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  • A Fantasy of Disordered Imagination
    A Fantasy of Disordered Imagination
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Imaginate Imaginative.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Imaginal Buds of Butterfly Imaginal Buds of Butterfly

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: An airplane mechanic invented Slinky while he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use for the springs. Barbie was invented by Ruth Handler after watching her daughter play with baby dolls imagining then in grown up roles
    • imaginate Imaginative.
    • imaginate In entomology, to transform from a pupa into an imago.
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  • Karl Kraus
    “Intercourse with a woman is sometimes a satisfactory substitute for masturbation. But it takes a lot of imagination to make it work.”
  • Vincent Van Gogh
    “Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.”
  • James Russell Lowell
    “Solitude is as needed to the imagination as society is wholesome to the character.”
  • George Santayana
    “Men become superstitious, not because they have too much imagination, but because they are not aware that they have any.”
  • Alexander Cockburn
    Alexander Cockburn
    “The travel writer seeks the world we have lost --the lost valleys of the imagination.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.”


In literature:

What would I do with a five-million-dollar fund for touching the imagination of labour and touching the imagination of capital?
"Crowds" by Gerald Stanley Lee
The imagination hasn't room to turn round.
"Humanly Speaking" by Samuel McChord Crothers
She imagined her husband and the dead children looking through it.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
It has all the Author's characteristics of deep thinking, imaginative illustration, intense conviction and realness.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
Imaginative temperaments are often thus; and impulse is ever weakness.
"Four Weird Tales" by Algernon Blackwood
The eyes being finished, imagine his astonishment when he perceived that they moved and looked fixedly at him.
"Pinocchio" by C. Collodi
The beauty of the sky, the enthusiasm of these Romans, and above all Corinne, electrified the imagination of Oswald.
"Corinne, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Mme de Stael
What account can we give of it which will correspond with the imaginative impressions we receive?
"Shakespearean Tragedy" by A. C. Bradley
One may imagine how an imaginative writer who doubted that permanence would be pooh-poohed.
"Certain Personal Matters" by H. G. Wells
She had some imagination, although she was not a highly or a very sensitively imaginative woman, and now she left her imagination at play.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
Our interpretative imagination easily sees traces of the human form in cloud, rock, or tree-stump.
"Illusions" by James Sully
It is impossible to imagine a more exhilarating or invigorating employment.
"Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II" by Charles Upham
Or not far rather by the power of imagination proceeding upon the all in each of human nature?
"English Critical Essays" by Various
Don't imagine we'll let you off.
"Banked Fires" by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
The material through which we are to exercise the imagination and develop imaginative vigor is the narrative form of discourse.
"Vocal Expression" by Katherine Jewell Everts
You can not imagine anything more touching than her artless confessions.
"Pride" by Eugène Sue
He had made Mrs. Olcott a promise, and he meant to keep it, but the thing was beginning to look more difficult than he had imagined.
"For the Allinson Honor" by Harold Bindloss
Still, I imagine he has a pretty accurate notion of how things are with me.
"Johnstone of the Border" by Harold Bindloss
She tried to imagine the technology conferences she'd been to with the addition of the subtitling and translation and couldn't do it.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
Not the fact of death, but the imagined manner of it, dismayed me.
"Caught by the Turks" by Francis Yeats-Brown

In poetry:

Set the Most High before thee, and know that every thought
And every hidden imagining are to Him not hidden.
Dread the day of His wrath, and the dreadful position
Wherein is help or refuge for no creature.
"The Day Of Judgment" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
Man is not left untold, untaught,
Untrained by Heav'n to heavenly things;
No! ev'ry fleeting hour has brought
Lessons of wisdom on its wings;
And ev'ry day bids solemn thought
Soar above earth's imaginings.
"Lessons of Time for Eternity" by John Bowring
Truly, quoth he, you can't imagine
What wond'rous things they will engage in
That as your fellow-fiends in Hell Were angels all before they fell,
So are you like to be agen,
Compar'd with th' angels of us men.
"Hudibras: Part 3 - Canto I" by Samuel Butler
He died in December. He must descend
Somewhere, vague and cold, the spirit and seal.
Somewhere, Imagination one’s one friend
Cannot see there. Both of us at the end.
Nouns, verbs do not exist for what I feel.
"Epilogue" by John Berryman
The poor fellow little imagined what he had to go through,
But in ail his trials at sea, he never did rue;
No; the brave tar became reconciled to his fate,
And he felt proud of his commander, Captain Ward the great.
"Bill Bowls the Sailor" by William Topaz McGonagall
For wonders--well and good -
Can it be otherwise, where the whole world
Presses as toward a centre. My dear Daya,
Consider what you asked of me as owned;
That I do love her--that I can't imagine
How I should live without her--that
"Nathan The Wise - Act III" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

In news:

One can only imagine what it would have been like had Sean Lee gone into the family business.
Imagine you're preparing for your bachelor party and your buddy suggests bungee jumping.
Is it just our imagination, or is the status of carrying a Louis Vuitton ( bag going down, down, down.
Corey Cameron crouched next to his son Casen's wheelchair in the aisle, inches away from his motionless face, and sang along with the Imagination Movers' song playing over the speakers before the concert.
If you think you're having a hard time selling your home, imagine being actor Nicolas Cage.
"Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do…".
Imagine Jack going someplace with a ballpit where he is surrounded by hundreds of balls to frolic and play in.
Imagine my surprise when Troy's Drive-In became a foodie must-visit a couple of years ago.
Right now, it's hard to imagine how future tools will change the beef cow herd.
But at 80, the former minister didn't imagine he'd be selling honey.
Imagine the person who'd held $10,000 of those bonds through last weekend.
One of Louisville's most beloved basketball players has returned to the city in a role he never imagined he'd fill.
The pregnant actress left little to the imagination on Tuesday, showing off her baby bump as well as her undergarments and her belly button in a whisper of a purple dress – and has the photos.
Imagine trying to paint a surface sprinkled in saw dust.
Imagine a machine, with parts your shop helped to manufacture, traveling on a one-way trip for millions of miles, to land and gather information on another planet.

In science:

Imagine that the path of R is given; then t 7→ (R(S (t)), S (t)) can be viewed as a one-dimensional random walk moving in R2 on the graph of R.
Reconstructing a two-color scenery by observing it along a simple random walk path
Imagine that the dotted line representing the graph of R is made out of invisible glass.
Reconstructing a two-color scenery by observing it along a simple random walk path
If such singularities are in the bulk we can imagine that the slicing can be done without spoiling the argument.
Holography and Brane-bulk Energy Exchange
It is difficult to imagine a magnetic siphon operating efficiently in a binary whose spin and orbital motions are uncoupled.
New Low Accretion-Rate Magnetic Binary Systems and their Significance for the Evolution of Cataclysmic Variables
Thus we imagine the system occupying state x then occupying state nx, then again state x etc.
A Random Walk to a Non-Ergodic Equilibrium Concept
If we now imagine that truly fair coins are rare, in the conventional hypothesis testing view it will take ∆N0 ∝ ln[P (biased)/P (fair coin)] additional examples to reach the same level of error.
Should you believe that this coin is fair?
Let us imagine a rubber surface filled in electric charges with a given density.
The Signature of a Manifold
To understand the meaning of this concept let us imagine that M is a person and uses N as a mirror to observe herself.
The Signature of a Manifold
Imagine computing the annihilation type contribution for the case of two light mesons in the final state.
W-exchange/Annihilation amplitudes in LCSR - $B_d^0 \to D_s^-K^+$ as an example
One may imagine this is induced by an external drive, E ˆx, e.g., an applied electric field assuming the particles are positive ions.
Lennard--Jones and Lattice Models of Driven Fluids
As a final example, imagine that the coupling parameters gk (t) between the system and the environment are time dependent and let us for simplicity work again in the logical-IP frame.
Dynamical control of qubit coherence: Random versus deterministic schemes
What we imagine is that hydrodynamic and magnetic forces are producing qualitative effects, which can be captured by the ring potential in our equations (1) –(2 ).
Twin-peak quasiperiodic oscillations as an internal resonance
Approximately, an element of M(r, n) can be imagined as a nonlinear superposition of n instantons of charge 1.
Random partitions and instanton counting
Imagine, for instance, a dust grain in a superposition of two positions, a multimeter apart, deep in intergalactic space.
Generalizing Quantum Mechanics for Quantum Spacetime
Clearly one does not imagine that the tra jectory described by iteration of the map (3) corresponds to any reasonable physical dynamics on the free energy landscape, e.g., a zero-temperature dynamics in which one follows the path of steepest descent to a local (in general, metastable) minimum.
Free energy landscapes, dynamics and the edge of chaos in mean-field models of spin glasses