Building Castles In The Air Quotes

Building Castles In The Air Quotes by Johann Gottfried Herder, Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps, William Rounseville Alger, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton, Henry David Thoreau, Edward Gibbon and many others.

Thus we build on the ice, thus we write on the waves of

Thus we build on the ice, thus we write on the waves of the sea; the waves roaring pass away, the ice melts, and away goes our palace, like our thoughts.
Johann Gottfried Herder
How often are the beauties of nature unheeded by man, who, musing on past ills, brooding over the possible calamities of the future, building castles in the air, or wrapped up in his own self-love and self-importance, forgets to look abroad, or looks with a vacant stare.
Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps
A sigh can shatter a castle in the air.
William Rounseville Alger
Leave glory to great folks. Ah, castles in the air cost a vast deal to keep up!
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
There is more pleasure to building castles in the air than on the ground.
Edward Gibbon
When I got to the library I came to a standstill, – ah, the dear room, what happy times I have spent in it rummaging amongst the books, making plans for my garden, building castles in the air, writing, dreaming, doing nothing.
Elizabeth von Arnim
Ever building, building to the clouds, still building higher, and never reflecting that the poor narrow basis cannot sustain the giddy tottering column.
Friedrich Schiller
A neurotic is a man who builds a castle in the air. A psychotic is the man who lives in it. A psychiatrist is the man who collects the rent.
Jerome Lawrence
Castles in the air – they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build too.
Henrik Ibsen
To know your ruling passion, examine your castles in the air.
Richard Whately
You may build castles in the air, and fume, and fret, and grow thin and lean, and pale and ugly, if you please. But I tell you, no man worth having is true to his wife, or can be true to his wife, or ever was, or will be so.
John Vanbrugh