Quotations About / On: IMAGINATION

  • 21.
    Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels.
    (Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936), Italian author, playwright. The father, in Six Characters in Search of an Author, act 1 (1921).)
  • 22.
    I don't know what imagination is, if not an unpruned, tangled kind of memory.
    (Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Letty Fox, in Letty Fox: Her Luck, ch. 6 (written 1946, published Virago, n.d.). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.)
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  • 23.
    A child who has never fantasized about having other parents is seriously lacking in imagination.
    (Fred G. Gosman (20th century), U.S. author. How to Be a Happy Parent...In Spite of Your Children, ch. 1 (1995).)
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  • 24.
    Altruism is selfishness out with a pair of field glasses and imagination.
    (Christina Stead (1902-1983), Australian novelist. Jules Bertillon, in House of All Nations, sc. 11 (written 1938, published Angus and Robertson, 1988). Lived and wrote in the U.S. and England.)
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  • 25.
    Taste refers to the past, imagination to the future.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 26.
    Imagination has rules, but we can only guess what they are.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 27.
    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.)
  • 28.
    What a glorious gift is imagination, and what satisfaction it affords!
    (Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German author, critic. Originally published as Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull, Fischer (1954). Felix Krull, in Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man, bk. 1, ch. 1, p. 8, trans. by Denver Lindley, Vintage Books (1955).)
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  • 29.
    Memory is imagination pinned down.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 30.
    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).)
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