Quotations About / On: IMAGINE

  • 11.
    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).)
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  • 12.
    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.)
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  • 13.
    Every parent can imagine the joys of child abuse.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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  • 14.
    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).)
  • 15.
    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).)
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  • 16.
    People often imagine that being hard to please confers a certain superiority.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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  • 17.
    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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  • 18.
    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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  • 19.
    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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  • 20.
    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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