Imagination Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Imagination

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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 ~


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 ~


Appealing workplaces are to be avoided. One wants a room with no view, so imagination can meet memory in the dark.
~By Annie Dillard ~


I like to have a thing suggested rather than told in full. When every detail is given, the mind rests satisfied, and the imagination loses the desire to use its own wings.
~By Thomas Bailey Aldrich ~


Imagination is the eye of the soul.
~By Joseph Joubert ~


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


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


When I was on my own in a hotel room in Romania, I had the imagination to keep myself occupied.
~By Rhona Mitra ~


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 ~


To put yourself in another's place requires real imagination, but by doing so each Girl Scout will be able to love among others happily.
~By Juliette G. Low ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Imagination which comes into play in falling in love is different from any other. Certainly in my case, and I've fallen in love all my life, one imagines the person to be as you want them to be. They frequently turn out to be someone different, for better or worse.
~By Mary Wesley ~


Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned.
~By Emile Durkheim ~


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 ~


Anyone who said he wasn't afraid during the civil rights movement was either a liar or without imagination. I was scared all the time. My hands didn't shake but inside I was shaking.
~By James L. Farmer, Jr. ~


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 ~


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 ~


My best investment is my imagination, because it has never failed to bring me my greatest returns!
~By Randy Castillo ~


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


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


He brought imagination to the story of the Creation.
~By Harvey Keitel ~


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 has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity.
~By L. Frank Baum ~


The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.
~By Henry Ward Beecher ~


We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts.
~By Ray Bradbury ~


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 ~


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


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


What I love most about animation is, it's a team sport, and everything we do is about pure imagination.
~By Jeffrey Katzenberg ~


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 ~


Imagination is as good as many voyages - and how much cheaper!
~By George William Curtis ~


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 ~


Imagination rules the world.
~By Napoleon Bonaparte ~


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 ~


I'm not claiming that football is the nation's salvation in this area, but it's one of them, one little thing that apparently has captured the imagination of a large sector of our society. But when football can't be a relatively pure outlet, a fun thing, then it hurts itself.
~By Pete Rozelle ~


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 ~


Writing gives me the opportunity to explore ideas, play with language, solve problems, use my imagination, and draw on my own childhood.
~By Jack Prelutsky ~


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 ~


I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see.
~By Duane Michals ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


The product of the scientific imagination is a new vision of relations - like that of artistic imagination.
~By Edmund Wilson ~


I have a very vivid imagination.
~By Janice Dickinson ~


The English language is nobody's special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself.
~By Derek Walcott ~


The worlds I paint leave a lot to engage the imagination by hinting at what lies beyond the four edges of the painting. I think getting beyond the four edges of an opportunity or challenge is one of the basic skills you need in business.
~By Thomas Kinkade ~


Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
~By Carl Sagan ~


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


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 ~


To speak of morals in art is to speak of legislature in sex. Art is the sex of the imagination.
~By George Jean Nathan ~


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 ~


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 ~


Our thoughts and imagination are the only real limits to our possibilities.
~By Orison Swett Marden ~


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


I can't work completely out of my imagination. I must put my foot in a bit of truth; and then I can fly free.
~By Andrew Wyeth ~


Poetry is that art which selects and arranges the symbols of thought in such a manner as to excite the imagination the most powerfully and delightfully.
~By William C. Bryant ~


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


I have been afraid all my life that I am going to die. All my life it has been stuffed in my imagination.
~By Patty Duke ~


The realities of the world seldom measure up to the sublime designs of human imagination.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


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 ~


For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination.
~By Arthur Conan Doyle ~


To them though, not to us, we were just a catalyst for their imagination.
~By Donald Sutherland ~


We especially need imagination in science.
~By Maria Mitchell ~


What wild imaginations one forms where dear self is concerned! How sure to be mistaken!
~By Jane Austen ~


Imagination is the air of mind.
~By Philip James Bailey ~


Imagination has rules, but we can only guess what they are.
~By Mason Cooley ~


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 degree in which a poet's imagination dominates reality is, in the end, the exact measure of his importance and dignity.
~By George Santayana ~


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.
~By Nicole Kidman ~


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


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


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


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


One of the virtues of being very young is that you don't let the facts get in the way of your imagination.
~By Sam Levenson ~


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 ~


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 ~


I love the paranormal, because there, every genre I write can become one beacon for my imagination.
~By Leslie Banks ~


The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.
~By William Shakespeare ~


The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.
~By Jean Jacques Rousseau ~


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 ~


Musicals are, by nature, theatrical, meaning poetic, meaning having to move the audience's imagination and create a suspension of disbelief, by which I mean there's no fourth wall.
~By Stephen Sondheim ~


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 ~


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 ~


One of the nice things about problems is that a good many of them do not exist except in our imaginations.
~By Steve Allen ~


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


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 ~


The imagination is man's power over nature.
~By Wallace Stevens ~


You are indebted to you imagination for three-fourths of your importance.
~By David Garrick ~


A child who has never fantasized about having other parents is seriously lacking in imagination.
~By Fred G. Gosman ~

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