Reality and Imagination

"The value of myth is that it takes all the things you know and restores to them the rich significance which has been hidden by the veil of familiarity."

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson "Letters and Social Aims"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Fairy tales are more than true - not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten."

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."

Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Liberty, n. One of imagination's most precious possessions."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything."

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Illusion is the first of all pleasures."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Imagination is the eye of the soul."

Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet."

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here."

Lev Tolstoy
Lev Tolstoy "War and Peace"

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities, truth isn't."

Mark Twain
Mark Twain "Following the Equator"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Imagination is a licensed trespasser: it has no fear of dogs, but may climb over walls and peep in at windows with impunity."

George Eliot
George Eliot "Adam Bede"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)