Imagination - Quotes & Sayings

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

Carl Sagan

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

Everything you can imagine is real.

Pablo Picasso

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

Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

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.

Alexandra Adornetto

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

Derek Walcott

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

Walt Disney

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.

Lauren Bacall

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

Jorge Luis Borges

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

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.

John Keats

The man who has no imagination has no wings.

Muhammad Ali

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

Malcolm Gladwell

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

Robert Collier

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

Albert Einstein

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.

Maxine Peake

Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true.

William Ralph Inge

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

When you believe in what you're doing and use your imagination and initiative, you can make a difference.

Samuel Dash

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

Tyler, The Creator

True change takes place in the imagination.


Imagination rules the world.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

Richard Bach

Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it.

Mason Cooley

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

Thomas A. Edison

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.

Dichen Lachman

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.

Guy Davenport

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

George Orwell

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

John Lennon

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

Dr. Seuss

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.

Napoleon Hill

My imagination is a twisted place.

Taylor Swift

The imagination is the golden pathway to everywhere.

Terence McKenna

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.

Krystle D'Souza

Imagination is the true magic carpet.

Norman Vincent Peale

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.

Wayne Dyer

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture... Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.

Norman Vincent Peale

I love fantasy; I love imagination - that's the inner child in me.

Hannah John-Kamen

Where there is no imagination there is no horror.

Arthur Conan Doyle

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

Alfred A. Montapert

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

Richard Wright

Imagination is like the drunk man who lost his watch and must get drunk again to find it.

Guy Davenport

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.

Gail Carson Levine

To have a great idea, have a lot of them.

Thomas A. Edison

How can a doctor judge a woman's sanity by merely bidding her good morning and refusing to hear her pleas for release? Even the sick ones know it is useless to say anything, for the answer will be that it is their imagination.

Nellie Bly

Don Quixote's misfortune is not his imagination, but Sancho Panza.

Franz Kafka

Sometimes I feel like a figment of my own imagination.

Lily Tomlin

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

Jenny Packham

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

Nancy Gibbs