Reverie Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 90 Quotes About Reverie

#1. The spoken reverie of substances calls matter to birth, to life, to spirituality. - Author: Gaston Bachelard
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#2. The cost of oblivius daydreaming was always this moment of return, the realigment with what had been before and now seemed a little worse.
Her reverie, once rich in plausible details, had become a passing silliness before the hard mass of the actual.
It was difficult to come back. - Author: Ian McEwan
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#3. A convoluted noir infused extravaganza clogged with humans but also a bizarre cluster of unique creatures and provocative human chimeras customized via genetic manipulation and body augmentation, a reverie of alluring cultural ferment and cyberdelic imagery making a grand display - Author: Unknown
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#4. My reverie jumps me into the middle of the period and I conjure the giant, unforgettable figure of Douglas Adams, sadly absent from the feast. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#5. I blink rapidly, breaking our reverie and force myself to focus on something,anything, other than his beauty. Or his body. A body I want pressed against mine, limbs and tongues twisted and tangled, our flesh contortioned into X-rated abstract art ... - Author: S.L. Jennings
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#6. Do anything rather than give yourself to reverie. - Author: William Ellery Channing
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#7. The kings of the old time are dead;
The wandering earth herself may be
Only a sudden flaming word,
In clanging space a moment heard,
Troubling the endless reverie. - Author: W.B.Yeats
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#8. Preserve, within a wild sanctuary, an inaccessible valley of reverie. - Author: Ellen Glasgow
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#9. But lulled into such an opium-like listlessness of vacant, unconscious reverie is this absent-minded youth by the blending cadence of waves with thoughts, that at last he loses his identity; - Author: Herman Melville
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#10. Reverie is not a mind vacuum. It is rather the gift of an hour which knows the plenitude of the soul. - Author: Gaston Bachelard
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#11. But then - I was just following him in reverie over mountain and valley - he jumped with both feet onto the middle of my body. I shuddered with wild pain, utterly uncomprehending. Who was it? A child? A gymnast? A daredevil? A suicide? A tempter? An annihilator? - Author: Franz Kafka
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#12. I reached inside her and pulled out the deepest memories in her body, the memories that words can't describe, the memories that are as much a piece of her as her arms and legs. Those are the ones she's filled with now. - Author: Beth Revis
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#13. malady of reverie. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#14. Did I catch you at a bad time?" she asked as a few moments passed without either of them speaking.
He mentally shook himself out of his reverie. "Sorry, you looked so..."
"Cold?" she suggested with a smile. - Author: B. J. Daniels
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#15. At what exact moment did the real turn into the unreal, reality into reverie? Where was the border? Where is the border? - Author: Milan Kundera
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#16. The past of the soul is so distant! The soul does not live on the edge of time. It finds its rest in the universe imagined by reverie. - Author: Gaston Bachelard
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#17. The vibration of his cell phone broke his reverie. "Doucette," he answered. "Meet me at the Lamothe House," Sassy replied. "Sassy, I told you I'm not that kind of girl." "Very funny, Mr. Smart Ass. Looks like we have another body." "I'm almost there," Michel said quickly, then hung up. - Author: David Lennon
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#18. Music is the vapor of art. It is to poetry what reverie is to thought, what fluid is to solid, what the ocean of clouds is to the ocean of waves. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#19. By following "the path of reverie"-a constantly downhill path-consciousness relaxes and wanders-and consequently becomes clouded. So it is never the right time, when one is dreaming, to "do phenomenology." - Author: Gaston Bachelard
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#20. Leisure for reverie, gay or somber, does much to enrich life. - Author: Mary Ritter Beard
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#21. You can fall in love again with someone you're already in love with. It's like waking from a dream within a dream and finding another layer, the colors more vivid, the light more lucid, the fantasy more real. Being in love is an endless loop of waking to reverie. - Author: Leah Raeder
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#22. Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind. - Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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#23. By continually going out for reverie, a day comes when you go out to drown yourself. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#24. Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#25. When we keep our silence we gather our power; when we speak we let loose the concentration of quiet reverie. - Author: Bryant McGill
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#26. Yours is a strange dream, a strange reverie. No, it's a strange beach; each body is a strange beach, and if you let in the excess emotion you will recall the Atlantic Ocean breaking on our heads. - Author: Claudia Rankine
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#27. Stories end in reverie, tragedy, or forgiveness. - Author: Jeanette Winterson
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#28. How is it possible not to feel that there is communication between our solitude as a dreamer and the solitudes of childhood? And it is no accident that, in a tranquil reverie, we often follow the slope which returns us to our childhood solitudes. - Author: Gaston Bachelard
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#29. In living off all the reflecting light furnished by poets, the I which dreams the reverie reveals itself not as poet but as poetizing I. - Author: Gaston Bachelard
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#30. Six wives the King's had now.' Barak's words dragged me from my reverie. 'We can't even get one between us. - Author: C.J. Sansom
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#31. All the senses awaken and fall into harmony in poetic reverie. Poetic reverie listens to this polyphony of the senses, and the poetic consciousness must record it. - Author: Gaston Bachelard
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#32. The psychology of the alchemist is that of reveries trying to constitute themselves in experiments on the exterior world. A double vocabulary must be established between reverie and experiment. The exaltation of the names of substances is the preamble to experiments on the "exalted" substances. - Author: Gaston Bachelard
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#33. Through imagination, thanks to the subtleties of the irreality function, we re-enter the world of confidence, the world of the confident being, which is the proper world for reverie. - Author: Gaston Bachelard
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#34. To lose one's self in reverie, one must be either very happy, or very unhappy. Reverie is the child of extremes. - Author: Antoine Rivarol
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#35. He was a realist with too much fervor and not enough reverie. He always remained pragmatic in a place that had too much use for superstition. That's enough to ruin any man. - Author: Tom Piccirilli
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#36. Any creation of art is conceived and born under influences, amidst the atmosphere of reverie and the most customary volition of the artist. It is there, in any case, that his work arises from. - Author: Emile Galle
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#37. Pleased to meet you," Tellin says, shaking me out of my reverie. "Lily told me much about you last weekend."
"Funny." Quince throws me a questioning glance. "She didn't mention you at all. - Author: Tera Lynn Childs
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#38. It was still quiet in the house, and not a sound was heard from outside, either. Were it not for this silence, my reverie would probably have been disrupted by reminders of daily duties, of getting up and going to school. - Author: Herman Hesse
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#39. Instead of looking for the dream in reverie, people should look for reverie in the dream. There are calm beaches in the midst of nightmares. - Author: Gaston Bachelard
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#40. A state of reverie does not avoid reality, it accedes to reality. - Author: W. Somerset Maugham
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#41. The world went on, as it does, without my full participation, and I only woke up from the reverie when someone said my name. - Author: John Green
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#42. If I were a painter I would paint my reverie If that's the only way for you to be with me - Author: Norah Jones
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#43. Admiring yourself?" The Inquisitor's voice but through his reverie. "You wont look so pretty when the Clave gets through with you."
"You do seem obsessed with my looks." Jace turned away from the mirror with some relief. "Could it be that all this is because you're attracted to me? - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#44. The wandering earth herself may be
Only a sudden flaming word,
In clanging space a moment heard,
Troubling the endless reverie.


-from "The Song of the Happy Shepherd - Author: W.B.Yeats
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#45. And to this hour the image of Carmilla returns to mind with ambiguous alterations
sometimes the playful, languid, beautiful girl; sometimes the writhing fiend I saw in the ruined church; and often from a reverie I have started, fancying I heard the light step of Carmilla at the drawing room door. - Author: J. Sheridan Le Fanu
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#46. Never confuse the person, formed in the image of God, with the evil that is in him: because evil is but a chance misfortune, an illness, a devilish reverie. But the very essence of the person is the image of God, and this remains in him despite every disfigurement. - Author: John Of Kronstadt
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#47. Imagining in excited reverie That the future years had come, Dancing to a frenzied drum, Out of the murderous innocence of the sea. - Author: William Butler Yeats
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#48. His reverie took him out of the everyday, away from the blankets and the bag of urine. - Author: Teju Cole
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#49. It is unfortunately very true that, without leisure and money, love can be no more than an orgy of the common man. Instead of being a sudden impulse full of ardor and reverie, it becomes a distastefully utilitarian affair. - Author: Charles Baudelaire
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#50. Words, in their distant past, have the past of my reveries. - Author: Gaston Bachelard
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#51. Reverie by the open window in the sweet futility of a mild evening was yet to strike the Australian male as a requirement. (There would be the question of fly screens, for one thing.) - Author: Shirley Hazzard
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#52. The first time she'd lured her ex to a restaurant it had been all she could do to snap him out of the reverie he entered, only for him to emerge spouting nonsense about how she was a princess, a goddess, even a fucking mermaid one time he called her. - Author: Ali Shaw
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#53. Reverie is commonly classified among the phenomena of psychic detente. It is lived out in a relaxed time which has no linking force. Since it functions with inattention, it is often without memory. It is a flight from out of the real that does not always find a consistent unreal world. - Author: Gaston Bachelard
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#54. She came out of her reverie with a deep sigh and looked at him with a dreamy gaze of a soul that had been wandering afar, star-led. - Author: L.M. Montgomery
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#55. One of the best things about paintings is their silence - which prompts reflection and random reverie. - Author: Mark Stevens
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#56. Reverie is the groundwork of creative imagination; it is the privilege of the artist that with him it is not as with other men an escape from reality, but the means by which he accedes to it. - Author: W. Somerset Maugham
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#57. And he sank into reverie, which lasted a long time. - Author: Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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#58. You know you're in lust when you're quick to fall into a reverie because dreams seem better than reality. - Author: Emmanuel Aghado
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#59. Clary, Jace said, breaking her out of her reverie. He tightened his arms around her, and she raised her head; the crowd was cheering as the first of the rockets went up. - Author: Cassandra Clare
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#60. Active imagination requires a state of reverie, half-way between sleep and waking. - Author: Carl Jung
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#61. Here, brush this old hair aside; it blinds me, that I seem to weep. Locks so grey did never grow but from out some ashes! But do I look very old, so very, very old, Starbuck? I feel deadly faint, bowed, and humped, as though I were Adam, staggering beneath the piled centuries since Paradise. - Author: Herman Melville
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#62. I'm scared that my world of reverie will soon spill from my head, splashing every horizon in its illusory shade until it's all there is, and home will be a place I'm destined not to find, in this realm or the next. - Author: Stephen Mosley
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#63. I did not foresee my words becoming such a reverie of mimic and refrain. - Author: Joshua Kryah
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#64. The reverie would not last if it were not nourished by the images of the sweetness of living, by the illusions of happiness. - Author: Gaston Bachelard
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#65. The shots had dispersed the birds; there remained only two marabous, standing between ten and twenty paces away and plunged in reverie. They were like two old men with bald heads pressed between the shoulders. - Author: Henryk Sienkiewicz
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#66. Cosmic reveries separate us from project reveries. They situate us in a world and not in a society. The cosmic reverie possesses a sort of stability or tranquility. It helps us escape time. It is a state. - Author: Gaston Bachelard
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#67. In the arms of the angel, fly away from here ... you are pulled from the wreckage, of your silent reverie, you're in the arms of the angel, may you find some comfort here ... - Author: Sarah McLachlan
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#68. Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding. - Author: John Locke
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#69. 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. - Author: James Douglas
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#70. Unconscious insights or answers to problems that come in reverie do not come hit or miss ... they pertain to those areas in which the person consciously has worked laboriously and with dedication. - Author: Rollo May
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#71. Ah, Brynn," Vercleese boomed at one tall, extremely thin man with a dreamy air about him and a face dusted with fine white flour. "How's the bread business?" The man pulled himself from whatever reverie gripped him and smiled wanly. "Rising, Sir Vercleese, always rising." Vercleese - Author: Douglas W. Clark
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#72. If the stones that we walked on could talk, they would surely tell our story." - Magnetic Reverie - Author: Nico J. Genes
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#73. With a whirl of thought oppressed
I sink from reverie to rest.
An horrid vision seized my head,
I saw the graves give up their dead. - Author: Jonathan Swift
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#74. My imagination, unbidden, possessed and guided me, gifting the successive images that arose in my mind with a vivdness far beyond the usual bounds of reverie ... - Author: Mary Shelley
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#75. Walking onto his terrace those first months to see in the distance the well-behaved mountain sitting under the sun might provoke a reverie about the calm that follows catastrophe. - Author: Susan Sontag
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#76. A musical education is necessary for musical judgement. What most people relish is hardly music; it is rather a drowsy reverie relieved by nervous thrills. - Author: George Santayana
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#77. She was a living reverie for me: the mere sight of her sparked an almost infinite range of fantasy, from Greek to Gothic, from vulgar to divine. - Author: Anonymous
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#78. A perfect piece of architecture kindles that aimless reverie, which bears the soul we know not whither. - Author: Madame De Stael
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#79. Mr. Cupples came out of his reverie. "I think," he said, "I will have milk and soda-water." "Speak lower!" urged Trent. "The head-waiter has a weak heart, and he might hear you. - Author: E.C. Bentley
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#80. I cannot imagine a more perfect hell than being trapped inside my own mind. - Author: Beth Revis
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#81. The myth of Canada, its hidden story, is of a contemplative country, a place of inwardness, where people can question the idea of nationhood and ponder what values we wish to see expressed and achieved, and what solitudes of identity and reverie we wish to preserve. - Author: B.W. Powe
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#82. Visionary Fiction speaks the language of the soul. It offers a vision of humanity as we dream it could be. - Author: Jodine Turner
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#83. But for fear of disheartening them, we also spoke to them of disappointments and the bitter taste that rest has after a useless action. And seeing the eldest of them lost in a reverie that pained us, we added that perhaps the only truth is the peace to be found in books ... - Author: Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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#84. He does not need opium. He has the gift of reverie. - Author: Anais Nin
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#85. All one's work might have been better done; but this is a sort of reflection a worker must put aside courageously if he doesn't mean every one of his conceptions to remain forever a private vision, an evanescent reverie. - Author: Joseph Conrad
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#86. When I'm dead worn out, in a reverie, I often think that when it comes time to die, I want to breathe my last in a kitchen. Whether it's cold and I'm all alone, or somebody's there and it's warm, I'll stare death fearlessly in the eye. If it's a kitchen, I'll think, 'How good. - Author: Banana Yoshimoto
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#87. I do feel that a poem needs not just space, but, ideally, space around that space - space for meditation, reverie, subliminal link-ups. I sense that poetry happens at a level above or below intelligence. It doesn't come into being at a purely rational level. - Author: Michael Longley
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#88. Doing a jigsaw was not an intelligence test, or a personality assesment programme; it was a pursuit that lay somewhere between creation and imitation and discovery and reverie. - Author: Margaret Drabble
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#89. It is a poor reverie which invites a nap. One must even wonder whether, in this "failing asleep", the subconscious itself does not undergo a decline in being. - Author: Gaston Bachelard
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#90. No men are less addicted to reverie than the citizens of a democracy. - Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
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