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

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.
Camille Paglia

In real cricket, the player who has developed imagination and skill mkaes the game, but in the one day match it is the other way round. The match dictates to the player.
Brian Close

Philosophy becomes poetry, and science imagination, in the enthusiasm of genius.
Isaac Disraeli

Always have a vivid imagination, for you never know when you might need it
J K Rowling

There are all sorts of topics and themes that just recur time and time again, which either means people have less imagination or that people never get bored of them... or both!
Buck Henry

Imagination has always had powers of resurrection that no science can.
Ingrid Bengis

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

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

Sometimes I even ask myself if all this has really happened, if its pictures dwell in truth in my memory, and not merely in my imagination.
Jules Verne

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?
Cesare Pavese

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

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.
Ronnie Dio

We remember not the scores and the results in after years; it is the men who remain in our minds, in our imagination.
Neville Cardus

On Wales losing 28-9 against Australia: 'No leadership, no ideas. Not even enough imagination to thump someone in the line-up when the ref wasn't looking'
JPR Williams

It's amazing what you can do with an E in A-level art, twisted imagination and a chainsaw. [He won the Turner Prize]
Damien Hirst

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

An art aims, above all, at producing something beautiful which affects not our feelings but the organ of pure contemplation, our imagination. [What does modern art too then?]
Eduard Hanslick

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

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.
David Bailey

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.
Vladimir Nabokov

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.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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

Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.
Ernest Hemingway

The moon develops the imagination, as chemicals develop photographic images.
Sheila Ballantyne

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

A vague recollection fills my mind, an image dazzling, but undefined, like the memory of a gorgeous dream. It crowds my brain confusedly, but will not stay. It changes like the tremulous sunshine on the wave, till imagination itself is dazzled, bewildered, overpowered.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

It's like a secret world simmering away [on her imagination]
Esther Freud

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.
Claire Danes

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.
Al Gore

But fantasy kills imagination, pornography is death to art.
Iris Murdoch

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

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.
Maria Callas

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

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

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

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
John Lennon

Take the obvious, add a cupful of brains, a generous pinch of imagination, a bucketful of courage and daring, stir well and bring to a boil.
Bernard Baruch

The Hobbits are just rustic English people, made small in size because it reflects the generally small reach of their imagination.
J R R Tolkien

The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future
Jessamyn West

Things are pretty, graceful, rich, elegant, handsome, but, until they speak to the imagination, not yet beautiful.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

You see, my good friend, how much we are the creatures of situation and circumstance, and with what pliant servility the mind resigns itself to the impressions of the senses, or the illusions of the imagination
Lady Morgan

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

He is outside of everything, and alien everywhere. He is an aesthetic solitary. His beautiful, light imagination is the wing that on the autumn evening just brushes the dusky window.
Henry James

You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
Mark Twain

Facts have long since upstaged fiction, and the novelistic imagination now contents itself with documenting incidents it wouldn't have the temerity to invent.
Peter Conrad

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

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



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