Hot Air Balloon Illusion

Ghost illusion from within a hot air balloon

Hot Air Balloon Festival - Gatineau, Quebec (2004)





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Everyone needs a fantasy. - Andy Warhol

Illusion is the first of all pleasures. - Oscar Wilde

Imagination is more important than knowledge. - Albert Einstein

Noise creates illusions. Silence brings truth. - Maxime Lagace

Live out of your imagination, not your history. - Stephen Covey

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

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

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

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

The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates. - Oscar Wilde

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

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

Design is about discipline and reality, not about fantasy beyond reality. - Albert Hadley

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

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

Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy. - Walt Disney

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions. - Albert Einstein

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

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. - Dr. Seuss

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

Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape. - Terry Pratchett

Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out. - Criss Jami

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

Our fears are more numerous than our dangers, and we suffer more in our imagination than in reality. - Seneca

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

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

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

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

Edgy is fine - I'm not a prude by any stretch of the imagination - but what's wrong with a good ol' belly laugh? - Carol Burnett

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

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

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

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

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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