Saturday, September 27, 2008

GBE 55 - Daydreams

Daydream. I do that a lot. I was so surprised to find all the quotes. I really hope you enjoy them.

Merriam-Webster's defines it as follows:

Daydream - 2 entries found.

1. daydream (noun)

2. daydream (intransitive verb)

Main Entry:

1. day•dream

Pronunciation: ..dā-drēm..

Function: noun

Date: 1685

: a pleasant visionary usually wishful creation of the imagination

— day•dream•like ..-līk.. adjective

Main Entry:

2. daydream

Function: intransitive verb

Date: 1820

: to have a daydream — day•dream•er noun


"In a Wonderland they lie,
Dreaming as the days go by,

Dreaming as the summers die;

Ever drifting down the stream--

Lingering in the golden gleam--

Life, what is it but a dream?" ~ Lewis Carroll ~ Life Is But A Dream


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

"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


"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


"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

"All religions will pass, but this will remain: simply sitting in a chair and looking in the distance." ~ V.V. Rozanov

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


"Tobacco and alcohol, delicious fathers of abiding friendships and fertile reveries." ~ Luis Buñuel

"I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering." ~ Steven Wright

"Everything starts as somebody''s daydream" ~ Larry Niven


"Television is simply automated daydreaming" ~ Lee Loevinger

"Visualization is daydreaming with a purpose" ~ Bo Bennett

"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


"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. ... I get most joy in life out of music." ~ Albert Einstein

"One man's daydreaming is another man's woman." ~ Grey Livingston

"A daydream is an evasion" ~ Thomas Merton


"What an awesome feeling. It was so great to be daydreaming about something for such a long time and actually have it come true." ~ Carol Jantsch

"Nobody comes in here not wanting to win a medal. It's definitely a daydream, coming across the line, seeing that No. 1 on the clock, feeling that excitement. Everyone thinks of that. If I win a medal, I'll have enough press. If I don't, I won't care." ~Shauna Rohbock

"We all have our 'good old days' tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in daydreams like cats to favorite armchairs." ~ Brian Carter


". . . daydreams, as it were . . . I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of the shadows and the different greens in the trees, but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene." ~ Grandma Moses

"They [stars] are just a way to daydream." ~ Liz Smith

"who never told me to do anything realistic and who never told me to stop daydreaming." ~ Maira Kalman


"I'm having day dreams about night things
In the middle of the after-noon

And every night you make my daydreams come true." ~
Ronnie Milsap ~ Daydreams About Night Things

"Cheer up, Sleepy Jean.

Oh, what can it mean.

To a daydream believer

And a homecoming queen."
~ John Stewart ~ Daydream Believer

"You're my daydream, you know that
I've been thinking about you... lately
And everytime I look at you
I can't explain, I feel insane, I can't get away
You're my daydream" ~ Avril Lavigne ~ Daydream


I've just closed my eyes again
Climbed aboard the dream weaver train

Driver take away my worries of today

And leave tomorrow behind. ~ Gary Wright ~ Dream Weaver

"Like me, you're drowning in a daydream" ~ Corrosion Of Conformity ~ Drowning In A Daydream

"If you've never stared off in the distance, then your life is a shame." ~ Adam Duritz, "Mrs. Potter's Lullaby," performed by Counting Crows



This is my submission to the GBE. This week's topic is Daydreams.

The GBE, or Group Blogging Experience is great fun. Each week (usually on Tuesday) we are given a general topic by our fearless leader Alicia and we have until that Saturday to blog about it. Say whatever you want. Silly, serious, true, fiction, debate.... whatever. It's up to you.

If your interested just
go to Alicia's Blog and and check it out. If you want to participate comment her blog saying "I'm in", that's it. No big sign up or anything. You blog and she'll link to your blog and everyone else's on Saturday.

Make sure you're not private though. So that everyone can read your blog.

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