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Imagination Quotes and Sayings

Updated on December 22, 2014


What is imagination? It's that wonderful quality that allows you to take "Flights of Fancy". It takes you places you've never been before. Places that no man has ever seen. With a little bit of imagination you can create a whole new world inside your mind. Imagination is the base of creativity. For anyone involved in the arts imagination is a must. Can you imagine trying to write a story or paint a picture without being able to create a mental picture? It's just not possible.

Imagination is not just limited to images in your mind, it also can involve all five of your senses. For some it is easier to imagine a feeling, for others it is easier to see mental pictures. With a little training you will be able to combine all five of your senses for an unbelievable sensation.

For any of us involved in writing, imagination is a must. If you cannot imagine a scene, a voice, a feeling, how can you write a credible story. I would think that it would be wooden and stiff. The little things, the soft touch, the color of his or her eyes, the feeling of love welling up inside, these are the things that add to to story. These are the things that keep people reading.

As a child pretty much all of us used our imagination. As adults for some it has become an illusive quality. For some it has been pushed out by well meaning adults as we grew up. Imagination, to me, is closely related to your inner child. It's time to let your inner child out to play and your imagination to flow.

Imagination - your window to a new and beautiful world.
Imagination - your window to a new and beautiful world. | Source

Imagination Quotes

  • The imagination exercises a powerful influence over every act of sense, thought, reason -- over every idea. - Latin Proverb
  • Indulge your imagination in every possible flight. - Jane Austen
  • Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young. - W. Somerset Maugham
  • Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. - Carl Sagan
  • He who has imagination without learning, has wings and no feet. - Joseph Joubert
  • I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. - Pablo Picasso

Quotes About Imagination

  • Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed. - Joseph Addison
  • It is not enough to know your craft - you have to have feeling. Science is all very well, but for us imagination is worth far more. - Edouard Manet
  • Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. - Albert Einstein
  • I am enough of an artest to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. - Albert Einstein


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      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      peachpurple, I don't know why not. That's the great thing about quotes, they are useful for so many different things.

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      5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      great quotes. Could write them in birthday cards?

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Careermommy, it is fun to imagine. Using your imagination to create is the best.

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      Tirralan Watkins 

      5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      It's fun to imagine and create, and it's a great feeling to be able to get it out of our heads and into a sharable environment. I also love the quotes from the greats. Great, original, hub KoffeeKlatch Gals.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Eddy, It's a favorite of mine too. It's so true.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      DDE, without an imagination I wouldn't know how to think.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      drbj, he does have a way of getting straight to the heart of a matter.

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      dreamseeker2, I think you need that extra strong imagination to be a writer. Thank and your inner child.

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      5 years ago from Wales

      •Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. - Albert Einstein

      This one has to be my favourite and thank you for this wonderful hub. Enjoy your day and I vote up.


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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Incredible, without an imagination one would be empty in thoughts.

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      drbj and sherry 

      5 years ago from south Florida

      My favorite quote of those you cited, KK Gals, is the one by Albert Einstein: 'Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.' He nailed it! Thanks for reminding me.

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      5 years ago

      Loved the thoughts and the quotes. I am a true believer in ones imagination. Mine has always been a wild one. Thank you for this hub! Voted it up and awesome! : )


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