Television contracts the imagination and radio expands it.

Imagination is not something apart and hermetic not a way of leaving reality behind it is a way of engaging reality.

With the brush we merely tint while the imagination alone produces colour.

Anyone who lives within his means suffers from a lack of imagination.

A financier is a pawnbroker with imagination.

Sometimes surely truth is closer to imagination or to intelligence to love than to fact? To be accurate is not to be right.

The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world with all its corruption and evils and cruelties and the splendid world of our imagination.

Everybody in their own imagination decides what scary is.

I've been acting my whole life. I have this huge imagination! I'm a dancer and my mom's a dance teacher and I was always performing and entertaining people. I'd go to see live theatre or a movie and I'd become the main character for a few days afterwards. I loved being somebody new for a temporary amount of time.

Grant that the true organ with which the beautiful is apprehended is the imagination and it follows that all arts are likely to affect the feelings indirectly.

The initial motivation of the experiment which led to this discovery was a subconscious feeling for the inexhaustible wealth of nature a wealth that goes far beyond the imagination of man.

The world is not run by thought nor by imagination but by opinion.

Many who have had an opportunity of knowing any more about mathematics confuse it with arithmetic and consider it an arid science. In reality however it is a science which requires a great amount of imagination.

Nowadays people's visual imagination is so much more sophisticated so much more developed particularly in young people that now you can make an image which just slightly suggests something they can make of it what they will.

You are indebted to you imagination for three-fourths of your importance.

Free imagination is the inestimable prerogative of youth and it must be cherished and guarded as a treasure.

Imagination is a beast that has to be put in a cage.

I love the paranormal because there every genre I write can become one beacon for my imagination.

I'm kind of surprised that so many of those other books were almost exactly like mine. They even follow the form. There were some books that even copied the stamp. It shows so little imagination.

His imagination conceived and bore - worlds but nothing in these worlds became alive until he discovered its true and living name. The name was the breath of life and sooner or later he invariably found it.

For me my travels have been the chance to go to a place that already exists in my imagination.

I think if you're a competent actor with a good imagination and if it's on the page it makes your job a lot easier.

I don't actually like explaining the meanings of my songs because I think people can take away more from it if they use their imagination.

The travel writer seeks the world we have lost - the lost valleys of the imagination.

Heaven knows I've exposed myself in my novels through the use of fantasy and imagination... now my new book is about what really happened to me... not my heroines.

There's no great mystery to acting. It's a very simple thing to do but you have to work hard at it. It's about asking questions and using your imagination.

I didn't have the equipment for the regular world of being a lawyer. I didn't have the imagination for that. I did have a funny kind of ambition but I didn't know where to put it.

In imagination there's no limitation.

The imagination equips us to perceive reality when it is not fully materialized.

Imagination! Imagination! I put it first years ago when I was asked what qualities I thought necessary for success on the stage.

I never had the financial means that the media said I had. I laugh when I hear the amounts $400 million $800 million. Where do they get this imagination?

Imagination is but another name for super intelligence.

My best investment is my imagination because it has never failed to bring me my greatest returns!

The product of the scientific imagination is a new vision of relations - like that of artistic imagination.

The human imagination has already come to conceive the possibility of recreating human society.

Melville brought to the task a sound knowledge of actual whaling much curious learning in the literature of the subject and above all an imagination which worked with great power upon the facts of his own experience.

I grew up in the '80s where there's a lot of these kind of post-apocalyptic post-comet post-whatever it was so that always captured my imagination a lot as a little kid that idea of getting access to secret places and being able to roam around where you're not supposed to.

In those days it didn't take much imagination to come up with something that required great lyric development skills. You just thought of an experience that you might have gone through and write it down.

Yes I was correctly quoted in saying I introduced sex into films in the 20's but it was sex in good taste and left a great deal to one's imagination.

If you don't pay attention and if your imagination isn't pretty much engaged you're going to miss things and you're going to miss opportunities for it to be as compelling and as creepy as it can be.

But in my imagination this whole thing developed and I started mixing up old folk songs with the Beatles beat and taking them down to Greenwich Village and playing them for the people there.

By going over your day in imagination before you begin it you can begin acting successfully at any moment.

When you're young you have no worries no drama only your imagination. It's the best!

The worlds I paint leave a lot to engage the imagination by hinting at what lies beyond the four edges of the painting. I think getting beyond the four edges of an opportunity or challenge is one of the basic skills you need in business.

I have no idea why I write. The old standards are: I like to express my feelings stretch my imagination earn money.

The loss of liberty which must attend being a wife was of all things the most horrible to my imagination.

I was a wild mischievous kid and I had tremendous imagination. Any experience I had I'd try to reenact it.

But in a 24-hour day the 25th hour is also the impossible hour an hour that doesn't exist that can only be created by the imagination.

It takes as much imagination to create debt as to create income.

Further for once I like the idea that people who think I'm a constant voice for the furthering of the imagination have to see that interest in a more materialistic fashion.

When it came to political power blacks need not apply. Add to this steaming stew the growing tensions over the Vietnam War and the movement for civil rights and you had plenty of elements to fire the imagination of a novice journalist.

And as I have said it's made me think twice about the imagination. If the spirits aren't external how astonishing the mediums become! Victor Hugo said of his voices that they were like his own mental powers multiplied by five.

When you believe in what you're doing and use your imagination and initiative you can make a difference.

Now I'm a failed political consultant. But sometimes fiction has a way of capturing people's imagination in a way that non-fiction doesn't. Conservatives typically haven't written much fiction - specifically political thrillers - over the years to educate inspire and mobilize people on issues of great import but we ought to.

You expect far too much of a first sentence. Think of it as analogous to a good country breakfast: what we want is something simple but nourishing to the imagination.

A child who has never fantasized about having other parents is seriously lacking in imagination.

My imagination is my polestar I steer by that.

Poetry proceeds from the totality of man sense imagination intellect love desire instinct blood and spirit together.

I think we're all a little afraid of the dark. If you lived in the country as I did there's nothing quite like country dark which was really black. And as a child your imagination runs wild.

I think reading is important for a variety of things. I mean first of all it's a way to get information and find out what's going on in the world. But also it helps your imagination.

Writing a novel is not merely going on a shopping expedition across the border to an unreal land: it is hours and years spent in the factories the streets the cathedrals of the imagination.

We can live with lots of things but we can't live without imagination we can't live without hope.

When I was on my own in a hotel room in Romania I had the imagination to keep myself occupied.

With the world as it now presents itself there is something perverse and probably dysfunctional about a person who stays in the same house for 40 years. What about the expanding family syndrome the school-lottery migration the property portfolio neurosis? Have you no imagination?

I always know exactly where my stories take place which gives me something certain so I can use my imagination for the other stuff. I worry though who wants to keep reading stories about Kalamazoo?

Be drawn to the visual arts for it can expand your imagination.

I've got research I have my own life experience I can apply and I have my imagination.

It takes great skill to tell a compelling story in under 60 seconds. These five directors have mastered the format using their talent craft and imagination to provide us with some of the most innovative filmmaking out there today.

What I love most about animation is it's a team sport and everything we do is about pure imagination.

You know working as an actor I'm always working within my own imagination.

I don't think that people should wear dresses two sizes too small. I just think that sexiness is better left to the imagination. It's just more tasteful.

I'd love to play more challenging roles characters that would stretch my comfort zone and imagination.

The capacity you're thinking of is imagination without it there can be no understanding indeed no fiction.

When we had to do book reports I would pick a book that no one read and just make it up and turn that in. I got praised for my imagination.

I think it's fun to play with worlds that you can add a lot of your own imagination to. With 'True Blood ' you're not limited by anything there are just leaps and bounds of the imagination you can take with these characters.

But who can paint like Nature? Can imagination boast amid its gay creation hues like hers?

The Polar Express is about faith and the power of imagination to sustain faith. It's also about the desire to reside in a world where magic can happen the kind of world we all believed in as children but one that disappears as we grow older.

Richard Hugo taught me that anyone with a desire to write an ear for language and a bit of imagination could become a writer. He also in a way gave me permission to write about northern Montana.

Doing 'White Collar ' quite often my character goes undercover so therein lies the compounding of the imagination. I get to play Peter Burke and then someone else when Peter Burke goes undercover.

The imagination is the golden pathway to everywhere.

Because of my faith and my imagination I was able to enjoy my childhood even though it was tough.

But there is so much more to do for the city we love... a Dallas with roads as strong as our businesses parks as beautiful as our children a downtown as tall as our imagination.

The fashions of the ages vary in this direction and that but they vary for the most part from a central road which was struck out by the imagination of Greece.

A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things as in a vision a dream of the whole thing.

I'm not claiming that football is the nation's salvation in this area but it's one of them one little thing that apparently has captured the imagination of a large sector of our society. But when football can't be a relatively pure outlet a fun thing then it hurts itself.

Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality they are also dress rehearsals plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.

I certainly know there are people in positions of power in the business who lack imagination and perhaps as a result of that think of me as 'David'. But I wouldn't really want to work with those people you know?

Suddenly the whole imagination of writing and editorial and newspaper and all these presumptions about who am I reading this and who else other people may be and all that it's so grimly brutal!

But the greatest thing about music is putting it out there for people to figure out. You want the listener to find the song on their own. If you give too much away it takes away from the imagination.

Every day the eye is subject to a thousand tiny shocks as a thousand industries compete for the eye-kick the visual hook that will lock the consumer into product for that crucial second where the tiny - or not so tiny - leap of the imagination is made.

People know that they're going to see something which is entertaining but challenging as well because of the form it's in. It's dance theatre and it requires you to use your imagination - it's not straight forward.

Imagination is as vital to any advance in science as learning and precision are essential for starting points.

There are two worlds: the world we can measure with line and rule and the world that we feel with our hearts and imagination.

I guess something that I've noticed from American acts who had success in touring is more of an explanation as to their music. Which is I think quite funny. I think British acts might like to leave more to the imagination - maybe a bit more obscure perhaps - a bit more shy.

There's no environment. Use your imagination. There's no fourth wall whether it's the first time you've told this story about her life or the sixth time.

My mother was making $135 a week but she had resilience and imagination. She might take frozen vegetables cook them with garlic onion and Spam and it would taste like a four-star dinner.

There's not one major greatest influence on my career. It would be film and great artists and great imagineers - Jim Henson Walt Disney Charlie Chaplin people who understand the joy of the imagination.

If they want to talk about aliens and anything like that... that's part of the gift God gave us. That's what makes life exciting. We're pretty stuck you know. What gives flight to our life is our imagination.

In The Touch the love scenes are the same as they were in The Thorn Birds or anything else I've ever written. I find a way of saying that either it was heaven or hell but in a way that still leaves room for the reader to use their own imagination.

It is the work of fancy to enlarge but of judgment to shorten and contract and therefore this must be as far above the other as judgment is a greater and nobler faculty than fancy or imagination.

Death? Why this fuss about death? Use your imagination try to visualize a world without death! Death is the essential condition of life not an evil.

As an actor I think sometimes producers need a little bit of encouragement to see you in a particular role they may not have as much imagination as you would expect.

Anyone who said he wasn't afraid during the civil rights movement was either a liar or without imagination. I was scared all the time. My hands didn't shake but inside I was shaking.

Being an actor in movies is a lot about the power of your imagination and making the circumstance real to you so the audience will feel that it's real.

I like photographs which leave something to the imagination.

I'm only interested in fiction that in some way or other voices the very imagination which is conceiving it.

I was brought up in a very open rural countryside in the middle of nowhere. There were no cell phones. If your lights went out you were lit by candlelight for a good four days before they can get to you. And so my imagination was crazy.

I had this wild imagination. I was never me. All my childhood photos I'm in fancy dress playing a Russian refuge or Marvelous Mad Madam Mim.

Most people have no imagination. If they could imagine the sufferings of others they would not make them suffer so. What separated a German mother from a French mother?

Regardless of who originally made it popular any hit song becomes a challenge to the ingenuity and imagination of other musicians and performers.

If there is a book that the script came from you have to read it you have to see what you can get out of it: mood back story and things that may not even be in the film. They kick off your imagination and broaden the character I think.

Enthusiasm is that temper of the mind in which the imagination has got the better of the judgment.

No film has captivated my imagination more than 'King Kong.' I'm making movies today because I saw this film when I was 9 years old.

I don't know if Jim was a major part of that or not. He is one of a small group of real storytellers. He has enormous imagination and ability to write. I'm glad he's coming back. It's going to be good for the show.

George has only got to ring me. His imagination is so wonderful I'd do any character he might create.

Grandchildren have taught me how important the future is. I try to look through their eyes and envision what's in their imagination. What's the world going to look like when they're my age? That really does take a huge imagination.

We didn't have television until I was about eight years old so it was either the movies or radio. A lot of radio drama. That was our television you know. We had to use our imagination. So it was really those two things and the comics that I immersed myself in as a child.

It's a wonderful thing working with young actors. I know a lot of people don't like working with children. I actually adore it because you watch their imagination open up and you watch them start to learn this job that I've been doing for so long. They come with such a lack of cynicism.

I definitely gravitate towards quality genre projects and genre of any kind whether it's science fiction horror or really anything. I'm just drawn to quality. I don't think 'Darkness Falls' is horror there isn't any gore by any stretch of the imagination.

I have learned the art of filling in your lines with your visuals and your movies and your imagination.

To put up a show is to face life's injustices with one of the few weapons available to a desperate and brave people their imagination.

To them though not to us we were just a catalyst for their imagination.

She has no imagination and that means no compassion.

I guess what I've learned is that there are no boundaries when it comes to imagination. It's limitless.

It's just a way of trying to get to a third thing that's not particular to any quote-unquote genre. It's been great for me it's really opened me up and gotten me to use that part of my imagination. It's very scary in a lot of ways and just as exciting.

I love costumes. I love getting dressed up because it really helps my imagination make the leap to believe that I am who I say I am.

People can't just listen to the music and have their own imagination and take them where they wanna go.

An art aims above all at producing something beautiful which affects not our feelings but the organ of pure contemplation our imagination.

I mean it's fine when you're a kid and someone runs into the playground and goes 'I've got this great game of pretend ' and you play... As an actor getting to play getting to use your imagination and be childish - it is weird but it's wonderful.

When you are young your imagination is so clear.

Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels.

When one paints an ideal one does not need to limit one's imagination.

Although Bill Finger literally typed the scripts in the early days he wrote the scripts from ideas that we mutually collaborated on. Many of the unique concepts and story twists also came from my own fertile imagination.

Imagination it turns out is a great deal like reporting in your own head. Here is a paradox of fiction-writing. You are crafting something from nothing which means in one sense that none of it is true. Yet in the writing and perhaps in the reading some of a character's actions or lines are truer than others.

I had been a reporter for 15 years when I set out to write my first novel. I knew how to research an article or profile a subject - skills that I assumed would be useless when it came to fiction. It was from my imagination that the characters in my story would emerge.

People who think my books are autobiographical which they're not credit me with having a much better memory than I do. I do however have a powerful imagination.

I loved the world of imagination.

Imagination the traitor of the mind has taken my solitude and slain it.

Usually I say I have no imagination.

Imagination is the only key to the future. Without it none exists - with it all things are possible.

That neither our thoughts nor passions nor ideas formed by the imagination exist without the mind is what every body will allow.

Painting and sculpture are very archaic forms. It's the only thing left in our industrial society where an individual alone can make something with not just his own hands but brains imagination heart maybe.

'Avatar' is the greatest most comprehensive collection of movie cliches ever assembled but it's put together in a brand new way with a new technology and tremendous imagination making it a true epic and a kind of a milestone.

In this drawing we just let our imagination run wild. We visualized Superman toys games and a radio show - that was before TV - and Superman movies. We even visualized Superman billboards. And it's all come true.

In the beginning we had a great deal of freedom and Jerry wrote completely out of his imagination - very very freely. We even had no editorial supervision to speak of because they were in such a rush to get the thing in before deadline. But later on we were restricted.

Reading a hard copy book and reading a book on an iPad are slightly different experiences. What they both have in common though is that you must engage your imagination in the process.

It's definitely true that there are a lot of the devices we used on 'Star Trek ' that came out the imagination of the writers and the creators that are actually in the world today.

The question is how to bring a work of imagination out of one language that was just as taken-for-granted by the persons who used it as our language is by ourselves. Nothing strange about it.

Now it is quite clear to me that there are no solid spheres in the heavens and those that have been devised by the authors to save the appearances exist only in the imagination.

No matter how mistaken Communist ideas may be the experience and knowledge gained by trying them out have given a tremendous impetus to thought and imagination.

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