Personality is more important than beauty, but imagination is more important than both of them.
(Laurette Taylor (1887-1946), U.S. actor. First published in "The Quality You Need Most," Green Book Magazine (April 1914): 556-562. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 13, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970).
About the qualities most needed by actors.)
Don Quixote's misfortune is not his imagination, but Sancho Panza.
(Franz Kafka (1883-1924), Prague German Jewish author, novelist. The Third Notebook, October 18, 1917. The Blue Octavo Notebooks, ed. Max Brod, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins. Exact Change, Cambridge, MA (1991). Dearest Father: Stories and Other Writings, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins, New York, Schocken Books (1954).)