“Wouldn’t it be fun if all the castles in the air which we make could come true, and we could live in them?” – From Little Women
When I began putting these quotes together, I debated with myself what to title the post: castles in the sky, castles in the air, or castles in the clouds. We’re all familiar with the beautiful and even precious concept: of having such golden dreams and aspirations that they sometimes feel like a castle in the _____ (insert sky, clouds, or air!). Personally, for whatever reasons, I have always referred to them as castles in the clouds. Am I the only one? When I rounded up a few quotes, I noticed that no one else seemed to refer to them in this manner.
Maybe my head is in the clouds!
But that’s the subject for another debate. I was stumped, so I asked my beautiful daughter Brittany which of these sayings she used. Without hesitation, and with a mouthful of Snickers with Almonds, she answered, “Castles in the sky.” As you can see from the title above, “mom” puts the world of trust in her candy-loving daughter.
Quotes About Castles in the Sky:
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
Why should we strive, with cynic frown, to knock their fairy castles down? – Eliza Cook
A sigh can shatter a castle in the air. – William R. Alger
By degrees the castles are built. – Irish Proverb
Wishing is good for us. Daydreams, fantasies, castles in the air, and aspirations all drive us forward, impel us to make things happen. – Unknown
I’m curious, which of these three sayings do YOU use. Answer in the comments!