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A man at work, making something which he feels will exist because he is working at it and wills it, is exercising the energies of his mind and soul as well as of his body. Memory and imagination help him as he works.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Where there is no imagination there is no horror.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nor do I hear in my imagination the parts successively, I hear them all at once. What a delight this is! All this inventing, this producing, takes place in a pleasing, lively dream.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The man who has no imagination has no wings.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The masculine imagination lives in a state of perpetual revolt against the limitations of human life. In theological terms, one might say that all men, left to themselves, become gnostics. They may swagger like peacocks, but in their heart of hearts they all think sex an indignity and wish they could beget themselves on themselves. Hence the aggressive hostility toward women so manifest in most club-car stories.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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 ordinary.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The whole visible universe is but a storehouse of images and signs to which the imagination will give a relative place and value; it is a sort of pasture which the imagination must digest and transform.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We have dreamt of every woman there is, and dreamt too of the miracle that would bring us the pleasure of being a woman, for women have all the qualities -- courage, passion, the capacity to love, cunning -- whereas all our imagination can do is naively pile up the illusion of courage.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
By going over your day in imagination before you begin it, you can begin acting successfully at any moment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To reduce the imagination to a state of slavery --even though it would mean the elimination of what is commonly called happiness --is to betray all sense of absolute justice within oneself. Imagination alone offers me some intimation of what can be.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The actor searches vainly for the sound of a vanished tradition, and critic and audience follow suit. We have lost all sense of ritual and ceremony -- whether it be connected with Christmas, birthdays or funerals -- but the words remain with us and old impulses stir in the marrow. We feel we should have rituals, we should do something about getting them and we blame the artists for not finding them for us. So the artist sometimes attempts to find new rituals with only his imagination as his source: he imitates the outer form of ceremonies, pagan or baroque, unfortunately adding his own trapping -- the result is rarely convincing. And after the years and years of weaker and waterier imitations we now find ourselves rejecting the very notion of a holy stage. It is not the fault of the holy that it has become a middle-class weapon to keep the children good.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Vision -- It reaches beyond the thing that is, into the conception of what can be. Imagination gives you the picture. Vision gives you the impulse to make the picture your own.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I think my securities far outweigh my insecurities. I am not nearly as afraid of myself and my imagination as I used to be.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination to science and science to imagination, where they meet, in the myth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When the imagination and will power are in conflict, are antagonistic, it is always the imagination which wins, without any exception.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In addition to self-awareness, imagination and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment-independent will-that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A sophistical rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity, and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is a constant in the average American imagination and taste, for which the past must be preserved and celebrated in full-scale authentic copy; a philosophy of immortality as duplication. It dominates the relation with the self, with the past, not infrequently with the present, always with History and, even, with the European tradition.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In that way imagination and intelligence enter into our existence in the part of servants of the primary instincts.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our instructed vagrancy, which has hardly time to linger by the hedgerows, but runs away early to the tropics, and is at home with palms and banyans --which is nourished on books of travel, and stretches the theatre of its imagination to the Zambesi.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The life of man is the true romance, which when it is valiantly conduced, will yield the imagination a higher joy than any fiction.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The quality of the imagination is to flow and not to freeze.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Do you suffer your thoughts to tamper with evil; and to dally with wrong-doing? If so; you are not sincere. God will regard your thoughts; for thoughts are heard in heaven. If you willingly sin in thought; if you are base and guilty there; because you think that no eye will see your thoughts; the guilt and baseness will sooner or later break into the outlets of word and deed -- from thought to wish -- from wish to purpose -- from purpose to word -- from word to act -- from act to habit -- from delight in the imagination to consent in the will -- from deed to repeated transgression; such is the genesis of sin.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Religion is the dream of the human mind. But even in dreams we do not find ourselves in emptiness or in heaven, but on earth, in the realm of reality; we only see real things in the entrancing splendor of imagination and caprice, instead of in the simple daylight of reality and necessity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge -- that myth is more potent than history. I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts -- That hope always triumphs over experience -- That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A mission could be defined as an image of a desired state that you want to get to. Once fully seen, it will inspire you to act, fuel your imagination and determine your behavior.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You are indebted to you imagination for three-fourths of your importance.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The march of invention has clothed mankind with powers of which a century ago the boldest imagination could not have dreamt.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is nothing more frightful than imagination without taste.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A fine woman shows her charms to most advantage when she seems most to conceal them. The finest bosom in nature is not so fine as what imagination forms.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If your imagination leads you to understand how quickly people grant your requests when those requests appeal to their self-interest, you can have practically anything you go after.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Great abilities are not requisite for an Historian; for in historical composition, all the greatest powers of the human mind are quiescent. He has facts ready to his hand; so there is no exercise of invention. Imagination is not required in any degree; only about as much as is used in the lowest kinds of poetry. Some penetration, accuracy, and coloring, will fit a man for the task, if he can give the application which is necessary.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Were it not for imagination a man would be as happy in arms of a chambermaid as of a duchess.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The real thinking of woman is pre-eminently practical and applied. It is something we describe as sound common sense, and is usually directed to what is close at hand and personal. In general, it can be said that feminine mentality manifests an undeveloped, childlike, or primitive character; instead of the thirst for knowledge, curiosity; instead of judgment, prejudice; instead of thinking, imagination or dreaming; instead of will, wishing. Where a man takes up objective problems, a woman contents herself with solving riddles; where he battles for knowledge and understanding, she contents herself with faith or superstition, or else she makes assumptions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What the imagination seizes as beauty must be the truth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The opportunities of man are limited only by his imagination. But so few have imagination that there are ten thousand fiddlers to one composer.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If the reporter has killed our imagination with his truth, he threatens our life with his lies.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Intercourse with a woman is sometimes a satisfactory substitute for masturbation. But it takes a lot of imagination to make it work.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are told never to cross a bridge till we come to it, but this world is owned by men who have crossed bridges in their imagination far ahead of the crowd.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The pleasures of the imagination are as it were only drawings and models which are played with by poor people who cannot afford the real thing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Solitude is as needed to the imagination as society is wholesome to the character.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The dream of reason produces monsters. Imagination deserted by reason creates impossible, useless thoughts. United with reason, imagination is the mother of all art and the source of all its beauty.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Some people have just enough imagination to spoil their judgment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Study the situation thoroughly, go over in your imagination the various courses of action possible to you and the consequences which can and may follow from each course. Pick out the course which gives the most promise and go ahead.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For imagination sets the goal picture which our automatic mechanism works on. We act, or fail to act, not because of will, as is so commonly believed, but because of imagination.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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