Top 45 Imagination Quotations

How often do you use your imagination? Think about these quotes from famous people to help you harness the incredible power of your imagination.

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

2. “Tomorrow’s future is shaped by today’s imagination” – Vernon Myers

3. “Imagineering = you let your imagination soar and then you engineer it down to earth.” – Michael Leboeuf

4. “Imagination is more important than knowledge, for while knowledge points to all there is, imagination points to all there will be.” – Albert Einstein

5. “Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire; you will what you imagine; and at last you create what you will.” – George Bernard Shaw

6. “Imagination is our most powerful mental facility and the creation of new ideas is at the very heart of all progress.” – Michael Leboeuf

7. “I have always felt that the highest human expression comes in our creative endeavors, those which draw upon all of our powers of imagination, intelligence, and understanding.” – Armand Hammer

8. “Imagination is everything – it is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein

9. “In the twenty-first century, brainpower and imagination, invention, and the organization of new technologies are the key strategic ingredients.” – Lester Thurow

10. “Five minutes, just before going to sleep, given to a bit of directed imagination regarding achievement possibilities of the morrow, will steadily and increasingly bear fruit, particularly if all ideas of difficulty, worry or fear are resolutely ruled out and replaced by those of accomplishment and smiling courage.” – Fredrick Pierce

11. “Whatever strengthens and purifies the affections, enlarges the imagination, and adds spirit to sense, is useful.” – Shelley

12. “The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.” – Jean Jacques Rousseau

13. “To believe a business is possible is the way to make it so. How many feasible projects have miscarried through despondency, and been strangled in their birth by a cowardly imagination.” – Jeremy Collier

14. “Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which, if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or a Shakespeare.” – H.F. Hedge

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

16. “You see things; and you say, “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say, “Why not?”” – George Bernard Shaw

17. “Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” – Gloria Steinem

18. “The world is but a canvas to the imagination.” – Henry David Thoreau

19. “I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge — myth is more potent than history — dreams are more powerful than facts — hope always triumphs over experience — laughter is the cure for grief — love is stronger than death.” – Robert Fulghum

20. “The soul never thinks without a mental picture.” – Aristotle

21. “There is nothing that cannot be achieved by firm imagination.” – Japanese Proverb

22. “To imagine the unimaginable is the highest use of the imagination.” – Cynthia Ozick

23. “Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.” – Charles F. Kettering

24. “One of the virtues of being very young is that you don’t let the facts get in the way of your imagination.” – Sam Levenson

25. “The great successful men of the world have used their imagination… they think ahead and create their mental picture in all it details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building – steadily building.” – Robert Collier

26. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” – Pablo Picasso

27. “Every really new idea looks crazy at first.” – Abraham Maslow

28. “First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.” – Napoleon Hill

29. “Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso

30. “We are what we imagine ourselves to be.” – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr

31. “What would it be like if you lived each day, each breath, as a work of art in progress? Imagine that you are a masterpiece unfolding, every second of every day, a work of art taking form with every breath.” – Thomas Crum

32. “You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization.” – Denis Waitley

33. “Your imagination, my dear fellow, is worth more than you imagine.” – Louis Aragon

34. “Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.” – Jamie Paolinetti

35. “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman

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

37. “Anyone can imagine and anyone can dream. But it’s the “do” part that scares away most dreamers.” – The Disney Imagineers

38. “I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see.” – Duane Michals

39. “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

40. “Imagination rules the world.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

41. “There is a space between man’s imagination and man’s attainment that may only be traversed by his longing” – Kahlil Gibran

42. “Live out of your imagination, not your history.” – Stephen Covey

43. “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.” – Albert Einstein

44. “Sometimes we think we should be able to know everything. But we can’t. We have to allow ourselves to see what there is to see, and we have imagine. ” – David Almond

45. “Imagination is our ability to see inwardly and picture there that which has not yet appeared outwardly. Imagination is God’s gift to us.” – Donald Curtis

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