Imagination Quotes

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
The human race is governed by its imagination.
– Napoleon Bonaparte
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
– Jorge Luis Borges
Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of our imagination.
– Christian Nestell Bovee
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.
– Ray Bradbury
We are all afraid for our confidence, for the future, for the world. That is the nature of the human imagination. Yet every man, every civilization, has gone forward because of its engagement with what it has set itself to do.
– Jacob Bronowski
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.
– Luis Bunuel
My imagination is my polestar; I steer by that.
– Clive Barker
Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity.
– L. Frank Baum
By going over your day in imagination before you begin it, you can begin acting successfully at any moment.
– Dorthea Brande
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.
– Maria Callas
Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding.
– Thomas Carlyle
The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
– Charlie Chaplin
People can die of mere imagination.
– Geoffrey Chaucer
To have frequent recourse to narrative betrays great want of imagination.
– Lord Chesterfield
There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
– G. K. Chesterton
Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.
– Noam Chomsky