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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.
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?
Don't stay at the job for safe salary increases over time. That will never get you where you want - freedom from financial worry. Only free time, imagination, creativity, and an ability to disappear will help you deliver value that nobody ever delivered before in the history of mankind.
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
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.
Self-awareness is not the same thing as self-approval, any more than imagination is the same thing as day-dreaming.
All the best have something in common, a regard for reality, an agreement to its primacy over the imagination.
Imagination is Reality Lite - a useful substitute when the real pleasure is inaccessible, too risky, or too much work.
Some people have vivid imagination, some not so vivid, but everybody has vivid dreams.
Without imagination we can go nowhere. And imagination is not restricted to the arts. Every scientist I have met who has been a success has had to imagine.
In Ronald Reagan's chaotic childhood, the imagination was armor. There is nothing unusual about that; transcending the doubts, hesitations, and fears swirling around you by casting yourself internally as the hero of your own adventure story is a characteristic psychic defense mechanism of the Boy Who Disappears.
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.
Many hedge fund managers have become billionaires; perhaps this - plus their reputations as the smartest guys in the room - is why they have captured the investing public's imagination.
The first piece of music that captured my imagination was probably Ray Charles Live At Newport.
I may have been sexy, but I was covered up total. There was something left to the imagination.
We can live with lots of things, but we can't live without imagination, we can't live without hope.
Some of us are interested in directors, but really the vast majority of us are interested in actors. You experience the films through the actors, so they're all locked into your imagination in some kind of layer of fantasy or hatred or wherever they settle into your imagination.
Imagination needs to be fed.
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