Imagination Quotes

By listening to his language of his locality the poet begins to learn his craft. It is his function to lift, by use of imagination and the language he hears, the material conditions and appearances of his environment to the sphere of the intelligence where they will have new currency.
William Carlos Williams
Ernest hemingway - cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost...

My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
John keats - what the imagination seizes as beauty must be...
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Stephen Covey
Imagination helps bring out the realism of every detail and only sees the beauties of the work.
Honore De Balzac

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
Gloria Steinem
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
Computers are incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid. Human beings are incredibly slow, inaccurate, and brilliant. Together they are powerful beyond imagination.
Albert Einstein
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
Voltaire
Imperious, choleric, irascible, extreme in everything, with a dissolute imagination the like of which has never been seen, atheistic to the point of fanaticism, there you have me in a nutshell, and kill me again or take me as I am, for I shall not change.
Marquis de Sade
You cannot condemn a man for what may only be a figment of your own imagination.
Stephen King
The real giants have been poets, men who jumped from facts into the realm of imagination and ideas.
Bill Bernbach
So you see, imagination needs moodling - Long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
Brenda Ueland
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Oscar Wilde
Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.
Tom Stoppard, "Artist Descending a Staircase".
Vision - It reaches beyond the thing that is, into the conception of what can be. Imagination gives you the picture. Vision gives you the impulse to make the picture your own.
Robert Collie
There is no connection between the political ideas of our educated class and the deep places of the imagination.
Lionel Trilling, The Liberal Imagination (1950)
There are more things, Lucilius, that frighten us than injure us, and we suffer more in imagination than in reality. - Epistulae ad Lucilium.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
Carl Jung
The thirst for adventure is the vent which Destiny offers a war, a crusade, a gold mine, a new country, speak to the imagination and offer swing and play to the confined powers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imaginations, we learned to talk.
Stephen Hawking
There is nothing more dreadful than imagination without taste.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Albert Einstein
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein
You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
Mark Twain
When thoughts fails of words, they find imagination waiting at their elbow to teach a new language without words.
Author Unknown
Imagination is a poor substitute for experience.
Henry Havelock Ellis
Imagination grows by exercise and contrary to common belief is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
Ursula K. LeGuin
A financier is a pawnbroker with imagination.
Arthur Wing Pinero
Love is the triump of imagination over intelligence.
Henry Louis Mencken
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
The source of genius is imagination alone, the refinement of the senses that sees what others do not see, or sees them differently.
Eug? ne Delacroix
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
Carl Sagan
When the imagination and will power are in conflict, are antagonistic, it is always the imagination which wins, without any exception.
Emile Coue
Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.
Dr. Robert Schulle
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.
W. Somerset Maugham
The world of reality has its limits the world of imagination is boundless.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
Imagination is more important than knowledge...
Albert Einstein
Ultimately nature and events are largely what our imaginations make them out to be.
Jose Vasconcelos