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

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.

Let us leave pretty women to men without imagination.

Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.

Live out of your imagination, not your history.

Many have no happier moments than those that they pass in solitude, abandoned to their own imagination, which sometimes puts sceptres in their hands or miters on their heads, shifts the scene of pleasure with endless variety, bids all the forms of beauty sparkle before them, and gluts them with every change of visionary luxury.

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

No man will be found in whose mind airy notions do not sometimes tyrannize, and force him to hope or fear beyond the limits of sober probability.

One of the virtues of being very young is that you don't let the facts get in the way of your imagination.

Our griefs, as well as our joys, owe their strongest colors to our imaginations. - There is nothing so grievous to be borne that pondering upon it will not make it heavier; and there is no pleasure so vivid that the animation of fancy cannot enliven it.

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

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

Reason respects the differences, and imagination the similitudes of things.

Saddle your dreams afore you ride 'em.

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

Some stories are true that never happened.

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.

The faculty of imagination is the great spring of human activity, and the principal source of human improvement. As it delights in presenting to the mind scenes and characters more perfect than those which we are acquainted with, it prevents us from ever being completely satisfied with our present condition, or with our past attainments, and engages us continually in the pursuit of some untried enjoyment, or of some ideal excellence. Destroy this faculty, and the condition of man will become as stationary as that of the brutes.

The human race is governed by its imagination.

The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy, but there is a space of life between, in which the soul is in ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain.


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