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Quotations on Imagination

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From ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties
And things that go bump in the night, good Lord deliver us!

~ Unknown

There is a space between man's imagination and man's attainment that may only be traversed by his longing.

~ Kahlil Gibran

Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.

~ Oscar Wilde

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

~ W. Somerset Maugham

Often it is just lack of imagination that keeps a man from suffering very much.

~ Marcel Proust

Science does not know its debt to imagination.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The quality of the imagination is to flow and not to freeze.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Sky is the daily bread of the imagination.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

~ Albert Einstein

Fools act on imagination without knowledge, pedants act on knowledge without imagination.

~ Alfred North Whitehead

You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

~ Mark Twain

Ever let the fancy roam,
Pleasure never is at home.

~ John Keats

Were it not for imagination, a man would be as happy in the arms of a chambermaid as a dutchess.

~ Samuel Johnson

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.

~ Publilius Syrus

Imagination rules the world.

~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Imagination is the air of mind.

~ Philip James Bailey

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this world.

~ Blaise Pascal

Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.

~ Carl Gustav Jung

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