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Imagination Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Imagination

Please enjoy these Imagination Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Imagination is the voice of daring.
If there is anything Godlike about God it is that.
He dared to imagine everything.
- Henry Miller

Doubt and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination,
which the steadfast heart will conquer,
and the large mind will transcend.
- Helen Keller

Without this playing with fantasy,
no creative work has ever yet come to birth.
The debt we owe to the play of
the imagination is incalculable.
- Carl Jung

You need imagination in order to imagine a future that doesn't exist.
- Azar Nafisi

 

Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief,
is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
- Simone Weil

Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl:
it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling.
- Henry David Thoreau

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This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
- Henry David Thoreau

I believe in the imagination.
What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see.
- Duane Michals

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

Imagination decides everything.
- Blaise Pascal

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were.
But without it we go nowhere.
- Carl Sagan

I am imagination.
I can see what the eyes cannot see.
I can hear what the ears cannot hear.
I can feel what the heart cannot feel.
- Peter Nivio Zarlenga

The imagination is man's power over nature.
- Wallace Stevens

There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings;
but none when they are under the influence of imagination.
- Edmund Burke

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

Imagination rules the world.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed.
If you truly eradicated it in a child,
he would grow up to be an eggplant.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Logic will get you from A to B.
Imagination will take you everywhere.
- Albert Einstein

An idea is salvation by imagination.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I have ready access to a power beyond my wildest imagination.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I used to lie in bed in my flat and imagine what would
happen if there was a zombie attack.
- Simon Pegg

Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.
- Terry Pratchett

The most imaginative people are the most credulous,
for them everything is possible.
- Alexander Chase

People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational
exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
- William Butler Yeats

Trust that little voice in your head that says 'Wouldn't
it be interesting if...';
And then do it.
- Duane Michals

The true sign of intelligence
is not knowledge but imagination.
- Albert Einstein

What we imagine is order is merely the prevailing form of chaos.
- Kerry Thornley

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages
to its present state of civilization.
Imagination led Columbus to discover America.
Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity.
- L. Frank Baum

To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.
- Anatole France

Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
- Jessamyn West

Imagination is everything.
It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
- Albert Einstein

I never did very well in math - I could never seem
to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.
- Calvin Trillin

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I imagine that yes is the only living thing.
- e. e. cummings

The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.
- Carl Jung

There are no shortcuts in life - only those we imagine.
- Frank Leahy

I am better able to imagine hell than heaven;
it is my inheritance,
I suppose.
- Elinor Wylie

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Some stories are true that never happened.
- Elie Wiesel

Happiness is a figment of the imagination.
Imagine happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen Covey

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
- John Lennon

I always imagined I could be what I wanted to be.
- Chris Brown

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
- John Muir

It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and
unchangeable color to every object;
beware of this stumbling block.
- Paul Gauguin

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land,
when they can see nothing but sea.
- Francis Bacon

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world.
- Albert Einstein

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot
stamping on a human face -
forever.
- George Orwell

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it,
bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
- George S. Patton

Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
- Sun Tzu

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
- Michelangelo

I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
- Pablo Picasso

Think left and think right and think low and think high.
Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
- Dr. Seuss

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
- Charlie Chaplin

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali

Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination,
because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise,
gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which
it was not before possessed.
- Joseph Addison

We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence,
but we cling desperately to our chains.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

I believed in myself.
I never imagined myself as just an ordinary player.
- Imran Khan

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
- Orison Swett Marden

Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland
than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica.
- Stephen Leacock

It is above all by the imagination
that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise,
just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine
it run by a board of gods.
- H. L. Mencken

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
- Voltaire

The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future.
- Jessamyn West

It is usually the imagination that is wounded first,
rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive.
- Henry David Thoreau

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind
a mental picture of yourself as succeeding.
Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade.
Your mind will seek to develop the picture...
Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.
- Norman Vincent Peale


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