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imagination quotes (50)

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   Category: Imagination

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
Muhammad Ali   Category: Imagination

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

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   Category: Imagination

Imagination rules the world.
Napoleon Bonaparte   Category: Imagination

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

I always imagined I could be what I wanted to be.
Chris Brown   Category: Imagination

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   Category: Imagination

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
Charlie Chaplin   Category: Imagination

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

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

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Stephen Covey   Category: Imagination

I imagine that yes is the only living thing.
e. e. cummings   Category: Imagination

You have to imagine it possible before you can see something. You can have the evidence right in front of you, but if you can't imagine something that has never existed before, it's impossible.
Rita Dove   Category: Imagination

Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.
Epictetus   Category: Imagination

To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.
Anatole France   Category: Imagination

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

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   Category: Imagination

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
Dr. Seuss   Category: Imagination

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

I believed in myself. I never imagined myself as just an ordinary player.
Imran Khan   Category: Imagination

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

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

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

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Orison Swett Marden   Category: Imagination

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

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   Category: Imagination

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

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

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
Michelangelo   Category: Imagination

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

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

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

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
George S. Patton   Category: Imagination

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

I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Pablo Picasso   Category: Imagination

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.
Edgar Allan Poe   Category: Imagination

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

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   Category: Imagination

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

What we imagine is order is merely the prevailing form of chaos.
Kerry Thornley   Category: Imagination

All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
Brian Tracy   Category: Imagination

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   Category: Imagination

Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
Sun Tzu   Category: Imagination

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

Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
Jessamyn West   Category: Imagination

Some stories are true that never happened.
Elie Wiesel   Category: Imagination

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

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

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   Category: Imagination