43 Best Imagery Quotes And Sayings

Imagery can be a powerful tool for developing self-awareness, self-control, and self-confidence. It can also help us overcome our fears and achieve our goals. But it’s not easy! For example, trying to shake off a fear of failure or being judged can be tough. Not everyone has the benefit of being able to visualize what will happen if they fail or get rejected Read more

And even if you can see these things, it just might not work! Surrounding yourself with positive imagery will help you get past obstacles to reach your goals.

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Fear no more, " said Clarissa. Fear no more the heat o' the sun; for the shock of Lady Bruton asking Richard to lunch without her made the moment in which she had stood shiver, as a plant on the river-bed feels the shock of a passing oar and shivers: so she rocked: so she shivered. Millicent Bruton, whose lunch parties were said to be extraordinarily amusing, had not asked her. No vulgar jealousy could separate her from Richard. But she feared time itself, and read on Lady Bruton's face, as if it had been a dial cut in impassive stone, the dwindling of life; how year by year her share was sliced; how little the margin that remained was capable any longer of stretching, of absorbing, as in the youthful years, the colours, salts, tones of existence, so that she filled the room she entered, and felt often as she stood hesitating one moment on the threshold of her drawing-room, an exquisite suspense, such as might stay a diver before plunging while the sea darkens and brightens beneath him, and the waves which threaten to break, but only gently split their surface, roll and conceal and encrust as they just turn over the weeds with pearl. Virginia Woolf
Here we go mother on the shipless ocean. Pity us,...
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Here we go mother on the shipless ocean. Pity us, pity the ocean, here we go. Anne Carson
So when the blue smoke of brittle leaves was in...
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So when the blue smoke of brittle leaves was in the air and the wind blew the wet laundry stiff on the line I decided to come back home. F. Scott Fitzgerald
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In the height of the gusts, in my high position, where the seas did not break, I found myself compelled to cling tightly to the rail to escape being blown away. My face was stung to severe pain by the high-driving spindrift, and I had a feeling that the wind was blowing the cobwebs out of my sleep-starved brain. Jack London
In the infancy of society every author is necessarily a...
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In the infancy of society every author is necessarily a poet, because language itself is poetry. — Owen Barfield Philip Zaleski
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Chronicling the mid-1970s up session with Gerald Ford's clumsiness, the author quotes a medieval maxim that the king has two bodies. The head of state has a physical body like everyone else, but he also represents the body politic, either reflecting its majesty or its weakness. Rick Perlstein
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Even though he said no store in uncanny things, he was soldier enough to value with whatever weapon came to hand. Geraldine Brooks
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...and the country is like a great unfolded mantle with a green velvet cape bordered with a fringe of silver. Gustave Flaubert
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Night simply drapes itself over the day As if someone had lowered a curtain. The sky glitters and moves, Filled with shooting stars and fireflies. Margarita Engle
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For mile after mile the same melodic phrase rose up in my memory. I simply couldn’t get free of it. Each time it had a new fascination for me. Initially imprecise in outline, it seemed to become more and more intricately woven, as if to conceal from the listener how eventually it would end. This weaving and re-weaving became so complicated that one wondered how it could possibly be unravelled; and then suddenly one note would resolve the whole problem, and the solution would seem yet more audacious than the procedures which had preceded, called for, and made possible its arrival; when it was heard, all that had gone before took on a new meaning, and the quest, which had seemed arbitrary, was seen to have prepared the way for this undreamed-of solution. Unknown
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From time to time, too, and for the space of two or three paces, an image or an echo would rise up from the recesses of time: in the little streets of the beaters of silver and gold, for instance, there was a clear, unhurried tinkling, as if a djinn with a thousand arms was absent-mindedly practising on a xylophone. Unknown
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For the first time she could see a man's head naked of its skull. Saw the cunning thoughts race in and out through the caves and promontories of his mind long before they darted through the tunnel of his mouth. Zora Neale Hurston
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Power is meant to be shared with the goal of empowering others. Hoarded power weakens others and exalts oneself. Power, when grounded in biblical values, serves others by liberating them. It acknowledges that people bear the image of God and treats them in a way that will nurture the development of that image. In so doing, we honor their Creator. Duane Elmer
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It is dangerous to unmask images, since they dissimulate the fact that there is nothing behind them). Jean Baudrillard
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What one exorcises in this [imagery] way at little cost, and for the price of a few tears, will never in effect be reproduced Jean Baudrillard
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So overjoyed were they at their deliverance that they laughed aloud, and the Earth seemed to them like a flower of silver, and the Moon like a flower of gold. Oscar Wilde
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Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity. Surrealism to me is reality. John Lennon
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Bronze-limbed and well-knit, like a statue wrought by a Grecian, he stood on the sand with his back to the moon, and out of the foam came white arms that beckoned to him, and out of the waves rose dim forms that did him homage. Before him lay his shadow, which was the body of his Soul, and behind him hung the moon in the honey-coloured air. Oscar Wilde
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The pale pink light of dawn sparkled on branch and leaf and stone. Every blade of grass was carved from emerald, every drip of water turned to diamond. Flowers and mushrooms alike wore coats of glass. Even the mud puddles had a bright brown sheen. Through the shimmering greenery, the black tents of his brothers were encased in a fine glaze of ice. So there is magic beyond the Wall after all. George R.r. Martin
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...all kinds of images swim like tropical fish in the bathysphere inside my skull ... John Geddes