"Politics is the enemy of the imagination."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."Ian Mcewan on Albert Einstein
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."Ian Mcewan on Dr. Seuss
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."Ian Mcewan on Albert Einstein
"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty."Ian Mcewan on Albert Einstein
"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?"Ian Mcewan on Sun Tzu
"What reader wants to be told what attitude to strike?"
"One has to have the courage of one's pessimism."
"My parents were keen for me to have the education they themselves never had. They weren't able to guide me towards particular books, but they encouraged me to read, which I did, randomly and compulsively."
"In my experience an appreciative letter from a fellow writer means a lot."
"A twenty-one-year-old writer is likely to be inhibited by a lack of usable experience. Childhood and adolescence were something I knew."