Imagination Sayings and Quotes

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


The imagination, give it the least license, dives deeper and soars higher than Nature goes.     

Henery David Thoreau

Imagination is an inner resource. That's why it takes stopping, slowing, silencing, reassuring, embracing to allow it to speak.     

Suzanne Beth Stinnett

Imagination is actually a form of computation. Imagination gives calculated and instinctive solutions for the future.     

L. Ron Hubbard

It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all.

Edward de Bono

Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything godlike about God, it is that. He dared to imagine everything     

Henry Miller

Fantasy was always only a reality waiting to be switched on.     

Joe Hill

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.     

Albert Einstein

The power of imagination makes us infinite.

John Muir

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

Carl Gustav Jung

Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which is everything in this world.     

Blaise Pascal

The quality of the imagination is to flow and not to freeze.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagination is not a talent of some people but is the health of everyone.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding.     

Thomas Carlyle

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.     

Joseph Conrad

Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history. The influence of real needs and compulsions, of real interests and materials, is indirect because the crowd is never conscious of it.     

Simone Weil

The imagination is never governed, it is always the ruling and divine power.     

John Ruskin

A strong imagination begetteth opportunity.     

Michel de Montaigne

The imagination is the secret and marrow of civilization.      

Henry Ward Beecher

Imagination allows you to see things in a non-traditional, non-restrictive manner. Your imagination is your picture of what tomorrow may bring.     

Catherine Pulsifer

Imagination is the only key to the future. Without it none exists - with it all things are possible.

Ida Tarbell