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Imagination Quotes

11 of the best book quotes about imagination
  1. #1
    “Imagination is the only weapon in the war with reality.”
  2. #2
    “It’s delightful when your imaginations come true, isn’t it?”
  3. #3
    “Because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worth while.”
  4. #4
    “There’s nothing wrong with occasionally staring out the window and thinking nonsense, as long as the nonsense is yours.
  5. #5
    “A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.”
  6. #6
    “Isn’t it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it’s such an interesting world. It wouldn’t be half so interesting if we know all about everything, would it? There’d be no scope for imagination then, would there?But am I talking too much? People are always telling me I do. Would you rather I didn’t talk? If you say so I’ll stop. I can STOP when I make up my mind to it, although it’s difficult.”
  7. #7
    “It’s all very well to read about sorrows and imagine yourself living through them heroically, but it’s not so nice when you really come to have them, is it?”
  8. #8
    “But the elastic heart of youth cannot be compressed into one constrained shape long at a time. Tom presently began to drift insensibly back into the concerns of his life again. What if he turned his back, now, and disappeared mysteriously? . . . [H]e would join the Indians . . . He would be a pirate! That was it! Now his future lay plain before him, and glowing with unimaginable splendor.”
  9. #9
    “If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams.”
  10. #10
    “The lower you are, the higher your mind will want to soar.”
  11. #11
    “Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really mere commonplaces of existence. If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs, and and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the plannings, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chains of events, working through generations, and leading to the most outre results, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable.”
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