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I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. Albert Einstein, physicist
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Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine. Alan Turing, mathematician
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Life is too short to be living somebody else's dream. Hugh Hefner, publisher
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Everything you can imagine is real. Pablo Picasso, painter
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Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. Plato, philosopher
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There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo, author
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Reach into your imagination and see what makes you happy. Bryant H. McGill, poet
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Religious wars are basically people killing each other over who has the better imaginary friend. Napoleon Bonaparte, leader
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It's kind of fun to do the impossible. Walt Disney, cartoonist
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One thing that defines humans if we can imagine it, we can do it. Morgan Freeman, actor
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Imagination is intelligence with an erection. Victor Hugo, author
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Worry is a misuse of imagination. Dan Zadra,
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You must look at who you are and make an effort to know yourself, which is the most difficult knowledge one can imagine. Miguel de Cervantes, novelist
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To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything. Albert Einstein, physicist
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Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! Dr. Seuss, writer
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Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. John Lennon, musician
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My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world, and exiles me from it. Ursula K. Le Guin, writer
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America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. Harry S. Truman, president
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If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking. George S. Patton, soldier
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Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. Carl Sagan, scientist
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Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake? Leonardo da Vinci, artist
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Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. Albert Einstein, physicist
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The man who has no imagination has no wings. Muhammad Ali, boxer
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Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions. Albert Einstein, physicist
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Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning. C. S. Lewis, author
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Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory. Les Brown, motivational speaker
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If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it. William Arthur Ward, writer
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You cannot depend on your judgments when your imagination is out of focus. Mark Twain, author
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If you want a quality, act as if you already had it. Try the as if technique. William James, philosopher
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Live out of your imagination, not your history. Stephen Covey, businessman
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Philosophy and Art both render the invisible visible by imagination. George Henry Lewes, philosopher
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Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions. Albert Einstein, physicist
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For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity. Jean Dubuffet, artist
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If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever. George Orwell, author
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Imagination has a great deal to do with winning. Mike Krzyzewski, coach
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What is now proved was only once imagined. William Blake, poet
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The woman who appeals to a man's vanity may stimulate him, the woman who appeals to his heart may attract him, but it is the woman who appeals to his imagination who gets him. Helen Rowland, writer
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Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night. Edgar Allan Poe, poet
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The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment. Tony Robbins, author
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The human race is governed by its imagination. Napoleon Bonaparte, leader
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Imagination rules the world. Napoleon Bonaparte, leader
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The quality of the imagination is to flow and not to freeze. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all. Anatole France, novelist
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My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk. John Keats, poet
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Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
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Writing poetry is the hard manual labor of the imagination. Ishmael Reed, poet
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And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. Sylvia Plath, poet
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Poetry is that art which selects and arranges the symbols of thought in such a manner as to excite the imagination the most powerfully and delightfully. William C. Bryant, poet
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Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction. Jimi Hendrix, musician
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Imagination is the highest kite one can fly. Lauren Bacall, actress
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There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrate to some stroke of the imagination. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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Imagination is not a talent of some people but is the health of everyone. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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Imagination is the eye of the soul. Joseph Joubert, writer
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All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination. Carl Gustav Jung,
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It takes as much imagination to create debt as to create income. Leonard Orr, celebrity
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The imagination equips us to perceive reality when it is not fully materialized. Mary Caroline Richards,
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The imagination is man's power over nature. Wallace Stevens, poet
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Great living starts with a picture held in the imagination, of what you would like to do or be. Source Unknown,
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Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination. Source Unknown,
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The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable. Carl Jung, psychologist
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You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. Mark Twain, author
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Imagination creates reality. Richard Wagner, composer
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Reality can be beaten with enough imagination. Anonymous,
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Act as if you have already achieved your goal and it is yours. Dr. Robert Anthony,
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People can die of mere imagination. Chaucer,
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The imaginations which people have of one another are the solid facts of society. Charles Horton Cooley, sociologist
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Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young. Paul McCartney, musician
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The most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination. George Meredith, novelist
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It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic. Edgar Allan Poe, poet
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You see things as they are and ask, 'Why?' I dream things as they never were and ask, 'Why not?' George Bernard Shaw, dramatist
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I do not know how to distinguish between our waking life and a dream. Are we not always living the life that we imagine we are? Henry David Thoreau, author
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Consistency is the last resort of the unimaginative. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
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Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake. Henry David Thoreau, author
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An art aims, above all, at producing something beautiful which affects not our feelings but the organ of pure contemplation, our imagination. Eduard Hanslick, writer
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I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart's affections and the truth of the Imagination. John Keats, poet
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When you stop having dreams and ideals -- well, you might as well stop altogether. Marian Anderson, musician
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Your imagination, my dear fellow, is worth more than you imagine. Louis Aragon, poet
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Celebrate what you want to see more of. Thomas J. Peters,
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An unimaginative person can neither be reverent or kind. John Ruskin, writer
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The great instrument of moral good is the imagination. Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet
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The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future. Jessamyn West, author
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I imagine that yes is the only living thing. e. e. cummings, poet
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Trust that little voice in your head that says 'Wouldn't it be interesting if...'; And then do it. Duane Michals, photographer
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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, writer
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Poetry proceeds from the totality of man, sense, imagination, intellect, love, desire, instinct, blood and spirit together. Jacques Maritain, philosopher
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Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. Gloria Steinem, activist
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It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope. Ursula K. Le Guin, writer
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To fly as fast as thought, to anywhere that is. He said, you must begin by knowing that you have already arrived. Richard Bach, novelist
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To see a world in a grain of sand,And a heaven in a wild flower,Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,And eternity in an hour. William Blake, poet
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By going over your day in imagination before you begin it, you can begin acting successfully at any moment. Dorothea Brande,
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Science does not know its debt to imagination. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which is everything in this world. Blaise Pascal, philosopher
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Often it is just lack of imagination that keeps a man from suffering very much. Marcel Proust, author
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Imagination... its limits are only those of the mind itself. Rod Serling, writer
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You must pre-live the future... not re-live the past... and savor the moment. Source Unknown,
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Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real. Jules Verne, author
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Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our life. Simone Weil, philosopher
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Few people have the imagination for reality. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet
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Imagination is not something apart and hermetic, not a way of leaving reality behind; it is a way of engaging reality. Irving Howe, historian
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I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse. Walt Disney, cartoonist
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A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. Brad Henry, politician
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Grant that the true organ with which the beautiful is apprehended is the imagination, and it follows that all arts are likely to affect the feelings indirectly. Eduard Hanslick, writer
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True change takes place in the imagination. Thomas Moore, poet
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I always won in my imagination. I always hit the game-winning shot, or I hit the free throw. Or if I missed, there was a lane violation, and I was given another one. Mike Krzyzewski, coach
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Only in men's imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life. Joseph Conrad, novelist
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What is the imagination? Only an arm or weapon of the interior energy; only the precursor of the reason. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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We live by our imagination, our admiration s, and our sentiments. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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Were it not for imagination a man would be as happy in arms of a chambermaid as of a duchess. Samuel Johnson, author
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The imagination is never governed, it is always the ruling and divine power. John Ruskin, writer
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Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them. John Ruskin, writer
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It is usually the imagination that is wounded first, rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive. Henry David Thoreau, author
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Imagination is the pontoon bridge making way for the timid feet of reason. Source Unknown,
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The only difference between a caprice and a life-long passion is that the caprice lasts a little longer. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
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Those Dutchmen had hardly any imagination or fantasy, but their good taste and their scientific knowledge of composition were enormous. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
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The scientific imagination always restrains itself within the limits of probability. Thomas Huxley, scientist
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I always imagined I could be what I wanted to be. Chris Brown, musician
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I've done a lot of bad things. Use your imagination. Katy Perry, musician
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Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination. Ernest Hemingway, novelist
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Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination. Immanuel Kant, philosopher
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Liberty: One of Imagination's most precious possessions. Ambrose Bierce, journalist
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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. Dr. Seuss, writer
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I have a huge, active imagination, and I think I'm really scared of being alone; because if I'm left to my own devices, I'll just turn into a madwoman. Claire Danes, actress
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This world is but a canvas to our imagination. Henry David Thoreau, author
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The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
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To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. Thomas A. Edison, inventor
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Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein, physicist
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There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do. Anais Nin, author
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Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet
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All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers. Orison Swett Marden, writer
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Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
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Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys, and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination - think up a story and go live it for an afternoon. Terry Brooks, writer
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I've been working on the soprano saxophone for 40 years, and the possibilities are astounding. It's up to you, the only limit is the imagination. Steve Lacy, musician
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Man is an imagining being. Gaston Bachelard, philosopher
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The bridges that you cross before you come to them are over rivers that aren't there. Gene Brown,
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There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination. Edmund Burke, statesman
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Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding. Thomas Carlyle, philosopher
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We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it. Donald Curtis,
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In that way imagination and intelligence enter into our existence in the part of servants of the primary instincts. Albert Einstein, physicist
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Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality. Jules de Gautier,
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The imagination is literally the workshop wherein are fashioned all plans created by man. Napoleon Hill, writer
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First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination. Napoleon Hill, writer
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Capability means imagination... Napoleon Hill, writer
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One who has imagination without learning has wings without feet. Joseph Joubert, writer
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Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future. Charles Franklin Kettering,
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My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it. Ursula K. LeGuin,
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Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything. Henry Miller, author
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I have discovered that people with money have no imagination, and people with imagination have no money. George Weiss Rainbow,
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Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities. Robert H. Schuller, clergyman
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To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life, and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice. We live in the mind. Wallace Stevens, poet
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Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art. Tom Stoppard, dramatist
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