Whimsical Sayings and Quotes

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


The pleasure of gratifying whim is very great. It is known only by those who are whimsical.     

James Boswell

The caprice of our temper is even more whimsical than that of Fortune.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

I still like to live in a whimsical world that seems more romantic and fantasy-related because real life seems so hard.     

Taylor Swift

We shouldn't be afraid to embrace whimsy, that nagging idea that life could be magical; it could be special if we were only willing to take a few risks.     

Donald Miller

Very rare, the intelligence of the heart. The intelligence of the whimsical brain is less rare, less attaching, sometimes tedious.     

Storm Jameson

Fashion is a tyrant from which there is no deliverance; all must conform to its whimsical.     

French Proverb

Time give us enough time and our best-supported decisions will seem wobbly, our certainties whimsical.     

Julian Barnes

Our whole life is an attempt to discover when our spontaneity is whimsical, sentimental irresponsibility and when it is a valid expression of our deepest desires and values.     

Helen Merell Lynd

A fellow who lives in a windmill has not a more whimsical dwelling than the heart of a man that is lodged in a woman.     

William Congreve

Today it's economically crucial and personally rewarding to create something that is also beautiful, whimsical, or emotionally engaging.     

Daniel H Pink

I've learned to respect the whimsical.      

Michael Leunig

Every girl needs a bit of whimsy to remind her that life is a game and it's all about having fun.     

Candace Havens

You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever, give anyone else the responsibility for your life.     

Mary Oliver