"Imagination which comes into play in falling in love is different from any other. Certainly in my case, and I've fallen in love all my life, one imagines the person to be as you want them to be. They frequently turn out to be someone different, for better or worse."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."Mary Wesley 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."Mary Wesley on Dr. Seuss
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."Mary Wesley 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."Mary Wesley on Albert Einstein
"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?"Mary Wesley on Sun Tzu
"Twenty years ago, I was living in a lovely cottage on the edge of Dartmoor but I couldn't afford to run a car."
"Women's courage is rather different from men's. The fact that women have to bring up children and look after husbands makes them braver at facing long-term issues, such as illness. Men are more immediately courageous. Lots of people are brave in battle."
"I have deliberately left Sylvester and Julia's appearances to the reader's imagination."
"That image of the countryside being a threatening place still exists. People continue to resist the challenge of learning about aspects of life they don't understand."
"We're all like children. We may think we grow up, but to me, being grown up is death, stopping thinking, trying to find out things, going on learning."