Who Would’ve Thunk?

You couldn’t invent this stuff.

This was inconceivable last week.

To be fully human is…to know that it’s possible to face the unimaginable and somehow put one foot in front of the other.

To imagine the unimaginable is the highest use of the imagination.

When you can’t imagine how things are going to change, that doesn’t mean that nothing will change. It means that things will change in ways that are unimaginable.

I think almost everything important that’s ever happened was unimaginable shortly before it happened.

One effect of sustained conflict is to narrow our vision of what is possible. Time and time again, conflicts are resolved through shifts that were unimaginable at the start.

…Man is a marvelous curiosity. When he is at his very very best he is a sort of low grade nickel-plated angel; at his worst he is unspeakable, unimaginable; and first and last and all the time he is a sarcasm. Yet he blandly and in all sincerity calls himself the ‘noblest work of God.’

From Jefferson to Jackson to Lincoln to FDR to Reagan, every great president inspires enormous affection and enormous hostility. We’ll all be much saner, I think, if we remember that history is full of surprises and things that seemed absolutely certain one day are often unimaginable the next.

I think the election of Donald Trump, if you want to call it an election, was unimaginable to most people, which is part of how it happened.

He was alone. The past was dead, the future was unimaginable.

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