Here we have the best Imagination Quotes from famous authors such as Daniel J. Boorstin, Hannah John-Kamen, Lisa Gansky, LeVar Burton, Judith Krantz. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.
I didn’t really hear any other music other than what my dad was working on until I was 12. My recollection of hearing other music was that I liked some things that I heard but I always thought, ‘Where’s the rest of it?’ It didn’t have the same amount of detail or instrumentation or imagination in the arrangements.
People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
I deeply adored my mum. She was an extraordinary person, even for the prejudice I’m likely to have. She was beautiful, amusing, a tremendous elaborator of things into comic proportions and extravagant in her imagination.
Man lives by imagination.
We especially need imagination in science.
Fairy tales opened up a door into my imagination – they don’t conform to the reality that’s around you as a child. I started reading when I was three and read everything, but I wanted to be an actress.
Music inspires contemplation, dreams, and the imagination.
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.
We’re living in a time when the world has suddenly discovered India because it’s run out of raw material for its imagination. The raw materials for imagination are inexhaustible here.
Obviously the imagination is fueled by emotions beyond the control of the conscious mind.
Three centuries after the appearance of Franklin‘s ‘Courant’, it no longer requires a dystopic imagination to wonder who will have the dubious distinction of publishing America’s last genuine newspaper. Few believe that newspapers in their current printed form will survive.
Imagination only comes when you privilege the subconscious, when you make delay and procrastination work for you.
I mean, the most important thing to me is imagination.
In the imagination, Harlem will always be the spiritual capital of black excellence in America.
What I love most about animation is, it’s a team sport, and everything we do is about pure imagination.
As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope.
Love is based on imagination.
We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.
Imagination is an instrument of survival.
I’m only interested in fiction that in some way or other voices the very imagination which is conceiving it.
Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves.
There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
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.
I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affections, and the truth of imagination.
The imagination is a muscle. If it is not exercised, it atrophies.
No breed of cats in its proper condition can by any stretch of the imagination be thought of as even slightly ungraceful – a record against which must be pitted the depressing spectacle of impossibly flattened bulldogs, grotesquely elongated dachshunds, hideously shapeless and shaggy Airedales, and the like.
Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
Many who have had an opportunity of knowing any more about mathematics confuse it with arithmetic, and consider it an arid science. In reality, however, it is a science which requires a great amount of imagination.
I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see.
Bad people are, from the point of view of art, fascinating studies. They represent colour, variety and strangeness. Good people exasperate one’s reason; bad people stir one’s imagination.
I imagine, therefore I belong and am free.
It’s a wonderful thing working with young actors. I know a lot of people don’t like working with children. I actually adore it, because you watch their imagination open up and you watch them start to learn this job that I’ve been doing for so long. They come with such a lack of cynicism.
Reality is how we interpret it. Imagination and volition play a part in that interpretation. Which means that all reality is to some extent a fiction.
I have fallen in love with the imagination. And if you fall in love with the imagination, you understand that it is a free spirit. It will go anywhere, and it can do anything.
Imagination creates reality.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life, and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice. We live in the mind.
Imagination creates some big monsters.
I had never been a comic book person before, really, because I had no access to them. Once I had access, I thought that these are just another avenue for telling stories and delving into the imagination.
I enjoy working on a movie that lets your imagination run wild, it’s great to be a part of and watch.
Nowadays people’s visual imagination is so much more sophisticated, so much more developed, particularly in young people, that now you can make an image which just slightly suggests something, they can make of it what they will.
There can be no passion, and by consequence no love, where there is not imagination.
Good movies beget other good movies. So when a movie captures the imagination and hearts of people around the world, it’s going to have a positive influence on similar genres getting made.
Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.
Learn to see things as they really are, not as we imagine they are.
A certificate of live birth is not the same thing by any stretch of the imagination as a birth certificate.
I grew up in Sierra Leone, in a small village where as a boy my imagination was sparked by the oral tradition of storytelling. At a very young age I learned the importance of telling stories – I saw that stories are the most potent way of seeing anything we encounter in our lives, and how we can deal with living.
The most important innovators often don’t need any technologies – just imagination and acute sensitivity to people’s needs.
In a sense, fantasy is a freer play of the imagination. You can achieve exactly the situation you want with less groundwork, less of a need to fill in all of the background. For science fiction, I would use a lot of sources to set up, for instance, what a being from another planet would be like.
We may not imagine how our lives could be more frustrating and complex – but Congress can.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
Reading asks that you bring your whole life experience and your ability to decode the written word and your creative imagination to the page and be a co-author with the writer, because the story is just squiggles on the page unless you have a reader.
Put off your imagination, as you put off your overcoat, when you enter the laboratory. Put it on again, as you put on your overcoat, when you leave.
Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.
We can live with lots of things, but we can’t live without imagination, we can’t live without hope.
I don’t think you can define how you acquire your imagination any more than you can define why one person has a sense of humor and another doesn’t. But I certainly would lean to the side that says all those solitary hours of daydreaming were a kind of training for poetry.
Where there is no imagination there is no horror.
Los Angeles gives one the feeling of the future more strongly than any city I know of. A bad future, too, like something out of Fritz Lang’s feeble imagination.
My proudest moment was probably when my oldest boy finished law school and went on to become an FBI agent. It was just beyond my imagination that – with my background – my own son would become an FBI agent.
Storybooks were always a big part of my imagination, and my childhood and adolescence.
There are no shortcuts in life – only those we imagine.
I use a lot of film images, analogies, and imagination.
Imagination decides everything.
I write from my imagination, not from what I’ve read in books or seen on TV or to make money. I wrote from an idea I was passionate about.
It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.
My imagination can picture no fairer happiness than to continue living for art.
I was a wild, mischievous kid, and I had tremendous imagination. Any experience I had, I’d try to reenact it.
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.
One way we can enliven the imagination is to push it toward the illogical. We’re not scientists. We don’t always have to make the logical, reasonable leap.
Use your imagination. Look around the kitchen and see what you can use.
Trust that little voice in your head that says ‘Wouldn’t it be interesting if…’; And then do it.
The violent quarrel between the abstractionists and the surrealists seems to me quite unnecessary. All good art has contained both abstract and surrealist elements, just as it has contained both classical and romantic elements – order and surprise, intellect and imagination, conscious and unconscious.
I think what’s really the most ideal thing is for the player themselves, within their own imagination, to carve out what they view as being the essence of the character.
For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination.
Respect your parents. What they tell you is true. Hard work, dedication and faith will get you anything. Imagination will drive itself. You can get anything you want, but you have to have faith behind all your ideas. Stick to your goals and have an undying faith.
To them though, not to us, we were just a catalyst for their imagination.
Imagination comes of not having things.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
I stare out the window and reflect on the similarity between writing and saving a life and the inevitable failure of one’s imagination and one’s goals and ambitions to create a character or a life worth saving.
It will take some time before a politician will capture the imagination of the American people and have the vision and understanding to do what is necessary for a better future for the people of America and the world.
The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.
I’ve been working on the soprano saxophone for 40 years, and the possibilities are astounding. It’s up to you, the only limit is the imagination.
Sometimes a technology is so awe-inspiring that the imagination runs away with it – often far, far away from reality. Robots are like that. A lot of big and ultimately unfulfilled promises were made in robotics early on, based on preliminary successes.
I mean, it’s fine when you’re a kid and someone runs into the playground and goes, ‘I’ve got this great game of pretend,’ and you play… As an actor, getting to play, getting to use your imagination and be childish – it is weird but it’s wonderful.
In those days, it didn’t take much imagination to come up with something that required great lyric development skills. You just thought of an experience that you might have gone through, and write it down.
I have deliberately left Sylvester and Julia‘s appearances to the reader’s imagination.
The scientific imagination always restrains itself within the limits of probability.
The imagination is man’s power over nature.
What we imagine is order is merely the prevailing form of chaos.
The Polar Express is about faith, and the power of imagination to sustain faith. It’s also about the desire to reside in a world where magic can happen, the kind of world we all believed in as children, but one that disappears as we grow older.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
You are always drawing from your personal life and using your imagination to fill in the blanks.
To speak of morals in art is to speak of legislature in sex. Art is the sex of the imagination.
You know, working as an actor, I’m always working within my own imagination.
The imagination is an innate gift, but it needs refinement and cultivation; this is what the humanities provide.
For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.
I feel like I’m a much better person when I’m developing my imagination and my innocence and my vulnerability. I like that version of me better than the version where I’m just working on my analytical mind.
Ultimately it’s a leap of faith and a leap of imagination to put yourself back in time into those conditions and situations and see how you would react.
Sometimes when you’ve got too much money you lose your imagination.
Imagination is the eye of the soul.
I think my imagination dictates the technologies I use. But at the same time, my imagination can be technologic. Sometimes I see a tool and I know immediately how to use it, but most of the time I use the tool for an idea I already have.
He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart.
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
Paris presents one incessant round of amusement & dissipation but very little, I believe – even for its inhabitants of that society – which interests the heart. Every day, you may see something new, magnificent & beautiful; every night, you may see a spectacle which astonishes & enchants the imagination.
Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that’s all you have.
We forget that what matters begins with the imagination.
I grew up in this room filled with musical instruments, but most importantly, I had a family who encouraged me to invest in my own imagination, and so things I created, things I built were good things to be building just because I was making them, and I think that’s such an important idea.
Politics is the enemy of the imagination.
The hoax is the very absence of truth, which usually means art is absent, too – hoaxes regularly substitute claims of reality for imagination, facts for form, acting as if artifice is the antithesis of art.
Only in men’s imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.
It’s just a way of trying to get to a third thing that’s not particular to any quote-unquote genre. It’s been great for me; it’s really opened me up and gotten me to use that part of my imagination. It’s very scary in a lot of ways, and just as exciting.
With any hallucinations, if you can do functional brain imagery while they’re going on, you will find that the parts of the brain usually involved in seeing or hearing – in perception – have become super active by themselves. And this is an autonomous activity; this does not happen with imagination.
Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding.
Cinema is a world of imagination.
I hope that I’m sexy in a different kind of way than I think that a lot of girls are right now. I think a lot of girls in the public eye, especially musical artists, are just kind of objectified a little bit and wearing super-skimpy outfits and leaving nothing to the imagination.
I’m not a passive person by any stretch of the imagination.
Without imagination, I don’t think there’s any progress.
I don’t know exactly how I end up with some of these roles. It mystifies me sometimes, but I am a fan of sci-fi. I love being taken into a strange world, and when it’s told with imagination and credibility, I love being taken on that trip. I always have.
You know when you’re a child and your imagination is limitless and you really believe in magic? I thought I had super powers.
Being an actor means asking people to look at you. I guess I accept that. But it’s a profession in which the job is to show another world and other people. You may access it through bits of yourself, and your imagination and experience, but actually, in the end, you’re not playing yourself.
In the beginning, we had a great deal of freedom, and Jerry wrote completely out of his imagination – very, very freely. We even had no editorial supervision to speak of, because they were in such a rush to get the thing in before deadline. But later on we were restricted.
Everything, I think, about acting is based on imagination.
A lady‘s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
The moment of inspiration can come from memory, or language, or the imagination, or experience – anything that makes an impression forcibly enough for language to form.
I am not interested in slice of life, what I want is a slice of the imagination.
Men often take their imagination for their heart; and they believe they are converted as soon as they think of being converted.
The one thing emphasized in any creative writing course is ‘write what you know,’ and that automatically drives a wooden stake through the heart of imagination. If they really understood the mysterious process of creating fiction, they would say, ‘You can write about anything you can imagine.’
The thing that most attracts me to historical fiction is taking the factual record as far as it is known, using that as scaffolding, and then letting imagination build the structure that fills in those things we can never find out for sure.
Imagination needs to be fed.
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Writing is more about imagination than anything else. I fell in love with words. I fell in love with storytelling.
Even the highest forms of sacrificial worship present much that is repulsive to modern ideas, and in particular it requires an effort to reconcile our imagination to the bloody ritual which is prominent in almost every religion which has a strong sense of sin.
Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.
Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.
Literature is a beautiful way of keeping the imagination alive, of visiting worlds you would never have time to in your day-to-day life. It keeps you abreast of a wider spectrum of human activities.
For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential – the imagination.
It is clear that the pharmaceutical industry is not, by any stretch of the imagination, doing enough to ensure that the poor have access to adequate medical care.
A financier is a pawnbroker with imagination.
Science is imagination in the service of the verifiable truth, and that service is indeed communal. It cannot be rigidly planned. Rather, it requires freedom and courage and the plural contributions of many different kinds of people who must maintain their individuality while giving to the group.
I just love music – by no stretch of the imagination am I professionally competent.
All of the Antilles, every island, is an effort of memory: every mind, every racial biography culminating in amnesia and fog. Pieces of sunlight through the fog and sudden rainbows, arcs-en-ciel. That is the effort, the labour of the Antillean imagination, rebuilding its gods from bamboo frames, phrase by phrase.
Be drawn to the visual arts for it can expand your imagination.
I hope my kids see imagination has power to change everything.
I had a very active imagination as a kid, and I was constantly performing, whether I was making money doing it or not, whether it was on a stage in front of 1,000 people or in the living room in front of my family.
‘Avatar‘ is the greatest, most comprehensive collection of movie cliches ever assembled, but it’s put together in a brand new way with a new technology, and tremendous imagination, making it a true epic and a kind of a milestone.
My imagination functions much better when I don’t have to speak to people.
There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality.
Some stories are true that never happened.
It’s almost like living a double life where I’m in a limbo space where Amanda Knox, a real person, exists, ‘Foxy Knoxy,’ an idea of a person, exists, and I’m constantly having to juggle how someone is interacting with me based upon that two-dimensional person of me that has been in the public’s imagination for so long.
I have never been able to pay attention to anything for more than a few minutes – the stories in my head have always been so much more entertaining. Only books could pull me out of my own imagination, and then it was only to plunge me into someone else’s.
Faith is spiritualized imagination.
An idea is salvation by imagination.
Without imagination we can go nowhere. And imagination is not restricted to the arts. Every scientist I have met who has been a success has had to imagine.
Well, I think that as a country, we’ve drifted away from appreciating the importance of imagination.
I must confess that my imagination refuses to see any sort of submarine doing anything but suffocating its crew and floundering at sea.
Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
The source and center of all man’s creative power… is his power of making images, or the power of imagination.
The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character, that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world, with all its corruption and evils and cruelties, and the splendid world of our imagination.
My imagination is a twisted place.
I have a very vivid imagination.
The great thing about making picture books is that you can make absolutely anything you want happen. It’s a bit like making a film, but you don’t need lots of money for actors and costumes – you just need pens, paper, and your imagination.
I do rely on my instincts a lot and my imagination.
I surrendered to a world of my imagination, reenacting all those wonderful tales my father would read aloud to me. I became a very active reader, especially history and Shakespeare.
I’ve spent my life butting my head against other people’s lack of imagination.
I always imagined I could be what I wanted to be.
Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.
A viewer’s imagination is a powerful storyteller, and can often come up with things way more frightening than what you can explicitly show in a horror movie… try to engage that imagination, and the results can be magical.
In imagination, there’s no limitation.
I suppose I’m proudest of my novels for what’s imagined in them. I think the world of my imagination is a richer and more interesting place than my personal biography.
Anything you put your mind to and add your imagination into can make your life a lot better and a lot more fun.
The aspect of kind of living in your imagination and creating a more romantic vision of the world than the reality that you’re given – that’s definitely something I can sort of relate to.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
What I really have in my head, my imagination, my understanding of music, I never really get that out.
I suspect that one of capitalism‘s crucial assets derives from the fact that the imagination of economists, including its critics, lags well behind its own inventiveness, the arbitrariness of its undertaking and the ruthlessness of the way in which it proceeds.
Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether.
All the best have something in common, a regard for reality, an agreement to its primacy over the imagination.
What’s in front of you is a whole world of experiences beyond your imagination. Put yourself, and your growth and development, first.
The imagination is a pretty precious source of protection.
By going over your day in imagination before you begin it, you can begin acting successfully at any moment.
My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world, and exiles me from it.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
Essentially, I’m untrained, so I just go with my imagination and try to put myself as solidly as I can into the shoes of whatever person I’m going to be playing.
You will obtain a vision of matter that is perhaps fatiguing for your imagination, but pure and stripped of what the requirements of life make you add to it in external perception.
What really fascinates me is this need that is so strong now that if you read a work of the imagination you instantly have to say, ‘Oh, what this really is is so-and-so,’ reducing it to a simple formula.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
I think my securities far outweigh my insecurities. I am not nearly as afraid of myself and my imagination as I used to be.
Dr. Einstein was not successful in school, but he found something in the air from his own imagination and his own brain power, and look what he did.
The costume that I wear on the show is a little snug and doesn’t leave a whole lot to the imagination. I don’t have a problem with it because of the way this character’s been written.
I don’t know what the next American revolution is going to be like, but we might be able to imagine it if your imagination were rich enough.
What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also.
He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.
Don Quixote‘s misfortune is not his imagination, but Sancho Panza.
You have many years ahead of you to create the dreams that we can’t even imagine dreaming. You have done more for the collective unconscious of this planet than you will ever know.
Imagination is as good as many voyages – and how much cheaper!
It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.
Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
Living in a small town, one of the keys to survival was your imagination.
You are indebted to you imagination for three-fourths of your importance.
Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.
War, except in self-defense, is a failure of moral imagination.
All of imagination – everything that we think, we feel, we sense – comes through the human brain. And once we create new patterns in this brain, once we shape the brain in a new way, it never returns to its original shape.
People write memoirs because they lack the imagination to make things up.
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.
A place makes a deep impression on you when you’re young. It lives with you. It’s like your childhood. It fertilises the imagination.
When you believe in what you’re doing and use your imagination and initiative, you can make a difference.
It takes great skill to tell a compelling story in under 60 seconds. These five directors have mastered the format, using their talent, craft and imagination to provide us with some of the most innovative filmmaking out there today.
An idea is a putting truth in check-mate.
Today mythical thinking has fallen into disrepute; we often dismiss it as irrational and self-indulgent. But the imagination is also the faculty that has enabled scientists to bring new knowledge to light and to invent technology that has made us immeasurably more effective.
You spend a lot more time on your own as an only child. And there’s space to allow your imagination to take flight.
It takes no imagination to live within your means.
People who think my books are autobiographical, which they’re not, credit me with having a much better memory than I do. I do, however, have a powerful imagination.
There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.
An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I’ve left the opera house.
A person possessed with an idea cannot be reasoned with.
Everything you can imagine is real.
I grew up with interesting and funny people. We made our own fun. You had to use your imagination.
I used my imagination to make the grass whatever color I wanted it to be.
Only in your imagination can you revise.
All my life I’ve had the privilege to make my living with my imagination, and the most important thing has been to see my creative life grow. I was educated to do that and have lived accordingly.
Imagination is a very potent thing, and in the uneducated often usurps the place of genuine experience.
Be bored and see where it takes you, because the imagination’s dusty wilderness is worth crossing if you want to sculpt your soul.
Mine is not an autonomous imagination.
The faking of feelings is a sin against the imagination.
Scientists have to have a metaphor. All scientists start with imagination.
Imagine what a harmonious world it could be if every single person, both young and old shared a little of what he is good at doing.
Preschool children are virtuosos of imagination.
It’s a slight stretch of the imagination but most people are alike in most ways so I’ve never had any trouble identifying with the character that I’m playing.
To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.
First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
True intelligence requires fabulous imagination.
Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it.
Without imagination and without love, life can be pretty bleak. I think having both will get you through the most dire of situations.
My books are inert as cordwood till a reader’s imagination ignites one and an old flame jumps to life.
Death? Why this fuss about death? Use your imagination, try to visualize a world without death! Death is the essential condition of life, not an evil.
Many memory techniques involve creating unforgettable imagery, in your mind’s eye. That’s an act of imagination. Creating really weird imagery really quickly was the most fun part of my training to compete in the U.S. Memory Competition.
I find that nothing but very close and intense application to subjects of a scientific nature now seems at all to keep my imagination from running wild, or to stop up the void which seems to be left in my mind from a want of excitement.
Karma is experience, and experience creates memory, and memory creates imagination and desire, and desire creates karma again. If I buy a cup of coffee, that’s karma. I now have that memory that might give me the potential desire for having cappuccino, and I walk into Starbucks, and there’s karma all over again.
When you are young your imagination is so clear.
Everybody in their own imagination decides what scary is.
I was lucky because my mum was a teacher and showed me how to read and write. But most importantly, she encouraged me to use my imagination.
I suspect that even most conservatives would prefer to live in the kind of world conjured up in the liberals‘ imagination rather than in the kind of world we are in fact stuck with.
I grew up believing my sister was from the planet Neptune and had been sent down to Earth to kill me. I believed this because my sister Emily convinced me of it when I was a toddler. I think she’d seen Invasion of the Body Snatchers and her imagination ran away with her. There’s a part of me that still believes it.
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
She has no imagination and that means no compassion.
President Reagan was a leader at a time when the American people most needed leadership. He outlined a vision that captured the imagination of the free world, a vision that toppled the Communist empire and freed countless millions.
Happiness is ideal, it is the work of the imagination.
No film has captivated my imagination more than ‘King Kong.’ I’m making movies today because I saw this film when I was 9 years old.
Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything.
When I was on my own in a hotel room in Romania, I had the imagination to keep myself occupied.
Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity.
You have to really use your imagination to refresh your daily life.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
I’m a dreamer with lots of energy and a vivid imagination. That’s the recipe for becoming an entertainer.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
Imagination makes us aware of limitless possibilities. How many of us haven’t pondered the concept of infinity or imagined the possibility of time travel? In one of her poems, Emily Bronte likens imagination to a constant companion, but I prefer to think of it as a built-in entertainment system.
I’ll confess right here that I secretly wish I’d have drawn a strip about a little boy with a fake tiger, going for adventures throughout the universe in spaceships of his imagination.
Vision – It reaches beyond the thing that is, into the conception of what can be. Imagination gives you the picture. Vision gives you the impulse to make the picture your own.
One can live in the shadow of an idea without grasping it.
I always know exactly where my stories take place, which gives me something certain so I can use my imagination for the other stuff. I worry though, who wants to keep reading stories about Kalamazoo?
Regardless of who originally made it popular, any hit song becomes a challenge to the ingenuity and imagination of other musicians and performers.
I never in my wildest imagination dreamed that I would somehow become a sports commentator.
I do think imagination is enormously valuable, and that children should be encouraged in their imagination. That’s very true.
Vision is the true creative rhythm.
To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
The capacity you’re thinking of is imagination; without it there can be no understanding, indeed no fiction.
I accept that there may be things far grander and more incomprehensible than we can possibly imagine.
I don’t want to discredit people’s individuality, but I think people are pretty much the same. People are very similar. If you have a good enough imagination then you can feel things that you personally have never done before. That’s acting.
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
Students are rewarded for memorization, not imagination or resourcefulness.
He who does not think much of himself is much more esteemed than he imagines.
Never forget that the key to the situation lies in the will and not in the imagination.
When something is such a creative medium as the web, the limits to it are our imagination.
To think, and to feel, constitute the two grand divisions of men of genius – the men of reasoning and the men of imagination.
I’m an optimistic guy. I’m one of those big dreamers. I’m one of those kids with that annoying imagination.
Since coming out of jail, I still made mistakes daily. Don’t me wrong, I’m not an angel by any stretch of the imagination, but my mistakes are just normal ones now like forgetting to go to the shop when the missus asks or not putting the bins out, stuff like that.
I wouldn’t say that I’ve had a tough life by any stretch of the imagination.
I have more of a vivid imagination than I have talent. I cook up ideas. It’s just a characteristic.
It was like there was a pile of kindling that was in the back of my imagination just waiting there. Once I lit it, it just flared up and I kept getting ideas and ideas.
My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.
And, as I have said, it’s made me think twice about the imagination. If the spirits aren’t external, how astonishing the mediums become! Victor Hugo said of his voices that they were like his own mental powers multiplied by five.
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.
Sometimes, to stimulate your imagination you have to be careful you don’t have too much information. You can Google something, and it’s in your face, pow! You don’t have time to dream any more about it.
Personality is more important than beauty, but imagination is more important than both of them.