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Quotations About / On: IMAGINATION

  • 1.
    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).)
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  • 2.
    Imagination has seized power.
    [L'imagination prend le pouvoir.]
    (Graffito. Paris '68, ch. 2, Marc Rohan (1988).)
    More quotations from: Graffito, imagination, power
  • 3.
    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.)
  • 4.
    Memory is imagination pinned down.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
    More quotations from: Mason Cooley, memory, imagination
  • 5.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Samuel Beckett, sad, imagination
  • 6.
    Only in your imagination can you revise.
    (Fay Wray (b. 1907), U.S. screen actor. International Herald Tribune (Paris, Feb. 22, 1989).)
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  • 7.
    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).)
  • 8.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Marquis de Sade, imagination, truth
  • 9.
    Politics is the enemy of the imagination.
    (Ian McEwan (b. 1948), British author. Quoted in Independent on Sunday (London, July 5, 1992).)
    More quotations from: Ian McEwan, imagination
  • 10.
    All the powers of imagination combine in hypochondria.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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