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Imagination Quotes

The ability to form an image or create an unrealistic world to please the mind is what imagination means to most of us. Since, the human mind can never be restrained imagination does not have any boundaries, and is free of any restrictions. Also considered as a form of day dreaming it gives you the power to experience and create a world just as you see it. Imagination is not time bound and hence lets you explore the past and future. Instead of disregarding imagination as a waste of time it should be considered as a boon to open up the creative side. Read further to know more on the fascinating imagination quotations and sayings.

Ronald Reagan

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.

Allison Mack

Growing up, my mom made us this amazing thing called The Mack Theatrical Wardrobe. It was a massive trunk filled with everything that you'd want as a kid if you were into imagination and play.

Pablo Picasso

Everything you can imagine is real.

Tom Stoppard

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.

Joe Rogan

I never in my wildest imagination dreamed that I would somehow become a sports commentator.

On the one hand, the guns were there to help capture the imagination of the people. But more important, since we knew that you couldn't observe the police without guns, we took our guns with us to let the police know that we have an equalizer.

People Police
Walt Disney

I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse.

William Arthur Ward

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.

Robin Williams

You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.

Mark Ruffalo

I don't like this idea of Method. I come from that school, but what I was taught was that it's your imagination. You do your homework, and you use your imagination.

Simone Weil

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

Judy Garland

We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.

Death Time Dreams
Tim Curry

I still find it quite easy to find my way into a child's imagination. We're all Peter Pan ourselves in some respects. Everybody should keep some grip on childhood, even as a grownup.

Steven Spielberg

The public has an appetite for anything about imagination - anything that is as far away from reality as is creatively possible.

Catherine the Great

A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache.

Gloria Steinem

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.

Dreams
Marcel Proust

Let us leave pretty women to men devoid of imagination.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

John Lennon

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

Katy Perry

I've done a lot of bad things. Use your imagination.

Voltaire

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

Thomas Moore

While mantling on the maiden's cheek Young roses kindled into thought.

Eudora Welty

To imagine yourself inside another person... is what a storywriter does in every piece of work; it is his first step, and his last too, I suppose.

Jorge Luis Borges

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.

Al Gore

Our world faces a true planetary emergency. I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it's a challenge to the moral imagination.

World Environment
Gilbert K. Chesterton

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.

Doc Brown had a feverous imagination. He was constantly coming up with new ways and solutions to various issues, and time travel was one of them. I was just very inspired by being able to portray somebody of that sort. He's a man of tremendous energy and excitement about discovery.

Diana Rigg

If you have a good inner life, you don't get lonely. I've got a good imagination. I don't miss romance.

Edgar Allan Poe

They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

Dr. Seuss

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

Joseph Conrad

Only in men's imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.

Thomas Hobbes

The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame.

B. R. Ambedkar

Men are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise both will wither and die.

Julius Caesar

What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also.

Wallace Stevens

We say God and the imagination are one... How high that highest candle lights the dark.

Albert Einstein

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Science does not know its debt to imagination.

Science Debt
Albert Einstein

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

Samuel Johnson

The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.

Thomas Moore

True change takes place in the imagination.

Anatole France

To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.

Helen Rowland

Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.

I grew up believing my sister was from the planet Neptune and had been sent down to Earth to kill me. I believed this because my sister Emily convinced me of it when I was a toddler. I think she'd seen Invasion of the Body Snatchers and her imagination ran away with her. There's a part of me that still believes it.

Rashida Jones

Well, I'm not a method actress by any stretch of the imagination so the best thing that I can do is be as real as possible and find whatever commonality in that character that I can see myself.

Adam Smith

This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts.

Anais Nin

There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do.

Anya Taylor-Joy

I have an active imagination.

Leonardo da Vinci

Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?

Dreams
Edgar Allan Poe

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.

Poetry Fear Religion
Henry Ford

The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.

Eudora Welty

What I do in the writing of any character is to try to enter into the mind, heart and skin of a human being who is not myself. It is the act of a writer's imagination that I set the most high.

Henry David Thoreau

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.

Norman Vincent Peale

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.

Christian Bale

Essentially, I'm untrained, so I just go with my imagination and try to put myself as solidly as I can into the shoes of whatever person I'm going to be playing.

Shoes
Dr. Seuss

I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.

Napolean Hill

First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.

Walt Disney

Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.

Carl Jung

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

Play Debt
George Carlin

I think it would be interesting if old people got anti-Alzheimer's disease where they slowly began to recover other people's lost memories.

Muhammad Ali

The man who has no imagination has no wings.

Steven Spielberg

You have many years ahead of you to create the dreams that we can't even imagine dreaming. You have done more for the collective unconscious of this planet than you will ever know.

Dreams
Walt Disney

When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.

I don't know exactly how I end up with some of these roles. It mystifies me sometimes, but I am a fan of sci-fi. I love being taken into a strange world, and when it's told with imagination and credibility, I love being taken on that trip. I always have.

Alan Watts

The reason we have poverty is that we have no imagination. There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it's only money... they don't know how to enjoy it, because they have no imagination.

Wallace Stevens

To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life, and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice. We live in the mind.

Lily James

It's hard to see yourself as a princess because it involves a huge leap of the imagination and sort of requires you to believe you can be that, which is a scary, weird thing.

George Bernard Shaw

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Few people have the imagination for reality.

Wallace Stevens

The imagination is man's power over nature.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel.

Francis Bacon

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

Humor
Vladimir Nabokov

Imagination, the supreme delight of the immortal and the immature, should be limited. In order to enjoy life, we should not enjoy it too much.

Norman Vincent Peale

Imagination is the true magic carpet.

Joseph Addison

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.

Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power to that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.

Pablo Picasso

I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.

Vladimir Nabokov

A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist.

Alice Walker

I have fallen in love with the imagination. And if you fall in love with the imagination, you understand that it is a free spirit. It will go anywhere, and it can do anything.

There are two 'Snow White' movies coming out for the same reason that you remember back in the day there was 'Armageddon' and then 'Deep Impact.' You know, 'Andromeda Strain' and then 'Outbreak.' Like, all of those things. It's common because basically studios have no imagination in making the decisions.

Chris Hemsworth

I enjoy working on a movie that lets your imagination run wild, it's great to be a part of and watch.

Vladimir Nabokov

Genius is an African who dreams up snow.

Genius Dreams
Elie Wiesel

Some stories are true that never happened.

H. L. Mencken

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.

To be in a show like 'Miranda' that captures everyone's imagination is amazing, but it's hard when people can't see beyond that. I started travelling to North America because 'Miranda' was so popular in the U.K.; I always knew I wanted to challenge myself and not go for the obvious roles.

Jimi Hendrix

Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction.

Charlie Chaplin

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

Vincent Van Gogh

Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.

You can have 10 bucks to 10 million bucks and if you got a crew, imagination and a lot of people willing to turn in some work next to nothing, you going to have a feature. But you can't get beyond how expensive marketing the movie is, it's so crushing.

Isaac Newton

A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.

Ernest Hemingway

Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination.

Chuck Palahniuk

What is the real purpose behind the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus? They seem like greater steps toward faith and imagination, each with a payoff. Like cognitive training exercises.

Denis Waitley

You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization.

World Dreams
Stephen King

Wherever you write is supposed to be a little bit of a refuge, a place where you can get away from the world. The more closed in you are, the more you're forced back on your own imagination.

William Butler Yeats

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

Albert Einstein

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

Edgar Allan Poe

The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.

James Russell Lowell

Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Imagination rules the world.

The face of nature and civilization in this our country is to a certain point a very sufficient literary field. But it will yield its secrets only to a really grasping imagination. To write well and worthily of American things one need even more than elsewhere to be a master.

H. P. Lovecraft

Imagination is a very potent thing, and in the uneducated often usurps the place of genuine experience.