Quotations About / On: IMAGINE

  • 31.
    War was then no longer this noble and unified outburst of souls in love with glory that he had imagined from Napoleon's proclamations.
    (Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French novelist. The Charterhouse of Parma, ch. III, Dupont (1839) (trans. by Jeri King).)
  • 32.
    By poeticizing love, we imagine in those we love virtues that they often do not possess; this then becomes the source of constant mistakes and constant distress.
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Narrator in Ariadna, Works, vol. 9, p. 117, "Nauka" (1976).)
  • 33.
    If beggars do not hate the rest of us, they are even more abject than I had imagined.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)
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  • 34.
    It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice—there are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia.
    (Frank Zappa (1940-1993), U.S. rock musician, and Peter Occhiogrosso. The Real Frank Zappa Book, ch. 9 (1989).)
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  • 35.
    Whoever will imagine a perpetual confession of ignorance, a judgment without leaning or inclination, on any occasion whatever, has a conception of Pyrrhonism.
    (Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist and philosopher. "Apology for Raymond Sebond," Complete Essays of Montaigne, trans. by Donald M. Frame (1965).)
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  • 36.
    I can imagine no more comfortable frame of mind for the conduct of life than a humorous resignation.
    (W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1966), British author. A Writer's Notebook, entry, 1902 (1949).)
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  • 37.
    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.)
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  • 38.
    You may try but you can never imagine what it is to have a man's form of genius in you, and to suffer the slavery of being a girl.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist, editor. Deronda's mother, in Daniel Deronda, bk. 7, ch. 51 (1874-1876).)
  • 39.
    If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.
    (George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. O'Brien to Winston Smith, in Nineteen Eighty-Four, pt. 3, ch. 3 (1949).)
  • 40.
    The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "The Myth of Sisyphus," The Myth of Sisyphus (1942, trans. 1955). Last words of this work.)
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