Imagination Quotes

It is feeling and force of imagination that make us eloquent.
Marcus Valerius Martialis
Albert einstein - imagination is more important than knowledge....

Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited; genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Gloria steinem - without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we...
Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.
Bertrand Russell
Most idealistic people are skint. I have discovered that people with money have no imagination, and people with imagination have no money.
Simone Weil

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Albert Einstein
The pleasure of the senses is always regulated in accordance with the imagination. Man can aspire to felicity only by serving all the whims of his imagination.
Marquis de Sade
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
There is nothing more dreadful than imagination without taste.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Thomas A. Edison
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)
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
Imagination is the pontoon bridge making way for the timid feet of reason.
Author Unknown
So you see, imagination needs moodling - Long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
Brenda Ueland
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
James Russell Lowell
Imagination grows by exercise and contrary to common belief is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
Ursula K. LeGuin
The world is but a canvas to the imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Simone Weil
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
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
The real giants have been poets, men who jumped from facts into the realm of imagination and ideas.
Bill Bernbach
The Hobbits are just rustic English people, made small in size because it reflects the generally small reach of their imagination.
J. R. R. Tolkien
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
Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
Barbara Garrison
Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.
Jules de Gautie
Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.
Anon.
He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history. The influence of real needs and compulsions, of real interests and materials, is indirect because the crowd is never conscious of it.
Mark Twain
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
If your imagination leads you to understand how quickly people grant your requests when those requests appeal to their self - Interest, you can have practically anything you go after.
Napoleon Hill
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
When the imagination and will power are in conflict, are antagonistic, it is always the imagination which wins, without any exception.
Emile Coue
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
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
Art requires imagination. It requires Creativity. Creativity requires experience and experience comes from your life. And your life is expressed in your art.
Bruce Lee
The possibilities for mobilizing the experience, imaginations, and intelligence of workers, both employed and unemployed, are limitless.
Dominique Bouhours
Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
W. Somerset Maugham
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".
Everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it and the imagination to improvise.
Sylvia Plath, The Journals of Sylvia Plath