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96 Imagination Quotes

And castels buylt above in lofty skies, Which never yet had good foundation.

George Gascoigne Quotes , Source: Steel Glass (p. 55), (Arber's reprint)

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Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

George Gascoigne Quotes , Source: Steel Glass (p. 55), (Arber's reprint)

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There is nothing more fearful than imagination without taste. [Ger., Es ist nichts furchterlicher als Einbildungskraft ohne Geschmack.]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Spruche in Prosa (III)

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To build castles in Spain.

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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Seem'd washing his hand with invisible soap In imperceptible water.

Thomas Hood Quotes , Source: Miss Kilmansegg--Her Christening

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He paints a dolphin in the woods, a boar in the waves. [Lat., Delphinum sylvis appingit, fluctibus aprum.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Ars Poetica (XXX)

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Were it not for imagination, sir, a man would be as happy in the arms of a chambermaid as of a duchess.

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Ars Poetica (XXX)

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He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet. [Fr., Celui qui a de l'imagination sans erudition a des ailes, et n'a pas de pieds.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Ars Poetica (XXX)

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These are the gloomy comparisons of a disturbed imagination; the melancholy madness of poetry, without the inspiration.

Junius Quotes , Source: Letter No. VII--To Sir W. Draper

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When I could not sleep for cold I had fire enough in my brain, And builded with roofs of gold My beautiful castles in Spain!

James Russell Lowell Quotes , Source: Aladdin (st. 1)

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His imagination resembled the wings of an ostrich. It enabled him to run, though not to soar.

Thomas Babington Macaulay Quotes , Source: On John Dryden

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The human race is governed by its imagination. [Fr., C'est l'imagination qui gouverne le genre humain.]

Thomas Babington Macaulay Quotes , Source: On John Dryden

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I'm up to my neck in the real world, every day. Just you try doing your VAT return with a head full of goblins.

Terry Prachett Quotes , Source: in the "Sunday Times"

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Thou hast the keys of Paradise, O just, subtle, and mighty opium!

Thomas De Quincey ("The Opium Eater") Quotes , Source: Confessions of an Opium Eater

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In my mind's eye, Horatio.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at I, ii)

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Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

Francis Bacon Quotes

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Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common-sense.

Helen Rowland Quotes

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The function of the imagination is not to make strange things settled, so much as to make settled things strange.

G. K. Chesterton Quotes

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To speak of morals in art is to speak of legislature in sex. Art is the sex of the imagination.

George Jean Nathan Quotes

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Logics will get you from A to B, Imagination will take you everywhere.

Albert Einstein Quotes

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

Carl Sagan Quotes

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Our imagination is stretched to the utmost, not, as in fiction, to imagine things which are not really there, but just to comprehend those things which 'are' there.

Richard Feynman Quotes

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The world is but a canvas to our imagination.

Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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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 Quotes

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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 Quotes

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