Quote / Citations Imagination

Posted on 5 septembre 2009

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Quelques citations liées au thème de l’imagination…en français en début de page puis en anglais plus bas.

– La manière dont on imagine est souvent plus instructive que ce qu’on imagine.

[Gaston Bachelard]

– La nuit, on imagine ce qu’on désire et tout paraît possible. Au grand jour, l’imagination pâlit. La nuit, on voit des choses inexistantes et on y croit.

[Robert Choquette]

– L’imagination c’est de la mémoire fermentée. Quand on perd la mémoire on perd sa faculté d’imaginer. Antonio Lobo Antunes

– C’est seulement dans l’imagination des hommes que chaque vérité trouve une existence réelle et indéniable. L’imagination, et non l’invention, est le maître suprême de l’art, comme de la vie.

[Joseph Conrad]

– L’imagination gouverne le monde.

[Napoléon Bonaparte]

– L’imagination vaut bien des voyages et elle coûte moins cher.

[George William Curtis]

– L’homme tient pour intelligence l’usure de ses facultés d’imagination.

[Louis Scutenaire]

– L’ordre est le plaisir de la raison, mais le désordre est le délice de l’imagination.

[Paul Claudel]

– Ce qui est maintenant prouvé ne fut jadis qu’imaginé.

[William Blake]

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– Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create.

Albert Einstein

– Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.

Arnold Toynbee

– Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.

Blaise Pascal

– Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.

Carl Sagan

– Nothing happens unless first we dream.

Carl Sandburg
– Affliction is more apt to suffocate the imagination than to stimulate it.

Denise Levertov

– You see things; and you say, « Why? » But I dream things that never were; and I say, « Why not? »

George Bernard Shaw

– Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.

Gloria Steinem

– The world is but a canvas to the imagination.

Henry David Thoreau
– Poetry is man’s rebellion against being what he is.

James Branch Cabell

– Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of the imagination. from The Quest For Certainty

John Dewey

– Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

John Lennon
– Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.

Lauren Bacall

– Probably the difference between man and the monkeys is that the monkeys are merely bored, while man has boredom plus imagination.

Lin Yutang

– By believing passionately in something that does not yet exist, we create it.

Nikos Kazantzakis

– A person will worship something, have no doubt about that. We may think our tribute is paid in secret in the dark recesses of our hearts, but it will out. That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, and our character. Therefore, it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshipping we are becoming.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

– I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge — myth is more potent than history — dreams are more powerful than facts — hope always triumphs over experience — laughter is the cure for grief — love is stronger than death.

Robert Fulghum

– Imagination is the living power and prime agent of all human perception.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
– Ideals are an imaginative understanding of that which is desirable in that which is possible.

Walter Lippmann

– Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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