Imagination Quotes

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To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life, and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice. We live in the mind.
Wallace Stevens

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 financier is a pawnbroker with imagination.
Arthur W Pinero

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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