72 Imagination Quotes From Prominent People

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Imagination is the ability of the mind to be creative or resourceful. The famous scientist Einstein said about imagination that “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world”.

 Below are 72 best imagination quotes from more prominent people like Albert Einstein, Walt Disney, Oscar Wilde.

Imagination Quotes :

“Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.”  ~George Orwell

“Imagination creates reality.”  ~Richard Wagner

“Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and it’s produced the most extraordinary results in human culture.”  ~Ken Robinson

“Bring ideas in and entertain them royally, for one of them may be the king.”  ~Mark Van Doren

“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”  ~Thomas A. Edison

“The world is but a canvas to our imagination.”  ~Henry David Thoreau

“To accomplish great things we must first dream, then visualize, then plan… believe… act!”  ~Alfred A. Montapert

“Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.”  ~Francis Bacon

“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

“Everything you can imagine is real.”  ~Pablo Picasso

“Imagination is the highest form of research.”  ~Albert Einstein

“The realities of the world seldom measure up to the sublime designs of human imagination.”  ~Bryant H. Mcgill

“Knowledge is a polite word for dead but not buried imagination.”  ~E. E. Cummings

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.”  ~Henry David Thoreau

“Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.”  ~James Russell Lowell

Quotes About Imagination :

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”  ~Albert Einstein

“Imagination is the eye of the soul.”  ~Joseph Joubert

“What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also.”  ~Julius Caesar

“Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.”  ~W. Somerset Maugham

“The power of imagination makes us infinite.”  ~John Muir

“It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.”  ~Lewis Carroll

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”  ~Jorge Luis Borges

“The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.”  ~Samuel Johnson

“Reason is intelligence taking exercise. Imagination is intelligence with an erection.”  ~Victor Hugo

“The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life.”  ~Daniel J. Boorstin

“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.”  ~Maria Montessori

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.”  ~H. L. Mencken

“Imagination is the air of mind.”  ~Philip James Bailey

“Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.”  ~Mark Twain

“Imagine smiling after a slap in the face. Then think of doing it twenty four hours a day.”  ~Markus Zusak

Best Imagination Quotes :

“You need imagination in order to imagine a future that doesn’t exist.”  ~Azar Nafisi

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”  ~Henry David Thoreau

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.”  ~William Arthur Ward

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”  ~Dr. Seuss

“When you can imagine you begin to create and when you begin to create you realize that you can create a world that you prefer to live in, rather than a world that you’re suffering in.”  ~Ben Okri

“Imagination continually frustrates tradition, that is its function.”  ~John Pfeiffer

“The most imaginative people are the most credulous, for them everything is possible.”  ~Alexander Chase

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”  ~Jack London

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”  ~Albert Einstein

“What is now proved was once only imagined.”  ~William Blake

“Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.”  ~Simone Weil

“Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.”  ~Walt Disney

“Imagine for yourself a character, a model personality, whose example you determine to follow, in private as well as in public.”  ~Epictetus

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.”  ~Henry David Thoreau

“The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person.”  ~Frank Barron

Short Quotes About Imagination :

“The human race is governed by its imagination.”  ~Thomas Babington Macaulay

“Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.”  ~Jessamyn West

Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.”  ~Immanuel Kant

“Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that He dared to imagine everything.”  ~Henry Miller

“To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.”  ~Anatole France

“These are the gloomy comparisons of a disturbed imagination; the melancholy madness of poetry, without the inspiration.”  ~Junius

“True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.”  ~Edith Wharton

“Our imagination flies we are its shadow on the earth.”  ~Vladimir Nabokov

“If you don’t imagine, nothing ever happens at all.”  ~John Green

“Imagine what a harmonious world it could be if every single person, both young and old shared a little of what he is good at doing.”  ~Quincy Jones

“Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.”  ~Walt Disney

“Nothing encourages creativity like the chance to fall flat on one’s face.”  ~James D Finley

“It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined.”  ~Henry James

“The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.”  ~Tony Robbins

“We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence, but we cling desperately to our chains.”  ~Anne Sullivan

Imagination Quotes In English :

“The man who has no imagination has no wings.”  ~Muhammad Ali

“Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.”  ~George Gascoigne

“Imagination governs the world.”  ~Napoleon Bonaparte

“Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.”  ~Terry Pratchett

“Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got.”  ~Philip Jose Farmer

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”  ~Oscar Wilde

“The imagination is man’s power over nature.”  ~Wallace Stevens

“The function of the imagination is not to make strange things settled, so much as to make settled things strange.”  ~G K Chesterton

“He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.”  ~Joseph Joubert

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”  ~Albert Einstein

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

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blue print, and begin to build.”  ~Robert Collier

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