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Important People And Imagination

I strongly encourage you to read and contemplate each of these quotes about imagination. These people are not just saying that it played an important role. They are essentially attributing their success to it. It goes even further, most of them give the impression that using their imagination was not only the thing that leads them to achieve but was also the thing they enjoyed most. In some cases it was so enjoyable it’s difficult to put into words.

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.

Edgar Allan Poe

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

Mark Twain

All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.

Brian Tracy

The man who has no imagination has no wings.

Muhammad Ali

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.

Carl Sagan

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.

Michelangelo

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

Thomas A. Edison

I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.

Walt Disney

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

Everything you can imagine is real.

Pablo Picasso

There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.

William Arthur Ward

Imagination rules the world.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Live out of your imagination, not your history.

Stephen Covey

I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.

Jorge Luis Borges

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.

George Orwell

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

Albert Einstein

If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.

George Orwell

I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.

Khalil Gibran

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

Epictetus

A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.

Isaac Newton

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.

Sylvia Plath

You can’t do it unless you can imagine it.

George Lucas

Next article in this series “Imagination And Reality”

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