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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. Milan Kundera

They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. Edgar Allan Poe

Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life. Samuel Ullman

You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it. Robin Williams





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

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

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

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

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras, 1942

She kept asking me if the stories were true. I kept asking her if it mattered. We finally gave up. She was looking for a place to stand and I wanted a place to fly. Brian Andreas, Mostly True: Collected Stories and Drawings, 1993

Some stories are true that never happened. Elie Weisel

I have frequently indulged in all sorts of fancies for hours together, and at times when people thought I was very busy. I am sensible how detrimental this is as regards loss of time; yet without some such “fantasy-cure,” I should have never made it to this age. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742–1799)

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Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

A fool-proof method for sculpting an elephant: first, get a huge block of marble; then you chip away everything that doesn’t look like an elephant. Author Unknown

The Possible’s slow fuse is lit, By the Imagination. Emily Dickinson

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. George Smith Patton, War as I Knew It, 1947

The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person. Frank Barron, Think, November-December 1962

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When you can imagine you begin to create and when you begin to create you realize that you can create a world that you prefer to live in, rather than a world that you’re suffering in. Ben Okri

You can’t do it unless you can imagine it. George Lucas

Imagination creates reality. Richard Wagner

A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own. Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

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Memory has thousands of eyes staring into the experiences of the past, while Imagination peers into every corner of the universe. James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Seven Seventy Seven Sensations, 1897

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. Theodore Geisel

It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards… Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, And What Alice Found There





Nothing encourages creativity like the chance to fall flat on one’s face. James D. Finley

My alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz. It’s the letter I use to spell yuzz-a-ma-tuzz. You’ll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond ‘Z’ and start poking around! Dr. Seuss

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

We have the universe to roam in in imagination. It is our virtue to be infinitely varied. The worst tyranny is uniformity. George William Russell

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

What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also. Julius Caesar

I think that all things, in their way, reflect heavenly truth, the imagination not least. C. S. Lewis

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Don’t expect anything original from an echo. Author Unknown

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

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds. G.K. Chesterton

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

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

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



If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing. Marc Chagall

Imagination is the Discovering Faculty, pre-eminently. It is that which penetrates into the unseen worlds around us, the worlds of Science. Ada Lovelace

Trust that little voice in your head that says ‘Wouldn’t it be interesting if…’; And then do it. Duane Michals

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

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Imagination is the highest kite one can fly. Author Unknown

In the realist you have the sorry sight of the five senses deprived of their imagination. Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com

The strongest nation on earth is your imagi-nation. Matt Furey

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact. William Shakespeare, Mid-Summer Night’s Dream, 1595

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

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

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

The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory. Gary Zukav

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. Brian Tracy

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. James L. Farmer, Jr.

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Sometimes imagination pounces; mostly it sleeps soundly in the corner, purring. Terri Guillemets

Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence. Norman Podhoretz

They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. Edgar Allan Poe, “Eleonora”

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





Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Lewis Carroll

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

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly. Lauren Bacall

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

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. Arnold J. Toynbee

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

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Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play. Henri Matisse

There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept. Ansel Adams

I admit to having an imagination feverish enough to melt good judgment. Dean R. Koontz, Seize the Night

Things are only impossible until they’re not. Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation

When I have a terrible need of — shall I say the word — religion. Then I go out and paint the stars. Vincent Van Gogh

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I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see. Duane Michals, Real Dreams

I am now and have always been a stranger to the realm of practical matters. Anton Chekhov

I never did very well in math — I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn’t meant my answers literally. Calvin Trillin

Those who do not think outside the box are easily contained. Nicolas Manetta

Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training. Anna Freud

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

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. Sean O’Faolain

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

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

The imagination is the golden pathway to everywhere. Terence McKenna

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

Self-awareness is not the same thing as self-approval, any more than imagination is the same thing as day-dreaming. Francis Spufford

To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted. George Kneller

I do like to wrap things up and leave some things to the readers’ imagination. Rick Riordan