Imagination Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Imagination

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Having imagination it takes you an hour to write a paragraph that if you were unimaginative would take you only a minute.
~By Franklin P. Adams ~


Our religious belief usurps the place of our sensations, our imaginations of our judgment. We no longer look to actions, trace their consequences, and then deduce the rule; we first make the rule, and then, right or wrong, force the action to square with it.
~By Francis Wright ~


But the greatest thing about music is putting it out there for people to figure out. You want the listener to find the song on their own. If you give too much away, it takes away from the imagination.
~By Diana Krall ~


The human race is governed by its imagination.
~By Napoleon Bonaparte ~


All the best have something in common, a regard for reality, an agreement to its primacy over the imagination.
~By Wislawa Szymborska ~


We're living in a time when the world has suddenly discovered India because it's run out of raw material for its imagination. The raw materials for imagination are inexhaustible here.
~By Deepak Chopra ~


I used my imagination to make the grass whatever color I wanted it to be.
~By Whoopi Goldberg ~


You want to do something that shows some type individuality and talent and imagination - at the same time, you want to be truthful to the predecessors, because obviously the audience liked something about them and you have to replicate that experience to a certain extent.
~By Renny Harlin ~


If you don't pay attention and if your imagination isn't pretty much engaged, you're going to miss things and you're going to miss opportunities for it to be as compelling and as creepy as it can be.
~By Bruce Greenwood ~


I wouldn't say that I've had a tough life by any stretch of the imagination.
~By Duncan Sheik ~


Wit is the appearance, the external flash of imagination. Thus its divinity, and the witty character of mysticism.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he isn't. A sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.
~By Horace Walpole ~


It's a slight stretch of the imagination but most people are alike in most ways so I've never had any trouble identifying with the character that I'm playing.
~By Jack Nicholson ~


For imagination sets the goal picture which our automatic mechanism works on. We act, or fail to act, not because of will, as is so commonly believed, but because of imagination.
~By Maxwell Maltz ~


We all know here that the law is the most powerful of schools for the imagination. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.
~By Jean Giraudoux ~


It is clear that the pharmaceutical industry is not, by any stretch of the imagination, doing enough to ensure that the poor have access to adequate medical care.
~By Paul Farmer ~


The power of imagination makes us infinite.
~By John Muir ~


My main point here is that if you are the child of God and God is a part of you, the in your imagination God suppose to look like you. And when you accept a picture of the deity assigned to you by another people, you become the spiritual prisoners of that other people.
~By John Henrik Clarke ~


Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
~By Plato ~


Nowadays people's visual imagination is so much more sophisticated, so much more developed, particularly in young people, that now you can make an image which just slightly suggests something, they can make of it what they will.
~By Robert Doisneau ~


The loss of liberty which must attend being a wife was of all things the most horrible to my imagination.
~By Sarah Fielding ~


And, as I have said, it's made me think twice about the imagination. If the spirits aren't external, how astonishing the mediums become! Victor Hugo said of his voices that they were like his own mental powers multiplied by five.
~By James Merrill ~


A discerning eye needs only a hint, and understatement leaves the imagination free to build its own elaborations.
~By Russell Page ~


Don Quixote's misfortune is not his imagination, but Sancho Panza.
~By Franz Kafka ~


I don't know if Jim was a major part of that or not. He is one of a small group of real storytellers. He has enormous imagination and ability to write. I'm glad he's coming back. It's going to be good for the show.
~By Matthew Ashford ~


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


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.
~By Bobby Seale ~


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


It is not enough to know your craft - you have to have feeling. Science is all very well, but for us imagination is worth far more.
~By Edouard Manet ~


The first piece of music that captured my imagination was probably Ray Charles Live At Newport.
~By Van Morrison ~


We are all afraid for our confidence, for the future, for the world. That is the nature of the human imagination. Yet every man, every civilization, has gone forward because of its engagement with what it has set itself to do.
~By Jacob Bronowski ~


We have to instill in them the skills they need to succeed at a young age and open up their imaginations to the very real opportunities they can be afforded if they put their minds to it.
~By Michael N. Castle ~


I mean, the most important thing to me is imagination.
~By Rob Walton ~


Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.
~By Edward Abbey ~


There can be no passion, and by consequence no love, where there is not imagination.
~By William Godwin ~


The opportunities of man are limited only by his imagination. But so few have imagination that there are ten thousand fiddlers to one composer.
~By Charles Kettering ~


A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist.
~By Vladimir Nabokov ~


To put up a show is to face life's injustices with one of the few weapons available to a desperate and brave people, their imagination.
~By Luigi Barzini ~


There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels for someone, for someone, pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echos.
~By Milan Kundera ~


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


Poetry proceeds from the totality of man, sense, imagination, intellect, love, desire, instinct, blood and spirit together.
~By Jacques Maritain ~


A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory.
~By Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~


Most people have no imagination. If they could imagine the sufferings of others, they would not make them suffer so. What separated a German mother from a French mother?
~By Ernst Toller ~


There is only one admirable form of the imagination: the imagination that is so intense that it creates a new reality, that it makes things happen.
~By Sean O'Faolain ~


If the reporter has killed our imagination with his truth, he threatens our life with his lies.
~By Karl Kraus ~


The man who has no imagination has no wings.
~By Muhammad Ali ~


Many who have had an opportunity of knowing any more about mathematics confuse it with arithmetic, and consider it an arid science. In reality, however, it is a science which requires a great amount of imagination.
~By Sofia Kovalevskaya ~


There are two worlds: the world we can measure with line and rule, and the world that we feel with our hearts and imagination.
~By Leigh Hunt ~


The costume that I wear on the show is a little snug and doesn't leave a whole lot to the imagination. I don't have a problem with it because of the way this character's been written.
~By Jeri Ryan ~


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


There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.
~By Jean Giraudoux ~


For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential - the imagination.
~By Lawrence Durrell ~


The only virtue a character needs to possess between hardcovers, even if he bears a real person's name, is vitality: if he comes to life in our imaginations, he passes the test.
~By Stephen Vizinczey ~


The imagination is the spur of delights... all depends upon it, it is the mainspring of everything; now, is it not by means of the imagination one knows joy? Is it not of the imagination that the sharpest pleasures arise?
~By Marquis de Sade ~


I think my imagination dictates the technologies I use. But at the same time, my imagination can be technologic. Sometimes I see a tool and I know immediately how to use it, but most of the time I use the tool for an idea I already have.
~By Michel Gondry ~


Let us leave pretty women to men devoid of imagination.
~By Marcel Proust ~


There must be room for the imagination to exercise its powers; we must conceive and apprehend a thousand things which we do not actually witness.
~By William Godwin ~


It was just very interesting to me that certain types of women inspire people's imagination, and all of them were very difficult women.
~By Elizabeth Wurtzel ~


Melville brought to the task a sound knowledge of actual whaling, much curious learning in the literature of the subject, and, above all, an imagination which worked with great power upon the facts of his own experience.
~By Carl Clinton Van Doren ~


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.
~By Joseph Conrad ~


Catastrophes are often stimulated by the failure to feel the emergence of a domain, and so what cannot be felt in the imagination is experienced as embodied sensation in the catastrophe.
~By William Irwin Thompson ~


Vulgarity begins when imagination succumbs to the explicit.
~By Doris Day ~


The Jungian view of drama would be that it affects all of our imaginations and somehow taps into our hidden, ancient, primordial memories.
~By Jeremy Northam ~


The pleasures of the imagination are as it were only drawings and models which are played with by poor people who cannot afford the real thing.
~By Georg C. Lichtenberg ~


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


Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds.
~By Zig Ziglar ~


Nothing is more fearful than imagination without taste.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


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


You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
~By Mark Twain ~


Woman is the sun, an extraordinary creature, one that makes the imagination gallop.
~By Marcello Mastroianni ~


All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
~By Edgar Allan Poe ~


Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination to science and science to imagination, where they meet, in the myth.
~By Cyril Connolly ~


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.
~By Norman Vincent Peale ~


I don't think that people should wear dresses two sizes too small. I just think that sexiness is better left to the imagination. It's just more tasteful.
~By Rachel Zoe ~


The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.
~By Richard Wright ~


You may be sure that the Americans will commit all the stupidities they can think of, plus some that are beyond imagination.
~By Charles de Gaulle ~


Truth titillates the imagination far less than fiction.
~By Marquis de Sade ~


Now it is quite clear to me that there are no solid spheres in the heavens, and those that have been devised by the authors to save the appearances, exist only in the imagination.
~By Tycho Brahe ~


I've got research, I have my own life experience I can apply, and I have my imagination.
~By Chris Cooper ~


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.
~By Simone Weil ~


It would be a bitter cosmic joke if we destroy ourselves due to atrophy of the imagination.
~By Martha Gellhorn ~


It is often said that men are ruled by their imaginations; but it would be truer to say they are governed by the weakness of their imaginations.
~By Walter Bagehot ~


The way that a handful of corporations in Los Angeles dictate how our stories are told creates a real poverty of imagination and it's a big problem.
~By Alex Cox ~


Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.
~By Victor Hugo ~


The most dire disaster in love is the death of imagination.
~By George Meredith ~


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.
~By Christian Bale ~


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


Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.
~By C. S. Lewis ~


Love is based on imagination.
~By Olivier Martinez ~


Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.
~By Jerry Gillies ~


Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
~By John Dewey ~


Philosophy and Art both render the invisible visible by imagination.
~By George Henry Lewes ~


You will certainly not doubt the necessity of studying astronomy and physics, if you are desirous of comprehending the relation between the world and Providence as it is in reality, and not according to imagination.
~By Maimonides ~


That neither our thoughts, nor passions, nor ideas formed by the imagination, exist without the mind, is what every body will allow.
~By George Berkeley ~


Vision - It reaches beyond the thing that is, into the conception of what can be. Imagination gives you the picture. Vision gives you the impulse to make the picture your own.
~By Robert Collier ~


One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm.
~By Ella Maillart ~


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.
~By William Blake ~


The human mind evolved always in the company of the human body, and of the animal body before it was human. The intricate connections of mind and body must exceed our imagination, as from our point of view we are peculiarly prevented from observing them.
~By John Desmond Bernal ~


Richard Hugo taught me that anyone with a desire to write, an ear for language and a bit of imagination could become a writer. He also, in a way, gave me permission to write about northern Montana.
~By James Welch ~

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