Almost any biographer, if he respects facts, can give us much more than another fact to add to our collection. He can give us the creative fact; the fertile fact; the fact that suggests and engenders.
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.
Few people have the imagination for reality.
No one feels another's grief, no one understands another's joy. People imagine they can reach one another. In reality they only pass each other by.
Sometimes legends make reality, and become more useful than the facts.
Imagination creates reality.
There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do.
Only the misfortune of exile can provide the in-depth understanding and the overview into the realities of the world.
The people who call my work 'abstract' are imbeciles... what they call 'abstract' is in fact the purest realism, the reality of which is not represented by external form but by the idea behind it, the essence of the work.
The public has an appetite for anything about imagination - anything that is as far away from reality as is creatively possible.
It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.
First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illumines reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life, and brings us tidings of antiquity.
The verbal interpretation, on the other hand, i. e. the metaphysics of quantum physics, is on far less solid ground. In fact, in more than forty years physicists have not been able to provide a clear metaphysical model.
When drawings of the main buildings I have designed in the last five years are juxtaposed, the fact that they all involve the pursuit of certain configurations is obvious to anyone.
The new spirituality will bring about what I'm calling the 'end of better.' And that is in fact what is called for in the next of the series of books that I've been writing.
I try to decorate my imagination as much as I can.
I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality, while being entertaining. Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness.
Each individual fact, taken by itself, can indeed arouse our curiosity or our astonishment, or be useful to us in its practical applications.
There are certain realities we must speak of with our children that were not present when I was a child.
Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.
What the imagination seizes as beauty must be the truth.
Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
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.