1. Everything you can imagine is real. Pablo Picasso                            

2. Logic with get you from A to Z. Imagination will get you everywhere. Albert Einstein

 3. Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. Oscar Wilde

4. You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write. Saul Bellow

5. Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one. Terri Pratchett

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

7. I am certain about nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affection and the truth of the Imagination. John Keats

8. Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere. Carl Sagan

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

10. Our imagination flies….we are its shadow on the earth. Vladimir Nabokov

11. Children see magic because they look for it. Christopher Moore

12. The canvas isn’t empty. It’s full of whatever you imagine it to be full of. My art is so conceptual that not only do I not tell, but I don’t even show. All I do is sign the canvas and try to sell it. Jarod Kintz

13. Some might think that the creativity, imagination, and flights of fancy that give my life meaning are insanity. Vladimir Nabokov

14. Writing is a job, a talent, but it’s also the place to go in your head. It is the imaginary friend you drink your tea with in the afternoon.  Anne Patchett

15. The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself. William Blake

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

17. The Possible’s slow fuse is lit by the Imagination. Emily Dickinson

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

19. Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. George Smith Patton

20. Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Lewis Carroll

21. Sometimes imagination pounces; mostly it sleeps in the corner, purring. Terri Guillimets

22. I admit to having an imagination feverish enough to melt good judgment. Dean R. Koontz

23. In the realist, you have the sorry sight of the five senses deprived of their imagination. Robert Brault

24. Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and a love of play. Henri Matisse

25. It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see. Henri David Thoreau

26. 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

27. I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant. Ursula K. Le Guin

28. Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought. Albert Szent – Gyorgi

29. I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see. Duane Michals

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

31. You will become as small as your controlling desire; or as great as your dominant aspiration. James Allen  

32. Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievement. Napoleon Hill

33. Image creates desire. You will what you imagine. J.G. Gallimore

34. The imagination is the spur of delights….all depends on it. It is the mainstream of everything; now, is it not by the means of imagination that one knows joy? Is it not of the imagination that the sharpest pleasures arise? Marquis de Sade

35.  We are all of us imaginative in some form or other, for images are the brood of desire. George Elliot

 36Imagination is the highest kite that one can fly. Lauren Bacall

37Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything. Henry Miller

38. The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope. Henry Ward Beecher

39. Indulge your imagination in every possible flight. Jane Austen

40. Imagination is a force of nature. Is that not enough to make a person full of ecstacy? Imagination, imagination, imagination. It converts to actual. It sustains, it alters, it redeems. Saul Bellow

41. If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn’t thinking. George S. Patton

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

43. Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity. L. Frank Baum

44. Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they’ve all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe. Neil Gaiman

45. If you are a dreamer come in
If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar
A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer
If you’re a pretender come sit by my fire
For we have some flax golden tales to spin
Come in!
Come in! Shel Silverstein

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