Imagination Quotes

Pablo Picasso

Everything you can imagine is real.

George Eliot

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.. George Eliot
Adventure is not outside man; it is within.

Donald L. Hicks

Money can take you many places, but imagination can take you anywhere.

Carl Henegan

Once you realize that the imagination is non-fiction, the world is yours

N. Scott Momaday

Your imagination comes to life, and this, you think, is where Creation was begun.

N. Scott Momaday

We are what we imagine. Our very existence consists in our imagination of ourselves. Our best destiny is to imagine, at least, completely, who and what, and that we are. The greatest tragedy that can befall us is to go unimagined.

Jess C. Scott

When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and
When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.

John Keats

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

Jess C. Scott

A fit, healthy body - that is the best fashion statement. Jess C. Scott
A fit, healthy body - that is the best fashion statement

Jess C. Scott

V-Day…if you need this one day in a year to show everyone else you truly care
V-Day…if you need this one day in a year to show everyone else you truly care for “your loved one” I think it’s quite stupid. I hate this commercialism. It’s all artificial, and has nothing to do with real love.

Jason Mraz

It’s strange how dreams get under your skin and give your heart a test for what’s real and what’s imaginary.

Jess C. Scott

My head’ll explode if I continue with this escapism.

Roman Payne

She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She
She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. 'Time' for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.

Jess C. Scott

Maybe you could be mine / or maybe we’ll be entwined / aimless in this sexless foreplay.

Roman Payne

You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in
You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.

Terry Pratchett

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

Brian Andreas

We lay there and looked up at the night sky and she told me about stars called blue squares and red swirls and I told her I'd never heard of them. Of course not, she said, the really important stuff they never tell you. You have to imagine it on your own.

Jess C. Scott

Please, touch me, I pray.

Kurt Vonnegut

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

Oscar Wilde

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

Roman Payne

I was an adventurer, but she was not an adventuress. She was a 'wanderess.' Thus, she didn’t care about money, only experiences - whether they came from wealth or from poverty, it was all the same to her.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own. The great instrument of moral good is the imagination.

Jess C. Scott

I was flipping channels, watching this cheerleading program on MTV. They took a field hockey girl and “transformed” her into a cheerleader by the end of the show. I was just wondering: what if she liked field hockey better?

Roman Payne

She called herself Europa, and wandered the world from girlhood till death. She believed only in her life and in her dreams. She called herself Europa, and her god was Beauty.

Roman Payne

When I touched her body,
I believed she was God.
In the curves of her form
I found the birth of Man,
the creation of the world,
and the origin of all life.

Saul Bellow

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

Philip José Farmer

Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got.

Ray Bradbury

The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The
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.

Sidney Sheldon

A blank piece of paper is God's way of telling us how hard it is to be God.

Ann Patchett

Writing is a job, a talent, but it's also the place to go in your head. It is the imaginary friend you drink your tea with in the afternoon.

Termina Ashton

Imagination is Everything!

Patricia A. McKillip

Those who fear the imagination condemn it: something childish, they say, something monsterish, misbegotten. Not all of us dream awake. But those of us who do have no choice.

Neil Gaiman

There are people who think that things that happen in fiction do not really happen. These people are wrong.

Jonathan Franzen

Every good writer I know needs to go into some deep, quiet place to do work that is fully imagined. And what the Internet brings is lots of vulgar data. It is the antithesis of the imagination. It leaves nothing to the imagination.

Caroline Gordon

A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.

L.M. Montgomery

Fancies are like can't cage them, they're such wayward, dancing things.

Janet Frame

Writing a novel is not merely going on a shopping expedition across the border to an unreal land: it is hours and years spent in the factories, the streets, the cathedrals of the imagination.

Umberto Eco

In the Middle Ages, cathendrals and convents burned like tinder; imagining a medieval story without a fire is like imagining a World War II movie in the Pacific without a fighter plane shot down in flames.

C.K. Webb

Sometimes the things in our heads are far worse than anything they could put in books or on film!!

Northrop Frye

The poet, however, uses these two crude, primitive, archaic forms of thought (simile and metaphor) in the most uninhibited way, because his job is not to describe nature, but to show you a world completely absorbed and possessed by the human mind.

Kiera Woodhull

I fix the cramped, lined pages
with my curious stare. How do you
come to exist?

Annie Dillard

Get to work. Your work is to keep cranking the flywheel that turns the gears that spin the belt in the engine of belief that keeps you and your desk in midair.

Christina Westover

Anything creative requires a bit of acting,and filling in blanks with imagination.

Kurt Vonnegut

I am simply impressed by the unexpected insights which shower down on me when my job is to imagine, as contrasted with the woodenly familiar ideas which clutter my desk when my job is to tell the truth.

Richelle E. Goodrich

It is said that you can't write without a reader. The opposite holds true as well; you can't read without a writer. But if as a single, creative person you are one in the same, then, well.....problem solved! Great writing is born from that which we personally long to read.

Joyce Carol Oates

For the writer, the serial killer is, abstractly, an analogue of the imagination's caprices and amorality; the sense that, no matter the dictates and even the wishes of the conscious social self, the life or will or purpose of the imagination is incomprehensible, unpredictable.

Stephen King

What about reality, you ask? Well, as far as I'm concerned, reality can go take a flying fuck at a rolling doughnut. I've never held much of a brief for reality, at least in my written work. All too often it is to the imagination what ash stakes are to vampires.

Wallace Stegner

By his very profession, a serious fiction writer is a vendor of the sensuous particulars of life, a perceiver and handler of things. His most valuable tools are his sense and his memory; what happens in his mind is primarily pictures.

Patricia Hampl

I don't write about what I know: I write in order to find out what I know.

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.

Federico Chini

Writing is like sculpturing words out of a block of imagination. Sentences chisel the story, then characters make it their own.

Maxwell Maltz

A human being always acts and feels and performs in accordance with what he imagines to be true about himself and his environment...For imagination sets the goal ‘picture’ which our automatic mechanism works on. We act, or fail to act, not because of ‘will,’ as is so commonly believed, but because of imagination.

Jim Butcher

The characters within a book were, from a certain point of view, identical on some fundamental
The characters within a book were, from a certain point of view, identical on some fundamental level ‒ there weren't any images of them, no physical tangibility whatsoever. They were pictures in the reader's head, constructs of imagination and ideas, given shape by the writer's work and skill and the reader's imagination. Parents, of a sort.

Michael Bassey Johnson

It is not in the gene of an Intellectually blinded person to experience the paradise in the writer's imagination.

Carmela Dutra

Anyone can take an adventure even if it's only in your own backyard. Let your imagination be your adventure and see where it takes you.

Nirav Sanchaniya

A Writer is Actor, Creator, Director & Producer Of HIS Life. Ask ME anything.

Sara Sheridan

Like good reading skills, good writing skills require immersion and imaginative engagement.

Jen Selinsky

Books allow one to jump into another person's imagination while also exploring their own!

Daniel J. Rice

There are places which exist in this world beyond the reach of imagination.

James Lusarde

I like the sounds of words. Words are very enjoyable. I like words because they are... seductive. And I like words because they can contain... fantasies.

Alan Sheinwald

The definition of a professional is one who does a job well even when they don't like it.

Eric Micha'el Leventhal

Imagination makes the world
and all the wonders in it.
The seed of every dream unfurls
as you with love begin it!

Evelyn Leilou Colon

The adversary humbly cloaked in its fine smile 'eyes devoid of kindness, speaking gentle its knife secretly hidden.

D. Antoinette Foy

I wear the universe backwards.
I imagine putting stars in my
coffee, and sugar in the sky.
I imagine going fishing in clouds,
and watching the sun hide
behind lakes. I'm too busy dancing
with my imagination to even tip toe
with reality for a second.

They say I'm going mad.
They're right.

Cathryn Louis

Artistry is the dance of color & form, whether visual, musical, or sparked in the imagination by the written word.

Anne Burack Sayre

Better to have to retrace your steps and then move forward than never to move forward at all.

Oscar Wilde

The basis of action is lack of imagination. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.

Steven J. Carroll

It is hard to imagine the things you have never seen.

Pawan Mehra

You can create you different world with your loving one in talks only. This doesn't need to be there but with the heart and true care you can enjoy everything in the world

Michael Bassey Johnson

Prove to the world that you are alive, let your words breathe life into the nostrils of the universe.

Donald L. Hicks

Your words, your thoughts, your imagination: powerful tools. Remember that and use them wisely.

Terence McKenna

It is the imagination that argues for the Divine Spark within human beings. It is literally a decent of the World's Soul into all of us.

Sara Sheridan

Books have a vital place in our culture. They are the source of ideas, of stories that engage and stretch the imagination and most importantly, inspire.

Aniruddha Sastikar

Forcing the muse to let thoughts flow; equals to pushing a child, into labor.

Gustave Flaubert

Motionless we traverse countries we fancy we see, and your thought, blending with the fiction, playing with the details, follows the outline of the adventures. It mingles with the characters, and it seems as if it were yourself palpitating beneath their costumes.

Pierre Janet

Martial (the main character of LOCUS SOLUS) has a very interesting conception of literary beauty: the work must contain nothing real, no observations about the world or the mind, nothing but completely imaginary constructions. These are in themselves ideas from an extrahuman world.

Dejan Stojanovic

When magic through nerves and reason passes,
Imagination, force, and passion will thunder.
The portrait of the world is changed.

Siri Hustvedt

Our memory fragments don't have any coherence until they're imagined in words. Time is a property of language, of syntax, and tense.

J.E.B. Spredemann

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the imagination is worth a thousand pictures.

Steve K. Smy

An author is like a jeweller, with words as their gemstones and imagination the precious metals.

George MacDonald

All words, then, belonging to the inner world of the mind, are of the imagination, are originally poetic words.

Nema Al-Araby

Don't let yourself be amazed by the imagination of a writer and his words, writers are almost all the time in a love-hate relationship with words.

Julie Connor

When you imagine and clearly articulate your goals in writing, you access the creative energy of your right brain. Imagination and creativity allow you to find solutions to problems that were not previously available to you and give your left brain an opportunity to be receptive to new ideas.

Amy Tan

Even when I worked in that world, I still wanted love so strong that the man would have no interest in another woman. Maybe you will always be incapable of giving that kind of love. You tell me I want too much. And maybe I do. But like you and your imagination, I can't help but be that way.

John Armstrong

Imagination paints a charming view of the future, conveniently adapted to the demands of our current emotion.

Carlos Roche

Imagination is pure potentiality for creation. We shouldn't submit it to the hourly wages we subject our time at work.

J.F Hermann

Having books standing on a shelf in a room is like having completely different worlds at the ready, waiting to be explored.

Matthew Donnelly

The best way to be unique and set ourselves apart from Society is to create. Use your imagination and apply action towards it.

Matthew Donnelly

Creativity is applied Imagination

Sol Luckman

I am, as it were, the created creating - a paradox, for all its rhetorical trappings, at the beating heart of our shared human journey, and one I invite you to struggle with just as I have while, day in and day out, word by word and line by line, constructing a fictitious autobiography for myself in these pages.

Robert Krulwich

to paraphrase science writer John D. Barrow … we know they are impossible and yet we can imagine them anyway. Our brains, it turns out, are not prisoners of the world we live in; we can fly free! We can, any time we like, create the impossible.

Cynthia Sue Larson

What we wish for, dream and imagine is the very framework and foundation of everything we create

Alan Brennert

We make a home for ourselves, every time we work on something: actors, writers, singers, building these little nests in our gypsy souls, in place of the ones we so seldom seem to make in our own lives. And then suddenly it's over, and we have to start again.

Walt Disney Company

Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.

Yoko Ono

You may think I’m small, but I have a universe inside my mind.

Gloria Burgess

Now more than ever the world needs your brilliance, your voice, your unique imagination, and your particular genius.

Aaron Ben-Ze'ev

Sometimes loneliness makes the loudest noise.

Rae Carson

I think sometimes when we find love we pretend it away, or ignore it, or tell ourselves we’re imagining it. Because it is the most painful kind of hope there is.

Frederick Buechner

If we are to love our neighbors, before doing anything else we must see our neighbors. With our imagination as well as our eyes, that is to say like artists, we must see not just their faces but the life behind and within their faces. Here it is love that is the frame we see them in.

Francis Bacon

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

Norton Juster

if something is there, you can only see it with your eyes open, but if it isn't there, you can see it just as well with your eyes closed. That's why imaginary things are often easier to see than real ones.

Ian McEwan

The cost of oblivious daydreaming was always this moment of return, the realignment with what had been before and now seemed a little worse.

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