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.

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.     

George Bernard Shaw

You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.     

Mark Twain

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.     

Carl Sagan

Everything you can imagine is real.     

Pablo Picasso

I imagine that yes is the only living thing.     

E. E. Cummings

To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, to imagine your facts is another.     

John Burroughs

Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.     

W. Somerset Maugham

I imagine, therefore I belong and am free.     

Lawrence Durrell

Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.     

Albert Einstein

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

Maria Montessori

Imagination is the golden-eyed monster that never sleeps. It must be fed; it cannot be ignored.     

Patricia A. Mckillip

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

Albert Einstein

Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection.     

Victor Hugo

Because when you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worth while.     

L.M. Montgomery

Imagination means nothing without doing.     

Charles Chaplin

The imagination is a palette of bright colors. You can use it to touch up memories ? or you can use it to paint dreams.     

Robert Brault

Nothing encourages creativity like the chance to fall flat on one's face.     

James D. Finley

The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person.     

Frank Barron

Sometimes imagination pounces; mostly it sleeps soundly in the corner, purring.     

Terri Guillemets

He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.     

Joseph Joubert

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.     

Lauren Bacall

Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun.     

George Scialabba

I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see.     

Duane Michals

Those who do not think outside the box are easily contained.     

Nicolas Manetta

Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.     

Anna Freud

To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.     

George Kneller

Imagination governs the world.     

Napolon Bonaparte

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

Sir Francis Bacon

The imagination is man's power over nature.     

Wallace Stevens

My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.     

Ursula K. Le Guin