Building Castles In The Air Quotes by Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps, Friedrich Schiller, Richard Whately, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton, Edward Gibbon, Elizabeth von Arnim and many others.
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.
Ever building, building to the clouds, still building higher, and never reflecting that the poor narrow basis cannot sustain the giddy tottering column.
To know your ruling passion, examine your castles in the air.
Leave glory to great folks. Ah, castles in the air cost a vast deal to keep up!
There is more pleasure to building castles in the air than on the ground.
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.
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.
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.
No tribute is laid on castles in the air.
Your enjoyment of the world is never right, till every morning you awake in Heaven: see yourself in your Father’s palace; and look upon the skies, the earth, and the air as celestial joys: having such a reverend esteem of all, as if you were among the angels.
A sigh can shatter a castle in the air.
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.
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.
Castles in the air – they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build too.