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I still have a photo on my wall of the greatest idol I will ever have in my life, and it’s myself at eight. Because that’s when the forces of imagination have the same value as the real world, when they’re an instrument of survival: when my mother disappeared, and I imagined a mother. That was me at my best.
The blockchain concept was pioneered within the context of crypto-currency Bitcoin, but engineers have imagined many other ways for distributed ledger technology to streamline the world. Stock exchanges and big banks, for example, are looking at blockchain-type systems as trading settlement platforms.
Computers add convenience to our everyday lives, but we are limited in what we can do with technology others have imagined. The ability for humans to teach machines entirely new things – coding – is nothing short of a superpower.
I never imagined that I would have a successful solo career, let alone one in musical theater.
It used to be that we imagined that our mobile phones would be for us to talk to each other. Now, our mobile phones are there to talk to us.
You get stared at the whole time. I first noticed that when I was about 13. I was very shy. Being considered beautiful, I always felt that people were waiting for something more. I imagined you were supposed to have an intellectual ability – and I’m making no claims here – proportional to your supposed good looks.
We all have expectations but sometimes the greatest thing is to be surprised with what happens and to find out that it is quite different from the way you imagined it.
I never imagined that I would see my face on the cover of an EA Sports videogame.
I find myself enjoying a deeper love than I ever imagined was possible in the form of my daughter and certainly in the union with my wife. It makes everything else, including work, which is one of the things I’m most passionate about, pale by comparison.
I never imagined I could make it to the top of Mount Everest at age 80. This is the world’s best feeling, although I’m totally exhausted. Even at 80, I can still do quite well.
The first Chipotle was intended to be my source of funding for a full-scale restaurant, a means to an end. But it turned out to be more successful than I ever imagined.
There is no real reality to a really imagined life any more.
I never imagined my career would take off this fast.
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.
The most rewarding thing is being on Broadway. I went into Cabaret as a replacement and was really challenged beyond anything I could have imagined.
The political solutions to the refugee crisis may be complex, but that does not mean we should abandon our humanity. We should not close our hearts, retreat behind walls, real or imagined, or ignore the pressing moral imperative to provide assistance and sanctuary for some of the world’s most desperate people.
Who could have imagined that a platform like – I’ll use Netflix as a example – that it could be so good?
Once you have a blueprint down, you start talking to all the other heads of department to see if and how they can help to execute what you’ve imagined, and so things change and evolve. And then you have to make it work within the budget and time frame, so things change even more.
So basketball has always taken me places that I could have never imagined.
People who read fiction are different from other people because they are people who are interested in an imagined world.
All in all, I don’t think robots and greater automation can bring about a utopian world as I imagined it would as a kid 50 years ago.
I think when you’re a fan of a book you do have your own little version of the characters and I hope that some people feel we are the versions they might have imagined.
At one time in my life, I stood in queues for ‘Indian Idol’ auditions, and I got eliminated at Top 8 or Top 9. I could have never imagined that one day I will be judging this show where I was a contestant myself.
I always imagined myself doing what Barbara Walters did on ’20/20.’ That, essentially, is what inspired me to go to journalism school.
My mum would say sometimes, ‘Do you think you might be gay?’ But it wasn’t that. When I imagined myself in a romantic setting, it was heterosexual, but I was just always a girl.
I was a small kid from Huntington, Long Island. I never imagined that anything like that would happen to me.
Never in a million years would I have imagined that this is how my life would have ended up. I just thought I would be living in the States, doing a regular job.
Piercing minds go mute around poetry. It is imagined to be overly technical, like advanced arithmetic; otherworldly, priestess-like; suffocatingly personal; excessively decorative; exhaustingly bourgeois or tiringly avant-garde.
I remember the first time I saw the ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ video. I will never forget that day. I just wanted to see Kurt Cobain’s face. I had a feeling he was very cute. But, I couldn’t see his face. When I finally did see him, he was even cuter than I imagined!
I’d never have imagined it when I was younger. A trans woman on the cover of ‘Time?’ That is unfathomable to the 15-year-old me.
I don’t know that I ever could’ve imagined just how blessed my life would be.
I never imagined I’d be a solo artist. And now I couldn’t imagine being part of a group.
The world have payed too great a compliment to critics, and have imagined them men of much greater profundity than they really are.
I never imagined I would have the opportunities that I’ve had at NBC. For me, the opportunities have been endless, which I really appreciate.
I did some research once on the way people in the past imagined the year 2000. They tended to picture the things they already had getting more sophisticated – flying cars, self-cleaning windows. And the folks in the early 1900s had a wildly optimistic estimate of the future of pneumatic tubes.
When Congress passed the Authorization for the Use of Military Force immediately after the 9/11 attacks, no one could have imagined this authorization would continue to be the basis for American wars that persist a decade and a half later.
The idea that the business world’s needs get ignored in Washington is perpetuated by business so it can fulfill even more of its needs, real or imagined.
When I finally discovered the ‘Sports Illustrated‘ swimsuit issue, I browsed through archives and saw a picture of an incredibly stunning model, Damaris Lewis. Her images inspired me, and I imagined being in the magazine myself. Never in a million years did I dream it would actually happen.
The relevance of Marxism to science is that it removes it from its imagined position of complete detachment and shows it as a part, but a critically important part, of economy and social development.
Since I was a young girl, I always wanted to pursue law studies. I would have never imagined that my career would have taken a complete different route.
Although skin color is undoubtedly the most salient signal of racial identity in America, other actual or imagined bodily features have also been seen as distinctive markers of Negritude. These include the shapes of heads, feet, lips, and noses as well as the texture of hair.
I use a stylist, which wasn’t something I imagined I’d ever do, because I like shopping, but because we prerecord ‘Countdown,’ I don’t want to wear something that everyone has from the high street by the time the programme goes out.
Maybe some people may have thought or imagined that Islam drains all creativity. In fact, when you look at history, you discover that the golden age of Spain is what actually produced what we call the guitar.
Writing a book is so much harder than I imagined.
Few in Europe imagined the incompetence and dishonesty of Greek economic managers would bring the entire European project into question.
I hate family pressures and family responsibilities. I’m more comfortable as a stranger. I always imagined I could just live in a hotel. I’m afraid of family.
As a tech optimist, I believe productivity woes can be solved through cleverly imagined and implemented technology.
When I was young, watching historical movies made me feel absolutely sublime. But the first few times I visited costume museums, I was really disappointed because it was not at the level I saw in movies. It was not the level of the image I’d imagined.
Murdoch Mysteries‘ has provided me with an opportunity to expand my craft and have learned so much about myself, about directing, acting and contributing the entertainment industry in ways that I wouldn’t have imagined before.
I never in my wildest dreams could have imagined I would be on TV.
There is an imagined thing called black culture. But culture is a construction. It is learned behavior, not innate. The black American experience is the American experience.
We all dream things into being; you imagine yourself having a child, and then you have a child. An inventor will think of something in his mind and then make it actual. So things are often passing from the imagined realm into the real world.
I eventually just imagined being a little boy who was quote unquote ‘normal‘: who could learn like all the kids around me that I felt excluded from. And I imagined myself into one of these and into someone who could read.
I never imagined that I would earn my way into anyone‘s rafters.
Making ‘Pacific Rim’ was a lot like what you imagined making movies would be like when you were 12.
As an entrepreneur and a small business owner, you are intimately familiar with goals. You’ve dreamed of the ‘right’ ones, you’ve projected ‘real’ ones for the banker and the investor, and, secretly, you’ve imagined how life can be if you can reach the ones you’ve set.
I don’t care about my personal acting career anymore. I’m done with it. After 10 years of making movies and doing better than I ever could have imagined, I sort of had to ask myself: ‘What am I supposed to do with all of this success that I have had?’
Nobody could have imagined the phenomenon that ‘Star Trek‘ became. It’s still almost impossible to imagine.
All nations are imagined communities, and our imagined community is based on a uniquely inspiring set of principles. Americans have proved that they can be loyal to, and will fight on behalf of, a more complex, more cerebral national ideal, one derived from ideas of democracy and justice as opposed to blood and soil.
If the future, as imagined in literature, is really the present taken to extremes, then the past is also the present, but boiled down.
When we lay something out and the talent goes out there, I’m part of the creative process of helping putting things together maybe putting things in different places. When they go out there and execute it even better than I have it imagined in my head, it is just a great feeling.
When I’m playing a bad guy, a lot of it is imagined: things I thought I wanted to do, but I never would do them.
My early years were hardly a model of focus, discipline, and direction. No one who met me as a teenager could have imagined my going into research and making important discoveries. No one could have predicted the arc of my career.
I’m a comic book writer, so I work with a lot of artists. Sometimes, you get art back, and you’re like, ‘Oh, no.’ Sometimes, you get art back and you’re like, ‘That’s exactly what I imagined in my head,’ and you’re happy about that.
President Karzai was an accidental president. There was no paradigm for the conditions he faced, because no one could have imagined 9/11. He had to improvise under very difficult conditions to hold this country together.
I never imagined I would be in colourful costumes and dance!
I have wanted to fly into space for many years, but never imagined it would really be feasible.
Gravity is not controlled physically in us by one of the 5 ordinary senses. We always reduce a gravity experience to an autocognizance, real or imagined, registered inside us in the region of the stomach.
There’s just nothing funnier or crazier than that – doing your Broadway debut as Spider-Man in ‘Spider-Man‘ the musical. It was, like, the last thing I could have ever possibly imagined happening. I mean, I would tell people I was playing Spider-Man, and people would just break out laughing because it was so ridiculous!
‘Deadpool’ took seven years to get to the motion picture screen, and I use that as my measurement. That tested me and my patience more than anything I could’ve imagined because the screenplay was so good.
Have you imagined me acting in a TV drama? I have, when I was young.
From 1961 to 1964, I was fortunate enough to work at a think tank in the Kenwood neighborhood of Chicago. As a writer and editor, I reported in a publication about the thinkers. Our offices were in a former mansion; I worked in what had been the ballroom. As I sat typing my copy, I imagined the dancers waltzing.
It’s not that acting was something I’d always wanted to do. I had no formal training; I’d never really imagined I’d be an actress. Business was something that had always been in my mind, but when I got into acting, I learned everything on set, and for me at that point, I wanted to excel at what I did.
West Hollywood blew my mind: gay men walking down the street, kissing and holding hands. I’d never imagined there was a place like that.
I don’t think my looks are modern. I always imagined I’d end up doing Chekhov, Ibsen and Shakespeare all my life and never play a contemporary character.
I never imagined myself playing a superhero because I don’t see myself the way superheroes have been portrayed or shown to me my entire life.
It’s really amazing to see what you imagined brought to screen.
Beware of politicians who tell you they’ll do all these wonderful things for you for only a small tax increase. Those tax increases are never as small as you might imagine, and the benefits are always smaller than promised and/or imagined.
For most human beings, if what they want happens, it is a success. If what they could not have imagined happens, it is luck. If what nobody could foresee happens, it is a miraculous existence.
They were nothing like the French people I had imagined. If anything, they were too kind, too generous and too knowledgable in the fields of plumbing and electricity.
Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that I would become the Bachelorette.
Your destination might not end up being exactly what you envisioned to start with, but if you stick it out and work through the challenges, what you end up with will be far better than you could have ever imagined.
I read the Bible when I was 12 while studying for my bar mitzvah. I was also reading a lot of Dilbert comics at the time, and I guess the two kind of got fused in my mind. I’ve always imagined God as an irrational, distractible boss. It’s my best explanation for our planet.
If you play music for the right reasons, the rest of the things will come. The right reason to play music is that you love it. That’s why I play music. I never imagined that I was going to be doing this, especially because I never thought of myself as an instrumentalist.
Who could have imagined that life would have taken such marvelous twists and turns or that I would often be so fortunate to be in the right place at the right time?
I did go there later, but I hadn’t been there before I wrote the book. Sometimes I feel like the imagined can feel more real than the real?
I hadn’t seen ‘Bride of Frankenstein‘ until high school or maybe even later than that. It’s really one of the great movie experiences where you think you know what it’s going to be, but it’s so much weirder and so much better than anything you could’ve imagined. It’s so full of these striking, powerful images.
But I never imagined that I could ever have a career in music. I always thought it was like a mafia, that you had to sell your soul and know the right people and be in the right place.
The first video I ever uploaded was of me singing, and it only got 100 views, so I took it down right away. So when ‘M to the B’ got a million likes in a day, I was in shock. I would never have imagined something like that.
I’m not such a fan of imagination. If you’re alive to details, they oftentimes suggest a richer or deeper imaginative line than you would have imagined.
I never imagined myself making these big movies and being married and having kids.
Growing up in my mother’s Pueblo household, I never imagined a world in which I would be represented by someone who looked like me.
This whole career has been way more than I ever even imagined or dreamed.
I couldn’t have imagined working on a film I didn’t believe in.
Every relationship comes with a shelf life; that duration could be a minute or even a lifetime. If, for whatever reasons, a relationship cannot last a lifetime, contrary to what the two people imagined, then both the individuals have to be communicative and have to understand and accept the reality.
I never even imagined having my own shoe.
In the mind, in the heart, I was always home. I always imagined, really, going back home.
Bob Dylan was the source of pop music‘s unpredictability in the Sixties. Never as big a record-seller as commonly imagined, his importance was first aesthetic and social, and then as an influence.
I never imagined when I began writing in the early 1960s I’d become professional and my life would be transformed.
I’ve always defined myself not as a cartoonist, but as an entrepreneur. That was true before I tried cartooning. I always imagined cartooning would be how I got my seed capital. I always thought my other businesses would be the less dominant part of my life.
In short, we need to recover the courage we celebrate in our heroes, and in particular, the courage to tolerate, for the sake of a free society, a level of risk we hardly ever imagined in the past.
I thought I’d never leave Pennsylvania. And I never imagined that I’d one day have the chance to lead the largest organization for girls and women around the world.
As long as anger, paranoia and misinformation drive our political debate, there are unhinged souls among us who will feel justified in turning to violent remedies for imagined threats.
I never imagined myself in a movie with magic.
When I did ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie,’ it was almost every ‘first’ I could have imagined: I dreamt someday being on Broadway, and then dreamt someday playing a lead on Broadway, and then dreamt someday of getting to originate a role, and then getting a Tony nomination. It all happened at once. I was just terrified.
I never, ever would have imagined the kind of career I’ve had. It just wouldn’t have occurred to me that anything like this could have been possible. I didn’t have any such aspirations. And I still can’t believe my good fortune.
My way of connecting to the community that I imagined was out there somewhere for me, but wasn’t there right now was to download tons and tons of discographies of famed divas. So I had Christina Aguilera’s discography, Whitney Houston‘s discography, Mariah Carey’s discography, all of that.
Even what people take to be their most personal desires are usually programmed by the imagined order.
I never imagined my life would be the way that it has been for the past 30 years. I have had the best experiences a person can have-and the worst as well.
I have sometimes imagined my own death and brought myself to tears.
From my personal experience, because I’m in a relationship, on paper I would never have imagined – I’m an Essex girl, maths geek who likes football, and I’ve ended up with a Russian ballroom dancer, and I guess the things you think are important, especially when you’re younger, turn out not to be.
You have to look at the discrepancy between what you hoped and imagined and the reality of yourself and all your shortcomings.
I never imagined myself in films. My benchmarks were performances I saw in the theater.
The surveillance of ordinary people is far greater than I would have imagined and far greater than the American public has been able to debate.
I was always just blown away by David Bowie and how mannered the guy was willing to be. It was so far from what I imagined someone with my confidence to be capable of.
As a writer, Chris Columbus was a big influence. ‘The Goonies’ was the first movie I ever saw that kids speak normally and not imagined how kids would talk. Always a big fan of Chris Columbus’ dialogue and storytelling.
Western Christians have imagined that, at the end of the day, God is going to throw the present space-time universe into a trashcan and we’ll be sitting on clouds playing harps. The ultimate future that we’re promised is much more interesting than that. It’s new heavens and a new Earth with new bodies to live in.
A collaboration with Rob Halford, the ‘Metal God,’ has always been my dream. I never imagined that dream would come true!
It’s amazing how a lot of the metal guys have never strummed! And it’s not that challenging, but it really opens up a lot of doors in ways they might not have imagined.
I’d always wanted to do a Marvel project, and I’d always imagined getting to play one of the superheroes because it’s such a hard thing to get. It’s the parts that only go to a few people. The flip side of that is the antagonists are pretty awesome.
I remember I had a copy of ‘David Copperfield’ that I lugged around at primary school. I started reading it when I was seven, and I was eight when I finished it. I read an awful lot as a little girl and played games and imagined lots of things.
When I pictured myself in the NBA, I always imagined myself with an older guy taking me under his wing.
I grew up watching Hong Kong noir films. As a kid, I often imagined myself playing the lead role in such movies, performing gun fights and sacrificing myself for the sake of friendship.
When I wrote ‘Monsoon,’ I always imagined the music video being shot in India. The song had so much to do with my time in India with my mother as well as leaving her in India during the monsoon season to visit my family in N.Y. It really was a dream come true when I was given the opportunity to shoot in India.
When we really start searching for the truth in stories, we can find it everywhere, not just in sincere confessions but in the deliberate lies and imagined possibilities, the magic and fantasy, and all the other unreal elements that go into the concoction of identity.
When you’ve written a film and directed it and it comes out exactly as you imagined it, it’s pretty boring.
Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.
I never imagined I’d go into acting, but I always loved drama, and when I was 16, I discovered the Library Theatre up the road. So I plucked up courage and asked if I could watch rehearsals. It was like Heaven.
How do you cause people to believe in an imagined order such as Christianity, democracy, or capitalism? First, you never admit that the order is imagined.
I’ve been a politician long enough to know that every year will find us living in a situation that one couldn’t have imagined a year previously. Sometimes it’s better than we imagined, sometimes it’s not as good.
My earliest memories are sitting on the beach at Blackpool, and I know that if I went back, it would be horrible. I know what Blackpool’s like – it’s nothing like I imagined it was as a child.
I had never imagined I will come into pageants, because all this happened accidentally in my life, when I was just 17-years-old.
You know you’re in love when you’re more yourself than you ever imagined possible.
I read little nonfiction, but I have no boundaries about the fiction I relish. The only unfailing criterion is that I can hitch my heart to the imagined world and read on.
I never imagined being able to make money from acting – and now I can.
In experimental philosophy, we are to look upon propositions inferred by general induction from phenomena as accurately or very nearly true, notwithstanding any contrary hypotheses that may be imagined, till such time as other phenomena occur by which they may either be made more accurate or liable to exceptions.
When ‘Kaanta Laga’ was offered to me, I was in college, doing my engineering course. I did the shooting of the song for some pocket money. I never imagined it to become such a huge hit.
I’ve always imagined myself doing well, whatever I did.
To be a director, you have to think you’re the best. Ever since I went to film school, I imagined that you have to think deep down that you want to be Martin Scorsese or you want to be P.T. Anderson. Like, am I as good as those guys? Absolutely not. I feel like I keep learning, and I feel like I keep getting better.
I was standing on the shoulders of other science fiction writers like William Gibson, who had written ‘Neuromancer’ on a typewriter before home computers even really existed, and Neal Stephenson who wrote ‘Snow Crash‘ in the early ’90s and imagined an online virtual world before the birth of the modern Internet.
If getting a contract was relatively straightforward, writing fiction was far harder than I could have imagined, and there were moments during the long and torturous edit process when it seemed that ‘Zulu Hart,’ the first of the trilogy, would never be fit for public consumption.
Arnaud Desplechin invented me as an actor. I never imagined I’d be acting in movies.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
I always imagined that having a baby is something that I’m going to keep in a private place, but maybe my curse is that all I’m going to want to do is tell everybody about what my birth process was like and what my children’s nightmares are.
The best description of the Old Testament that I heard was that it starts out as mythology, then it becomes legend, then it becomes history. In the mythological period – there is a distinct mythological period in the Old Testament, where the time spans are impossible and really just imagined.
When I was back in Cuba, who could have imagined I would be invited to the White House!
I have more love in my life than I ever dreamed or imagined.
In my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined a sweeter life.
I always imagined I could be what I wanted to be.
I got into it just thinking, ‘Oh, television, maybe I’ll have a go at that.’ I could’ve never imagined that it would get to this.
I’ve had an amazing ride. I’ve been blessed beyond things that I could never have imagined.
I just never in my life imagined not graduating college, so I feel like it’s kind of my obligation to my parents, almost, to give them a degree in return for everything they’ve given me.
Every single thing related to Old Trafford is amazing. When I was a little kid, I dreamed of playing in a real field, but I never imagined something as fantastic as this.
Growing up I never imagined a little girl from a border town could one day become a governor. But this is America. In America algo es possible.
I never thought that I would become Nia Sharma. I never imagined I would end up earning this much money. I never thought I would earn this much in my entire life.
It’s true that I’m even better than I could have imagined, both in football and in my private life!
I always imagined that I would learn something each time that I would take to a new project, then I realized that each new project poses a completely different challenge.
I never imagined while going through this horrifying illness that I would write a book or that it could ever be a movie.
It’ll be all of our efforts together. It won’t won’t ever be exactly the way I imagined it. And that is, I think, an important lesson as well, is that in any group enterprise it’s going to be the sum total of the group.
The Chicago Declaration on Women in the Catholic Church, drafted in July of 2015 by Catholics for Choice, stated that it imagined a church where ‘women are respected for their choices about their health, welfare, and lives.’
Superheroes are best imagined in comic books. The union between the written word, the image, and then what your imagination has to do to connect those allows for so much.
Sound had always been my portal to poetry, but in the beginning, sound was imagined through the eye.
I am pretty sure that all young human beings have, at one time or another in their growing-up, been actors. They have used their imaginations to carry them away from painful or confusing situations… have imagined themselves to be more powerful or beautiful or brave or loving than they are.
Nearly all inventions are not recognised for their positive side either when they’re made. So, for example, scientists didn’t go out to design a CD machine: they designed a laser. But we got all sorts of things from a laser which we never remotely imagined, and we’re still finding things for a laser to do.
Designers want their clothes and their shows to be absolutely perfect, exactly as they imagined, and there is a great deal of work that goes into doing that. Some collections can tell a whole story, from the first look to the last. The way the colors and the clothes transition is very interesting.
To win Best Director at Sundance was beyond anything I could have imagined for myself. It’s still an incredible feeling to know I won. But as happy as I am about winning, I also know many other women of color have directed amazing films over the years that were equally deserving and didn’t win.
When I was filming, I imagined that Legolas was a meditative character who was very thoughtful and had a certain amount of depth to him. I started working on trying to find this focus that Legolas has, which wasn’t really like me.
Democracy cannot be imagined without Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha, and they cannot be imagined without MPs and MLAs.
I was 16. I went, auditioned, and then they called me and they were like ‘can you fly to Korea within two months?’ And then my whole life changed. In Australia, I dropped out of school. I had never even imagined myself living apart from my family. I hadn’t even slept more than two weeks out of home.
I had never in my wildest dreams imagined that I would actually be singing on a top 10 Billboard song.
I’d never imagined myself in a band. So the fact that I’ve had such a long career without really naturally pursuing it is really astounding. It’s taken me a long time to accept what I do for a living and actually feel like I have anything of value to add to the equation.
Through their play Barbara imagined their lives as adults. They used the dolls to reflect the adult world around them. They would sit and carry on conversations, making the dolls real people.
When I started painting 17 years ago, I never imagined that anyone would look at my work or buy my pieces. But now I do about 14 exhibitions each year.
My biggest problem with organized religion is that God has been imagined as a human being with emotions. I feel if you let go of that, then it’s possible to see God as a force, to connect to him or her spiritually.
Sometimes one has to take on responsibilities that weren’t those one imagined.
As a kid, I imagined being an artist.
As far as the leading man/romantic lead, I’ll tell you what, I really enjoyed my experience more than I thought or imagined I would on ‘Catch and Release.’ God bless them if they want to give me another shot at that. I would love to have that as something I can go to on occasion.
Before I published anything, I dreamed of publication, but I didn’t actually write for it. I imagined that writing for an audience was something for fancier people. I aspired, but mostly I wrote for myself. I wrote because it made me happy.
I don’t think I ever would have imagined having this career.
Armaments are necessary – or are maintained on the pretext of necessity – because of a real or an imagined danger of war.
Businesses are not just local or even national anymore – good ideas are immediately global. So the market opportunities are much larger than we’ve ever imagined or seen.
I am grateful I have been blessed with a family that I never imagined I would ever even understand what that is, let alone have my own family.
There’s such a feeling of satisfaction when something you imagined turned into something real.
‘The Walking Dead‘ has allowed me to experience success and remain myself and develop some of the closest bonds, both professionally and personally, that I could ever have imagined. It’s taught me a lot of life lessons.
I didn’t realize Boston was so easy to get around. In my head, I imagined Boston being this really sprawling city.
I’d never imagined I’d become the ambassador of housewives.
Now, actors get so familiarized with Eastern Europe. I never imagined I’d get as familiar with Budapest and Prague and places like that in my life.
When antibiotics first came out, nobody could have imagined we’d have the resistance problem we face today. We didn’t give bacteria credit for being able to change and adapt so fast.
I grew up as an only child with a single mother. Because we were poor and because I knew my father had emigrated from Syria, I imagined he looked like Omar Sharif.
To provide background and physical description and all the rest is of course vital to fiction, but vital only insofar as such detail is in the service of a richly imagined story, rather than in the service of good botany or good philosophy or good geography.
Social gaming is not something Zuckerberg could have imagined back when he was creating Facebook in his Harvard dorm room in 2004. The change began in May 2007, when Facebook announced it would let outside developers create applications that run on top of Facebook.
A movie is so visually powerful, so overwhelming, that it tends to crowd out how you might have imagined things.
With ‘SNL,’ it’s such an iconic institution. Throughout my 20s or maybe even in middle school or high school, it never felt like a real thing. It felt so distant, and I never imagined I could do that.
Imagination makes us aware of limitless possibilities. How many of us haven’t pondered the concept of infinity or imagined the possibility of time travel? In one of her poems, Emily Bronte likens imagination to a constant companion, but I prefer to think of it as a built-in entertainment system.
I record myself talking. I have a journal. And when I listen back, I remember why I wanted certain things. I listen to me at 16, saying ‘I really wanna be on TV… I want a movie, a huge movie…’ and I’m just like, ‘Yo, I’m humbled. I’m living a life I imagined.’
I think my imagination about jobs was pretty limited. There were so few jobs that I actually saw people who looked like me in, that I imagined myself in, that I think I just stopped imagining.
I couldn’t have imagined Belgium being number one in the world.
I never imagined I was going to do movies. My dreams were to become a regional theater actor.
I remember being one of those women who never imagined I would get married and have children. You ask any of my high school friends, and I would have been voted in the class to be the least likely to get married or have children.
When I was little, I watched a lot of Disney movies – so I always imagined a big fairytale wedding as a kid. But when marriage became real, I felt an intimate wedding with close family and friends would be better.
I knew that it was harder to unite two lives than I had imagined growing up. I knew that relationships could be fragile.
Acting on the theory that sometimes luck is better than work, I randomly called several people named Dattilo in Kentucky. All were unfailingly polite, and none knew anything about a major with their last name who died in World War II. I also discovered that more Dattilos lived in Kentucky than I would have imagined.
I never imagined myself being a rapper.
Each time I caught sight of geese swooping in formation across the sky, I wondered how our life below might look from their perspective, and imagined that, were they ever to indulge in such speculation, the high-rises might seem to them like firs massed in a grove.
I think that the idea that I’m writing for many more people than I ever imagined has created a certain general responsibility that is literary and political. There’s even pride involved, in not wanting to fall short of what I did before.
Changing my body has given me the ability to do all these amazing things that I never in a million years imagined I could do.
The aliens of ‘The 5th Wave’ are not the aliens we’ve imagined. Not the aliens we’d like to attack us.
Before I went on ‘Gogglebox,’ I could never have imagined how hard it is for women in the public eye. I thought celebrities lived in a different world, I took everything the tabloids printed as gospel, and I barely even used social media.
Making ‘Birdsong,’ on the one hand you have how prestigious it is and the reputation of the book, which is something that’s an extraordinary piece of work. Sebastian Faulkes is a genius. So you feel that responsibility when you’re portraying that character that he’s imagined and millions of readers have pictured.
I am busier now than I ever imagined I would be, but I feel blessed in that I have found what I am supposed to be doing with my life. It’s wonderful to tell stories and have people listen to them.
I couldn’t have imagined that I would live long enough to see Egypt emancipated from decades of repression.
From the beginning, I imagined I would have a long work life.
This funny little film we did called ‘Sharknado’ has caused so much buzz, I would have never imagined. It’s literally caused more buzz than anything else I’ve ever done. I had no idea that it was going to turn into this phenomenon.
Innumerable lovers of Hindi cinema have lit up the big screen. But on screen, they are just two beautiful bodies. They have no caste nor religion. The love that our filmmakers imagined was little more than make-believe.