Imagination

I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.
- Albert Einstein
Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
- Sun Tzu
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.
- Edgar Allan Poe
Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
- Dr. Seuss
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali
The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.
- William Shakespeare
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.
- Brian Tracy
If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.
- George Orwell
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
- Thomas A. Edison
The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
- Charlie Chaplin
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
- Carl Sagan
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
- Michelangelo
Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
- Henry David Thoreau
I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
- Pablo Picasso
Imagination rules the world.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen Covey
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
Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.
- Epictetus
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
- Orison Swett Marden
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
- Simone Weil
Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything.
- Henry Miller
It is impossible to imagine the universe run by a wise, just and omnipotent God, but it is quite easy to imagine it run by a board of gods.
- H. L. Mencken
People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
- William Butler Yeats
There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
- Jorge Luis Borges
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
- Immanuel Kant
I imagine that yes is the only living thing.
- e. e. cummings
I am imagination. I can see what the eyes cannot see. I can hear what the ears cannot hear. I can feel what the heart cannot feel.
- Peter Nivio Zarlenga
Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
- W. Somerset Maugham
To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.
- Anatole France
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
- Francis Bacon
One is never fortunate or as unfortunate as one imagines.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
- James Russell Lowell
Imagination is at the root of much that passes for love.
- Gilbert Parker
Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.
- Jessamyn West
I always imagined I could be what I wanted to be.
- Chris Brown
Some stories are true that never happened.
- Elie Wiesel
I believed in myself. I never imagined myself as just an ordinary player.
- Imran Khan
I used to lie in bed in my flat and imagine what would happen if there was a zombie attack.
- Simon Pegg
It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block.
- Paul Gauguin
I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see.
- Duane Michals
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
We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence, but we cling desperately to our chains.
- Anne Sullivan Macy
Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica.
- Stephen Leacock
I am better able to imagine hell than heaven; it is my inheritance, I suppose.
- Elinor Wylie
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
What we imagine is order is merely the prevailing form of chaos.
- Kerry Thornley
I am putting real plums into an imaginary cake.
- Mary McCarthy
There are no shortcuts in life - only those we imagine.
- Frank Leahy
The most imaginative people are the most credulous, for them everything is possible.
- Alexander Chase
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
- Albert Einstein
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
- Albert Einstein
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
- Plato
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
- Albert Einstein
To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
- Edgar Allan Poe
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