Quotation Explorer - 'Imaginative'

When people wish for harmony, I wish for chaos. I'd rather see imaginative means of self-destruction, than to see laziness and wasted potential. - Lionel Suggs
Bare lists of words are found suggestive to an imaginative and excited mind. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best historian is he who combines knowledge of the evidence with the largest intellect, the warmest human sympathy and the highest imaginative powers. - G. M. Trevelyan
It becomes a bore doing imaginative books that do not touch imaginations, and at length one stops even planning them. - H. G. Wells
An imaginative mind is a place where you can find magic. - Debasish Mridha
When I'm writing, I'm waiting to see somebody, and I'm waiting to hear them. It's almost like conjuring spirits out of the air, using your own imaginative instability. - Charles Baxter
Like good reading skills, good writing skills require immersion and imaginative engagement. - Sara Sheridan
And people who don’t dream, who don’t have any kind of imaginative life, they must… they must go nuts. I can’t imagine that. - Stephen King
Half of what I write is imaginative reality. The other half is realized impossibilities. Blended into one, these make a fantasy. - Nicole Sager
I like the fact that kids are willing to be imaginative and go along with me when I'm telling strange tales. - Margaret Peterson Haddix
There are two kinds of taste in the appreciation of imaginative literature: the taste for emotions of surprise and the taste for emotions of recognition. - Henry James
Art is a creative re-creation of an imaginative or real observation. - Debasish Mridha
Visualization is a process when we try to see the imaginative creation as a real future manifestation. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
Besides your mouth, your mind is a powerful tool given to you by God. Use your mind; control your mind, don't let it control you! Your imaginative power is your creative ability. - Paul Silway
We have invented the literature because the reality wasn’t imaginative enough and we also wanted to be alone, at least for a while! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Philosophy is the music of a judgmental mind and imaginative heart. - Debasish Mridha
Too often fantasy is not a rich elaboration of life designed to enhance our existence, rather it is our pell-mell escape from life with the intent of exiting this existence. And the most imaginative fantasy of all is to somehow think that I can do that in the first place. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
The vital power of an imaginative work demands a diversity within its unity; and the stronger the diversity the more massive the unity. - Dorothy L. Sayers
It is not that the child lives in a world of imagination, but that the child within us survives and starts into life only at rare moments of recollection, which makes us believe, and it is not true, that, as children, we were imaginative? - Cesare Pavese
The ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.
The genius of play is that, in playing, we create imaginative new cognitive combinations. And in creating those novel combinations, we find what works.
True education gives a child wings to fly in his imaginative blue sky. - Debasish Mridha
Art is the reflection of an imaginative mind. - Debasish Mridha
We love things because they reflect our imaginative love in their expression. - Debasish Mridha
With the wings of love, flyin the imaginative and joyful blue sky. - Debasish Mridha
Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Conformity is often more dangerous than war. War destroys the body but confomity destoys the imaginative mind. - Debasish Mridha
Romantic literature is in effect imaginative lying. - Oscar Wilde
Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today. - Herman Wouk
A writer fills the paper with the pictures of perception, experience, and feeling of real and imaginative lives. - Debasish Mridha
Blindly believing something often comes from societal conformity which is a sign of a lack of deep knowledge and imaginative consciousness. - Debasish Mridha
We [-women and men-] are all equal in our creaturehood, whatever our sex, color, age, background, or abilities. But we are all different in the functions we were created to perform, as different as water from stones, and engineering from imaginative fiction. - Mary McDermott Shideler
. . . poetry, like all imaginative creations, divines the human enterprise. This is poetry's social value. - Major Jackson
Close your eyes to see the world with your imaginative mind. - Debasish Mridha
Above all we have to go beyond words and images and concepts. No imaginative vision or conceptual framework is adequate to the great reality. - Bede Griffiths
Take a scientific fact or theory, add a futuristic or other-worldly setting, stir in an imaginative plot and fascinating characters, and a science fiction novel emerges from the cosmic mix. - Yvonne Coleman
Sometimes taking a leap faith requires an imaginative mind that can create the ending you are unable to see. - Shannon L. Alder
Copywriting is a design muse, it carves a beautiful masterpiece in an imaginative way. - Sharen Song
Thinking is an exercise of an imaginative mind to empower dreams and desires. - Debasish Mridha
God is a symbol of imaginative power; he has as much power and love as you can imagine. - Debasish Mridha
A beautiful smile is the prettiest ornament that you can find. Happiness is the prettiest color for your imaginative mind. - Debasish Mridha
A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one’s life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted. - George Santayana
Wisdom is creating connections between the current perceptual realities with future imaginative possibilities. - Debasish Mridha
I guess a bit part of serious fiction’s purpose is to give the reader, who like all of us is sort of marooned in her own skull, to give her imaginative access to other selves. - David Foster Wallace
An imaginative person can be spiritual but can't be religious. - Debasish Mridha
One must always maintain one’s connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it. To remain in touch with the past requires a love of memory. To remain in touch with the past requires a constant imaginative effort. - Gaston Bachelard
Imaginative mind is the seed of every dream and every vision. It always starts from our minds before the manifestation. - Euginia Herlihy
Sexual role-play is the enactment of a highly imaginative and erotic psychodrama where the individual is given creative license to express the polar opposite qualities of their multifaceted personality; bringing a profound sense of psychological release and rejuvenation to those involved. - Miya Yamanouchi
To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy. It merely requires a certain amount of sordid terror, a certain lack of imaginative thought, and a certain low passion for middle-class respectability. - Oscar Wilde
When you are imprisoned by the rules of conformity, it tames your imaginative capacity and steals your free thinking abilities. - Debasish Mridha
What you see is what you get. The island is imaginative enough. Creativity don’t need to be wasted on naming things. - Doug Cooper
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