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Imaginary Quotes

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The bulk of the world's knowledge is an imaginary construction.
- Helen Keller

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I was the kid next door's imaginary friend.
- Emo Phillips

Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
- Marianne Moore

Happiness is an imaginary condition,
formerly often attributed by the living to the dead,
now usually attributed by adults to children,
and by children to adults.
- Thomas Szasz

 

Realism is a bad word.
In a sense everything is realistic.
I see no line between the imaginary and the real.
- Federico Fellini

But primitive man had enemies real as well as imaginary,
and they were not subject to priestly sorceries.
- Paul Harris

Seeks painted trifles and fantastic toys,
and eagerly pursues imaginary joys.
- Mark Akenside

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Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives,
and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist.
- Edward W. Howe

It is not right to associate the fight against international
terrorist networks with an imaginary crusade against Islam.
- Omar Bongo

Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them.
- John Ruskin

These are facts, these are not imaginary things.
- Iyad Allawi

Each of us is incomplete compared to someone else -
an animal's incomplete compared to a person...
and a person compared to God, who is complete only to be imaginary.
- Georges Bataille

I sometimes suspect that half our difficulties are
imaginary and that if we kept quiet about them they would disappear.
- Robert Lynd

Imaginary evils are incurable.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

It is a queer thing, but imaginary troubles are harder
to bear than actual ones.
- Dorothy Dix

Atreyu comes from a land called Fantasia.
It's an imaginary land.
- Noah Hathaway

I like to create imaginary characters and events around
a real historical situation.
I want readers to feel: OK, this probably didn't happen,
but it might have.
- Ken Follett

Can you imagine Simon as a kid? His imaginary friends
probably never wanted to play with him.
- Paula Abdul

The crusade against Communism was even more imaginary
than the specter of Communism.
- A. J. P. Taylor

I'm not interested in an imaginary world.
- Edward Bond

I still have imaginary friends who I talk to in my head.
- Lee Ryan

I am putting real plums into an imaginary cake.
- Mary McCarthy

Disney made a fortune out of inventing the businessman's
idea of the imaginary as the contradictory of the businessman's idea of the real.
- David Antin

The Bristol Channel was always my guide,
and I was always able to draw an imaginary line from
my bed to our house over in Wales.
It was a great comfort.
- Roald Dahl

I want you, as a reader, to experience what I experience,
to let that other world, that imaginary world that I have created,
tell you things about the real world.
- Terry Brooks

If I had my life to live over, I would perhaps have
more actual troubles but I'd have fewer imaginary ones.
- Don Herold

We must prefer real hell to an imaginary paradise.
- Simone Weil

We have to learn again that science without contact
with experiments is an enterprise which is likely to
go completely astray into imaginary conjecture.
- Hannes Alfven

As photographs give people an imaginary possession
of a past that is unreal,
they also help people to take possession of space in which they are insecure.
- Susan Sontag

The character of instrumental music...
lets the emotions radiate and shine in their own character
without presuming to display them as real or imaginary representations.
- Franz Liszt

It is living and ceasing to live that are imaginary solutions.
Existence is elsewhere.
- Andre Breton

It's true that it's a solitary occupation,
but you would be surprised at how much companionship
a group of imaginary characters can offer once you get to know them.
- Anne Tyler

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed
(and hence clamorous to be led to safety)
by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins,
all of them imaginary.
- H. L. Mencken

The imaginary world has always been the most fun place for me to be.
- Claire Forlani

In life, single women are the most vulnerable adults.
In movies, they are given imaginary power.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

Imaginary pains are by far the most real we suffer,
since we feel a constant need for them and invent them
because there is no way of doing without them.
- Emile M. Cioran

Contrary to what Kafka does, I always like to refer
all of my fictions to the level of reality,
He, on the other hand, leaves them at an imaginary level.
- Manuel Puig

Imaginary obstacles are insurmountable.
Real ones aren't.
- Barbara Sher

Writing Part of the Scenery has been a very different experience.
I have been reminded of people and events,
real and imaginary which have been part of my life.
This book is a celebration of the land which means so much to me.
- Mary Wesley

This is a work of fiction.
All the characters in it, human and otherwise,
are imaginary, excepting only certain of the fairy folk,
whom it might be unwise to offend by casting doubts on their existence.
Or lack thereof.
- Neil Gaiman

Fiction has consisted either of placing imaginary characters in a true story,
which is the Iliad, or of presenting the story of an
individual as having a general historical value,
which is the Odyssey.
- Raymond Queneau

James's expedition to Scotland is wholly imaginary,
though there appears to have been space for it during
Henry's progress to the North to pay his devotions at Beverley Minster.
- Charlotte Mary Yonge

Using the device of an imaginary world allows me in
some strange way to go to the central issues -
it's one of many ways to express feelings about real people,
about real human relationships.
- Lloyd Alexander

So much of our lives is given over to the consideration
of our imperfections that there is no time to improve our imaginary virtues.
The truth is we only perfect our vices,
and man is a worse creature when he dies than he was when he was born.
- Edward Dahlberg

The proposition of an established classification of
states as slave states and free states,
as insisted on by some, and into northern and southern,
as maintained by others, seems to me purely imaginary,
and of course the supposed equilibrium of those classes a mere conceit.
- William H. Seward

That's what's so great about my job.
I get paid to do what got me in trouble in grade school
space out and play with my imaginary friends.
In terms of Isaac, when the time's right.
- Jonathan Kellerman

It's queer how ready people always are with advice
in any real or imaginary emergency,
and no matter how many times experience has shown them to be wrong,
they continue to set forth their opinions,
as if they had received them from the Almighty!
- Anne Sullivan

Initially I probably didn't even call it acting,
but dressing up or something.
As a kid I think you fully imagine the world in which you want to inhabit,
so you put some clothes on and just kind of freely imagine this world,
and it's a total imaginary world.
- Hugo Weaving

In the final analysis, a drawing simply is no longer a drawing,
no matter how self-sufficient its execution may be.
It is a symbol, and the more profoundly the imaginary
lines of projection meet higher dimensions,
the better.
- Paul Klee

As is known, it is in the realm of experience inaugurated
by psychoanalysis that we may grasp along what imaginary
lines the human organism,
in the most intimate recesses of its being,
manifests its capture in a symbolic dimension.
- Jacques Lacan

Everything has a sort of double meaning for me,
there's the ordinary everyday meaning of things,
and the imaginary meaning about it all,
and I wanted to bring these things together,
and in this first big Resurrection of mine you have
a good example of this sort of thing.
- Stanley Spencer

Adam and Eve are like imaginary numbers,
like the square root of minus one...
If you include it in your equation, you can calculate all manners of things,
which cannot be imagined without it.
- Philip Pullman

I was just then going through a healthy reaction from
the orthodoxy of my youth;
religion had become for me not so much a possession as an obsession,
which I was trying to throw off, and this iconoclastic
tale of an imaginary tribe was the result.
- Laurence Housman

They are imaginary characters.
But perhaps not solely the products of my imagination,
since there are some aspects of the characters that
relate to my own experience of a wide variety of people.
- Margaret Mahy

If Senator Kerry decides to join us for an hour,
then we may only use one or two brief clips.
And use the bulk of what he has to tell us as part of that program.
- Mark E. Hyman

The massive bulk of the earth does indeed shrink to
insignificance in comparison with the size of the heavens.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

The bulk of mankind have indeed, in all countries in their turn,
been made the prey of ambition.
- Mercy Otis Warren

Most of the competition was into bulk popcorn because
of the major increases in the Drive-In Theatre Outlets.
- Orville Redenbacher

General Washington had rather incautiously encamped
the bulk of his army on Long Island -
a large and plentiful district about two miles from the city of New York.
- Mercy Otis Warren

Other lands have their vitality in a few,
a class, but we have it in the bulk of our people.
- Walt Whitman

In exchange for power, influence, command and a place in history,
a president gives up the bulk of his privacy.
- Roger Mudd

The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.
- Sigmund Freud

I find I use the Internet more and more.
It's just an invaluable tool.
I do most of my research on the Net now -
and certainly do the bulk of my communicating through email.
- Nora Roberts

It may be said that poems are in one way like icebergs:
only about a third of their bulk appears above the surface of the page.
- Howard Nemerov

The Priestly Code preponderates over the rest of the legislation in force,
as well as in bulk; in all matters of primary importance
it is the normal and final authority.
- Julius Wellhausen

When short guys start working out to bulk up.
I like muscles, but I don't like really buff guys.
- Nicole Eggert

The bulk of extra supplies that could be put into the
market come from two places.
One, they come from other Persian Gulf suppliers,
of which Saudi Arabia is at the top of the list.
- Daniel Yergin

You increase muscle bulk by training against resistance.
For example, weights.
And in ballet, this isn't the case.
- Deborah Bull

And what most people don't understand is the bulk of
business in this country is small business.
- Alphonso Jackson

I'm not just a doormat.
I'm not just being stepped on all over the place.
If you look at the bulk of my material,
it's about trying to find some strength through that.
- Lucinda Williams

Long gone are the days when hospital stays and surgeries
made up the bulk of seniors' annual medical expenses.
- Jim Gerlach


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