Sunday, November 12, 2006

Daydreaming


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

How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true! ~Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts

He does not need opium. He has the gift of reverie. ~Anais Nin

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

Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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


People don't come to church for preachments, of course, but to daydream about God. ~Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

2 comments:

Erin said...

Ah, daydreaming! I like the Longfellow quote best.

Sookie said...

Yeah, the Longfellow one is one of my favorites. I really liked the first one, also.