imagination quotes

Appealing workplaces are to be avoided. One wants a room with no view, so imagination can meet memory in the dark.Annie Dillard

You have to imagine it possible before you can see something. You can have the evidence right in front of you, but if you can't imagine something that has never existed before, it's impossible.Rita Dove

Without imagination we can go nowhere. And imagination is not restricted to the arts. Every scientist I have met who has been a success has had to imagine.Rita Dove

For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination.Arthur Conan Doyle

For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.Jean Dubuffet

In my imagination yes, I remember, when I was six years old, I was conducting all this concert in my house. But now it's real.Gustavo Dudamel

My books are inert as cordwood till a reader's imagination ignites one and an old flame jumps to life.David James Duncan

My mother was making $135 a week, but she had resilience and imagination. She might take frozen vegetables, cook them with garlic, onion and Spam, and it would taste like a four-star dinner.Andre Dubus III

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

Imagination is more important than knowledge.Albert Einstein

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

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.Albert Einstein

I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty.Albert Einstein

There's the argument that you can relate to someone who's completely unrelatable. In the way that a director shows you his imagination on a film, then I get to show you my imagination in a big dumb character.Idris Elba

My imagination completely controls me, and forever feeds the fire that burns with dark red light in my heart by bringing me the best dreams. I've always had a wild imagination, a big heart and a tortured soul so I feel that dark fantasy, love and horror are in my blood.Kim Elizabeth

Man lives by imagination.Havelock Ellis

Science does not know its debt to imagination.Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

I suppose I have an active imagination, and writing allows me to live it out.Richard Paul Evans

A place makes a deep impression on you when you're young. It lives with you. It's like your childhood. It fertilises the imagination.Richard Eyre