Imagination Quotes

Simone weil - most idealistic people are skint. i have...
Melissa maye - reality is but a poor excuse for not having an...

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 is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein
We all use our imagination every day. However, most of us are unaware that what we envision affects every cell of our bodies and every aspect of our performance.
Marilyn King
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
George Bernard Shaw

Ultimately nature and events are largely what our imaginations make them out to be.
Jose Vasconcelos
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".
W. somerset maugham - imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to...
Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.
Jules de Gaultie
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)
You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
Mark Twain
Imagination grows by exercise and contrary to common belief is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
Ursula K. LeGuin
So you see, imagination needs moodling - Long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
Brenda Ueland
So it is with minds. Unless you keep them busy with some definite subject that will bridle and control them, they throw themselves in disorder hither and yon in the vague field of imagination. .. And there is no mad or idle fancy that they do no bring forth in the agitation.
Michel de Montaigne
Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
John Dewey
The real giants have been poets, men who jumped from facts into the realm of imagination and ideas.
Bill Bernbach
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
Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It is the product of Faith, Strength, Energy, Will, Sympathy, Justice, Imagination, and the triumph of principle. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism.
Dorothy Thompson
You cannot condemn a man for what may only be a figment of your own imagination.
Stephen King
Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life.
Adele Brookman
Science does not know its debt to imagination. Goethe did not believe that a great naturalist could exist without this faculty.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.
Lauren Bacall
There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
Ronald Reagan
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
Voltaire
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
Talent, lying in the understanding, is often inherited genius, being the action of reason or imagination, rarely or never.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Imagination is the pontoon bridge making way for the timid feet of reason.
Author Unknown
It is feeling and force of imagination that make us eloquent.
Marcus Valerius Martialis
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
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
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
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
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
Drama is imagination limited by logic. Mathematics is logic limited by imagination.
Nathan Campbell
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
Carl Sagan
Imagination is a poor substitute for experience.
Henry Havelock Ellis
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Oscar Wilde
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
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