imagination


Random quote of the day:

“[Poetry is] imaginary gardens with real toads in them.”

—Marianne Moore, “Poetry”

 

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Random quote of the day:

“Hope and imagination are the only consolations for the disappointments and sorrows of experience.”

—Italo Calvino, Six Memos for the Next Millennium

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Random quote of the day:

“When you begin to sense that your imagination is the place where you are most divine, you feel called to clean out of your mind all the worn and shabby furniture of thought. You wish to refurbish yourself with living thought so you can begin to see.”

—John O’Donohue, “The Question Holds the Lantern,” www.johnodonohue.com/words/question

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Random quote of the day: 

“It is a blessed thing to have an imagination that can always make you satisfied, no matter how you are fixed.

—Mark Twain, The American Claimant

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Random quote of the day:

“Hateful, the writer who talks about and exploits what he has never experienced. But be careful, a murderer is not the best man to talk of crime. (But isn’t he the best man to talk of his crime? Even that is not certain.) Essential to imagine a certain distance between creation and the deed. The true artist stands midway between what he imagines and what he does.”

—Albert Camus, The Notebooks, 1942-1951 (tr. Justin O’Brien)

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Random quote of the day:

“Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.”

—W. Somerset Maugham, The Summing Up

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Random quote of the day:

“Without imagination the soul is not perceptible.”

—Robert M. Place, adapted from the Hermetic teachings of Antoine Faivre in The Tarot: History, Symbolism and Divination

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Random quote of the day:

“What you contemplate, you touch. What you enter into in imagination, you make yourself one with.”

—Dion Fortune, Principles of Esoteric Healing

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Random quote of the day:

“Imagining what it is like to be someone other than yourself is at the core of our humanity. It is the essence of compassion, and it is the beginning of morality.”

—Ian McEwan, “Only Love and Then Oblivion,” The Guardian, Sept. 15, 2001 

This is a beautifully written short piece. You can read the full essay here.

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Random quote of the day:

 

“Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he isn’t.  A sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.”

—Anonymous aphorism often attributed to Sir Francis Bacon, Horace Walpole and others

 


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