Imagination Quotes

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

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

In real cricket, the player who has developed imagination and skill mkaes the game, but in the one day match it is the other way round. The match dictates to the player.
Brian Close

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

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

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

Some people have active imaginations, but they don't know me and they're wrong if they think they do.
Yamila Diaz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can make sounds and music out of pretty much anything with a little imagination and putting your mind to it!
Stan Freberg

This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts.
Adam Smith

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

We remember not the scores and the results in after years; it is the men who remain in our minds, in our imagination.
Neville Cardus

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

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

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

It's an act of imagination just as valid as any serious competitor, like a drama or the novel [on comedy, that is]
Armando Iannucci

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

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

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

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

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

Everybody in their own imagination decides what scary is
Yvonne Craig

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

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

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

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

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

Somethings are best left to the imagination and some things that can be spoken are better off not said.
Lori Ann Felker

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
Harry S Truman

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

Anyone who said he wasn't afraid during the civil rights movement was either a liar or without imagination.
James Farmer



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