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Quotes About Imagination

The imagination is made up of thoughts and images, which appear in the mind or the mind’s eye. Not all thoughts are necessarily good thoughts but can be perceived as truth. When a thought comes to you, you must learn to distinguish between a good and useful thought and one that can be a hindrance. Do you have a favorite quote or quotes about Imagination that you think others would enjoy? Let us know.


You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.  ~ Mark Twain


Imagination is the eye of the soul.  ~ Joseph Joubert


Imagination is more imortant than knowledge.  ~ Albert Einstein


The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.  ~ Oscar Wilde


Sometimes imagination pounces; mostly it sleeps soundly in the corner, purring.  ~ Terri Guillemets


I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.  ~ Pablo Picasso


Imagination means nothing without doing.  ~ Charles Chaplin


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


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


We are all of us imaginative in some form or other, for images are the brood of desire.  ~ George Eliot


Everything you can imagine is real.  ~ Pablo Picasso


The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.  ~ Publilius Syrus


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


Sometimes I feel like a figment of my own imagination.  ~ Lily Tomlin


Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.  ~ Albert Einstein


My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.  ~ Ursula K. Le Guin


Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.  ~ Francis Bacon


The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.  ~ Jane Austen


What is now proved was only once imagined.  ~ William Blake


Let us leave pretty women to men without imagination.  ~ Marcel Proust


The basis of action is lack of imagination. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.  ~ Oscar Wilde


Some might think that the creativity, imagination, and flights of fancy that give my life meaning are insanity.  ~ Vladimir Nabokov


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


Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.  ~ Terry Pratchett


Imagination is what sits up with Mum and Dad the first time their teenager stays out late.  ~ Lane Olinghouse


Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.  ~ George Bernard Shaw


What man can imagine he may one day achieve.  ~ Nancy Hale


There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do.  ~ Anaïs Nin


The man who has no imagination has no wings.  ~ Muhammad Ali


Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.  ~ Oscar Wilde


It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.  ~ Henry David Thoreau


Our imagination flies -- we are its shadow on the earth.  ~ Vladimir Nabokov


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


People who love only once in their lives are. . . shallow people. What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination.  ~ Oscar Wilde


Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.  ~ Albert Einstein


Fools act on imagination without knowledge, pedants act on knowledge without imagination.  ~ Alfred North Whitehead


The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.  ~ William Blake


To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.  ~ Anatole France


Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.  ~ Mark Twain


As children, we all live in a world of imagination, of fantasy, and for some of us that world of make-believe continues into adulthood.  ~ Jim Henson


I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.  ~ John Keats


Imagination is the highest kite that can fly.  ~ Lauren Bacall


This world is but a canvas for our imagination.  ~ Henry David Thoreau


Indulge your imagination in every possible flight.  ~ Jane Austen


Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination
and life to everything.  ~ Plato


He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet. ~ Joseph Joubert


Imagination is a poor substitute for experience.  ~ Havelock Ellis


You will recognize your own path when you come upon it because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.  ~ Sara Teasdale


It's time to start living the life you've imagined.  ~ Henry James


What had seemed easy in imagination was rather hard in reality.  ~ L.M. Montgomery


Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.  ~ Henry David Thoreau


Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.  ~ John Lennon


As children, we all live in a world of imagination, of fantasy, and for some of us that world of make-believe continues into adulthood.  ~ Jim Henson


Imagination is intelligence with an erection.  ~ Victor Hugo


Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.  ~ E.E. Cummings


Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.  ~ Oscar Wilde


Imagination is evidence of the divine, and the divine is the imagination of evidence.  ~ Erik Banks


I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.  ~ Albert Einstein


A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.  ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


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


You see things; and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and say "Why not?"  ~ George Bernard Shaw


One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.  ~ C.G. Jung


The man with no imagination has no wings.   ~ Muhammad Ali


Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.  ~ Jonathan Swift


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


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


The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.  ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau


Poets do not go mad; but chess-players do. Mathematicians go mad, and cashiers; but creative artists very seldom. I am not, as will be seen, in any sense attacking logic: I only say that this danger does lie in logic, not in imagination.  ~ G.K. Chesterton


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