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It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or icethere 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).)
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).)
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).)
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.)
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).)
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).)
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.)
... 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).)
Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise.
(George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. "Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool," Shooting an Elephant (1950).)