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Imagination Quotes

- "A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery - "All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers." - Orison Swett Marden - "Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed." - Joseph Addison - "Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures." - Jessamyn West - "I am imagination. I can see what the eyes cannot see. I can hear what the ears cannot hear. I can feel what the heart cannot feel." - Peter Nivio Zarlenga - "I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see." - Duane Michals - "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 - "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." - Theodor Geisel - "I never did very well in math - I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally." - Calvin Trillin - "I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them." - Pablo Picasso - "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." - Michelangelo - "If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking." - George S. Patton - "Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life." - Simone Weil - "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." - L. Frank Baum - "Imagination rules the world." - Napoleon Bonaparte - "Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere." - Carl Sagan - "It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block." - Paul Gauguin - "It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards." - Lewis Carroll - "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." - Henry David Thoreau - "Live out of your imagination, not your history." - Stephen Covey