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As a boy, the very words 'Liberty Bell' and 'Independence Hall' fired my imagination and made a profound and lasting impression on my mind. Throughout my struggle to secure national freedom for China, I have continuously dreamed of the day when she would assume the full stature of an independent, democratic nation.
There are two 'Snow White' movies coming out for the same reason that you remember back in the day there was 'Armageddon' and then 'Deep Impact.' You know, 'Andromeda Strain' and then 'Outbreak.' Like, all of those things. It's common because basically studios have no imagination in making the decisions.
An art aims, above all, at producing something beautiful which affects not our feelings but the organ of pure contemplation, our imagination.
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.
It's the imagination that is involved in sci-fi, and fantasy is what draws me to it. Stories, everything.
Nothing is more fearful than imagination without taste.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding.
Were it not for imagination a man would be as happy in arms of a chambermaid as of a duchess.
When I started the Imagination Library in my hometown, I never dreamed that one day we would be helping Scottish kids.
I suppose I'm proudest of my novels for what's imagined in them. I think the world of my imagination is a richer and more interesting place than my personal biography.
Reason respects the differences, and imagination the similitudes of things.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
'Fright Night' I can just about deal with. Because the original is such a 1980s extravaganza. Which is a good thing. Obviously. But something like 'The Others' or anything psychological: I'm no good with that. I don't like it when there's space for me to use my imagination.
Science fiction is a way that I can go into the abstract, go into the imagination, and audiences are still willing to go along for the ride.
So often, science fiction helps to get young people interested in science. That's why I don't mind talking about science fiction. It has a real role to play: to seize the imagination.
Free enterprise empowers entrepreneurs who have ideas and imagination, investors who take risks, and workers who hone their skills and offer their labor.
Often you hear stories about never working with children. I disagree because children still have that residual magical thinking. They haven't had their imagination knocked out of them by turning into adults and life experiences.
I've done a lot of bad things. Use your imagination.
Ray Bradbury is one who is contributing to the understanding of the imagination and the curiosity of the human race.
Believing you're something that you're not excites the mind and the imagination. And it's hopeful.
The higher the artist, the fewer the gestures. The fewer the tools, the greater the imagination. The greater the will, the greater the secret failure.
While the sciences are hugely important, let us not leave behind a child's imagination.
A work of fiction is conceived very much the same way as a dream occurs in the mind of a sleeper. But a lot of it is imagination. It's not based on real people.
Being on a trapeze is like dreaming. I feel totally outside of myself when I'm flying. You know, designing shoes, my imagination is flying in my drawings.
I've spent my life butting my head against other people's lack of imagination.
We especially need imagination in science.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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