Quotes by imagination

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  • Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
    Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
    American journalist, essayist and memoirist 1934-2002
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    Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
  • Carl Jung
    Carl Jung
    Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst 1875-1961
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    Far from being a material world, this is a psychic world, which allows us to make only indirect and hypothetical inferences about the real nature of matter. The psychic, alone has immediate reality, and this includes all forms of the psychic, even the 'unreal' ideas and thoughts which refer to nothing 'external'. We may call them 'imagination' or 'delusion,' but that does not detract in any way from their effectiveness...
  • Louis Aragon
    Louis Aragon
    French poet 1897-1982
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    Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason's imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work.
  • Napoleon Hill
    Napoleon Hill
    American self-help author 1883-1970
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    First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
  • Alfred N. Whitehead
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
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    Fools act on imagination without knowledge, pedants act on knowledge without imagination.
  • Maxwell Maltz
    Maxwell Maltz
    American surgeon and author 1899-1975
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    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.
  • C. S. Lewis
    C. S. Lewis
    Irish novelist and poet 1898-1963
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    For me, reason is the natural organ of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning. Imagination, producing new metaphors or revivifying old, is not the cause of truth, but its condition.
    Source: Bluspels and Flalansferes: A Semantic Nightmare, Rehabilitations (1939)
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    British writer and medical doctor 1859-1930
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    For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination.
  • Lawrence Durrell
    Lawrence Durrell
    British Author 1912-1990
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    For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential, the imagination.
  • Thomas B. Macaulay
    Thomas B. Macaulay
    American essayist and historian 1800-1859
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    Generalization is necessary to the advancement of knowledge; but particularly is indispensable to the creations of the imagination. In proportion as men know more and think more they look less at individuals and more at classes. They therefore make better theories and worse poems.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Great abilities are not requisite for an Historian... Imagination is not required in any high degree.
  • Aneurin Bevan
    Aneurin Bevan
    British Labor politician 1897-1960
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    He has the lucidity which is the by-product of a fundamentally sterile mind. He does not have to struggle... with the crowded pulsations of a fecund imagination. On the contrary he is almost devoid of imagination.
  • Ben Jonson
    Ben Jonson
    British Dramatist, Poet 1573-1637
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    He hath consumed a whole night in lying looking to his great toe, about which he hath seen Tartars and Turks, Romans and Carthaginians, fight in his imagination.
    Source: Conversations with William Drummond of Hawthornden
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    Anglo-Irish dramatist 1751-1816
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    He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts.
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine
    English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
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    He is not affected by the reality of distress touching his heart, but by the showy resemblance of it striking his imagination. He pities the plumage, but forgets the dying bird.
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