Interesting Quotes

 

"The world is but a canvas to the imagination."
~ Henry David Thoreau

"An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind."
~ M K Gandhi

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-Exupery

 

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
~ Orison Swett Marden

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.
~ Joseph Addison

Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
~ Jessamyn West

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.
~ Peter Nivio Zarlenga

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

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

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.
~ Theodor Geisel

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

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

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

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
~ George S. Patton

 

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

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.
~ L. Frank Baum

Imagination rules the world.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

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

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

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
~ Stephen Covey

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