Imagination Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Imagination

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


Everybody in their own imagination decides what scary is.
~By Yvonne Craig ~


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


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


Well, the fact is that one imagination is critically important, and if you have had your imagination stimulated by what is basically a variety of subjects, you are much more amenable to accepting, to understanding and interacting with the realities of the world.
~By Ashley Judd ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Imagination allows us to escape the predictable. It enables us to reply to the common wisdom that we cannot soar by saying, "Just watch!"
~By Bill Bradley ~


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


Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.
~By Stephen Covey ~


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


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 Nadine Gordimer ~


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


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 ~


It is all very well to copy what one sees, but it is far better to draw what one now only sees in one's memory. That is a transformation in which imagination collaborates with memory.
~By Edgar Degas ~


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


Digital imaging allows both groups to rise above the limitations of mess and clutter and mechanics, and apply our talents to creating images limited only by our imaginations.
~By Buffy Sainte-Marie ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Reason respects the differences, and imagination the similitudes of things.
~By Percy Bysshe Shelley ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Much that we read of Russia is imagination and desire only.
~By Agnes Smedley ~


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 ~


People can't just listen to the music and have their own imagination and take them where they wanna go.
~By Ann Wilson ~


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 ~


A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.
~By Brad Henry ~


I had a pretty sexual imagination for a kid.
~By Janet Jackson ~


Then I decided to draw from and on my own imagination, and everything came out perfect.
~By Jack Prelutsky ~


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 ~


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


My imagination is my polestar; I steer by that.
~By Clive Barker ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


While F.D.R. once told Americans that we have nothing to fear but fear itself, Mr. Ashcroft is delighted to play the part of Fear Itself, an assignment in which he lets his imagination run riot.
~By Frank Rich ~


Imagination, the supreme delight of the immortal and the immature, should be limited. In order to enjoy life, we should not enjoy it too much.
~By Vladimir Nabokov ~


I like photographs which leave something to the imagination.
~By Fay Godwin ~


It will take some time before a politician will capture the imagination of the American people and have the vision and understanding to do what is necessary for a better future for the people of America and the world.
~By David Korten ~


The moment a person forms a theory, his imagination sees in every object only the traits which favor that theory.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


Imagination! Imagination! I put it first years ago, when I was asked what qualities I thought necessary for success on the stage.
~By Ellen Terry ~


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


Children do not give up their innate imagination, curiosity, dreaminess easily. You have to love them to get them to do that.
~By R. D. Laing ~


Imagination creates reality.
~By Richard Wagner ~


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


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 ~


Imagination is the only key to the future. Without it none exists - with it all things are possible.
~By Ida Tarbell ~


A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things as in a vision, a dream of the whole thing.
~By Charles M. Schwab ~


I loved the world of imagination.
~By R. A. Salvatore ~


As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope.
~By Ursula K. LeGuin ~


Classical plays require more imagination and more general training to be able to do. That's why I like playing Shakespeare better than anything else.
~By Vivien Leigh ~


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


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


Death? Why this fuss about death? Use your imagination, try to visualize a world without death! Death is the essential condition of life, not an evil.
~By Charlotte Perkins Gilman ~


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 ~


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 not something apart and hermetic, not a way of leaving reality behind; it is a way of engaging reality.
~By Irving Howe ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


You have to come in and be that character when you walk into the room. That's what one of my first acting teachers taught me. You know, don't go in there being Jennifer and then expect to flip and change, because they're not going to have that imagination.
~By Jennifer Lopez ~


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 ~


Belief is nothing but a more vivid, lively, forcible, firm, steady conception of an object, than what the imagination alone is ever able to attain.
~By David Hume ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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. ~


I don't necessarily start with the beginning of the book. I just start with the part of the story that's most vivid in my imagination and work forward and backward from there.
~By Beverly Cleary ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


Men often take their imagination for their heart; and they believe they are converted as soon as they think of being converted.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


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


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 ~


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


My imagination functions much better when I don't have to speak to people.
~By Patricia Highsmith ~


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 ~


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


I want to kick-start your imagination and let you discover the places it can take you.
~By Terry Brooks ~


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


I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
~By Robert Fulghum ~


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

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February 9 ,2023
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