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Reverie Quotes

Do anything rather than give yourself to reverie.

Author: William Ellery Channing (1780-1842)

Profession: American Unitarian Minister, Author

Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding.

Author: John Locke (1632-1704)

Profession: British Philosopher

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

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

There is no self-delusion more fatal than that which makes the conscience dreamy with the anodyne of lofty sentiments, while the life is groveling and sensual.

Author: James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)

Profession: American Poet, Critic, Editor

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 (1753-1801)

Profession: French Journalist, Epigrammatist

Both mind and heart when given up to reveries and dreaminess, have a thousand avenues open for the entrance of evil.

Author: Charles Simmons


In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts bring sad thoughts to the mind.

Author: William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

Profession: British Poet