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Imagination

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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


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


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


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


Some stories are true that never happened.  ~Elie Weisel


It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.  ~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland


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


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


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


You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.  ~Mark Twain


Don't expect anything original from an echo.  ~Author Unknown


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


You can't wait for inspiration.  You have to go after it with a club.  ~Jack London


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


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


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


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


When you are describing,
A shape, or sound, or tint;
Don't state the matter plainly,
But put it in a hint;
And learn to look at all things,
With a sort of mental squint.
~Lewis Carroll


The theoretician believes in logic and believes that he despises dreams, intuition, and poetry.  He does not recognize that these three fairies have only disguised themselves in order to dazzle him.... He does not know that he owes his greatest discoveries to them.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wartime Writings 1939-1944, translated from French by Norah Purcell


Trust that little voice in your head that says "Wouldn't it be interesting if..."  And then do it.  ~Duane Michals, "More Joy of Photography"


Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun.  ~George Scialabba


It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.  ~Henry David Thoreau


To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee,
And revery.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few.
~Emily Dickinson, Poems