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Reverie

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

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) U.S. poet.

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

William Wordsworth (1770-1850) English Romantic poet.

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

John Locke (1632-1704) English philosopher.

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.

James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) American poet, critic and editor.

To lose one's self in reverie, one must be either very happy, or very unhappy. Reverie is the child of extremes.

Antoine Rivarol (1753-1801) French writer and epigrammatist.

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