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imagination

Cynical Definitions

n. A factory feed by minor facts, with a poet and a liar in joint ownership.

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Cynical Quotations

There is nothing more dreadful than imagination without taste.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.

— Oscar Wilde

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Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

— Jules de Gaultier

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Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.

— Tom Stoppard

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