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

  • I imagine, therefore I belong and am free.
    * Lawrence Durrell

  • There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrated to some stroke of the imagination.
    * Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Imagination is the eye of the soul.
    * Joseph Joubert

  • I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.
    * John Keats

  • The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.
    * John F. Kennedy

  • 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

  • Imagination grows by exercise and contrary to common belief is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
    * W. Somerset Maugham

  • To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life, and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice. We live in the mind.
    * Wallace Stevens

  • You can't depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus.
    * Mark Twain

  • Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history. The influence of real needs and compulsions, of real interests and materials, is indirect because the crowd is never conscious of it.
    * Simone Weil

  • Most idealistic people are skint. I have discovered that people with money have no imagination, and people with imagination have no money.
    * George Weiss