Imaginary World Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 92 Imaginary World Quotes

#1. As no two people see the world the same way, all trips from here to there are imaginary; all truth is a tale I am telling myself. - Author: Brion Gysin
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#2. I am glad to have found a readership, but one can't write only what is likely to sell. A writer is not a shopkeeper. A writer creates an imaginary world that he transmits to others. - Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun
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#3. The reason we write fiction is because it's so much easier to exist spending part of each day in an imaginary world. - Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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#4. To lovers, I devise their imaginary world, with whatever they may need, as the stars of the sky, the red, red roses by the wall, the snow of the hawthorn, the sweet strains of music, and aught else they may desire to figure to each other the lastingness and beauty of their love. - Author: Williston Fish
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#5. Middle-earth is our world. I have (of course) placed the action in a purely imaginary (though not wholly impossible) period of antiquity, in which the shape of the continental masses was different. - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
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#6. Amongst the many trials to which the human mind is subjected, that of holding intercourse, real or imaginary, with the world of spirits: of finding itself alone with a being terrific and awful, whose nature and power are unknown, has been justly considered the most severe. - Author: Joanna Baillie
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#7. I shake my head and rub the bridge of my nose. "There's a whole lot more at stake here than just my happiness, so I'll let the doctors do whatever tests they want and answer any questions they have. But after that we save the world. And then we move on, okay? - Author: Kara Swanson
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#8. A long time ago people believed that the world is flat and the moon is made of green cheese. Some still do, to this day. The man on the moon is looking down and laughing. - Author: Vera Nazarian
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#9. The greatest burden in the world is superstition, not only of ceremonies in the church, but of imaginary and scarecrow sins at home. - Author: John Milton
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#10. I had a strong propensity, which I still have, to be invisible. In grade school, I'd try to disappear and become formless. I lived in a very imaginary world. I loved poetry and wrote my first novel when I was 9. It was about a little girl and the people she met in the woods. - Author: Amanda Plummer
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#11. Fiction is not an escape from the world either. Imaginary experience is also experience. O - Author: Siri Hustvedt
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#12. What he imagines evokes nothing imaginary, it evokes the reality of the world that experience and reason treat in a confused manner. - Author: Rene Magritte
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#13. Initially I probably didn't even call it acting, but dressing up or something. As a kid I think you fully imagine the world in which you want to inhabit, so you put some clothes on and just kind of freely imagine this world, and it's a total imaginary world. - Author: Hugo Weaving
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#14. My hope is that you will begin to see with this God-given gift called imagination that Heaven is not imaginary, but more Real than the world we know. - Author: John Burke
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#15. It's scary to me to watch the world around us get less and less physical while in the imaginary world of pop culture, aggressive impulses and fear reactions are floridly, furiously stoked and indulged. - Author: Mary Gaitskill
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#16. Who I am finally, if not the long silent part of someone, the secret and nocturnal part which has never betrayed itself in public by any thought, word, or deed, but communicates through subterranean depths of the imaginary with dreams as old as the world itself? - Author: Anne Desclos
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#17. At last she shut the book sharply, lay back, and drew a deep breath, expressive of the wonder which always marks the transition from the imaginary world to the real world. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#18. We have so many opportunities in first world countries. Let's not squander them by focusing on obstacles-real or imaginary! - Author: Catherine DeVrye
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#19. The imaginary world has always been the most fun place for me to be. - Author: Claire Forlani
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#20. What is the function that a clergyman performs in the world? Answer: He gets his living by assuring idiots that he can save them from an imaginary hell. - Author: H.L. Mencken
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#21. Imagination is the parallel universe of a writer. If he is not responding to you in this world, he is probably responding to someone in the imaginary world. - Author: Heenashree Khandelwal
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#22. The body is imaginary, and we bow to the tyranny of a phantom. Love is a privilege perception, the most total and lucid not only of the unreality of the world but of our own unreality: not only do we traverse a realm of shadows; but ourselves are shadows. - Author: Adolfo Bioy Casares
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#23. We have said we must be fond of this world, even in order to change it. We now add that we must be fond of another world (real or imaginary) in order to have something to change it to. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
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#24. Parliamentary cretinism: that peculiar malady which since 1848 has raged all over the Continent, which holds those infected by it fast in an imaginary world and robs them of all sense, all memory, all understanding of the rude external world. - Author: Karl Marx
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#25. Science fiction is essentially a kind of fiction in which people learn more about how to live in the real world, visiting imaginary worlds unlike our own, in order to investigate by way of pleasurable thought-experiments how things might be done differently. - Author: Brian Stableford
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#26. Guido had lived as all Jews do, who, cut off from their people by accident or choice, find that they must inhabit a world whose constituents, being alien, force the mind to succumb to an imaginary populace. - Author: Djuna Barnes
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#27. [Alternate translation:] The Divine Spirit found a sublime outlet in that wonder of analysis, that portent of the ideal world, that amphibian between being and not-being, which we call the imaginary root of negative unity. - Author: Gottfried Leibniz
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#28. The more we love, the more the object of our love seems to us to be a victim. In the case of some men, compassion for a woman exceeds all measure and transports her to an unreal, entirely imaginary world. - Author: Boris Pasternak
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#29. Using the device of an imaginary world allows me in some strange way to go to the central issues - it's one of many ways to express feelings about real people, about real human relationships. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#30. Once upon a time, I was a little girl with a mom and a dad and a sister, and the only monsters in the world were imaginary.
Then I became one of the monsters. - Author: Kiersten White
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#31. Sometimes I'm stressed and I'm sick of things and I need to forget about them for a while, so in Harry Potter you're taken to this wonderful imaginary world where everything is so different. - Author: Evanna Lynch
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#32. Like any child raised on tales of magical worlds beyond paintings and mirrors and wardrobes, I had yearned to enter Middle Earth, to reach through. - Author: Jim C. Hines
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#33. We must stop trying to protect our planet from every imaginable, exaggerated or imaginary risk. And we must stop trying to protect it on the backs, and the graves, of the nation's and world's most powerless and impoverished people. - Author: Niger Innis
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#34. Science can teach us, and I think our hearts can teach us, no longer to look around for imaginary supporters, no longer to invent allies in the sky, but rather to look to our own efforts here below to make the world a fit place to live. - Author: Bertrand Russell
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#35. I've learned the most from Randy Harrison. Because of his fantastic imaginary world filled with bizarre friends. He is constantly giving us good advice. - Author: Gale Harold
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#36. As so many writers know, the experience of creating an imaginary world is closer to dreaming than it is to normal, grit-your-teeth work. It's preconscious rather than conscious. Ideas fall into your head, and the book writes you, rather than the other way around. - Author: David Ignatius
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#37. There is no place in the world where nobody dies. There is no place where nobody is hungry, or nobody hurts. That place is only in our imagination. But if we get our heads around it, we can go a little way toward making this real place more like that imaginary place. They call that place Utopia. - Author: Chris Weitz
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#38. There are places in this world that are neither here nor there, neither up nor down, neither real nor imaginary ... - Author: Thomas Moore
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#39. From these few observations we can already conclude that the real is never beautiful. Beauty is a value applicable only to the imaginary and which means the negation of the world in its essential structure. - Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
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#40. He encouraged me by spending afternoons at my side hunched over maps of the world, plotting imaginary expeditions with trails of red pushpins and telling me about the fantastic places I would discover one day. - Author: Ransom Riggs
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#41. Only in imaginary experience (in the folk tale, for example), which neutralizes the sense of social realities, does the social world take the form of a universe of possibles equally possible for any possible subject. - Author: Pierre Bourdieu
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#42. Reading had always been my lifeline
an escape to that imaginary world where hurts were fictional and endings happy ... - Author: Phyllis A. Whitney
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#43. I'm not interested in an imaginary world. - Author: Edward Bond
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#44. When I was a teenager, I continued to visit imaginary places by spending all my free time at our local community theater. Whether I acted in a play or worked backstage, the world of Tennessee Williams or Shakespeare always seemed more real to me than the dreary life of high school. - Author: Mary Pope Osborne
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#45. To my fellow writers' I say, 'Write. Build an imaginary world like nobody's watching. - Author: Terry A. O'Neal
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#46. As the daydreams grew longer, the distinction between what was real and what was imaginary grew less. Soon I existed in a blissful world of my own creation. - Author: Fennel Hudson
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#47. I'm creating an imaginary - it's always imaginary - world in which I would like to live. - Author: William S. Burroughs
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#48. I had the idea that there were two worlds. There was a real world as I called it, a world of wars and boxing clubs and children'shomes on back streets, and this real world was a world where orphans burned orphans ... I liked the other world in which almost everyone lived. The imaginary world. - Author: Norman Mailer
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#49. There is not enough love and goodness in the world to permit giving any of it away to imaginary beings. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#50. Everything in this world is the fruit of the imagination. If there is no imaginary garden in our head, we can't plant a real one. - Author: Bakhtiyar Ali
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#51. I want you, as a reader, to experience what I experience, to let that other world, that imaginary world that I have created, tell you things about the real world. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#52. When you face the challenges of this world, be they real or what you claim to be imaginary, then face them with your heart. For everyone who loves you is in your heart. From within your heart comes the magic that makes you who you are. - Author: Gillian Summers
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#53. A person incapable of imaging another world than given to him by his senses would be subhuman, and a person who identifies his imaginary world with the world of sensory fact has become insane. - Author: W. H. Auden
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#54. I think for me, the imaginary world was always exciting. I started in New York doing theatre, from having just one person in an audience to performing for a full house. I think I've always enjoyed playing different characters, blending into different environments and such. - Author: Dilshad Vadsaria
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#55. I imagined a quiet future in an imaginary world where nothing ever really happened but everything seemed charged with life. - Author: John Darnielle
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#56. I came to the idea of how fine it would be to think of an encyclopedia of an actual world, and then of an encyclopedia, a very rigorous one of course, of an imaginary world, where everything should be linked. - Author: Jorge Luis Borges
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#57. If I could have one friend,
just one in all the world,
I know that I would not seek out
a boy or pretty girl.

The friend I'd dare to choose
to stand by me each day
would be a dragon fierce enough
to scare the world away. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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#58. Writing fiction is an inherently political activity because people-even imaginary ones-do not live in vacuums ... From Twilight to Romeo and Juliet to The Little Mermaid, no work of the imagination is truly apolitical, because the world and our hopes for it are always part of our stories. - Author: John Green
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#59. No doubt the world is entirely an imaginary world, but it is only once removed from the true world. - Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer
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#60. When you go to the theater, you are slipping out of your life into someone else's imaginary world. - Author: Robert Krulwich
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#61. When you strive for perfection, you compare different versions of what could be instead of being present with what is. Perfectionism is an attempt to inhabit an imaginary world in order to avoid experiencing the world in which you live. - Author: Gary Zukav
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#62. The good thing about writing a novel is that you're creating an imaginary world and can take a break when you need to. - Author: Liane Moriarty
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#63. One good, compassionate and caring Self is a thousand times greater than all the fanciful, imaginary supernatural entities in the world. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#64. But in some great souls, who consider themselves as citizens of the world, and forcing the imaginary barriers that separate people from people ... - Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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#65. All writers are obviously neurotic ... For various reasons, writers retreat into an imaginary world because they find ordinary life rather difficult or boring or both. - Author: Christopher Koch
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#66. I spent my childhood in an imaginary world - probably because I needed an escape. I think that's one of the reasons people have imaginations - because they can't maintain existence here. - Author: Rickie Lee Jones
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#67. When a person is lucky enough to live inside a story, to live inside an imaginary world, the pains of this world disappear. For as long as the story goes on, reality no longer exists. - Author: Paul Auster
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#68. When the writing fit came on, she gave herself up to it with entire abandon, and led a blissful life, unconscious of want, care, or bad weather, while she sat safe and happy in an imaginary world, full of friends almost as real and dear to her as any in the flesh. - Author: Louisa May Alcott
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#69. Possibly the strangest book ever made, the 'Codex Seraphinianus' is an encyclopedia of an imaginary world, with illegible calligraphy - it is written in an alphabet no one can understand - and surreal drawings of odd beasts and machines. - Author: Russell Smith
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#70. There is not enough love and kindness in the world to permit us to give any of it away to imaginary beings. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#71. There are enough real enemies and threats in the world without having to invent imaginary ones. - Author: Christina Engela
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#72. I fell even more deeply in love with Tolkien's legendarium after studying Old English literature at uni, as I got a sense of the historical events and cultures that Tolkien used to create his world. My favourite of his imaginary locations is Lothlorien. - Author: Samantha Shannon
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#73. Being rule governed, I operate in a world filled with imaginary restraints. - Author: Sue Grafton
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#74. The world consists of imaginary people, claiming imaginary virtues and suffering from imaginary happiness. - Author: Vernon Howard
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#75. Most people experience history as one damn fact after another in high school. But if you can wonder, "Wow, what if the US hadn't gotten involved in World War II?", you can become enthralled by the imaginary possibilities. - Author: Gavriel David Rosenfeld
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#76. San Francisco leads the world in the category of Most People On The Sidewalk Holding Conversations With Purely Imaginary Companions. - Author: Dave Barry
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#77. Morality does not come to this mortal world from some imaginary paradise. It rises from the neurons of mortal humans. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#78. I have voices in my head
I'm a slave to imaginary people
I feel what they feel
I experience what they experience
I live in their world
And I'm devoted to translating their stories
I'm not crazy, I'm a writer - Author: Charisse Spiers
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#79. I imagine possible relations all the time. All the time. My God, in my teens I was fucking tragic for it. I scarcely existed in the real world at all. I lived in some kind of ... Sex Narnia. My love life was busy, exciting, and totally imaginary. - Author: Caitlin Moran
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#80. It feels like flying and landing to all the continents of the world with the use of my imaginary paper that can floats in the air. - Author: Alexina Benavidez
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#81. The real world has its limits; the imaginary world is infinite. Unable to enlarge the one, let us restrict the other, for it is from the difference between the two alone that are born all the pains which make us truly unhappy. - Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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#82. Writers spend too much time among dead things. I thought that was profound and actually true, that you're trying to pump life into something that is inanimate. You see what a sort of audacious thing it is to move these sort of imaginary people around in a very stylized and patterned world. - Author: Martin Amis
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#83. How to Face Reality: Don't! Everyone has the right to live in an imaginary world. - Author: Robin Sacredfire
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#84. The real world is much smaller than the imaginary - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#85. For a lot of geeks, gaming is all about stripping who you are completely and entering this imaginary space, this world that's made for you, where winning and losing have nothing to do with real life. - Author: Arthur Chu
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#86. I've written a detective series myself, set in an imaginary, and slightly futuristic, Chinese city. The novels have an extremely tenuous relationship with the real world, since the hero is the city's Hell and ends up with a sidekick who is a demon. - Author: Liz Williams
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#87. I rely on a backbone of books and, for the most part, it's enough to keep me quiet, half-drugged with dreams of imaginary worlds. - Author: Rinsai Rossetti
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#88. I was 21 years and 218 days old when I received the Academy Award for Best Actress. I had just stepped into an imaginary world that I'd seen at a distance for years. - Author: Marlee Matlin
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#89. Writers need their writing; they need their imaginary worlds in order to find piece in, or make sense of, the real world. - Author: Terry Brooks
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#90. Our business here is to be Utopian, to make vivid and credible, if we can, first this facet and then that, of an imaginary whole and happy world. - Author: H.G.Wells
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#91. Martial (the main character of LOCUS SOLUS) has a very interesting conception of literary beauty: the work must contain nothing real, no observations about the world or the mind, nothing but completely imaginary constructions. These are in themselves ideas from an extrahuman world. - Author: Pierre Janet
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#92. The irruption of the supernatural into our world is a much more enticing notion to explore than the same thing happening in some past time, or in a wholly imaginary world. - Author: Elizabeth Hand
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