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My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than
by Clara Schumann

My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than
to continue living for art.
- Clara Schumann

Related topics: Art

My health may be better preserved if I exert myself less,
but in the end doesn't each person give his life for his calling?
- Clara Schumann

I cannot be so bad when everybody is so fond of me.
- Clara Schumann

There is nothing greater than the joy of composing
something oneself and then listening to it.
- Clara Schumann

 

I wish to lead a life free from care,
and I see that I shall be unhappy if I cannot always work at my art.
- Clara Schumann

The tea is ice-cold, the room grows colder and colder,
but I grow warmer and warmer.
- Clara Schumann

Is an artist much more than a beggar?
- Clara Schumann

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I do not want horses or diamonds - I am happy in possessing you.
- Clara Schumann

If I have known much trouble in my youth,
I have also known much joy.
- Clara Schumann

Treasures are no longer to be got by instrumental art.
- Clara Schumann

Why hurry over beautiful things? Why not linger and enjoy them?
- Clara Schumann

Every man has his faults; I have and so have you -
you will allow me to say so!
- Clara Schumann

I cannot give a single concert at which I do not play
one piece after the other in an agony of terror because
my memory threatens to fail me.
This fear torments me for days beforehand.
- Clara Schumann

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

An idea is salvation by imagination.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The true sign of intelligence
is not knowledge but imagination.
- Albert Einstein

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world.
- Albert Einstein

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen Covey

Imagination is everything.
It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
- Albert Einstein

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali

It is above all by the imagination
that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.
- Carl Jung

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
- John Muir

Without this playing with fantasy,
no creative work has ever yet come to birth.
The debt we owe to the play of
the imagination is incalculable.
- Carl Jung

Logic will get you from A to B.
Imagination will take you everywhere.
- Albert Einstein

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind
a mental picture of yourself as succeeding.
Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade.
Your mind will seek to develop the picture...
Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand,
while imagination embraces the entire world,
and all there ever will be to know and understand.
- Albert Einstein

The imagination is man's power over nature.
- Wallace Stevens

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

I have ready access to a power beyond my wildest imagination.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
- Simone Weil

There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings;
but none when they are under the influence of imagination.
- Edmund Burke

Imagination is the voice of daring.
If there is anything Godlike about God it is that.
He dared to imagine everything.
- Henry Miller

Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl:
it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling.
- Henry David Thoreau

Doubt and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination,
which the steadfast heart will conquer,
and the large mind will transcend.
- Helen Keller

I believe in the imagination.
What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see.
- Duane Michals

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were.
But without it we go nowhere.
- Carl Sagan

Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief,
is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
- W. Somerset Maugham

I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed.
If you truly eradicated it in a child,
he would grow up to be an eggplant.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Imagination decides everything.
- Blaise Pascal

You need imagination in order to imagine a future that doesn't exist.
- Azar Nafisi

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
- Henry David Thoreau

Imagination rules the world.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

I am imagination.
I can see what the eyes cannot see.
I can hear what the ears cannot hear.
I can feel what the heart cannot feel.
- Peter Nivio Zarlenga

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
- George S. Patton

People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational
exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
- William Butler Yeats

It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise,
just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine
it run by a board of gods.
- H. L. Mencken

I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
- Pablo Picasso

Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.
- Terry Pratchett

If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot
stamping on a human face -
forever.
- George Orwell

I never did very well in math - I could never seem
to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.
- Calvin Trillin

I always imagined I could be what I wanted to be.
- Chris Brown

I am better able to imagine hell than heaven;
it is my inheritance,
I suppose.
- Elinor Wylie

Happiness is a figment of the imagination.
Imagine happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most imaginative people are the most credulous,
for them everything is possible.
- Alexander Chase

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it,
bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
- Jessamyn West

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
- Orison Swett Marden

Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages
to its present state of civilization.
Imagination led Columbus to discover America.
Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity.
- L. Frank Baum

What we imagine is order is merely the prevailing form of chaos.
- Kerry Thornley

We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence,
but we cling desperately to our chains.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and
unchangeable color to every object;
beware of this stumbling block.
- Paul Gauguin

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land,
when they can see nothing but sea.
- Francis Bacon

I believed in myself.
I never imagined myself as just an ordinary player.
- Imran Khan

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
- Charlie Chaplin

Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
- Sun Tzu


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