Imagery Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old imagery quotes, imagery sayings, and imagery proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


It is through imagination that we transcend understanding and travel into the world of possibilities.     

Danielle Pierre

The imagination is the golden pathway to everywhere.     

Terence McKenna

Change your mental imagery, and the feelings will take care of themselves.     

Maxwell Maltz

The awareness of imagery is part of living a life which derives its power from within itself will focus on the perception of images.     

Oskar Kokoschka

When an idea is important to a person or culture it will find its way into imagery.     

Joseph Campbell

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.     

Jonathan Swift

The graceful wings of a dove lead to the endless imagination in a dream wings of pain.     

Auliq Ice

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

Francis Bacon

Use your imagination to create your beautiful life.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Visual journaling allows us to access our inner language of imagery and express it both verbally and visually, while exploring the connection between image and word.     

Michael Bell

The mental imagery involved with pianistic tactilia is not related to the striking of individual keys but rather to the rites of passage between notes.     

Glenn Gould

The brain had its own food on which it battened, and the imagination, made grotesque by terror, twisted and distorted as a living thing by pain, danced like some foul puppet on a stand and grinned through moving masks.     

Oscar Wilde

Creating visual imagery is a state of mind. It involves the reproduction of what we see. But much more than that, it becomes an outlet to express feelings about what we experience.     

Tracy Sabin

The imagery is very much released from reality. It's not nailed down to specifics of the words. They're painting a picture, not telling linear stories.     

Daniel B. Shapiro

Imagination is the bridge between what is and what could be it is everything.     

Dalton Frey

The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world.     

Malcolm Gladwell

Poetry carries the imagery which is large enough for the kind of life we want for ourselves.     

David Whyte

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.     

Albert Einstein

Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power to that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.     

J.K. Rowling

To know how scientists engage in visual imagery is to understand how they think creatively.     

E. O. Wilson

The photographic image is a message without a code.     

Roland Barthes

Imagery is powerful. Imagery is provocative satellite imagery much more so because it is from space, and it allows us to get this perspective that we don't have to have otherwise.     

Sarah Parcak

The use of mental imagery is one of the strongest and most effective strategies for making something happen for you.     

Wayne Dyer

Imagery is not past but present. It rests with what we call our mental processes to place these images in a temporal order.     

George Herbert Mead

Imagination is a gift given to us from God and each one of us use it differently.     

Brian Jacques

The practice of imagination, on an everyday basis, involves clearing unhelpful images that block or misdirect our energies, and choosing to focus on positive, mobilizing imagery that gives us courage and confidence.     

Robert Moss

The original quality in any man of imagination is imagery.     

Gilbert K. Chesterton

A strong visual imagination acts as a magnet to draw the visualised into reality.     

Anupama Garg

Dreaming means ‘rehearsing' what you see, playing it over and over in your mind until it becomes as real to you as your life right now.     

Emmitt Smith

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

John Armstrong