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Art and imagination

Imagination is itself divine.

    William Wordsworth
Imagination which in truth
Is but another name for absolute power
And clearest insight, amplitude of mind,
And Reason in her most exalted mood.
    William Wordsworth, The Prelude, book 14.
Goya saw ... in The Sleep of Reason, what horrors can ensue when Reason is asleep and the imagination reigns untrammeled.
    John Passmore: Serious Art (1990)
The surface of the earth is soft and impressible by the feet of men; and so with the paths the mind travels. How worn and dusty, then must be the highways of the world, how deep the ruts of tradition and conformity.
Unless there is a new mind, there cannot be a new line.
    William Carlos Williams


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