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Perhaps our imagination needs crime stories to fulfill some craving we have, as a way to assuage a darkness in ourselves.
Loving a country is an act of the imagination.
The most dire disaster in love is the death of 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.
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.
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.
Imagination is as good as many voyages - and how much cheaper!
George William Curtis
I look back into past history, the stored experiences or products of the imagination. I look no further forward than the evening.
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.
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.
'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
Films are dreams. Many, many critics say to me that my films are not good because they are too unbelievable, but this is my style. I tell stories like they are dreams. This is my imagination. For me, it would be impossible to do a film that is so precise, that resembles real life.
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
The more ships have grown in size and consequence, the more their place in our imagination has shrunk.
The study of history requires investigation, imagination, empathy, and respect. Reverence just doesn't enter into it.
My greatest strength as a child, I realize now, was my imagination. While every other kid was reading and writing, I had seven whole hours a day to practice my imagination. When do you get that space in your life, ever?
Never forget that the key to the situation lies in the will and not in the imagination.
If you're so afraid of your imagination that you stifle it, how are you going to know God? How can you imagine heaven?
We forget that what matters begins with the imagination.
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.
Imagination is Reality Lite - a useful substitute when the real pleasure is inaccessible, too risky, or too much work.
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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