Hot Air Balloon Illusion

Ghost illusion from within a hot air balloon

Hot Air Balloon Festival - Gatineau, Quebec (2004)





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Imagination rules the world. - Napoleon

A pigment of your imagination - Archie Bunker

Imagination is intelligence having fun. - George Scialabra

A financier is a pawnbroker with imagination. - Arthur Pinero

My single-minded aim is to give existence to fantasy. - Claes Oldenburg

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth. - Ludwig Borne

There are certain things you just don't do in fantasy. - J K Rowling

The success that the Tolkien books had redefined modern fantasy. - George R.R. Martin

Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions. - Albert Einstein

Some of my best friends are illusions. Been sustaining me for years. - Sheila Ballantyne

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination. - Voltaire

It is the starved imagination, not the well-nourished, that is afraid. - E.M. Forster

You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. - Mark Twain

A man loses his illusions first, his teeth second, and his follies last. - Helen Rowland

Where beams of imagination play,
The memory's soft figures melt away. - Alexander Pope

A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache. - Catherine the Great

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination. - John Dewey

Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it. - Lloyd Alexander

Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character. - James Russel Lowell

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. - George Bernard Shaw

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge. - Daniel J. Boorstin

Free will is an illusion. People always choose the perceived path of greatest pleasure. - Scott Adams

Wishes and fears are illusions, Dil Bahadur, not realities. You must practice detachment. - Isabel Allende

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. - Albert Einstein

We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality. - Irish Murdoch

Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique, and not too much imagination. - Christopher Isherwood

The illusion that the times that were are better than those that are has probably pervaded all ages. - Horace Greeley

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist but you have ceased to live. - Mark Twain

Dreams or illusions, call them what you will, they lift us from the commonplace of life to better things. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power. - Arthur C. Clarke

All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable. - Walt Disney

Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. - Terry Pratchett

A dreamer and a thinker understood the value of imagination. He called his imagination a "holy curiosity." - Albert Einstein

I'm always astonished by a forest. It makes me realise that the fantasy of nature is much larger than my own fantasy. - Gunter Grass

An expert problem solver must be endowed with two incompatible qualities: a restless imagination and a patient pertinacity. - Howard Eves

Canada is a balloon-puncturing country. You are not really allowed to be an icon unless you also make an idiot of yourself. - Margaret Atwood

One supreme fact which I have discovered is that it is not willpower but imagination that creates. Imagination creates reality. - Richard Wagner

The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are. - Samuel Johnson

You will recognize your own path when you come upon it because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need. - Sara Teasdale

Running! If there's any activity happier, more exhilarating, more nourishing to the imagination, I can't imagine what it might be. - Joyce Carol Oates


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13-Nov-2019