37 Quotes About Imagination

If you’re looking for inspiration, look to your imagination. Here are 37 quotes about imagination to help get your creative juices flowing. Let these words of wisdom remind you that anything is possible if you just imagine it!

Quotes About Imagination

1. Imagination is more important than knowledge. – Albert Einstein

2. I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities. – Dr. Seuss

3. Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. – Albert Einstein

4. I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty. – Albert Einstein

5. Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can? – Sun Tzu

6. Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night. – Edgar Allan Poe

7. I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. – Michelangelo

8. You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. – Mark Twain

9. If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking. – George S. Patton

10. Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! – Dr. Seuss

11. All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose. – Brian Tracy

12. The man who has no imagination has no wings. – Muhammad Ali

Thought: Without imagination there is no art, without it there can be no progress in science just as much as there cannot be any innovation in business. We all use our imaginations at one point or another throughout the day to brainstorm ideas or think up possible outcomes before putting them into practice. Our imagination is a cognitive process that works behind the scenes to produce mental images of things we have never experienced before.

13. If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever. – George Orwell

14. The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact. – William Shakespeare

15. Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. – Carl Sagan

16. The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury. – Charlie Chaplin

17. Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake. – Henry David Thoreau

18. I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse. – Walt Disney

19. I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. – Pablo Picasso

20. To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. – Thomas A. Edison

21. Imagination rules the world. – Napoleon Bonaparte

22. Live out of your imagination, not your history. – Stephen Covey

Don’t be consumed with focusing on the past. Live in the present, and move forward from there. You can’t live your life in a rearview mirror.
23. Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed. – Joseph Addison24. All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers. – Orison Swett Marden

25. A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

26. It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine it run by a board of gods. – H. L. Mencken

27. Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life. – Simone Weil

28. Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything. – Henry Miller

29. Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public. – Epictetus

30. There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

31. I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. – Jorge Luis Borges

32. 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

33. People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind. – William Butler Yeats

34. There is a boundary to men’s passions when they act from feelings but none when they are under the influence of imagination. – Edmund Burke

35. Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination. – Immanuel Kant

36. I imagine that yes is the only living thing. – e. e. cummings

37. Trust that little voice in your head that says ‘Wouldn’t it be interesting if…’ And then do it. – Duane Michals

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