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Imagination rules the world. - Napoleon

Everything you can imagine is real. - Pablo Picasso

Illusion is the first of all pleasures. - Oscar Wilde

The power of imagination makes us infinite. - John Muir

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

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

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

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

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

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

Logic will get you from A to Z. Imagination will take you everywhere. - Albert Einstein

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

Dreams are extremely important. You can't do it unless you imagine it. - George Lucas

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

I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine. - Peter Ustinov

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

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

Like the cosmetics industry, the securities business is engaged in selling illusion. - Paul Samuelson

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

I affirm to you the tremendous potential you have, not beyond anything you could ever imagine. - Stephen Covey

I can imagine few worse fates than walking around for the rest of one's life wearing a typo. - Anne Fadiman

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

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

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

You know what it's like having five kids? Imagine you're drowning. And someone hands you a baby. - Jim Gaffigan

The imagination exercises a powerful influence over every act of sense, thought, reason, over every idea. - Latin Proverb

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

If the universe is bigger and stranger than I can imagine, it's best to meet it with an empty bladder. - John Scalzi

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

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

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

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

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

I had discovered a terrible vulnerability I myself which I think of not as cowardliness but as an ability to imagine too much. - William Kittredge

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

When you talk about fantasy, the usual problem is that whilst you've got the world of imagination, there are no controlling forces. - Raymond E. Feist

Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable. - Carl Jung

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