Imagination Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Imagination

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


We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


One who has imagination without learning has wings without feet.
~By Joseph Joubert ~


Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination - everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.
~By John Adams ~


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


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 ~


I don't think art is propaganda; it should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it.
~By Keith Haring ~


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 ~


Imagination is a beast that has to be put in a cage.
~By Timothy Spall ~


Although Bill Finger literally typed the scripts in the early days, he wrote the scripts from ideas that we mutually collaborated on. Many of the unique concepts and story twists also came from my own fertile imagination.
~By Bob Kane ~


I have enough love to last me a lifetime! Thank God I'll never lose my imagination and my passion. That's really what it is. I'm still passionate about what I do.
~By Teena Marie ~


I am an actor and I live in the world of pretend in my working capacity. I live in the world of my imagination.
~By Derek Jacobi ~


Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason's imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work.
~By Louis Aragon ~


It was like there was a pile of kindling that was in the back of my imagination just waiting there. Once I lit it, it just flared up and I kept getting ideas and ideas.
~By Kevin J. Anderson ~


But there is so much more to do for the city we love... a Dallas with roads as strong as our businesses, parks as beautiful as our children, a downtown as tall as our imagination.
~By Laura Miller ~


The question is how to bring a work of imagination out of one language that was just as taken-for-granted by the persons who used it as our language is by ourselves. Nothing strange about it.
~By Robert Fitzgerald ~


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


The peculiar fascination which the South held over my imagination and my limited capital decided me in favor of Atlanta University; so about the last of September I bade farewell to the friends and scenes of my boyhood and boarded a train for the South.
~By James Weldon Johnson ~


I have deliberately left Sylvester and Julia's appearances to the reader's imagination.
~By Mary Wesley ~


I certainly know there are people in positions of power in the business who lack imagination and, perhaps as a result of that, think of me as 'David'. But I wouldn't really want to work with those people, you know?
~By Michael C. Hall ~


Imagination is as vital to any advance in science as learning and precision are essential for starting points.
~By Percival Lowell ~


True change takes place in the imagination.
~By Thomas Moore ~


Use your imagination, and you'll see that even the most narrow, humdrum lives are infinite in scope if you examine them with enough care.
~By Mark Haddon ~


Instead of establishing facts, we have to overthrow errors; instead of ascertaining what is, we have to chase from our imaginations what is not.
~By Francis Wright ~


People can die of mere imagination.
~By Geoffrey Chaucer ~


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 ~


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


It's what still excites me most about acting: letting your imagination go places it's never been before. There's nothing better than that.
~By Robin Wright Penn ~


Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.
~By Noam Chomsky ~


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


The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.
~By Tony Robbins ~


If you got a good imagination, a lot of confidence and you kind of know what you are saying, then you might be able to do it. I know a lot of colorful characters at home that would make great actors.
~By Jason Statham ~


Imagination is not the exclusive appanage of artists, but belongs in varying degrees to all men.
~By George Henry Lewes ~


But in my imagination this whole thing developed and I started mixing up old folk songs with the Beatles beat and taking them down to Greenwich Village and playing them for the people there.
~By Roger McGuinn ~


Imagination creates some big monsters.
~By Olivier Martinez ~


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


I always believe it's better to have 30 imaginations working on a project, rather than one imagination telling the other 29 what to do.
~By Trevor Nunn ~


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.
~By Henry James ~


Ellis Peters's historical detail is very accurate and very minute, and therefore is not only interesting to read but good for an actor to acquire a sense of the period. And the other thing I think is that an actor lives in the land of imagination.
~By Derek Jacobi ~


The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.
~By Aesop ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Kindness and intelligence don't always deliver us from the pitfalls and traps: there are always failures of love, of will, of imagination. There is no way to take the danger out of human relationships.
~By Barbara Grizzuti Harrison ~


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


Imagination decides everything.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


Death is the tyrant of the imagination.
~By Barry Cornwall ~


Liberty: One of Imagination's most precious possessions.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


Grant that the true organ with which the beautiful is apprehended is the imagination, and it follows that all arts are likely to affect the feelings indirectly.
~By Eduard Hanslick ~


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


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.
~By Wallace Stevens ~


If my accent betrayed my foreign birth, it also stamped me as an enemy, in the imagination of the producers.
~By Bela Lugosi ~


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


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.
~By Carl Jung ~


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


Few people have the imagination for reality.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts.
~By Adam Smith ~


To have frequent recourse to narrative betrays great want of imagination.
~By Lord Chesterfield ~


Many Nobel Prizes are awaiting good research to understand and explain the many mysteries of our bodies, such as the basic mechanism of memory or imagination.
~By John Cameron ~


Never lose sight of the fact that all human felicity lies in man's imagination, and that he cannot think to attain it unless he heeds all his caprices. The most fortunate of persons is he who has the most means to satisfy his vagaries.
~By Marquis de Sade ~


Love doesn't grow on trees like apples in Eden - it's something you have to make. And you must use your imagination too.
~By Joyce Cary ~


A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache.
~By Catherine the Great ~


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


Sooner or later you must move down an unknown road that leads beyond the range of the imagination, and the only certainty is that the trip has to be made.
~By Bruce Catton ~


My imagination completely controls me, and forever feeds the fire that burns with dark red light in my heart by bringing me the best dreams. I've always had a wild imagination, a big heart and a tortured soul so I feel that dark fantasy, love and horror are in my blood.
~By Kim Elizabeth ~


In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature.
~By Wallace Stevens ~


Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.
~By Ludwig Wittgenstein ~


In The Touch, the love scenes are the same as they were in The Thorn Birds or anything else I've ever written. I find a way of saying that either it was heaven or hell but in a way that still leaves room for the reader to use their own imagination.
~By Colleen McCullough ~


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 ~


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


Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.
~By Arnold J. Toynbee ~


When the imagination and will power are in conflict, are antagonistic, it is always the imagination which wins, without any exception.
~By Emile Coue ~


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


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 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 ~


Anything can happen in SF. And the fact that nothing ever does happen in SF is only due to the poverty of our imaginations, we who write it or edit it or read it. But SF can in principle deal with anything.
~By John Sladek ~


But if I have a lot of imagination, I could tell myself whatever I wanted, you know. I handle myself quite well. I'm kind of fascist with myself, you know. There's no discussion. There is an order. You follow it.
~By Karl Lagerfeld ~


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 ~


A man at work, making something which he feels will exist because he is working at it and wills it, is exercising the energies of his mind and soul as well as of his body. Memory and imagination help him as he works.
~By William Morris ~


Where there is no imagination there is no horror.
~By Arthur Conan Doyle ~


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


My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than to continue living for art.
~By Clara Schumann ~


My books are elegiac in the sense that they're odes to a nation that even I sometimes think may not exist anymore except in my memory and my imagination.
~By Richard Russo ~


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 ~


Imagination is but another name for super intelligence.
~By Edgar Rice Burroghs ~


If there is a book that the script came from you have to read it, you have to see what you can get out of it: mood, back story and things that may not even be in the film. They kick off your imagination and broaden the character, I think.
~By Miranda Otto ~


Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
~By Immanuel Kant ~


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 ~


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 ~


The scientists often have more unfettered imaginations than current philosophers do. Relativity theory came as a complete surprise to philosophers, and so did quantum mechanics, and so did other things.
~By Robert Nozick ~


Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels.
~By Luigi Pirandello ~


Imagination is the wide-open eye which leads us always to see truth more vividly.
~By Christopher Fry ~


Reason clears and plants the wilderness of the imagination to harvest the wheat of art.
~By Austin O'Malley ~


If we divine a discrepancy between a man's words and his character, the whole impression of him becomes broken and painful; he revolts the imagination by his lack of unity, and even the good in him is hardly accepted.
~By Charles Horton Cooley ~


Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it.
~By Mason Cooley ~


George has only got to ring me. His imagination is so wonderful, I'd do any character he might create.
~By Peter Mayhew ~


Science does not know its debt to imagination.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


We are so obsessed with doing that we have no time and no imagination left for being. As a result, men are valued not for what they are but for what they do or what they have - for their usefulness.
~By Thomas Merton ~


Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves.
~By Bill Hicks ~


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

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