A Quote by Frederick Frye Rockwell on books, certainty, disappointment, imagination, rules, seasons, trouble, uncertainty, weather, and work

The gardener who imagines that his work can be reduced to a set of rules and formulae, followed and applied according to special days marked on the calendar, is but preparing himself for a double disappointment. Few things are so certain to be uncertain as the seasons and the weather; and these, rather than a set of dates, even for a single locality, form the signs which the real gardener follows. That is the great trouble with much book and magazine gardening.

Frederick Frye Rockwell

Source: Around the Year in the Garden, 1917

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A Quote by Frederic William Farrar on cruelty, desires, husbands, imagination, journeys, necessity, suspicion, taxes, uncertainty, and women

It appears to be uncertain whether the journey of Mary with her husband was obligatory or voluntary. . . . Women were liable to a capitation tax, if this enrolment also involved taxation. But, apart from any legal necessity, it may easily be imagined that at such a moment Mary would desire not to be left alone. The cruel suspicion of which she had been the subject, and which had almost led to the breaking off of her betrothal (Matt. 1: 19) would make her cling all the more to the protection of her husband.

Frederic William Farrar (1831 - 1903)

Source: Farrar in The Life of Christ, footnote p 24

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A Quote by Franz Peter Schubert on grief, imagination, joy, people, reality, and understanding

No one feels another's grief, no one understands another's joy. People imagine that they can reach one another. In reality they only pass each other by.

Franz Peter Schubert (1797 - 1828)

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A Quote by Franklin Pierce Adams on imagination

Having imagination, it takes you an hour to write a paragraph that, if you were unimaginative, would take you only a minute. Or you might not write the paragraph at all.

Franklin Pierce Adams (1881 - 1960)

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A Quote by Francis Vincent "Frank" Zappa, Jr. on imagination, nostalgia, possibility, and world

It is not necessary to imagine the world ending in either fire or ice. There are two other possibilities. One is paperwork, the other is nostalgia.

Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)

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A Quote by Frank Lloyd Wright on ideas, imagination, and salvation

An idea is salvation by imagination.

Frank Lloyd Wright (1868 - 1959)

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A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on cats, dogs, and imagination

Almost everybody can be imagined as either a cat or a dog.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

Source: Undated letter

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A Quote by Francis H. Cabot on beginning, garden, goals, history, imagination, and plants

Gardeners instinctively know that flowers and plants are a continuum and that the wheel of garden history will always be coming full circle. One lifetime is never enough to accomplish one's horticultural goals. If a garden is a site for the imagination, how can we be very far from the beginning?

Francis H. Cabot

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A Quote by Sir Francis Bacon on humor, imagination, and sense of humor

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

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A Quote by Mary Flannery O'Connor on christianity, culture, imagination, kindness, and life

Southern culture has fostered a type of imagination that has been influenced by Christianity of a not too unorthodox kind and by a strong devotion to the Bible, which has kept our minds attached to the concrete and the living symbol.

Flannery O'Connor (1925 - 1964)

Source: Talk at Notre Dame University, spring 1957

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