"And, as I have said, it's made me think twice about the imagination. If the spirits aren't external, how astonishing the mediums become! Victor Hugo said of his voices that they were like his own mental powers multiplied by five."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."James Merrill 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."James Merrill on Dr. Seuss
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."James Merrill 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."James Merrill on Albert Einstein
"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?"James Merrill on Sun Tzu
"Strange about parents. We have such easy access to them and such daunting problems of communication."