Fascinating Quotes About Imagination

You can't do it unless you can imagine it.
George Lucas

There are no shortcuts in life - only those we imagine.
Frank Leahy

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

New ideas pass through three periods: 1. It can't be done. 2. It probably can be done, but it's not worth doing. 3. I knew it was a good idea all along!
Arthur C. Clarke

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Orison Swett Marden

An idea is salvation by imagination.
Frank Lloyd Wright

To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.
Anatole France

To bring anything into your life, imagine that it's already there.
Richard Bach

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

Some stories are true that never happened.
Elie Wiesel

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward

Doubt is the father of invention.
Ambrose Bierce

Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.

People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
William Butler Yeats

What is now proved was once only imagined.
William Blake

Everything you can imagine is real.
Pablo Picasso

They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe

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

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
Muhammad Ali

One can live in the shadow of an idea without grasping it.
Elizabeth Bowen

If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.
Marc Chagall

When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.
Walt Disney

To have a great idea, have a lot of them.
Thomas A. Edison

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

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.

I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.
Pablo Picasso

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

Trust that little voice in your head that says 'Wouldn't it be interesting if...'; And then do it.
Duane Michals

The realities of the world seldom measure up to the sublime designs of human imagination.
Bryant H. McGill

Imagination is at the root of much that passes for love.
Gilbert Parker

The imagination is man's power over nature.
Wallace Stevens

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Thomas A. Edison

Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true.
William Inge

Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Simone Weil

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