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    Duane Michals

    I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see.

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    Jessamyn West

    Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.

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    George S. Patton

    If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.

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    Michelangelo

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

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    Edmund Burke

    There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.

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    Sun Tzu

    Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?

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    Frank Leahy

    There are no shortcuts in life - only those we imagine.

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    Francis Bacon

    They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.

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    James Russell Lowell

    Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.

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    Peter Nivio Zarlenga

    I am imagination. I can see what the eyes cannot see. I can hear what the ears cannot hear. I can feel what the heart cannot feel.

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    Elie Wiesel

    Some stories are true that never happened.

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    Duane Michals

    Trust that little voice in your head that says 'Wouldn't it be interesting if...'; And then do it.

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    Calvin Trillin

    I never did very well in math - I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.

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    Napoleon Bonaparte

    Imagination rules the world.

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    Simon Pegg

    I used to lie in bed in my flat and imagine what would happen if there was a zombie attack.

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    Mark Twain

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

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    Rita Dove

    You have to imagine it possible before you can see something. You can have the evidence right in front of you, but if you can't imagine something that has never existed before, it's impossible.

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    H. L. Mencken

    It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine it run by a board of gods.

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    Anatole France

    To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.

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    Pablo Picasso

    I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.

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    George Orwell

    If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.

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    William Butler Yeats

    People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.

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    Albert Einstein

    Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.

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    Gilbert Parker

    Imagination is at the root of much that passes for love.

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    Dr. Seuss

    Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!

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    Imran Khan

    I believed in myself. I never imagined myself as just an ordinary player.

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    Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

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    Wallace Stevens

    The imagination is man's power over nature.

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    Jorge Luis Borges

    I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.

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    Henry Miller

    Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything.

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    Edgar Allan Poe

    Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.

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    Muhammad Ali

    The man who has no imagination has no wings.

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    Gilbert K. Chesterton

    There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.

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    E. e. cummings

    I imagine that yes is the only living thing.

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    Francois de La Rochefoucauld

    One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.

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    Ursula K. Le Guin

    I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant.

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    William Shakespeare

    The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.

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    Albert Einstein

    I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.

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    Elinor Wylie

    I am better able to imagine hell than heaven; it is my inheritance, I suppose.

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    W. Somerset Maugham

    Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.

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    Carl Sagan

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

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    Albert Einstein

    Imagination is more important than knowledge.

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    Simone Weil

    Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.

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    Brian Tracy

    All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.

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    Charlie Chaplin

    The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.

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    L. Frank Baum

    Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity.

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    Stephen Leacock

    Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica.

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    Alexander Chase

    The most imaginative people are the most credulous, for them everything is possible.

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    Azar Nafisi

    You need imagination in order to imagine a future that doesn't exist.

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    Joseph Addison

    Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.

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    Stephen Covey

    Live out of your imagination, not your history.

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    Epictetus

    Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.

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    Anne Sullivan Macy

    We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence, but we cling desperately to our chains.

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    Immanuel Kant

    Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.

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    Dr. Seuss

    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.

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    Chris Brown

    I always imagined I could be what I wanted to be.

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    Paul Gauguin

    It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block.

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    Henry David Thoreau

    Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.

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    Orison Swett Marden

    All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.

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    Kerry Thornley

    What we imagine is order is merely the prevailing form of chaos.

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