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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
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.
Filmmaking for me is always aiming for the imaginary movie and never achieving it.
Realism is a bad word. In a sense everything is realistic. I see no line between the imaginary and the real.
As a child, I felt that Hallowe'en was a time when creatures of the night suddenly came to life - we would turn off all the lights in the house and let flickering candlelight conjure up scary shadows and create the effect of imaginary figures lurking in dark corners.
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.
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.
It is a queer thing, but imaginary troubles are harder to bear than actual ones.
There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings.
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.
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.
I've always had a really active imagination. Lots of kids have imaginary friends. Mine just took on a rather demonic form.
Everything has a sort of double meaning for me, there's the ordinary everyday meaning of things, and the imaginary meaning about it all, and I wanted to bring these things together, and in this first big Resurrection of mine you have a good example of this sort of thing.
Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
I was a real daydreamer at school, gazing out of the window and losing myself in imaginary worlds.
I spent my childhood in an imaginary world - probably because I needed an escape. I think that's one of the reasons people have imaginations - because they can't maintain existence here.
Rickie Lee Jones
The first-born in every family is always dreaming for an imaginary older brother or sister who will look out for them.
Imaginary time is a new dimension, at right angles to ordinary, real time.
It now appears that the way the universe began can indeed be determined, using imaginary time.
I was the kid next door's imaginary friend.
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
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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