Imagination Quotes

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The Hobbits are just rustic English people, made small in size because it reflects the generally small reach of their imagination.
J R R Tolkien

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Thomas Edison

My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.
John Keats

Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Some books stretch the imagination. This one mugs it. [On the novel Spares]
David Baddiel

Take the obvious, add a cupful of brains, a generous pinch of imagination, a bucketful of courage and daring, stir well and bring to a boil.
Bernard Baruch

A man with a music-hall imagination [on Johnston]
John Arlott

We are all afraid for our confidence, for the future, for the world. That is the nature of the human imagination. Yet every man, every civilization, has gone forward because of its engagement with what it has set itself to do.
Jacob Bronowski

He's still a relatively young captain but he shows real imagination and his fields are well thought out, it just depends, sometimes you have to stop the fours, sometimes you can let them go by [on Michael Vaughan]
Duncan Fletcher

Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves.
Bill Hicks

But fantasy kills imagination, pornography is death to art.
Iris Murdoch

Few people have the imagination for reality.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

He is outside of everything, and alien everywhere. He is an aesthetic solitary. His beautiful, light imagination is the wing that on the autumn evening just brushes the dusky window.
Henry James

The moon develops the imagination, as chemicals develop photographic images.
Sheila Ballantyne

Science does not know its debt to imagination.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagination has always had powers of resurrection that no science can.
Ingrid Bengis

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

An art aims, above all, at producing something beautiful which affects not our feelings but the organ of pure contemplation, our imagination. [What does modern art too then?]
Eduard Hanslick

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.
Sylvia Plath

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.
Lauren Bacall

Sometimes I even ask myself if all this has really happened, if its pictures dwell in truth in my memory, and not merely in my imagination.
Jules Verne

I dare to be great. The man without imagination stands unhurt and hath no wings. This is my credo, this is my forte.
Don King

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

I have a huge, active imagination, [and] I think I'm really scared of being alone; because if I'm left to my own devices, I'll just turn into a madwoman.
Claire Danes

It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.
David Bailey

Few things are more deeply rooted in the collective imagination of the English than the village cricket match.
Geoffrey Moorhouse

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.
Al Gore

Everybody in their own imagination decides what scary is
Yvonne Craig

There is nothing more frightful than imagination without taste.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.
Ernest Hemingway

You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
Mark Twain

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

Things are pretty, graceful, rich, elegant, handsome, but, until they speak to the imagination, not yet beautiful.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
John Dewey

There are all sorts of topics and themes that just recur time and time again, which either means people have less imagination or that people never get bored of them... or both!
Buck Henry

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

You see, my good friend, how much we are the creatures of situation and circumstance, and with what pliant servility the mind resigns itself to the impressions of the senses, or the illusions of the imagination
Lady Morgan

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

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.
Vladimir Nabokov

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.
Camille Paglia

The Christian tradition was passed on to me as a great rich mixture, a bouillabaisse of human imagination and wonder brewed from the richness of individual lives.
Mary Bateson

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.
Maria Callas

Lyrically I like to use themes that make the listener use his or her imagination, and to give a little of the lessons I've learned in my own life.
Ronnie Dio

A vague recollection fills my mind, an image dazzling, but undefined, like the memory of a gorgeous dream. It crowds my brain confusedly, but will not stay. It changes like the tremulous sunshine on the wave, till imagination itself is dazzled, bewildered, overpowered.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

For imagination sets the goal picture which our automatic mechanism works on. We act, or fail to act, not because of will, as is so commonly believed, but because of imagination.
Maxwell Maltz

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.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The past is really almost as much a work of the imagination as the future
Jessamyn West

We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.
Judy Garland

Always have a vivid imagination, for you never know when you might need it
J K Rowling



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