capture (one's) imagination

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capture (one's) imagination

To hold one's interest or spark one's creativity. I know it sounds strange, but his talk on the importance of obtuse angles really captured my imagination. That movie captured his imagination so much that it inspired him to become a screenwriter.
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capture someone's imagination

Fig. to intrigue someone; to interest someone in a lasting way; to stimulate someone's imagination. The story of the young wizard has captured the imagination of the world's children.
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Brian said: "Science, technology, engineering and maths always captured my imagination. They are the subjects that deal with the grandest and most exciting questions."
The sight of the aircraft taking off and landing every day captured my imagination."
Saul Bellow has his weaknesses like any writer, but he captured my imagination as a teenager because of his artistry and the cerebral nature of his novels.
He explains: "The photos are of the climbs that have captured my imagination, have taken me out of myself, gripped with fear, shattered with exhaustion or filled with wonder just to be there.
The title grabbed my attention and captured my imagination. The insets were engaging and encouraged further reading.
Although more was written about Pavlova, Nijinsky, and Fokine (and they were equally fascinating to me), something about Kschessinska captured my imagination, and so I began to make frequent trips to the library in search of more information on the Russian ballet, and Kschessinska in particular.