Imagination Quotes

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".
Oscar wilde - anyone who lives within their means suffers from...

Imagination is more important than knowledge...
Albert Einstein
Simone weil - most idealistic people are skint. i have...
The mere formulation of a problem is far more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skills. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science.
Albert Einstein
The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character, that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world, with all its corruption and evils and cruelties, and the splendid world of our imagination.
Richard Hofstadte

The life of man is the true romance, which when it is valiantly conduced, will yield the imagination a higher joy than any fiction.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is feeling and force of imagination that make us eloquent.
Marcus Valerius Martialis
Drama is imagination limited by logic. Mathematics is logic limited by imagination.
Nathan Campbell
You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
Mark Twain
The surest road to health, say what they will, Is never to suppose we shall be ill - Most of those evils we poor mortals know, From doctors and imagination flow.
Charles Churchill
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
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Thomas A. Edison
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
Reality is but a poor excuse for not having an imagination.
Melissa Maye
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
All prosperity begins in the mind and is dependent only on the full use of our creative imagination.
Ruth Ross
Imagination is the reality of the dreamer.
Scott Ringenbach
Ultimately nature and events are largely what our imaginations make them out to be.
Jose Vasconcelos
Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common - Sense.
Helen Rowland
The great successful men of the world have used their imagination... they think ahead and create their mental picture in all it details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building - - Steadily building.
Robert J. Collie
When thoughts fails of words, they find imagination waiting at their elbow to teach a new language without words.
Author Unknown
The possibilities for mobilizing the experience, imaginations, and intelligence of workers, both employed and unemployed, are limitless.
Dominique Bouhours
All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
Carl Jung
It has, moreover, been proven that horror, nastiness, and the frightful are what give pleasure when one fornicates. Beauty is a simple thing ugliness is the exceptional thing. And fiery imaginations, no doubt, always prefer the extraordinary thing to the simple thing.
Marquis de Sade
Science does not know its debt to imagination. Goethe did not believe that a great naturalist could exist without this faculty.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Charles F. Kettering
So you see, imagination needs moodling - Long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
Brenda Ueland
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Simone Weil
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
Muhammad Ali
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
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Henry Louis Mencken
He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life.
Adele Brookman
The world is but a canvas to the imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
Carl Sagan
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
There is an astonishing imagination, even in the science of mathematics... We repeat, there was far more imagination in the head of Archimedes than in that of Homer.
Voltaire
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
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