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Action and lack of imagination

The basis of action is lack of imagination. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.
Oscar Wilde

Audacity of imagination
Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
John Dewey

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
Francis Bacon

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

Failure of imagination.
When you visualized a man or a woman carefully, you could always begin to feel pity . . . that was a quality God's image carried with it . . . when you saw the lines at the corners of the eyes, the shape of the mouth, how the hair grew, it was impossible to hate. Hate was just a failure of imagination.
Graham Greene

Governing the world
Imagination governs the world.
Napoleon Bonaparte

I am an artist
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Albert Einstein

I can't imagine it
It is a monastery
My imagination is a monastery, and I am its monk.
John Keats

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

It is imagination
The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.
William Blake

It is real
Everything you can imagine is real.
Pablo Picasso

Lack of imagination
Hate is a lack of imagination.
Graham Greene

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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

Living within your means
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Oscar Wilde

Logic and imagination
Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.
Albert Einstein

Men without imagination
Let us leave pretty women to men with no imagination.
Marcel Proust

No wings
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
Muhammad Ali

Passport to hell
My imagination will get me a passport to hell one day.
John Steinbeck

Reality and imagination
Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.
Mark Twain

Reason, intelligence and imagination
Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection.
Victor Hugo

The dark
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

The imaginary
The imaginary is not formed in opposition to reality as its denial or compensation; it grows among signs, from book to book, in the interstice of repetitions and commentaries; it is born and takes shape in the interval between books. It is the phenomena of the library.
Michel Foucault

The wings of imagination
So rapid is the flight of dreams upon the wings of imagination.
Alexandre Dumas

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
Jonathan Swift

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