Imagination Quotes


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

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
– John Muir
Having imagination it takes you an hour to write a paragraph that if you were unimaginative would take you only a minute.
– Franklin P. Adams
Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination - everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.
– John Adams
My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.
– John Adams
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 Addison
I like to have a thing suggested rather than told in full. When every detail is given, the mind rests satisfied, and the imagination loses the desire to use its own wings.
– Thomas Bailey Aldrich
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
– Muhammad Ali
The Polar Express is about faith, and the power of imagination to sustain faith. It's also about the desire to reside in a world where magic can happen, the kind of world we all believed in as children, but one that disappears as we grow older.
– Chris Van Allsburg
Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason's imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work.
– Louis Aragon
Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely.
– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.
– Gaston Bachelard
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
– Sir Francis Bacon
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.
– David Bailey
Faith is spiritualized imagination.
– Henry Ward Beecher
The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.
– Henry Ward Beecher
The human imagination... has great difficulty in living strictly within the confines of a materialist practice or philosophy. It dreams, like a dog in its basket, of hares in the open.
– John Berger
Liberty: One of Imagination's most precious possessions.
– Ambrose Bierce
There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.
– Josh Billings
Imagination rules the world.
– Napoleon Bonaparte