Imagination Quotes

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Everybody in their own imagination decides what scary is
Yvonne Craig

Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humour was provided to console him for what he is.
Oscar Wilde

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

There are two worlds, the world that we can measure with line and rule, and the world that we feel with our hearts and imaginations
Leigh Hunt

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.
Lauren Bacall

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.
Arnold Toynbee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.
C S Lewis

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

A financier is a pawnbroker with imagination.
Arthur W Pinero

Philosophy becomes poetry, and science imagination, in the enthusiasm of genius.
Isaac Disraeli

It's like a secret world simmering away [on her imagination]
Esther Freud

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

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

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

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

Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds
Zig Ziglar

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

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

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

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.
Joseph Addison

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

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

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

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

Facts have long since upstaged fiction, and the novelistic imagination now contents itself with documenting incidents it wouldn't have the temerity to invent.
Peter Conrad

It's amazing what you can do with an E in A-level art, twisted imagination and a chainsaw. [He won the Turner Prize]
Damien Hirst

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

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

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

It is not that the child lives in a world of imagination, but that the child within us survives and starts into life only at rare moments of recollection, which makes us believe, and it is not true, that, as children, we were imaginative?
Cesare Pavese

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

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

I think my securities far outweigh my insecurities. I am not nearly as afraid of myself and my imagination as I used to be.
Billy Connelly

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

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

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

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

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

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



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