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Imagination Quotes

Imagination rules the world.

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Profession: French General, Emperor

By going over your day in imagination before you begin it, you can begin acting successfully at any moment.

Author: Dorothea Brande

Profession: American Success Writer

To reduce the imagination to a state of slavery --even though it would mean the elimination of what is commonly called happiness --is to betray all sense of absolute justice within oneself. Imagination alone offers me some intimation of what can be.

Author: Andre Breton (1989-1966)

Profession: French Surrealist

The bridges that you cross before you come to them are over rivers that aren't there.

Author: Gene Brown

Profession:

Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory.

Author: Les Brown (1945)

Profession: American Speaker, Author, Trainer, Motivator Lecturer

Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether.

Author: Luis Bunuel (1900-1983)

Profession: Spanish Film Director

Imagination is a poor matter when it has to part company with understanding.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

Not our logical faculty, but our imaginative one is king over us. I might say, priest and prophet to lead us to heaven-ward, or magician and wizard to lead us hellward.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder without any such gift from the fairies, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.

Author: Rachel Carson (1907-1964)

Profession: American Marine Biologist, Author

People can die of mere imagination.

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer (1340-1400)

Profession: British Poet

Make every thought, every fact, that comes into your mind pay you a profit. Make it work and produce for you. Think of things not as they are but as they might be. Don't merely dream -- but create!

Author: Robert Collier

Profession: American Writer, Publisher

Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blue print, and begin to build.

Author: Robert Collier

Profession: American Writer, Publisher

The great successful men of the world have used their imaginations... they think ahead and create their mental picture, and the go to work materializing that picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building -- steadily building.

Author: Robert Collier

Profession: American Writer, Publisher

Pictures help you to form the mental mold...

Author: Robert Collier

Profession: American Writer, Publisher

See the things you want as already yours. Think of them as yours, as belonging to you, as already in your possession.

Author: Robert Collier

Profession: American Writer, Publisher