Daydreaming Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old daydreaming quotes, daydreaming sayings, and daydreaming proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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

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

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

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

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

Lying in bed and daydreaming was the best thing I did all day.     

Marty Rubin

Is daydreaming a distraction from work, or work a distraction from daydreaming?     

Marty Rubin

We seek to escape the dark cave of a despondent mind by either dulling oneself mentally or through imaginative acts. One form of escapism is daydreaming.     

Kilroy J. Oldster

I try to maintain a healthy dose of daydreaming to remain sane.     

Florence Welch

In my head, this world is so much more beautiful. If you ever catch me daydream, please, don’t wake me up.     

Mandy K

Daydreams are cool alright. Daydreams are nice, especially the ones about... food.     

Doug Walker

Do you ever daydream? I do. That's the only time I'm really happy. Dreaming.     

Charles Chaplin

I doze and daydream. I think about my life. I don't know what I did wrong. I'd feel better if I did.     

Robert K. Massie

You're daydreamers instead of go-getters. In a way, you've got to be crazy. You're not satisfied to live with flying - you've got to be in love with it.     

Frank Wead

On a street where reality is not much different from dreams I've had / A dream is all I have / Daydreaming, daydreaming all the time     

Y Adman Chris

Daydreaming, daydreaming into the night / And I'm alright / Daydreaming, daydreaming all the time / Daydreamer, we used to be half alive     

Y Adman Chris

Daydreaming, just daydreaming / Well, it's kind of fun for one who's all alone     

Andre G Previn

Daydreaming, just daydreaming / Helps me find the joy, the boy I call my own / Night comes on, it's true I'm blue / My heart is with the sun     

Andre G Previn

Daydreaming, just daydreaming / Please don't mind if I just sigh and stay / Stay dreaming, daydreaming / Maybe small but it's all I've known     

Andre G Previn

So many times things pass you by / Imagination running wild / You've got to start choosing right from wrong / Instead of daydreaming all day long     

Christopher Lowe

Life's happening now / And there's no time to sleep / Daydreaming, / You're daydreaming, / You dream of the day / When the world's gonna change     

Kincaid Alan Smith

Daydreaming, / You're daydreaming, / You're dreaming your life away / Although the headlines scream at you, / You don't have a clue     

Kincaid Alan Smith

Well I'm floating on air when I'm daydreaming / I quietly observe standing in my space / Well I'm tricky kid don't deal with sadness     

Adrian Nicholas Matthew Thaws

And we're all daydreaming now / Escape to another world / Live for another day / Escape to another world     

Elliot Gleave

Where you been all of my life / I've been daydreaming 'bout you / I cannot deny what feels so true     

Brian Thomas Higgins

But I don't mind if I'm only daydreaming / If dreams can bring so near to me / The things so dear to me      

Walter Carl Becker

Day dream / Don't break my reverie / Until I find that she / Is daydreaming just like me     

Billy Strayhorn

And you can be sure that if you're feeling right / A daydream will last long into the night / Tomorrow at breakfast you may prick up your ears / Or you may be daydreaming for a thousand years     

John Sebastian

What a day for a daydream / Custom made for a daydreaming boy / And I'm lost in a daydream / Dreaming 'bout my bundle of joy     

John Sebastian

Daydreaming / Under crying skies / Everything is better here / When I close my eyes     

Jorgen Keill Elofsson

A world in myself / Daydreaming admiring being / Quietly, open the world / I hear the time of the starry sky / Turning over at midnight     

Elizabeth Fraser

I remember sitting back daydreaming / Bout a better life with finer things / To be honest I would do that a lot / But now our dreams turning into reality.     


Your greatness lies in your daydreams. But they are great only to the extent to which they inspire you to work and strive towards them. When they do, you will find that you are wiser and happier than you have ever been.     

Robert O'Brien

Daydream If you have built castles in the air, that is where they should be; now put foundations under them.     

Henry David Thoreau

How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares were there any danger of their coming true.     

Logan P. Smith

Vision without execution is a daydream. Execution without vision is a nightmare.     

Japanese Proverb

I had a daydream about a nightmare. / Today is the only day you can live. / A sort stay leaves a good impression.     

Joseph Julius Bonkowski

Sometimes I daydream. / I dream about life, / Trying to find a purpose. What's the meaning?      

Richard Adcock

I keep looking for a purpose / Like a hungry dog searching for food. / Sometimes I daydream, / Wishing I was someone else.     

Richard Adcock

We are lost in the daydream landscapes we have created in our minds.     

David Nichtern

Daydreaming , our ability to give 'to airy nothing/ A local habitation and a name,' remains one of the most fascinating, if perplexing, phenomena in the vast range of human behavior.     

Jerome L. Singer

Daydreaming or conscious fantasy seems most likely to occur under conditions relatively similar to those of night dreaming.     

Jerome L. Singer

Since daydreams are so often visual, the movies are especially effective in capturing their quality.     

Jerome L. Singer

It is a basic human pastime to daydream, in the sense of entertaining conscious and private fictions.     

M. Regis

Daydreams are private fictions; few are wiling to submit their fantasies.     

M. Regis

Daydreams are very common and yet they remain theoretically elusive.     

M. Regis

One knows that a daydream is not real. It is not confused with present reality.     

Teresa Brennan

Visionaries of every sort credit daydreams for creating conditions ripe for moments of insight to blossom.     

Amy Fries

The beauty of daydreaming is that it's a process available to everyone of us.     

Amy Fries

The uncensored aspect of daydreaming is also priceless in that it gives us both the means and the freedom to explore, without an internal critic hovering over us.     

Amy Fries

What happens in your daydreams, stays in your daydreams, unless you choose to share.     

Amy Fries

Daydreaming does not enjoy tremendous prestige in our culture, which tends to regard it as unproductive thought.     

Michael Pollan

Daydreaming with pencil and paper is a respectable form of meditation.     

John Howe

A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets.     

W. H. Auden

Daydreaming is okay, even better if you can make some lasting memory out of it.     

Leslie Dean Brown

A story in your head isn't a story. It's just a daydream until you actually write it down. So write it down.     

Andy Weir

You can spend your time daydreaming or make use of it in other ways.     

Erik Qualman

I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering.     

Steven Wright

They say there's no harm in daydreaming, but there is.     

Charlaine Harris

If you don't daydream your life is a nightmare.     

Karl Lagerfeld

Everything starts as somebody's daydream.     

Larry Niven

Daydreams were dangerous because they made her wish for things she could never have.     

Julie Garwood

We can imprison ourselves with our wants, wishes, and false dreams.     

Kilroy J. Oldster

Day dreaming is actually research for the next book.     

Val Richards

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

Unlike any other form of thought, daydreaming is its own reward.     

Michael Pollan