The real truthfulness of all works of imagination, sculpture, painting, and written fiction, is so purely in the imagination, that the artist never seeks to represent positive truth, but the idealized image of a truth.
Every brilliant experiment, like every great work of art, starts with an act of imagination.
What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is first their sensibility and tenderness; second, their imagination, and third, their industry.
Madness is an excited mind, indulging in the dreams of imagination, until the heated fancy makes chimeras appear real.
Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.
Imagination is nostalgia for the past, the
absent; it is the liquid solution in which art
develops the snapshot of reality.
Fertility of imagination and abundance of guesses at the truth are among the first requisites of discovery.
The conscious process is reflected in the imagination; the unconscious process is expressed as karma, the generation of actions divorced from thinking and alienated from feeling.
All prosperity begins in the mind and is dependent only upon the full use of our creative imagination.
Imagination is the highest kite that can fly.
This whole universe, with all its vastness, grandeur and beauty, is nothing but sheer imagination. In spite of so many discoveries, researches and scientific knowledge, the creation remains a great unsolved riddle.
Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.
Compassion takes imagination.
Imagination governs the world.
Faith is spiritualized imagination.
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.
Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique, and not too much imagination.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is
There is nothing that cannot be achieved by firm imagination.
Reality is that part of the imagination we all agree on
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry
The eye sees a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination awake.
There are no such things as limits to growth, because there are no limits to the human capacity for intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
Imagination plays too important a role in the writing of history, and what is imagination but the projection of the author's personality.
Scarcely any degree of judgment is sufficient to restrain the imagination from magnifying that on which it is long detained