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#1. From the writer's perspective, audience is always an act of the imagination. - Author: Billy Marshall Stoneking
Imagination quotes by Billy Marshall Stoneking
#2. The imagination of a eunuch dwells more and longer upon the material of love than that of man or woman ... supplying, so far as he can, by speculation, the place of pleasures he can no longer enjoy. - Author: John Quincy Adams
Imagination quotes by John Quincy Adams
#3. Men and women are brothers and sisters; they are not of different species; and what need be obtained to know both, but to allow for different modes of education, for situation and constitution, or perhaps I should rather say, for habits, whether good or bad. - Author: Samuel Richardson
Imagination quotes by Samuel Richardson
#4. Employing your imagination is the first step to the fulfillment of any dream. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
Imagination quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#5. I'm a light sleeper. I've never been one of those people who can put their head down and suddenly everything disappears. Nighttime is the time I get most scared, anxious or worried. In those darker moments before waking or sleeping is when I feel most, I don't know, I can turn on myself, and my imagination can take me dark places. - Author: Florence Welch
Imagination quotes by Florence Welch
#6. Anyone can take an adventure even if it's only in your own backyard. Let your imagination be your adventure and see where it takes you. - Author: Carmela Dutra
Imagination quotes by Carmela Dutra
#7. The highest form of morality is not to feel at home in ones own home. Most great works of the imagination were meant to make you feel like a stranger in your own home. The best fiction always forced us to question what we took for granted. It questioned traditions and expectations when they seemed too immutable. I told my students I wanted them in their readings to consider in what ways these works unsettled them, made them a little uneasy, made them look around and consider the world, like Alice in Wonderland, through different eyes. - Author: Azar Nafisi
Imagination quotes by Azar Nafisi
#8. In the beginning, science is a thing imagined; in the beginning, war is a thing imagined; in the beginning, love is a thing imagined; in the beginning, even God is a thing imagined. There is nothing that has not first been imagined. Even before there are words, there is imagination. - Author: Bakhtiyar Ali
Imagination quotes by Bakhtiyar Ali
#9. Most people suffer from a lack of imagination. They don't dare enough. But I do. - Author: Jeff Wheeler
Imagination quotes by Jeff Wheeler
#10. Xav sprinkled olive oil on his lettuce. 'Lola was very particular that it all had to fit properly.'
'Lola?' squeaked Diamond. I wanted to warn her not to rise to the bait Xav was dangling in front of her but it was too late.
Xav added some Parmesan and pepper. 'Suspicious, Diamond? You should be. This is a bachelor party I'm organizing, not a school outing, and it is going to tick all of Trace's boxes. Lola is either a very efficient water sports instructor or an exotic dancing girl; I'll leave it your imagination.'
I rolled my eyes at Diamond. 'Myabe she's both. I mean the guys will really go for that, I guess. Don't worry,Di, Luigi and his crew will not disappoint us girls.' Luigi was in fact Contessa Nicoletta's little bespectacled chef with whom I had been consulting about the menu for Friday, but the Benedicts weren't to know that. 'He has promised to provide something suitably spicy for our tastes. - Author: Joss Stirling
Imagination quotes by Joss Stirling
#11. The best bribe which London offers to-day to the imagination, is, that, in such a vast variety of people and conditions, one can believe there is room for persons of romantic character to exist, and that the poet, the mystic, and the hero may hope to confront their counterparts. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Imagination quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#12. Take away the newspaper - and this country of ours would become a scene of chaos. Without daily assurance of the exact facts - so far as we are able to know and publish them - the public imagination would run riot. Ten days without the daily newspaper and the strong pressure of worry and fear would throw the people of this country into mob hysteria - feeding upon rumors, alarms, terrified by bugbears and illusions. We have become the watchmen of the night and of a troubled day ... - Author: Harry Chandler
Imagination quotes by Harry Chandler
#13. I hope you do not consider me so distasteful?"
She allowed herself to meet his amused gaze. No. Ralston was not distasteful. Not by any stretch of the imagination.
"No, my lord," she said, the softness in her tone betraying her thoughts before she added, "And neither does Miss Heloise, it appears. She was quite charmed by you."
"One must use one's talents to one's advantage, Lady Calpurnia."
"Something I am certain you do quite well."
His voice deepened. "I assure you, I do it very well. - Author: Sarah MacLean
Imagination quotes by Sarah MacLean
#14. Nur once heard it said that a woman's sphere is actually less constrained than a man's. Because whilst he may travel outside in the physical world, her internal world is limitless, set only by the boundaries of her imagination. This life within the mind is a skill that men do not always take the time to learn . . . unless, perhaps, they are of a particularly spiritual bent. - Author: Lucy Foley
Imagination quotes by Lucy Foley
#15. Lila!" he said cheerfully. "So you aren't a figment of my brothers imagination after all. - Author: V.E Schwab
Imagination quotes by V.E Schwab
#16. It may easily come to pass that a vain man may become proud and imagine himself pleasing to all when he is in reality a universal nuisance. - Author: Baruch Spinoza
Imagination quotes by Baruch Spinoza
#17. The one thing emphasized in any creative writing course is 'write what you know,' and that automatically drives a wooden stake through the heart of imagination. If they really understood the mysterious process of creating fiction, they would say, 'You can write about anything you can imagine.' - Author: Tom Robbins
Imagination quotes by Tom Robbins
#18. Movement, after all, seemed futile to him. He felt that imagination could easily be substituted for the vulgar realities of things. It was possible, in his opinion, to gratify the most extravagant, absurd desires by a subtle subterfuge, by a slight modification of the object of one's wishes. - Author: Joris-Karl Huysmans
Imagination quotes by Joris-Karl Huysmans
#19. The exaggerated faith in small samples is only one example of a more general illusion - we pay more attention to the content of messages than to information about their reliability, and as a result end up with a view of the world around us that is simpler and more coherent than the data justify. Jumping to conclusions is a safer sport in the world of our imagination than it is in reality. Statistics produce many observations that appear to beg for causal explanations but do not lend themselves to such explanations. Many facts of the world are due to chance, including accidents of sampling. Causal explanations of chance events are inevitably wrong. - Author: Daniel Kahneman
Imagination quotes by Daniel Kahneman
#20. They hate people and their stories; they have hated for so long and with such intensity that in the end the darkness enveloped their whole bodies until their shapes were no longer discernible. That is also why they are so difficult to defeat, because they can disappear into walls or into the ground or float up. They're ferocious and bloodthirsty, and if you're bitten by one you don't just die; a far more serious and terrible fate lies in store: you lose your imagination. (talking about shadows) - Author: Fredrik Backman
Imagination quotes by Fredrik Backman
#21. I think whatever is going on with my brain, I'm very, very - and I'm not saying this as a positive thing, it's just a fact - I'm very creative. I have a very strong imagination, and have since I was a little kid. That is where a lot of my world comes from. It's like I'm off somewhere else. And I can have a problem in life because of that, because I'm always off in some other world thinking about something else. It's constant. - Author: James Gunn
Imagination quotes by James Gunn
#22. When I began my career as a writer I thought it would be fun to put my imagination to the page. Now I am finding out that my imagination is able to fill in those pesky holes called details all on its own, and then neglecting to tell me how it did it. - Author: Jonathan Bender
Imagination quotes by Jonathan Bender
#23. A shadow? Oh, darling, all that lives in this house are shadows and reflections and creaks and groans. So you'd better soothe that boundless imagination of yours from now on. Edith - Author: Nancy Holder
Imagination quotes by Nancy Holder
#24. Your imagination is a very powerful tool given to you by the Universe - Author: Joe Vulgamore
Imagination quotes by Joe Vulgamore
#25. Travel was once a means of being elsewhere, or of being nowhere. Today it is the only way we have of feeling that we are somewhere. At home, surrounded by information, by screens, I am no longer anywhere, but rather everywhere in the world at once, in the midst of a universal banality - a banality that is the same in every country. To arrive in a new city, or in a new language, is suddenly to find oneself here and nowhere else. The body rediscovers how to look. Delivered from images, it rediscovers the imagination. - Author: Jean Baudrillard
Imagination quotes by Jean Baudrillard
#26. I stay in contact with kids, and that is a lot of fun for me, not only to get their letters but to meet them in schools and see that the books really have engaged their hearts and imaginations. That's what makes it so worthwhile. - Author: Will Hobbs
Imagination quotes by Will Hobbs
#27. Remember you don't own people, let them decide, choose and live. There is no inferiority and superiority; it is just your crazy imagination. - Author: M.F. Moonzajer
Imagination quotes by M.F. Moonzajer
#28. The world is full of horror. Our imaginations struggle to keep up. It would be a poor life without imagining. I'm not sure we can have any salvation, in fact, without imagining. - Author: Steve Rasnic Tem
Imagination quotes by Steve Rasnic Tem
#29. Courage is the ability to suspend the imagination. - Author: Tim Dorsey
Imagination quotes by Tim Dorsey
#30. The dream of reason produces monsters. Imagination deserted by reason creates impossible, useless thoughts. United with reason, imagination is the mother of all art and the source of all its beauty. - Author: Francisco Goya
Imagination quotes by Francisco Goya
#31. Beauty can break a heart and make it think about something more spiritual than the mindless routine we go through day after day to get by. Francis was a singer, a poet, an actor. He knew that the imagination was a stealth way into people's souls, a way to get all of us to think about God. For him, beauty was its own apologetic. That's why a church should care about the arts. They inspire all of us to think about the eternal. - Author: Ian Morgan Cron
Imagination quotes by Ian Morgan Cron
#32. Both the imagination and the architecture are infinite. - Author: Aleksandra Mizielinska
Imagination quotes by Aleksandra Mizielinska
#33. The product of the scientific imagination is a new vision of relations - like that of artistic imagination. - Author: Edmund Wilson
Imagination quotes by Edmund Wilson
#34. Step aboard and we will fly through the window, through the sky - Author: Brian Wildsmith
Imagination quotes by Brian Wildsmith
#35. The gift of a writer as good as Dickens is not to explain everything; that way, the reader has, in terms of their imagination, somewhere to go. - Author: Ronald Frame
Imagination quotes by Ronald Frame
#36. Everyone is entitled to commit murder in the imagination once in a while, not to mention lesser infractions. - Author: Thomas Nagel
Imagination quotes by Thomas Nagel
#37. In case you haven't noticed, Salvador, I'm a woman. A woman who loves you…' She saw his expression suddenly freeze with a watchful intensity. '…Yes, loves you. Fighting against your stubbornness, your arrogance, and fragments of your twisted imagination - Author: Hannah Fielding
Imagination quotes by Hannah Fielding
#38. To one degree or another, everybody is connected to the Mystery, and everybody secretly yearns to expand the connection. That requires expanding the soul. These things can enlarge the soul: laughter, danger, imagination, meditation, wild nature, passion, compassion, psychedelics, beauty, iconoclasm, and driving around in the rain with the top down. These things can diminish it: fear, bitterness, blandness, trendiness, egotism, violence, corruption, ignorance, grasping, shining, and eating ketchup on cottage cheese. - Author: Tom Robbins
Imagination quotes by Tom Robbins
#39. The Recent Past

Perhaps we ought to feel with more imagination.
As today the sky 70 degrees above zero with lines falling
The way September moves a lace curtain to be near a pear,
The oddest device can't be usual. And that is where
The pejorative sense of fear moves axles. In the stars
There is no longer any peace, emptied like a cup of coffee
Between the blinding rain that interviews.

You were my quintuplets when I decided to leave you
Opening a picture book the pictures were all of grass
Slowly the book was on fire, you the reader
Sitting with specs full of smoke exclaimed
How it was a rhyme for "brick" or "redder."
The next chapter told all about a brook.
You were beginning to see the relation when a tidal wave
Arrived with sinking ships that spelled out "Aladdin."
I thought about the Arab boy in his cave
But the thoughts came faster than advice.
If you knew that snow was a still toboggan in space
The print could rhyme with "fallen star. - Author: John Ashbery
Imagination quotes by John Ashbery
#40. So much of our early gladness vanishes utterly from our memory: we can never recall the joy with which we laid our heads on our mother's bosom or rode on our father's back in childhood. Doubtless that joy is wrought up into our nature, as the sunlight of long-past mornings is wrought up in the soft mellowness of the apricot, but it is gone for ever from our imagination, and we can only BELIEVE in the joy of childhood. - Author: George Eliot
Imagination quotes by George Eliot
#41. We let what we know limit what we can imagine; the result, a failure of imagination. - Author: Keith Ferrazzi
Imagination quotes by Keith Ferrazzi
#42. What she couldn't understand was people who didn't imagine everything. - Author: Elizabeth Ames
Imagination quotes by Elizabeth  Ames
#43. With cold eyes and indifferent mind the spectators regard the work. Connoissers admire the "skill" (as one admires a tightrope walker), enjoy the "quality of painting" (as one enjoys a pasty). But hungry souls go hungry away. The vulgar herd stroll through the rooms and pronounce the pictures "nice" or "splendid." Those who could speak have said nothing, those who could hear have heard nothing. - Author: Wassily Kandinsky
Imagination quotes by Wassily Kandinsky
#44. I take for granted that for the imaginative writer, the exercise of the imagination is part of the basic process of coping with reality, just as actors need to act all the time to make up for some deficiency in their sense of themselves. - Author: J.G. Ballard
Imagination quotes by J.G. Ballard
#45. Emulation is grief arising from seeing one's self, exceeded or excelled by his concurrent, together with hope to equal or exceed him in time to come, by his own ability. But envy is the same grief joined with pleasure conceived in the imagination of some ill-fortune that may befall him. - Author: Thomas Hobbes
Imagination quotes by Thomas Hobbes
#46. Keep in mind that imagination is at the heart of all innovation. Crush or constrain it and the fun will vanish. - Author: Albert Laszlo Barabasi
Imagination quotes by Albert Laszlo Barabasi
#47. Nor is it merely that we can discern in Christ that close union of personality with perfection which forms the real distinction between the classical and romantic movement in life, but the very basis of his nature was the same as that of the nature of the artist - an intense and flamelike imagination. He realised in the entire sphere of human relations that imaginative sympathy which in the sphere of Art is the sole secret of creation. He understood the leprosy of the leper, the darkness of the blind, the fierce misery of those who live for pleasure, the strange poverty of the rich. Someone wrote to me in trouble, 'When you are not on your pedestal you are not interesting.' How remote was the writer from what Matthew Arnold calls 'the Secret of Jesus.' Either would have taught him that whatever happens to another happens to oneself, and if you want an inscription to read at dawn and at night-time, and for pleasure or for pain, write up on the walls of your house in letters for the sun to gild and the moon to silver, 'Whatever happens to oneself happens to another. - Author: Oscar Wilde
Imagination quotes by Oscar Wilde
#48. Remember that your imagination is yours and yours alone. You have the inborn capacity to use it in any way that you choose. No one else is responsible for your imagination. Anything placed in your imagination and held there ultimately becomes your reality. - Author: Wayne Dyer
Imagination quotes by Wayne Dyer
#49. Truly to appreciate what fossils are requires a leap of imagination he was not capable of making. - Author: Tracy Chevalier
Imagination quotes by Tracy Chevalier
#50. The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul. - Author: Robert Wyland
Imagination quotes by Robert Wyland
#51. The mere act of dreaming is a vitalizing, life-affirming endeavor. As it turns out, using your imagination is very, very good for your wellbeing. Einstein believed that imagination was even more important than knowledge itself. - Author: Danielle LaPorte
Imagination quotes by Danielle LaPorte
#52. As Francis Schaeffer reminded us, "The Christian is the one whose imagination should fly beyond the stars" (5). - Author: Leland Ryken
Imagination quotes by Leland Ryken
#53. I closed my eyelids, and imagination, taking up the thread of thought, shot its swift shuttle back across the ages, weaving a picture on their blackness so real and vivid in its details that I could almost for a moment think that I had triumphed o'er the Past, and that my spirit's eyes had pierced the mystery of Time. - Author: H. Rider Haggard
Imagination quotes by H. Rider Haggard
#54. Write every day, line by line, page by page, hour by hour. Do this despite fear. For above all else, beyond imagination and skill, what the world asks of you is courage, courage to risk rejection, ridicule and failure. As you follow the quest for stories told with meaning and beauty, study thoughtfully but write boldly. Then, like the hero of the fable, your dance will dazzle the world. - Author: Robert McKee
Imagination quotes by Robert McKee
#55. Adventures of Lailah Gifty Akita, the wonder woman! - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
Imagination quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#56. As the idea imparted by the term Cataclysm, Catastrophe, or Revolution, is extremely vague, and may comprehend any thing you choose to imagine, it answers for the time very well as an explanation; that is, it stops further inquiry. But it also has had the disadvantage of effectually stopping the advance of science, by involving it in obscurity and confusion. - Author: George Julius Poulett Scrope
Imagination quotes by George Julius Poulett Scrope
#57. A good book allows the imagination to soar. - Author: Clive Maddison
Imagination quotes by Clive Maddison
#58. What need had the businessman to scribble or philosophize when he dominated the imagination of his time and the frantic materialism that was his principle of existence had become the haunting central figure in contemporary life? - Author: Alfred Kazin
Imagination quotes by Alfred Kazin
#59. Aren't the clouds beautiful? They look like big balls of cotton ... I could just lie here all day, and watch them drift by ... If you use your imagination, you can see lots of things in the cloud formations ... What do you think you see, Linus?"
"Well, those clouds up there look like the map of the British Honduras on the Caribbean ... That cloud up there looks a little like the profile of Thomas Eakins, the famous painter and sculptor ... And that group of clouds over there gives me the impression of the stoning of Stephen ... I can see the apostle Paul standing there to one side ... "
"Uh huh ... That's very good ... What do you see in the clouds, Charlie Brown?"
"Well, I was going to say I saw a ducky and a horsie, but I changed my mind! - Author: Charles M. Schulz
Imagination quotes by Charles M. Schulz
#60. Reality provides us with facts so romantic that imagination itself could add nothing to them. - Author: Jules Verne
Imagination quotes by Jules Verne
#61. In America, where writers are preoccupied with the craft of writing, I always try to introduce this concept of the badly written good story. Turning the hierarchy around and putting passion on top and not craft, because when you just focus on craft, you can write something that is very sterile. It looks beautiful, but soulless. So I warn them that, often in writing programs, articulation and clarity are more important than what you actually say . . . And you say, "It's so well-written, but who gives a fuck?" For certain, the guy who wrote it doesn't give a fuck. It's not something that has to do with his life; it's just something well-written and illuminating, and writing is not about that. The best stories you usually hear are stories that people feel some type of urgency about . . .

Nobody else in the world would look at writing as craftsmanship - it's totally this Protestant hardworking ethic. You go into this kind of infinite space of imagination and you fence yourself in with all kinds of laws. Why do we have to keep playing this strange game? - Author: Etgar Keret
Imagination quotes by Etgar Keret
#62. Any fiction writer who has never had his work misunderstood couldn't have written a lot. Somehow along the way you are going to run into people who will take a knowledgeable look at a character in your story and thereafter become able to make that fictional person, you. The story of that character becomes your life; the attitudes and proclivities become your character, and soon your real self is fighting for assertion. Don't take it personal though. The truth is that most people don't know how to read fiction. Most people just don't have the imagination to understand that fiction exists. They are the realists of our world. They are the people who provide that important measure of sanity to counterweight the controlled insanity of creative people. They are the ones who keep this world from toppling over. Learn to love them. - Author: Rotimi Ogunjobi
Imagination quotes by Rotimi Ogunjobi
#63. Through an experience that simultaneously involved my sensibility and intelligence, I realized early on that the imaginative life, however morbid it might seem, is the one that suits temperaments like mine. The fictions of my imagination (as it later developed) may weary me, but they don't hurt or humiliate. Impossible lovers can't cheat on us, or smile at us falsely, or be calculating in their caresses. They never forsake us, and they don't die or disappear.
The book of Disquiet - Author: Fernando Pessoa
Imagination quotes by Fernando Pessoa
#64. To broaden your thinking, you have to expand the scope of your mind and imagination - Author: Wogu Donald
Imagination quotes by Wogu Donald
#65. The CIA not only missed the invasion, it refused to admit that it had missed it. Why would anyone in his right mind invade Afghanistan, graveyard of conquerors for two thousand years? A lack of intelligence was not the cause of the failure. A lack of imagination was. - Author: Tim Weiner
Imagination quotes by Tim Weiner
#66. We humans lack imagination, to the point of not even knowing what tomorrow's important things will look like. - Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Imagination quotes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
#67. I'm not a separatist. The imagination is integrative. That's how you make the new
by putting something else with what you've got. And I'm unashamedly an American integrationist. - Author: Ralph Ellison
Imagination quotes by Ralph Ellison
#68. If when we are taught English we are just taught the rules of grammar, it would take all our love of our language away from us. What makes us love a subject like English is when we learn all these fantastic stories. Feeding the imagination is what makes a subject come alive. - Author: Daniel Tammet
Imagination quotes by Daniel Tammet
#69. I love being involved in all of the creative stuff; I love talking ideas with directors. Anyone with an imagination can create something fun. - Author: Brendon Urie
Imagination quotes by Brendon Urie
#70. The reason we have poverty is that we have no imagination. There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it's only money ... they don't know how to enjoy it, because they have no imagination. - Author: Alan Watts
Imagination quotes by Alan Watts
#71. FICTION is a series of unintended coincidence,confabulation,and quasi-lucid lying made plausible enough for an author and a reader to cohabitate for a secret, brief and sinful affair. Nothing is real.Except imagination~with a pinch of perception, and a dash of collusion used as the Clabber.
Be So Advised. - Author: J.D. Brayton
Imagination quotes by J.D. Brayton
#72. To Vik Lovell who told me dragons did not exist, then led me to their lairs ... - Author: Ken Kesey
Imagination quotes by Ken Kesey
#73. Syria may appear to be a small country, but it is just the type of entangled conflict that can lead to a world catastrophe. It does not take much imagination to see Syria as the Sarajevo of the 21st century, leading to world war. - Author: Ahmed Zewail
Imagination quotes by Ahmed Zewail
#74. The law of empathy, by which he could, by his will, transfer himself into an object or a work of art, and thus inflence the outer world. He did not feel redeemed by the work he did. He did not seek redemption. He sought to see what others did not, the projection of his imagination. - Author: Patti Smith
Imagination quotes by Patti Smith
#75. We don't experience things collectively or cathartically anymore. Viewing has become an intensely private, fetishistic, compulsive process that happens separately from others, and that reflects not only our relation to cinema as a space of possibility, belief, and imagination. But more generally, of what could be, of readiness, which is what the movies have historically been about - the ability to act on things and change. - Author: Masha Tupitsyn
Imagination quotes by Masha Tupitsyn
#76. But see, that's the thing about movies. Nothing is left to the imagination. You read a book, and you see a picture of the characters and the scenes in your mind. You don't have that with a movie. It's all either up there on the screen laid out for you, or it isn't there at all. - Author: Laurie Viera Rigler
Imagination quotes by Laurie Viera Rigler
#77. Idealism is the death of the body and the imagination. All but freedom, utter freedom, is death - Author: Anais Nin
Imagination quotes by Anais Nin
#78. Adventures come to the adventurous, and mysterious things fall in the way of those who, with wonder and imagination, are on the watch for them; but the majority of people go past the doors that are half ajar, thinking them closed, and fail to notice the faint stirrings of the great curtain that hangs ever in the form of appearances between them and the world of causes behind. - Author: Algernon Blackwood
Imagination quotes by Algernon Blackwood
#79. I believe in being an innovator. - Author: Walt Disney Company
Imagination quotes by Walt Disney Company
#80. An artist must have imagination. An artist who does not use his imagination is a mechanic. - Author: Robert Henri
Imagination quotes by Robert Henri
#81. There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality. - Author: Jonas Salk
Imagination quotes by Jonas Salk
#82. Love is fed by the imagination, by which we become wiser than we know, better than we feel, nobler than we are: by which we can see life as a whole, by which and by which alone we can understand others in their real and their ideal relation. Only what is fine, and finely conceived can feed love. But anything will feed hate. - Author: Oscar Wilde
Imagination quotes by Oscar Wilde
#83. Let us fix our attention out of ourselves as much as possible; let us chase our imagination to the heavens, or to the utmost limits of the universe; we never really advance a step beyond ourselves, nor can conceive any kind of existence, but those perceptions, which have appeared in that narrow compass. - Author: David Hume
Imagination quotes by David Hume
#84. I find it difficult now to recall and understand the dreams which then filled my imagination. Even when I can recall them, I find it hard to believe that my dreams were just like that: they were so strange and so remote from life. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
Imagination quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#85. I told you, knowledge is our Holy Grail, and I daresay the wisdom possessed by the vampire would boggle your imagination. You see, we don't have political allegiances to worry about, or religion, or differing mores. We all work together for one purpose: to further our achievements and our learning. - Author: Michael Talbot
Imagination quotes by Michael Talbot
#86. The American idea of sexuality appears to be rooted in the American idea of masculinity. Idea may not be the precise word, for the idea of one's sexuality can only with great violence be divorced or distanced from the idea of the self. Yet something resembling this rupture has certainly occurred (and is occurring) in American life, and violence has been the American daily bread since we have heard of America. This violence, furthermore, is not merely literal and actual but appears to be admired and lusted after, and the key to the American imagination.

All countries or groups make of their trials a legend or, as in the case of Europe, a dubious romance called 'history.' But no other country has ever made so successful and glamorous a romance out of genocide and slavery; therefore, perhaps, the word I am searching for is not idea, but ideal.

The American IDEAL, then, of sexuality appears to be rooted in the American IDEAL of masculinity. This ideal has created cowboys and Indians, good guys and bad guys, punks and studs, tough guys and softies, butch and f****t, black and white. It is an ideal so paralytically infantile that is is virtually forbidden - as an unpatriotic act - that the American boy evolve into the complexity of manhood. - Author: James Baldwin
Imagination quotes by James Baldwin
#87. Your imagination will create many friends - Author: Grace Lin
Imagination quotes by Grace Lin
#88. You, your thoughts, and your imagination control the doorway to happiness. Service to the humanity is key to that doorway. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Imagination quotes by Debasish Mridha
#89. I often wonder what Einstein would have done in my position. At Peterson, I kept an Einstein poster in my room, the one that says 'Imagination is more important than knowledge.' Einstein was smart, maybe even as smart as Laserator, but he played it way too safe. Then again, nobody ever threw a grappling hook at Einstein. I like to think he would have enjoyed my work, if he could have seen it. But no one sees anything I do, not until it's hovering over Chicago. - Author: Austin Grossman
Imagination quotes by Austin Grossman
#90. Let us thrust aside all the "questions with a single answer", since the starkness of our imagination can earmark a bountiful logbook to conjure up a widening array of groovy and relevant replies to impending insidious questions. ("Finally things had lost their weightiness") - Author: Erik Pevernagie
Imagination quotes by Erik Pevernagie
#91. Feminist art may ... though perhaps our imaginations are so mutilated now that we are incapable even of the ambition, introduce a new theme ... should we call it 'joy'? - Author: Andrea Dworkin
Imagination quotes by Andrea Dworkin
#92. Protection against this general monopoly is as difficult as protection against pollution. People will face a danger that threatens their own self-interest but not one that threatens society as a whole. Many more people are against cars than are against driving them. They are against cars because they pollute and because they monopolize traffic. They drive cars
because they consider the pollution created by one car insignificant, and because they do not feel personally deprived of freedom when they drive. It is also difficult to be protected against monopoly when a society is already littered with roads, schools, or hospitals, when independent action has been paralyzed for so long that the ability for it seems to have atrophied, and when simple alternatives seem beyond the reach of the imagination. Monopoly is hard to get 4d of when it has frozen not
only the shape of the physical world but also the range of behavior and of imagination. Radical monopoly is generally discovered only when it is too late. - Author: Ivan Illich
Imagination quotes by Ivan Illich
#93. Saint Paul lives in the Christian imagination as the chief sponsor of Christian contempt for Jews, the avatar of law versus grace, flesh versus spirit, works versus faith, Moses versus Jesus, the Old Covenant versus the New. This brutal dichotomizing was attributed to Paul most influentially by Martin Luther, who used a perceived Jewish legalism, materialism, and obsession with externals as stand-ins for the decadence of his nemesis, the pope. "Because the Papists, like the Jews," he wrote, "insist that anyone wishing to be saved must observe their ceremonies, they will perish like the Jews."39 After Luther, both Protestants and Catholics read Paul as the preeminent tribune of Jewish corruption - a misreading that had terrible consequences, especially in Luther's Germany, where the Volk were defined in ontological opposition to Juden. Paul's - Author: James Carroll
Imagination quotes by James Carroll
#94. Unkindness involves a failure of the imagination so acute that it threatens not just our happiness but our sanity. Caring - Author: Adam Phillips
Imagination quotes by Adam Phillips
#95. We cannot predict the new forces, powers, and discoveries that will be disclosed to us when we reach the other planets and set up new laboratories in space. They are as much beyond our vision today as fire or electricity would be beyond the imagination of a fish. - Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Imagination quotes by Arthur C. Clarke
#96. As I wandered around the room, with Sachiko by my side, I began to think how much we need space in those we love, space enough to accommodate growth and possibility. Knowledge must leave room for mystery; intimacy, taken too far, was the death of imagination. Keeping some little distance from her was, I thought, a way of keeping an open space, a silence for the imagination to fill.
"At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things," Thoreau had written, "we require that all things be mysterious and unexplainable. - Author: Pico Iyer
Imagination quotes by Pico Iyer
#97. Once they had been equal in their separate freedoms. They had set out to have children as lightly as if they were playing house, and now her necessarily domestic life bored him, and she was bound to it in her body and imagination. This imbalance was fated, built into their biology. - Author: Tessa Hadley
Imagination quotes by Tessa Hadley
#98. The inaugural morning at Merston High was officially over. It was no longer a mysterious place in Melody's imagination, filled with endless possibilities and hooks on which to hang hopes for a better tomorrow. It was completely - boringly - normal. Like meeting an online crush after months of e-flirting, the reality didn't live up to the fantasy. It was dull, predictable, and way more attractive in the photos. - Author: Lisi Harrison
Imagination quotes by Lisi Harrison
#99. Avoid head trash. Don't be a garbage can for anything that does not feed your intellect, stimulate your imagination, or make you a more compassionate peaceful person. Refuse to open your mind to other people's trash. Tune out anything that promotes conflict or controversy. This can infect you with a mind virus of cynicism or defeat, and you won't even know it! - Author: Les Brown
Imagination quotes by Les Brown
#100. Concern for morality makes every work of the imagination false and stupid. - Author: Gustave Flaubert
Imagination quotes by Gustave Flaubert
#101. It is not too much to say that next after the passion to learn there is no quality so indispensable to the successful prosecutionof science as imagination. Find me a people whose early medicine is not mixed up with magic and incantations, and I will find you a people devoid of all scientific ability. - Author: Charles Sanders Peirce
Imagination quotes by Charles Sanders Peirce
#102. When this immediate evil power has been defeated, we shall not yet have won the long battle with the elemental barbarities. Another Hitler, it may be an invisible adversary, will attempt, again, and yet again, to destroy our frail civilization. Is it true, I wonder, that the only way to escape a war is to be in it? When one is a part of an actuality does the imagination find a release? - Author: Ellen Glasgow
Imagination quotes by Ellen Glasgow
#103. We are all innovators, we all like to use our imagination, which is our greatest tool. - Author: Cory Booker
Imagination quotes by Cory Booker
#104. It was the King Color, of which all the lesser colors are merely partial and wishy-washy reflections. It was octarine, the color of magic. It was alive and glowing and vibrant and it was the undisputed pigment of the imagination, because wherever it appeared it was a sign that mere matter was a servant of the powers of the magical mind. It was enchantment itself. - Author: Terry Pratchett
Imagination quotes by Terry Pratchett
#105. Life is story, until I realized life as sacred. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
Imagination quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#106. Never stop your child from using their imagination and having fantasies, as they could become the next great author.
~ D.L. Bates - Author: Dennis Lee Bates Jr.
Imagination quotes by Dennis Lee Bates Jr.
#107. You get your heart stomped by the opposite sex, and you're hurting so badly that you write 'Sometimes When We Touch.' But then what happens when you've been married for 25 years? You can't rely on those emotional male-female roller coasters. You have to start using your imagination and the powers of empathy more. - Author: Dan Hill
Imagination quotes by Dan Hill
#108. We think we understand the rules when we become adults but what we really experience is a narrowing of the imagination. - Author: David Lynch
Imagination quotes by David Lynch
#109. Growing up I often wondered how the world would be today if, since the beginning of human life, every person acted as I did. - Author: Criss Jami
Imagination quotes by Criss Jami
#110. This is the strange life of books that you enter along as a writer, mapping an unknown territory that arises as you travel. If you succeed in the voyage, others enter after, one at a time, also alone, but in communion with your imagination, traversing your route. Books are solitudes where we meet. - Author: Rebecca Solnit
Imagination quotes by Rebecca Solnit
#111. If I could go back, I'd coach myself. I'd be the woman who taught me how to stand up, how to want things, how to ask for them. I'd be the woman who says, your mind, your imagination, they are everything. Look how beautiful. You deserve to sit at the table. The radiance falls on all of us. - Author: Lidia Yuknavitch
Imagination quotes by Lidia Yuknavitch
#112. I walked downstairs, toward the beach, and then through the dunes, feeling the sort of rage that comes with the realization of one's gross inadequacy, of knowing for certain that you are at fault. It was the first time I realized that as much as he was two people around us, so were we two people around him: we saw of him what we wanted, and allowed ourselves not to see anything else. We Were so ill-equipped. Most people are easy: their unhappiness are our unhappiness, their sorrows are understandable, their bouts of self-loathing are fast moving and negotiable. But his were not. We don't know how to help him because we lacked the imagination needed to diagnose the problems. But this is making excuses. - Author: Hanya Yanagihara
Imagination quotes by Hanya Yanagihara
#113. Never lose sight of the fact that all human felicity lies in man's imagination, and that he cannot think to attain it unless he heeds all his caprices. The most fortunate of persons is he who has the most means to satisfy his vagaries. - Author: Marquis De Sade
Imagination quotes by Marquis De Sade
#114. The imagination is the medium of appreciation in every field. The engagement of the imagination is the only thing that makes any activity more than mechanical. Unfortunately, it is too customary to identify the imaginative with the imaginary, rather than with a warm and intimate taking in of the full scope of a situation. - Author: John Dewey
Imagination quotes by John Dewey
#115. Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection. - Author: Victor Hugo
Imagination quotes by Victor Hugo
#116. He had never thought in his wildest imagination of marriage as an option for
him. Never believed there was a woman out there that would make him sign up for that particular brand of madness. And, in the abstract at least, it still sounded like madness but this wasn't about marriage, it was about Riley. With her, he knew that boyfriend-girlfriend shit wasn't going to be enough. He had to have her locked down. - Author: Nia Forrester
Imagination quotes by Nia Forrester
#117. The rats had gnawed a hole through the bottom panel. At least he assumed it was rats. Of course it was. What else could it be? For a moment, he conjured up an assortment of Lovecraftian creatures crouching on their haunches, waiting patiently in the dark just beyond the door, waiting to devour him like a side of fresh beef. He quickly held his imagination in check. - Author: Gary Val Tenuta
Imagination quotes by Gary Val Tenuta
#118. Without manners, violence enters the room. Without the decency of imagination, narcissism leads. - Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Imagination quotes by Terry Tempest Williams
#119. Heredity, to our understanding is not capable of giving to this illness (paraphilia) its characteristic form ... Heredity invents nothing, creates nothing anew; it has no imagination. - Author: Alfred Binet
Imagination quotes by Alfred Binet
#120. My imagination plus Vibrizzio is not only equal to but also greater than a real man. Why should I settle for second best? - Author: Nicki Elson
Imagination quotes by Nicki Elson
#121. The pleasure of the senses is always regulated in accordance with the imagination. Man can aspire to felicity only by serving all the whims of his imagination. - Author: Marquis De Sade
Imagination quotes by Marquis De Sade
#122. I guess that all figures into my approach because once I start hearing the imagination land stuff (that's my new phrase now I guess) I tend to tune out or start laughing at it like, "Haha, you guys really believe there is a heaven." - Author: Brad Warner
Imagination quotes by Brad Warner
#123. Lord. As Blake brought out so beautifully in his poem "Jerusalem": ". . . Babel mocks, saying there is no God or Son of God; That Thou, O Human Imagination, O Divine Body of the Lord Jesus Christ art all A delusion; but I know Thee, O Lord, when Thou arisest upon My weary eyes, even in this dungeon and this iron mill. . . For Thou also sufferest with me, although I behold Thee not. . ." . . .And the Divine Voice answers: ". . . Fear not! Lo, I am with you always. Only believe in me, that I have power to raise from death Thy Brother who sleepeth in Albion. - Author: Neville Goddard
Imagination quotes by Neville Goddard
#124. Rejoice, Micayon. Yours is a prophet's dream. The Great Nostalgia has made your world too small, and made you a stranger in that world. It has unloosed your imagination from the grip of
the despotic senses; and imagination has brought you forth your Faith.
And Faith shall lift you high above the stagnant, stifling world and carry you across the dreary emptiness and up the Rugged Mountains where every faith must needs be tried and purified of
the last dregs of Doubt.

And Faith so purified and triumphant shall lead you to the boundaries of the eternally green summit and there deliver you into the hands of Understanding.

Having discharged its task, Faith shall retire, and Understanding shall guide your steps to the unutterable Freedom of the
Summit which is the true, the boundless, and all-including home of God and the Overcoming
Man. - Author: Mikhail Naimy
Imagination quotes by Mikhail Naimy
#125. Imagination is a force of nature. - Author: Saul Bellow
Imagination quotes by Saul Bellow
#126. Keep exploring. Keep dreaming. Keep asking why. Don't settle for what you already know. Never stop believing in the power of your ideas, your imagination, your hard work to change the world. - Author: Barack Obama
Imagination quotes by Barack Obama
#127. What would mathematics have amounted to without the imagination of its devotees-its giants and their followers? There never was a discovery made without the urge of imagination-of imagination which broke the roadway through the forest in order that cold logic might follow. - Author: David Eugene Smith
Imagination quotes by David Eugene Smith
#128. The fact is that one moves through life like someone moving with a lantern in a dark woods. A bit of the path ahead is illuminated, and a bit of the path behind. But the darkness follows hard on one's steps, and envelopes our trails as one proceeds. Were one to be able, as one never is, to retrace the steps by daylight, one would find that the terrain traversed bears, in reality, little relationship to what imagination and memory pictured. We are, toward the end of our lives, such different people, so far removed from the childhood figures with whom our identity links us, that the bond to those figures, like that of nations to their obscure prehistoric origins, is almost irrelevant. - Author: George F. Kennan
Imagination quotes by George F. Kennan
#129. His manner showed a curious mixture of longing and enthusiasm, which is to say that his enthusiasms were always of a wistful sort, and his longings, always enthusiastic. He was delighted by things of an improbable or impractical nature, which he sought out with the open-hearted gladness of a child at play. When he spoke, he did so originally, and with an idealistic agony that was enough to make all but the most rigid of his critics smile; when he was silent, one had the sense, watching him, that his imagination was nevertheless usefully occupied, for he often sighed, or nodded, as though in agreement with an interlocutor whom no one else could see. - Author: Eleanor Catton
Imagination quotes by Eleanor Catton
#130. Imagination makes cowards of us all. - Author: Ethel Mumford
Imagination quotes by Ethel Mumford
#131. From bitter experience she knew that pictures thrown on the screen of her imagination could seem much more unnerving and terrible than the actual facts. - Author: Hannah Hurnard
Imagination quotes by Hannah Hurnard
#132. The writer, indeed every real artist, was the devil, rivalling God in creativity, trying even to surpass him. God was surely man's most fatal creation, the devil's kitsch bitch. It was God, with his insistence on being worshipped and admired, who made the argument of art necessary, keeping the fire of dissent alive in men and women. This dissident was the artist, who spanned with his imagination reason and unreason, the under and the over, the dream and the world, men and women. - Author: Hanif Kureishi
Imagination quotes by Hanif Kureishi
#133. It is unwise to equate scientific activity with what we call reason, poetic activity with what we call imagination. Without the imaginative leap from facts to generalisation, no theoretic discovery in science is made. The poet, on the other hand, must not imagine but reason
that is to say, he must exercise a great deal of consciously directed thought in the selection and rejection of his data: there is a technical logic, a poetic reasoning in his choice of the words, rhythms and images by which a poem's coherence is achieved. - Author: Cecil Day-Lewis
Imagination quotes by Cecil Day-Lewis
#134. It is not our affluence, or our plumbing, or our clogged freeways that grip the imagination of others. Rather, it is the values upon which our system is built. These values imply our adherence not only to liberty and individual freedom, but also to international peace, law and order, and constructive social purpose. When we depart from these values, we do so at our peril. - Author: J. William Fulbright
Imagination quotes by J. William Fulbright
#135. Nothing's changed. When people read The Highwayman , they see it all in their heads. Their imagination is way more powerful than anything you can throw onto the screen. Look at the great graphic novels they've already butchered. - Author: Glenn Benest
Imagination quotes by Glenn Benest
#136. From time to time
I once wondered how one wanders from time to time
And think up the paradox line
Speak of Epoch's crime
Oh I lied, it hasn't happened yet
But bet you better believe it's such a habit that
I just said that in a past mindset - Author: Criss Jami
Imagination quotes by Criss Jami
#137. Imagination is the bastard child of time and ignorance - Author: Bernard Beckett
Imagination quotes by Bernard Beckett
#138. I change many things, discard others, and try again and again until I am satisfied; then, in my head, I being to elaborate the work in its breadth, its narrowness, its height, its depth ... I hear and see the image in front of me from every angle as if it had been cast and only the labour of writing it down remains. - Author: Ludwig Van Beethoven
Imagination quotes by Ludwig Van Beethoven
#139. Take a kid fishing; if nothing else, you'll capture their imagination. - Author: Max Hawthorne
Imagination quotes by Max Hawthorne
#140. Natural science, economics, and politics depend on literature, philosophy, and religion for educating the imagination... we cannot oppose facts to values, but... all facts are integrated into meaningful wholes through a personal commitment to some kind of vision of how things ought to be. If this universal hermeneutic claim is true, then the shaping of our imagination through historical, philosophical, and literary texts in the humanities is indeed paramount. - Author: Jens Zimmermann
Imagination quotes by Jens Zimmermann
#141. When you're playing Shakespeare, it forces you to think and feel and speak all at the same time, which really is what acting is. It expands your imagination and expands your size of thinking. - Author: Andre Holland
Imagination quotes by Andre Holland
#142. De-calcify the pineal gland with the detergent of imagination - Author: Dean Cavanagh
Imagination quotes by Dean Cavanagh
#143. The Romanians really do lead the world when it comes to cursing. "What have you got for me?" I asked a woman from Transylvania who was now living in Vienna.
"Shove your hand up my ass and jerk off my shit," she offered.

I was stunned. "Anyone else would say, 'Shove your hand up my ass,' and then run out of imagination," I told her. "You people, though, you just keep going. And that's what makes you the champions you are." Maybe it's not too late to learn how to drive, I thought, watching as she walked out the door and onto the unsuspecting streets of Vienna, this poet, this queen, this glittering jewel in a city of flint. - Author: David Sedaris
Imagination quotes by David Sedaris
#144. If you sell, say, two thousand copies, it is the same thing as if you had sold nothing at all because two thousand is too vast - I mean, for the imagination to grasp. While thirty-seven people - perhaps thirty-seven are too many, perhaps seventeen would have been better or even seven - but still thirty-seven are still within the scope of one's imagination. - Author: Jorge Luis Borges
Imagination quotes by Jorge Luis Borges
#145. The statue is then beautiful when it begins to be incomprehensible, when it is passing out of criticism, and can no longer be defined by compass and measuring-wand, but demands an active imagination to go with it, and to say what it is in the act of doing. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Imagination quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#146. Imaginations blossom amidst memories. One judiciously separates them - but is there really any point in that? Doesn't truth suffer when one amputates it from its context of dreams? - Author: Jean Helion
Imagination quotes by Jean Helion
#147. Only by recognizing the boundaries of our socially constructed scientific-technological reality can we transcend them in imagination and then achieve effective human action. - Author: Jerome Ravetz
Imagination quotes by Jerome Ravetz
#148. It is through imagination that we transcend understanding and travel into the world of possibilities. - Author: Danielle Pierre
Imagination quotes by Danielle Pierre
#149. There is an extraordinary power in storytelling that stirs the imagination and makes an indelible impression on the mind. - Author: Brennan Manning
Imagination quotes by Brennan Manning
#150. A distinction must be made between that writing which enables us to hold on to life even as we are clinging to old hurts and wounds and that writing which offers to us a space where we are able to confront reality in such a way that we live more fully. Such writing is not an anchor that we mistakenly cling to so as not to drown. It is writing that truly rescues, that enables us to reach the shore, to recover. - Author: Bell Hooks
Imagination quotes by Bell Hooks
#151. A player's first move isn't necessarily the truest or clearest view of that person I'll get, but it's often the most naked, because it takes a while to situate yourself within an imaginary landscape. When you respond to the initial subscriber packet with your opening move - when you come to the bridge - you haven't had a chance to get much sense of the game's rhythms, so you're awkward, halting, more likely to overplay your hand. The open path at the overpass gives way to grand schemes, huge, multipart responses, whole narratives from within the canvas newly forming inside the player's imagination. I keep myself out of it; I interpret and react, like a flowchart responding flatly to a person who's asking it how to live. - Author: John Darnielle
Imagination quotes by John Darnielle
#152. They who, without any previous knowledge of us, think amiss of us, do us no harm; they attack not us, but the phantom of their own imagination. - Author: Jean De La Bruyere
Imagination quotes by Jean De La Bruyere
#153. We suffered failures of imagination just like everyone else, our daring was wanting, and our daily contentment too nearly adequate for us to give it up. - Author: Joshua Ferris
Imagination quotes by Joshua Ferris
#154. Half a dozen brats turned with expressions of derision, and Lyra threw her cigarette down, recognizing the cue for a fight. Everyone's daemon instantly became warlike: each child was accompanied by fangs, or claws, or bristling fur, and Pantalaimon, contemptuous of the limited imaginations of these gyptian daemons, became a dragon the size of a deer hound. - Author: Philip Pullman
Imagination quotes by Philip Pullman
#155. Am I crazy?" she asked. "I feel like I am sometimes."
"Maybe," he said, rubbing her forehead. "But don't worry about it. You need to be a little bit crazy. Crazy is the price you pay for having an imagination. It's your superpower. Tapping into the dream. It's a good thing not a bad thing. - Author: Ruth Ozeki
Imagination quotes by Ruth Ozeki
#156. Without imagination, you live in a small room with the windows closed. Imagination opens the windows and shows us landscapes, horizons that we would not otherwise perceive ... I want education to empower people to see possibility. - Author: Maxine
Imagination quotes by Maxine
#157. The portraits, of more historical than artistic interest, had gone; and tapestry, full of the blue and bronze of peacocks, fell over the doors, and shut out all history and activity untouched with beauty and peace; and now when I looked at my Crevelli and pondered on the rose in the hand of the Virgin, wherein the form was so delicate and precise that it seemed more like a thought than a flower, or at the grey dawn and rapturous faces of my Francesca, I knew all a Christian's ecstasy without his slavery to rule and custom; when I pondered over the antique bronze gods and goddesses, which I had mortgaged my house to buy, I had all a pagan's delight in various beauty and without his terror at sleepless destiny and his labour with many sacrifices; and I had only to go to my bookshelf, where every book was bound in leather, stamped with intricate ornament, and of a carefully chosen colour: Shakespeare in the orange of the glory of the world, Dante in the dull red of his anger, Milton in the blue grey of his formal calm; and I could experience what I would of human passions without their bitterness and without satiety. I had gathered about me all gods because I believed in none, and experienced every pleasure because I gave myself to none, but held myself apart, individual, indissoluble, a mirror of polished steel: I looked in the triumph of this imagination at the birds of Hera, glowing in the firelight as though they were wrought of jewels; and to my mind, for which symbolism wa - Author: W.B. Yeats
Imagination quotes by W.B. Yeats
#158. I've always loved massive worlds, whether in fantasy or science fiction. I like the idea of making my own rules as well as utilizing everything that I love or inspires me. It's very freeing to know you can write a story that can be as big as your own imagination. - Author: Victoria Aveyard
Imagination quotes by Victoria Aveyard
#159. Since most problems are created by our imagination and are thus imaginary, all we need are imaginary solutions. - Author: Richard Bandler
Imagination quotes by Richard Bandler
#160. Literature is, to my mind, the great teaching power of the world, the ultimate creator of all values, and it is this, not only in the sacred books whose power everybody acknowledges, but by every movement of imagination in song or story or drama that height of intensity and sincerity has made literature at all. Literature must take the responsibility of its power, and keep all its freedom: it must be like the spirit and like the wind that blows where it listeth; it must claim its right to pierce through every crevice of human nature, and to descrive the relation of the soul and the heart to the facts of life and of law, and to describe that relation as it is, not as we would have it be ... - Author: W.B.Yeats
Imagination quotes by W.B.Yeats
#161. Researchers surf the wave of human imagination. - Author: Steven Magee
Imagination quotes by Steven Magee
#162. His icebergs are strange monuments with a symbol embodied in their form and their colours. They do not freeze you when you look at them, for they are not of ice, they are what Lawren Harris feels and thinks after he has contemplated them - Author: J.D. Salinger
Imagination quotes by J.D. Salinger
#163. In summation, like your beloved pet rock, Twitter is useful only in your imagination. - Author: David Harsanyi
Imagination quotes by David Harsanyi
#164. Observation performed merely on its own is no more than what a machine can do - a surveillance camera, for instance. And imagination on its own, practiced by itself for too long, can cut you off from the world. You might wander away, like a hermit to a cave, becoming only a spirit to the rest of humanity. However, if you remain in the world, and you train yourself to combine observation and imagination in proper proportion...then you may change the world itself. - Author: Chris Raschka
Imagination quotes by Chris Raschka
#165. From a very young age, stories fuelled my imagination in the most wonderful way. - Author: Hayley Atwell
Imagination quotes by Hayley Atwell
#166. As birds' wings beat the solid air without which none could fly so words freed by the imagination affirm reality by their flight. - Author: William Carlos Williams
Imagination quotes by William Carlos Williams
#167. It isn't a big jump in the imagination to see yourself living alone like Mr Hoppy. - Author: Dustin Hoffman
Imagination quotes by Dustin Hoffman
#168. Others may not notice it, because an angry Toraf is truly a rare thing to behold, but Galen can practically feel the animosity emanating from his friend. Which is why he casually bumps into him, taking care to be overly apologetic.
"Oh, sorry about that, minnow. I didn't even see you there." Galen mimics Toraf's demeanor, crossing his arms and staring ahead of them. What they're supposed to be staring at, he's not sure.
His effort is rewarded with a slight upward curve of his friend's mouth. "Oh, don't think twice about it, tadpole. I know it must be difficult to swim straight with a whale's tail."
Galen scowls, taking care not to glance down at his fin. Ever since they went to retrieve Grom, he's been sore all below the waist, but he'd just attributed it to tension from finding Nalia, and then the whole tribunal mess-not to mention, hovering in place for hours at a time. Still, he did examine his fin the evening before, hoping to massage out any knots he found, but was a bit shocked to see that his fin span seemed to have widened. He decided that he was letting his imagination get the better of him. Now he's not so sure. "What do you mean?" he says lightly.
Toraf nods down toward the sand. "You know what I mean. Looks like you have the red fever."
"The red fever bloats you all over, idiot. Right before it kills you. It doesn't make your fin grow wider. Besides, the red tide hasn't been bad for years now." But Toraf already knows what the red fever lo - Author: Anna Banks
Imagination quotes by Anna Banks
#169. The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination. - Author: Richard Wright
Imagination quotes by Richard Wright
#170. Of course," said Guan Yifan. "The great universe isn't going to fail to collapse because it misses five kilograms." He had another thought that he did not voice: Perhaps the great universe really would fail to collapse because it lacked a single atom's mass. The precision of Nature can sometimes exceed the imagination. For instance, life itself required the precise collaboration of various universal constants within a billion-billionth of a certain range. - Author: Liu Cixin
Imagination quotes by Liu Cixin
#171. That, of course, is what great works of imagination do for us: They make us a little restless, destabilize us, question our preconceived notions and formulas. - Author: Azar Nafisi
Imagination quotes by Azar Nafisi
#172. Have you ever wonder about the misery of sleep? - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
Imagination quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#173. Still on speaking terms with the Toilet Paper People, they consented to a box full of Legos that overnight manifested itself into a recording studio. I quickly remembered the power of my hands, my imagination, my will, and my conscience. These were tools I would never let myself get bored with. I would find myself in Blue Ocean Strategy and in other defining ways. - Author: Cherry Tigris
Imagination quotes by Cherry Tigris
#174. When people go away they vanish, turn to nothing, stop being. They live only in memories, haunting the imagination. - Author: Dezso Kosztolanyi
Imagination quotes by Dezso Kosztolanyi
#175. I didn't have the equipment for the regular world of being a lawyer. I didn't have the imagination for that. I did have a funny kind of ambition, but I didn't know where to put it. - Author: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Imagination quotes by Michael Lindsay-Hogg
#176. Nothing is more symptomatic of the enervation, of the decompression of the Western imagination, than our incapacity to respond to the landings on the Moon. Not a single great poem, picture, metaphor has come of this breathtaking act, of Prometheus' rescue of Icarus or of Phaeton in flight towards the stars. - Author: George Steiner
Imagination quotes by George Steiner
#177. But then again, if you don't imagine, nothing ever happens at all. Imagining isn't perfect. You can't get all the way inside someone else. I could never have imagined Margo's anger at being found, or the story she was writing over. But imagining being someone else, or the world being something else, is the only way in. - Author: John Green
Imagination quotes by John Green
#178. Any chemist reading this book can see, in some detail, how I have spent most of my mature life. They can become familiar with the quality of my mind and imagination. They can make judgements about my research abilities. They can tell how well I have documented my claims of experimental results. Any scientist can redo my experiments to see if they still work-and this has happened! I know of no other field in which contributions to world culture are so clearly on exhibit, so cumulative, and so subject to verification. - Author: Donald Cram
Imagination quotes by Donald Cram
#179. Imagination and romanticism deny love, for love is its own eternity. Man has sought through various gods, ideologies and hopes, something that is not bound by time. The birth of a new baby is not the indication of something eternal. Life comes and goes. There is death, there is suffering and all the mischief that man can make, and this movement of change, decay and birth is still within the cycle of time. - Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti
Imagination quotes by Jiddu Krishnamurti
#180. These days, startling though the thought is, we control our own legacy. We're not passive, we're not helpless. We're earth-movers. We can become Earth-restorers and Earth-guardians. We still have time and talent, and we have a great many choices. As I said at the beginning of this mental caravan, our mistakes are legion, but our imagination is immeasurable. - Author: Diane Ackerman
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#181. Hallucinogenic plants act as enzymes which stimulate imagination. - Author: Terence McKenna
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#182. By brain is meant, in the first instance, something more than the pink-grey jelly of the anatomist. It is, even to a scientist, the organ of imagination. - Author: William Grey Walter
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#183. O matter how much research you do, or invention you do, whether it's a character from a novel, a completely invented character or someone who actually existed, it's a work of faction. By the very fact you only have an hour and a half or two hours to tell a story, you're telescoping events and it is, in the end, a work of imagination. - Author: Cate Blanchett
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#184. Hope sinks a world of imagination. - Author: Amanda McKittrick Ros
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#185. But, if we want our churches to thrive and our devotional lives to flourish, we absolutely must let God be God. We cannot settle for warm, fuzzy, "feel good movie of the year" versions of God. We cannot settle for a God who exists only to meet our needs and make us happy. We cannot settle for a God who is boring and irrelevant. We cannot settle for a God of our own imagination. We must know the ferocious, untamable God. We must let God out of the boxes we have created. We must come face to face with God as he really is, with all his sharp edges and blazing glory and heart-rending beauty. We must encounter the God who makes mountains melt like wax and the angels cover their eyes and the rivers leap for joy. If we are going to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength, we must truly know God. We must know him as he truly is, not as we imagine him to be. We must come to grips with the God who has revealed himself in scripture. - Author: Stephen Altrogge
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#186. I feel like I'm back visiting an old grandmother. She's crotchety and eccentric, but also elegant, and anyone who doesn't fall in love with her has no imagination. - Author: Tony Lema
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#187. All real fantasy is serious. Only faked fantasy is not serious. That is why it is so wrong to impose faked fantasy on children ... - Author: Robertson Davies
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#188. In fiction workshops, we tend to focus on matters of verisimilitude largely because such issues are so much easier to talk about than the failure of imagination. - Author: Tim O'Brien
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#189. Obviously the imagination is fueled by emotions beyond the control of the conscious mind. - Author: Joyce Carol Oates
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#190. Charles Sumner; A Smacking breeze has sprung up, and we shall part this company soon; and then for the Atlantic! Farewell then, my friends, my pursuits, my home, my country! Each bellying wave on its rough crest carries me away. The rocking vessel impedes my pen. And now, as my head begins slightly to reel, my imagination entertains the glorious prospects before me ... - Author: David McCullough
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#191. Maybe she had "no more books left inside her," as people often sorrowfully say about writers, envisioning the imagination as a big pantry, either well stocked with goods or else wartime-empty. - Author: Meg Wolitzer
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#192. The imagination is the goal of history. I see culture as an effort to literally realize our collective dreams. - Author: Terence McKenna
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#193. I live in paradise within the pages of a book. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#194. My favorite literature to read is fairly dry history. I like the framework, and my imagination can do the rest. - Author: Andrew Bird
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#195. The silent worker is imagination which decrees reality out of chaos. - Author: Helen Keller
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#196. Home is an emotional state, a place in the imagination where feelings of security, belonging, placement, family, protection, memory and personal history abide. -Thomas Moore - Author: Louisa Thomsen Brits
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#197. ...this would be my greatest fear: imagination giving up before the body does. I guess I'm not alone in this. Humans are a strange breed in the way our fear of getting old seems to be even greater than our fear of dying. - Author: Fredrik Backman
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#198. John, let me make one thing clear," Jim said, cutting me off in his most stern, evangelical voice. "Every man is blessed with his gifts from the Lord. One of mine happens to be a penis large enough that, if it had a penis of its own, my penis' penis would be larger than your penis." ...
... "Fuck all of you," John retorted. "You don't even exist. We're all just a figment of my cock's imagination. - Author: David Wong
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#199. Preparations for the slaughter of mankind have always been made in the name of God or some supposed higher being which men have devised and created in their own imagination. - Author: Jaroslav Hasek
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#200. The vision of Van Helsing as a vampire is one before which my imagination balks; this is doubtless only a shortcoming on my part; he may have been well fitted for the role, since as we have seen he had already the power, by means of speech, to cast his victims into a stupor. - Author: Fred Saberhagen
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