Best 4 706 of Imagination quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 18 Sep

Darrell Calkins

Sometimes I wonder how much of our suffering we allow or impose on ourselves simply in search of our worthiness to accept our own respect and appreciation. I’d written before some years ago that we often cause suffering in another so that we can then love them, as in, “You have suffered for me, so I can love you now.” The eventual shock of realizing the sacrifice made for you destroys the walls of self-righteousness and protection. The suffering sacrifice of another creates the willingness and capacity to do the same. Finally, love and respect (respect is part of the body of love) come from the recognition of something else already given up for them. Within the individual, you or me, a similar process takes place toward oneself. It is as if we know some- where that we are not worthy of our own love or respect until we have earned the right to it, and that is mainly through some kind of suffering. That suffering may be generic, as in a life lived in which tragedy after tragedy accumulate, or it may be specific, as in the constant sacrifice of other easier things for a being or vision. Or, perhaps more correctly, it is either consciously chosen or not.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Oscar Wilde

There were times when it appeared to Dorian Gray that the whole of history was merely the record of his own life, not as he had lived it in act and circumstand, but as his imagination had created it for him, as it had been in his brain and in his passions. He felt that he had known them all, those strange terrible figures that had passed across the stage of the world and made sin so marvellous, and evil so full of subtlety. It seemed to him that in some mysterious way their lives had been his own.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Terence Mckenna

I think really what unites psychedelic people is the faith in the power of the imagination.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Pierre Janet

Martial (the main character of LOCUS SOLUS) has a very interesting conception of literary beauty: the work must contain nothing real, no observations about the world or the mind, nothing but completely imaginary constructions. These are in themselves ideas from an extrahuman world.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Eban Goodstein

Stabilizing the climate is not about saving the human species... Stabilizing the climate is a precious opportunity to pass on to all future human beings gifts of immense value, gifts that, once gone, will be beyond the imagination and skill of humanity to recreate.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Linda Perry

Since I write the lyrics, I don't want to be pigeonholed into a person who's out there preaching these songs. If you read the lyrics, there isn't a story being set up for you. You have to use your imagination to get the best out of the songs - if you choose to do that.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Alice Hoffman

I KNEW I MUST do all as I was told, yet something burned inside me, a seed of defiance that must have derived from a long-ago ancestor. Perhaps my mind was inflamed from the books I had read and the worlds I had imagined.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Anonymous

as a child i used to complain to my father about not having toys and he would say (calvero points at his own head) this is the greatest toy ever created. Here lies the secret of all happiness.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Raymond Federman

We all live like cockroaches in the crevices of our imagination.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John Norman

It is generally my thesis then to insist on the importance of imagination in sex, to insist that the practice of sex, as performed among human beings, be accorded the same deliberate and playful application of fancy, imagination and intelligence as any other significant human activity.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

Your limitation lies in your imagination.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nick Cave

I’ve never intended to make religious records or records that preach some kind of point of view... If you’re involved with imagination and the creative process, it’s not such a difficult thing to believe in a god. But I’m not involved in any religions.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Percival Lowell

Imagination is as vital to any advance in science as learning and precision are essential for starting points.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Debasish Mridha

In my imagination, I can feel your presence. I can feel the warmth of your passionate hug. I can hear your sweet voice. I can hear the song of your beating heart.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Ta Richards

Your dreams and your imagination are the keys to ART so capture all of yours in this notebook.....

By Anonym 13 Sep

Gottfried Leibniz

...a distinction must be made between true and false ideas, and that too much rein must not be given to a man's imagination under pretext of its being a clear and distinct intellection.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Shelby Foote

The point I would make is that the novelist and the historian are seeking the same thing: the truth – not a different truth: the same truth – only they reach it, or try to reach it, by different routes. Whether the event took place in a world now gone to dust, preserved by documents and evaluated by scholarship, or in the imagination, preserved by memory and distilled by the creative process, they both want to tell us how it was: to re-create it, by their separate methods, and make it live again in the world around them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Warren Buffett

Would your reply possibly be this? Well, it all depends on what my tax rate will be on the gain you're saying we're going to make. If the taxes are too high, I would rather leave the money in my savings account, earning a quarter of 1 percent. Only in Grover Norquist's imagination does such a response exist.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Alejandro Jodorowsky

When I was a young person I went to the university and I learned a rational language, to think with the left side of the brain. But in the right side of the brain you have intuition and imagination. Words are not the truth; they indicate the way to go, but you need to go alone, in silence. Symbols have a language that kills the words.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Darin Strauss

The part of the brain that isn't automatic is an imagining machine, feeling all possibilities of feelings: it keeps pushing its way into this marshy, pleasant terrain. You struggle against that push, and start to feel your stomach protest. It's not so much even a type of seriousness as it is a circumstance, into which you pass by slow degrees. I've never seen this sufficiently examined. It mutates into a less-unreal reality that still seems different, somehow, than being fully present. Self hate is rarely unconditional.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Amber Mcree Turner

And then I did the best thing I knew to do with the strange concoction of sadness and hope brewing inside me. I prayed. I prayed for the people whose initials were on those slivers. Not just for those people, but for the cave people before them and the robot people after them. For real orphans. For all the people who have lost shoes in the road. For kids whose parents play war. For Toodie Bleu Skies and Toodi Bleu Nordenhauer, for M. B. McClean and Douglas Nordenhauer. And all the people who need to find the magic in Make Believe. That, I figured, just about covered the whole world.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Carma Chan

It's time for a whole new myth!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Meg Rosoff

The imagination can be dangerous. It can change the world. And that is why we write.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Julie Connor

When you imagine and clearly articulate your goals in writing, you access the creative energy of your right brain. Imagination and creativity allow you to find solutions to problems that were not previously available to you and give your left brain an opportunity to be receptive to new ideas.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Dennett

Philosophers' Syndrome: mistaking a failure of the imagination for an insight into necessity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Elizabeth Goudge

Imagination comes from yourself and can deceive you, but vision is a gift from outside yourself - like light striking on your closed eyelids and lifting them to see what's really there.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Dionne Brand

Angie was a border crosser, a wetback, a worker in the immigrant sweatshop they call this city. On days like this I understand her like a woman instead of a child. Everybody thought she was a whore. She wasn’t. She tried to step across the border of who she was and who she might be. They wouldn’t let her. She didn’t believe it herself so she stepped across into a whole other country.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Joanna Russ

The trouble with men is that they have limited minds. That's the trouble with women, too." ["Existence" (1975)]

By Anonym 16 Sep

J. F Hermann

Having books standing on a shelf in a room is like having completely different worlds at the ready, waiting to be explored.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Steven Magee

There are many different routes to discovery.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

I do not hear in my imagination the parts successively, but I hear them gleich alles zusammen - at the same time all together.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Carmela Dutra

Nothing is more important than creative play through imagination. Never stop playing, and never stop imagining!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Billy Graham

Even when we allow our imaginations to run wild on the joys of heaven, we find that our minds are incapable of conceiving what it will be like.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Freeman Dyson

One factor that has remained constant through all the twists and turns of the history of physical science is the decisive importance of the mathematical imagination.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Abhishek Shukla

Always follow your dreams with confidence and conviction, don’t fall for the trap of dream killers

By Anonym 16 Sep

Imani Nettles

Inception. Invention. Innovation.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Orna Ross

Imagination is not an icing on the cake of life but the oven in which it is baked.

By Anonym 13 Sep

James Joyce

Beauty, the splendour of truth, is a gracious presence when the imagination contemplates intensely the truth of its own being or the visible world, and the spirit which proceeds out of truth and beauty is the holy spirit of joy. These are realities and these alone give and sustain life.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Yevgeny Zamyatin

Ime te bolesti je: Mašta. To je -- crv, koji grize crne bore na čelu. To je groznica koja vas tjera da trčite sve dalje -- iako to 'dalje' počinje tamo gdje završava sreća. To je -- posljednja barikada na putu prema sreći. Radujte se: ona je već raznesena. Put je slobodan.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Amay Saxena

I am a writer and things which don't happen in real world, happen in my world.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard Dawkins

So Occam's razor - Occam says you should choose the explanation that is most simple and straightforward - leads me more to believe in God than in the multiverse, which seems quite a stretch of the imagination.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Martin Luther

A theologian should be thoroughly in possession of the basis and source of faith--that is to say, the Holy Scriptures. Armed with this knowledge it was that I confounded and silenced all my adversaries; for they seek not to fathom and understand the Scriptures; they run them over negligently and drowsily; they speak, they write, they teach, according to the suggestion of their heedless imaginations.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ernest Hemingway

Imagination? It is the one thing beside honesty that a good writer must have. The more he learns from experience the more he can imagine.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Lee Child

The most sustained feat of imagination in mystery fiction today.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

The ecstasy of love is a paradise.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt

The most unhappy people in the world are those who face the days without knowing what to do with their time. But if you have more projects than you have time for, you are not going to be an unhappy person. This is as much a question of having imagination and curiosity as it is of actually making plans.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Joy Williams

Imagination only fails us in the end, when the stories we tell ourselves have to stop.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Amit Kalantri

A conclusive mind cannot be a creative mind.