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The study of history requires investigation, imagination, empathy, and respect. Reverence just doesn't enter into it.
It's not just that reporting gives you a bigger slice of life, gives - lends verisimilitude to what you are doing - it's that it feeds the imagination.
'The Spy Who Came in from the Cold' was the work of a wayward imagination brought to the end of its tether by political disgust and personal confusion.
John le Carre
Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason's imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work.
I've been working on the soprano saxophone for 40 years, and the possibilities are astounding. It's up to you, the only limit is the imagination.
He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
There was part of me that wanted to see the world and travel to distant places, but I could only do it in my imagination, so I read ferociously and imagined things.
George R. R. Martin
Never forget that the key to the situation lies in the will and not in the imagination.
The more ships have grown in size and consequence, the more their place in our imagination has shrunk.
Everything you do on set is directly related to your imagination when you read the script for the first time.
To make extra money, my parents would sell eggs and chickens. I was very little. I remember a chicken's head being chopped off with the chicken running around. I wasn't sure if my imagination was running away with me or if it really happened. It really happened.
I would find myself laughing and wondering where these ideas came from. You can call it imagination, I suppose. But I was grateful for wherever they came from.
No matter how mistaken Communist ideas may be, the experience and knowledge gained by trying them out have given a tremendous impetus to thought and imagination.
I feel like my imagination was crafted by Tolkien. He seemed to tap into that childhood intrigue of secret doors and hidden worlds.
Richard C. Armitage
The imagination is part of the arsenal that actors draw from.
If you're so afraid of your imagination that you stifle it, how are you going to know God? How can you imagine heaven?
I guess I'm a very keen observer, and I'd like to think I have a good imagination.
I didn't like Barbie dolls, so I used to have this overactive imagination, and I used to pretend to be all these different things. My weird childhood fetishes seem to have come to life now as an actor.
My mom would always read a book to me at night from when I was three. Now, I can't go to sleep without reading a book. At the same time, once I read, it's difficult for me to go to sleep, as I have an overactive imagination and I start thinking.
I would love to do a western. I would love to play an explorer. That is always something that has really captured my imagination since I was a kid, like James Cook or Magellan or Earnest Shackleton.
John C. Reilly
Self-awareness is not the same thing as self-approval, any more than imagination is the same thing as day-dreaming.
Imagination is Reality Lite - a useful substitute when the real pleasure is inaccessible, too risky, or too much work.
All the best have something in common, a regard for reality, an agreement to its primacy over the imagination.
Some people have vivid imagination, some not so vivid, but everybody has vivid dreams.
Today mythical thinking has fallen into disrepute; we often dismiss it as irrational and self-indulgent. But the imagination is also the faculty that has enabled scientists to bring new knowledge to light and to invent technology that has made us immeasurably more effective.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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