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Wise Quotes about Imagination

May you find great value in these Imagination quotes and sayings.

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

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The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.
- Carl Jung

The true sign of intelligence
is not knowledge but imagination.
- Albert Einstein

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

 

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

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

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

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An idea is salvation by imagination.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
- Simone Weil

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand,
while imagination embraces the entire world,
and all there ever will be to know and understand.
- Albert Einstein

I am imagination.
I can see what the eyes cannot see.
I can hear what the ears cannot hear.
I can feel what the heart cannot feel.
- Peter Nivio Zarlenga

You need imagination in order to imagine a future that doesn't exist.
- Azar Nafisi

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

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 K. Le Guin

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen Covey

Without this playing with fantasy,
no creative work has ever yet come to birth.
The debt we owe to the play of
the imagination is incalculable.
- Carl Jung

Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief,
is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Imagination rules the world.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

I believe in the imagination.
What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see.
- Duane Michals

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

There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings;
but none when they are under the influence of imagination.
- Edmund Burke

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

Imagination decides everything.
- Blaise Pascal

Think left and think right and think low and think high.
Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
- Dr. Seuss

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
- George S. Patton

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
- Charlie Chaplin

There are no shortcuts in life - only those we imagine.
- Frank Leahy

I always imagined I could be what I wanted to be.
- Chris Brown

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land,
when they can see nothing but sea.
- Francis Bacon

I used to lie in bed in my flat and imagine what would
happen if there was a zombie attack.
- Simon Pegg

If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot
stamping on a human face -
forever.
- George Orwell

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

What we imagine is order is merely the prevailing form of chaos.
- Kerry Thornley

To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.
- Anatole France

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
- Orison Swett Marden

I have ready access to a power beyond my wildest imagination.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most imaginative people are the most credulous,
for them everything is possible.
- Alexander Chase

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

I believed in myself.
I never imagined myself as just an ordinary player.
- Imran Khan

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
- Michelangelo

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind
a mental picture of yourself as succeeding.
Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade.
Your mind will seek to develop the picture...
Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland
than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica.
- Stephen Leacock

Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl:
it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling.
- Henry David Thoreau

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-Exupery

I never did very well in math - I could never seem
to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.
- Calvin Trillin

Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
- Sun Tzu

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise,
just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine
it run by a board of gods.
- H. L. Mencken

It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and
unchangeable color to every object;
beware of this stumbling block.
- Paul Gauguin

We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence,
but we cling desperately to our chains.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

Doubt and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination,
which the steadfast heart will conquer,
and the large mind will transcend.
- Helen Keller

I am better able to imagine hell than heaven;
it is my inheritance,
I suppose.
- Elinor Wylie

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

Trust that little voice in your head that says 'Wouldn't
it be interesting if...';
And then do it.
- Duane Michals

People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational
exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
- William Butler Yeats

I imagine that yes is the only living thing.
- e. e. cummings

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
- Henry David Thoreau

Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages
to its present state of civilization.
Imagination led Columbus to discover America.
Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity.
- L. Frank Baum

Some stories are true that never happened.
- Elie Wiesel

Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
- Jessamyn West

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
- Jorge Luis Borges

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Music is a moral law.
It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
- Plato

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming,
we lose the excitement of possibilities.
Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
- Gloria Steinem

Our world faces a true planetary emergency.
I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it's a
challenge to the moral imagination.
- Al Gore

The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination
to see how much he can give for a dollar,
instead of how little he can give for a dollar,
is bound to succeed.
- Henry Ford

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the world.
- Albert Einstein

My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than
to continue living for art.
- Clara Schumann

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


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