Quotes: imaginative

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  • Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
  • Alfred N. Whitehead
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
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    Every philosophy is tinged with the coloring of some secret imaginative background, which never emerges explicitly into its train of reasoning.
  • David Herbert Lawrence
    David Herbert Lawrence
    English writer 1885-1930
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    God is only a great imaginative experience.
  • Robert Hewison
    Robert Hewison
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    Individually, museums are fine institutions, dedicated to the high values of preservation, education and truth; collectively, their growth in numbers points to the imaginative death of this country.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    It is no coincidence that while some major female artists have married, very few have borne children. The issue is not conservation of energy but imaginative integrity. Art is its own self-swelling, proof that the mind is greater than the body.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
  • Cesare Pavese
    Cesare Pavese
    Italian novelist and poet 1908-1950
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    It is not that the child lives in a world of imagination, but that the child within us survives and starts into life only at rare moments of recollection, which makes us believe, and it is not true, that, as children, we were imaginative?
  • Northrop Frye
    Northrop Frye
    Canadian literair criticus 1912-1991
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    It is of the essence of imaginative culture that it transcends the limits both of the naturally possible and of the morally acceptable.
  • Gore Vidal
    Gore Vidal
    American writer and criticus 1925-
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    It is the spirit of the age to believe that any fact, no matter how suspect, is superior to any imaginative exercise, no matter how true.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    Not our logical faculty, but our imaginative one is king over us. I might say, priest and prophet to lead us to heaven-ward, or magician and wizard to lead us hellward.
  • Barry Humphries
    Barry Humphries
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    Now the point of comedy is not just looking funny, it's use of language. We have at our disposal a great language... and the imaginative, creative use of that language can be at the service of humour.
  • Gaston Bachelard
    Gaston Bachelard
    French scientist and philosopher 1884-1962
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    One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it. To remain in touch with the past requires a love of memory. To remain in touch with the past requires a constant imaginative effort.
  • Jacob Bronowski
    Jacob Bronowski
    British Scientist, Author 1908-1974
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    Science has nothing to be ashamed of even in the ruins of Nagasaki. The shame is theirs who appeal to other values than the human imaginative values which science has evolved.
  • Alexander Chase
    Alexander Chase
    American journalist and editor 1926-
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    The most imaginative people are the most credulous, for them everything is possible.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    The taste for worst-case scenarios reflects the need to master fear of what is felt to be uncontrollable. It also expresses an imaginative complicity with disaster.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    The thrill of terror is passive, masochistic, and implicitly feminine. It is imaginative submission to overwhelming superior force.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
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