Quotations About / On: IMAGINATION
Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination to science and science to imagination, where they meet, in the myth.
(Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British critic. The Unquiet Grave, pt. 3 (1944, rev. 1951).)
Imagination has seized power.
(Graffito. Paris '68, ch. 2, Marc Rohan (1988).)
[L'imagination prend le pouvoir.]
An Irishman's heart is nothing but his imagination.
(George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Larry Doyle, in John Bull's Other Island, act 1.)
Memory is imagination pinned down.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
Imagination at wit's end spreads its sad wings.
(Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. The narrator, in Ill Seen Ill Said, p. 17, Grove Press (1981).)
Only in your imagination can you revise.
(Fay Wray (b. 1907), U.S. screen actor. International Herald Tribune (Paris, Feb. 22, 1989).)
The greenest island of my imagination.
(George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824), British poet. letter, Nov. 17, 1816, to poet Thomas Moore. Byron's Letters and Journals, vol. 5, ed. Leslie A. Marchand (1973-1981).)
Truth titillates the imagination far less than fiction.
(Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), French author. Friar Claude, in L'Histoire de Juliette, ou les Prospérités du Vice, pt. 3 (1797).)
Politics is the enemy of the imagination.
(Ian McEwan (b. 1948), British author. Quoted in Independent on Sunday (London, July 5, 1992).)
All the powers of imagination combine in hypochondria.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)