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Quotes And Sayings About Imagination

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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 ~


I have no idea why I write. The old standards are: I like to express my feelings, stretch my imagination, earn money.
~By S. E. Hinton ~


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


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


Writing a novel is not merely going on a shopping expedition across the border to an unreal land: it is hours and years spent in the factories, the streets, the cathedrals of the imagination.
~By Janet Frame ~


One longs for a director with a sense of imagination.
~By Alan Rickman ~


Love is based on imagination.
~By Olivier Martinez ~


A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man. It is a bugbear to the imagination, and, though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions.
~By William Hazlitt ~


I believe in imagination. I did Kramer vs. Kramer before I had children. But the mother I would be was already inside me.
~By Meryl Streep ~


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


The openness of rural Nebraska certainly influenced me. That openness, in a way, fosters the imagination. But growing up, Lincoln wasn't a small town. It was a college town. It had record stores and was a liberal place.
~By Matthew Sweet ~


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


Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination.
~By Ernest Hemingway ~


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


The reason we have poverty is that we have no imagination. There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it's only money... they don't know how to enjoy it, because they have no imagination.
~By Alan Watts ~


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 ~


Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
~By Charles Kettering ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


To my mind the boy who gives least promise is one in whom the critical faculty develops in advance of the imagination.
~By Quintilian ~


President Reagan was a leader at a time when the American people most needed leadership. He outlined a vision that captured the imagination of the free world, a vision that toppled the Communist empire and freed countless millions.
~By Dennis Hastert ~


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


For me, my travels have been the chance to go to a place that already exists in my imagination.
~By Hugo Pratt ~


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


Writing poetry is the hard manual labor of the imagination.
~By Ishmael Reed ~


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


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 kind of surprised that so many of those other books were almost exactly like mine. They even follow the form. There were some books that even copied the stamp. It shows so little imagination.
~By Don Novello ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.
~By Helen Rowland ~


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 ~


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


The thing about imagination is that by the very act of putting it down, there must be some truth in one's own imagination.
~By Dennis Potter ~


The human race is governed by its imagination.
~By Napoleon Bonaparte ~


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 ~


How can a doctor judge a woman's sanity by merely bidding her good morning and refusing to hear her pleas for release? Even the sick ones know it is useless to say anything, for the answer will be that it is their imagination.
~By Nellie Bly ~


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


There is no connection between the political ideas of our educated class and the deep places of the imagination.
~By Lionel Trilling ~


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


For someone who writes fiction, in order to activate the imagination and the unconscious, it's essential to be free.
~By Manuel Puig ~


My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.
~By John Adams ~


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


I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity, order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused.
~By Baruch Spinoza ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction.
~By Jimi Hendrix ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Jehovah God is truly rich far beyond the imagination of humankind.
~By Joseph Franklin Rutherford ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant.
~By Ursula K. Le Guin ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


Yes, I was correctly quoted in saying I introduced sex into films in the 20's, but it was sex in good taste and left a great deal to one's imagination.
~By Pola Negri ~


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 is the work of fancy to enlarge, but of judgment to shorten and contract; and therefore this must be as far above the other as judgment is a greater and nobler faculty than fancy or imagination.
~By Robert South ~


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


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


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


Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether.
~By Luis Bunuel ~


Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination.
~By Marquis de Sade ~


Imagination decides everything.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Because of my faith and my imagination, I was able to enjoy my childhood, even though it was tough.
~By Donna Brazile ~


In those days, it didn't take much imagination to come up with something that required great lyric development skills. You just thought of an experience that you might have gone through, and write it down.
~By Phil Harris ~


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


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


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 don't know if Jim was a major part of that or not. He is one of a small group of real storytellers. He has enormous imagination and ability to write. I'm glad he's coming back. It's going to be good for the show.
~By Matthew Ashford ~


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 ~


Life is possible only by the deficiencies of our imagination and memory.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


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


I suppose I'm proudest of my novels for what's imagined in them. I think the world of my imagination is a richer and more interesting place than my personal biography.
~By John Irving ~


One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm.
~By Ella Maillart ~


Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
~By Gloria Steinem ~


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


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


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


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

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