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The great successful men of the world have used their imaginations... they think ahead and create their mental picture, and the go to work materializing that picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building -- steadily building.

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder without any such gift from the fairies, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.
Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether.
The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.
Understand that you, yourself, are no more than the composite picture of all your thoughts and actions. In your relationships with others, remember the basic and critically important rule: If you want to be loved, be lovable. If you want respect, set a respectable example!
Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.
People often get their imagination's mixed up with their memories.
Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them.
Often it is just lack of imagination that keeps a man from suffering very much.
Celebrate what you want to see more of.
Imagination decides everything.
You must first clearly see a thing in your mind before you can do it.
Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything.
The most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination.
The opportunities of man are limited only by his imagination. But so few have imagination that there are ten thousand fiddlers to one composer.
Imagination is the eye of the soul.
All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination, Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.
There is nothing more frightful than imagination without taste.
Hold a picture of yourself long and steadily enough in your mind's eye and you will be drawn toward it. Picture yourself vividly as winning and that alone will contribute immeasurably to success. Great living starts with a picture, held in your imagination, of what you would like to do or be.
Imagination is not a talent of some people but is the health of everyone.
Science does not know its debt to imagination.
The quality of the imagination is to flow and not to freeze.
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
The imaginations which people have of one another are the solid facts of society.
Only in men's imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.
The bridges that you cross before you come to them are over rivers that aren't there.
By going over your day in imagination before you begin it, you can begin acting successfully at any moment.
To fly as fast as thought, to anywhere that is. He said, you must begin by knowing that you have already arrived.
Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.
All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
The Chinese pianist Liu Chi Kung was imprisoned for seven years during the Cultural Revolution, during which time he had no access to a piano. When he returned to giving concerts again after he was released, his playing was better than ever. Asked how this was possible since he had not practice for seven years, he replied: I did practice, every day. I rehearsed every piece I had ever played, note by note, in my mind.
First have being in your mind. Make real in your mind then bring that being into reality. The genius is he who sees what is not yet and causes it to come to be.
What you see is what you get.
Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history. The influence of real needs and compulsions, of real interests and materials, is indirect because the crowd is never conscious of it.
We are what we imagine ourselves to be.
Perhaps in a book review it is not out of place to note that the safety of the state depends on cultivating the imagination.
Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.
It is important to rely on your imagination for your sense of humor and your memory for your truths. Not the other way around.
Great living starts with a picture held in the imagination, of what you would like to do or be.

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