Quotations About / On: IMAGINE

  • 21.
    The function of the actor is to make the audience imagine for the moment that real things are happening to real people.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. First published in Herbert Beerbohm Tree: Some Memories of Him and His Art (1920). "From the Point of View of the Playwright," The Drama Observed , ed. Bernard F. Dukore, Penn State Press (1993).)
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  • 22.
    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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  • 23.
    You are as happy as you think you are, but not necessarily as miserable as you imagine.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 24.
    I had always imagined that Cliché was a suburb of Paris, until I discovered it to be a street in Oxford.
    (Philip Guedalla (1889-1944), British author. "Some Historians," Supers and Supermen (1920).)
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  • 25.
    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).)
  • 26.
    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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  • 27.
    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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  • 28.
    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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  • 29.
    Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.
    (Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Oliver Twist, ch. 37, p. 267 (1838).)
  • 30.
    One cannot imagine St. Francis of Assisi talking about rights.
    (Simone Weil (1909-1943), French philosopher, mystic. repr. In Selected Essays, ed. Richard Rees (1962). "Human Personality," La Table Ronde (written 1943, published December 1950).)
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