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Imagination is at the root of much that passes for love. ...
by Gilbert Parker

Imagination is at the root of much that passes for love.
- Gilbert Parker

For when a child is born the mother also is born again.
- Gilbert Parker

Nothing is so unproductive as the law.
It is expensive whether you win or lose.
- Gilbert Parker

There's no credit in not doing what you don't want to do.
There's no virtue in not falling, when you're not tempted.
- Gilbert Parker

 

But paying is part of the game of life:
it is the joy of buying that we crave.
- Gilbert Parker

Every man should have laws of his own,
I should think; commandments of his own,
for every man has a different set of circumstances wherein to work -
or worry.
- Gilbert Parker

He knew the lie of silence to be as evil as the lie of speech.
- Gilbert Parker

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Every shot that kills ricochets.
- Gilbert Parker

Tomorrow is no man's gift.
- Gilbert Parker

It's the people who try to be clever who never are;
the people who are clever never think of trying to be.
- Gilbert Parker

It is not the broken heart that kills,
but broken pride, monseigneur.
- Gilbert Parker

Love knows not distance; it hath no continent;
its eyes are for the stars.
- Gilbert Parker

There is no influence like the influence of habit.
- Gilbert Parker

Memory is man's greatest friend and worst enemy.
- Gilbert Parker

War is cruelty, and none can make it gentle.
- Gilbert Parker

There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world.
The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us,
with or without repentance.
- Gilbert Parker

She belongs to a race of delightful women,
who never do any harm, whom everybody calls good,
and who are very severe on those who do not pretend to be good.
- Gilbert Parker

The real business of life is trying to understand each other.
- Gilbert Parker

Man is born in a day, and he dies in a day,
and the thing is easily over; but to have a sick heart
for three-fourths of one's lifetime is simply to have
death renewed every morning;
and life at that price is not worth living.
- Gilbert Parker

It must be remembered that the sea is a great breeder of friendship.
Two men who have known each other for twenty years
find that twenty days at sea bring them nearer than ever they were before,
or else estrange them.
- Gilbert Parker

In all secrets there is a kind of guilt,
however beautiful or joyful they may be,
or for what good end they may be set to serve.
Secrecy means evasion, and evasion means a problem to the moral mind.
- Gilbert Parker

He came by a leap to the goal of purpose,
not by the toilsome steps of reason.
On the instant his headlong spirit declared his purpose:
this was the one being for him in all the world:
at this altar he would light a lamp of devotion,
and keep it burning forever.
- Gilbert Parker

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

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

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

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

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

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

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 power of imagination makes us infinite.
- John Muir

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

An idea is salvation by imagination.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Imagination rules the world.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

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

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

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

I used to lie in bed in my flat and imagine what would
happen if there was a zombie attack.
- Simon Pegg

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

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 have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Think left and think right and think low and think high.
Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
- Dr. Seuss

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

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

Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination,
because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise,
gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which
it was not before possessed.
- Joseph Addison

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

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

There are no shortcuts in life - only those we imagine.
- Frank Leahy

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

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


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