One lifetime is never enough to accomplish one's horticultural goals. If a garden is a site for the imagination, how can we be very far from the beginning?
Poetry is that art which selects and arranges the symbols of thought in such a manner as to excite the imagination the most powerfully and delightfully.
My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.
Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination - everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.
The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory.
He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart.
When I got large enough to go to work, while employed I was reflecting on many things that would present themselves to my imagination; and whenever an opportunity occurred of looking at a book, when the school-children were getting their lessons, I would find many things that the fertility of my own imagination had depicted to me before.
Personality is more important than beauty, but imagination is more important than both of them.
An idea is salvation by imagination.
No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.