Imagination Quotations, Quotes, Quotation Collection

Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.
 

Edward Paul Abbey

Having imagination, it takes you an hour to write a paragraph that, if you were unimaginative, would take you only a minute. Or you might not write the paragraph at all.

Franklin Pierce Adams

I like to have a thing suggested rather than told in full. When every detail is given, the mind rests satisfied, and the imagination loses the desire to use its own wings.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

The Possible's slow fuse is lit
By the Imagination.

Emily Dickinson

I imagine, therefore I belong and am free.
 

Lawrence Durrell

There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrated to some stroke of the imagination.
 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagination is the eye of the soul.
 

Joseph Joubert

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart's affections, and the truth of imagination.
 

John Keats

The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.

John F. Kennedy

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

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

W. Somerset Maugham

To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life, and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice. We live in the mind.

Wallace Stevens

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

Mark Twain

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

Most idealistic people are skint. I have discovered that people with money have no imagination, and people with imagination have no money.

George Weiss

Does the imagination dwell the most upon a woman won or a woman lost?
 

William Butler Yeats

Evil comes to all us men of imagination wearing as its mask all the virtues.
 

William Butler Yeats