You speak of Lord Byron and me; there is this great difference between us. He describes what he sees I describe what I imagine. Mine is the hardest task.
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.
I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
The very gradual character of the changes of the body also contributes to the stability of the ego, but in a much less degree than people imagine.
Where there is no imagination there is no horror.
Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.
I just had a baby. I'm not going to work unless it's something really special and meaningful, because I can't imagine missing all that time with my daughter.
The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.
I had a pretty sexual imagination for a kid.
Those Dutchmen had hardly any imagination or fantasy, but their good taste and their scientific knowledge of composition were enormous.
But fantasy kills imagination, pornography is death to art.
Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?
I am neither a sociologist nor a politician. All I can do is imagine for myself what the future will be like.
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, and our character.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.
In such a theory a bare electron would be inconceivable, since one cannot imagine the end of a piece of string without having the string.
There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels for someone, for someone, pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echos.
Reality provides us with facts so romantic that imagination itself could add nothing to them.
I'm an artist, and the need to get inside myself and be creative and be other people is a part of who I am. I don't imagine I'll abandon that completely.
It's quite difficult for me to imagine my life without chess.
To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.
Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels.
Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space. As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful marble you can imagine.