Imagination Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Imagination

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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 ~


Our democracy, our constitutional framework is really a kind of software for harnessing the creativity and political imagination for all of our people. The American democratic system was an early political version of Napster.
~By Al Gore ~


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


The travel writer seeks the world we have lost - the lost valleys of the imagination.
~By Alexander Cockburn ~


Under no stretch of imagination can war be regarded as an ethical process; yet war, force, terror, and propaganda were the evolutionary means employed to weld the German people into a tribal whole.
~By Arthur Keith ~


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 ~


An idea is salvation by imagination.
~By Frank Lloyd Wright ~


Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
~By John Lennon ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


The public has an appetite for anything about imagination - anything that is as far away from reality as is creatively possible.
~By Steven Spielberg ~


What I really have in my head, my imagination, my understanding of music, I never really get that out.
~By Wynton Marsalis ~


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


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 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 ~


I always won in my imagination. I always hit the game-winning shot, or I hit the free throw. Or if I missed, there was a lane violation, and I was given another one.
~By Mike Krzyzewski ~


What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.
~By John Keats ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Imagination creates reality.
~By Richard Wagner ~


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


Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.
~By Tom Stoppard ~


Los Angeles gives one the feeling of the future more strongly than any city I know of. A bad future, too, like something out of Fritz Lang's feeble imagination.
~By Henry Miller ~


We also maintain - again with perfect truth - that mystery is more than half of beauty, the element of strangeness that stirs the senses through the imagination.
~By Richard Le Gallienne ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
~By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ~


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


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 ~


If they want to talk about aliens and anything like that... that's part of the gift God gave us. That's what makes life exciting. We're pretty stuck, you know. What gives flight to our life is our imagination.
~By Michael Moriarty ~


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 ~


And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
~By Sylvia Plath ~


I paint what cannot be photographed, that which comes from the imagination or from dreams, or from an unconscious drive.
~By Man Ray ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is first their sensibility and tenderness; second, their imagination, and third, their industry.
~By Salman Rushdie ~


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


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


It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.
~By Ursula K. Le Guin ~


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


With the brush we merely tint, while the imagination alone produces colour.
~By Theodore Gericault ~


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 ~


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 ~


Out with stereotypes, feminism proclaims. But stereotypes are the west's stunning sexual personae, the vehicles of art's assault against nature. The moment there is imagination, there is myth.
~By Camille Paglia ~


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


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 ~


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


He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart.
~By Washington Irving ~


Although I do not have a family, I have eyes, ears and imagination, and know, as most people know, that the importance of one's children is paramount.
~By Lara St. John ~


War, except in self-defense, is a failure of moral imagination.
~By Bill Moyers ~


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 ~


Obviously the facts are never just coming at you but are incorporated by an imagination that is formed by your previous experience. Memories of the past are not memories of facts but memories of your imaginings of the facts.
~By Philip Roth ~


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


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


No matter how mistaken Communist ideas may be, the experience and knowledge gained by trying them out have given a tremendous impetus to thought and imagination.
~By Anne Sullivan Macy ~


I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.
~By John Keats ~


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


Suddenly the whole imagination of writing and editorial and newspaper and all these presumptions about who am I reading this, and who else other people may be, and all that, it's so grimly brutal!
~By Robert Creeley ~


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 ~


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 ~


An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house.
~By Maria Callas ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


His imagination conceived and bore - worlds; but nothing in these worlds became alive until he discovered its true and living name. The name was the breath of life; and, sooner or later, he invariably found it.
~By Algernon H. Blackwood ~


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 ~


Another side to me is this very sexual being. When I look back on my life, it's always been there. It's been there since I was 10 years old, having the imagination that I had.
~By Janet Jackson ~


They are imaginary characters. But perhaps not solely the products of my imagination, since there are some aspects of the characters that relate to my own experience of a wide variety of people.
~By Margaret Mahy ~


Imagination creates some big monsters.
~By Olivier Martinez ~


There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.
~By Josh Billings ~


You need imagination in order to imagine a future that doesn't exist.
~By Azar Nafisi ~


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 ~


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 ~


A disaster where marble has been substituted for imagination.
~By Ada Louise Huxtable ~


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


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


The capacity you're thinking of is imagination; without it there can be no understanding, indeed no fiction.
~By William Trevor ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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

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