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"To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all."
Anatole France

"A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral."
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"I never did very well in math - I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally."
Calvin Trillin

"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere."
Carl Sagan

"Trust that little voice in your head that says "Wouldn't it be interesting if.."; And then do it."
Duane Michals

"I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see."
Duane Michals

"There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination."
Edmund Burke

"Some stories are true that never happened."
Elie Wiesel

"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."
Edgar Allan Poe

"The possible's slow fuse is lit, by the Imagination."
Emily Dickinson

"They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea."
Francis Bacon

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."
George S. Patton

"There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds."
Gilbert K. Chesterton

"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."
George S. Patton

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
Henry David Thoreau

"Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures."
Jessamyn West

"Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed."
Joseph Addison

"You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club."
Jack London

"It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards."
Lewis Carroll

"Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity."
L. Frank Baum

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