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The theater itself is a lie. Its deaths are mere special effects. Its tales never happened. Even the histories are distorted for dramatic effect. The theater is unnatural, a place of imagination. But the theater tells the audience something true: that the world requires judgments.
There's a logic today that places a greater value on celebrity the less it is accompanied by actual achievement. I don't think it's possible to touch people's imagination today by aesthetic means.
J. G. Ballard
I suspect that one of capitalism's crucial assets derives from the fact that the imagination of economists, including its critics, lags well behind its own inventiveness, the arbitrariness of its undertaking and the ruthlessness of the way in which it proceeds.
Imagination is the wide-open eye which leads us always to see truth more vividly.
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.
That was the appealing thing about comics: There literally is no budget in comics. You're only limited by your imagination.
Brian K. Vaughan
There is only one admirable form of the imagination: the imagination that is so intense that it creates a new reality, that it makes things happen.
Cinema is a world of imagination.
Is a brazen and innocent confrontation with paternal authority an unbearably terrifying prospect to some? Are the consequences of a father's anger and displeasure so catastrophic in the primal imagination that every semblance of it in the world both literally and metaphorically must be denounced in the strongest possible terms? It would seem so.
Sadly, semi-consciousness, along with daydreaming, is a capacity that is actively discouraged among children in schools, and our society is much poorer and harsher as a consequence. The value of liminal space and transitional imagination remain personally and culturally undeveloped.
There's a particular sensitivity required to be an artist, and a certain vulnerability, perhaps, and also, somewhere between, you're in your body a lot, too. It's much more physical than one would imagine because I think it's the body where the imagination lives somehow. I do feel the imagination isn't just in the brain up there.
Novelists are not equipped to make a movie, in my opinion. They make their own movie when they write: they're casting, they're dressing the scene, they're working out where the energy of the scene is coming from and they're also relying tremendously on the creative imagination of the reader.
John le Carre
He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Use your imagination, and you'll see that even the most narrow, humdrum lives are infinite in scope if you examine them with enough care.
Perhaps our imagination needs crime stories to fulfill some craving we have, as a way to assuage a darkness in ourselves.
The most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination.
Loving a country is an act of the imagination.
I was raised not to be afraid to show emotion or imagination.
The march of invention has clothed mankind with powers of which a century ago the boldest imagination could not have dreamt.
I had a good imagination and I still have one; a child-like imagination that hasn't gone away.
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.
I know how fiction matters to me, because if I want to express myself, I have to make up a story. Some people call it imagination. To me, it's not imagination. It's just a way of watching.
Everything you do on set is directly related to your imagination when you read the script for the first time.
All the best have something in common, a regard for reality, an agreement to its primacy over the imagination.
Imagination is as good as many voyages - and how much cheaper!
George William Curtis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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