Quotations About / On:
A big family must be fun. I imagine it makes you feel you belong to something.
(Barré Lyndon (1896-1972), British screenwriter, and Byron Haskins. Clayton (Gene Barry), The War of the Worlds, talking to Sylvia in the abandoned farmhouse.
Based on the novel by H.G.Wells.)
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).)
If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human faceforever.
(George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. O'Brien to Winston Smith, in Nineteen Eighty-Four, pt. 3, ch. 3 (1949).)
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).)
... the function of art is to do more than tell it like it isit's to imagine what is possible.
(bell hooks (b. c. 1955), African American author, feminist, and human rights advocate. Outlaw Culture, ch. 19 (1994).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)
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).)