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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.

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.

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
Gloria Steinem

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

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.


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.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Walt Disney

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Charlie Chaplin

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

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.

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.

William Blake

What is now proved was once only imagined.

Henry Miller

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

William Blake

Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.

Sarah Paulson

My mom worked late, and I was at home a lot by myself. It was good for my imagination - and bad for it, too.

C. S. Lewis

I think that all things, in their way, reflect heavenly truth, the imagination not least.

Washington Irving

He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart.

Steve Carell

Reading a book, watching a movie, going to a play, it's transporting, and very, very exciting. And to be a part of that, creating things with your imagination, whoa.

C. S. Lewis

Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.

Francis Bacon

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

Benjamin Disraeli

The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.

Carl Jung

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

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

My view is that at a younger age your optimism is more and you have more imagination etc. You have less bias.

Albert Einstein

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

Joaquin Phoenix

Sometimes a character is really based on research that you do. Other times it's just based on your imagination or perhaps your conversation with the director. Or sometimes all of the above. It depends on the movie and character.

My parents thought it was nice to develop my imagination, but they never seriously thought that anything would ever come of it. They said that I couldn't be an actress because I would be taller than all my leading men, so I thought I would be a writer instead.

Victor Hugo

Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.

Henry Ward Beecher

The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.

Mark Twain

You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

Napolean Hill

All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination, Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.

Simone Weil

Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history. The influence of real needs and compulsions, of real interests and materials, is indirect because the crowd is never conscious of it.

H. L. Mencken

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.

Samuel Johnson

Were it not for imagination a man would be as happy in arms of a chambermaid as of a duchess.

Marcus Aurelius

Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely.

Carl Jung

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.