Imagination Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Imagination

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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 ~


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 ~


The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character, that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world, with all its corruption and evils and cruelties, and the splendid world of our imagination.
~By Richard Hofstadter ~


Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that's all you have.
~By James Dean ~


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 ~


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 ~


Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
~By H. L. Mencken ~


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


I have learned the art of filling in your lines with your visuals and your movies and your imagination.
~By Daphne Zuniga ~


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


Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.
~By e. e. cummings ~


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


Anyone who lives within his means suffers from a lack of imagination.
~By Lionel Stander ~


No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.
~By Edward Hopper ~


People write memoirs because they lack the imagination to make things up.
~By Tom Robbins ~


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


In the beginning, we had a great deal of freedom, and Jerry wrote completely out of his imagination - very, very freely. We even had no editorial supervision to speak of, because they were in such a rush to get the thing in before deadline. But later on we were restricted.
~By Joe Shuster ~


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 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 ~


I've been working on the soprano saxophone for 40 years, and the possibilities are astounding. It's up to you, the only limit is the imagination.
~By Steve Lacy ~


Ultimately it's a leap of faith and a leap of imagination to put yourself back in time into those conditions and situations and see how you would react.
~By Derek Jacobi ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


The woman who appeals to a man's vanity may stimulate him, the woman who appeals to his heart may attract him, but it is the woman who appeals to his imagination who gets him.
~By Helen Rowland ~


For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.
~By Jean Dubuffet ~


I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
~By Albert Einstein ~


My true function within a society which embraces all of us is to continue an age-old tradition. This tradition is to create images from the depths of the imagination and to give them form, whether visual, intellectual or musical.
~By Michael Tippett ~


The development of beauty in chess never depends on you alone. No matter how much imagination and creativity you invest, you still do not create beauty. Your opponent must react at the same highest level.
~By Vladimir Kramnik ~


It takes as much imagination to create debt as to create income.
~By Leonard Orr ~


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 ~


In imagination, there's no limitation.
~By Mark Victor Hansen ~


Heaven knows, I've exposed myself in my novels through the use of fantasy and imagination... now my new book is about what really happened to me... not my heroines.
~By Judith Krantz ~


Ghost stories really scare me. I have such a big imagination that after I watch a horror movie like 'The Grudge', I look in the corners of my room for the next two days.
~By Vanessa Hudgens ~


Enthusiasm is that temper of the mind in which the imagination has got the better of the judgment.
~By William Warburton ~


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


In this drawing we just let our imagination run wild. We visualized Superman toys, games, and a radio show - that was before TV - and Superman movies. We even visualized Superman billboards. And it's all come true.
~By Joe Shuster ~


Imagination decides everything.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


We didn't have television until I was about eight years old, so it was either the movies or radio. A lot of radio drama. That was our television, you know. We had to use our imagination. So it was really those two things, and the comics, that I immersed myself in as a child.
~By Jessica Hagedorn ~


So much of what we do as artists is a combination of personal experience and imagination, and how that all creeps into your work is not so linear.
~By Diana Krall ~


To put down an ideogram of a table so that people will recognize it as a table is not the work of a painter, but to sense it for a moment as a magic carpet with a leg hanging down at each corner is the beginning of a painter's imagination.
~By Frank Auerbach ~


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 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.
~By Henry Ford ~


You never quite know what's going to strike your imagination, or something that won't going to leave you alone, not going to leave alone, and this was one for me.
~By Peter Shaffer ~


A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
~By Jane Austen ~


One way we can enliven the imagination is to push it toward the illogical. We're not scientists. We don't always have to make the logical, reasonable leap.
~By Stella Adler ~


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 ~


Well, I think that as a country, we've drifted away from appreciating the importance of imagination.
~By Terry Brooks ~


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 ~


By going over your day in imagination before you begin it, you can begin acting successfully at any moment.
~By Dorthea Brande ~


Put off your imagination, as you put off your overcoat, when you enter the laboratory. Put it on again, as you put on your overcoat, when you leave.
~By Claude Bernard ~


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 ~


The scientific imagination always restrains itself within the limits of probability.
~By Thomas Huxley ~


The march of invention has clothed mankind with powers of which a century ago the boldest imagination could not have dreamt.
~By Henry George ~


You'd have to have one hell of an imagination to completely make up a story, but historians are very anal about what they think should be portrayed on screen. Thankfully they don't make movies; we do.
~By Dougray Scott ~


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


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 ~


Just about this time, when in imagination I was so great a warrior, I had good use in real life for more strength, as I was no longer taken to school by the nurse, but instead had myself to protect my brother, two years my junior.
~By Georg Brandes ~


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 ~


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


Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
~By Voltaire ~


Sometimes, surely, truth is closer to imagination or to intelligence, to love than to fact? To be accurate is not to be right.
~By Shirley Hazzard ~


Sometimes I feel like a figment of my own imagination.
~By Lily Tomlin ~


He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts.
~By Richard Brinsley Sheridan ~


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.
~By Napoleon Hill ~


Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.
~By Lauren Bacall ~


I do a lot of curiosity buying; I buy it if I like the album cover, I buy it if I like the name of the band, anything that sparks my imagination. I still like to go to record stores, I like to just wander around and I'll buy whatever catches my attention.
~By Bruce Springsteen ~


When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one's imagination.
~By Ellen Key ~


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


Every view, and every object I studied attentively, by viewing them again and again on every side, for I was anxious to make a lasting impression of it on my imagination.
~By Karl Philipp Moritz ~


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 ~


Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
~By Barbara Grizzuti Harrison ~


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 ~


I'm only interested in fiction that in some way or other voices the very imagination which is conceiving it.
~By John C. Hawkes ~


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


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 ~


Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.
~By Vincent Van Gogh ~


My identity is linked to my grandmother, who's pure Filipino, as pure as you can probably get. And that shaped my imagination. So that's how I identify.
~By Jessica Hagedorn ~


The great instrument of moral good is the imagination.
~By Percy Bysshe Shelley ~


Imagination... its limits are only those of the mind itself.
~By Rod Serling ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


Only in your imagination can you revise.
~By Fay Wray ~


Politics is the enemy of the imagination.
~By Ian Mcewan ~


I must confess that my imagination refuses to see any sort of submarine doing anything but suffocating its crew and floundering at sea.
~By H. G. Wells ~


I would find myself laughing and wondering where these ideas came from. You can call it imagination, I suppose. But I was grateful for wherever they came from.
~By Amy Tan ~


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.
~By Joseph Addison ~


Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


The imaginations which people have of one another are the solid facts of society.
~By Charles Horton Cooley ~


Then there was Clark Ashton Smith, who wrote for Weird Tales and who had a wild imagination. He wasn't a very talented writer, but his imagination was wonderful.
~By Jack Vance ~


Imagination is at the root of much that passes for love.
~By Gilbert Parker ~


The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.
~By Eddie Rickenbacker ~


There's no great mystery to acting. It's a very simple thing to do but you have to work hard at it. It's about asking questions and using your imagination.
~By Eddie Marsan ~


The fashions of the ages vary in this direction and that, but they vary for the most part from a central road which was struck out by the imagination of Greece.
~By Gilbert Murray ~


To think the world therefore a general Bedlam, or place of madmen, and oneself a physician, is the most necessary point of present wisdom: an important imagination, and the way to happiness.
~By Thomas Traherne ~


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 ~

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