A Quote by Sol Luckman on beginners luke, sol luckman, luke soloman, fiction, nonfiction, author, character, personage, disclaimer, reality, fantasy, truth, imagination, writing, and novel

DISCLAIMER: This is a work of fiction insofar as we are all, each and every one of us, including yours truly, and including you (perhaps most of all), works of fiction. Beyond that, it is pure and absolute nonfiction; and though its “author” technically never existed, at least not in the dense, empirical, flesh-and-blood sense, the personages and events herein depicted are drawn straight from life, as it were. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual places, living or dead, while purely coincidental from the point of view of intention, should surprise no one.

Sol Luckman

Source: Beginner's Luke: Book I of the Beginner's Luke Series, Pages: 6

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on reality, imagination, and cosmos

For in the end, the irreality function functions as well in the face of man as in the face of the cosmos. What would we know of others if we did not imagine things?

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 81

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on concept, image, imagination, and stability

Perhaps it is even a good idea to stir up a rivalry between conceptual and imaginative activity. In any case, one will encounter nothing but disappointments if he intends to make them cooperate. The image can not provide matter for a concept. By giving stability to the image, the concept would stifle its life.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 52

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A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on image, reverie, imagination, and objectivity

The image can only be studied through the image, by dreaming images as they gather in reverie. It is a non-sense to claim to study imagination objectively since one really receives the image only if he admires it. Already in comparing one image to another, one runs the risk of losing participation in its individuality.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 53

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A Quote by C.S. Lewis on being, imagination, and life

We seek an enlargement of our being. We want to be more than ourselves . . . We want to see with other eyes, to imagine with other imaginations, to feel with other hearts, as well as with our own . . . We demand windows.

C.S. Lewis

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A Quote by James Hillman on soul, intelligence, fate, myth, tragedy, imagination, and character

It helps to regard soul as an active intelligence, forming and plotting each person’s fate. Translators use “plot” to render the ancient Greek word mythos in English. The plots that entangle our souls and draw forth our characters are the great myths. That is why we need a sense of myth and knowledge of different myths to gain insight into our epic struggles, our misalliances, and our tragedies. Myths show the imaginative structures inside our messes, and our human characters can locate themselves against the background of the characters of myth.

James Hillman

Source: The Force of Character: And the Lasting Life, Pages: 11

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A Quote by Rasa on secret, blind, imagination, love, believe, and heart

For the blind to see, the proper use of imagination is a must. With love, it must connect with the other senses which function together to create the blind sight. Believe with heart.


Source: Testament of Will, Green 20

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A Quote by Sean O'Faolain on imagination and reality

There is only one admirable form of the imagination: the imagination that is so intense that it creates a new reality, that it makes things happen.

Sean Faolain

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A Quote by Thomas Moore on change and imagination

True change takes place in the imagination.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

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A Quote by Milan Kundera on writing, fiction, novel, creative writing, creatiivity, imagination, self-awareness, quantum, courage, exploration, and discovery

The characters in my novels are my own unrealized possibilities. That is why I am equally fond of them all and equally horrified by them. Each one has crossed a border that I myself have circumvented. It is that crossed border (the border beyond which my own "I" ends) which attracts me most. For beyond that border begins the secret the novel asks about. This novel is not the author's confession; it is an investigation of human life in the trap the world has become.

Milan Kundera

Source: The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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