• A Fantasy of Disordered Imagination
    A Fantasy of Disordered Imagination
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n imaginativeness the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses "popular imagination created a world of demons","imagination reveals what the world could be"
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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
    • n imaginativeness The quality of being imaginative.
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  • Albert Einstein
    “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”
  • Henry George
    Henry George
    “The march of invention has clothed mankind with powers of which a century ago the boldest imagination could not have dreamt.”
  • Karl Kraus
    “If the reporter has killed our imagination with his truth, he threatens our life with his lies.”
  • Jamie Paolinetti
    Jamie Paolinetti
    “Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    “Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.”
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    “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.”


In literature:

The imagination likes to dwell upon this, for the new order is capable of infinite extension.
"The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner" by Charles Dudley Warner
Though I can't imagine what you're driving at.
"The Rise of Roscoe Paine" by Joseph C. Lincoln
You are less awkward than I imagined.
"The Wandering Jew, Complete" by Eugene Sue
Can you imagine what it is?
"The March Family Trilogy, Complete" by William Dean Howells
Another man would have struck her young imagination with the wild, free thrill of the wilderness.
"The Blazed Trail" by Stewart Edward White
I have not allowed myself to be carried away by the illusions of the imagination, nor to be influenced by friendship or hatred.
"Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
Of the force of imagination.
"The Essays of Montaigne, Complete" by Michel de Montaigne
She began to imagine him with her in civilised places, to be able to imagine him.
"The Garden Of Allah" by Robert Hichens
I imagine I did burn it, because I couldn't find it afterwards.
"The Girl From Keller's" by Harold Bindloss
They were not troubled with imaginations.
"A Far Country, Complete" by Winston Churchill
One might have imagined it a country road, so profound the stillness and so leafy the prospect.
"In the Year of Jubilee" by George Gissing
Do you imagine the twentieth century will leave one green spot on the earth's surface?
"Demos" by George Gissing
He is beyond help, I imagine.
"The Emancipated" by George Gissing
I did imagine we were safe from them,' exclaimed the Countess.
"Evan Harrington, Complete" by George Meredith
It was the poor fellow's nervous imagination, preternaturally excited.
"Vittoria, Complete" by George Meredith
What it must all mean to the tortured wife he hardly dared to imagine.
"Maid of the Mist" by John Oxenham
She liked the imaginative picture that he drew.
"Grit Lawless" by F.E. Mills Young
She tried to imagine herself young, and Forbes tried to imagine her Persis.
"What Will People Say?" by Rupert Hughes
I imagined they were dream birds, mythological fowl.
"The Enemies of Women" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Roman poetry is pervaded also by a peculiar vein of imaginative emotion.
"The Roman Poets of the Republic" by W. Y. Sellar

In poetry:

And, no less sovran than the sun,
Imagination brings relief
Of morning light to shadows dun,
To heart's distress, and spirit's grief.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Now that I gain another step,
On life's uncertain way;
Imagination shall repair,
And seated draw an outline there,
Of many a future day.
"Written On New Year's Day" by Elizabeth Bath
I imagine this midnight moment's forest:
Something else is alive
Beside the clock's loneliness
And this blank page where my fingers move.
"The Thought-Fox" by Ted Hughes
It left him quiet, calm, and cool,
Though hardly knowing what a crown was -
You can't imagine what a fool
Poor rich uneducated BROWN was!
"The Folly of Brown -" by William Schwenck Gilbert
That day she put our heads together,
Fate had her imagination about her,
Your head so much concerned with outer,
Mine with inner, weather.
"Tree At My Window" by Robert Frost
One day the singer met with Love,
And mighty music shook his strings,
While dreams and light imaginings
His new-roused spirit soared above.
"Reality" by Oscar Fay Adams

In news:

I f you've ever had trouble committing to a personal relationship, imagine trying to commit to selling your company--or even just a piece of your company.
In the fertile, sometimes frightening, realm of Mark Bryan's imagination, robots ravage vineyards, clowns and con artists congregate at Washington D.C.'s Lincoln Memorial, and political pundits attend "Alice in Wonderland"-style tea parties.
From the evidence visible at the Philadelphia Theatre Company, where it runs through Feb 20, I can't imagine why.
Alaska's rich fisheries are the mainstay of our coastal communities, providing for livelihoods we love and a way of life most Americans cannot even imagine.
Think of the most uncomfortable, invasive, embarrassing physical process imaginable.
Imagine Homes, Actus Lend Lease among NAHB Green Building Award winners.
When some residents think about the Community Preservation Act (CPA), they imagine a big jump in property taxes and loss of local control over CPA-funded projects.
Dorrie and I gave Carmine 's Brazilian Grill a try several months ago and were totally blown away by the selection, the endless refills of every conceivable type of meat and poultry you could imagine, and the fantastic atmosphere.
Imagine dozens of masterful luthiers and their creations in one convention- center-sized room, as itchy-fingered players and wanna-bes descend upon them.
Can you imagine trying to build a competitive race car with old parts.
So imagine everyone's surprise when Argentine customs officers opened the suitcase -- and found $800,000 in cash.
Imagine feeling bloated, fatigued and weak and not knowing why.
It's just a few blocks from bustling West Esplanade Avenue and Transcontinental Drive in Metairie, but until you drive down St Mary Street and wind your way onto the grounds, you can't imagine such an oasis exits there.
It says a lot for Animal Collective's eclectic career that the new Centipede Hz could have headed in virtually any direction imaginable.
Andes — Chace-Randall Gallery proudly presents Re-Imagined, new portrait paintings by Grant Collier, and Traveler, new abstract paintings by Michael Rich, September 21 to November 4.

In science:

Imagine two orthogonal three party pure states shared between Alice, Bob and Chris.
Optimal local discrimination of two multipartite pure states
Imagine that we have been given one of these states with some arbitrary prior probabilities.
Optimal local discrimination of two multipartite pure states
It is easy to imagine situations where the local structure of a graph is readily accessible, but determining some global property is difficult.
An example of the difference between quantum and classical random walks
It is possible to imagine several plausible approaches to this.
A finiteness proof for the Lorentzian state sum spinfoam model for quantum general relativity
This is a “short circuit” process. It is the first reaction of our imagination, but, of course, not a solution of the problem.
Classical teleportation
Hence by no stretch of imagination can they be called random.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Valsakumar for sharing his time and wisdom; for his imagination, sensitivity and robust intellect which have helped me in my research in general and in this venture in particular.
Monte Carlo: Basics
Consider an experiment, real or imagined, which leads to more than one outcome.
Monte Carlo: Basics
Hence by no stretch of imagination can they be called random.
Monte Carlo: Basics
The coordinates of the tree are chosen so that they match the idea of the scene as a reader could imagine it.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
To our knowledge, there is no a priori method for determining the “true” 4D proper time; but it is easy to imagine an experiment which would show which one is most convenient.
Null Geodesics in Five Dimensional Manifolds
The leg, for example corresponding to φij , can be imagined as a strip (ribbon) (defining thus a ribbon or fat graph), the sides of the leg-ribbon have indices i and j correspondingly.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
The negative-weight options should therefore be used with some caution, and the negative-weight events should be a reasonably small fraction of the total event sample. 3The motivation for this requirement is best understood with a simple example: imagine two subprocesses with the same cross section.
Generic User Process Interface for Event Generators
Imagine a person standing at the origin of a line with a coin in their hand.
Implementing the quantum random walk
Imagine a physical device that is able to manipulate locally the state of a composite quantum system by actions on its parts.
Conditions for the local manipulation of Gaussian states