Imagination Quotes And Sayings

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My job is to make sure there’s something about each dress that ignites the bride’s imagination.

I don’t know about everyone else, but I really loved lunch and recess because it was an opportunity to get carried away with your imagination.

Let me just say that to imagine racism does not exist is imagination. And to imagine that it does not create its own set of problems is true imagination. So let’s not imagine that racism is gone, extinguished, because it’s not. We are seeing this in the top levels of the political arena, and we are seeing it very, very plainly.

No breed of cats in its proper condition can by any stretch of the imagination be thought of as even slightly ungraceful – a record against which must be pitted the depressing spectacle of impossibly flattened bulldogs, grotesquely elongated dachshunds, hideously shapeless and shaggy Airedales, and the like.

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

Literature is a beautiful way of keeping the imagination alive, of visiting worlds you would never have time to in your day-to-day life. It keeps you abreast of a wider spectrum of human activities.

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.

What the imagination seizes as beauty must be truth.

Men are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise both will wither and die.

Be bored and see where it takes you, because the imagination’s dusty wilderness is worth crossing if you want to sculpt your soul.

America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.

Encourage children to write their own stories, and then don’t rain on their parade. Don’t say, ‘That’s not true.’ Applaud flights of fantasy. Help with spelling and grammar, but stand up and cheer the use of imagination.

Bad people are, from the point of view of art, fascinating studies. They represent colour, variety and strangeness. Good people exasperate one’s reason; bad people stir one’s imagination.

Imagination, the supreme delight of the immortal and the immature, should be limited. In order to enjoy life, we should not enjoy it too much.

Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.

Many who have had an opportunity of knowing any more about mathematics confuse it with arithmetic, and consider it an arid science. In reality, however, it is a science which requires a great amount of imagination.

There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do.

There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.

We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.

My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.

I’ve always had this in a kind of worst-case dark imagination. I want to know what the dark form in the window is. I want to know what the noise under the staircase is.

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.

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.

The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.

Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction.

A poet ought not to pick nature’s pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory.

What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also.

Passion is what gives meaning to our lives. It’s what allows us to achieve success beyond our wildest imagination. Try to find a career path that you have a passion for.

An idea is salvation by imagination.

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.

Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.

The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory.

I try to decorate my imagination as much as I can.

I’ve got quite a vivid imagination and I’m easily overwhelmed by sensations and things that are beautiful or scary. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a ghost – I think I’m probably haunted by my own ghosts than real ones.

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.

Imagination is the only key to the future. Without it none exists – with it all things are possible.

Respect your parents. What they tell you is true. Hard work, dedication and faith will get you anything. Imagination will drive itself. You can get anything you want, but you have to have faith behind all your ideas. Stick to your goals and have an undying faith.

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.

A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

The new age of terrorism isn’t on the battlefield: it’s in your own backyard. Whether it’s at a concert in France or a restaurant in the United States, terrorism doesn’t have to happen in a military installation by any stretch of the imagination.

There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality.

Our thoughts and imagination are the only real limits to our possibilities.

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

Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power to that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.

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.

We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.

I love fantasy; I love imagination – that’s the inner child in me.

The power of imagination makes us infinite.

Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.

Sexiness is in what you cover, not what you show. When you are covered, you leave a lot to people’s imagination. People see the mystery in my eyes and find it sexy.

My reality needs imagination like a bulb needs a socket. My imagination needs reality like a blind man needs a cane.

Painting and sculpture are very archaic forms. It’s the only thing left in our industrial society where an individual alone can make something with not just his own hands, but brains, imagination, heart maybe.

Girls are capable of doing everything men are capable of doing. Sometimes they have more imagination than men.

Imagine what a harmonious world it could be if every single person, both young and old shared a little of what he is good at doing.

Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity.

Illustrations can be a big window: a looking glass into the author’s imagination.

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he isn’t. A sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.

There can be no passion, and by consequence no love, where there is not imagination.

You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.

Don’t stay at the job for safe salary increases over time. That will never get you where you want – freedom from financial worry. Only free time, imagination, creativity, and an ability to disappear will help you deliver value that nobody ever delivered before in the history of mankind.

The difference between the Parthenon and the World Trade Center, between a French wine glass and a German beer mug, between Bach and John Philip Sousa, between Sophocles and Shakespeare, between a bicycle and a horse, though explicable by historical moment, necessity, and destiny, is before all a difference of imagination.

A certificate of live birth is not the same thing by any stretch of the imagination as a birth certificate.

No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.

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

We are so obsessed with doing that we have no time and no imagination left for being. As a result, men are valued not for what they are but for what they do or what they have – for their usefulness.

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.

The imagination is a muscle. If it is not exercised, it atrophies.

You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

Proficiency in a craft is essential to every artist. Therein lies the prime source of creative imagination. Let us then create a new guild of craftsmen without the class distinctions that raise an arrogant barrier between craftsman and artist!

The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.

Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.

The human relationship to combustion is as mysterious as it is fraught with madness. From the candle flame to the nuclear blast, it has lit up the human imagination with fear and fascination.

It’s a great excuse and luxury, having a job and blaming it for your inability to do your own art. When you don’t have to work, you are left with the horror of facing your own lack of imagination and your own emptiness. A devastating possibility when finally time is your own.

The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.

Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it.

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

A few things make a person stylish: honesty, imagination with a sprinkling of humour. I still keep an eye on trends, but I don’t follow them any more.

Imagination is a beast that has to be put in a cage.

The reason we have poverty is that we have no imagination. There are a great many people accumulating what they think is vast wealth, but it’s only money… they don’t know how to enjoy it, because they have no imagination.

A man, to carry on a successful business, must have imagination. He must see things as in a vision, a dream of the whole thing. A man can cultivate this faculty only by an appreciation of the finer things in life.

My life has been a gift up to this point, and I’ve been blessed beyond my wildest imagination. And wherever this ride takes me is where I’m going.

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

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.

Those who have learned to walk on the threshold of the unknown worlds, by means of what are commonly termed par excellence the exact sciences, may then, with the fair white wings of imagination, hope to soar further into the unexplored amidst which we live.

It is all very well to copy what one sees, but it is far better to draw what one now only sees in one’s memory. That is a transformation in which imagination collaborates with memory.

We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts.

Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.

I always wanted to ride a dragon myself, so I decided to do this for a year in my imagination.

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

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

This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts.

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.

The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world.

The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.

Imagination rules the world.

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.

To accomplish great things we must first dream, then visualize, then plan… believe… act!

I feel very lucky to make a living from my imagination; I’m very grateful for that. I like that what I do is create. I’m feeling very lucky to have had the career I had. It’s gone much longer and bigger than I ever thought it would be.

I like something where I can really use my imagination and be an active participant in the construction of the monster and usually that’s in the world of the supernatural or the world of the fantastic, so that’s why those kinds of stories about demons and the supernatural appeal to me or maybe I’m really interested in that subject.

I think growing up on a farm in a certain amount of isolation, with not a lot of friends nearby, makes you entertain yourself and kind of grows your imagination – being alone is quite good for all that. You make up stories, talk to the animals, let them be an audience, a bunch of cows.

With the brush we merely tint, while the imagination alone produces colour.

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.

I do not stick to rules when cooking. I rely on my imagination.

In schools giving students a full education, not to create great artists but about the right to have full expression and imagination and creativity, along with an acknowledgement that everybody learns differently. You try and you fail and you try again. All those skills are useful in the workplace, too.

I have a good imagination. Look, I know what it feels like to have a broken heart. I know what it feels like to feel something for somebody. I’m just too weird to be in a relationship.

When I got large enough to go to work, while employed I was reflecting on many things that would present themselves to my imagination; and whenever an opportunity occurred of looking at a book, when the school-children were getting their lessons, I would find many things that the fertility of my own imagination had depicted to me before.

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.

I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.

Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and it’s produced the most extraordinary results in human culture.

When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.

I have fallen in love with the imagination. And if you fall in love with the imagination, you understand that it is a free spirit. It will go anywhere, and it can do anything.

I want to reach the heights of stardom beyond my imagination.

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.

Vision is the true creative rhythm.

The imagination is the golden pathway to everywhere.

I love to create, and to me, the ultimate freedom of expression is a blank canvas or a block of clay to capture whatever emotions your imagination gives it.

If people long to create a better world, then we must use our platform to nurture imagination – hopeful ideas, fresh alternatives, belief that the way things are isn’t the way things need to be.

An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I’ve left the opera house.

Now it is quite clear to me that there are no solid spheres in the heavens, and those that have been devised by the authors to save the appearances, exist only in the imagination.

A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.

Dolls fire our collective imagination, for better and – too often – for worse. From life-size dolls the same height as the little girls who carry them, to dolls whose long hair can ‘grow’ longer, to Barbie and her fashionable sisters, dolls do double duty as child’s play and the focus of adult art and adult fear.

Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blue print, and begin to build.

Great leaders communicate a vision that captures the imagination and fires the hearts and minds of those around them.

My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.

The woman who appeals to a man’s vanity may stimulate him, the woman who appeals to his heart may attract him, but it is the woman who appeals to his imagination who gets him.

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

A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache.

Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?

I learned a long time ago that reality was much weirder than anyone’s imagination.

Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination.

Like a blazing comet, I’ve traversed infinite nights, interstellar spaces of the imagination, voluptuousness and fear.

All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination, Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.

To bring anything into your life, imagine that it’s already there.

Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.

People may think I’m trying something new by telling stories, but they’re just jokes connected to give the illusion of stories. But really, I just continue using my imagination and creating. That’s what I do.

The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.

Imagination is the true magic carpet.

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.

Great ideas originate in the muscles.

If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.

The man who has no imagination has no wings.

They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.

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.

Authoritarianism, an unrealistic occidental imagination – these issues will never be settled. Turkey will continue to take Europe as a model; it will continue to pursue its search for democracy.

To put yourself in another’s place requires real imagination, but by doing so each Girl Scout will be able to love among others happily.

I’m an optimistic guy. I’m one of those big dreamers. I’m one of those kids with that annoying imagination.

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.

Begin noticing and being careful about keeping your imagination free of thoughts that you do not wish to materialize. Instead, initiate a practice of filling your creative thoughts to overflow with ideas and wishes that you fully intend to manifest. Honor your imaginings regardless of others seeing them as crazy or impossible.

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.

The English language is nobody’s special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself.

One lifetime is never enough to accomplish one’s horticultural goals. If a garden is a site for the imagination, how can we be very far from the beginning?

When I was seven or eight years old, I began to read the science-fiction magazines that were brought by guests into my grandparents’ boarding house in Waukegan, Illinois. Those were the years when Hugo Gernsback was publishing ‘Amazing Stories,’ with vivid, appallingly imaginative cover paintings that fed my hungry imagination.

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.

The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.

The violent quarrel between the abstractionists and the surrealists seems to me quite unnecessary. All good art has contained both abstract and surrealist elements, just as it has contained both classical and romantic elements – order and surprise, intellect and imagination, conscious and unconscious.

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.

Imagination and invention go hand in hand. Remember how lack of resources was never a problem in childhood games? Shift a few pieces of furniture around the living room, and you have yourself a fort.

Reading has been the fuel of my motivation: it has changed the direction in which I have traveled, and it has enhanced my creative imagination more than any other activity I have ever pursued.

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.

An essay is a thing of the imagination. If there is information in an essay, it is by-the-by, and if there is an opinion, one need not trust it for the long run. A genuine essay rarely has an educational, polemical, or sociopolitical use; it is the movement of a free mind at play.

True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

I simply believe food is too good to throw away – and Christmas leftovers can be a gastronomic opportunity for the well-skilled kitchen forager. With a little imagination, there are a million ways to use up leftovers rather than bin them.

Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.

Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.

I can be fascinated with very little things. The clouds stimulate my imagination, and sometimes I just sit somewhere and go on dreaming for a long time. Your head is also a computer. When you’re dreaming, you are simulating a world in which you are living.

All of imagination – everything that we think, we feel, we sense – comes through the human brain. And once we create new patterns in this brain, once we shape the brain in a new way, it never returns to its original shape.

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.

Like all novelists, I’m interested in the filters between reality and the imagination.

Vision gets the dreams started. Dreaming employs your God-given imagination to reinforce the vision. Both are part of something I believe is absolutely necessary to building the life of a champion, a winner, a person of high character who is consistently at the top of whatever game he or she is in.

Karma is experience, and experience creates memory, and memory creates imagination and desire, and desire creates karma again. If I buy a cup of coffee, that’s karma. I now have that memory that might give me the potential desire for having cappuccino, and I walk into Starbucks, and there’s karma all over again.

I find my characters and stories in many varied places; sometimes they pop out of newspaper articles, obscure historical texts, lively dinner party conversations and some even crawl out of the dusty remote recesses of my imagination.

Imagination is the Discovering Faculty, pre-eminently. It is that which penetrates into the unseen worlds around us, the worlds of Science.

Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.

As children, we have vivid imaginations. We stay up late waiting for Santa Claus, dream of becoming president, and have ideas that defy physics. Then something happens. As we grow older, we start editing our imagination.

Justice is to be found only in imagination.

Good luck dragging me into a horror movie! I get so scared. It’s an overactive imagination or something.

There is definitely a ‘red carpet moment’ to a bride’s wedding day, but when designing for bridal, it is important to focus on the details that will captivate and capture the imagination of the bride – she has to fall in love with the gown.

My imagination completely controls me, and forever feeds the fire that burns with dark red light in my heart by bringing me the best dreams. I’ve always had a wild imagination, a big heart and a tortured soul so I feel that dark fantasy, love and horror are in my blood.

If you use your imagination, you can look at any actress and see her nude… I hope to make you use your imagination.

Where there is no imagination there is no horror.

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.

Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl: it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling.

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

Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.

I must confess that my imagination refuses to see any sort of submarine doing anything but suffocating its crew and floundering at sea.

Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.

Everything you can imagine is real.

My imagination is a twisted place.

America is a poem in our eyes; its ample geography dazzles the imagination, and it will not wait long for metres.

Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.

I had a very happy childhood, but I wasn’t that happy a child. I liked being alone and creating characters and voices. I think that’s when your creativity is developed, when you’re young. I liked the world of the imagination because it was an easy place to go to.

You have to really use your imagination to refresh your daily life.

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

True change takes place in the imagination.

Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.

The appeal of perfume is that it is at once ephemeral and empowering. It creates a shimmering invisible armor that lingers in a room long after its wearer has gone and infuses our imagination with a subtle power, hinting at a hidden identity.

We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.

For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.

The ability to recognize opportunities and move in new – and sometimes unexpected – directions will benefit you no matter your interests or aspirations. A liberal arts education is designed to equip students for just such flexibility and imagination.

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