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Quotes About Imagination

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Albert Einstein
“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
Albert Einstein

Pablo Picasso
“Everything you can imagine is real.”
Pablo Picasso

Albert Einstein
“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”
Albert Einstein

Jess C. Scott
“When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.”
Jess C. Scott, The Intern

Kurt Vonnegut
“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

Oscar Wilde
“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist

Robert Fulghum
“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, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

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

Saul Bellow
“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”
Saul Bellow

Terry Pratchett
“Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.”
Terry Pratchett

Shel Silverstein
“If you are a dreamer come in
If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar
A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer
If youre a pretender com sit by my fire
For we have some flax golden tales to spin
Come in!
Come in!”
Shel Silverstein

Mark Twain
“You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”
Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Philip José Farmer
“Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got.”
Philip José Farmer

J.M. Barrie
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Maria Montessori
“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.”
Maria Montessori

Vladimir Nabokov
“Our imagination flies -- we are its shadow on the earth.”
Vladimir Nabokov

Patricia A. McKillip
“Imagination is the golden-eyed monster that never sleeps. It must be fed; it cannot be ignored.”
Patricia A. McKillip

J.G. Ballard
“I believe in the power of the imagination to remake the world, to release the truth within us, to hold back the night, to transcend death, to charm motorways, to ingratiate ourselves with birds, to enlist the confidences of madmen.”
J.G. Ballard

Jonathan Swift
“Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.”
Jonathan Swift

Albert Einstein
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.”
Albert Einstein

John Lennon
“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.”
John Lennon

Christopher Moore
“Children see magic because they look for it.”
Christopher Moore, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

Cornelia Funke
“Because fear kills everything," Mo had once told her. "Your mind, your heart, your imagination.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart

Ray Bradbury
“The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Carl Sagan
“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.”
Carl Sagan

Marilyn Monroe
“Looking back, I guess I used to play-act all the time. For one thing, it meant I could live in a more interesting world than the one around me.”
Marilyn Monroe

John Keats
“I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart's affections and the truth of the Imagination.”
John Keats

Victor Hugo
“Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection.”
Victor Hugo

Gloria Steinem
“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.”
Gloria Steinem

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