Hot Air Balloon Illusion

Ghost illusion from within a hot air balloon

Hot Air Balloon Festival - Gatineau, Quebec (2004)





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Conference: Hot air on a high level. - Gerald Barzan

Worry is a waste of the imagination. - Unknown

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

Inflation: everyone's illusion of wealth - Unknown

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

Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but imagination. - Immanuel Kant

The great instrument of moral good is the imagination. - Percy Bysshe Shelley

The possible's slow fuse is lit by the imagination. - Emily Dickinson

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

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

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality. - Jules de Gaultier

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. - Albert Einstein

I'm capable of anything, my imagination can give me wings. - Nas

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

I have too many fantasies to be a housewife. I guess I am a fantasy. - Marilyn Monroe

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

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

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

Imagination, of course, can open any door - turn the key and let terror walk right in. - Truman Capote

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

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

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

That's what storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill hope again and again. - Walt Disney

If you turn the imagination loose like a hunting dog, it will often return with the bird in its mouth. - William Maxwell

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

Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached. - Simone Weil

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. - Plato

Fatalism is the creed of a will that is dying to its possibilities and seeks to drag the imagination with it. - Ravi Zacharias

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

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

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

In retrospect, all these exercises in self-gratification seem pure fantasy, what Pascal called 'licking the earth.' - Malcolm Muggeridge

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

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

Fantasy has a dark side to it. It also has a light hemisphere - the power of the human imagination to keep going, to imagine a better tomorrow. - Tim O'Brien

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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