improbable. The world of the night is a world. Night, as night, is a universe. . . . The dark things of the unknown world become neighbors of man, whether by true communication or by a visionary enlargement of the distances of the abyss . . . and the sleeper, not quite seeing, not quite unconscious, glimpses the strange animalities, weird vegetations, terrible or radiant pallors, ghosts, masks, figures, hydras, confusions, moonless moonlights, obscure unmakings of miracle, growths and vanishings within a murky depth, shapes floating in shadow, the whole mystery which we call Dreaming, and which is nothing other than the approach of an invisible reality. The dream is the aquarium of Night.”
Victor Hugo

Charlotte Brontë
“I have heard of daydreams – is she in a daydream now? Her eyes are fixed on the floor, but I am sure they do not see it – her sight seems turned in, gone down into her heart: she is looking at what she can remember, I believe; not at what is really present.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

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

Kevin Brockmeier
“He has always been the kid who cries too easily and laughs too easily, the kid who begins giggling in church for no reason at all, who blinks hotly in shame and frustration whenever he misses a question in class, living in an otherland of sparkling daydreams and imaginary catastrophes.”
Kevin Brockmeier, A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip: A Memoir of Seventh Grade

Rachel Hore
“I existed in a cocoon, wrapped in daydreams. It's dangerous to be too much alone with an imagination.”
Rachel Hore, A Gathering Storm

Grace Willows
“You are enough to drive a saint to madness or a king to his knees

Excerpt from To Kiss a King by Grace Willows
Coming this summer to Amazon Kindle and paperback.”
Grace Willows, To Kiss a King

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

Fennel Hudson
“Dreams free us from normality. Daydreams, especially, take us somewhere between the real world and the dream world.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2

Indu Muralidharan
“I have often thought that Walter Mitty had it in him to be more than a hen-pecked loser. Instead of living it up as a flamboyant daredevil in his dreams, he could have chosen to be a responsible man in real life, going about his work with dignity, and people may just have treated him with respect. Did his failures in life lead him to seek solace in daydreams or did his wandering mind stand in the way of his potential success? One must have triggered the other, and then it would have been both working together. An empty life drives you to fantasies of fulfilment, which then form a deadly, vicious circle which can turn you into a cartoon, as it did poor Mitty. Or lead you to ruin like Madame Bovary.”
Indu Muralidharan, The Reengineers

Danielle Dutton
“Off come her skirts and petticoats, her lace cuffs and collar, her shoes and whalebone stay, until she lies on her side in nothing but a cotton shift and endless strands of pearls. Dust hangs in a crack of light between red velvet drapes, like stars.

Her dreams are glimpses, bewildered--celestial charts, oceanic swells, massive, moving bodies of water, the heavens as heavenly liquid, familiar whirlpools, the universe as a ship lost at sea--but the ship she imagines arrived safely, years ago, loaded with their possessions.”
Danielle Dutton, Margaret the First

Fennel Hudson
“As the daydreams grew longer, the distinction between what was real and what was imaginary grew less. Soon I existed in a blissful world of my own creation.”
Fennel Hudson, A Waterside Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 2

Vironika Tugaleva
“It is not the path that you have trouble finding. You knew your path since your first daydream. It's courage you're searching for - courage to trust yourself and stop searching for a travel partner who knows better than you where to go. And courage is only built in action.”
Vironika Tugaleva

Julien Gracq
“This stretch through the fogbound forest gradually lulled Grange into his favorite daydream; in it he saw an image of his life: all that he had he carried with him; twenty feet away, the world grew dark, perspectives blurred, and there was nothing near him but this close halo of warm consciousness, this nest perched high above the vague earth.”
Julien Gracq, A Balcony in the Forest

Enock Maregesi
“Kuna ndoto za mchana na kuna ndoto za usiku. Ndoto za mchana ni maono ya kile ambacho roho inatamani kuwa. Ndoto za usiku ni maono yanayotokea wakati akili imetulia baada ya mwili wote kupumzika. Ukiota kuhusu moto, hiyo ni ishara ya hasira; ukiota kuhusu maji, hiyo ni ishara ya siri; ukiota kuhusu ardhi, hiyo ni ishara ya huzuni; ukiota kuhusu Yesu, hiyo ni ishara ya mafanikio. Kitu cha kwanza kufanya unapoota ndoto za kishetani, utakapoamka, mwombe Mungu akunusuru kutoka katika matatizo yoyote yanayokunyemelea; au yanayomnyemelea mtu mwingine yoyote yule, hata usiyemjua. Ubongo ni kitu cha ajabu kuliko vyote ulimwenguni na umetengenezwa na Mungu. Ndoto zinapatikana ndani ya ubongo. Ubongo unapatikana ndani ya ufahamu. Ufahamu mtawala wake ni malaika mwema. Malaika mwema anajua siri ya ndoto. Kila mtu anaota na kila ndoto ina maana yake. Rekodi ndoto zako kila siku kwa angalau mwezi mzima kupata maana halisi ya ndoto hizo, na kujua kwa nini ulizaliwa.”
Enock Maregesi

Alex George
“When it comes to dreams and fancies and castles in the air, I have the soul of a millionaire.”
Alex George, A Good American

Aaron Sorkin
“I was sitting on a bench having a bagel, but from where I was both jogging and scullng looks good to me. -- Sam”
Aaron Sorkin, The West Wing Script Book

Indu Muralidharan
“I have often thought that Walter Mitty had it in him to be more than a hen-pecked loser. Instead of living it up as a flamboyant daredevil in his dreams, he could have chosen to be a responsible man in real life, going
about his work with dignity, and people may just have treated him with respect. Did his failures in life lead him to seek solace in daydreams or did his wandering mind stand in the way of his potential success? One must have triggered the other, and then it would have been both working together. An empty life drives you to fantasies of fulfilment, which then form a deadly, vicious circle which can turn you into a cartoon, as it did poor Mitty. Or lead you to ruin like Madame Bovary.”
Indu Muralidharan, The Reengineers

Eleanor Catton
“Cowell Devlin sighed. Yes, he understood Anna Wetherell at long last, but it was not a happy understanding. Devlin had known many women of poor prospects and limited means, whose only transport out of the miserable cage of their unhappy circumstance was the flight of the fantastic. Such fantasies were invariably magical—angelic patronage, invitations into paradise—and Anna's story, touching though it was, showed the same strain of the impossible. Why, it was painfully clear! The most eligible bachelor of Anna's acquaintance possessed a love so deep and pure that all respective differences between them were rendered immaterial? He was not dead—he was only missing? He was sending her 'messages' that proved the depth of his love—and these were messages that only she could hear? It was a fantasy, Devlin thought. It was a fantasy of the girl's own devising. The boy could only be dead.”
Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries

Margarita Engle
“Is there any way that two people from faraway places can ever really understand each other's daydrems?”
Margarita Engle, Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings

Mehmet Murat ildan
“People are often daydreamers which is why when you see something strange on your way, you must thank to it because it liberates you from the world of dreams by waking you up! Welcome to the world of reality, welcome to this very moment we are in!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

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