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Imagination Quotes

The man who has no imagination has no wings.

Author: Muhammad Ali (1942)

Profession: American Boxer

When you stop having dreams and ideals -- well, you might as well stop altogether.

Author: Marian Anderson (1902-1993)

Profession: American Contralto Concert and Opera Singer

Act as if you have already achieved your goal and it is yours.

Author: Dr. Robert Anthony

Profession: American educator

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.

Author: Lauren Bacall (1924)

Profession: American Actress

''To fly as fast as thought, to anywhere that is.'' ''He said, you must begin by knowing that you have already arrived.''

Author: Richard Bach (1936)

Profession: American Author

Man is an imagining being.

Author: Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962)

Profession: French Scientist, Philosopher, Literary Theorist

The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.

Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer

Sentiment is the ripened fruit of fantasy.

Author: Madame Belazy


Nevertheless, the consuming hunger of the uncritical mind for what it imagines to be certainty or finality impels it to feast upon shadows in the prevailing famine of substance.

Author: E. T. Bell


The human imagination... has great difficulty in living strictly within the confines of a materialist practice or philosophy. It dreams, like a dog in its basket, of hares in the open.

Author: John Berger (1926)

Profession: British Actor, Critic

If you close your eyes, you could just as well imagine me to be vintage Ali MacGraw, circa 1968.

Author: Sandra Bernhard (1955)

Profession: American Actress

The way we imagine ourselves to appear to another person is an essential element in our conception of ourselves. In other words, I am not what I think I am, and I am not what you think I am. I am what I think you think I am.

Author: Robert Bierstedt


To me this world is all one continued vision of fancy or imagination, and I feel flattered when I am told so. What is it sets Homer, Virgil and Milton in so high a rank of art? Why is the Bible more entertaining and instructive than any other book? Is it not because they are addressed to the imagination, which is spiritual sensation, and but immediately to the understanding or reason?

Author: William Blake (1757-1827)

Profession: British Poet, Painter

What is now proved was only once imagined.

Author: William Blake (1757-1827)

Profession: British Poet, Painter

The human race is governed by its imagination.

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Profession: French General, Emperor