Imagination Quotes

As kids, we had imaginary friends, we read stories of fairy-tales, Santa, and magic and we act like it exists. In adulthood, we are often busy and consume in the world of responsibilities, bills, and work. Imagination makes us excited and passionate. Even successful scientists, engineers and other creative leaders throughout history had a significant amount of imagination, as it requires forming mental images then working towards achieving it. Without imagination, technology would not exist today. The internet, smartphones, and television were all developed from imagination. And, as adults, we should make room for imagination in our daily lives, as it develops creativity, hope and passion that turns it into reality. Imagination is what created the future.

Find famous imagination quotes and imagination sayings from business leaders, entrepreneurs, authors, poets, and others on the importance of having imagination, creativity, and imagination, success, innovations and much more.


 

Lauren Bacall- Imagination is the highest kite

Imagination is the highest kite that one can fly.      Lauren Bacall
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Ginnifer Goodwin- The horizon is an imaginary line

The horizon is an imaginary line that recedes as you approach it.      Ginnifer Goodwin
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Max Beerbohm- All fantasy should have a solid base in reality

All fantasy should have a solid base in reality.      Max Beerbohm
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Albert Einstein- Imagination is everything

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.      Albert Einstein
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Engineering without imagination — Herbert Hoover

Engineering without imagination sinks to a trade.      Herbert Hoover
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Creativity is just connecting things- Steve Jobs

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things. Steve Jobs
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Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination- James Womack

Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the right stuff to turn our dreams into reality      James Womack
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Civility is a work of the imagination-Benjamin Barber

Civility is a work of the imagination, for it is through the imagination that we render others sufficiently like ourselves for them to become subjects of tolerance and respect, if not always affection.      Benjamin Barber
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Believe in your dreams-Walt Disney

Believe in your dreams, no matter how impossible they seem.      Walt Disney
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All meaningful and lasting change -Albert Einstein

All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge.      Albert Einstein
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Naguib Mahfouz- The Calendar Has Magic

The calendar has a magic that makes us imagine a memory can be resurrected and revived, but nothing returns. Naguib Mahfouz
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Diane Warren- Really Good Imagination

I have a good imagination. Look, I know what it feels like to have a broken heart. I know what it feels like to feel something for somebody. I'm just too weird to be in a relationship.      Diane Warren
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William Arthur Ward- If you can imagine it, you can achieve it

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.      William Arthur Ward
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Philip Pullman-Being a practiced liar

Being a practiced liar doesn't mean you have a powerful imagination. Many good liars have no imagination at all; it's that which gives their lies such wide-eyed conviction.      Philip Pullman
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Dalai Lama- Having a Positive Attitude For Positive Results

In order to carry a positive action, we must develop here a positive vision. Dalai Lama
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Rodolfo Costa On Having an Optimistic Mind and Believing in Yourself

Cultivate an optimistic mind, use your imagination, always consider alternatives, and dare to believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible.     
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Christopher Columbus On Having Courage

You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. Christopher Columbus
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Italian Proverb on Actions

It is not enough to aim; you must hit. -Italian Proverb This Italian proverb is related to actions. It not enough to just have goals and dreams, but we must take actions to achieve them. Some people will create a list of things they want to do, places to go, and things to accomplish, but fail to 'hit' take actions. Words are nothing without actions. This proverb can also be related to trust and reliability. If someone continually says that
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Robert Frost- Life Development

A person will sometimes devote all of his life to the development of one part of his body- the wishbone. - Robert Frost
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Adam Green- Anything is Possible

To all the other dreamers out there, don't ever stop or let the world's negativity disenchant you or your spirit. If you surround yourself with love and the right people, anything is possible.
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Kim Elizabeth- Strong Imagination

My imagination completely controls me, and forever feeds the fire that burns with dark red light in my heart by bringing me the best dreams. I've always had a wild imagination, a big heart and a tortured soul so I feel that dark fantasy, love and horror are in my blood.
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Robert Fulghum- Imagination and Love is Stronger

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death. Robert Fulghum
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Edward A. Murphy Jr- On Mistakes and Imagination

If anything can wrong, it will. -Edward A. Murphy Jr This quote originated from Captain Edward A. Murphy Jr, a United States Air Force engineer. While he was working with a team of engineers, he came up with the observation called "Murphy's Law."  The idea behind, "If anything can go wrong, it will," was to reduce disastrous results. Having the engineers think of things that can go wrong, will avoid issues. By the mid-1950's, this quote became very popular in newspapers,
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Ethiopian Proverb on Imagination

Ethiopian Proverb On Imagination

The smaller the lizard, the greater the hope of becoming a crocodile. - Ethiopian Proverb The less we know or have, the higher chance there is by working towards our results. The "lizard " is a tiny reptile in comparison to a crocodile, but it has high hopes of becoming a crocodile. This Ethiopian proverb conveys the power of confidence and dreams.  The lizard is small but it doesn't have doubt in its ability, and it is confident in going towards
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Jamie Paolinetti Quote On Imaginations and Possibilities

Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.  Jamie Paolinetti
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Shah Asad Rizvi – Dancing is magic

Dance as the narration of a magical story; that recites on lips, illuminates imaginations and dancing embraces the most sacred depths of souls.      Shah Asad Rizvi speaks to the joy and magic of dancing in this quotation. When you put together a routine, make it like a story so that it brings joy as well as happiness in all aspects of your life. If you want, sing as you dance as well. Bring the joy to your lips. And read other
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Richelle E. Goodrich- Starting Right Here and Now

If I must start somewhere, right here and now is the best place imaginable.     Richelle E. Goodrich 
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Fay Wray- Only Imaginations Can Be Revise

Only in your imagination can you revise. Fay Wray
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Emily Dickinson Quote On The Brain

The brain is wider than the sky. Emily Dickinson
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Luigi Pirandello Quote On Nature and Imagination

Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels. Luigi Pirandello
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Theodore Roosevelt Quote On Setting Goals

Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground. Theodore Roosevelt
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George Bernard Shaw Quote On Jealousy

Never waste jealousy on a real man:_ it is the imaginary man that supplants us all in the long run. George Bernard Shaw     
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Helen Keller Quote on Ambition

One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. Helen Keller
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Catherine Pulsifer- Imagining Heaven

We cannot even begin to imagine how wonderful heaven is. Catherine Pulsifer   
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Tina Sequeira- Dream Big and Imagine

It is important to dream big. What we imagine, we become, we achieve. Even if we don ́t go the yonder, we will reach way much farther than where we currently stand. Tina Sequeira
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Albert Einstein- Dreams are powerful

Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts. Albert Einstein
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Malcolm Gladwell- Hard Work and Imagination

If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires. Malcolm Gladwell
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Nicholas Sparks -Possibility Keeps Me Going

It is the possibility that keeps me going, and though you may call me a dreamer or a fool or any other thing, I believe that anything is possible. Nicholas Sparks
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Dolores Cannon- Anything is Possible

There are no limitations, unless you create them yourselves. Anything is possible. You are only limited by your own imagination.      Dolores Cannon
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Yehuda Berg- Imagination as Children

As children, our imaginations are vibrant, and our hearts are open... Everything amazes us, and we think anything is possible. We continuously experience life with a sense of newness and unbridled curiosity.      Yehuda Berg
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Oscar Wilde on consistency

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
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Jennifer Beals- Compassion takes Imagination

Compassion takes imagination. Jennifer Beals
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Orison Swett Marden- Be a Dreamer To Achieve Great Things

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers. Orison Swett Marden
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Napoleon Hill- Start With An Idea

All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.    Napoleon Hill
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Emile Durkheim Quote On Reality and Dreams

Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned.      Emile Durkheim
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Orlando Bloom- Believing Excites The Mind and Imagination

Believing you're something that you're not excites the mind and the imagination. And it's hopeful. Orlando Bloom
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Philip Anschutz- Imagine and Research Things

Research how and why things are, and imagine how they might change. Philip Anschutz
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Brian Chesky Quote On Using Imagination

I like to imagine the world five years from now. Or imagine what I want the world to look like five years from now. Brian Chesky
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Henry Ford Quote On Becoming Successful

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
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Albert Einstein- Imaginations are powerful

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. Albert Einstein
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Albert Einstein -Logic and Imagination

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. Albert Einstein 
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C.S. Lewis- A Good Book

I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once. C.S. Lewis
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Mason Cooley on reading

Reading, and the act of it, gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are. What does this mean to us? Reading puts put into another "place". You can go deep into a book and another world as Mason Cooley indicates by this quotation.
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Roxane Gay- Reading and Writing Through Dark Experiences

Salvation is certainly among the reasons I read. Reading and writing have always pulled me out of the darkest experiences in my life. Stories have given me a place in which to lose myself. They have allowed me to remember. They have allowed me to forget. They have allowed me to imagine different endings and better possible worlds. Roxane Gay Source: Bad Feminist
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Jorge Luis Borges- Paradise Being a Library

“I have always imagined paradise will be a kind of library.” Jorge Luis Borges
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Alan Bennett On Books and Imagination

“A book is a device to ignite the imagination.” Alan Bennett
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 Claire Danes- Active Imagination and Being Alone

I have a huge, active imagination, [and] I think I'm really scared of being alone; because if I'm left to my own devices, I'll just turn into a madwoman. - Claire Danes
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Marsden Hartley- Using Imagination To Find Deeper Meaning

I have always said that you do not see a thing until you look away from it. In other words, an object or a fact in nature has not become itself until it has been projected in the realm of the imagination. Marsden Hartley
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Jean Dubuffet- Insanity is Being Normal

For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity. Jean Dubuffet
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Paul Gauguin- Shutting Eyes To See

I shut my eyes in order to see. Paul Gauguin
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Oprah Winfrey- God’s Plan For You

What God intended for you goes far beyond anything you can imagine. Oprah Winfrey
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Abraham Hicks-Using Imagination To Take Logical Steps

Your ability to imagine will help the next logical steps come to you faster. Use your imagination until your big dream feels so familiar that the manifestation is the next logical step. Abraham Hicks
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 Rodman Philbrick- Using Imagination To Change Life

I believe that we have the ability to change our lives using our imaginations. Imagination is a muscle—the more you use it, the stronger it gets.  Rodman Philbrick
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Seneca Quote On Being Frightened More Than Hurt

We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality. Seneca
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Oren Peli- Imagination is More Effective Than Anticipation​

In many cases your imagination is much more effective than what can be shown. It primes you to know something is about to happen - the anticipation and anxiety is worse than what ends up happening. Oren Peli
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Eckhart Tolle- Imagining The Future

The future is usually imagined as either better or worse than the present. If the imagined future is better, it gives you hope or pleasurable anticipation. If it is worse, it creates anxiety. Both are illusory. Eckhart Tolle
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Claude M. Bristol- Getting What We Anticipate

We usually get what we anticipate. Claude M. Bristol
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Gretchen O’Donnell- Anticipation is a Beautiful Thing

Truth is, anticipation is a beautiful thing. We anticipate spring (perhaps desperately so, come this time of year), we anticipate birthdays (we've had two in our house in the past week), we anticipate events (sometimes with trepidation and sometimes with joy), and we even anticipate little things like a tasty meal or a warm bed after a long day. Gretchen O'Donnell
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Julian Barnes- Where Happiness and Pleasure is Found

Happiness lies in the imagination, not the act. Pleasure is found first in anticipation, later in memory. Julian Barnes
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Sharon Gannon- Live With Anticipation

Live with the anticipation that something incredible might happen at any time. Sharon Gannon
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J. P. Morgan Quote On Expecting Things

When you expect things to happen - strangely enough - they do happen. J. P. Morgan
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Lao Tzu- Make Difficulties Easy

Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy. Lao Tzu
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