Imagination Quotes

Order is the pleasure of the reason; but disorder is the delight of the imagination.

Paul Claudel

All things are from God; and above all, reason and imagination and the great gifts of the mind. They are good in themselves; and we must not altogether forget their origin even in their perversion.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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

Francis Bacon

Fiction is not imagination. It is what anticipates imagination by giving it the form of reality. This is quite opposite to our own natural tendency which is to anticipate reality by imagining it, or to flee from it by idealizing it. That is why we shall never inhabit true fiction; we are condemned to the imaginary and nostalgia for the future.

Jean Baudrillard

Leadership is mostly a power over imagination, and never more so than in combat. The bravest man alone can only be an armed lunatic. The real strength lies in the ability to get others to do your work.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Compassion takes imagination.

Jennifer Beals

The conscious process is reflected in the imagination; the unconscious process is expressed as karma, the generation of actions divorced from thinking and alienated from feeling.

William Irwin Thompson

The travel writer seeks the world we have lost the lost valleys of the imagination.

Alexander Claud Cockburn

Where my reason, imagination or interest were not engaged, I would not or I could not learn.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Life is possible only by the deficiencies of our imagination and memory.

Emil Cioran

A disaster where marble has been substituted for imagination.

Ada Louise Huxtable

I'm a very talented person, I know that. I'm a very gifted person. I have a lot of imagination. I work hard. I feel I have the attributes within myself to have achieved what I have done. There has been no luck, no miracles. The only miracle has been this voice.

Sarah Brightman

One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm.

Ella Maillart

Know that the essence of a person, as such, is quite impossible to perceive without his material embodiment (...) This is because our five senses and our imagination do not offer us anything more than the revelation of the actions of the essence, but not the essence itself.

Yehuda Ashlag

Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl: it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling.

Henry David Thoreau

We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts.

Ray Bradbury

We are so obsessed with doing that we have no time and no imagination left for being. As a result, men are valued not for what they are but for what they do or what they have - for their usefulness

Thomas Merton

Engineering problems are under-defined, there are many solutions, good, bad and indifferent. The art is to arrive at a good solution. This is a creative activity, involving imagination, intuition and deliberate choice.

Ove Arup

Logics will get you from A to B, Imagination will take you everywhere.

Albert Einstein

Imagination governs the world.

Napolon Bonaparte

Literary imagination is an aesthetic object offered by a writer to a lover of books.

Gaston Bachelard

This whole universe, with all its vastness, grandeur and beauty, is nothing but sheer imagination. In spite of so many discoveries, researches and scientific knowledge, the creation remains a great unsolved riddle.

Meher Baba

Imagination is the highest kite that can fly.

Lauren Bacall

All prosperity begins in the mind and is dependent only upon the full use of our creative imagination.

Ruth Ross
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