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The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.

The poet's eye in a fine frenzy rolling, doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven; and, as imagination bodies forth the forms of things unknown, the poet's pen turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing a local habitation and a name.

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.

The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.

The value of a sentiment is the amount of sacrifice you are prepared to make for it.

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless. - Not being able to enlarge the one, let us contract the other; for it is from their difference that all the evils arise which render us unhappy.

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.

There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.

Thought convinces; feeling persuades. - If imagination furnishes the fact with wings, feeling is the great, stout muscle which plies them, and lifts him from the ground. - Thought sees beauty; emotion feels it.

To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few.

Trust that little voice in your head that says "Wouldn't it be interesting if..."; And then do it.

We are all of us imaginative in some form or other, for images are the brood of desire.

Were it not for imagination a man would be as happy in arms of a chambermaid as of a duchess.

Whatever makes the past or future predominate over the present, exalts us in the scale of thinking beings.

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. 


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