Quotation Explorer - 'Imagined'

Now, in reality, the world have paid too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them to be men of much greater profundity than they really are. - Henry Fielding
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler. - Henry David Thoreau
Growing up I sometimes imagined that for Christ's return perhaps He would appear as 'Black Jesus' to white people and 'White Jesus' to black people just to screw with the racists. - Criss Jami
Nothing we ever imagined is beyond our powers, only beyond our present self-knowledge. - Theodore Roszak
But I had to think to myself that this was normal, because that was the attitude. I was 19 when I went to see my doctor and I was told it was all in the mind.[Author on being told her endometriosis was imagined pain, From Oct 2009 Daily Mail interview] - Hilary Mantel
Because someone imagined it so we have, if you can imagine it you can release it. - Newton Kibiringi
As long you are still living, you can achieve far more than you could ever imagined - Benjamin Suulola
Go Confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined. - Henry David Thoreau
Who thinks to interview their own mother? As a self-fixated teen, I never imagined that she had an actual personal history. To my young eyes, she was Source of Cash Obsessed With De-Cluttering - Jancee Dunn
Since the advent of war many things have happened to him that he could not possibly have imagined. He wonders if this is one of the subliminal reasons men wage war. To increase the daily frequency of surprise and shock. The forerunners of revelation - Glenn Haybittle
Most people, probably, are in doubt about certain matters ascribed to their past. They may have seen them, may have said them, done them, or they may only have dreamed or imagined they did so. - William James
No one could have imagined the effects the Internet would have: …there’s a vast new intimacy and accidental poetry, not to mention the weirdest porn. The entire human experience seems to unveil itself like the surface of a new planet." JG Ballard, 2004 - J.G. Ballard
We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness," O'Brien had said to him. He knew what it meant, or thought he knew. The place where there is no darkness was the imagined future, which one would never see, but which, by foreknowledge, one could mystically share in. - George Orwell
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. - Henry David Thoreau
Who are we, who is each one of us, if not a combinatoria of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined? - Italo Calvino
It turns out the simplest choices have been far more important in the long run than I ever imagined. - Richelle E. Goodrich
These were the companions who justified my principles, who gave me the strength to continue against any foe, real or imagined. These were the companions who fought the helplessness, the rage, and frustration.These were the friends who gave me my life. - R.A. Salvatore
Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true. - Adyashanti
We dream and fight with demons real and imagined. - Dejan Stojanovic
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue. - Voltaire
While I don't equate the dark night with depression, I do think our depressive moods could be imagined spiritually rather than only psychologically. - San Juan de la Cruz
I've imagined great victories, and I've imagined great races. The races are better.
Every good writer I know needs to go into some deep, quiet place to do work that is fully imagined. And what the Internet brings is lots of vulgar data. It is the antithesis of the imagination. It leaves nothing to the imagination. - Jonathan Franzen
My life exists in an imagined reality. - Mandy Patinkin
Imagine yourself in a parallel universe. Imagined? Now either attain or forget it. - Alexander Zalan
At twenty-four she imagined with dread that she was growing old. - Jean Rhys
What is now proved was once only imagined. - William Blake
Change is both exciting and scary. Learning new skills is the same. Having an idea of what to expect emotionally is as important as knowing what to expect from both real and imagined limitations. - Melinda West Seifert
I'm God. I will give you love and never hate you. I'll give you all the comforts you've ever imagined. Because I'm the God. - nugas
Man has imagined a heaven, and has left entirely out of it the supremest of all his delights...sexual intercourse!...His heaven is like himself: strange, interesting, astonishing, grotesque. I give you my word, it has not a single feature in it that he actually values. - Mark Twain
You gave me the courage to love. To dared to dream for things I never imagined were possible for me. - D.C. Akers
Being shaken to death by a Hawaiian tourist look-alike was not how Arena imagined her death. - Lynn Blackmar
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. - Jorge Luis Borges
Our test of truth is a reference to either a present or imagined future majority in favour of our view. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Your audience is one single reader. I have found that sometimes it helps to pick out one person-a real person you know, or an imagined person-and write to that one. - John Steinbeck
Stop holding on to the broken pieces of that mirror even after you are bleeding so badly, I agree that the reflections you had imagined or saw once before were beautiful but sometimes holding on to them with a hope will just continue to hurt you even more and it will never get any better. - Akshay Vasu
For a flicker of a moment I imagined a world completely different from the one I'd always known, a world in which I was treated with fairness, even kindness-- a world in which fathers didn't sell their daughters. - Arthur Golden
Though often scoffed at by serious writers, science fiction worms its way into our cultural psyche in interesting ways, and not just as predictors of technology. Many of these writers translate the –isms of our times into imagined futures populated with characters coping with the consequences. - Frank Daniels III
Art is the expression of appreciation of beauty real or imagined. It's also an examination of what it means to be alive with all its varied things, emotions, and experiences. We are forever trying to explain ourselves to the world or the world to ourselves. - Jay Woodman
Man is not worried by real problems so much as by his imagined anxieties about real problems - Epictetus
There are powers inside of you, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become. - Orison Swett Marden
Our whole social order could self-destruct over the obsession with freedom disconnected from responsibility; where choice is imagined to be somehow independent of consequences. - Boyd K. Packer
At night I lay awake, her likeness casting dark shadows across my soul and senses, and my stomach throbbing away. I imagined her arms around me, lulling me into a phantom bliss, so frustrating, so unreal. - Stephen Mosley
But when on shore, & wandering in the sublime forests, surrounded by views more gorgeous than even Claude ever imagined, I enjoy a delight which none but those who have experienced it can understand - If it is to be done, it must be by studying Humboldt. - Charles Darwin
Sometimes the only way to move forward is to revisit the things in your past that were holding you back. You have to deal with them head on, no matter how scary they may be. Because once we do, you will see that you can go further than you ever imagined. - Barry Allen "The Flash"
The past, which as always did not know the future, acted in ways that ask tobe imagined before they are condemned. Or even simplified. - Paul Fussell
A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature of the fact, is as entire as any argument from experience as can be imagined. - David Hume
Experiencing life with your whole heart will not only bring more of what you desire but often it will surpass what you could have imagined! - Heidi Reagan
Equality cannot be imagined outside of tyranny. - Charles Forbes René de Montalembert
I imagined the sound of whips on black backs and the roar of the overseer over the cry of mothers being separated from their babies. I pulled on all the strength I had not to shot out every valuable leaded pane of glass in that stinking house. - Linda Leigh Hargrove
I get mixed up with the life we led and the life I imagined - John J. Geddes
Hope can be imagined as a domino effect, a chain reaction, each increment making the next increase more feasible... There are moments of fear and doubt that can deflate it. - Jerome Groopman
I had never imagined that happiness could hurt so much. - Knausgaard, Karl Ove
I imagined I was God for a millisecond And became speechless for a long time. - Dejan Stojanovic
But if what interests you are stories of the fantastic, I must warn you that this kind of story demands more art and judgment than is ordinarily imagined. - Charles Nodier
Writing my own novels in the '90s...I never imagined that in ten years, science and rationality would require explanation and defense in a world rocked and ruled by religious fervor. - Mary Doria Russell
Pretending is not just play. Pretending is imagined possibility. Pretending, or acting, is a very valuable life skill and we do it all the time. - Meryl Streep
It's time to start living the life you've imagined. - Henry James
The Subconscious mind can not tell the difference between what's real and what's imagined. - Bob Proctor
His scent engulfed me - fresh night air and evergreen. I buried my face in the hollow beneath his jaw as he shoved his Light into me- a terrible force of the sort I'd never imagined, hungry for distraction, intoxicating to the point of addiction. - Jocelyn Adams
Things imagined are as real as things seen. - Marty Rubin
A slice of bread eaten is a million times more nourishing than a loaf of bread imagined. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
The best way to show people true things is from a direction that they had not imagined the truth coming. - Neil Gaiman
Everyone is their own, though they are so alone. They all sit on their imagined thrones, made only of their own bones. Ego and pride make exquisite delusional cushions. - Hubert Martin
A hallucination is to be in the presence of that which previously could not be imagined, and if it previously could not be imagined then there is no grounds for believing that you generated it out of yourself. - Terence McKenna
I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.. - Henry David Thoreau
What is now proved was only once imagined.
What the world needs is not dogma but an attitude of scientific inquiry combined with a belief that the torture of millions is not desirable, whether inflicted by Stalin or by a Deity imagined in the likeness of the believer. - Bertrand Russell
Always trust your gut instinct. There will come a time when you will understand, but for now trust God has a plan greater than you have ever imagined. - Shannon L. Alder
You aren’t actually a someone, a person, who is conscious. You are the awake space of awareness itself, within which all the thought up entities in your world appear. Out of all these imagined entities, you have simply made the mistake of thinking that one of them is you. - Enza Vita
he imagined fate as a goddess, capricious and fickle, or as a river, which could flood at any moment - Takashi Hiraide
I would not have imagined that love himself would have such a fatal blow this. - Valentinno
Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined. - Johnny Carson
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