„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.“

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Jonathan Franzen
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„Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.“

—  John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980
As quoted in Sunday Herald Sun [Melbourne, Australia] (13 January 2003)]

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„It is not because of anything that can be seen or heard or handled, but because of something that is imagined. The place is not good for imagination, and does not bring restful dreams at night.“

—  H.P. Lovecraft American author 1890 - 1937
Fiction, The Colour Out of Space (1927), Context: West of Arkham the hills rise wild, and there are valleys with deep woods that no axe has ever cut. There are dark narrow glens where the trees slope fantastically, and where thin brooklets trickle without ever having caught the glint of sunlight. On the gentle slopes there are farms, ancient and rocky, with squat, moss-coated cottages brooding eternally over old New England secrets in the lee of great ledges; but these are all vacant now, the wide chimneys crumbling and the shingled sides bulging perilously beneath low gambrel roofs. The old folk have gone away, and foreigners do not like to live there. French-Canadians have tried it, Italians have tried it, and the Poles have come and departed. It is not because of anything that can be seen or heard or handled, but because of something that is imagined. The place is not good for imagination, and does not bring restful dreams at night.

„There is some irony in the fact that children imagine that parents can do what they want, and parents imagine that children do.“

—  Shulamith Firestone, book The Dialectic of Sex
The Dialectic of Sex (1970), http://books.google.com/books?id=YnY10fNqqp4C&q=%22There+is+some+irony+in+the+fact+that+children+imagine+that+parents+can+do+what+they+want+and+parents+imagine+that+children+do+When+I+grow+up+parallels+Oh+to+be+a+child+again%22&pg=PA102#v=onepage

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„To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.“

—  Anatole France, book The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard
The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard (1881), Savoir n'est rien, imaginer est tout. Pt. II, ch. 2

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John Byrne Foto

„Imagine, 24 pages of superhero adventures produced by the same writer and artist every month!! How did they do it?“

—  John Byrne American author and artist of comic books 1950
Monthly comics and creator's ability to keep on schedule, What? By being professional about it? But that's too much like work! 2008 http://www.byrnerobotics.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=26500&PN=1&totPosts=7

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„I need the pain of loneliness to make my imagination work.“

—  Orhan Pamuk Turkish novelist, screenwriter, and Nobel Prize in Literature recipient 1952

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„To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.“

—  Thomas Edison American inventor and businessman 1847 - 1931
Date unknown, As quoted in Behavior-Based Robotics (1998) by Ronald C. Arkin. p. 8.

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„I frankly can't wait, because the idea of Bill Clinton back in the White House with nothing to do is something I just can't imagine, I can't imagine the American people can imagine….“

—  Mitt Romney American businessman and politician 1947
2007 campaign for Republican nomination for United States President, In response to the question, "How would you run against Hillary and Bill Clinton in November?", MSNBC, Republican Presidential Candidate Debate, FL, 2007-01-25

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„The imagination is not a talent of some men but is the health of every man.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
1870s, Society and Solitude (1870), Books, Letters and Social Aims http://www.rwe.org/comm/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&sectionid=5&id=74&Itemid=149 (1876), Poetry and Imagination

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