These imagination quotes will have you thinking about the power of imagination and all the good things it has done for civilization.
Great feats, powerful books, creative art, and tall building were once all just a figment of someone’s imagination. From imagination, great things come to be.
So, we hope these quotations and insights will inspire you to do some great things. Enjoy!
10 Best Imagination Quotes
1.) This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
2.) What is now proved was once only imagined.
3.) Imagine all the people livin’ life in peace…
4.) Those who do not want to imitate anything produce nothing.
5.) The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper and re-imagines the world.
6.) Imagination has given us the steam engine, the telephone, the talking machine, and the automobile, for these things had to be dreamed of before they became realities.
L. Frank Baum
7.) Doubt is the father of invention.
8.) The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
9.) Nothing limits achievement like small thinking; nothing expands possibilities like unleashed imagination.
William Arthur Ward
10.) It is the marriage of the soul with nature that makes the intellect fruitful and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
Inspirational Quotes About Imagination
11.) You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
12.) 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
13.) If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
14.) The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.
15.) To bring anything into your life, imagine that it’s already there.
16.) All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Orison Swett Marden
17.) Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.
18.) You have all the reasons in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization.
19.) The imagination is the golden pathway to everywhere.
20.) Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which is everything in this world.
21.) Nature is imagination itself.
22.) Fools act on imagination without knowledge; pedants act on knowledge without imagination.
Alfred North Whitehead
23.) The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.
24.) 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.
25.) Happiness is not an ideal of reason but of imagination.
26.) The human race is governed by its imagination.
27.) Imagination frames events unknown, in wild, fantastic shapes of hideouts ruin, and what it fears.
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28.) Saddle your dreams before you ride ‘em.
29.) ‘Ever let the fancy roam; pleasure never is at home.
30.) I have too much imagination to be a housewife.
31.) Imagination grows by exercise and, contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
W. Somerset Maugham
32.) The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.
Ralp Waldo Emerson
33.) Men are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise, both will wither and die.
B. R. Ambedkar
34.) Trust that little voice in your head that says, ‘Wouldn’t it be interesting if…’; And then do it.
35.) Imagination is a poor substitute for experience.
36.) Bring ideas in and entertain them royally, for one of them may be the king.
Mark Van Doren
37.) If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.
38.) The mightiest lever known to the moral world is imagination.
39.) Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.
40.) Imagination is the soil that brings dreams to life.
Short Imagination Quotes
41.) Imagination is the eye of the soul.
42.) Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.
43.) Imagination should be used not to escape reality but to create it.
44.) Imagination rules the world.
45.) I begin with an idea, and then it becomes something else.
46.) Imagination creates reality.
47.) Imagination decides everything.
48.) An idea is salvation by imagination.
Frank Lloyd Wright
49.) A blank piece of paper is God’s way of telling us how hard it is to be God.
50.) A book is a device to ignite the imagination.
51.) Everything you can imagine is real.
52.) Live out of your imagination, not your history.
53.) Imagination and fiction make up more than three-quarters of our real life.
54.) Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
55.) Hate is a lack of imagination.
56.) Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.
Jules de Gaultier
57.) To imagine is everything; to know is nothing at all.
58.) Our imagination flies… we are its shadow on the earth.
59.) A man who has no imagination has no wings.
Muhammad Ali, quoted in Newsweek, September 29, 1975
60.) The imagination is man’s power over nature.
61.) He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.
62.) When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one’s imagination.
To the Point
63.) The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
64.) Everyone is in love with their own ideas.
65.) Imagination continually frustrates tradition; that is its function.
66.) Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
67.) I imagine, therefore, I belong and am free.
68.) Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
69.) The best use of imagination is creativity.
70.) One can live in the shadow of an idea without grasping it.
71.) Worry is a waste of imagination.
Sayings about Imagination
72.) Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.
73.) Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.
74.) Only in men’s imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art, as of life.
Joseph Conrad, Some Reminiscences (1912)
75.) My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.
Ursula K. Le Guin
76.) Imagination is the golden-eyed monster that never sleeps. It must be fed; it cannot be ignored.
Patricia A. McKillip
77.) We are what we think. All that we are arises from our thoughts. With our thoughts, we create the world.
78.) Truth is a matter of the imagination.
Ursula K. Le Guin
79.) Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere.
80.) The great instrument of moral good is the imagination.
P. B. Shelley
81.) Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.
82.) The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.
83.) To write a song, you must have an imagination; to have an imagination, you must be free.
84.) Read more: Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got.
Philip José Farmer
85.) So not only can you not imagine dying, you can’t really imagine existence before you were born.
Imagination Love Quotes
86.) The lunatic, the lover, and the poet are of imagination, all compact.
87.) I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of the Imagination.
88.) Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
89.) Love doesn’t grow on trees like apples in Eden – it’s something you have to make. And you must use your imagination too.
90.) Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
H. L. Mencken
91.) 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.
92.) Love requires imagination more than experience.
Simon Van Booy
93.) Lovers and madmen have such seething brains. Such shaping fantasies that apprehend. More than cool reason ever comprehends.
94.) Can you imagine if everyone on the planet turned off their TV to stop the intake of fear from the news channels and just concentrated on love? The whole planet would instantly propel itself into the ascension process and turn into a heavenly state in a higher vibratory dimension!
95.) Fantasy love is much better than reality love. Never doing it is very exciting. The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.
Quotations about Dreaming
96.) A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
97.) To accomplish great things, we must first dream, then visualize, then plan… believe… act!
Alfred A. Montapert
98.) 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.
99.) Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
100.) We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.
101.) There are certain half-dreaming moods of mind in which we naturally steal away from noise and glare and seek some quiet haunt where we may indulge our reveries and build our air castles undisturbed.
102.) They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
103.) The cost of oblivious daydreaming was always this moment of return; the realignment with what had been before and now seemed a little worse.
Keen Imagination Insights
104.) Fear kills everything. Your mind, your heart, your imagination.
105.) Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether.
106.) Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
107.) A book is a device to ignite the imagination.
108.) Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.
Vincent Van Gogh
109.) Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.
110.) We are more often frightened than hurt, and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
111.) Because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worthwhile.
Lucy Maud Montgomery
112.) You have to imagine it possible before you can see something. You can have the evidence right in front of you, but if you can’t imagine something that has never existed before, it’s impossible.
113.) My head’ll explode if I continue with this escapism.
Jess C Scott
114.) Imagination means nothing without doing.
115.) And by the way, everything in life is writable if you have the outgoing guts to do it and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy of creativity is self-doubt.
Famous Imagining Quotes
116.) Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.
117.) The man who has no imagination has no wings.
118.) People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
William Butler Yeats
119.) To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
120.) Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.
121.) Imagination is usually regarded as a synonym for the unreal… Indeed, the power of imagination makes us infinite.
122.) Some might think that the creativity, imagination, and flights of fancy that give my life meaning are insanity.
123.) A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.
Antoine St. Exupery
124.) Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.
125.) Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of the imagination.
126.) To raise new questions and new possibilities and to regard old problems from a new angle requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science.
127.) Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Good Imagination Quotes
128.) 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.
129.) The power of imagination created the illusion that my vision went much farther than the naked eye could actually see.
130.) It is a blessed thing to have an imagination that can always make you satisfied, no matter how you are fixed.
131.) Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
132.) Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.
133.) What I fear most, I think, is the death of the imagination.
134.) 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.
135.) Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.
136.) The writer’s curse is that even in solitude, no matter its duration, he never grows lonely or bored.
137.) Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality.
Funny Imagination Quotes
138.) My imagination will get me a passport to hell one day.
139.) Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. And imagination led Franklin to discover electricity.
L. Frank Baum
140.) What’s that thing called where your crush likes you back? Oh yes, your imagination!
141.) Can you imagine a world without men? No crime and lots of happy women.
142.) Your families are extremely proud of you. You can’t imagine the sense of relief they are experiencing. This would be a most opportune time to ask for money.
143.) Life is only a dream, and we are the imagination.
Imagination Quotes FAQ
Here are some frequently asked questions about imagination quotes.
Oscar Wilde wrote, “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”
Perhaps Einstein’s most famous quote on imagination is, “Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”
Mark Twain wrote, “It is a blessed thing to have an imagination that can always make you satisfied, no matter how you are fixed.”
I hope you enjoyed this collection of inspirational imagination quotes.
Compiled by Mike O’Halloran
Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.
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