Quotations About / On:
I can imagine living without food. I cannot imagine living without books.
(Alice Foote MacDougall (1867-1945), U.S. businesswoman. The Autobiography of a Business Woman, ch. 2 (1928).
Recalling her childhood self-education in her grandfather's library, where she read works by Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Louisa May Alcott, Shakespeare, Smollett, Shelley, Spenser, Browning, Emerson, and George Eliot, among other writers.)
You can never imagine anything you've never seen.
That we Imagine we Spread
the power of words - they can take you anywhere you can imagine.
(JOHN TIONG CHUNGHOO)
Life wouldn't be so beautiful if everything would happen as we imagined in our dreams.
True kindness presupposes the faculty of imagining as one's own the suffering and joys of others.
(André Gide (1869-1951), French author. "Portraits and Aphorisms," Pretexts (1903).)
I can't imagine going on when there are no more expectations.
(Dame Edith Evans (1888-1976), British actor. As quoted in Dame Edith Evans, ch. 5, by Bryan Forbes (1977).
Evans had had a brilliantly successful stage career.)
Every parent can imagine the joys of child abuse.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
We are never either so fortunate or so misfortunate as we imagine.
(François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 50 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
(Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British comic actor, filmmaker. My Autobiography, ch. 22 (1960).)