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Author: Albert Einstein
'Imagination is more important than knowledge.'

Author: Dr. Seuss
'I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.'

Author: Albert Einstein
'Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.'

Author: Albert Einstein
'I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.'

Author: Sun Tzu
'Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?'

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
'Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.'

Author: Michelangelo
'I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.'

Author: Mark Twain
'You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.'

Author: George S. Patton
'If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.'

Author: Dr. Seuss
'Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!'

Author: Brian Tracy
'All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.'

Author: Muhammad Ali
'The man who has no imagination has no wings.'

Author: George Orwell
'If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.'

Author: William Shakespeare
'The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.'

Author: Carl Sagan
'Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.'

Author: Charlie Chaplin
'The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.'

Author: Henry David Thoreau
'Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.'

Author: Walt Disney
'I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse.'

Author: Pablo Picasso
'I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.'

Author: Thomas A. Edison
'To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.'

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
'Imagination rules the world.'

Author: Stephen Covey
'Live out of your imagination, not your history.'

Author: Joseph Addison
'Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.'

Author: Orison Swett Marden
'All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.'

Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery
'A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.'

Author: H. L. Mencken
'It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine it run by a board of gods.'

Author: Simone Weil
'Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.'

Author: Henry Miller
'Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything.'

Author: Epictetus
'Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.'

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton
'There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.'

Author: Jorge Luis Borges
'I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.'

Author: Peter Nivio Zarlenga
'I am imagination. I can see what the eyes cannot see. I can hear what the ears cannot hear. I can feel what the heart cannot feel.'

Author: William Butler Yeats
'People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.'

Author: Edmund Burke
'There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings but none when they are under the influence of imagination.'

Author: Immanuel Kant
'Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.'

Author: e. e. cummings
'I imagine that yes is the only living thing.'

Author: Duane Michals
'Trust that little voice in your head that says 'Wouldn't it be interesting if...' And then do it.'

Author: W. Somerset Maugham
'Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.'

Author: Anatole France
'To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.'

Author: Francois de La Rochefoucauld
'One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.'

Author: Francis Bacon
'They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.'

Author: Jessamyn West
'Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.'

Author: James Russell Lowell
'Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.'

Author: Chris Brown
'I always imagined I could be what I wanted to be.'

Author: Gilbert Parker
'Imagination is at the root of much that passes for love.'

Author: Simon Pegg
'I used to lie in bed in my flat and imagine what would happen if there was a zombie attack.'

Author: Rita Dove
'You have to imagine it possible before you can see something. You can have the evidence right in front of you, but if you can't imagine something that has never existed before, it's impossible.'

Author: Elie Wiesel
'Some stories are true that never happened.'

Author: Imran Khan
'I believed in myself. I never imagined myself as just an ordinary player.'

Author: Paul Gauguin
'It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object beware of this stumbling block.'

Author: Duane Michals
'I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see.'

Author: Stephen Leacock
'Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica.'

Author: Elinor Wylie
'I am better able to imagine hell than heaven it is my inheritance, I suppose.'

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
'I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant.'

Author: Calvin Trillin
'I never did very well in math - I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.'

Author: Anne Sullivan Macy
'We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence, but we cling desperately to our chains.'

Author: Wallace Stevens
'The imagination is man's power over nature.'

Author: L. Frank Baum
'Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity.'

Author: Kerry Thornley
'What we imagine is order is merely the prevailing form of chaos.'

Author: Azar Nafisi
'You need imagination in order to imagine a future that doesn't exist.'

Author: Alexander Chase
'The most imaginative people are the most credulous, for them everything is possible.'

Author: Frank Leahy
'There are no shortcuts in life - only those we imagine.'

Author: Albert Einstein
'The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.'

Author: Albert Einstein
'Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.'

Author: Plato
'Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.'

Author: Albert Einstein
'I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.'

Author: Albert Einstein
'To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.'

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
'All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.'

Author: Thomas Jefferson
'The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory.'

Author: C. S. Lewis
'Reason is the natural order of truth but imagination is the organ of meaning.'

Author: Henry David Thoreau
'This world is but a canvas to our imagination.'

Author: Francis Bacon
'Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not a sense of humor to console him for what he is.'

Author: Oscar Wilde
'The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.'

Author: Ronald Reagan
'There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.'

Author: Robert Fulghum
'I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronge'

Author: H. L. Mencken
'Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.'

Author: John Lennon
'Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.'

Author: Napoleon Hill
'All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination, Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.'

Author: Victor Hugo
'Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.'

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
'Science does not know its debt to imagination.'

Author: Stephen Covey
'Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.'

Author: Voltaire
'Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.'

Author: Napoleon Hill
'First comes thought then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.'

Author: Henry David Thoreau
'It is usually the imagination that is wounded first, rather than the heart it being much more sensitive.'

Author: Henry David Thoreau
'Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl: it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling.'

Author: George Bernard Shaw
'Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.'

Author: Josh Billings
'There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.'

Author: Norman Vincent Peale
'Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture... Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.'

Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
'We are more often frightened than hurt and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.'

Author: Jimi Hendrix
'Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction.'

Author: Sylvia Plath
'And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.'

Author: Walt Disney
'Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.'

Author: Brad Henry
'A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.'

Author: Henry Ford
'The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.'

Author: Thomas Merton
'We are so obsessed with doing that we have no time and no imagination left for being. As a result, men are valued not for what they are but for what they do or what they have - for their usefulness.'

Author: Alan Watts
'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: William Blake
'The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination'

Author: Anais Nin
'There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do.'

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
'Few people have the imagination for reality.'

Author: Leonardo da Vinci
'Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?'

Author: Judy Garland
'We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.'

Author: Tony Robbins
'The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.'

Author: Ernest Hemingway
'Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination.'

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
'The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.'

Author: Norman Vincent Peale
'Imagination is the true magic carpet.'

Author: Helen Rowland
'Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.'

Author: Ray Bradbury
'We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts.'

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
'Nothing is more fearful than imagination without taste.'

Author: John Henrik Clarke
'My main point here is that if you are the child of God and God is a part of you, the in your imagination God suppose to look like you. And when you accept a picture of the deity assigned to you by another people, you become the spiritual prisoners of that'

Author: Carl Jung
'All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.'

Author: Marcus Aurelius
'Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely.'

Author: Harry S. Truman
'America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.'

Author: John Muir
'The power of imagination makes us infinite.'

Author: Bill Hicks
'Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves.'

Author: Henry Ward Beecher
'Faith is spiritualized imagination.'

Author: Gloria Steinem
'Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.'

Author: Henry Ward Beecher
'The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.'

Author: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
'Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.'

Author: Vincent Van Gogh
'Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination do not become the slave of your model.'

Author: John Keats
'I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.'

Author: Marquis de Sade
'Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination.'

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte
'The human race is governed by its imagination.'

Author: William Blake
'Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.'

Author: Jane Austen
'A lady's imagination is very rapid it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.'

Author: Carl Jung
'Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.'

Author: Blaise Pascal
'Imagination disposes of everything it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.'

Author: Horace Walpole
'Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he isn't. A sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.'

Author: Samuel Johnson
'The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.'

Author: Carl Jung
'The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.'

Author: Thomas Carlyle
'Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding.'

Author: Ambrose Bierce
'Liberty: One of Imagination's most precious possessions.'

Author: e. e. cummings
'Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.'

Author: Abdul Kalam
'My view is that at a younger age your optimism is more and you have more imagination etc. You have less bias.'

Author: J. K. Rowling
'Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power to that enables us to empathize with h'

Author: Orison Swett Marden
'Our thoughts and imagination are the only real limits to our possibilities.'

Author: Donald Trump
'A certificate of live birth is not the same thing by any stretch of the imagination as a birth certificate.'

Author: Jean Dubuffet
'For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.'

Author: Joseph Joubert
'Imagination is the eye of the soul.'

Author: Blaise Pascal
'Imagination decides everything.'

Author: Blaise Pascal
'Men often take their imagination for their heart and they believe they are converted as soon as they think of being converted.'

Author: Denis Waitley
'You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization.'

Author: James Dean
'Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that's all you have.'

Author: Vincent Van Gogh
'Those Dutchmen had hardly any imagination or fantasy, but their good taste and their scientific knowledge of composition were enormous.'

Author: Marcel Proust
'Let us leave pretty women to men devoid of imagination.'

Author: John Adams
'Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination - everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.'

Author: Milan Kundera
'There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels for someone, for someone, pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echos.'

Author: John Adams
'My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.'

Author: George Jean Nathan
'To speak of morals in art is to speak of legislature in sex. Art is the sex of the imagination.'

Author: J. K. Rowling
'However my parents - both of whom came from impoverished backgrounds and neither of whom had been to college, took the view that my overactive imagination was an amusing quirk that would never pay a mortgage or secure a pension.'

Author: Arnold J. Toynbee
'Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.'

Author: David Walliams
'I had a very happy childhood, but I wasn't that happy a child. I liked being alone and creating characters and voices. I think that's when your creativity is developed, when you're young. I liked the world of the imagination because it was an easy place t'

Author: Maria Montessori
'We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.'

Author: Samuel Johnson
'Were it not for imagination a man would be as happy in arms of a chambermaid as of a duchess.'

Author: Frank Lloyd Wright
'An idea is salvation by imagination.'

Author: John Burroughs
'To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, to imagine your facts is another.'

Author: Stephen King
'Wherever you write is supposed to be a little bit of a refuge, a place where you can get away from the world. The more closed in you are, the more you're forced back on your own imagination.'

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
'The world of reality has its limits the world of imagination is boundless.'

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
'For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination.'

Author: Marquis de Sade
'The imagination is the spur of delights... all depends upon it, it is the mainspring of everything now, is it not by means of the imagination one knows joy? Is it not of the imagination that the sharpest pleasures arise?'

Author: Franklin P. Adams
'Having imagination it takes you an hour to write a paragraph that if you were unimaginative would take you only a minute.'

Author: Helen Rowland
'The woman who appeals to a man's vanity may stimulate him, the woman who appeals to his heart may attract him, but it is the woman who appeals to his imagination who gets him.'

Author: Henry Miller
'Los Angeles gives one the feeling of the future more strongly than any city I know of. A bad future, too, like something out of Fritz Lang's feeble imagination.'

Author: Clara Schumann
'My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than to continue living for art.'

Author: Mason Cooley
'Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it.'

Author: Deepak Chopra
'We're living in a time when the world has suddenly discovered India because it's run out of raw material for its imagination. The raw materials for imagination are inexhaustible here.'

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
'A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory.'

Author: David Bailey
'It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.'

Author: Franz Kafka
'Don Quixote's misfortune is not his imagination, but Sancho Panza.'

Author: John Keats
'My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.'

Author: John Keats
'What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.'

Author: Thomas Huxley
'The scientific imagination always restrains itself within the limits of probability.'

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes
'Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel.'

Author: George Santayana
'The degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is, in the end, the exact measure of his importance and dignity.'

Author: William Hazlitt
'A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions.'

Author: John Dewey
'Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.'

Author: Salman Rushdie
'What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is first their sensibility and tenderness second, their imagination, and third, their industry.'

Author: Simone Weil
'Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history. The influence of real needs and compulsions, of real interests and materials, is indirect because the crowd is never conscious of it.'

Author: Joseph Joubert
'He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.'

Author: Mason Cooley
'Taste refers to the past, imagination to the future.'

Author: Mason Cooley
'Imagination has rules, but we can only guess what they are.'

Author: Tom Stoppard
'Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.'

Author: Marilyn Manson
'I can't satisfy myself with just trying to tie all of my imagination into music, especially when music is not appreciated as an art form as much as it used to be.'

Author: Edward Hopper
'No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.'

Author: Washington Irving
'He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart.'

Author: Joseph Joubert
'One who has imagination without learning has wings without feet.'

Author: Noam Chomsky
'Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.'

Author: Lauren Bacall
'Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.'

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
'Where there is no imagination there is no horror.'

Author: Steven Spielberg
'The public has an appetite for anything about imagination - anything that is as far away from reality as is creatively possible.'

Author: Lily Tomlin
'Sometimes I feel like a figment of my own imagination.'

Author: Paul Ryan
'Free enterprise empowers entrepreneurs who have ideas and imagination, investors who take risks, and workers who hone their skills and offer their labor.'

Author: Thomas Moore
'True change takes place in the imagination.'

Author: H. G. Wells
'I must confess that my imagination refuses to see any sort of submarine doing anything but suffocating its crew and floundering at sea.'

Author: Vivien Leigh
'Classical plays require more imagination and more general training to be able to do. That's why I like playing Shakespeare better than anything else.'

Author: Edward Abbey
'Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.'

Author: Cesare Pavese
'It is not that the child lives in a world of imagination, but that the child within us survives and starts into life only at rare moments of recollection, which makes us believe, and it is not true, that, as children, we were imaginative?'

Author: Emile Coue
'When the imagination and will power are in conflict, are antagonistic, it is always the imagination which wins, without any exception.'

Author: Aesop
'The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.'

Author: Edgar Degas
'It is all very well to copy what one sees, but it is far better to draw what one now only sees in one's memory. That is a transformation in which imagination collaborates with memory.'

Author: Terry Brooks
'Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys, and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination - think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.'

Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
'The great instrument of moral good is the imagination.'

Author: Jonas Salk
'Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.'

Author: Camille Paglia
'Out with stereotypes, feminism proclaims. But stereotypes are the west's stunning sexual personae, the vehicles of art's assault against nature. The moment there is imagination, there is myth.'

Author: Maxwell Maltz
'For imagination sets the goal picture which our automatic mechanism works on. We act, or fail to act, not because of will, as is so commonly believed, but because of imagination.'

Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
'Reason respects the differences, and imagination the similitudes of things.'

Author: William Irwin Thompson
'The conscious process is reflected in the imagination the unconscious process is expressed as karma, the generation of actions divorced from thinking and alienated from feeling.'

Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein
'Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.'

Author: Hedy Lamarr
'If you use your imagination, you can look at any actress and see her nude... I hope to make you use your imagination.'

Author: Christian Nestell Bovee
'Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of our imagination.'

Author: Marquis de Sade
'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: Terry Pratchett
'I've always felt that what I have going for me is not my imagination, because everyone has an imagination. What I have is a relentlessly controlled imagination. What looks like wild invention is actually quite carefully calculated.'

Author: Susan Sarandon
'When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you.'

Author: Bryant H. McGill
'The realities of the world seldom measure up to the sublime designs of human imagination.'

Author: Karl Lagerfeld
'But if I have a lot of imagination, I could tell myself whatever I wanted, you know. I handle myself quite well. I'm kind of fascist with myself, you know. There's no discussion. There is an order. You follow it.'

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
'My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool it gives me all the world, and exiles me from it.'

Author: Lord Chesterfield
'To have frequent recourse to narrative betrays great want of imagination.'

Author: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlege
'Wit is the appearance, the external flash of imagination. Thus its divinity, and the witty character of mysticism.'

Author: Marquis de Sade
'Truth titillates the imagination far less than fiction.'

Author: Claire Danes
'I have a huge, active imagination, and I think I'm really scared of being alone because if I'm left to my own devices, I'll just turn into a madwoman.'

Author: Jonathan Sacks
'The Jewish festival of freedom is the oldest continuously observed religious ritual in the world. Across the centuries, Passover has never lost its power to inspire the imagination of successive generations of Jews with its annually re-enacted drama of sl'

Author: Christina Aguilera
'I love theatrics and have a huge imagination: Why would I want to sit onstage and sing a bunch of ballads back-to-back?'

Author: Keith Haring
'I don't think art is propaganda it should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it.'

Author: Edith Wharton
'There are moments when a man's imagination, so easily subdued to what it lives in, suddenly rises above its daily level and surveys the long windings of destiny.'

Author: Shia LaBeouf
'What's cool is when you're able to give your audience imagination and you don't have to cage them in like animals.'

Author: R. D. Laing
'Children do not give up their innate imagination, curiosity, dreaminess easily. You have to love them to get them to do that.'

Author: Emile M. Cioran
'Life is possible only by the deficiencies of our imagination and memory.'

Author: Austin O'Malley
'Reason clears and plants the wilderness of the imagination to harvest the wheat of art.'

Author: Katy Perry
'I've done a lot of bad things. Use your imagination.'

Author: Havelock Ellis
'Man lives by imagination.'

Author: David Hume
'Belief is nothing but a more vivid, lively, forcible, firm, steady conception of an object, than what the imagination alone is ever able to attain.'

Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg
'The pleasures of the imagination are as it were only drawings and models which are played with by poor people who cannot afford the real thing.'

Author: Shigeru Miyamoto
'I think what's really the most ideal thing is for the player themselves, within their own imagination, to carve out what they view as being the essence of the character.'

Author: Kim Elizabeth
'My imagination completely controls me, and forever feeds the fire that burns with dark red light in my heart by bringing me the best dreams. I've always had a wild imagination, a big heart and a tortured soul so I feel that dark fantasy, love and horror a'

Author: Richard Wagner
'Imagination creates reality.'

Author: Wallace Stevens
'In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature.'

Author: Jack Nicholson
'It's a slight stretch of the imagination but most people are alike in most ways so I've never had any trouble identifying with the character that I'm playing.'

Author: Jerry Gillies
'You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.'

Author: Charles Kettering
'Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.'

Author: William Morris
'A man at work, making something which he feels will exist because he is working at it and wills it, is exercising the energies of his mind and soul as well as of his body. Memory and imagination help him as he works.'

Author: Maimonides
'You will certainly not doubt the necessity of studying astronomy and physics, if you are desirous of comprehending the relation between the world and Providence as it is in reality, and not according to imagination.'

Author: Vladimir Nabokov
'Imagination, the supreme delight of the immortal and the immature, should be limited. In order to enjoy life, we should not enjoy it too much.'

Author: Vladimir Nabokov
'A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist.'

Author: Luis Bunuel
'Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether.'

Author: Janice Dickinson
'I have a very vivid imagination.'

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
'Works of imagination should be written in very plain language the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.'

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
'Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.'

Author: Adam Smith
'This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts.'

Author: Joseph Conrad
'Only in men's imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.'

Author: Karl Kraus
'If the reporter has killed our imagination with his truth, he threatens our life with his lies.'

Author: Francis Ford Coppola
'It takes no imagination to live within your means.'

Author: Catherine the Great
'A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache.'

Author: Kristen Stewart
'I don't want to discredit people's individuality, but I think people are pretty much the same. People are very similar. If you have a good enough imagination then you can feel things that you personally have never done before. That's acting.'

Author: Nicole Kidman
'My parents thought it was nice to develop my imagination, but they never seriously thought that anything would ever come of it. They said that I couldn't be an actress because I would be taller than all my leading men, so I thought I would be a writer ins'

Author: Jason Statham
'If you got a good imagination, a lot of confidence and you kind of know what you are saying, then you might be able to do it. I know a lot of colorful characters at home that would make great actors.'

Author: Doris Lessing
'What really fascinates me is this need that is so strong now that if you read a work of the imagination you instantly have to say, 'Oh, what this really is is so-and-so,' reducing it to a simple formula.'

Author: Meryl Streep
'I believe in imagination. I did Kramer vs. Kramer before I had children. But the mother I would be was already inside me.'

Author: Alan Rickman
'One longs for a director with a sense of imagination.'

Author: Wallace Stevens
'We say God and the imagination are one... How high that highest candle lights the dark.'

Author: Billy Connolly
'I think my securities far outweigh my insecurities. I am not nearly as afraid of myself and my imagination as I used to be.'

Author: Robert Carlyle
'I love sci-fi because it leads in the imagination, and I always say it has the most intelligent fans in the world.'

Author: Christina Ricci
'Everything, I think, about acting is based on imagination.'

Author: Charles Kettering
'The opportunities of man are limited only by his imagination. But so few have imagination that there are ten thousand fiddlers to one composer.'

Author: Christopher Fry
'Imagination is the wide-open eye which leads us always to see truth more vividly.'

Author: Maria Callas
'An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house.'

Author: Charles de Gaulle
'You may be sure that the Americans will commit all the stupidities they can think of, plus some that are beyond imagination.'

Author: Ralph Fiennes
'Being an actor means asking people to look at you. I guess I accept that. But it's a profession in which the job is to show another world and other people. You may access it through bits of yourself, and your imagination and experience, but actually, in t'

Author: Louis Aragon
'Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason's imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work.'

Author: Charles Horton Cooley
'If we divine a discrepancy between a man's words and his character, the whole impression of him becomes broken and painful he revolts the imagination by his lack of unity, and even the good in him is hardly accepted.'

Author: Tom Robbins
'People write memoirs because they lack the imagination to make things up.'

Author: Rod Serling
'Imagination... its limits are only those of the mind itself.'

Author: Rashida Jones
'Well, I'm not a method actress by any stretch of the imagination so the best thing that I can do is be as real as possible and find whatever commonality in that character that I can see myself.'

Author: Baruch Spinoza
'I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity, order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused.'

Author: Al Gore
'Our democracy, our constitutional framework is really a kind of software for harnessing the creativity and political imagination for all of our people. The American democratic system was an early political version of Napster.'

Author: Robert Collier
'Vision - It reaches beyond the thing that is, into the conception of what can be. Imagination gives you the picture. Vision gives you the impulse to make the picture your own.'

Author: Alfred North Whitehead
'Fools act on imagination without knowledge, pedants act on knowledge without imagination.'

Author: Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
'Kindness and intelligence don't always deliver us from the pitfalls and traps: there are always failures of love, of will, of imagination. There is no way to take the danger out of human relationships.'

Author: Stephen Sondheim
'Musicals are, by nature, theatrical, meaning poetic, meaning having to move the audience's imagination and create a suspension of disbelief, by which I mean there's no fourth wall.'

Author: James Buchan
'In rising financial markets, the world is forever new. The bull or optimist has no eyes for past or present, but only for the future, where streams of revenue play in his imagination.'

Author: Henry James
'The face of nature and civilization in this our country is to a certain point a very sufficient literary field. But it will yield its secrets only to a really grasping imagination. To write well and worthily of American things one need even more than else'

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
'It always amuses me that the biggest praise for my work comes for the imagination, while the truth is that there's not a single line in all my work that does not have a basis in reality. The problem is that Caribbean reality resembles the wildest imaginat'

Author: Jennifer Lopez
'You have to come in and be that character when you walk into the room. That's what one of my first acting teachers taught me. You know, don't go in there being Jennifer and then expect to flip and change, because they're not going to have that imagination'

Author: Vanessa Hudgens
'Ghost stories really scare me. I have such a big imagination that after I watch a horror movie like 'The Grudge', I look in the corners of my room for the next two days.'

Author: Juliette Gordon Low
'To put yourself in another's place requires real imagination, but by doing so each Girl Scout will be able to love among others happily.'

Author: Sam Levenson
'One of the virtues of being very young is that you don't let the facts get in the way of your imagination.'

Author: J. C. Watts
'In my wildest imagination, I never thought that the fifth of six children born to Helen and Buddy Watts - in a poor black neighborhood, in the poor rural community of Eufaula, Oklahoma - would someday be called Congressman.'

Author: Christian Bale
'Essentially, I'm untrained, so I just go with my imagination and try to put myself as solidly as I can into the shoes of whatever person I'm going to be playing.'

Author: Man Ray
'I paint what cannot be photographed, that which comes from the imagination or from dreams, or from an unconscious drive.'

Author: Laura Linney
'I had a good imagination and I still have one a child-like imagination that hasn't gone away.'

Author: Franz Schubert
'I try to decorate my imagination as much as I can.'

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
'As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope.'

Author: Jacob Bronowski
'We are all afraid for our confidence, for the future, for the world. That is the nature of the human imagination. Yet every man, every civilization, has gone forward because of its engagement with what it has set itself to do.'

Author: Bruce Springsteen
'I do a lot of curiosity buying I buy it if I like the album cover, I buy it if I like the name of the band, anything that sparks my imagination. I still like to go to record stores, I like to just wander around and I'll buy whatever catches my attention.'

Author: Bruce Springsteen
'I do a lot of curiosity buying I buy it if I like the album cover, I buy it if I like the name of the band, anything that sparks my imagination.'

Author: Mike Krzyzewski
'I always won in my imagination. I always hit the game-winning shot, or I hit the free throw. Or if I missed, there was a lane violation, and I was given another one.'

Author: Mike Krzyzewski
'Imagination has a great deal to do with winning.'

Author: Al Gore
'Our world faces a true planetary emergency. I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it's a challenge to the moral imagination.'

Author: Robert Collier
'The source and center of all man's creative power... is his power of making images, or the power of imagination.'

Author: Whoopi Goldberg
'I used my imagination to make the grass whatever color I wanted it to be.'

Author: Steven Patrick Morrissey
'I don't want to go on much longer, really. I think that would suggest a lack of imagination. A certain lack of dignity also.'

Author: Milan Kundera
'You can understand nothing about art, particularly modern art, if you do not understand that imagination is a value in itself.'

Author: Jessamyn West
'The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.'

Author: Claude Bernard
'Put off your imagination, as you put off your overcoat, when you enter the laboratory. Put it on again, as you put on your overcoat, when you leave.'

Author: Danny Boyle
'Some of us are interested in directors, but really the vast majority of us are interested in actors. You experience the films through the actors, so they're all locked into your imagination in some kind of layer of fantasy or hatred or wherever they settl'

Author: Danny Boyle
'You experience the films through the actors, so they're all locked into your imagination in some kind of layer of fantasy or hatred or wherever they settle into your imagination.'

Author: Elizabeth Wurtzel
'It was just very interesting to me that certain types of women inspire people's imagination, and all of them were very difficult women.'

Author: Elizabeth Wurtzel
'My imagination, my ability to understand the way love and people grow over time, how passion can surprise and renew, utterly failed me.'

Author: Haruki Murakami
'I know how fiction matters to me, because if I want to express myself, I have to make up a story. Some people call it imagination. To me, it's not imagination. It's just a way of watching.'

Author: Joseph Franklin Rutherford
'Jehovah God is truly rich far beyond the imagination of humankind.'

Author: Jessica Hagedorn
'My identity is linked to my grandmother, who's pure Filipino, as pure as you can probably get. And that shaped my imagination. So that's how I identify.'

Author: Cyril Connolly
'Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination to science and science to imagination, where they meet, in the myth.'

Author: Bryan Cranston
'The imagination is part of the arsenal that actors draw from.'

Author: Connie Nielsen
'If Copenhagen were a person, that person would be generous, beautiful, elderly, but with a flair. A human being that has certain propensities for quarrelling, filled with imagination and with appetite for the new and with respect for the old - somebody wh'

Author: Eddie Rickenbacker
'The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.'

Author: Joyce Carol Oates
'Obviously the imagination is fueled by emotions beyond the control of the conscious mind.'

Author: Janet Jackson
'Another side to me is this very sexual being. When I look back on my life, it's always been there. It's been there since I was 10 years old, having the imagination that I had.'

Author: Janet Jackson
'I had a pretty sexual imagination for a kid.'

Author: Derek Walcott
'The English language is nobody's special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself.'

Author: Martha Gellhorn
'It would be a bitter cosmic joke if we destroy ourselves due to atrophy of the imagination.'

Author: John le Carre
'Novelists are not equipped to make a movie, in my opinion. They make their own movie when they write: they're casting, they're dressing the scene, they're working out where the energy of the scene is coming from and they're also relying tremendously on th'

Author: J. G. Ballard
'I don't think it's possible to touch people's imagination today by aesthetic means.'

Author: Wallace Stevens
'To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life, and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice. We live in the mind.'

Author: George Meredith
'The most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination.'

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
'People can die of mere imagination.'

Author: Eric Bana
'I guess I'm a very keen observer, and I'd like to think I have a good imagination.'

Author: Joaquin Phoenix
'Sometimes a character is really based on research that you do. Other times it's just based on your imagination or perhaps your conversation with the director. Or sometimes all of the above. It depends on the movie and character.'

Author: Lawrence Durrell
'For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential - the imagination.'

Author: Florence Welch
'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 '

Author: Florence Welch
'It would be too frightening for me to consider myself a role model. But I like the idea of not being afraid of letting your imagination rule you, to feel the freedom of expression, to let creativity be your overwhelming drive rather than other things.'

Author: Florence Welch
'I've got quite a vivid imagination and I'm easily overwhelmed by sensations and things that are beautiful or scary. I don't think I've ever seen a ghost - I think I'm probably haunted by my own ghosts than real ones.'

Author: Paul Farmer
'It is clear that the pharmaceutical industry is not, by any stretch of the imagination, doing enough to ensure that the poor have access to adequate medical care.'

Author: Javier Bardem
'I was raised not to be afraid to show emotion or imagination.'

Author: Jarvis Cocker
'Pulp existed for 12 years before we got famous. Now, you could say that was just lack of imagination, but it's some kind of quality isn't it? Tenacity. You could also say it was sloth.'

Author: Karen Armstrong
'Today mythical thinking has fallen into disrepute we often dismiss it as irrational and self-indulgent. But the imagination is also the faculty that has enabled scientists to bring new knowledge to light and to invent technology that has made us immeasura'

Author: Chris Hemsworth
'I enjoy working on a movie that lets your imagination run wild, it's great to be a part of and watch.'

Author: Courteney Cox
'I'm not a passive person by any stretch of the imagination.'

Author: Barbara Corcoran
'My greatest strength as a child, I realize now, was my imagination. While every other kid was reading and writing, I had seven whole hours a day to practice my imagination. When do you get that space in your life, ever?'

Author: Bela Lugosi
'If my accent betrayed my foreign birth, it also stamped me as an enemy, in the imagination of the producers.'

Author: Annie Dillard
'Appealing workplaces are to be avoided. One wants a room with no view, so imagination can meet memory in the dark.'

Author: Duncan Sheik
'I wouldn't say that I've had a tough life by any stretch of the imagination.'

Author: George Henry Lewes
'Philosophy and Art both render the invisible visible by imagination.'

Author: Anna Deavere Smith
'I made a real specific decision when I came out of school and most artists were writing about home - if you were a woman, you were writing about being a woman - and I decided not to do that, write about what you know. That's not what I do. I went as far a'

Author: Russell Page
'A discerning eye needs only a hint, and understatement leaves the imagination free to build its own elaborations.'

Author: Sean O'Faolain
'There is only one admirable form of the imagination: the imagination that is so intense that it creates a new reality, that it makes things happen.'

Author: Manuel Puig
'For someone who writes fiction, in order to activate the imagination and the unconscious, it's essential to be free.'

Author: Jonas Salk
'There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality.'

Author: Eartha Kitt
'Dr. Einstein was not successful in school, but he found something in the air from his own imagination and his own brain power, and look what he did.'

Author: Ella Maillart
'One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm.'

Author: Jane Campion
'I can get very philosophical and ask the questions Keats was asking as a young guy. What are we here for? What's a soul? What's it all about? What is thinking about, imagination?'

Author: Jane Campion
'There's no artist in this world that doesn't enjoy the dream that if they have bad reviews now, the story of Keats can redeem them, in their fantasy or imagination, in the future. I think Keats' poem 'Endymion' is a really difficult poem, and I'm not surp'

Author: Jane Campion
'I feel that directors at times are like the janitors on the set. I am the secretary, I am the organizer, I am the maid, and I ask if they have eaten or rested. The best things are always out of your control. It's those moments that surpass the imagination'

Author: Quintilian
'To my mind the boy who gives least promise is one in whom the critical faculty develops in advance of the imagination.'

Author: Ron Perlman
'Every time you get on a stage or in front of a camera, the whole exercise is about imagination. You're constantly depicting something that doesn't exist, and trying to find the reality of it. Once you settle on that premise, everything else is a matter of'

Author: Eric Alterman
'Three centuries after the appearance of Franklin's 'Courant,' it no longer requires a dystopic imagination to wonder who will have the dubious distinction of publishing America's last genuine newspaper. Few believe that newspapers in their current printed'

Author: Michael Haneke
'To me, it's far more efficient to mobilize the imagination. It's far more efficient to hear a creaking step, for example, than to see the face of a monster, which usually looks ridiculous, and where you know that the blood is ketchup.'

Author: Rita Dove
'Without imagination we can go nowhere. And imagination is not restricted to the arts. Every scientist I have met who has been a success has had to imagine.'

Author: Amy Tan
'I would find myself laughing and wondering where these ideas came from. You can call it imagination, I suppose. But I was grateful for wherever they came from.'

Author: Nathan Fillion
''Castle' is a guy living in a fantasy world. He's in his imagination, writing these stories of murder.'

Author: Nathan Fillion
'I think my printing to this day looks like the printing right out of a comic book. Actually, I always wanted to be in a comic book. I watched cartoons when I was a kid, too, and both comics and cartoons lit fire in my imagination. This realm holds a lot o'

Author: Thomas Bailey Aldrich
'I like to have a thing suggested rather than told in full. When every detail is given, the mind rests satisfied, and the imagination loses the desire to use its own wings.'

Author: Tim Robbins
'Toy Soldiers was my introduction to film. I certainly didn't think I was doing art by any stretch of the imagination.'

Author: Idris Elba
'There's the argument that you can relate to someone who's completely unrelatable. In the way that a director shows you his imagination on a film, then I get to show you my imagination in a big dumb character.'

Author: Henry George
'The march of invention has clothed mankind with powers of which a century ago the boldest imagination could not have dreamt.'

Author: Joe Rogan
'I never in my wildest imagination dreamed that I would somehow become a sports commentator.'

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
'It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.'

Author: Tom Waits
'My reality needs imagination like a bulb needs a socket. My imagination needs reality like a blind man needs a cane.'

Author: Ben Okri
'The higher the artist, the fewer the gestures. The fewer the tools, the greater the imagination. The greater the will, the greater the secret failure.'

Author: Ian Mcewan
'Politics is the enemy of the imagination.'

Author: Ian Mcewan
'True intelligence requires fabulous imagination.'

Author: John Hawkes
'As an actor you have to have a strong vivid imagination as you're working and when the camera's rolling, but there's certainly a part of you that is aware of real life, that you're making a movie.'

Author: Wynton Marsalis
'What I really have in my head, my imagination, my understanding of music, I never really get that out.'

Author: Andrew Wyeth
'I surrendered to a world of my imagination, reenacting all those wonderful tales my father would read aloud to me. I became a very active reader, especially history and Shakespeare.'

Author: Andrew Wyeth
'I can't work completely out of my imagination. I must put my foot in a bit of truth and then I can fly free.'

Author: Richard Russo
'My books are elegiac in the sense that they're odes to a nation that even I sometimes think may not exist anymore except in my memory and my imagination.'

Author: Brit Marling
'I feel like I'm a much better person when I'm developing my imagination and my innocence and my vulnerability. I like that version of me better than the version where I'm just working on my analytical mind.'

Author: Tommy Lee Jones
'All my life I've had the privilege to make my living with my imagination, and the most important thing has been to see my creative life grow. I was educated to do that and have lived accordingly.'

Author: Kevin Smith
'You can have 10 bucks to 10 million bucks and if you got a crew, imagination and a lot of people willing to turn in some work next to nothing, you going to have a feature. But you can't get beyond how expensive marketing the movie is, it's so crushing.'

Author: Wislawa Szymborska
'All the best have something in common, a regard for reality, an agreement to its primacy over the imagination.'

Author: Olivier Martinez
'Love is based on imagination.'

Author: Patricia Highsmith
'My imagination functions much better when I don't have to speak to people.'

Author: Ai Weiwei
'The Chinese art world does not exist. In a society that restricts individual freedoms and violates human rights, anything that calls itself creative or independent is a pretence. It is impossible for a totalitarian society to create anything with passion '

Author: John Irving
'I suppose I'm proudest of my novels for what's imagined in them. I think the world of my imagination is a richer and more interesting place than my personal biography.'

Author: Percy Ross
'A clever, imagination, humorous request can open closed doors and closed minds.'

Author: Steve Lacy
'I've been working on the soprano saxophone for 40 years, and the possibilities are astounding. It's up to you, the only limit is the imagination.'

Author: Bill Bradley
'Imagination allows us to escape the predictable. It enables us to reply to the common wisdom that we cannot soar by saying, 'Just watch!''

Author: Philip James Bailey
'Imagination is the air of mind.'

Author: Terry Eagleton
'Cynicism and naivety lie cheek by jowl in the American imagination if the United States is one of the most venal nations on Earth, it is also one of the most earnestly idealistic.'

Author: Vladimir Kramnik
'The development of beauty in chess never depends on you alone. No matter how much imagination and creativity you invest, you still do not create beauty. Your opponent must react at the same highest level.'

Author: Alexander McCall Smith
'It's through the small things that we develop our moral imagination, so that we can understand the sufferings of others.'

Author: George Henry Lewes
'Imagination is not the exclusive appanage of artists, but belongs in varying degrees to all men.'

Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
'He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts.'

Author: Van Morrison
'The first piece of music that captured my imagination was probably Ray Charles Live At Newport.'

Author: Dirk Benedict
'I write from my imagination, not from what I've read in books or seen on TV or to make money. I wrote from an idea I was passionate about.'

Author: Paul Wolfowitz
'Someone once said that history has more imagination than all the scenario writers in the Pentagon, and we have a lot of scenario writers here. No one ever wrote a scenario for commercial airliners crashing into the World Trade Center.'

Author: Mark Ruffalo
'I don't like this idea of Method. I come from that school, but what I was taught was that it's your imagination. You do your homework, and you use your imagination.'

Author: Richard Powers
'The desire to live in our imagination is driven by this suspicion that we're disembodied sensibilities cobbled into our bodies. That idea has infused most of human thought since the very beginning.'

Author: Henning Mankell
'I still have a photo on my wall of the greatest idol I will ever have in my life, and it's myself at eight. Because that's when the forces of imagination have the same value as the real world, when they're an instrument of survival: when my mother disappe'

Author: Sam Raimi
'I like something where I can really use my imagination and be an active participant in the construction of the monster and usually that's in the world of the supernatural or the world of the fantastic, so that's why those kinds of stories about demons and'

Author: Glen Hansard
'Our imagination just needs space. It's all it needs, that moment where you just sort of stare into the distance where your brain gets to sort of somehow rise up.'

Author: Stella Adler
'One way we can enliven the imagination is to push it toward the illogical. We're not scientists. We don't always have to make the logical, reasonable leap.'

Author: Andrew Motion
'I deeply adored my mum. She was an extraordinary person, even for the prejudice I'm likely to have. She was beautiful, amusing, a tremendous elaborator of things into comic proportions and extravagant in her imagination.'

Author: John Berger
'The human imagination... has great difficulty in living strictly within the confines of a materialist practice or philosophy. It dreams, like a dog in its basket, of hares in the open.'

Author: Erin Morgenstern
'I'm an emotional sort of person in general and I have a vivid imagination, so I feel the whole spectrum of emotion strongly when I write.'

Author: Gary Ross
'Ultimately, so much Dr. Seuss is about empowerment. He invites us to disappear into our imagination and then blows the doors off what that can mean.'

Author: Carlos Fuentes
'I use a lot of film images, analogies, and imagination.'

Author: Carlos Fuentes
'I am not interested in slice of life, what I want is a slice of the imagination.'

Author: William Godwin
'There must be room for the imagination to exercise its powers we must conceive and apprehend a thousand things which we do not actually witness.'

Author: William Godwin
'There can be no passion, and by consequence no love, where there is not imagination.'

Author: Geraldine Brooks
'There's just so many great stories in the past that you can know a little bit about, but you can't know it all, and that's where imagination can work.'

Author: Geraldine Brooks
'The thing that most attracts me to historical fiction is taking the factual record as far as it is known, using that as scaffolding, and then letting imagination build the structure that fills in those things we can never find out for sure.'

Author: Renny Harlin
'You want to do something that shows some type individuality and talent and imagination - at the same time, you want to be truthful to the predecessors, because obviously the audience liked something about them and you have to replicate that experience to '

Author: Mo Rocca
'A young imagination is bold, likes to make bigger leaps. It likes to, well, imagine that the dustbuster is a dinosaur that the computer mouse is a hotrod that the box is a cave that the rawhide is a torch... or a baton... or something.'

Author: Ronnie James Dio
'Lyrically I like to use themes that make the listener use his or her imagination, and to give a little of the lessons I've learned in my own life.'

Author: Joshua Foer
'Many memory techniques involve creating unforgettable imagery, in your mind's eye. That's an act of imagination. Creating really weird imagery really quickly was the most fun part of my training to compete in the U.S. Memory Competition.'

Author: James Broughton
'I tried to stir the imagination and enthusiasms of students to take risks, to do what they were most afraid of doing, to widen their horizons of action.'

Author: Frederick Henry Hedge
'Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare.'

Author: Carly Rae Jepsen
'I feel very giddy with the idea of making my imagination take form and being able to put on a show where people leave feeling like they've experienced something.'

Author: Bobby Seale
'On the one hand, the guns were there to help capture the imagination of the people. But more important, since we knew that you couldn't observe the police without guns, we took our guns with us to let the police know that we have an equalizer.'

Author: Nellie Bly
'How can a doctor judge a woman's sanity by merely bidding her good morning and refusing to hear her pleas for release? Even the sick ones know it is useless to say anything, for the answer will be that it is their imagination.'

Author: Jerzy Kosinski
'I look back into past history, the stored experiences or products of the imagination. I look no further forward than the evening.'

Author: Joyce Cary
'Love doesn't grow on trees like apples in Eden - it's something you have to make. And you must use your imagination too.'

Author: Patty Duke
'I have been afraid all my life that I am going to die. All my life it has been stuffed in my imagination.'

Author: Jean Giraudoux
'There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.'

Author: Jean Giraudoux
'We all know here that the law is the most powerful of schools for the imagination. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.'

Author: Tim Berners Lee
'When something is such a creative medium as the web, the limits to it are our imagination.'

Author: Henri Bergson
'You will obtain a vision of matter that is perhaps fatiguing for your imagination, but pure and stripped of what the requirements of life make you add to it in external perception.'

Author: Dave Attell
'I have an imagination because my life is so boring that my imagination lets me get off the reality of what's going on.'

Author: Laura Hillenbrand
'I'm looking for a way out of here. I can't have it physically, so I'm going to have it intellectually. It was a beautiful thing to ride Seabiscuit in my imagination. And it's just fantastic to be there alongside Louie as he's breaking the NCAA mile record'

Author: Andrew Bird
'My favorite literature to read is fairly dry history. I like the framework, and my imagination can do the rest.'

Author: Sean Parker
'I suffer from the delusion that every product of my imagination is not only possible, but always on the cusp of becoming real.'

Author: Emmitt Smith
'Vision gets the dreams started. Dreaming employs your God-given imagination to reinforce the vision. Both are part of something I believe is absolutely necessary to building the life of a champion, a winner, a person of high character who is consistently '

Author: Mark Haddon
'Use your imagination, and you'll see that even the most narrow, humdrum lives are infinite in scope if you examine them with enough care.'

Author: Beverly Cleary
'I don't necessarily start with the beginning of the book. I just start with the part of the story that's most vivid in my imagination and work forward and backward from there.'

Author: Michel Gondry
'I think my imagination dictates the technologies I use. But at the same time, my imagination can be technologic. Sometimes I see a tool and I know immediately how to use it, but most of the time I use the tool for an idea I already have.'

Author: Olivier Martinez
'Imagination creates some big monsters.'

Author: Olivier Martinez
'It's not only imagination, it's the distortion of the vision. You suddenly think, This person is idealistic, this person is strong, this person has dreams, when you know better most of the time. You put what you want to see on people.'

Author: Derek Jacobi
'I am an actor and I live in the world of pretend in my working capacity. I live in the world of my imagination.'

Author: Derek Jacobi
'Ellis Peters's historical detail is very accurate and very minute, and therefore is not only interesting to read but good for an actor to acquire a sense of the period. And the other thing I think is that an actor lives in the land of imagination.'

Author: Derek Jacobi
'Ultimately it's a leap of faith and a leap of imagination to put yourself back in time into those conditions and situations and see how you would react.'

Author: Olivia Thirlby
'When we were filming 'The Darkest Hour,' we didn't even know what the aliens were going to look like, we didn't even have a graphic reference. So it was definitely a big challenge to sell those kind of extreme moments when you're just generating them from'

Author: Janelle Monae
'I believe that imagination inspires nations. It's something that I live by.'

Author: Doris Day
'Vulgarity begins when imagination succumbs to the explicit.'

Author: Arthur Keith
'Under no stretch of imagination can war be regarded as an ethical process yet war, force, terror, and propaganda were the evolutionary means employed to weld the German people into a tribal whole.'

Author: Trevor Nunn
'I always believe it's better to have 30 imaginations working on a project, rather than one imagination telling the other 29 what to do.'

Author: Teena Marie
'I have enough love to last me a lifetime! Thank God I'll never lose my imagination and my passion. That's really what it is. I'm still passionate about what I do.'

Author: Paul Davies
'Clearly, some creative thinking is badly needed if humans are to have a future beyond Earth. Returning to the Moon may be worthy and attainable, but it fails to capture the public's imagination. What does get people excited is the prospect of a mission to'

Author: Gaston Bachelard
'Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.'

Author: Kevin J. Anderson
'It was like there was a pile of kindling that was in the back of my imagination just waiting there. Once I lit it, it just flared up and I kept getting ideas and ideas.'

Author: Maria Mitchell
'We especially need imagination in science.'

Author: Yann Martel
'Reality is how we interpret it. Imagination and volition play a part in that interpretation. Which means that all reality is to some extent a fiction.'

Author: Evelyn Underhill
'Never forget that the key to the situation lies in the will and not in the imagination.'

Author: Rufus Sewell
'I do as much comedy as I possibly can, but I'm basically limited by the imagination of the secretaries who make the decisions.'

Author: LeRoy Neiman
'Imagination comes of not having things.'

Author: Robin Wright Penn
'It's what still excites me most about acting: letting your imagination go places it's never been before. There's nothing better than that.'

Author: Daniel H. Wilson
'Sometimes a technology is so awe-inspiring that the imagination runs away with it - often far, far away from reality. Robots are like that. A lot of big and ultimately unfulfilled promises were made in robotics early on, based on preliminary successes.'

Author: Terry Brooks
'Well, I think that as a country, we've drifted away from appreciating the importance of imagination.'

Author: Terry Brooks
'We forget that what matters begins with the imagination.'

Author: Terry Brooks
'I want to kick-start your imagination and let you discover the places it can take you.'

Author: George William Curtis
'Imagination is as good as many voyages - and how much cheaper!'

Author: Garry Trudeau
'I've never taken any issue off the table for lack of suitability. Only for lack of imagination.'

Author: Toby Jones
'They seem much rarer now, those auteur films that come out of a director's imagination and are elliptical and hermetic. All those films that got me into independent cinema when I was watching it seem thin on the ground.'

Author: Cornelia Funke
'I always wanted to ride a dragon myself, so I decided to do this for a year in my imagination.'

Author: Georg Brandes
'Just about this time, when in imagination I was so great a warrior, I had good use in real life for more strength, as I was no longer taken to school by the nurse, but instead had myself to protect my brother, two years my junior.'

Author: Emmy Rossum
'I hope that I'm sexy in a different kind of way than I think that a lot of girls are right now. I think a lot of girls in the public eye, especially musical artists, are just kind of objectified a little bit and wearing super-skimpy outfits and leaving no'

Author: Fay Wray
'Only in your imagination can you revise.'

Author: Julian Schnabel
'It's a great excuse and luxury, having a job and blaming it for your inability to do your own art. When you don't have to work, you are left with the horror of facing your own lack of imagination and your own emptiness. A devastating possibility when fina'

Author: James Weldon Johnson
'The peculiar fascination which the South held over my imagination and my limited capital decided me in favor of Atlanta University so about the last of September I bade farewell to the friends and scenes of my boyhood and boarded a train for the South.'

Author: Abel Ferrara
'But I'm never gonna get to a point in my life where what it costs to shoot a movie is going to determine what it is. The limits of my imagination is the only thing that's gonna stop me.'

Author: Peter Mullan
'You have to just go with your imagination, where your instinct takes you.'

Author: Barry Cornwall
'Death is the tyrant of the imagination.'

Author: Ashley Judd
'Well, the fact is that one imagination is critically important, and if you have had your imagination stimulated by what is basically a variety of subjects, you are much more amenable to accepting, to understanding and interacting with the realities of the'

Author: Berkeley Breathed
'I'll confess right here that I secretly wish I'd have drawn a strip about a little boy with a fake tiger, going for adventures throughout the universe in spaceships of his imagination.'

Author: Kate Atkinson
'Fairy tales opened up a door into my imagination - they don't conform to the reality that's around you as a child. I started reading when I was three and read everything, but I wanted to be an actress.'

Author: Charlie Simpson
'Busted is not the ideal band I'd like to be in by any stretch of the imagination.'

Author: Brian Cox
'Charles Laughton, who's a great hero of mine, only ever made one film and it happens to be one of the great films ever, which is 'The Night of the Hunter.' It's full of his kind of imagination and creation and how you do things and just in the way he used'

Author: Susan Sarandon
'I think I'm an actor because I have very strong imagination and empathy. I never studied acting, but those two qualities are exactly the qualities that make for an activist.'

Author: Carol Ann Duffy
'The moment of inspiration can come from memory, or language, or the imagination, or experience - anything that makes an impression forcibly enough for language to form.'

Author: Dennis Hastert
'President Reagan was a leader at a time when the American people most needed leadership. He outlined a vision that captured the imagination of the free world, a vision that toppled the Communist empire and freed countless millions.'

Author: Diana Krall
'So much of what we do as artists is a combination of personal experience and imagination, and how that all creeps into your work is not so linear.'

Author: James Van Der Beek
'I've never really had a problem with the imagination level of an audience. They're always smarter and savvier than any studio exec will give them credit for.'

Author: Edouard Manet
'It is not enough to know your craft - you have to have feeling. Science is all very well, but for us imagination is worth far more.'

Author: Mary Wesley
'I have deliberately left Sylvester and Julia's appearances to the reader's imagination.'

Author: Mary Wesley
'Imagination which comes into play in falling in love is different from any other. Certainly in my case, and I've fallen in love all my life, one imagines the person to be as you want them to be. They frequently turn out to be someone different, for better'

Author: Sean Hannity
'My life has been a gift up to this point, and I've been blessed beyond my wildest imagination. And wherever this ride takes me is where I'm going.'

Author: Richard Eyre
'A place makes a deep impression on you when you're young. It lives with you. It's like your childhood. It fertilises the imagination.'

Author: Joshua Bell
'For some reason I can't explain, artist and musicians tend to look younger than our age. Being in music, you need this youthful sense of discovery and wonder for what you're doing and keep your imagination open. That's a youthful way of looking at life an'

Author: Emile Hirsch
'On 'Into The Wild' I spent months risking my life and on 'Speed Racer' I spent 60 days acting in front of a green screen. No danger to my physical self, but I sure had to use my imagination.'

Author: Richard Le Gallienne
'We also maintain - again with perfect truth - that mystery is more than half of beauty, the element of strangeness that stirs the senses through the imagination.'

Author: Jack Vance
'Then there was Clark Ashton Smith, who wrote for Weird Tales and who had a wild imagination. He wasn't a very talented writer, but his imagination was wonderful.'

Author: Dennis Potter
'The thing about imagination is that by the very act of putting it down, there must be some truth in one's own imagination.'

Author: Rob Walton
'I mean, the most important thing to me is imagination.'

Author: Dougray Scott
'You'd have to have one hell of an imagination to completely make up a story, but historians are very anal about what they think should be portrayed on screen. Thankfully they don't make movies we do.'

Author: Margaret Mahy
'They are imaginary characters. But perhaps not solely the products of my imagination, since there are some aspects of the characters that relate to my own experience of a wide variety of people.'

Author: Dweezil Zappa
'I didn't really hear any other music other than what my dad was working on until I was 12. My recollection of hearing other music was that I liked some things that I heard but I always thought, 'Where's the rest of it?' It didn't have the same amount of d'

Author: Jeri Ryan
'The costume that I wear on the show is a little snug and doesn't leave a whole lot to the imagination. I don't have a problem with it because of the way this character's been written.'

Author: Barbara Januszkiewicz
'Imagination needs to be fed.'

Author: Richard Wright
'The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.'

Author: Sam Rockwell
'I've studied a technique called the Sanford Miesner technique, that teaches you how to focus. It's mainly about daydreaming. And the technique's really about imaginary circumstances. Using your imagination to sort of daydream about stuff. It makes you emo'

Author: Gustavo Dudamel
'In my imagination yes, I remember, when I was six years old, I was conducting all this concert in my house. But now it's real.'

Author: Michael Tippett
'My true function within a society which embraces all of us is to continue an age-old tradition. This tradition is to create images from the depths of the imagination and to give them form, whether visual, intellectual or musical.'

Author: Michael Tippett
'Shakespeare fascinated me. He hardly ever left the country. His imagination was worldwide though reading.'

Author: Gordon Strachan
'I'm a better coach now than when I joined Celtic. The longer you stay in any job, the better you become. If you lose your drive, your enthusiasm, your imagination, that experience is no good.'

Author: Lionel Trilling
'There is no connection between the political ideas of our educated class and the deep places of the imagination.'

Author: William C. Bryant
'Poetry is that art which selects and arranges the symbols of thought in such a manner as to excite the imagination the most powerfully and delightfully.'

Author: Bruce Catton
'Sooner or later you must move down an unknown road that leads beyond the range of the imagination, and the only certainty is that the trip has to be made.'

Author: Rickie Lee Jones
'I've always had an active imagination.'

Author: Bill Walton
'The Grateful Dead, they're my best friends. Their message of hope, peace, love, teamwork, creativity, imagination, celebration, the dance, the vision, the purpose, the passion all of the things I believe in makes me the luckiest Deadhead in the world.'

Author: Paul Keating
'Well, I think that - I think leadership's always been about two main things: imagination and courage.'

Author: Karen Thompson Walker
'Our fears are an amazing gift of the imagination... a way of glimpsing what might be the future when there's still time to influence how that future will play out.'

Author: Julianna Baggott
'What does it mean to be Catholic and not a Catholic? I feel adrift, homeless. My Catholic imagination allows me to see the soul as a lit breath, seeking the divine. It persists.'

Author: Julianna Baggott
'Our imaginations are strong as children. Sometimes they get shoved aside, these imaginations. They get dusty and mildewed with age. The imagination is a muscle that has to be put to use or it shrivels.'

Author: Peter Shaffer
'You never quite know what's going to strike your imagination, or something that won't going to leave you alone, not going to leave alone, and this was one for me.'

Author: Thomas Traherne
'To think the world therefore a general Bedlam, or place of madmen, and oneself a physician, is the most necessary point of present wisdom: an important imagination, and the way to happiness.'

Author: Oren Peli
'In many cases your imagination is much more effective than what can be shown. It primes you to know something is about to happen - the anticipation and anxiety is worse than what ends up happening.'

Author: Isaac D'Israeli
'To think, and to feel, constitute the two grand divisions of men of genius - the men of reasoning and the men of imagination.'

Author: Alex Cox
'The way that a handful of corporations in Los Angeles dictate how our stories are told creates a real poverty of imagination and it's a big problem.'

Author: David Korten
'It will take some time before a politician will capture the imagination of the American people and have the vision and understanding to do what is necessary for a better future for the people of America and the world.'

Author: Ishmael Reed
'Writing poetry is the hard manual labor of the imagination.'

Author: John Desmond Bernal
'The human mind evolved always in the company of the human body, and of the animal body before it was human. The intricate connections of mind and body must exceed our imagination, as from our point of view we are peculiarly prevented from observing them.'

Author: Bill Moyers
'War, except in self-defense, is a failure of moral imagination.'

Author: David E. Kelley
'Some of my high school teachers did remind me that I had an excellent imagination when it came to making up excuses.'

Author: Harvey Keitel
'He brought imagination to the story of the Creation.'

Author: Phylicia Rashad
'Let me just say that to imagine racism does not exist is imagination. And to imagine that it does not create its own set of problems is true imagination. So let's not imagine that racism is gone, extinguished, because it's not. We are seeing this in the t'

Author: Phylicia Rashad
'What's in front of you is a whole world of experiences beyond your imagination. Put yourself, and your growth and development, first.'

Author: William Robertson Smith
'Even the highest forms of sacrificial worship present much that is repulsive to modern ideas, and in particular it requires an effort to reconcile our imagination to the bloody ritual which is prominent in almost every religion which has a strong sense of'

Author: Marcello Mastroianni
'Woman is the sun, an extraordinary creature, one that makes the imagination gallop.'

Author: John Cameron
'Many Nobel Prizes are awaiting good research to understand and explain the many mysteries of our bodies, such as the basic mechanism of memory or imagination.'

Author: James A. Michener
'The really great writers are people like Emily Bronte who sit in a room and write out of their limited experience and unlimited imagination.'

Author: Christopher Isherwood
'Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique, and not too much imagination.'

Author: Frank Rich
'While F.D.R. once told Americans that we have nothing to fear but fear itself, Mr. Ashcroft is delighted to play the part of Fear Itself, an assignment in which he lets his imagination run riot.'

Author: Michael D. Higgins
'I love our shared island, our shared Ireland and its core decency. I love it for its imagination and its celebration of the endless possibilities for our people.'

Author: Karl Philipp Moritz
'Every view, and every object I studied attentively, by viewing them again and again on every side, for I was anxious to make a lasting impression of it on my imagination.'

Author: Daniel Bell
'Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.'

Author: Agnes Smedley
'Much that we read of Russia is imagination and desire only.'

Author: Guy Fieri
'Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It's about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity.'

Author: Judy Blume
'Ideas seem to come from everywhere - my life, everything I see, hear, and read, and most of all, from my imagination. I have a lot of imagination.'

Author: Lara St. John
'Although I do not have a family, I have eyes, ears and imagination, and know, as most people know, that the importance of one's children is paramount.'

Author: Frank Auerbach
'To put down an ideogram of a table so that people will recognize it as a table is not the work of a painter, but to sense it for a moment as a magic carpet with a leg hanging down at each corner is the beginning of a painter's imagination.'

Author: Philip Roth
'Obviously the facts are never just coming at you but are incorporated by an imagination that is formed by your previous experience. Memories of the past are not memories of facts but memories of your imaginings of the facts.'

Author: Rob Bell
'Suffering, it turns out, demands profound imagination. A new future has to be conjured up because the old future isn't there anymore.'

Author: Jack Prelutsky
'Writing gives me the opportunity to explore ideas, play with language, solve problems, use my imagination, and draw on my own childhood.'

Author: Jack Prelutsky
'Then I decided to draw from and on my own imagination, and everything came out perfect.'

Author: Matthew Sweet
'The openness of rural Nebraska certainly influenced me. That openness, in a way, fosters the imagination. But growing up, Lincoln wasn't a small town. It was a college town. It had record stores and was a liberal place.'

Author: Ada Louise Huxtable
'A disaster where marble has been substituted for imagination.'

Author: Anne Sullivan Macy
'No matter how mistaken Communist ideas may be, the experience and knowledge gained by trying them out have given a tremendous impetus to thought and imagination.'

Author: Tycho Brahe
'Now it is quite clear to me that there are no solid spheres in the heavens, and those that have been devised by the authors to save the appearances, exist only in the imagination.'

Author: Robert Fitzgerald
'The question is how to bring a work of imagination out of one language that was just as taken-for-granted by the persons who used it as our language is by ourselves. Nothing strange about it.'

Author: LeVar Burton
'It's definitely true that there are a lot of the devices we used on 'Star Trek,' that came out the imagination of the writers, and the creators that are actually in the world today.'

Author: LeVar Burton
'Reading a hard copy book, and reading a book on an iPad are slightly different experiences. What they both have in common though is that you must engage your imagination in the process.'

Author: Joe Shuster
'In the beginning, we had a great deal of freedom, and Jerry wrote completely out of his imagination - very, very freely. We even had no editorial supervision to speak of, because they were in such a rush to get the thing in before deadline. But later on w'

Author: Joe Shuster
'In this drawing we just let our imagination run wild. We visualized Superman toys, games, and a radio show - that was before TV - and Superman movies. We even visualized Superman billboards. And it's all come true.'

Author: Joe Dante
''Avatar' is the greatest, most comprehensive collection of movie cliches ever assembled, but it's put together in a brand new way with a new technology, and tremendous imagination, making it a true epic and a kind of a milestone.'

Author: Philip Guston
'Painting and sculpture are very archaic forms. It's the only thing left in our industrial society where an individual alone can make something with not just his own hands, but brains, imagination, heart maybe.'

Author: Dido Armstrong
'I feel very warm towards Mum and Dad for giving us the independence they did. My childhood, and the fact we didn't have a TV, gave me a boundless imagination.'

Author: George Berkeley
'That neither our thoughts, nor passions, nor ideas formed by the imagination, exist without the mind, is what every body will allow.'

Author: Ida Tarbell
'Imagination is the only key to the future. Without it none exists - with it all things are possible.'

Author: Jose Padilha
'Usually I say I have no imagination.'

Author: Robinson Jeffers
'Imagination, the traitor of the mind, has taken my solitude and slain it.'

Author: Bharati Mukherjee
'As a bookish child in Calcutta, I used to thrill to the adventures of bad girls whose pursuit of happiness swept them outside the bounds of social decency. Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Emma Bovary and Anna Karenina lived large in my imagination. The naughty'

Author: R. A. Salvatore
'I loved the world of imagination.'

Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
'People who think my books are autobiographical, which they're not, credit me with having a much better memory than I do. I do, however, have a powerful imagination.'

Author: Amy Waldman
'I had been a reporter for 15 years when I set out to write my first novel. I knew how to research an article or profile a subject - skills that I assumed would be useless when it came to fiction. It was from my imagination that the characters in my story '

Author: Amy Waldman
'Imagination, it turns out, is a great deal like reporting in your own head. Here is a paradox of fiction-writing. You are crafting something from nothing, which means, in one sense, that none of it is true. Yet in the writing, and perhaps in the reading, '

Author: Bob Kane
'Although Bill Finger literally typed the scripts in the early days, he wrote the scripts from ideas that we mutually collaborated on. Many of the unique concepts and story twists also came from my own fertile imagination.'

Author: Ellen Key
'When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one's imagination.'

Author: Luigi Pirandello
'Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels.'

Author: Nina Blackwood
'When you are young your imagination is so clear.'

Author: Max Irons
'I mean, it's fine when you're a kid and someone runs into the playground and goes, 'I've got this great game of pretend,' and you play... As an actor, getting to play, getting to use your imagination and be childish - it is weird but it's wonderful.'

Author: Eduard Hanslick
'An art aims, above all, at producing something beautiful which affects not our feelings but the organ of pure contemplation, our imagination.'

Author: Ann Wilson
'People can't just listen to the music and have their own imagination and take them where they wanna go.'

Author: Alessandro Nivola
'I love costumes. I love getting dressed up because it really helps my imagination make the leap to believe that I am who I say I am.'

Author: Charlie Hunter
'It's just a way of trying to get to a third thing that's not particular to any quote-unquote genre. It's been great for me it's really opened me up and gotten me to use that part of my imagination. It's very scary in a lot of ways, and just as exciting.'

Author: Cliff Martinez
'I guess what I've learned is that there are no boundaries when it comes to imagination. It's limitless.'

Author: Michael Foot
'She has no imagination and that means no compassion.'

Author: Donald Sutherland
'To them though, not to us, we were just a catalyst for their imagination.'

Author: Luigi Barzini
'To put up a show is to face life's injustices with one of the few weapons available to a desperate and brave people, their imagination.'

Author: Daphne Zuniga
'I have learned the art of filling in your lines with your visuals and your movies and your imagination.'

Author: Emma Caulfield
'I definitely gravitate towards quality genre projects and genre of any kind whether it's science fiction, horror or really anything. I'm just drawn to quality. I don't think 'Darkness Falls' is horror there isn't any gore by any stretch of the imagination'

Author: Michelle Forbes
'It's a wonderful thing working with young actors. I know a lot of people don't like working with children. I actually adore it, because you watch their imagination open up and you watch them start to learn this job that I've been doing for so long. They c'

Author: Jessica Hagedorn
'We didn't have television until I was about eight years old, so it was either the movies or radio. A lot of radio drama. That was our television, you know. We had to use our imagination. So it was really those two things, and the comics, that I immersed m'

Author: Richard Lugar
'Grandchildren have taught me how important the future is. I try to look through their eyes and envision what's in their imagination. What's the world going to look like when they're my age? That really does take a huge imagination.'

Author: William Irwin Thompson
'Catastrophes are often stimulated by the failure to feel the emergence of a domain, and so what cannot be felt in the imagination is experienced as embodied sensation in the catastrophe.'

Author: Peter Mayhew
'George has only got to ring me. His imagination is so wonderful, I'd do any character he might create.'

Author: Matthew Ashford
'I don't know if Jim was a major part of that or not. He is one of a small group of real storytellers. He has enormous imagination and ability to write. I'm glad he's coming back. It's going to be good for the show.'

Author: Peter Jackson
'No film has captivated my imagination more than 'King Kong.' I'm making movies today because I saw this film when I was 9 years old.'

Author: William Warburton
'Enthusiasm is that temper of the mind in which the imagination has got the better of the judgment.'

Author: Miranda Otto
'If there is a book that the script came from you have to read it, you have to see what you can get out of it: mood, back story and things that may not even be in the film. They kick off your imagination and broaden the character, I think.'

Author: Les Baxter
'Regardless of who originally made it popular, any hit song becomes a challenge to the ingenuity and imagination of other musicians and performers.'

Author: Ernst Toller
'Most people have no imagination. If they could imagine the sufferings of others, they would not make them suffer so. What separated a German mother from a French mother?'

Author: Juno Temple
'I had this wild imagination. I was never me. All my childhood photos, I'm in fancy dress, playing a Russian refuge or Marvelous Mad Madam Mim.'

Author: Juno Temple
'I was brought up in a very open, rural countryside in the middle of nowhere. There were no cell phones. If your lights went out, you were lit by candlelight for a good four days before they can get to you. And so, my imagination was crazy.'

Author: John C. Hawkes
'I'm only interested in fiction that in some way or other voices the very imagination which is conceiving it.'

Author: Fay Godwin
'I like photographs which leave something to the imagination.'

Author: Joel Kinnaman
'Being an actor in movies is a lot about the power of your imagination and making the circumstance real to you so the audience will feel that it's real.'

Author: James L. Farmer, Jr.
'Anyone who said he wasn't afraid during the civil rights movement was either a liar or without imagination. I was scared all the time. My hands didn't shake but inside I was shaking.'

Author: Steve Kanaly
'As an actor I think sometimes producers need a little bit of encouragement to see you in a particular role, they may not have as much imagination as you would expect.'

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman
'Death? Why this fuss about death? Use your imagination, try to visualize a world without death! Death is the essential condition of life, not an evil.'

Author: Ron Johnson
'Innovation is this amazing intersection between someone's imagination and the reality in which they live. The problem is, many companies don't have great imagination, but their view of reality tells them that it's impossible to do what they imagine.'

Author: Robert South
'It is the work of fancy to enlarge, but of judgment to shorten and contract and therefore this must be as far above the other as judgment is a greater and nobler faculty than fancy or imagination.'

Author: Colleen McCullough
'In The Touch, the love scenes are the same as they were in The Thorn Birds or anything else I've ever written. I find a way of saying that either it was heaven or hell but in a way that still leaves room for the reader to use their own imagination.'

Author: Michael Moriarty
'If they want to talk about aliens and anything like that... that's part of the gift God gave us. That's what makes life exciting. We're pretty stuck, you know. What gives flight to our life is our imagination.'

Author: Nadine Gordimer
'Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.'

Author: Zac Posen
'There's not one major greatest influence on my career. It would be film and great artists and great imagineers - Jim Henson, Walt Disney, Charlie Chaplin, people who understand the joy of the imagination.'

Author: Andre Dubus III
'My mother was making $135 a week, but she had resilience and imagination. She might take frozen vegetables, cook them with garlic, onion and Spam, and it would taste like a four-star dinner.'

Author: Jill Clayburgh
'There's no environment. Use your imagination. There's no fourth wall, whether it's the first time you've told this story about her life, or the sixth time.'

Author: Ben Lovett
'I guess something that I've noticed from American acts who had success in touring is more of an explanation as to their music. Which is I think quite funny. I think British acts might like to leave more to the imagination - maybe a bit more obscure perhap'

Author: Leigh Hunt
'There are two worlds: the world we can measure with line and rule, and the world that we feel with our hearts and imagination.'

Author: Percival Lowell
'Imagination is as vital to any advance in science as learning and precision are essential for starting points.'

Author: Matthew Bourne
'People know that they're going to see something which is entertaining but challenging as well because of the form it's in. It's dance theatre and it requires you to use your imagination - it's not straight forward.'

Author: Graham Joyce
'Every day the eye is subject to a thousand tiny shocks as a thousand industries compete for the eye-kick, the visual hook that will lock the consumer into product for that crucial second where the tiny - or not so tiny - leap of the imagination is made.'

Author: Diana Krall
'But the greatest thing about music is putting it out there for people to figure out. You want the listener to find the song on their own. If you give too much away, it takes away from the imagination.'

Author: Robert Creeley
'Suddenly the whole imagination of writing and editorial and newspaper and all these presumptions about who am I reading this, and who else other people may be, and all that, it's so grimly brutal!'

Author: Michael C. Hall
'I certainly know there are people in positions of power in the business who lack imagination and, perhaps as a result of that, think of me as 'David'. But I wouldn't really want to work with those people, you know?'

Author: Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
'Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.'

Author: Pete Rozelle
'I'm not claiming that football is the nation's salvation in this area, but it's one of them, one little thing that apparently has captured the imagination of a large sector of our society. But when football can't be a relatively pure outlet, a fun thing, '

Author: Charles M. Schwab
'A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things as in a vision, a dream of the whole thing.'

Author: Gilbert Murray
'The fashions of the ages vary in this direction and that, but they vary for the most part from a central road which was struck out by the imagination of Greece.'

Author: Laura Miller
'But there is so much more to do for the city we love... a Dallas with roads as strong as our businesses, parks as beautiful as our children, a downtown as tall as our imagination.'

Author: Donna Brazile
'Because of my faith and my imagination, I was able to enjoy my childhood, even though it was tough.'

Author: Terence McKenna
'The imagination is the golden pathway to everywhere.'

Author: Tim DeKay
'Doing 'White Collar,' quite often my character goes undercover, so therein lies the compounding of the imagination. I get to play Peter Burke and then someone else when Peter Burke goes undercover.'

Author: James Welch
'Richard Hugo taught me that anyone with a desire to write, an ear for language and a bit of imagination could become a writer. He also, in a way, gave me permission to write about northern Montana.'

Author: Chris Van Allsburg
'The Polar Express is about faith, and the power of imagination to sustain faith. It's also about the desire to reside in a world where magic can happen, the kind of world we all believed in as children, but one that disappears as we grow older.'

Author: James Thomson
'But who can paint like Nature? Can imagination boast, amid its gay creation, hues like hers?'

Author: Deborah Ann Woll
'I think it's fun to play with worlds that you can add a lot of your own imagination to. With 'True Blood,' you're not limited by anything, there are just leaps and bounds of the imagination you can take with these characters.'

Author: Ahmet Zappa
'When we had to do book reports, I would pick a book that no one read and just make it up and turn that in. I got praised for my imagination.'

Author: William Trevor
'The capacity you're thinking of is imagination without it there can be no understanding, indeed no fiction.'

Author: Isabelle Fuhrman
'I'd love to play more challenging roles, characters that would stretch my comfort zone and imagination.'

Author: Rachel Zoe
'I don't think that people should wear dresses two sizes too small. I just think that sexiness is better left to the imagination. It's just more tasteful.'

Author: Charles Keating
'You know, working as an actor, I'm always working within my own imagination.'

Author: Jeffrey Katzenberg
'What I love most about animation is, it's a team sport, and everything we do is about pure imagination.'

Author: Michael Apted
'It takes great skill to tell a compelling story in under 60 seconds. These five directors have mastered the format, using their talent, craft and imagination to provide us with some of the most innovative filmmaking out there today.'

Author: Chris Cooper
'I've got research, I have my own life experience I can apply, and I have my imagination.'

Author: Barbara Januszkiewicz
'Be drawn to the visual arts for it can expand your imagination.'

Author: Bonnie Jo Campbell
'I always know exactly where my stories take place, which gives me something certain so I can use my imagination for the other stuff. I worry though, who wants to keep reading stories about Kalamazoo?'

Author: Iain Sinclair
'With the world as it now presents itself, there is something perverse, and probably dysfunctional, about a person who stays in the same house for 40 years. What about the expanding family syndrome, the school-lottery migration, the property portfolio neur'

Author: Rhona Mitra
'When I was on my own in a hotel room in Romania, I had the imagination to keep myself occupied.'

Author: Ariel Dorfman
'We can live with lots of things, but we can't live without imagination, we can't live without hope.'

Author: Janet Frame
'Writing a novel is not merely going on a shopping expedition across the border to an unreal land: it is hours and years spent in the factories, the streets, the cathedrals of the imagination.'

Author: Breckin Meyer
'I think reading is important for a variety of things. I mean, first of all, it's a way to get information and find out what's going on in the world. But also, it helps your imagination.'

Author: Malcolm McDowell
'I think we're all a little afraid of the dark. If you lived in the country, as I did, there's nothing quite like country dark, which was really black. And as a child, your imagination runs wild.'

Author: Jacques Maritain
'Poetry proceeds from the totality of man, sense, imagination, intellect, love, desire, instinct, blood and spirit together.'

Author: Clive Barker
'My imagination is my polestar I steer by that.'

Author: Fred G. Gosman
'A child who has never fantasized about having other parents is seriously lacking in imagination.'

Author: Larry McMurtry
'You expect far too much of a first sentence. Think of it as analogous to a good country breakfast: what we want is something simple, but nourishing to the imagination.'

Author: Joel C. Rosenberg
'Now, I'm a failed political consultant. But sometimes fiction has a way of capturing people's imagination in a way that non-fiction doesn't. Conservatives typically haven't written much fiction - specifically political thrillers - over the years to educat'

Author: Samuel Dash
'When you believe in what you're doing and use your imagination and initiative, you can make a difference.'

Author: James Merrill
'And, as I have said, it's made me think twice about the imagination. If the spirits aren't external, how astonishing the mediums become! Victor Hugo said of his voices that they were like his own mental powers multiplied by five.'

Author: Andrea Mitchell
'When it came to political power, blacks need not apply. Add to this steaming stew the growing tensions over the Vietnam War and the movement for civil rights, and you had plenty of elements to fire the imagination of a novice journalist.'

Author: Peter Sotos
'Further, for once, I like the idea that people who think I'm a constant voice for the furthering of the imagination have to see that interest in a more materialistic fashion.'

Author: Leonard Orr
'It takes as much imagination to create debt as to create income.'

Author: David Benioff
'But in a 24-hour day, the 25th hour is also the impossible hour, an hour that doesn't exist, that can only be created by the imagination.'

Author: Adrien Brody
'I was a wild, mischievous kid, and I had tremendous imagination. Any experience I had, I'd try to reenact it.'

Author: Sarah Fielding
'The loss of liberty which must attend being a wife was of all things the most horrible to my imagination.'

Author: S. E. Hinton
'I have no idea why I write. The old standards are: I like to express my feelings, stretch my imagination, earn money.'

Author: Thomas Kinkade
'The worlds I paint leave a lot to engage the imagination by hinting at what lies beyond the four edges of the painting. I think getting beyond the four edges of an opportunity or challenge is one of the basic skills you need in business.'

Author: Devon Werkheiser
'When you're young you have no worries, no drama, only your imagination. It's the best!'

Author: Dorthea Brande
'By going over your day in imagination before you begin it, you can begin acting successfully at any moment.'

Author: Roger McGuinn
'But in my imagination this whole thing developed and I started mixing up old folk songs with the Beatles beat and taking them down to Greenwich Village and playing them for the people there.'

Author: Bruce Greenwood
'If you don't pay attention and if your imagination isn't pretty much engaged, you're going to miss things and you're going to miss opportunities for it to be as compelling and as creepy as it can be.'

Author: Pola Negri
'Yes, I was correctly quoted in saying I introduced sex into films in the 20's, but it was sex in good taste and left a great deal to one's imagination.'

Author: Phil Harris
'In those days, it didn't take much imagination to come up with something that required great lyric development skills. You just thought of an experience that you might have gone through, and write it down.'

Author: Gillian Flynn
'I grew up in the '80s where there's a lot of these kind of post-apocalyptic, post-comet, post-whatever it was, so that always captured my imagination a lot as a little kid, that idea of getting access to secret places and being able to roam around where y'

Author: Carl Clinton Van Doren
'Melville brought to the task a sound knowledge of actual whaling, much curious learning in the literature of the subject, and, above all, an imagination which worked with great power upon the facts of his own experience.'

Author: Edmund Wilson
'The human imagination has already come to conceive the possibility of recreating human society.'

Author: Edmund Wilson
'The product of the scientific imagination is a new vision of relations - like that of artistic imagination.'

Author: Randy Castillo
'My best investment is my imagination, because it has never failed to bring me my greatest returns!'

Author: Edgar Rice Burroghs
'Imagination is but another name for super intelligence.'

Author: Jean Claude Duvalier
'I never had the financial means that the media said I had. I laugh when I hear the amounts, $400 million, $800 million. Where do they get this imagination?'

Author: Ellen Terry
'Imagination! Imagination! I put it first years ago, when I was asked what qualities I thought necessary for success on the stage.'

Author: Mary Richards
'The imagination equips us to perceive reality when it is not fully materialized.'

Author: Mark Victor Hansen
'In imagination, there's no limitation.'

Author: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
'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: Eddie Marsan
'There's no great mystery to acting. It's a very simple thing to do but you have to work hard at it. It's about asking questions and using your imagination.'

Author: Judith Krantz
'Heaven knows, I've exposed myself in my novels through the use of fantasy and imagination... now my new book is about what really happened to me... not my heroines.'

Author: Alexander Cockburn
'The travel writer seeks the world we have lost - the lost valleys of the imagination.'

Author: Reeve Carney
'I don't actually like explaining the meanings of my songs, because I think people can take away more from it if they use their imagination.'

Author: Miguel Ferrer
'I think if you're a competent actor with a good imagination, and if it's on the page, it makes your job a lot easier.'

Author: Hugo Pratt
'For me, my travels have been the chance to go to a place that already exists in my imagination.'

Author: Algernon H. Blackwood
'His imagination conceived and bore - worlds but nothing in these worlds became alive until he discovered its true and living name. The name was the breath of life and, sooner or later, he invariably found it.'

Author: Don Novello
'I'm kind of surprised that so many of those other books were almost exactly like mine. They even follow the form. There were some books that even copied the stamp. It shows so little imagination.'

Author: Leslie Banks
'I love the paranormal, because there, every genre I write can become one beacon for my imagination.'

Author: Timothy Spall
'Imagination is a beast that has to be put in a cage.'

Author: Felix Bloch
'Free imagination is the inestimable prerogative of youth and it must be cherished and guarded as a treasure.'

Author: David Garrick
'You are indebted to you imagination for three-fourths of your importance.'

Author: Robert Doisneau
'Nowadays people's visual imagination is so much more sophisticated, so much more developed, particularly in young people, that now you can make an image which just slightly suggests something, they can make of it what they will.'

Author: Sofia Kovalevskaya
'Many who have had an opportunity of knowing any more about mathematics confuse it with arithmetic, and consider it an arid science. In reality, however, it is a science which requires a great amount of imagination.'

Author: Elizabeth Drew
'The world is not run by thought, nor by imagination, but by opinion.'

Author: Bruno Rossi
'The initial motivation of the experiment which led to this discovery was a subconscious feeling for the inexhaustible wealth of nature, a wealth that goes far beyond the imagination of man.'

Author: Eduard Hanslick
'Grant that the true organ with which the beautiful is apprehended is the imagination, and it follows that all arts are likely to affect the feelings indirectly.'

Author: Natasha Calis
'I've been acting my whole life. I have this huge imagination! I'm a dancer and my mom's a dance teacher, and I was always performing and entertaining people. I'd go to see live theatre or a movie, and I'd become the main character for a few days afterward'

Author: Yvonne Craig
'Everybody in their own imagination decides what scary is.'

Author: Richard Hofstadter
'The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character, that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world, with all its corruption and evils and cruelties, and the splendid world of our imagination.'

Author: Shirley Hazzard
'Sometimes, surely, truth is closer to imagination or to intelligence, to love than to fact? To be accurate is not to be right.'

Author: Arthur Wing Pinero
'A financier is a pawnbroker with imagination.'

Author: Francis Cabot Lowell
'One lifetime is never enough to accomplish one's horticultural goals. If a garden is a site for the imagination, how can we be very far from the beginning?'

Author: Lionel Stander
'Anyone who lives within his means suffers from a lack of imagination.'

Author: Theodore Gericault
'With the brush we merely tint, while the imagination alone produces colour.'

Author: Laurette Taylor
'Personality is more important than beauty, but imagination is more important than both of them.'

Author: Irving Howe
'Imagination is not something apart and hermetic, not a way of leaving reality behind it is a way of engaging reality.'

Author: Terry Wogan
'Television contracts the imagination and radio expands it.'




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