quotes

Imagination

My alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz. It's the letter I use to spell yuzz-a-ma-tuzz. You'll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond 'Z' and start poking around! • Dr. Seuss

The world is but a canvas to the imagination. • Henry David Thoreau

It's time to start living the life you've imagined. • Henry James

Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed. • G. K. Chesterton

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea. • Francis Bacon

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. • Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras, 1942

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For while knowledge defines all we currently know and understand, imagination points to all we might yet discover and create. • Albert Einstein

Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world. • Blaise Pascal

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

Don't expect anything original from an echo. • Author Unknown

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
• Theodore Geisel

A fool-proof method for sculpting an elephant: first, get a huge block of marble; then you chip away everything that doesn't look like an elephant. • Author Unknown

A person will worship something, have no doubt about that. We may think our tribute is paid in secret in the dark recesses of our hearts, but it will out. That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, and our character. Therefore, it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshipping we are becoming. • Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some men see things as they are and say, “Why?” I dream of things that never were and say “Why not?” • George Bernard Shaw

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

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. • Henry David Thoreau

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

There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept. • Ansel Adams

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
• Dr. Seuss, from Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. • Jack London

The Possible's slow fuse is lit by the Imagination. • Emily Dickinson

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

I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see. • Duane Michals, from Real Dreams

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

It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block. • Paul Gauguin

I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained. • Walt Disney

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. • Albert Einstein

Imagination decides everything. • Blaise Pascal

The life of faith is less about gathering information than it is about expanding imagination. • Erwin Raphael McManus

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives." • Albert Einstein