Imagination Quotes

Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.
– Epictetus
Anyone who said he wasn't afraid during the civil rights movement was either a liar or without imagination. I was scared all the time. My hands didn't shake but inside I was shaking.
– James Farmer
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.
– Henry Ford
To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.
– Anatole France
It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block.
– Paul Gauguin
You may be sure that the Americans will commit all the stupidities they can think of, plus some that are beyond imagination.
– Charles de Gaulle
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
– Theodor Geisel
You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.
– Jerry Gillies
There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.
– Jean Giraudoux
There must be room for the imagination to exercise its powers; we must conceive and apprehend a thousand things which we do not actually witness.
– William Godwin
Few people have the imagination for reality.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nothing is more fearful than imagination without taste.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.
– Nadine Gordimer
Our democracy, our constitutional framework is really a kind of software for harnessing the creativity and political imagination for all of our people. The American democratic system was an early political version of Napster.
– Al Gore
I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant.
– Ursula K. Le Guin
It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.
– Ursula K. Le Guin
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
I think my imagination dictates the technologies I use. But at the same time, my imagination can be technologic. Sometimes I see a tool and I know immediately how to use it, but most of the time I use the tool for an idea I already have.
– Michel Gondry
Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
– Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes