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

Melville brought to the task a sound knowledge of actual whaling, much curious learning in the literature of the subject, and, above all, an imagination which worked with great power upon the facts of his own experience.Carl Clinton Van Doren

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

Where there is no imagination there is no horror.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

The moment of inspiration can come from memory, or language, or the imagination, or experience - anything that makes an impression forcibly enough for language to form.Carol Ann Duffy

I have been afraid all my life that I am going to die. All my life it has been stuffed in my imagination.Patty Duke

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

Cynicism and naivety lie cheek by jowl in the American imagination; if the United States is one of the most venal nations on Earth, it is also one of the most earnestly idealistic.Terry Eagleton

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