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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
H. L. Mencken
There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings.
Seeks painted trifles and fantastic toys, and eagerly pursues imaginary joys.
Youth is impulsive. When our young men grow angry at some real or imaginary wrong, and disfigure their faces with black paint, it denotes that their hearts are black, and that they are often cruel and relentless, and our old men and old women are unable to restrain them. Thus it has ever been.
Imaginary time is a new dimension, at right angles to ordinary, real time.
I was the kid next door's imaginary friend.
The imaginary world has always been the most fun place for me to be.
The Bristol Channel was always my guide, and I was always able to draw an imaginary line from my bed to our house over in Wales. It was a great comfort.
Filmmaking for me is always aiming for the imaginary movie and never achieving it.
In the early 1940s, as a young teenager, I was utterly appalled by the racist and jingoist hysteria of the anti-Japanese propaganda. The Germans were evil, but treated with some respect: They were, after all, blond Aryan types, just like our imaginary self-image. Japanese were mere vermin, to be crushed like ants.
The character of instrumental music... lets the emotions radiate and shine in their own character without presuming to display them as real or imaginary representations.
Realism is a bad word. In a sense everything is realistic. I see no line between the imaginary and the real.
Many children make up, or begin to make up, imaginary languages. I have been at it since I could write.
J. R. R. Tolkien
We must prefer real hell to an imaginary paradise.
This is a work of fiction. All the characters in it, human and otherwise, are imaginary, excepting only certain of the fairy folk, whom it might be unwise to offend by casting doubts on their existence. Or lack thereof.
The first-born in every family is always dreaming for an imaginary older brother or sister who will look out for them.
It is living and ceasing to live that are imaginary solutions. Existence is elsewhere.
As photographs give people an imaginary possession of a past that is unreal, they also help people to take possession of space in which they are insecure.
Growing up as a chubby kid with a ton of imaginary friends and a Cyndi Lauper obsession, I learned about rejection early on and was constantly trying to avoid it.
I've always had a really active imagination. Lots of kids have imaginary friends. Mine just took on a rather demonic form.
I think I've always been drawn to the second person. When I was growing up and playing with my friends, the usual way we interacted with imaginary worlds was as characters: a bench was 'your' boat, leaves on a lawn were the fins of sharks out to get 'you.'
It now appears that the way the universe began can indeed be determined, using imaginary time.
Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them.
Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives, and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist.
E. W. Howe
Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.
John F. Kennedy
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