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

List Of Motivational Daydream Quotes And Sayings


One man’s daydreaming is another man’s day.

Terri Guillemets

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 

A daydream is an evasion.

Thomas Merton 

The average daydream is about fourteen seconds long and we have about two thousand of them per day. In other words, we spend about half of our waking hour’s one-third of our lives on earth spinning fantasies.

Jonathan Gottschall 

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

Oscar Wilde

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 

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.

Christopher Reeve

He does not need opium. He has the gift of reverie.

Anais Nin

The difference between a vision and a daydream is the audacity to act.

Steven Furtick

Daydream, imagine and reflect. It’s the source of infinite creativity.

Deepak Chopra

Best Inspirational Daydream Quotes And Sayings


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

Erik Qualman


Every Daydream-hope starts with little incentives!

Nikhil Karke

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

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

A vision without action is called a daydream; but then again, action without a vision is called a nightmare.

Jim Sorensen

Heart of mine, why art thou dreaming! Dreaming through the weary day, While life’s precious hours are wasting, Fast, and unimproved, away?

Mary Ann H. Dodd

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

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

Harriet Tubman

Daydream transports the dreamer outside the immediate world to a world that bears the mark of infinity.

Gaston Bachelard

How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true!

Logan Pearsall Smith

Famous Humorous Daydream Quotes And Proverbs


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

Michael Pollan

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Leslie Dean Brown

Daydreaming incubates creative discovery.

Daniel Goleman

Daydreaming subverts the world.

Raoul Vaneigem

Everything starts as somebody’s daydream

Larry Niven 

A daily dose of daydreaming heals the heart, soothes the soul, and strengthens the imagination.

Richelle E. Goodrich

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.

Douglas H. Everett

Color outside the lines, let yourself daydream, agree with your imagination and laugh at the rules.


Visualization is daydreaming with a purpose.

Bo Bennett