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
Imagination gallops; judgment merely walks
Memory feeds imagination.
There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.
Poetry is the suggestion, by the imagination, of noble grounds for the noble emotions
Probably the difference between man and the monkeys is that the monkeys are merely bored, while man has boredom plus imagination.
The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy; but there is a space of life between, in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition thick-sighted: thence proceeds mawkishness.
Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.
Profound meditation in solitude and silence frequently exalts the mind above its natural tone, fires the imagination, produces the most refined and sublime conceptions. The soul then tastes the purest and most refined delight, and almost loses the idea of existence in the intellectual pleasure it receives. The mind on every motion darts through space into eternity; and raised, in its free enjoyment of its powers by its own enthusiasm, strengthens itself in the habitude of contemplating the noblest subjects, and of adopting the most heroic pursuits.
Romance is the fiction that owes no allegiance to the God of things as they are. In the novel the writer's thought is tethered to probability, but in romance it ranges at will over the entire region of the imagination
Your voice makes me tremble inside And your smile is an invitation For my imagination to go wild.
There are more things, Lucilius, that frighten us than injure us, and we suffer more in imagination than in reality
The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character, that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world, with all its corruption and evils and cruelties, and the splendid world of our imagination.
Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination and of the heart.
There is a space between man's imagination and man's attainment that may only be traversed by his longing
The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory.
Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of the imagination.
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever
Fear is only an illusion. It is the illusion that creates the feeling of separ-ateness-the false sense of isolation that exists only in your imagination.
You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
I by no means rank poetry high in the scale of intelligence -this may look like affectation but it is my real opinion. It is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake