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A lady's imagination is very rapid, it jumps from admiration to love from love to matrimony in a moment

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

Everything you can imagine is real.

Pablo Picasso

A person's life is dyed with the color of his imagination.

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Every man loves two women; the one is the creation of his imagination and the other is not yet born.

A man who has no imagination has no wings.

Muhammad Ali

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.

Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.

Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant, and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.

Memories, imagination, old sentiments and associations, are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel.

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections and the truth of imagination.

Imagination was given man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

It is usually the imagination that is wounded first rather than the heart, it being much more sensitive.

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.

Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction.

For truth is always strange, stranger than fiction.

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.

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.

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

Imagination is the true magic carpet.

Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.

Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.

James Russell Lowell

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it and wiser than the one that comes after it.

To be realistic today is to be visionary. To be realistic is to be starry-eyed.

Hubert H. Humphrey

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination and poetry.

Imagination droops her pinion.

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

Few people have the imagination for reality.

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

Sometimes I feel like a figment of my own imagination.

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.

Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination, do not become the slave of your model.

Vincent Van Gogh

Imagination is at the root of much that passes for love.

Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.

Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God, it is that. He dared to imagine everything.

Reason is the natural order of truth, but imagination is the organ of meaning.

C. S. Lewis

He who has imagination without learning, has wings but no feet.

Imagination has rules, but we can only guess what they are.

Imagination rules the world.

From your parents you learn love, and laughter, and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened, you discover that you have wings.

The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.

This melancholy London - I sometimes imagine that the souls of the lost are compelled to walk through its streets perpetually. One feels them passing like a whiff of air.

Imagination decides everything.

It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.

An idea is salvation by imagination.

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.

Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere.

Cowardic is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination.

I would imagine that if you could understand Morse code, a tap dancer would drive you crazy.

Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.

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.

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and, at last, you create what you will.

George Bernard Shaw

Let us leave pretty women to men devoid of imagination.

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

Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.

Faith is spiritualized imagination.

Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air. They are where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it.

Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding.

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.

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

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.

Imagination is the eye of the soul.

There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.

Truth is so hard to tell it sometimes needs fiction to make it plausible.

Francis Bacon

A certificate of live birth is not the same thing by any stretch of the imagination as a birth certificate.

Imagination disposes of everything, it creates beauty, justice and happiness, which are everything in this world.

To speak of morals in art is to speak of legislature in sex. Art is the sex of the imagination.

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.

Nobody has any conscience about adding to the improbabilities of a marvelous tale.

You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?

Leonardo da Vinci

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.

Having imagination, it takes you an hour to write a paragraph that, if you were unimaginative, would take you only a minute.

He is the true enchanter whose spell operates not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart.

Imagination grows by exercise and, contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.

You'll find boredom where there is the absence of a good idea.

Life is possible only by the deficiencies of our imagination and memory.

Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.

What God intended for you goes far beyond anything you can imagine.

Indulge your imagination in every possible flight.

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh the thinks you can think up if only you try!

Don Quixote's misfortune is not his imagination, but Sancho Panza.

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl: it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling.

The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.

Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

Albert Einstein

Men often take their imagination for their heart, and they believe they are converted as soon as they think of being converted.

Blaise Pascal

Those Dutchmen had hardly any imagination or fantasy but their good taste and their scientific knowledge of composition were enormous.

Vincent Van Gogh

Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination rarely.

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 itself.

For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination.

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.

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.

I, by no means, rank poetry high in the scale of intelligence - this may look like affectation, but it is my real opinion. It is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake.

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.

Thomas Merton

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

I feel that a Man may be happy in This World. And I know that This World Is a World of Imagination & Vision.

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.

Liberty: One of Imagination's most precious possessions.

If you use your imagination you can look at any actress and see her nude... I hope to make you use your imagination.

Hedy Lamarr

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.

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.

There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination as I try to do.

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.

Nothing is more fearful than imagination without taste.

The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.

Taste refers to the past imagination to the future.

Were it not for imagination a man would be as happy in arms of a chambermaid as of a duchess.

Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds.

You guys can go in there anytime. Crack open a book. Expand your imagination and read and learn because that is truly the key to success. The more you know the more power you gain.

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

My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.

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.

Live out of your imagination not your history.

The world of imagination is the world of eternity. It is the divine bosom into which we shall all go after the death of the vegetated [i.e. mortal] body. This world of imagination is infinite and eternal whereas the world of generation is finite and temporal. There exist in that eternal world the eternal realities of everything which we see reflected in this vegetable glass of nature.

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

Tom Stoppard

To treat your facts with imagination is one thing to imagine your facts is another.

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet are of imagination all compact.

No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.

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.

Panic is a sudden desertion of us and a going over to the enemy of our imagination.

You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization.

Denis Waitley

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.

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

Then I asked: `Does a firm persuasion that a thing is so make it so?' He replied: `All Poets believe that it does and in ages of imagination this firm persuasion removed mountains, but many are not capable of a firm persuasion of anything.'

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.

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence imagination and wonder.

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

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.

Where there is no imagination there is no horror.

To open the Eternal Worlds to open the immortal Eyes Of Man inwards into the Worlds of Thought: into Eternity Ever expanding in the Bosom of God the Human Imagination.

William Blake

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.

The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.

It is known that there are an infinte number of worlds simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However not every one of them is inhabited. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near nothing as makes no odds so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely products of a deranged imagination.

The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this at any time it can be quietly led.

You give me fresh life and vigour. Adieu to disappointment and spleen. What are men to rocks and mountains? Oh! what hours of transport we shall spend! And when we do return it shall not be like other travelers without being able to give one accurate idea of any thing. We will know where we have gone.

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

The scientific imagination always restrains itself within the limits of probability.

We cast away priceless time in dreams born of imagination fed upon illusion and put to death by reality.

Judy Garland

The moment a person forms a theory his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory.

The world of reality has its limits, the world of imagination is boundless.

Imagine the universe beautiful and just and perfect. Then be sure of one thing: The Is has imagined it quite a bit better than you have. The original sin is to limit the Is. Don't.

It is singular how soon we lose the impression of what ceases to be constantly before us. A year impairs a luster obliterates. There is little distinct left without an effort of memory then indeed the lights are rekindled for a moment /but who can be sure that the Imagination is not the torch-bearer?

The human race is governed by its imagination.

We are more often frightened than hurt, and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.

To me this world is all one continued vision of fancy or imagination and I feel flattered when I am told so. What is it sets Homer Virgil and Milton in so high a rank of art? Why is the Bible more entertaining and instructive than any other book? Is it not because they are addressed to the imagination which is spiritual sensation and but immediately to the understanding or reason?

William Blake

What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.

John Keats

One who has imagination without learning has wings without feet.

Joseph Joubert

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.

Science does not know its debt to imagination.

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 humans whose experiences we have never shared.

J. K. Rowling

I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent.

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

Our thoughts and imagination are the only real limits to our possibilities.

The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.

To invent you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.

What wild imaginations one forms where dear self is concerned! How sure to be mistaken!

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.

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?