119 Best Daydreamer Quotes to Start Your Day

There are some great daydreamer quotes that can inspire you to pursue your dreams. Some of these quotes say things like, “Your only limit is the amount of imagination that you have.” and “If you want something, all you have to do is believe you can get it.” These inspiring sayings remind us that anything is possible if we set our minds to it.

119 Best Daydreamer Quotes

1. “Everything that’s lovely is but a brief, dreamy kind of delight.” ― W.B. Yeats.

2. “A lot of people tell me I’m a bit dreamy, but I like the idea of that. Of being somewhere else.” ― Alex Turner.

3. “I have had dreams, and I’ve had nightmares. I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.” ― Jonas Salk.

4. “How do you smuggle daydreams into reality?” ― David Mitchell.

5. “Daydreaming subverts the world.” ― Raoul Vaneigam.

6. “Dreams have only one owner at a time. That’s why dreamers are lonely.” ― Erma Bombeck.

7. “A daydream is an evasion.” ― Thomas Merton.

8. “The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.” ― Jessica Hische.

9. “If something is there, you can only see it with your eyes open, but if it isn’t there, you can see it just as well with your eyes closed. That’s why imaginary things are often easier to see than real ones.” ― Norton Juster.

10. “Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.” ― Criss Jami.

11. “The world went on, as it does, without my full participation, and I only woke up from the reverie when someone said my name.” ― John Green.

12. “I undertake the same project as Montaigne, but with an aim contrary to his own: for he wrote his Essays only for others, and I write my reveries only for myself.” ― Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

13. “Writing a book is always a hard job. One is always tempted to limit oneself to dreaming it.” ― Gaston Bachelard

14. “I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as here and now?” ― John Lennon.

15. “If you’ve never stared off in the distance, then your life is a shame.” ― Adam Duritz.

16. “Great ideas emerge from useless fragments of thoughts.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson.

17. “Dream like a child. Reason like an elder. Play like a youth. Work like an adult.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo.

18. “We’re all dreamers.” ― Ray Bradbury.

19. “How’s daydreaming affecting nightmares?? Showing the light where is all dark.” ― Ana Claudia Antunes.

20. “Wishful thinking is not sound public policy.” ― Bjorn Lomborg.

21. “Everything is so dreamy when you are young. After you grow up it kind of becomes – just real.” ― Elvis Presley.

22. “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

23. “Her legs swing complete afternoons away.” ― Jill Eisenstadt

24. “One form of escapism is daydreaming.” ― Kilroy J. Oldster.

25. “No, matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.” ― Lupita Nyong’o.

26. “Dreams are kinder than reality.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo.

27. “All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.” ― Orison Swett Marden.

28. “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.” ― Dr Seuss.

29. “Reality depresses me. I need to find fantasy worlds and escape in them.” ― Noel Fielding.

30. “Dreaming after all is a form of planning.” ― Gloria Steinem.

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

32. “I don’t dream at night, I dream all day; I dream for a living.” ― Steven Spielberg.

33. “Nothing happens unless first a dream.” ― Carl Sandburg.

34. “Daydreams were dangerous because they made her wish for things she could never have.” ― Julie Garwood.

35. “The cost of oblivious daydreaming was always this moment of return.” ― Ian McEwan.

36. “If you ever catch me daydream, please, don’t wake me up.” ― Mandy K.

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

38. “A vision without action is called a daydream; but then again, action without a vision is called a nightmare.” ― Jim Sorensen.

39. “But I’m always dreaming, even when I’m awake; it is never finished.” ― Peter S. Beagle.

40. “All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.” ― Thomas Edward Lawrence.

41. “Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.” ― Terry Pratchett.

42. “In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts bring sad thoughts to the mind.” ― William Wordsworth.

43. “Feed your dreams, not your nightmares.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo.

44. “A daily dose of daydreaming heals the heart, soothes the soul, and strengthens the imagination.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich.

45. “A daydreamer is a writer just waiting for pen and paper.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich.

46. “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

47. “The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle.” ― Anais Nin.

48. “One dreams all day as well as all night.” ― Ian Fleming.

49. “Daydreaming incubates creative discovery.” ― Daniel Goleman.

50. “Looking back, I guess I used to play-act all the time. For one thing, it meant I could live in a more interesting world than the one around me.” ― Marilyn Monroe.

51. “Active imagination requires a state of reverie, half-way between sleep and waking.” ― Carl Jung.

52. “If your vision doesn’t cost you something, it’s a daydream.” ― John C. Maxwell.

53. “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” ― Charles Darwin.

54. “True imagination is not fanciful daydreaming; it is fire from heaven.” ― Ernest Holmes.

55. “Social media could be very strong in terms of bringing people together but it also takes up so much of people’s time that I wonder if we’ve lost the ability to daydream.” ― Patti Smith.

56. “If I sit and daydream, the images rush by like a succession of colored slides.” ― Francis Bacon.

57. “Prepare while others are daydreaming.” ― William Arthur Ward.

58. “Daydreaming with pencil and paper is a respectable form of meditation.” ― John Howe.

59. “Like everyone, appearing smart during meetings is my top priority. Sometimes this can be difficult if you start daydreaming about your next vacation, your next nap, or bacon.” ― Sarah Cooper.

60. “People don’t come to church for preachments, of course, but to daydream about God.” ― Kurt Vonnegut.

61. “Daydream transports the dreamer outside the immediate world to a world that bears the mark of infinity.” ― Gaston Bachelard.

62. “Every exceptional writer holds a Master of Arts in Daydreaming.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich.

63. “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.

64. “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.

65. “Daydreaming incubates creative discovery.” ― Daniel Goleman.

66. “The trouble is that thinking looks like loafing. Who wants to pay people for daydreaming?” ― W. Somerset Maugham.

67. “Sweet, crazy conversations full of half sentences, daydreams and misunderstandings more thrilling than understanding could ever be.” ― Toni Morrison.

68. “It may be that those who do most, dream most.” ― Stephen Butler Leacock.

69. “The reveries of youth, in which so much energy is wasted, are the yearnings of a Spirit made for what it has not found but must forever seek as an ideal.” ― William Ellery Channing.

70. “The difference between a vision and a daydream is the audacity to act.” ― Steven Furtrick.

71. “My plans are still in embryo, a town on the edge of wishful thinking.” ― Groucho Marx.

72. “Sometimes she stuck out into the future, imagining her life different from what is was.” ― Zora Neale Hurston

73. “Daydreaming is the purest form of being. Take that away and one suffers.” ― Solange Nicole.

74. “Whistle your soundtrack, daydream your future.” ― Freedom Goodbird.

75. “One man’s daydreaming is another man’s day.” ― Terri Guillemets.

76. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” ― Albert Einstein.

77. “I daydream about things I want to happen, but none of it is more complicated, most of the time, than just really hoping that the good parts and the well-written parts are the ones that turn up on my doorstep.” ― Rebecca Hall.

78. “If you don’t daydream and kind of plan things out in your imagination, you never get there, So you have to start someplace.” ― Robert Duvall.

79. “Creativity is an attempt to resolve a conflict generated by unexpressed biological impulses, such that unfulfilled desires are the driving force of imagination, and they fuel our dreams and daydreams.” ― Sigmund Freud.

80. “Everything I know, see or hear, every part of my life is transformed into dresses. They are my daydreams, but they have passed from dreamland into the world of everyday items to wear.” ― Christian Dior.

81. “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” ― Albert Einstein.

82. “I’m often daydreaming, and it’s because I’ve always liked the idea of there being something more than the normal world.” ― Samantha Shannon.

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

84. “Daydreaming is one of the key sources of poetry, a poem often starts as a daydream that finds its way into language and walking seems to bring a different sort of alertness, an associative kind of thinking, a drifting state of mind.” ― Edward Hirsch.

85. “Is daydreaming a distraction from work, or work a distraction from daydreaming?” ― Marty Rubin.

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

87. “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.

88. “Without daydreams, the self is apt to shrink down to the size and shape of the estimation of others.” ― Michael Pollan.

89. “I used to work in a factory and I was really happy because I could daydream all day.” ― Ian Curtis.

90. “A state of reverie does not avoid reality, it accedes to reality.” ― W. Somerset Maugham.

91. “People say being a dreamer is a bad thing, well isn’t there a saying that says “thoughts become things.” ― Mike Sherratt.

92. “Think of many things; do one.” ― Portuguese proverb.

93. “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

94. “People love escapism and there should be a place for it.” ― Tom Hiddleston.

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

96. “When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never want to live again, only to dream forever.” ― Alexandre Dumas.

97. “The reveries of two solitary souls prepare the sweetness of loving.” ― Gaston Bachelard

98. “How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares if there seemed any danger of their coming true!” ― Logan Pearsall Smith.

99. “Let yourself daydream sometimes…Allow spontaneous images to come and go. Capture one in a sketch. These images express connections with your inner self.” ― Nita Leland.

100. “Once you embrace your value, talents and strengths, it neutralizes when others think less of you.” ― Rob Liano

101. “Like all dreamers, I took disenchantment for truth.” ― Jean-Paul Sartre.

102. “Thought is the labor of intellect, reverie is its pleasure.” ― Victor Hugo.

103. “You know what, your imagination works faster than your mind.” ― Simona Panova.

104. “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.

105. “They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” ― Edgar Allen Poe.

106. “I dream with my eyes open.” ― Jules Verne.

107. “Will you gather daydreams or will you gather wealth? How can you find your fortune when you cannot find yourself?” ― Gordon Lightfoot.

108. “Daydreaming allows you to play out scenarios where you miraculously save the day. You play out scenarios in your head that are kind of crazy, and then you personally, heroically resolve them.” ― Mark Waters.

109. “Daydream, imagine, and reflect. It’s the source of infinite creativity.” ― Deepak Chopra.

110. “They say there’s no harm in daydreaming, but there is.” ― Charlaine Harris.

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

112. “Leisure for reverie, gay or somber, does much to enrich life.” ― Mary Ritter Beard.

113. “Children are trained to think linearly instead of imaginatively; they are taught to read slowly and carefully, and are discouraged from daydreaming. They are trained to reduce the use and capacity of their brain.” ― Tony Buzan.

114. “One man’s daydreaming is another man’s day.” ― Terri Guillemets.

115. “Dreams are the seedlings of realities.” ― James Allen.

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

117. “Visualization is daydreaming with a purpose.” ― Bo Bennett.

118. “Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.” ― Victor Hugo.

119. “All important progress made by the human race has its roots in daydreaming.” ― Eda LeShan.







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