Imagination Quotes

The great successful men of the world have used their imaginations, they think ahead and create their mental picture, and then go to work materializing that picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that bit, but steadily building, steadily building.
Robert Collie
Lionel trilling, the liberal imagination (1950) - there is no connection between the political...

Works of imagination should be written in very plain language; the more purely imaginative they are the more necessary it is to be plain.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Ernest hemingway - cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost...
What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.
John Keats
There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
Ronald Reagan

Study the situation thoroughly, go over in your imagination the various courses of action possible to you and the consequences which can and may follow from each course. Pick out the course which gives the most promise and go ahead.
Dr. Maxwell Maltz
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything.
Plato
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
You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
Mark Twain
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
Carl Sagan
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
Voltaire
The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagination of a man is healthy but there is a space of life between, in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way of life uncertain, the ambition thick - Sighted thence proceeds mawkishness.
John Keats
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
An idea is salvation by imagination.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Poetry is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake.
Lord Byron
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
Harry S Truman
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
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
So you see, imagination needs moodling - Long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
Brenda Ueland
All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
Carl Jung
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Oscar Wilde
It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.
David Bailey
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The real giants have been poets, men who jumped from facts into the realm of imagination and ideas.
Bill Bernbach
It becomes a bore doing imaginative books that do not touch imaginations, and at length one stops even planning them.
H. G. Wells, Preface of "The Complete Science - Fiction Treasury of H. G. Wells".
It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.
David Bailey
First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
Napoleon Hill
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
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Henry Louis Mencken
You cannot condemn a man for what may only be a figment of your own imagination.
Stephen King
Drama is imagination limited by logic. Mathematics is logic limited by imagination.
Nathan Campbell
Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that? s all you have.
James Dean
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Simone Weil
The possibilities for mobilizing the experience, imaginations, and intelligence of workers, both employed and unemployed, are limitless.
Dominique Bouhours
Man is a being born to believe. And if no church comes forward with its title - Deeds of truth to guide him, he will find altars and idols in his own heart and his own imagination.
Benjamin Disraeli
Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.
Noam Chomsky
Imagination is a poor substitute for experience.
Henry Havelock Ellis
Imagination is more important than knowledge...
Albert Einstein