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Morse Code Portrait Illusion

Master of Deception: Pointillism painting

Morse Code Portrait Illusion thanks to Ken Knowlton

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Morse Code Portrait Illusion thanks to Ken Knowlton

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Each tight sequence of 'dots' and 'dashes' is a character of International Morse Code. Early in his life, its originator (Samuel F. B. Morse) was a respected New England portrait painter. One may wonder what he would have thought of this portrait in which he unwittingly collaborated...

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Imagination is the eye of the soul. - Joseph Joubert

Imagination is intelligence having fun. - George Scialabra

Illusion is the first of all pleasures. - Oscar Wilde

Imagination means nothing without doing. - Charlie Chaplin

A financier is a pawnbroker with imagination. - Arthur Pinero

The human race is governed by its imagination. - Napoleon Bonaparte

We suffer more often in imagination than in reality. - Seneca

The heart of an Irishman is nothing but his imagination. - George Bernard Shaw

The imagination is the secret and marrow of civilization. - Henry Ward Beecher

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. - Thomas Edison

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

What a strange illusion to suppose that beauty is goodness. - Leo Tolstoy

The Possible's slow fuse is lit
By the Imagination. - Emily Dickinson

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion. - Miguel de Unamuno

If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion. - Noam Chomsky

There is nothing more dreadful than imagination without taste. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I'm not a passive person by any stretch of the imagination. - Courteney Cox

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

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

Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion. - Michael Jordan

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

Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly. - Morticia Addams

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

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

All things, in their way, reflect heavenly truth, the imagination not least. - C S Lewis

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

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

There's a big overlap with the people you meet at the fantasy and science fiction cons. - Fred Saberhagen

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

I always wanted to ride a dragon myself, so I decided to do this for a year in my imagination. - Cornelia Funke

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

I like grey characters; fantasy for too long has been focused on very stereotypical heroes and villains. - George R.R. Martin

What your mind sees when you close your eyes marks the entrance to an endless universe: your imagination. - Stephen Helmes

The mathematician is entirely free, within the limits of the imagination, to construct what worlds he pleases. - J.W.N. Sullivan

The poet is in command of his fantasy, while it is exactly the mark of the neurotic that he is possessed by his fantasy. - Lionel Trilling

Every act of perception is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination. - Gerard M. Edelman

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

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is. - Horace Walpole

Stretching the capabilities of my imagination is a crucial aspect of writing fiction; you could think of it as a mental form of athleticism. - Julia Glass


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