Quotations About / On: IMAGINE

  • 11.
    Man is an imagining being.
    (Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962), French scientist, philosopher, literary theorist. The Poetics of Reverie, ch. 2, sct. 10 (1960, trans. 1969).)
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  • 12.
    There is more felicity on the far side of baldness than young men can possibly imagine.
    (Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. All Trivia, "Last Words," (1933).)
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  • 13.
    I can imagine many things, but few clearly.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 14.
    The narrative impulse is always with us; we couldn't imagine ourselves through a day without it.
    (Robert Coover (b. 1932), U.S. writer. Time Out (London, May 7, 1986).)
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  • 15.
    I don't know how to defend myself: surprised innocence cannot imagine being under suspicion.
    (Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Rodogune, in Rodogune, act 5, sc. 4 (1644).)
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  • 16.
    The facts, even the real ones, must be imagined before they can be stated.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 17.
    When our vices leave us, we like to imagine it is we who are leaving them.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 193 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 18.
    Science becomes dangerous only when it imagines that it has reached its goal.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (1911). The Doctor's Dilemma, preface, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 3, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1971).)
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  • 19.
    Old men, imagining themselves under obligation to young paramours, seldom keep any thing from their knowledge.
    (Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Anna Howe, in Clarissa, vol. 5, p. 36, AMS Press (1990).)
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  • 20.
    A man is never as fortunate—or as unfortunate—as he imagines.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. Maximes, no. 49 (1678).)
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