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Imagination - It takes you places you've never been

Updated on December 26, 2015
Imagination - it takes you  places you've never been before.
Imagination - it takes you places you've never been before. | Source

Imagination and Creativity

Imagination, that wonderful little creative ingredient that makes a story come alive. Without imagination all the words in the world will not make a best seller.

It's one of the most important parts of life. It allows you to feel another's pain.

To go to places you've never seen, except in your own mind.

It helps you create a whole other world.

It's that little extra that adds heart to everything you write.

It makes your story seem real.

It's what makes people get lost in your story, it takes them out of their everyday life.

part It's what keeps them reading. Without it you will have a story dry as dust and without a heart. Imagination is what gives it heart.

Imagination and creativity go hand and hand.
Imagination and creativity go hand and hand. | Source

Imagination Quotes

  • All acts preformed in the world begin in imagination. - Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
  • Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. - Louisa May Alcott
  • Writing poetry is the hard manual labor of the imagination. - Ishmael Reed
  • Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which is everything in this world. - Pascal
  • The hardest thing about reality is returning to it after an hour inside your child's mind. - Robert Brault
  • Nothing is impossible. With so many people saying it couldn’t be done, all it takes is an imagination. - Michael Phelps
  • The imagination is a palette of bright colors. You can use it to touch up memories — or you can use it to paint dreams. - Robert Brault

Imagination, a wonderful combination of all things possible.
Imagination, a wonderful combination of all things possible. | Source

Developing Imagination

So how do you help yourself develop your imagination? Well, here's a few tips:

  1. Start small. Imagine something you know you can obtain or do such as go out to eat or buy a small item you've been wanting.
  2. Take a small break to sit and people watch. Make up names and little stories about each one in your mind.
  3. Visualize winning a large amount of money. Imagine what you would do with it. What you would spend it on, what the items would look like, how you would feel obtaining.
  4. Imagine yourself redecorating your home. What colors would you choose, what style furniture, carpet or wood floor.
  5. Pretend you are going to write an autobiography. What would you include. Take a trip down memory lane. Remember all of the sounds, smells, taste, pleasures of your childhood.
  6. Think back to when your mother, years ago was cooking your favorite meal. Think of the enticing aroma, your stomach growling and how you could hardly wait until it was on the table.
  7. Do one or more of these exercises daily. With practice you will soon be imagining all kinds of things. You'll be amazed at how quickly the mind picks up on this quality.

  • Believe that you have it, and you have it. - Latin Proverb
  • Imagination is the eye of the soul. - Joseph Joubert
  • There is nothing that cannot be achieved by firm imagination. - Japanese proverb
  • It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. - Henry David Thoreau
  • I am imagination. I can see what the eyes cannot see. I can hear what the ears cannot hear. I can feel what the heart cannot feel. - Peter Nivio Zarlenga


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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Thanks Graham. Don't sell yourself short. You'd be surprized at what you can do.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi KKG. Having read this great hub, it makes me wish that I had the imagination that you have displayed in thinking it up, then putting it into a hub. Really interesting.


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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      DDE, without imagination we are nothing.

      Eddy, imagination is a wonderful thing.

      dahoglund, imagination is the center of all we do.

      always exploring, thanks for commenting.

      tebo, I believe that imagination is one of the most important qualities of a writer.

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      tebo 5 years ago from New Zealand

      I like your suggestions to improve the imagination. I have made a note of them as I can't seem to find how to bookmark hubs any more. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love the quotes, i also love to decorate, so i am doing that all the time, Fun hub..Enjoyed reading...

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      Don A. Hoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      When one comes down to it, accomplished anything starts with the imagination. In selling and business they may call it visualization, but it is still the idea of having a mental concept of what can be accomplished and then working to do it.

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      vocalcoach, I think all writers have an over active imagination. If they don't, they should.

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      drbj, without imagination we wouldn't have all of the great books, movies, art, etc.

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Dennis AuBuchon, wow, I'm overwhelmed. Thanks. :)

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      What a wonderful world the world of our imagination is. Thanks for this great read KKG.

      Enjoy your day.


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      Devika Primić 5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great imaginations to great places takes you far of indeed.

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      Devika Primić 5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Imagination takes you places and you hope you could stay in such modes. An interesting insight to great imaginations

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      What if a person already has an active "over-imagination?" I think I've been accused of that :)

      This is an excellent idea for a hub. This is where thoughts begin - in our imagination. The tips will help those who lack this much-needed skill. Voted up and across and sharing. Thanks!

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      I could not agree with you more, KK Gals. Imagination is what makes the world go 'round and sparks the creativity of anyone who is a writer, artist, builder, photographer, film-maker, etc., etc.

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      Dennis AuBuchon 5 years ago

      great hub. I voted up, beautiful and pinned and tweeted.