Imagined Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Imagined Quotes from famous persons: George Weinberg, Richard Cohen, Preity Zinta, Stefan Hell, N. T. Wright. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Imagined Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

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I felt like an apostle of the obvious and people imagined that I was doing something daring.
When I was a kid, I went door to door in my neighborhood asking for donations to the Jewish National Fund, best known then for its Israel forestation program. At the age of 11 or so, I imagined myself a regular Johnny Appleseed, responsible for vast forests.
I have this whole thing that when God gives you more that you have imagined, you should give it back.
I imagined there would be a way to crack the diffraction barrier. But of course I didn’t know exactly how it would work, but I had a gut feeling that there must be something, and so I tried to think about it, to be creative.
Stefan Hell
While some who downplay Christ’s divinity have imagined Jesus as a great social workerbeing kind to old ladies, small dogs and little children,’ orthodox Christianity has not wanted Jesus to have a political message.
Heinrich Heine once imagined the exiled Israelite as a dog who regains his stolen manhood only when he embraces the Sabbath bride. I see western swing performing a similar function in hardscrabble Texas, turning dirt-poor hired hands into Dapper Dans with magic feet at the Saturday night hoe-down.
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.
Nobody ever imagined how quickly the Android mobile-phone platform would take off – not even Andy Rubin, the Silicon Valley engineer who created it.
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.
I always imagined having so much energy on stage, versus me being somewhat chill, soulful R&B.
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 thingscoding – is nothing short of a superpower.
The Internet is a clear example of how our lives have changed in ways we couldn’t have imagined: a distributed information source, which is invisible to everyone, where you can access anything, and it’s distributed throughout the whole world. Basically, communication is instantaneous.
At first, I didn’t know what an actor was. I thought it was an acrobat. I saw acrobats at the circus, and I thought that was interesting. In my head, that was what I imagined I wanted to be when I grew up. Then I realized what an actor was, and I’ve gravitated to it ever since.
I never imagined that Hamilton would be turned into a musical, much less a hip-hop musical. I think I can safely say that that’s the last thing I would have expected.
I have such a good life. It’s something I couldn’t have imagined in my wildest dreams.
I never imagined that I would have a successful solo career, let alone one in musical theater.
We’re incredibly excited to welcome the 500 millionth Poptropican into our virtual world. When we started in 2007, we never could have imagined that we’d see a day when half a billion avatars inhabited Poptropica.
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.
I had no childhood, really, so I imagined more than played, and that definitely led to my showbusiness image, the theatrics and the drama of my life.
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.
When I sit down to write a scene, I have a plan in mind, and I’m thrilled when a character disregards my goals and takes the story to a place I hadn’t imagined.
The funny thing is that I’ve known since I was 7 years old that I was never going to have kids. I always imagined myself as this worldly, traveling gypsy lady.
If you think about the actual problems we are facing – all the crises – we have the means to solve these crises. The past has shown us we are able to do things we never imagined we would be able to do.
Neil Turok
If you’d asked me after ‘Band of Brothers‘ what thing I wanted to do next, I certainly never would have imagined ‘Southland.’
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.
My kids speak of both subtle slights and blatant racism. It’s a narrative I never imagined for them.
I never imagined that I would see my face on the cover of an EA Sports videogame.
My first film was a big dud at the box office, and my second film did decently. I used to wonder how it would feel to have a hit film. I thought I’d be larger than life, but I’m not feeling anything I imagined. It’s a completely different experience.
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.
Yuichiro Miura
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.
I remember just lying in the grass, staring at the clouds, wondering where they drifted off to after they floated over Texas. I never would have imagined that one day I would follow one of those clouds and find myself in Hollywood.
Renee Zellweger
The thing I love about acting is that you can bring something very personal into the open and at the same time remain hidden because you’re always playing a character in a story that someone else has imagined. You’re always protected.
Stand-up is more of an organic process. An imagined dialogue with the audience.
There is no real reality to a really imagined life any more.
I never imagined my career would take off this fast.
Suffering is traumatic and awful and we get angry and we shake our fists at the heavens and we vent and rage and weep. But in the process we discover a new tomorrow, one we never would have imagined otherwise.
Job was the greatest of all the children of the east, and his afflictions were well-nigh more than he could bear; but even if we imagined them wearing him to death, that would not make his story tragic.
It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.
I have such a lovely life and I just never imagined that I would miscarry a baby.
Amanda Holden
I had never imagined that one day, my statue would be installed at Madame Tussauds.
‘The Lego Movie’ did better than we could possibly have imagined. We were very nervous that people would discount it because it is called ‘The Lego Movie.’
My whole damn family was nice. I don’t think I’ve imagined it. It’s true. Maybe it has to do with being brought up as Christian Scientists. Half of my relatives were Readers or Practitioners in the church.
Henry Fonda
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.
I was a workaholic. I never stopped. I lived in fifth gear. I bought cars. I invested in stocks. I made more money than I had ever imagined.
I always imagined that magically, at some point, I would settle into this very easy and refined sophistication, but it turns out that who you are at eleven is pretty much who you are at 27, so I don’t know how much I’ve learned over the years.
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.
Growing up, I never imagined a girl from a border town could one day become a governor.
I never imagined working with CEOs, congressmen or the military, yet I make regular visits to the Pentagon, stop by the Capitol now and then and sit down with leaders of all kinds of companies.
It was never part of how I imagined my music, and I watched in awe at how this ukulele troubadour image suddenly devoured the Jens Lekman I had planned so carefully.
I was a typical French student of the 1990s – I imagined that, after a short excursion, I would work the rest of my life at home.
Emmanuelle Charpentier
As a kid, I would never have imagined I would live in England for four years. I am very happy and contented that my daughter is growing up in a country as developed as this one.
I have always had strong maternal instincts. Even when I was still a child I cut out pictures of prams from newspapers and imagined the feeling of pushing my own pram through fresh winter snow and seeing the wheelstracks behind me in the snow.
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.
An object is not first imagined or thought about and then expected or willed, but in being actively expected it is imagined as future and in being willed it is thought.
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.
Rise’ gave me an idea for the rest of the music’s concepts. I really thought of the sun when I listened it. So I imagined nature, and the jungle, because the soundtrack is wild. It was a real vision of the sun from the universe and of nature!
Novels usually evolve out of ‘character.’ Characters generate stories, and the shape of a novel is entirely imagined but should have an aesthetic coherence.
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.
My acting style changes according to the way a character is imagined.
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.
Italian football is just how I imagined it to be – far more tactical than the Spanish game which is based on technique.
I’d always imagined that one day I would be a father, but mostly it was off my radar. I admired friends who had somehow figured out how to cross that threshold.
How do you visualize something you’ve never seen and just imagined, through someone you love very much?
Peter Sis
If beggars do not hate the rest of us, they are even more abject than I had imagined.
We recognise that, with time, every human being will cease being, will only have been. And so we seek to resist time. We rebel against it. We are drawn like lovers to the unreachable past, to imagined memories, to nostalgia.
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.
A lot of my friends who I wrote or produced songs for came back and helped me make ‘Pages.’ It’s better than I ever could have imagined.
I have never imagined being or wished to be chosen as something important in the world.
A building has at least two lives – the one imagined by its maker and the life it lives afterward – and they are never the same.
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.
Kasie Hunt
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 sophisticatedflying 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.
My parents are super excited that they’ve produced an Olympian. I don’t think they ever would have imagined this would happen in a million years, so I hope I represent not only Team U.S.A., but the Japanese-American culture and my family as well.
To be honest, I would never have imagined myself acting on a sitcom that I didn’t write.
I have come to see what the Tour is about, and it has been harder than I imagined. You don’t realise what it is like until you actually compete.
I would have never imagined that I’d become a shoe salesman so that I could give away shoes. I mean that idea is ludicrous.
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 Illustratedswimsuit 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.
Even if you plan a marriage and a family, you are never quite prepared for the reality versus how you imagined it. In a lot of ways it’s better, and in a lot of ways it’s worse. That’s life, right?
I do mean this – I had the good fortune of being around a number of Alzheimer‘s patients in the last three years of my mother’s life. She was in a care facility that was devoted to just people with memory-loss issues. I found those people engaging and generous in ways that I had not imagined.
James Rebhorn
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.
Getting to be on DVD is a huge step for me as an actor, this isn’t the world that I imagined for myself.
Mary Wiseman
There is, to be sure, sometimes only a small difference between being alert to possible danger and allowing oneself to become terrified to the point of paralysis by seeming or imagined portents.
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.
Growing up, I imagined I would come to New York, get married, move to the suburbs and have kids. It just didn’t happen that way.
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.
I never imagined that I’d end up in animation, but marine biology and art collided, and here we are!
Meeting Marta, who she is as a person, and hanging out with her, seeing her watch my fight, screaming and cheering for me, being proud of me the same way I am proud of her, that’s priceless. It was really cool. I never imagined that.
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.
Once, I went speeding past an old couple and smiled as I imagined their conversation: him grumbling about me and her telling him not to be such an old grouch. Then, suddenly I was in tears, thinking, ‘I’ll never get to be a grumpy old grandpa!’
Rarely has reality needed so much to be imagined.
Chris Marker
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.
None speak of the bravery, the might, or the intellect of Jesus; but the devil is always imagined as a being of acute intellect, political cunning, and the fiercest courage. These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much.
Lydia M. Child
If we value human rights, they should be at the core of the project against violent extremism, and women a key part of our imagined future.
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.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark.
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.
Hymn for the Weekend‘ mixes cultural and religious practices, commodifying them into a banal but beautiful message of imagined solidarity.
I’ve got friends all around the world, but it still never ceases to amaze me when I come to a place on the other side of the planet that I’ve always imagined going to, and to get there and be meeting people all over on the street who know me – it’s very exciting and humbling.
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?’
I have always believed that national character… depends more on the female part of society than is generally imagined. Precepts from the lips of a beloved mother… sink deep in the heart, and make an impression which is seldom entirely effaced.
Nobody could have imagined the phenomenon that ‘Star Trekbecame. 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.
I don’t think my parents imagined I’d represent England when they first drove me to mini-rugby at Maidenhead. I was only five but mum lied about my age to get me out of the house.
I actually imagined ‘Thunderbolts’ as a straight-up comedy book in a lot of ways, like a very dark comedy book, whereas ‘Red Lanterns’ is more of a cosmic saga that has some jokes every once in a while.
Seeing a full display of humanity involved in space is a game-changer for everyone. We’ve all looked at the stars; we’ve all imagined what was going on. Not everyone wants to go, but everyone wants to know what it’s like.
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.
There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become.
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.
I guess I just always imagined that I was going to die, like, somehow on top. I was going to, like, go out in some sort of blaze of glory. I never thought about sort of fading into obscurity. And I’ve worked so hard at having a life, an identity, in obscurity and finding peace with that.
When I started my YouTube channel in 2010, I never imagined that one day it would be the most subscribed channel in the world and that I would be a part of such a great community.
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 it wouldn’t work out for me. I had that absolute certainty in myself that has seen me through, I think, and my parents were absolutely behind me all the way.
I haven‘t even imagined having a kid yet. It’s actually kind of one of my biggest fears, but that’s OK.
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.
Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined.
Leo Rosten
Growing up, I had a very vivid imagination and Leonardo was like my best imaginary friend that I spoke to. When things were tough, or I was scared in an unsafe environment, I always imagined that the Ninja Turtles would come to the rescue.
Fame came at me a lot quicker and stronger than I imagined.
I always imagined myself going up against Reggie Miller, Michael Jordan, guys like that, and I had to make the shot to win the game.
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.
In the spring of 1993, I married Beverly and moved to the woods. This is something I could never have imagined myself doing.
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.
At home, when the heating pipes made noises, I imagined a tiny person was in there skipping with a rope. The fantasy world of tiny things became my escape.
Willard Wigan
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.
Every Monday night, there was a scary movie on Spanish TV, so my parents used to send me to bed. I remember lying there, listening to the TV, and imagining the movie in my head. And so probably the scariest movies I ever saw in my life were the ones I imagined.
Juan Antonio Bayona
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.
I never imagined in my life that I will fight elections or form a political party.
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.
Shane McAnally
In the years after World War I, blacks began to migrate to the North and its imagined freedoms in great numbers – ‘Russian‘ came to mean a black who had rushed from the South.
I never could have imagined or dreamed where my career would be taking me the way it has with the Goldust character. It’s awesome.
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.
If somebody had told me as a kid that I would win 30 stages of the Tour de France I probably wouldn’t have imagined it. I probably imagined I could do it – I don’t lack confidence – but at the end of the day one Tour de France stage win can make a rider‘s career.
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.
I never imagined what it would be like to spend a 12-hour day crying and covered in blood.
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.
Simon Rich
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?
When I was little, I was actually really shy. I really enjoyed doing school plays, but I found the whole thing terrifying. I cried myself to sleep once because I thought my teacher was going to give me the lead role. I never imagined acting was a viable career.
I realized so much of my college years were spent not wanting to be gay. I just imagined how different it would be if I were going through that experience in 2016 as opposed to 1984.
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.
Mike Mignola
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.
Bella Poarch
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.
Even if you walk exactly the same route each time – as with a sonnet – the events along the route cannot be imagined to be the same from day to day, as the poet‘s health, sight, his anticipations, moods, fears, thoughts cannot be the same.
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.
In coming to New York, I got my first Broadway show six months after I got here. So that song, ‘Movin’ Too Fast,’ means so much to me, knowing that feeling where it’s just where you imagined yourself, but it’s flying by you at a million miles an hour.
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.
Miriam Makeba
‘Hot Fuss‘ was all based on fantasy. The English influences, the makeup – they were what I imagined rock was. I’m a dreamer, you know? So I dug into that dream and made ‘Hot Fuss.’ But hearing people call us ‘the best British band from America’ made me wonder about my family and who I was.
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.
It’s one of those scenarios where no, I never imagined that I’d be directed in a love scene – not even a love scene because it’s kind of a hard-core sex scene because it’s kind of just purely played for this carnal venting.
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’m incredibly proud that no matter where you live in New South Wales, whether in the regions or the city, you’re seeing projects come to life and delivered that were only imagined, that were only spoken about by the previous government.
I never imagined myself in a movie with magic.
Movie-making is an extreme sport on many levels. It requires stamina such as I had never imagined.
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.
Fighting cancer taught me more than I ever could have imagined, but I’ve beaten it.
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.
I’ve been all over meeting government ministers and such in Caribbean financial circles. There’s a small blockchain movement in the Caribbean. They’ve been quite a bit more advanced than you might’ve imagined.
In my time, we didn’t know songs could last. All we ever thought of was next Tuesday. You never imagined a future.
Even what people take to be their most personal desires are usually programmed by the imagined order.
I never imagined people like Thanos and Warlock would be drawn into films. They’re weird characters in weird stories. Luckily, the twisted kids who read those weird stories are now the twisted adults who are making movies.
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.
Columba Bush
Shakespeare is a seminal story-teller. I don’t think he imagined he was writing classics or that he was writing great poetry. I don’t think he dreamt his work would be staged 400 years after he died.
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.
The U.S. invaded Vietnam because many in our government – Lyndon Johnson‘s best and brightest – imagined it could impose a government on that country that would provide a buffer against China and stop the supposedly rolling dominos of Communism.
You have to look at the discrepancy between what you hoped and imagined and the reality of yourself and all your shortcomings.
Richard Grant
I never imagined myself in films. My benchmarks were performances I saw in the theater.
I always imagined my little cartoons on plates for some reason.
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.
My wedding dress is a piece of art that I’ll treasure forever. It was designed and created by Zac Posen. I gave him only the tiniest bit of direction when he started, and the end product was more beautiful than anything I could have imagined.
I come from the ghetto in Brazil, where we don’t have a lot of career opportunities, so I’m sure my family and people who live there never imagined that one day I’d become a singer and be able to perform at an event like the Olympics.
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.
When we started making electronic music I imagined that the reaction we got from the rock musicians must have been similar to the one the beat groups got from people like my dad.
Trevor Horn
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 used to be obsessed with Johnny Depp. I never thought of him as this normal guy. I just always imagined him as someone who lives in a far-off land and doesn’t even exist.
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.
Jeon Yeo-been
Mental agitations and eating cares are more injurious to health, and destructive of life, than is commonly imagined, and could their effects be collected, would make no inconsiderable figure in the bills of mortality.
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.
‘The Sound of Things Falling‘ may be a page turner, but it’s also a deep meditation on fate and death. Even in translation, the superb quality of Vasquez’s prose is evident, captured in Anne McLean’s idiomatic English version. All the novel’s characters are well imagined, original and rounded.
I always had boyfriends, but I never imagined a proposal or a wedding. To me, that was like having a ball and chain round your neck.
I had never imagined that after coming to Mumbai that, as an actor, my dates would be booked in six-eight months in advance.
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 have never, ever, not once, met a writer who said he or she would never read a mystery or a story set in some imagined future.
I was pre-med for a semester, and then I got a C- in organic chemistry and was washed out of that program. Then I imagined I’d be a lawyer. I was gonna go to law school.
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.
The normalization of Trump is one indicator that there may be less to the populist insurrection than imagined.
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.
For much of the twentieth century, 1984 was a year that belonged to the future – a strange, gray future at that. Then it slid painlessly into the past, like any other year. Big Brother arrived and settled in, though not at all in the way George Orwell had imagined.
Fashion is not separate from art. It is inextricably woven into how we open ourselves to the world and articulates the exchanges of power both real and imagined.
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.
I hated myself because I had this imagined version of who I wanted to be. Looking back, this idealized person was an amalgamation of various toxic leading men I would watch in movies over the years. Cool. Strong. Mysterious. Serious. Intense.
I never imagined as a kid that anybody could beat up ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Paul Orndorff because Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan convinced me he was the toughest guy, that Andre The Giant was bigger than life, that Hulk Hogan was amazing and dug down deep.
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 don’t know if any of us imagined we would ever be up here getting ready to skate in the Olympics. But we’ve all been working for this from a young age, even before it was possible.
I was not expecting Linda Hamilton to be there auditioning with me. I never would’ve imagined that. I didn’t recognize her. We went into a room with four people, and the scene was really emotional. She held my hand and hugged me. She was so loving.
Natalia Reyes
I felt like for it to really turn into something, you have to jump in with both feet. And it always turns out a little different than you imagined it, but that’s kind of the beauty of it, when you feel musically confident enough to just kind of follow where it goes.
The issues that we’re having with water are worse and the magnitude is bigger than anything I imagined possible.
I’ve always imagined myself doing well, whatever I did.
God – God’s the wrong wordgoddess or nature will conspire to transform you in a way you couldn’t have imagined.
I never imagined in my wildest dreams when I was 17 watching Van Halen at a Donington Park rock festival and seeing Sammy Hagar later on when I was in the United States playing that I would end up with a band of guys I bought albums of.
I never pictured myself as a telenovela galan – never imagined I’d be in a soap opera.
Jencarlos Canela
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.
Mathieu Amalric
What is now proved was once only imagined.
There was part of me that wanted to see the world and travel to distant places, but I could only do it in my imagination, so I read ferociously and imagined things.
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!
William Levy
I’ve always done more than I ever thought I would. Becoming a professor – I never would have imagined that. Writing books – I never would have imagined that. Getting a Ph.D. – I’m not sure I would even have imagined that. I’ve lived my life a step at a time. Things sort of happened.
I have more love in my life than I ever dreamed or imagined.
I never imagined I would have one fan, and there seems to be a few. I just couldn’t be happier that people seem to like what I’m doing and seem to respond to it. If they weren’t there, I don’t know what I’d be doing right now.
In my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined a sweeter life.
It’s so much easier to write for a person in your life than to write for some imagined readership, so you write something that’s more intimate and true.
Jonah Peretti
I always imagined I could be what I wanted to be.
I always imagined myself sitting on a ship. Diving in, catching a fish, putting the fish under the microscope, looking at it, categorising it, catching an alien, and saving the world.
Brigette Lundy-Paine
If you could have imagined that someone is happy that Obama is president, it has to be Jimmy Carter because he is no longer the worst president in our history.
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 imagined being a famous writer would be like being like Jane Austen.
I’ve had an amazing ride. I’ve been blessed beyond things that I could never have imagined.
The painting is not on a surface, but on a plane which is imagined. It moves in a mind. It is not there physically at all. It is an illusion, a piece of magic, so that what you see is not what you see.
Philip Guston
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.
I could never have imagined the films I’ve done and the people I’ve worked with when I was starting out; I certainly did not have a career path.
Caltech was a meat grinder like I could never have imagined.
Vernon L. Smith
When I left the zoo and I sent my chimpanzees to the sanctuary in Florida and imagined what my chimpanzees went through for 18 years, I’m ashamed of myself.
Joe Exotic
At the start it felt strange to wear the Chelsea shirt, because I had never imagined I would leave Barca.
I started my career as a novelist. ‘Veronica Mars‘ was first imagined as a novel.
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.
I love 80s fashion. I love it because it’s what my mum and aunties looked like when I was a little girl. It’s what I imagined myself looking like when I was a grown up.
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 that divorce would be part of my life history or my family’s legacy. When people say that divorce can be more painful than death, I understand why. But like any great trial, God uses everything for good, if we allow Him to heal us.
Growing up, my imagined life as a musician was something along the lines of me lounging in a Learjet en route to a swelling outdoor amphitheatre on a dazzling summer‘s eve.
Kat Edmonson
The only folk I can judge are people like Woody Allen who I think is a genius, largely because I think he has beaten the system. He has his own company, and his films are all his own ideas. It’s his direction, and so it comes out the way he imagined it.
Nigel Kneale
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.
When I was little, I knew that I was not adopted, but I actually imagined and hoped that I was – and that my real parents were going to come get me.
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.’
Adam and Eve are like imaginary numbers, like the square root of minus one… If you include it in your equation, you can calculate all manners of things, which cannot be imagined without it.
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.
For too long have many of us in India imagined a future in which the country would rise, leaving the rest of the subcontinent behind. This is neither possible nor warranted.
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.
I always imagined myself, like, ‘OK, one day I’ll have a kid,’ and then finally it’s here. It’s just like, for the first time, you have so much love that you never knew existed towards this little human being that you hold in your arms.
When you find fame, or you get signed to a record label, it’s not what you imagined – because you imagined they would have 100 percent trust or faith in you as an artist. Unfortunately, that’s not really the case – it’s what sells.
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.
‘American Horror‘ is the debasement of the suburban family, the way a lonely kid would have imagined it in the Seventies.
I realised that the ‘future’ is different to how I imagined it. When I was a kid I thought it would be a bright, shiny Tomorrow’s World. It isn’t.
I got my love of animals from the Dr. Doolittle books and my love of Africa from the Tarzan novels. I remember my mum taking me to the first Tarzan film, which starred Johnny Weissmuller, and bursting into tears. It wasn’t what I had imagined at all.
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.
When I go to small races in Denmark, it’s what I imagined what F1 would have been like back in the 60s and 70s. After the 70s it became a bit different. But 50s and 60s at least, people were only there because they love it.
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.
Ruth Handler
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.
Christopher Durang
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.
Ariel Gore
I suppose after ‘Four Weddings‘ I was very busy for a bit, and I imagined that was my career, but I never had that thing of, ‘I’m burning to be an actor. If I don’t act, I’m not alive.’ I’ve never had that.
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.
Alfred Lin
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.
Dean O’Gorman
I always imagined myself somehow as an electron around some atom, and you’re just, like, bouncing around and spinning. There was a never-ending supply of places to go, people to see, things to do, and fitting it all in became kind of an art.
Tom Freston
It’s exciting to share an art form that I would never have imagined sharing with the deaf community. Doing musicals, it’s not like, ‘Oh, I’ll do a musical with a deaf person.’
The Hester Street Fair started off as a passion project. We imagined a space where friends and neighbors in the creative community could have a place to find an audience.
The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.
I’d never imagined I’d become the ambassador of housewives.
Mona Singh
Business and growing jobs is about taking risk, sometimes failing, sometimes succeeding, but always striving. It is about dreams. Usually, it doesn’t work out exactly as you might have imagined. Steve Jobs was fired at Apple. He came back and changed the world.
Most Pakistani politics is conducted within a narrow spectrum. Politicians spend much time debating the best ways to fight India, or take Kashmir, or dominate Afghanistan, or punish the United States for its real and imagined sins.
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.
If you look at ancient Chinese paintings, you see mountains, but they are not real mountains; it is something the artists imagined.
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.
What happens when we’re willing to feel bad is that, sure enough, we often feel bad – but without the stress of futile avoidance. Emotional discomfort, when accepted, rises, crests, and falls in a series of waves. Each wave washes parts of us away and deposits treasures we never imagined.
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.
When I had my first show at Artists Space in 1979, I imagined my life like game show. There were two doors: one door had a big dollar sign on it, and the other just had sort of a blurry picture of a newspaper – the money door or the critical response and acclaim door.
God truly had a better plan for me than I had imagined. You never know what life has in store.
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.
Since its founding, I’ve been friends with ModCloth’s cofounders and many of its executives and investors. I have long imagined we would one day belong under one roof with that brand as a force in the future of apparel.
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.
Robin Quivers
As a woman of color and curve model, I never imagined when I started modeling that I would be featured in the pages of ‘Sports Illustrated.’
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.
I learned to focus on what’s real rather than imagined; on not letting feelings drive the bus; on being courageous and honest; on putting my total effort into something and not worrying about the result.
It would be a lie if I say I never imagined what G-Dragon oppa would’ve been like if he was a girl. I want to keep the title of ‘Female GD.’
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.
Cassie Scerbo
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.