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280 Amazing Quotes About Imagination

280 Imagination Quotes

“A feeble man can see the farms that are fenced and tilled, the houses that are built. The strong man sees possible houses and farms. His eye makes estates as fast as the sun breeds clouds.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A book is a device to ignite the imagination.” – Alan Bennett

“Imagination is a gift given to us from God and each one of us use it differently.” – Brian Jacques

“My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.” – Ursula K. Le Guin

“I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.” – Pablo Picasso

“The man who cannot visualize a horse galloping on a tomato is an idiot.” – André Breton

“What is now proved was once only imagined.” – William Blake

“Often it is just lack of imagination that keeps a man from suffering very much.” – Marcel Proust

“Imagination was given to us to compensate for what we are not; a sense of humor was given to us to console us for what we are.” – Mack McGinnis

“The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“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 Gustav Jung

“Let us leave pretty women to men with no imagination.” – Marcel Proust

“Lovers and madmen have such seething brains – Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend. More than cool reason ever comprehends.” – William Shakespeare

“Your brain is wider than the sky.” – Emily Dickinson

“Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.” – Charles F. Kettering

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” – Kurt Vonnegut

“The best use of imagination is creativity.” – Deepak Chopra

“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.” – John Lennon

“I spin worlds where we could be together. I dream you. For me, imagination and desire are very close.” – Jeanette Winterson

“The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies.” – Ray Bradbury

“When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one’s imagination.” – Ellen Key

“Hating skin color is contempt for God’s divine creative imagination. Honoring it is appreciation for conscious, beautiful-love-inspired diversity.” – T.F. Hodge

“I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.” – Walt Disney

“Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.” – Epictetus

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.” – George Bernard Shaw

“I don’t have a dirty mind. I have a sexy imagination.”

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

“Impossibility is only the figment of insufficient imagination.” – Phil Duncan

“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” – Robin Williams

“Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them.” – Ralph Gerard

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” – William Arthur Ward

“Fools act on imagination without knowledge, pedants act on knowledge without imagination.” – Alfred North Whitehead

“Imagination is more important that knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein

“Yesterday is but today’s memory, tomorrow is today’s dream.” – Kahlil Gibran

“A great wind is blowing and that gives you either imagination or a headache.” – Catherine the Great

“A daily dose of daydreaming heals the heart, soothes the soul, and strengthens the imagination.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

“Indeed, the human mind appeared to suffer from a crippling need to fabricate in the absence of concrete proof.” – J.R. Ward

“There is nothing more fearful than imagination without taste.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – W. Clement Stone

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean

“Love doesn’t grow on trees like apples in Eden – it’s something you have to make. And you must use your imagination too.” – Joyce Cary

“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein

“Imagination is reality.” – David Morgan

“Imagination and creativity can change the world.”

“Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.” – Criss Jami

“I have too much imagination to be a housewife.” – Marilyn Monroe

“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” – Brad Henry

“If we are to love our neighbors, before doing anything else we must see our neighbors. With our imagination as well as our eyes, that is to say like artists, we must see not just their faces but the life behind and within their faces. Here it is love that is the frame we see them in.”

“A man who has no imagination has no wings.” – Muhammad Ali

“Looking back, I guess I used to play-act all the time. For one thing, it meant I could live in a more interesting world than the one around me.” – Marilyn Monroe

“The imaginary is not formed in opposition to reality as its denial or compensation; it grows among signs, from book to book, in the interstice of repetitions and commentaries; it is born and takes shape in the interval between books. It is the phenomenon of the library.” – Michel Foucault

“Creativity is more than mere imagination. It is imagination inseparably coupled with both intent and effort.” – Alex Osborn

“The whole, though it be long, stands almost complete and finished in my mind, so that I can survey it, like a fine picture or a beautiful statue at a glance. Nor do I hear in my imagination the parts successively, I hear them all at once. What a delight this is! All this inventing, this producing, takes place in a pleasing, lively dream.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Imagination is essential and it comes first, for without imagination we are aimless.” – Cyril Northcote Parkinson

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then when we summon“The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

“Imagination creates reality.” – Richard Wagner

“The primary imagination I hold to be the living power and prime agent of all human perception, and as a repetition in the finite mind of the eternal act of creation in the infinite I Am.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“The inertia of the mind urges it to slide down the easy slope of imagination, rather than to climb the steep slope of introspection.” – Marcel Proust

“What feeling, knowledge or will man has depends in the last resort upon what imagination he has.” – Søren Kierkegaard

“The great requisite for the prosperous management of ordinary business is the want of imagination.” – William Hazlitt

“The possible’s slow fuse is lit by the Imagination.” – Emily Dickinson

“Imagination is like the drunk man who lost his watch and must get drunk again to find it.” – Guy Davenport

“Love requires imagination more than experience.” – Simon Van Booy

“You’re only limited by your lack of imagination and fear of appearing stupid.” – Susan Messing

“Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection.” – Victor Hugo

“There is the strange power we have of changing facts by the force of the imagination.” – Virginia Woolf

“The man who has no imagination has no wings.” – Muhammad Ali

“Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.” – Immanuel Kant

“You need imagination in order to imagine a future that doesn’t exist.” – Azar Nafisi

“An idea is salvation by imagination.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’” – George Bernard Shaw

“In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature.” – Wallace Stevens

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefore not popular.” – C.G. Jung

“When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.” – Jess C. Scott

“Because fear kills everything,” Mo had once told her. “Your mind, your heart, your imagination.” – Cornelia Funke

“Bring ideas in and entertain them royally, for one of them may be the king.” – Mark Van Doren

“What I tend to do is to wake about five in the morning—this happens quite often—think about the invention, and then image it in my mind in 3D, as a kind of construct. Then I do experiments with the image…sort of rotate it, and say, ‘Well what’ll happen if one does this?’ And by the time I get up for breakfast, I can usually go to the bench and make a string and sealing wax model that works straight off, because I’ve done most of the experiments already.” – James Lovelock

“If something is there, you can only see it with your eyes open, but if it isn’t there, you can see it just as well with your eyes closed. That’s why imaginary things are often easier to see than real ones.” – Norton Juster

“The imagination is the goal of history. I see culture as an effort to literally realize our collective dreams.” – Terence McKenna

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman

“Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.” – Daniel Bell

“The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.” – Charlie Chaplin

“Things are pretty, graceful, rich, elegant, handsome, but, until they speak to the imagination, not yet beautiful.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“What I fear most, I think, is the death of the imagination.” – Sylvia Plath

“I imagined I was God for a millisecond And became speechless for a long time.” – Dejan Stojanovic

“I think sometimes when we find love we pretend it away, or ignore it, or tell ourselves we’re imagining it. Because it is the most painful kind of hope there is.” – Rae Carson

“Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.” – Terry Pratchett

“The world is but a canvas to the imagination.” – Henry David Thoreau

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain

“I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.” – Albert Einstein

“If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.” – Les Brown

“Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso

“Truth is a matter of the imagination.” – Ursula K. Le Guin

“Imagination is not a talent of some men but is the health of every man.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There’s a great fear of the imagination. It’s a dangerous thing. It’s out of control, it’s subversive.” – Ursula K. Le Guin

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

“The source of genius is imagination alone.” – Eugene Delacroix

“Your imagination, my dear fellow, is worth more than you imagine.” – Louis Aragon

“Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.” – Vincent Van Gogh

“The only thing that will stop you from fulfilling your dreams is you.” – Tom Bradley

“When I read a book, I put in all the imagination I can, so that it is almost like writing the book as well as reading it – or rather, it is like living it. It makes reading so much more exciting, but I don’t suppose many people try to do it.” – Dodie Smith

“Imagination is the highest kite that one can fly.” – Lauren Bacall

“There are people who think that things that happen in fiction do not really happen. These people are wrong.” – Neil Gaiman

“Children see magic because they look for it.” – Christopher Moore

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein

“Imagination means nothing without doing.” – Charlie Chaplin

“The imagination is the golden pathway to everywhere.” – Terence McKenna

“He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.” – Joseph Joubert

“My imagination is a monastery, and I am its monk.” – John Keats

“You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization.” – Denis Waitley

“No one ever made a great discovery without the exercise of the imagination.” – George Henry Lewes

“I think nature’s imagination Is so much greater than man’s, she’s never going to let us relax.” – Richard Phillips Feynman

“I hope my kids see imagination has power to change everything.” – Wangechi Mutu

“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.” – Maria Montessori

“Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.” – Blaise Pascal

“Halloween is not only about putting on a costume, but it’s about finding the imagination and costume within ourselves.” – Elvis Duran

“Imagination is a powerful agent for creating, as it were, a second nature out of the material supplied to it by actual nature.” – Immanuel Kant

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, and live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” – Albert Einstein

“Microsoft is a company that manages imagination.” – Bill Gates

“It’s strange how dreams get under your skin and give your heart a test for what’s real and what’s imaginary.” – Jason Mraz

“I believe in the power of the imagination to remake the world, to release the truth within us, to hold back the night, to transcend death, to charm motorways, to ingratiate ourselves with birds, to enlist the confidences of madmen.” – J.G. Ballard

“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” – Oscar Wilde

“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting one in a fruit salad. Imagination is putting one in a fruit salad, adding a little feta and mint and serving it in a watermelon carved to look like Carmen Miranda.” – Tiffany Fox

“Because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worthwhile.” – Lucy Maud Montgomery

“The realities of the world seldom measure up to the sublime designs of human imagination.” – Bryant H. McGill

“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.” – Saul Bellow

“Imagination rules the world.” – Napoleon Boneparte

“My imagination is something of a badass.” – D.C. Pierson

“Trust that little voice in your head that says, ‘Wouldn’t it be interesting if…’; and then do it.” – Duane Michals

“True change takes place in the imagination.” – Thomas Moore

“Every human has four endowments: self-awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom — The power to choose, to respond, to change.” – Steven Covey

“The basis of action is lack of imagination. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.” – Oscar Wilde

“The man who cannot occasionally imagine events and conditions of existence that are contrary to the causal principle as he knows it will never enrich his science by the addition of a new idea.” – Max Planck

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan but also believe.” – Anatole France

“You must close your eyes, otherwise you won’t see anything.” – Lewis Carroll

“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

“Imagination is the true magic carpet.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“The most beautiful world is always entered through imagination.” – Helen Keller

“A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it is to be God.” – Sidney Sheldon

“Reason clears and plants the wilderness of the imagination to harvest the wheat of art.” – Austin O’Malley

“Imagination is the golden-eyed monster that never sleeps. It must be fed; it cannot be ignored.” – Patricia A. McKillip

“If you had started doing anything two weeks ago, by today you would have been two weeks better at it.” – John Mayer

“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” – Oscar Wilde

“The imagination is man’s power over nature.” – Wallace Stevens

“Worry is a misuse of imagination.” – Dan Zadra

“My imagination functions much better when I don’t have to speak to people.” – Patricia Highsmith

“Imagination is a place where all the important answers live.” – Joe Meno

“We are more often frightened than hurt, and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.” – Seneca

“Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” – Walt Disney

“The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.” – Tony Robbins

“And people who don’t dream, who don’t have any kind of imaginative life, they must — they must go nuts. I can’t imagine that.” – Stephen King

“The strong belief can make things out of imagination. But that can also make facts as if they were fairy tales.” – Toba Beta

“Imagination, of course, can open any door – turn the key and let terror walk right in.” – Truman Capote

“Imagination is the deceptive part in man, the mistress of error and falsehood.” – Blaise Pascal

“Nature is imagination itself.” – William Blake

“I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.” – Albert Einstein

“The great successful men of the world have used their imagination …they think ahead and create their mental picture, and then go to work materializing that picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building, steadily building.” – Robert Collier

“The sorcery and charm of imagination, and the power it gives to the individual to transform his world into a new world of order and delight, makes it one of the most treasured of all human capacities.” – Frank Barron

“I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.” – Albert Einstein,

“I don’t know what it means to manage the human imagination, but I do know that imagination is the main source of value in the new economy. And I know we’d better figure out the answer to my question—quick.” – Tom Peters

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

“Take only your imagination seriously.” – Thomas Berger

“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

“Imagination does not breed insanity. Exactly what does breed insanity is reason. Poets do not go mad; but chess-players do. Mathematicians go mad, and cashiers; but creative artists very seldom. I am not, as will be seen, in any sense attacking logic: I only say that this danger does lie in logic, not in imagination.” – G.K. Chesterton

“Live out of your imagination, not your history.” – Stephen R. Covey

“I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.” – Khalil Gibran

“Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.” – H. L. Mencken

“I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of the Imagination.” – John Keats

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.” – William Shakespeare

“Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.” – Mark Twain

“No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.” – Lupita Nyong’o

“Few people have the imagination for reality.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goeth

“You create your own universe as you go along. The stronger your imagination, the more variegated your universe. When you leave off dreaming, the universe ceases to exist.” – Winston Churchill

“Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.” – Francis Bacon

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” – Ashley Smith

“Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.” – Bill Hicks

“When you become the image of your own imagination, it’s the most powerful thing you could ever do.” – RuPaul

“The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.” – Henry Ward Beecher

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

“Imagination is the living power and prime agent of all human perception.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“There are certain half-dreaming moods of mind in which we naturally steal away from noise and glare, and seek some quiet haunt where we may indulge our reveries and build our air castles undisturbed.” – Washington Irving

“You can’t do it unless you imagine it.” – George Lucas

“Reality is for people that lack imagination.” – Hayao Miyazaki

“Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity.” – Guy Fieri

“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.” – Alice Walker

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” – J. M. Barrie

“Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.” – Voltaire

“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.” – Thomas Alva Edison

“The best way to enhance a child’s imagination is to make them read.” – Ken Spillman

“Only in man’s imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.” – Joseph Conrad

“A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.” – John Barrymore

“Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.” – Ray Bradbury

“Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein

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

“Imagination is the soil that brings dreams to life.”

“The heart of an Irishman is nothing but his imagination.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Imagination is the cornerstone of human endeavor.” – Alex Osborn

“I think imagination is at the heart of everything we do. Scientific discoveries couldn’t have happened without imagination. Art, music, and literature couldn’t exist without imagination. And so anything that strengthens imagination, and reading certainly does that, can help us for the rest of our lives.” – Lloyd Alexander

“The root of all fear is imagination.” – Atsushi Ohkubo

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

“Imagination is the eye of the soul.” – Joseph Joubert

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

“I mean, the most important thing to me is imagination.” – Rob Walton

“Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.” – Jonathan Swift

“Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything godlike about God, it is that. He dared to imagine everything.” – Henry Miller

“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” – Lewis Carroll

“So rapid is the flight of dreams upon the wings of imagination.” – Alexandre Dumas

“No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.” – AEdward Hopper

“To bring anything into your life, imagine that it’s already there.” – Richard Bach

“Man’s body is faulty, his mind untrustworthy, but his imagination has made him remarkable.” – John Masefield

“The power of imagination creates the illusion that my vision went much further than the naked eye could actually see.” – Nelson Mandela

“My imagination will get me a passport to hell one day.” – John Steinbeck

“Imagination should be used, not to escape reality, but to create it.” – Colin Wilson

“A writer who is afraid to overreach himself is as useless as a general who is afraid to be wrong.” – Raymond Chandler

“Writing a novel is not merely going on a shopping expedition across the border to an unreal land: it is hours and years spent in the factories, the streets, the cathedrals of the imagination.” – Janet Frame

“Poetry = Anger x Imagination.” – Sherman Alexie

“Having imagination, it takes you an hour to write a paragraph that, if you were unimaginative, would take you only a minute.” – Franklin P. Adams

“Writing is a job, a talent, but it’s also the place to go in your head. It is the imaginary friend you drink your tea with in the afternoon.” – Ann Patchett

“Every child is born blessed with a vivid imagination.” – Walt Disney

“When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you.” – Susan Sarandon

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.” – Oscar Wilde

“An idea is a method of evading, circumventing or surmounting through reflection, obstacles that otherwise would have to be attacked by brute force.” – John Dewey

“Hate is a lack of imagination.” – Graham Greene

“All things are possible until they are proven impossible.” – Pearl S. Buck

“Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got.” – Philip José Farmer

“Imagination is the power of the mind over the possibilities of things.” – William Stevens

“Personality is more important than beauty, but imagination is more important than both of them.” – Laurette Taylor

“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.” – Douglas H. Everett

“Those who fear the imagination condemn it: something childish, they say, something monsterish, misbegotten. Not all of us dream awake. But those of us who do have no choice.” – Patricia A. McKillip

“There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.” – G.K. Chesterton

“It is more important to let a child’s imagination develop than it is to labor to inculcate in him or her some correct ethical point of view.” – Padraic Colum

“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain

“I am very frustrated by fear of imagination, I don’t think that’s healthy.” – J.K. Rowling

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

“Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of the imagination.” – John Dewey

“Fear comes with imagination, it’s a penalty, it’s the price of imagination.” – Thomas Harris

“You may think I’m small, but I have a universe inside my mind.” – Yoko Ono

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” – William Blake

“The creative act is a letting down of the net of human imagination into the ocean of chaos on which we are suspended, and the attempt to bring out of it ideas.” – Terence McKenna

“A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.” – Caroline Gordon

“Whatever exists in the universe, whether in essence, in act, or in the imagination, the painter has first in his mind and then in his hands.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

“Your imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein

“Our imagination flies, we are its shadow on the earth.” – Vladimir Nabokov

“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” – Jamie Paolinetti

“To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.” – Anatole France

“Some might think that the creativity, imagination, and flights of fancy that give my life meaning are insanity.” – Vladimir Nabokov

“But, I nearly forgot you must close your eyes, otherwise…you won’t see anything.” – Alice

“A poor original is better than a good imitation.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“Fantasy was always only a reality waiting to be switched on.” – Joe Hill

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho

“Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.” – Andy Warhol

“Let your creative and imaginative mind run freely; it will take you places you never dreamed of and provide breakthroughs that others once thought were impossible.” – Idowu Koyenikan

“Fairy tales had been her first experience of the magical universe, and more than once she had wondered why people ended up distancing themselves from that world, knowing the immense joy that childhood had brought to their lives.” – Paulo Coelho

“I have had dreams, and I’ve had nightmares. I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.” – Jonas Salk

“Expand your imagination.” – Jeff Hardy

“Imagination governs the world.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“As cities grow and technology takes over the world belief and imagination fade away and so do we.” – Julie Kagawa

“The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.” – William Shakespeare

“The thickets and swamps that hinder creativity were planted carelessly by other people, then relentlessly grew in the fertile soil of the imagination.” – David Morgan

“Where there is no imagination there is no horror.” – Arthur Conan Doyle

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

“The cost of oblivious daydreaming was always this moment of return, the realignment with what had been before and now seemed a little worse.” – Ian McEwan

“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun.” – Pablo Picasso

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge.” – Robert Fulghum

“All successful people, men, and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.” – Brian Tracy

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

“Imagination is not an icing on the cake of life but the oven in which it is baked.” – Orna Ross

“The human race is governed by its imagination.” – Napoleon Boneparte

“Science does not know its debt to imagination.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It’s delightful when your imaginations come true, isn’t it?” – L.M. Montgomery

“Of course imagination is the beginning of creation. Without imagination, there can be no creation.” – Pearl S. Buck

“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age and dreams are forever.” – Walt Disney

“Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed. The imagination must be given not wings but weights.” – Henry Adams

“The quality of the imagination is to flow and not to freeze.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The power of imagination makes us infinite.” – John Muir

“Suffering, it turns out, demands profound imagination. A new future has to be conjured up because the old future isn’t there anymore.” – Rob Bell

“Imagination is an instrument of survival.” – Rogier Van Der Heide

Originally published October 10, 2021, updated October 10, 2021

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