imagination

A Quote by Daniel J. Boorstin on greatness, imagination, novelty, power, universe, and world

It is only a short step from exaggerating what we can find in the world to exaggerating our power to remake the world. Expecting more novelty than there is, more greatness than there is, and more strangeness than there is, we imagine ourselves masters of a plastic universe. But a world we can shape to our will is a shapeless world.

Daniel J. Boorstin (1914 -)

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A Quote by Dan Bennett on imagination and temptation

When temptation knocks, imagination usually answers.

Dan Bennett

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A Quote by Cyril Connolly on absence, art, imagination, nostalgia, past, reality, and solution

Imagination is nostalgia for the past, the absent; it is the liquid solution in which art develops the snapshot of reality.

Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)

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A Quote by Cyril Connolly on art, imagination, myth, and science

Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination to science and science to imagination, where they meet, in the myth.

Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)

Source: The Unquiet Grave, 1944.

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A Quote by Cullen Hightower on congress, imagination, and life

We may not imagine how our lives could be more frustrating and complex - but Congress can.

Cullen Hightower

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A Quote by Cullen Hightower on congress, imagination, and life

We may not imagine how our lives could be more frustrating and complex - but Congress can.

Cullen Hightower

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A Quote by Corrine Lajeunesse on abuse, gifts, god, imagination, and worry

Worry is an abuse of God's gift of imagination.

Corrine Lajeunesse

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A Quote by Christopher Fry on concern, imagination, life, senses, and truth

The first of our senses which we should take care never to let rust through disuse is that sixth sense, the imagination. I mean the wide-open eye which leads us to see truth more vividly, to apprehend more broadly, to concern ourselves more deeply, to be, all our life long, sensitive and awake to the powers and responsibilities given to us as human beings.

Christopher Fry (1907 - ?)

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A Quote by Christian Nestell Bovée on enemies and imagination

A panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy, of our imagination.

Christian Bovee (1820 - 1904)

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A Quote by Chinua Achebe on existence, imagination, journeys, people, purpose, and world

Stories serve the purpose of consolidating whatever gains people or their leaders have made or imagine they have made in their existing journey thorough the world.

Chinua Achebe (1930 -)

Source: Award Lecture, "What Has Literature Got to Do With It?," In Sokoto, 23 Aug 1986.

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