An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house.
You must look at who you are and make an effort to know yourself, which is the most difficult knowledge one can imagine.
He who does not think much of himself is much more esteemed than he imagines.
Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.
To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.
The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.
There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a person being themselves.
Imagine going through your day being unapologetically you.
My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world, and exiles me from it.
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.