Quotation Explorer - 'Imaginary'

Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults. - Thomas Szasz
Never deny yourself any pleasure, real or imaginary. - Marty Rubin
To my fellow writers' I say, 'Write. Build an imaginary world like nobody's watching. - Terry A. O'Neal
Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating. - Simone Weil
Never deprecate another person's sufferings even when imaginary. - James Purdy
There are three kinds of people in this world. One say I believe in God. Another say, I don’t believe in God, it doesn’t exist. Third one says, I have my life to live; I don’t want to believe in imaginary stuff in life and I am not here to prove your theory on imagination is wrong or right. - Vivek Thangaswamy
Gentleman: An imaginary creature found in Jane Austen novels. - Natalya Vorobyova
Since our fears are mostly imaginary denial makes good sense. - Marty Rubin
As children play games with imaginary things, initially a seeker indulges in little things. So simple people believe in simple things. - Fakeer Ishavardas
Future is something imaginary but the present moment is something real! - Mehmet Murat ildan
When people are facing real hardships in their lives, they have no time to invent imaginary ones. - Marty Rubin
Unknown is limitless ,impossible imaginary vision - litymunshi
The bullshit detector is the biggest enemyof every religion."From: "Gesels van een imaginaire god"('Scourges of an imaginary god') - A.J. Beirens
It is only through fiction and the dimension of the imaginary that we can learn something real about individual experience. Any other approach is bound to be general and abstract. - Nicola Chiaromonte
Literature is the real life of imaginary people. - Stefanos Livos
To connect is to dissolve the imaginary pyramids of artificial privilege. - Stefan Molyneux
HOMOEOPATHY, n. A school of medicine midway between Allopathy and Christian Science. To the last both the others are distinctly inferior, for Christian Science will cure imaginary diseases, and they can not. - Ambrose Bierce
On going to war over religion: You're basically killing each other to prove who's got the better imaginary friend.
The common culture of permits - that is, the assumption that only that which is not explicitly permitted is not forbidden - usually draws the laws of one's own possibilities far more narrowly than necessary and prematurely avoids real or imaginary conflict. - Ursula Hofbauer, Friedemann Derschmidt
If you can't ignore imperfections, then your imaginary ideal soulmate will always remain pending till you grow old and die. - Michael Bassey Johnson
My foregrounds are imaginary, my backgrounds real. - Gustave Flaubert
Criticism has plucked the imaginary flowers on the chain not in order that man shall continue to bear that chain without fantasy or consolation, but so that he shall throw off the chain and pluck the living flower. - Karl Marx
Abortion is not allowedbecause apparently it is against the law of god.Yes, that butter-wouldn't-melt deitywho ordered babies to be slaughtered,killed all the first-born in EgyptAnd caused an entire human race to drown.From: "Gesels van een imaginaire god"(Scourges of an imaginary god) - A.J. Beirens
You can't live with literary characters no matter how much you might like to. You can have them as imaginary friends that you can call up when you need to. One of the tasks of art is to provide people with companions. - Henning Mankell
To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it. The pains of power are real; its pleasures imaginary.
Prejudice is the conjurer of imaginary wrongs, strangling truth, overpowering reason, making strong men weak and weak men weaker. God give us the large hearted charity which "bearth all things, believe all things, hope all things, endure all things," which "thinks no evil."
BOUNDARY, n. In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of the other. - Ambrose Bierce
Imagination is the parallel universe of a writer. If he is not responding to you in this world, he is probably responding to someone in the imaginary world. - Heenashree Khandelwal
Mediocrity is ‘purpose’ left to rot in minds ensnared in the deluded rationalization that vision is nothing more than a collection of fanciful dreams constructed by an imaginary God. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Through the power of art imaginary landscapes turn into real ones. - Marty Rubin
The best part of the fiction in many novels is the notice that the characters are purely imaginary. - Franklin P. Adams
Maybe that's all that family really is, a group of people who all miss the same imaginary place. - Zach Braff
Every song I am listening toIt has an imaginary story about you. - Ahmed Ali Anjum
Martial (the main character of LOCUS SOLUS) has a very interesting conception of literary beauty: the work must contain nothing real, no observations about the world or the mind, nothing but completely imaginary constructions. These are in themselves ideas from an extrahuman world. - Pierre Janet
We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel... is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become. - Ursula K. Le Guin
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
ARENA, n. In politics, an imaginary rat-pit in which the statesman wrestles with his record. - Ambrose Bierce
ELYSIUM, n. An imaginary delightful country which the ancients foolishly believed to be inhabited by the spirits of the good. This ridiculous and mischievous fable was swept off the face of the earth by the early Christians -- may their souls be happy in Heaven! - Ambrose Bierce
I was the kid next door's imaginary friend. - Emo Phillips
I don't think it is a good mental health practice to fantasize that you know the infinite thoughts of imaginary entities. - Stefan Molyneux
Imaginary happiness has an end and real happiness is permanent. - Dada Bhagwan
It’s strange how dreams get under your skin and give your heart a test for what’s real and what’s imaginary. - Jason Mraz
Thinking is opening a can of worms. The can is imaginary, but the worms are real. - Marty Rubin
We should allow ourselves all pleasures, real or imaginary. - Marty Rubin
Most of our troubles are imaginary. We think them into existence. - Marty Rubin
Make peace with your fears; after all, they are only imaginary friends. - Samer Chidiac
If your imaginary friends are at all like mine, they’re better off dead. - Susan Spann
PITIFUL, adj. The state of an enemy of opponent after an imaginary encounter with oneself. - Ambrose Bierce
Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist. - Edgar Watson Howe
I don't write fantasy; I write historical novels about an imaginary place. - Raymond E. Feist
My imaginary pal up there, Mr. NOT, tells me it's my dog-damn ism to kick your illusory he-man's ass. Now, what do you say to that? - Fakeer Ishavardas
Don Quixote is not an imaginary person; he is as real as Alexander the Great. - Dejan Stojanovic
. . .the real world is much smaller than the imaginary. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I'm of the age and immaturity level that I cannot give you my respect solely because you are older or ranked higher on an imaginary totem pole. I give you my respect because of your actions. - Erica Goros
Matter or energy cannot be created or destroyed, only transferred. Except for money. Money is imaginary. - Kevin J.J. Carpenter
The imaginary is what tends to become real. - André Breton
Most of our cares are imaginary. We think them into existence. - Marty Rubin
Fools follow foolishly their imaginary lookalikes as god. Such silly follies exist not. Seek 'What Is'. And is not. - Fakeer Ishavardas
The imaginary is not formed in opposition to reality as its denial or compensation; it grows among signs, from book to book, in the interstice of repetitions and commentaries; it is born and takes shape in the interval between books. It is the phenomena of the library. - Michel Foucault
And every place and time an author writes about is imaginary, from Oz to Raymond Chandler's L.A. to Dickens's London. - Connie Willis
The common culture of permits - that is, the assumption that only that which is not forbidden - usually draws the laws of one's own possibilities far more narrowly than necessary and prematurely avoids real or imaginary conflict. - Ursula Hofbauer, Friedemann Derschmidt
A child’s imaginary playmate just might actually be there. - Doug Dillon
Imaginary diseases are the hardest to cure. - Marty Rubin
Sometimes he does talk back, but sometimes he doesn’t. Sometimes he’s not there; and from time to time I believe this was all nothing but imaginary. - Dominic Riccitello
Through the magic of art imaginary worlds become real. - Marty Rubin
Hurry, your imaginary heaven is calling you up, my dear holier-than-thou religious nuts. - Fakeer Ishavardas
Writers fly with imaginary wings. - Melody Robinette
I have voices in my headI'm a slave to imaginary peopleI feel what they feelI experience what they experience I live in their world And I'm devoted to translating their storiesI'm not crazy, I'm a writer - Charisse Spiers
Why should a real chair be better than an imaginary elephant? - Virginia Woolf
and he imagines carsand rides them in his dreams,so lonely growing up amongthe imaginary automobilesand dead souls of Tarrytownto createout of his own imaginationthe beauty of his wildforebears - a mythology he cannot inherit. - Allen Ginsberg
Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter. - Oliver Goldsmith
My age and the ages of my children are imaginary numbers. - Carol L. Covin
The shortest way to get to the real answer is via the Imaginary. - Joanna Tilsley
Almost all our cares are imaginary. We think them into existence. - Marty Rubin
Ideas about our own self-worth are no more real than thoughts about an imaginary chair. - Mark Williams
They floated for a while, two flesher-shaped creatures and a giant worm in a cloud of spinning metal fragments, an absurd collection of imaginary debris, glinting by the light of the true stars. - Greg Egan
MATERIAL, adj. Having an actual existence, as distinguished from an imaginary one. Important. Material things I know, or fell, or see; All else is immaterial to me. Jamrach Holobom - Ambrose Bierce
Without the dreamers who write science fiction and other imaginary material we'd still be sitting in caves ... if we weren't already extinct. - William C. Samples
Just because it's imaginary, doesn't mean it's not real. - T.L. Rese
The imaginary fortress in your head you seek refuge in; never has, & never will protect your physical being from harm. - Mamur Mustapha
The moment that all these myths were brought together in so-called 'holy books'has -without any doubt- to be seenas the most disastrous point in timein the history of mankind.From: "Gesels van een imaginaire god"(Scourges of an imaginary god) - A.J. Beirens
The child psychologist's clinic: where imaginary friends go to die, where dreams go to burn, where creativity goes to drown. - Rebecca McNutt
The best part of the fiction in many novels is the notice that the characters are imaginary. - Franklin P. Adams
Moral stories are always imaginary , but these stories induce real moral values in a human society . - Usama Gondal
You're basically killing each other to see who's got the better imaginary friend. - Richard Jeni
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