Top 997 Imagination Quotes & Sayings

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Sometimes I feel like a figment of my own imagination.
I am putting real plums into an imaginary cake.
An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house.
Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely. — © Marcus Aurelius
Aptitude found in the understanding and is often inherited. Genius coming from reason and imagination, rarely.
I get ideas from my own personal experiences, from my imagination, and from my research and from old stories.
You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
Visualization - it's been huge for me. Your mind doesn't know the difference between imagination and reality. You can't always practice perfectly - my fingers will play a little bit out of tune, or my dance moves might not be as sharp - but in my mind, I can practice perfectly.
Creativity requires novelty. Imagination is all about counterfactuals and untested possibilities that don't yet exist.
For someone who writes fiction, in order to activate the imagination and the unconscious, it's essential to be free.
If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.
It's definitely true that there are a lot of the devices we used on 'Star Trek,' that came out the imagination of the writers, and the creators that are actually in the world today.
I can't satisfy myself with just trying to tie all of my imagination into music, especially when music is not appreciated as an art form as much as it used to be.
It takes as much imagination to create debt as to create income.
We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
I think we're all a little afraid of the dark. If you lived in the country, as I did, there's nothing quite like country dark, which was really black. And as a child, your imagination runs wild.
Imagination which comes into play in falling in love is different from any other. Certainly in my case, and I've fallen in love all my life, one imagines the person to be as you want them to be. They frequently turn out to be someone different, for better or worse.
There were people who went for serious mind enhancement, like Jimi Hendrix or John Lennon, although I didn't really need to do that. I was blessed with an incredibly fertile imagination.
There is no connection between the political ideas of our educated class and the deep places of the imagination. — © Lionel Trilling
There is no connection between the political ideas of our educated class and the deep places of the imagination.
In many cases your imagination is much more effective than what can be shown. It primes you to know something is about to happen - the anticipation and anxiety is worse than what ends up happening.
In imagination, there's no limitation.
With a book called 'Keeping Score,' I really did want to write a book about the Korean War, because I felt that it is the least understood war in the American cultural imagination. So I set out with the idea that Americans didn't know much about the Korean War and that I was going to try to fix a tiny bit of that.
We humans lack imagination, to the point of not even knowing what tomorrow's important things will look like.
Reality is the richest thing there is, the most important thing there is. Our imagination allows us to live an artificial life that is wonderful, extremely rich, but I don't believe any artist would dare to say that artifice is better than real life.
Use your imagination, and you'll see that even the most narrow, humdrum lives are infinite in scope if you examine them with enough care.
Cinema is a world of imagination.
Bring ideas in and entertain them royally, for one of them may be the king.
I am not by any stretch of the imagination a tidy person, and the piles of unread books on the coffee table and by my bed have a plaintive, pleading quality to me - 'Read me, please!'
Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it.
Taste refers to the past, imagination to the future.
'Castle' is a guy living in a fantasy world. He's in his imagination, writing these stories of murder.
I have deliberately left Sylvester and Julia's appearances to the reader's imagination.
Courses in the humanities, in particular, often seem impractical, but they are vital, because they stretch your imagination and challenge your mind to become more responsive, more critical, bigger.
There are two worlds: the world we can measure with line and rule, and the world that we feel with our hearts and imagination.
Truth titillates the imagination far less than fiction.
The imagination is an innate gift, but it needs refinement and cultivation; this is what the humanities provide.
The characters I like offer a room for imagination about their untold past and future, even when the given scripts don't explain enough about them.
Reading a hard copy book, and reading a book on an iPad are slightly different experiences. What they both have in common though is that you must engage your imagination in the process.
I love the paranormal, because there, every genre I write can become one beacon for my imagination.
You will certainly not doubt the necessity of studying astronomy and physics, if you are desirous of comprehending the relation between the world and Providence as it is in reality, and not according to imagination.
Regardless of who originally made it popular, any hit song becomes a challenge to the ingenuity and imagination of other musicians and performers. — © Les Baxter
Regardless of who originally made it popular, any hit song becomes a challenge to the ingenuity and imagination of other musicians and performers.
Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason's imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work.
When I got large enough to go to work, while employed I was reflecting on many things that would present themselves to my imagination; and whenever an opportunity occurred of looking at a book, when the school-children were getting their lessons, I would find many things that the fertility of my own imagination had depicted to me before.
I've always had this in a kind of worst-case dark imagination. I want to know what the dark form in the window is. I want to know what the noise under the staircase is.
It's the imagination that is involved in sci-fi, and fantasy is what draws me to it. Stories, everything.
I don't like this idea of Method. I come from that school, but what I was taught was that it's your imagination. You do your homework, and you use your imagination.
Nothing speaks louder than an evocative photograph that stirs the imagination, tugs at the heart strings and engages the mind.
Never lose sight of the fact that all human felicity lies in man's imagination, and that he cannot think to attain it unless he heeds all his caprices. The most fortunate of persons is he who has the most means to satisfy his vagaries.
Anyone who lives within his means suffers from a lack of imagination.
I think that people need an adrenalin rush. Folks need something aspirational; they need to do something that is hard. That's what ignites the imagination.
The imagination is the spur of delights... all depends upon it, it is the mainspring of everything; now, is it not by means of the imagination one knows joy? Is it not of the imagination that the sharpest pleasures arise?
I find my characters and stories in many varied places; sometimes they pop out of newspaper articles, obscure historical texts, lively dinner party conversations and some even crawl out of the dusty remote recesses of my imagination.
Imagination comes of not having things.
Woman is the sun, an extraordinary creature, one that makes the imagination gallop. — © Marcello Mastroianni
Woman is the sun, an extraordinary creature, one that makes the imagination gallop.
It would be a bitter cosmic joke if we destroy ourselves due to atrophy of the imagination.
To put up a show is to face life's injustices with one of the few weapons available to a desperate and brave people, their imagination.
Imagination has rules, but we can only guess what they are.
They are imaginary characters. But perhaps not solely the products of my imagination, since there are some aspects of the characters that relate to my own experience of a wide variety of people.
Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.
I discovered writing children's books was a way to keep living in my imagination like a child. So I wrote a number of books before I started 'Magic Tree House.' Then, once I got that, I never looked back because I could be somewhere different in every single book.
The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world.
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