Hot Air Balloon Illusion

Ghost illusion from within a hot air balloon

Hot Air Balloon Festival - Gatineau, Quebec (2004)





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Imagination is the eye of the soul. - Joseph Joubert

Worry is a waste of the imagination. - Unknown

Illusion is the first of all pleasures. - Oscar Wilde

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon. - Winnie the Pooh

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so. - Douglas Adams

The power of imagination makes us infinite. - John Muir

Noise creates illusions. Silence brings truth. - Maxime Lagace

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

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. - H L Mencken

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

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

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

Our separation from each other is an optical illusion of consciousness. - Albert Einstein

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

Man either goes forward in imagination or remains imprisoned in his senses. - Unknown

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

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. - Carl Sagan

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

The fantasy of every Australian man is to have two women - one cleaning and the other dusting. - Maurenn Murphy

My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it. - Ursula K. Le Guin

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

I think Nature's imagination is so much greater than man's, she's never gonna let us relax! - Richard P Feynman

What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet. - Woody Allen

Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because they don't want their illusions destroyed. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

A certificate of live birth is not the same thing by any stretch of the imagination as a birth certificate. - Donald Trump

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

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

Toy Soldiers was my introduction to film. I certainly didn't think I was doing art by any stretch of the imagination. - Tim Robbins

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

The public has an appetite for anything about imagination: anything that is far away from reality as is creatively possible. - Steven Spielberg

Every person on this earth is full of great possibilities that can be realized through imagination, effort, and perseverance. - Scott B Kaufman

Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. - Gloria Steinem

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

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

We would rather be ruined than changed. We would rather die in our dread than climb the cross of the moment and let our illusions die. - W H Auden

My imagination persisted in sticking horrors into the dark- so I stuck my imagination into the dark instead, and let it look out at me. - F Scott Fitzgerald

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. - Noam Chomsky


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18-Oct-2021