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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