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    imagination Quotes

    I suspect that one of capitalism's crucial assets derives from the fact that the imagination of economists, including its critics, lags well behind its own inventiveness, the arbitrariness of its undertaking and the ruthlessness of the way in which it proceeds.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: facts  imagination 
    A mystery is the most stimulating force in unleashing the imagination.
    — Zuzana Licko
    For me, it's owning the fact that I have a sensitive disposition along with a rampant imagination that makes up stories and convinces me they're true. I feel things intensely, and that sometimes brings me on wave of profound sorrow.
    — Zosia Mamet
    I grew up believing my sister was from the planet Neptune and had been sent down to Earth to kill me. I believed this because my sister Emily convinced me of it when I was a toddler. I think she'd seen Invasion of the Body Snatchers and her imagination ran away with her. There's a part of me that still believes it.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    That's creativity in a nutshell. A messy tug-of-war with imagination to erase that feeling that nothing really matters anyway.
    — Zoe Whittall
    'Mr Selfridge' is a lot more accessible than shows like 'Downton.' Everyone knows the store, but not everyone knows the story. Having this store as the backdrop with all of society working under one roof, I think it really captures people's imagination.
    — Zoe Tapper
    There are people a lot smarter than me investigating nature versus nurture who would have a lot to say about that, but I think it's an enormous privilege to be born into a family where my parents had enough time to read to me and listen to my stories and foster my imagination. It's a privilege to have time to investigate your imagination. And not to have, like, an amount of stress on you as a kid that prevents you from maturing creatively.
    — Zoe Kazan
    Half the fun is getting to play dress-up and imagine what it's like to be this other person. If you're not excited about a part where you get to use your imagination, then what's the point in doing it? It'll be just another job. Also, Director Michael Pressman and I see eye-to-eye with Marie.
    — Zoe Kazan
    tags: people  fun  job  imagination  imagine 
    I think the written word is my first love. I was just a very imagination - centered child and a big part of that imaginary life came from reading.
    — Zoe Kazan
    It seems to me that my lack of faith is not, as I once thought, a triumph of the rational mind, but rather a failure of the imagination - an inability to tolerate mistery.
    — Zoë Heller
    Imagination is a great thing in long dull hours, but it's a real curse in a dark alley.
    — Zilpha Keatley Snyder
    tags: dark  real  imagination 
    Experience and imagination must enter into the very constitution of our thoughts involving concrete individuals.
    — Zeno Vendler
    I am really only myself when I'm somebody else whom I have endowed with these wonderful qualities from my imagination.
    — Zelda Fitzgerald
    There's a difference between hot women and beautiful women. Hot women are everywhere; they abound. They are beautified, not beautiful. Beautiful women, on the other hand, are rare and a real mystery. Hotness speaks to our impulses. Beauty speaks to our imagination.
    — Zan Perrion
    There's not one major greatest influence on my career. It would be film and great artists and great imagineers - Jim Henson, Walt Disney, Charlie Chaplin, people who understand the joy of the imagination.
    — Zac Posen
    Everybody in their own imagination decides what scary is.
    — Yvonne Craig
    tags: imagination 
    In my perfect imagination, with stern discipline I rise with the first bird, salute the dawn, have a healthy breakfast of fruits, wander over to my faux-oak desk, tap the On button on my Macbook Air, acknowledge the muse, and skip into the world where the story flows over the day and into the night.
    — Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
    The imagination is the vehicle of sensibility. Transported by the imagination, we attain life, life itself, which is absolute art.
    — Yves Klein
    tags: imagination 
    Imagination is so much more fertile than life.
    — Yuriy Tarnawsky
    tags: imagination 
    I find that biographical material holds me back, hampers my creative process, cramps my imagination.
    — Yuriy Tarnawsky
    Better to be caught in sudden, complete catastrophe than to be gnawed by the cancer of imagination.
    — Yukio Mishima
    tags: imagination 
    Fashion cannot make you sexy. Experience makes you sexy. Imagination makes people sexy. You have to train yourself, you have to study, and you have to live your life.
    — Yohji Yamamoto
    I have no imagination about holidays, vacations, or retiring life. I can't imagine about those things.
    — Yohji Yamamoto
    Man is free in his imagination, but bound by his reason.
    — Yisroel Salanter
    tags: men  imagination 
    As children, our imaginations are vibrant, and our hearts are open... Everything amazes us, and we think anything is possible. We continuously experience life with a sense of newness and unbridled curiosity.
    — Yehuda Berg
    I was a very religious child - I went to synagogue at least once, sometimes twice, a day. And I remember my religiousness as good - I think religion is good for children, especially educated children, because it allows for imagination, a whole imaginative world apart from the practical world.
    — Yehuda Amichai
    The greatest things in life - truth, creativity, imagination, love, kindness, compassion -are already inside us, and they're all free.
    — Yanni
    Funk is the unending cycle of life. It's the ultimate concept-wherever your imagination will take it.
    — Xenobia Bailey
    tags: imagination 
    Imagination, realm of enchantment!- which the most beneficent of beings bestowed upon man to console him for reality- I must quit you now.
    — Xavier de Maistre
    tags: men  imagination 
    What I really have in my head, my imagination, my understanding of music, I never really get that out.
    — Wynton Marsalis
    The imagination made us human, but being human, becoming more human, is a greater burden than we imagined. We have no choice but to imagine ourselves more human than we are.
    — Wright Morris
    I always think to shoot action scenes is not really about the stunts. It's more about an expression and about imagination.
    — Wong Kar-wai
    A fierce and monkish art; a castigation of the flesh. You must cut out your imagination and not fly an airplane but regulate a half-dozen instruments . . . .At first, the conflicts between animal sense and engineering brain are irresistibly strong.
    — Wolfgang Langewiesche
    Flying is done largely with the imagination.
    — Wolfgang Langewiesche
    tags: imagination 
    I am not afraid of beauty, unlike most artists today. The pollen, the milk, the beeswax, they have a beauty that is incredible, that is beyond the imagination, something which you cannot believe is a reality-and it is the most real. I could not make it myself, I could not create it myself, but I can participate in it. Trying to create it yourself is only a tragedy, participating in it is a big chance.
    — Wolfgang Laib
    Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
    — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    I do not hear in my imagination the parts successively, but I hear them gleich alles zusammen - at the same time all together.
    — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    tags: time  imagination 
    The whole, though it be long, stands almost complete and finished in my mind so that I can survey it at a glance. Nor do I hear in my imagination the parts successively, but I hear them, as it were, all at once. What delight this is I cannot tell!
    — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    tags: mind  imagination 
    The wonders of the music of the future will be of a higher & wider scale and will introduce many sounds that the human ear is now incapable of hearing. Among these new sounds will be the glorious music of angelic chorales. As men hear these they will cease to consider Angels as figments of their imagination.
    — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Neither rejoice nor lament prematurely; for whatever may happen, all will be well if we only have health; for happiness exists-merely in the imagination.
    — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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