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

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

Imagination decides of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which is everything in this world.

Imagination ennobles appetites which in themselves are low, and spiritualizes acts which, else, are only animal. - But the pleasures which begin in the senses only sensualize.

Imagination frames events unknown, In wild, fantastic shapes of hideous ruin, And what it fears, creates.

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

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.

Imagination is a poor substitute for experience.

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Imagination is the eye of the soul.

Imagination is the ruler of our dreams - a circumstance that may account for the peculiar vividness of the impressions they produce. - Let reason be the ruler of our waking thoughts.

Imagination rules the world.

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

Imagination, where it is truly creative, is a faculty, not a quality; its seat is in the higher reason, and it is efficient only as the servant of the will. - Imagination, as too often understood, is mere fantasy - the image-making power, common to all who have the gift of dreams.

Inspiration could be called inhaling the memory of an act never experienced.

It is good to know the truth, but it is better to speak of palm trees.

It is the divine attribute of the imagination, that when the real world is shut out it can create a world for itself, and with a necromantic power can conjure up glorious shapes and forms, and brilliant visions to make solitude populous, and irradiate the gloom of a dungeon.

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

It is the human condition to question one god after another, one appearance after another, or better, one apparition after another, always pursuing the truth of the imagination, which is not the same as the truth of appearance.

It was a year when Frankie thought about the world. And she did not see it as a round school globe, with the countries neat and different-coloured. She thought of the world as huge and cracked and loose and turning a thousand miles an hour.

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