Quotes about imagination




The world is not run by thought, nor by imagination, but by opinion.

~ Elizabeth Drew

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I am better able to imagine hell than heaven it is my inheritance, I suppose.

~ Elinor Wylie

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Some stories are true that never happened.

~ Elie Wiesel

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No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.

~ Edward Hopper

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Grant that the true organ with which the beautiful is apprehended is the imagination, and it follows that all arts are likely to affect the feelings indirectly.

~ Eduard Hanslick

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It is not enough to know your craft – you have to have feeling. Science is all very well, but for us imagination is worth far more.

~ Edouard Manet

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An art aims, above all, at producing something beautiful which affects not our feelings but the organ of pure contemplation, our imagination.

~ Eduard Hanslick

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The human imagination has already come to conceive the possibility of recreating human society.

~ Edmund Wilson

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There is a boundary to men’s passions when they act from feelings but none when they are under the influence of imagination.

~ Edmund Burke

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There are moments when a man’s imagination, so easily subdued to what it lives in, suddenly rises above its daily level and surveys the long windings of destiny.

~ Edith Wharton

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