„You've no idea how long life goes on and how many, many changes it brings. Young people seem to imagine that it's over in a flash, that they do this thing, or that thing, and then die, but I can assure you they are quite wrong.“
— Nancy Mitford British writer 1904 - 1973
Source: Love in a Cold Climate and Other Novels
— Lu Xun Chinese novelist and essayist 1881 - 1936
Original: (zh-CN) 革命是要人生，不是要人死！
Source: 
„Imagination in poetry, as distinguished from mere fancy is the transfiguring of the real or actual to the ideal.“
— Alfred Austin British writer and poet 1835 - 1913
Prose Papers on Poetry Macmillan & Co 1910.
Prose Papers on Poetry (1910)
Source: Biographia Literaria (1817), Ch. IV
„There is already so much grace in a Christian body. Can you imagine how much grace there is in a soul?“
— Adrienne von Speyr Swiss doctor and mystic 1902 - 1967
Source: Lumina and New Lumina (1969), p. 21
— Laila Lalami American writer 1968
On her novel The Other Americans in “Migrant State of Mind: A Q&A With Novelist Laila Lalami” https://www.thenation.com/article/laila-lalami-interview-the-other-americans/ in The Nation (2019 Apr 23)
„That's why the peoples have to die -- so that the Jew can live. He drives the peoples to war to make a profit from the fratricide of the white race.
In the World War 11 million gentiles had to die. The Jew was the winner.“
— Julius Streicher German politician 1885 - 1946
Deswegen müssen die Völker sterben, damit der Jude leben kann. Er hetzt die Völker zum Krieg, um aus dem Brudermord der weißen Rasse Gewinn zu ziehen.
Im Weltkrieg mussten 11 Millionen Nichtjuden sterben. Der Jude aber war der Sieger.
05/20/1932, speech in the Hercules Hall in Nuremberg ("Kampf dem Weltfeind", Stürmer publishing house, Nuremberg, 1938)
„So if you don't have money to offer to people, you must strike their imagination with something as nice as you can think of.“
— Martin Villeneuve Canadian film director, producer and screenwriter 1978
Martin Villeneuve. " How I made an impossible film https://www.ted.com/talks/martin_villeneuve_how_i_made_an_impossible_film/transcript," Subtitles and Transcript at ted.com, 2015
„A hero can capture the secret imagination of a people, and so be good for the vitality of his nation;“
— Norman Mailer American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film maker, actor and political candidate 1923 - 2007
Superman Comes to the Supermarket (1960)
Context: A hero can capture the secret imagination of a people, and so be good for the vitality of his nation; a hero embodies the fantasy and so allows each private mind the liberty to consider its fantasy and find a way to grow. Each mind can become more conscious of its desire and waste less strength in hiding from itself.
„No disease of the imagination is so difficult to cure, as that which is complicated with the dread of guilt: fancy and conscience then act interchangeably upon us, and so often shift their places, that the illusions of one are not distinguished from the dictates of the other.“
— E.M. Forster English novelist 1879 - 1970
Source: Commonplace Book (1985), p. 76
„People want me to [run for president] all the time … I don't like it. Can you imagine how controversial I'd be? You think about [Bill Clinton] and the women. How about me with the women? Can you imagine?“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
On Hardball with Chris Matthews, as quoted in the New York Post. http://nypost.com/1999/07/12/trump-toys-with-prez-run
— Alan Turing British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist 1912 - 1954
Variant: Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.
„When people questioned this, the priests simply said, The world has changed. We must change with it.
You can imagine how well that went over.“
Source: The Broken Kingdoms (2011), Chapter 4 “Frustration” (watercolor) (p. 60)
„Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end: we fancy that we have always possessed what we love, so difficult is it to imagine how we could have lived without it.“
Bk. 8, ch. 2, as translated by Isabel Hill (1833)
Variant translation: It is certainly through love that eternity can be understood; it confuses all thoughts about time; it destroys the ideas of beginning and end; one thinks one has always been in love with the person one loves, so difficult is it to conceive that one could live without him.
As translated by Sylvia Raphael (1998)
— Voltaire French writer, historian, and philosopher 1694 - 1778
As attributed in More Random Walks in Science : An Anthology (1982) by Robert L. Weber, p. 65