Best 4 706 of Imagination quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 16 Sep

Cathleen Schine

If having an imagination means imagining all the things you don't have - imagining, in fact, the impossibility of your own happiness - is an imagination a good thing?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Hobbes

For after the subject is removed or the eye shut, we still retain an image of the things seen, though more obscure than when we see it...Imagination, therefore, is nothing more than decaying sense.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alexander Gordon Smith

It's incredible how much stamina you can find when you're fighting and enemy in battle, even if that enemy is just in your imagination.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Truman Capote

If you happen to capture my imagination for some reason and I decide to write about you and you don't like what I wrote about you, which is entirely possible, then yes, I'm a dangerous writer.

By Anonym 14 Sep

William Hazlitt

Taste is nothing but an enlarged capacity for receiving pleasure from works of imagination.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Paula Fox

Literature is the province of imagination, and stories, in whatever guise, are meditations on life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jacob Bronowski

A popular cliche in philosophy says that science is pure analysis or reductionism, like taking the rainbow to pieces; and art is pure synthesis, putting the rainbow together. This is not so. All imagination begins by analyzing nature.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Mary Ellen Chase

Whatever laudable qualities the English may possess in their selection, preparation, and consumption of food, elegance, originality, diversity, and imagination are not among them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jane Hirshfield

Metaphors think with the imagination and the senses. The hot chili peppers in them explode in the mouth and the mind.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Sebastian Marincolo

A marijuana high can enhance core human mental abilities. It can help you to focus, to remember, to see new patterns, to imagine, to be creative, to introspect, to empathically understand others, and to come to deep insights. If you don’t find this amazing you have lost your sense of wonder. Which, by the way, is something a high can bring back, too.

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 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

John Keats

Besides, a long poem is a test of invention, which I take to be the Polar star of Poetry, as Fancy is the sails - and Imagination the rudder.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Sondra Faye

Hidden inside every flower are seeds of imagination, destiny and future dreams.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jane Stanton Hitchcock

The key to life is imagination.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Hani Selim

The love Nora and I shared was certainly grand. We built our own fantasy worlds. We would sometimes role-play. At times, she was the captive and I was the rescuer who traveled the world and swam the seven seas to save her. Other times, she was the nurse who attended to my needs as I recovered from a deadly unknown disease, which was miraculously cured by love and a soft kiss from her luscious lips. We shared everything with each other. We found happiness, we found comfort, we found security, and we found love. Together, we would let our imaginations soar beyond the heavens. We imagined what our wedding would look like, and the songs we would dance to. We named our future kids.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Franz Grillparzer

I would love to be able to write a tragedy in my imagination--it would turn into a masterpiece.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Grace Curley

Either way, his dreams were filled with bronzed faces and heavenly wings, hallucinating millions of eyes and Angels staggering on tenement rooftops, screaming unworldly oaths over the tops of cities, and drowning in their imagination.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Wallace Stevens

God and the imagination are one.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Charles Simic

The idea is to spin the wheel of metaphors and images until sparks of associations begin to fly for the reader.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Spalding Thomas

Robert Ingersoll's character was as nearly perfect as it is possible for the character of mortal man to be... none sweeter or nobler had ever blessed the world. The example of his life was of more value to posterity than all the sermons that were ever written on the doctrine of original sin... The genius for humor and wit and satire of a Voltaire, a wide amplitude of imagination, and a greatness of heart and brain that placed him upon an equal footing with the greatest thinkers of antiquity. He stands, at the close of his career, the first great reformer of the age. {Thomas' words at the funeral of the great Robert Ingersoll}

By Anonym 16 Sep

Amit Kalantri

Intelligence is an insufficient commodity, but imagination is an infinite commodity.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Thomas Nagel

Everyone is entitled to commit murder in the imagination once in a while, not to mention lesser infractions.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Alice Morse Earle

Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Werner Herzog

There are deeper strata of truth in cinema, and there is such a thing as poetic, ecstatic truth. It is mysterious and elusive, and can be reached only through fabrication and imagination and stylization.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Agatha Christie

You gave too much rein to your imagination. Imagination is a good servant, and a bad master. The simplest explanation is always the most likely.

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 16 Sep

Lailah Gifty Akita

Imagination can take you to any place of interest.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Wendell Berry

In order to survive, a plurality of true communities would require not egalitarianism and tolerance but knowledge, an understanding of the necessity of local differences, and respect. Respect, I think, always implies imagination - the ability to see one another, across our inevitable differences, as living souls. (pg. 181, Sex, Economy, Freedom, and Community)

By Anonym 14 Sep

James Joseph Sylvester

[Mathematics] unceasingly calls forth the faculties of observation and comparison; one of its principal weapons is induction: it has frequent recourse to trial and verification; and it affords a boundless scope for the exercise of the highest efforts of imagination and invention.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Sue Perkins

Sometimes we don't want to be tethered to yesterday. It's nicer to forget. Maybe the gaps in our memory are there for a reason, evolutionary perhaps, to give us the space to grow, to get away from childishness or childish things. Or maybe it's so we have the chance to invent, or at least include, some magic in our yesterdays, surely the consolation of getting older, of moving away from youth, is that we can shape our past to our fantasies. So, even if the present isn't going the way we want it, we can stand and remember our earlier selves as exciting and funny and daring

By Anonym 13 Sep

Simone Weil

Christ himself came down and took possession of me. . . I had never foreseen the possibility of that, of a real contact, person to person, here below, between a human being and God. . . in this sudden possession of me by Christ, neither my sense nor my imagination had any part: I only felt in the midst of my suffering the presence of a love.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

To masturbate is to imagine: physically.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Dean Koontz

Then perhaps you shouldn't sleep. The imagination has terrifying power.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Tim Fargo

When there is silence, Give your voice. When there is darkness, Shine your light. When there is desperation, Offer hope.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Jaime Reed

Who cares about fault? As my dad would say, ‘Blame is like your rear-end and reflection. Seeing either always leaves you looking back.’ I’m more worried about what’s in front of me. And right now . . . the view is all messed up.” ~ Ellia

By Anonym 13 Sep

Reginald Aldworth Daly

At bottom each “exact” science is, and must be speculative, and its chief tool of research, too rarely used with both courage and judgement, is the regulated imagination.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kenny Smith

All that the posture of skepticism accomplishes is to freeze the ego in an ignorantist poverty that never stretches or diversifies its resources of imagination or understanding. Any uncultured cretin can close his eyes and try to reduce the issues down to linear simplisms and say, "I am doubting, I am proving my magisterial or sovereign control over my own mind." Doubt is a useful and significant test of one's critical powers, but by itself it bears little if any significant cultural charge of enlightenment or satori; indeed it is the very opposite kind of thing.

By Anonym 19 Sep

James C. Emlund

We are but one of many ideas against a greater imagination.

By Anonym 19 Sep

F. K. Preston

The strangest thing about demons is that they come to love you. As much as they try to murder the very core of you when you first meet, they become your closest companions. I never asked for this devil on my shoulder. But my eyes are burning and I’m not alone. If you see a red gaze at midheaven, look away. It’s exactly as they say: hell is a hungry place.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Terence Mckenna

...the mind is more powerful than any imaginable particle accelerator, more sensitive than any radio receiver or the largest optical telescope, more complete in its grasp of information than any computer: the human body- its organs, its voice, its powers of locomotion, and its imagination- is a more-than-sufficient means for the exploration of any place, time or energy level in the universe.

By Anonym 15 Sep

George Schaller

To witness that calm rhythm of life revives our worn souls and recaptures a feeling of belonging to the natural world. No one can return from the Serengeti unchanged, for tawny lions will forever prowl our memory and great herds throng our imagination.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ken Robinson

Finding the medium that excites your imagination, that you love to play with and work in, is an important step to freeing your creative energies.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Oliver Goldsmith

Taste is the power of relishing or rejecting whatever is offered for the entertainment of the imagination.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Henri Poincare

The aim of science is not things themselves, as the dogmatists in their simplicity imagine, but the relation between things.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Elizabeth Lowell

What is dollar value but something to amuse people who have no imagination? People who have money and no imagination follow fashion. People who have imagination and no money fashion styles.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mark Strand

And at least in poetry you should feel free to lie. That is, not to lie, but to imagine what you want, to follow the direction of the poem.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marquis De Sade

The pleasure of the senses is always regulated in accordance with the imagination. Man can aspire to felicity only by serving all the whims of his imagination.