Imagination Quotes
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Use these imagination quotes to prompt positive changes in your world…today! How strong are your imagining muscles? All humans have the power to imagine possibilities and...

...make them real. Think about it. It costs nothing to imagine. No degrees are required, yet every one of us has the power and potential to have an idea that can positively change the world (or earn us millions of dollars). Practice imagining outrageously wonderful things you’d love to see in your life. Create a vision board with pictures of those things. Spend time imagining yourself in those pictures, living with those things, and feeling the feelings those accomplishments would stimulate. The more you feel, the more it becomes real. I call this positive pretending. 


Albert Einstein famously said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” It’s an important message for all of us because imagination has no limits and knowledge is always limited. Reading through these imagination quotes, I hope you come to the conclusion we all have the power to become imagination experts. 


Our life is a product of all we’ve imagined – the positive and the negative. Believe it or not, that is good news. Great news actually, because imagining can help all of us attract more of what we truly desire in life. We simply need to imagine life better. Then imagine it better still. And after that, imagine it ten times better than that. Is it getting hard to imagine so much ‘goodness’? That just means you need more practice. Keep in mind – we can only attract those things we can imagine into our life. If you can’t imagine it, it is in your best interest to try…baby step, by baby step. 


Quote quiz: who said “A mind stretched to a new idea can never go back to its original shape”? It’s in our Joy of Quotes collection under mind quotes if I’m not mistaken. Now start stretching your imagination muscles along with indulging in your ‘inspirational quote’ habit daily.


I see success in large doses coming your way! After imagination quotes, proceed directly to success quotes (unless, of course, your imagination suggests a different subject area.


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The imagination is one of the highest prerogatives of man. By this faculty he unites former images and ideas, independently of the will, and thus creates brilliant and novel results…The dream is an involuntary kind of poetry.
Charles Darwin

The arts, as media of the imagination, are disciplines which give form and substance to our capacity to be who we are. Each artistic medium embodies the imagination in a concrete and specific way.
Stephen Levine

Each human being has a unique way of looking at the universe. As well, each has a distinctive imagination, the seedbed from which true originality grows.
Larry Livingston

When you are completely caught up in something, you become oblivious to things around you, or to the passage of time. It is this absorption in what you are doing that frees your unconscious and released your creative imagination.
Rollo May

Imagination is not possible without memory, but neither is memory possible without imagination.
Arnold H. Modell

The secret…is to regard…intelligence is a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination.
Maria Montessori

Love alone is not enough. Without imagination, love stales into sentiment, duty, and boredom. Relationships fail not because we have stopped loving, but because we first stopped imagining.
James Hillman

The imagination is the goal of history. I see culture as an effort to literally realize our collective dreams.
Terence McKenna

Movement, whether it is creative, spontaneous, on the playground, or through the daily practice of walking has the capacity to be the muscle of the imagination and the entrance to the visceral imagination.
Celeste Snowber

Imagination, as the basis of all creative activity, is an important component of absolutely all aspects of cultural life, enabling artistic, scientific, and technical creation alike.
L. S. Vygotsky

It is precisely human creative activity that makes the human being a creature oriented toward the future, creating the future and thus altering his own present. This creative activity, based on the ability of our brain to combine elements, is called imagination.
L. S. Vygotsky

We think we understand the rules when we become adults, but what we really experience is a narrowing of the imagination.
David Lynch

Awe drives imagination.
John Seely Brown

Every human has four endowments – self-awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom…The power to choose, to respond, to change.
Stephen R. Covey

I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.
Albert Einstein , from What Life Means to Einstein (1929)

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.
John Keats

Doors are for people with no imagination.
Derek Landy

A capacity for imagination cannot be outsourced. It is our greatest domestic renewable resource.
Eric Liu & Scott Noppe-Brandon

Any conceptual breakthrough requires imagination first.
Eric Liu & Scott Noppe-Brandon

Because imagination is related to images, and images are related to the brain, it is logical to think of imagination as a purely cognitive capacity. But imagination is equally about emotion…When you can overcome fear, you earn a chance to exercise your imagination. When you can't, you don't.
Eric Liu & Scott Noppe-Brandon

If imagination is the capacity to conceive of what is not, then creativity, in turn, is imagination applied: doing something, or making something, with that initial conception.
Eric Liu & Scott Noppe-Brandon

Imagination can unfold in the conscious and deliberate and in the unconscious and intuitive. It unfolds in flights of fancy and in hands-on play. It can emerge from crisis or from calm.
Eric Liu & Scott Noppe-Brandon

Without a healthy and well-fed imagination, there is no creativity or innovation.
Eric Liu & Scott Noppe-Brandon

Whether you aim to change the whole world or the world within you, the limits are set as much by your imagination as by your current circumstances. This has been true for all people since the beginnings of human history.
Ken Robinson

Imagination is powerful. Imagination is healing. All you need is the courage to visualize what should be, and then give yourself to its creation. The result may not be what you expected, but it will be right.
Gabrielle Roth

Imagination is the force that pulls your physical, emotional, and mental energies into dynamic harmony, giving wings to your soul.
Gabrielle Roth

Imagination, not slavery to fact, is the source of whatever is good in human life.
Bertrand Russell

Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.
Arnold Toynbee

All that is the work of the human hand, the whole world of culture, is distinguished from the natural world because it is a project of human imagination and creativity based on imagination.
L. S. Vygotsky

There is a boundary to our passions when we act from feelings; but none when we are under the influence of imagination.
Edmund Burke

Imagination is the fundamental expressive tool of the soul.
Bruce L. Moon

Creativity is the process of expressing and applying imagination.
Marta Davidovich Ockuly

Your ability to act on your imagination is going to be so decisive in driving your future and the standard of living in your country. So the school, the state, the country that empowers, nurtures, enables imagination among its students and citizens, that's who's going to be the winner.
Thomas L. Friedman

What if imagination and art are not frosting at all, but the fountainhead of human experience?
Rollo May

Creativity involves putting your imagination to work. In a sense, creativity is applied imagination.
Ken Robinson

Imagination is the primary gift of human consciousness.
Ken Robinson

The world is but a canvas to the imagination.
Henry David Thoreau

The sorcery and charm of imagination, and the power it gives to the individual to transform his world into a new world of order and delight, makes it one of the most treasured of all human capacities.
Frank Barron

What is now proved was once only imagined.
William Blake

Your imagination is the single most important asset you possess. Your imagination is your power to create mental pictures of things that don't exist yet and that you want to bring into being. Your imagination is what you use to shape your future. And so in your own way, you are a prophet. You generate countless predictions every day. Your imagination is the source,tirelessly churning out mental pictures of what you'll be doing in the future.
Rob Brezsny

The possible's slow fuse is lit by the imagination.
Emily Dickinson

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
Mohammad Ali

To invent you need a goal, imagination, and a pile of junk.
Thomas Alva Edison

Our imagination is boundless. In a split second we can imagine an incredible number of things. To give form to what is imagined takes great creative powers. That's why I believe creativity is giving form to imagination.
Fereydoon Family

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
John Lennon

Each of us has an Aladdin's Lamp which psychologists call creative imagination.
Alex Osborn

By picturing ourselves creating at our highest levels, imagining the finished product and the deep joy that comes from creating, we move closer to our dreams. Visualizing the end result from our creative effort helps us achieve it.
Salli Rasberry

Imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
Brenda Ueland

To be successful we must live from our imaginations, not from our memories.
Steven Covey

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
Albert Einstein

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
Carl Jung

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Imagine everything you're experiencing now being a hundred times more wonderful. Bad turns good; good turns great. THAT IS WHAT IS POSSIBLE.
Marianne Williamson

Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life.
Adele Brookman

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from lack of imagination.
Oscar Wilde

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
John Muir

Before you can do something that you've never done before, you have to imagine it's possible.
Jean Shinoda Bolen

Live out of your imagination instead of your memory.
Les Brown

All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination. Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.
Napoleon Hill

We are often more frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
Seneca

The human race is governed by its imagination.
Napoleon Bonaparte

You create your own universe as you go along. The stronger your imagination, the more variegated your universe. When you leave off dreaming, the universe ceases to exist.
Winston Churchill

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Stephen R. Covey

The source of genius is imagination alone.
Eugène Delacroix

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of the imagination.
John Dewey

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions.
Albert Einstein

To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.
Anatole France

No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination.
Edward Hopper

It's time to start living the life you've imagined.
Henry James

Without imagination, nothing is dangerous.
Georgette Leblane

It is the imagination that gives shape to the universe.
Barry Lopez

You can't do it unless you imagine it.
George Lucas

I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see.
Duane Michals

Imagination is the true magic carpet.
Norman Vincent Peale

Everything you can imagine is real.
Pablo Picasso

It is through the imagination that the formless takes form.
Catherine Ponder

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last you create what you will.
George Bernard Shaw

Your knowledge has limits but your imagination does not.
Geraint Straker

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
Kurt Vonnegut



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